I received the “One Lovely Blog” Award from Ally’s Kitchen. First off, I have to say that I am so honored that she chose me to give this award to. Ally was one of the very first bloggers who did a “shout out” about my blog to all of her thousands of followers announcing that she was doing an “Ally Rally” and that everyone should follow me, I- really- don’t- know- what- the- heck- I -am- doing- Moore- Or- Less- Cooking- Blog! I fell in love with Ally and Ally’s photos, recipes and her irresistible love for food. I have also been awarded by Abby from https://www.manilaspoon.com/Manila Spoon. Manila Spoon is a wonderful blog with so many gorgeous recipes! I have just come to know Abby from Manila Spoon and am in awe by all the traveling she has done. She is a successful attorney who has put law on the back burner and has chosen to be a stay at home Mom and food blogger- lucky us! As part of this award I must share some things about myself and then pass on this award to five (5) bloggers, who must do the same.
Describe yourself in 7 words…
Happy, Outgoing, Loving, Generous, Protective, Loyal, Adventurous ( I really like how I chose all positive words about myself, it didn’t specify, so I am not giving out the negative stuff!)
What keeps you up at night?
It used to have Menopausal Symptoms, but now that I had surgery last summer and am taking HR, I sleep like a baby.Usually just hubs snoring or us fighting over the covers keeps me up at night!
Who would you like to be?
There is a saying, “If everyone threw all of their problems in the middle of the circle, you would take your own back”. I gotta be me!!
What scares you
I try not to think about what scares me, I believe that if you project your thoughts you can make them happen, so I try to think positive happy thoughts. All of my years of yoga practice has helped me to work on this, it is a practice after all. I heard someone say, “Worrying is praying for something to come true”. I have to practice not to worry.
What are the best and worst things about blogging?
The Best things about blogging are:
Meeting so many wonderful people. I started blogging in August of 2011 and I have over 800 followers on Facebook and Twitter and My Blog Moore or Less Cooking. I would never have met all of these wonderful foodies if it weren’t for Blogging and Facebook. So, since I have so many foodie friends, I am inspired by their comments and reactions to what I have cooked or baked or created, I have photographed every step, I have written about my experiences and then I get to put it all together and let the world critique my every move and every word. Pretty cool huh? I think it is incredible. Why? Because almost every single follower or friend that I have is very supportive and positive with their feedback and comments. These aren’t friends and family, these are people that I have only met on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and Stumblr and Google!
The Worst things about blogging are: It really is time consuming. Why? Because it is so addictive….there are so many wonderful recipes that I am wanting to share and write about and discuss with all of my new friends and then I look at the clock and 3 hours have passed and I have only posted pictures, but not in the order I imagined, so now I need to go back and rearrange them and then another 3 hours has passed and then, oh no…..I haven’t even written about the recipe. Oh well, there is always tomorrow, got to go make dinner for my family!
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? That I were better at letting go, yes, I know this is difficult for me, but at my age, I try not to let things stress me out, I have to take care of myself, so that I am healthy to take care of my family.
Slankets, yes or no? What does this have to do with the price of beans in South America? Yes, I live in Maine for God sakes.
Tell us something about the person who tagged you… I met What’s for Dinner? Ally’s Kitchen on Facebook when I first started blogging. I was hesitant to open a public account on Facebook for Moore Or Less Cooking because I am a very private person. One day Ally started an” Ally Rally” to get all of her friends to like me on Facebook,she said,”Let’s get Nettie up to 100 fans.” Every single one of Ally’s followers had such wonderful things to say about Ally, I knew right away how generous and loving she was. Not only is Ally a famous Chef who has been on Master Chef and Gallo Commercials and is an actress and model and yogi, wife, mother and grandmother, she is a spectacular cook, baker and photographer with a positive upbeat personality that you just love talking to anytime. Here are some of What’s for Dinner ? Ally’s Kitchen’s accomplishments and Awards: