Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thank you: Stylish Blogger Award & still

I am still sick and therefore not been in the kitchen for three days, unless it has involved hot dogs, oatmeal, cold cereal or anything else that can be prepared in the microwave in 4 minutes or less. Not the healthiest diet, but i called the New Brunswick Nurse 811 hotline and discussed my fever and cold (apparently a fever is not uncommon with a children. Unusual but not unheard of in adults), i was told plenty of rest, liquids and monitoring the fever. And an Advil or two if necessary. I spent this afternoon on the couch with a blanket, book and a bowl of Pretzel M&Ms, only moving to refill my glass of water, take my temperature and check my emails every 45 minutes or so. I was very surprised and happy when i got an email saying a comment had been left on my Gnocci post, Ann over at Apples and Twinkies wanted to let me know she was passing on a Stylish Blogger Award. I want to say Thank you very much!!

Now, there are stipulations to accepting this award. Step one is i have to share seven facts about myself. Now, where to start?

1. I live in Canada and don't think i could ever move to another country, even though i hate the cold and snow. Canada has so many beautiful places, and the friendliest folks around!

2. My favorite characters are Happy Bunny and Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.

3. I have a children's book written, and am working on finding an illustrator and then getting it published. I also have a tween novel half finished.

4. My favorite food is lasagna, my favorite treat, cookies.

5. I can't swim, even though i have had many lessons when i was a child. Thankfully, my parents never had to pay for those lessons that didn't take, as they were all through school programs.

6. Some of my favorite musicians are Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, U2, and The Beatles.

7. I love frogs, they are so cute! I also love skulls. I have a small collection of both, and one of snow globes.

Stipulation number two is that I have to pick 15 blogs to share the Stylish Blogger Award with. I follow so many it was hard to choose!!  Here they are:

1. Moogie & Pap One of the first blogs i started following. Moogie has lots of great recipes!!
2. The Country Cook  A fairly new Blogger, everything looks so good!
3. Baking and Cooking: a Tale of Two Loves Serving up lots of old fashioned comfort food.
4. Making Memories...One Fun Thing after Another.  Has a lot of really cool crafts and recipes to keep the kids busy!
5. Treat & Trick Plenty of unique recipes
6. Betty Ray Blogs has a new feature, making recipes from magazines.
7. Pam's Midwest Kitchen Corner More comfort home cooked goodness!
8. Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker I've borrowed a few recipes from this blog, and they have all turned out great!
9. What's Cookin' in Mama Jan's Kitchen? I've only recently started following Mama Jan, and everything looks delicious!!
10. Hun...What's for Dinner? Another one i just recently started following, lots of real home cooked meals here!
11. Laws of the Kitchen Another i have been following since pretty much the beginning. Great fancier recipes here, that all look divine!
12. Cookies with Boys Cookies...need i say more? Plenty of other great recipes in between!
13. That Skinny Chick can Bake!!! I love the title, another i have been following forever and that i have borrowed a few great recipes from.
14. Munchkin Munchies Lots of recipes for sweet little finger foods.
15. Jenn's Food Journey More unique recipes to spice up the everyday.

Finally, stipulation number three is i have to tell the folks above that i want to give them this award. I will do that next. You can take the badge from above if you want to participate and post it on your blog.

Again, i want to thank Ann from Apples and Twinkies for the award. It is my first award from the Blogging World. I have so much fun reading and sharing all the recipes. I should have a new recipe soon, if not tomorrow night than Tuesday for sure. It is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, and i have a new recipe to try!


  1. Congrats on your award! And on your 100th post! Thanks for sharing all those tidbits about yourself so I could get to know you better. Hope you get well soon!

  2. Thanks, Natasha, for including me in that list of great bloggers. I am glad you have had success with my recipes.

  3. Very cool that you live in Canada and love it! Congrats on the award you deserve it, I hope you start feeling better soon!!!

  4. Thank you, Natasha! It was very thoughtful of you to think of me and include me along with all of those other fab bloggers! I appreciate it!

  5. Natasha, congratulations on your Stylish Blogger are certainly deserving! And you're so kind to pass one along to me...thank you, my friend!

    Sending you get well wishes...hope you're good as new very soon~

  6. Hi Natasha - congratulations on your award! I'm sorry you're still feeling yucky. I hope you're on the mend real soon!!
    And thank you so much for passing it along to me. I truly appreciate you!!

  7. Congratulations on your award dear! Thanks so much for including me in your list. Wishing you a speedy recovery and more action from your kitchen..

  8. Thank you and You are Welcome to everyone!! I love posting, but even more so, i love reading everyone else's blog. I wish i had found this world sooner!!
    Feeling a bit better today, back at work. Fever broke sometime during the night, yay! Hopefully another day or two and i should be completely better!

  9. Natasha, I am tickled to be included in such a wonderful group of bloggers! Thank you! I hope you recover completely SOON! Best wishes with your writing endeavors and I hope to see your published work soon:)

  10. Natasha, glad to see you're feeling better and back at work! Congrats on your award, you definitely deserve it! And thank you for passing it on to me. That is very kind of you! Looking forward to Pancake Day!

  11. You are so sweet! Thanks for thinking of me! I hope you feel better soon!

  12. Thank you Natasha. That was so sweet of you. I will for sure post and pass it along later in the week.

    Feel better!!