Friday, December 9, 2011

I'd Like To Thank The Academy!

Actually, I'd like to thank Tia Bach from Mom in Love with Fiction for the honour of my very first blogger award ever!!  I am truly humbled that Tia - blogger extraordinaire and co-author of Depression Cookies - thought this blog deserving of The Versatile Blogger Award.  Please do visit her and read her words.  I'm looking forward to reading Depression Cookies and sharing my thoughts on it here.  

And here's the beautiful badge I will proudly display forevermore!  


1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this Award along to 5 recently discovered blogs and let them know about it. 

OK, so 7 things about myself:

  1. I am quite green at this blogging thing - although I have been sharing my thoughts on The Artist's Loft for almost 3 years, I didn't know what the blogosphere was really about until this summer when I started my creative life coach blog, Let ME Out!!  I'm both fascinated and frightened (more fascinated) by all the contests, giveaways, guest posts, and cyber-connections out there!
  2. I started my first journal on July 1, 1988 when I was 10 years old.  I still have it and all its descendents...even the ones full of boy-crazy evidence.  
  3. I have a 4.5 year old girl and an almost 2 year old boy.  They drive me nuts and I love them to bits all at the same time.
  4. English teachers used to tell me to consider a career in writing.  I laughed it off thinking they may as well have told me to grow up and be a princess.  Doh!
  5. Speaking of careers, I have a B.A. in Psych and a M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and am now a life coach.  Figure that one out!
  6. I want to write a book for my daughter that would probably read more like one long letter - telling her everything in my heart.
  7. I am married to a man who, at the age of 8, claimed he would marry me.  I laughed it off and then 17 years later the joke was on me!
And now I get to pass on the award to 5 blogs I have recently discovered who I think totally deserve this awesome badge!  Please click on each of them and take a look around!

  1. Book Briefs
  2. By Word Of Beth
  3. Girl With A New Life
  4. Renaissance Moms
  5. Katheryn Lane
Hope everyone has a great weekend! 


  1. Thank you so much for the award Taslim! What a wonderful surprise on a Saturday morning.

    I've listed 7 things about me as requested and nominated 5 other great blogs in return at

    Thank you again for the award!

  2. My pleasure, Katheryn! You've nominated some great blogs! I look forward to diving into your book :)

  3. What an honor, Taslim. Thank you for the award!

    PS I love this story about your hubby.

    I am sending you an email now.

  4. Thank you so much! I just found out that you passed this award on to me and im honored. It just made my day

  5. You deserve the recognition. I love all your blogs! And I wanted to write a letter to my daughter, too, but decided to write a novel (our Depression Cookies). Even though it's fiction (or a fictionalized memoir as I like to say), it shows her I was young once, too, and I understand and love her no matter what.

    Looking forward to continuing to follow you!

  6. Thanks so much, Taslim, for both the award, and for alerting me to it! I have posted at