Kreativ Blogger Award

I thought by now I’ve annoyed most of you with my constant posts about my writing project, Poetry for Paris. (I apologize for being a pest about it, but I only have 4 days left to raise enough funds. Yikes! I’m a little stressed.) Thanks to the awesome Pete Denton, I was all smiles this morning. He nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger Award!

This is my fourth blog award! I really appreciate it guys. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog posts. It means a lot to me.

So here are the rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the person nominating you for the award: Done.
  2. List ten things about yourself: See below.
  3. Nominate six blogs you think deserve the Kreativ Blogger Award: See below.

10 things about myself (in random order):

  1. I was a Graphic Designer for 10 years before I became a stay-at-home mom a couple of years ago.
  2. Being a stay-at-home mom helped me go back to my first love…writing.
  3. I love to travel.
  4. Good food makes me happy.
  5. I’ve played at the World Series of Poker.
  6. I wrote hundreds of poems by the time I was 15.
  7. Speaking of poems, I am writing a poem for anyone who supports my writing project, Poetry for Paris on Indiegogo. I’ve got 4 days left. Help.
  8. I used to play golf.
  9. I own 2 corgis.
  10. I love to write. But you already know that.

My six nominations are:

Thanks again, Pete! You rock!

ABC Award!

I’ve been busy with personal things lately, that I had to put my writing and blogging on hold for a couple of weeks. When I finally returned to blogging, I felt so behind. I couldn’t wait to check my emails and start writing new posts. While catching up on things, I realized that the sweet and thoughtful Shannon of isleofbooks, nominated me for the ABC Award! Thank you for thinking of me. I am flattered. It was a wonderful welcome back after being away for days from the blogging world.

This award asks that the recipient name 26 alphabetical things about themselves and then pass it on.

It was a fun and challenging exercise to think of 26 things alphabetically to describe myself. I hope I did okay.

A – Ambitious
B – Bright
C – Creative
D – Determined
E – Energetic
F – Funny
G – Generous
H – Humble
I – Inspired
J – Jolly
K – Kind
L – Loyal
M – Motivated
N – Nice
O – Optimistic
P – Petite
Q – Quirky
R – Resilient
S – Sincere
T – Thankful
U – Unique
V – Veracious
W – Witty
X – (Need help on this one)
Y – Youthful
Z – Zest

Here are my nominations:

Thanks again Shannon! You made me smile. 🙂

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Wow. A few days of not blogging feels like a year of not working out. Well, it feels great to back. It feels even better because
I just found out that the lovely Robin Coyle nominated me for the The Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks for thinking of me Robin.

Blogging is fun, but it’s a lot of work. Learning that people dig what you write is satisfying. Getting comments on your posts can be inspiring. Receiving awards like this one is encouraging. It makes it all worth it in the end.

The rules of accepting the nomination:
Thank the person who nominated me. Done.
Include a link to his/her blog. Done.
Nominate fifteen blogs I enjoy and follow. Yikes. I don’t have 15, but see below.
Inform said bloggers about their nominations. Done.
Lastly, share seven things about myself. Done. See below.

7 Random Things About Me:

  1. I wrote my first poem at 14. I knew then that I wanted to become a writer.
  2. I wrote my first book as a novella, but later changed it into a novel.
  3. At one point, I wanted to become a professional poker player.
  4. Traveling inspires me.
  5. I’m a foodie.
  6. I’m obsessed with Paris in the 1920’s.
  7. I was a Graphic Designer for 10 years. I am so much happier now as a writer.

Here are my nominations:
The Canary
Sara Flower
Julie McKay Covert
Writing is Hard Work
Writing at Midnight
The Year of Wonderful Weekends
Lori’s Lane Blog
The Short and the Long of It

Thanks again for the nomination Robin!