Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tastefully Tuesday...

I know, its Tastefully Tuesday, but I have something fun to share, which after yesterday will make me smile.  Don't worry, nothing tragic yesterday, just a good reminder lesson in manners.  In a nutshell, if you call on Friday to make an appointment to look at a house on Monday afternoon, don't put an offer in on a DIFFERENT house on Saturday then call on the said Monday to cancel the showing.  We spent all weekend cleaning instead of having a nice Easter. I wasn't in a really great mood yesterday, but on the bright side we have a nice clean house where you can eat off the floors if you want.

So here is the part to share, Bernie over at One Mixed Bag and I were chatting one night about awards and how fun they are to get but that they are a bit of work and we giggled that it would be fun to get one that required the recipient do nothing in particular, totally their choice, then it hit us, well gosh, why can't we make that happen?  So here is it folks, the No Hoops Award.  We are giving it to the blogs we read a lot, and in my case some I read but don't comment on a lot because I have been so busy.  When you get your award you MUST do what ever you feel like, you could sing a little diddy, whistle a little tune, dance the happy dance or nothing at all, its your choice.  You can pass it along or just post it on your blog, or you can ignore it, anything goes.

So here are the blogs I would like to give this award to, in no particular order (OK you caught me, they are alphabetical), and if your new here today feel free to grab the award and pass it on to someone or just keep it for yourself.

A Long Way From Texas (She makes me want to move to Ireland... most days)
10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and staying there) (I do try but some days its hard, she helps)
Bags Books and Bon Jovi (Even the name is great)
Cat Chat (I know she is an award free blog space but I wanted her to know I was thinking of her and Cody)
Cat Thoughts (Who's reading is making me sooooo jelous!)
Dogs, Cats and Other Crap I Talk About (One of the best advocates I know for animal rights)
Egg and Twig (Who is causing me to drool almost everyday I read her posts!)
Facing 50 with Humor (I am right on her heels!)
Housecat Confidential (Fin is a great author, and I can't wait for the next book!)
Its a Keeper (Another blog trying to keep my weight up, they even weed out the bad recipes!)
Kat Happy Haven (Because she works harder than anyone I know to take care of injured critters)
Life with Dogs (Who doesn't need a little unconditional love?)
Meet Virgina Designs (Fashionista extraordinaire and fun to read!)
Never Growing Old (Best blog hop host-er ever!)
Photographing New Zealand (I love seeing places I have never been in beautiful pictures)
Shibley Smiles (Great coupons and blog hops!)
Simply Beautiful Veg. (I love reading the adventures of College life and a new appartment from such a nice lady)
The Thrift Shop Romantic (She makes me want to go looking for treasure!)

Have a great Tuesday everyone!!!



  1. Great picks on who to give the award to. I know that I have heard you talk about all these blogs at one time or another. Now that I have links I will have to go hop around.

  2. Thanks for the kind shout out! Have a great day!

  3. Thank you! This is a great award. What is especially great about it is that you and Bernie just thought it up and did it! I love that! So pleased that you thought of me. I'm going to go do exactly what I want to, so that I can be a worthy recipient.

  4. Awww you girls are the best!!! This really made my day! I am so honored! Thank you for thinking of me and congrats to you both for creating something so creative!!! How awesome!!!!!


  5. Hi,

    It's so creative and nice to read.
    I wish you happy days and rewards. Always try to have fun and live it as you like :)


  6. you sooooooooooooooooo made my day!!!! Thank you!!!!! You MUST go to my blog (if you have a moment)....I posted it on the side bar AND linked back to you!!!
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your thoughtfulness and UNDERSTANDING!!

  7. Well this is the best award EVER! It so appeals to Mom's lazy tendencies. Thank you so much for thinking of us CG. We just love to read your blog and are glad you're our friend.

    Fin & Meg

  8. This award is such an awesome idea!! I like that you guys decided to award blogs that you enjoy reading regularly, not just for posting all the time or one exceptional post. Thanks for thinking of us small-timers!

  9. OK - I had a comment but lost power (& internet) because apparently my neighbor & I cannot run our power-hogging Italian washing machines at the same time. Lesson learned. I just came back to thank you for stopping by my blog - nice to meet you!

  10. Gee whiz, golly! Thanks for the award!

    I want you to know that I did a little 'happy dance' to celebrate!!

    betty from Photographing New Zealand

  11. Oh my goodness! Thank you so so much! This just totally made my day. What I love even more about this award is that it has a dog on it!! Lovess!

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  12. Thank you for the award. It is super sweet of you. I'm going to have to add this to my award page. I love that you visit daily, comments or not I'm happy you enjoy my blog.

    Colleen (Shibley Smiles)

  13. Ohhh you are so sweet!! Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy following my blog, I sure do enjoy writing it. It makes me happy to know others find it interesting. Have a great rest of your week!


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