Awards

My sincerest thanks goes out to http://365days2bpublished.wordpress.com for thinking enough of my stories to nominate me for this award.  I was thrilled that friends and family wanted to know what was happening with my boys, but having people from all over the world see the entertainment that is my life is so rewarding.  It is the sign I needed to know that my idea to do this blog was divinely inspired.  Thanks for nominating me, and every minute you spend reading my stories!

My heart goes to Scriptor Obscura for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award.

Scriptor Obscura a poet and literary creator blessed me with the nomination for the Liebster Blog Award.  Thanks to all of you for taking the time and reading my works.  I am so grateful to have my stories honored with the Liebster Blog Award.  It was such a wonderful surprise to awake and find out that my creative stories and blog entries had been honored with such grace.  I hope to continue to entertain readers.  I will strive to enhance my blog. Thank you Scriptor Obscura for your kindness in awarding me with the Liebster Blog  Award.

Thank you!

 

The Liebster award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, all in the spirit of fostering new connections. 

Liebster is a German word that means “dearest” or “beloved”, but it can also mean “favorite”, and the idea of the Liebster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. Please write a post about the award.  Then pass the award on to at least 5 (or more) bloggers.

The Rules are:

  1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  2. Reveal your top 5 (or more) picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  3. Post the award on your blog.
  4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogosphere – other bloggers.
  5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

I would like to nominate the following blogs

myfloridameadow.wordpress.com

http://happinessafterheartache.wordpress.com

http://iamiain.wordpress.com

http://fussy-budget.com

I know that I am supposed to post 5, but as I went through the list of bloggers that I follow or that have followed me, I found many of them difficult to decipher how many followers several of them had.  Being knew to not only blogging myself, I am new to following other bloggers and their formats.  The last spot is open for that fun new blogger!

Liebster Blog Award Part Deux!

Once Again, someone has taken the time to read my ramblings, and thought enough of them to nominate me for the Liebster Blogger Award.  Thanks to you zendictive.wordpress.com!  I am so grateful for any interest or recognition that a reader is willing to bestow upon me, it definitely makes it worthwhile when someone who doesn’t know me enjoys the stories of my parenting two boys and trying to still find the artist in myself occasionally.  I’m thrilled most of all, if you think I’m funny!

Thank you!

The guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks for the award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogsphere – other bloggers.
5. And, best of all – have fun and spread the karma by nominating five bloggers

These are in no particular order:

http://familyhaikus.wordpress.com

http://dampsquid.wordpress.com

http://paul1988t.wordpress.com

http://jacktweeter.wordpress.com

http://eightlegs2people.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/a-real-sharper-image/

Some of you are new to wordpress, and some of you have already been Freshly Pressed and likely don’t need the promotion, but I enjoy all that you have to offer from news, to art, to fiction as well as everyday life.  Please check them out, too, I think you’ll agree that they offer a myriad of wonderful perspectives!

Liebster Blogger Award part III… You love me so much–I’m a little afraid…

I have a new follower, that is not only the most awesome fan of my blog to date (no offense, mom), but we are kindred spirits.  Both of our blogs are about raising boys that are exactly the same age and have exactly the same goal in mind–to see mom taken away by the men in white coats.  I love her posts–please visit her blog: fivesecondrules.

This kind soul has nominated me for four awards since the advent of our relationship (24 hours ago!)  Her kids must have been out with dad, because she had time to do a lot of reading!  Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you!  I’ve been waiting for this response to my life story–Thank you!!

The first one is the Liebster Blogger Award:

 The Liebster award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers, all in the spirit of fostering new connections. 

Liebster is a German word that means “dearest” or “beloved”, but it can also mean “favorite”, and the idea of the Liebster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. 

There are some conditions that go along with these awards, and at the bottom of this page I will pass them onto several other bloggers that I find much too well kept secrets–hopefully these awards will bring them fame and fortune–and a lot more followers!

The next one is:

 

Award #2 Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award

 

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you….The rules for this award are that you must answer the following ten questions and nominate ten blogs that you think deserve the award.

1. Describe yourself in seven words. 
   Funny, pretty easy going, chubby, creative, artistic, MOM, loyal

2. What keeps you up at night?
My children, and a nap during the day.

3. Whom would you like to be?
A better version of myself, thin now and forever,

4. What are you wearing now?
A nightie–not a sexy one–but not totally 95, either.

5. What scares you?
Bugs!  And never reaching the dreams I have for myself.  Then there are those ovious fears every parent has but never wants to mention.

6. What are the best and worst things about blogging?
Best:  Comments, high stats, and other funny bloggers

Worst:  hoping my children will do something really aweful to provide me enough fodder to get through writers block.

7. What was the last website you looked at?

WordPress

8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

 Have more restraint–be willing to put in the time and effort for a long term and gratifying result rather than needing constant immediate gratification that undoubtedly pales in comparison to something strived for.

9. Slankets, yes or no?

sounds like sock-blankets–not sure the purpose, so no…

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

Five Second Rules, I just met yesterday!  I immediately felt like she had been peeking in our windows and stealing our life for her blog posts!  She is hilarious!!!  I want her and her family to be our new best friends (at her house, not mine!)  Check her out–if you like my blog, you will definitely like hers!

This award requires me to nominate 10 people–I will nominate 10 bloggers at the bottom of my acceptance speech–all these awards are for you! 

Award # 2: The Sunshine Award

 

Rules: Thank the person who nominated you for the award: Check. Answer the questions that come with it: Check (see below.) Nominate ten people to receive it: Check (see above).

1. Favorite Color:

Any version of brown (tan, taupe, chocolate, ivory) and green

2. Favorite Animal:

    Elephants

3. Favorite Number:

a winning one!

4. Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink:

Iced Coffee sweetened with stevia

5. Facebook or Twitter:

    Facebook.

6. My Passion: 

Creating anything (accept more children)–anything artistic

 7. Getting or Giving Presents:

Giving!

8. Favorite Pattern:

I don’t think a designer can truly answer this!

9. Favorite Day of the Week:

    Fridays and Saturdays

10. Favorite Flower:

Lily

Award # 4: The Candle Lighter Award

 

 

So here are the boggers I nominate!

Zendictive

Asturian diary

Dampsquid

The Mainland

The Good Greatsby

Enjoy My Adventure

My Florida Meadow

Jacktweeter

Family Haikus

Happiness after heartache

Okay, so I didn’t follow all the rules of nomination, but I selected all of you for various reasons–some of you are new(er) to blogging, and because I enjoy your blogs, I want others to discover you.  Some of you have been around a while, have obtained the coveted “Freshly Pressed” award and have a larger following than Jesus himself.  And all of you have a marvelous talent for getting interesting, funny and beautiful subject matter to your readers–so this is my way of thanking you for keeping me entertained.  Be a sport and pass these on to the bloggers that you follow!

Now, the Versatile Blogger Award!!!  Whoooo hoooo!

Zendictive Nominated The Donovan Boys for the Versatile Blogger Award.

 Wow! Thank you!  It was The Oscar’s on Sunday, and I guess we all have accolades-fever!  I am grateful to you, Zendictive, for following my blog and finding the musings of my role as mom interesting enough to return often!  That goes for everyone who takes the time to (hopefully) let me entertain them for a few minutes!

I’m supposed to share seven completely random pieces of information about myself.

1) Let’s see…I thought I might never get around to having children, and that was just fine with me.  The Universe is getting the last laugh.

2) I am far more introspective and sensitive than I allude to in my blog posts.

3) The movie I get sucked into everytime I run across it on the TV is “The Shawshank Redemption.”

4) That reminds me–if I got to heaven and Morgan Freeman was actually God–I would be thrilled!

5) Having children made me go from pet lover to animal killer for sport–I have no patience for my pets or anyone else’s anymore.

6) Conversation’s With God is one of the most comforting books I have ever read.

7) I’m sort of lazy–but it’s offset by neurosis.

Now, here are the seven bloggers I have chosen for The Versatile Bloggers Award, in random order:

Dampsquid  (and you thought you’d gotten all the awards I could send!)

The Good Greatsby  ( I know how much you love awards!)

 

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2 thoughts on “Awards”

  1. This is awesome! Congrats! You blogs are really funny. I just read them all…stumbled across your page on the word press main page. Check mine out! I think you will enjoy…

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