It’s Award Time

It’s award time here at the Mommy Lounge!  Who doesn’t love to get a pat on the back every now and again.  Well, we absolutly love it.  We are giving out a couple of them at once, so please check out these great blogs! We wanted to expand our bloggy world and give these awards to blogs that are new to us. Blogs that we have found cruising around the blogosphere–thought were great–and wanted to share with you. We’re sure half of them don’t even know us right now, but after this they will!

We are going to cheat a little like our friend at Contolling My Chaos who bestowed both of these awards on us! It is double bloggy award time! Each blog will receive one, but two amazing awards! These lucky gals will be awarded the I Love Your Blog award along with the Your Blog is Fabulous award.

Your Blog is Fabulous Award!

 Here are the rules of this award.

  • Link back to the giver of the award
  • List your five fabulous addictions
  • Give the award to 6-7 other fabulous blogs

Five Fabulous Addictions of Kalisha:

  1. I love to watch The Hills and Jon and Kate plus 8
  2. Black coffee with lots of sugar (at least enough to have some granules at the bottom of my cup!)
  3. Shiny, glossy lip gloss; I don’t like my lips to be dry–and I’ve always needed to wear lip gloss at all times!
  4. Blogging
  5. Crocheting; once I get started on something I would just rather sit and finish my project, but that is hard with two kids, a dog, and a husband to tend to.

5  Fabulous Addictions of Reneca

  1. Coffee!  With a bit of real cream and agave nector….MMMM!
  2. Nestle Treasures: rich milk chocolate filled with luscious caramel. (Okay that’s what they say on the bag. But they are delicious.)
  3.  Blogging…I think anyone who starts to blog has a hard time getting off the computer.
  4. Making things from scratch. This is a bad one, I actually feel bad when eat something from a box.  It must be some OCD in me coming out.
  5. True Blood: a new series on HBO.  I haven’t missed an episode and can’t wait till next season to start.  (I’m also excited that Big Love is coming back.

I Love Your Blog Award!  iloveyourblogaward

Here are the rules:
1. Write seven strange things about yourself.
2 Tag six other people at the end of your post.
3. Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

7 strange things about Kalisha

  1. I always wear pink polish on my toes.
  2. The only make-up I ever wear is mascara.
  3. I don’t like to walk barefoot on hardwood or tile floors so I have to wear socks when inside.
  4. Alright! I’m almost laughing to hard to even write this. Now this one is a very strange one! Sometimes (like when I was caring for newborn Faith and Journey) the way that I would check to see if I really needed a shower was to look under my arms. No hair? Mmmm…no shower! 🙂 If I saw some stubble then I would know it was time to get my butt in the tub! HA!
  5. As a child I would torture small bugs by putting them in a bowl of water (like ants and roly-polies) to see if they could swim. Or fry them under a magnifiying glass. Is that bad? I don’t do it anymore–I like to think of it as a science experiment. I feel kind of evil, but hey I was a kid! (I must say that is a very strange thing about me!)
  6. When I color I like my crayons to be pointy–and I won’t share them with you if you are the type to use my crayola’s down to a blunt!
  7. I could crochet for hours at a time and not even realize it. I love to do it because it relaxes my mind and body.

7 strange things about Reneca

  1. Unlike Kalisha, I hate socks. Hardwood, or carpet even outside I just don’t like them…they are too restricting.  My little toes need to breathe.  I would love to live some where that you could wear flip flops year round.
  2. I have a special pen… Its purple, of course, and it writes just perfect… Its probably all in my head, but when I write with my special pen, my hand writing is so much better.
  3. Come to think of it, I haven’t worn a regular bra in about 2 years.  Nursing bras have been my breast friend.  I guess that’s what I need for Christmas…a nice bra from Victoria Secret’s (hint, hint!)
  4. I love to read. But not fiction books.  It’s been a long time since I’ve read a fiction book, but I am always reading a motivational, or educational book.  I know–I’m a nerd.
  5. I’ve been trying to learn how to knit for a few months now, and I have yet to finish the 4 scarfs I’ve started.  I’m pretty good at both the knit and purl stitch, I just have been getting board with the easy patterns.
  6. Unfortunately(for me) I have a hard time tellingpeople what is truly on my mind.  I’m not talking about bad things.  Even the good things I won’t tell people. Some people may say it’s me being shy, but I am working on that.  I’m sure I’ve missed so many opportunities and friends since I won’t say anything first.
  7. Lastly, (well for this list) I recently learned how to walk well in stilletos.  I was an athlete in high school and college, and I thought they were not functional… Now, though I don’t wear them often, I really like them.  It’s nice to be able to wear them and not twist an ankle! 🙂

Hope you enjoy your awards ladies! We think Your Blog is Fabulous! and we think you deserve some I Love Your Blog (linky) Love!

Mommy Gossip

Following in My Shoes

Outnumbered Two to One

Cheaper Than Therapy

The Neurotic Mom

Nature Moms

Memoirs of a Chaotic Mommy


The Smile Award: smile_award

We received this one a while ago (about a month and half, but whose counting?) from Writing the Waves of Motherhood–we are so sorry that it has taken so long to pass this award on, but now we are ready!

Thanks so much! We are glad we bring a smile to your faces!

Here are the characteristics of the SMILE Award:

~You must display a cheerful attitude.
~You must show love to others.
~You must make mistakes.
~You must learn from others.
~You must be a positive contributor to blogging.
~You must love life.
~You must love kids.

Here are the rules for the Smile Award:

~You must link back to the award creator. (We still can’t figure out what the name is–the text is so small!)
~You must post the rules if you are a recipient.
~You must choose 5 people to pass the award to.
~You must fit the characteristics of the award.
~You must post the characteristics of the recipient of the award.
~You must create a post sharing your win with others.
~You must thank the giver of the award… ( Thank You! Writing the Waves of Motherhood)

And the Award goes to!

  1. Le Musings of Moi; We just recently came across this blog. Her blog is fun, bubbly and is a great way to put a smile on your face!
  2. Lip Zip: Zipped Lips in Real Life; A fun mom of a toddler, who embodies the characteristics of the smile award! Check her blog for inspiration, tips and a good laugh.
  3. Suburban Gypsy; This mom juggles everything. From her family, home business, and and the chaos that comes from life.  Most importanly she has a great attitude!
  4. Non-Super Woman Chronicles; A mother of two young boys, her blog post almost always include a great quote, and a good read. 
  5. Moms in the Fishbowl; Looking for a good recipe, or just need to smile, this is the blog for you. With 3 kids she often feels like she’s swimming round in a fishbowl.



Our last award was given to us by Lynnie over at Monkey Bread Tree,I’ve Fallen For Your Blog Award! She has two adorable daughters and writes such great posts about life on the farm, fun crafty things she does with the girls and always reminds us about the joy and simplicity of Motherhood! Thanks so much!

We would like to honor a few of our favorite blogs with this special award…

Drumroll please!……………..We are giving this award to Monkey Bread Tree first beacause we wanted to let her know that we’ve fallen for her blog too! We know that this is a little unorthadox, but we wanted her to know that the feeling was mutual!

We have also fallen for Elizabeth at Parenting Pink! We get a vibe from her that she is a little wacky, like us. She reminds us how to Parent Pink and raise strong confident girls! Ms. Pink blogs about her three adorable girls, girly stuff and daily life.

and last but not least!…Danielle at Extraordinary Mommy always has a way of finding the silver lining in everyday moments. She captures her two young children’s personalities so well and we enjoy reading her blog when we need a reminder of how sweet it is to be a Mother!

Okay…now we can breathe.  Congrats to all our winners! Go check them out, We’re sure you’ll love them just as much as we do.

Reneca and Kalisha


11 Responses

  1. Congrats – wow you ladies are racking up the awards! Great job!

    As always, you are too sweet to pass one of those cute awards my way. Thank you so much! Have a great weekend Reneca & Kalisha!

  2. Congrats on the awards! And if it makes you feel any better, I haven’t had a chance to do that 7 Things meme you gals tagged me with over a month ago…but I will! Hopefully within the week. 🙂

  3. Congrats and thank you! I’m really flattered, and honored since I haven’t as of yet been deemed fabulous, I’ll brag about it soon. I appreciate you stopping by and passing this along. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Great blog! I’ve enjoyed reading it:)

    It’s always a great thing to have moms support other moms.

    Congrats on creating a great community!


  5. You are some very lucky ladies with all of these awards!! 🙂 Thank you for my “double-prize!” I love them. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. Wow, it’s like the Grammy’s over here! Thanks for the award! I totally prefer the unorthodox version of anything anyway! That’s hilarious about the shower, by the way! : )

  7. Awww…thank you sooo much!

  8. Congrats on your wonderful awards and thank you very, very much! I’m honored 🙂

  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂 Love this plethora of awards here 🙂

    I apologize for being so behind. I took the weekend off, pretty much, and then have just been busy since then! But I wanted to get over and let you ladies know I really appreciate it!

    I will get this up on my blog this afternoon!

    Big Hugs

  10. Congrats to you and thanks for my award. I’m honored 🙂

  11. […] first, The Smile Award, comes from the gals over at the Mommy Lounge. They share the characteristics of the SMILE […]

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