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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yay!  I won a Blog award!  My first one! 

Thank the person/people who gave it to you.
I would like to thank Yenta Mary at The Food Floozie for giving me this award.  She has a very interesting blog and some really yummy food! She was also on the Early Show for her cupcakes!  I am so excited that she finds my blog worth awarding!  Thanks Yenta Mary!

Tell 7 things about yourself.
Hmm...this is a difficult one...7 things about myself...

1. I am bilingual in French and English.  I went to college in Normandie and have spent a French family in Paris (they are very close friends of my family and I consider them to be my family too).

2. I was a teacher for 8 years.  My first year I taught elementary English in France, then I returned to the United States I taught 3rd and 4th grade at the French Immersion School in Seattle.  I then taught French hight school French for 4 years.  

3. I was born and raised on the Eastside of Seattle.  I am a true Northwestern girl.  I LOVE the rain, the mountains, and the ocean.  The midwest and I don't really get along, even though I live in Iowa now.    

4. I LOVE STARBUCKS!  I call it "my little bit of Seattle in Cedar Rapids."  I go there almost daily and now Daniel recognizes it so if we pass by he points to it and says "Buck Bucks!"

5. I LOVE dinosaurs!  I can tell you pretty much anything about any dinosaur.  In fact, did you know that the Velociraptor is a name created by Michael Creighton for his book Jurassic Park?  The true name for the dinosaur called "Velociraptor" is Deinonychus which means "terrible claw."  Brontosaurus never existed.  The closest dinosaur to a Brontosaurus would have been a Diplodocus.

6. I was a synchronized swimmer for a long time when I was young.  

7.  Despite all my Foodie Mommie Rules, I LOVE Dairy Queen Blizzards and Tater Tots.  Haha, we all have to have something, right?

Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whom you have recently discovered and think are fantastic.
1. The Casual Girl Cuisine
2. Life Preservatives
3. The Foodista Chronicles
4. Cookie Art
5. Fashion Therapist
6. If Breastfeeding Offends You Put a Blanket Over Your Head
7. The Frugal Gourmom
8. Try and Try Again...Diary of a Wannabe WAHM
9. The Caffeinated Globe
10.  Simple Knits
11. Love, Imagine, Create
12. Kris Knits
13. Mommy's Memorandum
14. Knitting Memories
15. Sweet Tattletales


Yenta Mary said...

Half the fun of handing out the awards is that you then get to learn those 7 little tidbits about all your new friends! I am so jealous of your time in France -- I took French for 10 years and was fluent once, but am too rusty now to make that claim. And "Buck Bucks"??? Still smiling ... :)

frenchieliza said...

I know! Thanks for awarding my blog! I was reading yours too and I like how you have a thing for cheetos! And yes, my son will actually cry if we drive by "Buck Bucks" without stopping. I also checked out the blog that gave you the award and really liked it! I became a follower. Thanks for thinking of me!

alissa4illustration said...

Thank you for the award! I am now following you and put your button up on my blog: http://sugarcookieart.blogspot.com/

The Caffeinated Globe said...

Our big thanks to you for passing along the award to our blog. We love the name of the award. We will do a post about it (including thanking you and passing along the award to 15 other blogs). When the post is up, we will let you know. It should be within 2-3 weeks.

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