I am very excited to say that a fellow awesome blogger, of The Self-styled Life , has nominated me for the “Versatile Blogger Award“!
Like The Self-styled Life, I was not too familiar with the award, so as per her post: this is an award given among bloggers to other new or recently discovered bloggers who are doing a great job with their blog!
The rules of the award are:
- Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
- Tell your readers seven (7) things about yourself.
- Give this award to up to fifteen (15) recently discovered bloggers.
- Contact those bloggers and let them in on the exciting news.
I think this is a fun way to recognize other bloggers and help spread the word about some of the great stuff that’s out there.
So first off, I would like to say thank you so much to The Self-styled Life. Hers is such a great blog about being newly married, reflecting about the single life, her travels, the choices she made in grad school, the choices ahead for her life and career, and real family life…the funny and the tragic– all wrapped up in a thoughtful relatable style. So to be nominated by a great blogger is totally an honor, especially when she describes me as living the self-styled life. Thank you, Jean.
7 little tidbits about myself:
1. I have three top men in my life…my husband, my grandson and of course my father.
2. I am #2 of four children. My mother is my best friend as are all my siblings.
3. I LOVE chocolate and if I have to choose, I would choose dark over milk chocolate and if I were to choose again, I would choose crunchy peanuts or almonds in dark chocolate bark.
4. I love azaleas and caladiums in the spring time and the smell of hay in the summer.
5. I love to sit at my chair by my computer that swivels and rocks and look at the pictures of my beautiful daughters.
6. I have thoroughly enjoyed starting this blog and getting the stories down. My dream is to collect enough of them to create a self-published book to present to my siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews some day.
7. When I think that my father was a Dutchman raised in Mexico City and my mother, an all American girl from Washington State, I think it’s a miracle that they met and that I’m even here today. Really, I find it amazing.
Lastly, I need to nominate (and contact) other bloggers for this award! Being rather new, I’m also still new to reading blogs, so I don’t have many! Here are my picks since I first really emerged in April. I was around before April, but learned so much more when Dianna and MJ led me through.
These Days of Mine: Dianna posts EST early each morning before I get up CST. Her sunsets, views of her river, cat Sundae and family musings put “the wind in my sails” to start my day. Amazingly, she has been Freshly Pressed twice in as many months. Dianna’s calm, steady voice and amazing photography about her days are clear and keep things in perspective. She encourages me quietly by visiting my site and blogging. Thank you, Dianna.
Emjay and Them Emjay amazes me with her reflections and experiences regarding family life. Sometimes I think we are thinking parallel thoughts and leading parallel lives. She graciously gave me permission to reblog her April 29 post and with that one gesture, I felt an ushering in and welcome into the blogging community I will long remember. I am grateful to MJ, for her generosity and leading me through.
The Monster in My Closet by Deb Bryan is witty and profound. Her depth for compassion for others seemingly knows no bounds. As a YA novelist she transfers this talent to story telling. I look forward to not only reading her posts but reading her latest novel, The Monster’s Daughter. I am grateful for her visits to my site and her carefully crafted comments/replies when she visits or when I visit hers.
Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide is written by Greg and and his wife Katherine. Amazingly they post daily giving all us bloggers fabulous and unique ideas of what to serve. Their recipes are do-able, irresistible and perfect for easy entertaining. They are unique and appeal to the tastes of my family. They touch on gardening fresh ingredients for the kitchen. And if you don’t ever prepare any of their recipes, their photographed presentations are delicious to look at!!!
LenoreDiane’s Blog captures all that makes family life memorable, poignant and funny. She approaches all her posts with a good dose of humor which communicates she’s ready for anything. Her recent posts on Adventure Girl, following her niece bike along the Eastern coast record an amazing experience for this young member of her family. If you’re ready for anything, her blog posts slide in and out allowing you to choose the article and adventure you want to read about.
Hope you enjoy my suggestions as much as I do! Thanks again to Jean at The Self-styled Life and to my visitors and readers!