Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thank You!

Thank you, Marie, at A Year From Oak Cottage for giving me my first (and second) award!

Marie is one of my favorite e-people and her blog is a wonderful mixture of poetry, beautiful photographs from her life in England, great foodee delights and recipes (she's a chef), and inspirational thoughts. There is something for everyone at A Year From Oak Cottage. Everyone is welcomed there.

She gave me this:

The Brilliante Weblog Award
The rules for this award are:
1. Put the Logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other bloggers.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

I nominate:

*Kristin H. at Jilli Java and the Garden of Eden: she offers insightful, honest views on life that challenge you to think and develop compassion. And she's funny!
*Mama Zen at The Zen of Motherhood: she's a mom with all that who tells it like it is, and often has hysterical photos of her little girl.
*Bella at Beyond the Map: she writes really deep and poetic words about finding one's place in the world.
*Karen Maezen Miller at Cheerio Road: an interesting author and momblogger who can tell you all about living Zen.

The Arte y Pico Award
This award was created to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity, and for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium.

Here are the rules for the Arte y Pico Award:

1) Award five blogs that contribute to the blogging community through creativity, design, and interesting material, regardless of language.
2) Name each of the five blog authors and provide a link to his or her blog.
3) Award recipients must show the Arte y Pico Award image and the name of the award-giving blog author, as well as the award-giving blog author’s blog link.
4) Award recipients must provide a link to the Arte y Pico blog.
5) Award recipients must show these rules.

I probably won't notify but am going to nominate because these are my favorite creativity-inspiring blogs (and people):

*Scott at Rock, Water and Light
*Allie Anne Photography
*Couture Cupcakes
*Homemade by Jill
*Jessica at How About Orange
*Steven at Virginia Journal
*Carolyn at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago
*and, of course, the geniuses at Shoeboxblog

As I'm working on this post, Scott is watching a segment on the National Geographic channel about birds on the Galapagos Islands. I had to stop to watch the ridiculous and endearing mating dance of the Albatross pair, who will become lifelong mates. V sweet.

Quote of the day (from the show "Galapagos" on NGEO):

"Frigate birds also have a flamboyant side."

heh heh


Mama Zen said...

Wow, you've put me in some very good company!

Thank you, Allison!

Marie said...

Great nominees Allison! Wonderful choices all around!! (((hugs))) Thanks so much for the kind words about me. Not sure I deserve em but I'll take em anyways!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Allison! I am honored :) I will get right on this.

Anonymous said...

Hey girl. You've been double dipped. I know you already received it, but I gave you one too. Come by to pick it up. Oh, wait, you already have it ;)

bella said...

This really made me day. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Allison! This makes you a far more interesting momblogger than me, but I selflessly accept. I wish I could tell you everything about living zen, but sometimes the less said the better . . .