Happy Days! A big thanks to Jessica over at La Fin DuMond Farm who has kindly bestowed on me the Beautiful Blogger Award; my first ever award!
Hey so now I get to pay it forward and choose 15 rockin' blogs that I've come across on my blogging journey. It was a hard task to narrow down to just 15 blogs given all the great ones out there, but here they are in no particular order...
Blog to Fabulous - I feel inspired to continue on my weight loss journey when I read Kellie Marie's blog.
The Suburban Jungle - Angela gives great advice on how to make money from your blog and has some fab reviews and give aways.
Dsheray Dish It Out - I love Dsheray's relationship advice and celeb goss.
Danimezza - a fellow Aussie blogger, I love Danielle's writing style and updates on family life.
Coffee Mugs and Sippy Cups - Alicia discusses everyday parenting issues we can all relate to.
Musings of a Geriatric Mummy - Like Geriatric Mummy I'm also a later in life mum.
Theta Mom - I like Theta Mom Heather's philosophy on motherhood; we're not perfect and shouldn't try to be.
The Single Mother Chronicles - Swati has great tips for single and partnered parents.
Wannabe WAHM - like Wannabe WAHM I'd love to be my own boss and work from home.
The (Un)experienced Mom - a SAHM like me who is also proudly 'undomesticated'.
Mummy Time - another fellow Aussie, Brenda's a funny mummy blogger. She's cracks me up every time.
CakeBlast - Larry H. is a daddy blogger who posts product reviews and giveaways.
Livit Luvit - hillarious musings on day to day life from LiLu.
Life in the Fifties - great posts from Fiftiesmom on being a 50 year old mum to 3 young adults still living at home.
World of Mamay Jane - I love Jane's blogging enthusiasm and cute stories.
So guys...here are the rules to receiving the Beautiful Blogger award:
1. Thank the person(s) that nominated you; link to the person that gave you the award!
2. Pass this award on to 15 bloggers you’ve discovered and think are fantastic.
3. Contact said Blogs; let them know they've won!
4. State 7 things about yourself
So last but not least, here's 7 things about me:
- I'm absolutely addicted to Judge Judy; shamelessly so. I'll even watch the repeats on occasion to get my daily Judy fix. It's not so much the muppets that appear on the show but her razor sharp mind and dry wit that appeals. I find that I often have need to use Judge Judyisms on fiance, namely: 'I don't believe you!', 'Is the word stupid written across my forehead?' and my favourite, and most frequently used, 'The table didn't have 3 beers and get up and move!!!'
- I'm a later in life mum having given birth to my son at the tender age of 38. Becoming a mum has been far more rewarding than anything I've done career wise, but it wasn't without an ensuing identity crisis, a few teary nights and some 'what the hell do I do now' moments. But I came through the other side with a renewed sense of self and a beautiful little boy who brings me joy everyday.
- I'm really looking forward to turning 40 this year and having a big knees up. They say that 50 is the new 40 which makes 40 the new 30! After spending the last couple of years of my 30s redefining myself and rediscovering my passions, I think my 40s are my decade to shine.
- I love sleep. Now I know that most people like to sleep, but I LOVE sleep. Scientists say that you need 8 hours sleep a night to function but I'm more of a 10 hours a night person, otherwise forget it. I'm lucky that my son takes after his mummy and also loves to sleep - he's a 14 hours a night boy so I'm in heaven! Which leads me to fact 5....
- ....Coffee! Even after 10 hours sleep I don't come to life in the morning until I've had one to two cups of the black stuff. It's my main vice now I'm a mummy and Jack Daniels has had to take a back seat.
- I still can't fit back into my pre pregnancy clothes some 14 months after having my son but I'm getting there slowly - 11.6kgs and counting. I also have a lovely C-Section belly flap, also known as mother's apron, however I like to call it my baby trophy and jiggle it with pride.
- Ultimately I'd love to be a WAHM, be my own boss, set my own hours and make a decent living for myself and family. That's not too much to ask is it?