And then it got put off even more because there are two rules to the Kreativ Blogger award: 1) I get to pass along this award along to 10 other bloggers, let them know about it, and they get to carry on the award with a list of their own top 10 bloggers. And 2) You've got to share 10 things about yourself. Well, coming up with 10 blogs that I legitimately read was one major challenge. So, in order to get this thing moving, I kind of adapted the rules a little bit because I didn't want to just pull bloggers out of my hat whose blogs I've never read. That didn't seem quite right...
So, let's get started with my top 6 list of Kreativ Bloggers (they are listed in no particular order), and if you’re not already a fan of these bloggers, clearly I think they're fabulous, so why not hop on board and check them out?
If you’re on the list, I hereby bestow upon you the pleasure of choosing 6 more award-winning blogs! And don't forget to share 6 things about yourself that no one knows. Congrats to these 6 ladies and good luck!
- Mary Kibbe ~ Hurricane Riley & his Big Brother Rex ~ Mary is someone who I didn't discover, rather she is one of my sister's best friends, and as such has become sort of a surrogate big sister. Her blog began as an outlet and a way to connect with other families who have children with Down syndrome. Mary has a unique sense of humor that shines through in her posts. She's a little busy with life right now, but I know she'll be sending us a post soon. (I hope...with video. Of Riley...playing soccer...Just a suggestion).
- Lisa Douglas ~ Crazy Adventures in Parenting ~ I actually just recently discovered this blog when I was doing a random Google search on parenting and up popped Lisa's blog. It was her tagline that immediately drew me in: Mom of six. Coffee Welcomed. Sanity Optional. From those words on, I was hooked. Check her out, you will be too.
- Beth ~ Being a Mom. Keeping the Faith, and Funny Stories ~ So Beth is a mama blogger who I "met" through Examiner.com. She's a parenting writer in her own neck of the woods and she has a real way with words. I love that I can feel her faith embedded in everything she writes, even when she's not talking specifically about her faith.
- Jennifer King ~ Spend Less, Shop More ~ Jenn King is another gal I met via the wonderful world of Examiner.com, and if ever there was a goddess of couponing and deal finding, this lady is it. Seriously. She's crazy amazing. You've got to check out her brilliance.
- Tiffany Townsend ~ Elastamom's Excerpts ~ I almost feel silly nominating Tiffany for this award, because to me she's like the rock star of incredible mom blogs. Really and truly. I discovered her via Mary, and you're missing out if you don't check out this mom's humor and strength.
- Rachael Monaco ~ Frugal Living by Rachael ~ Rachael's blog will connect you with incredible recipes and obviously frugal living tips and tricks. Rachael is one incredibly busy writer - she's got multiple titles with Examiner.com and she works incredibly hard fine-tuning the recipes that she shares with her readers.
~ 6 Things About Me ~
- The opening song/credits to the movie Bewitched make me feel slightly nauseous every time I watch it. I watched it repeatedly when I was pregnant and sick and apparently my brain hasn't forgotten that sensation.
- If I'm drinking a bottle of anything and it happens to get shaken after it's been drunk out of...I won't drink anymore of it. I think it ruins the taste. Yes, I know. I'm challenged.
- I'd rather fill my cereal bowl 20 times with bitty bites of cereal and milk, than chance sogginess. Or, you know, forego the milk entirely.
- I feel anxious if I don't have a book with me/near me in some capacity. It is almost physically painful to eat without reading a book. Even if I'm not reading it; I just want to know that it's there.
- Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too by Shel Silverstein is my most favorite poem of all time.
- I don't believe in regrets. Mostly because anytime I look back at something that could be a potential regret, I'm reminded that had I taken a different road I might not have my husband or my daughter. And those two people make any "might have beens" not worth worrying over.
So there you go, six amazing women bloggers to check out and six things you probably could have gone your entire life without knowing about me.