Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Award Day

Sorry this has been a two day process...check out my new award winning blogs!
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.


The Texican said...

First of all thank you for the award. I am glad you enjoy the flummery. I really need a new hat now that my head is getting larger. This is a great exercise for me and has provided an unexpected pleasure of meeting all kinds of friendly, talented people. I will check out your other recommendations after my coffee when I am lucid enough to appreciate their offerings.

Nadine said...

Congratulations on your awards and to all the winners. I think it's great that you are enjoying blogland and making so many friends. Isn't it fun?

Have a great day.

Sara said...

Wow, first, congratulations to you on receiving these well-deserved awards. I'm blown away to be in such good company in receiving this one from you too. Thank you, I feel honored and appreciate your kind words very much.

Now, I'm off to visit Pappy's Balderdash...sounds intriguing! He's the only one here I'm not a regular reader of.


Knitting Mania said...

Great Award picks sis....and congrats on the creativity award from Barbara, you soooo deserve it!

I'm trying to catch up on all your recent posts, now that we've landed in Mt and I'm not traveling.

Off to read others.....have a good day, oh by the way, we woke up to 3inches of snow this morning, HA! Crazy weather! :0

Sandy said...

Wow, thank you for the honor!

I just say -- GO GOD!

Great to hear about your friend, too!

Dee Dee said...

My dear sweet friend...thank you for the award and all your kind words. I am completely honored by it. I do so enjoy this new way of communicating my thoughts while sharing my faith and trust in the Lord. Blessings for the day...Dee Dee

Alice said...

Congratulations on your awards! Thank you for your sweet words about my blog and for passing the award on to me. It is such a pretty one.

Brin said...


Thanks for the award. Such kind words... and such an honor to make your list. I appreciate the mention! Thank you...

Please, please kiss that darling baby for me. Precious thing! :D


Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

You have done a fabulous job with today's blog. What great awards and you have turned me on to some other, what look to be,blogs that I will love. I already visit, Lavinia, Barbara, Dee Dee and Chris, and I love them on a daily basis. The beauty and uplifting tone they set, along with yours, is such an amazing feast for my eyes and ears.

Strider said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm sure most of us blog for an audience of one, but it is really nice to be mentioned like this. I enjoy getting comments, and leaving comments. Isn't it interesting what drives people, what the "theme" of their life is, what excites them? Good stuff. Thanks again.... and I love the way you write. Very "artsie"!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh my! Such accolades...thank you so much for the award. I do NOT take it lightly and it's always lovely to read sweet things. I will actually make another go at it because there are so many deserving bloggers and I love spreading the joy.

I just love the pic of Puddin' Toes opposite my little paragraph. What a bright way to start my morning!

Barbara said...

Well thank you so much for the recomendations to my blog. I appreciate your thoughts and do not take them lightly.

Congrats to you on yur awards.

I have just visited Pappy but will go back and read more soon.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Thank you thank you thank you! I am so honoured, and I too see that I am in excellent company....

Your description of me and my blog has me chuckling....yes, I think I lost count of all all the report cards that described me as a chatterbox.....tee hee, !

Thank you for your kind words, especially this week, when I am without a computer at home and falling down somewhat in my blogging-ness.

You are so sweet!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

This is my first visit here, and I was thrilled to see a few of my friends being honored! I decided that you and the others mentioned must become friends too, so I will check out your blog and your links.

Happy day!

Dustye said...

Hi thanks for coming by and visiting me in my kitchen. It's good to talk to you again...it's been awhile. I'm so envious of your garden. I can grow the best weeds in California!

I stop by and see you once in awhile to check on "puddin toes" and your traveling daughter.

You know I'm missing your sister terribly and it's only been a week! Thank goodness for email, blog and cell phones! Oh how the world has changed.

I'll be adding a new recipe today and I hope you have time to give it a try.


Bachelor said...

I see some familiar faces here. Pappy's Balderdash, Strider, Lavinia. They are all good bloggers. I'm sure they all appreciate your fine comments about them. Strider is one of my spiritual devotional guides. Hope you have a great weekend. Catch ya later,
The Bach

CIELO said...

Congratulations.... came by to let you know that the house in the roses is hosting a "Show Me Your Garden Party" and you must show your lovely garden to the world... so come see! :)


Hannah said...

Bless you Cindy...
Our talks over tea remain in my heart, always.

Although, my favorite was the walk through snow covered desert :)

You're a blessing indeed!

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