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Sunshine Blogger Award – October 2012

I am behind on accepting awards.  I will try to catch up.  I think the awards are a wonderful way to encourage fellow bloggers, give a little free press and show some appreciation for the creativity that we all seem to love. On 10/21/12, http://peacewithmylife.com nominated me for the Sunshine Blog Award   She is real supporter and lover of animals, a Reiki Master (like me) and creater of a wonderful blog that I love to visit!  Please take a moment to stop by and enjoy! The rules for this award are as follows: 1. link the award to the person who gave it to me (see above); 2. answer the questions about myself (see below); 3. nominate bloggers for the award; and 4. link my nominees to the post and comment on their blog, letting them know about the award (see recipients’ blogs). Here are the trivia questions.  1. Name a goal you have:  My goal is to have a house of my own – not just a rent house. 2. Name something unusual about you:  I love dancing in …

When It Rains It Pours

Lately it seems that there a lot more things to do than there is time in the day.  I can’t even say that it is bad time management, there has just been a lot of last minute issues popping up that cannot be put off, which leads to other things not being done or completed when I would like them to be.  Not being able to complete things on time – even though they are personal goals or items – brothers me at first, then quickly moves me into frustration if I let it.  I have been running sick kids to the doctor, dealing with a sprained elbow, and struggling through colds of my own for the last 3-4 weeks, running last minute errands, and attending school programs, which basically means I haven’t gotten home on time but maybe 3 days out of that time.  I treasure my personal time, it’s time spent reading, writing, doing artwork, photography, walking, yard work, or spending time with friends.  When that time becomes so encroached upon that I can’t manage …

One Lovely Blog Award – June 2012

I’ve really come to enjoy the blogging community.  What a great way for the writers and creatively inclined people to reach out to meet, greet, and encourage each other!  I love the different awards too as they give us a chance to introduce different blogs we enjoy.  I’ve recently been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by a truly talented blogger and wonderful lady at http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/, which I do hope you will visit!  She always has something interesting to show or tell.  The Rules for Award participation are: Link back to the blogger who nominated you. Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere. Tell them 7 facts about yourself. Nominate 15 other blogs you like for this award. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated. Resume blogging your regular posts. So, for some more fascinating facts about me… 1.  Hawks like me.  I have had hawks land just feet in front of me, land on a bush outside my window, or just silently watch …

Illuminating Blogger Award – June 2012

I have been nominated for the illuminating Blogger Award from by http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/.  Thank you so much!!    Here’s how it works: 1. The nominee should visit the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/) and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way that we can create a blogroll of award winners). Let’s see one random thing about me:  I love thunderstorms.  The sound of the thunder, and the lightning are both soothing and a reminder that storms come, create growth in all of nature, and then move on.  I am to nominate 5 other bloggers.  Gosh there are so many to choose from, you guys are so amazing!!  Here are my 5 nominations: http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/ http://teengirlsthatwrite.wordpress.com/ http://shianwrites.wordpress.com/ http://organizedlivingessentials.com/ http://kathrynrubidoux.wordpress.com/ You guys have great stories and articles.  I enjoy your blogs so much! Keep up the good work!! Truly, there are so many others I enjoy reading every day – I am so thankful for the blogs that I have had the pleasure to read and …

Versatile and Beautiful Blogger Awards 05/27/12

I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger and Beautiful Blogger awards from my friend Katrina  – http://freedomtoafulllife.wordpress.com    Katrina is an amazing writer and has a wonderful blog!!   Thank you so very much for your kindness, your encouragement and for thinking of me. Now 7 (more) random things about myself, I love meeting people and hearing about their adventures in life.  I once had lunch with Jack Warden actor (While You Were Sleeping). One of my favorite authors has always been David Morrell – and I got the chance to spend half a day talking to him while I worked at the bookstore.  I am STILL shy. I still don’t like math. I love horror movies. I like to read young adult fiction. And my nominees are:  http://reflectionsinapuddle.wordpress.com http://geniespeaks.wordpress.com/ http://timzauto.wordpress.com/ http://teengirlsthatwrite.wordpress.com/ http://memyselfandela.wordpress.com/ http://sojournerspace.wordpress.com/ http://terry1954.wordpress.com/ http://francescannotwrite.wordpress.com/ http://shianwrites.wordpress.com/ http://peacewithmylife.com/ I wish I could pick so many more bloggers to win these awards because there are so many that are great!!  This is only a small sampling of the wonderful blogs I have connected with.  

Kreative Blogger Award 05/10/12

I am a bit behind so…. I first want to apologize for it taking me so long, then second want to thank jennysserendipity.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Her blog is amazing with photo’s, stories and informative articles for Here are the rules for those nominated: Copy the Kreativ Blogger Award logo and place it in your post. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. List 7 things about you that people might find interesting. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Kreativ Blogger Award. Leave a comment on the blogs you nominate to let them know about the award. __________________________________________________________ 1. I love baking. 2. Is looking forward to summer, but my favorite season is Fall. 3. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because that holiday is about being thankful and spending time with friends and family. 4. Hates insincere people. 5. Is thinking of starting an above ground herb garden. 6. Loves miniatures.   7. Loves old houses and historical landmarks. Here are the 7 blogs I nominated for this …

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award   I am so happy and humbled to receive this award from Beth at http://definitelyleopard.com  her blog is about life, having fun and lots of great recipes!!  She has a great sense of humor and an obvious love for her family.    The rules to receiving this Lovely Blog Award are as follows:   Create a link to the sight of the person who gave you the award. See above…check!   Write 7 random facts about yourself. See below…check!!   1) I love to meet new people, don’t care where they’re from or what their background is – just love to meet them.   2) I have a weakness for animals.  I suppose I inherited that from my dad since he pretty much let us keep it if it followed us home.   3)I just started drinking coffee about 3 years ago.  I always loved the smell of it, but never found any that tasted like it smelled.  Thank goodness they have flavored creamers!!    4) I love to bake.   5) I love to …