Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Blog Awards

Blog awards have come my way recently and I wanted to take some time to say thanks to some generous blogging pals and participate in the fun of passing the awards on to others. Thank you, Rebecca at Rebecca Kiel, Girl Friday at Reading, Writing and Ribaldry, and Carla at Carla's Writing World for this scrumptious-looking "Irresistibly Sweet" award, and the additional "Stylish Blogger" award from Carla, too.

I appreciate your thinking of me...

Here are the general guidelines for accepting the awards:
1. Thank and link back to the person who passed on the award.
2. Share 7 random tidbits about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to 5 others (the number varies at times from 3-10!) and link to their blogs.
4. Let those people know you've given them the award.

Passing the awards on is easy, and fun, since there are so many great blogs out there to be recognized. Coming up with 7 additional tidbits about myself (you'll find earlier lists here and here) is getting harder. But they tell us writers to dig a little deeper, so here goes:

7 random things about me:
1. I love to cool off with a tall glass of equal amounts of orange juice and ginger ale, lots of ice.
2. My favorite lotion fragrance is Lemongrass Sage, from Betina Bath and Body, a local company out of Fairfield, OH that makes natural skin care products. My daughter stocks up on it for me on Mother's Day and birthdays. Thanks, Melissa!
3. I'm hooked on reading Newbery award winners. My personal collection of said winners has grown to 20 volumes and counting. That was about the only good thing about Borders going out of business here, I bought 5 titles real cheap.
4. I wish there were more hours in the day. Then I could write my books, read all I want to, AND knit, scrapbook, and update photo albums.
5. My publication credits include stories in Cup of Comfort anthologies (Christmas Prayers, Devotionals for Mothers and Daughters), and in Adams Media's My Dad is My Hero. I've had children's stories published in Children's Playmate, Children's Digest, and Boys' Quest.
6. The day will soon be here when all my grandchildren will be together for the first time. Circumstances have delayed such a gathering from happening prior to this, but it won't be long until 3-year old Angelica and 6-month old Adrian get to play with 1-year old Nicholas who's back in the States temporarily from Spain. We can't wait.
7. Hubby and I will celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary this coming Friday, June 24. There's no way either of us is that old, is there???

Now to pass on the awards. I enjoy dropping in on these sites, and I think you will, too.

Jen at Jen's Bookshelf
Cheryl at Cheryl's Musings
Karen at Musings of a Novelista
Andrea at That's Another Story
Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina at Elizabeth Varadan's Fourth Wish 
Kimberly at Meetings with My Muse
Megan at On Beyond Words and Pictures

Enjoy meeting these bloggers if you haven't already!


  1. Congrats on your awards! I need more of number 4 too!

    Also, big happy congratulations on your anniversary - that is so awesome!

    And, thank you so much for giving me the awards. I'm very honored.

  2. Ditto about hours in the day. I'm definitely going to try the ginger ale and orange juice!

  3. Thanks Kenda! Much appreciated!

    Enjoy having all the grandkids together at the same time. The best childhood memories are made at times like these.

  4. 39 years! that is definitely something to celebrate. Passing this award on to you was a pleasure!

    And I'll have to try your OJ concoction. I've never heard of that.

  5. Thanks for the award Kenda! And congratulations on your upcoming wedding anniversary too.

    ...And I'm sure you plan to do a LOT of spoiling of grandchildren with lots of hugs and kisses.

  6. Kenda, it's sweet of you to pass on an award to me! Thanks. It's a great way for me to find new and interesting blogs, too. I definitely wish there were more hours in the day!

  7. Yes, soon all kids will be playing together! We can't wait to meet Adrian and see how Angelica has grown!
    Wow, 39 years of marriage! What an example for us!

  8. Hi, Kenda, thanks so much for the awards. I enjoyed learning all these things about you.

    And happy anniversary (tomorrow). Enjoy the big family reunion when the day arrives. BTW: My hubby and I have a 38th anniversary coming up in December. You are so right -- Where DID the time go?

  9. I love to read about some of the details of my writer friend's lives:) thank you for sharing. Congrats on all the awards!

  10. Congrats on your awards, your anniversary, and the upcoming visits by your kids and grandkids. So many wonderful things in your life. It's grand to be the age we are.

  11. Thank you for the recognition, Kenda, and congratulations on your awards too.

    I've been busy with a writing deadline and other summer activities, but I must do something about these blog awards soon.

    Hope you're having a great summer.