Friday, February 1, 2008

Awards and Blessings

*** Edited to add -- this is going to be an ongoing process ... sorry if it pops up in your Reader more than once! Like Toby at Bananaland says - these are the best awards - no dusting required!!***

I love my blogger buds. You guys are awesome. And I need your help.

You've given me nifty little awards - and they are like valentine's to me.
My problem has been - where to put them??
Some of them morph my sidebar into something that's a bit unwieldy.
But to not display them seems to be rather impolite.

I want to show them off - I want a display case!!

I tried a slide show - and that morphed my sidebar, too. Darn, Photobucket!! Good for somethings - just not a good display case.

Then I realized that I could put all awards on one post, put the link on my sidebar and make it an award page!! I'm so thrilled at this thought - now to remember who gave me what!! This is where I need your help. I've lost all track of who gave me what. I'll comb through my archive e-mails and such - but if you see yours, I'd love to give you credit and more appreciation.

I'll edit this to make it worth reading - and then just put it in a link on my side bar. I'm repeating myself, aren't I?

In no particular order - I display my awards:



I honestly didn't think this blog had a purpose. It seemed like a place for my brain to spew over -- and then I found out about comments.

Then Holly, who's busy shining her Apples of Gold gave me this award.
Click the button to take you to the originator of the award. Or here.

She said the nicest things about me -
I'm going to post them here so that if my ego needs a boost, I can come read them.
Yes, it is all about me.
ComfyDenim -- This dear homeschool mom loves the Lord, loves her children, and shows us her life thru her realistic & hysterical writing. Her posts leave me rolling and nodding my head at the same time. Not only that, but she occasionally emails me to encourage me just when I need it.

Thank you, Holly. I read your blog - You give me much to aspire to.


I think I remember who sent this to me -- Christina?


Regina pass the Daily Dose to me.
I'm very flattered.
The Daily Dose originated here.
Here's a note from the originator: "'s to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog."
Who do I pass it on to?

Those that I read first on my bloglines.
I try to keep my list trimmed -- so I can keep up with everyone
--but I have to admit, I read these gals first.


(Click the button to read about this award)

The Mathetes award blows me away.
I think this could be a hearts desire- to be called a disciple. Wow. Thank you!

Melanie gave me this one here in her original post.
You can see her new digs here.
She's the originator of the Blogaholics Button on my sidebar.


I think Lisa gave this one to me.
I'm amused that I can say "I ROCK!"


This one made my heart melt.

Oh - I flex my muscle every chance I get!!


Okay - so this isn't an official award.
Melanie said if anyone was in her sidebar - they could snag it because she thought they were adorable. I'm in that list - and just had to snag this picture.

From JugglingPaynes - who decided to make her own award.
Click the button to take you right to the "Club".
Or just go visit the Juggler, herself. You should see the eagles that she snapped pictures of.


I can't remember who blessed me with this one -
But I know that my friends make me smile.



TobyBo said...

very nice display. What I like about blogging awards is that they do not require dusting.

Katie said...

I like the idea of making a post for awards so you can keep a link to it but they aren't "cluttering" up the sidebar. I've been meaning to de-clutter mine, it's a bit of a mess these days!

Mrs. Darling said...

Well youre doing better than I am. I never even get around to picking up my awards!

Anonymous said...

My gracious! You really pick them up!


Unknown said...

Congrats on your awesome awards!!
Do you feel the love?!?!
I had a concern about my side bar and awards last week and I put my awards into a slide show from slide[dot]com and I love the effect! Come by my blog and look at it and see if that will work for you.

Monkey Giggles said...

speech...speech.. clapping hands for ya. Congrats you are very well deserve.

Enjoy and display with honor.

Smiles and hugs sweet friend