Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happiness with a Cherry on Top

Happy Sunday, everyone. Hope you're all enjoying a fantastic weekend. I've been lucky to enjoy some sunny weather with running, dog walking and even a little tennis. I don't usually post on Sundays, but I've been given two blog awards this week that I wanted to share.

First, I have to thank Rae of 5k Rae for the Cherry on Top award:

The Rules:
1. Answer this question: If you had the chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?

I know this is a cliche answer, but I wouldn't change a thing. I feel really blessed to be living the life I am and I am thankful for all the wonderful people I've had the pleasure of knowing, the experiences that have shaped me into who I am, and the discoveries I've made about myself and what's important to me along the way.

2. The second thing you have to do is, pick 6 people and give them this award. You then have to inform the person that they have gotten this award.

I have decided to give this award to a few bloggers who have been particularly inspirational to me as I started this little 'project'. In no particular order....
1) Jess at See How She Runs
2) Kyle at Getting Better and Better
3) Fatty Blogsticks
4) Clyde at The Clydesdale Project
5) Ali at The scales say what?!
6) Dawne at It's My Time

3. The third and final thing is, thank the person who gave you the award.
Thank you, thank you, Rae! I first landed on your blog because we share the same name (there are so few of us female Raes!), lo and behold, you have truly inspired me in my running. Thanks again!

Second, I was awarded the Happy 101 award from Joy at Nuggets of Truth:

The Rules:

1. Post who gave you this award

See above! Thanks Joy. Your comments and emails always make my day. You have been very supportive and I really appreciate it.

2. State 10 things you like
1) boston terriers
2) live concerts
3) bubble tea
4) creating things: knitting, quilts, painting, crafts
5) hockey (Go Leafs!)
6) making lists
7) early mornings
8) winter: snowboarding, skiing, skating, warming up by the fire!
9) cheese
10) RUNNING! Yes - I can actually say that with a straight face now. ;)

3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment

1) Little Lotta at A Lot of Lotta
2) Juli at Juli's Journey
3) Leah at Obliteration of the Fat Girl
4) Little Fruit Fly in Rainbow Colored Socks
5) Maureen at Mo Sho Runs
6) Lindsay at Thinspiration
7) J at For Real, This Time!
8) Katie at Freaking Awesome Body
9) Syl at Live, Smile, Run
10) Moving Mertle

I'm quite new to the awards thing, so if anyone can tell me how to post them on my blog I would appreciate it. Thanks again!


  1. Thanks so much, Rae! I really liked your answer to the question. I'll do one of these soon on my blog.

  2. See...even though I'm still pretty early into getting to know you, I knew I was going to like you for a reason -- another hockey lover! (We are hard to come by down as far south as I am)

    Seriously, you are so sweet and I have truly appreciated your comments on my posts. I cannot wait until I can say I love to run, too!

    Congrats on the awards - totally deserved!

  3. Congrats on your awards!
    (I love that I found other "Rae" bloggers - I have always loved this name!)

  4. THANK YOU!! This means a lot to me to know that you enjoy reading my blog :-) Keeps me motivated!! THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to your win as well!!

  5. Cheese, lists, and live concerts! YAY! Did I mention cheese? LOL. Congrats on your awards. What is bubble tea?

  6. Awww =) Thanks so much for the award! And congratulations to you as well. You have continued to inspire me! I'll post about the award soon, promise! I better start thinking about who I'll be giving it to!

    <3 Katie

  7. Thanks for the award! I was totally set to award you one, too -- but you already had gotten one and then you'd be doing awards all night long! :-)
    You're rad!

  8. Rae- Thanks for the award! You can post it to your sidebar by downloading the image. Then open the design part of your blog. Add a gadget and choose picture then just upload the award :) Hope I explained that well enough!

  9. Thanks, Rae!
    I will post on it tomorrow!

  10. Just found your blog and I love it!!!


  11. Thank you so much for the award, that was very kind of you, I can't wait to get going on this challenge!

  12. good for you for staying active! And congrats on the awards :)

  13. You deserve every single award!
    ae- it is just starting to feel real now! I can not wait til the roof goes on!!!
    Have a pretty day!

  14. thanks rae! i am obsessed with bubble tea, too. i tried a taro one the other day - yum. my boy and i grabbed some a few nights ago and somehow lost our straws -it just wasn't the same, scooping the pearls out with a spoon!

  15. Love these lists - almost as much as I too love bubble tea.