Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Presented With an Award!

Yesterday, I was surprised with an exciting Twitter notification, saying I had been tagged by my blog-friend, Ricci, at A Beautiful Mess. So I head over to the Tweet, and simply saw this:

And then when I followed her link to her blog, I discovered that not only had she been given an award, I had been Presented With an Award as well - the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award!" How awesome is that?! So that's now my second blog award (I was given the Liebster a while back), and I can hardly believe it. I went for a long time without anyone in blog-land knowing I existed - just my family and a few friends read my blog. And now I'm finally starting to grow and branch out, and I absolutely love it! I've definitely made some more friends through this blog, and I just love pretty much everything about blogging! So, thank you so much to all of you who read and comment and email, you really do mean so much to me! And thank you again to Ricci, for recognizing me!

So, here are the "rules" that go along with this award:
1. Display the award on your blog to be seen!
2. Announce your win with a post, and a link back to who presented you with the award
3. Present the award to seven other bloggers, with links in your post, and let them know!
4. List seven interesting facts about "the girl behind the blog"

And here are seven super random, "interesting" facts about me:
1. I am currently doing the Daniel Fast, which basically equals fruits, veggies, water and whole grain
2. I avoided the Lord of the Rings movies since they came out, but recently watched all of them, and loved it!
3. I am OCD about random things, but not all things
4. I have a small obsession with cute and pretty lamps. I'd rather not even have to use overhead lighting!
5. I have never lived anywhere but Florida
6. I always, always, always have my toenails painted
7. I am not a huge fan of shaving my legs, and usually stretch it out as long as possible

And here's a super random picture of me, from last week sometime...

Seven bloggers who inspire me:
1. Erin at Love, Fun & Football
2. Lauren at The Crazy Life of LT
3. Aunie at AunieSauce
4. Kerrie at The Williams Post
5. Beka at A Blog by B
6. Ryan at Loved & Lovely
7. Alyssa at All Things Beautiful

I tried to pick bloggers that truly do inspire me. I picked each of these ladies for a reason - they either inspire me in my personal life, or they inspire me in my blog life. Either way, these are some truly amazing ladies I follow, and y'all should definitely check them out.

Thanks again to Ricci for this! And thanks again to y'all as well! I really do love this little space here on the internet that's all my own, and I love the friendships I'm making here. Thanks for being a part of my silly adventures on this life journey!


Ricci said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy to see this post!!! I picked blogs I truly love too :) and I do really love your blog!!!!!

Lauren Thomas said...

Thanks girly!! Soooo excited! xoxo!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Thank you SO MUCH, Halie! You're the sweetest!

alyssa said...

So happy to be included in this list!! Thank you so much!! I appreciate you reading my blog :)

Jess said...

What a neat award! I hadn't seen this one before. I'll definitely be checking out all these blogs!

Ryan said...

Thanks so, so much! I'm headed over to check out all the other lovely ladies you've tagged! :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I have only been following you for a short time but I love your sense of humour and the way you tell stories in your posts :)
Great to know a bit more about you - Im with you on the painted toenails always, legs shaved not so much lol x

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