Thank You and Cheers to a Fabulous New Year!

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The Last To-Do’s of 2009

The last 2 techie / bloggy things I absolutely have to do before the official start of my year included purging my email boxes and properly thanking all of the fabulous friends that gave me awards over the past month.  I have been very lax in both departments and this is the post in which I fix one of these two things.  Earlier today I purged the email – ruthlessly.  Man did it feel good.  It also felt good to move a whole host of blog tasks to the New Year and actually organize a timeline for them so I did not have to freak out about them.  This is not procrastination – it is genius!

What felt even better that my email purge was the realization that I have made so many fabulous friends through this blog!  Even better?  The whole idea that people actually read what I have to say and certain of these lovely people have publicly acknowledged their Mommy Words love with an award.  I am floored when I think about it. 

Thank you all so much for reading and commenting and being my friend.  It may sound silly but this blog has helped me through this pregnancy and helps me to be a better mom and allowed me to meet so many wonderful people.  Hopefully next year I will meet some of you face to face!  I can’t wait to keep reading and getting to know you!

Now for the Awards

Nancy at If Evolution Works is definitely one of my bloggy besties.  She seriously ROCKS!  She is a web designer and awesome blogger who is always there with a laugh, a smile and tons of advice when I tweet her!  Nancy gave me the I Love Your Blog Award and I just love it so much.

I Love Your Blog Award

Naomi at Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip  rocks!  She gave me The Lovely Blog Award and she so deserved to get it!  She has so much love and so much humor and perspective on raising her 2 boys.

Lovely Blog Award

Existential Waitress gave me the Lemonade Stand Award and she is more than just a kick ass Blog Name.  She is an absolute sweetheart, loves all the same blogs that I do, lives in Las Vegas, and also appreciates sarcasm.  All of these traits make her rock and her blog is great too!

Sarah from The Stoller Ballet (seriously how cute and all I came up with was Mommy Words?) gave me the Lemonade Stand award too and I clearly at this point need to start selling some lemonade out on the stoop!  Thank You!  She is super funny too and has absolutely no sense of direction like me so of course, I heart her and her stroller dancing ways!

Debra from Maddy Brand also gave me the Lemonade Stand Award.  She has a new product called a ote Brush for cleaning bottles and other cans or jars while traveling that you should check out!

Lemonade Stand Award

Mindi’s Part of Meblog is so cute and her family is just adorable.  She gave me the Heartfelt Blogger Award.  How awesome?  I try to share my feelings and this is just such a sweet recognition.   Mindi has had a tough road and she shares her laughter and her tears!  Thanks Mindi!  Her blog address as of Tuesday, January 5, will be here.  Give her new blog design a little love!

Heartfelt Award

I want to thank all of you for thinking of me and giving me these great awards!  I am pumped that you enjoy stopping by Mommy Words and that I am getting to know you!

I would like to pass on the I Love Your Blog Award to a few blogs that I really do love and hope that you will too!

Momalom - Jen and Sarah are sisters and rock and their blog is awesome.  They tell it like it is and they have such great viewpoints.  Jen and Sarah both now have 3 kids as I will have so I read her posts with anticipation and fear and look for tips of course.  They also hosted a half drunk contest where you were challenged to write a daring post (even anonymously and they would publish it and man was that contest great.  I would love to get totally drunk with these chicas and moan celebrate life when you are outnumbered by your kids.  MWAH ladies!  And cheers!

Momisodes - I love her blog.  I love her humor.  I love her writing.  I love her stories and her perspective.  She is a great blogger and you will love reading her words.  And seeing her beautiful photos.  Taken with her new camera which I am SO jealous of.  Oh, and she is pregnant like me.  So I am really getting her right now.  You know I am in the groove.

Vodka Logic - Laura has Vodka in her URL.  I love her.  She writes funny poems and is able to rhyme on a regular basis.  She is impressive.  And she has older kids so I get to have  a sense of all the things I will get to do again one day.  I am hoping she will contribute to the Before I Had Kids posts with a look at what life can be like when these little ones are not only potty trained but fairly self sufficient.  I heart you Laura!  And I heart Vodka.  So of course you get an award!

I’m Just Sayin’…I can’t say much more than Magda is flippin’ hilarious and I absolutely adore her and her blog.  I mean she teels me I look skinny you know?  I’m just sayin’ I am 36 weeks pregnant and this chick makes me feel good about myself!  So head on over and have a laugh!

Finding Trinity- Michelle is so great both at blogging and being a blogging friend.  She is encouraging and funny and warm hearted and she is one smart lady with one cute little girl!

Loulou’s Views- Loulou is a super sweet and funny gal up in Canada raising two adorable little boys and blogging about the ups and downs and all that comes with it!  She is a fun one to follow so check her out!

The Artculate Ramblings of an Attorney-at-Mom - Caroline is a great writer and she tackles a lot of real topics that some days I am just too confused to even begin writing about.  I am working on this, of course.  Caroline has a beautiful little girl she calls Bitlet who is 9 months old.  She is a mom and a lawyer which is impressive and scary ;).  Kust kidding xoxo Caroline and Love your blog!

So go ahead and check out these great blogs.  I have now completed my 2009 list – just one hour before my 2010 will start.  I love to slip in under the wire.   It’s not a great habit but hey – at least things are getting done!

Happy 2010!  To a clean slate and a lot of great blogging friends!  May your year be filled with many blessings.

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Brittany
I'm Brittany. I believe that simple is best and that smiling can make or break a day. I love being a woman, a wife and a mother. I like to make pretty things and making things with big tools. I am a huge fan of good design. I love to travel. Hugs make me happy. I share my life, experiences, tips and tutorials in the hope that this community can find a whole lot of awesome together.
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  • January 4, 2010 Vodka Logic

    Congratulations on all the great awards, and thank you for mine… I am so behind in an award post, I will get to it this week…

    As for kids that are older, not sure I am an example it is more like trial by fire. What is this “Before I had Kids” post you are refering too? I don’t know if I remember that far back. lol.
    xx
    .-= Vodka Logic´s last blog ..Sunday Rerun-A Friend =-.

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  • January 4, 2010 Monique

    You deserve every award you received! I love your blog!
    .-= Monique´s last blog ..My first ever giveaway! Scary and exciting all at once! =-.

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  • January 4, 2010 blueviolet

    Congratulations on all of your well deserved awards and happy new year!
    .-= blueviolet´s last blog ..Things I Learned Over My Bloggy Break Most of Which Are Courtesy of My Children =-.

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  • January 4, 2010 TooManyHats

    I guess it is official, Happy New Year :) Congrats on all your wonderful awards.
    .-= TooManyHats´s last blog ..Monday Menu Mania =-.

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  • January 4, 2010 Jenny

    Congratulations on all of your awards! They are well deserved.
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..Words. =-.

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  • January 4, 2010 magda

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. (imagine whaling and echoing cry while imagining my hand dramatically reaching for you as you slip farther away with a smile and a wink) I heart you.
    .-= magda´s last blog ..Wutter yuhgunna do? =-.

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    • January 4, 2010 Brittany

      You deserve the award you crazy lady you!

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      • January 4, 2010 magda

        Yes, please, and thanks for the award! No on your wrapping things up and preparing for a little time away to meet your newest little one. I am selfish like that. And of course I follow you. As a genius, I realized I could become a follower by adding you on my end instead of waiting for your little follower option to appear for me.
        .-= magda´s last blog ..Wutter yuhgunna do? =-.

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        • January 4, 2010 Brittany

          I am not wrapping things up. Did you not see? Like a complete moron I am doing that NaBloPoMo thing again! I like a lot of pressure you know?

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  • January 4, 2010 magda

    I can see your followers now….almost 300 and those are just the ones who do so openly.
    .-= magda´s last blog ..Wutter yuhgunna do? =-.

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    • January 4, 2010 Brittany

      Are you follower? I can’t ever figure it out. And sometimes I can’t see it either. Sometimes I lose one though and then of course I cry. Do they know how they hurt my feelings???? Not you. You rock!

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    • January 4, 2010 magda

      must google that. as rookie mom and blogger and person, i have no clue what that means. off to google
      xo
      .-= magda´s last blog ..Wutter yuhgunna do? =-.

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  • January 4, 2010 Caroline

    New blogs to read! Yay! Happy New Year, all!
    .-= Caroline´s last blog ..The Secret Life . . . . =-.

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    • January 4, 2010 Brittany

      Caroline! I so meant to award you too! It was getting so late and I missed you. I am going to update the post when I get home. SO sorry. I am a little stupid these days!

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    • January 4, 2010 Brittany

      Sorry I fixed your name. As I said. Stupid over here!

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  • January 4, 2010 Michele

    Congratulations on all your awards. You totally deserve them.

    What wonderful things you wrote about all your bloggy friends, including me. Thank you so much!!!

    I “heart” you
    .-= Michele´s last blog ..Sunday Rerun ~ Six Dollar Breakdown =-.

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  • January 4, 2010 Loukia

    How sweet are you? Thank you so much for the love!
    .-= Loukia´s last blog ..2010: The amout of times I’ve done laundry so far this year! =-.

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  • January 4, 2010 existentialwaitress

    Congrats on your awards! And thank you for the kind words – you’re too sweet!
    .-= existentialwaitress´s last blog ..I’m feelin’ a little bloggy. =-.

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  • January 4, 2010 Zen Mom

    Congrats on all the awards. You deserve them.
    .-= Zen Mom´s last blog ..The Year of Good Intentions =-.

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  • January 6, 2010 Momisodes

    Thank you so much and Congratulations!!! I am so happy that I found your blog this year as you have become one of my favorites. And I love that we’re both preggers. I have to admit that I visit here often to see how you’re doing throughout this journey. It’s nice knowing I’m not alone :D
    .-= Momisodes´s last blog ..More like Ms Piggy =-.

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  • January 10, 2010 Jen

    Oh no! How did I miss this? Thank you thank you. We are so honored!

    Reply

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