Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blog Award. . .


My first blog award. . . what a lovely surprise!  Thank you so much for selecting me, Jenny @ Cassandra's Corner. I have been following Jenny's blog for a few weeks after stumbling across her page,and since then have enjoyed a few laughs!  You should check her out sometime!


So with this award comes some responsibility. Here are the rules:
#1 Choose 5 up and coming blogs to pass along the Liebster Blog. Each blog must have less than 200 followers.
#2 Show your thanks and appreciation to the blogger that gave you the award by linking back to them.
#3 Share 5 random facts about yourself.
#4 Post the award to your blog.


This is me with my husband!


 5 Random Facts About Me

1.  On average I have moved every two years of my life.  I'm 36 years old today.  Do the math. . . that's a lot of new homes!

2.  I went to three high schools and five colleges (yet managed to graduate on time)!

3.  My Nana passed away when I was a child, but I feel completely connected to her.  We're kindred spirits. In my heart, I believe her spirit watches over me.

4.  My blog is centered around the philosophy of making the healthiest food and exercise options you can on a daily basis, but I struggle with a wicked sugar addiction!  I cannot be trusted with certain sweets in the house (i.e. quality cakes with superior icing, dark chocolate in most forms, chocolate chip cookies).  It takes incredible will power for me to avoid them.  To challenge myself and beat those cravings, I purchase dark chocolate bars and keep them in the pantry!

5.  The pets I adopt/save turn out to be crazy (or maybe my family drives them insane).   Jolie (the cat I rescued while living in Korea) was the sweetest, most loving animal imaginable at the shelter but turned into a devil cat upon taking her home.  She'd howl at the corners of the walls, scratch people randomly, dive attack . . . Then there was Clancy, the sled dog from Alaska.  He escaped daily- while chained to a stake in a fenced-in yard!  He'd pull the stake out of the ground, hop a six foot fence, and run down the middle of the road with stake and chain trailing behind him... Now we have Rookie Belle, the Norwich Terrier.  She is gaining on two and yet still prefers pooping in the damn house! If you have any suggestions on breaking her of this nasty preference, I'm open to any and all ideas!


*Bonus Fact:  If I die tomorrow... I die knowing I did three things right in this life:  creating Brenden, Brielle and Bridget.  They are my world.  Shane, my husband, knows I love him fiercely, but there is something so basic, innate and overpowering about a mother's love for her children!



I try to do product reviews on Friday, but I had to put my review on hold for this post!  This week, I'm going to promote 5 blogs in leiu of my favorite product. 

Blogs to follow:  I'm not sure if all them have less than 200 followers, but I really enjoy these up and coming blogs!!! 

Vegetarian Mamma - page dedicated to healthy choices... what's not to love?
3 girls and 1 boy -  a fellow military wife with tons of kiddos... gotta show her some love!
Live, Love and Learn with Ms. Mommy HH6 - Household 6 (HH6) is a commander's wife call sign... fellow military wife... in her 30's... so much in common!
Two In Diapers- hilarious... with some good advice along the way!
Strawberry Snails Photography- amazing photos... and a lovely personality... an "old" friend of mine from middle school/high school in the very late eighties/early nineties... what???

Thanks so much for stopping by Cave Princess :)

28 comments:

  1. Congrats on your award!

    Wow, @ #2!

    Hope your week is going great!

    xoxo -Shar

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    1. Thank you so much, Shar! Appreciate the visit!

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  2. stopping by to return the love from the blog hop :) congrats on the award!

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  3. Cool! Congrats on your award! Love your blog and love how much you promote and fit and healthy lifestyle! Look forward to reading more :) Found you on the Tuesday Tango hop. Following you and your FB page. Hope you stop and and visit me too :)

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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    1. oh and now following you on twitter! :) I am new at it

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    2. Cassidy,
      Twitter (and the rest of this social media world) is still new to me as well! I don't have as much time as I'd like to dedicate to the blogosphere. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my page and comment. Looking forward to visiting your site in return. Fit and crafty... a combo I'm sure to find interesting :)

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  4. Hi Krista,

    Thank you for stopping to visit me and for your lovely comments about my blog. Congrats on your blog award!

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  5. Kathleen O'MalleyJuly 1, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Congrats, Ms. Krista, on your award! You are doing a wonderful job of promoting health, fitness, and clean living! However, in regard to #5, how could you forget Miss Renny Muffin? To date, she is the greatest gift you've ever given!! You rescued her and she is the most wonderful pet and friend anyone could ask for. I promise you, she is not the least bit "crazy" or "crazed". She is a "love bug" and I am so happy that little kitty is in my life. Thank you xoxo.

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! Your support continues to feul me! As for RM. . . I left her off the list because she was the ONE animal that didn't drive me insane :) I'm so glad she has such a wonderful life with you!

      xoxo
      Krista

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  6. Following you from Make your Morning Blog hop. I love the Liebster award. It was the first one I received for my blog and it was lovely! Congrats!

    http://myinspiredlifewithfibromyalgia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Emily. It was such a nice surprise!

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  7. Congratulations on the Liebster award! I loved your "This may make me unpopular" posts as well. They were very enlightening.
    New follower from Make My Morning Blog hop.
    http://smilesnsnuggles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the visit and compliments, Victoria! I look forward to visiting you back :)

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  8. Here from the blog hop (and followeing!)
    Love,
    Elisabeth
    i'd love for you to say hi over at: lavitaebella-elisabeth.blogspot.com

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    1. Nice to have you, Elisabeth! I'd love to visit your blog!

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  9. Congrats! Hi - I'm blog hopping and following your blog on Twitter. Would love the follow back @thebestmomblogs.

    Happy Blogging!

    April
    http://www.amblogdesign.com
    http://www.thebestmomblogs.com

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    1. April... On my way over to see ya :)

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  10. Congrats on the award!! That is awesome!! You deserve it, you have a great blog! Stopping by from the blog hop! Am now a new follower:) Would love if you could follow me back!

    http://crazy-mama-drama.blogspot.com/

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crazy-Mama-Drama/259491484156846

    https://twitter.com/LoveMyMamaDrama

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    1. Brooke! I will make sure to visit you!

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  11. HI Krista! I have a health/fitness column on my blog, so maybe you could be a guest contributor! I'm one of your new followers, I hope you'll stop by and follow back! www.solesearchingmamma.com

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    1. I'd love to be guest contributor! What an exciting challenge... On my way over to pay your page a visit!

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  12. Hi, this is Erin from crafty-biggers.blogspot.com stopping by to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out at http://crafty-biggers.blogspot.com/2012/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the nomination! I can't wait to get to work on this :)

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  13. saying hi from the hop...i've moved quite a bit too. but am now settled and it's got me unsettled. Cheers! Glad to see your bloggerific blog!

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    1. Well,,,, for your sake I hope you get moving again very soon! Ha!

      Thanks for visiting!
      Krista

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  14. Hi There,

    Just wanted to say that I love your blog and I am a fan. I am also a military spouse that has moved an average of every 2 to 3 years. We have one more assignment and 4.5 years left and I get a house that I can call my own near family that I don't have to put on the market every two to three years. Can wait to read more from you.

    Cynthia
    www.richlymiddleclass.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Cynthia! Always wonderful meeting a fellow military spouse; we a strong breed! Looking forward to paying Richly Middle Class a visit.

      Krista

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