Oooh!  I’m so excited!  I won a blog award!  Well, actually, I won two!


The delightful Little Poppits has nominated me for these two awards (she managed to win two at the same time, so passed both on).  Little Poppits has a lovely blog on chickens, crochet and all things granny chic.  Her Diary of a Haggard Mother always makes me laugh and her vintage finds always make me jealous.  LP is my first blog friend who I don’t also know in real life!

I think, to make things a little simpler, I will put the Sunshine Award on the shelf and pass on the Beautiful Blogger Award.  So here are the rules (yes, I know, blog awards have rules!)

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.

2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
 (Thank you Little Poppits, you gave me such a boost!)

3. Tell 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

So here are my seven things:

I have three brothers and two sisters and now that we no longer share a bathroom, we get along really well.

As a result of growing up in a large family, my favourite place to be is the centre of attention.  Can’t get enough of it.  Hence the blog.

Back when I was a teenager, I would delight in wearing a short red dress to a party with a “wear black” theme.  I’d delight in wearing a short red dress anywhere, in fact.  Good times.

Half the time I write these posts, I’m breastfeeding Annie.  The rest of the time, I’m just hiding from my children.

I have a morbid fear of level crossings, public toilets, parallel parking and dental hygienists.

I’m really quite good at decoding ciphers.  They put this puzzle in the Sunday paper where they replace the letters with symbols and they give you clues but I fold it so I can’t see the clues and I set the timer and can usually crack it in under five minutes flat without writing anything down.  If the government knew, they’d have me working as a secret agent, decoding enemy transmissions.  But it would only work if the transmissions were charming witticisms, like they are in the paper: “You are only young once, but you can always be immature”.  Too true, Enemy Agent, too true.

It drives me crazy when I see spelling mistakes on big, expensive signs (I can handle handwritten ones – if I hold my breath and try really hard).  I’m not picking on people for not knowing how to spell, but surely if you are going to go to all the expense of erecting a sign, you can afford to run it past someone who knows that ‘accommodation’ is spelled with two ‘m’s, confectionery is spelled with an ‘e-r-y’, not ‘a-r-y’ and the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’, and ‘whose’ and ‘who’s’.  And don’t get me STARTED on apostrophes!

OK, now that I’ve calmed down, here are my seven nominations:

Attic 24 – The first blog I ever became addicted to, and my inspiration for writing one myself, Lucy is the queen of all crochet bloggers.  Every post is a visual feast and her writing style is so endearing.

Boomiebol writes an evocative poetry blog.  Her poem My Brothers made me miss my big brother in Japan so much!

Daily Mom Prayers writes a lovely fun blog about family life, full of great ideas.  And it doesn’t matter what she writes about, she finishes each post with a prayer of thanks, which reminds me to look for God in the ordinary things

DiscomBUBulated – this is just a fun blog about family life that I find myself nodding to a lot. An addictive read.

Roar Sweetly – a great place for recipes and ideas for frugal living.  She shares my enthusiasm for tuna.  Enough said.

Big Robot Eyes – looks to be a new blog with lovely short, funny posts.  Her haiku on her second child made tea pour out my nose.

Mother of Nine9 – I’m in awe of this lady.  I love reading her posts on managing a large family and the philosophy that goes with it.

So that’s it!  Thank you again, Little Poppits.  I will express my appreciation by providing as many links to you in this post as I can without getting silly. Another blogger I admire (Jane Marsh from Nothing by the Book) has described blog awards as “a slightly self-indulgent blogosphere group hug” which is kind of true, but she also says “Moms need that”  which is definitely true (except I would say ‘Mums”)  I love a group hug, virtual or otherwise.

These awards are going straight to the Pool Room.


12 thoughts on “Ooooooh!!

      1. katelikestocreate Post author

        Wow. That just blew my mind a little bit. I don’t know any other crocheters in real life and hardly any mothers of large families. And you’re both! I love the internet!

      2. melanie jean juneau

        ME TOO! I crocheter in the car when my husband is driving, at meetings, during after dinner conversations and during telephone conversations where I listen – I manly make afghans and bed spreads, usually solid colours

      3. katelikestocreate Post author

        I crochet in the car too, and in waiting rooms and while waiting to pick Matilda up from school. I mostly make small things – hats and baby clothes. I don’t think I’d have the stamina for a bed spread!

  1. Roar Sweetly

    Congratulations to you and thank you for your lovely nomination! I had to laugh when I read some of your points. I am also from a big family of 3 brothers and 2 sisters and share similarly weird morbid fears (e.g. dogs…even the cutesy poodle ones) Though unlike you I am a fabulous parallel parker. I have often thought that it’s my superpower. Love your blog!


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