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Friday, July 23, 2010

One Lovely Blog Award

The rules for this award are:
  • 1) Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  • 2) Share 8 things about yourself that other people may not know.
  • 3) Pay it forward. Pass this award on to another blogger whom you love.
Thanks, Big Fat Mama for the blog award. I am honored to have received it.

8 things you may not know about me...

(1) I am the middle child of four kids (one older brother; a younger brother and sister who are twins). My name "Eastlyn" is Old English meaning from the east waterfall. It is not a family name or anything like that. My mom just found it in a baby book while she was pregnant and liked it. I looked in every baby name book I could get my hands on and finally hit pay dirt when I was working on a research paper in college a long time ago.

(2) I'm a little on the sensitive side including but not limited to crying every year when Frosty melted in the greenhouse 'til I was in junior high school. Let's not even talk about ET!

(3) I once lived in a one room "house" with a dirt floor and no indoor plumbing for 2 years. There was also no telephone in my village, but we did have a telegraph office. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, Central America.

(4) My one sister and I are practically polar opposites when it comes to fashion sense--she got it all. I got none. I am very Plain Jane. Several years ago I cut off my hair in support of a friend who is a cancer survivor and just never bothered to grow it back because short is wash and go and way too easy! I rarely wear make up at all.

(5) I love to try new recipes of all kinds, especially desserts.

(6) I collect cookie cutters-have some really old ones from my great-grandmother as well as pretty decorative ones. Otherwise, I'm not much into collecting "stuff"--just something else to have to dust or clean. I like stuff that is pretty but still useful.

(7) I am a very organized person in my mind; however, I admit I'm probably the world's worst housekeeper. Family members have threatened to call in Clean Sweep or any number of those shows where they humiliate people on TV for the cluttered state of their houses and then help them get rid of stuff. It's not that we're nasty; countertops do get wiped down, food stored at proper temperatures and toilest scrubbed. It's just the paper stuff (junk mail, bills, school papers, etc. ) stacks up everywhere! We're just a bunch of packrats around here and it's a bit overwhelming to figure out where to start!

(8) Being a mom is the one job I have always wanted more than any other. I love my two kids dearly. Still, I sometimes wish I had a couple more, even at age 40+.

I am passing this blog award on to Nicole at

Thanks again, BFM, that was fun! Until next time...


  1. Wow, I'm so honored! This is my first blog award. Thanks for thinking about me! I cherish it. Okay- but I do have to ask, since it's my first one, where do I get the code to embed it into my blog? Or is it just a pic and I can copy and save? I don't think I'm quite as savvy as you. Teach me master. I have much to learn. Thanks and I love you much!!!!!

    ---ohhhh, and sorry it took me so long to get it. i must have missed your newest comment in my comments section. thanks again for being my best and favorite follower!

  2. It's nice to know these facts about you Eastlyn. Two is enough for me, having too many kids is very difficult hehehe.

  3. I'm a little on the sensitive side too! It's a gift, really!

  4. Alrighty, I did it. I just wasn't sure if it was supposed to have a link attached to it, like badges do. And then, when I finally had time to do it, I was having issues with blogger, so I had to embed the image instead of just copying it. But it's done and it's a beauty, here it is. . .