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Leibster Blog Award


This day keeps getting better.  Not only is it Saturday, we found out our Rainbow is measuring a full week ahead of schedule and I’ve also been nominated for the Leibster Blog Award by Cristina from Diary of a Desert Fox.

So here is how it works.  Once you’ve been nominated, you have to post 11 things about yourself, answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you and pass it on.  Choose 11 people to award and create 11 questions for them.


  • I have a thing about series, books, movies, tv shows etc.  Once I start I have to finish them even if they are horrible.  Sometimes it’s a good things, sometimes it’s self-inflicted torture.
  • I have to order things from biggest to smallest.  The books on our shelves are arranged and I will take the time to line them up.  It drives Hubby crazy, but it gives me some sense of peace.  I’m weird, I know.
  • Broccoli is my favourite vegetable.  My mom said when I was a child I would eat it out of the bag before we would even get to the cash.
  • I have an eclectic taste in music.  On my music player you will find country, classic rock, celtic, R&B, Popand even bagpipe music.
  • I have not listened to the radio in over 2 years.  I dislike a majority of today’s music.  Too processed and packaged in my opinion.
  • I had a psychic tell me I would die at the age of 80 by the way of heart attack.
  • I share a birthday with John Grisham and Jules Verne.
  • I’m a Daddy’s Girl through and through.
  • My daughter is named after my sisters.
  • Fuzzy Peaches, Lik-a-Maid’s and Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups are my favourite candy.
  • My daughter was born on Rememberance Day and our Rainbow is due on Father’s Day.


  • Why do you blog? I started blogging in 2012 that combined by two favourite passions, writing and being a mom.
  • What advice would you give to a new writer? Set time aside everyday and write.  It could be about nothing in particular, just keep writing.
  • Why do you think I nominated you? What a loaded questions LOL I’m not sure, maybe because you have a Mom & Baby section on your blog as well.
  • What’s your favorite way to escape? Going for a walk and listening to music and tuning the world out.  Reading is another great escape for me.
  • If I were to spend 24 hours in your city/country, where would you advise I go? Anywhere downtown.  Toronto has so much to offer.  Queen West is always a treat, so is Yonge Dundas Square and not to mention the ROM, CN Tower, Steamwhistle Brewery and the AGO.
  • I know I haven’t heard it all. Tell me a funny/weird/unexpected question you’ve been asked while in a foreign country. While traveling in Spain, I was asked if Canadians really ‘believe’ that the War of 1812 really happened.
  • What is your fondest memory? Prior to my dad going back to school to become a Geological Surveyor, he used to drive Big Rigs.  He used to take me on week long trips.  We’d travel all over Ontario and Quebec, go to restaurants, talk and listen to music.  My earliest memory is of me in the truck.  He was sleeping in the bunks and I was 2 years old and I woke up and started playing with the air brakes.  They were in the shapes and colours of blue triangles, red square and yellow hexagon.  So in my defense, it wasn’t my fault.
  • What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done? I’m all about self-preservation, but a friend once convinced me to go into the sketchiest bar in Toronto (in my opinion).  It was in a dangerous area where shootings and stabbings were common, but she lived in the area and felt comfortable.  Walking in, the people at the door warned us we “were at the wrong bar”.  I have never been so terrified before in my life.  I was certain we would be attacked.
  • What is the one thing you have always wanted to do but never have? Do a poetry reading.  I have a terrible fear of speaking in public.  I once went to a book reading of one of my favourite author’s and got up the nerve to ask her a question, but I ended up blurting it out quickly and then ran away.  When she signed my book, I stuttered uncontrollably.
  • What song defines your life? Midnight Train by Journey.  I wouldn’t say any one song defines my life, but it’s definitely very relevant.  I am from a small town and lived on a farm and my Hubby is a city boy through and through.  Also, whenever that song comes on, our daughter starts dancing uncontrollably and at a restaurant once she started fist pumping in her booster seat.
  • If you were an animal, what would you be and why? A tiger.  There is something majestic about them that has always interested me.

My 11 Nominations

  1. Boldlyblessed.wordpress.com
  2. Notsotubular.wordpress.com
  3. Lovingsweetisabelleskye.wordpress.com
  4. Mistyrennquist.wordpress.com
  5. Skrohde.wordpress.com
  6. Skeyezthelimits.wordpress.com
  7. Urbanwallart.wordpress.com
  8. CharlieandPearl.wordpress.com
  9. Fun4learning.wordpress.com
  10. Mommyhasissues.com
  11. Alotonyourplate.wordpress.com


  • If you were President of the World, what laws would you make?
  • If you were a Superhero, what power would you have?
  • What would your dream holiday be?
  • What do you find rewarding about blogging?
  • Do you think that cursive writing is a skill all children should have?
  • If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
  • What would be your best achievement to date?
  • If you could, would you want to be a celebrity?
  • When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • Why did you start blogging?
  • If you could ask your future self 1 question, what would it be?


Five Things I Want to Achieve This November


I know I’m a little behind on this but things have been absolutely chaotic at our castle these days.  I’ve been training new staff at our head office, Hubby refurbished the Princess’ dressers and I’ve been eyeballs deep in party planning.  But here is the 5 things I would like to achieve this month.

  1. Plan a fantastic 4th Birthday for the Princess.
  2. Plan a romantic night for me and Hubby’s 6 year anniversary.
  3. Post more frequently than I did last month.
  4. Craft something for the upcoming holidays.
  5. Plan a Girl’s Day for me and the Princess.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!


It is Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for.  While I have lots and lots of things to be thankful for, I have come up with a list of the most important.

  1. Hubby and Princess.  Here are two of the most important people in my life and I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them.  Hubby is my rock, my best friend, my other half, the ying to my yang.  We’ve been together for 6 years and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with him.  And Princess.  What to say about Princess.  She is my everything.  I didn’t know how much love you could feel for another human being until she was born.  She’s the very reason for this blog.
  2. Extended Family.  I have a great support system with other family members.  I have wonderful parents and two sisters and their partners that I call my immediate family.  They have seen me at my best and worst and I have so many wonderful memories of them.  I also have wonderful in-laws and cousins, aunts, and uncles.  Family means so much to me and I want to let them all know how thankful I am to have them in my life.
  3. Friends.  My friends have had such an amazing impact on my life.  Some I have know for over a decade, and some for only a short while, but whether big or small, their impact has made me a better person.
  4. Good Health.  Sometimes this is often overlooked as something to be grateful for, but after going through so much with infertility, I am thankful for my health otherwise being intact and sound.  My heart is strong and my mind is sharp.
  5. The Necessities.  I am a simple person.  I don’t need fancy clothes or a big house.  I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, food in the fridge, money in the bank, air in my lungs, clothes on my back, a job to go to and great people to surround myself with.
  6. YOU!!!! To all my wonderful followers, I am thankful that you still find the time to read this blog and have an interest in what I have to say.  So I wish you all a very wonderful Thanksgiving!


I’m Thankful for all my Followers


I started this blog as a pet project, something I could do in my spare time, but I never expected to have to amazing followers I have.  You all take the time to read, like and comment on my posts and I just want to say how much I appreciate it all.  So here is a big shout out to all of my followers for Thanksgiving and just know I am thankful!  There is no particular order, some of you have been following me since the beginning, others only recently, but regardless, you have my biggest thanks.

Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award


I have been nominated for another award by Jennifer at Parentista.  A big thanks to Jennifer for nominating me and here are a few things about me.

  1. When I was in highschool, I wanted to be a Forensic Scientist
  2. My favourite book is “Jacob Have I Loved” by Katherine Paterson
  3. I am a notorious knuckle cracker, it’s a fierce habit that I have thus far been unable to break
  4. I still call my almost four year old “Baby Girl”
  5. I prefer cuddling in the morning when I’m waking up, not when I’m trying sleep
  6. I was a die hard Backstreet Boy fan when I was a pre-teen and the last concert I went to of theirs was when I was pregnant with my daughter
  7. I have a very dry, sarcastic sense of humour

Here are the blogs that I nominate;

  1. http://clotildajamcracker.wordpress.com/
  2. http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/
  3. http://justinawei.wordpress.com/
  4. http://blog.shoesonthewrongfeet.com/
  5. http://amayajoyfonville.wordpress.com/
  6. http://lifeloveandlydia.wordpress.com/
  7. http://canadianmommytime.wordpress.com/

If you’ve been nominated above, here’s what you have to do:

*Post the awards on blog

*Thank the blog/blogger for the nomination

*List seven things about yourself

*Nominate seven bloggers for the award