I want to extend a big thank you to Megalagom from Something Swedish, one of my favorite American-in-Sweden adventures to follow, for the Versatile Blogger Award. This is a welcome honor, which, in the life of a housewife lies among (or should I say towers over?) other accomplishments such as remembering to water all the plants, and making Indian food for dinner.
The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:
If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
1. Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
2. Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
3. Select 15 excellent blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
Now, I’m quite new to the whole “blogging” scene, and while I do follow a fair few blogs, it seems that my nominator follows many of the same worthy ones! So while I may not have fifteen whole nominations, I’ll do my best here.
1. Sangui(knit)ie–for her adventures in knitting and beyond, and always inspiring me to knit again when I thought I’d lost my motivation
2. A New Story–for recipes, lovely pictures of the finished products, and bits of daily life
3. Harrietvstheworld–for a fresh and honest take on her travels around Scandinavia, not to mention the plethora of photographs
4. Fly Away Home–extremely well-written and encouraging expat adventures
5. Yes, I’m Going to Marry a Carrot–a positive voice along a journey in a plant-based lifestyle, and some twins to add excitement!
6. Tomato and Lobster–Wonderful photos detailing a new life in New York, with some crafting and baking for good measure
Though I don’t have a vast array of followed blogs yet, participating in the Versatile Blog Award has brought so many more to my repertoire, and I’ve made it a goal to expand it even further soon.
Now for seven things about myself…
1. When I was young, my brother and I used to pretend we were eating dinner at “Cave Restaurant” and would snap pretend photographs of our plates for the menu before we’d eat. Now I end up taking real photographs of my dinner for the blog!
2. When I read Pippi Longstocking at the age of 7, I developed an obsession with Scandinavia and vowed to marry a Norwegian. As it turns out, a Dane is what Ireally wanted.
3. I have rather long arms.
4. I have the hardest time keeping plants alive, but still hope to someday have a successful garden to help feed my family fresh food!
5. I feel like when I get sick, I turn into the biggest baby, though no one has ever confirmed this. Maybe they’re afraid I’d burst into tears. Who knows, maybe that’s true.
6. I like sunny days, and I like rainy days, but the gray days in between are quick to put me into a deep funk.
7. I’ve always felt that I fit in a bit better with people at least a couple of years older than I am. This may or may not have to do with my love of cooking/baking, knitting, babies, and being quiet.