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Friday, February 6, 2015

Celebrating the Small Things

After totally sleeping through IWSG this month (that one tiptoed right past me - Ugh!), I'm waking up.

The lovely Lexa Cain sponsors this weekly hop with the sole purpose of putting a smile on our faces. It's the small things in life which really make the difference, and we shouldn't forget that.
Thanks also to her two, hard-working co-hosts!

L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

1) I was selected to receive Middle Shelf Magazine's Best of the Blogs Award for 2015 for my book review blog Bookworm for Kids! (For those of you who don't know about Middle Grade Shelf, it's an online magazine which concentrates on literature for Middle Graders...and a pretty well read one at that.) *squeel*  Oh, and here's my award button (spiffy, huh?)

2) My son and daughter went to a FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competition this last week and did well. My daughter got 2nd in the Sales Presentations (boot cuffs with built-in pockets for cell, credit cards or whatever - she made them herself). And my son got 9th from over 100 participants in Computer Problem Solving. Considering neither of them really wanted to be there (the teacher convinced them to join at the beginning of the year), I was really happy for them.

3) A trip to the mall with my daughter! Yep, we drove to the big city and spent the day shopping, drinking lattes and simply messing around. I love mother/daughter days.

Oh, and a good writer buddy of mine, Clara Stone, is bringing out her new book (YAY!!!) Today's the cover reveal for FLIRTING WITH LOVE (obviously YA Romance), so if you like pretty covers, go and take a look here.

And what about you? What wonderful things are you celebrating this week? Did someone unexpected call? Did a bird land on your window sill? Did you go somewhere and have a great time? What put a smile on your face?


  1. Mother-Daughter day at the mall sounds like total fun. Good for you.

  2. Congratulations on the award - my goodness - a sweet honor!
    How I miss Mother-daughter days with my Mom!! Enjoy your shopping and the weekend.(smile)

  3. Congratulations on your award!

    And how wonderful that your children did so well at a FBLA competition!

    I'm not sure how that compares to my 14 year old daughter participating in a Model UN simulation (a zombie apocalypse) this week. Um, she was executed for attempted treason. Yeah. The funny thing is, I'm not really surprised ...

  4. Congratulations on that award!!!
    I love mother-daughter days with both my daughters together and with each individually. :)
    Happy weekend!

  5. Marilyn - My pocket book probably isn't as happy about it as I ;)

    Dixie - I was totally over-whelmed by the award. I used to enjoy them with my mom too... she always made me treat her to eggrolls and coffee.

    Dianne - My son would die to be in a simulation like that! Lol! I think treason might be a teenage girl thing or at least I get that feeling sometimes ;)

    Tyrean - Going with both sounds like fun!

  6. That's very impressive from your kids, well done :)

  7. Congratulations on such a prestigious award!!! I love Clara's book cover!

  8. YAY! OMG, Congratulations!! ^_^
    And more YAY for mother/daughter day! ^_^

    Good for the kids! I wish I had done something like that when I was in school.

  9. The award is really awesome :) and your kids' accomplishments, too! My week was so busy almost slept through this hop---thought today was Thursday.

  10. I had a lovely mother/daughter day yesterday, they're the best. Congrats to your kids :)

  11. Wow - that's a wonderful award and from such a prestigious group. Congrats! You children did so well on their entrepreneur presentations. You must be really proud. Yay for mother/daughter days, and congrats to Clara - her cover's great!

  12. Congrats of your awesome award. And hey, sounds like you have a brilliant pair of kids on your hands, so congrats on being a super mum too. X


  13. Congratulations on your award--and your children's! Boot pockets . . . why did no one think of those before?

    In the Jewish tradition, it's considered good luck if a bird, well . . . let's just say the answer is not "lands on your windowsill." It's more about something of theirs landing on YOU. Don't ask me why that's good luck. It hasn't happened to me recently, so good luck or no, that's what I'm celebrating! :-D

    You can see my standards for celebration are fairly low. :-P

    But mazel tov to all of you again--I am so proud!!

  14. Congratulations on the award! That's great news!

  15. Congratulations on the award. And also big congratulations to your kids. Getting so good places when they didn't want to be there in the first place is saying a lot. Be proud mama. :)

  16. Sounds like you had a good week! Congratulations to your kids. :) I'm off to check out that cover now. :)

  17. I'm celebrating the two days of above freezing weather we had this weekend. Didn't make much of a dent in the snow, but it felt good.

  18. Oh wow! Congrats on your award! It sure is nice to be recognized! <3
    Congratulations to your kids, too! That takes guts and determination!
    Date with your daughter sounded so nice! Hope you have more in the future!

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    Caring for My Veteran

  19. Congratulations on these happy events. I'm celebrating the fact that my middle grade mystery, Imogene and the Case of the Missing Pearls, involving Sherlock Holmes is going to be published this June by MX Publishing. It's a real thrill for me (and for my writing group who critiqued many versions.)


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