Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'd like to thank the academy ...

Actually I'd like to thank Leslie over at A Blonde Ambition for awarding me with the Kreativ Blogger Award!!  Thanks Leslie, what a wonderful surprise!!

As I walk to the stage to accept my award, blowing kisses and waving to all my adoring fans (have I been watching too many awards shows?) you should all check out Leslie's fun October giveaway!!  She is giving away the most beautiful scarf (and oh how I loooooove scarves!!).  You have until 9:59 CST on October 15th to enter so hurry over!!

Okay, so the rules to accept the award.  First I need to tell you seven random things about myself ...

1. I was in the Adam Sandler movie, "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" - TRUE STORY.  They filmed in my hometown in Connecticut and asked my band director if he could bring the marching band to the set the day they shot the "helicopter scene."  We were supposed to cheer and play "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow."  We basically sat around all day, filmed for about 45 minutes, went home and then a couple weeks later each got paid $100.  OH - and we got to skip school.  You can't see me, but you can see some of my friends - but I know that I was there!!

2. When I graduated from Nursery School, my teachers told us to walked up on a platform and say our name, favorite food, favorite color and what we wanted to be when we grew up.  My classmates all wanted to be moms, dads, firemen and police officers.  Me?  I wanted to be a minister.  What five year old wants to be a minister?

3. I don't have a favorite color.  I go through phases.

4. I love to watch really bad reality TV - it makes me feel better about my life.

5. Last year (my second year of graduate school, 19th of schooling in general) I decided to outline a paper before writing it - it was the best paper I've ever written.  The concept of outlining has really changed my life and I wish I had thought to try it sooner.

6. I'm curious about things that aren't really public.  If you are in the military or have some sort of federal agency type of position - chances are I'll will badger you with questions until you beg me to please stop.

7. I am a people pleaser.  This has become problematic MANY times in my life.  But I doubt I will ever change.  God has showered me grace every single day of my life - shouldn't I extend that to others?

Okay, now I am supposed to award 7 other worthy bloggers of the "Kreativ Blogger" award.
I have to be honest - I'm really bad at following directions (perhaps that should have been on my list) so I think I'm going to list off 7 fun blogs that I love to read and get new ideas from and tell you why they are Kreativ Bloggers ...

1. Kari at p.s. love.love
Kari is a Kreativ Blogger because she made her own wedding dress.  Isn't that incredible?  She's a Kreativ Blogger in other ways, but I thought the wedding dress thing just gives an awesome yard stick visual.
2. Veronica at The Veronica Blog
Veronica is a Kreativ Blogger because she has an awesome online hat crochet business - I recently ordered some and did a little dance when I saw them!!
3. Mrs. Newlywed at Misadventures of a Newlywed
Mrs. Newlywed is a Kreativ Blogger because she does an awesome job of connecting young female bloggers, puts together awesome menus for her and Mr. Newlywed and has some fun giveaways!!  And she lives in Atlanta - so naturally, I'm partial.
Teresa is a Kreativ Blogger because - well - check out her Christmas Blog (A Baby Changes Everything) and you'll see why.  She does AMAZING work in decorating, especially for Christmas.
5. Snow White at Finding Joy in My Kitchen
Snow White is a Kreativ Blogger because she posts awesome and simple recipes - just my style!!
6. Katie at Making this Home
Katie is a Kreativ Blogger because 1. She lives in Germany and has made use of a super small living space (read the story of her kitchen renovation and you'll be shocked!!) and 2. Because she just got her pilot's license and I think that's awesome.
Cody is a Kreativ Blogger because his profile reads this:  "If Jesus and Martha Steward teamed up and published a blog, I expect it would be similar to this."

Okay, well that was fun!!  Thanks Leslie!!  Don't forget to head over to her blog to participate in her October giveaway.

Also ... stay tuned for a GUEST BLOGGER ... coming at the end of this week!!



  1. Reading along and enjoying learning about you and wham - there I am. You are so sweet! Never expected that :o) Fun award to get. And, #3 is so me. I have favorite colors for different parts of my life - and then in a couple months even those will change. Imagine how often I redo the inside of our house.
    Thanks again, Sarah! Yay!

  2. Reading your list was so much fun! That's pretty cool that you got to be in a movie! I can totally relate #7. I am a total people pleaser too. Couple that with the fact that I always worry about what people think of me, that it's kind of a bad combo.

    That was so, so sweet of you to give me this award. There are a ton of people out there that I consider way more creative than me, so thanks for making me feel so special!

  3. Sarah, I just have to tell you that I have read your blog ever since you had wedding pictures posted there and I think it is just so cute. You do a good job writing about your life in such a down to earth way! It almost makes me want to start some type of journal so that I can look back and read what I was thinking at certain times of my life....Hope the Weavers are doing well down there in Atlanta! Tell Bruce I said hi!

  4. I've been super behind in my blog reading (paper overload) so I missed this when you posted it. Thank you so much! I really liked the post above this one--I've had one of those weeks too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh wow! Thank you so much for including me in this group. I'm grinning ear to ear.
    How cool to be in a movie... and skip school to do it! haha. Did the entire band all go to the theater together to try and spot yourselves? Bet your town had no troubles selling out those first few nights.


  6. Sorry that I am so late in saying - thank you! You are too sweet.


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