Sunshine Award

Holly at Holly Michael’s Writing Straight was kind enough to nominate my blog for this award. Do visit her blog, which features posts on faith, family, social media, travel and more. My favorite part of receiving a blog award is sharing it with fellow bloggers. If your blog is on this list of nominees, all you have to do is copy the award image into a new post on your blog, answer the questions below, and post links to other deserving bloggers. Let the bloggers know that you have nominated them in their comments sections, and enjoy sharing the award!

1. What is your favorite Christmas movie? Miracle on 34th Street — the version with Natalie Wood as the little girl.

2. What is your favorite flower? That’s a tough question, since I like so many flowers. Probably morning glories are my favorites, because they remind me of my parents, who used to say, “Good morning, glory!” when I’d get up in the morning.

3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic beverage? Iced coffee.

4. What is your passion? All kinds of writing, from gardening articles to poetry!

5. What is your favorite time of year? When I lived in the northeastern U.S., my favorite season was spring, which signaled an end to snow drifts and ice storms. Now that I live in south Texas, I prefer winter . . . much more comfortable temperatures!

6. What is your favorite time of day? Morning — love the idea of a fresh start each day!

7. What is your favorite physical activity? I love going for walks, especially first thing in the morning.

8. What is your favorite vacation? I don’t think I have a favorite vacation destination, but I do like to have some free time to enjoy a good book, go shopping or just do some artwork.
Here is my list of nominees. Hope you’ll pay them a visit if you haven’t already. 🙂

1. Coaching From the Sidelines

You will be blessed every time you read this blog. As she shares stories of her own faith journey, she inspires readers to have faith and live a joyous life.

2. Hamster Diaries

You will enjoy this  blog, which is dedicated to the topic of hamsters! Includes tips on raising hamsters and keeping your pets healthy.

3. Things I Want to Tell My Mother

This lovely blog is a tribute to the blogger’s mother — and to all mothers, actually. Topics include recipes, books and dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.


Versatile Blogger Award

I am happy and humbled to accept the Versatile Blogger Award from SR at To Have Her Heart. Do pay her blog a visit…you’ll be blessed!

Now for the award. First, I must tell you seven things about myself. Then, I get to share the award with other bloggers — my favorite part! If your blog is listed here, simply copy the award image into a blog post, tell your readers seven things about yourself, and share the award.

Seven things about myself:

1. When I was in my late teens and early 20’s, I was a semi-professional folksinger and songwriter. I’ve been thinking about picking up the guitar again.

2. I think I am addicted to cheese.

3. I am an herbalist and love to grow and cook with aromatic herbs, such as basil and rosemary.

4. I do not know how to swim…yet.

5. I love tea, especially Earl Grey and darjeeling.

6. I love peppermint and wintergreen, but can’t stand spearmint. Not sure why, just never liked the smell.

7. My favorite time of year is winter. This is amazing, because when I lived in New Hampshire, it was my least favorite season. Now that I live in Texas, I look forward to the cooler days when we can open the windows and check the mail without breaking a sweat!

I would like to share this award with these talented bloggers. I hope you’ll take the time to visit each of these wonderful blogs!

Writing With Both Sides of My Brain

Violet Gallery: Sketching, Creating and Looking at Life



leahJlynn Writer in Progress

Moments of Words

Brenda’s Poetry, Lyrics and Thoughts

More to come!

Blog Award

Many thanks to John from Poetry: Wellspring of the Soul for this award. Do visit his site and read his heartfelt, eloquent poetry.

Now I have the chance to share this award with other bloggers! If you see your blog listed here, add the award to your blog and link back to this blog. Then, if you like, help us get to know you by sharing seven facts about yourself.And then, the best part — share the award with 10 to 15 other bloggers by listing them in your post and leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Things About Myself:

1. I have lived in Hew Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Arizona, and Texas.

2. I studied classical violin for 10 years.

3. When I was little, I wanted to be an astronaut.

4. I am married to my best friend.

5. I love to bake bread.

6. My favorite author is Ernest Hemingway.

7. My parents taught me to draw, write, and love the arts.

And the winners are:

Blackpurl’s Knitpickings

Janel’s Jumble

Kelly Hashway’s Books

Lit Endeavors

Dawn Brazil’s Brilliant Babble About Books

Sweet as Sugar Cookies

The Domestic Fringe

…more to come!

Blog Award

I just learned that this blog received the Creative Blog award! Many thanks to John from Poetry–Wellspring of the Soul. The best part about blog awards is the chance to share them with other bloggers. I’d like to share this award with the bloggers listed below. If your blog is listed, all you need to do is copy the Creative Blog award image onto your blog, and link back to this blog. You can share the award with 1 to 20 other blogs, if you like.

A Collection of Days

Our Banana Moments

So Sweet Designs


Journey to Epiphany

Writing With Debra