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The Versatile Blogger Award

I am so excited to announce that Healthy Mom for Junk Food Kids has been awarded the Versatile Blog Award by The Antics of An Autism Mom.  I was so surprised when Jen sent me the message.  If you get a chance please visit Jen's site The Antics of An Autism Mom. I'd like to say thank you to to Jen for giving me this award.  I feel honored that my work is being recognized.  Thank you so much!

Recipients of this award are asked to:
  1. Thank the person that nominated their blog for the award with a backlink to them.
  2. List 7 things about themselves.
  3. Award 15 newly discovered blogs with the award and notify them of the award.
So here we go 7 things about me......

  1. I love to cook as everyone knows but I hate the cleaning!!
  2. I love to garden, sometimes I get lost in time in my own yard!
  3. I would love to go to Italy and cook with local people.
  4. I love animals, I am a total sucker for puppies and their chicken noodle breath!
  5. I love to read and my friends always call me for that useless bit of info that is usually stuck in my head from all of my reading. 
  6. I love to fix and paint things! 
  7. I love to dig through cookbooks just to figure out ways to use one spice. 

Now for the 15 bloggers that I am giving The Versatile Blogger Award to:

cupcakes & cucumbersTime2EatYall

Have Sippy Will Travel   Ascending Butterfly

Alternative NameThe REAL Adventures of a SoCal Mom
GG2LifeScattered Musings of A Creative Mind Badge
Mommy of Two Little Monkeys

Thanks again Jen for the award!  Congratulations to all the bloggers that I am giving this award to.  I enjoy reading your blogs! 

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