Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Incredibly Sweet Blog Award

Hey, y'all! I know it's supposed to be Wordless Wednesday and all, but when have I ever been able to shut up anyway? I just wanted to share that fabulous Southern Belle Heather of Belle of the Desert and The Yotes Diva has honored me with The Incredibly Sweet Blog Award! Coming from such a talented blogger as Heather, this means quite a lot to me and has brightened my day considerably. If you haven't already, check out both of Heather's blogs. They're both fabulous, creative, and unique. Thanks SO much, Heather :)

As part of my award, I'm supposed to share five random facts about myself and introduce you to five fantastic bloggers. Random facts happen to be my specialty, so enjoy:

1) I used to be a cowgirl of sorts. I rode horses, worked several jobs at different stables, and most importantly, I shoveled lots of horse manure. My experiences with horses definitely shaped who I've become. I will always love horses. I guess I just never quite grew out of that "horse phase" all girls go through.

Horseback Riding in Blue Ridge, Georgia
2) I'm writing a novel. A coming of age story about a young girl who was blossoming into adulthood just as the Civil War broke out. There's a lot more to it than that of course, but let's just say it's a story about a strong-willed and beautifully independent young woman and the events that shaped her. Very Southern!

3) I had meningitis as an 18-month old. I would've died without my observant parents and incredible doctor. Thankfully, I have had no side effects from this horrible disease. I know each day is a blessing. 

4) I met my husband online (although not through a dating site). He moved across the country for me sight unseen. We've been together for nearly four years now. I fully believe that we are soul mates and that we were meant to find each other. That's the only explanation for the fact that I threw myself into our relationship without any doubts. He could have easily moved here and been a creep or a serial killer, but I felt it was right, and it was.

5) I have an unhealthy obsession with blackbirds, crows, or ravens. My favorite songs are Blackbird by The Beatles and A Murder of One by Counting Crows. My favorite writer is Edgar Allan Poe and one of my favorite poems is The Raven. One of my favorite movies is The Birds. I LOVE all birds, but blackbirds in particular are special to me. I can't say quite why. My friends say I'm "gothic" for stuff like this, but sometimes you just feel a special connection to something just because. 

And the following are five amazing bloggers who are incredibly sweet, funny, and entertaining!

 Tales of Learning, Loving, & Living
Narragansett No. 7 
One Mixed Bag 
Across the Pond 
our life in a click



  1. Katie! I am so proud of you. I had no idea about your novel. That is wonderful! I've been following your blog-it keeps me laughing and missing you even more. Will and I are planning a visit soon. XOXO

    **Why did you leave out your obsession for pirates? hehe!

  2. Another horse lover!!! Awesome! Very cool how you met your husband - I love to hear stories like that. Gives me hope! Your novel sounds awesome! I'll be looking forward to getting a copy of it when you're done :)

    Have a great day!!!

  3. Wow, Katie!! Congrats on your blog award. I'm so happy that I found you and truly enjoy reading your posts. I can't thank you enough for including me in your list of 'reads'. Have a terrific Thursday :)

  4. P.S. Blackbird is one of my all time FAVs..The Raven, yup that too!

  5. Congratulations on your award! Thank you for passing it on to me.
    Wow about you and your hubby. Do you have a blog post that tells the tale? I want to know more. Mr. Bernie and I met online too. Lost touch for about 12 years and here we are. I want to know more about your story!!

    Your novel sounds like one I would so read. How far along are you with it?

    Thank you again!! I will re-post on Friday.

  6. Brooke! It's so great to hear from you! I miss you like crazy...Gail and I were just talking about you the other day. Definitely come by for a visit soon. Everyone misses you!

    No. 7 & Bernie: I was so happy to be able to pass the award on to you both. You definitely have become two of my favorite blogs, and I am so thrilled to have discovered you both! Bernie, I plan on sharing mine and Jeremy's story soon, so stay tuned. That's very cool that you met Mr. Bernie online. I'd love to hear your story as well!


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