Saturday, December 5, 2009

Woohoo! My first award!

The first time I saw one of these I thought, "Blogger chain mail.  Great."  Then I took a closer look and decided I like the idea.  I don't have to forward it to 50 people or the world will end, it's just a nice way of letting people know they are appreciated. 

I got my first blogger award from UberGrumpy.  This is even more of a thrill than seeing my follower number increase by one!  I have to admit I did a little happy dance when I saw it.  Thank you!

Now to pass it on to 5 people.  This is a tough decision.  I follow way more blogs than I could ever possibly keep up with because there are so many good ones.  I have more than 5 favorites.

I'm hoping none of them view it as annoying chain mail.  Pass on to 5 people is the only rule.  And apparently the award only has Santa until after Christmas, then it's just the lemonade stand without Santa.  Alice made it more festive for the holidays.  

Blissseeker: Rider of the Storm  Don't be afraid of the adult content warning.  It's not x-rated.  The most moving, poetic blog on my list.  Start with her writings about the black butterflies.    

Kate: Calamity, Kids and Other Stuff   Not your typical mommy blog.  Yes, her kids are cute.  Yes, she knows how to discuss other subjects as well.  Go congratulate her on remaining in remission and wish her good health, luck, and success with her writing class.

Kate: Secret Office Confessions  Her stuff is better than The Office - British or American version. 

Poppy: Poppy's Dream Fields  Visit her blog, then send her a postcard even though the contest is probably over.  I promise I'm sending mine this weekend.  I'm such a procrastinator...

Tammy: Sugo and Sunshine  This woman is living my dream.  Ever since I watched Under the Tuscan Sun, I've been dreaming of picking up and starting over someplace new.  My hero. 

Now to figure out how to put it on my sidebar...



Poppy said...

Thanks, Jen! :)

Tammy said...

Oooh! My first blog award, too! Thank you! Would you believe that I live only 25 minutes away from Cortona? And have as yet to visit!! It's on the to do list...
about the essential oils...
Lavender oil is the only one that you can put full strength directly onto your skin, therefore it's not toxic to humans...I don't have cats, so I've never thought about whether or not it will be toxic to them. You can google it and find out.
Yes, the cleaner can be used without essential oils.
Another trick is to put lemon peels to marinate in the vinegar for about a week or two, and then use that vinegar in the mix. This is my floor mopping mix. hope this helps!

Tammy said... to I get this award onto my blog?

Blissseeker said...

Thank you so much Jen for my first blog award! I never, ever thought I would receive one. I'm truly blown away! I wasn't sure what to do so I hope what I did is correct. Just copy the image and then upload it to my blog? Is that right? hmm...I hope it's not more technical than that or else I'm in BIG trouble hehe.

kenju said...


Jen said...

@Poppy: You're welcome!

@Tammy: I saved the image to my hard drive and then posted it like I would any picture. I finally figured out how to add it to my sidebar by clicking "customize" at the top right of the page.

@Blissseeker: It's my first, too. If I've done it wrong someone will have to tell me how to fix it or it will just have to stay wrong.

@kenju: Thank you!

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