Thursday, November 10, 2011

I got an award!

I got an award?! People actually enjoy reading this crap that comes out of my head? Well, that's nice to know.

No, but for real, I really, really, really love when you leave me comments. I log on several times each day, crossing my fingers that someone left a remark on a post. And when I do get comments, or new followers, I call my man at work and burst, "Guess what?! I got a new comment/follower!" He's always so kind and says, "Congratulations, honey." And then I prod, "Aren't you so proud of me? Can you believe I made this site and keep it up all by myself?" "That's great, sweetie. I'm really proud of you. I have to go now, though, because I have a conference call with China in 8 minutes."

Oh, the sweet, satisfying joys of blogging. Of course, I never expected someone to recognize me on their blog. That's extra special.

So, who's the dear that gave me said award? OverMom from the blog And then there were 3! She and I seem to have quite a bit in common. We're moms trying to find balance and enjoyment in our lives. I'm so thrilled and thankful she reads and enjoys my posts. I enjoy hers as well!

Now that I have received this award, I am going to pass on the warm-fuzzies by giving it to five blogs I love reading. Here are the criteria for this award:

The rules for the Liebster Award are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Choose 5 up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers who really stand out.
3. Reveal your top five picks (& why you picked them) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
4. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
5. Have faith that your followers will spread the love too!

I now, hereby award the following blogs, in no particular order, with the Liebster Blog award:
1. Kristina: She's hilarious. I love her point of view...and she may or may not have been a college roommate.
2. Lisa: She shares the coolest DIY crafts. My favs: DIY scarves from old sweaters!
3. Kerissa: This lady shares a story every woman should hear. It's candid and real.
4. Natasha: She's the perfect sweet & sour. No, not because she's 1/2 Vietnamese—that's racist. She shares some of the most beautiful thoughts and also some pretty funny sarcasm as well. Also, she's my sis-in-law.
5. Deborah: Her posts are refreshing and honest. They illustrate the real life of a mom, which I so appreciate!

Please visit their sites, leave comments, congratulate and follow them! I promise, you will fall in love with their blogs as much as I have.

Oh, and what does Liebster even mean? It's a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.


  1. Hey Congrats on the award! I am new in the community and am looking for blogs to follow, so thanks for the suggestions! Will definitely check them out!

  2. Congratulations! :) My husband would be glad to know that I'm not the only that gets excited about followers and comments.

  3. Hahaha Becky I love that you included, the Vietnamese part. Thanks so much for the award and congrats on your award. You're the best. But I called you today and you didn't answer, so whatever. ;)

  4. Thank you so much for passing on your award! Im touched. I, like you, get excited for every new follower and every new comment. I hope to follow the rules listed above.
    So sweet. Thank you so much for including me :)

  5. Aww thanks Becky!!! I love your blog!! And I get just as giddy/excited over new followers or comments all the time! I may have to do the same and give an award!

  6. :) I do enjoy reading! I say the same thing to my hubs when I get a new follower. I grabbed your button today and added it to my blog too...Ive been behind on keeping up with grabbing buttons lately.

  7. Hi Cinderella :)
    I'm popping over from OverMom's blog because I read how excited you get when you find a new follower on your blog!! So surprise!! I'm #31, happy to meet you and your mice ;)
    If you do happen to find that Fairy Godmother, please send her my way :)