Friday, February 17, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

Here are the RULES for the Versatile Blogger Award- 

1. Add the award to your blog. 

2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention seven random things about yourself. (see below)
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

This morning I had a nice surprise in my comments- I have been given the Versatile Blogger Award by Corn in My Coffee Pot  - Thank You! :)

Part of the versatile blogger award rules are to list 7 random things about myself, so here goes, here are a few things you might not know about me.

#1- I enjoy my collections- I collect vintage View-Master reels, Kaleidoscopes, and also have a few other toy collections, and a rock and mineral collection.

#2- I enjoy Cryptozoology and learning about Mysterious places and creatures like Big Foot, Loch Ness, Stonehenge, Bermuda Triangle etc.  It all started with a tape cassette series my elementary school had, that I would sit and listen too, with big chunky headphones, during rainy day free time in the library.  I've been hooked since, and have fun watching shows and reading about the subject.  

#3- I fell in love with Little House on the Prairie around the fourth grade, and ever since have loved the idea of pioneer living.  This translated into my love of simple living, gardening, and crafting.  I loved this show so much as a child, if I was naughty, my punishment was to be grounded from that evening's episode, which to me was such a serious punishment, so funny!

#4- I love exploring nature, and living in Oregon is a wonderful state to explore, with its beautiful forests, and awesome coast (which I love to visit immensely), and mountains, lakes, rivers, and high dessert.  Such an awesome state!
#5- I am a true introvert (Myers- Briggs INFJ ) and love my alone time!

#6- In high school I was obsessed with astronomy, saved up bought my own telescope, and spent a couple summers, star watching every night.  Seeing Saturn's rings was amazing!  I also joined the Planetary Society and bought my own ticket to a Carl Sagan lecture when I was 16, and was probably one of the youngest ones there, all by my lonesome, downtown, I felt very scholarly.  As you can imagine I am also a bit of a sci-fi  nut, and have been watching Doctor Who ever since the Tom Baker years and love Star Trek the Next Generation and all that good stuff.  Okay, so a little geeky :)

#7- Most important for last- I am a Christian, who loves the Lord with all my heart, attends a small rural church where I have loved teaching Sunday School for the last 15 years, and have been a stay at home wife and mother for the last 17 years. 

Now to pass this award on to 15 other Versatile Bloggers that I enjoy.  Here are my picks:

Crafty Moms Share
Bending Birches
Big House in the Little Woods
Creating a Family Home
Explore and Express
Hope and Thrift
Frontier Dreams
Growing Home Blog
Handbook of Nature Study
Happy Whimsical Hearts
Harvest Moon By Hand
Life Through My Lens
My Rhythm and Rhyme in Motherhood 
That British Woman
My Simple Country Living

Fun way to spend the morning.  Thanks Again Corn in My Coffee Pot! :) 


  1. It was nice learning about you April! Wish you could come for a visit and point out the stars to me. Thank you for the award!

  2. Congrats on your award April, and thanks for passing it on to me :-)I really enjoy reading your blog too

  3. those were interesting answers, and thanks for nominating me.


  4. Thanks, April!! Now to figure out who to pass it on to.


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