Versatile Blogger Award

Saying Thanks

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Cardstore recently invited me to check out their website and choose a complimentary card, and I was really impressed with their selection and customization options. I chose this adorable ice cream cone card for my girls to use next time they receive a gift. You can check out more Cardstore thank you cards here. 🙂

I also thought this would be a nice opportunity to say thank you for reading and to give extra thanks to Evani, Stephanie, and Andieee for their recent recognition of Pretty and Delectable on their blogs! Here are my answers to some of their questions:

1.  My favorite thing to buy under $20 is frozen yogurt/ice cream for me and my girls. The three of us have been going out for frozen treats on a regular basis (yes, even during the winter!) ever since the girls were toddlers and it’s one of our favorite traditions.

2.  I read books almost exclusively on a Kindle now with the exception of children’s books that I read to the girls. I’m currently reading this hilarious novel on my Kindle and I recently bought this incredibly cute book about crayons for my girls.

3.  The food I cannot live without is seafood! My favorites are salmon, halibut, scallops, and sushi.

4.  A favorite quote of mine: “The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” -Henry Ward Beecher

5.  If I could eat any dessert right now, it would be a chocolate pot de creme… I’ve had several of these over the years at various restaurants and they are always fantastic! I’ve never tried making it myself… I’m sure I’d be horrified to discover how much butter/cream/chocolate is involved. 😛

Hope you’re having a great week and a smooth back to school transition for those of you with kids in your family! Our girls really enjoyed their first day of kindergarten… their favorite parts of the day were meeting new friends, hot lunch in the cafeteria, and recess. 😀

Versatile Blogger Award

Last week I received the Versatile Blogger Award from two lovely ladies- Louise at Laid Off Mom and Lee Anne at It’s A Want… thank you!  I am absolutely thrilled to be a recipient and excited to pass this award on to the following fabulous bloggers who have reached out and inspired me as both a blog reader and new blogger:  (Some have recently received this award and therefore may have already shared their facts/nominations, but I still wanted to recognize them!)

Seven Facts About Me

  1. My Starbucks drink of choice is a double short nonfat vanilla latte.
  2. I’m currently a physician, but my past jobs include ice cream scooper at Haagen-Dazs, coffee barista, teaching assistant at a summer camp for autistic children, CNA at a nursing home, and sales associate at Abercrombie and Fitch and J. Crew.
  3. I exercise regularly and enjoy running by myself.
  4. I love books but am a super slow reader.
  5. The most valuable personal lesson I’ve learned from my medical training/career is that life is short and you never know what’s going to happen… enjoy each day and take care of yourself!
  6. I can eat large amounts of kettle corn in a single sitting.
  7. When I was pregnant, I was on home/hospital bed rest for six weeks.  It was the worst experience of my life but also resulted in the best and most cherished thing in my life- my twin girls!

Versatile Blogger Award Rules

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
  2. Include a link to their blog.
  3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and nominate those 15 for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  4. Share 7 things about yourself in your post.
  5. Don’t forget to include this set of rules in your post!
  6. Inform each nominee with a comment on their blog or twitter.