I clicked over to one of my favorite blogs last night, The Hall Family, and was soooooo thrilled to see that she gave me an award!!
Characteristics for the Smile Award:
1. Must display a cheerful attitude.
2. Must love one another.
3. Must make mistakes.
4. Must learn from others.
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world.
6. Must love life.
7. Must love kids.
These are the rules for The Smile Award:
1. The recipient must link back the the award’s creator
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must chose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself.
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award, as posted by Mere
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.
So here are my smile award winners and why:
Tara - Because she is my little sister and I have to =)....just kidding - Tara makes me smile everyday as I am sooooo proud of her!!
Maggie - If you have not checked out Maggie's blog, YOU HAVE TO!! She makes me smile more than any other blog because she is just so damn funny!! Read this or this!!
Carolyn - Carolyn is so much fun and I love to read about her "30 Before 30" adventures! She is sooooooo hot (that is how you describe cool single women =)) and has FABULOUS clothes!! I also love her because she loves her family so much and I think that is so important!!
Becky - Becky is Maggie's sister and is new to blogging, so go check her out! She has one of the cutest little kindergartners I have ever seen!! Miss Natalie makes me smile all the time!!
Brittney - Brittney has 2 adorable little girls that make me smile every time I see them!! Nothing makes me smile more than the adorable bows on Baby Jules!! And Jillian is such a little spit fire and I love to hear about her current obsessions! And I always laugh at how much B and I have in common, how did Shane and Seth pick such perfect women?? HAHAHAHA
Dallas - Dallas is another one of my favorite bloggers as she is HILARIOUS!! She is so honest and I laugh out loud at her journals of motherhood!! And it helps that she has 2 adorable little girls!! Dallas is also one of the kindest women I know and she had some great advice when I was nervous about Claire and school (Thanks again =))
Amanda - Amanda and I just met through blogging (even though we live just down the road from each other =)), but she is super sweet!! She has the cutest baby girl, Addison and is also a lover of some of the cutest bows EVER!! You need to go check out her business, Bibs and Cribs! She is making Claire and Owen some adorable shirts that are sure to make all of yall smile soon!! I am smiling as me and Amanda are going to meet tomorrow and she is going to try to come to KQ!!
Amy and Lane - yall already received the award, but I love yall too!! You make me smile all the time with your kindness and sweet words!!
Thanks Kristy!! If you had not given me the award, I would have given you one too!! You make me laugh all the time with your funny blogs and stories of raising 2 super sweet and adorable little girls!! And you know I love you because you love the hogs!!!
So since it is ALLLLMOOOOST Friday, will be by the time most of you read this....here is a recipe that you should totally make this weekend and I SWEAR it will make you smile!!
Your favorite Sangria (I use the box Sangria, WT I know, but it is the best and it is ALOT and you will want to make ALOT =))
2 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
Cinnamon (depending on how strong you want it, I put about 5 good shakes of the bottle in or you can use several sticks)
Earlier in the day, make a simple syrup with the water, sugar and cinnamon. Heat it all up in a saucepan until the sugar and cinnamon are dissolved. Be careful not to let it boil. Let it cool completely. Then when cooled, mix with cold Sangria (taste check it to get it as sweet or not as sweet as you like, I use all of it with a box Sangria). Add orange slices and let it sit in the fridge. The longer it sits the better!!
YUMMO!!! It is the best fall and holiday drink!! I am making a big batch Friday afternoon for our weekend as our best friends from OK are coming for the weekend!! Hope you have a great weekend!!
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