Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

Ros, over at Life's a Wheeze awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award! Fun! I've been delinquent in getting this up, but here it is - better late than never.

Here are the Rules for the Stylish Award:
-Make this a post and link back to the person who gave the award to you
-Share 7 things about yourself
-Award 5 great bloggers.
-Contact the bloggers to tell them they've won!

So. 7 things. Like, 7 interesting things?

1. I had a full scholarship to college to play the violin. It didn't last. I love being a musician (I have been playing since I was 3!) but the life of a music major is so hard and I wasn't happy. Ironically, I went on to play professionally for about 3 years. I still teach part time because I can.

2. I used to play violin in a rock band. I recorded 2 albums with them. They are called American Aquarium and they are doing really well! They tour a lot, so the lifestyle didn't really work for me. It was a really fun time and I'm very proud of them.

3. My family is huge. And amazing. I'm really close to my extended family - think 2nd and 3rd cousins. We all have houses on the Pungo River, so we all grew up with each other. I am incredibly lucky to have them. I'm honestly closer to some of my cousins than a lot of people are to their brothers and sisters. It's pretty cool. Also, the River has many, many water toys, so that's awesome too.

4. I make stained glass windows for fun. It is hard, and it takes forever, but they look really cool. I have only ever given away one large window that I gave to my mother-in-law at our wedding rehearsal dinner. She cried. I don't think I could sell them because I get too attached. Also, I'm not artistic - just crafty. I can follow a pattern like a CHAMP.

5. My favorite snacks are Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls. I haven't had them in years. I used to hide empty boxes under my bed. Seriously. I could eat like 8 in a sitting. But I don't. (anymore)

6. My husband is my best friend in the whole wide world. We met at a gig playing music at his church. We both randomly went to Moe's, ordered the same thing, and then he asked me out. Turns out, we should have known each other when we were both up at Appalachian; we were in the same room plenty of times and had a lot of the same friends. Freaky! I knew I would marry him the first week we dated. Married life is fabulous and I just wish everyone could be as happy as we are. Sappy, but true.

Last but not least, the 7th interesting thing...

7. My mom is my hero, my dad is my idol, and my sister is my rock. I won the family lottery when I was born, and then won it again when I married into the Willcox/Donnalley clan. I am one, very lucky girl.

Now, it's my turn...

Alissa at A Journey to Thin because she has come a wicked-long way, and inspires me.

Regan, of course!

Brandy, my cousin, because she's a big part of the reason I wanted to run, and I love how much I have learned from her about being a mommy.

Alisha, because she needs to update her blog...

and Cynthea, my bloggy exchange buddy, because she's full of awesome and just signed up for a marathon.


  1. Thanks so much for the award! :)

    Looking forward to following your blog!

  2. Cool! You've inspired me to learn how to make stained glass. Sounds very cool. Thank you so much.

  3. I will respond once my new site is up and going :)