Thursday, September 30, 2010

My First Blog Award!

I'm so excited to announce that I have been awarded my very first blog award Keri over at Married to a Geek! I am so totally excited. Be sure to visit Keri's Blog and while you're there make sure to join the Married to a Geek network!

**This is just a fun way to meet other bloggers and get to know one another, by passing these fun bloggy awards to other bloggers that we like! There are some FUN rules in accepting this bloggy award.

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous.
4. Contact the bloggers you choose and let them know they won the award.

So, 7 things about me...

1.  I have a BA from University of Louisiana Monroe in French with a minor in History.  French was supposed to be my minor but I kept changing majors and when I became pregnant with my 3rd son I decided to go ahead and graduate in French since I had enough credits.  I was one class away from a minor in English but the class I needed wasn't offered in the summer.
2.  I have the absolute most wonderful husband I could ever ask for.  We got married 9/11/2008 but had hung out in High School, before I went back to Louisiana for 15 yrs (He'd dated a couple of my close friends lol.)
3.  I love Politics and hope to get more actively involved in politics when my boys are a bit older.
4.  My favorite colors are Pink and Purple,  I'm a sucker for just about anything pink or purple and have bought things on multiple occasions just because they were either pink, purple or both.
5.  I wasn't supposed to be able to have kids because of my health and had had 5 miscarriages before having my oldest son.  For the other 2 I was even on birth control.  All 3 boys truly are miracles.
6.  I love gaming but haven't really had time for it lately.  We just got a PS3 from my in-laws and I really want to play MAG.  It looks awesome!
7.  My birthday is 6 days before Christmas so I have a love-hate relationship with the holiday.  I love it for so many reasons including the fact that my name - Angela Marie - comes from the fact I was born so close to Christmas (Angel & Mary) But there have been times when I hated it since almost everyone, except my mom and husband, forgets my birthday. Once I had only one little boy show up to my birthday party.

And now on to the 15 bloggers I feel deserve this award as well.  Please visit their blogs to congratulate them.

  1. One Savvy Mom
  2. Just Married with Coupons
  3. Life With 4 Boys
  4. Southern Girl Reviews
  5. Average Moms Wear Capes
  6. I Heart Giveaways
  7. Mom of All Trades
  8. Sweet Deals for Moms
  9. Just Another Mom of 2
  10. Confessions of an Overworked Mom
  11. The Frugal Free Gal
  12. The Cartoon Lovin' Momma
  13. Not So Ordinary Girls
  14. The Neat Things In Life
  15. Crazy Coupon Mommy
Keri, Thank you so much!

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    Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    Tuesday Blog Hops and Giveaway Link Ups 9/28

    Link up your blog, twitter and giveaways at these great linkies, blog hops.  Make sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit!

    All About Giveaways Tuesday

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    Tuesday Tag-Along


    Saturday, September 25, 2010

    Great Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card from! Ends 9/26

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    Thursday, September 23, 2010

    Thursday Blog Hops 9/23

    Here are some great blog hops for today! Make some new friends, follow some new blogs, enter some giveaways. Just make sure you leave a comment on each blog you follow so they can return the favor!

    Obviously MARvelous

    The Two Savvy Sisters

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    Wednesday Blog Hops 9/22

    Here's some great blog, twitter and facebook hops.   Make sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit!

    Facebook Like-You-Back Button

    Giveaway Link up

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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    Sunday, September 19, 2010

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    Saturday, September 18, 2010

    Free Sample: Thomas Coffee

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    Friday, September 17, 2010

    Super Saturday Blog Hops 9/18

    The weekend is a great time to network. Here's some great blog, facebook and twitter hops! Make sure to leave a comment on all blogs you follow so they can follow you back.

    Just Married with Coupons


    Follow Friday Blog Hops 9/17

    TGIF at that means it's time for tons of Follow Friday Blog Hops.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog you follow so they can follow you back!

    New Friend Fridays

    Let's Just Give It Away


    My Wee View


    Smart and Trendy Moms