Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday & An Award

Yep, you read that right.  I just got my first ever blog award (The Sugar Doll Award) from The Tale of a Southern Belle - thanks so much!  If you haven't met her yet, go check out her blog and wish her a big ol' congrats on her recent engagement!

The rules are pretty simple - thank the person who gave it to you, share 10 things about yourself, and then nominate 10 newly found bloggers.  So, here we go!
  1. I'm a first time mom-to-be.  Baby J is expected to make her appearance around 12/5/2010.
  2. I have a Hemingway cat.  He has 7 toes (including opposable thumbs) on each of his front paws.
  3. I have been white-water rafting in Alaska.
  4. I love to scuba dive, but I'm terrified of sharks and drowning.
  5. If I could convince the husband to pick up and move anywhere in the world it would be to Grand Cayman; anywhere in the country would be NYC.
  6. I love boy bands from the 1990s/early 2000s, can still sing along to every song they ever released, and get super excited when I hear one.
  7. I broke my back sledding in January.
  8. I thought all through college that I wanted to live in Atlanta when I grew up until I had an interview there and had to drive through downtown during rush hour (this may constitute one of the single scariest moments of my life).
  9. When I was about 2 years old I got lost in the mall and (after I got older obviously and watched the movie) I always feared I was going to see myself on a milk carton somewhere and be told that my family wasn't really my family afterall - this is completely crazy, I know (especially since I am the spitting image of my mother), but I thought it anyway!
  10. One of my dreams in life is to purchase an old abandonned Victorian-style home and completely restore it.  Now, if you actually know me and the husband you will know how crazy this sounds because (a) I get a lot of ideas in my head about things that I think I can do only to try them and realize I have no clue and (b) the husband, bless his heart, doesn't have a DIY bone in his body,nor does he ever want one (he much prefers to pay someone else to come do whatever it is).
Now you know a little more about me (probably more than you really want to, but hey)!  I tag the following lovely ladies:
  1. Groovin' With the Grizas
  2. Life in the Fulmer Lane
  3. Simply Smithwick
  4. The Seattle Smiths
  5. Running in High Heels
  6. The Survival Guide for the Young, Fabulous & Newlywed
  7. West Sac Honey
  8. Live.Love.Laugh
  9. A Wedding Story
  10. Cream & Cotton
Now on to Taylor's Top 2 Tuesday!

This week's topic is top 2 things you want to purchase.

1.  A new house.  I get this itch every few months and then the husband finds a way to change my mind. 
     Don't get me wrong, I like our house (and will even more once the painters are finished and the floors are
     done), but I want a little more land, a little more house, and a little better location.

Image found here

2.  A kitchen renovation (really just countertops and appliances).  I figure if I can't get #1 then I'll settle for
     this.  Our house was built in 1999 and we have the original almond colored appliances and shiny laminate
     countertops.  I really want to upgrade to stainless steel and granite - unfortunately, this may have to wait
     until after Baby J arrives.

   Image found here


Stephanie said...

Would love your #2.

Miss Chelsea said...

Thanks for the award! I'm in the middle of a blog switching mess (from Cream&Cotton to HelloMissChelsea but I will try to remember to play along!!

How was white water rafting in Alaska?? That sounds exhilerating!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Hey Lady! Thanks for the award :) I'm your newest follower!