I was given a couple of blog awards these past few weeks, which was so sweet of both the awarders...The first award was from my sis at Knitting Mania, who is currently looking at green meadows and snow capped mountains (see her blog) She is fairly new to blog land but has caught on fast and is enjoying the friends we both have made here.
The rules on these awards are to pass them on to others so worthy of their name. Please know if I name you as a recipient don't feel obliged. Just know that I would like to honor your presence in my daily dose of blogland. If you would like to pass them on and so honor other fellow bloggers please do!
I myself enjoy receiving awards, and enjoy giving them out, but I don't let myself feel pressured to do so, till I find the time to enjoy it!
So here we go five blogs that make my day...
5 Blogs that Make My Day
Here's the rules:
1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver
3. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.
Pappy's Balderdash If you like a little balderdash, with your morning coffee go check out this
fairly new blog that is both eclectic and entertaining as he had hoped. The man definitely has a way with words. He can write a poem, or a story that melts your heart, or makes you giggle. By his definition: Balderdash - is not a rapidly receding hair line, but rather senseless talk, or writing; nonsense, but when he gets on the subject of politics he doesn't pull any punches.
Pappy I know you have already received this award, so don't feel obligated. I just thought some of my readers might enjoy your blog as much as I do.
Strider is actually a family friend of ours. He was doing a bit of lurking around blog land, and some how I talked him into starting his own blog. Well he has taken off and hit his stride quite quickly in this medium. Strider has a gift of communicating and in his laid back unassuming way he is able to give us a daily dose of wisdom, with a great sense of humor, that gives you much food for thought as you go on you way. He likes to see the parables in life situations that bring you to a conclusion that there really is only one way.
My Messy, Thrilling Life This gal Brin has the art of living down pat. She can whip up a meal, plant a garden, travel off to foreign lands, give a Monday devotional that blesses your heart, decorate, knit, sew, run an Esty shop, bakery, all that and do her real job, which is being an oil broker. She has a big following, but it is always fun to see how she is living out her life...did I mention she is writing a book....
A Haven for Vee This is one popular lady. I went to give her this award, and she already had just received two others. So if you have not run into this charming gal, you need to drop in and get a peek around her blog. Vee's blog can update you on her slowly receding snow pile (she lives in New England) or keep you in the know on blog land itself. She hits many blogs a day and participates in many blog events, bringing together many folks, with different interests. I told her she should write for a news paper. She is definitely a gatherer of information. I always feel my world growing larger when I visit Vee's place. And watch out for her dry wit and sense humor, she keeps a good focus on what is good and positive about life.
Grace Here is a little known blog because the blogger is very low keyed about her presences in blogland. She likes to fly under the radar. Her blog if full of true beauty that shines out of her soul into all that she touches. Whether it be a poem, a spiritual truth, or some marvelous photos. This is one special gal and she is only 18. But with a maturity of spirit that defies her years. Do check out this special place. I don't know if she will be blogging much longer...she is leaving for a six month YWAM mission in a few weeks...stop by and leave her a prayer and a blessing for her commitment to following Him!
This next award is for creativity...given to me by my dear friend Barbara over at Ramblings from and English Garden. This blog is such and inspiring place to visit on all levels for me. She is a woman of great spiritual strength, a love for God and all that He has created. If you want a good read of a life inspired by the King check out her "My Story" You will have to go back to the first one and read it forward.
Arte y pico
1. Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog.
3. Each award winner (upon acceptance) should show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.
4. Show the link of Arte y Pico blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. Show these rules.
Love White Linen DeeDee has created a blog that welcomes you into her world of pure southern elegance and hospitality. I know when I get a chance to drop by her blog, usually late at night, I am going to find music to quiet my spirit, pictures of beauty and grace, and words that come from a gentle heart. Truly a delightful spot to rest my soul. Thank you DeeDee for sharing this virtual home of yours with all of us.
Much Ado About Something Sara's blog is a fascinating creative adventure. If you like fine paintings, beautiful photographs, thoughtful quotes, and good literature this is the blog for you to go check out. She will take you on many of her walking tours through southern CA. But if you give her a chance she will take your mind on tours of the world...check out her book lists!!!!!!!!!
I owe to her the great discovery of an old but new author to me Elizabeth Goudge.
The Birdbath Chronicles Lavinia is a lady that has a lot to say about many, many aspects of life. She is a woman that loves and appreciates art in its many forms. She loves a good painting, but also enjoys films and the beauty of the earth around her. She is a bit of a chatter box, and can give it right back to some of our more witty bloggers with friendly heart felt banter. She is a lover of animals, whether it be her best buddy Mr. Bebbers, or the neighborhood birds. She is one interesting fun loving gal.
Tea In My Cup Now if you enjoy the fine art of tea making, go no further, this is the place you for you. Alice has all kinds of resources on her blog for every recipe, every tea party idea and so much inspiration on how to bring tea into every occasion of life. This is my go to place for Tea's. Something I do love to do from time to time for my dear friends. Just reading all her recipes with her beautiful pictures of lovely table and place settings, makes me want to have a Tea everyday. Alice’s’ blog is such a civilized place of beauty and the fine art of Tea
4Reluctant Entertainers Sandy is perfecting and teaching the true art of hospitality over at her place. A friend of mine recently read her blog and was so inpired by Sandy's vision of using hospitality to serve others, that my friends whole paradymn shifted. This gal knows how to entertain, and do it with style and ease. She can teach you how to give in this area with out the stress and fuss. Just a labor of love that reaps much, much blessing to all who are the blessed recipents of her gifting.