Sunday, May 15, 2011

thank you, Princess Mommy Pants!

Parenting - This Crazy Beautiful Life i.e., Princess Mommy Pants, has brightened my day with The Versatile Blogger award!  PMP wrote a beautiful note to the bloggers she passed the award on to.  Go check her out!

I've seen two sets of rules that accompany this award.  This set of rules asks me to tell you 7 things about myself and pass the award on to 15 recently-discovered bloggers.  Let's talk about me first:

1.  Today I found a badge that said "Blogging without Giveahootery."  I love that concept - not getting caught up in how many followers, page views, etc. etc. you have.  It's wonderful to be able to write freely and let readers come to you as they may.
2.  I don't know if I have 15 recently-discovered bloggers; we're about to find out.  But in addition to bloggers I've found some great blogging groups and websites, so I'll cheat a bit if I have to.  See?  There I go breaking the rules again.
3.  I will probably be moving this fall or winter.  I don't know where or when, and I don't give a hoot!  (I mean I'm at peace with not knowing.)
4...I'm drawing a blank.  Happens a lot.
5.  I like beads.
6.  I'm re-learning algebra for a student I'm tutoring, and I love it.
7.  i.e., I'm a geek.

Fifteen sites and briefly why - in no particular order:
1. - what would happen if we tried this?
2. - lovely art, insight, and humor
3. - I'm intrigued by her writing and interests
4. - wonderful, whimsical art and comments
5. - again, her writing and interests drew me in
6. - she pays attention - watch out for Mama Bear!
7. - I love the Montessori way of teaching - great info. here
8. - art, humor, insight
9. - reflections on her life in Sweden - you must see her bee close-ups!
10. - so like me and in some ways so different - stretches my perspective
11. - I enjoy her blog hops, group blogging activities, and blog tips
12. - I love her writing style, photography, and art - (the fact that she's my cousin has nothing to do with this!)
13. - another cousin, who takes WONDERFUL professional photos
14. - I love the photo scavenger hunt!
15. - another fun photo activity!

Spend some time on these sites - they're worth it!


  1. very cool - thanks Kerri...and thanks for your other comments - my wife was at Wheaton around your time - '89. Have a great day

  2. Kerri - thank you for much for your sweet comments! I hope you have a great day!

  3. Thanks so much for the honour!

  4. Thanks SO MUCH for the award - I'm honored! I love the concept of "Blogging without Giveahootery," too! Deb @

  5. Thanks again Kerri -- i'm so grateful.....and honoured....and


  6. Kerri, I am so with you about blogging freely. Thank you for thinking of WynnieBee for the Versatile Blogger Award-I'm honored to receive it : D

  7. Thank you Kerri! This is too funny, I just saw someone else who received this award today and thought it was such a great way of sharing new favorites! Now, here I am with one. Big squeeze {{{HUG}}} to you!

  8. Thank you so much!!! I'm so glad and honored that you thought of me as one of the recipients of this award. Thanks a million times and I hope you have an amazing week! :p

    My warmest regards,