Friday, March 11, 2011

And the Award Goes To .....

One of my absolute favorite blogs is written by (in her own words) an "In your face ...from an opinionated rural north Idaho housewife".  I've been reading her stuff since she first started blogging.  Patrice also writes for the World Net Daily. As a matter of fact, that is where I first ran across her.  She is one of the first blogs I read when I do my daily (well mostly) reading.  She covers all sorts of things. From prepping, gardening, canning and homeschooling, to her views on the world, complete with  wonderful pictures. She writes with an honestly that I love. If you haven't checked it out   Rural Revolution is awesome.

Well,  you can imagine how utterly shocked I was when I was mentioned in one of her articles!  Not just any article either... but one that awarded me with The Stylish Blogger Award!  I was (and still am) just thrilled and honored beyond words.  Yes  I know that is hard to believe but for a change I was speechless!  She had received this super cool award from the guru of survival blogs, J.W. Rawles and passed it on to little ol' me. (and 14 others)  Kind of like "Six Degrees of Separation"  LOL.  And to be given this award by Patrice is probably one of the highlights of my blogging "career".

Of course, with the award comes a couple of requirements. This is one of the reasons that I have been dragging my feet about getting this post finished.   I had to do a couple of things. A couple of  hard things actually.  The first thing I am supposed to do is to list 7 things that you might not know about me.  Have you ever had to do something like this?  It reminds me of those psychological questions they ask on some job applications.  "What is one of your best traits?"  "What would you say is your  greatest strength" Or any of those stupid questions designed to make you search for the answers within.  I can't possibly be the only one who hates abhors can't stand these.  Ok ok  this isn't as bad as that bad but you get the idea...
It took me quite awhile to put this list together. Since I'm pretty up front here (on the blog) and I share all sorts of stuff others would consider private so I really had to think about this for awhile!

1. I am addicted to hard candy.  Almost any kind of hard candy.  My favorites are peppermint and cinnamon. I'm not saying I really like hard candy. Oh No!  Check my pockets at any given time and chances are good that I have some on me.
2. I don't text.   I figure if I need to get a message to someone I can pick up the phone and actually hear a real voice on the other end of the line.
3. I have never colored my hair.  Unless you count putting lemon juice on it.  Hey!  It was supposed to give me "natural" highlights...
4. I used to play in a band.  Not only that - I even got paid to do it!  It was alot of fun. Back in the day...
5. My very favorite treat is an ice cold Pepsi (in the bottle) and a 3 Musketeer's.   Hey, don't knock it till you've tried it! That is one treat I really miss since I gave up soda's.
6. I drive like a grandmother.   I don't speed (much), I stop at all lights and stop signs and look both ways twice before entering an intersection.  Then I step on the brakes and look again!!
7. I owned a Skink.  Stop giggling and read the Wiki description.

Now the second requirement for receiving this award is to pass this award on to 15 fellow blogger's who you believe are deserving of this award.  Now come on... This dang award is getting harder and harder to earn.  Yes, I follow alot of blogs. I think they are all great, if I didn't I sure wouldn't be taking time to read them!   I personally think that each and every one of them are "worthy" of this award.  I have no idea how to pick them. I don't want to keep giving the same shout outs to the same people I have picked for other things in the past. So I am going to try and pick ones that are NOT on everyone's radar. I'm not sure some of these folks even know I'm alive but maybe they will now.  So when you go check them out could you say hello for me??  LOL  And so, without further ado, here are my picks in NO particular order at all.  Cause you know I can't get anything in order....

A Homesteading Neophyte

Simply Living

Double Nickel Farm

Sally's Country Home

Wretha's Adventures Living 100%  Off  Grid

She Chef...Cooking Up Words and Wonders

Maggie's Urban Survival Blog


Dizzy's Wanderings & Wonderings

Waiting On The Other Shoe

Country Bumpkin

The Last Frontier

Shade and Sweetwater

Self Sustained Living

Between You, Me, and the Fence Post

So there you have it. My 15 picks for the Stylish Blogger Award.  Check them all out. You won't be sorry.  I promise!  And thanks again Patrice.  You really made my week!! (month,year)


  1. cool! I drive like my grandmother's a point of pride that I have never gotten in an accident or gotten a speeding ticket,
    Blogging is a wonderful thing and it's one of the few techie things I really enjoy.

  2. Congrats on the much deserved award. I liked your 7 things [you are right - that is hard!] And love your picks to award too - looks like I have some new reading to do. :)

  3. I know you!

    Thank you. And I have done this meme under direst :D

  4. You must have had the mouse in the wrong place when you added my blog to your list. If you enjoy and/or learn something from my blog and leave a comment once in awhile, that is all tge award I need. I thank you for thinking of me, but am really undeserving. Thank you again.

  5. Okay.. I see where I stand... Sob... : )

    Congrats Sci! But I'm still gonna whap you upside the head with a mullet, heh heh heh. Inside joke folks...

  6. Awesome! Congratulations it is well deserved. And thank you so MUCH for the mention!!!

  7. Whoa, really? ME? Nah, must be a mistake. (She said, wearing mis-matched jammies and a blue facial mask.) Style has to mean something else.

    Wow, it is really awesome that you picked my blog for an award. Thank you so much ! I guess this means I have to list seven things you don't know about me and then pay it all forward, right?

    Can't wait!

    Thanks again, seriously.


  8. The link to Sally's Country Home leads to Double nickel farm !

  9. OMG! I'm sorry it's taken so long to get over here to say thank you!! *shakes fist at crazy busy things that don't let up*

    Now...on to my reaction to being picked *faint* There that about covers it! =)

    Sci! You rock!!! =) Thanks for the award, the mention, and the extra cushy love! *Muwah!* =)

  10. Hey, wow - cheers, sugar! I can't believe I missed this when it went up. Dunno what has me distracted these days...

    Hmm...I wonder how long it will take me to make good on the rules...?

    Thanks again - you're awfully sweet to think of me!

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K (Seven things you may not know about me? there anything I haven't put on the blog??)