"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I'm going to try to turn over a new leaf!

I'm going garage saleing, saling, salein'. Is that even a word? Spell check isn't buying it. Anyway, I'm going to hit some garage sales today. The neighborhood, in walking distance, is having their annual "neighborhood" garage sale today. Oh the treasures one might find.
Yesterday I was in Dollar General, just because, and like a bug to a light, I headed right toward the Christmas stuff. Did I mention before that I don't need any more Christmas stuff? Because I really don't. But you'd be proud of me. I only left with a sheet of Christmas stickers to put on envelopes ($1.00) and 3 cans of pumpkin (because they were actually cheaper than Wally World).

But that's not the leaf I'm turning over. No, I received an award today and instead of saving it and totally forgetting about it until it's way to late (like I've done it the past and I'm sorry!), I'm going to accept it today. Right now. This VERY minute. So here it goes!

Mel From Heart Prints honored me with this award. She herself has a nice mish mash of things going on over at her blog. It's always a good read.

This award is called "A Strong Cup of Coffee" and is given to your favorite blogs that help to get you going in the morning and keep you going all day.:) You know the ones.....you just keep going back to them over and over because of how wonderful they are. Now it's my turn to pass it on to 7 blogs that I enjoy reading, blogs that "keep me going."

Now here's the tricky part. Don't get upset if I give this award to you because you're sick of getting them and don't get mad if I don't. LOL See I already feel like it's a lose lose situation for me. But I'm doing it anyway. The rebel in me tells me too! So here's my list of blogs that I daily fit in no matter how busy I am!
In no particular order except for the way they pop into my brain, we have

Stop and Smell The Chocolates
Blessed Beyond Imagination
Mom's the Word
Muthering Heights
He & Me + 3
Clothed with Scarlet
Faithful Bloggers

Now I have to be honest I'm still not sure why you read my blog or why you keep coming back, but THANK YOU!! It would be pretty boring without you all.


  1. Congratulations, Kim. You truly deserve it. Your blog is my cup of coffee in the morning.

  2. Yay! I'm glad you got an award! You deserve it! I made an award for you, but I don't know how to give it to you! LOL!

  3. That is the perfect award for you my friend! We love our coffee! Thank you so much for passing it along to me. I don't hate you. LOL You are so sweet. I feel honored to get an award from you. I also feel so happy when your comment is one of the first ones I wake up to in the morning:)
    Have fun garage saling. I love it!

  4. Congrats on the award Kim. And I was so glad they featured you on Faithful Bloggers. You rock girl! Loved the interview and now spread the word. I love Faithful Bloggers and what they're trying to do for Christian bloggers.

    You brighten my day every time I visit and I so appreciate that about you.

    Love you,

  5. Sweet my friend, I have to admit that "in no particular order" STILL should have meant that I'd come first, LOLOLOL...but I forgive you....really, I do....:)

    Hmmmm,...I'm just not sure why I wasn't first in your brain,...it's really bugging me...deep breath...I'm ok...LOLOL

    I love you my Kim! :) Thank you for reading my blog!!! :)

  6. Congrats!

    I love yard/garage sales! You can find some cool stuff if you dig a little! :D

  7. Congrats, I love reading your blog in the morning!

  8. Yay KIM....what a perfect AWARD for you to receive, accept, and pass on :)

    Hope you had fun garage saling Heehee please share what ya got okiedokie

    Love ya

  9. Kim. I have just given you the same award on my blog. You are perk for my morning :)

  10. Congratulations on your award! I hope you had fun with your garage sales:-)

  11. Congrats on your award my friend - it's perfect! And thank you so much for giving it to me - coffee goes oh so well with chocolate! :)

    Sorry Kathy, that my name popped up first - it's probably only because the word "chocolate" is in there - LOL!

    Hope you found lots of good stuff at the garage sales! Proud of you for not buying a bunch of Christmas stuff at the store. I went to my fave thrift store yesterday and I avoided the home decor aisles this time (and I'm just sure I missed out on some great decoration - *sniff* - ha,ha!).

    Have a lovely weekend! Big a-strong-cup-of-coffee-is-stronger-with-friends hugs to you!

  12. Yeah! You definitely deserve it, Kim! With my kids being sick lately and out of town for the past month, I haven't been able to read and post as much as normal. SO I've been Jonesing for reading blogs.. LOL!

  13. Congrats on the award Kim. You wear this one well.

  14. You, my friend, have an award that fits you to a tee! Thanks for passing it on to me.

    I love you mostestester!


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