Friday, July 6, 2012

An award?! For me?! Awww...

Hi! It's Jilly. Recently Dawn from DJ's Sugar Shack (who did this fabulous post for our blog swap last month) was 'sweet' enough to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award!! I am honored that she thought of me! Thank you SO much, Dawn!

I just started this blog about 3 months ago, and I am totally blown away by how much positive feedback I've already received. So, I am excited to share the bloggy love!

Now, about the award...

If you get the award, here’s what you have to do:
1. Thank the person that gave you the award in a blog post & link back to their blog
2.. Pass the award on to 15 bloggers you follow
3. Include 7 random things about yourself in your post
4. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog
And the nominees are...

1.  A Humble Bumble 2. 3.I Heart Pears

4. This Girls Life 5.Exceptionalistic6. 

 7. 8. 9. 

10. 11.

12. 13. 

 14. 15.

Now, I am supposed to share 7 random things about myself. Hmmm...Well, I can be pretty random, so this shouldn't be too hard. ;)

1. I have lived in 9 different states, and have lived in 13 different cities in those 9 states. So, when people ask me where I'm from, I usually say, "America...". I've lived in Hawaii, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Utah, Wisconsin, Texas, Arizona, and now New York.

2.  My favorite snacks for road trips are Peanut M & Ms, pretzels, and Dr. Pepper. I ate a LOT of them on the drive from Arizona to New York!!

3. We tried for about 2 years to get pregnant before we found out we were having triplets. I spent 11 weeks in the hospital on bedrest & constant monitoring before they were born at 33 1/2 weeks. After 28 days in the NICU all three came home, and it's been a party ever since!


4. My favorite Christmas movie is "White Christmas", hands down. I love it SO much! "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" (the old one) are wonderful, too. And, I HAVE to watch "While You Were Sleeping" at least once or twice every year. "These mashed potatoes are so creamy!"

5. I have always loved to sing and play the piano. I majored in Music in college, with an emphasis in Voice. I am ONE semester away from my bachelor's degree, so I'm thinking about going back to school to finish up!

After my last concert. Itching to be in a choir again!

6. My middle name is Mireille. It's French, and is pronounced "Mee-ray". When I was a kid I had to memorize how to spell it!

7. Both my hubby and I have 8 kids in our families! I'm the oldest in mine, and the hubs is the 3rd oldest in his, but he is the oldest boy. Isn't that a funny & random thing to have in common?!


Thanks again for the award, Dawn! I love all the yummy treats on your blog! And, if you were nominated I'm excited to see your posts & who you nominate! 

To see more random stuff, follow Hi! It's Jilly here on the blog, on Facebook, or on Pinterest so you don't miss anything! :)


  1. Thank you for nominating me for the award, Jilly! It was so nice to meet you. Wow, you lived in a variety of states! And how precious that you have triplets!! Btw, I have you and your husband beat, as I come from a family of 9 kids. ;)

  2. Oh thank you so much! I've never received anything like this! I LOVE your cute triplets. I always wanted twins...but didn't them. Maybe we'll adopt some one day! I'll get started on this super cute award :)

    1. If you love my kiddos then I will call you next time they are being punks and you can have 'em! Just kiddin'. Adoption is such a beautiful thing. That would be neat.

  3. Thank you so much, Jilly! I'm so excited to receive this nomination! I can't wait to check out the other blogs as well. Where did you live in MD? I've lived here my whole life. Great to meet you and thanks again!

    1. Aah! I just realized that my reply to you showed up as another comment so you probably didn't see it! I'm not sure where in MD we lived, but my Dad was stationed there for the Air Force. I was 3 or 4, so I don't remember anything!

  4. I don't remember where we lived. My Dad was stationed there in the Air Force. I was really little when we lived there.

  5. Hmmm...I thought I left a comment here yesterday. Weird. Anyways, thanks so much for nominating our blog for the Versatile Blogger and congrats on your nomination. I just love this blogger-lovin' world! I have met so many fabulous people and learned so much from each and every one. Have a fabulous weekend. Cheers, Renee

    1. I think Blogger has been weird lately. But,'s fun 'meeting' all these great people!

    2. Oh, I remember what I wrote. I said that our road trip snacks are almost identical, except I would substitute the Peanut M & M's for the Peanut Butter M & M's - omigosh, I just LOVE those! lol

    3. Lol! I love the PB ones, too, but the Peanut ones are better for me on the road because of the CRUNCH! Helps me stay awake!

  6. Thank you so much for nominating me! :) I can't wait to check out these other blogs as well. :)


  7. I love the posts where we get to learn random thoughts about the writer! It's fun to learn about others and their faves. Congrats on the award!

  8. I just nominated you for one, too. Stop by and check it out :).

  9. Thank you for nominating my blog. Also well done on the award. I just read your blog and you have put a lot of effort into it. I am a new follower and will continue to read. I have also grabbed a button :)


  10. Thanks for the award, Jilly. I appreciate it. Wow, triplets!?! You must be super mom. I can barely keep up with one. I hope you find time to finish your degree and find a singing group to join. Since university I've really missed music--band and choir in high school and uni hold some of my fondest memories. Here's hoping you find a way to get back in! Take care and hope to see you again soon.

    1. Haha! Not supermom by any stretch of the imagination, but thanks! Isn't music so great?! It's such a neat feeling when everything comes together and you make something beautiful, and the friendships you form are awesome. I hope you get a chance to get back in, too!

  11. Thanks for linking up at the GFC Blog Hop today!!


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