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Squirrely Blogger Award

I’ve Won Another Award!

The Squirrely Blogger Award

Sometimes the adjectives weird, squirrely, or quirky can have a bad connotation, but I think they are great words full of character and personality. I have always been drawn to the quirky characters in books, TV shows, and movies; I just find them so interesting and fun. That is probably one of the main reasons I love The Gilmore Girls so much. How could I pass up a town loaded to the brim with quirky characters.

I thoroughly enjoy having quirky friends. They add some spice and verve to life. One of my newer blogger friends has nominated me for this AMAZING award… The Squirrely Blogger Award. Isn’t that awesome? I am so honored. Thank you, Missy! Be sure you stop by and check out Missy’s blog…

Missy Homemaker is a versatile blog with a unique voice and some really great features, such as, Monday’s With Peanut, and my favorite, Underdog Wonderblog!

Here are the RULES for accepting this award:

  1. Display the Award Photo
  2. Link to the person who nominated you for the award
  3. List 7 Squirrely Things about yourself
  4. Nominate some other bloggers

7 Squirrely Things About Me!

  1. I can take a long time to order a meal at a restaurant. I need to know what all is on it, and I want a lot of it put on the side. I’m kind of like Sally in that 1989 Meg Ryan/Billy Crystal movie When Harry Met Sally. (my friends even took to calling me Sally for a while). What?


  2. My linen closet has to be perfectly in order. Everything needs to be folded the same and turned and stacked with the folds and edges going the same directions.
  3. When we play games, I can’t help myself but to straighten out the decks of cards or center the games pieces on their spaces.
  4. When I get my truck back from being worked on (oil change, tire rotation, etc), I have to wipe down the keys, steering wheel and column, center console, inside door handle and arm rest with antibacterial wipes before I can start up the truck and get going.
  5. I like napkins! I have a five napkin system: one over each leg, one across the middle, one that’s folded in half and tucked on my lap to use for wiping my mouth, and of course, one for my silverware to sit on at the table. Sometimes the waitress will bring me extras, then I have some for guest napkins. *grin*


  6. I have a hard time sitting still. I am always moving even if it’s just a little bit: moving my leg, rocking, whatever.
  7. I can’t do public speaking. I hate it, and get so nervous. But, I love to sing karaoke… ok, singing karaoke is quirky all in itself.


So, I’m taking from this list that I’m Cute and Sassy, and an absolute Genius! LOL

And the new Nominees are:

Stephanie @ From the Burbs to the Boonies
Kathryn @ Kathryn Tall & Strong
Kristen @ The Road to Domestication
Elizabeth @ Rocks, No Salt Mommy
Rochelle @ Rochelle Barlow

These are some great blogs. Check out these nominees for some real fun, creative ideas, heartwarming stories, super organization tips, and some recipes that will knock your socks off! And this month, you can even learn a foreign language. I can’t wait to find out a little more about my zany friends!

What Quirky tendencies do you have?

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Ach, Du Liebster!

I’ve Won the Liebster Award!

I was nominated for this lovely award by Holly over at…
You should definitely take the time to check out her blog for tasty healthful recipes and much more. I am really honored, thank you, Holly!

If you don’t already know, the Liebster Award is a fun survey to get to know and acknowledge some of the blogs with few followers. Once you’ve been nominated, you pass this lovely award on to other blogs. Here’s how it works:

After receiving the nomination, the blogger must:

1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger;
2. Share 11 random facts about yourself;
3. Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you;
4. List 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers (as best as you can tell based on the info provided!). They should be bloggers that you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love!
5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers that you nominated to answer; and
6. Let all of the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated.  You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you.

11 Random Things About Me:

  1. When I was 4-years-old, I announced to my family that, “Chickens are made of feathers!”
  2. I once ran over a little boy’s RC Car the day after Christmas.
  3. I was a Cheerleader/Songleader in High School.
  4. My favorite place to relax at home is on the swing in the garden on a warm day.
  5. A Bubble Bath with a good book and a glass of wine…yes, please!
  6. I love Harry Potter… books, movies, games, treats… anything Harry!
  7. My friend/lab partner and I blew a hole through the science lab wall into the girls bathroom.
  8. I have had cats, rabbits, and dogs as pets.
  9. Raccoons love my yard. They hang out daytime and nighttime and steal my sprinklers.
  10. I have hazel eyes.
  11. I love going to cozy and quaint tea shops for afternoon tea.

11 Questions:

1. What’s your favorite meal of the day — breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Definitely Dinner…prime rib, yum!
2. What’s your favorite fruit? Raspberries
3. When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Princess
4. What quality do you find most attractive in others? Truthfulness
5. What’s your favorite sport? Ice Skating
6. Gold or silver? Gold
7. What’s your favorite candy? Anything with Chocolate and Caramel!!!
8. What’s your favorite online shopping website? I don’t do much of this, but I guess, Amazon
9. What’s your pet peeve? When people spell the words, ‘a lot’ as one word instead of two.
10. Winter, spring, summer or fall? I love them all, but my favorites are probably Summer and Fall
11. How many pairs of shoes do you have? Not as many as I did have last week! I took a lot to Goodwill.

And now for My 11 Nominees:
(Nominees, please answer the same questions I did.)

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Coming Tomorrow, August 14th…
X-ray of a Blog pt. 2

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It’s A Sunny Day!

The Sunshine Award ~ How Lovely!

My beautiful new friend, Kristen from The Road to Domestication, presented me with this wonderful award… #3 for my new blog, Life With Lorelai. Thank you so very much.

This award has circulated around as a bit of a “digital high five” letting a blogger know their posts brighten your day! How fun is that?!

Here are the Rules for Accepting the Nomination:

Include award logo in a post or on your blog (see it up there?)

Link to the person who nominated you – the lovely Kristen over at The Road to Domestication!

Answer 10 questions about yourself. Kristen didn’t leave me any questions, but feel free to ask away.

Nominate 10 of your favorite bloggers to receive the award! Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated!

10 Questions for My Nominees:

  1. What is your favorite movie?
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla?
  3. What was your favorite book as a child?
  4. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
  5. What was the last text you sent?
  6. Gold or Silver?
  7. What was the funniest thing you ever did as a child?
  8. What was the last restaurant you went to?
  9. Do you karaoke?
  10. What is your favorite board game?

And the Nominees are:

Be sure to check out this blogs…
They will bring a little Sunshine to your day!

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You Calling Me Versatile? I Resemble That!

It’s a Happy Saturday! Looky what I woke up to

How cool is that? This is my second Blog Award…I’m so excited and very honored! In my About Lorelai Page, I mentioned that, “This blog will be a varietal smorgasbord of topics,” so really this is a perfect award for Life With Lorelai.

Thanks, thanks, thanks, go to Little Miss Madison and her awesome mom, Amanda, at Growing Up Madison for nominating me for this Award! Check out Madison’s Blog…it has a clever voice, and offers loads of fun and some really great tips too.

Accepting the Award ~

To accept this grand award, I need to Nominate 15 Blogs for this award, and let you know 7 Things About Me. So here goes the easy part…

And the Nominees Are ~

Kristen @ The Road To Domestication

Kathryn @ Kathryn, Tall & Strong

Elizabeth @ Rocks, No Salt Mommy

Heather @ The Welcoming House

Tammy @ Zucchini Summer

Lisa @ The Walking Tourist

Stephanie @ Barksdale Blessings

Angela @ Household Savvy

Jennifer @ Liv, Laugh, Love

Amber @ Tales of Domestica

Terra @ Life As A Field Trip

Nicole @ Momma On Wheels

Stephanie @ From the Burbs to the Boonies

Brandi @ Finding the Path for Me

Linda @ Simply…Linda

Congratulations to all of you! I look forward to reading more of your wonderful blog  posts.

Now, onto the 7 Things About Me ~

  1. When my mind won’t shut off at night and let me sleep, I turn on one of my favorite movies (volume low) and listen to it. It relaxes me and allows my brain to focus on that and let me fall asleep. A few of my favorite go to movies are: The Holiday, Leap Year, 27 Dresses, and The Wedding Date.
  2. I celebrated my 8th, 13th, and 16th birthdays in Europe.
  3. I am very good with directions. Rory and I went to Pittsburgh and drove all over the place without getting lost. We had a really great trip, considering we went for medical reasons. (I might have to write a post about that trip).
  4. I was a florist (owned my own shop for almost 7 years) and a property manager before becoming a stay-at-home mom.
  5. My favorite colors are: a soft buttery/lemony yellow, red, and lavender.
  6. I was a songleader/cheerleader in high school.
  7. My first car was a two-toned blue Chevy Citation that I got for my 17th birthday. I drove that car for 12-years!

Well, that’s about it folks… I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Don’t forget to check out the Blogs above, and come back and tell me how much you enjoy them, cuz I know you will!

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It’s An Epically Awesome Day…

Life With Lorelai received its first

Blog Award!

Thank you, Angela Reeder, of Faith In Mommyhood for the very kind nomination. There are four things I need to do in order to accept this lovely award. 1. Display the Logo; 2. Link back to the person who nominated me – thanks again, Angela; 3. Share 10 Things about myself; and 4. Nominate up to 10 Blogs for this Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness.

You can find 10 Things About Me on my About Lorelai Page, but here are ten more…

  1. I like to cook, especially with fresh ingredients from my herb and vegetable gardens.
  2. I am a writer of novels (Children’s Fantasy and Adult Cozy Mystery genres).
  3. I love to decorate for home or entertaining.
  4. My lab partner and I blew up the science lab in high school.
  5. I like to organize things. All things – closets, drawers, parties, you name it.
  6. I’ve had three HORRID pregnancies.
  7. I was a competitive ice skater.
  8. Themed parties are a specialty of mine.
  9. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Orange County, California my entire life.
  10. I like to play games – board games, cards, bunco, anything…love them!

And the Nominees are…

  1. I Am Meg & So Can You!
  2. Have Apron…Will Bake
  3. Joyful Thrifty Home
  4. The Giggling Trucker’s Wife
  5. PopCosmo
  6. Life With Rory
  7. Lindsay Rae – Mama extraordinaire

Congratulations to all of the nominees. Be sure to check out these fabulous blogs!

Coming up soon on Life With Lorelai: OMG…What Were You Thinking!

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