The Smile Award

Upon returning from my girls weekend, I found that Krysyn at Really, Are You Serious presented me with this lovely award. Krystyn is a good personal friend of mine, as well as a blogging buddy (we date back to drill team members in high school people!). She has an adorable little girl and another little one on the way! She is also amazing at creating blog templates, cards, announcements and more! Check out her design blog at Krizzy Designs!!

These are the rules:
1. The recipient must link back the the award’s creator (
2. You must post these rules if you recieve the award.
3. You must chose 5 people to recieve the award after recieving it yourself
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award, as posted by Mere.
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.
Characteristics for the Smile Award:
1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times–we are all human)
2. Must love one another
3. Must make mistakes
4. Must learn from others
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world
6. Must love life
7. Must love kids
1) Holly at Anglophile Football Fanatic. I cannot even begin to list all the reasons why this girl is one of my favorite people. I met Holly in Blogdom almost a year ago and had the pleasure of meeting her in person a few months ago and again just the other week. Fabulous girl. She has a sweet little boy too, Knute. Total cutie!
2) Laura at Lovely Lalo. Another personal friend, in addition to blogging buddy. I introduced LL to blogging a while back and have since laughed at the hilarious stories she tells (including some that don’t make it to the blog). She has two adorable kiddos too and is a fab mommy! From enjoying “making pizza” to igniting herself on fire, she’s a total must-read! Love ya girl!
3) Amanda at Lifelong Playdate. She has one of THE cutest kids I have ever seen ~ Beans! I love all her family stories and photos and most of all, I love her random thoughts!! I also love seeing her in my Bloglines and it’s one of the first ones I go too! She is truly remarkable!
4) MamaGeek at What Works For Us. Another one of my first reads on Bloglines – this girl takes THE most amazing photos I have ever seen. She is a total inspiration to me as far as photography goes. She knows her stuff. I know every time I visit her blog I will be amazed yet again at her skills. She’s marvelous! And also has a cute little boy to boot!
5) Erin at Life Together. Let me tell you, Mia sure does have a fantastic mother! This girl is on top of things and totally dedicated to her little princess. The way she shares her life and family with us is so sweet. This girl is great. She has become a quick friend of mine.


  1. YOU blog makes people SMILE! Congrats!

  2. Ah, thank you Storm Trackn Steph! It is season again…is your gas tank full? LOL

    You are too sweet to give this to me…and I will gladly accept it.

    So glad you got me into this blogging world. It is so much fun.

    <3 Ya!

  3. Congrats to you and your winners!

  4. Congratulations!
    You are most deserving.

    I got the same award from Krystyn.
    I was so excited and honored.
    The fact that I was among that caliber of recipients?
    Even better!

  5. Wow! I can hardly believe that you consider me deserving of this award. Thank you so much! You are such a fabulous friend.:)

  6. Congrats, Steph! And, thanks for making me feel old (way back to drill team)!!! Can you believe we started that stuff over 10 years ago???

    Congrats to all of the smile winners, too!

  7. says:

    Thanks, doll. You know I feel the same way ’bout you!

  8. Congrats on the blinage. Woot! I heartcha right back and am honored to be mentioned by you.

  9. Congrats on your award!!

    Much deserved!!

  10. awwww thanks friend :)

    what a lovely treat to come home to after vaca!!

    thank you thank you thank you!!

    and congrats to all the very deserving winners (including you) :)

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