An Award and a Tag

My very first award!  Thank you to Keeper of the Skies Wife for making my day and giving this to me.  I am sure the rest of you are old pros about this, but here are the rules:

1. The winner(s) can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link to the person you received the award from.
3. Nominate other blogs (up to seven) to pass along the award to.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of people you've nominated.

Seems simple enough!  There are so many blogs that I have come to love in the short time that I have been blogging myself.  I have chosen a few that I've met recently:

I want to mention that I will not be offended if you don't pass this award along.  I just wanted to make some others feel as good as this award made me!  :)

I have also recently been tagged by No Reason Needed.  Also my first tag!  I must share six random things about myself.  I am happy to share, just a little hesitant that anyone would want to know more about me!  It's much easier just to post cute pictures of things painted with black spray paint, you know?  Anyway, here we go...

1. I used to live in Morocco, where I taught English for a year.  I went overseas with a Christian educational organization that sends teachers overseas, called ESI.
2. I love music from the 40s, along with anything by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett...maybe I was born in the wrong generation!
3. I used to be an 8th grade history teacher, and also worked for various history museums, before I had our daughter in 2006.
4. I am pregnant again and am just starting to feel the baby move around a little bit.  We don't plan on finding out the gender before the birth.
5. Under normal (non-pregnant) circumstances, my favorite thing is to have a glass of red wine at the end of the day.
6. I adore Christmas and have been known to start listening to Christmas music around Halloween.  How sad am I?

I am supposed to tag more folks, but instead I will just send a huge tag out to the blog world...if you feel like sharing, I feel like reading!  Let me know if you decide to participate so I can come visit you!  


Christy said...


Thank you so much for the award! That was very sweet of you.

I have really enjoyed reading your posts everyday and getting to know you. I enjoy not only what you have to say, but also your creative decorating ideas and your recipes.

Thanks again and have a great day!

P.S. I start listening to Christmas music the beginning of November:)

Wendy said...

Congrats on your award!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award!

Thanks for sharing those tid-bits of info about you - its fun to get to know who you are talking to.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Loved learning more about you! You've really had an amazing variety of experiences :) I'm going to add you to my blog list!


Magpie Interior Design said...

Awww! Thanks so much for the award! My very first one! You have made my day!

Wow, you have led a very interesting life! Mine would bore people to tears! LOL,

Thanks again!

Rick said...

I'm the first male commenter your blog? Well, I don't understand why. This is a very nice place to hang out. And you know what? EVERYONE of those six things you shared about yourself I did not know.

Thanks for your kind returned comment.

God bless.

Laurel MacD said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy. I didn't find out the gender on any of my babies and I wouldn't do it any other way.

Sandy Toes said...

Congratulations on your award! I love how you blog and write your postings! What an interesting life you had...teaching over seas!

-Sandy Toes

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Thanks for the award Carrie....I will be passing it sometime this week....I have a bunch to give out!!

You are so sweet and I am so glad I found you here in the land of blog....I think we would be fast friends in the real world!!!


Sarah said...

Carrie, thanks so much for the award! I've enjoyed getting to "know you" through the blogging world.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
I have my Christmas CD's categorized and ready to go already!

Jo said...

How very sweet of you! I have so enjoyed our chats of interest and look forward to many more!
Thank you for thinking of me and the sweet award!

Deb said...

Congrats on your award and on the pregnancy.