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Friday, June 27, 2008

Blogging Awards

Apparently there is some wonderment going around as too what IS Motherhood For Dummies name!? I have seen a bit of people posting that they don't know it or coming up with nicknames like M for D. I have even been called Michelle a few times, which is my sister over at Scribbit. But my favorite is MFD... which I think sounds kind of cool... makes me feel smart, like I have some kind of Master's degree from some fancy pansy school. So, for all of you out there wondering.... pondering... up at night tossing and turning... okay, maybe none of those, but for people who are curious... I go by Melissa :) So, hello to you all... my name is Melissa :)

Also I have received two fun awards.

I got "You Rock" award from a sweetie named Wendi over at Because Wendi Said So, so I guess I rock... because she said so :) She always seems to have something sweet and fun to say about her life. Always sharing bits and pieces with all of us. Thanks Wendi

I received this award from from Amanda at Lifelong Playdate. If that title alone doesn't melt your heart, I don't know what will. She constantly has fun picture of her beautiful family, especially her GORGEOUS little girl, which always seems to be having some good old fun (especially with Glade plug-ins)

However, in receiving this award there are some rules. You must.....
1. Chose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4. The award winner and one who has given the prize has to show the link of Arte Y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. To show these rules.

So I would like to pass this award too..
1. Mrs. Mogul at Mrs. Mogul. She has such a fun wit to her, always great stories, helps feed my pop culture need, and can laugh at anything!

2. Tranny Head from Law School Sucks And So Do Lawyers. Her attitude will crack you up, with either stories about the odds things that have happened to her (like Mommy and Me music class) or her hysterical view on things.

3. Jennifer from If You're Happy And You Know It. I just recently discovered Jennifer and what can I say?... She has already impacted me because she is just as sweet as can be. She is someone that really makes me love blogging! Plus, it is always fun to read what her son think about nose hairs and boogies.

4. Heidi from Viking Conquest. I'm sure she has many awards, but still... I want this one to go to her. Her and her family were living in Norway for almost a year, with posts and stories all about their amazing travels and adventures. Now she is currently trying to re-entry their Canadian lifestyle, still filling their lives with fun and entertaining situations :)

5. Andria from Hot Sommers Mama. One of my friends that I grew up with here, in Alaska. She is one of the happiest, bubbliest, sweetest people you could ever meet. And just by looking at the pictures on her blog, you can tell her darling boys are the same! She is a lifelong Alaskan who has moved down to Yuma, Arizona; where the heat rivals death valley. So, if you are looking for some cute stories, sweet pictures, or some yummy recipes give her a click :)


  1. Congratulations Michelle!
    Oops... I mean Melissa!
    I still can't believe I did that.
    Give someone an award and screw up their name.
    Not. good.
    Glad you liked MFD.
    It was all I knew.
    Now I know better.
    And I fixed the problem.
    Again, Congratulations Melissa.
    Well deserved.

  2. Many congrats on your well deserved awards Melissa!

  3. i am cracking up that you had to list your name!! i was mentioning you to my husband the other night and i think i said the lady in alaska, and he was like, what is her name??? and i said i dont know i dont think it is listed anywhere. nice to finally put a name with the face.

  4. Thank you so much, Melissa! You are too kind. Don't have time to post immediately, but I'll get on it some time this morning. Now, in Academy award fashion....

    I would like to thank my dear sons and husbands without whom it would not have been possible. I would like to thank anyone I have ever blogged about. I would like to thank my sister Candace who introduced me to Blogger. I would like to thank Comcast and Dell for providing me with internet access...ok, I hear the music coming on I better wrap it up. Thanks Mom!!!!

  5. Congratulations Melissa! You do rock!

  6. Congrats on the awards! And I knew your name because you commented from your husbands log-in name a few days ago, which led me to HIS blog, in which he referenced you. LOL

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Pretty pretty awards! congrats! I knew your name from emails, but I just assumed you preferred not to use it on the blog.

  8. Woo! Hoo! I now know your name! I've been wondering. I never thought I could get to know someone without knowing a name.
    I love looking at blogs, thank you for the great list to look at!

  9. Congrats on your well deserved awards, Melissa!

  10. Hey, I just gave Tranny Head the same award!! She obviously deserves it. :o)

    Nice to finally meet you, Melissa!!

  11. Okay I think you should get an award for being the biggest liar--why did you say it was Melissa? I think Mildred is a perfect beautiful name and there's nothing to be ashamed of--use it with pride.

  12. Congratulations!!!
    You deserve the awards! You have the best recipes and greatest ideas for crafts.

  13. WOO HOO! Wait, I'm confused I get the you rock award or the other award I don't know the name of?

  14. Wowzzers!!! Hey thanks for the award! I guess I better pass it on to some other cool blogs, too bad i can't give it back to you. Your blog is the coolest. :)

  15. Melissa!!! Oh, I feel as if I've been let in on a little secret . . .

    Congrats on your awards. Totally well deserved. And, what fabulous taste you have in blogs :)

  16. 2 awards - you are indeed a scholar! Am off now to check out the 5 that you've awarded for blogging excellence.

  17. Crap. I missed your giveaway! Well, make sure to enter mine!

  18. Congrats on the well-deserved awards and great links. I'm off to check them out!

  19. Congratulations on your awards. You do rock and you do deserve them!

  20. Awesome award and I am in agreeance on Tranny Head!

  21. ♡ I was wondering what your name was too! :)

  22. Aww ... shucks! Thanks, man - I really appreciate it!