ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD ♥

It’s my lovely honor to announce that the lovely souls and bloggers: Miro, http://warriorpoetwisdom.comAutumn & Gabby, http://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com, and Deb, http://adamsart.wordpress.com, have nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I’m at a loss for words, except, my most heartfelt “Thank You!”

It’s also my lovely honor to pass this award on to some other lovely bloggers. And since there are no rules or limits specified, this is a lovely way to express thanks to my lovely new friends.  I got carried away with this list and knew I had to stop, but I really could have gone on forever~

http://elleteaemm.wordpress.com

http://sandrabranum.wordpress.com

http://thecreativejuicer.com

http://francisbarkerart.com

http://caddoveil.wordpress.com

http://agapintheclouds.wordpress.com

http://raindancepoetry.wordpress.com

http://angelajanegraceblog.com

http://bluegem555.wordpress.com

http://cenicitas.wordpress.com

http://catsnco.wordpress.com

http://fromscott.wordpress.com

http://figmentsandimagination.wordpress.com

http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com

http://thepoeticgoblin.wordpress.com

http://joe2poetry.wordpress.com

http://terri0729.wordpress.com

http://swansongsandprose.wordpress.com

http://granbee.wordpress.com/about

http://achingforpng.wordpress.com

http://festivalking.wordpress.com

http://hollyannegetspoetic.wordpress.com

http://jhasmoments.wordpress.com

http://kiwsparks.wordpress.com

http://vampireweather.wordpress.com

http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com

http://somkritya.wordpress.com

http://arjun1097.wordpress.com

http://randomintellections.wordpress.com

http://365daysofcourage.wordpress.com

http://versenotprose.wordpress.com/about

http://thenaughtypoet.wordpress.com

http://chicpress.wordpress.com

You’re all wonderful and I want to thank you for inspiring me with your creativity, positivity and encouragement!

Smiles and Blessings to you~

Lauren 🙂

Another Lovely Versatile Blogger Award

Dear Fellow Bloggers,

I have been nominated for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD, by festivalking.wordpress.com.  Thank you so much, FestivalKing,  for this humbling award and for your patience, since I’ve been sick and am now following through!  For those of you who haven’t already visited her site, please take the time.  Her blog is honest, inspiring and moving and I’m honored to be on her list of nominees~


The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post
  2. Share 7 things about yourself
  3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading
  4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award

Seven things about myself;

  1. I’m tired of chicken soup!  🙂
  2. I confess; I’m hooked on smiley faces! 🙂
  3. Sometimes, I walk into a room, then forget why I went there in the first place! (can anyone relate?)  🙂
  4. I would love to learn to play piano someday, before I’m too old!
  5. I’m proud of my Christian faith~
  6. I would love to spread smiles throughout the world~
  7. I’m still amazed my poetry is enjoyed by so many lovely bloggers~

Now, enough of me, and on to my 15 nominations.  These are bloggers I’ve known for awhile and some, I’m still getting to know, but their talents have touched, moved and inspired me.  I hope you’ll take the time to pay them a visit, if you’re not already familiar with their amazing work~

  1. http://memorybearsbybonnie.wordpress.com
  2. http://nissiknows.wordpress.com
  3. http://poeticinvocation.wordpress.com
  4. http://juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com
  5. http://sauciespeaks.wordpress.com
  6. http://elexxa.wordpress.com
  7. http://poetwhispers.wordpress.com
  8. http://morethanadalliance.wordpress.com
  9. http://sarah-cosgrove.com
  10. http://achingforpng.wordpress.com
  11. http://chicpress.wordpress.com
  12. http://theressomethingabout.wordpress.com
  13. http://thoughtsoflaraleigh.wordpress.com
  14. http://joe2poetry.wordpress.com/about
  15. http://catforsley.me

Thank You, again, FestivalKing! 🙂

Candle Lighter Award

Candle Lighter Award

I have been nominated, richly, again, by two wonderful women, Terri, http://terri0729.wordpress.com, and Deb, http://adamsart.wordpress.com.  They have beautiful, inspirational blogs, so please pay them a visit, if you haven’t already.  Thank you so much, to both of you, for thinking of me~

This award belongs to those who believe, who always Survive the day and those who never stop Dreaming, for those who cannot quit, for those who keep trying and if you’re in this catergory, you are Entitiled to this Award.

I nominate the following bloggers that fit this profile.  A few of them, I’ve visited for awhile and a few, I’m still getting to know. I do believe you’ll enjoy their blogs as much as I have:

http://justathinkin.me

http://memorybearsbybonnie.wordpress.com

http://happinessnest.wordpress.com/about

http://throughhimwithhiminhim.wordpress.com

http://elleteaemm.wordpress.com

http://angelslightworldwide.com

http://accesstothealtar.wordpress.com

http://warriorpoetwisdom.com

Thanks again, for this humbling nomination, for which I’m extremely grateful for~

Blessings, Lauren

Versatile Blogger Award – A Humble Curtsy :)

Dear Fellow Bloggers,

I have been nominated for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD, again, by myemilyrose.wordpress.com & alizaswindow.wordpress.com.

As I’m always stunned and humbled, I graciously accept this nomination by these two wonderful bloggers!  Please take the time to visit them, if you haven’t already! Thank you so much to both of you!

The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post
  2. Share 7 things about yourself
  3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading
  4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award

Seven things about myself;

1.  I am truly a romantic (this may not come as a surprise to you all)

2.  I enjoy reading romance, suspense, mystery and poetry, but I need to work on time management!

3.  In my late teens, when I thought I’d become a professional singer, Barbra Streisand was and will always be my vocal idol and favorite   female vocalist.

4.  I strive to do kind things for people, even if it’s so small, like giving a hug or smile.

5.  Organizational skills are a strength of mine.

6.  I love winter and the coziness it brings; fireplaces aglow, candlelight and Scentsy warmers permeating the room. (Scentsy warmers are fragrant candle wax warmers)

7.  I believe in forever love.  (another surprise?)

Now, it’s time for my nominations and this is the hard part, simply because it’s so difficult to choose.  However, these bloggers all have wonderful stories to tell through their writing and photography.  Some of them, I’ve known for awhile and some, I’m still getting to know!  Either way, their talents have touched me and made my life richer!  I encourage you to visit them and be enlightened!  Also, if this nomination is a repeat, please do forgive me!

Nominations are, in no specific order:

1. http://darkarsean.wordpress.com

2.  http://thepoeticgoblin.wordpress.com/

3.  http://thebeautifuls.wordpress.com/about/

4.  http://stronghearted1.wordpress.com/

5.  http://365days2bpublished.com/

6.  http://celestealluvial.wordpress.com/

7.  http://slavenphotography.wordpress.com/

8.  http://regularteenageworld.wordpress.com/

9.  http://azphoenix.wordpress.com/

10.  http://timcoffeyart.wordpress.com/

11.  http://jenchay.wordpress.com/

12.  http://keltrustsnoone.wordpress.com/about-me/

13.  http://heyartist.wordpress.com/

14.  http://dehypnotize.wordpress.com/

15.  http://catsnco.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to all of the nominees and may they continue to bless us with their amazing talents!

Lauren 🙂

Versatile Blogger Award (2011 End of Year)

 

Versatile Blogger Award
I have been nominated for this award by two wonderful bloggers:
http://artepiphany.wordpress.com and http://happinessnest.wordpress.com.  I can’t thank them enough for their generosity and thoughtfulness.  I’m truly honored and again, very humbled.

Kreativ Blogger Award (2011 End of Year)

I have been nominated yet again for another award and I am thankful for this and all awards that have been given to me.

I would like to take a moment to thank the 2 wonderful bloggers who nominated me:
J, http://jhasmoments.wordpress.com, and Epiphany, http://artepiphany.wordpress.com.
Thank you so much to both of you; I’m honored and humbled that you both thought enough of my poetry for this award. 

If you haven’t visited their blogs already, please do so.  You will find wonderful talent and inspiration and you won’t be disappointed…

This award requires that I share 10 things you do not know about me. Then, I will have to pass this award on to at least 6 ( or more ) other bloggers.

So here are 10 things you don’t know about me:

1. I am a romantic.

2. I never went to prom, but my wedding replaced that void.

3. I love vanilla, pumpkin spice and gingerbread lattes (non-fat).

4. I sang a Gospel solo in a choir when I was 18 and we toured the east coast.

5. I won Best Vocalist in high school choir in my senior year and Second Place in my talent show for singing.

6. I am ready to find a new canine friend, after losing our dog in November.

7. I didn’t finish college.

8. I prefer things to be organized.

9. I haven’t sung in many, many years.

10.  I would love to lose 15 lbs this year! 🙂

Here are the wonderful bloggers I’ve chosen:

1.) http://aslankanshaw.wordpress.com

2.) http://festivalking.wordpress.com

3.) http://cenicitas.wordpress.com

4.)http://magicinthebackyard.wordpress.com

5.) http://thoughtsoflaraleigh.wordpress.com

6.) http://wordsfromthemoon.wordpress.com

7.)http://fivereflections.wordpress.com

All of you deserve this and I know anyone else who visits them will love them, too!
I’m sending Happy New Year hugs to Everyone!

Lauren

Seven “X” Seven Link Award

This took me by surprise, but I’m very appreciative of my nomination from two wonderful friends, Autumn & Gabby, http://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/.  Thank you both again!  Your poetry and stories add magic to my life, create more smiles and laughter, even some tears, but it has been truly wonderful getting to know you two awesome twins! 

As with most Blog Awards on WordPress there are stipulations that must be met upon acceptance of the coveted award. So, with the 7X7 Link Award the first thing you have to do is tell something about yourself that nobody knows.  Hmmm…

This is something I really don’t think about anymore, since I’m well over toddler’s age 🙂 but, I do have a vertical scar on my forehead, about an inch long.  It appeared after cracking my forehead open when I was around 2 years old, after running right into the corner of two walls! Ouch!  Who knows what I was thinking, other than obviously not watching where I was going, while running around, having fun.  I don’t have any other memories (a good thing), but I pretty much have worn bangs all my life.  I’m more comfortable with them and maybe,  just maybe they cover the scar, a little.  🙂

Now comes the 7X7 links to my pieces I feel are worthy to link up:
(more stipulations to the award)
 
Most Beautiful Piece:  http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/12/11/cloud-9/
 
Most Helpful: http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/10/13/flight-2/
 
Most Popular: http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/12/14/im-perfection/
 
Most Controversial:  I don’t believe I’ve written any controversial…
 
Most Surprisingly Successful:http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/12/07/scrabble-soup/
 
Most Underrated: http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/09/22/untitled/ (this is actually entitled “Unknown”)
I wrote this to honor my son’s friend who took his own life at the precious age of 14~
 
Most Pride Worthy:  http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/10/23/rewarding/
 
Next step to the 7X7 Award fulfillment is to nominate 7 bloggers (in no specific order) who I feel deserve the honor and hopefully haven’t already received it.  If you have already received this, please forgive me…I just had to…! 🙂  Additionally, to choose only a few from the many wonderful blogs I’ve come to know is a very difficult task.  The blogs below are simply wonderful; they have moved me by their words of art and photography, so I do hope you visit them soon.  There are also many, many others I truly love, who have inspired and touched me, as well.  

1.  http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com/PJ

2.  http://achingforpng.wordpress.com/Maiya

3.  http://vampireweather.wordpress.com/

4. http://versenotprose.wordpress.com/AZ

5. http://adamsart.wordpress.com/Debbie

6. http://randomintellections.wordpress.com/Arch

7. http://artepiphany.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to all of you, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!