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The Illuminating Blogger Award and the One Lovely Blog Award

I am so touched to have had two people give me awards just yesterday. It always touches me to have people who read my blog think it is worthy of an award. I am most humbled by their gesture. I know some people think the blog awards are meaningless but to me…they are the  highest honor there is for you all are the ones that read my blog and that makes you the best judges of all. Thank you from my heart.

Illuminating Blogger Award

Kelly Ann gave me the Illuminating Blogger award. Her blog is awesome and I hope everyone will go check it out. It is located here:

As part of the award you must leave a comment on the original award site which is here:  and be sure to mention who nominated you! You need to choose a random fact about yourself to share and choose 5 bloggers to pass the torch to.



AND, “spilledcookies”  gave me the One Lovely Blog Award and I am truly touched by it too. I hope my writing does inspire others and help them get through life’s journey. I hope you will read spilledcookies’ blog. It is great too and is located here:

The Rules for Award participation are:

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Paste the award image on your blog, anywhere.
  • Tell them 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other blogs you like for this award.
  • Contact the bloggers that you have chosen to let them know that they have been nominated.


I am going to combine these two … here goes:

Interesting fact about myself:  I drove a Semi at one time. 🙂 I am a believer in getting out there and trying things if you really want to do it and so took the truck driving course and drove a semi.

7 Facts about myself:

1. I have a wicked sense of humor and love to laugh…even at myself

2. I have to hide the remote to my hospital bed from my dog because he likes to push the buttons and wake me up in the middle of the night thinking God is taking me to heaven.

3. At one time I canned and baked all our food and we only bought staples like flour, etc from the store.

4. I believe you are the master of your own happiness.

5. I traveled to Italy a few years ago with a church group. It was the most awesome experience and is a dream of mine to return.

6. I do not like to eat out. I prefer to know what I am eating LOL

7. “Julie and Julia”  is my favorite movie because I just love Julia Child.


I give the Illuminating Blogger Award to the following blogs. I hope you will go read them all for they are really great blogs.


and I give the One Lovely Blog Award to the following blogs. I hope you will check them out too for they are really great blogs too.

And to all of these I say Congratulations!

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  1. […] friend DanLrene at… nominated me for the one lovely blog award. I procrastinated about that beyond a ridiculous point! […]

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  2. My post about this award will be published Friday. I thank you so much, and wish you love today.

    Comment by Kate Kresse | August 30, 2012 | Reply

  3. […] kitchen, DanLrene & George Weaver & Robin for the One Lovely Blog/ Pink Tree […]

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  4. Thank you!

    Comment by drmsyogi | June 30, 2012 | Reply

  5. Congrats and thank you so much. You are an inspiration 🙂

    Comment by ansuyo | June 12, 2012 | Reply

  6. Congratulations!! I am thrilled that you are receiving these well-deserved kudos! I hope they bring as much joy to you as you bring to others. Thank you for nominating me for an award. I am humbled and grateful and will post my thank you today!!

    Comment by mimijk | June 12, 2012 | Reply

  7. […] Illuminating Blogger Award was given to me by Dare to Dream  Deb is a writer with dreams she dears to dream in a world where she has limited mobility.  In […]

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  8. Bravo, Bravo, well earned, deserved and congratulations… I am honored as well. Best of all things dear one… thank YOU

    Comment by SHERRY E SHOWALTER | June 9, 2012 | Reply

  9. Thank you so much I will be working on them as soon as i can. 😀

    Comment by silentlyheardonce | June 9, 2012 | Reply

  10. Congratulations on your awards! Your inspiring blog deserves every single one of them. And thank you so much for including me in your list of lovely blogs. Truly honoured.

    Comment by Madhu | June 9, 2012 | Reply

    • You are so welcome Madhu. I love your blog and your pictures.

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | June 9, 2012 | Reply

  11. Very well deserved, you have a very illuminating and enjoyable blog. I feel very honoured to be part of your world and thank you also for nominating me, I will try post a thank you as soon as possible. again thank you 😉

    Comment by cobbies69 | June 9, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you so much and your blog is very worthy too. 🙂

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | June 9, 2012 | Reply

  12. Congratulations!

    Comment by Russel Ray Photos | June 8, 2012 | Reply

  13. That’s awesome that you were awarded with these – you most definitely deserve them! I love reading your posts! 🙂 Thank you for nominating me and thank you for your inspiration! Oh – and I love how you have to hide the remote to your bed; that’s too cute! Although I highly doubt its cute in the middle of the night. 😉

    Comment by daphneshadows | June 8, 2012 | Reply

    • oh he is a character. I swear he just sits there with that doggie grin on his face and is laughing at me cause I am saying “God? God? Is that you?” as my head and feet start going up. 🙂
      and you are most welcome. I enjoy your blog.

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | June 8, 2012 | Reply

      • LOL I love dogs’ personalities! I guess they’ve gotta have a little entertainment every now and again… My puppy enjoys stepping on my tummy in the middle of the night when he has to go out. It’s so cute because he gets all hesitant and slowly puts pressure on me with his two front paws like he’s trying to wake me up without a startle. That and he likes leaving rocks strategically placed all over the house so I’ll step on them.

        Comment by daphneshadows | June 9, 2012

  14. Thank you thank you for thinking of me 😉
    Happy Friday and all the best in life, Jenny

    Comment by jennysserendipity | June 8, 2012 | Reply

    • you are so welcome Jenny. You have a great blog.

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | June 8, 2012 | Reply

  15. So many congrats for your awards!! You deserve them very much! thanks so much for passing One Loving Blog Award on to me.

    Comment by Cee Neuner | June 8, 2012 | Reply

    • You are welcome Cee. Glad to hear you are doing better.

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | June 8, 2012 | Reply

  16. What a great post … congrats on your nomination 🙂

    Comment by Food Stories | June 8, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks. I fell really honored and thank you for creating awards. 🙂

      Comment by danLrene ©2011 | June 8, 2012 | Reply

  17. CONGRATULATIONS! Glad to see you receive these wonderful awards. Your blog is both illumination and lovely. I feel humbled and honored for being nominated the Illuminating Blogger Award from a woman of strength and courage and inspiration such as youself. I admire you very much. Thank you.


    Comment by fgassette | June 8, 2012 | Reply

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