"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For you and you and you and you and you...

Okay, I have a confession to make. I’ve been a bit of an award hoarder lately. In fact, I have five that have stacked up over the last month (or longer) that I’ve yet to pass along. So, without further ado, it’s time to spread these around to some deserving bloggers:

First of all, thank you to Missy and Licha for this little blue ribbon:

I’m not sure the word “hottie” really describes me, but I appreciate the gesture! You girls always make me laugh.

Here’s the description of this lovely award:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Okay, so I’m not going to list eight. I have too many other awards to pass out. But I would like to send this one to:

Kim at The Child: Kim is the beautiful mother of Deaglan. I LOVE reading about her day-to-day life as a mommy. She’s thoughtful, creative and true to herself. Not to mention a wonderfully supportive blog friend.

Next, my cousin Jen honored me with a Say It Forward tribute on her blog. This is supposed to be a shout-out to a fellow blogger who loyally leaves comments on your posts.

I can think of none so loyal as the wonderful Jenners. Not only does she faithfully follow a billion blogs, she leaves thoughtful, often in-depth comments on each one. AND she faithfully responds to the comments you leave her. She’s an honest, hilarious, chocolate-loving, game-playing, not afraid to be who she is kind of woman. And I admire her for it.

This little award was bestowed upon me by the lovely Kim:

It’s supposed to be passed along to a blogger who shows a great attitude on their blog.

Bethany at My Life in Black and White has one of the kindest dispositions of anyone I’ve ever met. She’s sweet, sincere and honestly grateful for all of the blessings she has received in life. She’s currently expecting her first child (a little girl!) and I know she is going to be a wonderful mommy.

Incidentally, Bethany gave me the Kreativ Blogger award last week, prompting me to list seven things I love before I pass the award to another deserving blogger. So, here we go:

Warm, sunshiney days - Thank goodness it’s finally spring in the South! I’m loving the beautiful weather.
Gerber daisies - The bright, happy colors make me smile.
Looking through old photo albums - I love looking back and reminiscing on different times in my life.
Random road trips to the beach - I often get the spontaneous notion to hop in the car and head to Destin for the day. The past several months it’s been too cold to enjoy the beach, so I’ve walked around the shops and indulged in sea food – but now that the weather is nice, I’ll be able to hit the sand and soak up the sun.
My family – I firmly believe that I have the BEST family in the entire world. Sure, we’re often dysfunctional, but we make each other laugh and we support each other though all of life’s trials. To all of you – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, etc… - thank you for making my life a little more interesting and a lot more bearable. I LOVE YOU!

Okay, so that’s only five, but this post is getting ridiculously long and I still have another award to give away. So, for the Kreativ Blogger award, I choose this guy:

Andy at Wild ARS Chase: Andy has to be one of the most creative guys I know. He’s pee-your-pants funny and will blow your mind with some of his regular features. He blogs about everything from infomercials to celebrity gossip and everything in between. And he has mastered the art of using pictures to illustrate a story.

Okay… last one, I promise! Last week, Jenners deemed me “A Blogger’s Best Friend”

The "A Blogger's Best Friend Award" shall be given to your most loyal blog readers. Thus, the award should be given to a follower of yours who takes the time to comment regularly on many of your posts. In addition his or her blog should be creative, funny and always entertaining. Upon receiving this award, pass it along to two fellow bloggers who fit this criteria. Congratulations!

So, who get’s this one?? Drum roll please……

Lacey at Don’t Make Drugs: Lacey has been one of my favorite bloggers for quite some time. She’s is uber funny and definitely fits the “always entertaining” requirement for this award. She just finished school, is in the process of buying a house and loves animals as much as I do. Not only is Lacey hilarious, she’s a loyal commenter on my posts. She always seems to be able to relate to the things I’m going through. I love it. I makes me feel a little less crazy!

So there you have it. Sorry for the incredibly long post… I guess it would be easier to just pass these along as I get them. I promise a much quicker turn-around next time.


Kim said...

You're so sweet for thinking of me and saying such nice things! Right back at you with all of it!

Diane said...

Congrats on all your awards!!! You deserve every single one (and then some!). xo

H.K. said...

You are one of the few blogs that I read that can make award giving so entertaining to read!

I agree with your remark about Jenners. The woman has got tons of readers and always manages to repond to all her commenters!

Great post!

Lacey said...

Ooooh! Thank you so much for my award! And it even has a puppy on it! Yaaaaay! ;-)

I have yet to read many of these blogs... I'll have to check them out!

Missy said...

I have done the same thing! I have one award that I cannot for the life of me remember who gave it to me! I feel like a jerk, but just have so much to do, not to mention, my mind is going! You did a good job!

Lynda Lehmann said...

Congratulations on all those wonderful awards! And I agree with H.K., that your award post was fun to read!

A loving family is the best blessing... :)

septembermom said...

Congratulations on all these awards! You are well loved out here in bloggyworld! I enjoyed reading your award post too! Kim and Jenners have wonderful blogs. I'm looking forward to checking out your other recipients too :)

Jenners said...

Congrats on the awards, Ms. Hottie.

And I have to tell you, it is highly ironic what you said about me because I just wrote MY writer's workshop post about how I can't keep up with all the blogs I want to anymore and I have to cut back! So perhaps I should return this award... : )

Andy said...


Do I have to buy you Depends to read my blog?... I'll chalk it up as a business expense. Would pull-up trainer pants work?

Thanks for the award, Heather. Not to be corny, but it's readers like you that make writing fun.