Beautiful Blogger Award


I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award way back on June 4th by Genie. It’s taken me a while to get caught up with things, but here I am. Friends, if you want a big dose of positivity and kindness, then please visit Genie’s blog. And Genie, thank you for this nomination from many weeks ago!
This award comes with a set of rules:
1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.

2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

3. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award.

My nominees for this award are:

Words/Love ~ for Francesca’s beautiful and inspiring words.

Tripod Trippin’ ~ for some of my absolute favorite photography.

Trek Ohio ~ for spectacular scenic photography and excellent writing.

I’m only mentioning three (I’m cheating a little bit again, I know)…although I have to say, once again, that I love all the blogs that I follow. Bloggers are gifted and talented people. I can’t say that often enough. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit! 🙂




I was nominated for three awards in the month of June! Any of you who have been following my blog for any length of time at all already know how difficult it is for me to follow the rules of the awards. I’m still the same, sorry! However, I will be trying to follow the rules of one of them, the earliest one, from way back on June 4th ~ sort of following the rules, anyway, and all because I waited so long to acknowledge that one. That one will be coming later on today. 🙂 For the later two, which happened within a day of each other, I want to at least acknowledge with gratitude the two people who were kind enough to think of me. It’s important to me to do this because it all means that for just a split second someone somewhere in the world, whom I’ve never even met in person, thought of me. And that’s a truly wonderful thing.
I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by K.P. Karoline at FeelThinkSay. K.P. Karoline is a young woman who writes beautiful words from her heart. I hope you will visit her wonderful blog. Thank you K.P. Karoline for nominating me!
I was nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Amy at 2me4art. Amy photographs creativity, art, and little stories of life. Please take a look at the wonderful photos at Amy’s blog. Thank you Amy for your nomination!



I was nominated for two awards yesterday! What few people know is that it was also my birthday yesterday, so it was like receiving two unexpected gifts on one special day. I’m truly grateful. What most of you DO know is that I’m not very good at following the rules of the awards. I’m unable to choose favorite blogs because I love so many that I follow. However, I would still like to acknowledge the kindness of the people who nominated me. And I can at least say that if someone was to pin me down, tie me to the railroad tracks, and say, “Choose or else!” ~ these two bloggers really would be on the favorites list. 🙂
I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Eva Konzialkiewicz at EK Photography & Art. Eva is a wonderful photographer and artist. Please take a look at her work! And thank you Eva!!!
I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by Arjuna at The Wondrous Dharma. Arjuna’s blog is filled with inspiration and beautiful posts about the goodness of life. Please take a look! And thank you Arjuna!!!

The Versatile Blogger Award


I was nominated for this award by, who describes herself as a “spirited individual”…and that she is. 🙂 Thank you Camilla Rose for this nomination.
This award comes with a set of rules, so here they are:
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Share 7 random things about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
  • Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
  • Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post.
Seven random things about me:
1 – My favorite color is green (probably no surprise on that one). Lucky me that my birthstone is emerald.
2 – I love strawberries so much that for most of my childhood years my mom would always make me a strawberry cake for my birthday.
3 – I like watching things grow, and that includes children, puppies, kitties, flowers, plants, anything.
4 – I wish that I could write poetry like all of my poet friends.
5 – I love anything that fills my heart enough to make the tears fall, even a good movie.
6 – My favorite place to be is a forest.
7 – I went to school at UC Berkeley and studied psychology.
My 15 nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award:
I CAN’T CHOOSE!!!!! I’m sorry, I know I’m breaking one of the rules of this award, but there are so many blogs that I love. I’ve discovered that bloggers are very talented, gifted people…so, please consider ALL of yourselves nominated. I hope that some of you who see this will take this award, consider yourself nominated, and pass it along as you see fit. It would be nice to hear a few random things about the people I’ve come to know in this blogging world. And mostly, I just want to acknowledge the kindness of the person who nominated me. Please take a look at her blog and the other blogs that she nominated.  Thanks to all of you for making life more interesting and beautiful!