Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Thursday, June 18, 2009


You're too kind people!
I have received some very nice awards lately. I really, really intend to pass them on as soon as I get them but obviously that doesn't always happen. That doesn't make them any less important to me. Since I started blogging last year (with no idea what I was doing) I've been lucky enough to meet so many great people and learn so many amazing things. I am grateful to each and every one of you who take the time to visit my blog. I have such a hard time choosing only a few people to pass these on to. I sincerely think everyone is deserving but these are some special acknowledgments.

The Heartfelt Award

This is one of the cutest darn awards ever and it came from Kaye at Pudgy Penguin Perusals and all of her adorable and talented penguins.

Do you reach for a cup of cocoa or tea when you’re relaxing, seeking comfort, sharing a plate of cookies with family & friends?You know that feeling you get when you drink a yummy cup of cocoa, tea ~ or a hot toddy?That is what the Heartfelt award is all about feeling warm inside.

1) Put the logo
on your blog/post
2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which make you feel comfy or warm inside.
3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4) Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog.
5) Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

- Wendy of Wendy's Minding Spot (love Eeyore too!)
- Alyssa at The Shady Glade (fun contests and there's always a good poll!)
- Amy of My Friend Amy (among many other things I love those Lost reviews!)
- Caspette at The Narrative Causality (another great blogger and lover of chocolate!)
- Stacybuckeye from Stacy's Bookblog (always a fun place to go with great trivia quizzes!)

The True Fairy Tale Award

Anna at Diary of an Eccentric kindly gave me this award.
The award is for the hopes that one day all your dreams will come true!! Because we all are still Cinderella's at heart!

I'm passing this one on to some of the newer-to-me blogs.

- Marie Burton from The Burton Review (I love what you have to say!)
- Wdebo from The Electrical Book Cafe (Great blog, I can't believe you just started!)
- I Heart Monster (Love your look!)
- The Book Butterfly (Such a cool blog and the best butterflies!)


Literary Blog Award

Another beautiful award and this one comes from Wendy at Wendy's Blogging Spot and The Kool-Aid Mom at In The Shadow of Mt. TBR. Isn't it the perfect setting for curling up with a good book?

The Literary Blogger Award acknowledges bloggers who energize & inspire reading by going the extra mile. These amazing bloggers make reading fun & enhance the delight of reading!

The Rules:
1) Put the logo on your blog/post.
2) Nominate up to 9 blogs.

3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4) Let them know that they have been nominated by commenting on their blog.

5) Remember to link to the person from whom you received your award.

I really think this award should go to every book blogger out there but I'll name just a few instead.

- Kaye of Pudgy Penguin Perusals is my biggest inspiration to keep on keeping on.
- PopinFresh of Popin's Lair
always has such good books and a great contest list. It's a fun place to be!
- As a teen and tween librarian and a new bride the GreenBeanTeenQueen is always energizing and inspirational!
- Bingo at Bookin' with Bingo has created an amazing blog in such a short amount of time. I can't even imagine what she will be able to do now that she's retired!

Bloggers who provide a service too:
- The ladies at West of Mars provide a very valuable service with their ongoing list of the many contests on the blogs. Love the new site!
- Marcia at The Printed Page gives us two fun memes that I always enjoy participating in - Mailbox Monday and Cover Attractions.
- Janet has another meme that provides lots of entertainment - Friday Fill-ins.

Angel On My Blog Award

This is a special treat that also comes from Wendy's Minding Spot.

There are no rules for this one other than to share, share, share!

I'm leaving this one open to everyone and anyone. It's meant to be enjoyed! (Yowza!) But I think that The Kool-Aid Mom at In the Shadow of Mt. TBR has the best sense of humor and will especially enjoy it!

Donna from
Bites added to my One Lovely Blog Award.
Thank you Donna!
Wdebo from The Electrical Book Cafe added to my Lemonade Award.
Thank you Wdebo!


  1. Congratulations on all of your awards!!

  2. Thanks Wrighty! You deserve all these awards and more :) Congrats!

  3. woah... look at the angel award *covers eyes*

  4. Well, isn't that an embarrassment of riches :) You deserve every one! Thank you for passing one along to me. I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  5. Hi, Well, you deserve each and every award in the blogisphere. In fact, I've just given you a new one, the brand new Bingo award. Please stop by when you get a chance and pick up the button and criteria.

    Thank you for adding to my Literary Blogger award. That has been acknowledged today.

  6. I know what you mean about meaning to get to them. I've got to get better organized about my own posting... books and awards won, memes I'm tagged for, etc.

    The True Fairy Tale award is lovely, and the Heartfelt Award is adorable :-) And yes, I do... erm, enjoy the Angel. :-D Quite lovely, indeed.

  7. Congratulations! Great awards!

  8. Congratulations on the awards! You definitely deserve them. :)

    And thank you for the kind words about my blog and passing me an award. ^_^

    ~ Popin

  9. Hi everyone! I'm so sorry I haven't notified the recipients yet but I'm heading out of town to go to a very important preschool graduation for my nephew. I'll be back in a day or so and will finish notifying everyone. I'm glad some of you have found them already!

  10. Great awards!! and well deserved..that Angel one made my jaw drop!! LOL!!

  11. Well, MY GOODNESS! I came by to tell you I have an award for YOU and look what I thank you...and when you have time, please come pick yours up at BOOKIN'WITH BINGO. Thank you so much!

  12. wow, you are being showered with gifts! congrats!

  13. And thank you for including me in the awards list! I appreciate it very much!
    Marie from The Burton Review

  14. Congratulations to you and all the other award winners. Thank you for thinking of The Printed Page.


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