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Hello and welcome to a small snapshot of what life's like inside my little corner of the world. I'm Shelly, I have a satisfying career and I'm shackled to my supurb husband. I'm the step-monster to his stylish son and together we have two stunningly beautiful daughters - Sugar and Spice, two stubborn dogs and a squawking bird. These are just some of the stories of my life.

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Homes, Book Clubs and Awards

Look at all of these wonderful things going on...

First we took a flying leap of faith and moved into a new home; where we discovered that sometimes, the grass IS greener on the other side of the proverbial fence. :)

It's impossible to describe the feeling of peace that my family and I have felt since we moved, but that is exactly what we all feel, peace.

God is good, amen??

Next, I found the worlds greatest book club!

PaperBackSwap.com - Our online book club offers free books when you swap, trade, or exchange your used books with other book club members for free.

I have received several new books and audio books (with more still on the way) and all I had to do was list the books that I had lying around the house that had already been read.

This is a dream site for people like me who love to read. :)

Then my best blogging bud, Amy from In My Life, bestowed upon little ol' me this "Uber" bloggy award.

Here is a little bit about the award:
The "uber" (synonym for super) is a blog award given to sites who:
- inspire you
- make you smile and laugh
- or maybe give you amazing information
- a great read
- has an amazing design
- and any other reason you can think of that makes them uber amazing!

Thank you, Amy, so much for thinking of me for this lovely award. I think you're 'uber' amazing too!

The rules of the award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least five blogs (can be more) that for you are uber amazing.
3. Let them know that they have received this uber amazing award by commenting on their blog.
4. Share the love by linking to this post and the person you received the award from.

It's hard for me to narrow this down to just five people so how about I pass it on to all twelve of my peeps - because really, I love them all!!

So, If you are one of my peeps (Kelli, Jody, Denise, Dianne, Laura, Mia, Kellen, Sara, Amy, Diane, and Tina) then I think you are Ubar Amazing and this award is for you! :)



  1. I just think it's awesome that you can swap books!! Boy will that save some dough! :)

    Thank you for the award! I'm most honored to accept!

  2. awwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks, I would like to thank the following.......wait! I have to put kidlets to bed. hehe. Thanks Smiling Shelly, hehe shelly

  3. You are too kind! Thank you so much, my friend! I think you are Uber cool!
    I need to check out that book exchange! I spend way too much on books. It's an addiction. A problem. I should go to books anonymous.

    Maybe this is my answer!

    So glad the Peace is ruling in your house...

  4. *Sigh*

    I think you are Uber-Amazing!

    And you are LOL funny. Thanks for sharing!;)

    I'm so glad that the grass is greener in your new yard.;) (But it is funny what Erma Bombeck says...."The grass is always greener over the septic tank." LOL!:) She just cracks me up.;)

    God is SO good, and you deserve the peace and happiness, sweet lady, because you are wonderful.

    (Ag shame, my skattie!)

    I'm also so glad you are enjoying the Paperback Swap site. As soon as I can get some ink for my printer...I will sign up..and send some points your way.

    And remember, if you need any prepaid "advice"....I know some people who know some people.;)

    Big hugs!

  5. I'm so glad that you all are some at peace in your new home - it is so important to feel good where you live!

    Congrats on the great award and thanks so much for passing it on to me - I really appreciate it!

    Take care - Kellan

  6. A good friend of mine told me about paperback book swap a long time ago...she raves about it too. I don't know why I haven't looked into it. I really should now that I have your personal testimony too!

  7. Prshaw, oh Shelly you shouldn't have, but I feel so honoured that you did. Ag shame my skattie!

    Good be back haunting you again. ;o)

  8. Congratulations on your new home! I hope you and your family will be so very happy there. I am so excited about my Uber Award and want to thank you so very much! This is my first award and I just can't believe it. I hope I do all the right stuff I should to collect the award. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


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