Mama Diaries

Friday, May 3, 2013

Awards and a Give-away


More awards have landed at my pad.  Deanie Humphrys-Dunne has bestowed two of them on me! Don't those cupcakes look positively delicious?  I love the colors!  Thanks Deanie!

The first award is the Super Sweet Blogging Award.  After my post about dismembering chickens yesterday, I'm not so sure I deserve it. But since I have a major sweet tooth, I'll just go ahead and accept it.

Here are the rules:  Thank the person who awarded it, display the badge, answer the five questions, and nominate a bakers dozen (13) for the award.

So here are the questions:

1. What is your favorite desert? Seriously? I have to pick a favorite?  Okay.  I'm going with ice cream - black raspberry with chocolate chunks.  Pistachio is a close second, followed by coconut with chocolate chunks.  (Can you tell I like chocolate?)

2.  Cake or ice cream?  Well, that's pretty obvious.  Ice cream! Although if you offered me a piece of cake, I'd probably have no problem taking it!

3.  When do you like deserts most? Um.  Morning, noon, and night!  Any time is good for deserts!

4.  Would you choose cookies or cake?  Oh my.  What a decision!  It depends on the flavor.  Chocolate wins.  But if the cake had ice cream, I'd have to go for that!

5.  Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate!  But you already knew that, right?


Before I list other bloggers, I'm going to go ahead and accept this other award.


I guess I don't totally get this one.  Are those ghosts popping up out of the floor?  Anyway, this is the Best Moment Award.  I'm supposed to write an acceptance speech that expresses gratitude, uses humor, and provides inspiration.  Must be practice for when I win a Newberry award!

So here it is:   THANK  YOU!!!!!!

Are you inspired?  Are you laughing?  Oh.  Well, I guess I'll have to practice more.

Which brings me to my next point.  The give-away!  To celebrate Mother's Day, and reaching over 300 followers, I'm doing a giveaway:  Winners will receive either one of two $10.00 Amazon gift cards, a copy of my book, That Mama is a Grouch, or a copy of my book, That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN!  If you'd like to be entered in the drawing, please  let me know what you'd like to win in your comment. There will be four drawings, and the winners will be chosen on Tuesday, May 7th.  Thanks to all of you who follow and comment!  You rock!

Now for the bloggers:  If you are listed, just pick any award. I don't care which.

1.  Delight Directed Living:  http://delightdirectedliving.blogspot.com/
2.  Writing with Hope:  http://hoperoberson.blogspot.com/
3.  In Between:  http://adrianadascalu.blogspot.ro/
4.  Wishbone Soup Cures Everything:  http://lilytequila.blogspot.com/  (Does it really?)
5.  Jane's Jewels:  http://missesjanesjewels.blogspot.com/
6.  Eyes 2 Page:  http://www.ajfrey.com/
7.  Shutterbug:  http://shutterbugsworld.blogspot.com/
8.  Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch:  http://creativewritingintheblackberrypatch.blogspot.com/
9.  Connecting with Stephanie:  http://thestephanieconnection.blogspot.com/
10.  To the Moon:  http://moon-lore.blogspot.com/
11.  Libby Heily:  http://libbyheily.blogspot.com/
12.  Elsie is Writing:  http://www.elsieiswriting.com/
13.  Elysabeth's Writing Emporium:  http://elysabethsstories.blogspot.com/

(I'm really sorry I couldn't make the list nice and neat with hyperlinks.  My mouse seems to be malfunctioning.  Maybe I should have my cat eat it and get a new one!)

If you get a chance please visit these bloggers!  Thanks again,  Deanie! 

40 comments:

  1. Great awards congrats. Chocolate and ice cream what's not to like! 300 followers that's fabulous and I'm always up for a fun giveaway so count me in please. I don't mind which prize. I'll check out a couple of those blogs I don't yet know. Thanks again and have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to enter you into the drawing!

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  2. Well the cat will at least chew the cord I bet haha and awards are grand, congrats in your land and maybe the cat will get lucky.

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    1. Oh and I can't believe you nominated old one eye geez, guess cyclops and duckbills stick together huh? LMAO

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    2. Yes, we freaks stick together! LOL! I'll enter you into the drawing!

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  3. Man, now I really want to eat a cupcake.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. Well done on a well deserved award.

    Yvonne.

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  5. Congrats on the awards! :)

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  6. Congratulations on the awards! This was a fun read-

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  7. Congratulations on your 302 followers :)

    I'm new here, but what I'm learning is that you like chocolate :)

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    1. That's all you need to know! Thanks for following!

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  8. Congrats on your awards and reaching 300 followers.

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  9. Congrats on the awards. A big chocolate celebration is due. :)

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  10. Have you tried the white chocolate raspberry truffle from Haagen Dazs? It's dangerous. And congratulations!

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    1. I haven't. But I prefer dark chocolate. So I might be able to resist that one!

      Thanks for the congratulations!

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  11. CONGRATS on both of your awards! That cupcake one looks delicious. Very colorful.

    If I were to win the giveaway, I'd be happy with a gift card as I already have both of your books. : )

    CONGRATS to all the people who were chosen to receive the awards. Have an awesome day!


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    1. I'll enter you into the gift card drawing.

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  12. Congratulations on all of your awards, Sherry! You deserve them, in spite of the dismembered chicken. I'd love to be in your drawing for either a gift certificate or a copy of That Baby woke me up AGAIN!
    You must be so excited about having over 300 followers. They all know your blogs are fantastic.

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    1. Thanks for the nomination, Deanie! I'll enter you into the drawing.

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  13. Thank you so much Sherry for nominating my blog for the award. I am quite honored to be recognized by an accomplished writer as yourself. As I wrote recently in an "Insecure Writer's Support Group" post, I hardly feel worthy to be rubbing words with well-written writers like you. So I humbly accept this award, though it may take some time to get the post written. I am no longer in the diapers phase and actually have my first child of 5 getting married next week. I would love a copy of your book, That Mama is a Grouch. Do I also get to enter the give away for one of the other prizes? Thanks Sherry. I am so glad I discovered your blog through A to Z. It's been fun visiting you. You are a talented writer. God bless, Maria at Delight Directed Living

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    1. Certainly! You can be entered in the drawings for all three. Thank you for stopping by!

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    2. Thanks. And on the award, I will accept the nomination as the super sweet blogging award. Not sure what the difference is, but I sweet tooth too!

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  14. Thank you Sherry- I will take the pop-up ghosties award, simply because while I do love dark chocolate, I have a much more savoury tooth and I fear these dessert questions would be wasted on me! [And yes, wishbone soup does cure everything... at least, if by cure we mean 'make better' rather than 'takes away.' It's all in the attitude! :-) x]

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    1. Ha! Then I will have to make some wishbone soup!

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  15. Congrats on the awards.

    This post would have made me hungry, but I already had too much chocolate today.

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    1. Ha! Chocolate overdose. I hate when that happens!

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  16. Hi Sherry,

    I see we've both been awarded different blog awards. And you deserve the super sweet blog award. Have a wonderful week ahead. :-)

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  17. Thanks Sherry! Sorry I didn't get here before, things have been crazy. That was really cool of you to give me the award though!

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    1. You're welcome. I totally understand things being crazy! It's like that at my pad, too!

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  18. Congrats on both awards! That cupcake picture does look delicious. And wow, you have over 300 followers?! That's amazing!

    I think it'd be fun to be part of the gift card drawing... :)

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  19. Thanks so much, Sherry! I'm a chocolate-a-holic as well as an ice cream lover. Ice cream doesn't last more than two days in our house (I'm lucky if I get two bowls of it) and chocolate doesn't last period!

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