Saturday, October 25, 2008

FOR ME??!! *BLUSH* I'd like to thank my HOT-@$$ READAS (Okkkaaaaaaayyy)

SO like a BAJILLION damn years ago, this lucky girl received not one, but TWO Amazing Blogging Awards! HER FIRST ones, too!! (Ending third person mumjum...)

Now BELIEVE YOU ME (PRIME example of the superiority of the English language--- Err the irony of Ethnocentrism?) I know it's SO late to thank these girls for their acknowledgements, but I was OUT LIKE TROUT for quite some time and I figure Better Late than Never... 200810241040.jpg

THANK YOU TO THE PRECIOUS JENN FROM EATINGBENDER ! Jenn is totally THE TOP, and though I'm not the only one who adores her, I DEFINITELY DO THE MOST OUT OF EVERYONE ACROSS THE BLOGSPHERE (What... You wanna fight?). MAN, Julz is Feisty today! Hehe You Like? So THANK YOU my sweetcheeks! You and your amazing blog have brightened up my cloudy days time and time again, and I think you are SUBLIME! (Love you Mama!) OH and if you havn't yet checked out EatingBender, DO IT OR DIE... Right Jenn? (I gotchu girl!)200810241055.jpg

I would ALSO like to thank Lexi who used to run the blog Healthy Eating Blog . Unfortunately, Lex did not have the support that she deserved from her readers... Many left disheartening comments on her blog. (Those of which made me sick, disappointed, and SO creeped out. Honestly, in her situation? She was asking for kind words, warmth and love, and in turn received harsh banishment and discouragement. )That is NOT to say, however, that she did not have the support of the Bogging Community! Those of us who blog were ROOTING FOR THAT CUTE KABOOSE OF YOURS ALL THE WAY, LEXI-BABY (And we still are!) Your blog was REAL and exemplified your strength and grace, both of which were particularly noteworthy at SUCH a young age! We miss you, Lex! Thank you for this award and I hope you drop by to say hi, soon! XO

Wanna see the BEAUTIFUL AWARD?? Oh. You don't? Well, good thing it ain't YO blog, cuz you don't havva choice! 200810241045.jpg (Watchout... I'm hot like that.)

Plus, I have to follow the rules! But since I received TWO awards (Alriiiight Alriiight we GET IT ALREADY!), i get to DOUBLE-EM UP! (You'll see what I mean in a sec!)


(1) Put the logo on your blog.

(2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.

(3) Nominate at least seven other blogs.

(4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.

(5) Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.


Brillante Weblog PREMIO-2008.jpgIsn't it GORG??!! *Sigh... I just LOVE IT!!!

And here's the Doubling up part, since I already linked y'all to My Amazing HOMEGIRL JENN . (Oh... hehe. Whoops!) BUT I'm going to give the award to not 7, not 10 (Why 10? Bc I needed a third component here, obvi.), but 14!! Hence the DOUBLING UP! Owww OWW!!

I tried to choose some Bloggers that have NOT already received the award! Though, PLEASE know... I wish I could give it to ALL Y'ALL!! (Also, I have to leave some bloggers left to receive the awards of MY recipients!)

PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM LISTING YOU GIRLS IN REVERSE ALPHABETICAL ORDER. Why? Because your S+D has a last name that begins with "W," and because it's my blog, I am OWNING THIS OPPORTUNITY to give the End-of-the-Alphabetters a SHOUTOUT and a reason to smile! (Though please know, I want every single one of you smiling ALL DAY! I know I will be! ) OH YEAH... And please hold all applause until the end! Thank You! 200810241138.jpg

(1) Sammie (Running with a Recipe)

(2) Sabrina (Rhodeygirl Tests)

(3) Mi (Whole Foods for a Whole Me)

(4) Melissa (Trying to Heal)

(5) Meghan (The Inner Workings of a College Graduate)

(6) Jenny (This Winding Road)

(7) Jennifer (Running with Food)

(8) Heather (and Mark!) (Hangry Pants)

(9) Erin and Andrea (Care to Eat)

(10) Erica (EEE)

(11) Gina (The Fitnessista)

(12) Caitlin (See Bride Run)

(13) B-Health (Body. Mind. Soul.)

(14) Amy (Coffee Talk)


OH and BY the way... I want to start a NEW AWARD/BADGE!! This award is a reflection of my FAVORITE YOGA SANSKRIT:

"Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu: May All beings, everywhere, be blessed with Happiness."



I want to give this Buddha to three bloggers to start--- Now these are some STRONG ASS CUTIES! These girls have kicked some serious ass and have wrestled with some brutal beasts, facing tremendous obstacles -- Many of the same obstacles that I, personally, though I've never mentioned it before, have been defeated by, and many of which I am still wrestling with today (Please don't treat me any differently -- Eep -- Did I just totally make a mistake putting that out there? This makes me WHOA nervous 200810252331.jpg ). WE ALL GO THROUGH THINGS IN OUR LIVES AND EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU DESERVES THIS GUARDIAN BUDDHA BOY with you each and everyday. It was SO hard for me to choose, (I AM NOT BELITTLING ANYONES OBSTACLES... I KNOW YOU ALL HAVE BEEN THROUGH SOME RULLNESS-- RULL-NESS-- BUT I WANT THIS TO BE PASSED ON AND ON AND ON), so I merely went with those bloggers who have shared that struggle with me. I hope that each of you ALLOW THIS BUDDHA TO RELAX/HEAL YOUR WORRIES, freeing you to live a little easier, each day. I know that sometimes, the tiniest daily happenings feel as though they are the HEAVIEST of burdens and that on those days in particular, I need my inner Buddha to lift me up just a little higher. To clear my chest of the weighted emotions that feel so heavy, and to clear my mind of those terrorizing voices. I love you girls, times infin. and I cannot wait for your Buddha to guide you :) Namaste.

(1) Jenny (This Winding Road)

(2) Melissa (Trying to Heal)

(3) Amy (Coffee Talk)

So give this award to 3 Bloggers and explain your "Pay it Forward"ness, if you can. Link the bloggers, leave them a comment and sit back, relax, and allow your LONG-and-LASTING-PEACE-with-yourself to finally lead your amazing and wonderful life. <3

And last but not least, my best friend from childhood is Battling Leukemia (we just found out about two-three weeks ago) and is at Johns Hopkins going through Chemo... PLEASE HOLD HER IN THE LIGHT... If anything happens to this girl -- Man, I have not a clue what I'll do... She really needs all of the light you can give her.

Her name is Jill. She's just the dearest of the dear. Thanks guys...200810252338.jpg

Here we are a little while back (haha read 4 years!)


AND TO END ON A HAPPY NOTE: GO PHILS N GO BIRDS! I'll be at the Eagles game tomorrow!!!!


Anonymous said...

congrats on the award...

my parents are going to the game tomorrow too!

Caitlin said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww thank you! and congrats on your award!

HangryPants said...

Thank you for the blog award love the (and Mark) part! Good depiction of the blog!

Anyway, my thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful and brave friend Jill. I wish her the best.

Anonymous said...

Awww hellllzzz yeah, Julz!!!!! You just rocked my night - you are the sweetest and you must must must know that I feel the same way about you!! I can't tell you how many times I've received a message from you that has made my day a million times better and brought a smile to my face when I would otherwise be gloom and doom! So I'm super glad I could return the favor and give you that rockin' award (I agree, it is a real beauty!)

Oooh, and I love how you doubled it up and gave it back to 14 INCREDIBLE bloggers. Great choices, each and every one of them brings such amazing pizazz (ha!) to the blogging world!

AND I love your Guardian Buddha award! How creative are you?!?! I am so excited to see this new one get passed around the 'sphere.

I will be keeping Jill in my thoughts and prayers. She is absolutely beautiful and I love the photo of you two together.

magpie said...

congrats :D

i'll be thinking of jill. i hope things get better for her!

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you julz!! You are such a precious and sweet girl, and I am sooo glad you are back in the bloggin' business!

I will definitely keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope you are doing good as well my friend ;)

Anonymous said...

you seriously are the most energetic, enthusiastic, crazy-in-a-good-way blogger out there!!! thank you SO much for the pretty award!! and i love the new one you created too - such an important thing to acknowledge the victory over those demons.

my thoughts are with your friend jill - she has such a gorgeous smile!

balance, joy and food! said...

congrats to all winners!!!!

Anonymous said...

Awwh Julz! Thank you so much sweet lover poo! YOU ARE THE BEST!
We will definitely keep your sweet Jill in our hearts.

Sammie said...

Thanks Julz, you are such a sweetie-pie. I will keep your friend in my thoughts.

VeggieGirl said...

HEEEEEEEELL FREAKING YES FOR WELL-DESERVED BLOGGING AWARDS, GIRL!!!! And for spreading the love to other amazing bloggers :0)

Your friend Jill is definitely in my deepest thoughts and prayers, as are you.

Anonymous said...

THANKS Julz! You are the bomb, girl! Seriously, your warm spirit is infectious! I love to read your comments as they are always a mood revver-upper!! I'm loving the award ... you definitely made my day!

I will keep beautiful Jill in my mind and prayers!

amy. said...

oh my god girl, i love you! thank you so much for the double-love <3 you are so sweet. i love reading your crazy ramblings and commentary. so funny :)

my thoughts and prayers go out to you friend jill. i wish her a strong recovery :)

ttfn300 said...

dang this post is hittin up all the great ones! thanks for being fabulous, and will keep Jill in my thoughts

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

Congrats on your awards!! You DESERVE them!

I will most definitely keep Jill in my thoughts. Send hugs her way for me! You are SUCH a great friend! :)


just me said...

congrats on your awards julz!!! you def deserve all of them cause you hella rock!

and thank you so much for the awards!!!! it's so nice of you to think of me and lil' ol blog! and i'm glad that we're both healing, getting through it and living life!!!


amy. said...

baybeeeee girl. you are getting the guardian buddha back from me! im passin' it on to your lovely blog because you clearly have admitted something big in your post. i want you to talk to me about it if you ever want to---im here. thanks for everything. we need to probably get together sometime when im home !!!

Anonymous said...

awww.. thank you for the award! You are too sweet and kind. And your friend Jill is very lucky to have you as a close friend, I will keep her in my thoughts. :)

Anonymous said...

I will be keeping Jill in my thoughts and prayers!

You're amazing Julz! Always inspirational, always upbeat! You more than deserve that award!

Happy Monday beautiful lady!

Simple and Divine said...

Linds: TY doll! It was a SLOPPY one, but a win, nonetheless.

Cait: Mwah!

Hebs: Thank you sweetgirl. And ou (+MarkyMark deserve it!)


Magster: Thanks :)

Jenny: You OWN those awards! And I really appreciate it.

Mi: My cross-continental sista! :)

BJF: Thanks girl.

E: You got me, Toots. <3

Sammie: Thank youuuuu

Liz: You're such a gemster. And thankyou.

Jen: You rock my socks n totally deserve it all!

Ames: WE HAVE TO GET TOGETHER! I will def message you and we'll keep our contact TIGHT LIKE DREADLOCKS, Mama <3

ttfn300: Thanks, boo!

Erin: You're SO sweet! Sweeter than sweet! Aww, thanks :)

Melis: MA GURL. You know I lub you. We be keepin it BRAVE! Always lookin forward! :) [*HUGS, indeedy-do!*]

Meghan: You totally deserve it! Love it :)

Ems: Awww you're divine! Such a special girl... Thank you, so! :)

Rose said...

What a sweet post!

I will be praying for your friend!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

You forgot the award for best produce post!

Anonymous said...

Love all the shout outs Julz!

I'll put Jill in my prayers!

p.s. I'll check out those biscotti recipes too - and the plate I used is from my office :D

Katie said...

I'll be keeping Jill in my thoughts... what a tough thing for a young girl (well, ANYone to go through). Best of luck to her.

Sooo I've seen these Kardea bars in stores a couple times and after your rave review I'm so curious about them! I'm going to hold off just a little until I get some money saved, but the nutrition bar aisle is the first one I'll go to! Or, let's face it, it's always the first aisle I go to... Thanks for the recommendation!

Meg said...

Congrats on the award!

Thoughts and prayers for your friend!

Anonymous said...

Congrats no your award!! My prayers are with Jill - thank God she has a good friend like you to keep her spirits up!

Anonymous said...

this is the nicest post i have ever read! you cant possibly undestand how MUCH i appricate this and care about YOU too!
ive registeded a new blog, of with no creeps have come...yet. lol! i miss you so much and would love to talk again!
your good fiend,