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Saturday, September 20, 2008

The “Write” Reward  

I did not call my blog Mommy Gossip because I thought it was catchy, cute, or because it was the last one on my list not already taken JK. And, I didn't even name it Mommy Gossip because I like to gossip. Because, when you look up the definition of the word gossip, it usually includes another word—scandalous. And scandalous does not define me or my blogging philosophy. Nope, I named this lovely site Mommy Gossip, because I love to share stories. I love to chit and to chat, because I have found it is one of the best ways to see that the greener grass is right between my very own toes.

But, gabbing wouldn't mean anything if it weren't for all of you mommy babes in blogland who gossip with me—who share your stories and the shade of your own green grass, whether it be in the winter or summer of its lifecycle.

So today, I want to thank several people for bestowing awards on me. This blogaritaville sugar is the purest and sweetest variety there is. I'd also like to spread the love by giving these awards to many mommies I call my friends.

This award comes from Elizabeth at Parenting Pink and Parenting Pink. (Nope, I didn't accidentally repeat those. Click on each link to see how this amazing mommy can multi-task.) Then, visit these sites to see who my blogging BFFs are.

Candid Carrie—Let the Healing Magic Begin literally made my cheeks hurt from OD-ing on laughter. I didn't think it was possible, but Carrie showed me it could be done.

Posh Point of View—The two Jennifers (see below) definitely deserve this award. I always wanted to be BFF with a homecoming queen. And these two are some of the finest—and competitive—you'll ever meet.

Happily Ever After Land—(See above.)

Decisionally Challenged—Georgie is hilarious. Visit her site and then read her guest post on Postcards From the Edge to get a good laugh.

Can't Hardly Wait—Georgette is brave, bold, and candid in her posts. She's tough and tender all at once. Love this girl!

And speaking of Georgette at Can't Hardly Wait... Her and Melody at Pennies in My Pocket took me international with this award. Drop on by to get in on the goods. And remember, I am guest posting at Following in My Shoes today, so make sure to comment where you are there.

A Cowboy's Wife—Just dropped by here today for the first time. Love this site's design. Plus she has another site dedicated to food. What's not to love?

Following in My Shoes—Rachel is hilarious and her Little Lady is adorable. What a combination.

Bloggedy Blog Blog—You will want this gal to decorate your house, take pics of your kids, and eat lunch with you. Love this site.

Moms, Ministry & More—I've got nothing on her public restroom experience. Go to Following in My Shoes to see mine and link here to see hers. All I can say is WOW!

On the Flip Side—Love the current yet sensitive topics addressed and the differing opinions expressed here. Check out today's post that deals with pornography. It's G-rated. Don't worry!

Postcards From the Edge—Deb is spicy and keeps great company with Jill Jill Bo Bill, Amelia Bedilia, and Georgie. Add some flavor to your browsing pleasure by visitng her site.

Classy Chaos—How could you not love someone who describes herself as a stilhetto ho and a dentist's wife?

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  • Deb
    September 20, 2008 at 6:20 AM  

    I am warm and fuzzy all over (although that may be the slight hangover).
    All the same, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    (I am such an award whore)

  • ParentingPink
    September 20, 2008 at 6:30 AM  

    Congrats BFF :-) Glad you like the Gold Card - thought you could use the extra cash! LOL.

    Thanks for sending the banana chocolate chip cookie recipe my way. I love to bake & I am always looking for new, yummy recipes! Have a great weekend! Heading over to Rachel's blog now!

  • Shannon
    September 20, 2008 at 7:07 AM  

    What great awards! Congrats, well deserved!

  • georgie
    September 20, 2008 at 7:27 AM  

    Awww Jyl congrats to you and TY for remembering who helped ya with clickable links ;-) I consider your a VFF and you are just Golden!

    I will get my BFF gold card up in the next day or so-

  • georgie
    September 20, 2008 at 7:29 AM  

    oh good grief the debbil musta took over my keyboard cuz VFF is surley like the VFW and you may be GOLDEN but your NO OLDIE that should have been BFF!

  • Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife
    September 20, 2008 at 7:54 AM  

    Thank you for the award! I very much appreciate it:)

  • Keep It Classy, Jen
    September 20, 2008 at 8:25 AM  

    WOOHOOOOO!! Thank you so much BFF!

    Homecoming Queen Jen

  • Jen
    September 20, 2008 at 8:25 AM  

    Congrats on your reward and that was an awesome guest post.

  • OHmommy
    September 20, 2008 at 9:42 AM  

    Awe thanks, you made me blush.

  • Mekhismom
    September 20, 2008 at 11:24 AM  

    Thanks for all of the great links to blogs - some I am familiar with and others I am not. More reading fun for me!

  • petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway?
    September 20, 2008 at 11:51 AM  

    Abracadabra. Noted that your blog was under renovation and in a second it transormed into the new look. Love it! Absolutely lovely! Thank you again for commenting on Whose Role...
    Thought I'd share the winners with you: Marty Feldman, Sean Connery,
    Kate Winslet, and Uma Thurman. Hope you enjoy "GODIVAS" and are having a wonderful weekend!

  • Kellan
    September 20, 2008 at 12:28 PM  

    Hi Jyl - congrats on the great awards and thanks so much for passing this wonderful award on to me - I am honored!

    Take care and have a good weekend - Kellan

  • Candid Carrie
    September 20, 2008 at 4:03 PM  

    Holy Scomboli! I have never been here before, never applied for membership, never auditioned for anything and yet I was given a gold card and this is so cool! I am guessing this is what it must be like to be popular in the real world.

    I print each award on to photograph paper and then use a shrinky-dink kit and make charms for my bracelet! Yippee for me because I am shallow like that and I want my non-blogging friends to see that there are real people on the internet and not just robots and perverts.

    Anyway, I saw your remark about cellutlite and how comments can assist with that and I wanted to let you know that I am leaving a very large, long comment because I've got years worth of dimples that need some spacklin' so I don't know what you plan to do with this particular comment to turn it in to cellulite-cure-all but remember that I should get more magic potion than the other thirteen people because my comment was longer than any of the other comments. I mean, not like it was a competition because I already won something cool.

    I am glad you were able to feel pain in your cheeks after reading about my D.C. trip! Yup, because my lady biz was numb for a long time so you just be glad you had feelings!

  • Niki (Crum) Worthen
    September 20, 2008 at 4:09 PM  

    jyl, you're a riot! i love that wende told us we are alike! i can't wait to find out what else we have in common when you come back to az. i loved your post on brooke. way to tell that teacher off!

    so, the carnival is going to be in mesa and is for a local family that i know. you can read a lot about them on my blog if you look at all the posts under "nie nie lovin," or you can look at cjane's blog(her link is on my sidebar) where you will find even more information. i belive we talked a little bit about it at the girl's know, the family that was involved in the plane crash... we're putting on this carnival to raise money for them. their mediclal bills are going to reach the millions. so check it out and let me know if you want to know more.


  • the sits girls
    September 20, 2008 at 7:06 PM  

    Congrats on your blog award! We think it's great your spreading the love around too. :o)

  • Buzzings of a Queen Bee!
    September 20, 2008 at 7:11 PM  

    Congratulations on your awards! I really love your blog, and I am exited to check out those other sites. I especially love the name. I love to chit and to chat too...what's not to love? :) Have a great Sunday!

  • Kacey Randolph
    September 20, 2008 at 7:55 PM  

    Congrats on your awards! Thanks for sharing such a fab list of blogs. I love "finding" new eye candy. Nothing is better! Off to enjoy some good reading thanks to you!

  • Jo-Jo
    September 20, 2008 at 8:01 PM  

    Congrats on the awards and thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you come back soon as I am always excited to have new blog friends!

  • Darla
    September 20, 2008 at 9:11 PM  

    Of course I had to come check out your blog (you just visited mine-the Tortoise one)...I love it! Super fun and funny! :)

  • Anonymous
    September 20, 2008 at 9:19 PM  

    Congrats on the awards and thanks for sharing this great list of blogs. Some I know and some I will have to go check out.

  • Giggle!
    September 20, 2008 at 9:35 PM  

    Thanks for popping over in my neck of the woods!

    And is it true??? Does commenting really reduce cellulite???

    HOW FABULOUS!!! xx

  • Giggle!
    September 20, 2008 at 9:37 PM  

    Leaving another comment to even things up, and lose some cellulite on my other thigh! :-P *GiGGLeS* xx

  • Saucy
    September 20, 2008 at 10:00 PM  

    Aren't you sweet? Seriously, let's do lunch. Thaks for the award.

  • Becky
    September 20, 2008 at 10:27 PM  

    I enjoyed reading the low-down on your name...I wondered. It's very cute! You figured out the colored text thing..I like it, very enticing!

  • SITS Girls
    September 21, 2008 at 6:33 PM  

    Great List of blogs!

    So glad you came by SITS, welcome to the Sitstahood!

    And, since you so nicely pointed out that commenting reduces cellulite....we should be looking really good right about now!