Here are the rules for sending it along and sharing the love:
1. Put the logo on your blog post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs that show great attitude and/or gratitude.
3. Be sure to put a link to your nominees.
4. Let them know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you've received the award.
Hands down my first nominee is Katie at Our Own Private Idaho. Kate has 3 intelligent and hilarious children, 4 if you count her husband. Her blog is full of comedy but she also shows off her awesome photography talent and some of her writing prowess in short essays. I also have to credit her for inspiring me to start a blog.
I'd also like to give this award to Alisha at Now, What Can I Say When I Get Home Today? Alisha and I went to high school in a small town together. She obviously has moved on to a grander life, but stays grounded as she raises her young daughter who also happens to be sweeter than a marshmallow. She also asks thought provoking questions, such as, "How do you feel about your toes?"
My next award goes to Carole at South of Sanity. If ever there were a blog about making lemonade out of lemons, it has got to be this one! Carole shares the intimate details of a very delicate situation in a way that will make you laugh, cry and maybe even throw up a little in your mouth. Check out her blog and then buy her book!
My fellow foodie, Goldie, from Confessions of a Serial Baker, must also be recognized. She has some amazing recipes posted and takes the time to share some comedic antics and hockey love.
And last, but not least, Kelly at The Martin Family. Kelly is unexpectedly expecting her 2nd baby. Most of her posts talk about her adorable daughter and the fun things they do as a family. Kelly is hilarious when sharing her feelings about pregnancy and openly expresses her hatred for "stupid, happy pregnant women." I happen to fall into that category when I'm pregnant, but I still laugh.
There you go! Make sure to visit all these wonderful blogs and let them know they are great! Thanks again Tammy for the award. (I'll pay you later. :^P)