Sunday, September 6, 2009

Awards and Curly Ribbon

I’m working on some house cleaning today. It’s a busy, long weekend for us. I know this is a lengthy post but I’ll do my best to be as brief as possible. There is also a silly recipe at the end of the awards. I’ll be back Tuesday with a regular food post.

Let me start by telling all of you thank you. Blogging has been fun for me and I have learned a lot from all of you. I check all the blogs on my blog list on a regular basis and I have fed many of your dishes to my family and friends. Please check out all of the blogs listed today. I know you will find something you like and want to make.

The MEME award below comes from Sweet and Savory Says it All. This award requires that you list seven personality traits about yourself then pass it on to seven bloggers.

1) Athletic- I like to stay active and I participate in many different types of sports. Athletics also keeps me from gaining too much weigh after eating all of your wonderful dishes.

2) Over committed- I have a tendency to sign up to do way too many activities. This month I joined the PTA, became room mom for two of my three children and signed up to plan and organize the Christmas play for my son and daughter. Remember, that is just this month.

3) Organized-When you are over committed you have to have a plan. If you visit my kitchen you will find that I keep three calendars up so that I can quickly see events that have already been scheduled.

4) Fair- My dad always told me as a kid “life is not fair” I’m still working to prove him wrong.

5) Sunny- I love warm, sunny weather, being on or in the ocean and my favorite color is yellow.

6) Adventurous- There are many things that I’ve never done before or eaten before but I’m always willing to try at least once.

7) Thinker- I have a tendency to over think and over analyze life.


1)Adventures with the Woods.

2)Plum Bush Cottage

3)Happy Tummy

4)Life's Ambrosia

5)Cooking, Dunkin Style

6)Surfing the World Cuisine

7)Reservations Not Required

The Kreative Blogger award is from Journey of an Italian Cook. This award asks that I list seven random things about myself and then pass it on to seven bloggers.

1) I live in Texas.

2) I grew up in Florida.

3) I have duel citizenship.

4) I once ate a whole large pizza and an entire batch of uncooked cookie dough in the same day.

5) Clutter makes me crazy.

6) I love to bleach the bathrooms.

7) I eat chocolate everyday.


1)Ruby Mountain Beads

2)Small kitchen Big Ideas

3)Rubber Slippers In Italy

4)Tide and Thyme (dot) com

5) Munch + Nibble

6)A Southern Grace


The next award, One Lovely Blog award, comes from Latest Addictions and Simple Recipes. For this one I must pass it on to 15 other bloggers that I have recently discovered.


2)Slim Shoppin

3)Chaya's Comfy Cook Blog

4)Chow and Chatter

5)Tomatoes on the Vine

6)Just cook NYC


8)Mocha Me

9)Daily Diner

10)Vanilla Sugar

11)A Nyonya's Kitchen...for all seasons

12)Food Gourmand


14)The Food Addicts

15)Are You Hungry? Mom's cooking...come n' eat

Thank you to the four of you that passed these awards onto me. It’s always nice to be recognized by other bloggers.

Now for a silly recipe:

Curly Ribbon Hair Barrettes (not to be eaten)

This recipe comes from my good friend over at Ruby Mountain Beads. Go check her out. You’ll like what you find. I know I did!


  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • ¼ dowel rod
  • paper clip or clothes pins. Just something that won’t burn and will hold the ribbon in place.
  • Spray starch
  • Barrettes
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue.
  • One little girl that likes to accessorize.


  • Wrap the ribbon around the dowel rod. Careful not to overlap it.
  • Secure with clothes pins or paper clips.
  • Saturate with spray starch.
  • Bake at 275 for 25 mins.
  • Cool and remove the ribbon from the rods.
  • Cut to desired length.
  • Tie and glue to barrette.


redkathy said...

Oh thank you so much for the award and a big congrats to you as well! The ribbon is just darling. I didn't have girls of my own but I did manage to acquire a few live ins that were teens by the time they were mine... but hey, at least I had some girls in the house for a while anyway!

Selba said...

Awwww... the little girl has a cute smile... and looks so pretty with the red ribbons :)

Chow and Chatter said...

wow so many well deserved awards, you are busy so nice to know you better and I eat chocolate everyday as well!, thanks again, will leave a friends award on my blog for you today. Oh and love the hair ribbon on your little Princess Rebecca

Sweet and Savory said...

You are so sweet. Thanks for the award. I am honestly flattered that you thought of me.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Thanks for the award!! I feel so honored!!

Claudia said...

What a wonderfully sweet post! Love the info on yourself but love the big smile the best! What a sweetheart! And over-committed can work really, really well. You remain in your children's lives.

Linda said...

What a cute blog you have!! Adding to my faves!

Daziano said...

Thank you for the award!!!

And the shots with the kids are just lovely!

HappyTummy said...

Thank you so much for the award! Your blog is precious; I can see why you got so many yourself!

petite nyonya said...

Oh, thank you so much for the award...was quite surprised to find that my blog was awarded and that you had thought abt me :D. I really appreciate it, so thanks again :).

Cheryl said...

Thank you so much for the award! That kiddo is very beautiful you must be a proud mama!

Zoe said...

Thank you so much of thinking of me for this award! Love the ribbons!

Suzie said...

Thank you for the award. You have made my day!! Hope you are enjoying the late summer. We will have our first 30C day of summer this weekend. YAY! So many things to be happy about.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I had to post the award on Sweet and Savory. Comfy Cook is Word Press and I can't get it to post most pictures or HTML.

I thank you and hope it is all right that I put it on my other blog. I must be confusing everyone because that is where I have the groups that I participate in even though I use Comfy Cook, as my ID.

Thanks again for thinking of me. It means a lot that you care.

Comfy Cook aka Sweet and Savory

Velva said...

I am so touched by the blog award that you gave me. That really meant a lot to me. Thank you, thank you!!

Justin said...

thank you!

Krissy @ The Food Addicts said...

Aww - thanks for picking us for the Our Lovely Blog Award! That was very sweet of you. Keep up the great work on your blog!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, thank you for the award. You are too sweet!
Love the hair accessories, adorable!

Please come by my site, as you won some OOBA sparkling beverage coupons for free bottles!! If you can email me your mailing address, I'll make sure they get to you!

Amanda :-)

Jolita said...

Thank your for your award and I love your daugter's photo!!! She's so lovely!!!

Dawn said...

thank you!

Karine said...

Thank you very much for the award!

Shirley said...

Thanks so much for the award. I'll be blogging about it a little later as we have company from out of town and then we are going on vacation. I promise, at my first opportunity I'll do it. In the meantime, I'll snag the award and put it in my sidebar. It's so nice to know that someone appreciates what you do.

That is a gorgeous model for the barrette. Is she one of your family?

Rowena... said...

I have this award! But thank you much all the same — I'm honored that you would think of me ^-^

Grace said...

you're really raking in the awards, aren't ya?! congrats, and thanks for recognizing me. and wow--baby girl's a doll!

Palidor said...

Congratulations on your awards! It's nice to read more about you.

Shelly said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cassie! I'll post my meme in the next day or so :). Your daughter is so cute! I love the barrette!