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 in trees close by. 

2.  I absolutely love candles. 

3.  As a child I loved to climb trees.

4.  When I was 12 years old I worked as a junior life guard and taught toddlers to swim at an indoor pool.

5.  I love cake. 

6.  I love riding motorcycles.

7.  While I like the sound of storms, being around water (like a lake or the ocean) when there’s a storm is very frightening to me.  I do NOT like choppy water.  I drowned in a wave pool at a water park when I was 14 yrs old, but the lifeguard saved me. 

The Bloggers I am nominating for this award (in no particular order) are:

http://francescannotwrite.wordpress.com/

http://magnoliabeginnings.org/

http://thestagingchick.com/

http://memyselfandela.wordpress.com/

http://cookwithkathy.wordpress.com/

http://huntingforbliss.wordpress.com/

http://fivereflections.wordpress.com/

http://edprescott.wordpress.com/

http://trikatykid.wordpress.com/

http://freedomtoafulllife.wordpress.com/

http://susandanielseden.wordpress.com/

http://simplifypersonalproductivity.wordpress.com/

http://geniespeaks.wordpress.com/

http://theblazingtrail.wordpress.com/

http://workthedream.wordpress.com/

These are but a few of the blogs I read.  Please take the time to check them out. 

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!!

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:

  1. Copy the Kreativ Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. List 7 things about you that people might find interesting.
  4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Kreativ Blogger Award.
  5. Leave a comment on the blogs you nominate to let them know about the award.

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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 award.  These are some of my favorite blogs full of creativity and insight, please take a moment to check them out!  There are many many more! 

http://makesomethingmondays.wordpress.com/

http://kittybloger.wordpress.com/

http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/

http://susandanielseden.wordpress.com/

http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/

http://kathrynrubidoux.wordpress.com/

http://ram0singhal.wordpress.com/

The Sunshine Award :)

 

I have been nominated by http://makesomethingmondays.wordpress.com  for the Sunshine Award. Awww! Thank you! I love her blog, it has a little bit of all kinds of things and she encourages me and makes me smile!! 

The award has some guidelines to be followed.

1. Include the logo in a post on your blog.

2. Answer 10 questions about yourself.

3. Nominate 10-12 marvelous bloggers.

4. Let your nominees knows about their award by linking them to the Sunshine Award in their comments sections.

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

10 questions for the Sunshine Award

  1. Favorite Color: Black. I love black, it goes with everything!!
  2. Favorite Animal: I have a special love for wolves.  I used to have a couple of malamutes and would love to get another one.
  3. Favorite Number: 25
  4. Favorite Drink: raspberry lemonade – just because I want to be different.
  5. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, though I don’t like the new format.  Twitter is okay and I’m beginning to like it better.
  6. Your Passion: Art and writing of any kind
  7. Favorite Pattern: I don’t know….something that flows and is interesting. lol
  8. Giving or Receiving Gifts: Giving for sure!! I love to make gifts or find something I know someone will love then watch their face light up when they open it.
  9. Favorite Day: Saturdays
  10. Favorite Flower: I love flowers, in a garden and out in the sunshine.  I like the one’s you can stick in the ground, wish them luck then watch them come back again the next season.  ha.  Other than that I guess if I get real flowers I like carnations and roses for their fragrance and colors.

The following talented bloggers have given me non-stop encouragement and sunshine and I enjoy reading and checking out their pages:

http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/

http://bcommanderinchic.com/

http://noruffdays.com/

http://memyselfandela.wordpress.com/

http://freedomtoafulllife.wordpress.com/

http://fivereflections.wordpress.com/

http://smsdesire.wordpress.com/

http://kittybloger.wordpress.com/

http://paularenee.wordpress.com/

http://ahardyperspective.wordpress.com/

http://faithrises.com/

Take a moment to say hello and share a smile with these talented people.  🙂