An Award? For me?!

Really? An Award? Why yes! See:

The Stylish Blogger Award. How fun is that?! I haven’t been accused of being stylish in a very long time. Ever since my “look” became very little make-up and v-neck t-shirts with some form of Baby secretions on them. Don’t laugh! I totally rock that Look. So imagine my surprise when Beth @ Of Musings And Meringues, and Megan @ Wanna Be A Country Cleaver nominate me. Aren’t they sweet?  The Award itself is passed along by my fellow Bloggers to the authors of the blogs that they enjoy. There’s a whole sub-culture here on the ‘net, people. Embrace it. :) But first, a bit about the nominators:

Beth is an world traveler and an children’s book author. The fact that she even reads my blog is an honor in itself. She is also an incredible baker, which contributes to my baking habit quite nicely. But you really should pay her a visit to explore her travel posts. She has traveled to over 34 countries, and has an interesting story for all of them.

Megan is the sweetie that one the Freeset bag that I gave away a little while back. Girlfriend is also a prolific baker, and a former lumberjack. How’s that for a combination? She also has mad cake decorating skills, and a great sense of humor. Sometimes these traits merge into her creations. I love reading what Megan is up to, and stealing glimpses of her sweet Huckleberry hound.

And of course, I am incredibly thankful for all of you that read my ramblings and try my recipes. Obviously. Y’all are great, and keep me motivated to bake-up-a-storm and write. You are the best!

I was a little nervous about accepting, because part of my acceptance of the Stylish Blogger Award is that I tell you a seven new things about myself. That seems a bit tricky, seeing as this is my blog, and I tend to spill my guts on a regular basis.  So here goes…

1. I really don’t like to be the center of attention. Kind of ironic for someone that regularly shares bits of her life on the Internet.

2. I hate spiders. Consequently, they tend to seek me out. Same goes for cats–I am allergic to them so I don’t pet them. Naturally, cats love me.

3. I love listening to live music. I have a great appreciation for musical ability seeing that I have just about none of my own. How I survived 4 years of Show Choir without being ejected as an Impostor,  I’ll never know.

4. I have an irrational obsession with Professional Bull Riders. And Cows. And I’m a big dork.

5. I have two main vices: baking and chai latte. Surprised?

6. I deal with stress in one of two ways: baking, or making ridiculous impulse purchases.

7. Doing laundry and unloading the dishwasher are the bain of my existence.

And for a bonus: 8. I have an odd sense of humor. I laugh at myself most often.

I read such an eclectic group of blogs on a regular basis, it makes it hard to choose who to tag as a Stylish Blogger.  Given that I’ve already mentioned Megan and Beth, I’ll send this award on to:

Anne @ I Live In An Antbed. Anne is a spiritual, homeschooling mother of 7. She always has a great story to tell, or insight to share. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with 4 boys, I just think that Anne has almost twice as many kids. Perspective. And she hates spiders, too.

Jeanne @ Inside NanaBread’s Head. She reeled me in with her post “Menaupause You Hateful Bitch,” and I’ve been hooked ever since. With our warped senses of humor, she & I could get in serious trouble together. The good kind. And she’s a Locovoire, so that makes us instant Besties.

Cathy B. @ Brightbakes. Amazing recipes and expertise from a girl as in love with the Northwoods as I am. Her technical expertise is as impressive as her bread looks. She and I have enough in common that it should be outlawed. And she’s a doll, to boot!

Katerina @ Culinary Flavors. Katerina is a tremendously creative cook, specializing in Greek cuisine. Fitting, seeing as she calls Athens home. It’s her sense of humor and storytelling that keep me coming back for more. Oh. And the recipes are good, too.

Kat @ Tenaciously Yours. Kat is such a thoughtful and interesting writer. She never ceases to raise a good point, or make me laugh. Repeatedly. I love her outlook on life, and the fact that she isn’t afraid to post about nail polish. Because good looking mitts are important. She’s my link to stylish trends.

And finally, Mads @ La Petite Pancake. Girlfriend is hilarious, and her tagline is “I’ll Take Mine With Bananas and Chocolate Chips.” Need I say more?

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  1. says

    Oh my, I just want to thank my first grade teacher and my Mom and Dad and my husband and my in-laws, and my children, and my Sunday school teacher from 3rd grade, and our mailman, and our pets, and my appliance repairman for making me what I am today.


    You are seriously funny, darling!

  2. says

    Kirsten congratulations on your award and thank you so much for passing it to me. Thank you also for your good words. Humor is a very important part of my life. It helps me cope with all the difficulties that come to my way. I strongly believe that a person who has the strength to mock himself has strong self awareness. For me this is even more important than cooking well. Thank you again.

  3. Melissa Garno says

    You have always been the essence of style…I think I may still have some photos from hs and college to prove it! Oh the 80’s.

    Anyway, congrats…you deserve this and many other awards!


  4. Keith says

    Hey Pal!! Wow…and I can say I knew you way back when. I can’t believe it’s been almost 20 years! We’re, like…old ‘n stuff.

    Keep up the great blogging. Kris and I love your writing!

    – Keith

  5. KirstenGroupie says

    Feel the love!!! See, it isn’t just me that is a groupie, thus why I am a groupie and not just a girlfriend with a crush. The first thing you “shared” (you don’t like to be the center of attention) is unfortunately for you the price of being a Stylish Blogger so Congratulations! It was also good you included number 8 as a back-up because ALL your real groupies know about the baking and chai latte. 😉

  6. says

    Congrats on the award! I always think of the movie A Christmas Story when I hear that. First, the dad reads the crate “frah-GEE-lay”, then he opens the crate with a crowbar, telling his family “why…it’s a special award” and then he pulls out that hideous leg lamp with a flourish of “OH! It’s beautiful!” So congrats on your special award. You deserve it! And thanks for the mention. It’s an honor to be included in your favorites list. I’m loving you back. You’re my kind of trouble, lady.

  7. says

    Little loopy last night when I left such a silly comment. Days and days of sick kids, you know. Seriously, congratulations Kirsten!! I never cease to be amazed by your culinary craft and I think we connected so quickly because of your wonderful sense of humor. I’m sure this is the first of many, many awards for you.

  8. says

    Congratulations on your well-deserved award. I’m new to your blog so I’ve just spent some time browsing through your earlier entries, I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful evening. Blessings…Mary

  9. says

    Oh lady, I love it! Thanks for the award. Superior Mitts ARE my way 😉

    Fact: I hate Spiders too! (Except for Daddy Longlegs because those eat the bugs.) So anyway, pretty much one of my favorite things to do is to kill them (not the Daddy Longlegs) with a flip flop because I swear to God, if another one of those things bites me, I am going to lose it.

  10. says

    Thank you for your kind words! I’ll be sure to check out Megan’s blog, as well as the others you mentioned. Oh, and by the way, I was teasing about the Red Wings. My dear aunt and my favorite college roommate both loved the Wings and I adore them both!


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