Candle Lighter Award (2011 End of Year)

I am very grateful and honored to have received several awards at the end of last year.
I’m amazed when I receive these and truly thankful.
Due to family commitments for the holidays, I’m a little behind and
I’m now following through with my Gratitude and Nominations…

To begin with, I would like to thank PJ, http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com,
for the Candle Lighter Award.
She is truly a sweetheart with REMARKABLE faith,

who is a Mentor to me, as well as, Honest Inspiration.

Candle Lighter Award

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 category, you are Entitiled in this Award.I nominate the following bloggers who fit this profile and I believe you’ll enjoy reading their blogs:

Rose: http://granbee.wordpress.com

Betty: http://raindancepoetry.wordpress.com

LeRoy: http://butchdean.wordpress.com

Angela: http://angelajanegraceblog.com

Tim: http://thecreativejuicer.com/ (Happy Birthday applause; hope you can hear it, Tim!)

Sandra: http://sandrabranum.wordpress.com

Sharon: http://figmentsandimagination.wordpress.com

Caddo: http://caddoveil.wordpress.com/

Jessie: http://jessiejeanine.com

I’m sure of two things; most of you have probably already been blessed by their lovely talent and most likely, they have already received these awards.  If so, please forgive me; I had to from the bottom of my heart…If you haven’t visited their blogs, please take the time, as they all have a story to tell and if you listen, your eyes and hearts will open even more!  Blessings to you all in this New Year!
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!

KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD

To begin with, I would like to thank
http://caddoveil.wordpress.com/, http://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/ and
http://versenotprose.wordpress.com/
for nominating me!

Being nominated once is humbling enough,
but three times is beyond comprehension!

All I can say is I am truly thankful and grateful for this recognition and
for these three wonderful blogs I’ve had the privilege of reading
and the awesome bloggers I’ve had the privilege of getting to know!

Thank you, again!

The award requires me to a) tell you ten things you may not know about me and
to b) nominate six or more other bloggers.

Here we go…

1) I am finally able to pet other dogs without breaking down (our dog died last month).

2) I drive a gold Honda CRV and I love it!

3) I love the mountains and hope to live there someday.

4) Although, I’m also a country girl, so living on a ranch with many, many, many dogs and animals, is a dream.

5) I used to love watching Home Improvement with Tim Allen and was sorry it ended.

6) I never colored my hair until this year, after turning 50, but it’s highlighted and looks natural, which is what I wanted.

7) I am very emotional (tears of joy, sadness, anger, etc)…I have more water than the water company! 🙂

8)  I didn’t finish college.  😦

9)  I share the same dream with many of you, to publish a book of poetry.

10)  When I was younger, singing was my passion.

         And now here are my nominees, in no specific order:

http://francoisbergh.com/

http://everedwater.wordpress.com/

http://granbee.wordpress.com/about/

http://chicpress.wordpress.com/

http://thenaughtypoet.wordpress.com/

http://rajkishoremaity.wordpress.com/

This list is truly infinite, however, I do encourage you to visit these blogs…you’ll find lovely words, beautiful images, inspiration and a melody of emotions. 

Congratulations to all the nominees and Merry Christmas!

Versatile Blogger Award

A Big Thanks goes to http://pryncessyndrome.wordpress.com for nominating me for this award. I am very honored and humbled to receive this nomination and again, thank you pryncessyndrome, for taking your time to visit my blog!  I have enjoyed your blog, as well, and look forward to reading more! 🙂

And the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award is :

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
3. Share 7 random things about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post.

1. Singing was my passion when I was younger and my dream was to sing professionally.

2. I love the outdoors; enjoying nature, hiking and camping.

3. I love to write, which is now my creative outlet, but have never had any formal training.  Maybe in the future?  Until then, I’m writing and   reading as much as I can and always learning.

4. Walking is my main form of exercise.

5. I still miss my beloved dog, Lucky Girl.

6. I love to bake and look forward to making all the Christmas goodies this year (soon, actually).

7. I’m not afraid to act goofy and I laugh at my own jokes! 🙂

Now, it’s time to nominate 15 bloggers:

http://bottledupsentiments.wordpress.com/

http://joe2poetry.wordpress.com/

http://thepoeticgoblin.wordpress.com/

http://theplayfulpixie.wordpress.com

http://somkritya.wordpress.com/

http://raindancepoetry.wordpress.com/

http://backcountrytranquility.wordpress.com/

http://angelajanegraceblog.com/

http://mcamber.wordpress.com/

http://regularteenageworld.wordpress.com/

http://jessiejeanine.com/

http://vampireweather.wordpress.com/

http://terri0729.wordpress.com/

http://francisbarkerart.com/

http://agapintheclouds.wordpress.com/

I believe all of these blogs bring something different to each of us.  They are all unique, inspirational and entertaining.  I look forward to visiting each of them more in the future!   Additionally, I would like to thank them for making my blogging experience a wonderful one!   Lauren 🙂

Liebster Blog Award Nomination – Feeling Thankful :)

I am very pleased to say that I have been kindly nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by ajpoetry.wordpress.com and everedwater.wordpress.com! Thank you so much to both of you!  Your blogs inspire me and I look forward to your next posts! 🙂

This is an award given to blogs that have less than 200 followers and deserve more recognition and encouragement.There are some guidelines that has to be followed while giving or receiving the Award.

The rules for receiving the award:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite bloggers and keep it going!

I wish to pass this award along to the following five blogs, in no specific order:
1. http://cenicitas.wordpress.com
2. http://lindawillows.wordpress.com
3. http://asoulswalk.wordpress.com
4. http://eyeswithoutsouls.wordpress.com
5. http://annemurrayceramics.wordpress.com

You’ll find wonderful poetry, thoughts, and interesting explorations, so please visit their blogs.  You won’t be disappointed and lets continue to share the love!

My Third Nomination – Very Honored

It’s an honor to be awarded this three times!  Again, I am humbled and grateful to even be considered.  This was given to me by  jhasmoments and I encourage you to check out her blog!  Thank you so much J Michel Fleury!  You are awesome and I appreciate this very much!

I understand, “Liebster” is the German word for “dearest” and the goal of this award is to give more recognition to promising blogs with less than 200 followers.

The rules for receiving the award:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite bloggers and keep it going!
I wish to pass this award along to the following five blogs:
6.)http://talinorfali.wordpress.com

You’ll find wonderful poetry and thoughts on their blogs, so please take the time to visit them.  You won’t be disappointed! 🙂

Congratulations to all the winners!

Versatile Blogger Award

In less than two months, this is truly amazing to even be considered for this award, and now, I’ve been nominated three times.  I am truly grateful, honored and humbled ( still stunned) that my writing has touched so many others.
My BIG thanks goes to Catsnco,  jhasmoments, and autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel,
who presented this nomination to me!
Thank you so much to both of you! 🙂

And the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award is :                                                                                    

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.                                                                                                                 
2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
3. Share 7 random things about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award pic on your blog post.

Let’s start with the 7 random things about myself.

And now, here are 7 random things about me:

  1. I love non-fat vanilla lattes
    (pumpkin spice during the holidays)
  2. I love dogs and miss our Lucky Girl.
  3. I love jewelery, especially sterling silver.
  4. I love all music, but especially country.
  5. I’m an Elvis and Streisand fan.
  6. I love chocolate.
  7. I have arachnophobia,
    but I’ve mellowed out a bit. 🙂

Time to nominate 15 fellow bloggers.

  1. http://fromscott.wordpress.com
  2. http://neelthemuse.wordpress.com
  3. http://heartofbella.wordpress.com
  4. http://galenleeds.com
  5. http://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com
  6. http://thespiderfarmmanager.wordpress.com
  7. http://terri0729.wordpress.com
  8. http://zendictive.wordpress.com
  9. http://russellmazonde.wordpress.com
  10. http://suehealy.org
  11. http://imonthebandwagon.com
  12. http://kjpgarcia.wordpress.com
  13. http://hollyannegetspoetic.wordpress.com
  14. http://swansongsandprose.wordpress.com
  15. http://thecreativejuicer.com

I follow these blogs because they inspire me!  I enjoy reading their stories, poetry and thoughts and I’ve seen some awesome photographs!