Friday, September 14, 2012

One Lovely Blog & Very Inspiring Blogger Award

A couple of weeks ago, I received a nomination for the One Lovely Blog & Very Inspiring Blogger Award. While the nomination was a fantastic surprise for me, the honor is really in who sent it to me. Thank you so much Cristi. If you aren't familiar with her fantastic site, Bent On Better Lunches, you certainly should be. First of all, the ideas you'll find there are inspiring, yet attainable, fun and colorful, nutritious and balanced, and super creative! To be recognized by a peer you have the highest respect for is a great feeling. And, in homage to one of Cristi's areas of expertise, we did a peanut butter sandwich for lunch today on our fun Munchkin plate! Thank you!

rocket pb sandwich lunch
Peanut butter sandwich, carrots, yellow bell peppers. 

chobani stars zoe's lunchbox
And on the side, some Chobani Champions Vanilla Chocolate Chunk Greek yogurt, frozen into stars. Apparently, I couldn't take the picture fast enough! Yum!

blog awardAnd now, that award! Of course, there is some fine print in accepting it! The rules are that I must..
1. Thank and link back to the awesome person who nominated you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on their blogs to let them know.

So, what do you want to know about me? Hmmm..

1. I love rats.. well, all rodents, really! I've had fancy rats as pets since 1996. I've bred, rescued, shown, and now even run a pedigree registry that holds nearly 25,000 individual rats! They are fantastic pets!
2. I'm a night owl. If the world revolved around my schedule, it would be noon until 4am. As long as I can recall, I've had late nights and hate mornings!
3. I love to fish. Fly fishing, to be precise. There is no better sensation than being right in the middle of a river, fighting the current, hoping for that unmistakable tug on the line!
4. I am extremely type A and borderline OCD (self diagnosis). Yup, my cans are all turned a certain direction in my cupboards, dvds are in alphabetical order, and I have a panic attack over missing socks. Okay, it isn't all that bad .. most days, anyways! :)
5. I don't text. My phone is just a phone. It doesn't have a keypad. It can't access the Internet. There is no GPS. I can't listen to music on it. And I wouldn't have it any other way!
6. My favorite time of the year is fall. While, I loathe what comes after it, the cooling air, colors, and smells of fall just transform me. I love pumpkins and crisp leaves, cider and spices, and everything in between. Oh, and Halloween is my favorite holiday!
7. I have tattoos.. seven, in fact. Obviously, body art as a form of artistic expression is fine by me! My latest tattoo is my daughter's name in Greek, along with her zodiac symbol and birthstone.

Now, to the nominations. I'm suppose to pick 15, but this was incredibly difficult to narrow it down to just 15! There are so many fantastic people out there blogging, inspiring, creating, etc. I am always humbled by those around me! Thanks for all you ALL do!

Another Lunch
Bento For Kidlet
Bento School Lunches
Biting The Hand That Feeds You
Bobbi's Bentos
Creative Food
Family Fresh Meals
Meet the Dubiens
Obento Momma
The Better Baker


  1. Thank you ever so much for passing this lovely award to me. I am honored and blessed! Loved reading about interesting you. =)

  2. I am so blushing! Thanks for all your super nice words about me & my blog :) And your PB rocket rocks! Oh and I love fall too :)

  3. Love your 7 things about you! You have a blog that is inspiring and creative and Congrats on your award! Thank you for nominated me as well! :)

  4. These are great! Check out my bentos on my Pinterest board!

  5. So excited to find your blog! I saw it on Custom Blog Designs page. She designed my blog as well! Can't wait to start using some of your ideas with my girls lunches!

    new follower!

  6. I added your button to my page!