So my first award is from the AMAZING Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun She has a ton of followers so Im sure she isnt new to you... but if she is make sure to check out her awesome blog! Thank you Kim for this award. :)
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous.
4. Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award.
7 thing about myself:
1.) Im 26 and a mother of 3... yes I started young... most military families do! Although my husband is now retired.
2.) I didnt get my drivers license (or even learn to drive) until 2006! That was after I had my second child and while my husband was on a year long deployment to Iraq! Boy did that make for some interesting memories... did you all know that some grocery stores allow you to shop online and they will deliver them to your door? :)3.) I am a (as I like to call it) a lazy perfectionist! I like thing done just so, I like to have things organized and I mostly feel like no one will do it right except for me! LOL Although Im not always up for the task of being a perfectionist... so even tough it bugs me.. I will sometimes leave it alone. (if that even makes sense)
4.) Green is my favorite color
5.) When I was a child I REALLY wanted to be a lawyer.. even before I really knew what it meant. Because either my uncle or Grandpa told me they make a lot of money. Funny thing is... I actually believe I could have made a good lawyer... hard to explain.. but my sisters would totally agree with this! Im great with debates and arguments. I can argue my point till the cows come home, but Im also good at seeing both sides... so I could turn right around and argue the other side too!
6.) I honestly do not really like my name. (and no offense to any other Maria's out there) but its just SUCH a common name! When I was in high school there was actually a girl 2 grades lower than me with the exact same name! First and last! Oye.. and if you hear that old stereo type that says Mexicans name all their girls Maria... its actually not too far off! HAHA After my dad remarried and had another daughter... guess what he named her?? Yeah you probably guessed right...Maria. Although the way he explained it, was that for mexicans (I guess) Maria is almost like a pre-fix for a real name. Which even though at the time I did have hurt feelings. I believed him.. because he has always called me this nick name "Chavela" Which is supposed to mean Maria-Isabel.. or Isabel according to my dad. My half sisters name is Maria-Angel... he calls her Helita.. meaning Little Hellen, after her mom.... Honestly I dont really get the logic... but there you have it! LOL Maria is way too common. And that is why I love unique names. As you may have noticed by my kids Names ( Kiah, Zander.. and well Bruce was named after the hubs sooo yeah).
7.) I have a crazy sneeze. They are small short and I sneeze any where from 5 to 10 or more times in a row very quickly. Everyone always looks at me like Im a freak, or laugh uncontrollably! I dont know why I sneeze like that... but I have ever since I was a baby. One the rare occasion that I do sneeze just once.. it usually hurts cause it feels too hard. LOL Im a weird one.. now you know!
Now to pass on the Award!
First up is Maria (after I just bashed our name! LOL) from Bubblegum and Duct Tape.
She is the sweetest, she always takes time to comment my blog! BOTH of them! She always has something nice to say and she makes my day most of the time. She is so creative... in the crafts she makes and her writing.
2.)Lindsay Heinzen from Penguin Stands Alone I absolutely Love her blog... Im jealous of her AH-MAZING artistic abilities! ;) I also find her very humorous.
3.) Brittney Ciara of Not Your Average Teen. This girl is only 18 and she has so much drive and passion and love for God that she is not ashamed of! Im very inspired by her every time I read her blog! She is the sweetest girl, and also a very talented blogger and blog designer. But she does so much more.. you just have to check her blog out and totally be inspired!
4.) Tricia- Rennea of Trillustrations She is a truly talented Artist! And so sweet, on her blog she offers all kinds of freebie printables, illustrations and even some custom designs! How wonderful is that! She is so sweet to do that. Love her blog!
5.) The Sisters 4 say More is More I love their blog because they are four sisters, who blog on all the fab crafts and clothes they make, thrifty finds and life! Its great too because it makes me think of my 3 sisters, and how close we are and always will be no matter how far apart or close we live from each other!
6.) Colleen Jorgensen of Mural Maker I so enjoy her blog... because well I enjoy painting! She has a passion for painting and so do I. She has a lot of tutorials on how to paint different things.. for those who may be a little artistically challenged. ;) And she also hosts a weekly Linky party on Sundays dedicated just to all things painted, Called Passion for Paint!
7.) Jia of Untypically Jia Oh my word, this girl is HILARIOUS! I think maybe she is my guilty pleasure. haha Its sad.. I dont often to have time to sit and READ a lot of blogs.. (You will notice most of my favs are picture blogs LOL) but I usually try to make time to read hers.. I like to read hers because she makes me laugh so hard and usually brightens my day. If most days I really cant actually READ blogs.. I will go back to her blog on a day that I do have time and read a 3 or 4 posts. :) Thanks for the laughs girl! You didnt know this.. but I was inspired by your "comics" and made one of my own.. on my 2nd blog that I share with my sisters... if you wanna check it out: here. :) heh heh
8.) Cute As a Fox Creations I love this blog! I am a huge fan of all her creative ideas and creations. One of my top fav craft blogs! She recently did the coolest Mario themed party for her hubbys 30th b-day and I am so wanting to copy all of it! :) If youre not already a follower of this blog, you MUST go check it out!!
9.) The Graphics Fairy If you know me.. you know I love The Victorian era and all things vintage-y!! LOL She has all kinds of vintage graphics that she shares for free.. and I cant tell you how many cool projects Ive seen made with the graphics she shares. They are all amazing. Gotta LOVE this blog!
10.) Cup Cakes Takes the Cake How cute is that name!? Ok so I am a new really new follower of this blog.. but already Im in love.. they share the COOLEST cupcakes ever.. definitely the place to get your cupcake fill for fun and simply amazing ideas for cup cakes!
11.) Ashley Stock of Little Miss Momma I am also a pretty new follower of her too. But I already love her blog too. She is so sweet and sincere.. you can tell that right away. She is witty and creative, and gives good blog tips! And everything Ive read of hers so far makes me feel like she is my sister.. we have a lot in common!
12.) Osa Honey I have been following her for years... even before I had a blog to really "follow" her... back then I just had her book marked and checked her blog every day. LOL She is probably one of my TOP digital doll makers. She is very talented, and I love all her "cookie dolls" greatest thing... she offers most everything for free to download on her blog. How sweet is that? I remember a couple years ago, when I was prego with Zander, I left her a comment asking her if she had the time if she could do a pregnant doll, and she actually DID it, a few days later! Now that is something so sweet. When I was designing layouts and such on myspace.. I used a lot of her work. She is simply amazing.
13.) Stacy from The Birthday Blog.. I am pretty new to this blog... but it is so GREAT.. a whole blog dedicated to birthdays and party themes!! How great is that!! I was so excited when I found this blog... I used to google for hours looking for cool ideas for certain themes for my kids birthday parties and such... find it all in one spot on her blog! So awesome! Gotta LOVE it! :)
14.) Jessica from Craftily Ever After I am a new follower of her blog as of today, since she was featured on someday crafts and i had to share her with everyone.. and she TOTALLY deserve an award.. cause from the few posts Ive seen Im an sooo wow'd and thats NOT an exaggeration! You definitely MUST check her out, if you love crafts, you will adore her blog!
I'll be posting my 2nd award later this week, when I get more time!!! :)