Friday, September 3, 2010


I've officially received my first blog award! Whoo hoo!! The wonderful Danielle at "The Best Things in Life" gave me "The Versatile Blogger" award! I am soo excited and thankful you chose me, Danielle! Everyone should stop by and check her out sometime! :)

So here goes... The rules are to share seven things about yourself and pass the award on to 15 other wonderful bloggers!

1) I am craft-making obsessed. When I say obsessed, I mean it. In fact, I'm even getting ready to start selling some of my own hand-made jewelry online soon... so definitely check back!

2) I don't have a favorite movie. It's just a question I've never been able to answer. I mean, come on... there's just no place to even really begin! Top 10? That's something I could probably handle. I just can't eliminate it down to one.

3) I'm a complete science nerd. This is something you probably would never know/guess unless you got the rare opportunity to see me in that "element." I could literally sit in a science museum all day. In fact, I spent 5 hours in just the evolution exhibit alone the last time I visited the Museum of Natural History in DC. If my students develop even half of the love and passion that I have for science, I'll be a very happy camper.

4) I believe everything happens for a reason. 100% of the time.

5) It drives me absolutely insane when people misuse "your" and "you're" along with "effect" and "affect." I know this is completely ridiculous and shouldn't bother me near as much as it does, but it's just one of those things.

6) I played softball for 10 years (...another thing you'd never guess!) and coached for 4. Although being a player holds some of the best memories from my childhood, deciding to coach was one of the best decisions I ever made. I still keep in touch with most of the girls from my first couple years, and love each and every one of them to death. I'm pretty sure it was one of the main reasons I decided to teach.

7) Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. I love the cool(er) weather (because it only gets "cold" for about week here! ha), and the the general spirit of everything around that time of year. For the most part, everyone just seems a little bit happier!

And now for the 15 wonderful women to whose blogs I am addicted! In no particular order, they are...
1) Julie at Brown Eyed Belle
2) Sara at Just Don't Quit. Ever.
3) Mrs. Newlywed at Newlyweds!
4) Jessica at Living the Swell Life
5) Polka Dots and Protein Bars
6) Leslie at A Blonde Ambition
7) Amber at The Survival Guide for the Young, Fabulous, and Newlywed
8) MMC at Black Labs and Lilly
9) Sweet Simplicity
10) Amanda at Run to the Finish
11) Lauren at Life with a Lab
12) A Wedding Story
13) Lindsay at Healthy Stride
14) Jessica at Living Better Together
15) Kristina at Fit, Sexy, Super-Wife

Thank you all for sharing a small glimpse of your life with me!