FD225 – Blog of the Year 2012 Award

Blog of the Year How does one get blog of the year.  I don’t know, but I sure am excited about being nominated.  I know there are tons of blog awards floating around, but I sure do enjoy getting them.

I owe this one to Teresa at “Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen“.  Let me tell you she has an amazing food blog.  She takes a ton of pictures, she walks you through every step of the cooking process and the food looks absolutely sumptuous.  I love reading her blog.  Thanks “T”,  I really appreciate the award.

Blog of the Year 2012…..The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award –  and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page

These are some of the blogs that are also deserving of a nomination or two for the Blog of the Year 2012 award.

I know that some of the blog authors are not that into the stupendous blog awards and I understand if you don’t want to participate.  Just know that I love you anyway.  :)

  1.  http://beautystillremains.wordpress.com
  2. http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com
  3. http://clotildajamcracker.wordpress.com
  4. http://cultfit.wordpress.com
  5. http://enjoylifeforonce.com
  6. http://ivegotastory.wordpress.com
  7. http://ljayhealth.files.wordpress.com
  8. http://livetraveleatandrun.com
  9. http://kitchenkm.com
  10. http://louiseagnes.com
  11. http://mealsandmiles.com
  12. http://muddyj.com
  13. http://carolinecalcote.com
  14. http://ohsheglows.com
  15. http://deniseisrundmt.com
  16. http://kellisretrokitchenarts.wordpress.com
  17. http://carrierubin.com
  18. http://thekchronicle.wordpress.com
  19. http://toenailsaresooverrated.com
  20. http://eof737.wordpress.com
  21. http://thebyronicman.com
  22. http://runwithkate.com/run/

OK, I’m done.  I can go and on.  Congrats everyone on you nomination. Please forgive me if I have not been to your site in a minute.  I just need to get over this hump at work and I will back at my habitual comments.  Thanks Y’all!

OH don’t forget to comment if you would like a chance to win the Military Contractors Handbook.  Check out the review for book.

Also, please send some positive energy my way by liking my Facebook Page so I can view the insights.  Thanks.

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It’s been a Fantabulous Year!

Your Illustrious Lizzy :)

Blog of the Year Award 2012 Questions:

Do you ignore awards that you are nominated for?

Do you consider awards fun?

What is your favorite blog to read?  Say with me  LizForADay :)  


FD171 – Award Motivation..”Very Inspiring Blogger Award”

Award Blog Award Inspiring

I was very graciously nominated for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”.  YEAH!!!! Thank you so much for nominating me Teresa at “Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen.” I do love getting awards.  It is nice that I have my moments of inspiration that flow to others.  After all that is what Liz’s Fantabulous Day Blog is all about, adding value to other lives, motivation and inspiring others with “Life as I live it”.  Thank you so much for this award.  I am truly honored.

Rules of the award are:

1.  Link back to the person who nominated you. (Check)

2.  Nominate 15 bloggers to receive the award. (See Below)I went one step further to say how they inspire me. 

3.  Share 7 facts about yourself (Check)

Next Nominated bloggers who have inspired me:

Let me just stay 15 is a lot of bloggers.  I read a lot of blogs but I think there are at least 15 that inspire me.  Lets see…here we go…

1. My Fascinating Life – I love all the fantastic pictures Caroline post.  It makes me feel like I am back in the states. This award is for you.

2. TheKChronicle – I think I am a lot like Kia.  She always has some interesting post.  Lately I have been enjoying the book reviews.  It makes me want to read more. I hope you enjoy your award.

3. I’ve Got A Story – I love the sweet snippets of Becky’s life.  Her post always give me something to contemplate on. Part of the Award can be getting to know Becky better.

4. TiareFitness – Tiare always gives a fresh perspective on diet and fitness.  There are always some great tips that I have found useful.  I am honored to nominated you for this award.

5. Running Through Red Lights – The authors of this blog are very inspirational, because they are always running for a cause.  I love reading all the race reports. I don’t think any award does this blog justice.

6. Beauty Still Remains – I love anything military and Ashleigh is a military wife who writes about life on the move.  It reminds me of when I was in the military.  I understand the things she is going through.  I also think it is great that she is sharing her story. My hats off to you. You deserve all the awards you get.

7. Kitchen KM – I love reading Steph’s blog.  She is a school teacher on a mission.  Right now she has been sharing stories about her amazing mother who fought the battle with cancer. I think there aren’t enough awards out there for you.

8. Peanut Butter and Adrenaline – This is another one of my favorite blogs.  Amanda is sharing her fitness journey with the world.  It is always inspiring to see what others can do.  It makes me want to be a better person physically.  Amanda you are awesome so I hope you take this award from me with open arms.

9.  Homemade Delish – I am a foodie and I love to cook.  So I am living vicariously through Roberta.  I can tell she knows her way around the kitchen and I wish I could be with her.  But since I am not, I will continue to visit her blog. How do you give an award for food? I love this blog.

10. Bucket List Publications – Lesley has no fear when it comes to some of the things she does.  I love to travel, but I am not an adrenaline junky like her.  Sometimes I wish I was.  Maybe in another lifetime, but for now I will continue to read about her adventures.

11. Muddy J.com – I love, love, love this blog.  This guy has some of the best race reports and great pictures to boot.  As you can tell from the name he ain’t afraid to get dirty.  I think I want to be like him when I grow up.  It is definitely a great blog. I think the kids really should get the award.  They are always standing on the sidelines, nice and clean.

12. Fit Family Lounge - I just stumble across this blog.  Bklyn is Jazzercise Instructor who stays active while making sure the family is taken care off.  I have a thing for super moms and I enjoy reading her stories.  I never considered myself a supermom, but I find it amazing how much can be done by strong women.  This is a great blog and it inspires me not to whine so much.  There is no award strong enough for any super mom.  You deserve this one.

13. Kelli’s Retro Kitchen Arts – This is more than a food blog in my opinion.  It just really brings me back to the days when doing things to make sure the family was taken care of took priority.  Off course I love the food post, but you can also find out about other things like canning. This was one of the first blogs that I decided to flow.  There should be an award just for that.

14. Honey for the Bees – I really enjoy reading this blog, because the author is living a vegan lifestyle.  This is something that I aspire for myself in the future.  I would eventually like to go vegan.  I always pick up some great tips from this blog. Just being vegan in a world of connivers should be an award in itself.  Thanks for inspiring me.

15. Strong Like My Coffee – I love that name and I love reading Kenzie’s blog.  She is a college student, who in my opinion has her head on straight.  She is living an extremely healthy lifestyle.  She always has some good tips and it is very refreshing to read her blog. I am sure you will be seeing more awards in the future.  You are very motivational.

Thanks to all.  There are so many more, but I got tired of writing and my homework only required 15.  :)

Honorable mention – Run With Kate – Her blog is my favorite.  :)

I don’t know why I thought I would not have 15 inspiring blogs to nominate.  Sometimes I just don’t know about myself.

Seven things about myself…Hmmmm..I will make it short…(Did I say I love getting an award?) :)

1.  Believe it or not, I don’t like reading

2.  I love taking baths.  That is good huh?

3. I don’t take life too serious.

4. I like to hang with positive people.

5. I don’t have a favorite color.  I love colors in general.

6. I have taught myself almost everything that I know how to do.  :)

OK long post done..I hope you all are have a fantabulous weekend.  I’m out!

Your Thankful Lurvly Lotus Lizzy :)

FD156 – Thanks for Loving Me…The Liebster Award!

I got another award.  Yeah!  I actually was given this award about a week ago.  I was nominated by Louise at http://louiseagnes.com .  I also love her blog.  She takes some amazing pictures.  You have to check it out.


1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves. Skipping, You  all should know be by now.  :)
2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you. OK
3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to. Skipping, I just nominated some blogs and I don’t want be one of those chain mailly blog award people, but I do love getting them. I nominated some blogs at a later date.
4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post. Go to their page and tell them. Skipping, see #3
5. No tag backs.   Darn that’s no fun. :)

Questions from Louise

  1. Are you breaking the law if you drive past those road signs that say “Do Not Pass”? You would think so.  I guess it all depends on the way you look at it.
  2. What is the #1 most played song on your iPod? Fly Like an Eagle, SEAL
  3. What is one of your favorite quotes? I like my own quotes the best.  “Life as I Live It” or “Be a better person today than you were yesterday”
  4. What do you absolutely hate doing? I don’t think there anything I absolutely hate.  I do what needs to be done and if it something I don’t want to do, I just don’t do it.  I like to spend my time doing things that have a positive affect on me.
  5. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? I spend that 30 minutes thinking of what needs to be done.  I like to be productive.
  6. What is you most proud about? My personality.  I am so proud of myself.  :)  If I don’t love me, who will.  :)
  7. What is the hardest thing you have even done? It seems like everything I do is hard.  I have learned to teach myself things that I don’t know how to do and that can be hard.  I guess having babies would be the hardest.  :)
  8. When was the last time you were nervous? Whenever I talk in front of people I get a little nervous.  The feeling passes quickly.  So that would have been when I had to do a presentation at a meeting here about the Zombies run.  I was trying to convince my boss to purchase shirts for our group.
  9. What story does your family always tell about you? My family has so many great stories.  I love listening to them all.
  10. What is the best part of waking up? The quietness!  :)  I love the quite in the mornings.
  11. Three words to describe you? Loving, Helpful, Friendly

There you have it.  I actually have not been an avid blogger for that long.  So I don’t want to bombard my new fellow bloggers just yet.  And also I just sent out nominations for an award so I will send it out at a later date.

I just wanted to say thank you again.  I really appreciate.

Love, Peace & Hair Grease

Your Lurvly & Lovable Lotus Lizzy :)

FD146 – And The Award Goes To……..OMG!

WOW!  I got nominated for this award, “One Lovely Blog Award” .  Who in the world would love me that much.  :) Shantaya whose blog is Girl & Her Pink Backpack (http://ThePinkExpat.com ) .  Thank you so much.  I always see Blogging awards floating around, but I never thought I would be recognized that way.  It is an awesome feeling.

All Blog Awards come with simple rules.  The rules for the “One Lovely Blog Award” are:

1. Thank the person who nominated you. (Check)
2. Share 7 things about yourself. (Coming Up)
3. Nominate 15 Bloggers you admire.  (Easy)
4. Leave a comment on each of these blogs letting them know they have been nominated. (Working on it)

So here we go.

7 Things about myself.
(1) I am the best friend anyone could ever have.
(2) I moved to Florida strickly to get away from the snow, but ended up working in the snow.  Not looking forward to that.
(3) I have been working in a war zone for almost seven years.  The answer to your question is yes I am very crazy.
(4) I don’t have a favorite color, I love colors in general.
(5) I love traveling even when I go alone.  As a matter of fact, note to self, need more passport pages.
(6) I love producing Fan Day Radio Podcast.  It makes me feel so important.
(7) I luv, luv, luv blogging.  That is my favorite thing to do right now.

15 bloggers I admire:

(1) Steph at http://KitchenKM.Wordpress.com
(2) Caroline at http://CarolineCalcote.Wordpress.com
(3) Kate at http://RunWithKate.com
(4) Roberta at http://HomeMadeDelish.com
(5) Devon at http://DevonRunning.Tumblr.com
(6) Julie at http://OmlinkBlog.Wordpress.com
(7) Ashleigh at http://BeautyStillRemains.Wordpress.com
(8) http://CultFit.Wordpress.com
(9) Kelly at http://kellisretrokitchenarts.wordpress.com
(10) Lena at http://FitOnTheRocks.com
(11) http://EnjoyLifeForOnce.Wordpress.com
(12)Bonnie at http://intuitiveblogging.wordpress.com
(13) http://PBAdrenaline.Wordpress.com
(14) Denise at http://DeniseIsRunDMT.com
(15) http://StrongLikeMyCoffee.com

All of the above blogs are extremely inspiring to me and I truly enjoy and look forward to reading about “life as you live it” everyday.

Your Lucky Lizzy :)