Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 164 or A Reason to Smile

What a lovely way to return to the bloggy world. The terrific Sami Joe from Peek Through Our Window ( dropped me a line while I was away and shared a little sunshine. So I thought that's how I would get back on my bloggy horse.

So I am so, so thankful. The award comes with only three rules. Acknowledge the lovely blogger that passed it on. Tell ten things that make me happy and share it with ten other happy bloggers.

Ten Things that Make Me Happy:
1. My fabulous family (even when they are less than fabulous -- which of course is never, really never -- my life is a piece of perfection pie)
2. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
3. Bubble Baths
4. Really good New York style pizza
5. Singing along to bad 70's mellow rock with my kids
6. The smell of my children's hair after a bath
7. Belly kisses
8. A book that whisks me away to another place or time
9. BLOGGING!!!!!
10. My wonderful circle of friends -- IRL and on-line :-)

Now the hard part -- what wonderful blogs to choose? I have been lucky enough to receive a few awards and I always agonize over sending a new one out because I am ALWAYS leaving out someone I love. But I looked back so I wouldn't repeat and here are ten blogs and bloggers that I love -- ten of many. (I wish I could award you all!) The following blogs are varied in focus and styles but they are all terrific.

1. Debbie at Suburb Sanity (
2. Chitra at My Pilgrimage (
3. Mary at Hurricane Riley and His Big Brother Riley (
4. Bonnie K at Mama K (
5. Erin at The Mother Load (
6. Joanna at The Fifty Factor (
7. Melissa at Scholastic Scribe (
8. Lorenza at Pure Energy (
9. Audrey O at Parenting Tips (
10. TattyTiara at AAA1 Quality Blog (

So thank you Sami Joe for giving me a reason to smile. Truth is if you hadn't given me this award, your name would be listed in the above ten. Lots of love to you and to all the winners.


Corrie Howe said...

I love bubble baths and books that take me away to far away places.

BONNIE K said...

Thank you! How nice!

chitra said...

That was really kind of you to pass on that award to me dear.Thank you for that More than that, I respect and appreciate your friendship. Nice friend I found during my pilgrimage.

chitra said...

I will display the award and follow the rules go with it when I post my next blog.

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Debbie said...

Awwww. You are so sweet to think of me and pass this along. That means so much to me! And I could eat pizza every day - wish we could grab a slice together:)
Thanks again.

Andrea said...

Love your #4!!!! Shout out to NYC pizza!!! Yum!!

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Congrats to these worthy bloggers.
I personally love reading Erin and Joanna = )
A while ago you gave me an award and since I will eventually rave or rant about things in my life, I just added your award to my sidebar and linked it to you.

Glad things are seemingly going better for you Traci = )


Tired Mom Tesa said...

Congrats on the award and what a great happiness list. I love ice cream, pizza, and the way my kids' hair smells after bath too! Great blogs to pass on the award to as well, there's a few new ones I'm off to visit.

Claudya Martinez said...

I love mint chocolate chip ice cream! It's so refreshing.

Melissa B. said...

Thanks so much! I needed this little pick-me-up. Too much SNOW!!!

tattytiara said...

You walking, talking living doll you, thank you!

And another big thumbs up for mint chocolate chip ice cream here.

Lorenza said...

Thank You Traci for the award. I 'll make my time to pass it on next week and those next few days are very hectic.
Have a lovely week

Mandee said...

Congrats on your award! :)