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?