Monday, November 22, 2010

First bloggy award!

Oooh, fun! I have seen this floating around the DOC and I think I've been tagged a few Heather and Denise! Thanks, girls!

Now, I need to share 7 things about myself...

1. I love to bake. Not cook, BAKE. You will often find me in the kitchen making sugar cookies - like today! I made Thanksgiving turkey sugar cookies as "placecards" for our Thanksgiving table and helicopter cookies for my mom to take to her work to share with her co-workers.

2. I have a new-found love of power tools. I love to build! I built Adam a bookshelf for his room, a bunk bed for Sydney's American Girl dolls and a headboard for our bed....which is not finished yet. Next on tap is more doll furniture and maybe a desk...

3. I am a total night-owl. I had hoped that would change after having kids and I'd switch to being a morning person....but no such luck.

4. I am a people-pleaser, and at 35, I am just now beginning to learn how to say "no." It's very, very hard for me.

5. Holy crap, when did I get to be 35?????? I still feel like I should be in my 20's. Hmmm.

6. If I could snap my fingers and have a new career, I'd be a nurse. Which is completely unrelated to my old career as a copywriter.

7. I am completely and totally addicted to diet soda. I'm not even picky - Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi...I'll take whatever I can get. Although the best is the $1.00 Diet Cokes from McDonald's Drive-thru. Fizzy, fountain, diet soda. Mmmm....if it wasn't 9pm and my husband wasn't out of town, I'd be out the door right now to get one.

Okay, now the deal is I need to pass this award on to 12 bloggers you have recently discovered and think are fantastic! Many of these girls have been tagged before...but haven't posted yet. And some are new!

Danielle @ Where Candy is Medicine
Reyna @ Beta Buddies
Joanne @ Death of a Pancreas
Tracy @ Our New Adventure
Shamae @ Our Crazy Happy Life
Meri @ Our Diabetic Life
Laura @ Houston We Have a Problem
Amy @ Laughing at Diabetes
Adrienne @ 2 Green Eyed Girls
Heidi @ D-Tales

And my great friend Heather - not diabetic, but her son has FPIES. Which can be just as maddening as diabetes some days. Go give her some love!
Heather @ Feeding Jake


  1. "Steph the builder" works!

    Love it!

  2. You're my kinda gal. I LOVE to bake, I'm a night owl, I'm a people pleaser, I used to be a copywriter and I, too, am addicted to diet soda...though Diet Coke is my preference. :)

    Thanks for the tag. Lora tagged me too. I need to get on this!

  3. Yeah, we will get along great...
    you BAKE the cookies, and I will EAT them :-)
    I am wanting to be a nurse when I grow up too...pretty sure that is cuz we deal with D. I say when all the boys are in school (my youngest is 2) that I will go back to school to become a CDE. (just hoping there is a cure before then so I won't have too)
    My other dream was to be a construction worker...operate some big machines...errr!! (pre-D, I was a photographer)
    Been wondering how the heck I became 35 too...what is crazier is feeling like I look it now. Dang D!!
    I wish I could be a morning person but I am useless before 8am (and even that is pushing too early for me!)
    Anyhow, thanks for sharing!

  4. I must have been in my usual sleep deprived state, but I just realized how similar we were!! Aiden was diagnosed in August too and we are honeymooning big time too!! ;) I'm not sure if that is good or bad sometimes! But I just read your post about your JDRF walk where Adam asked if he still had diabetes and it just makes me want to cry! We have been planning Aiden's 4th birthday party and he asked me if he wouldn't have diabetes anymore after that. Broke. My. Heart. Oh how I wish!! But anyway, I just wanted to say hi and congrats on the award! :) And I haven't posted my 7 things yet, but #1 and #7 are totally on my list too! :)Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. My daughter would LOVE bunkbeds for her American Girl dolls. Did you use a pattern or just make it up? I saw some at Pottery Barn Kids, but of course they are $$$.

  6. Leighann - I actually just made it up and used scrap wood that I had. I googled and found a couple of youtube videos that helped with ideas. Also, I follow this lady for building plans, and she just released one for a bed for an 18 inch doll:

  7. Hello Stephanie I'm so happy to find your blog :) My daughter Cara was diagnosed T1 Feb 09 when she was 3. Can't wait to read more about you and your family!!