Monday, April 19, 2010

Weekend Recap and Lovely Awards

Hello my friends!  Happy Monday!   How are you?  How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun and exciting?  We didn't do a lot this weekend, which was nice for a change.  After being the first full week back to work after vacation we were completely worn out and exhausted - mainly due to the long hours we put in and just trying to get back into the swing of things and back to our normal routines. I slept until 10:30 yesterday morning - WOW - that is UNHEARD of for me! HA!  But apparently my body was telling me that I needed that rest.  :o)

Yesterday afternoon, I tried using my automatic oven cleaner system to clean my oven, but all it did was smoke up our entire house and make it smell terribly. (The kids had spilled some cheese or something in the bottom when they were making pizza)  It literally ran us out of our house for a while and I had to shut it off after it only being on for about 10 to 15 minutes.  There is a terrible smell throughout the house of something and I don't know what it is - I guess it's best described as the smell of the spray on oven cleaner.  Does anyone know by chance how to get that smell OUT of the house?  I had all of the doors and windows opened airing it out most of the day yesterday and even sprayed tons of Febreeze throughout the house last night trying to get rid of the smell by morning - however, I can still smell it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated if you can help me out. :o)

On another note, I received some lovely awards from two wonderful and beautiful women while I was away on vacation and am just now getting the chance to post about them.  So thank you ladies for honoring me with these lovely awards.  You guys ROCK and I am so happy to be getting to know you as time goes on. :o)

The first one is from my sweet friend Petty Witter over at Pen and Paper.  She gave me the Prolific Blogger Award:
A prolific blogger is someone who "is intellectually productive… keeping up an active blog that is filled with enjoyable content".  Awww... thank you so much, Petty! You are such a sweetie that I'm really enjoying getting to know! :o)  Now here are the rules for this award:

1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers.

2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.

3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to this post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.

4. Every Prolific Blogger must visit this post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we all can get to know the other winners. (Click HERE for that link.)

And the other 3 awards I was graced with was from Betty over at Cut and Dry and consists of the Honest Scrap, Beautiful Blogger and the Happy 101 Awards:

Thank you so much, my beautiful friend, Betty!  You are the best and I am honored to be your friend and receive these awards from you! :o)

These are the only rules that Betty says go with each one of these awards:

A.  Share 7 things about yourself that people don't already know:

1.  I am extremely ANAL when it comes to spelling and punctuation and proper formatting. (It might have something to do with being a legal secretary and doing it daily - you think? - LOL)

2.  I absolutely *heart* polka dots.  There is just something so cute and girly about them. :o)

3.  I sleep to a thunderstorm CD every.single.night

4.  I also sleep with earplugs every night due to my husband snoring so loud that it keeps me awake. HA!

5.  I've always wanted to be a stay at home mom but never had the opportunity.

6.  I completely believe in ghosts and spirits due to personal experiences in my lifetime.

7.  I HATE having a tv in our master bedroom but can't convince my husband to take it out. :o(

B.  Pass the award on to 3 to 10 other blogs.

Due to my lack of time this morning, but wanting to go ahead and get these lovely awards posted from two of my beautiful bloggy friends, I am passing this on to all of you - feel free to take it to your blog and post about it there.  If you do take it - please link back and also add your name to the link above as requested for the prolific award.

Again, thanks so much my beautiful friends for such lovely awards.  I am so honored to have received these as well as having you both as my lovely friends in the bloggy world.  :o) 

Thanks for stopping by my friends and have a wonderful and blessed Monday!

Lots of love and kisses,


  1. Congrats on all the awards, and thank you for the lovely comments on my blog! I would love to get together for lunch sometime soon! Only problem is, I can only really sneak away for an hour TOPS! (With only a few more weeks in the semester, there's just SO much to get done...) Would you ever be able to have lunch near Lincoln Center?

  2. Awww, Trac you're such an awesome blogger and friend! I am sooo proud to be YOUR friend:o)
    You do deserve more awards!
    You rock!!!
    What about writing a post about ghosts!
    Have a lovely day!
    Big big hugs!
    B xx

  3. those oven cleaner things confues me, lol

    congrats on the well deserv ed awards;)


  4. now that i know you believe in ghosts, i am gonna scare you!

  5. I've only tried to do the oven cleaning thing once and it was JUST like now I just don't cook hehe :)

    congrats on your awards :)


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