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!

25 thoughts on “The Illuminating Blogger Award and the One Lovely Blog Award

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  3. 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!!

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  5. 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.

  6. 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 😉

  7. 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. 😉

    • 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.

      • 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.

  8. 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.


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