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National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week

National Write A Letter of Appreciation Week: 1-7

In honor of National Write A Letter of Appreciation Week, I’d like to challenge each of you to write a letter to someone you who has made an impact on your life and let them know! If you do it on a public forum, feel free to link to it in the comments below, and spread the inspiration to show our appreciation for others. 🙂 I’m sharing mine below, to someone I don’t normally express my gratitude to in so many words…

Dad and Grandbabies

Dad and Grandbabies

Dear Dad,

I don’t always say it, but I appreciate you.

I carry with me daily as a parent myself now the lesson you taught to us growing up that providing for your children is a top priority, working hard to make sure we never went without anything we needed. I admire the example of generosity to others that you have set for me, even though I think you are absolutely bonkers for being so giving to some people I can see so clearly don’t deserve your help. I appreciate you helping Mom teach me how to be a good steward of the things God gives me, and how to save for a rainy day. I am grateful that you gave me the opportunity to raise so many different kinds of animals growing up, because those are some of my best memories from childhood (dressing up goats, rolling around hedgehogs, hanging out on Jack’s back, and on). I appreciate the strong morals you and Mom taught me, and the foundation that has given me as I make my own decisions in life. I’m glad to know that if I really, truly need you for anything, you’ll be there for me.

There are many things I appreciate about you, but I don’t want it to ramble on or make it all go to your head. We all know that thing is already swollen up the size of an elephant on steroids already, right? 😉 (Yep, I’m also grateful for the gift of sarcasm you endowed on me, whether you are glad for that one or not…HA! 🙂 )

Love You Oodles & Truckloads,

Your Favorite Daughter *Shhh!!! Don’t tell them I’m your only one.

Alright, y’all, is there anyone who would you like to show your appreciation for? Give them a shout out below! 🙂


Liebster Award!

Just me. My little girl took this photo. :)

Just me. My little girl took this photo. 🙂

A sweet friend and amazing blogger nominated me for the Liebster Award! 🙂 Although I’m over the limit for followers, I’m still happy to participate. 🙂 Please check out her wonderful blog here:

Now, for my part, here are my answers to the questions I was asked for my nomination:

1.If you could be something today, something to make you proud, what would you be?

The best mommy for my children and to be able to successfully contribute financially to our family in a more significant way. I don’t do big dreams anymore.

2.Why you started blogging?

I had to quit working in what I thought would be my lifelong career. I was depressed and my mind was slowly melting in mommyland madness from a lack of an intellectual outlet. I have always loved to write and share frugal tips and recipes and crafty things, and had a couple of people suggest I start blogging. It snowballed from there.

3.What would make you happy?


4.What is one thing you can’t live without at the moment?

My children. For real! They drive me batty sometimes, but they are my biggest reason for getting up every morning and moseying my way through every day.

5.The book or the movie?

It varies.

Poochy Play Pals

Poochy Play Pals

6.Do you have pets? if no, pick one would you would like to have

Yep! I have a dog named Ducky, two cats  named Xena and Sambo and two chickens named Millie and Dory. What do I want? Wellllll…I’d like to eventually get more chickens, another puppy (maybe next spring), fill an aquarium with fishies, raise rabbits and who knows what else?

7.Share your favorite blog and describe in 3 words why?

Wow, that is a toughie! Let’s say…ummm…okay, so I can’t pick! Pfffft!!

8.Describe yourself in 3 words.

Nurturing, strong, boring.

9.Mountain or sea/ocean?

Both, y’all, both!!! 😉

10.What you do to relax?

I hide and eat chocolate. LOL!!! A hot shower when my husband is home to actually watch the crazy little cute people we produced, so I don’t have to rush and worry about what destruction they are wrecking on my house and themselves while I try to get clean. Before kids, reading and writing and drawing and long QUIET walks were added in there. Quiet….as a toddler hangs from my neck hollering for his sister who is trying to work on kindergarten next to me to bow to him, “King Bambam”. Really, it’s happening. LOL

11.Favorite scent/perfume

To wear? Vanilla and fruity scents. In general? Baking cookies, babies, cinnamon, vanilla.

Put these rules in your post.
Inform the bloggers you have nominated.

Ok, the Rules:

Thank the person who has nominated you and link their blog in in your post.
Answer the questions above.
Nominate 5-11 blogger, who have less than 200 followers (or more if you don’t check, like me. LOL).
Make a new list with 11 questions.

My nominees, in no particular order:

Here are my questions for the nominees. If you don’t have time to answer, that’s okay. I love y’all, anyway! 😉

•What inspires your blogs?
•What is your favorite way to save?
•If you could spend your weekend any way you wanted, what would you do?
•Do you have any pets?
•Which beauty item can you not live without?
•What is your favorite place to shop, online or offline?
•What’s your favorite meal?
•What two words best describes your personality?
•What is your favorite way to treat yourself?
•Do you have any hidden talents?
•What would you like to be remembered for?