The Very Inspiring Blogger Award – Thank You

I started this blog to help me keep my mind active as I went from full-time/over-time career to 24/7 mom. After my son turned 6 months, I felt like I was losing all of my active brain cells. Months went by and I finally started discover and devour. It’s been so fun and challenging at times (when company comes I get so caught up in entertaining that I have less time on the computer…hence why my award shout-outs have been detained)

I appreciate being recognized for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from two creative people: hnMom and Pug Life. A big thank you to both of you, as I also feel inspired by your words and photos (respectively). hnMom’s blog provides experiences and information on raising a child with high needs. Her insights and advice offers valuable insights for any parent raising a family.  Pug Life is a whimsical site in where you will find a new picture of Eloise (adorable pug) in many different situations each day. Her photos always bring a smile to my face.

I truly appreciate all of my supporters and thanks so much for reading!

The Rules:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.

3. State seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.

5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated.

Seven Things About Myself:

1.I second-guess some mom decisions I make.

2. I don’t really speak French as well as I would like to.

3. I am in desperate need of a pedicure!

4.I love my dentist

5.I still get the Sunday paper delivered to my house.

6. I add kale and parsnips to my pulled-pork

7. I now understand why my sister drank a pot of coffee a day when she had her children (I only drink one cup a day…but I still get it).



Boomie Bol

Folk Haven

My Twice Baked Potato

Ratnam Residence

Subhan Zein

The World According to Mitzie Mee

Tell Me About Yourself Award

A big “Thank You” to Boomie Bol for nominating discover and devour for the Tell Me About Yourself Award!  She is a talented writer who writes short stories and poems to share with the world. Her inspiring words are always a great read. I find myself in the story at times, smiling at the screen. Boomie is passionate and dedicated to her calling. If you haven’t visited Boomie Bol, take some time to check her out. You won’t be disappointed!

There are only a few simple rules to accepting this award:

1. Thank the person that nominated you (hello) and provide a link back to their blog.

2. Tell the world 7 things about yourself that you have not yet shared.

3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers and let them know.

Seven Things You May Not Know About Me:

1. Short Term Goal: Learn how to cook a perfect Beef Wellington

2. Long Term Goal: Write a children’s book

3. I recycle

4. I always like the book better than its film adaptation

5. I prefer Caribou to Starbucks

6. I am an avid viewer of France 24

7. My husband and I are teaching Oster how to speak French

I nominate the following bloggers for the Tell Me About Yourself Award:

Blessed with a Star on the Forehead

Lazy Hippie Mama

Parenting is Funny

Pug Life

The Memory Book

My Twice Baked Potato

Coffee Camera Love

The Sunshine Award

discover and devour has been nominated for The Sunshine Award by iGameMom and Blessed with a Star on the Forehead. I would like to give a shiny bright “Thank You” to both ladies for the nomination.  If you haven’t had the pleasure yet of seeing what iGameMom is all about, take some time and peruse her site. She provides info on all of the current games your kids are playing and Apps that help enforce your child’s learning.  She lets you know the deals on certain Apps (even free ones) and she reviews them for you. iGameMom is a wealth of techno information. She even wrote a post on how to child-proof your IPAD!  Thank you, iGameMom.

Blessed with a Star on the Forehead shares intimate thoughts and experiences and always leaves the reader at the edge of her/his seat!  She writes in an interesting way that really makes light of relationship “situations” and posts about the seriousness of love.  It is truly a feel-good site to visit. Thanks, Blessed with a Star on the Forehead!

The Sunshine Award comes with a few rules:

1. Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog

2. List 10 facts about yourself

3. Nominate some other fabulous bloggers

4. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated

5. Share the love and link the person who nominated you!

10 Facts About Me:

  1. My first job in high school (besides babysitting) was selling vacuum cleaners over the telephone.
  2. One thing on my bucket list: visit all of the Major League Baseball stadiums.  I love attending baseball games.  So far, I’ve been to 9 different ballparks.
  3. One of my favorite things to do on a summer morning is enjoy my coffee out on our patio.
  4. I have a soft spot for muscle cars. One of my favorites is the 1969 Chevy Chevelle.
  5. I am an avid reader of France and France Today.
  6. I love the sound of children’s laughter.
  7. When I found out Oster was allergic to milk, I eliminated all dairy from our refrigerator and pantry. I am now a proud drinker of almond milk.
  8. I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning: Grape Nuts.
  9. I have NO PATIENCE for intolerance or ignorance.
  10. With the help of discoveranddevour followers, I have successfully mastered cutting Oster’s fingernails! Thank you!!!!

I nominate the following blogs:

The Cherbie Life – insights from a mom and educator about love, family, and life.

LadyRomp – this site is all about inspiration. She posts an uplifting message every day to share with her readers.

sleepingshouldbeeasy – great discussion topics can be found here. The writer shares tips and strategies about infants/toddlers.  She has an endless supply of fantastic information.

dutchgoesitalian – Letizia lives in Italy and shares gorgeous photos of her travels. She also shares simple yet delectable recipes.

High Needs – this blog is inspirational, as the author writes about her experiences to educate others on babies with high needs.

Travel Lady with Baby – this blog offers great travel tips, strategies on how to travel with an infant/toddler, shares fashion trends and cool gadgets to try. Always a positive read.

mamacravings – this site shares what the author craves for. It’s unique and fun to read.