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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

On Wednesday I got a message that I received The Versatile Blogger Award. I received it from The Real Housewife of Nowhere.   I want to thank her so much for giving me this award! I appreciate it so very much! Go check out her blog, it's great.

I was very surprised, and thrilled to have received it. She was not someone I was following, but came across my blog and thought I deserved it. That means a lot to me. It is my first award, and I love that someone thinks my blog is versatile. I do try to blog about different things, and hope readers enjoy what I blog about.

According to the rules of the award I must do as follows:
1.                  Thank and link back do the person who awarded you
2.                  List seven random things about myself
3.                  Pass this on to at least 5 blogs that I have recently found and think are fabulous.
4.                  Contact said bloggers and let them know they have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award.
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Seven random facts about me:

1. My son Jack is the spitting image of his dad, and my daughter Mariah looks just like me.
2. I have a pet turtle and two pet frogs.
3. My husband is three years younger than me.
4. I love nature and bird watching.
5. I love playing Texas Hold em Poker and if I do say so myself I am pretty good at it.
6. I am very stubborn. Maybe because my mother is, I come from a German heritage, and I am also a Leo.
7. I did a bit of modeling when I was a teenager.


Now to the five blogs I am passing the award onto. This one was hard, because I have come across a lot of great blogs lately, but I'm only aloud to pick five, so here it goes.






Go check them out they a great!
Jen McLennan




 

5 comments:

  1. Hey Jennifer! Thank you so much for this award! I am flattered :) and it has made my day.

    I hope you continue to enjoy "The Frugal Free Gal" and come back to visit anytime!

    The Frugal Free Gal
    http://frugalfreegal.blogspot.com

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  2. P.S. I love bird watching too. I took a picture recently where I had a cardinal, eastern Blue Jay and a bright yellow bird all sitting by my bird feeder...It was so neat---and I also love birds of prey--like the red tailed hawk!

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  3. Congrats on the well-deserved award! I'm VERY stubborn too but I'd like to think that we're just people with strong wills. LOL!

    Thanks for sharing the award with us, sweetie. You rock!

    Have a nice day!

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  4. Thanks for the shout out! Let's play some Texas Hold 'em!

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