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One Lovely Blog Award


I was recently nominated by wonderful Elizabeth over at The Comfortable Coop to receive this award.  If you’ve never been by her blog, I really urge you to take a look.  It’s filled with loveliness, yummyness, funnyness and all of the other cool “ness” words you can think of (or make up).

So there, thank you Elizabeth!

Now, as is the case with all of the blogging awards I’ve seen around, this one has rules.  Namely:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  2.  Post about the award. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  3.  Nominate, AT MOST, 15 people.
  4. Tell your nominees the good news!

7 facts about myself

  1.  This song is always guaranteed to put me in a good mood.

2.    The book that I’ve read the most often in my life is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince.

Yes, this is an actual picture of my book.  As you can tell, it’s been well loved.

3.  I don’t kill bugs.  Not even spiders.  Not even when they’re in the house.  I either let them be or relocate them.  In fact, I’ve been known to go out of my way to save a drowning spider in my tub or an earthworm chillin’ behind one of the tires of my vehicle on a rainy day.

4.  I’ve have the unfortunate experience of sitting on the toilet with the seat up in the middle of the night.  I’ve also had the unfortunate experience of sitting on the toilet with the potty ring still on in the middle of the night.  Come to think of it, I’ve also that the unfortunate experience of sitting on the toilet with the cover closed whilst really having to pee in the middle of the night.

In case you were wondering (’cause, duh, of course you were) I’m talking about this specific potty ring.

5.  I got married last May at my house.  I was 36 weeks pregnant with Elliot.  There were a total of 20 people including my husband, two children and myself.

Here I am with my dad, my sister and my brother.

6.  The only reliable method I’ve found to stop biting my nails is to put nail polish on them.  Which reminds me, I really should be putting some on right about now.

7.  I’ve only been out of the country (Canada) three times.  Once when our family moved from Alberta to Québec and my dad drove through the US to save us from the boring sights of the Prairies.  Once when I went to France and Belgium on a trip with my school band.  Once when I went to New York for 4 day with my mom and her friend when Charles was 9 months old (which, by the way, was the WORST idea ever given that I was still nursing and ended up being super engorged for the whole trip).

Here are the bloggers I nominate for this award

  1. A Little Something Extra is a wonderful blog about a mama who has a beautiful and lively 2 year old with T21.
  2. Bucket List Publications Just wow.  Lesley decided to live life as she wanted to.  She has been to over 50 countries over the World and isn’t even close to stopping.  The pictures she posts of her experiences make me want to be right there with her.
  3. Fibromy-Awesome is written by a 30-something year old who has been dealt a nasty hand of cards (Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) in life.  Her posts are full of thought and always an interesting read.  Plus, she also doesn’t kill spiders.
  4. Living Lighter in Atlanta is written by Valerie, an amazing woman, homeschooling mom of 4 kids (well, actually, she homeschools 3 of them because her fourth is 7 months old) and super organized minimalist.  She has become a true friend over the years and is the one who “showed me the ropes” when I started blogging a little over 4 years ago.
  5. My Caffeinated Chaos is written by a mom of 4 who brings the funnies to my days.
  6. Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog: I know, it’s quite a mouthful to say, but this blog is really worth reading (as is her book!).

Hope everyone is having a great day!

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Sweet! Another Blogging Award Comes My Way!


It’s been over a month two months three months now (I think) since I received this award from Valerie, the great blogger at Atlanta Mom of Three.  It’s about time I take the time to accept it!  Thank you Valerie!


As always, accepting a blogging award comes with rules.  Here they are:

1.  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.

2.  Acknowledge that blogger and link back to their blog.

3.  Answer the Super Sweet questions.

4.  Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen” (award 13 blogs), link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs. It’s ok if you don’t have 13 blogs to nominate, just share the love!

5  Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

Super Sweet Questions:

Cookies or Cake?  

Cake.  Definitely cake.  Yummy cheesecake…mmm, I have a sudden urge to make some right now.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

If I really have to choose between the two, it would be vanilla.  But I’m more of a fruity kind of gal.

What is your favorite sweet treat?

Crème brûlée cheesecake!  Or maybe key lime pie?  I don’t know, there are too many to choose from!

When do you crave sweet things the most?   

When I’m stressed out.

If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? 

Hum…honey?  Is that too corny? 😀

My nominees

At the clothesline

The Two Boys Club

McKinley Milestones

A Nugget Of Joy For A Lifetime Of Cupcakes

Mom Times 4

…from the bungalow

Little Dinosaur Baby

Early Learning Planet


Homemade With Mess


Let it come from your heart


Thanks for keeping such awesome blogs!

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And The Liebster Strikes Again! (And Again…)

At the start of March, I received a nominated for the Liebster award.  A few weeks later, Georgia from McKinley Milestones nominated me for a second one!  Then, a couple of days ago, I received another nomination, this time from Kaela Moora over at The Girl Who Blogs.  All I can say is thank you so much for thinking of me.

It’s high time to get this post out of the draft section and out on the web methinks (hehehe). of you not familiar what receiving a nomination for this award entails, here are the rules to follow if you choose to accept it:

  1. Publicly thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Include a copy of the award image in your post.
  3. Post 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  5. Choose 11 new bloggers who you think deserve the award (they need to have less than 200 followers).  Include a link to their blog and share the good news with them.
  6. Write up 11 new questions for your nominated bloggers to answer.

That about sums it up 😀

11 facts about yours truly

  1. When I wanted to watch an animation movie as a teen, I would bring my little sister and brother along so that it would seem I went to the movies for them instead of for me.
  2. I am fluent in both French and English.
  3. How to Train Your Dragon has one of the best soundtracks (and is an awesome movie) in my opinion.
  4. I always wear mismatched socks.
  5. During my pregnancy, I could not stop eating apples!
  6. I have 33 (yes, you read that correctly) teeth.
  7. One of the desserts I make requires only 3 ingredients and no cooking!  It’s so easy even my father-in-law could make it (hehehe).
  8. The best way to annoy me is to play some Christmas music.
  9. I hate shopping for clothing but love shopping for shoes (as long as they’re not high heels).
  10. I’ve sprain my middle toe before.  I needed crutches for a couple of weeks…
  11. In all honesty, I never thought I’d still be blogging after 4 months.  I am so proud of myself for persevering.

My answers to the questions asked by Georgia

  1. If you could have any superhero power what would it be? The ability to be instantly transported to wherever I want to go.
  2. What is a favorite childhood memory you have? Going up in the hospital elevator with my dad to go meet my brand new sister.
  3. What is the last song you listened to? This is Berk.
  4. What is your favorite color? Yellow!
  5. If you had a to fight a dinosaur, which one would you want to fight? The small inoffensive kind.
  6. Big city or small town? Small town.
  7. Whats your favorite restaurant? Zento!  (It’s an awesome sushi place!)
  8. What can’t you live without? My laptop.
  9. What drives you bonkers? People chewing with their mouths open.
  10. Would you rather repeat an awesome vacation or go somewhere new? Go somewhere new.
  11. Shower or Bath? Bath!  (But I’m not sure I even remember what a proper bath is like now that I have a baby at home).

My answers to the questions asked by Kaela

  1. What is your favorite book? Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (if you saw the state of my book, you’d understand)
  2. What is your dream job?  Over here, we call it “orthopédagogue”, basically, one-on-one teaching to individuals who have learning difficulties such as dyslexia and AD(H)D (and a whole other range of learning challenges)
  3. Who inspires you? My students, who keep on pushing and pushing despite the hurdles life has set up for them.
  4. If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Shy
  5. Cabin or beach house? Why?  Hum, cabin, I think.  Less risk of floods XD (besides, I’m not much of a beach girl)
  6. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Make a pie crust without losing patience and deciding to go out and buy one instead :P.  Actually, if anything could be taught, I would love to learn to draw, because though I’m very artistic, I have trouble drawing recognizable stick figures…
  7. What does your name mean? Wisdom
  8. What is your best memory? Holding my son in my arms for the first time.
  9. What is one chore you absolutely hate doing? Dusting.  Bleh, always makes me sneeze.
  10. If you were immortal for a day, what would you do? Do all of those dangerous activities that I’m much too scared to attempt in my mortal body.
  11. Why do you write?  Because I just love it.

My nominees

  1. Enigmatic Crossroads
  2. Momblems
  3. Mommysmind
  4. With the Grace of Mae
  5. Writing in White
  6. Raising a PIC
  7. No Such Thing as a Tabula Rasa
  8. Stumbling Through Parenting
  9. Fat Vegan Baby
  10. Little Dinosaur Baby
  11. Bel Atelier

My 11 questions

  1. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
  2. If something were named in your honor, what would you want it to be?
  3. What’s one of the craziest things you’ve done?
  4. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
  5. What’s the furthest away from home you’ve been?
  6. What is your favorite drink?
  7. What came first, the chicken or the egg?
  8. If you could learn another language, what would it be?
  9. Besides blogging, what are your other hobbies?
  10. What’s the funnest board/table game you’ve ever played?
  11. Time to be spontaneous!  Complete the following sentence: Clouds are funny because… (not really a question, I know, but still…)