A-ward of Thanks…

I am so late in thanking the bloggers who nominated me for some awards recently, but my gratitude remains the same as the day they chose me. I’ve been a little busy lately so I hope they can forgive me! The reason I started my blog was to share with others all sorts of good stuff that I find or make, so to be recognized for that means a lot. So thank you!

Miki from Miki’s Kitchen nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award!

According to Miki, “The Liebster Award takes its name from the German word, meaning beloved, dearest or favorite. It’s given to a fairly new or up and coming blog with a relatively small following, less than 200 followers.”

The rules are:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
3. Present the award to 3-5 blogs with less than 200 followers who you feel deserve to be noticed.
4. Let those nominees know you chose them via comment on their blog or an email.

I’m not sure of the follower count on these blogs, but I want to give them a shout out. For the Liebster Blog Award, I nominate:
Ode to Inspiration
Bumbleberry Lane
Danny’s Kitchen

And once again, thanks to Miki for nominating me. I love to see what she is making. I wish I was her co-worker because she’s always baking cupcakes and bringing them into work!

The adorable and talented Choc Chip Uru from Go Bake Yourself nominated me for my first Sunshine Award! Not only does she bake and share recipes, but she also includes great stories with her posts.

The rules are:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Copy and paste the award onto your post/blog.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
4. Present the award to other bloggers (10-12) and let them know via a comment on their blog or an email that you nominated them.

Questions: (I’ve seen many different questions for this award, but I will use the ones CCU did in her post…)
1. Favorite Color: Red or pink
2. Favorite Animal: Dog
3. Favorite Number: 13
4. Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Coca-Cola (I try not to drink it at home, but I do love a good fountain soda when I’m out!)
5. Facebook or Twitter: Honestly, I wish Google+ took off better than it did! 😦
6. My Passion: Making sure my kids are happy and feel loved.
7. Giving or Getting Presents: I like making and giving gifts from the heart…
8. Favorite Pattern: Tiny polka dots or gingham
9. Favorite Day of the Week: Monday (Believe it or not, it’s my day to unwind!)
10. Favorite Flower: Gerber/Gerbera Daisy (just like the one in the award!)

Now this may be cheating, but I haven’t been around these parts long enough to have another list of blogs I enjoy aside from the ones I’ve mentioned in my Kreativ Blogger Award post and the One Lovely Blog Award post. You can see the ones I chose here and here. I’m sure there will be a bunch more in the coming months as I get more familiar with you all.

I received another Kreativ Blogger Award from Choc Chip Uru at Go Bake Yourself and couldn’t be more pleased! She just posted her 100th Chocolate Post! That’s a lot of chocolate talk, but is there anything better to talk about? I think not.

Thank you for the double whammy CCU!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank those who stop by, comment, “like” posts, and follow my blog. You all rock.

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