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October 20, 2012



      YES! I received not one, not two but THREE more awards. WOW!!! Excited? Thrilled? Going bananas? These words don't begin to describe the ecstatic condition that I'm in! It's unbelievable! I love it!
      Thank you so, SO much for the awards! The love and support I have received from the blogging community is really overwhelming! Receiving an award really boosts up the blogger's morale and vindicates the effort s/he has put on creating his/her blog. It is an appreciation and recognition by the followers/readers. I wouldn't be here now if it weren't for you!!! Therefore, I thank you ALL!!!
      More specifically though, I need to thank my fabulous bloggy friends
Menopausal Mother and The (Not so) Fascinating Life of Tabitha for honoring me with the 'Liebster Award', the 'Sunshine Blogger Award' and the 'Laine Blogger Award'! Three awesome blogs that if you haven't already checked out, you should do it right now!  You will love them!
      I am also thrilled to share the love and honor of these awards with other well-deserving bloggers, so keep on reading to find out who they are! 
So, let's see these awards: 
Award 1
Thank you Menopausal Mother for this award. The rules are as follows:


-Include award logo in blog post and site and thank the blogger who 
 gave it to you & include a link back.
-Answer 10 questions about yourself that you have made up yourself
 or simply list 10 facts about you.
-Nominate 10-12 bloggers for the award and contact them at their
 blog site to inform them.
10 Facts about me:
  1. I can't stand cockroaches. Even typing the word makes me shudder!
  2. My favorite TV show when I was little (we're talking preschool) was Bonanza (don't laugh!) I was in love with Little John - I think that was his name - played by a really young Micheal Landon. He played (much later) at another favorite TV show I'm sure you all know 'The little house on the prairie'!!!
  3. I love pizza!

  4. I don't have a favorite colour. I like them all.
  5. I love roses!
  6. I love the Christmas season!
  7. I don't play any musical instruments even though I would have
      liked to play the piano.
  8. I make a very good frappe coffee! (Don't know what it is?  Find
      out here)
  9.  I love music!!! I listen to almost everything depending on
      my mood.

10. I used to exercise, some centuries ago, and been
      meaning to get started again, but for now I see  
      this is going to be a new year's resolution!

My nominees are:
Award 2

Thank you Hey Mommy Chocolate Milk for this one.
The rules for this one are:
-Include award logo in blog post and site.
-List 11 facts about yourself.
-Answer 11 questions given to you.
-Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the
-Choose 11 bloggers for the award.
-Go to the blogger's page and inform them of the award.
-Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
-Only tag bloggers who have 200 or less followers.
11 Facts about me:
1.  Look
2.        at
3.          this
4.              picture
5.                    and

  you can guess at least 5 things 
               about me!
   (No, I'm not cheating!!!) 
6.   Moody? Ya! that's me!
7.  As a teenager I was fanatically watching "Fame" the TV series 
     and wishing I could go to a school like that and becoming a
     famous  star - great actress, singer dancer, all in one.

8.  I bake my own bread! Don't rush to say WOW! I have a 
     bread maker! Hahaha! But I buy the flour at a mill and I
     know that my bread hasn't the preservatives the ones at the 
     stores and bakeries have!

8. I can't stand anything coconut!
9. This past year I lost 12 kilos! (about 26 pounds). Yeah!!!

11. I'm allergic to housework and have a rash every day!!!

The 11 Questions I have to answer:
1. Who is your favorite superhero of all time?
It's between Superman and Wolverine.
2. What is your favorite book?
Hard to pick just one. Well, one of my favorites is "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follet.
3. Which book have/did you read to your kiddos so many times you know it by heart?
'Where's Spot' and 'The Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales'
4. If you won an all expenses trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Tough one. So many places! Italy, Spain, Egypt, India, the Amazon, Scotland...Oh! I'm not sure!
5. Favorite outdoor activity?
6. What is your most valued possession?
My children aren't exactly possession, are they? Well, little objects of loved ones who have passed away and my photos!
7. Favorite family tradition?
Saturday nights are movie and junk food nights!
8. Do you still have your wedding dress?
No, because I rented it! It's not very common in Greece to buy it! What am I going to with it afterwards?
9. Favorite Bible story.
The story of the Prodigal Son and  The Good Samaritan.
10. What is your earliest memory?
Going to the hospital to see my newborn brother when I was 4 years old.
11. What was your first car?
Chevrolet Citation (1981 model). I bought it used of course, when in college, and it was the time of the first Batman movie so my vehicle was called the "Greekmobile"!!!

These are my questions to my nominees:
  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What can't you live without?
  3. What's your star sign?
  4. If you were stranded at a deserted island who and what (one item) would you like to have with you?
  5. What is your favorite pastime?
  6. What is the silliest thing you've ever done?
  7. What is your most favorite romantic/lovestory movie?
  8. Where in the world would you like to travel to? (Pretend money is not an issue)
  9. Describe yourself in 3 words.
  10. What is your favorite sport? (to play or watch)
  11. Which is your all time favorite song?
 My nominees are:
Award 3

Thank you The (Not so ) Fascinating Life of Tabitha for this award.
The Rules:

-Answer 5 questions about yourself (same ones listed here).
-Add award logo in your post and thank the person who gave it to
 you and link back to the person that gave you the award.
-Pass it on to 5 other bloggers and notify them on their blog that
 they won.
Questions and my answers:

1. What is your current beauty obsession?

I may go out without any make up but at least I'll put a shiny lip balm on my lips. Oh! and earrings!
2. What is the ONE item you wish you owned?

That's easy! Aladdin's lamp!!!

3. What is your favorite topic to read about?

Medieval adventure/love stories

4. What inspired you to become a blogger?

My best friend suggested it as a hobby.

5. What nail polish are you wearing now?
...none...Got to let them rest!

My Nominees are:
Don't forget my dear nominees to let me know when you post your answers to my questions because I am curious to read them.
Congratulations to all of my bloggy friends!
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  1. Wow, thank you so much for the award. I am truly honored. It was so much fun learning new things about you, and no I do NOT think the picture of 5 things was cheating, I thought it was genius.


  3. Thank you so much! I loved reading about you.

  4. Hi Vicki! Congrats for all the awards! Thanks for the two nominations! Did you get my reply message on my Picture Perfect Party Linky? at

    I was wondering if you finally managed.

    I see the URL for my blog is different for you with the .gr instead of the .com

    I had heard that Blogger was introducing the country changes, but I hadn't see it happening. I wonder how that affects us international bloggers. It's confusing. What URL should I type?

    Tina - American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa

  5. Thank you all!

    Christina, about the 'Picture Perfect Party Linky - no, I haven't been able to link to it. I was able for the #11 though, so I don't know why not for #12! I don't see why you should change from .com to .gr since I have no problem getting to your page. Of course, I don't know that much about computers so.... Let's see how it will go for other linkys and we'll figure it out!

  6. Congratulations, Vicky! and thank you so much for the nomination!

    1. Thank you! We got to spread the love!

  7. Thanks for the award! You're going to make me dig deep to give it out!!

    Thanks for linking up with Super Sunday Sync! We hope you found some great bloggy friends!

    1. You're welcome for the award. I'm starting to like these blog hops. One gets to meet so many different and interesting people! Thank YOU, Dawn!

  8. Hi!! I'm following you from the Mom's Monday Mingle blog hop! nice to meet you!

    italian girl blogging at

    1. Thanks for following! I'm coming right over!

  9. Following from Mom's Monday Mingle!
    Follow back? :)

    1. Thanks for following! I'm coming right over!

  10. Hola Vicky!
    Stopping back from Mom's Monday Mingle to reciprocate the love and support you left me...thanks! I am now new your GFC reader #63. Love your blog! I love the spunky, loving, warm tone. Looking forward to getting to know each other.

    ~SimplyyMayra :)

  11. Congrats to you and thanks for the shout outs! I need to get my self in gear and accept these fantastic accolades. It has been so fun getting to know you. After looking at the pictures, I'm wondering if perhaps there wasn't something in that Michigan water.... Thanks again!

    1. Thank you Michele! You've been one of my first 'supporters'. I appreciate that! Michigan water, you say! Are you talking about that orange/brown (rusty-colored) 'alien liquid' that was coming out of the faucets?

  12. Congrats on the awards. I loved learning more about you. :) I can see why your so well loved just by what I learned tonight from this blog post. :)

  13. Thank you, Crystal. You're so nice!

  14. I'm happy for you! Congratulations on your awards, and how deserving you are! Now we know what makes you tick.:-)!
    Thank you for nominating me as well. It's a honor. It might take me a bit to respond, but I have not forgotten. It's thee simmering on the burner.

  15. Congratulations on your awards and thank you so much for nominating me! I will post soon. :)

  16. I finally posted my awards today, you sweet lady. I appreciate that you thought of me. I'm really enjoying getting to know my blog friends. Especially ones with Michigan ties. Have a beautiful day :) Thank you Thank you