Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

I am flattered to have been given "The Versatile Blogger" award by both Tierra Verde Handmade Soaps and Soaperstar

Thank you both!!!

Here is the information regarding the award.

The concept behind the Versatile Blogger Award is to follow a few rules and then pass it on to whatever blog you think deserves it. The rules are:
1 – Make a post and link it back to the person who gave you the award (and include their website address)
2 – Share 7 random things about yourself
3 – Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award and contact them to let them know they have won

So here are 7 Random things about myself:

1) I grew up in Toronto at Yonge Blvd and Yonge Street and my last name is Young. So I was a young Young at Yonge & Yonge.
2) I learned to knit and crochet when I was 7 years old from my aunt who is a fabulous knitter and quilter.
3) I wrote a novel when I was 12, entered it into a competion for young authors and didn’t win anything. Reading it now, I realize it wasn’t a great literary work but the accomplishment of finishing a novel still feels wonderful.
4) The greatest thing I have ever done in my life was having my daughter Aurora… she was a big surprise as I lived alone in a tiny 1 room apartment, was not in a healthy stable relationship at the time, had no money as I was a starving Grad student but none of it mattered because from the moment I saw that positive pregnancy test I knew she would be the best thing in my life. And she is.
5) When I was younger I wanted to be an actress. The constant competition hurt my self-esteem and I finally left acting behind.
6) I have written many songs over the years on my guitar but finally recorded a CD of my originals 8 years ago and felt very proud. The guitar sounds great, the voice not-so-much but it is mine and I cherish it.
7) My very favourite foods are Tomatoes and cheese. I can't go a day without either.

Now who to give this award to? Well, re-reading the instructions I notice it said Recently Discovered blogs, so I will try to choose new blogs I have been enjoying and pick blogs that have not already been nominated although I would love to nominate you all!!!

I nominate the following blogs.

Pending... a post about my recent trip to Canada!!

Happy Soaping everyone!!



Anonymous said...

enhorabuena por tu premio.
un beso

Soaptician AYU said...

Hi Jen!!
Whaaat!!!?? Me!!!??
I am so excited!! Thank you so much!
Ok, I need to read your post really carefully.

wow! You made my day! yay! =)

Tara said...

Jen, that you birthed both a novel and a daughter in one lifetime is an amazing feat, regardless of whether or not it was a good book. Thank you for nominating me. I am usually terrible at doing these things but I will do my best in the next day or so. Again, thank you. I am extremely flattered. Also looking forward to hearing about your trip home.

Anita said...

"I was a young Young at Yonge & Yonge." ha ha ha LOL, I realy love it! :D

Jen, you are a strong woman! Hang in there! xoxo

Coco said...

Congratulations on your award! And thanks for thinking of me.

Hope you´re back on your feet soon.

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Congrats on your award and I loved reading about your accomplishments. How amazing your wrote a novel, have a recorded CD and had a daughter.

My family and I were all sniffing your soaps the other night and loved the scents. I have the lip balm by my bed and what a nice combination of scents and I like the smooth consistency of it.

Welcome back home by the way. :)


Amy Warden said...

Wow, Jen! You really are amazing! Do you still find time to knit and crochet?

Jennifer Young said...

Monika - Muchas Gracias!!

Soaptician AYU - I loved reading about you too! Glad you liked being nominated!

Tara - Thank you for your nice words. It was a great trip to Ontario... I will be writing more about it. Glad to see your love for Ontario as well. Did I tell you my Dad is from Cape Bretton?

Anita - Thank you!!!

Coco - You are welcome and thank you for the words of encouragement!

Michelle - Here is that email I was missing!!! it was a comment of yours! So glad you like the soap scents and the lip balm... your comments are always so sweet.

Amy - I haven't really knitted since I was pregnant with Aurora and she is 13 now! It has been longer since I have crocheted, but I have an afghan in mind that I would like to crochet sometime in future, modelled after an afghan my Grandma made for mum and I. Knitting I will go back to one day because I love it.

Thanks to all for your comments! xoxoxo Jen