Chicagolandia
Thank you so much to Jaycie over at Coupon Geek, who I can most confidently reassure you is not a geek, but an amazingly brilliant lady. Who comes up with fantastic freebies and deals. Honestly, what’s not to love?!

Hmmm, the 7 things that help make me the Queen of Awe-Summ:

1. I wouldn’t be as Awe-Summ without the help and encouragement of my DH, DM, sister and family, inlaws, and friends. I love being able to help, and couponing affords me that luxury.
2. I am a natural born giver. I’ve always preferred to give than receive. Couldn’t imagine being any other way.
3. I’m wickedly creative. While driving to pick up DH, I came up with a great new cake recipe, and just in time for Mother’s Day.
4. I wholeheartedly support any woman on a mission, with the only exception being the evil checkout ladies that are coupon hatin’.
5. I love cooking for people. I once complained to a friend of mine that I wished I had more people to feed. Her jaw dropped, she promptly told me I was crazy, and that she never heard someone say something as off-the-wall in her life.
6. I love the eco-friendly movement, especially how it relates to saving. I use reusable bags, take them everywhere with me, and I even prompted, prodded, begged DM into making them – I wanted some that were sturdy enough, and the ones she made can hold more than 28 lbs. each! (I have ripped two of the store-bought reusable bags. I take my shopping very seriously.)
7. I love the little, tasty luxuries in life. For me growing up, fresh fruit and cheese were luxuries, so I always have at least 2-3 kinds of each on hand, along with dark chocolate. Lay out some crackers or some nice bread, and you have a light, but filling repast.


Next, 6 Un-Important Favorite Things. Okay, I think I can do this….

1. I love listening to the sounds of a good thunderstorm. I love the sounds of the wind and the rain, so soothing, so calming. When the skies turn green, I’m not loving it so much. Last time that happened, we had no power for 10 days!
2. I adore board games, card games, I just love playing games, especially when you have family over. Nothing says bonding like teaching your nephews how to play poker. Yep, I’ve done that!
3. A really good cookie. I love sweets, but nothing quite makes me smile like a good, soft cookie – hot out of the oven.
4. The scent of coconut. I love coconut-scented candles, bath & body stuff, aromatics. It’s such an inspiring scent.
5. I love being near the water. We live a few miles from a river, which when I have the time, I love to sit along the banks and watch the waters flow. I think this feeds my inner fish.
6. I love going “out on the hound”. What that means is I’m going out (sniffing like a bloodhound) for the deals. If need be, I’ll stop at as many local stores as possible (multiples of the same chain even!) to get the freebies/moneymakers. I often call my sister when I’m heading out on the hound to tell her what the latest deal is and see if she wants some of the goodies. Usually the answer is yes. Followed by an obnoxious nickname.

Here's how you pay these forward:

Queen of Awe-Summ Award - The Rules Are:
*List 7 Things That Make You Awe-Summm!
*Pass It On To 7 Bloggers Who Are Awe-Summm!
*Be Sure To Tag Your Awe-Summm Bloggers To Let Them Know!
*Then Link Back To The Queen That Tagged You!

6 Un-Important Favorite Things - The Rules Are:
1. Mention the person who nominated you. Be sure to check out her blog.
2. List six unimportant things that make you happy.
3. Tag six blogs, state the rules and notify them with a small comment on their blog.

Thanks a bunch, Jaycie over at coupongeek.net. She tagged me with some fabulousl awards, that I just had to pass along!

1. Suzanne at http://frugalsuz.blogspot.com /. This girl is completely, wickedly brilliant. Her deals are fabulous, her pictures, especially of lolcats are hilarious, and she has a knack for eye-catching titles for her posts. Some of those still have me chuckling.
2. My friend, Amanda, over at http://themarthainitiative.blogspot.com/. I love how polished, pretty, and playful she is on her blog. The best part: she’s an even better friend!
3. Jamie at http://jamieisamoneymagnet.blogspot.com/. I love popping over there to see what deals and steals are hanging around. And the layout is too cute for words.
4. http://www.fantabulouslyfrugal.com/. Think trendy and sleek don’t meld with saving a dime? This blog will prove you wrong. So, so wrong.
5. SonyaAnn at http://amommoneyandmore.blogspot.com/. She clever, witty, sure to make you laugh – at help save you $$. You can never know too many gals like her. Never!
6. Tiffany at http://livingonabudgettheeasyway.blogspot.com/. Her fresh ideas to save, reduce, reuse, and recycle are inspirational. She’s inspired me to do a container garden this summer.
7. My hound-friend, Pubbler over at http://lovesavingwithcoupons.blogspot.com/. I often live off the deals she posts for Meijer – I’m always blown away by the deals she finds there.
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5 Responses
  1. Amanda Says:

    Thank, Annie! You are so sweet. And definately the Queen of Awe-Summ!


  2. SonyaAnn Says:

    OMG! Thank you! I feel so loved. I got this last week and this is my fourth one. I really feel loved. I said I've been tagged more than the town whore. Thank you, I really mean that.


  3. Tiffany Says:

    Thanks for the award, you are very sweet. I'll try and get mine up soon. I'll have to really think, I'm not good at writing about myself.


  4. I did see this before and I'm so sorry I haven't responded before now. Thank you so much!

    I will post this inn a couple of weeks, if that's alright with you. I will be heading off on vacation for a week and I'm a little worried about posting, so I'll have this saved and ready to go for then.

    And thanks again - you are too sweet!
    (P.S. Is this a new blog design? I read your site in a reader and haven't seen it before. I love this!)


  5. Yes, this is my new layout. It took a while to find one that I liked. Thanks!


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