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February 24, 2009

Awards: Thank You and Enjoy!

It's always a pleasant surprise to get an award from a fellow blogger/reader. It's even more fun to pass them along!

That being said, let me say thank you to Kari for this award:

Here are the rules for the Honest Scrap Award:

Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.Show the winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Scrap.” There’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

List at least 10 honest things about yourself.

I know you're just dying to hear 'em so I won't keep you waiting! Here's my (10) Honest Things:

1. My favorite color has always been green. When I was a little girl, my dad painted my bedroom green for me.

2. I like peanut butter, but I could live without it (unlike the other four people in my family!).

3. I failed my driver's test when I was 16.

4. I.love.running.

5. I'm soooo not a fast runner.

6. I ran a marathon in 1998 (ahhh...those pre-kiddo years - full of me-time!).

7. I (we, really) have some consumer debt that I'm steadily reducing.

8. I (we, really) have invested steadily since we were 25; even though the market is in a serious trough, I'm not freaking out. It will take years but it will rebound.

9. I have a great-uncle (passed away) who - during the Great Depression - was part of a group of investors who owned Mark Twain's home in West Hartford, CT (it's now a museum).

10. I grew up in Maryland but am ever so happy to be a transplanted Buckeye! O-H! I-O!

I'm awarding the Honest Scrap Award to:

Stretching a Buck

Bargain Briana

Finding Deals in the 'Ville

I Am A Money Magnet

Starting to Save

What About Mom?

$5 Dinners

And, this cute award came from Kim. Go visit her blog, especially if you're in the Louisville area; she's been a regular participant in my Let's Go Krogering! linkup each week. Give her a shout out from me, m'kay!

The Lemonade Award Rules:

It is to be given to bloggers who exhibit great gratitude and/or attitude.

It is to be passed on to 10 other bloggers

You should link back to each blog that receives an award and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they've been given it.

I'm passing this award on to (4) bloggers who really inspire me to live up to all God has given me:

Conversion Diary

Bring the Rain

Rocks in My Dryer

Keeping the Kingdom First

Mommy Snacks

Thank you for the awards, kind readers. They mean a lot. ;-)

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  1. Marianne, thank you so much for the kind award! You are also an inspiration to me, so it means a lot coming from you.

    Keep up the great work on TNFM!!

  2. Thanks so much for honoring me with this award Marianne, it felt really good to get it :)

  3. I just gave you an award on my blog!

  4. Amy: Thank you so much! I'll come grab it and share it as soon as I can!


  5. Alyssa: You're welcome!

    Sarina: It felt good to give it; thanks for reading and commenting.


  6. Marianne - thanks so much for this award! Can't wait to meet you one of these days...maybe the next get together?


  7. Marcy: You'd better be at the next one! I mean, we can't be #bigdealmoms without you!


    Will keep you updated!


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