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Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness

Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness

Our dear friend Amanda over at Growing Up With Madison thought Kathryn Tall & Strong was awesome enough to receive this award. Thank you! Kathryn Tall & Strong is just a little blog right now, only about 6 weeks old, but it gives me great encouragement to have such a fantastic and successful blogger think so highly of my work! You can’t see me right now {because it’s the internet} but I am blushing!
In order to accept my award there are some rules of course. So here goes:

Display Award Logo – ✓

Link back to the person who nominated you – ✓

Share 10 things about myself – Hahaha! ✓

Nominate up to 10 other bloggers – ✓

Well here goes the 10 epically awesome things about myself:

  1. As of today I have been married 385 days OR 1 year and 20 days OR 55 weeks!
  2. I was a vegetarian for 7 years and a vegan for 9 months. It was Beer-Can Chicken that finally broke my lifestyle.
  3. I’ve been bitten by a wild Copperhead Snake on my left foot and spent 6 hours in the ER.
  4. My favorite color is purple. As a child I thought colors had personalities. Blue (male) and Purple (female) were married {ironic since these became our wedding colors} but Red (female) kept flirting with Blue so I was always mad at Red. Green and Yellow were an item as well.
  5. I didn’t have a Maid of Honor at my wedding but a Man of Honor, and had a Ring Maiden {Wagner anyone?} instead of a Ring-bearer and Flower girl.
  6. I am studying to be an opera singer and am currently classified as a Lyric Mezzo-Soprano. Verdi is my consistent-favorite composer and Mechem is my flavor of the moment favorite composer.
  7. I’m 6 feet tall and wear size 13 shoes. Maybe this is why I find it more comfortable to make my own clothes?
  8. I love public speaking. It baffles me that this is the world’s #1 fear while #2 is death.
  9. I enjoy writing research papers! Being a graduate student is great because I’m always writing at least one!
  10. I am terrified of decorating my home! Really, I’m scared of making any sort of decorative decision at all. I’m hoping this blog will force me to make my home beautiful {so I can post about it} and face my fear of commitment to style.

Now my nominees for the Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness are:


I Still Love You

Naughty Shorts

Sew Much Ado

This Mama Makes Stuff

Life Gets Real So We Should Too

Joyful Thrifty Home

Live Creating Yourself

The Fun, Cheap, or Free Queen

Bee Tree Studios

These are just 10 of my absolute favorite blogs! Each has something different to offer and I love them all! Check them out for yourself!


Guest Blog on Perseverance

A friend of mine, Abby Garrett, is an incredible inspiration to those around her.

In her own words: Metamorphosis Project: […] is about becoming our best selves, and a major way we can do that is through fitness and personal development. Metamorphosis Project hopes to inspire and empower others to reach their potential, and as a result, for them to continue the cycle and inspire the rest of the world to do the same. When you work toward a goal or make a positive change in your life, others notice. This may sound cheesy, but this creates a ripple effect that can touch the world. One metamorphosis leads to another… whether thats in your own life, or the life of someone else.

She asked me to guest blog for her and this is what I have written.