Sunday, August 21, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award & 7 Facts about Me

Thanks to Kim from Get in Shape and Save, who just awarded us with the Versatile Blogger Award! I had never heard of this before, so I appreciate you liking our blog enough to write about it on your own! 

Here are the rules for accepting this award, as written on Kim's site.

The Rules of accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.

So hear are seven facts that you may (or may not) want to know about me.
  • I love pasta and wish I was Italian. Really. I studied the language for six years and the closest I came to actually feeling Italian was when I got to live with a non-English speaking family in Carpi, Italy and got to teach English in an elementary school there for six weeks one summer.
  • I like for the labels in our pantry to face forward and organize the items inside like they're tetris pieces.
  • If you tell me you like something I own, I'll probably tell you where it's from and the deal I got on it (I'm working on NOT doing this and am getting better at it I think).
  • I was a gymnast for seven years, coached for eight years, and miss being in the gym.
  • Matt can match better than I can and helps me put an outfit together just about every school night.
  • In high school, I cheered and played slow-pitch softball (I know, such a random combination of sports)
  • I love going to the book store and browsing parenting books while Matt checks out the business section. . . No, we don't have kids yet, I just think they're interesting. Weird? Probably- but there's something quite perfect about being there in the evening, drinking decaf coffee in a comfy chair, picturing what you life might one day be like, while soft music plays in the background. How could that possibly be weird?! :)
And now, the 15 blogs that I would like to award with the Versatile Blogger Award. If you are receiving this award from me, it means I love reading your blog and think other people should read it too!



  1. Heather,
    A few of your seven facts sound just like me! The labels facing out, James can put together an outfit better than me most of the time, and I always tell people the deals I got on things (comes from my mom). Too funny!

  2. I told you that you were fast becoming the writer in the family. Congrats, Heather. Loved the facts, so you!

  3. Thank you so much for the award :) I am so glad we found each others blogs! I also have the habit of telling you where I got something & the deal I got. So funny! And, totally love pasta & wish I was Italian! yum!

  4. Thank you so much! I absolutely love reading your blog and am so happy you started one! And I do the same thing about deals- I guess we are just proud of our bargain hunting abilities! :)

  5. Congrats on the awards, and I love your facts! Ha plus I love pasta and AM italian, so I'd say we'd get along great! Love your blog, am a new follower :).

  6. How fun! You have a great site here! I also agree with Julie proud of your bargain hunting abilities! Although I run a frugal blog so that's my 2 cents! ;) I'm following back from my Welcome Wednesday. I also have an Alexa Hop on Fridays. Come link up then too if you'd like.

  7. Heather - Thank you so much for the award! I am working on my post now... and I just have to say how much I love your 7 random facts. They all made me smile and miss you lots!

  8. Hi Heather,

    Congrats on receiving the Versatile Blogger Award!

    Gosh, I'm just about green with envy here... you lived in Capri for six months?? How gorgeous was that? That was awesome!! You're a qualified Italian already, in my book ;)

    Thanks for linking up with us at Thoughtful Thursday blog hop. I hope you come back every week and link up your fave post of the week!

    Your new friend, Sweaty.

  9. Being a teacher is the greatest profession! Have fun - we are back in school here!! Following you on this fabulous Thursday - hope you can stop by and return the favor soon.

  10. Congratulations on the award! That is too cute about you reading all those parenting books. Some of my favorite moments with hubby were when we were imagining what our future would be like. It's been that way pretty much except I didn't imagine as many tantrums.

    I am a new follower from the Thoughtful Thursday Hop.
    Vicky @

  11. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Thursday hop.

    Congrats on the blog award! We don't have children yet either, but I like looking at parenting books and have started collecting children's books for our library.:)

  12. Thank you! I meant to stop by the other day but got distracted. I'll get around to writing my post soon!
    Thanks again. I adore your blog :)

  13. Cheering and playing slow-pitch softball really is a random combination of sports! Great list.

  14. Hi- I am your newest fan from the Sit & Relax Blog Hop- Following along via GFC.

    My husband and I just got married (May 21st) after 7 years of dating (5 years spent long distance for college)... our wedding was 2 weeks after he graduated with his MBA. We seem to have a lot in common! :)


  15. Gotta love a girl who loves Florida State football! How could I NOT follow your blog? It might get interesting soon! ;) I graduated from FSU and lived in Tallahassee for 9 years. Haven't been to a game in about 10 years though. I live in OH now, so I only get to see the "Big" games. Thanks for stopping by the Sit and Relax weekend hop! And for sharing the button.