Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Acceptance Speech

I've got a few awards that I've received that I need to distribute. First up, I was awarded...

Neno's Award!

For this award, I would like to thank Lindsay! Lindsay @ Goodbye Martha is one of my many Linds(e/a)y followers, but this particular Lindsay sets herself apart. She is a lovely, Christian woman who writes about her faith, food, fitness and other fun stuff! Her posts reflect both her honest nature and genuine personality.

Neno's Award - Rules & Regulations:

1.As a dedication for those who love blogging and love to encourage friendships through blogging.
2.To seek the reasons why we all love blogging.
3.Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it.
4.Don't forget to mention the person who gives you the award.
5.Answer the award's question by writing the reason why you love blogging.
6.Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like.
7.Don't forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post.

Q: Why do I love blogging? A: Well, I love blogging for a few reasons, but the main reason is...YOU! I love coming across a blog that makes me laugh, finding a blogger with whom I have something in common, discovering fabulous new products based on blogger recommendations, gaining inspiration from bloggers dealing with life's difficulties and gathering ideas from bloggers about anything and everything. I love sharing in your stories, your pictures and your lives. And I also love your comments!

I would like to present this award to:

1. My dearly missed friend Rachel @ The Kersting Klan. She and I were inseparable through my last few teen years/early twenties, and as BFFs, we have shared so many ups and downs. She's in Missouri now with her darling daughter Ava and firefighter husband, and we are long overdue for a reunion!

2. Happiness Is... She really knows how to capture life's simple pleasures from Peanut M & Ms (my fave!), fresh flowers and dog love to Mac & Cheese for dinner, beautiful vacay spots and shopping. You name it, she nails it! I always leave her blog with a smile.

3. Lindsey @ Learning to be a Wife. Lindsey is one of my best commenters! She is one of the newlywed bloggers that I have been drawn to because her stories of wedded bliss/blahs remind me of my first years as a wife. She also turned me onto the 30 Day Shred, and my flatter stomach thanks her!

Then, I was given...

the Friends Award!

I'd like to thank Iva for this award! Iva is an amazing blogger! She has managed to garner a large following in a short amount of time, and it's not hard to see why. She loves to meet other bloggers, and she is fantastic about featuring and crediting other bloggers. In one post, she tagged 40+ blogs (including mine!)...just because! Her posts always make me smile or laugh.

Then, I need to thank Lil' Woman! Lil' Woman is a list maker deluxe (shoutout), and my favorite list of hers has to be her 101 things she wants to do in 1001 days. I've seen these before from other bloggers, but Lil' Woman is blazing through it with lightning speed. She deserves major kudos for trying new things and achieving goals! She's inspired me to compile my own...whenever I get around to it. ;)

Lastly, thank you to Mel! Mel has a little one, Aidan, who is cute as a button! Her daily dose of his baby blues are enough to make any one melt. In addition to her little boy, she blogs great recipes and fun fashion/beauty finds. I am also just a tad jealous of her life in Scotland and all the awesome trips around Europe (which she details in great pictures!) that she gets to experience.

"This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I would like to bestow this award upon:

1. Chelsea @ From My Front Porch. I have recently found Chelsea, who has bravely chronicled her journey to be a mother, and she's preggers right now! She is a fellow Texan who lives a charming country life with her husband and three gorgeous dogs!

2. Trina @ Fabulously Frugalicious. I adore Trina's blog because she shares my love of peacocks. She comes up with some amazingly frugal finds, and I love her DIY eye. She has a beautiful family with two charming kiddos!

3. LiLu @ Live It, Love It. Charming is the perfect word to describe LiLu! She is one of the most candid, brutally honest bloggers I've encountered. Her content is often gross and borderline offensive (yet somehow it still endears her readers to her), and she is always good for a laugh!

4. Danielle @ Well, That's Just Fabulous. Danielle is fabulously charming! She was so excited to have won my first giveaway. In addition to just being all-around fabulous, she shares my obsession with the tv. She designs blogs that are always clean and classy, and she's surprisingly grounded for a blogger living in LaLa Land. ;)

5. Amy Lynn @ The Un-wife Housewife Life. Amy is the charming partner that I was graced with in Miss Sweet Tea's summer swap, and I believe it was blog destiny that we were paired together. Amy and I share so much in common that it saddens me she is so far away in Florida.

6. Jessica @ This, That & My Blog. And when I say this and that, I mean it! Jessica blogs about everything under the sun (just check out her labels!), and I'm always sucked in to her posts. She designs charming blogs, and bonus - she is another Lone Star State blogger!

7. Lindsey @ The Wynn's World. Lindsey is another charming blogger I think I was destined to stumble upon. She is a fellow Texan (yeehaw!)/firefighter's wife/mom to two precious Boxer fur babies. I enjoy reading about her daily life, especially because it seems so similar to mine.

8. Amanda @ My Life as a Wife. Amanda was my very first blog to stalk, and she lured me into blogging with her cute stories about her life as a new wife. She's always got adorable puppy pics to share (two beautiful Chocolate Labs), great recipes to demonstrate, tv shows to review and funny newlywed stories that make you giggle. And shoutout - another Texas girl! Can you tell I love my Texas bloggers?? :)

Thanks again! Please check all these lovely ladies out!


Jessica said...

Thanks, Jordan! You are too sweet. I've vowed to get better about posting awards, so I'll be posting about this soon! Thank you, thank you, thank you darling!

b is for brown said...

congrats on all of your awards, darlin! you deserve em!

Iva said...

YOU are so amazing!! I LOVE reading your blog! LOVE IT! Congratulations on your awards. Completely deserved! (thank you so much for your kind words! you are SO SWEET!!) THIS is exactly why I love to meet blog friends!

Krystyn said...

Congrats, lady! What a fun award!

Lindsey said...

YAYAYA Congrats on your awards! You def deserve them!

Lindsey said...

Thanks for the lovely award! I will post it sometime this week hopefully. So many things to do! Love your blog!

Rachel said...

OMG...I WON I WON I WON !!! How soon will I get the check and be able to cash it?? LOL....thanks Angel!!!

Trina said...

Thank you Jordan! So sweet to think of me! I heart bloggy friends :)

LiLu said...

Aw, thanks so much for loving me despite the gross and offensive! We all play our part... ;-)

yours truly... said...

MUCH deserved awards sweet girl!! Congrats!! Hope you're having a great week!!!

Chelsea Lietz said...

Thank you, THANK YOU! How sweet of you!
Congrats on your many awards!

Amanda Fouts said...

Thanks for the shout out and award Jordan!!! I feel so honored that I was your very first blog to stalk!! I feel so speical!!! LOL!!

Danielle said...

Awww. Thanks so much for the award! I just saw this so I'll be sure to write about it in my next post. :)