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 the people I have connected with.  You are all so wonderful!!

Versatile Blogger Award – 4/2012

I’ve been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by http://shianwrites.wordpress.com/

Yay!!!! Thank you so much, Shian!!  I am humbled and honored. Please take the time to check out her blog, she’s got a lot to offer and enjoy!

Here are the rules for the award:
1.Add the award to your blog.
2.Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link to their blog.
3.Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4.List the rules.
5.Give the award to 15 or more bloggers

Here are 7 random things about me:
1. I love the sound of thunder and rain.
2. I love a fireplace, hot cocoa, and a good book in the winter time.

3. I love hiking in the woods. .
4. I love all kinds of meditation and interesting music.
5. I am an eternal optimist, but have a love for the darkness.
6. I like watching movies – mind benders, action, and horror, though I like an occasional situational comedy like “Dan In Real Life.”
7. When I was a little girl I wanted to be a pilot.

Here are my nominated bloggers

  1. http://freedomtoafulllife.wordpress.com/
  2. http://amykeast.com/
  3. http://kathrynrubidoux.wordpress.com/
  4. http://ram0singhal.wordpress.com/
  5. http://organizedlivingessentials.com/
  6. http://stephyness.wordpress.com/
  7. http://birdmartin.wordpress.com/
  8. http://jennysserendipity.wordpress.com/
  9. http://lesplaisirssimplesdelavie.wordpress.com/
  10. http://reflectionsinapuddle.wordpress.com/
  11. http://memyselfandela.wordpress.com/
  12. http://myvoyagethroughtime.wordpress.com/
  13. http://terry1954.wordpress.com/
  14. http://bornattwentyfive.wordpress.com/
  15. http://thinkcoffeemedia.com/

These are just a few of the great blogs I’ve found, hope you take the time to enjoy them as much as I do!!

Versatile Blogger Award

It appears that I have been nominated for a blogging award by http://kathrynrubidoux.wordpress.com/ She cracks me up and writes an amazing blog!  When you have a moment go check it out.  🙂  Thank you, Kathryn!!

I rather like these awards.  What a great way to reach out and encourage other bloggers along the way – just a “hey, I follow you and think you’re something special!” moment. 

I notice in the rules I have to pass it on to 15 other bloggers.  This is getting harder the more blogs I come into contact with and read.  There are so many that are doing a great job out there!  To be fair, I will try to pick some people I haven’t suggested before. 

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
  1. http://peacewithmylife.com/
  2. http://stephyness.wordpress.com/
  3. http://ram0singhal.wordpress.com/
  4. http://suzyplatt.wordpress.com/
  5. http://93percenttrue.wordpress.com/
  6. http://missc247.wordpress.com/
  7. http://rayannsom.wordpress.com/
  8. http://pindanpost.com/
  9. http://smy2.wordpress.com/
  10. http://letlifeinpractices.com/
  11. http://reflectionsinapuddle.wordpress.com/
  12. http://momentmatters.wordpress.com/
  13. http://louisefletcherphotography.wordpress.com/
  14. http://bepaulin.wordpress.com/
  15. http://timzauto.wordpress.com/

I enjoy each of these blogs, even though I just added a few of them, they all seem very promising and I am looking forward to great things from them!

Seven Things About Me:

Wolves and Owls are my favorite animals.

I am half Cherokee and half Irish.

I am from Dallas, Texas – I try not to have an accent, but some days I fail.

I love black cats.

I love all kinds of spicy food.

I am a knowledge junkie – I love researching things, as well as finding out what people believe and why.

I married and divorced, and have been a single mom for 7 years.

So there’s your random bits of trivia about me.

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Versatile Blogger Award

I am so excited and humbled that my fellow blogger (whose posts I love to read) http://living4bliss.wordpress.com/   nominated me for an award!  I apologize for taking a bit longer to post this one.  Moving put a bit of a kink in my schedule. 

The purpose of blogger awards is to share love. Please visit these amazing award-winning blogs and share love, a comment, a like and maybe even subscribe. If you are nominated for these awards, don’t forget to share the joy by nominating others.

The rules for this award require that I reveal 7 things about myself, so that is a great place to start.

  1. I have two daughters Casey and Lindsey that keep me on my toes, make me smile, and often laugh at me too.  My daughters mean the world to me.
  2. Writing has always been my first love.  I was writing plays long before I could actually hold a crayon or pencil.  I performed my first puppet show when I was 4 years old for my Sunday school class.  Not saying that the writing was always spectacular, but it’s something I’ve loved to do for as long as I can remember.
  3. I am also an artist, though I have not really pursued that interest for a while personally.  It is something I do plan to get back into this year.  I love to paint, draw and create artwork. 
  4. I was in theatre in middle school and it terrified me.  I got terrible stage fright and couldn’t make my voice work.  After I had kids I somehow lost the stage fright and have no trouble speaking to crowds.  Weird, huh?
  5. I love studying religions, beliefs, cultures, history and physics.  One of my favorite past times is expanding my horizons.  I am a firm believe in God, and a Reiki Master too.
  6. I have been an avid ghost hunter and researcher of the weird, the unusual and paranormal long before it was a popular thing to do.  By the age of ten I had published my first short story – horror fiction
  7. It has actually been challenging for me to write inspirational, as I have a natural lean to the dark side of things, but I have learned to balance the two and enjoy inspirational writing and reading very much now, though I still love to read Dean Koontz and Stephen King.

Versatile Blogger

Thank you http://living4bliss.wordpress.com/ for this wonderful award. Readers please visit and subscribe to this awesome blog. This blog is designed to be informational and uplifting.  I love hearing her point of view and enjoy the opportunity to share.

Pass the award along to 15 other blogs.

And the winners are…

Take a moment to browse and enjoy.    What an honor to be able to pass this on to other people who are so talented and fun!