Monday, September 27, 2010

Blog Award

I cannot believe I have won a blog award!!  My bloggy friend Jen lives in Vegas with her husband, beautiful daughter Jeven and her dog Teddy and she selected me for this award. I just love reading about her life in Las Vegas and I just know we would be best buddies if we lived close to each other.
Please jump on over and visit her blog.  I know you will be glad you did and you will love her like I do -

A "Versatile Blogger" brings everything to the table--a little of this, and a little of that."
Now here are the rules for the award:

Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award. Share 7 things about yourself. Pass the award on to (up to) 15 other bloggers who you have discovered and think are fabulous. Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award. This will be fun!

Here are 7 things about me, in no particular order.

1. I live for Diet Coke.  I love this stuff and rarely drink anything else.  It makes me a happy person.

2. I am a magazine junkie.  My Diet Coke habit now supports this habit because I use my coke rewards points for even more magazine subscriptions.  The mailman must hate me.  I love to sit and read magazines of all kinds and I feel likes it is something that gives me great pleasure.  Add a Diet Coke and it is a really good day.

3. I am never late!  If I am late I am either dead or going somewhere with my husband.  God does have a sense of humor - our marriage is a case of opposites attract!

4. I love to wear makeup.  I have worn makeup since I was about 15 years old and have spent more than I care to admit on these products.  I love trying new eye shadows and lip colors, but I have used the same mascara since I first began wearing makeup and I am loyal to my foundation.  (See favorite things post for more on these.) I rarely leave home without it.

5. I am living one of my dreams as an nurse in the Emergency Department.  I spent most of my life in a career in law enforcement because college wasn't an option for me when I was younger.  I was blessed to be able to return to school and do what I feel was God's plan for me.  Lucky for me He had even better timing than I did - as He always does!

6. My children are spaced 13 years apart. This has presented me with lots of opportunities for creative parenting.  I still don't have it all figured out yet, but my children are the most important thing to me in the world!

7.  I am a true believer in God because I can see all the many ways He has taken care of me and blessed me far beyond what I could have dreamed of.  My gifts from Him are not material, but intangible gifts of strength, character, love, faith, compassion, and a continuous desire to serve Him by my actions and life while here on earth.

Now here are some of my favorite blogs that I have awarding the Versatile Blogger Award for you to visit to have even more fun!

1. Go East Memphis Mama. Visit

2. Visit Keri at -

3. One of the first blogs I found that got me hooked. Chris at -

4. Meg at - You will love her blog!

5. Sarah at - one of my favorite blogs of all time.

6. Katie at

7. And last but not least visit Shawni at her Life blog -


  1. You are too kind, Anita! Thanks so much! I'm off to check out some of the other bloggers!

  2. Hi Anita--
    Thanks for writing such sweet things about me and my blog! I appreciate it ;)
    Love your blog!

  3. Thank you Anita...your recipes are awesome. So glad I got a chance to visit...those toffee cookies, YUMMM...might try that today.