Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Awards and Weekend Update :o)

Happy Tuesday my friends!  How was your Monday?  How was your weekend?  I'm sorry I've not been online the last few days but we had electrical and plumbing issues which turned into me not having access to the internet for a few days.  I've missed you guys something terribly!  Our weekend consisted of grocery shopping, running kids to track and volleyball practice, and I even made a St. Patrick's Day wreath on Sunday with my girlfriend.  It turned out SO CUTE! It was a design I have seen floating around the blogosphere for a while now, so I had to copy it make one just like it! :o)  Also, I finally finished painting my living room and it looks SO good.  Once I've had a chance to take pictures of the wreath and living room, I will post them for you to see. 

My good friend, Steven, over at No Excuse, No Explanation honored me with not one but TWO wonderful rewards today and I am SO excited that he thinks so much of me that he bestowed these great awards on my little ole blog.   Thank you SO MUCH, Steven - you are the BEST and I am SO happy to have gotten to know you through the bloggy world.  As your 2nd award says, "YOU ROCK"!  Ya'll be sure to go check his blog out if you  haven't already - he is AWESOME and such a real sweetie pie! :o)

So without further adieu I am following Steven's lead and copying the description of the Stiletto Award for you to read all about. (It's a little long but worth the read so check it out)

What is a Stiletto Award???  There are thousands of blogs, and there are hundreds of awards. The Stiletto Award is a little different than most!

First, to understand, let us understand the Stiletto…some words that describe it…

Classy – Strong -Exotic – Demure – Extreme – Ultra – Sexy - Bold – Funky

“Walking in extremely high heels is not something that the average woman (or man) will need to do in their everyday life.

However, there are times when this skill may be required.”

AND… what is a “blogger”? According to Dictionary.com the official definition is:
Blogger: One who writes entries in, adds material to, or maintains a weblog

However, I think there is a LOT more to it than that. My definition of a blogger…

Blogger: A strong, confident woman who has a full life. Because of the nature of her existence, she seeks connection and companionship with others who understand and wish to support her. She gains strength and courage from the experiences of these woman and shares her story in return. Through the “blog world” she develops relationships with women she would otherwise never meet and builds a community of cherished friends with whom she shares her life, experiences, challenges, failures, triumphs, goals, family and so much more! She IS Classy, Strong, Exotic, Demure, Extreme, Ultra, Sexy, Bold and Funky!

“To walk gracefully in high heels, take short steps, as opposed to long strides, and come down in a heel-toe, heel-toe motion.”

Hence, the Stiletto Award…For Excellence in Blogging!

I want to salute the women who balance life, family & relationships with style & class! Those women who share their experiences with us…who encourage us, inspire us, teach us, make us laugh and basically keep us going! You know who they are! While you read this blog, your family is looking at you wondering what the heck you are laughing about so hard…or why the tissue is necessary for internet browsing. It’s the one that the kids are excited about cuz a new post means a new craft project or family outing. The one that inspires you to be a better mom, friend, person in general. The one that reminds you that we are all “in this life together” and you’re not the only one going through the hard stuff. The one that you secretly wish your blog was like…

“It is good to get into the habit of doing the warm-up and cool-down exercises every time you wear them.”

If you’ve received this award, someone out there thinks you deserve it! Be proud! Display the badge with honor! You earned it…after all it means that you brought something special to at least one other person, and really, isn’t that what life’s all about????

“Under no circumstances drive a car with your heels on. Not only do you have less control over the car, but it will damage your shoes – and they aren’t cheap at this height. Keep spare shoes in the car for driving, or have someone drive you.”


This blog is meant to be shared, to be given out, to be bestowed upon any and ALL women who exemplify what the stiletto represents. If you’ve received this award, here’s what you do:

1. Display your Stiletto Badge of Honor on your sidebar! Wear it with pride…*DONE*

“Heels this high are not meant for clubbing or walking long distances in. They are mainly used for getting from the living room to the bedroom, from the car to the restaurant, or for a short stroll along the catwalk.”

2. BRAG ABOUT IT! -write a post about your award. *DONE*

3. SAY THANKS! - include a link to the friend who nominated you for the award. *DONE*

4. SHARE THE LOVE! -nominate 5-10 blogs that you feel deserve the award. Include links to them in your post -and- leave them a comment to let them know they are nominated. *DONE*

5. DO WHAT YOU DO! -keep at it. Keep inspiring and encouraging and sharing your life! We love it and we thank you!!!

And my nominees for the Stiletto Award goes to these 10 lovely ladies.....

1. Betty at Cut and Dry
2. Meagan at Garrett and Meagan
3. Summer at B is for Brown
4. Kristen at KLaw Inspired
5. Headband and Handbags
6. Alicia at It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy
7. Katie at Katie's Keepers
8. Kelly at Kelly's Corner
9. Whitney at The Glamorous Life of a Housewife
10.  Corrie over at Just Because My Pickle Talks Doesn't Make Me an Idiot

Please go check out all of these wonderful ladies and their blogs - they are AWESOME and VERY REAL and down to earth women and their blogs show it! You will LOVE them all - I promise you! :o)

Also, from my understanding, there are no rules for the "You Rock" Award, so I bestow this awesome award on all of you, my wonderful readers.  If you'd like to have it, please feel free to take it and  post it on your blog.

Have a great day my peeps! 

Lots of love and hugs,
Trac- :o)


  1. Aww! I heart it. And this is adorable. Thank you for sharing. I love all the detail that went into this award! :)

  2. yippie, you passed it on to Betty at cut and dry, she deserves it, she rocks!

    glad you like the award my friend;)

    big hugs

  3. Congrats!! You absolutely deserve them!:)Thank you, my beloved friend, Trac, for thinking of me.
    I'm honoured!!:)
    Beautifully written post, to accompany the awards.
    Big hugs!!
    Betty xxx

  4. Congrats! I had a great weekend, and the week is off to a good start too. :)

  5. You are too sweet for passing this along to me! Thank you!!

  6. Trac ~

    Thanks so much! You're precious.


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