Blogger Recognition Award

Let’s start by saying Thank you so much to Nabeela of Stay At Home Mom for the nomination for this award!  We really appreciate the recognition for our blog!


Please check out her blog for all of the wonderful posts she has there:

How Our Blog Started

Our blog started mostly because of my car accident/brain injury. Kim knew I was bored out of my skin and needed something to do.  I had been considering starting a blog before and the amount of time I have been off work recovering gave me the perfect opportunity to start.

Kim and I decided to do a Mother/Daughter blog to share our love of cooking, crafting, home décor, tips and anything else we could think would be interesting to share with other people! The feedback we have received for our efforts has been amazing…. as is the blogging community in general!

Advice for New Bloggers

  • You may not think you have anything to share that others would be interested in reading, but you will be pleasantly surprised by how many people like the same things you do and will enjoy hearing your perspective on these subjects
  • Make your blog as unique as you are!

Our Nominees


Here are the rules of the Blogger Recognition Award:


  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
  • Do a post to show your award.
  • Give a summary of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers.
  • Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award.
  • Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and give a link to your post.

Sunshine Blogger Award


We would like to start by thanking for nominating us for this award. We really appreciate it… it always nice to recognized for something you create!

As per the nomination post, here are the rules!
Rules are…
Thank your nominator.
Link or ping the post back to them.
Display the picture on your post.
Answer their questions.
Provide questions for the nominated people you choose.

Note: As awful as it sounds, I am pretty sure that we were nominated for another award a month or two ago and I can’t seem to find the link so I want to apologize to the nominator of that award. It isn’t that we didn’t appreciate the nomination, it’s just that my injured brain forgets things and it got lost in the spaghetti that is my brain now. Our family has also been busy enjoying every moment of baby time, which can be very distracting (in a good way)!
First we will answer the questions given to us by our nominator, (and yes, we will provide the link to her blog as many times as we can… we hope you enjoy reading her poetry as much as we do!):

1. What makes you cry?
Sandie: Sad movies, sometimes even ones with happy endings.
Kim: Post-pregnancy – EVERYTHING! Pre-pregnancy, and still more than most other things, anything involving animals. I can’t watch animal rescue or hospital shows without crying my eyes dry…. even when everything turns out okay. I watched a documentary while I was pregnant and cried for about 6 hours because the “mommy kitty” didn’t make it.

2. What gives you joy?
Sandie: Now, every time I see my new grandbaby smile!
Kim: My baby girl! Every day I think I couldn’t possibly love her more… and then the next day comes and I do!

3. What is your favorite book and why?
Sandie: This one is hard…. reading is my addiction… I don’t think I can give just one title so I will instead list a genre… paranormal mysteries
Kim: I’m not as big of a reading fan as my mom but if I find a book I like then I won’t put it down until it’s done. I really like the Inspector Gamache series of books by Louise Penny. I don’t think I could possibly pick one book that’s better than the others. She’s truly an incredible writer. She hooks me from the first page of each book.

4. Who is your hero and why?
Sandie: My hero is my grandmother, Emilie. She is the one person who has always, always, always, been there for me no matter what.
Kim: As a child, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was my hero. Even today, most of my heroes are caped characters found in the pages of comic books (or on television). I not-so-secretly wish that I had super powers so that I could make the world a better place. When I return to reality, I think of those who have accomplished great things despite their situations. When I was in elementary school we did projects on heroes and I chose Helen Keller. Her accomplishments are extraordinary and still an inspiration to me. Similarly, I read a story a few years ago about a man with no legs who climbed Kilimanjaro. I keep his story at my desk at work. Not only do their stories help to put things in perspective when my life is going through a rough patch, but it inspires me to never stop reaching for my goals.

5. Favorite food?
Sandie: Potato Soup… this sort of reverts back to question #4. Potato soup is something that always reminds me of my grandmother as it is one of the favourite things she makes for us when we visit.
Kim: I second potato soup. Whenever I’m not feeling well, it’s always an excuse to ask my mom to make some. I would also add my mom’s cherry cheesecake. It’s always been my favourite.

6. Your reason for blogging?
Sandie: In all honesty, I/we started this blog more as something to try to occupy my mind while I have been off work for the past 2 1/2 year (and counting) from a brain injury. Living in the country and being unable to drive/work was giving me cabin fever and a lack of direction. Blogging ended up becoming a way for me/us to share the things that we love to make/do with other people.
Kim: While I haven’t been actively blogging for a while because of my pregnancy and now my time as a new mom, but I love having opportunities to write. Writing has always been a passion of mine.

7.Your favorite movie and why?
Sandie: An Officer and a Gentleman, even though I don’t generally like chick flicks AND I always cry when he carries her our of the factory lol!
Kim: Fight Club. Nothing compares to the twist of the movie the first time you watch it!

8. What is your favorite number?
Sandie: I don’t have a favourite number.
Kim: 27. I was born February 7 and so I’ve always considered 2-7 to be my lucky number(s). Since I got pregnant with my first child last year at 27 years old, I definitely still feel the number is lucky.

9. One thing you have learned about life?
Sandie: Shit happens, scoop it up and move on
Kim: One thing I’m still learning… you can’t control everything around you but you can control how you react/respond.

10. What would you say to your younger self?
Sandie: Don’t be such a dumbass lol
Kim: Take a chill pill!

11. One thing you’d change about the world and why?
Sandie: The ill treatment of children around the world.
Kim: I am so fortunate to live in Canada where we have free health care. I wish the luxuries of free health care could be afforded to others around the world.
OUR NOMINEES: Please check out their blogs!

Our questions to our nominees:

  1. What is your favourite lullaby?
  2. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  3. Favourite dessert?
  4. Favourite time of year, and why?
  5. If you could have a sit down with one famous person, who would it be and why?
  6. What is your favourite childhood place to visit?
  7. If you could own/operate your own franchise, what would it be?
  8. What is your favourite family recipe?
  9. Could you last a week without your cell phone?
  10. What was the best birthday you have had?
  11. Snowball fight or water fight?

One Year Blogging!!!


We would like to start by giving a huge THANK YOU to anyone and everyone who has been to our blog!  It is hard to believe it has been a full year since we started this and never in our wildest dreams did we expect to do as well as we have!

With more than 400 followers, numerous blogging awards and more than 15,000 views to our blog, we would have to call it a success and a great start to our foray into blogging!

Again, thank you to all of you who follow us and to all of you who have commented on our blog, allowing us to connect with fellow bloggers.

It has been a great year and a wonderful learning experience.

Now let us end by saying Happy Anniversary to “Oh Yes, They Did!”  We look forward to the next year and everything we want to share with you!

Sandie & Kim

Unique Blogger Award

We would like to say Thank you So much to Mistimaan for nominating us for the Unique Blogger Award.  It is much appreciated and please, check out and follow his blog at, you will find great posts to read!


It has taken a while for us to prepare this post and we do apologize for that, but here it is!

Sandie & Kim

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