Field of Flowers Award

field-of-flowers-awardI was nominated for this beautiful award by the very talented Lita at litadoolan. A big thank you to her! She is new to WordPress but makes an impression straight away. She writes from the heart and even her comments are very thoughtfully laid out. Do check out her wonderful blog for some great reviews of art and architecture and much more!

All awards come with conditions with which to comply.

Rules

▪Thank the blogger who nominated you

▪Place the award on your blog

▪Nominate 7 other bloggers and write a little something about why you would give these bloggers

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▪Let your nominees know that you nominated them

My nominees are all new discoveries for me. I’m sure you will enjoy these blogs as much as I have.

1. Pinstripes&Lipgloss: Taylor’s blog is upbeat and is sure to lift your spirits. She writes about her life as a college student and also about food and fashion.

2. Wanderlust: Dr AM is an aspiring young doctor and writes about her experiences and her desire to travel.

3. The Wandering Poet: Andy’s beautiful photography and wise thoughts are sure to inspire you.

4. The Writer’s Life: Karen’s short stories with vivid imagery are a joy to read. She transports you into another world with such skill, you feel the emotions of her characters and leaves you wanting more.

5. Alexandra’s blog: Alexandra’s photography is both beautiful and personal. She doesn’t care for too many words, she lets her photos do the talking.

6. peacefulblessedstar: This star has an inspirational story and a mission to spread happiness to those in rough times. She shines brightly and is a true blessing.

7. Love, Support, Educate, Advocate, Accept… Julie is an inspirational mom and a true angel. Her story is one of courage and strength and is sure to inspire you.

Congratulations to all the nominees and I hope you’ll accept this award. It is just a small thank you for being so wonderful! Keep writing and stay blessed.

Related articles:

http://litadoolan.net/2014/02/12/i-am-honoured-to-accept-field-of-flowers/

Blogging Awards in the New Year

I’m really happy with the way my stats have progressed last month in terms of views and visitors. I think it is mainly because I have been posting regularly and taking part in various blogging events.

statsI would also like to think that I have improved in quality and although there is no obvious measure for that I did receive some very flattering comments on some of my posts.

In this context I received two awards last month which I accepted (there were others which I had to decline since I already had received them before) for which I am very grateful.

Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence

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A warm thank you to Vic at vic briggs for nominating me for this award. Do check out her fiction and poetry and much more at her wonderful blog.

The Rules  are quite straightforward:

Show Humanity, Show Love, Be Yourself, Don’t Be Others, Don’t Gossip,

and Share This Award with 10 others.

And here are my nominees:

Rima Hassan

Asha’s Blog

Nola Roots, Texas Heart

From One Crazy Life To Another

The Backwords

Perspectives on life, universe and everything

The Overcoming

Blog of the Year 2013 Award

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

A big thank you to Aisha at Aisha’s Oasis for nominating me for this award. Do check out her blog for her fairy tale memoirs and wonderful writing. I checked with the originators of this award and it can be accepted in 2014 as it honors the work you did in 2013.

The instructions for the Blog of the Year 2013 Award are as follows:

1-Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.

2-Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3-Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4-Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link:

http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5-You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page.Click the link here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear

Share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6-And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award-and then proudly display the award on your blog- and start collecting stars!

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Yes-That’s right-There are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once-this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award- and every time you are given the award by another blog- you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs- and even if they have already been given the award by someone else- you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum of 6 stars! You can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award- or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award 6 times!

You can find all the badges and banners and information you need via this link: ‘Blog of The Year 2013′ Award Badges.

My nominees are:

JannaTWrites

TJ Barker

Linda Vernon Humor

Writing To Be Noticed

Pen Kisses Paper

Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you for your inspiring writing. I hope you’ll accept the award I nominated you for.

Related articles:

http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/shauny-award-blogging-excellence/

http://aishasoasis.wordpress.com/about/

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/grow-traffic-ebook/

Blogging Awards

I was nominated for a few awards some time back and I didn’t get to writing this post and on the way I got nominated for some more awards so I just decided to combine them into one post. I’m sure I must be breaking quite a few rules and I apologize for that but this will just have to do 🙂

On 23rd Dec 2013 (it’s  just two weeks back) I was nominated by Randomly Abstract for three awards, the Versatile Blogger Award, the Reader Appreciation Award and the Terrific Writer Award. A big thank you to her and do check out her wonderful blog.

As I already have the Versatile Blogger Award I will be accepting the other two with a big smile!

On the same day I got nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Victoria at My [Redacted] Journey. Another big thank you to her and do check out her wonderful blog for her writing as a mother and a teacher.

On 1st of Jan 2014 I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by shirlld over at Life as a country bumpkin … not a city girl. Thanks so much and do check out her writing about life in the country. Since I also have this award this post was just meant to say thanks.

To accept the Reader Appreciation Award and the Terrific Writer Award I have to share 7 things about myself. So here goes:

  1. I love Mexican food
  2. Even though I come from a city where we have subzero temperatures I feel more cold than other people. Believe me I’m even feeling cold in Dubai!
  3. I never read my horoscope. It’s so general it could apply to anybody.
  4. I had an arranged marriage which means I didn’t know my husband when I married him. Happily counting 10 years.
  5. When I was in school, I was the shortest kid in class and used to stand at the front of the line in assembly
  6. I don’t play any sports but I love watching a number of sports.
  7. I love watching cooking shows (I’m not much of a cook though)

Now the nominees for the two awards mentioned above:

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Reader Appreciation Award:

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Terrific Writer Award:

Congratulations and thank you for being so wonderful. I really enjoy your writing. The rules for accepting the awards are to link back to this post, share some things about yourself and nominate your own nominees for the awards.

Related Articles:

http://randomlyabstract.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/awards-2013/

http://vakunzmann.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/procrastinator-thy-name-is-victoria/

http://noncitygirl.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/blog-awards/

Blog of the Year 2013 Award

A big thank you to my friend Olga at Life is great for nominating me for my first Blog of the Year 2013 award. Do check out her wonderful blog with exciting posts from her life as a journalist.

I have nominated the following blogs:

1. The Jittery Goat

2. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

3. JED’s Playhouse

4. This, that and the other thing

5. vic briggs

Congratulations and thank you for your inspirational writing!

The instructions for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5 You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/ and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

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And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

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‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award – thumbnails

Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:

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Related post:

http://lifeisgreat0.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

 

Sisterhood Award

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A big thank you to Catherine over at Recovery Ramblins Blog Of ~ Author Catherine Lyon for nominating me for the Sisterhood Award. Do visit her blog to read about her amazing and inspirational story.

The rules forwarded to me are as follows:

1-Provide a link and thank the person who nominated you.

2-Answer 10 questions.

3-Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipient know they have been nominated.

The ten questions and their answers are:

1-Favorite Color: Red

2-Your favorite animal: Rabbit

3-Your favorite non- alcoholic drink: Black tea with milk

4-Your favorite pattern: Anything with lines and symmetry

5-Do you prefer giving or receiving presents: Both

6-Your favorite number: ??? None

7-Your favorite day of the month: Friday, it’s movie date day!

8-Your favorite flower: Rose

9-What is your passion: Being a mother

10-Facebook or Twitter- Facebook

And now for the nominees…

  1. helen midgley
  2. Compass & Quill
  3. Tales from the Motherland
  4. hugmamma’s MIND, BODY and SOUL
  5. pardenme

Congratulations and thank you for being so wonderful!

Related post:

http://catherinelyonaddictedtodimes.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/my-new-award-recovery-news-allrolledintoone/

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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A big thank you to tjbarkerseattle for nominating me for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award recently. It was a very pleasant surprise as I didn’t even know this award existed!

Here are the details of the award that were passed on to me:

The philosophy of the award is: ‘The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.’

There are some rules that one must follow in order to fully accept the award and they are as follows:

1. Firstly, display the Award on your site (see Award page or sidebar!) You earned it and you deserve it!

2. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your acceptance post;

3. Nominate 15 well-deserving bloggers for the Award and let them know the wonderful news by sending them a message on their site;

4. List 7 interesting facts about yourself.

So here are my nominees:

  1. Lemon Lime Follies
  2. The Library Lady and Rosie Bear
  3. my guilty pleasures
  4. Flowers and Breezes
  5. Life Confusions
  6. crookedeyebrows
  7. Life is Great
  8. A Crazy Chef
  9. Love~K
  10. Life as it lives
  11. Mod with Love
  12. Peace be upon you!
  13. All Resource
  14. A Curious Gal
  15. Lindsay Cummings Writes

Congratulations to all of you and thank you for being so wonderful!

And here is something about me:

  • I self published two children’s books this year. Check them out at My Books
  • I’ve read my books to over 100 children aged 3-6 years at book readings.
  • I failed my Dubai driving test 4 times before passing on the 5th attempt.
  • I have traveled to 13 countries across the world.
  • I can speak a bit of French thanks to having worked in a French company.
  • I love crafting.
  • I like eating fruit and dessert more than other food.

Related post:

http://tjbarkerseattle.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/i-have-been-awarded-the-dragons-loyalty-award/

The Versatile Blogger Award

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So, another thing to smile about these last few days has been my nomination for The Versatile Blogger Award by sayanything. A big thank you to her and do check out her wonderful blog.

The rules for this award are:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
  • Write a post and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  • Inform them of their nomination via comment on their blog.
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

My nominees are:

1. ronaleer

2. Making Life an Art

3. Bulging Buttons

4. Cancer Is Not Pink

5. Crafted In Carhartt

6. Destino

7. Musings of a Random Mind

8. @Zebra Crossing

9. Anawnimiss

10. Life is great

11. The Write Place

12. Creative Writing For Me

13. mycookinglifebypatty

14. TedBook

15. Books, Music, Photography & Movies

Congratulations to all the nominees for their very interesting blogs. Keep up the good work!

And now a little about me:

  1. I love watching cooking shows, but don’t really like to cook.
  2. I have a Master’s degree in Electronics (yawn!), but even with a technical degree I’m more inclined towards art.
  3. When I was working in a telecom company I designed a tool to automate one of our frequent tasks.
  4. The first time I traveled without family was when I was sent for training by my company.
  5. Any emotional scene in a movie or TV program can make me cry.
  6. I don’t watch horror movies.
  7. Nothing could make me sit in a roller coaster.

And now I’m off to inform the nominees…

Related article:

http://sayanything13.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/versatile-who-me/