Awards, Tags, My Favorites And More Awards!!

I just love when great things happen like receiving an award or tags from other bloggers that I admire. Jules over at Arduous Nincompoop (she has a fun blog with great pictures) tagged me with the four things....... tag, Erica over at Tales From The Tracks (I always love her point of view) honored me with the “Just Plain Fun to Read” award, Ria from It's My Party ( and I'll Cry If I Want too) (her blog is funny, witty and always interesting) and Heather at Azure Island Designs (this is one very talented lady whose jewelry you have to see) were both kind enough to award me with the "Sweet Home Award" . I am so grateful and honored that these bloggers that I hold in such high esteem thought to pass these awards and tag onto me. Just when I was having one of those months wondering if I really was doing okay as a blogger these nice and encouraging things happen to keep me going. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Please check out their sites for fun, informative and interesting information-you will be glad that you did.

The Fun Begins! I am passing these awards and tag on! I had a really hard time choosing because there are so many blogs that I enjoy reading daily but below are the blogs that I am awarding. Hurrah!

Sweet Home Award Goes To-

**The Zen In You
- This blog fills my heart and spirit

**Lapidary Queen Wannabees -An amazing artist and always has very creative ideas

**Alan Is Gay And Straight-Honest and open blog-A gay mans story and the challenges of life after rehab

**LWGodsil's Jadis Jewelry-Paintings, jewelry and Gandhi quotes from this free thinker

**Lady Terri- Always interesting and funny-I like that she tells it like it is!

Just Plain Fun to Read Award Goes T0-

**Crotchety Old Man Yells At Cars-Really you just have to stop by to see for yourself. This is a feisty and funny blog. I have seen nothing quite like it and love it.

**Regina's Family Seasons-I am addicted to her blog and life. An inspirational and fun lady that tells it how it is with a compassionate heart.

**The Passive Dad
-Passive income and debt elimination strategies (I need these and am learning-so hard)

**Random Ramblings-I am completely fascinated by her nature pictures and events in her yard. I mean completely obsessed with seeing what will happen next

**People You Need To Know- A smart blog by a business savvy lady

**The Cat/Dog Log-Great resource for all things cat/dog plus she supports animals in shelters-super lady

And Now Four Things......

Four jobs I've had:
1) Waitress (I was awful)
2) Makeup Artist
3) Sales Advisor
4) Receptionist

Four movies I can watch over and over
1) BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries
2) Bridget Jones Diary
3) Somethings Gotta Give
4) Two Can Play That Game

Four places I've lived
1) Germany
2) Costa Rica
3) North Carolina
4.) Kansas

Four Pet Peeves:
1) Game shows
2) Cruel and inhumane people
3) Know it alls
4) whistling (there is a story to this-stuck on an airplane with a whistler and I have not been the same since).

Four TV shows I love
1)The Tudors
2) The Office
3) American Idol
4) English Mysteries on Biography

Four places I've vacationed
1) Kauai, Hawaii
2) Los Angeles, California
3) Cancun, Mexico
4) Panama

Four of my favorite dishes
1) Chocolate
2) Chocolate
3) Chocolate
4) Raspberries

Four sites I visit daily
1) Perez Hilton
2) New York Post (page six)
3) Entrecard
4)Fox News

Four places I would rather be right now
1) Costa Rica
2) In bed
3) England
4) Inside a Janet Evanovich novel playing detective alongside Stephanie Plum

People I tag

Shae- Shae

Moms Check nyo
Live Laugh Love
Buddy's Fitness News
Rocki's Rock'n Blog

This was so much fun! I hope that you will check out the sites above as they are all unique and interesting in their own way.

P.S. To all of you bloggers that I have chosen-if tagging and passing on awards is not your thing then no big deal to me-just wanted you to know that I think you are great!


  1. Hello Heidi,
    Can't stand whistling? Oh, I love to whistle when I do my yard work. Although come to think of it, I don't do it as much anymore than I used to.

    I already posted mine in my "Tasha's Take" blog site. There has to be other foods than just chocolate as your favorites? BTW, you look fabulous as usual. I like your new pix. Have a great Wednesday.

  2. Congrats on your awards, well deserved.

    I also now know a little more about you and note we have similar tastes in TV and movies :)

  3. Whether there's an award attached or not - your posts are always just a little different, inspiring and filled with an energy that sparkles: Very enjoyable reading, where my mouth curls (mostly) to a smile - that's why I come by almost every day to see what going on.

  4. You are without a doubt one of my favorite visits though out the day, thank you so much for thinking of me to honor with this award. It means a lot!

  5. Wow...this will be my first award! Thank you for thinking of me...I am really honored! I will posting my answers later on my blog!

    XOXO! Caroline

  6. Oh gosh! Congrats on such great awards! So many fun things to check out in this post... horray!!!

    P.S. Never second guess yourself, you are amazing!!

  7. Heidi,

    Of what part of North Carolina did you live?

    I was born and raised in Rocky Mount, about an hour east of Raleigh. I also lived in Greenville, North Carolina, while going to school at East Carolina University.

  8. heidi, you're so great! and filled with a zest for life i admire. as well as compassion and enthusiasm for your readers. thanks for the the insight into your favorites and all... you're the kind of friend everyone would love to have...

  9. Oh my gosh Heidi. Thank you for the award for The Cat/Dog Log. I am so touched!
    I've been a bit behind in my visiting as I started a new blog last week and it's been demanding much of my time, so I just got here today - sorry for the delay.
    Thanks again - it means a lot coming from you - you're blog is outstanding in my opinion.

  10. congrats on your awards! you have a great blog heidi, you certainly deserve to be awarded.

    thanks for the tag, is it ok to post my answers at mommy's little corner?

  11. Congratulations on receiving your awards and thank you so much, Heidi for thinking of passing one on to me. I always look forward to reading your site with all of your information and tips. The first time I ever read a health book was over twenty years ago. I don't know whether you have heard of the book, it is still available and was written by an American called Adelle Davis - the book was "Let's eat right to keep fit." It is only a small book but packed full of information and I still have my copy.

  12. Thanks for the nice words, from such a great site. I'm trying to get back in shape and better eating so I have been reading here also.

    I love bread bread bread...that's the trouble,,too much now. I've been lucky that I've never liked white bread...only really heavy grain whole wheat,etc breads. But yes the chocolate whisperer visits me occasionally too.

    I'm also an animal lover big time too.

    4 places I would rather a pool, in the a lake...or anwhere along the ocean from Old Cape Cod.

  13. Thank you so much. I feel so honored.

  14. Congrats on the awards. You deserve them. I got your tag and I've completed the task. ;-)

  15. Paul-I lived in Fayetteville for 4 years. I loved North Carolina and still miss it.
    Polly-It is funny you mention that book b/c when I was little my mom read that b/c I was very sick as a baby/toddler and to do this day she credits that book and the nutrition advice on making me the healthy person I am today.

  16. You definitely deserve those awards, Heidi! I love reading your blog because I always find smart, well-written advice! Congrats! :)

  17. Heidi, thanks for the award! I'm glad you've enjoyed reading some of my posts. Since I've been a "Wannabee" forever, I definitely enjoy reading your tips and actually applying some of them. Your blog has been very helpful and informative.

    Congrats on all of your awards. :-)

  18. Congratulations on your awards- you're a great read! Thanks also for introducing us to some other great blogs.

  19. It's your turn now...come by my blog and pick up your award! XOXO, Caroline

  20. Hmmmmm... tag, I'm it, huh? OK, me and the Bud will put our heads together and write about our 4 things, but it'll have to wait as "the mom" is a bit tired right now. Thanks for considering us though!

  21. Hi,
    I outside a while ago stepping on oranges...
    ....where am I going with this???

    I heard oranges kill ants and I've been buying the cheapy oranges, cutting them in half, then squeezing, and stepping on them on my patio to get rid of ants...seems to work well.

    A healthy way, to get rid of ants....and it smells good too.

    Let me know anyone if it works....???

  22. Nice fun to learn some Heidi facts. Costa rica and germany must have been interesting to live at.

  23. Hey Heidi,
    You are rockin it in the blog world.
    Very cool. :)
    You deserve it.

    Also, thanks for the list of great blogs.

  24. LOL!! I love the name of this award! "Just Plain fun To Read" is awesome! Thanks so much for honoring me and my blog this way! The feeling is of course mutual!
    And I love your 4 things tag! How fun finding out things about people!
    Congrats to you on your well deserved awards!!

  25. Wow, an award??? Awesome! Thanks Heidi :)

  26. i'm done with the tag, i hope you don't mind that i did it here..

    thanks again :)

  27. I am deeply honored! I am putting this award on my pager right now! :)

    I love chocolate to! I just wished it didn't like my thighs so much though ehehe...

  28. Thank you SO very much Heidi for the tag! As you may have seen from my blog, I've been rather busy so my sincere apologies for not getting here sooner. I'll be tagging this week on my blog and will post my answers.

    You rock!
    ☼ Rocki

  29. Hey Heidi,
    I voted for you on the Blogger Choice Awards, hopefully you win some awards too.


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