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 🙂

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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 🙂

Kreativ Blogger Award – Another Grateful Nomination

The Kreativ Blogger Award

Hello Fellow Blogging Friends,
I have been nominated again for this lovely award, for which I am truly grateful for and I have the wonderful blogger, Tim, http://thecreativejuicer.com, to thank!  If you haven’t already visited his blog, please do so!  You’ll find movie reviews, songs, poems, short stories and more!  He is truly a talented young man and well deserving of this Kreativ Blogger Award! 

The Kreativ Blogger Award!!!

After receiving multiple nominations, it’s truly humbling to know that people hold my writing in such high regard. I simply write my thoughts, express my feelings, with not a pinch of expert training in my bio and the support and encouragement I have received has been such a tremendous blessing that words cannot even begin to describe my gratitude.

So thank you, again, Tim, for this amazing gift, and congratulations for earning it yourself. 🙂

Now, on to the rules for this award…

Apparently I have to share 10 things about myself, and then pass this award on to 6 other bloggers, so here it goes!

First, I would like to nominate these 6 bloggers:

1. Pam: http://swansongsandprose.wordpress.com/

2. Lesley: http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com

3. Orel – http://backcountrytranquility.wordpress.com

4. Charlie & Tom: http://photobotos.com

5. Aliker:http://happinessnest.wordpress.com

6. Corey: http://clownponders.wordpress.com

These six people are some of the finest bloggers I have “met”; they each have their own unique writing styles and talents to share.  In addition to writing poetry, you’ll find amazing photography and much needed inspiration for our everyday lives.  I’ve enjoyed visiting their blogs and I look forward to visiting them more in this new year!  So, if you haven’t already stopped by their sites, please do so; you won’t be disappointed!

The difficult task of these awards is limiting the number of bloggers to nominate.  There are so many more that should be on this list, so please don’t feel bad if you’re not included!  You’re all my favorites! xx

And now news about me:

1.  I love adding smiley faces to my emails, messages, notes, etc.!  🙂

2.  I love fresh flowers and usually, have a bouquet in our house all the time.

3.  I’m not crazy about driving at night anymore, but I do it out of necessity.

4.  If I ever had the nerve, I’d try skydiving.  🙂

5.  I dream of living on a ranch, somewhere in the beautiful country, with many animals, especially, happy-go-lucky dogs, roaming the property.

6.  I’m not afraid of acting goofy! 🙂

7.  I’m the youngest of 3 daughters; they’re 19 mos. apart and I’m 10 years younger!

8.  I’m a Disney fanatic and used to live right around the corner from Disneyland, when I was younger.  I miss it and of course, because it’s the Happiest Place On Earth! 🙂

9.  I prefer the mountains/lakes to beaches/ocean, although, I love them both.

10. Singing was my passion in my teen years and I toured in Hawaii with a college vocal ensemble!  Great memories!

Okay, this is it!  I can’t think of anything else that would interest or entertain you all (not that these little facts will do that either)! 

So, thanks again, Tim, for nominating me; you know I greatly appreciate it!  🙂

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs and Blessings!

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