Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Awards!

I'm so thankful to have been nominated by a few different people for the Versatile Blogger Award! A major thank you. I'm extremely appreciative and honored!
Here's the rules:
Thank the award giver and link back to them on your post.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Pass this award along to 15 blogs you enjoy reading.
Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.

Ok, well because I'm not great at following the rules (like, ever! Although I have managed to go over 2 weeks without getting in trouble. Is there an award for that!?) I already broke the first one. I didn't link back everyone, but those who nominated me will definitely be in my 15-blogs list at the end of this post.

Seven Things About Me:

1: I love football. College football is my favorite (hook 'em horns!!!!) but I like NFL too. I also like college basketball, hockey, baseball, etc.

2: I love reality TV shows, even though my husband points out on a weekly basis how lame they are. I watch a ton of them (Top Chef, The Real Housewives of NJ and Atlanta, Sister Wives, 19 Kids and Counting, X-Factor, American Idol, etc). It's my way of relaxing (that's how I justify it, at

3: I only drink water. Occasionally (like once a month) I'll drink smoothies, lemonade, or Starbucks..but on a day to day basis..just water. My husband, however, has an addiction to soda so we always have it in the house (even though I think it's gross, lol).

4: The last movie we saw in theaters was Tower Heist (and it was actually pretty good). Before that, we hadn't been to the movies since like May..but we used to go all the time. We love movies.

5: We love traveling! I've traveled majority of the world (everywhere in North America and Europe, Australia, majority of the caribbean, a couple places in South America and Asia, etc). My favorite place is Fiji, and I'm absolutely dying to go to Tahiti.

6: I went to The University of Texas for college, and grad school. I'm a big Texas Longhorn fan, and I pretty much think Texas is the greatest state ever (well, one of them at least). Austin will always hold an extremely special spot in my heart.

7: I can't even put into words how grateful I am for my husband and our son. They complete me.

Fifteen Of My Favorite Blogs:

It's so hard to pick just 15, but here we go.

1) Learning Domestic Discipline. Not just 'cause it's my husbands blog, but because I really think it's an awesome source of information for people of all DD-levels. I'm extremely proud of my husband for all the work he's put into it, and all the people he's helped along the way. He truly is everything to me, and I'm so blessed.

2) Red Booty Woman. Christina's sense of humor is awesome, and I love her Dear HOH entries. I love the way she writes and I'm proud to call her a friend of ours.

3) Rogue's Awakening. We actually had the pleasure of meeting Rogue and her husband a few weeks ago, and they are terrific people. I love reading her blog because they practice DD very similarly to the way we do, and she's such a sweetheart. Oh, and she gives awesome housewarming gifts!!!

4) Trying to Learn, Learning to Try. Kay's blog is full of awesome advice (I love her latest entry Answering a Readers Question) and I always feel like I walk away from her blog gaining something.

5) The Captain and His First Mate. His First Mate's blog is actually one of the first domestic discipline blogs I began reading! She (along with my husband) kind of pulled me into "blog land". I love how her posts always tell a story. They're entertaining to read.

6) Confessions of a Spanked Army Wife. I've been reading Jessica's blog for awhile now, and I'm thankful to have gotten to know her recently. She's an incredibly strong woman, and her strength comes out in each of her posts. She's someone we can all learn something from, and a great person to talk to.

7) CDD For Life? Pooky's Story. Pooky's blog is wonderful, and I love reading it because of how real it is. I can relate to her in a lot of DD ways, and her approach to writing is awesome. I could spend hours reading her blog. Oh, and I love her blog layout!

8) Shelter in the Storm. I love all of Stormy's post, but my favorite is her Stormy's Panty Factory post. There's something about Stormy's blog that just makes you want to keep coming back and reading more (and more, and more). Her sense of humor, mixed with her incredible talent to tell DD into a story, makes her blog totally worth reading.

9) Lasey's Lane. I've gotten to know Lasey a little more over the past few weeks (thanks to the DD Social Network) and I adore both her, and her husband. I think Lasey gives excellent advice, and I think her DD The Right Choice for Me But Not For Everyone is one of the best entries I've seen on any DD blog.

10) N & C and DD. C's blog is full of poems, music videos, DD entries, "vanilla" entries, all kinds of stuff. I love the variety of what she posts. She is a great person to chat with, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to get to know her over the past few months. I'm looking forward to meeting her and her husband soon (now that we live semi-near each other!) to congratulate them on their big baby news in person!!! :)

11) Diving in With Domestic Discipline. Lisa's blog is relatively new to "blog land" but I love checking it out. Her writing style is awesome, and her real approach to DD really highlights the ups, and downs, of the lifestyle. On top of it all, she has a fantastic personality.

12) Husbandly Touch. There aren't many blogs out there written from the husband's perspective, and that's just one of the reasons why I enjoy reading Mick's blog. I think is blog is a great resource for other HoH's and his sense of humor is awesome. Definitely worth reading, whether you're a man or a woman.

13) Composing Us. I absolutely love how she writes, and I feel like I can relate to her in a lot of ways. I've never chatted with her, but I'd love to get the opportunity to one day. Her blog encompasses a lot of great DD points, it's funny, and it's relevent to a lot of DD lifestyles now days, including mine. I always laugh at least once while reading her latest entries. :)

14) Her Mischief Managed. Susie's blog is full of great information. I think her post Before and After DD is genius, and so true. Her way of writing really draws you in. Hers is one of the few DD blogs I've found where she really puts her feelings out there, whether it's an upside of DD, or a downside, and I love the honesty and reality behind her posts.

15) A Look Inside DD. Brinlee's blog is private, but if you can get an invite to it, it's totally worth reading. She has been practicing DD for a long time, and she's one of the more experienced DD bloggers that I've seen (I think she's had a blog for over 3 years now). I love how both her, and her husband, share their DD perspectives, and her punishment diary entries are often pretty creative. On top of it all, she's one of my best friends. So, don't be surprised if you see my name come up sometimes in her posts- we tend to get in trouble together often, lol.

Those 15 blogs are in no particular order, but there you have it. There's 15 of my favorite blogs. These aren't all the DD blogs I read, or all the ones I like, but they are definitely 15 of my favorite. All of them are worth checking out and adding to your reading list.



  1. Aww thank you :) I can't wait to meet you either

  2. Love ya too! Glad we're friends!

  3. Love hearing more about you! It was REALLY great meeting you guys.... :D

  4. I use to read Brinlee's blog before it was invite only. I'm wondering if there is a way for me to get an invite because I use to LOVE reading it. I don't know if you can help or not...but thought it was worth a shot. :)