Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blog Awards....

"B" is for Blog awards..

I got an award.....and....


Diedre over at 'A Storybook World' gave me the

and I LOVE IT!!!!

But more than loving it, I appreciate it! 
I want to take the time to thank Diedre Eden Coppel.

 I also want to let you know where you can find her....

Her Facebook is here.
& her websites:


When I first took up blogging, I started my review/giveaway blog, and couldn't believe how fast it took off and I still can't believe how well it is doing. There isn't a day that goes by (well not very many of them, anyways!!) that I don't get a visit from UPS, FedEx, and have a completely overflowing mailbox thanks to that blog. AND... I also have a post office box, that comes fully loaded many a day with their yellow post cards that kindly tell me that I have packages behind the counter that are too large to fit in my tiny box :)  I have two closets that are so full of things that I have received free to review, and that is after giving many things away as gifts. I am very thankful for these things, as they have came in very handy as a struggling single mother. Being a complete book freak and absolutely loving to read, it has been an absolute Godsend that I receive about 5 books a week in the mail (at the very least), and that just so happens to be what I read each week :)

The reason I started this personal blog is because I realized that I liked blogging about other things that were of interest to me. Things that felt close to my heart, things that I happened to be thinking about at that specific time. I didn't ONLY want to blog about reviews and giveaways, and I had started mixing the two together. I don't really think that I lost any followers as far as people removing themselves physically, but I noticed that not as many people were joining my giveaways, so I think that they were probably taking themselves off of my email subscription lists because I was blogging about the personal things.

I have no problem with that, because I know that some people are out there to win things and that is fine with me. Some days I get on the computer just to win things too, but most days, I get on here for real life, and that's when I check in with you all. Maybe I leave comments and maybe I don't. But you can be sure that I'm checking in with your blogs. I know you're when you're all moved into your new houses, I know when your son just had his birthday. I know when you got your new poetry printed in an awesome magazine. I know when that important stuff happens. The stuff that matters to you, matters to me. And I know that you are also reading my blog, and that what matters to me, matters to you. That is what I like about this blog....the comments that I get back from my followers.

Thanks to each and every one of you!!!

And again, a special thanks to Diedre for the

'Creative Blog Award'

which by the way....

she makes all her own awards!!!!

Gorgeous, isn't it???

Have a wonderful day!!

And don't forget to check out

and the other awards she handed out.

You might find a whole handful of new favorite blogs :)



  1. Congrats on the award. Very nice!!

  2. Hi, I really enjoyed reading your post! I got an award from Deidre also, buy mine is different than yours. Isn't she and amazing artist?

    It sounds like you have been making some changes and that you are mostly happy with them. I love having a "personal" blog too. As I tell others about me, I learn more about me.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

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    *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚...just sprinkling a little Love on your Blog˚ ✰* ★
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  4. I'm so glad I've found your blog. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

  5. congrats on your award!
    hope you are enjoying the A to Z