May 18, 2013

Awards and things like needles in a haystacks!

There is nothing nicer as a blogger than being appreciated by your peers for what you do or who you are.
Can I be honest? I have so many blog awards I've lost count but I'm a spot so I'll play along.

                                           First I received The Liebster Award from coffee lady over at her blog called
 my morning cup of coffeeShe's a sweetheart with a wonderful sense of humor. She is real as they get and she write about every day life with an honesty I admire. I suggest you click on this link and go over coffee in hand and visit her asap!

Then my faith-filled friend Maria over at delight directed living honored me with the same award! When you read her blog I know you will agree with me that. Maria is a person of faith who writes from her heart. She will lift your spirits   when you read her words of faith and hope. Visit!

My friend miss bates over at miss-bates.blogspot gave me not only a Liebster Award but a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. OMG! What a sweet gal! I met her during A-Z and I can tell you truthfully she's a wonderful writer. She's writing daily in May so believe me she's a dedicated writer as well, you'll enjoy her blog, believe me!

This week my new friend Jessica   who writes over at the blog, A word or two, about a word gave me another Liebster Award. I'm giggling and hoping I reach 200 followers since I'm running out of room for all these awards :) This one is sorta cute and blueish which is my first one of this kind!  Jessica is a mom a blogger and a newly published author of a book called  "The Key to Life". How cool is that? Don't forget to visit!

The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  What is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award doesn't require any questions or answers....

Here are the rules for receiving this award: Note! I'm not completely following the rules here!
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

                       Here are the 11 random facts about myself:
1.    I only/always paint my toe nail in the summer and rarely paint my fingernails.
2.    I used to be a dog person but I am now a cat person.
3.    If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be pizza.
4.    I don’t drink milk ever.
5.    I am a huge proponent of therapy.
6.    I have never attended any of my high school reunions.
7.    If I didn’t dye my hair I would be a lovely shade of gray/white.
8.    I’m very particular about my laundry, laundry detergent and how my clothes are folded.
9.    I love having company.
10.  My belly button is an inny.  
11.  I’m not crazy about air conditioning and only use it if I have to.

                   Here are my 11 questions and answers from ….. ( I  picked) Jessica’s questions:
1.    What is your favorite day of the week? Saturday.
2.     What is your favorite TV show? Bones
3.    Out of all your family members, who are you closest to? That would be my husband Bill.
4.    What is one thing you are grateful for today? That my Mom is healthy and still with us at the ripe old age of 85 years.               
5.    Who is the one person you've lost contact with over the years and wish you could get in touch with. Nobody I can think of.
6.    Do you believe in marriage? Yes, been married 32 years and I believe relationships are better within a marriage.
7.    Salty or Sweet?  Salty without a doubt.
8.    What is one of the most beautiful/amazing things you've ever been a witness to. My daughter Heather popping out my grandson who was almost 10 pounds with 2 pushes!
9.     What is one thing you've done to help make a stranger's day better?   Let people go before me on line in the grocery store when I have two carts full.
10.   If you had one wish for the world, what would it be? No more poverty would be wonderful.
11.   What made you start blogging? I needed to keep writing after the kids accident but I wanted it to be a positive experience so I started to blog 

Here my 11 questions for the people I have tagged:

  1. Where did you go on your last vacation?
  2. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
  3. Butter or margarine?
  4. Bath or shower?
  5. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
  6. What color is your bedroom?
  7. Big handbag or small?
  8. Do you have a favorite musical genre? What is it?
  9. Wine, beer or booze which is your prefered drink?
  10. If you could no longer live in the country you now reside and had to choose one country in which to move; where would you go?
  11. Coffee or tea?
It seems to me a tad silly to keep giving these awards to the same people over and over again. So I was hoping there were a few of you who had never gotten blog awards and would let me know so I could pass these on to you.I looked through my reader, well I had trouble finding one person. I'm thinking needle in haystack here. Speak up people.

Are you out there? 
If you're my needle leave a comment cause I have something for your!!. If you're not why not answer one of my questions (blue) and leave an answer in a comment.

Follow me on Google friend connect Google + or
if you'd like you can subscribe and receive my posts by email
All are located on either side-bar.   
And while you're at it don't forget to come visit me at my other blog.

It’s called “I blog it as I see it” Just click here. 


  1. You are such a sweetheart, thanks for the blurb about me and my blog. :)
    I'm not a fan of air conditioning either, I get way too cold. :)
    I feel so honoured that you chose to answer my questions and I love that your mom is still healthy! :) And WOW! your daughter is a trooper!!

    1. The funny thing was she was yelling for a pizza!

  2. Congrats on the liebster! I'm not your needle, but I do like to answer questions, so here goes:

    Where did you go on your last vacation? Taiwan
    What did you want to be when you were growing up? A writer.
    Butter or margarine? Butter.
    Bath or shower? Bath.
    How many pairs of shoes do you own? Never thought of counting. Definitely more than 10. Maybe even 20.
    What color is your bedroom? White.
    Big handbag or small? Big.
    Do you have a favorite musical genre? What is it? Ummm... Is acoustic a musical genre?
    Wine, beer or booze which is your prefered drink? Wine. Moscato, to be specific.
    If you could no longer live in the country you now reside and had to choose one country in which to move; where would you go? USA. I wish! Haha.
    Coffee or tea? Coffee.

    1. I love your answers Dee! You're a real trooper. I don't do baths and I like my wine red and dry not white and sweet.. My b/r is goldish and I wanted to be a cop when I was growing up. I'm not sure where I'd live, probably Canada or Ireland.

  3. Congratulations! Whew, you must be exhausted, toting those around.

  4. I always love when you get awards so I can selfishly read new random Jen facts. #3,7,9,10,11 we have in common. I am so very glad to hear about your mom! I know it has been touch and go for so long but this makes me very happy.

    I prefer wine (white, light and crispy!)

  5. Congrats!
    I give you the award for the MOSTEST awards, chickie.

    Xxxx LOVE.

    1. Ms A,
      This is it now. I'm declaring this an award free zone.. no more! I appreciate it but stick a fork in me I'm done :)

      It's hard to think of new things, seriously!

      Kim, I was saving them so I could do it all in one day :)

  6. Now don't let this all go to your head Jen!! lol I know it hasn't and won't!
    I was a cat person but now a dog person.
    And I never drink milk and any dairy for that matter. There you have it!
    And really congrats on your deserving!

  7. Hi Jen - lots of awards - that's lovely .. I'm not good with them .. so I'll be the needle in the haystack sort! You've given us loads of ideas for answering your questions and being able to find out more about those ... I love both cats and dogs, but have neither right now .. butter and bath right now - probably not together!!

    Cheers Hilary

  8. Hi, Stopping by after the wonderful comment you left on my blog. I can say after just reading this post, I am going to start reading your blog. I can't wait to get to know you. :)

    1. Jim,
      I love dogs Jim and I'm Sophie's biggest fan but we like to travel so we just don't think our life style isn't fair for the dog, ya know!

      Butter in the bath would be quite messy i think!

      I enjoyed your tree story as well! What's with that anyway? Does every family have one? In any case I'm glad Paula sent me in your direction :)

  9. #2. When I was really little I wanted to be a dachsund. No kidding. I am avoiding the obvious jokes here.
    #5. Ironically, I love shoes and always notice everyone elses but I only own 3 maybe 4 pair if you include winter boots.

    Thanks for the compliment on my site. I am trying to improve my descriptive writing so I really appreciate the encouragement. :)

    1. I love wiener dogs! I'm a bit of a shoe hound myself although I never wear heals since I'm so tall.

      You're welcome, I enjoy your blog!

  10. This is fun! I too only paint my nails in the summer, never drink milk, particular about my laundry, and believe whole heartily in marriage. Loved your answers!

  11. You prefer NO ac! What's the word I'm looking for as my ac is going? Hmmm that's PREPOSTEROUS! I had to make it a big one to emphasize my point. LOL. I'll answer a random question here and say I prefer showers. I can't make myself relax long to sit in a bathtub. If I do, I get up and turn the shower on to rinse that bath off.

    1. Sonya,
      See! Now we really have to meet! We can drink wine, compare toe nails and comment on how well laundered our clothes are :)

      On heck when it's above 85 and humid I'm using it but other wise I'd rather not. I love to sleep with the windows open, nothing better.

  12. Loved reading your answers, Jen, and glad you found the time to accept your well-deserved awards. I am trying on accepting mine as well. Thanks for the kind mention as well. God bless, Maria at Delight Directed Living

  13. Therapy :-). Me too. Can't you tell?

    1. Thanks Maria,
      And a way to overdue thank you for the award!

      I've often wondered why more people don't take the plunge. It really is rather an enlightening experience to get in touch with what's inside; the good, bad and ugly.

      I can say I'm better for it!

  14. Popping out my grandson... Hahaha!!!!
    I love learning about you.
    And a fist bump to eating pizza!


I'm always interested in what you have to say...
Comments are appreciated!