One Lovely Blog Award

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A big THANK YOU to Marije at sonyador83.wordpress.com for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I accept the award and I am happy to participate. This is an award where everyone is a winner. If you decide to participate it is a great way to get to know new bloggers.

The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and also to help the new blogger to reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow bloggers who choose them. This award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
  • Share 7 facts/or things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog:

Seven Things About Angie:

1. I am kinda scared of the dark in new places. Ok most places.
2. I sing funny, made up songs to my dogs when I am doing chores at home.
3. I love to eat elbow macaroni with ketchup.
4. I think I still know all of the words to “It’s the End of the World” by REM
5. I haven’t used traditional shampoo in 6 weeks.
6. When I come to a stop light at night I roll up the windows so I don’t get car jacked.
7. I love making new friends while blogging 🙂

I nominate the following fifteen blogs for the One Lovely Blog Award

1. lovehappynotes
2. Idahobluebird50
3. rachelmankowits The Cricket Pages
4. perelincolors
5. saturdaynightstitch
6. Fancy Frugal Lady
7. bettylouise31
8. teal dragon quilts
9. Striving for Simplicity
10. only nomes
11. Little Bits of Granola
12. berryduchess
13. Lunate and the Mermaid
14. Living Intentionally Simple
15. Running Away to Booktopia

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Linkey Wednesday Party

One of my obsessions is planning and anything related to binders, paper, markets, pens, stickers. How to arrange my binder and most importantly which binder should I use??? I am considering a pretty binder cover from woodlandcottagefarm on esty.com If the three-ring binder works out I might have to buy this cover.

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Two inch, three-ring binder from Target.

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Flower pouch from Target.

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Dashboard made by me using plastic sheet from A.C. Moore. Weekly pages from Anima Vivo at etsy.com

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Budget pages made by me using Publisher.

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Monthly made by me on Publisher

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Monthly made by me on Publisher

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Check register pages from Pinterest.

I follow a few groups and everyone throws around names like Franklin Covey, Kate Spade, Filofax…. I have some of these planners but it’s not because of the name, I think. I have very specific wants when it comes to my planner and when my life situations change, so does my planner. Do I consider the adorable Kate Spade because it is a Kate Spade or do I really love it?

CK explores brand identity in her post Breaking Up With Brands.

Shana from Simplified Organized Style speaks to my own heart when she talks about the affliction known as Planneritis in her post, Perfect Planner Does Not Mean Perfect Plans . You know when you are obsessed with finding the perfect planner knowing that the perfect planner will bring you the perfect life, right? We know life doesn’t really work this way but deep down inside I feel a spark of hope that the more perfect my planner the better my plans will be and I will be more likely to follow my plans. Do you agree?

Linkey Wedensday Party

This Wednesday I am hosting a frugal living party. I will feature bloggers talking about simplicity and frugal living.

What do you think about living a simpler lifestyle?

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I starting counting my dishes. For 2 adults we have 12 dinner pates, 24 bowls, 30 forks, and 18 drinking glasses. Eek. That is just too much for 2 people.  I would like to try to use the same plate,  bowl,  glass, and fork/spoon/knife for a few weeks and see how much it cuts down on the great kitchen pileup. My husband  and I both work really long days so our days off are for catching up. We both let things, like the kitchen, go until we have a day off to get it back together. Anyone else willing to take the One Plate Challenge  along with me?  Let me know in the comments. Good luck and welcome to the party 🙂

What inspires you to become more frugal? Fancyfrugallady

Srtivingforsimplicity shares misconceptions of the Minimalist Lifestyle. What is it really all about?

Living out of her car a Free Spirited Woman requires the most minimal of minimalism.

Jodi at Lunate and the Mermaid shares about the price we pay to live a simple life.