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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hello dear friends.  This week has flown by.  I have spent most of my time at home playing general contractor.  Things are moving along and we have been blessed with beautiful weather.

We had one hiccup, though.  We had wires installed yesterday for some outside lighting.  Apparently, a certain someone who will remain nameless decided to dig up the wires.  He is in the dog house BIG time.  If you need to reach him, he will be on his LEASH at his Mama's side.  For the rest of his life.


My dear friend Mo from Mocadeaux tagged me with some blogging love.

These blogging “awards” are a fun way to get to know a bit more about each other and an opportunity to give a shout out to our friends in the blogging community.
I had a ball answering Mo's questions.


1.  Who would you cast to play you in a movie?

A movie about moi?  
I must say I may have thought about it once or twice.  

My first choice would be...


But in reality it would probably be...


2.  Do you have any quirky or unusual hobbies or collections?

No, I don't, but my Mister would differ.  He would say that my hobby would be inspecting every Homegoods within a 100 mile radius.  

And my collections would be all the "junk" that I buy there, according to the Mister.

3.  What has been your proudest moment blogging?

My proudest moments in blogging occur when I hear from a reader who tells me that they enjoy my blog.

4.  What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

When we were newlyweds, the Mister and I had Sista and my BIL over for dinner.  The Mister, our chef, decided to include blood sausage on the menu.  For those people who don't know what blood sausage is and think that they are actually missing something, this is definition that I found on Wikepedia.

Blood sausage is a generic name for a type of sausage made by cooking blood or dried blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled.

Bet you wish you were a guest at that dinner party, huh?

Every time Sista turned her head, I quickly placed my blood sausage on her plate.  Unfortunately, she caught on and would to the same to me.  Pretty soon, we were having blood sausage giggle fits.   The Mister failed to see the humor.

5.  What item that you don't already own would you like to have (money is no object)?

I would like a second home in a WARM climate.  
I'll take this one in Malibu.

I hear it's for sale.

6.  In homage to Coach Daddy's monthly feature, describe yourself in six words.

Sexy, voluptuous, statuesque, regal, humble and hot. 

7.  What is your favorite holiday of the year?

Any holiday that both my girls are home.

8.  What is the most unusual job you ever had?

When I was in high school my father got me a job in a packaging plant that packed Bic Bananas.  That was my father's way of showing me the value of a good education.

I still have nightmares.  
I wake up screaming "red, yellow, blue, orange...."

I also worked with my buddy, Dude, for the Judge of Probate's Office.  We worked in a vault 6 feet under filing wills.  Thousands of them.  Eight hours a day.

It's lucky they had me to keep Dude in line.

Yup, I knew you would be jealous.

9.  You wouldn't you be caught dead, where?

Back in Istanbul.

Note:  I promise to go a whole week without mentioning Istanbul again.

10.  What is the best piece of blogging advice that you have ever received?

Write in your own voice. 

Thanks, Mo, for nominating me and your great questions.


Now, I would like to nominate the following bloggers to answer my questions.  No pressure.  If you don't have time, I will still love you.

The Enchanted Home
Nana Diana Takes A Break
PVE Design
The Relished Roost
From this Side of the Pond 
You May Be Wandering
Fairhope Supply Co.
Simple And Serene Living
A Milkman's Daughter
Stylemindchic Lifestyle
The Buzz Blog

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who nominated you.
2. Add the award logo.
3. Answer the questions your nominator has asked.
4. Nominate 7 other blogs and let them know via comments.
5. Ask your nominees 10 questions.

Your Questions

1. Where do you write your blog?  Do you have a writing schedule?

2.  When was your last light bulb moment?

3.  What one piece of advice would you give your younger self?

4.  If you had to eat one food all day long, what would it be?

5.  What is your biggest phobia?

6.  In your dreams, if you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?

7.  What would be one piece of advice that you would give a bride and groom?

8.  Ideal dinner party - name 6  (living) famous guests you would like to have at your table.

9.  What's the best book that you've read in the past year?

10.  Most useful advice that you have received in the past 10 years?

Until next time...

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. Oh, dear heavens to Betsy! Thank you for nominating me (I'll kill you) it's such an honor (really . . . like dead) you're a sweetie (look over your shoulder) and I look forward to it (I'll bury you in Istanbul).

    Blood sausage? Heard of it, but never tried it. You are a brave soul. And I would cast Charlize in your role in a heartbeat!

  2. I am flattered to be nominated and I will do my best to answer your questions!
    This is going to be fun! (as much fun as eating wires....ha ha or blood sausage) gag me.
    Hope all is going well.....

  3. How fun and thank you! And a very special thank you for totally killing my appetite as i get ready to go to a cocktail party and you know me and fingers foods, we love each other. But I am going to keep that visual (ewh) of the blood sausage in my head and that should keep me on a liquid diet all night

    I am so honored and flattered that you chose me with this great group of ladies. Loved your can always be counted on to add some humor into my day, I always say it but seriously you need your own show.

    I promise to get to work on this later this weekend, it will be my "assignment" and I know it will be a fun one to tackle. I will let you know when its done. Thank you again, hope the sun is shining and that you are starting to see signs of life, finally we are's about time!! Enjoy your weekend.

  4. You do know how to make us feel special and thanks for tagging us, Katie! We hope there's no deadline in getting this done as we will have to sit down and try to be as funny as you. Stay tuned...
    C + C

  5. Laughing out loud with pups looking at me very curiously. I'm so happy I discovered you and your delightful cast of characters. Such a wonderful world!

    1. Thank you for making my day, Cheryl. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Always enjoy your blog and Chowder's shenanigans. Sweet Chile too.

    1. Sorry Boxer Mom... Somehow my comment to you is at the end.

  8. I will never be able to come up with answers as clever as yours, so this will be an interesting assignment...something to keep me busy over the weekend! Thanks for my afternoon chuckle!! xoxo

  9. This was great Katie! Such good information you shared!
    1) Blood sausage...ew
    2) Istanbul....pass
    3) Homegoods...I concur
    4) Daughters...adorable
    5) Your blog...LOVE IT!

    1. Jean....
      your comment... very clever
      Have a great weekend!!

  10. Wow, I am thrilled...just finished report cards and was about to go to bed. No worries...Hubster says I don't need my beauty sleep because I am "beautiful enough" so I will be up answering your questions...Thanks I am thrilled to be included.

  11. I understand that no one asked me and no one cares, but I would like to state for the record that if I had to eat one food all day long, it would be raspberries :)

    1. I love raspberries too! I just read that they have the highest amount of fiber of all the berries. An added bonus! Have a wonderful weekend, Paige!

  12. Oh my dear, you did not disappoint!! And I love the questions you came up with! A few years ago we stayed in a B&B in Ireland with a group of friends. The first morning, the owner/chef prepared a complete Irish breakfast including blood sausage. A wise man, once he saw how well it was received the first morning, he never bothered with the blood sausage again.
    As I was scrolling down past the first picture of your new home I thought, "That looks like Yolanda's house!". Yes! I nailed it!!!!
    Excellent job! Enjoy your weekend.

  13. Blood sausage seems to be an essential part of a "full Irish" breakfast. They serve a dark piece and a light piece which has a lot of oatmeal. They both tasted pretty good but left a curious aftertaste which I decided not to question. the bangers are fabulous. But after eating a few dozen, I moved onto smoked salmon...oh my, was that good. Like your questions! AS

    1. Blood sausage for breakfast... now that's a disturbing thought. I think I would move on to the smoked salmon too! Have a wonderful weekend, AS!

  14. Thanks Boxer Mom! Are you looking for some company this weekend because Chow is available! He's no trouble at all. heehee. Have a wonderful weekend.

  15. Oh my, I might be able to go all day without eating anything thanks to the blood sausage description! Have a great weekend!

  16. I can always count on you for my morning chuckle while I'm having my coffee! Big fans of Home Goods here and wish we could go with you…now that would be fun shopping! Happy weekend ~

  17. This was hilarious. And tell Chowdah he can come stay at my house and run free in the fields. :-)))))

  18. Thanks for nominating me, but even though I love you to pieces. I gave up doing these a few years ago. I loved reading about you, though, especially the humble part :)

  19. Oh, my blood sausage. Not so sure about that! And, I agree when someone says they enjoy my blog that's "icing on the cake" for me. Our daughter went to Instabul twice when she was in college, all by herself to see her fella. I have a beautiful rug in my dining room as a result of those trips. :0)))

    BTW, I do watch Mr. Selfridge and love it and I also watch Call the Midwife and they both give Downton Abbey a run for it's money. Also, do you know you have your comments set to "no reply blogger." You may want it that way but it makes it hard for folk to response to a comment you make on their blog. Thus, that's why I added this to my comments since I couldn't do it through email.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  20. Ellen... he is checking into Doggie Daycare today. Between you and me, I think he needs Xanax more than daycare. Enjoy your weekend.

  21. How fun to get to know you better. And I am here to tell you that the next decade (of which I am in the very beginning) is not so different than the one you will be leaving....that is good news! And I loved your answer about your favorite holiday...I only have one child, a daughter, and I so agree that whenever she is around it is a great holiday. Thanks for sharing.


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