Ever have someone that you respect and look up to and ADORE give you a fantastic compliment? One that makes you blush, look over your shoulder to be sure they're talking about you and then be left speechless? This happened to me recently. I have met some amazing blog friends over the past few months. Women who write with a style that I could only dream of. Women whose stories resonate with me and have me nodding my head in agreement with every word. I talk about them with my family as if they are my real friends because I feel like I've gotten to know them and them me as well as or better than my real life friends. One of these friends is Lindsey. Lindsey writes an incredible blog called A Design So Vast. I found her through another of my favorite blogs, Momalom. I was attracted first to the way she wrote comments on Momalom's blog. I always agreed with her comments so decided to check out her own stories on her blog. Wow. Every post I read impressed me more than the last. The words she hand picks to illustrate her feelings are breathtaking. Her stories are magnificent. So when she honored me with a the Sugar Doll blog award. I was speechless. Who, me? I skipped through that day, feeling like I had received the highest compliment I could have imagined. It made me feel like writing the words I choose to write (as silly, dark or superficial as they may be) were heard and understood and well, LIKED! Yay me! And I now have to share 10 things about myself that you don't know. It will be coming in the form of my New Years Resolutions. Stay tuned!
So thank you Lindsey! Thank you for giving me this Sugar Doll Award honor. Coming from you it truly is just that - an honor.
And now it's my turn to pass it along to another blogger who I have come to love. I haven't been at this blog writing thing for long, but in my short time I've come across a variety of types of writing and personalities. This one I feel like I would be friends with if we lived down the street from each other. She makes me laugh on most days with her anecdotes of her kids and family. I usually think I could have written the same story about my family. She is so REAL. Her words ring true. She makes me smile. When I want a break from my drama, I go read about hers because it makes me feel better that I'm not the only one who it happens to. She speaks the truth about her husband. She is not shy about her pajama choices, she admits when she (thinks) she's being a bad mom (which she never is!). She is LZ from My Messy Paradise. And I promise, if you go read what she has to say, you'll want to be her friend too. And now I'm thinking I shouldn't be telling you about her because I want to keep her for myself. I'm selfish like that. Although, it's too late because she already has a million friends. But I'm a good fighter so I think I may be able to win a seat by her at a party if I'm ever lucky enough to be at a party where she is.
So congratulations LZ on your Sugar Doll Award... go share the love! Pass it on to someone you love. And then share 10 things we don't know about you. I can't wait to read them!