Monday, March 7, 2011

blog award

thank you to antony in london for bestowing blog awards unto animal-friendly eating. the guidelines are:

  • Thank and link the blogger who has given you the award.
  • Copy and paste the Logo in your blog.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other Great Bloggers
  • Comment and let them know of the award

so here are seven more things you may not know about me:

• i played piano with the school orchestra 6th through 11th grade.

• i dread clothes/shoe shopping and hardly ever go.

• i love glass jars, fortunes and messages on tea bags.

• upon realizing most of what is mandated to be taught is misleading and/or useless, i left my employment in the education system. sick and tired of the corruption and waste, and above all the medication and indoctrination of free-spirited children, i knew it was time for me to move on. it was a difficult decision but one i'm glad to have made.

• however, as a child i loved school (for the most part). i was a geek "good" student, but got chastised often for talking too much.=)

here i am, excited for my first day of first grade.

• john and i graduated high school together with about seven hundred other students. we never dated back then, but i did date his best friend! john and i would constantly butt heads on the topics of music and religion. he thought i was "too opinionated". me?! noooo.=) in spite of our differences, we both thought the other was hilarious. we kept randomly crossing paths and became a couple four years ago in february.=)

 in amsterdam '08

• we don't wish to be married by legal standards but consider ourselves spiritually united. contracts and wedding plans are something i have no interest in, though honeymoons i like - we had ours impromptu in amsterdam.

here are some photos of the trip... truly a magical place to visit, snow or shine.

(ok, maybe i did have the tiniest interest in a small ceremony in a garden, and maybe i did save this picture for inspiration. unfortunately i don't remember the source.)

i read and love a lot more than fifteen blogs, so i'm going to pass the 'one lovely blog award' onto the first seven that come to mind:

wishing you all one lovely day!


  1. Congratulations on your award. It is always fun to learn things about fellow bloggers.

  2. Such cute facts, and thank you so much for the award!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  3. Kelli---Thank you for thinking of my blog! You are very thoughtful. I am really enjoying getting to know you. Thank you for the award.

    You and John are a terrific looking couple. And---you sure were cute in that 1st grade pic!

    You?....Opinionated? :)

  4. Dear Kelli,

    First, I want to say thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave your words there--I so so appreciate your presence. Thank you.

    Congratulations on receiving the blog award--such a sweet token of appreciation.

    I really enjoyed this post--so fun to get to know my fellow bloggers. Love the photos of Amsterdam--totally giving me travel fever.

    Sending you love today.

  5. I love tea bag sayings too:)

    I think it's beautiful that you and John are spiritually connected and you had the impromptu honeymoon in Amsterdam!!
    PS my SIL has a photo of her standing on that same canal with the it!

  6. hi kelli - great new things to learn about you - it was definitely worth the wait :-)

    i look forward to hearing about the chocolates - i'm crazy busy at the moment but i definitely want to make some chocolate soon

  7. I relate to so much of what you said, about teaching and education, clothes shopping and shoe shopping, and I collect random stuff too. like sea shells and sea glass.

    We didn't get married for the longest time, then did. But I am glad because now I have insurance at least. It's the little things sometimes.

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kelli, Congratulations on your award and thank you sooo very much for awarding my blog, too! What a beautiful surprise to wake up to this morning. I am loving your blog.

  9. thanks to all!

    jane, it is. i loved seeing your dress-up shoes of choice today!=)

    clint, i know, me?!=)

    julia, you're very welcome! i love your blog and gain a lot from visiting.

    melissa, it's amazing how many bikes there were!

    bitt - i'd really love to learn how to sew my own clothes. and i'm not against marriage or anything - i always have a nice time at weddings and think it's quite romantic to be married. and i like when i hear john call me his wife.=)

    alia, i'm looking forward to your list!


  10. Congrats on your Blog Award!! Your blog is awesome! I just love reading it.
    Thank you for the nomination as well--very cool surprise today! Can't wait to write up my post this week.
    Your pics are great!
    Peace and Raw Health,

  11. it took us foorrreeevvverr to get married too but it's been worth it! Love your post - so fun to learn new random things about you. Love the pic of you and John and all the Amsterdam pics. So lovely!

  12. ha, how long is forever?! thanks heidi. i wish we could go back but now we have baby biggles to take care of.=)


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