This one took a lot of time so don’t stop until the very end! HUGS to all my blogger friends!
Catnipoflife has truly been blessed in the past few months with many awards from her visitors and followers. With every award comes obligations that take thought, time and effort in expressing gratitude and paying each forward. For catnip, delays have resulted in postings because of personal reasons and limited time online.
It is especially important for everyone to know how much I am truly grateful for all visits, Likes and comments but most importantly for so many intercessory prayers during what is now Day 55 of my husband’s hospital confinement. When I first entered the blogging world November 18, 2011, Awakenings became my first venue. A seed was planted and out of that experience came the birth of Awakenings’ sister site, catnipoflife. From the moment of inception, the blogging community became a family!
So, without further adieu, catnip shares her joys with her family!
Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered -
Savoring the experience of quality time.
catnipoflife has been honored not once, but twice with the Best Moment Award. Thank you, Marilyn @Serendipity and Ute @Ute Smile, for this wonderful award! Here is a little information about both wonderful ladies. I encourage you to visit their blogs where you will definitely be enlightened!
Marilyn Armstrong @Serendipity
Marilyn is an extremely brave woman who has overcome many battles in her lifetime. She is unique. She is funny. She is a GREAT photographer. She calls herself a geek and that may be true for she is Grand, Enjoyable, Energizing, Kind all rolled into one!
Ute @Ute Smile
Ute is all about smiles…making people happy, offering inspiration and sharing her passion for music and dance. She is a very positive, upbeat person and don’t just take my word for it…visit her blog!
Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.
Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them of the great news.
My Acceptance Speech:
I am not much into speeches but do feel strongly about showing gratitude. It is indeed an honor for catnipoflife to be recognized as one about the moment…that which is captured or perhaps even lost in the blink of an eye. It is the smell of the rain, the soft tender kiss of nature, the rhapsody of the wind; it is openness of the mind, gentleness of the heart. May each of you, her readers, go forth and follow the motto of catnipoflife: Observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest! Don’t miss a moment! Thank you heartfully and soulfully for your visits, Likes, comments, shares and of course, the awards!
Arlen Shahverdyan @Arlen Shahverdyan. Author’s Blog
Arlen is Armenian. His personal author’s blog is a unique combination of website and blog, which has been active since April, 2011. Since June 2012 he has translated his articles into English, thereby featuring both the Armenian and English translations. Here you will find published books, works in prose and poetry, research papers, paintings and photographic preferences.
Barbara Beacham @Life in the Foothills
Can you imagine Life in the Foothills? I can! after visiting Barb’s blog and her exceptional photography. With just one look, you will be hooked! She will draw you into the lowest valley one minute only to take you to the highest mountaintop the next. She will enlighten you with the wild side of the countryside!
Penny Coho @The Why About This
OK, this is a tough one…the award is The Best Moment Award and Penny’s site is full of best moments! Of course, upon reading what this award is all about it is obvious why The Why About This fits it to a ‘T’! Thank you, Penny, for your creative thoughts and insights in life and its why!
Raani York @raaniyork
Raani York? What can one say about Raani other than remarkable! Her wit is surpassed by none, especially when it comes to jabbing celebrities. Then, of course, for the purr-fect fur-iend, there is Jake, the Cat Prince, whose diaries will make the least cat lover into an avid follower!
Taylor Fulks @Taylor-Made Thoughts and Doodles
Taylor is a writer/author but more that than she is a survivor. Here are Taylor’s own words, “I have had numerous blessings throughout my life. Some were planned, like the conception and births of my wonderful daughters, and some have come at a high price to me personally…overcoming fear, shame, and darkness.” Check out her award-winning novel My Prison Without Bars.
Super Sweet Award received from The Call of the Pen http://theencouragingscribe.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/sunday-morning-sunshine/
Just a few questions/answers to share and ask you, my recipients, to pass along to your nominees:
- Cookies or Cake?
At one point in time, I would have automatically said ‘cookies’. Now, I will take either one at any time of the day!
- Chocolate or Vanilla?
Um-m-m? Does vanilla topped with Hershey’s syrup count?
- Favourite Sweet Treat?
Cheesecake, definitely Cheesecake!
- When do you crave sweet things the most?
Night time when I should NOT have it!
- Sweet Nick Name?
You, my visitors and followers, are all Super Sweet! How can I possibly award some and not others? NO WAY! You are all deserving of this award. Grab it, display it on your site and pay it forward!
A Twofer for Moi! Word Press Family Member Plus The Sunshine Award from Serendipity! http://teepee12.com/2013/06/25/wordpressfamily-and-sunshine-award/
The Sunshine Award also received from Ute @utesmile.wordpress.com/!
The RULES that apply here are the usual question/answer typical questions. So, I am going to follow Serendipity and provide/answer with pictures. Photography says it all without the necessity of a plethora of words!
Boots, aka Bootsie…RIP (May 30, 2009 – June 21, 2013)
Favourite non-alcoholic drink?
Prefer getting or giving presents?
Favourite days of the week?
There is no way for me to know at a moment’s point in time which of my followers are WordPress or not. If you are a WordPress site and have not been ‘invited’ into the family, then by all means grab the badge I Am Part of the WordPress Family, post it to your site and pay it forward. Why do you need an invitation anyway? You ARE part of the WordPress family!
As for the Sunshine Award, see the Shine On Award. I am combining the two…make a choice or grab them both!
The Shine On Award from Raani York @http://raaniyork.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/shine-on-award/
THE RULES ARE:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 (more or less) other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.
7 Things About Me
1. I have an uninvited guest in my bedroom: a snake! Any suggestions on how to find and get rid of it?
2. I enjoy cooking! Right now I have a Succulent Southern Pecan Pie cooking in the slow cooker…that’s right…Crock Pot Pecan Pie!
3. Painting is one of my hobbies.
4. My shoe size is 7.
5. Favorite time of day: Sitting on the back porch in the morning.
6. Least favorite food: Beets but I do like rutabagas!
7. My favorite sport is playing golf. Before I ever got a birdie I got an eagle on a Par 4…go figure!
Blogs I Am Nominating (Two awards means double the recipients! So, for those who gave me one, you grab the other!) Some of you I know have opted out of the awards participation but I wanted to thank you anyway!
Thank you for bringing sunshine into my life. . .
Aditya @Being Chirpy
Alastair @Alastair’s Blog
Alejandro @Chief Writing Wolf
Amber @Lady Lovely Blogger
Arlen @Arlen’s Author Blog
Autumn @Autumn Sunshine
Bob @Northwest Photographer
Barb @Life in the Foothills
Carine @Texas, a Cat in New York
Charles @Marbles in my Pocket
Chris @A Hairdresser’s Diary
Cynthia @Simple Pleasures
Diane (Coastalmom) @The One Thing I Know For Sure
Dicy @Dicy McCullough’s Blog
DJ @Stutley’s Tales
Don @Don in Massachusetts
Gys @Love Poems French & English by Gys
Janice @Jana’s Dreams
Julie (aka Cookie) @cookiecrumbstoliveby
Kellie @Magic in the Backyard
Len @My Own Heart.me
Lesley @Inspiration Import
Lori @Lori’s Song
Lyn @The Call of the Pen
Mary Helen @Greatpoetrymhf’s Weblog
Megan @Make Something Mondays
Mark @Maleko’s Art
Micki @A Writers Journey
Penny @The Why About This
Poets @Poetree Creations
Resa @Art Gowns
Rosemary @Extraordinary Ireland
Sandie @Sandie’s Snippets
Susan @Women Making Strides
Susie @Country Side Poet
Taylor @Taylor-Made Thoughts & Doodles
Ute @Ute Smile
Valerie @Valerie Davies
Wendell @ Forever Poetic