One Lovely Blog Award 2015

Eeeek! I was nominated for this year’s One Lovely Blog Award, which comes with a nifty, little blog button to stick in my sidebar, some self-props and a few fun facts about myself. Huzzah!One-Lovely-Blog-Award (1)

The rules for accepting the 2015 One Lovely Blog Award:

– Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.
– Share 7 things about yourself.
– Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on their blogs to let them know.

Sounds like a deal! So thank you very much to Valerie from The Kitchen Revival for shooting this blog award my way and here are my seven facts;

  • I love chess, used to play a lot of it and did so competitively. I was the youngest child to ever win the Niagara Regional Championship and I had to play OAC students (back when that existed) to do so. I’m not sure if that record still holds to this day but it did for many years. One of my most prized possessions was a hand carved, beautiful wooden chess set that an ex of mine purchased for me- it was complete with velvet on the inside, a gold clasp and it was the best board that I ever played on. A different ex, jealous, “lost” ‘pieces. He replaced it with his own set, which was also awesome, and then the first ex smashed it while he was visiting from the UK. Clearly, they were not nice boys. I haven’t played chess since, in part because I don’t have a beautiful board to play it on. The glass ones are terrible visually and the cheapy, plastic ones just make me miserable. I should rectify this situation but can not justify spending the money on one that would top either of those. Le sigh.
  • I wanted to be a lawyer for as long as I can remember. I’m not a lawyer now. I decided, instead, to become a mother at a very young age and it sucked the pull towards the profession right out of me. Ideally, I would open an orphanage like Jo did, from Little Women, and live out the rest of my days mothering anyone that I could. When the time comes, I may go into teaching because it’s the next best thing and I still get to nurture little ones each day. I remain cutthroat, quite logical and can probably best most in an argument but I would rather snuzzle a baby, to be honest.


  • Falling in line with that, my all time favourite show is Boston Legal. I’m also pulled towards The Practice and, more recently, Suits. I can live vicariously, even if those programs are unrealistic and far more fun than my job would have been.

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  • My husband and I are not legally married, although we do legally share the same last name. He was the first person that I ever kissed, said “I love you” to and cried over after a break up. We “dated” in primary school and split up for high school, which he bugged me about on a regular basis and asked me out at least once a year, every year, until I finally agreed to go on ONE date with him. It was either that or he was travelling the two hours to my house, putting me in his car by force and taking me to dinner as his hostage. Four kids, a gigantic ring (that’s an absolute fiasco but I’ll save that for other posts), a household, a mountain of crappola and much love later, I am finding myself wondering how many dates we’re up to. He owes me. Bigtime. And he’s hot.237_16830776366_6556_n


  • If I was to pick one thing to eat for the rest of my life, I think it would have to be soup. I’m not picking one TYPE of soup though, you can’t make me.
  • I was hit by a truck. Seriously. One of those giant, Ford trucks. I was hit on my right side, thrown 5 feet into the middle of the street and I skidded a further 4 or so before I finally stopped in the intersection. I spent years in physiotherapy, never sued the driver (who hit me in the cross walk of a children’s school, when I had the right of way, all because he was checking out a blonde on the side of the road) and I deal with daily pain because of it. The entire right side of my body was badly damaged and I do not drive because my leg is now unreliable; It works when it wants to and goes out from underneath me at random.  I let my license expire, which it just did a few months ago, because I’m afraid that I will kill someone if it fails. I am terrified of crossing the road now and my stomach knots whenever I have to do so. Some days, I’ve got a limp like a pirate. Once in a while, this upsets me a great deal but I work on building the muscle around the joint, to keep my body strong. I also have a love affair with cherry stone pillows, heattherapyandcuppingmassages after I was Ford-****ed.

    Who’s your Daddy?!

  • Lastly, I don’t sleep. If I get four solid hours nightly then I’m good to go. If I get six solid hours, I feel as if I have over slept. If I’m in bed for eight hours, you had better make sure that I’m not dead. That being said, when there’s a baby in the bed, or if the hubby’s home, I will happily stay under the covers for a whole day.

Now that I’ve bored you with facts about myself, here are my nominations;

  1. Sam from As Samantha Sees It (Send her lots of love- she’s the best)
  2. Cari from The Oil Dropper (I love essential oils, as regular readers would know)
  3. Michelle from An Organized Life (budgeting, meal planning, home organization and pretty much everything Mums need to know)
  4. Every contributor from Teens Unlimited (A blog for teens, by teens)
  5. Tracy from XLinked1 (An inspirational Mama facing some very difficult challenges)
  6. Cailin from Sassy Dove (This blog is like beauty porn)
  7. Echo from The Mad Mommy (Very real, not always perfect, tons of fun- just like the rest of us!)
  8. Brittany from XOXO, B (Always fun to see what she comes up with- plus, she has teeny feet and that’s cute)
  9. Melissa from The Eyes Of A Boy (Warning; read the About Us section and you’ll bawl like a baby)
  10. Adele from The House Wife (Stunningly gorgeous Mama with a bit of everything on her blog)
  11. Tatiana from In My World Of Multitasking (Been around for a few years, juggling it all)
  12. Kristina from The Mommy Rundown (Recently found this blog and I just love it- her style, honesty and humour)
  13. Jill from Morsels Parties (You’re going to go Pin-crazy on this blog, I guarantee it)
  14. Brian & Aileen from Newsy Parents (journalists, turned parents, turned bloggers)
  15. Anita from Intense Polish Therapy (this blog makes me want nails, just so that I can recreate every cool thing she does and wiggle my fingers at everyone constantly).


  1. Echo says:

    Thanks for the nomination, Alysia! Wow, I loved reading this and learning more about you. My 8 year old son loves chess. He is pretty good when he pays attention. My husband and I met in Jr, High, but it took us a long time to actually get married. We had our lives, family, money and everything else together before we were legally married. The truck story, wow. I don’t blame you at all for not wanting to drive and being scared of hurting someone. I would totally eat soup all day everyday too! I love it.

    Sorry, I’m babbling. It’s early and I haven’t had coffee! Great post!

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    My dream was to go to law school, too. The day I made my LSAT appointment to take my test was also the day I found out that I was pregnant, so I never took the test and hence never went to law school.

  3. Ashley says:

    My dream was to be in the legal system too, in the juvenile corrections system. I got pregnant right before finishing my degree in behavioral forensics, so I too live my could-have-been-career vicariously through the TVl! Criminal Minds instead of Boston Legal though, haha. Thanks for the list of your favorite bloggers, can’t wait to go and check some of them out!

  4. Sara says:

    Woot! Woot! Congrats on the award!
    As for the truck accident, that’s horrible! It was bad enough, but good thing it wasn’t any worse!! D:

  5. Jess Scull says:

    what a great award – Congrats! And I’m with you – Soup is LIFE. I could totally eat chicken noodle soup or pretty much any kind until I die.

  6. Georgeann A Lytle says:

    I really like this… it’s not often on the internet that we see into the real lives of people. Intriguing about your husband… did you already have the same last name? Or did you have it changed? Curious because I had friends in high school that were dating and had the same last name. Anyway, thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Michelle Hwee says:

    Awww what cuties! You have some wonderful answers and some great ideas! All of those bloggers are also so wonderful and unique!

  8. Myrabev says:

    Firstly those babies are cute, hubby hot too. Now I love me some boston legal, danny crane lol, you should watch The blacklist where james spade is Red raddlington, its so amazing.

  9. Ave says:

    Congratulations of the One Lovely Blog Award! I really liked reading these facts about you. Can’t understand how you can function with so little sleep!

  10. Angelic Sinova says:

    That so sweet that you shared so many first with your husband! I really want to learn to play chess/better strategies! I can kind of play but I’m horrible at it <3

  11. Alisha says:

    Hey! Thank you so much for stopping by earlier and giving props to my crazy azz hair, Sybil. She said “what up!!!”

    I loved learning more about you and via your about me page! So nice to meet other transparent bloggers that aren’t all BS online. Gotta keep it real…haha

    My cousin was also hit by a car when she was younger and that may explain why she drives so damn crazy. Never put those two together but now it makes so much sense! 😉

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