Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Well, How About Them Apples?

So you know that blogging is so much fun for me.  I love reading blogs, I love writing mine...but mostly I love the friends I've made through blogging.  It sounds a little far fetched, to make friends through blogging but to be completely honest I think blogging is the 21st Century's version of pen pals :)  I mean, when I was in 3rd grade our teacher had us write letters to children in China (well I think it was China)...now with the internet we can not only find our own pen pals but can 'see' what they're doing on a fairly regular basis (sure beats the whole waiting a week for a letter now doesn't it).  I have other theories about what the internet has done for updating historical social interactions, like internet dating is simply a new form of a mail-order bride (or husband)...but I digress.

No, today I want to share with you The Versatile Blogger Award...my good friend Rebecca of nook. Was nominated for this award and per the rules (linked here) she nominated other friends, including me.  So Thank You Rebecca!  This is a pretty neat award as it is a fantastic idea for letting others a) get to know you as the blogger behind the blog and b) promote other blogs there by increasing traffic and for those who have sponsor's that's pretty impressive.  Part of receiving the award is telling 7 things about yourself, things that you may not or probably don't know about me.  So here they are in no particular order:

1. I have had all 5 of my babies at home.
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Now 9 years ago when I found out I was expecting our first child I went the traditional route, I found an OB/GYN and went to my appointments.  Yet I was terrified, a phobic is more like it, of needles.  I wanted a low intervention birth, I didn't want strangers in the room with me, actually I only wanted my husband and doctor and maybe a nurse in the room.  I didn't want friends or family at the birth, I didn't want interns practicing on me, I didn't want an IV, I didn't want a c-section, I didn't want drugs...the list goes on.  I however found the absolute WORST doctor for a low intervention birth.  He looked at me like I was insane for wanting this so, after a few months I decided to look around for a midwife.  After a few failed attempts I found a pair of wonderful out-of-hospital midwives and it was then that we found our team!  Oh, it was amazing and I have never once regretted my choice.

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 I have a black thumb, in the worst way.  Seriously I can't grow anything but babies :)  It is a really good thing that I live in the time that I do for I wouldn't eat if I had to grow it myself.  Still, I wish I could.  I suppose I look a little like the people who want to knit or sew like I do when I look at women (and men) that can garden...honestly I can't even transplant stuff!

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 I hate being in control.  I love it when other people take charge, now that isn't to say I can't be in charge, it just means that it isn't my favorite place to be nor is my forte.  I tend to forget little details and have a tendency to take any negative feed back personally.  This however, is a great quality to have!  I am more than willing to let my husband take the lead which makes him really happy.  Also, I tend to hold things loosely, stress less and feel much more creative as a result.  Also, this makes it much easier to follow and obey the Lord and not stress over things I can't change...I also happen to be a great delegator!

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Laundry is my most favorite household chore...folding the clothes is probably the best of the whole chore.  I like how the clothes smell as they come out of the dryer, the warmth on my hands and the realization that my favorite outfit is clean again.  However, like all things that I love to do, it tends to be the last thing to get done as I feel like if it's enjoyable to do it must be done last...though I'm working on changing that idea ;)

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 My favorite dessert is pudding.  I like just about any flavor from chocolate to pumpkin.  I really prefer it warm to cold...but is best served with fresh whip cream.  I think that it is something so easy to make but so perfectly homey that it warms not only my tummy but my soul.

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 When I was pregnant with Lincoln the only reason we ate was because Husband cooked.  I was a newly wed (we'd been married 9 months when we found out we were expecting) and cooking wasn't a skill I had truly acquired by that time.  Learning to cook while pregnant is not advisable...hormones raging along with food that turns out bad makes for a lot of take out.  Good thing that Husband knew how to cook and kept us well fed :)  Though now I know how to cook and have really taken to making up new recipes, altering foods and trying new things in the kitchen...quite the transformation in the last few years.

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 Wow, already at seven?  Okay, well since this is the last one I'll make it really good...I've got it!  I really, really, really, really want to write a book.  I've wanted to write a book and have it published since I was a wee girl...but as I'm getting older I'm really feeling the pull to put the effort into it.  I have a few (as in several hundred) ideas floating around in my nogin' but I'm still undecided as to where to put forth my effort...I'd absolutely love it if you all wanted to encourage me as I ponder this HUGE undertaking.

Okay, well there it is.  All you need to know about me in a nutshell.  Okay, not everything but the stuff that comes to mind.  As per the rules I shall pass off this award to some blogs that I love that I have recently discovered:

Michelle Paige....I love this woman!  She has fantastic crafts, a great sense of decor, and I'm constantly blessed by her posts!

A Big Creative Yes...He has some really great, thought provoking posts about being creative, how to be more creative and similar tales.

Becoming Minimalist...again a great blog about learning how to cut out the junk and have more room and money to enjoy life to the fullest.

The Generous Wife...a great blog where you get daily encouragements to love your Husband and creative ideas for keeping the spark alive in you marriage (and in the bedroom)

Kendi Everyday...oh my, her fashion is adorable, her writing hilarious, truly I read her post out loud to my husband quite frequently.

Thanks again Rebecca for the nomination!  I love your blog too and can't wait until the Holiday Market is done so that I can read about your daily exploits more frequently!



  1. great post, buffy! i love hearing more about you! i promise i'll have lots to show soon! xo

  2. Wow, Buffy! Thank you for the award. I know you could easily write a book...I just don't know how you could find the time. I can't seem to figure out how you find the time to blog, knit, sew, cook, shop, pray AND raise 5 kids! Yikes!


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