Look what Megan over at 1 Funky Woman gave me.  I'm so honored!  I love this girl - she's funny & you must check her out.  I can't believe I have substance - that's exciting :)

In order to accept this award, I must:
• Thank the person who gave me the award
• Sum up my blogging philosophy, motivation and experience using five words, examples: WRITE HEART PEOPLE LIVE HAPPY
• Pass it on to 10 other blogs which I feel have real substance.

Annie's philosophy, motivation, and experience in five words
1) Journal  2) Laugh  3) Open  4) Random 5) Friendships

1.  My blog is a journal of my life.  I started it because I loved the decorating blogs.  However, I can't just focus on decorating on my blog.  I write this blog for me - and will have most of it bound into a book yearly so I can remember these stories about my kids that I'll otherwise forget!  I still love decorating & those blogs, but decorating doesn't define me like my family & friends do.  If I only share my home, you miss a huge piece of me.  So I lay it out all out there for you.  I've found my favorite blogs are now the ones with substance - about peoples lives.  I'm nosey so I have to horn in & blogs let me do that!

2.  I love to laugh.  I'm a very happy person.  My kids are crazy & unusual, so I think they are hysterical.  You'd be extremely sad if I didn't share their stories with you!

3.  I'm pretty open on my blog.  I share my life with you - which is the good, bad, and the ugly - grammar included!  I'm not afraid to let you know I'm human and even though I love my kids more than life itself.  I do yell and threaten them with their lives on occasion - it's just the way it is!  No one is perfect right?!

4.  I may be one of the most random people you'll ever meet.  I can't help myself.  My mind goes 100 miles a minute and I just have to get it all out there.  So that means long random blogs with funny stories.  I have to keep you on your toes right?!

5.  Blogging has opened new doors & windows for me.  I'm pretty shy in person.  Through blogs I have made some new friends that I never would have known otherwise.  Shannan "Flower Path Farmgirl" is my new bff since she sent me a periodict table of elements after reading I HAD to have one.  She'd never be my bff if it weren't for blogs!  I feel like I "know" these blog friends now.  So when we do get the joy of meeting in person - my awkward shyness is gone & it lets me be the real me.  I like that!

So onto 10 of you to share this with - oh me oh my.  I can't pick so any of you that read my blog & comment to me are my friends & I honestly visit you and read your blogs.  If you take your time to read my randomness you can bet I'm reading yours too :)  So you are awarded today & I appreciate you very much!!