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February 9, 2013



       This post is sooooo long overdue I am really ashamed of myself. It seems I am a bigger procrastinator than I thought. Maybe I shouldn't even be posting this at all because some of my fellow bloggers who nominated me for the awards have probably forgotten about it but I would feel like "a donkey" (as we say in Greece) meaning obnoxious and lacking of manners, if I didn't. I have already said that I love receiving awards as I consider them a little note of appreciation of the effort we bloggers put in our blog writing. Some bloggy friends chose to honor me with these awards and I have to acknowledge that. So I apologise for taking me so long but better late than never, right?
       So thank you, thank you  Nell,  Suburban MommaK.Lee  and  Jenn  for honoring me with the these lovely awards! They're awesome blogs you should be reading. Rush over there and check them out if you don't already read them! They're fantastic!

       Now, prepare yourselves: this is going to be a long post as I have received 4 awards, but keep on reading to see if you have been nominated!
Let's start!  


       First, I'd like to thank Nell at  theramblingcouchpotato  for "The Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award". 
Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Awards

These are the rules:

  • Include the award logo on your post.
  • Thank the blogger nominating you, and link back to their blog.
  • List 7 interesting facts about yourself.
  • Pass on this award to 7 other deserving sisters.

7 Interesting Facts About Myself
  1. Some of you know this, some of you don't, but I moved to the USA at 17 (on my own) as an exchange student who stayed on for many years going to college, etc, etc.
  2. I love travelling and have so many dream destinations in my bucket list it's ridiculous. Possible only if I were Onassis!
  3. Love anything that has to do with archaeology - from documentaries to movies to video games!
  4. When I was much, much younger I aspired to become an actress. Instead I became a teacher!
  5. According to everybody who knows me I'm stubborn and bullheaded. If that's how they perceive people with a strong will, so be it!
  6. I like cats but in other people's homes. In my home I prefer a dog. It's an obedient servant and a cat is not. There would be a conflict there!
  7. I work better under pressure especially when I have chosen when to press myself!

7 Fellow-Deserving Sisters:


      Also, I'd like to thank That Suburban Momma at for the Laine Blogger Award. 

This award has a few simple rules for recipients:
  • Answer 5 questions about yourself.
  • Add the award logo in your post and thank the person who gave it to you by linking back to their blog.
  • Pass it on to 5 other bloggers and notify them that they have won!

Here are the questions and my answers:
1. What is your current beauty obsession?

I guess it would be the cherry-flavored "Liposan",  a lip balm that protects and moisturises my lips and leaves a  pinkish red shiny look on my lips just like a lip-gloss.

2. Name one item you wish you owned.

I could actually name a few but since it has to be one I guess I'd like a new lap top computer or at least an i-pad!

3.What is your favorite topic to read about?

Well, apart from archaeology, I like biographies!

4. What inspired you to become a blogger?

I just needed an outlet, an escape from routine. I was a SAHM (not anymore!) and needed to do something creative. 

5. What nail polish are you wearing now?

Sorry to disappoint, but I just cleaned my nails of nail polish. They need a rest!

5 blogs I love that I would like to award:


       Last but not least I would really like to thank K.Lee at and Jenn at for giving me the Liebster Award.


       The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. What is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is a German word and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. 

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about 
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then
    create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the
    award to.
3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to
    pass the award to and link them in your post.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. No tag backs.

      Since two fellow bloggers awarded me with the same award excuse me for cheating (a bit) but I shall post just 11 (instead of 22) facts about me. This post is already too long and honestly there's so much that I can say about me anymore. Jeez, enough! So...

11 Facts About Me: 
  1.  Dishwasher or not I hate doing the dishes.  
  2.  My favorite colours are red and black. 
  3.  My goal for this year is to include exercising in my life and become fit. 
  4.  I drink coffee. And I mean A LOT!!! 
  5.  OCD, control freak, "over-thinker"! Psychiatrists would have a field trip and probably shred  their degrees/diplomas! 
  6.  My favorite season is definitely the summer. I hate the cold! 
  7. I'm an easy-going, fun-loving person who can't stand party-poopers. 
  8. I love the country side but at heart I remain a city girl!
  9.  Mood swings? Oh! Yes, plenty! 
  10. I hate lies. Give me the truth even if it hurts. 
  11. Trying to write all these facts about me is causing a short circuit in my brain. There's smoke coming out of my ears!

These are the 11 Questions from KLee that I have to answer to: 

1. Write something positive about yourself.

I'm a kind and well-intenioned person.

2. What's one of your favorite blogs that you think should get more recognition?

Mine! No, just kidding. I would like to answer this question but it would be unfair for many of the blogs I follow cause there is more than one that I love reading!

3. What do you like about blogging?

Apart for being an outlet for me, I also find it an interesting hobby where I get to meet people from all over the world.

4. What do you dislike about blogging?

That it takes up so much time away from my daily life. I've got to put it on a schedule, perhaps.

5. Do you have Instagram? What is your SN?

No! Why? Read the above answer.

6. If you can eat one CARB all day everyday, which one would it be?

French fries!

7. What do you want to get out of blogging? Honesty is the best policy.

Really just having fun with it. It's a hobby! Having followers and comments though, does make it more worthwhile and justifies the time I put into it!

8. When you are down, how do you pick yourself up?

Listening to music (really loud) or going for long walks. If these don't work, I sleep it off!

9. What is your worst fear?

Something happening to my kids!

10. Who is the one person you can rely on?

Well, it's two actually, my Mom and my husband.

 11. If you HAD TO tattoo one word on your forehead, what would it say?

"Danger! High Voltage!"

 These are the 11 questions from Jenn that I have to answer:

1. Who in your life do you most wish to be like?

I don't mean to sound arrogant or anything but I just want to be me with all my imperfections and idiosyncracies. Just me, whoever and whatever I am.

2. Other than parenting, what is your greatest accomplishment?

Surviving! If life gives me lemons I make lemon pie. Sometimes there's enough for a lemonade, too.

3. If you had your choice of living in a region where it’s either only cold all the time or only hot all the time, which would you pick?

This one's easy: Summer, hot weather, yeah! Can't stand the cold!

4. What is your biggest phobia? (ie: birds, snakes, spiders)

Cockroaches!!! Eeeeeew! Can't even look at a photo of them!

5. How old were you when you got your first paying job?

I think 18 1/2! Busing tables in college!

6. What do you like the best about where you live?

The ocean, the blue skies, the beaches, the food, the landscape....shall I go on?

7. What is the one place you’d most like to visit before you die?

The pyramids of Egypt!

8. What one piece of knowledge, that you’ve learned from your own experience, do you find most important to pass on to your child?

Always be yourself, be positive, be kind to people but take shit from no one!

9. Early bird or night owl?

Actually, both!

10. What is your favorite meal to cook? (opening a can of spaghetti o’s counts)

Ordering! Hahaha! Well, that too!  I roast the best pork chops and potatoes!

11. If you found out you were expecting a child, how would you react?

Now? At 42? With 2 pre-teens in the house? Don't even joke about it!!!

And finally these are my 11 questions to my nominees : 
  1. If you had 3 hours to yourself (no husband, no kids, no chores) what would you do? 
  2. What is the best life advice you can give to your followers?
  3. What is your goal for this year?
  4. If they made a movie of your life, who would you pick to play you?
  5. What is your favorite quote?
  6. Describe your ideal Valentine's day!
  7. What is the best song to describe your mood today?
  8. Apart from blogging how do you spend your free time?  
  9. What is your favorite memory?
  10. If you could do any job in the world, what would it be? (Except for being a mom or dad!)
  11. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money, and why?
I pass this award on to these lovely bloggers:
  • Dena Barrie at 

So, my deserving bloggies go forth & present!

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  1. Many thanks! I am delighted to be nominated. Thank you for thinking of me!
    As for having a kid at 42, never say never. I had my second boy at 42.

  2. Thank you so much, Vicky! I'm honored and thrilled to be nominated this lovely award.

  3. Vicky,
    Thank you so much, this is so exciting. I have been so
    Sick with the flu and I was just looking for this yesterday to answer the questions and everything, so thank you for sending me this!
    I am thrilled!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  4. Replies
    1. You' re welcome, girls!!! Well deserved!

  5. How cool! I found your blog via the hop and am now one of your new followers!

  6. Thanks so much Vicky, I am thrilled!

  7. Hello...i'm a first viewer to your blog and I must say it looks spectacular. I esp love the crowns on it. :D and I like that your fave colors are red and black. b/c red and black are the same colors for my favorite football team. Georgia bulldogs. and it's interesting that you're bloging all the way from Greece. I'm not up to date with my geography as I should be but any time I get to meet and speak with someone from across the world or who's not in the USA then it's an honor and fun experience. :D Not sure how i found your blog. as i am new to this whole thing.

    1. Welcome to my blog Laney G and thanks for following!

  8. Congrats!!!! That is quite the haul of awards lady! And thank you for nominating me for the Laine award. That is super nice of you!

  9. Congrats on all of the awards.

    My bucket list to travel is probably as long as yours, I bet. I love to travel! :)

    Nice to read your responses here.

  10. Congrats on all of the awesome awards--well deserved! It was nice getting to know you better through all your answers, too!

  11. WOW! love this post, glad i found you on the Thursday hop.
    I'm your newest follower!
    Stop by some time.

  12. Congratulations on all your awards and Thank you for nominating me ;)


  13. Thanks Vicky for being a good sport and accomplishing this grateful yet very time consuming post project. ;). I enjoyed all the facts and answers about yourself:). LOL a few times, especially the ones that I have very much in common with you.


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