One Lovely Blog Award


I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Planting Beans, Electric Mystery, and The Almost Mom (I have all of your real names, but wasn’t sure if you’d want me to post them).

All of these ladies inspire me in one way or another.  All three of them are determined and strong, which is something I strive to be as well.  Each are in a different part of their journey, their situations are different, however they still have so much in common, which is the only beneficial thing infertility has done to me – helped me to connect with women around the world all going through their own fertility journeys.  We’re sisters!

Thank you so much for the noms, ladies!  It means a lot 🙂

PLANTING BEANS:  A fellow Canadian!  Awesome selfies, awesome looking cakes.

ELECTRIC MYSTERY:  A fellow cat-lady!  Awesome pins on Pinterest, awesome email buddy.

THE ALMOST MOM:  A fellow self-proclaimed DIVA!  Awesome attitude about TTC, awesome at home renos!


The criteria for accepting a One Lovely Blog Award are:

  1. List the rules. (Or guidelines. However you want to read them is fine by me.)
  2. Thank your nominator.
  3. List seven (7) facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know you did.
  5. Display the award logo and follow your nominator.


SO my 7 facts…..

a)  I hate Halloween.  Well, I guess that’s not entirely true.  I like decorating my house (now that I’m no longer living in a condo, I can actually do that!), I like seeing the kids so excited and cute in their costumes, I like carving pumpkins.  I don’t like dressing up.  When I was a kid, I stopped trick-or-treating when I was about 8 or 9.  Every year though, I will come up with awesome costume ideas and plans for a Halloween party… they never happen 😉  This year – if I were to dress up – I’d be Nancy Sinatra.

b)  Speaking of Nancy Sinatra, I just adore music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  I have a lot of current music on my iPod, but I definitely gravitate towards the older music.  I shocked Cody when I started singing along to Chantilly Lace by Big Bopper.  That being said, I’m not a fan of Elvis, and I didn’t ever really like The Beatles, though I love when people do covers of their songs.

c) I’m a cat-lady who’s been limited in the number of cats I can own.  I only have two, but I could happily live with 5.  Cody likes the cats well enough, but he’s inherited the cleaning duties of the cats, so refuses to agree to more feline friends.

d)  My birthday is in February… and I LOVE IT! I love celebrating my birthday, even though I live in Canada and it’s bitterly cold in February.  My favorite thing to celebrate is Christmas and then closely followed by birthdays.

e)  I cannot stand summer weather.  I hate the humidity, the heat, the sweating.  It’s gross.  I love the activities that come with summer, but the weather… ugh.

f)  I find IUI less stressful than timed intercourse.  There… I said it.  Don’t get me wrong, the act of timed intercourse is more pleasant and generally less awkward.  And IUI comes with a lot of baggage like ultrasounds, injections, and stirrups.  However, timing sex is so stressful to me!  Knowing when and where I need to be for an IUI is so much easier.

g)  I’m a Toronto Rock Lacrosse season ticket holder.  I’m loud, competitive, and completely happy at games.  I’m a huge fan and even had some boudoir pictures taken in my husband’s Toronto Rock jersey 😉


And now for the blogs I’d like to nominate:

Love, Peace, and Infertility

Waiting for Baby Bird

Infertility, Why Me?

Eventual Momma

Bruised Banana

Ramblings of a Barren Heart

What To Try When You’re Trying

PCOS Will Not Stop Me

Unicorns and Baby Dust

It Is Well With My Soul


My New Normal

Lady Love and Baby Dust

Solving the Four Years of Infertility Mystery

Life, Love, and My Version of Motherhood


I tried not to duplicate my “nominations”.  Oh, and please don’t feel obligated to re-post!  I mean, I love reading the “facts” everyone is posting, but I get that some people don’t really like the chain-letter-blog-post thing.  It is a lot of work, what with the links and all.


Thank you again, ladies.  You’re awesome-opossums.




13 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. oh my word! I stinkin love your facts. I have also been limited to two cats…I also am not crazy about Halloween…and after my last round of my own timed intercourse due to a stinkin smiley face, I told my husband IVF was easier. LOL! bahahaha

  2. Timed intercourse sucks so much. You’ve reminded me that I actually wrote a post about it, which I never posted… Will load it now. I would rather do IUI or ivf any day (from that perspective, not taking into account all the meds, side effects, costs etc etc). At least sex can take it’s rightful place as something loving and spontaneous rather than ‘hard work’!

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