July 6, 2012

{Two Teacher Bloggy Awards & a Golden Giveaway}

Yay! I'm so thankful that I was able to join in on the festivities of International Blog Hopping Day and gain so many new followers.  I mean yesterday I only had 4 (so it has quadrupled!)  During my blog-hopping adventures I was thrilled to discover this golden giveaway (enter now) put on by Peace, Love and Learning, she's celebrating her 1 year blogiversary and doing so in style!!

 Also, a warm-hearted thanks goes to Teaching Joys, Mrs. Slocum and Maestra Bilingue for nominating me for the awards below!! (sorry on my late acceptance, but it was hard work finding 15 bloggers who didn't already have 'em, or so I hoped.)  Please accept my apologies in advance if you've already been a Versatile Blogger or One Lovely Blog recipient before!

Rules for "The Versatile Blogger" Award:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.
Rules for "The One Lovely Blog" Award:
1. Follow the person who gave you the award.
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
3. Share the love! Pass the award onto 15 new bloggers!
{ My Disclaimer: **15 IS A LOT, so just strive for FIVE!!** way more feasible}
My noms for The Versatile Blogger Award & The One Lovely Blog Award go to:
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Tales of an Education Major!
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Kinder Doodles!
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2nd Grade Glance!
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And for the completely random 7 facts about myself:
1 - I've never been to another country before!
2 - I am a lifetime Arizona resident.
3 - I think peanut butter and bologna sandwiches are delish!
4 - I'm a reality TV junkie {Real Housewives, Jerseylicious, HGTV Design Star, Food Network Star, & soooo many more!}
5 - Chihuahua Mama of Three (I love my lil' furbabies!)
6 - Alumni of ASU (hence the "forkin" in my blog name)
7 - I am obsessed with gallon-size plastic bags (must be 100% clear only!)


  1. Yay! Thank you so much for these awards! I'm so honored that you thought of me:) I so love ziplock bags! I buy them from Sam's in those huge bundles. I use them in all sorts of ways in class.
    Thanks again!

  2. Thank you for the awards! I'm a fellow Chihuahua mama (Chi grandma, too!)


  3. Thank You for my awards!!! I am now following you! One question...I have been trying to figure out how to get my pictures/buttons into a neat grid like you did with your 15 nominees. Can you let me know how you did it? Thanks

    1. I setup a table in word .. then copied & pasted into my post and then discovered I had to resize some bloggers buttons because I wanted everything to fit nicely (the resizing was more for my OCD) :) hope that helps!