Inspiring Blogger… who me?!

19 Apr

The lovely lady at Things That Happen Everyday has honored me with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It sounds so impressive, right?

The rules are as follows:

1. Display award logo on blog.
2. Link back to the person who gave you the award.
3. State 7 things about yourself. Getting to that…
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link back to them. Easy enough!

30th birthday pic

Seven Things About Another Clean Slate

  • I grew up being called Katie, but at some point started going by Kate because it sounded more professional. I can tell what phase of life people know me from or how close they are to me based on what they call me.
  • I still sleep with the teddy bear my dad gave me when I was first born in the hospital. His name is Teddy. Very fitting, I think.
  • I got glasses when I was three years old and was allowed to get contacts when I turned 13. I considered it the best gift ever at the time and don’t understand people who wear fashion glasses by choice now.
  • You all know my first gig was babysitting, but my first real job was working in a fish market that one of the family’s owned. It was a smelly first job.
  • I have a younger sister and a younger brother. We would all do anything for each other, but definitely still have our sibling moments.
  • I played soccer as a kid, but eventually I quit because the coach required me to take out my earrings. I obviously loved the sport.
  • My mom is one of my best friends. There are many times I would have been completely lost without her- and not in the “I’m just saying this to be nice” way, but in the totally serious way.

And the nominees are…

Two Bored Housewives

Here I Go With All My Thoughts

Kiss My List

LB in Wonderland

Mama, Schmama

My Little HEA

Just Stay Lovely

Keeping it Stepford

Julie You Jest

Helen Jameson: Scribble Girl

A Dose of Jules


My Life in High Heels


I know the bigger blogs don’t usually participate in these types of things and some of my  fave new blogging friends belong to those, so please feel free to snatch this award for yourself if you want- you know who you are!

ALSO, if you haven’t heard the news, two of my blogging mentors My Life as Lucille and Something Clever 2.0 convinced me I need a Facebook page, so go check it out 🙂 (Update: I’ve hidden this page for now- still trying to figure it all out!).

And thank you for the two new Liebsters I received from Reflex Reflections and Just Another Blog. Make sure you check these great blogs out! Also check out my other Liebster Award mentions (see 1-2 here , 3-6 here and 7 here). Appears I have a lot of catching up to do responding to these awards.

31 Responses to “Inspiring Blogger… who me?!”

  1. JulieYouJest April 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Thank You!! You are sweetness wrapped up with bow on top!

    When I was 13, the eye doctor said that I was “lacking the maturity” for contacts – He was trying to poke my eye out so, yeah, I freaked a little! By the way, what’s a twitter wine party and can I come? Also, did My Life as Lucille and Something Clever 2.0 tell you how to work the FB page? I need some insight!!

    Again, thank you for thinking of me! This is awesome!

    • Another Clean Slate April 19, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      They didn’t but I am sure you could ask them! I just kind of did it like my regular FB, ya know.

      You deserve it BTW 🙂

  2. Lucy Ball April 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that you payed it forward! That’s how I got all feeling like I could actually write in this blog world thing. Only you’re probably better than I am so…you’re welcome? Thanks for the mention, hun. Ask me anything. I’m sort of a social media maven. Ok. Well, not really. But I have a few tricks. I’ll go now. xoxoxo

  3. Dana April 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    Thank you, Kate! No one has ever called me inspiring before. Back at ya – so glad we’re blog friends!

  4. Jean Heff April 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    Thank you so much! I feel muted by the news today but I’ve been itching for some positive vibes since today is my daughter’s birthday. This is what I needed. Also, you are awesome and inspiring. Congrats.

    • Another Clean Slate April 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

      Happy Birthday to your daughter! You now have to still be my bloggy friend even if I do put my glasses top down!

  5. Heather (@mylittlehea) April 19, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Awe! *hugs* Thanks for Nom!! So glad we’re blogging friends! I didn’t get glasses until I was 14, but I never wore them…they just made everything clearer so I didn’t think I really needed them. So when I was 21 in lecture halls and squinting, I finally decided to get contacts. 🙂

    • Another Clean Slate April 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

      I’m so glad we’re blogging friends too! I am now considering lasik although it terrifies me!

  6. Leslie Lormer Symmonds April 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    Love you Kate! Mo xox

  7. JccKeith April 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Congratulations on your award! I always enjoy reading people’s responses to these things and yours did not disappoint. Interesting answers

  8. Sheethal Susan Jacob April 20, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    I just came to read your posts and comment…. but when saw that I was also nominated….Wowwww………… !!!!!!!! Thank you so much! 🙂 You made me Smile!

    I loved your answers. I too do anything for my siblings but when it comes for the silliest we fight like cats & dogs. And I got my glasses when was 6 and still do. And everyone thinks that it suite me more that contacts 😦

    Once again thanks for the award!

  9. Ida Chiavaro Reflex Reactions April 20, 2013 at 4:39 am #

    I did really want to nominate you for another award, so I posted a link to your page anyway check out my R for Receive post for if your interested in more questions

    • Another Clean Slate April 20, 2013 at 8:54 am #

      Thanks Ida!!

      • Ida Chiavaro Reflex Reactions April 20, 2013 at 9:24 am #

        I just realised you gave me a shout out – that was so very sweet of you… I can’t wait to see all your responses and eventually check out your nominees

  10. Bhavya (@Bhav_Zz) April 20, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Hi there 🙂
    You are a great friend to have and to show my appreciation, I have nominated you for an award.
    Do come by the link below to know the rules and also do check out the person who nominated me 🙂
    A Liebster Award For You!

  11. megan April 20, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Wow thank you! This is so sweet. I adore your blog and glad I found it through the A-Z challenge. thanks again and cheers to you and Boston!

    • Another Clean Slate April 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      Yay! Me too! PS I am confused about your name- it is different on your comments, blog and Twitter- what should I call you!?

  12. pnkheelspnktrk April 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    I always enjoyed soccer but during 4th grade a 6 ft folding table fell on my right foot. I was never able (and still not) to kick a ball with that foot. I should’ve learned to kick with my left foot but then I was still paranoid about someone stepping on that foot. Eekk. 😉 Fun learning more about you!!

    • Another Clean Slate April 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      Oh no! I don’t blame you for being nervous to try playing again! Ouch!!!

  13. Daughter of Maat (@IDaughterofMaat) April 20, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Congrats!!! A well-deserved award! I got my glasses at age 5 and contacts at 13 as well. I remember the doctor putting in my new contacts for the first time, and looking at the plant he had on the other side of the room and thinking “OMG that’s what that looks like?” I had never seen so clearly! 😀

  14. LB April 21, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You are the sweetest! We must have a blogger date soon!



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