I’ve Been Tagged: The Top 10 Award

One of my VERY FAVORITE blogs is Nouveau Cheap. Miss G gets some of the earliest scoops on affordable makeup. I sometimes help her too. If I find any brand, new makeup products when I’m out and about for work, I’ll snap up some photos and send them her way. Not only will she share them on her blog but, it’s like finding something cool and having a girlfriend to share it with and squeeeee with you. 🙂

So, I’m very proud to say that Nouveau Cheap has given me an award.

Here’s how it plays:

1) Link back to the person who tagged you
2) Nominate 10 other bloggers

3) List your 10 favorite beauty products
#2 and #3 are going to be hard. But, let me get busy…

1) Just Peachy
2) Kitschy Suburbia
3) Coleyyyful’s Blog
4) For Your Nails Only
5) Manicure Addict
6) Nail Juice
7) Never Unpolished
8) Life and Polish
9) The Swatchaholic
10) That’sSOFresh

10 Favorite Beauty Items (at this moment in time…)

1) Too Face Shadow Insurance
2) Southern Magnolia Minerals Shine Control Finishing Veil
3) Sally Hansen’s Lip Primer
4) Kleancolor’s American Eyedol Shadow in Khaki
5) Smashbox’s Brow Tech
6) Maybelline’s The Falsies Mascara
7) Ulta’s Powder Brush (uses it with #2)
8) Neutrogena’s Norwegian Hand Cream
9) Lumos Top Coat   (has de-throned Seche Vite!)
10) Lush’s Lemony Flutter

Are any of these products on your list? Any you want to try out and see if they make the list?

The Kreativ Blogger Award

Isn’t it cool when you meet someone and you just instantly like them? That’s the way it is with kittypolishnbags. I get to chat with her on Twitter and we trade comments on blogs. And with that, I’m so thrilled that she tagged me with this blogger award…

 She’s a sweetie and you should check out her blog. Seriously, it’s very good.

The rule is to share 10 facts about yourself and then tag 10 other bloggers to do the same.
10 things about me that most of you probably don’t know….

1. I’m allergic to milk and milk products. I’m not lactose intolerant, I just get clogged up sinuses. I hate it too because I love cheese, yogurt and ice cream. I don’t drink cow’s milk anymore but the cheese and ice cream have alluded me. 

2. My husband asked me out on our first day via email. We worked together and always chatted when we worked in the same location. (Our company had three locations.) And when we didn’t work that day together, we would email each other about the day’s events. One night I got an email from him and we had even worked in the same office that day. He asked if I would mind taking our conversations away from work. I was floored. We did go out for our first day very shortly after that. 🙂

3. I have had 3 different Toyota Celicas. The first one I totaled big time. I loved that car so much I ended up buying another one. With that car, a deer jumped out in front of me and I totaled that car. I still wanted a Celica so when I got my third one, my Mom freaked out just knowing that things come in threes. I drove that Celica into the ground having it so long. 🙂

4. I loved wearing nail polish when I was a teen, as well. I couldn’t always wear it often because my Dad gets headaches from the fumes of the polish and even more so from the polish remover. I would have to do my nails outside if I wanted to wear any.

5. I lived in Nashville, TN for 4-1/2 years after being stranded there. I worked as a mobile photographer for a guy who owned ‘Glamour with Panache.’ I did a 3 week gig for him in Denver and Colorado Springs. He already owed me back pay but said he’d pay me that and pay me well for coming out and doing the Colorado gig. I got out there and he did pay me the back pay. However, he never paid me the $8K he owed me from the $28K I made for him. I didn’t find this out until I traveled back to Nashville where my work partner was from. There I was; stranded. Even after going to court and winning, he never paid me. Ass hat!

6. I do not like to wear flip flops. Ugh on having something between my toes!

7. My nickname for my husband is ‘Peeps.’ When I ask him something, he will look at me with wide eyes and blink a few times quickly. I started to tease him by saying ‘peep, peep, peep’ when he did that Then I just moved into calling him ‘Peeps’.

8. I’m the oldest of three siblings. I have a younger brother who lives in Denver with his family. And, I have a sister, the baby of us, that lives in Dallas. Oh, and let’s just say ‘Big sisters RULE!’

9. I use to teach nutrition classes. The subject matter was so cool, I ended up getting a doctorate in naturopath sciences. I took various types of classes on nutrition to earn my degree.

10. I love to wear boots. There’s a line in a Stevie Nick’s song that says something to the fact that she wears her boots all year-round. I would too if the weather allowed. I do know I own too many pairs for living in Central Florida.  Boooo! 🙁

And here is who I tag:

1: Imperfectly Painted
2: Kitschy Suburbia
3: For Your Nails Only
4: Just Peachy
5: Ice Queen’s Nail Parlour
6: Nicoletta’s Beauty Space
7: What a Bind
8: Trace Face Philes
9: The Chain Nail
10: Polish Sis

Stylish Blogger Award or, Self-Promotion

I have awarded myself the Stylish Blogger Award!!!  No, I’m so not a stylish blog.  I can talk about style but my style isn’t what I’d call trendy.  In fact, I feel I have to work really hard to not settle into a soccer-mom style.  Nothing wrong with that look, just not the one I, personally, want.
So these are the rules to the Award:
1. Thank and link the person who gave it to you
She didn’t give it to me; I’m sort of borrowing it. 😉 This is That’s SO Fresh.  She does create some fun nail art.  And, she has a giveaway going on of her own.
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself
1.  I have a Sixth Sense that scares other people and amuses me. (No, I don’t see dead people.)
2.  I am into Kettlebells.  This is a great total body/total cardio workout.
3.  One of the jobs that I do takes me into 2 different county jails. I am always escorted so I feel totally safe.  But it is an experience.
4.  I have a bestie that lives in Indiana.  I have known her for over 8 years.  But I have never actually seen her or talked with her.  It’s been all through emails.
5.  I love to paint rooms.  I find it relaxing.  That’s really curious.
6.  Kinuko Craft is one of my favorite artist.  This painting is the one I have over my bed.
7.  I love reading the ‘actual’ stories by the Brothers Grimm.  They are way different than the watered down versions we grew up with as kids.                                                                            

3. Give the Award to 15 other bloggers and let them know about it
I’m going to cheat.  I’ve seen this award on other blogs that I follow.  So, if you have read this, haven’t been awarded this, and have a blog, you are IT!  Take it and share with your followers.  Have fun. 🙂

One Lovely Blog Award

Tara, owner of For Your Nails Only, gave me a blog award.  I’m flattered and honored.

I love it that there are pink roses in this one.  Very pretty.
And talking about pretty, do visit Tara’s blog.  She is a master of nail art.  I’m hooked into seeing what she’ll come up with next.

Passing on the goodness, I award the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ to:
Just Peachy
Jeweled Thumb
Lacquered Lizard

Thank you all for giving me inspiration and friendship.

I Got A Versatile Blogger Award

Megan at Kitschy Suburbia awarded me with a Versatile Blogger Award.

There are some guidelines to be followed to accept this cool award.

The Rules: Tell us 7 things about you then tag 6 other blogs for this award.
(Do you love these types of awards so you can safely snoop about a blogger?!)

1:  My blog’s mascot, Libby, is named after an instructor from The Firm, DVD home workout series.  Libby appears in a series that was produced at the beginning of 2002.  She was the modifier who would show the exercises at an easier level.  The lead instructor would often say ‘Beginners, follow Libby!’  I loved the name.

2:  I had a total hip replacement 3 years ago this coming March.  I damaged it when I was 20 years old in a car accident.  My current doctor said I probably fractured it but it didn’t show up on the X-rays back then.  When it was discovered that the joint was deteriorating, doctors said they would put replacing it off as long as possible because I was so young.  So, for my entire adult life I had lived with the pain.  Then finally 2-1/2 years ago, I threw my hands up in the air and said ‘that’s it!’  I found an awesome doctor who did a newer procedure that would not give me movement limitations.  I was out of the hospital in 3 days. I was doing some merchandising 15 days afterwards.  Got total clearance from my doctor in 5 weeks.  I’m living pain free, able to walk without a limp, run if I want to.
The first time I did the Pigeon Pose in yoga, I cried.  When I sat cross-legged for the first time in 26 years, I wept with joy.

3:  I’ve never drank coffee.  In fact, I can’t stand the smell of it.  I’m a tea drinker.  Chai Latte is my very favorite.

4:  I bought a house outside of Nashville that used to be a church.  A contractor had purchased it and renovated it.  His wife decided she wanted to move to Arizona.  So he sold it.  It is a very cool house!

5:  I am an infomercial addict.  When I get up early, early in the morning, I’ll scan the channels looking for something new.  I am totally fascinated by the rhetoric they use, more than the product.  If you can learn the way they use words, you’ll learn how to be persuasive.

6:  I lived 7 years without a TV.  For several of those years, I traveled with my job and either lived on the road or, was home only on weekends so I didn’t need it.  So, don’t confuse not having one with not watching one.

7:  As a kid, I loved spending time in my bedroom.  I love to read.  I wrote poetry, made drawings and paintings, played my guitar, and organized my small collection of books into the Dewey decimal system.  When I got into trouble and got grounded, my parents couldn’t ground me to my room.  They grounded me OUT of my bedroom to spend the evening WITH the family and watch TV.  I hated that!

Here are some blogs I adore:

Just Peachy
Do Not Refreeze
For Your Nails Only
Imperfectly Painted
Polish Insomniac
All You Desire

Gosh, there are many more as well.  Just check out my blog roll!

Tagged For Sunshine Award

This has been the most fun hobby I have ever had!  It’s so addicting to not only creating a new post but to read allllll the wonderful and creative nail blogs out there.  Here’s one that is new to my list of favorites: For Your Nails Only.  You have got to go over to Tara’s blog.  Talk about a creative and unique place!  I’m always excited when she tweets that she’s posted something new.

Then….she sends me a Sunshine Award.  I feel gushy when someone I admire comes to see what I’m up to. 🙂

Here’s the guidelines:

1. Save the image above and post it on your own blog.
2. Pass the award on to 12 fellow bloggers.
3. Link the nominees
4. Let nominees know they have won this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person you received this award from.
Here’s my fellow bloggers I tag:
What a fine group of bloggers!  
When you go over to Tara’s Blog, tell her she’s got company in being a ‘cornball’….me!  😉

Sweet Friends Award

Here is the cute Sweet Friends award I got from Steph at Imperfectly Painted.  Steph lives in the same city as I do and we are going to get together soon.  However, I already know she’s a sweetheart.  And she has a spot-on blog too.  Check it out.

The Rules:
1. Post who gave you this award
2. State 10 things you like
3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment

10 Things I Like:
1-The Smell of My Kittehs; Yes, They Do Smell Good
2-Starbucks Chai Tea
3-Open Windows at Night
4-Buttered Popcorn at the Movies
5-Snuggling Up with An Afghan My Mom Made Me
6-Cute Skull and Crossbones with a Pink Bow
7-Scary Movies
8-Someone to Go With Me to Scary Movies
10-Waking Up After A Good Night’s Sleep

A Polish Problem
All You Desire
Also Known As…
Babbling Brooke
Body and Soul
Do Not Refreeze
Painted Lady Fingers
Candy Coated Tips
Deez Nailz

Each of these blogs have inspired me and have made me feel welcome in joining blog world.  Thanks, bunches, ladies! 😀

My First Blog Award

My cute follower and friend, Steph, who has Imperfectly Painted passed on to me my first blog award!  Whoo Hoo!  And it’s soooo cute!

Check out all the ‘pinkness!’ 🙂
So, I’m passing on this award to 10 sweet bloggers.

Jeweled thumb
Babbling Brooke
My Simple Little Pleasures
Getcha Nails Did
Susie’s Home and Hobbies
Lacquer Laine
Addicted To All Things Pretty
Concrete And Nail Polish
A Day In The Life Of Doll Face

Make a post about the award including the picture and mention the person who gave it to you.

Put the award on your blog.

Let your nominated 10 know you’ve awarded them by leaving a comment.