…is basically synonymous with my name. I’m not quite sure why, but I drag my feet to get most everything done. You know how I started painting the Peanut’s nursery when I was pregnant? Well…it’s still pretty bare of decorations. To be fair, I did hang something I made on the walls (only to then have it sort of come apart resulting in my taking it down again).
I am also quite forgetful. I am the queen of lists simply because if I don’t write it down, I don’t remember it! In fact, I have a list just for blogging. Well, sort of. I typically create a blog post title and then click “Save Draft” so I remember to go back to it later. Remember the Pantry Staples post I did last week? Well, I drafted it about…oh…five months ago while my mom was visiting right after I had Jake. Crazy, I know.
Anyhow…last week, Joanna from midwesternbite.com nominated me for the Food Stories Award for Excellence in Storytelling. What an honor! I love blogging (when I find the time) because it gives me a chance to tell my story and be a little creative. It also helps make friends (hi, Joanna and Katie!). Let’s face it…any new mom needs other new mom friends to compare notes with!
With that, let’s delve into the rules a bit, shall we? Since the lovely folks over at the Food Stories Award website broke it down so eloquently, I’m going to copy and paste:
Here’s how it works:
1. The nominee should visit the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/) and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way our judges will know who is being considered for the monthly award).
2. The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting on their own blog & including a link to their blog.
3. The Nominee should include a courtesy link back to the official award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/) in their blog post.
4. Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
5. Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their stories and nominate them for the award. Include these nominees in your blog post.
6. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/).
OK. Step one, completed. Step two: thank fellow blogger.
Step three, completed. Step four…a random fact. Well, I’ve shared a couple already (read: procrastinator and queen of forgetting stuff) but here’s a bonus fact-I am scared of mayonnaise. OK, not really, but the thought of eating it makes me a little queasy, even though my favorite salad dressing is Thousand Island, which is chock full of the stuff. I’m getting better about eating it, but I try not to think about it while I’m doing so. It’s easier if it’s hidden and not front and center as in Chicken Salad…
Step 5…nominate five other people. Fun!
Katie @ Healthy Heddleston: Katie was one of the first blends (blog friends) I made and, even though we’ve never met in person, I feel like I know her since she and I have a lot in common, including our love of Hawaii! I’m only slightly jealous she got to live there for six weeks while she was doing a rotation. Only slightly, mind you. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. She and I also had little boys within a few months of each other, so comparing notes is always fun.
Abby @ Sugar and Spice: Abby is the wife of one of my college friends. She is a mom to 1.5 kids (her little boy is still cooking) and a great resource for anything creative. Just look at this post on her daughter’s first birthday! If you need something monogrammed or personalized, she will know exactly where to send you. She also introduced me to mixbook.com!
Jamie @ Food in Real Life: Jamie is another mom blogger I started following when I was pregnant. (In fact, all these ladies are mom bloggers! How about that!?) She had a little boy too, so it’s fun to see the similarities and differences between them.
Gretchen @ Real Life Motherhood of 4: Wow, talk about mom bloggers! Gretchen has four babies and seems to do it all! I met her at a MeetUp event a few months ago. She’s a lovely person! I just recently started following her blog. One thing I will say about her is she is awesome at multitasking! Not only does she take care of four little ones, she cooks, organizes meetups, plans birthday parties and still manages to blog more often than I do! I bow down!
Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life: Brittany is one of my favorite daily bloggers. She (of course) is a new mommy to a sweet baby girl. Some bloggers can seem a bit stuck up and have a “look at me, my life is perfect” attitude but Brittany doesn’t come across that way. She still has struggles, still deals with challenges, basically is still a real person. Joanna and I were talking one day and both agreed she seems like someone we’d hang out with. Too bad she lives a few states away!
OK, that’s done. What else? Oh yeah. Step 6. That’s done too! Perfect! Now, to tackle the laundry, dishes, and that blogging list…