Friday, October 21, 2011

The Versatile Blogger

Kelly at the wonderful blog, The Essence of Home, recently honored me with an award.

Thank you, Kelly, for bestowing upon me such a prestigious and coveted award :)

The rules for accepting this award are as follows:

* Thank the person who gave you the award.
* Include a link to their blog.
* Select and link to 15 blogs that you've recently discovered or follow regularly for the award to go to next.
* Share 7 things about yourself.

So, here are 7 things you probably never wanted to know about me:

1. I have a serious addiction to Twizzlers. In fact, I am eating them as I type this.

2. I play tennis a few times a week. (So I can eat Twizzlers.)

3. I love to sing. If I were younger and didn't have 4 kids I'd audition for American Idol. Hopefully, I wouldn't end up in the early audition TV footage of the crazy people who think they can sing but are really horrendous.

4. In my life before children, I worked in PR and event planning. I had my own event marketing business until my second son was born.

5. Someday I will write a book about disastrous family vacations and a screenplay about my high school in the 80s.

6. I have one sister and one brother. They are two of the funniest people on the planet, and two of my favorite people. (Thirty years ago, I never would have thought I'd be saying that.)

7. I recently saw my prom date's mug shot on the national news. 

I'd like to nominate the following blogs for this award. 
(I realize some of you may be award-free, but I'm nominating you anyway. I'm kind of a rebel)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! It ends at midnight tonight!!

Have a great weekend :)


  1. Hi Carolyn,
    congratulations on your 'Versatile Blogger Award, and thank you for including me on the list of those you're passing it on to. That was so sweet of you!
    Have a lovely evening,
    ~ Wendi ~

  2. I have the exact career background as you. I use to play tennis, but got sick of the not so nice woman and took a leave. LOL Congrats on the honor. I got that from a blogger a few weeks backa nd wrote about it.

  3. Congratulations on your award, and thank you for sharing some interesting info about yourself too! God bless x

  4. Hurray for your award. I liked getting to know you better! Now...tell us what the prom date did to get his mug in the news!!

    Thank you so much for passing the award on to me. I will have to come up with seven things and that is going to be hard since everyone know EVERYTHING about me from my blog! lol!!

    Have a great weekend!!


  5. You are such an interesting person! I would love to hear you sing! I bet you have a beautiful voice. And I must say, I think it's hilarious that you saw your prom date on a mug shot. I'm not trying to sound mean, it's just that you had to be thinking, thank goodness I didn't marry him! Ha!

  6. Congrats and you are so sweet to include me in your list! Love all your tidbits of info and I hope your prom date wasn't voted "most likely to succeed" :)

  7. Congrats!!! That is great! I would have loved to be a singer too if I hadn't had my kids. Hope you are having a great weekend. XO, Pinky

  8. Dearest Carolyn, firstly congratulations on your Versatile Blogger award! It was so interesting reading the snippets of your life! I also don't know how to thank you for honouring me with such an award too, so very kind and thoughtful of you!!!! Warmest wishes from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx

  9. Congratulations on your award - so fun! Your last one - yikes, too funny :) Fellow tennis girl, Laura

  10. Thanks so much for this award, Carolyn! You are too kind!
    I want to hear what your prom date's picture was doing on the national news tell!


    Congrats on your award!

  11. Congrats and thank you so much Carolyn, you are so sweet. I can't wait to read your books, they sound great and I can't believe that you saw your proms dates mug shot!!! That must have been a little creepy.

  12. THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU SWEET WONDERFUL WOMAN. my prom date became a priest. Guess that is a tad better than yours. HA! Seriously, you like twizzlers better than red vines????

  13. I have the exact career background as you. I use to play tennis, but got sick of the not so nice woman and took a leave. LOL Congrats on the honor. I got that from a blogger a few weeks backa nd wrote about it.