Share the Love : Award Announcements

I am guilty of never reposting awards. It's not that I'm not grateful because I am. Half the time they look REALLY cheesy and honestly I don't like putting them on my page. However, when I take into account the benefits of reposting them I am forced to reconsider. Not only do I get to thank someone for the ultimate compliment, but I also get to showcase a few favorites of my own. Chances are you may find someone new. I'm all about sharing the love. You really do enrich my life in ways I could not image prior to blogging. I remember when the only people who read my blog were my Dad and Cody's Mom :0) That was only a year and a half ago, a lot can change in such a short amount of time. Along the way I have had the pleasure of forging friendships with some wildly talented people. Each of you have your own individual gifts and you have ways of inspiring me to be a better person. I sound cheesy....okay....enough! I was getting off subject anyway. I'm excited to share this blog award given to me from Marfa @ The Scrumptious Life. It was a complete surprise for me to stumble upon, I was very flattered. It made me think that you never know who you can positively influence through this rapidly growing medium. It gave me a warm and fuzz feeling. At that moment I decdied that from now on I would repost awards in hopes of giving someone else that warm and fuzzy feeling, too. With that being said, I want to extend, what I hope to have a Ripple Effect, to the following bloggers who always inspire, provoke, and spark me in ways they can't even imagine.

In no particular order:

~Technodoll @ Bubblegum Diaries: Not only is she one of my oldest bloggie friends, she also maintains 3 blogs! She has recently said that she will spend a little less time doing them, but you will still find some very interesting musing nonetheless.

~Sian @ Here Be Dragons: Talk about someone who lives an enchanted life....from medieval reanactments to the occasional Welsh recipe there's delight around every corner. Plus, she was my very first bloggie friend!

~ Lydia @ Writerquake: She is the most kindhearted induvidual you will ever "meet". Her strong commitment to living a life that consistently shows such attributes never ceases to amaze me. She is always inspiring me to do more for the world, and my environment. Oh and she also has these awesome "Old Postcard Wednesdays" that you might like.

~Cathy @ The Clothsline: She has a knack for storytelling and sharing green ideas. There you can enjoy the simple truths of everyday life.

~Elk @ Red of Gray: She has a penchant for brightening your day, whether it's because of her comments or poignant posts, she'll surely have you smiling on the inside.

~MaryAnn Ashley: Stepping into MA's world is always a nice escape from the everyday. You'll also find exquiste images of her beautiful family. She is an amazing portrait photographer, and has the sunniest disposition!

~Liss @ A Memory Forever: I see her as a go-getter who's always up for challenges, especially in the realm of photography! I also admire her willingness to give without expecting anything in return.

~Gillian @ Indigo Blue: Lighthearted, fun loving, and friendly. It's like her posts are candycoated!

~Kath & Margie @ Soeurs du Jour: A blog with two posters who happen to be sisters. They both have a way of turing the mundane into the magical. I have even found some organization inspsiration within its pages.

~Jo @ MYSTORY: Here is someone who is not afraid to experiment. She is creative is so many different ways, and inspires me to try new things.

I could have added many more, but we'll save those for another day - assuming I'll get another award someday. To those of you who are listed, don't be like me and not repost them, pass them along!! It will definitely brighten someones day!


  1. oh thank you for the award ~ blogger friends really like to share....

  2. Extremely flattered and delighted! THANK YOU! Indeed it is a beautiful award and I accept with a warm heart... I will showcase on my blog this week and pay it forwards :0)

  3. It is always uplifting to be acknowledged by our fellow man in our achievements, so step right up to the plate and receive what someone thinks you deserve, I am happy for you. Hope your holiday's were great ones.

  4. Aren't you the sweetest! Thank you.

    Kath & Margie

  5. Congrats to you and to all your blogging buddies. Indigo Blue is the only other one I know and she's a doll. I'll come back and check out the other blogs later.

    Happy New Year and have a wonderful week!! :)

  6. gosh! I love ELK @ red or gray...

  7. wow, congrats upon winning, you deserve it :-)

  8. Oh my dear, thank you - you are so sweet.

  9. Thanks so much! I do have that warm and fuzzy feeling now. I'm very flattered, and can't wait to read these other blogs. :)

  10. JESSICA ARE YOU COMING OUT OF YOUR SHELL WHAT REALLY HAPPENED OVER CHRISTMAS.Are you seeing life in a different way??????Margaret Cloud said it all. love to you both.

  11. Aw. :) You deserve all the awards you get. I agree though- I don't like posting them on my page either. *blushes*

  12. Thank you I feel very flattered. There are so many wonderful and different blogs so I feel privileged.

    (Now if only I were a go getter when it comes to the subject of men. Mmmm, maybe this could be my NYE resolution)

  13. YOU made my day.......just like your beautiful posts have been dazzling spots in many of my days since "meeting" you! Thanks much for the award; have Cody give you a squeeze for me. :)

  14. Oooh .. more blogs to check out. Must go do. :)

    Happy Monday!

  15. Congrats on the award! I'm guilty of hoarding awards for months!

    Happy New Year!

  16. you are so sweet...always an encouragement... the hubs will be glad to hear about my sunny disposition

  17. i think you will like this. Sand and Stone

    A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.
    During some point of the journey they had an argument, and
    one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got
    slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:


    They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they
    decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got
    stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him.
    After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone.


    The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked
    him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write
    on a stone, why?"

    The other friend replied "When someone hurts us we should write
    it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But,
    when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it
    in stone where no wind can ever erase it."


    They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to
    appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

  18. You totally deserve the award here, and I thank your blog for nourishing me everytime I drop by. Blog on and inspire us more. =)

  19. Good lord, thank you!! I am so honoured. Now if I can figure out how to post this I will. I am so clueless on Typepad. I will do my best to get this up there and then share the love. It is my first award since changing platforms!!! You are so sweet to include me amongst the worthy blogs you've chosen here.
    Thanks honeybunch xoxox

  20. You deserve're awesome! I enjoy learning more about you and your photography journey!

  21. OH thank you...a wonderful award :)

  22. Oh! I love finding other wonderful blogs! Can't wait to check these out!!