Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

So...some crazy lady decided I deserved to be recognized as a stylish blogger. Mary, a craft blogger from Piece Garden, and  my freshman neighbor in the dorms...she hasn't seen me in person in years, which is exactly why I think she nominated me for this award! No, I kid! It was very sweet, and if you're into sewing or quilting, I would check out her blog. It's amazing! Thanks Mary, and here are the details on this award: 

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Award 6 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact the bloggers and tell them about the award.
Seven fun facts about me: 

1.       I love, love, love broccoli. The fiancé finds my obsession a little strange.
2.       My family is genetically predisposed to being a sucker for animals in need. That is how I ended up with these little snots: 

It is also how my dad once owned two dogs and 8 cats at once.
3.       I hate short bike rides (15 miles or less), but love long ones (20 miles or more). The 15-20 range is just too awkward to talk about.
4.       I am a work-a-holic. I’m making pro/con lists for potential jobs right now, and one item in the CON list for a certain school is that people don’t work in the summer there. Really. No joke.
5.       Every time I meet a mean, egotistical, and overbearing scientist, I am reminded that people need a force for good in the world and that is why I need to stay in this career.
6.       Sometimes I don’t cook or eat healthy food. And then my body rebels, which is why I try not to do that too often!
7.       Babies, especially newborns, make me nervous. Hand me a 2-3 year old, and I’m good, but when they are so young and fragile, I worry about breaking them. 

Now I need to nominate some other blogs that I’ve recently discovered:
The Daily Balance: Shannon just had a baby (eek!) and is still stylish and beautiful. Plus, she’s taking the whole weight loss and exhaustion thing in stride.
Mein Portfolio: Disclaimer – this is totally a close relative of mine! My brother, Toby, is an excellent emerging photographer, and he has his work displayed here. I own the ‘Glass Forest’ and ‘Bridge in Perspective’ as large prints. His style is in his ability to see natural beauty and capture it.
Life (and running) in Iowa: Fun blog and Iowa based. Recurring vegan recipes, cross training, and running. I always want to hear about the next adventures of Kier and Nic, which are always performed in style, of course.
Biochemista: Actually, this isn’t so new to me. But Lauren is really a good role model for a balanced young adult life. Her style: light and refreshing cocktails and mocktails enjoyed while enduring the stress of a major career change. Read it and support her!
Tales of a 30-something Nothing: This is a very cute family oriented blog from a fitness professional and nutrition/counseling student. I really enjoy the recipes and the commentary on raising two sassy girls!
Healthy Ashley: You will be so jealous of Ashley’s workout gear while in awe of her physical abilities. Also, she’s wedding planning and I can’t wait to see all of the details!

 Ok, back in a jiffy! 


  1. Hey Health Doc! I do love your blog since my son publicly (on FB) referred us to you. And, Mary is right! Accept that! I have heard rumors, way up Nort, here, that you do work very hard, too! Take care and hope to see you when you are home. Best of luck on you next career move!

  2. Thank you thank you thank you! These are the sweetest words <3 I love your blog too!