09 August 2011

My First Award!

I interrupt this usual programming to bring you this announcement! (I've always wanted to say that.) Crevice of a Crumpet just awarded me "The Versatile Blogger" award! Thank you so much! Oh, I'm so excited! This is so great because her blog is very funny and I really do enjoy reading it. She blogs about her experiences managing her marriage, motherhood and getting her master's degree...goodness talk about an inspiration for the rest of us, right? So go over there and give a shout-out and a follow to Crevice of a Crumpet for me!

Well, here's the thing about receiving this award...there are a few rules to it! The Rules after accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.
Okay...so here's a few things about myself!

1) I have my Bachelor's Degree in Communication
2) I don't know how to swim even though I spent most of my life in California
3) Two weeks after my 21st birthday, when my mom gave me the ring she had since she was 21, I lost it in the car and still can't find it.
4) I have never gotten a manicure or pedicure. (I like doing my own nails).
5) I had a major crush on Leonardo DiCaprio in the 5th grade. And I still do.
6) I'm unemployed at the moment.
7) I hate impressions, yet slapstick humor still can make me laugh.

Okay, here's the part I hate -- I have to chose just 15 blogs to list...and there are so many I enjoy. But here are the ones that I would love to bestow "The Versatile Blogger" Award upon!

1) Red Mojo Mama
2)  Are We There Yet?
3) Nancy Jako: A New Ending
4) The Desert Rocks
5) The Sleeping Fascinator
6) Untroubled Kingdom of Laila Knight
7) A Productive Pen
8) Life is Hard, Laugh anyway
9) From Sarah, With Joy
10) The True Book Addict
11) Nancy S. Thompson
12) Michelle Dennis Evans
13) Tonja's Musings
14) Driftwood Ramblings
15) Jean Lauzier's Blog (Under the Troll's Bridge)

 Oh, this is inspiring me to write all ready!

Please go check them out:


  1. Thank you Nicole. I really appreciate it and I will pass it along soon. I am in the middle of a big writing project and that's why you haven't heard from me lately. Love your cute blog. Hate de Caprio though and hope you find your ring.

  2. Yay! Congratulations on your award!

    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for signing up for our Newsday Tuesday Hop! I'm the host and would really love it if you can join the rest of the moms at voiceBoks.com where the moms who sign up for the hop continue their connections and receive community experience like no other. We help moms gain traffic and expand their network. Please come check us out!

    Hope to see you there!


    Lexie Lane

  3. First - congratulations on the award!

    Second - I am in love with the sheep in your header!

    Third - I also was IN LOVE with Leo. I think I might still have a bit of a crush ... :0)

    newest follower from today's blog hop! hope you stop on by and visit us @ www.blenifer.com

  4. Thanks for the award. I bet the ring will show itself eventually...things like that always do.

  5. Hi Nicole! Well, first my congratulations on the award! And thank you so much for selecting me as one of your recipients! How cool is that? I love awards!

    I apologize for not commenting earlier. I had to speed read my entire ms for a full submission. Yikes, that was nightmare!

    I will get on this for my next post at the end of the week. In the mean time, I will check out your other recipients! Thanks again!!

  6. Hi Nicole! I am so touched that you selected my humble blog as worthy of receiving this award and I sincerely appreciate your having bestowed it on me. Thank you!

    I am unfortunately one of those lousy spoil-sports, as I run an award-free blog. I really do need to say something to that effect on my blog, but haven't actually got around to doing so, as I didn't want to presume anyone would consider awarding me anything. I am a "no frills" kind of person and write my blog purely for the pleasure of sharing. The best award to me is receiving the lovely comments I do from my followers :)

    I am DELIGHTED for you, though! Well done on receiving this worthy recognition!

    I hope your ring reveals its hiding place in due course. I find that when I'm obsessing over something I've lost, it remains out of sight, but as soon as I make peace with it and let go, it reappears ;)

    I also like Leonardo Di Caprio.

  7. Wow, thank you so, so much! I can't begin to thank you enough. The support and sense of community that is part of the blogosphere is why I do it in the first place, and things like this keep me feeling motivated :) So thank you, I hope things are going wonderfully for you!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  8. Congrats on your award!
    Thank you for following my blog. I am sure my writing style and spelling about makes you want to drink.
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Congrats! Award here are so fun because they come from your peers. We share your #4 in the list. I've always been too much of a country girl to worry about nails, etc.

    Thanks for adding yourself to my followers, too.

  10. Congrats on your award! Wow, you had to pass it on to 15 bloggers. That's just crazy. What happened to just five? :)

  11. Congrats dear! am your theblogfrog friend! i really like this post and start following you! Thanks for share with us! Enjoy! am also a blogger! Enjoy!!!

  12. yeahhhh!! huge congrats and what a great blog!!!

  13. Congratulations gal! Way to go!!

    I came across your website on the SITS Forum Thread 'Let the Following Begin'.
    I am now following you.
    Do visit my blog too and follow it.
    Keep the 'Sistahood' alive!


  14. Thanks for the follow on Twitter. I look forward to reading your blog and Tweets. Congrats on the award. I'll have to check out the links.

  15. @The Desert Rocks - oh no problem!! Thank you for accepting the award!! I really do enjoy your blog!  Good for you staying disciplined on your project! :)

    @voiceBoks Thank you for visiting my blog!! I will definitely stop by!!

    @Jenn Marie  - Thank you!! And I love that sheep too!! It took me so long to find just the right background! (Good to find another Leo fan!)

    @Tonja - thanks! I sure hope it does!!

    @Nancy Thompson- Thank you for accepting the award!! You deserve it! Good luck on your manuscript!! 

    @Desiree- Completely understandable!! We all have our own approach! :)  I hope it shows up too-- it's so frustrating!

    @Sarah Allen -Yes it does!! Thank you for accepting!! I am so amazed about the blog community...it's so great!

    @Janiece - Oh don't worry about those things!! I'm not the type who cares! :) I love ur blog!!

    @Ciss B - good to know I'm not the only one who feels that way about manicures! ;) thanks for reading!!

    @Laila Knight - ha ha, I was happy too!! 

    @Amanda Ford - Thanks for following!! I'm so glad to meet new readers!

    @Martina - thank you!!

    @Alia Dalwai - I'm a new follower o your blog! I love it!! Thank you for following!  Love the SITs community!

    @Stacy S Jensen - Thank you! Me too!! I hope you enjoy the other blogs!

  16. Thank you so much for the award. I have never gotten an award before. I've gotten dinner, but never an reward. Thanks for the honor, and congrats for the award too :)

  17. @Kat - You totally deserve it!! Thank you!! :)

    @Tonja - I'm accepting it now! Yay!!

  18. Hi! I was going to give you the Versatile Blogger Award when I saw that you already have been awarded :-) You have a great blog!

    I have a blog called Cure for Mondays where I write about my journeys in life: ones that physically take me out on the road, also spiritual, virtual, cosmic, and imagined travels where weather has no part to play. Hope you could drop by and follow back.


    I'm your newest follower :-)

  19. Aww, thank you though! I'm so glad you enjoyed my blog!! I'm headed over to yours now - it sounds so cool!! :)


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