Monday, April 11, 2011

What you don't know...

I'm a total slacker... I've been tagged twice now for the Stylish Blogger Award, and feel horribly guilty in not fulfilling my reigning duties.  Not for lack of appreciation, but just busy like a mother runner.  It's now race/rest week, but more important, my kiddos are at the grandparents for fun week... and suddenly I have so... much... free... time. 

So without further ado... Thank you Jess @ Miss Little Runshine and Adam @ I Am Boring for honoring me with the Stylish Blogger Award.  Go visit them - Jess is truly a ray of sunshine, and Adam is anything but boring!

Stylish Blogger Award rules:
Once awarded, you must share 7 random things about yourself, 
the more bizarre and random, the better from what I read. 
Then of course, immediately give away the award by tagging other Stylish Bloggers.
So here goes...

1.  I spent a semester abroad in college.  Some kids do cool trips to Spain and France... Yeah, I went to Poland... in the winter.  I was a political science major, and eastern Europe was going through pretty important changes in the 1990's.  It was a great educational trip... in which a Pink Floyd concert in Prague was the highlight, but I do still remember how to say beer in Polish (pivo)!  Hey, I was 19 years old...

2.  I have practically a full gym at home in the basement, and yet I still pay a gym membership.  Can you say Child Care Room!?!  A little slice of mommy sanity.  :)

3.  I "baked" my way through college!  Seriously, I paid college tuition by working in bakeries. I first started at the local bakery when I was 14 years old.  During college, I worked full time at the Perkins bakery, as well as the local grocery store.  Today, I still do cake decorating as a hobby and charity fundraiser.  I donate proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Memorial-Peoria to help fight breast cancer.  Check out my Facebook Cake Photo Album.

4.  I got married twice to the same guy... and never divorced.  After two years of dating, my man got notice of a year-long deployment with the Air Force.  The smart man he was, he swept me down to the courthouse and put a ring on it before he left.  We spent our first year apart as newlyweds.  When he returned home, we had a big old-fashioned Catholic wedding and reception.

5.  I was a band geek in high school.  All the cool people were doing it.  I played the wood clarinet.  I know, you're looking at the big hair and the white hoop earrings... Again, it was cool back then.  :)

6. My favorite color is YELLOW, and yet I never wear clothes in that color. Although, I do have a yellow iPhone cover.  And if I ever get a convertible, it would be bright yellow!

7.  I'm a horrible procrastinator.  I love calendars, live by deadlines, and am pretty darn good at completing tasks in a pinch.  Today... it's TAXES!  With four days to go, it just might be the earliest I ever file!

Last but not least, I pass on the Stylish Blogger Award by recognizing these "IT" bloggers... 
 Pay it forward ladies...


  1. #7 thank god I am not the only in this boat! So doing my taxes on teh 15th and stamping them at midnight. I swear one of these days I will get better.. I will be a productive slacker! Congrats on the award :)

  2. Thanks for the nom! Love your 7 random things - I am a terrible baker, unless I need to make a single layer cake ask for much more and its a big fail

  3. Congrats on the Stylish Blogger Award. Love learning all about my fellow bloggers. Love you new favicon.

  4. It's good to know more about you.
    I look forward to checking out these blogs. Thanks!

  5. I was a band geek too!

    So impressed with the fact that you started baking at age 14! Such a great skill to have since you can use it for pleasure & to earn $.
    Thanks for sharing ;)

  6. wow, baking through college? very impressive :)

    Congrats on your award!

  7. haha...Looking at your photos, we might be close to the same age. =D

  8. your cakes are gorgeous! very impressive! if only i lived closer :)

  9. Oh these pics are AWESOME!!!! I love your band pic the best!!!

    When will you audition for cupcake wars???? :)

  10. Love these! I played the clarinet!! I quit though! haha

    Oh my! I LOVE your cakes! I love baking! I need to get back into it!

  11. Great photos! I didn't play the clarinet, but I played a woodwind instrument. Love the big hair!

  12. I checked out your cakes on FB. Really cool. I love to bake but I've never tried to decorate.

  13. Oh, I need access to FB now! I love looking at cakes. And gym childcare? Oh, how i wish...

  14. Got your sticker in the mail!! FREAKING love it!!!

  15. thanks so much for the tag! I LOVE that you have your own gym. My husband and I dream of the day when we have our own. I played saxophone for 11 years, I definitely know the band life!


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