Friday, November 07, 2008

Nice way to...

end the week!

Yesterday I learned I'd received an "I Love Your Blog" award from author Diane Craver. I was tickled, and went to sleep with a wide grin on my face.

This morning I learned I'd received another "I Love Your Blog" award. This time I've been honored by Dru, a fellow reader and sewing companion.

It's rare that I'm without words but in this instance I am.


Thank you very much, Dru and Diane. Your kindness overwhelms me. I'm so glad you enjoy spending time with me here.

The award comes with a couple of rules. They are:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog

2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you

3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4) Add links to those blogs on your blog

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

I noticed Diane and Dru read a lot of the same blogs I do, and have already awarded blogs I would have chosen. So, in order to spread the happiness around, I'm purposely not choosing any of the blogs these ladies have awarded.

So, in no particular order, some of the blogs I enjoy...

1. Rubber Slippers in Italy. Beautiful photos, fun posts. Rowena makes me smile...and I like to smile.

2. Nicole McCaffrey. Nicole's posts about home, family and writing are heartwarming. I read The Model Man when it first came out and loved it. If you like hunky heroes and lots of romance, I'd suggest giving this one a look.

3. Orchard Hill Highlights. The blog home of Kara Lynn Russell, author of the Orchard Hill Romance Series. I've read most of the Orchard Hill stories and can easily suggest them.

4. Panini Girl. Breathtaking photos and great recipes makes this blog a favorite.

5. Chickens in the Road. Author Suzanne McMinn never fails to amuse, teach or amaze me. Her door is wide open, and she encourages readers to come in and visit for a while each day. I like the way she makes strangers feel like friends.

6. Elizabeth Boyle. This bestselling author shares tips on writing and insights into her life.

7. Lucy's Kitchen Notebook. Take a look and you'll know why I enjoy visiting this blog. But be warned: the photos may make you hungry.

8. Viaggi & Sappori. Ever thought about making pumpkin gnocchi? You might, after you take a peek at this site. But don't go unless you've got time to spare...poking around at old posts is addicting!

There you have it. A couple of my favorite blogs. you have any favorites? Ones you visit regularly just because...well, just because?

Again, thanks so much for making my week end on such a high note, Dru and Diane. I sincerely appreciate your kindness. :)

Hope you have a wonderful Friday!


Dru said...

You are so welcome!

There are several other blogs I read and in particular I do enjoy Chickens in the Road.

Have a good weekend!

Wendy said...

Taking the risk of sounding cheesy, my friend, your blog truly is one of my favorites - I read it every day.

I also enjoy the very odd humor of a former co-worker in his blog, "Us and Them".

Happy rainy Friday - or snowy, depending on which end of the continent you reside.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Thanks, Sarita. I'm honored you added my blog to your list, especially when I've been neglecting it for so long.

I love reading your blog, too and am so glad my schedule has let up so that I can get back into the habit of reading it regularly.


Anonymous said...

Now there are a bunch MORE blogs I want to check out.

This place is always to cozy, so I can see why Dru rec'd it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the kind words and great award! I love it. And now I have a bunch of new blogs to go visit. Even better! Best, Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!! (I think I'm jealous of your grapes!)

Unknown said...

I love visiting here everyday. And now I've got some neat new blogs to check out. Congratulations and thanks!!

Rowena said...

Thank you so much for the award Sarita! I'm a real procrastinator when it comes to these types of acknowledgements because I just feel that the blog is "little ol' me" and nothing more. In any case, I'll try to get this award up as soon as possible!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sarita-I am thrilled to be honored like this! It's a first for me.

Diane Craver said...

You deserve receiving "I Love YOur Blog Award" twice! And you are welcome.

Will check out the blogs you mention here - I love learning about new ones.