Versatile Blogger & Lovely Blog Award


A few weeks ago (okay, it was probably more like a few months ago), I received the Versatile Blogger Award and Lovely Blog Award from some amazing bloggers.  I love receiving awards not only because I get a self-confidence boost but also because I get to share the love too. 

This post is to thank some incredible bloggers who were so kind enough to think of me for these awards and to pass on these awards to some other incredible, well-deserved bloggers. 

First, I'd like to thank my good friend Amber from Nater Tot for The Versatile Blog Award.  Although I received this award once before, it was like getting it for the first time all over again because it came from a friend and blog that I truly admire.  Thank you Amber! 

For the Versatile Blog Award, you are asked to...
1.  Share seven things about you.
2.  Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs.
3.  Let your nominees know about the award.

Since I received this award, I won't bore everyone with another seven things about myself.  (You can see the original seven here if you're interested.)  I will, however, use the opportunity to nominate a few blogs with this award in addition to my original 15.  These two blogs are honest, fun, and written by some sweet, authentic bloggy moms.  Please check them out!
Then, all of a sudden, I received The Lovely Blog Award from a number of bloggy friends:  Tessa at The Shopper Gal, Liz at From Chalkboards to Strollers, Gina at It's How She Rolls, and Leigh from The Holistic Health Maven.   Wow, did I feel honored, and I still do. 

Since this is the first time I received The Lovely Blog Award, I would like to follow the following rules.

1. Accept the award.
(Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.)

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

So here, in no particular order, are some creative, inspiring blogs written by some wonderful ladies.  Please check them out!

In the end, receiving an award, whether it's our first time or fifth time, is a reminder that we belong to a wonderfully supportive community of blog friends.  I love blogging and am so appreciative of the many friends I've made through this process.  I hope by sending out these awards, I will be able to spread the same sunshine and cheer I felt when receiving them :)  Congrats to all!


  1. Wow, check you out! That's a lot of awards given to you! Congrats! They're well-deserved!

  2. Congrats to you - your blog is one of the ones I look forward to in the mornings. I'm so excited to check out the blogs you listed!

  3. Hey, wow, thanks so much! For the recommendation AND for the compliments of my photos. You must know how I love to have my ego stroked! :-)

  4. And, hey, I wanted to become a follower or subscribe, but I don't see a button or link anywhere! can you give me some help?

  5. Congrats on the awards! Love your blog, you definitely deserve them! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

  6. Congrats on your awards and thank you so much for passing one on to me!!! I appreciate it a ton! Can't wait to pass this on to some other great blogs. I will be sure to get this out very soon...I am guily of being behind on award hand out!!!! Thanks again for you kind words! Keeping up the great blogging!

    Karen @

  7. Congrats again! And thank you so much for your kind words :) I want to check out some of these blogs you find worthy. My favorite blogs are usually the ones I've found through my bloggy friends!

  8. Congrats on the awards! And good for you for actually posting about them :) I take forever to do it because of all the rules!

  9. Congrats, so well deserved awards!

  10. Congratulations on the award! I love your blog. Keep up the great work! And, thank you for nominating me. I just re-read your comment to the holiday post I wrote and realized I hadn't come by to formally say thank you! Thank you! I feel so honored!



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