Versatile Blogger Award

I’m normally so very bad at getting these up so I figured I’d put this one up *right* away so I don’t forget to! 🙂 A great, big thank you to Confessions From Boystown for putting me at the *top* of the list 😀 (be sure to go visit her versatile blog as well!)

As with many blog awards go I’m supposed to tell you 7 things about myself and then give the blog to other versatile bloggers, so here goes!

1. I’m *not* a morning person. Not even close, not even a teeny tiny bit. And since we have come down here Amber has been getting me up at 7 a.m. every morning. Blaaaaaahhhhh.

2. The other night my sister in law and I were sitting up talking and we nearly died when a giant cockroach almost attacked us. It went running up the wall (that sucker was like 5 inches long) and then once he started crawling across the ceiling I saved the day but squirting him with bug killer, he fell to the ground and then I drowned him in about half the bottle before he died. (the next morning we found out that it had actually been a water bug, but at the time we were both quite terrified)

3. I have a very hard time answering the question, “Where are you from?” Well, I’m *from* Wyoming, all my stuff in the world is in Boston right now, but I’ve been living in Texas and am about to go and live in Wyoming. Yeah….complicated.

4. At the end of this year if all goes as planned I’ll only have 4 states in the US that I won’t have been in–Washington, Florida, Alaska, and Hawaii.

5. I’m not used to being called Mrs. Elliott even though I’ve been married for almost 6 years. Everyone just calls me by my first name, or in businesses they call me Miss Elliott (guess because I’ve been so young up to this point?) Amber’s to the age now where her friends will need to start calling me something, and I’m at a dilemma…I don’t want a 4 year old calling me Nicole….but Mrs. Elliott is my mother-in-law, haha. So far I’ve just been “Amber’s mom” and so far that works just fine.

6. Tyler just figured out how to crawl AND pulled himself up to stand for the first times all the in the same day–yesterday. Watch out world–here he comes!

7. My in-laws live in Tyler, TX and that is my sons name…and the two are total and complete coincidences!

Bloggers who I want to give this award to:

To Twirl A Mustache
My Litter
Mommy Perks VIP blog
Confessions of a Coastie Wife
Living Your Moment
A Spot of My Own
Party Planner 
Crazy Love

One Lovely Blog Award (again!)

I just recieved this award a few weeks ago but Mary from Beauty With Mary gave it to me again! 😀
I’ve been so busy it’s been hard to keep up with my regular blogs, let alone discover new ones, so here’s a list of my “must read” blogs that I keep up on even while crazy busy! (or try to at least!)

One Lovely Blog Award

A great big thank you to Barefoot In Portland for giving me this lovely award 🙂 Be sure to go check out her blog–I just won an awesome Jack and the Beanstalk book for Amber from her and am so excited about it  🙂 I am always so honored when I get an award, it means a lot to me! I was telling one of my best friends that it still amazes me that so many people actually read what I write! Haha! When I first decided to take my blog public and start promoting it/doing reviews/etc a year ago I never dreamed it would take off the way that it did!!!! So a big thank you to all of you! 🙂

I’m tweaking the rules of passing this on a little bit as a thank you for hitting 500 followers (wooooo hooooo) and want to pass it on to YOU–my lovely readers and fellow bloggers!!! I appreciate you and if you have a blog please leave me the link in the comments so I can make sure I’m following you as well! If you don’t have a blog but use Twitter, have a fan page, or whatever else I can do to help you out and keep track of you just let me know! 🙂

So–leave me those comments!!!  🙂 😉

Beautiful Blogger Award

So forever ago–no, really–it was back in March :S Jacqui from Single Parent Retreat presented me with this lovely  award 🙂 and I am just now getting it up…ah well, if you want to know why I’m slacking read my last few posts 😉
Better late than never right?! So a big thank you to Jaqui!
Now the directions:For the “Beautiful Blogger” award you need to Thank & link to the person who gave you the award (Done). Then pass this award to fantastic bloggers you’ve recently discovered. So I’m passing “Beautiful Blogger Award” to the following 7 Beautiful Bloggers:

A Listmakers Life ~ for beauty during trials
Mama Elle Says ~ for the beautiful ability to always make me smile with her witty writing
Confessions of a Coastie Wife ~ the beauty of keeping it real
Mommy Perks VIP Blog ~ the beauty of always reaching out to others
CMBR Blog ~ for helping promote beautiful women all over the country
Living My Moment ~ because short is beautiful too 😉
Donna Perugini ~ for beautiful books

Contact said Blogs and let them know they’ve won.
State 7 things about yourself.
  1. I think that I am an incredibly random and unique person
  2. I absolutely love all 4 of my jobs–Stay at home mom, virtual assistant, scrap-for-hire gal, and blogger
  3. Yes, I do consider blogging a job, haha! It’s a lot of work!
  4. Even though they put you through the wringer and make you not get any sleep I think babies are the BEST thing in the whole world
  5. My family is flying out in a month and I can’t WAIT to go explore my new hometown and do fun things with them
  6. Tyler slept for 4 hours and 45 minutes straight last night and I was ecstatic (haha)
  7. My little guy rolled over for the first time today and he’s only 7 weeks old!!!! Talk about an overachiever!!!

Kreativ Blogger

Sarah from over at Caiafa Craziness has given me the Kreativ Blogger award. Thanks so much sweets 😀 Her blog is wonderful, go give her some love!
The Rules:
Share 7 things that you don’t already know about me.
Name 7 other blogs to receive this award.
Leave a comment on each of the blogs I nominated.
Thank the person who gave you the award.
The Seven Things:
1. I used to call the Pentagon on a daily basis during my job in DC. It always made me feel important! 🙂
2. The best job I ever had was being the only girl working in a ELDM plant lab at a Trona Mine.
3. I think white cars are ugly
4. I don’t like bananas, pop tarts, or cake
5. I’m probably the fastest reader I know, but when I read I do it weird, my eyes jump all over the pages and then I come back through and read what I missed. I have great reading comprehension but since I read like that I can re-read books over and over and always find something I missed the first time. I have no clue why I do that.

6. Hubby calls me a zillion different nicknames per day, and most I would never repeat! LoL.
And now the big one….
7.  I’m pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How surprised are you?! Hopefully surprised because I sure was! I found out last week because I got so sick. I’m 8 weeks along, my due date is July 14th (which is awesome because my birthday is July 12th and my little sister’s is the 13th.) I’m still not feeling well at all, super nauseous! So that’s why I haven’t been keeping up as well with blogging, and why there’s no Rich Girl lip syncing yet, I was actually going to announce it on my video, but as I’m so sick I thought it would be better to get out in the open why it’s taking me so long. 🙂 I am going to try to do that this week though!
Now, the seven blogs:
Elle Squared ~ Amazing Blog and she also just found out she’s expecting!!! She truly is a Kreativ Blogger!
Every Day Mom Ideas ~ Free digi kits and giveaways, need I say more?!
Really Working From Home ~ Just won a bottle of perfume from them and of course I love this blog!
The Bundy’s ~ I had so much fun getting to know Valerie better through my Scentsy Giveaway and her boys are darling!
Mommy Perks VIP blog ~ Such a great site and blog! Shara’s a wonderful writer!
Morning Cup With Meg ~ She’s such a sweetie and her new layout is stunning!
Blissful Bee Boutique ~ Because she’s a sweetie and runs some awesome giveaway

I’m famous!

*Flash Flash* Please folks please *Flash Flash* stand back paparazzi, no autographs from Nicole Renee right now!!!
*Shakes head* oh, sorry!! All these awards are going to my head and for a second there I’d thought I’d turned into Carrie Underwood or something. Time for my acceptance speech:
“This award means so much to me, I’ve waited my whole life for this moment, *tear* I’d like to thank my Mom, and God, and of course all my fans”
LOL! Ok, a bit much I know, I just couldn’t resist!!!!
Really though, I am getting spoiled. I’ve been getting an award a day so if I don’t get one tomorrow watch out! 😉
Sarah over at Caiafa Craziness… was so sweet to give me this Heartfelt Blog award! If you didn’t go give her loves yesterday then shame on you and go do it now! 😉
Here are the rules:
Display the logo.
Nominate up to 9 blogs that make you feel comfy or warm inside.
Link to your nominees.
Let them know they have been nominated by commenting.
Link to the person from whom you received the award.
Which I’m fore-going. Because I’m giving this award to each of you!!!! Yes you my dear sweet readers who find my ramblings worthy of your time. If you’re reading this post it means you’re a true fan (or a stalker trying to get my Scentsty…in either case I love you) So if you have a blog, go slap this on there! If you don’t have a blog…upload it to Facebook or something! 🙂 Because I truly do appreciate you all, more than you know! You make me feel warm and comfy inside! Thank you for rocking my socks off!

And yet another….

I know, two awards in two days?! You are spoiling me!!! 😀 I got this From Tracie, at her blog, appropriately named From Tracie 🙂 Go tell her hi! Her blog is fabulous and she grabbed my button just to be nice! How sweet is that?! 🙂
Here are the rules:

Use only one word (or 2), pass along to six favorite bloggers, and tell ’em you did so.

So, here we go:

1. Where is your cell phone? pocket

2. Your hair? ponytail

3. Your mother? amazing

4. Your father? hardworking

5. Your favorite food? Steak

6. Your dream last night? Action

7. Your favorite drink? Water

8. Your dream/goal? Greatness

9. What room are you in? front

10. Your hobby? Blogging 😛

11. Your fear? 2 Timothy 1:7

12. Where do you want to be in six years? Hawaii

13. Where were you last night? Twitter

14. Something that you aren’t? Banana

15. Muffins? Blueberry

16. Wish list item? CAMERA!

17. Where did you grow up? Wyoming!!!!! ♥

18. Last thing you did? Email

19. What are you wearing? Comfy

20. Your TV? Super Why

21. Your pets? none

22. Friends? BEST!

23. Your life? Wondermus!

24. Your mood? Good

25. Missing someone? Wyoming-ppl 🙁

26. Vehicle? Escape ♥

27. Something you’re not wearing? Tutu

28. Your favorite store? Kohls

29. Your favorite color? Pink

30. When was the last time you laughed? Earlier

31. Last time you cried? Weeks

32. Your best friend? Mom-Hubby-Heather

33. One place that I could go over and over? Wyoming

34. One person who emails you regularly? Heather

35. Favorite place to eat? Outback

Here’s who I’m passing this on to!

Because she’s fab and gave me one yesterday!
Because Jaimin does surveys! I also know her in “real life” she’s fabulous!
LoL, I’ll totally understand if Justin doesn’t post this award, since it’s a little girly, but his blog is awesome! Full of hilarious randomness. Plus he’s very cute, likes the Denver Broncos, and is the only guy that I think actually (who’s ever) read my blog, definitely the only one to ever leave me comments… own hubby doesn’t for crying out loud! So thanks Justin, you rock!
Great blog, awesome girl 🙂 Her blog will be even more over-the-top after her upcoming blog-over (makeover for a blog) compliments of *gasp* ME!
She’s the best!!! 🙂 Love her blog, have won from her twice, and she’s going to be hosting an Artistic Albums Giveaway for me soon!
Lori is amazing!!! Her blog is amazing, her products are amazing! 😀 And her blog just got a fabulous blog-over (not compliments of me, I’m not THAT good!)
Looking forward to everyone’s responses! 😀

*Another* Blog Award!!!!!

My *second* award!!!! Hurray!!! I received this from Kristi over at The Brouse House. Her blog is adorable and her little family is gorgeous! If Amber wasn’t the cutest toddler in the world 😉 I’d have to say little Bailey would be! Go leave Kristi some love for me! And thank you so much Kristi for thinking that my blog is worth reading and I’m so happy it helps keep you going through the day!
Now it’s my turn to pass this on to blogs that inspire me and keep me going through the day! (Some of these will no doubt look familiar from my blogs I heart posts, excited I can actually give them an award now!)
Paulina just recently announced that she’s pregnant!!!! Go tell her congrats!
 (Have to mention I just got my free subscriptions to Shape and Marie Claire in the mail yesterday, and my free recipe book from Jiffy today, that I found out about from her, woo hoo!)
Just saw she’s working on a powder room action for babies…can’t wait!!!!
Because she’s hilarious and all sorts of cool, a quick “warning” though, her latest post is TMI Thursday…and it definite contains TMI!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉
Such a super cute blog!!!!!! My newest blog I heart!
Because (pictures of) mad, sad, crying babies make me smile

Honest Scrap Award

Yey! My very first blog award! I received this from Kirsten over at Kirsten NOT Kristen go check out her fabulous blog and give her some love from me!
Rules for giving and receiving the Honest Scrap Award:

1) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs you find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged you.

2) Tell those 7 people they’ve been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving the award.

3) Share “10 Honest Things” about myself.

So here goes 🙂
1. I’ve only kissed one guy romantically in my entire life
2. I hate working out, but have been trying to be better about it since I want to lose my post baby love handles
3. I have no self control when it comes to cookies, brownies, or dessert, if it is in the house I will eat it till it’s gone!!!! So to avoid this I end up not buying anything I might inhale in one sitting!
4. I’m not much of a beach person, which is sad because I live 5 minutes away from one, I do try to realize most ppl would kill for what I have though and try to enjoy it!
5. I adore being a stay at home mom and would absolutely hate it if I had to work
6. I was homeschooled from 6th grade till I graduated and loved it!
7. I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was only 4 years old
8. I’m extremely outgoing and have tons of friends but they’re all scattered across the US and so I never get to hang out with anyone here.
9. I think I’m the perfect mix of a tom boy and a girly girl, on the one hand I love football, hunting, camping, 4 wheeling, snakes, frogs, lizards, and I’m not afraid to get dirty. On the other hand I love pink and purple, shopping, getting my nails done, clothes, shoes, and makeup.
10. I’m a pro-life, believe in the death sentence, anti gay marriage, pro military, pro war on terrorism, pro guns, pro drilling for oil, pro breastfeeding, extremely conservative Christian, but I’m also extremely tolerant of others beliefs and lifestyle choices and I have friends who are atheist, gay, and pro everything I’m against. I had a close friend in high school who had a pink mohawk and was an anarchist and my best friend even voted for Obama 😉 I sincerely believe in others right to be wrong, LoL. I also have personal beliefs that don’t seem to “jive” with my stances, such as thinking tattoos are cool and listening to screamo Christian rock. (Can’t get much more honest than that!!!!!)
Haha, and now after my brutal honesty 😉 It’s time for me to present my award to 7 other fabulous bloggers!!! Here they are and feel free to go check out their wonderful blogs!!! It was hard to find 7 of the blogs I stalk who hadn’t already won this award 🙂
A Simple Life
A Spot of My Own — Karen’s just getting started so go give her some love and encouragement