Awards are like Christmas presents. You can't wait to open them, but you have no idea what to do with some of them! Or, they can be likened to Girl Scout badges, and I've had my share of those when I was a Brownie! John has a joke about Brownies, but I really can't share it here! Anyway.......
Sarah, from Sweets by Sarah gave me the "Blogging With a Purpose" award back on 4/21. April 21st! I just found it in my pile of posts and it reminded me of her all over again! She has a "Sweet" spirit and a great blog to boot! Plus, she's been piling up quite a few TasteSpotting posts the past few weeks. Go check her out when you get a minute!
I've been real bad lately about keeping up with awards. Wonderful friends and fellow bloggers have taken the time to mention my name and I've totally spaced out on it. Some of it is due to the fact that I just don't know what to say! There's no doubt about it, I am a Praise Whore, but when it comes right down to it, I'm speachless. John will laugh when he reads this, because he won't agree with that at all!
So, thank you, to all who care enough about me and my blog to send the very best! I've received 6 in all, so please bear with me when I post these all in a row. I'm really not looking for attention, I just want to acknowledge all my friends and say "Thanks, I love you too!"
There's a few more and darned if I can remember what they were and who sent them to me :-(
So, now it is my turn. There are a few rules for this:
- Nominate 5 blogs which haven't had this award before.
- Each of the blogs must have a purpose.
- The nominated blogs must make a link back to this page.
- The logo from the award must be put on their blog and it must link back to this blog.
Here are my favorites, in no particular order:
Erika from Stampin' Mama is my hero. She helped me get my blog set up because I didn't have a clue as to what to do! We collaborate a few times a month with a feature called Bake It, Make It & Take It. I give her the recipes, she bakes them and then makes these incredible packages to give them as gifts. She is an Autism advocate for Vermont and her energy is endless. Take a good look at her dreads while you're there. Isn't she cute? The fact that she's also my daughter has nothing to do with the award ;-)
Liliana from My Cookbook Addiction has been an inspiration to me. We share our joys and frustrations of the blogosphere. Together we make quite a team and could conquer the foodie world one meal at a time if it would just cooperate! She has some amazing recipes from her travels to Italy and beyond! I SOOO want to go on her next adventure with her! And the name of her blog "Cookbook Addiction" is very appropriate!
Helen Brain is a fellow Suite101 writer and also A Tuesdays with Dorie baker. She's written 30 children's books that are fun and a little on the wild side. She makes me laugh and that's her purpose for me! Oh, and did I mention she lives on the other side of the world?
Carrie from Carrie's Kitchen Creations is a real go-getter! Ever since I told her about TasteSpotting she has become an absolute junkie! There's no stopping this girl, who by the way is an incredible photographer. Go take a look at some of her work - edible and visual! While you're there, say Happy Anniversary to her and her hubby!
Susan from She's Becoming DoughMessTic is a hoot! I love reading her blog, it's so colorful. She made these awesome eclairs and cream puffs that are to die for. She makes killer brownies and her buns ain't too bad either!
So, there you have it! Five bloggers with a purpose. Their purpose in life is as different as each blog is to me. Now, go spread the love!