How Lucky Can One Gal Get? Oh Yeah, And A Giveaway!!!

I don’t know how I got so lucky. When I started blogging I never dreamed people would actually read my posts. I can’t believe how lucky I am. You all are so amazing and give me such great inspiration! I have been truly blessed with so many awards it makes my head swell =o)

I don’t even know where to start but I’ll try.

Thank you so much to an amazing blogger Manu over on Dessert First. She gave me this award.

I just love her blog. She lives in Brasil which has a very special spot in my heart. I was an exchange student in Brasil when I was in high school so when I found her blog I was so excited!

Karie over at Level2Mommy also gave me the One Lovely Blog Award. We baked together in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies Blog Hop and she made such amazing cookies!

Veronica from Life In The Thrify Lane gave me this award.

WOW! Her blog is great with a little bit of everything in it!

Ginger over at Support Blog For Moms of Boys also gave me the Stylish Blogger Award. You seriously have to check her blog out. I just love it!

Trisha over at My Hobbie Lobby gave me this award.

Seriously you guys, my head is starting to swell. Or is that my heart? I’m so dang honored! She also baked along with the Christmas Cookie Blog Hop and amazed me with her creations!

Krista over at While He Was Napping gave me this so cute award.

She has an amazing blog. I mean seriously, even the name is perfect! I love it!

Kat over at Everybody Loves Raymond… and Kat gave me the Happy 101 award as well. She has a super cute blog and her sense of humor is perfect!

And last but surely not least…. Ashley over at No Apologies thought of me when she was giving out this award.
I can’t say enough about her blog. I love it! She’s so dang crafty!

A huge thank you to the amazing bloggers who thought of me. It really does blow my mind that people actually read what I have to say. You guys all rock!

Now it’s my turn to pass them on. Yeah!

Here are some blogs that completely amaze me and totally inspire me! I love reading what you have to write each week. Some of you absolutely crack me up while others give me faith and the encouragement I need to continue blogging. You all are wonderful!!!

Cathy over at Wives With Knives – this is my Mom everyone! She is the reason I started blogging and I love her posts!

Cheryl over at TidyMom. I just love all her amazing creations and she has great giveaways too =o)

Jami over at Ain’t She Crazy. With a name like that, how could her blog be anything but awesome?!?!

Christy over at From Glitter to Gumdrops. I think we are sisters separated at birth! We are so alike!

Sue over at Munchkin Munchies. I don’t even know where to start with her blog. I love it and look forward to reading her posts all the time!

Tiffanee over at One Crazy Cookie. Here’s another amazing blog that I look forward to reading all the time! Amazing recipes and delicious treats!!!

Sarah over at The Pumpkin Patch. She took some time off for health reasons and I missed her posts so much! She’s back now and I’m quite happy =o)

Lisa over at Sweet as Sugar Cookies. I found her blog during the Christmas Cookies Blog Hop and just love it!

Raina over at The Garden of Yum. Her blog is simply amazing. I just love all her humor and her fantastic recipes.

And last but surely not least… Kayla over at Small Town Life. I just recently found her blog and I’m loving it!

There are so many more amazing blogs out there but I couldn’t add everyone =o) Thank you for all the inspiration!

As a small token of my appreciation I’m hosting a giveaway. (I love giveaways!) My Mom has graciously offered one of my readers one of her totally cool aprons. Her blog is Wives With Knives (is that the best name or what?!?!) Her aprons have her logo on it. Here’s a picture…

(Picture courtesy of my Mom.)

How cool is that? I just love it. And it could be all yours! All you have to do is be a follower and leave me a comment telling me you would like to win. Simple as that!

Thank you again for reading my rants/posts/ramblings about my life and kids. And good luck!

Drawing will be held January 15, 2011. Make sure you leave me an email address if you don’t have a blog so I can get a hold of you! Good luck!!!

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  1. Ha! Love the name Wives With Knives. Count me in for the giveaway!

    Congratulations on your many well deserved awards.

  2. I am an avid follower of your blog. It gave me inspiration to bake, bake and bake some more! You deserve one more award: Mom of the Year!

  3. Love the name of the blog and the logo. I’d love to win that apron!

  4. Thanks so much for thinking of me Erin! The blog love goes both ways:) I am a happy follower of your blog and that apron of your mom’s looks so fun! Thanks again for being so sweet:)

  5. I love your blog! Thanks for the links.

    iamvictorias at gmail dot com

  6. That is really cool!! And yes… Wives With Knives is an awesome blog name! LOL

  7. Love the name, “Wives with Knives.” How perfect!

    I’m a follower too, under Lisa B.

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to enter!
    lisaberkery at gmail dot com

  8. Thanks for this amazing list. I can’t wait to check these blogs out. “Wives with knives” – what a catchy name … i’m gonna hop over to her blog right now!

  9. Cool nice list of blogs…thanks.

    And I’m sure you deserved every one of those awards:)

  10. Aww, thanks for the blog love! I totally agree. My family has been trying to convince me I was adopted for years…..and sometimes….I can’t help but hope. ;o)
    Congrats on all the awards, I’m with the other commenters, you totally deserve it. I was just pulling off yoru pecan tassie recipe for a dinner I’m hosting in a few weeks. I know they’re going to be fab-u-lous! I’ll let you know when I bake ’em! Happy New Year!

  11. Congratulations Erin! You deserve every one of those awards. You have a wonderful blog that I love reading, with your hysterical sense of humor, amazing goodie recipes, and your two adorable kids. You are obviously a great mom and an equally great person.

    Thank you so much for thinking of me. I am really honored!

    I would love your mom’s apron. I love the title. Back when I first started blogging, I noticed the name of her blog in the comment section of another blog and thought it was so funny and have been enjoying her blog ever since:)

  12. I am a follower and would love to win!
    Happy New Year!

  13. First things first – CONGRATS on receiving all those amazing awards! YOWZA! It IS mind-blowing to think of strangers reading our blog posts huh? And how fun that your mom has inspired you to be a blogger…my daughter got me started. I collect aprons and would be tickled (pink….er, red) to win that darling apron. Keep up the great job!

  14. nice to meet you I think you have a real nice blog here I will e visiting again I am a new follower of yours

  15. Congrats on the awards! I love Wives with Knives and have been following it for a long time. Great apron giveaway! And now I’m a follower of yours and am looking forward to what’s next!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I love your blog and outlook on life. You keep me motivated to stop and live in the moment with my children even when life gets hectic!

  17. This is my first time to read your blog and it’s great! I love your Mom’s blog and would love to win one of her aprons.


  18. I have nominated you for an award on my blog! Looks like one you already got but please come check it out 🙂

    Thanks for inspiring me!

  19. What a cute apron! I’ll check out your mom’s blog next! Thanks for a chance to WIN! (

  20. Just found your site–it looks aMAZing!!

  21. Erin, you totally made my day! I sure do love your guts. 🙂 Thanks so much for thinking of me and supporting me from the very beginning. You ROCK! Oh, and I would totally love that Apron. Your mom must be an awesome lady!

  22. congrats on all your awards!! and you mom is a blogger, impressive need to check her out!!
    Close to home

  23. Congrats. It couldn’t of happened to a better person. You are so sweet and so creative. Now I have to go and check out your mom’s blog. Would love to wi. Hubby is always telling I need to wear an apron.

  24. Sorry I can’t type….I would love to WIN!!

  25. I would like to win… thanks for the chance.

  26. I’m an apron junkie and this one is fabulous!

  27. What a cool apron! thanks for linking up today!

  28. cool apron. I finally decided to enter, even though I don’t wear aprons much. But I must have a “wives with knives” apron. Such fun. Thanks.

  29. Thanks Erin! You are very sweet and FWIW I hope you know how much you have inspired me over the past year. I would love to show off this apron, so count me in on the drawing!
    Happy New Year!!

  30. Oh, I didn’t know that Cathy was your mom…she’s such a sweet lady and I’ve always loved the name Wives with Knives!! I want to win 😀 …and congrats on your awards!

  31. Congratulations for all these awards!!! Your blog is really cute, your recipes are always yummy and your crafts awesome!
    Thank you for your nice words about my blog! (I’m returning from vacation now and reading what I missed!)
    Have a nice week!

  32. Thank you so much Erin for the blog award!! That is so kind of you! And congrats to you on all of your awesome awards other bloggers gave you. Love your blog!

    PS – LOVE the apron too!!! 🙂

  33. Thanks so much for linking up last week! I hope you’ll stop by again today! 🙂 I’ll be posting features soon…

  34. I am a follower! you blog is so cute!

  35. i am a follower!

  36. I’ve had you bookmarked for quite a while – love your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas.

    (Oh, and I’d love an awesome apron like this one!)

  37. I seriously cannot tell you how much I love the name Wives With Knives. That is the coolest thing I have ever heard, great job to your mom! I’m a follower of your blog. I totally love your ideas!!!

  38. I”M a follower and want to win!!