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Bring on the Happy!



NY Pee

It was a wild night with mom on the couch, watching public TV, Jordy dancing to The Doobie Brothers and Peyton with his nose in his I-pad thingy. So wild in fact…I could not contain my emotions…. Did I mention I was forced to stay up wayyyy past my bedtime?


To my WordPress Family

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for all that you do


for all that you gifted me.


my wish for each of you is to have a wondrous 2015

full of life’s beauty, adventure, inspiration, good health and good will.


Kimberly, Jordan, Peyton


Sydnee Pee



January 1, 2015 at 4:14 pm 30 comments

a cornucopia of appreciation

Yes, I know – I have been a bit absent – as of late. I can thank my summer ‘life’ for this, a helluva computer issue and a rather testy WP app on my i-phone – but – never fear I am here and ready to get down to business – FINALLY!

In the past few months, I have been gifted with a cornucopia of awards. I have been touched greatly and I feel the deepest of heartfelt appreciation for each and every one I have received.  I would also like to say that I understand and respect all of the bloggers who wish not to be nominated.  For me personally, it provides an opportunity to ‘pay it forward’.  I can express my gratitude, as well as, bring to the spotlight some wonderful writers and artists.  It’s quite simple really – I think all of you are awesome and want others to experience the awesomeness I have been so blessed to experience.  Please know that if I have nominated you, there is no pressure to accept or to acknowledge its receipt.

I have quite a few awards to list, so please understand if I have bent the rules a bit (I seem to be having a fixation with the number 5).  My intent is to show my appreciation and bring to the forefront some of the many blogs I enjoy.  So, without further adieu, I am going to begin with…….

The Versatile Blogger Award

Official criteria are as follows:

Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.

Nominate 15 bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award and include a link to their site and tell them that you have nominated them.

State 7 things about yourself.

I would like to thank:

Free Little Words –

Looking for reasoning to a complicated world –

Mama Bear Musings –

I am passing this award on to:






Five mind-blowing facts about me – sort of:

1.  Sydnee Pee was adopted at 16 weeks from an orphanage.  She was given the name Princess.  We gave her the name Sydnee – you can figure out where the Pee comes from – can you not??

2.  She had her right leg removed prior to us seeing her for the first time.

3.  She tore her tendon which attaches to the hock bone (think human Achilles tendon) – thanks to a squirrel and a backyard covered in icy snow.

4.  She will be 9 years old at the end of the year.

5.  She is very protective of her brothers and myself and her left front paw – aka as The Paw.

The Sunshine Award


Official criteria are as follows:

* Use the logo above in the post.
* Link to whoever nominated you.
* Write ten pieces of information about yourself.
* Nominate ten fellow bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
* Leave a comment on the nominees’ blogs to tell them of the award.

I would like to thank:

Mama Bear Musings –

Soul Gatherings –

Joeyfullytstated –

Looking for reasoning in a complicated world –

Sending rays of sunshine to:






Five bits about me – sort of:

1.  Peyton will be turning 16 years old in October.

2.  Peyton loves chocolate, pasta and cheese.  (I poisoned him in the womb)

3.  Jordan loves fruity and tart things.

4.  Peyton and Jordan are quite frequently mistaken for twins.

5.  Peyton, Syd and I will miss Jordan terribly when he leaves for college next month.

Interesting Blogger Award

Official criteria are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. List 5 random facts about yourself
  3. Nominate a minimum of 5 blogs for the award
  4. Ask the nominees 5 questions of your choice
  5. And finally, let them know you have nominated them

I would like to thank:

Looking for reasoning to a complicated world –

My five nominees:






Five questions for my nominees:

1.  What is your absolute favorite book  ever?

2.  What kind of music do you listen to when trying to relax?

3.  If you had one ‘free’ hour in the day, how would you spend it?

4.  Desktop – laptop – pad – smart phone – or all 4 or combination of ?

5.  dog – cats – or other?

Five more bits about me – sort of, kind of:

1.  Peyton and I are tinkering with the idea of starting a blog in the fall.

2. Both Peyton and Jordan are mega foodies.  They photograph their food!  (Nothing more interesting than receiving a picture of a burrito or steak on my cell phone).

3.  I let Peyton have the full reign of the kitchen – to do with whatever he wishes (safely, of course).

4.  Peyton has a wide variety in taste, but has a few texture issues.  Example – likes apples – but not as a sauce or in pie or a juice.  Recently, Jordan managed to get him to eat his favorite food – beans – now Peyton has become bean obsessed and Jordan will not stop teasing him about all the years he would refuse to try beans and my house stinks.  (Jordan looks at himself as some sort of god when it comes to his brother.)

5.  Jordan does not cook – he is pretty much lost in the kitchen but he knows how to surf the net for some awesome recipes.  He is our menu planner.

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

The rules of this award are:

The nominee of The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.

The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little; linking to their blogs; and telling them about it at their blogs.

The nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post during 7 days.

I would like to thank:

Mama Bear Musings –

Looking for reasoning in a complicated world –

My nominees are:






I would like to close this post with a few thoughts.  I love the time I spend on WP.  I have been a bit lost lately without my home computer.  I have missed reading and ‘chatting’.  It is odd that I have never met any of you face to face, yet you are all in my thoughts – I think about what you are up to and how your day/life is coming along.  We do not know each other, yet we do, in some respects, know each other very well.  This is a very unique aspect of WP – wouldn’t you say?

I would like to thank all of the wonderful bloggers who have gifted me the above awards and I would like to thank all of the blogs listed here and not listed here for your inspiration and friendship.  I still have quite a few more of these to post ……

So until next time ……. Happy Writing, Happy Reading and Happy day!


July 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm 8 comments


I have one thing to say today – TGIF – oh, wait – two things – TGIF and a MEGA BIG THANK YOU!  The TGIF is pretty self-explanatory – a hellish week, which by the way, will continue on into next week.  If you find yourself sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for there to be some sort of conclusion to the maybes, kind ofs, and don’t knows –  I hate to disappoint.  No worries, this project will come to an end – these ‘things’ always do….

In the meantime, I have a few items I would like to share.  Two awards in which I hold the highest regard.  As one can see below, they share a common theme – INSPIRATION.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award 2013

gifted to me by Rachie Adventures

Rules are short and sweet: 

Reveal 7 interesting facts about yourself and nominate 15 other blogs!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

gifted to me by Kira at Wrestling Life


Laurien at Destroyed Destiny

More short and sweet rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Here are my inspiring nominees:

  1. The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel –
  2. hutbythemountainstream –
  3. “Art Gowns” –
  4. Moinees’ Words –
  5. Green Embers –
  6. Story of My Life –
  7. Busy Mind Thinking –
  8. Expressions of my life – An evolution of art –
  9. Under The Blue Door –
  10. Knocked over by a feather –
  11. YouOnlyLiveOnce –
  12. Mad About….the simple pleasures in life –
  13. Ordinary Life – Life loves you as who you are –
  14. Blog It or Lose It! –
  15. From the Fog –
  16. Through The Healing Lens –
  17. Under the full-moon –
  18. Almost Annika –
  19. Hunted2Hunter –
  20. Where Words Fail… –
  21. heartfeltemotions –

7 more highly and exciting things about me (sort of ) that you already do not know about (sort of):

  1. In less than one week, my baby (the first one) graduates high school.
  2. Today was the last day I will ever take my baby (the first one) to high school ever, ever, ever again.
  3. Peyton – my second baby, has three more years of high school – which means I have three more years of dealing with nutty parent drivers.
  4. I cried this morning – like a baby – when I dropped the babies off at school.
  5. I made a kickass lunch for the boys – homemade meatloaf on oatmeal bread (not homemade).  Old Style pretzels and oatmeal granola bar.
  6. I have upheld my mother’s tradition of making kickass lunches.  What can I say – I am kickass!
  7. Tomorrow I take my first baby to his first day of work – he is working as a film editor for an amusement park – Six Flags Great America!  Who knew they have such a thing?  Anyway, the young man is on his way to Hollywood (there is still college – which means more future posts about my baby and me crying my eyes and heart out…..:)

As you can see, I am exercising my creative free (rebellious) spirit and breaking a few of the award nominating rules.  If I keep giving you more ‘sort of information’ about me, you will most certainly die of boredom.  Secondly, in regards to nominees – this is such a difficult task, basically because I want to nominate everyone.  Each and every blog I read inspires me.  The list above is just a sampling.

Some of the above blogs are new to my eyes and some have been hanging out in my reader for the past few months.  Each one is special to me and I enjoy having the opportunity to recognize them and what they bring to the WP community – which is inspiration and incredible talent.

Here comes the MBTY:

To Rachie, Kira and Laurien – I would like to say Mega Big Thank You so very much for this lovely honor –

To Rachie, Kira, Laurien and my 21 incredibly awe-inspiring nominees – Mega Big Thank You for all that you do


To the entire WordPress community – Mega Big Thank You for every moment in which you create inspiration and click the publish icon!

Till the next time………

Happy Writing, Happy Reading and Happy Day!

May 31, 2013 at 5:16 pm 13 comments

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