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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Day of Awards 2!!!

It’s another interesting day of awards as in the last week I received 2 fabulous awards that I cannot wait to share with you all and even pass on to some of my lovely friends…

The first award is the Seven Facts Award which I received from the infinitely loving Katie over at Love with Katie! Thank you, Katie!

First, thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.

Check! and Check!

Second, post seven random facts about yourself.

Here we go everyone....

1.  Eventually, someone does run out of things to tell you. Or least it feels like that at times, but a person can always try to surprise you with something new!

2. I LOVE horses! Did you see that one coming? I actually took lessons for about six years, basically until I was riding the most advanced horse on the farm. It was so much fun and I miss it all the time!!!

3. My favorite holiday is Halloween! I don’t really know why, but I love it! I also like the fall and the dark so that could have something to do with it.

4. Two of my best friends are getting married this summer! I can’t believe I am to that point, where I actually am attending weddings where I am not related to either the bride or the groom. It’s scary and cool at the same time and I can’t wait. I’m buying each couple a nice, pricey bottle of champagne! Because when else do you get the chance to drink really awesome champagne?

5. I get a lot of headaches. Some people would consider that a sign of genius, but I consider it a pain in the a**! And I am sure it comes from my glasses, from reading a lot in crappy lighting, and from staring at the computer screen for far longer than I should!

6. I like fuzzy socks! I love them so much that I got them for EVERYONE for Christmas. There is just nothing cozier than a good pair of socks (and a nice cup of tea!) Plus, in the winter my feet are ALWAYS cold!

7. I am now collecting nail polish! I’ve just decided this right now so it is a very NEW thing about me and entirely random, so yeah! I really like having pretty nails which pretty much sucks for me because I have some of the flimsiest nails on the planet. Every now and then, I get either a gel or acrylic set put on, and they look fabulous! However, I hate maintaining them and making all the appointments for them so I eventually give up and then my nails are more trashed than they have ever been. So, now, I just live with having to change my nail polish about every two days or so. It’s a pain, but they look so pretty!

Thirdly, pass this award along to 15 other bloggers!

Well, I don’t have quite 15 people to give the award to, but I have a few. Here ya are…

Sarah the Writer @ This Writer’s Journey
JJ @ The Disconnected Writer
The Creative Muslimah @ The Creative Muslimah
Matt @ The Entry into the Unfamiliar
Dawn @ The Goddess of Light
Natalie @ The Adventures of the Vereen-Davies
Tammilee @ Tammilee Tips
Shah @ Wordsinsync
Erin @ My Little Corner
Kristin @ My Bookish Ways
PoeKitten @ Many Waters


The second award is the Irresistibly Sweet award which I received from the irresistibly sweet Shah over at Wordsinsync! Thanks, Shah!

So here are the rules:  Share 4 guilty pleasures.  Pass this award on to six amazingly sweet blogs. 

Ok, here are my 4 guilty pleasures:

1.  Disney. I don’t know what it is, but I pretty much love all things Disney, especially, but not limited to, the Disney channel. I actually DVR Wizards of Waverly Place, Sonny with a Chance, and Shake it Up! I also used to watch Phil of the Future and Hannah Montana when it was on as well. I have been to Disney World twice and Disney Land once. I had a blast all three times and would love to take my children there, when I do in fact have children to take. For now, I could kidnap someone else’s child and take them instead. (NOTE: I do not advocate the stealing of children. I was just kidding.) But I do really want to go back to one of their theme parks.

2.  Young Adult Fiction. I have discussed this and will discuss it more in the future. (Very near in the future considering I have a post planned for TOMORROW that is entitled “Discussion topic: How young (or old) should you be to read young adult fiction?” be looking out for that one!) I like that it’s easy and fun to read. Plus, I am writing young adult fiction write now, so I consider it to be “research.”

3.  Chocolate!!! I’m addicted! I would eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I knew it wouldn’t give me a stomach ache and that it provided me with all my daily servings of fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grain. Yeah right! But I love it all the same.

4.  Movies. Yes, I indulge in movies! I love to watch them, buy them, and share them with friends. My collection is astounding! (Whew! Did my modesty just fly out the window? Come back!)  But, yes, it’s good. I tell my friends never to go to the video rental store until they have called me first. Lol.

And the sweetest blogs I know (other than Shah's):

Katie @ Love with Katie
Selena @ The Enchanted Book
Donna @ Refusing to age Gracefully (You know I can never deny sending an award your way!)
The Adventurer @ Life’s Adventures
Moana @ Kepper of Secrets
dtwilight @ Goddess of Cats
PS. I will be by later today to let all the nominees know they have been given such awards and I can't wait to see their guilty pleasures and random facts!

Thanks for sharing this fun day with me!!!


  1. Your guilty pleasures are on my list - especially chocolate which I love! I love Disney Channel - A very sad moment to see Hannah Montanna leave, but every show needs an ending. Thank you for making my blog on your sweetest blog list and Moana will be very pleased as well. You definitely deserve those two awards.

  2. Great seven facts - and guilty pleasures. It does get harder every time you win an award doesn't it. Though I've not won as many as you, plus I should have more things to add to these lists at my age. Perhaps I'm just not very interesting? .mmm? Don't like the idea of that - scrap it - it was never said! ;) Well done. Shah. X

  3. Great facts and pleasures, looks like we share some of them, like the love for Disney Channel and chocolate. I'm actually addicted, I could eat chocolate all day every day but obviously I can't do that so I try to stick to eating it in the weekends. Congratulations on the rewards, you deserve them =)

  4. "I get a lot of headaches. Some people would consider that a sign of genius, but I consider it a pain in the a**!" you're so funny! :))

  5. AubrieAnne, you sweet angel. Thank you for including a couple of Aussie chicks! I love your blog, and Shah's and Dawn's - Webookers are a fine breed. Loved reading this post, Wizards of Waverly Place and Sonny are two shows that I used to 'endure' but soon came to love, (I never minded a little Billy-Ray either!) Your awards are absolutely deserved.
    Blessings to you, always
    Moana X

  6. Thank you so much for the sweet award! We're having a mutual admiration society meeting it seems these days. :) And thanks for stopping by Gabrielle's place. I'm so thrilled for her chance to be published!

    Have a great one, AubrieAnne,


  7. Thanks so much for the award! You're so sweet. :)

  8. Thanks for the award and I will be passing it on:) I love chocolate too, who doesn't:) I have known to read a few of my daughters books when she is done, shush don't tell anyone:)

  9. Loved learning more about you...I rode horses too for 11 years! I haven't been riding in the last year but really want to get back into it :)

    Did you ride English? Western? I did Hunter/Jumpers with a little Dressage mostly...

  10. I totally didn't know that you wear glasses. I bet they look nice on you. I can attest to the headache factor. I've been prone to severe migraines at the slightest provocation. I would be bedridden for a day or more. Haven't had the problem so much in recent years. Could be attested to the fact that I now wear glasses, whereas seven years ago I did not.

  11. Thank you so much for the award Aubrie :-) xx <3 And those sure are some funny facts. I LOOOOVEE Fuzzy socks too!!!!!!!!!

  12. Newest Follower from the Blog Hop!! Follow back!


  13. HI!

    I'm a new follower from the hop! Great Blog!!


  14. You are just too friggin amazing! Look at you getting all bloggie famous and stuff! You deserve all the awards in the world though and I'll definitely be doing the post soon! Btw, I started working on my revisions (ugh) got another chapter written though even if I hate doing it by force at least it's something and I might shake some creativity loose along the way! Thanks again sweetie! Love ya!

  15. Nice blog! Congratulation :) It is good to know that I am not the "only one" who collects nail polishes, loves watching Disney Channel, likes chocolate (actually I am kind of addicted and I can eat a lot then feel sick and do it again later) and loves movies especially buying movies :)

  16. What a marvelous blog- I love the idea of sharing Facts/Guilty Pleasures... I'd have to say movies are on my list, too. What genre do you usually gravitate to??

    I'm so glad I found you through the Blog Hop...

    Check out my giveaway now until Friday.

  17. Aubrie from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for passing the award on to me. Congratulations again on yours, you deserve it. You're so wonderful and inspiring, I must sound like a broken record by now! I love learning more about you, I chuckled when I read that you're collecting nailpolishes. You so rock! :)


  18. Congrats on your awards! Great blog, always nice to meet a fellow writer. Found you thru FMBT.

  19. Oh thank you so much for my award!! You are lovely ;) I'll be posting it friday as everything else is scheduled, Gosh I actually sound organised. Shah ,X

  20. AubrieAnne! I meant to tell you this earlier, but this week has been CRAZY!! Thank you so much for the award--it's only my second blog award and I'm overjoyed. :)

    I, too, love Halloween and Disney. How can one NOT love these things???

  21. Omg I see I am very late. Thank you so much Aubrie. You are extremely kind and sweet. Sorry for being late. I absolutely love this award and I am so honored to receive it! :)

  22. Dawn...No problem. Don't worry about it!

  23. dtwilight...It's no problem. I think you two are some of the sweetest people!

    shah...Yes, exactly. There should be millions of things about each of us, but I can never think of any. lol.

    Mira...Thank you! I find myself to be more funny in writing. Isn't that strange?

    Moana...That we are indeed! Lovin the WEbook! and I don't mind Billy Ray either. I thought he was a good addition to Hannah Montana. :)

    Selena...You are very welcome. I look forward to checking out her blog more and for being back here a bit more too.

    Erin...No proble. You are welcome!

    Anna-Marie...Excellent! Yes, love the chocolate and I think it is great that you read some of your daughters books, not only to enjoy a leisurely read, but to know what she is reading as well.

    KT...It was all western and a very laid back kind of riding. It was about connecting with the horse, exercising him, finding ways to move him and work with him without certain things. Sometimes we could only use our feet for commands, sometimes just our voices, sometimes only the reins. Usually, at the end of the lesson, we rode bareback for a while. It was very cool and so relaxing.

    Matt...Yes, I think sight can have a lot to do with headaches. They also say that if you get used to wearing contacts, glasses can give you headaches more easily, and vice versa.

    The Creative Muslimah...You are very welcome and thank you! I am wearing my fuzzy socks right now!

    I can carry all my shopping bags...WELCOME!

    Ms. Sarah...Thank you!


    Donna...That's awesome! I was working on my story too just a little while ago and it feels so amazing to do somethign with it! I am so happy for you!

    Hanar Hamid...Awesome! We have a lot in common!

    Karen...My favorite genre of movies is action adventure! Also, it's nice if it has a bit of a fantasy or scifi element. I like movies because anything can happen. It feeds my imagination! :)

    Katie...You are an absolute sweetheart. Thank you!

    Poetic Justice...Thank you and welcome!

    shah...wonderful. I can't wait to head over and check it out.

    natalie...No problem. I know all about the CRAZY lately.


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