Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blogging Baby Steps and Awards

It's been 3 months since 'A Little Bit Crunchy' was born.  I still feel new to this whole world of blogging but my baby steps are becoming a little more steady each day.

Recently I have received two blogging awards.  Being new to this world of blogging I really have no idea what a blogging award is.  But one thing I do know, it was given with love from fellow bloggers and I am honored and touched.

A big thank you to Mateja, a fantastic cook at Indulging Life, for the 'Most Deserved Award'....

And another big thanks to the very talented Young Adventures for the 'Stylish Blogger Award'...

Check out the fantastic sites of these fellow bloggers!

Now with this latest blog award I believe I'm suppose to tell 7 things about myself that you might not know.  Since I covered a lot in my 'about me' it was a challenge to come up with 7 more.  So here are a few very random things that came off the top of my head.....

1. I am one of the 2% of the population that is a natural blonde.

2. Each of my children are a miracle that I treasure.  Giving birth naturally was one of the most exhilarating and primal experiences of my life.

3. I will forever be grateful to the doctors who saved my vision a few years ago.  The fact that I can use that eye to see through the lens of a camera to photograph this amazing world God created is not something I will ever take for granted.

(photograph taken by my then 4 year old daughter)

4. My husband was a tattoo artist when I met him in college. He is one of the most amazing, talented, and creative people I know.  I thank God for the day our paths crossed in the art department at school all those years ago.  Our children our blessed to call him 'daddy'.

5. I was a painfully shy child but gradually came out of my shell.  Some of my friends would probably even consider me, at times, loud and obnoxious.  ;)  I still deal with insecurities and stage fright.  Shaky hands while trying to play piano in front of a large crowd still proves to be a challenge.

6. Peaches, cream cheese, margarine, and anything from the ocean makes me gag.  Seriously, you don't know what seeing this picture on my blog is doing to me right now.

7. Despite all my vegetarian cooking: I Love Meat.  For many reasons, Daddy D and I went on a reduced meat diet.  Gradually, our bodies began thanking us for the plant based diet and we decided to run with it.

Thank you again for your faithful following and comments!

~Mama J


  1. So I guess this means you won't be trying my cheesecake, right? lol
    I'm with you on anything from the ocean - gag!
    It's nice to get to know you better! And congrats on the well deserved awards!

  2. LOL.... My friends try to sneak it past me in things they bake but I can usually spot it. I just read your post this AM about the ocean and had to laugh. :)

  3. Fascinating! I love your blog and am glad to have found a new friend! (P.S. I've been refusing to watch Food, Inc. Maybe someday, but not yet--please don't hold it against me!)

  4. Thanks Gena! Happy to have met you too and excited to see where next year takes us and our children together. :)

    Food Inc. is a hard watch. Between that and reading Mark Bittman's Food Matters- it really woke me up. But don't watch it until you're ready. :)

  5. You are most welcome! Love to read your posts, hope you are having as much fun as I do browsing through all the good food and contributing to all the deliciousness! Have a great weekend :)

  6. Mama J,
    I just made your No Kneed Cinnamon Buns and brought them to a homeschool meeting. The author and speaker who spoke to our group loved them! I gave her your blog. I love the blog name, recipes and your stories. You are a natural and I don't just mean your hair! Congratulation on your awards. They are well deserved.
    Linda S.