a cornucopia of appreciation

July 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm 8 comments

Yes, I know – I have been a bit absent – as of late. I can thank my summer ‘life’ for this, a helluva computer issue and a rather testy WP app on my i-phone – but – never fear I am here and ready to get down to business – FINALLY!

In the past few months, I have been gifted with a cornucopia of awards. I have been touched greatly and I feel the deepest of heartfelt appreciation for each and every one I have received.  I would also like to say that I understand and respect all of the bloggers who wish not to be nominated.  For me personally, it provides an opportunity to ‘pay it forward’.  I can express my gratitude, as well as, bring to the spotlight some wonderful writers and artists.  It’s quite simple really – I think all of you are awesome and want others to experience the awesomeness I have been so blessed to experience.  Please know that if I have nominated you, there is no pressure to accept or to acknowledge its receipt.

I have quite a few awards to list, so please understand if I have bent the rules a bit (I seem to be having a fixation with the number 5).  My intent is to show my appreciation and bring to the forefront some of the many blogs I enjoy.  So, without further adieu, I am going to begin with…….

The Versatile Blogger Award


Official criteria are as follows:

Thank and link back to the person who awarded you.

Nominate 15 bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award and include a link to their site and tell them that you have nominated them.

State 7 things about yourself.

I would like to thank:

Free Little Words – http://freelittlewords.wordpress.com/

Looking for reasoning to a complicated world – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

Mama Bear Musings – http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/

I am passing this award on to:

1.  http://secretangelps911.wordpress.com/

2.  http://youonlyliveoncepg.wordpress.com/

3.  http://iaminvisibleme.com/

4.  http://deadpoetdormis2.wordpress.com/

5.  http://foodforthesouls.wordpress.com/

Five mind-blowing facts about me – sort of:

1.  Sydnee Pee was adopted at 16 weeks from an orphanage.  She was given the name Princess.  We gave her the name Sydnee – you can figure out where the Pee comes from – can you not??

2.  She had her right leg removed prior to us seeing her for the first time.

3.  She tore her tendon which attaches to the hock bone (think human Achilles tendon) – thanks to a squirrel and a backyard covered in icy snow.

4.  She will be 9 years old at the end of the year.

5.  She is very protective of her brothers and myself and her left front paw – aka as The Paw.

The Sunshine Award


Official criteria are as follows:

* Use the logo above in the post.
* Link to whoever nominated you.
* Write ten pieces of information about yourself.
* Nominate ten fellow bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
* Leave a comment on the nominees’ blogs to tell them of the award.

I would like to thank:

Mama Bear Musings – http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/

Soul Gatherings – http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com/

Joeyfullytstated – http://joeyfullystated.wordpress.com/

Looking for reasoning in a complicated world – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

Sending rays of sunshine to:

1.  http://dermsstuff.wordpress.com/

2.  http://davidconfidential.wordpress.com/

3.  http://christinajoneswriter.com/

4.  http://dlmchale.com/

5.  http://eliabintang.me/

Five bits about me – sort of:

1.  Peyton will be turning 16 years old in October.

2.  Peyton loves chocolate, pasta and cheese.  (I poisoned him in the womb)

3.  Jordan loves fruity and tart things.

4.  Peyton and Jordan are quite frequently mistaken for twins.

5.  Peyton, Syd and I will miss Jordan terribly when he leaves for college next month.

Interesting Blogger Award


Official criteria are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. List 5 random facts about yourself
  3. Nominate a minimum of 5 blogs for the award
  4. Ask the nominees 5 questions of your choice
  5. And finally, let them know you have nominated them

I would like to thank:

Looking for reasoning to a complicated world – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

My five nominees:

1.  http://crissyb315.wordpress.com/

2.  http://artgowns.com/

3.  http://findingmyinnercourage.wordpress.com/

4.  http://slamfestpoetry.wordpress.com/

5.  http://dishanrajapaksha.wordpress.com/

Five questions for my nominees:

1.  What is your absolute favorite book  ever?

2.  What kind of music do you listen to when trying to relax?

3.  If you had one ‘free’ hour in the day, how would you spend it?

4.  Desktop – laptop – pad – smart phone – or all 4 or combination of ?

5.  dog – cats – or other?

Five more bits about me – sort of, kind of:

1.  Peyton and I are tinkering with the idea of starting a blog in the fall.

2. Both Peyton and Jordan are mega foodies.  They photograph their food!  (Nothing more interesting than receiving a picture of a burrito or steak on my cell phone).

3.  I let Peyton have the full reign of the kitchen – to do with whatever he wishes (safely, of course).

4.  Peyton has a wide variety in taste, but has a few texture issues.  Example – likes apples – but not as a sauce or in pie or a juice.  Recently, Jordan managed to get him to eat his favorite food – beans – now Peyton has become bean obsessed and Jordan will not stop teasing him about all the years he would refuse to try beans and my house stinks.  (Jordan looks at himself as some sort of god when it comes to his brother.)

5.  Jordan does not cook – he is pretty much lost in the kitchen but he knows how to surf the net for some awesome recipes.  He is our menu planner.

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award


The rules of this award are:

The nominee of The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.

The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little; linking to their blogs; and telling them about it at their blogs.

The nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post during 7 days.

I would like to thank:

Mama Bear Musings – http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/

Looking for reasoning in a complicated world – http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/

My nominees are:

1.  http://iaminvisibleme.com/

2.  http://wired4more.wordpress.com/

3.  http://tucsonblonde.wordpress.com/

4.  http://poet4justicedotwordpressdotcom.wordpress.com/

5.  http://wyreantiquarian.wordpress.com/

I would like to close this post with a few thoughts.  I love the time I spend on WP.  I have been a bit lost lately without my home computer.  I have missed reading and ‘chatting’.  It is odd that I have never met any of you face to face, yet you are all in my thoughts – I think about what you are up to and how your day/life is coming along.  We do not know each other, yet we do, in some respects, know each other very well.  This is a very unique aspect of WP – wouldn’t you say?

I would like to thank all of the wonderful bloggers who have gifted me the above awards and I would like to thank all of the blogs listed here and not listed here for your inspiration and friendship.  I still have quite a few more of these to post ……

So until next time ……. Happy Writing, Happy Reading and Happy day!


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Yo Lonce  |  July 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you very much
    ( using the same iPhone App, says it all uh?) 😉 xox

  • 2. gita4elamats  |  July 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you for the sunshine/award and thanks for sharing your life with us! 😀

  • 3. secretangelps911  |  July 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Thank you so much for the award nomination. I really appreciate it. Many blessings to you!

  • 4. Resa McConaghy  |  July 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you for your very kind thoughts! _Resa

  • 5. prettyprey  |  July 20, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks for thinking of my blog! I greatly appreciate it.

  • 6. Kira  |  July 21, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Congratulations! They are all very well deserved! You have been such a wonderful friend to so many of us here on WP. Please know that we are here for you too. Anytime you need me just text me or email me…I will be there ♥♥♥

  • 7. Shainbird  |  July 22, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Congratulations Kimberly, lots of good stuff here 🙂

  • 8. shylaj11  |  July 23, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Cornucopia was exactly the right word. Well done and well deserved.


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