Friday, November 14, 2014

one lovely blog award

Thanks so very much to the dear hearted Helen from I Will Bloom for nominating me for One Lovely Blog Award. She had so kindly nominated my for the Liebster Award last month, but the questions were so difficult, and I procrastinated under the pressure and never wrote the post. This seemed much more manageable, and I appreciate her giving me another go.

So without further ado, here's 7 facts about me.. . 

1. I am horribly uncool when it comes to music. I so want to be into it, knowing all the latest and hippest jams, but I simply can't find the time or energy for it. Anytime I do attempt to educate myself I start to feel very closed in by the cacophony of children's robust voices and questions, combined with the thumping rhythms and end up turning it off. Maybe someday, when it's a little quieter around here.

2. At one point in my childhood, near a lifetime ago- I was considered a dancer. I'm using that term quite loosely, but still- I loved it so. Now, I rent out a local studio and teach a dance class for Aussie and her homeschool friends, hoping she will also find joy in movement. If nothing else she loves the time with the other girls, so I call it a success.

3. I am the worst bowler there ever has been. Up until about a month ago my high score was a 46, but I finally surpassed it with a whopping 52.

4. I have dreams of extreme downsizing- building a tiny A frame cabin, smack dab in the middle of our bottom fields. Complete with solar panels covering the roof, a hay loft for the buggies, an open floor plan, and possibly a lovely little outhouse. Being all smushed together with the outdoors as our playroom sounds strangely enticing.

5. I began piano lessons at the ripe age of 5, and was not allowed to stop until the day I left for college. Somehow, I am still terrible! Although, I am thankful for the knowledge and know how. Currently, I teach my wee bugs and they seem to have my same musical prowess unfortunately. Jack of all trades, master of none- is my motto:)

6. I have a strange tunnel vision issue when wearing glasses. Let me explain-if I have on glasses and you are not directly in front of me I will not hear a word you say. It's very odd and of course my dear hubby loves to make fun of me for it, whilst making it as tricky as possible to hear him. It's a valid medical anomaly.

7. My wilds asked me what I was working on, so I explained the project and then proceeded to ask what were some facts they knew about me. Their answers were a steady stream of "you like to play with us." "you like to hang out with us" "you like to color with  us." And well, that best describes me. Those are the facts. It's who I am, and it doesn't put me in a box, or confine me, it liberates me, it frees me and lets me fly! 

and now for my nominations:

Cassie from Farmbrews

Michaela from Michaela Jean

Kristin from Moon Schooling Eleanor 

Valentina from Valentinaa Duracinsky 

Lyndsay from Prosecco in the Park

Ariana from Timothy and Ariana 


  1. you are so wonderful! i also have the a frame dream, by the way! and oh my gosh, thank you for the nomination! you are the best! xoxox

  2. I have had the same experience with piano lessons! I had them from age 7 to age 17 and can barely play anything... But I am so grateful to have learnt the 'craft', even if I can no longer execute it in a way that I'd hope I could after 10 years of learning!

    I really enjoyed reading this, thanks for posting!


    1. Oh my- I'm so glad it's not just me, somehow that makes me feel so much better about my lack of skills:)

  3. Nice to read more about you!! Have a great weekend!!

  4. I've loved reading your answers and getting to know more about you! I'm also terrible at bowling, however that can mainly be put down to having ridiculously long nails haha :)


  5. Hah, thank goodness I got another chance, hey?!! Loved your post. Had to laugh at your number one: I so used to love music but there's just no space for my music at the moment. I savour the mornings when the littles are at school so I can pop on my jazz and there are no 'No Mama, nooooooo's!!!!!'....and your thing with your glasses? Believe me or believe me not but I have exactly the same thing!!!! It's so annoying! Loved what all of your littles said about you (and your response! Go girl!) to explore your recommendations!

  6. I'm also a bad bowler... but my schools are a bit better than yours lol it's still fun though!


  7. That's cool that you know how to dance and play the piano, though! That tunnel vision thing is interesting!

  8. I really love posts like this - they're always wonderful to read and you find out so much about the blogger behind the blog, love the facts about you!

    Live your life the way you want and always make sure you're happy doing what you do! Life is too short to be unhappy! :)

    Layla xx

  9. congrats on the blog award!

    xo T.

  10. We should probably go bowling together, I'd make you look like an expert! I'm also the same way when it comes to the latest music. A while back I heard a song I liked and asked a friend if she had heard of it, apparently I completely missed the boat that one. Thank you for the nomination, you are the sweetest! :)

  11. my mom made me take piano lessons too! what made me hate them were recitals. i hate anything where competition is involved. i think that's what stifled me. loved reading your story. congrats on your award.

  12. Yay! Excited to write for this. Thanks so much.

    Back from honeymooning and I can't wait to catch up on all of the posts I missed from you while I was gone...I caught site of the cookies, may have to start there :)