Eating Clean and Living Green

An award for me? Whoa. Thanks!
March 20, 2012, 2:36 pm
Filed under: Awards

So, what’s that pretty green button on the left side of my blog? I’m still in shock that it’s there, to be honest, but I’m thrilled at the same time!

Thanks go out to Sherry from Pickahling who recently nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, and as she put it, “there’s more to [this award] than just a pretty button for your sidebar. There are responsibilities – rules.” Here are those rules:

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy. Check!
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it. Check!
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Now that rules 1 and 2 have been fulfilled, I’ll move on to listing those blogs that I’ve been following or recently discovered. I’m only going to list those blogs that I read the moment there’s a new post because I learn something from them and can build on that knowledge to grow, myself!

Kath Eats Real Food—Kath is a registered dietician who maintains a photo blog of all of her real food meals (as in, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any snacks in between). Her husband runs a Great Harvest in Charlottesville, which allows her to bring in even more delicious foodie options. I love this site!

100 Days of Real Food—Lisa is a mom of two (girls, 4 and 7 years) who, with the support of her husband and kids, challenged her family to live 100 days on only real food—not one ounce of processed food, at all. Upon finishing those 100 days, they started a new challenge of 100 days of real food on a budget. This is a great resource for real food shopping, budgeting, and cooking tips.

The Healthy Everythingtarian—Holly provides an array of delicious foodie options from vegan and fruititarian to pescitarian and vegetarian, and everything in between. Hence, everythingtarian.

Oh She Glows—Angela has a plethora of vegan recipes and is a much savvier food photographer than yours truly. I just need a better camera. And better lighting. And better angles. And more time. And…well…maybe my pictures will be sub par a bit longer!

Money Saving Mom—Crystal’s blog is well-known, and I am one of the many, many devoted readers. Phenomenal resource for all things regarding saving money with some cooking tips thrown in too!

Sense to Save—I met Kacie in Pittsburgh shortly after David and I got married, and not too long after we met, she started this frugal living blog to some rave reviews. She has wonderful financial planning tips and more from a SAHM’s point of view.

Learning to Limit—Rebecca’s blog is a great place to go for frugal tips from a SAHM and wonderful giveaways. She’s got a sister blog too, Tourist Mom, that details her family’s travels on a budget.

Watching Miracles Everyday—My friend, Jessi, started this blog to chronicle the diagnosis-slapping progress her beautiful daughter, Sadie, has made since being diagnosed with AMC when Jessi was 20 weeks pregnant. Sadie turned 2 in December, and Jessi continually gives all the honor and praise to Sadie’s almighty creator, God, when bragging on her progress. Inspirational!

Versatile Blogger Award site—because, well, I thought you might like to know more about it and see the other nominations!

And now, seven things about myself:

  1. I am a Christ-follower who daily strives to grow closer to Him as best I can.
  2. Besides just the health concerns and environmental concerns, the spiritual concerns of the filthy way I was eating before convicted me to change. Verses like, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. The way I was eating before and treating my body did nothing of the sort.
  3. This is actually one of two blogs I try to maintain. The other is It’s Positive. That’s where I chronicle our family’s life and times, and lots and lots of pictures and videos. I only update once a month, and like most folks, I take a lot of photos/videos in a month’s time!
  4. I just got in to graduate school to study Communication Science and Disorders. I’ll start in the fall! I had a lisp when growing up that was totally eradicated through speech therapy, and Abigail (now 2.5) was a late talker that, through the suggestions of speech pathologist friends of mine, jumped right on to the talking train. I’ve got to be a part of this incredible field!
  5. As I’ve talked about on this blog, rewind my life a year or more, and you’ll find someone who didn’t much care for a green lifestyle and thought that vegetarianism or veganism or “real food” eating were all just fads for freaks who didn’t just trust the system. My how things change!
  6. I’ve run 1 full marathon (26.2 mi), 7 half marathons (13.1 mi), and countless 10Ks and 5Ks. All were run when I was eating blindly, and all were done to maintain that horrible eating style. I look forward to my first real-food-fueled race, likely this fall.
  7. What got me in to running? With no athletic history whatsoever, I walked-on with 200 others to Clemson University’s NCAA women’s rowing team. Over the span of about a month, all but 30 or so of us quit, willingly. The rest made up the team. Yea! Part of conditioning was running, and I liked it, so I stuck with it!

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Congrats again and wow, are you ever going to be busy this fall!

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