Posts Tagged ‘Blog Award’

Blog of the Year Award 4 star jpegCongratulations to Eunice of Living and Lovin for receiving her 6th and final star to add to her Blog of the Year 2012 award.   Everyone knows she’s already a real star in cyberspace, but to receive six stars for her blog  is a tremendous honor.  If you haven’t checked out Eunice’s blog, don’t miss it.  She is versatile and every place at once, and talented, and kind and fun and funny and a serious photographer, artist, crafter, and acute observer of life.    You name it – Eunice is good at it and her blog is no exception!  And I LOVE her dog, JT!

Meanwhile, thank you Eunice for awarding a fourth star to my own Blog of the Year 2012!  I may not reach that pinnacle place with the coveted six stars, but one was a tremendous thrill.  Receiving four leaves me  mute!  Well….. almost.



Being lazy and overwhelmed with holiday preparations, I am taking a  shortcut and nominating favorite bloggers from my blogroll.  Congratulations!  You are the erstwhile winners of the Blog of the Year Award 2012!  Think of me as Santa’s Helper, dropping gifts from the sky!  Look up!  You may actually see the shooting stars heading in your direction!

Have you claimed your award yet?

Are you adding stars as I nominate you?

If you have not claimed your award, please take a look at my blogroll and see if you are there.   Are you there?  If so, YOU ARE A WINNER! And note:  I have recently added a bunch of new blogger friends to my blogroll favorite list.  If you weren’t there before, you may be there now.

Also note:  If you still don’t see yourself on the list, but we are commenting and communicating with each other, then count yourself “IN” on this prestigious award too!

About The Blog of the Year 2012 Award:

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once, this one is different!  When you begin, you will receive the one star award.  Then every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star!  And as if you did not know by now,  there are a total of six stars to collect.

You can check out your favorite blogs and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, you can still award them again and again to help them reach the maximum of six stars!





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Congratulations to CathyG of Comments from Cathy for receiving yet another award.  The Mrs. Sparkly Ten Commandments Award is supposedly based on a real woman who was (or is) known for her elegance.  She was/is also renowned for her personal integrity, good manners and behavior, for having high expectations of people, and a great sense of humor.  All of these things certainly shine in Cathy’s blog, so be sure to take a look.

Now Cathy has gone and passed the award on to another group of bloggers, including me, and in so doing, zeroed in on one of my best kept secrets – I LOVE things that sparkle!  So this award is happily received – not because I am elegant and possess all those wondrous qualities (though I’m sure I do) – but because “sparkly” is in the title and that makes me feel good.

The rules of this award:

Answer 10 questions.

Nominate some bloggers you think deserve this award.

Notify your nominees.

Sounds easy huh?  But, answering the 10 questionscommandments is more difficult than you might think.

1)      Describe yourself in seven words.

Sparkly – Ha!







2)      What keeps you up at night?

My dog, Rozie, who has nightmares or hears things and pants in my ear to wake me up at 2:00 AM.  When I finally calm her down, she goes back to sleep, but I’m awake the rest of the night!

3)      Whom do you aspire to be (like)?

A combination of people with various admirable traits, talents, abilities, drive, self control, beauty, and loving characteristics.

4)      What scares you?

People who cough in my face.

5)      What are the best and worst things about blogging?

Best:  Of course, the other-worldly bloggers I meet and admire who provide new perspectives.  And I love having this platform for my need to write and show and tell. Thanks to my son if you are reading this, for telling me to stop saying, “I can’t.”

Worst:  My growing obsession with blogging where every spare minute is spent, and when not blogging, thinking about blogging and thinking about it and thinking about it, etc. etc. etc. and etc.

6)      What was the last website you looked at? 

Photos from the Loony Bin.  Cindy is not only an excellent photographer and writer, but she makes me laugh out loud (LOL).

7)      If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I would magically appear as a size 6 and look fabulous in a teeny weeny red bikini.  I know this is not an altruistic or admirable wish at my venerable age, but sometimes “truth is stranger than fiction.”

8)      Slankets yes or no?

I had to look this one up.  Didn’t realize it is a blanket with sleeves for easier reading.  Great idea but obviously my answer is “no.”  I never had one.

9)      What are you wearing now?

Jeans and a summer blouse, a solar watch (never needs a battery!), and a little sparkly gemstone necklace (See, I love Sparkles!).  Not wearing: shoes.

10)   Tell us something about the person who nominated you.

I have been following Cathy G for some time now because I love her stories and pictures of her family.  She is so fortunate to have a wealth of information and photographs that go way way back to her ancestors and she writes about them so beautifully.  I hope she is planning to convert her blog into a book.  It will be a wonderful gift for those she loves.

Phew!  Now that is done and if I haven’t embarrassed myself too badly, here’s the good part – nominating other oh-so-talented bloggers for this very unique award.  And yes, you all sparkle and shine!

Mama’s Empty Nest

Not Quite Old

Coming East

Lydia Street

The Coastal Crone


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