Thursday, January 7, 2010

I got a Kreativ Blogger Award!

Yay! OK, I have to admit, I'd never seen this before and had no idea what it was, so I had to look it up.  It's been doing the rounds for awhile. I get to thank the person who bestowed it on me, reveal 7 interesting things about myself (that might be a stretch) and then pass it on to 7 other bloggers. So, here goes:

Thanks Cari Quinn! Cari is a fellow Sagittarian who seems to be writing the same type of material as me. Well, not exactly the same - she's published, after all! We stumbled across each other on the boards. Cari published her first novel last year and if you want hot and steamy (and I mean HOT and STEAMY), you can check it out here.

7 things about myself? I decided to list things that people would likely not know about me (even if they kinda 'knew' me):
1. I grew up in the Australian outback, or close enough to it for it not to really matter. Yeah, that makes me Australian!
2. Everyone complains all year about the weather in Miami, Florida but I LOVE it. There's something about the humid weather and palm trees that tricks the mind into thinking you're perpetually on vacation. Well, almost.
3. I'm the mother of identical twins. They're 4. It's fascinating, aggravating, joyous, aggravating, special and rewarding, and you guessed it, aggravating! I'd like to think I'll have enough material one day to come up with a unique twist on the twin story line.
4. I have a thing about frames. Picture frames. Just the frames. I really think it's an addiction. I just seem to collect them but never get around to actually putting anything in them or hanging them up, but I can never have too many!
5. I've never cooked a meal in my life. When we were renovating our kitchen, someone once asked me - 'Are you getting a gas or electric stove?' - and I'm like - 'I'll have to get back to you on that.' I've never been interested in cooking and don't see that changing anytime soon.
6. My first job out of university? I was a computer programmer. My, how far I've come :).
7. Last year I did something scandalous and daring. I hired a professional photographer to take pictures of me. What's daring about that you ask? The pictures were...well, naked!! I had them made into a coffee table book for my husband for his birthday. I look back at them and still wonder, where the hell did I get the nerve to do THAT? BTW, the book is nowhere near the coffee table!

Now, for my nominations. They're blogs that I look to for inspiration, for a laugh, for their educational value or just because they seem to be on the same path that I am and I can relate (plus they don't appear to be already nominated) LOL:
Jackie Ashenden
Wendi Zwaduk
Hetal Pinal
Waiting for the Call
Romy Sommer
Dee Tenorio
Donna Alward



  1. Aww, thanks for the props Kaily. You ought to know, I now have a goofy grin pasted on my face for being recognized. I think you just made my day. :D

    Congratulations on finaling, BTW, in case I forgot to send you a high five. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  2. Wow, on the coffeetable book. Somehow I don't think I'd keep it on the coffeetable either. My MIL likes to look at books. Yikes, just the thought of that...

  3. Thanks for the steamy and hot praise of Full Disclosure. ;) My CP says the next book's even hotter, LOL And yes, we do have a lot in common, writing wise!

    You had a great list! I commend you on your bravery with the coffee table book. And four year old twins...I bet they're adorable. :)

  4. Hetal, THANKS! Toes, legs and anything else you feel like crossing would be much appreciated. I'm done revising the entry itself. Still tweaking the synopsis. I'm just never happy with those things.

    Shelly, took me awhile, but I finally figured out what MIL was. Ewww. Never thought about that, but fortunately, mine is 3000 miles away!!

    Cari, I'll look forward to the next one then! Yeah, twins are adorable. They know it too!

  5. Thanks, babe. I like readng your posts too. I appreciate the award. You'll reach your goals. I'm sure of it.

  6. Thanks for the award. To repeat what Cari said (sort of) how brave of you to have twins and the gift idea for your husband sounds adorable!

  7. Thanks Wendi for the vote of confidence!
    Romy, not sure it's brave to have twins, but I could do with some danger money!

  8. Thanks for the award, Kaily! My only problem now is- you've already given it to half the people I though of passing it on to!
    Also, wow on that amazing gift idea for your husband. He's a lucky guy!

  9. Thanks for mine too, Kaily! What a nice thing to come back from vacation to. :-)

  10. Wow! Kudos on the coffee table book. No way I'd have the courage to do that... do they airbrush? Never mind, still couldn't do it. : )