this award is so bright…I gotta wear shades….

  Thank you so very much to Hot Rod Cowgirl for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  Definitely check out her blog because this is one lady that knows her way around a camera….a horse stall….and a suped up hot rod!!!  I also love that she lived in Wyoming (that’s where MY ranch lives…..minus the horses!)  Thanks again!!

www.hotrodcowgirl.com

The rules in accepting this wonderful award are….

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. List seven random things about yourself.

3. Nominate 10 other blogs that you admire and enjoy.

4. Notify the nominees.

5. Display the award logo on your blog.

Oh dear…..seven more secrets!!  I’m running out of secret things so I’m just going to give my social security number and all my pin numbers to my accounts…………..(settle down, just kidding)

1.  I mostly played with cars when I was little, but if I played with dolls…I chose the ugly ones.

2.  I love making my own green drinks and almond milk.

3.  My bucket list includes seeing the Redwood Forest.

4.  I don’t remember my teacher’s names, but I remember the tennis shoes I had in 3rd grade.  PF Flyers….striped.

5.  The ocean freaks me out and I will scream the same, whether it’s a jellyfish or seaweed.

6.  I have been to Israel….twice.

7.  I was in the Arizona Diamondbacks stadium, with 45,000 people, and was smacked by the ball…..and no one tried to catch it….we were in the expensive seats, where everyone ducks.

So there you have it…….more silly secrets about sandi. 

NOW….let’s talk about MY favorite blogs!!!

http://susanstilwell.com (a beautiful, godly woman and fantastic teacher of the Bible.  You will love her wit!!!)

http://kristibutler.blogspot.com/ (my new friend, that I have yet to meet, but I can tell you that if we ever had a slumber party, I would keep her awake and make her laugh….all night long!)

http://blogmamasusan.blogspot.com/  (same friend as my first pick, but a FANTASTIC blog for those newbie bloggers!)

http://plantbasedadventures.com/ (great post for those who need some “healthy” prodding in the kitchen!)

http://busymomgetsfit.com/ (another healthy blog that includes eating right, exercise and even sports nutrition for kids!)

http://www.livingbetterat50.com/ (not a blog, but a great website for those of us (me) over the young age of 50!)

http://www.domestickingdom.com/ (started by pastor’s wives in Dubai,with bloggers all over the world contributing!)

http://wellnessmama.com/ (you are going to love this blog….fantastic homemade health, beauty and food recipes! Ck it out!)

http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com/ (here is an unbelievable artist that is about to get crazy popular! Check out his spray-paint art!  You will love it!!)

Hope you like all the suggestions and please, check out these favorites of mine!  You’ll be glad you did!!

reader appreciation award!

Big thanks and shout-out to Reena aka Maheshwari, for the Reader Appreciation award!  She is a certified yoga teacher and has a BA in Psychology!  (Can you imagine her thoughts when she reads my blog?) ha!!  You can read more about her and her journeys HERE!  Thanks again, my friend!!!

Recipients of the award are asked to:

  1. Identify the awards and who gave them to you.
  2. Post the Logo on your blog.
  3. Share 7 items about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5-10 other bloggers to receive this award, and notify them on their blogs.

So let”s get started!!!  Seven things you don’t know about me….(just 7?)

1.  I would rather die than camp.

2.  Strawberry shortcake is probably my favorite dessert…or peach cobbler…or any cobbler..

3.  Yes, I color my hair and yes, I am almost completely gray!

4.  I once got picked up by a stranger (car trouble) in the middle of a storm on a highway.  How naive…

5.  I have probably broken about 13 bones in my life…(read: not graceful)

6.  I love making my husband laugh, more than anything!

7.  I could probably be a vegan, except for my love for meat.

So here are a few of MY favorite blogs out there in the WORLD WIDE WEB:

1.  Under the flaps

2.  Cat in water

3.  My plant based family

4.  Normal for Norfolk

5.  Foodimentary

You can always find something new and creative with these bloggers!  Congrats to them too!!  And thanks again, Reena!!

an award? for little ol’ me??

Well, mercy me!  I just received a Kreativ Blogger Award from Fine Frugality!  Here is a frugal mama, a farmer (love that part!) and an ex-probation officer (don’t worry….I said, ex….you’re safe).  If she’s not planting, mothering, de-cluttering or cooking, she is finding YOU frugal recipes that can save your family a bundle.  Definitely check her out!

Here is how it goes down:

  • I give a shout out to the person that nominates my blog and link back to their blog
  • I tell you 7 things that you don’t know about me
  • I pass the award on to 7 bloggers that I love

How cool is that??  Yes!!  I know!

So here are 7 things you probably didn’t know about me…

  1. My full name is Sandra Kay and should only be used when you are angry.
  2. When I was little, I dreamt  I had an older sister that was hidden away in the attic named, Sharon.  I am still not completely convinced that it is false.
  3. I had 4 imaginary friends growing up.  Tommy (good), Johnny (bad), Dr. Ben Casey (remember the tv actor?) and of course, Jesus.
  4. I can eat Miracle Whip by the spoonful.
  5. I am not a fan of the color beige and believe it should be banned.
  6. My favorite time of day is getting ready for bed at night.
  7. There are two people in the world that I LOVE to make laugh:  my husband and my sister and not necessarily in that order.

Now here are a few of MY favorite blogs!

  • Susan Stillwell ~ Here is a close friend of mine that I met on my first trip to Israel!  She is a writer, mother, wife and  a fantastic Bible teacher!  You will love her sweet spirit and quick wit!
  • Kath Eats Real Food ~ A wildly popular blog of a registered dietician with a passion for oatmeal and good, good food!
  • Under the Flaps ~ Another friend of mine in VA that is a fantastic artist and gardener!  I love my friends that love Green Juice as much as I do!!
  • My Faithful Living ~ A sweet friend I met at a She Speaks Conference that has a passion for writing and reading like me!  Love you, Kelly!
  • Flamboyant Grace ~ An author, speaker and leader of Arise Ministries.  Also a nominee for Oklahoma Mother of the Year!  Go Pam!!
  • Tip Junkie ~  Can you say creativity overload?  She’s done it all, and if she hasn’t….then it’s on her to-do list! Laurie rocks!!
  • Home based Mom ~ A wife and mother that has found her love for shopping, cooking and finding all things pretty AND delicious!

So a BIG thank you again for Fine Frugality  for thinking of me!  Don’t forget to check out ALL these favorites of mine and maybe you will be as inspired as I am!

Blessings to all!!!