Shout Outs And Thank Yous

I’ll admit it, I’m a slacker. I’ve been meaning to throw out a few shout outs and thank yous and I keep forgetting to do it. Not because it’s unimportant or that I’m unappreciative, I just keep slacking. It’s how I roll people. But there’s no time like the present to appreciate friends, and that’s what I’m doing now.

First, a couple of shout outs. Looking for some last minute Christmas gifts? I’ve got two places that you can check out…

Arizona Mamma over at Our Daze in the Desert creates some amazing, AMAZING jewelry! Check out her boutique, Shannon Marie Creations. She created a hand-stamped pendant for me, and it’s beautiful. I’d love to share it with you…but it’s actually a Christmas present for Auntie S and so I can’t show it to you just yet. You can find a picture of it in her boutique if you’re curious.

Betsy over at Funky Mama Bird has an Etsy shop where she sells handmade jewelry. Her jewelry rocks! I know this to be true because I’ve bought a few pieces from her. Check out her shop, The Funky Mama Bird Shop and be sure to check out my favorite piece…the Mommy of a Monster bracelet!

And a few thank you’s…

Months ago, The Empress at Good Day, Regular Peoplebestowed an award upon me! I just want to say what an honor it is to get an award from The Empress…seriously! The post she wrote about this award is a worthy read…she talks about how we’ve become jaded about receiving awards. Please go read it.

And I would like to bestow this award to Momma Kiss, who really is an amazingly funny blogger and a great friend.

I’d also like to give it to Pop at Go, Pop, Go! He’s one of my Twitter BFFs, he’s got so many cool things going on at his blog (from writing about what an amazing wife he has to cooking (even though he won’t always share his recipes!)) and he’s a fellow wino and friend.

Pop also tagged me to write a post about some things about me that are true, and one lie. It’s a fun idea and if I had anything interesting to write about, I’d do it. I just gotta come up with one really, REALLY good lie. (See, I haven’t forgotten about it, Pop!)

Naomi over at Organic Motherhood With Cool Whip also tagged me to write a post about my idea of the perfect man. That seems like a lot of work. I thank you for tagging me, but I’m going to pass the opportunity on to any of you who have the energy to hit this one up!

And so it goes…


  1. You're the best BFF a blogger could ask for. :-)

    "It's a fun idea and if I had anything interesting to write about, I'd do it."
    I guess your "interesting" material is reserved for Surfer Wife's blog? :-P
  2. The Empress says:
    Aww, thank you for the shout out, sweet lady.

    Yes, I am glad to see you pass on the E is for excellent blog award.

    It's a rare sight on the internet, so thanks for not letting it die.

    Enjoy your wonderful Xmas with those little terrors that are near and dear to my heart, I love my little Lucy and Ethel.

    Pictures of everything they get into this holiday season PLEASE!
  3. blueviolet says:
    I can attest to the fact Shannon Marie Creations jewelry is fantastic!!!! I have the Go Green pendant!
  4. Sluiter Nation says:
    hooray for blog awards and i LOVE funky mama bird's stuff! she is AWESOME!
  5. If SHE can figure it out.......... says:
    LOVE the bracelet you've inspired! Going to have to check out Go, Pop, Go!
  6. You're rate H for Hot!!! Love you. Long Time.
  7. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    i SO have faith in you that you can make up a really, really awesome lie.
  8. Funky Mama Bird says:
    This made me smile in the middle of my shit-storm of bad news over here. Thank you!
  9. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip says:
    Hey girl!! You know how much I love you, right?! And I totally undersatnd on you passing up the meme. I have totally stopped blogging on my own blog lately cuz I just can't keep up. Too many articles to write and Baby Lucha is a daily handful. But I wish I was around more, cuz I miss you guys!! Thanks for the shout out. Hopefully one of these days, when the kids both go to school full time, I'll be able to dive back into the bloggy world completely again. Huggles!!!
  10. I know you can come up with a doozy of a lie.

    Congrats on your awards!