Random Thursdays: Awards, Me, & a Video



I’m a little weirded out when it comes to receiving awards. I’m never really sure what to say or how to say it without sounding weird or sappy. But for the sake of the lovely ladies that took the time to nominate me for the following awards, I say, “Thank you”, and I think you’re pretty awesome, too!

These are three blog awards handed to me by the super lovely Gina from Party of Eight Our Story (Liebster) and Stacy from Stacy Sews and Schools (Inspiring/Epic Awesomeness).  I think it’s a really wonderful idea to take the time to support other bloggers in the crafting community, particularly smaller blogs that are trying to get the word out. I am honored.



So, here’s how it works. I share some things about me that you might not know, and then I nominate other bloggers for the award and pass on the love.

Okay, so here goes:

  1. I’m an only child, but I have a truckload of kids. (One has nothing to do with the other. I’m truly honored to be a mom of “many”  and  wouldn’t have it any other way.)
  2. I won a partial dance scholarship to dance in New York when I was 13. (Not New York City, Geneva, but it was all the same to me.)
  3. I was in a MC Hammer video back in the 90s (I’ll NEVER tell which one. Only my closest friends know, and if you’re reading this, DON’T you dare leave it in the comments.  :))
  4. If I could be a vegetable, it would be a zucchini (Ha! Ha! I don’t know where that one came from)
  5. I’m a singer and songwriter, but I don’t play an instrument.
  6. I spent a part of my childhood in Alaska. (I only remember snow, live crabs on my back porch, & getting bit by a German shepherd.)
  7. I’d love to live (or work) in Spain.
  8. I thank GOD every day for second chances.

Not much, but now you know a little bit more about me than you did yesterday :).

I have tons of blogs in my reader, and I think they’re all fantastic. It was a challenge narrowing them down for the awards, so I tried to select blogs that I’ve stumbled upon fairly recently.  Truthfully, I find out about most of your blogs when you leave me a comment.  So, leave me a comment and let me know where you are so I can put you in my reader and stop by for a visit. Here are some of  my favorite blog hangouts in no particular order:

(Stop by their site to say, “Hi”. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.)

In the spirit of sharing, here’s me singing the “Night Night Song” to my 5-year-old. He’s the only one out of all of my kids that falls asleep to lullabies. In the video, it’s NOT bedtime, but it’s so funny how he starts to doze off and then ask silly questions (about our dog Jax) to wake himself up. I call singing his “sleepy juice”. (If you’re viewing this by email, you’ll have to click on the title above to see the video.)


  • Alyce Rodriguez says:

    I loved the video! You sing beautifully and your son is adorable. Thanks for sharing! I don’t have a blog, but really enjoy yours. It’s always positive and uplifting.

  • AWESOME!!! I loved learning the facts about you! TOO COOL!!
    I am also an only child that is the mother of many! LOL

  • Gina says:

    Wow!! You have an amazing voice…and can dance too!! So fun to get to know you better :). I love the line about being an only child but having a truckload of kids!

  • Donna says:

    Shannon, thank you for sharing the very sweet video! It brought back memories of singing that to my little ones. It’s so cute the way your little man is trying hard not to get sleepy but can’t help it!

  • Tamika says:

    What a beautiful voice Shannon! You never cease to amaze. I sing to my little guy sometimes. He seems equally as mesmerized although I think I’m just making a joyful noise. Lol! Thanks so much for the mention. I am grateful for our growing friendship. You are such an inspiration.

  • Jacqueline muketo says:

    So precious! The power and blessing of mom in a little boys life. You have a soothing voice. Ohhh and thanks for the love.

  • Call Ajaire says:

    What a great group to be included with. Thank you for the mention Shannon! And now I’m dying to know the mc hammer video haha

  • Rachel says:

    so fun to learn more about you & adorable video 🙂

  • Tammia says:

    Oh, wow, thanks for the mention! I almost missed it because I was too distracted by your beautiful singing. Great idea to record that…and don’t you just love sweet, snuggly 5-year-old boys?! Congrats on the awards, well-deserved. : )

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