Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blog Award and Announcement


I am so touched that Tami over at High Street Cottage honored me with the Stylish Blogger Award.  Thanks so much, Tami! Tami's blog is one of my favorites; click on this link and go visit her!  I have decided to accept this one award and graciously decline all others.  I will not be passing this award along because several folks are not amenable to the idea.

I am supposed to tell you seven things about myself:

1.    When I was young, I wanted to become a Radio City Music Hall Rockette.  That didn't work out.

2.    I was a DJ in college for an alternative radio station.

3.    I taught both of my girls in Girls in Action and loved every second of it.

4.    I cannot sing.  Period.

5.    I love to snow ski, but I had to sit out this year due to surgery.  *sadface*

6.    I would love to take a French cooking class.

7.    I am terribly claustrophobic.  I hate tight spaces and crowds!

I am also happy to announce that Bonnie (over at The Boatwright Family) and I will take turns hosting a "What We're Reading" linky party the twentieth of every month.

What We're Reading

We are both avid readers, and we love sharing good books with others. Bonnie is one of my first blogging buddies, and she is a lovely person and writes an inspiring blog. We would love for you to join us!  I read tons of fiction, but if you read nonfiction (especially decorating books, LOL) please join us.  I have found some great reads through bloggers.  Recently, Courtney over at  French Country Cottage recommended some gorgeous decorating books. My husband surprised me with one, and it was a great recommendation.  I will probably blog about it at some point!

Also, please feel free to grab our button at the top right of my sidebar.

Today, three books I have anxiously been anticipating will be released!!!  I have been saving my Christmas gift cards for today.  I have been trying to curtail my book spending, and I am feeling a bit guilty buying three in one day, but I won't buy any more until a big release date in April.  The books I will be buying are:

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Guess what was in my inbox this morning?  A thirty percent off coupon from Barnes and Noble for A Discovery of Witches  (40% off with membership)!  I am so happy!

Please remember to join us the twentieth of every month (starting this month) and share the book love!


Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. Hey Ricki! I just nominated you for the same award!! Check it out http://mallicious.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

  2. I wonder if the Matchmaker book is anything like Rosamunde Pilcher's style which of course was set in England and Scotland and this looks to be maybe in Ireland. I so loved her descriptive writing. I always felt as if I were there.

  3. Hi Ricki. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm so happy that you have some book suggestions. I always try to read books, but it takes me so long to complete them! I will definitely look in to Clockwork Angel! Yes, I will post a link to the P!ATD video. I'm glad you enjoyed my post. Have a wonderful day!


  4. I just found your blog through Sunny Simple Life and love it!! I am your newest follower, and can't wait to read more. I hope you'll pop over for a visit sometime. Have a lovely evening!!


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