Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Imagine my surprise and utter amazement when I received an email notifying me that JWR over at Survival Blog had awarded Paratus Familia with a Stylish Blogger Award!  I am honored.

As with any blog award, there are rules that govern them.  The rules of this award are, 1) I must divulge 7 things about myself and, 2) nominate 15 other blogs for the Stylish Blog Award.

Here are seven things about myself:

1)  My real name is not Enola Gay.
2)  I grew up field stripping M16's rather than playing with Barbies.
3)  Sir Knight and I watch way too many movies.
4)  I know how to jump start a 24 volt battery system with a 12 volt car battery.
5)  "Red Dawn" was the defining movie of my teenage years.
6)  I think they based the character of "Burt Gummer" in the "Tremors" movies on my husband (and my dad always thought I would marry a "bleeding-heart liberal"!)
7)  I am a second generation survivalist/prepper.

Now for the hard part!  I don't read fifteen other blogs, and some of these Blog Awards are going to be redundant, but here goes...

My Stylish Blogger Awards to to.... (in no particular order)

So that is it.  I don't read blogs, with the exception of those listed here, so my list is pretty short.

I do thank Survival Blog for this prestigious honor.  I am humbled.


  1. Congratulations!! I saw your site listed on SurvivalBlog early this morning. Well deserved honor! If I may be so bold, here are a few blogs that I recommend for "the rest of your list":
    These are just a few suggestions, if you can take the difficult reads;
    MaryB in GA

  2. Your real name is NOT Enola Gay? You are not the namesake of the a-bomb-dropping airplane of WWII? That's a shock!

    Burt Gummer is one of my favorite all-time characters. If you're married to a Burt Gummer type man, I guess you can handle any number of Graboids that come your way. Cool!

    Congrats on the award. You are very stylish, in a wholesome way!

    NoCal Gal

  3. Don't forget about "Letters From a Homesteading Wife". Great little blog!

    God Bless,
    Janet in MA

  4. Congratulations!

    New reader (for a few weeks now) and I really love your blog, and thanks for the heads up to Preparing Your Family (I have already been reading Rural Revolution).

    John in Seattle

  5. I nominated you also for the Stylish Blogger award. You are one of my favorite bloggers so I had to put you on my list. I don't think you need to do all the work again though. I just wanted to let you know:).

    1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.
    2. Share 7 things about yourself.
    3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
    4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

  6. Well earned! What you post about the culture you build up in your home shows you would NOT have time to read fifteen blogs! Keep sharing, please - you encourage me in my home. Jennifer

  7. I also thank you Enola; you encourage me in my home too. :)

  8. Irrigation Saline??? Where do you buy that from if you have it on hand. I'm an old OR scrub tech - even surgeons use that for infected wounds to pack the wound with at times (infection can easily can happen in chaos of bad times) and that has worked for my family .. even in a chainsaw accident etc. just change the wound's wet dressing several times a day. I've tried epsom salt mixtures but it didn't work as well. Dh is a paramedic.