My First Award!

When I logged on tonight I was surprised to see that I had a comment from a friend of mine, and she is giving me my first blog award! Woohoo!!! Thanks Lenzey! She is over at Life, Love, and Living in It. She shares her feelings completely and is such an inspiration! Thanks!!!

Here’s my award:

And here’s the rules:
1.) Thank and Link back to the blog that gave you your award

2.) Share seven things about yourself.
3.)  Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.

4.) Contact the bloggers to let them know you’ve given them an award.

And here’s 7 Random Things about me:

1.) I love God and am so thankful for all the wonderful blessings he has given me, including a wonderful hubby and an amazing fur baby, our kitty Spot!

2.) My hubby and I want a baby more than anything!!! We are currently undergoing fertility medication and are praying and hoping for the best. We lost a baby 2 years ago early on in my pregnancy, and are hoping that this time we have a full-term, un-eventful pregnancy!

3.) I’m a stay at home wife (domestic engineer?) I was a hairstylist and I still do all of my friends and families hair, but due to an allergy that I contracted while doing hair, I can no longer work in a salon (cuz my hands break out TERRIBLY). But God has a plan for everything and I love staying at home and taking care of our home!

4.) I have recently caught the “crafting bug” and due to so many awesome blogs out there I was able to create my own and share some of my ideas. I found crafting in a time when I really needed something to kind of keep my mind off of everything else, and I LOVE it!

5.) I LOVE to read. If you know me well, you always know whatever book I’m reading cuz I love to talk about them. I read during a lot of my free time and love a wide range of genres when it comes to books.

6.) I’m a gamer. I’ll admit it. My husband and I have a Wii and a DSi and we even pre-order some games before they come out because we love them so much. We are Nintendo freaks, and are always down to challenge our friends and family to gaming parties.

7.) I am a Sunday school teacher and a Youth Group leader at our small country church. Our membership is really small and the most we have on Sundays is between 50-75 people. However, I love it! We know everyone and they are so loving and supportive. Our youth group is only 3 kids, but we have so much fun with them and are hoping to see it grow and grow!!!

And here’s 15 blogs that I love to read.

1.) An Unwanted Path– This girl is amazing and this blog is her story of life and living with PCOS. She has been a great “online friend” and has given me a lot of encouragement in my ttc journey!

2.) A Blonde’s DIY Life– I don’t know this girl personally, but love all of her stylish ideas. Every time I see that she has a new post, I get excited to see what she has come up with next!

3.)Craftily Ever After– I don’t know her personally either, but I absolutely love her ideas (especially the adorable printables she has came up with for each holiday!).

4.)Lori Does Maryland– This lady’s blog I just happened onto one night, and let me tell you- break out the tissues. Her blog is a beautiful story about a son lost and a new son brought healthily into this world. Truly an inspiration!

5.)Giggles, Glitz, and Glam– really cute ideas and some really adorable tutus!

6.)God’s Precious Gift Through a Very Special Gestational Carrier-
A close family friend of mine, and her story of a very special family.

7.)Tatertots and Jello– LOVE, love, love all of her crafty ideas!!!

8.)Still Life 365-This blog is all art from grieving mothers and fathers who have lost babies- more tissues!

9.) Serenity Now– Recently discovered this blog, but still love all the ideas!

10.)Random Thoughts of a?– This is a good friend of mine who I met many years ago at summer camp. Her blog is just her everyday life, usually with a humorous spin- truly a funny girl! Love her!

11.) Miss Crafty Pants– recipes and crafts- need I say more?!

12.) Justine Dell– Let’s just say I know her well and she is a fabulous author, waiting to be published!

13.)Crap I’ve Made– One of my fave “crafty” blogs to read. This lady is hilarious, and also has some very good ideas!

14.)Bless Our Nest– another blog with great ideas!

15.)Adventures of 18th Place– Thrifty crafts and an adorable family.

Don’t get me wrong, there are SO many more great blogs out there- these are just a few of the ones that I really enjoy reading. Notice how most are craft blogs?! I told ya I caught the crafting bug!

Happy Blogging!


  1. One Thrifty Chick

    February 5, 2011 at 5:56 am

    This is just what I needed!! So Thank you!! I had all of my wisdom teeth pulled today, and am not feeling well, and this put a smile on my face! Thank you!!

  2. Another Dreamer

    February 7, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Aww, thanks 🙂 I will try to get to this soon.

  3. Amanda @ Serenity Now

    February 8, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you so much, Mrs. Bishop! I appreciate you thinking of me. 🙂

  4. Shannon

    February 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks so much for passing this along to me! You are so sweet!

    I'll be praying your fertility treatments work! We had a long wait to Westin too. We had to do IVF to get him. That infertility journey is not fun so I will be praying for you!

  5. Lori

    March 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I realize I am soooooooooooooooooo far behind in thanking you for your kind words and award, so I hope that my tardiness doesn't mar my true appreciation!!!! Time is always at such a premium, it seems, and while I am more than grateful for the reasoning, it makes it hard to be as thankful to others as I should be!!! I really, really appreciate this and plan to, if nothing else, come up with 7 random things about me and soon! Thank you again!!!!!

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