Thursday, 24 March 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

On Wednesday, I was kindly awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by Happy Mommy of Two. My very first award! This is quite exciting for a "newbie" like me! :) Thank you Happy Mommy of Two, who was awarded this award from Shopping To Scale.

So, if you are named a Stylish Blogger, there are four things you are asked to do.

1. Thank and link back to Happy Mommy of Two the person/persons who awarded you this award. I'm new to blogging, so I apologize if I didn't do this correctly! :)

2. Share 7 things about yourself ~

  • I grew up with three brothers, and now I have three boys of my own and one step-son. :)
  • The states I've lived in are: North Dakota, Nevada, Hawaii, California, and Minnesota.
  • I grew up on a farm near Finley, North Dakota where the population used to be around 600 people. I'm not sure what it's at these days?! I had an incredible childhood growing up in such a small community.
  • I used to be an elementary teacher before becoming a full-time mom.
  • I love shopping for shoes and vehicles...and that's it! :)
  • I love all kinds of music, but currently my favorite is Pop (great for my running).
  • I could live on pizza and chocolate...oh, and Nacho Cheese Doritos! :)

3. Then award 5-15 blogs that you follow. These blogs some of my favorites...check them out!

Across the Pond with the Loeckens

Happy Homemaker UK

A Day in the Life of a Hockey Wife

Africa, My Africa

Robynne's Nest


Hines-Sight Blog

One Blondes Ramblings

Three Mango Seeds

4. Contact the bloggers and let them know of their reward! :) Now go and encourage a blogger! :) Thank you for reading!



  1. Congrats!
    Newest follower from the You Like Me! friday blog hop
    Come return the visit when you have the chance :)
    The Sleppery Mind

  2. Congratulations, Joann! I love your blog! You deserve it!

    Thank you for awarding me too! You have some great blogs listed - off to check out the new ones :). Have a great weekend! XOL

  3. PS I like your countdown button on the sidebar ;)

  4. Happy friday blog hop! I am your newest follower,
    congratulations on the award BTW.

  5. Thank you so much for awarding me this. I appreciate it. I need to do a travel post this weekend, but I will get to this. Thank you so much. Leigh

  6. Awww...thank you! Happy Friday to me! Just posted my Stylish Blogger Award. ;)

  7. Definitely chocolate, not sure about the pizza though!! I'm a farmer so growing up on a farm to me, is heavenly. It's exactly what my daughter is doing.

    Found you on You Like Me Friday Blog Hop. Have a great weekend.
    CJ xx

  8. Congrats on your award!
    I'm following from the blog hop.
    I'd love a follow back at

  9. Hi there! Thanks so much for the visit - I'm following you back :)

  10. Hi Jo, thanks for the award...looks like a lot of fun. This blogging thing has been great fun...I'm really enjoying meeting new people like yourself and hearing their stories. Being an expat can be exciting, challenging, lonely and hearing funny stories from fellow expats...well it really helps when I'm feeling a bit homesick. Congratulations on your award deserve it! Robx

  11. Not sure about your food choices, but congrats on your award, Jo! hehe! :-)


  12. Thanks so much for passing this award on to me! So sweet!

  13. It has taken me a while, but I passed on the award! Thanks again for it! Nice to find some new blogs to read!