Beautiful Blogger Award Nomination

     It’s been a very busy weekend here at apleasanthouse (when isn’t it?)
     Our daughter is visiting from Chicago so her dad hasn’t slept waiting for her to come-in at night (Really? She’s 24!)
     One son had a birthday I totally forgot (sorry Tyler- I’ll make it up to you)
     Willie (the cat) hasn’t been feeling well, and reminding us with wet treasures all over the house, and Baby Earl ( his brother) has taken to knocking down artwork off the walls at 5am.
     What’s more important is that I began planting the new veggie garden beds and we supped at a new (for me) restaurant with the Swedes (to post later).
     And (wait for it…wait for it)

     I was NOMINATED for a

      So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Jennifer McLeod at

(she’s a great blogger who birthed her babies young, can spell really good, is a fluent pianist, and bought her first home with CASH). 
Whats’ not to luv!

As part of this nomination, I am supposed to share several factoids about myself, and turn you on to, at least, fifteen of my Favorite Bloggers… so here goes:

Seven Random Things About Me

     1. I used to be able to play the piano with some competency. I never learned how to read music though. Is that necessary?

     2. I prefer to sun at a pool instead of a beach. Sand finds it’s way into the most mysterious places.

     3. I’m a nail biter in remission.

     4. I love the color red. I ‘see’ red often, actually.

     5. I really enjoy road rage- any excuse to cuss-out strangers is a welcome one.

     6. I was an associate fashion editor for Mademoiselle Magazine in the 70’s.

     7. My brother-n-law, Ted Batchelor, holds the Guinness Book of World Record for ‘Longest Run on Full Body Burn’. This is not even strange in our family.

Now for my favorite bloggers 
(and NOT in order of preference)
     The Bloggess
     So, that’s it. 
     Thanks for following and remember…

I accept nominations for almost anything.



  • GK Adams (The Life I Live...) - Congratulations on your well-deserved award and thank you for nominating me as well.ReplyCancel

  • fayezeewayzee - CONGRATS! ;o))ReplyCancel

  • fayezeewayzee - O yeah…& I love the last part….**I accept nominations for almost anything**…so funny! ;o)Did I say congratulations?? O yeah…congrats! Again.ReplyCancel

  • Petra @ Deeprooted - Fantastic Cheryl! Can we vote to get you up that list of nominées? Other than that I feel honoured and to be part of your list! I so very much value your insights, ideas..;and of course that very clear speech (well I feel I can HEAR you when you write..) of yours! Number 4 of the things you list is hilarious and for n° 7 I’d like a photo please 😉 xo PetraReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - No voting for this one, but…. you CAN VOTE FOR ANY RECENT POST BY CLICKING THE ‘TOP MOMMY BLOGGERS- VOTE FOR ME’ link I’ve begun to include at the bottom of each post, as well as, in my ‘featured in’ link in the right hand column. A whole other competition THAT I WANT TO WIN AT LEAST ONCE!!!! Uugh!!!!
      And, you can actually see my brother-in-law on fire if you google ‘Man On Fire”.
      Love ya girlfriend! xxooReplyCancel

    • Petra @ Deeprooted - I’ll keep on the lookout for the Mommy bloggers button then ;)! If your brother’s name is Ted, I have found him, wow! Is he still working as a stuntman?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - The ‘VOTE FOR ME’ button is at the bottom of every recent post. Please VOTE!!!! And, yes, his name is Ted and he does do this on the side.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Deneen - awww – thank you so much!!!!ReplyCancel

  • flwrjane - Congratulations on your 1st of many awards.

    You write a great post, I’m glad you found your voice!

    xo JaneReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hi Jane! I found you thru 66SquareFeet. Marie has such interesting peeps. I wish you well on finding your bliss in the next chapter of your life.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Sprenger - Thanks so much for the shout-out! I feel so honored! Congrats on a well deserved award!ReplyCancel

  • onefunnymotha - Thanks so much. Very kind of you.ReplyCancel

  • Missi Smith - Congratulations Cheryl!! Love your blog and your blog design is awesome! Thanks for naming my blog as one of your favs! I really appreciate the shout out!ReplyCancel

  • onefunnymotha - Hi. I wrote a comment before. I don’t know if it’s in moderation, but I’m not sure what happened to it. Just wanted to say thank you for the award. It’s very kind.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Hi Cheryl, I am so honored and slap happy to be on your list of favorites! It is going to take me some time to get through this list and meet new peoples. Since you used to be the associate fashion editor for Mademoiselle Magazine, I now can admire you more. Congratulations on receiving this well-deserved award.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Nicholl - Do you remember that Magazine? I styled the August & September Cover photo’s and was IN the September issue- all 5foot 6inches of me. What a hoot!ReplyCancel

  • Kat - Thank you, Cheryl, for being a favorite follower of my blog;) I enjoy your comments! Thanks for the shout out.ReplyCancel

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