The Gargie Award and Thank You!

My dear friend Janine from Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic nominated me for the Gargie Award. I found out about this award last Sunday about a minute after my beloved 49ers won the NFC Championship game! I was trolling Twitter hooting and hollering and grinning from ear to ear.

About an hour earlier I was ready to throw my remote at the TV because my team was losing 17-0  in the early beginnings of the game and I wanted to cry, rip my hair out and punch my husband. I pulled out my laptop and started plugging away at blog posts, answering emails and the like. All the while screaming at the defense, praising the offense when they did something right and trying not to wake my sleeping toddler! Needless to say they pulled it out and I am ecstatic to be going back to the Superbowl after nearly TEN years!

So back to the Gargie award. I am so honored by the friendships I have made through blogging. It’s amazing how you can become close to people without ever having met them. That is the way I feel about Janine. She is a tell it like it is mom and I love her for it! So THANK YOU Janine for this award and for being my friend!

A couple of rules:

  • Display the award badge on your site.
  • Publish a post to inform the world of your great achievement.
  • Nominate some fellow bloggers (who have been outstanding in their field or perhaps who you admire).
  • Indicate to your nominees that they have received the award… provided you have completed step three.

I have chosen to nominate some bloggers that have really helped make a difference for me as a blogger. I love reading about these ladies and their lives and somewhere in all of it I find motivation and inspiration. These bloggers are truly deserving!

  1. Jessica | Boys Oh Boys
  2. Pamela | Pamela’s Heavenly Treats
  3. Rosey | Mail 4 Rosey
  4. Robin | Masshole Mommy
  5. Niki | Glossy Blonde
  6. Rachel | The Tao of Poop
  7. Bre | Peacoats & Plaid

Thank you to all of you who have had an impact on me as a blogger. There are so many more I could add to this list so I hope I have not offended anyone by not putting their name on here. I tried to pick some bloggers that I stalk daily and love but haven’t awarded anything to in the past. Without you I wouldn’t continue to do this. Those of you I nominated you may not even know that you have made the impact on me that you did but you have and I truly appreciate you!

Thank you to Janine for nominating me and supporting me in my endeavors! The blogging community has been one of the best things that I have encountered and I truly value those of you who take the time to comment on my posts, hassle me on Twitter and Facebook (in good ways of course!)  and value me. I hope somewhere I have inspired someone through my craziness and I am happy to pass along the award to others!


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  1. What an honor – thank you. PS – you fricken ROCK and I love reading your adventures with Reagan just as much <3
    My recent post I’m Not Linda

    • Thanks girl ~ I really do love reading your blog and I appreciate that you take the time to comment on my posts :) Congrats!!

  2. jnine0712 says:

    Lanaya, I feel the same about about you and so very happy with became friends. Even though we have never actually met, I feel like I have known you forever and couldn't imagine a day now not talking you on here. Thank you for being a wonderful friend and it was totally my pleasure to pass this one on and share with you. And congrats to those you passed this one onto and you picked some wonderful bloggers, too :)
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    • Thank you Janine ~ I love that we have so much in common. Let’s just say we would all have a hell of a party if we all got together :) Much love girl and thank you for the award!

  3. Congrats on this award!! :)

  4. @VioletImperfect says:

    Woo Hoo! Awards are awesome,,you nominated some great bloggers. :)

  5. Congrats friend! and thanks so much for passing it to me! You are awesome!

  6. You are super sweet, thank you! Your blog is easily one of my faves, and your support impacts a lot of people. My favorite thing about your blog is your personality. It's in every single post you write and I love it!! My second favorite thing over here is that you are very generous with your support, just like this, but I see it all of the time…the way you collaborate, network, visit, post. I think you're totally awesome, & I know lots of other people do too. And your award nom. made my day. :)
    My recent post Yahtzee Queen (Wordless Wednesday)

  7. Happy Wednesday!
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  8. NuggetOnABudget says:

    Yay for the Gargie! Lol. Janine got me with this one too…I need to get that post up someday! Just wanted to say thanks for being such an awesome and supportive friend…I'm slowly making my comeback, sorry I've been MIA for the past week or so!
    My recent post get to know: a mom of twins {aka supermom}.

    • No worries mama … I actually was going to put you on this list and tell Janine to watch her step with who she is BFF'ing these days…LOL but I didn't want to completely ruin the spirit of the award. Haha… Love Janine … we should all meet and throw a wine party!

  9. I know … stupid country! :)


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