Reversing a trend {week 3}

Each week I post a compliment to myself and a compliment to a friend. The goal of this project is to help myself and all the amazing women I know to embrace our inner-beauty.

I am not afraid to be silly. I like to make silly faces, interject witty (read:immature) commentary into conversations and break out cheesy dance moves like the "grocery cart" on a crowded dance floor. This may sound like a strange compliment to give myself, but I feel like not taking yourself to seriously is an important quality to have.

Lizzi (Life According to Lizzi) is a creative and talented artist. She's an excellent painter, photographer and writer. Even more impressive than her shear talent is that Lizzi does not allow her roles as a mother, a wife and a working professional to keep her from exploring her creative side. She makes time for self-expression and is bold enough to post her work to a blog and share it with the world.

I met Lizzi in the blogosphere earlier this year. Since then, we have become modern-day pen pals, reading and commenting on one another's blogs and keeping the conversation going through e-mail. I am certain that Lizzi and I would be real-life-flesh-and-blood friends if we weren't separated by 2,000+ miles....

Just last week, Lizzi bestowed upon me the "Queen of ALLL Things Awe-Summm!!!" award. Thanks Lizzi!

Before I can officially accept my crown, here's what I am supposed to do:

1. List 7 things that make me Awe-Summm
2. Pass this award onto 7 deserving bloggers
3. Tag said bloggers and link back to who tagged you

Here's my list:
1. I make silly faces at strangers.
2. I make people laugh.
3. I am willing to try anything, at least once.
4. I can rap my favorite ghetto-tek tracks at 160 beats per minute.
5. I am a good cook, and my dishes range from Latin American to Israeli inspired.
6. I love to learn about everything and anything.
7. I am friends with people of all different backgrounds.

And, here is a list of seven bloggers who I think are totally awe-summ!!!!! Be sure to check them out.

1. Chef Green at Sauce on the Side
2. The Wife in Stilletos
3. Jasmine at An Experiment in Poverty
4. Floreta at The Solitary Panda
5. All the wonderful women at Wednesday Spaghetti
6. Diane at The Pits
7. ShansPLC at Word.


  1. Thank you so much! I enjoy our pen-pal conversations and am sure we'd be friends in the flesh.

    Witty commentary is the best, and I'd really like to see you do #4.

  2. I love that you do this...it's so great!

    Lizzi is awesome. I'm so glad I have gotten to know her!

  3. http://mommieslittlemonsters.blogspot.com/2009/05/reversing-trend-is-awe-summm.html

  4. hey MJ!! thank you so much for the shout out! I really appreciate it!

  5. Both of you are awesome! and I also love breaking out into completely stupid looking dances...or randomly humping my friends legs! It's fun to be stupid and random and silly! And Lizzi is amazing! Love her pics and writing! You are both fabulous!

  6. awe i love these posts of urs they are so great :)
    and congrats!

    being silly is AWESOME!

  7. oh! i just LOVE your ability to be silly! it makes life SOOO much more fun. i kinda feel sorry for people who are afraid to let go and just be silly from time to time (or even MOST of the time - hehe!).

    and thanks for thinking i'm totally awe-summm! i think you're pretty awesome yourself! :)

  8. This is about the sweetest thing I've ever read. Love it :-)