I started my blog on August 14th, with no idea what I was doing or if anyone would ever read a word of it. I came from 3 years of writing on a website with others and I was ready for a change. My daughter and I had an idea for a "mom" blog that wasn't about young children, but geared more towards anyone interested in some basic decorating ideas, recipes and helpful hints. It wasn't long after I started this blog that I knew I also wanted a place to discuss some of the fun and interesting things we found in our travels around our part of the country. Hidden Treasures of the Midwest was born on September 1st. I have been having a great time exploring Blogville and getting to know some of the other bloggers around here. I have "met" people younger than my kids and a few that are almost my parent's age and I enjoy every one of them. I have been re-energized to spruce up my fall decorations, try some new recipes and look everywhere for things that will set an interesting table. I have read things that have made me think, laugh and cry. In other words, I like it here.
Two of my favorite bloggers, Charisse and Holly @ Life Laugh Latte gave me my first award today, the Honest Scrap award. Say that three times fast and you will see why I'm thrilled with it. Charisse and Holly talk about anything and everything that women can relate to and guys would probably learn from. Their video conversations make you feel as if you are in the room with them. In fact, I often wish I could be there. If you haven't been to their blog, you simply must check it out.
One of the best parts about getting an award, is passing it on. So, I'm passing this award on to three women I would love to have coffee with.
Gloria @ Happy to Be who is celebrating her 1 year anniversary in Blogland this week. Gloria says what she thinks. She's a very spunky great-grandmother who enjoys telling a joke and sharing her love of antiques. She also was one of the first people to visit my blog and she keeps coming back.
Koralee @ Bluebird Notes who always makes me smile with her creative pictures and happy words. She is also one of my first visitors and I'm so glad our paths crossed here.
Carla @ botanicals and beginnings who lives in my second favorite state of Michigan. Her pictures of the area around Lake Michigan are beautiful, as is the jewelry she makes. She sells gorgeous beads and jewelry in her etsy shop and her blog is worth your visit.
Thank you Charisse, Holly and everyone who takes a moment to stop at "I Need Mom"!