Thursday, May 24, 2012

I have been totally MIA this last week and for that I apologize.  It was strictly because I was near death's door with a horrid stomach bug I wouldn't wish on my very worst enemy.  Ugh.  It was AWFUL!  So much for a fun getaway last weekend.  It was spent in the hotel room most of the time and the longest two hour drive home of my life.  But, when I got home, Sis took such good care of me and tucked me into bed where the critters took shifts snuggling with me.
Luna pretty much never left my side, the little hussy.

So, sorry to have missed a few days.  That being said, I will now be missing some more coming up because I'm headed to Papa's family's family reunion where you're hard pressed to get cell service if you stand on a certain part of the porch on one leg with the phone at a certain angle and DON'T MOVE, let alone have internet service.

With this being the only post this week, I've got a lot to pack in so let's get this love fest started...

Little ol' me was featured on a Pinterest geared blog!  Can you believe it?!  Cynthia @ Oh So Pinteresting did a feature on my Mini Personal Pinterest Challenge Series.  You can read her feature here.  You should check out her blog.  It's great!  She focuses on something I love, bringing Pinterest projects to life.  Pop on over and tell her hi from Jen @ CraftyHomeImprovementMisAdventures.

I won the giveaway Stephy was having over @ From Ice Cream to Belly Rings!  I've never won a giveaway before, so I felt pretty awesome when I got the email that I'd won.  I love Stephy's humor.  Check her out.

Michelle, over at Callia's Corner, gave me a Kreativ Blogger award! She even went as far as to say some nice things about me on her blog.  (I didn't even pay her or anything.)
I love Michelle's blog because she really lets her humor and sass shine through, two things I admire most in a woman!  So, thank you, Michelle, for helping last Friday end with a bigger highlight than the clock striking 5pm.

According to the Kreativ blogger rules, accepting the award includes the following:
1. Thanking the blogger who nominated me to receive the award and providing a link back to their blog (Check!)
2. Sharing 10 things about yourself that bloggers might find interesting!
3. Nominate 6 other bloggers to receive the award and inform them.

"Sharing 10 things about myself that bloggers might find interesting"?  I never know if what I find interesting is what you all find interesting.  So, let's see what I can think of?!
  1. I have 7 tattoos.  When I showed my mom my 5th tattoo she said, and I quote, "Jen, four was trampy, five is downright whorish." and walked away.  The picture to the right is a tattoo on my upper back that I got in remembrance of her after she passed.
  2. I have visited 49 out of the 50 United States.  I still need to get my behind to Hawaii.
  3. I have a horrible history of falling down stairs.  Every single there was no alcohol involved.  For reals.  I simply fall.  It's kind of funny to remember all the stories.
  4. It was a hard lesson to learn, but I am not a dog person anymore. I love the freedom my cats give me, like getting away for a weekend.
  5. I don't have any kids, but I love being an auntie!
  6. I do NOT like jazz music.  It makes me jumpy. 
  7. My nickname as a kid was Mouth because I was sarcastic and talked a lot.  I know this is a shocking revelation.
  8. I can't pull off wearing any hat that I know of.
  9. The sniffles drive me nuts. Like, crazy nuts.  JUST GET A TISSUE AND QUIT SNIFFLING! 
  10. This city girl knows how to drive a Ford 5000 tractor.
  11. You're seeing this correctly, that's me giving Papa a ride in the bucket. 
There you have it!  Now, on to step three...the six blogs I'd like to give a Kreativ Blogger Award to...

Erin @ Shades of Gray and a Pinch of Pink:  Erin is a young, 20-something gal living in NYC.  She's blogs about her adventures and her style and she does it with a great sense of humor.

Suzanne @ Already Right Where I Belong: Suzanne is a young mother, career woman, wife, fashionista (hello, she wore 4-5" heels her entire pregnancy!), and god knows what else.  Her blog covers it all and she does it with the greatest sass.

The Management @ A Prince and Prozac: She's really got a way with words.  Her posts with random pictures and conversations with her boyfriend really crack me up.

Leah @ The Lovely Life of Leah:  OMG, she's a hoot!  She even adds a music selection to some of her posts to give them a theme.  You never know what she's going to say!

Cynthia @ Oh So Pinteresting:  I already told you to check her out, and if you haven't yet, you should.  You'd never know it by looking at her blog with professional look and approach, but she's new to this blogging world.

Megan @ Boots & Beaches: If you can't tell, I seem to be drawn to funny women, and this southern belle is no exception.

Some might say these awards seem like chain letter type things, and I HATE those, but Michelle was right, it's nice to see people complimenting each other, building each other up, instead of trashing each other.  So, let's keep the love going.

Whew!  Now, I'll be leaving in the morning to spend the weekend with Papa and his extended family for our annual family reunion.  It's always an adventure!  Maybe I can catch a few Misadventures on my camera while I'm up there.  If I can, you'll be the first to see them.  That's one rather long post all tied up with a bow.    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, all!



  1. Thanks for making me blog, bitch! So thankful for a .long weekend. Hopefully I'll get some scheduling done

    1. You are most welcome. I figured with a house to unpack, a 1 year old and a husband that you may need something to fill your vast about of free time. Again, you're welcome.

  2. The sniffles make me crazy, too. I also know how to drive a tractor :) high five!

    Thanks for the award love, Jen! I will post a thank-you to you and a link to your lovely blog under my awards page sometime today.

    I hope you're feeling muuccchhh better and that you have an amazing time at the family reunion.

    I also adore that you just called your cat a hussy.

    1. Thanks, love. That was the nice version of what I really call her sometimes. I mean, really! Look at her, all sprawled out on her back like that. I have no idea where she learned it either.

  3. Oh yay how nice of you to think of me and give me such a sweet little introduction!

    49 out of 50 states is a pretty big accomplishment, but you MUST go to Hawaii. It's absolutely stunning.

    1. You are most welcome! Hawaii is on my bucket list for sure!

  4. Jen,
    Thanks for the award and blog love!!!! I'm blushing.... I promise to spread the love.

    Will we get to see the rest of the tattoos? I Love to hear the stories behind them.

    Sometimes I find it kind of liberating when there's no cell service. It's like I'm off my leash for a while. Have a great weekend with the family!

    1. It's liberating until you get to that spot in the driveway where you get decent service and you get 35 emails at once! You are most welcome! You certainly deserve the praise.

      I might post some other pics of the tattos one of these days. :)

  5. Thanks again for featuring me!! I think it's hilarious you were called Mouth, my mom used to (and still does) call me Mouth of the South haha! Have a great Thursday!

    1. You are most welcome, girlie. My mom used to ask me if I felt responsible for filling all the silence in the world. Rude. Have a great holiday weekend!

  6. Congrats Mouth, hahaha (yeah, that was hardly a surprise!)

  7. Love the tractor trailer pic! Fantastic!


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