7 x 7 Link Awards

February 9, 2012, In: personal experiments

I have gotten some unexpected surprises while doing the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge with the SITS Girls. The best is finding some new bloggy buddies. I’ve had such fun getting to know these women online and through their written words. Who knew you could be friends with people you’ve never really met? Their support during this challenge has been so great! And I hope I have been able to offer them some support too.

Another unexpected surprise was being nominated for the 7×7 blog awards! And not just once, but twice! I’m attributing that to the fact that we are forming a small family in our blogging group and I jumped at the chance to connect with as many bloggers as possible. Both of the nominations are from wonderful ladies.

If I tagged you, I’d love to for you to participate. Here’s what you have to do….

Number 1. Thank the person who nominated you.

Kara, It has been so much fun connecting through the 30 for 30 challenge. I love seeing the outfits you are creating each day. You might make me a fashionista yet!

Brie, I love reading about your life. You’ve got a great balanced feel about your blog. I love how you touch on different topics and weave them together.

To both of you, I am so happy to have met you thorough the SITS31DBBB challenge this year. I know we have never met, but I feel like we are friends. I enjoy learning about you through what you choose to share on your blog and look forward to continued support of each other. Thank you for this nomination and for reading my blog!

Number 2. Share 7 things about yourself.

  1. My husband asked me to marry him while we were hiking on a glacier in Argentina. And he was smart enough to ask one of our fellow hikers to film it with our camera so I have that cherished moment on film!
  2. I am truly my mother’s daughter. At least my husband knew what he was getting from day one.
  3. I don’t really like shopping that much. At least for clothes. I could probably spend all day in furniture, home decor, and home improvement stores though.
  4. I love all things flying. I’ve been bungie jumping, hang gliding, trapeze flying, and zip lining. I’d like to add skydiving to that list some day.
  5. I was a cheerleader in high school, but should have tried out for musical theater instead.
  6. We ordered our wedding flowers in Spanish (neither of us are fluent) two days before the wedding and the girls assembled them the morning of the big event.
  7. I love reading non-fiction books and watching documentaries.

I just wanted to add in a photo to liven it up and this is one of my favorites of us in Mexico for our wedding. Instead of trashing the dress we made a dance video!

Number 3. Share 7 of your blog posts that fit into the following categories…

Most beautiful: Our Mexican Wedding Adventure!, Wedding Videos, & Our 1 Year Anniversary – I mean, duh…it’s my wedding. How can it not be the most beautiful? Of course it’s all because of the gorgeous photos and videos taken by our friends Megan and Brian.

Most Helpful: How to Build a Couch – This is the most detailed post I’ve written and it’s paired with more photos in the first installment of our DIY Couch.

Most Popular: Our DIY Dining Table – The DIY Couch post was by far my most popular, but since I already listed it as my most helpful, I’m going with the second most popular according to Google Analytics.

Most Controversial: I Believe… – This is not really controversial, but I did start to write about some of my opinions with this post.

Most Surprisingly Successful: How to Cut Glass at Home – I did this craft super quick one night because I wanted a DIY to post. It got re-pinned a ton on Pinterest and brought me the most traffic in one day.

Most Underrated: Rustic Tomato Tart – I wrote this post before I was really familiar with link parties and it did not see much attention. But, boy was it yummy!

Most Pride Worthy: Life and Everything Else – This was the post I wrote about Brett and I making the decision to pack it all up and move to Iowa to be with his family while his dad fought melanoma. It’s not a particularly good post, but I am proud that when it really came down to it, we put family first. A lot of people say it, but we showed that we meant it. Brett’s dad passed away just over two months after we got there. It was very hard, but I would make that move again in a heartbeat.

Number 4. Nominate 7 other bloggers.

Megan @ Hi Megan and Made With True Love
Amy @ A Home Made
Betsy @ Romance on a Dime
Miranda @ Mangoes & Chutney
Megan @ Splendid Design
Kristin @ 30 Something & Fabulous
My Rays of Sunshine

I can’t wait to see what all of you share!

    • MeganSweeney
    • February 12, 2012

    How exciting!!!! You deserve it and I look forward to many many more interesting, creative & fun posts!!

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    • Lori
    • February 10, 2012

    I love your blog, and I'm a new Linky follower. Stop by and follow too so we can stay connected. Lori

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    This is awesome.. LOVED reading this post.. : ))

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    I have been sky diving, and it was by far the single most terrifying thing I have ever done in my life. I did it in Hawaii, and it was breathtakingly beautiful. The quiet once the chute opens and you're no longer free-falling is incredible. But would I ever do it again? No. :)

    • karahill
    • February 10, 2012

    I loved reading all of your posts! And thanks for the sweet words….

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      You are super welcome!

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    LOVE this post! You should definitely try skydiving – it’s amazing. Wow, your new couch is inspiring. I’ve been looking for a new sofa – a particular type – for quite some time, but know what I want and can’t find it. I never thought about just making it myself. And that dining room table… if I didn’t already have a new kitchen table sitting in my attic waiting to be assembled, I’d be all about making one similar to that.

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      Thank you! The couch was a labor of love, but it was nice to get exactly what we wanted.

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