Monday, September 15, 2008

Award Day

Blogging has been a great blessing to me in my life and it has enriched my days so much. I love “visiting” my friends in the blogging world everyday and I have made so many connections that I truly cherish.

I have received three awards recently that I want to highlight. I’m a bit late on two of the awards, because I had a hard time deciding who to pass the awards along to, since I love so many. :-) I received one award from my new friend Mike at Rambling Stuff called the “Million Dollar Friend Award”. I am so honored to receive this. Please check out his blog. I now want to pass along this award to some great blogging friends:

Cutie Booty Cakes
People You Need to Know
Kuting’s Place
Red Pine Mountain
Communique by Ivanhoe

The rules state that you pass this award on to four blogging friends and one new blogging friend that you have discovered who is in a different country than where you live.

I have also received the “I Love Your Blog” award from Alison at EleanorBlog a few days ago. I am so grateful to her for this. She has a beautiful blog that I just love visiting. Please drop by and see her. Then this morning I woke up to find to my surprise that I had been given this award again by Sharon at The Artist’s Muse. She is an artist and has a lovely blog too. Please check her out.

The rules of this award are as follows:
1) Link to at least 7 other blogs you love.
2) Link to the person who gave you the award.
3) And let the 7 other bloggers know that you have tagged them.

Here are my picks and since I got this award twice I will highlight seven for each award. But you certainly don't have to do this. Up to seven are all you need for giving out this award. I am just so behind and needed to get caught up. I wanted to acknowledge both awards and I love so many blogs, so this was a perfect opportunity to highlight a fraction of them. Here they are:

News From NOLA
The Junk Drawer
Health Nut Wannabee Mom
Live Passionately
Breeni Books
Brady Bunch Repeat..I Don’t Think So
Tales of Terror from the Black Lagoon
Dragonfly Cottage
Reading Lounge
Blogging MoRe
Writing to Survive
New York
The Virtual Dime Museum
Learn French for Fun

Thanks again to Mike, Alison, and Sharon for my awards.


Ivanhoe said...

Congratulations on your wonderful awards! Very well deserved :o)
Was it my name on the list of awardees? Yipeeeeeeeee! Thank you very much, I really appreciate it :o)

Dori said...

Yep! You are a great blogging friend so I had to give you this award. You have a wonderful day!

Unknown said...

Wow! I'm honored! Congrats on your awards and thanks for mine! I'll get my list up later today. Glad you enjoy the blog! I am loving yours, as well!

Dori said...

Breeni Books,
Thanks! And keep up the great work. You have a wonderful blog. :)

Anonymous said...

Yea you and thank you for the list of referrals. I love checking out new blogs.

The Silver Age Sara said...

Congratulations on your awards. And, thank you so much for passing it on to me. I always consider the best part about blogging is the friends that you make and I'm very thankful to consider you one of my friends.

Anonymous said...

Hello Dori!
Congrats on your awards! I really appreciate your blogging friendship as well. I feel honored that you're passing an award on to me. You have done a wonderful job in helping us get to know more about your surroundings in England, and it's fascinating!

I don't know if you've seen it yet, but I've given you a permanent link on my site (left hand side) in appreciation of all that you are and all that you bring to the blogging arena.

In addition, I'm sending you 1000 EC credits.

Keep up the good work and thanks for the encouragement! :-)

Dori said...

Thanks! And I hope you enjoy the blogs. :-)

Mountain Woman,
Thanks! You are right...friendships are the greatest part of blogging. Enjoy your award. Talk to you later friend. :-)

I'm glad you liked the award that I sent you. :-) I'm so pleased that my blog has given you a flavor of what it's like here for me and I'm humbled that you gave me a permanent link on your site! Wow! Thanks so much for the ECs. You are a star! :-) Your encouragement is so great and I will continue to highlight your wonderful site.

Fresh Writer said...

Congratulation Dori :) you really deserve it! Your blog is one of my faves, the site looks great and you have interesting content. Thanks so much for passing the award to me, wow, I'm so honored!! I really appreciate it and will follow the rules when I pass it along. Good luck and best wishes with your site in the future.

Cheers ^o^v

j said...

Congratulations to you & thank you from me!

I have been enjoying your blog. It really is amazing how blogging connects people.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award... And thank you sooooo much for showing me love. :)

Diane said...

Awwwww, shucks! Or, I guess I should say MERCI! I consider it a real honor. And yours is certainly well deserved :-)

Unknown said...

Aww, Dori, thank you for the award. This is so sweet of you!

Lux said...

Just wishing you congratulations on your awards! :)

Mike Golch said...

m glad you enjoyed the award. Big Time Hugs and God's Blessings from my house to your House.

Dori said...

Fresh Writer,
Thanks for the congrats! I'm so glad you enjoy my site. :-) I love yours too and you so deserve the award. I will be visiting often.

You're welcome. I love your site and thanks for your congrats. You are right, blogging is a great connector. :-)

Thanks! I loved giving the award. I enjoy your site so much. :-)

Thanks for the congrats and you have a great site. One day I hope to speak French as well as you teach it. :-)

You are so welcome. You are a great blogging friend. I just love visiting your blog everyday. :-)


I truly love the award you gave me. :-) Hugs to you and blessings too.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations in your awards, you absolutely deserve them! And WOW I am really honored that you passes one on to me!!! Thank you so much!

Dori said...

You're welcome Mrs. Mecomber,
I just love your site. It is a favorite read of mine and thanks for the congrats on my awards. :-)

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Audrey said...

HI, Dori. I just found you on the Expat blog website. Great blog and congratulations on the awards. I'm an American who has also been living in the English countryside (west Berks--we're neighbors!) for 14 years now. Still, it's not like I'm mistaken for being a native. Check me out if you get a chance.

Lidian said...

Oh, thank you so much! I am truly honored!


Dori said...

Thanks for stopping by Netfandu. I'm so glad that you like my blog.

Dori said...

I'm so glad you visited me and I'm glad that you like my blog. It's great to connect with other fellow expats. I will definitely check out your site. :-)

I was so glad to give you the award. I enjoy your site so much. Have a great day. :-)

Mharms said...

helo's where i posted the tag :)

Dori said...

I'm glad you got your award. I will check it out on your blog. :)

Vodka Mom said...

yikes, I'm new here. As much I love awards shows, I'm just not dressed for one. I'll just slip out and go to an earlier post. And, since no one knows me, they'll never know........