Friday, July 6, 2012

Blog Hop and Awards

Good evening, Friday blog readers :) I hope all of you are enjoying these summer evenings as much as I am!

I went for an invigorating walk after supper last night... so beautiful. The only thing that marred it was the greeting I received on my return at the back steps -- a disgusting snake was slithering away and completely freaking me out. Ugh! I am such a farm girl minus these disgusting creatures :P 

Now, onto something much more pleasant :-) 

Today is my first time participating in a blog hop! Here are the links to the other gals that are in on the fun: ABPetite, Laurie's Cravings, Ape's Eats, Skinny & Delicious, Bargain Bites. Check them out, and follow if your interested. 

So, what is a blog hop? I had the same question! Basically, it's a great way to meet other bloggers with similar interest, and in our case food and fitness. See the bottom of this post if you'd like to add your blog link.


Several of you have been so sweet and kind to nominate me for blog awards! {Blush, blush...} I'm excited to return the favor... 



Thank you to Laurie @ Laurie', and Emma @ Food, Fork & Good

The "addictive" blogs I'm choosing to nomiate are:

The rules?
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.
  • Share a little bit about why you started blogging.
  • Copy and past the award onto your blog.
  • Nominate up to 10 other bloggers you think are addictive enough to deserve this award.


The Liebster Blog award is for up-and-coming bloggers of 200 followers or less. Horray! As a point of interest "liebster" is German meaning "beloved". Thank you, Anna!

For this award, I get to share 5 random facts about myself... Not that will be too interesting :P And, here's how it works.

Each nominee should:

  • Choose 5 blogs to the Liebster Award to.
  • Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  • Post the award on your blog.
  • List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.
  • Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know they're received the award.
  • Share five random facts about yours.

Ahh, so here it goes... five random facts about me:

i love ice cream

i could cuddle babies all day

i'm terrified of snakes

i will be 21 later this month :) 

a duathlon is on my bucket list

My nominations are:



Thank you to Elizabeth for the Versatile Blogger award :) 

I'm nominating From Chapel Hill to Chickenville and Spark :) 


This was my quicky of a lunch today. I threw it together in a jiffy before heading out the door: romaine lettuce, tomato, shredded carrot, grated almond cheese with Asian Sesame dressing. It hit the spot! When it's hot outside (and the air condition doesn't work in your car) eating light just plain makes you feel better.

I finally feel like I'm starting to get back into the grove of working out. Running, running, running... I can't wait! Planning to try it again Monday! Yeah!!!!!!!!!! 

Tomorrow I have class all day tomorrow. Excited to learn! No groans for this one even if it is a Saturday except that it's getting late and I need to go to bed!!! Yikes! How did it get to be past midnight?!

Okay, I promise to try and include more pictures in my next post :) Have a great weekend! 


Ellen B Cookery said...

Congrats on all the awards! You deserve them!

Anonymous said...

Ice cream is my favorite summer dessert :)
Congrats on all your awards!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies said...

Thanks for the award! I don't participate in them (it's too hard to pick and choose!), but I do appreciate it. :)

Lemons and Anchovies said...

Congrats on your award and thanks so much for passing it on to me! I'm honored to be in such great company, including yours! Cheers to many more years of blogging!

(Sorry for the late response--your comment went to my spam folder and I've just discovered it.) :(

grace said...

thanks for the shout-out, katherine! your blog is so much fun to peruse--keep up the good work! :)

Rowena Dumlao - Giardina said...

Thank you for passing the award to me. I'm very honored! I don't really know if you sent me a message about it. I have been having some little problems with my mails. I discovered this from my traffic report. Cheers to your wonderful blog! Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers