Come join The blogging buddies Thursday Blog Hop ,Awards, and the Winner

I am very exciting to be guest hosting this week with two lovely bloggers:
Danielle at Life with Two Boys:
Kim at Get in Shape and Save:

I would love if you would link up!

Also, I was recently awarded some awesome blogging awards that I wanted to share. The first is the blog on Fire Award: 

I was given this by three awesome bloggers: , Kerry at , Kim at, and Jamie at

I was also awarded the Kreativ Blogger award from Candice at



I feel so honored to accept these awards from some amazing bloggers (please check them out) and I would love to give out them all  to my blogs that I read everyday. However, I am going to pass these blog award on to some of my newer blogger reads in the past week or two that I think deserve some recognization.

I am also supposed to tell 7 things about myself , so here they are:

1. I am afraid of the dark. I seriously still sleep with a nightlight on.
2. I am addicted to gossip magazines.
3. I love buying clothes for my kids, even if that means I end up buying less for myself.
4. I brush my teeth 4 times a day- duh, I am dentist.
5. I love trying to help children out anyway I can. Currently, I am applying to volunteer at my local childrens hospital. When people ask where you find the time. My answer is, “You just do”.
6. I  am addicted to Starbucks Pumpkin Lattes. Please help me break my addiction.
7. I can’t wear turtlenecks. I feel like someone is choking me when I wear them.

Finally, the winner of the 20 dollar giveaway according to is
Amanda. I will contact you. If you didn’t win, don’t worry because I have another awesome giveaway tomorrow morning! Check back in the morning because you don’t want to miss this giveaway!


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  1. Judy Haughton-James says

    Hello Melissa,
    Thanks a million! I really appreciate the fact that you listed me among those that you think should get an award. I have already received the KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD but I am happy to receive it again. I also want to thank you for the Blog on Fire Award. I am going to participate in your Blog Hop. I have met so many wonderful Bloggers from Blog Hops. I am really happy that you are among those Bloggers. Take care and my best wishes to you.

  2. GrumpyJaxMomOf3 says

    I love your awesome blog design :) I may have already told you that, but my mind is trapped on a little boy across the ocean!

  3. Maria says

    i loved your 7 things. mmm, pumpkin spice lattes…i want one NOW! LOL
    i think it's awesome you're volunteering at the children's hospital…so giving and rewarding!
    thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog!! <3
    hope you're having a wonderful week!

  4. euregirlsandboys says

    Thanks so much, Melissa! I've enjoyed meeting you through comments on our blogs and Twitter and appreciate you putting me on this list.

    You know I love gossip magazines too :) But…I have to say I love wearing turtlenecks – they're one of the best things about fall/winter for me!


  5. KERRY says

    I can't stand turtle necks either but I do love gossip mags!! I love anything Hollywood, I know more about it than the actual news.
    Thanks for the mention, enjoy your award and I will be sure to check out a couple of these blogs. I am adding my linky thanks xo

  6. Mama Luvs Books says

    THANK YOU for the awards!!! I will write up a post and include your page! THANKS SO MUCH!