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Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm a winner! Really I am!

I sound pretty full of myself, don't I?

I am so excited!  Today I found out that I won a giveaway!  yahoodie!

I got an email from Danielle at Humes, Party of Three saying that I won a custom blog header!
She just had a blog makeover done by The Frilly Coconut and it looks great.  So I am excited about it!

Well, "Is that all?" you may ask.  No my friends, it is not.

Miss Jenn over at South of Sheridan, was sweet enough to send me an award!

How sweet is that?  Thank you Jenn!

So you know, there are the usual rules.

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2.  Paste it on your blog.
3.   Link to the person who nominated you.
4.  Tell 7 interesting things about yourself.
5.  Nominate 7 other bloggers, or less, and link to them.

Here are my nominations:

Danielle at Humes, Party of Three--Thanks for the lovely prize! 

"The Girl" over at The Girl Next Door Grows Up--Thanks for helping me remember the good stuff on Fridays!

Lynette at A Work In Progress--Lynette is such an inspirations, you should visit her!

Shell at Things I Can't Say--Go on over and Dance Your Bloggy Off! 

Heidi at Wonder Woman Wannabe--Oh how I loved Wonder Woman as a kid!  Heidi has awesome ideas about "Re-igniting Date Night".

Now, for some interesting things about me.  Hmm, what to say, what to say...ok, I hope you'll be interested!

1.  I am number 9 of 10 children.  All from the same parents.  My mom is an only child.  I now have 15 nieces and nephews and 2 great nephews and 3 great nieces. 

2.  I wanted to have lots of kids, just like my mama, but morning sickness changed my mind!

3.  My family gets together every other summer for a family reunion.  For years we went to the Outer Banks, but last year we tried something new.  We went to Gulf Shores, AL and had a great time.  I loooove the beach! 

4.  I am always afraid I am going to dress too young for my age.  I will be 40 this year and I still want to be a hot stylish mom!  You know "brick house"!  (not sure if that's working)

5.  I love fried chicken.  Any kind, if it's chicken and it's fried, I love it! 

6.  I stopped drinking coffee after my first baby.  I never want to have to go through caffiene withdrawls again.  I'm sure it was worse coupled with the morning sickness. Now I drink hot tea.  I love Tazo Chai and at night I like Yogi, Egyptian Licorice.

7.  My sister and I have code words for people watching.  If we want to point out someone's "interesting" hairdo, we say "Lid, 4 o'clock".  If we want to point out some "stylish" footwear, we say, "Flippers, 12 o'clock." 

Alright, you can wake up now!  I hope you were not bored to tears!

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

I hope I never hear you say "Tail
7 o'clock" referring to me...
Thanks for sharing the interesting facts about yourself, and congratulations on the award and giveaway.

Gay Vaughan said...

You go girl! It seems I remember winning a give-away once...still waiting for it to get warm so I can wear them! This post totally qualifies for my Tribe Talk, so pretty up!
Congrats on winning.

Lynette said...

Congratulations Andrea. I just love these is such a wonderful way to get to know our blog buddies a little better. Thank you for passing it on to me.

Danielle said...

Congrats on your award, and thank you so very much for mine. Looking forward to seeing your new blog header. Enjoy.

Shell said...

Aw, thanks!

9 of 10 kids??? That's incredible!

I love Tazo Passion tea. Have you tried that? And then I drink Yogi bedtime tea at night.

Amy said...

Congrats on your winnings...stopping in from SITS

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

Brittany Ciara Sheets said...

Congrats on the win! :) Found you on Gay's blog hop and wanted to drop by and say hi. :) Can't wait to read more of your blogs. Consider me your newest follower. :)

Brittany @ Not Your Average Teen

Heidi said...

Hi Andrea!
I'm so honored by the award. Thank you! ;)

Your list was so fun to read!
You should totally do a post about being the 9th of 10 children and what that was like growing up! WOW!!

I, too, had TERRIBLE (all day) pregnancy sickness and we're done with babies (at least coming from me) after our 2 boys. It was so bad I was put on anti nausia meds that are given to chemo patients.

I actually started drinking more coffee after my last pregnancy but that was probably because I worked at STARBUCKS while pregnant w/him!! ;) While I worked there chai was one of my favorite drinks - I loved to make it with soy - adds just a hint of vanilla!!

What a neat tradition to reunite with family over the summer...that's gotta work so much better than trying to work around everyones holiday craziness! ;)

Crystal Escobar said...

oh that is so cool!!! Yeah!!! I just realized that I wasn't following you before, so now I am :)

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Mmmm... I love chai tea. I wish I could find one of those super liquid boxed ones that were sugar free around here. I have the tea bags, but they just aren't the same. I used to get it at Trader Joes, but then we moved.

Congrats on your blog wins. I almost used this background on my blog, but felt like going withe a different color scheme for a while and did my own.

Thanks for stopping by today! I always enjoy reading your blog!

Chanda the Eco-Cheap Mom said...

A giveaway win AND and award...what a great day! Way to go! Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs Montoya said...

Congrats on the giveaway and the award. Well deserved!!! I love that you and your sister have code words. I might borrow "flippers". FUNNY!!! :)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

On #4 - I figure as long as it makes you happy - wear it!

On #7 - my dad and I used to go to the mall and bum around. He would get tired so we would sit on benches and people watch. He had a thing where we couldn't get off of the bench until we saw a nicely put together person.

Sometimes we would be there forever!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for the award!!!