Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lovely Blogs

Yesterday, I received a Lovely Blog award from Paris, who has just this cutest family ever.  She is a new friend that I met through my (in)courage post.  She is obviously a very generous friend, as she has already starting giving me gifts!

Here it is:

The rules in receiving the award are: 

1.  Accept the award and acknowledge the person who bestowed it upon me.  
Paris, thank you so much. I am truly humbled by what you said about this blog and I am honored to know you.

2.  Pay it forward to 15 newly discovered blogs you enjoy.
Some of these are not newly discovered, but old favorites.  Enjoy perusing!
1.  Studio JRU 
I link up with Jennifer every week to show what I've been creating in my studio (a.k.a my couch).  She is an inspiration with her words and her art.  In fact, she is hosting a giveaway right now so literally, stop what you are doing and click over there NOW.
2.   Critty Joy
Critty Joy is just a super fun, all-around great gal.  She does this fantastic wallpaper, blogs about real life -- highs, lows, and everything in between, and just oozes sweetness.

3.  Home Sanctuary 
Rachel Ann kindly gives us tasks to do every day to keep our home organized, clean, and genuinely, um, a sanctuary.  She gives away prizes at the end of the month to keep us tallying up those points for all things we do around the house.  She also hosts "Company Girls" which is a fun Friday link-up where you are sure to meet some of your best blog friends.

4.  Mommy on Fire 
Natalie is just that -- a mommy on fire for life, her family, and Jesus.  She is writing her journey on her blog (along with other great stuff) and she has a very touching, grace-filled testimony.

5.  CiCi's Corner 
Can I just tell you how much I love this lady?  She is so heart-felt, heart-warming, and just amazing. I love catching up with her life.  I'm claiming her as my Lousiana mom.

6.  Amy Sullivan 
Amy writes about gracious living and trying to keep herself and her family focused on doing that which Jesus calls us to do -- to serve others instead of ourselves.  She is an amazing writer and one after Jesus' own heart.

7.  God Speaks Today
8.  Fitness Friday Girl
Sandy Cooper is both a Jesus and fitness buff.  She writes eloquently and humorously about both on 2 different blogs. She is knowledgeable and so not afraid to laugh at herself.

9.  In the Becoming 
Jenny is new to the blog world and new to being a stay-at-home Mommy.  She shares from the heart and is very real.

10.  Lost in the Prairies...Found By God
I love Michelle's blog because not only does she write about what she personally deals with, but she often opens my eyes to worldly happenings that I probably would have missed if I didn't read her posts.

11.  Opened Door 
Jodene is an amazing (amazing!) photographer.  I love her words that she shares, too.  Simple and from the heart.

12.  Graceful 
Michelle is also a very talented photographer and I love her pictures.  Her writings stir my soul in a powerful way.

13.  Journey of Healing 
Stephanie hears God through her every day life events and then shares them, no matter how convicting.

14.  Celebrate Friendship 
Ruth is a well-traveled, multi-talented lady.  She hosts Tea Time Thursday and has such a sweet, quiet spirit.

15.  The Mommy Mambo 
Jennifer is some kind of talented.  Her tag line?  Coffee in hand, baby on hip, twins in tow.  Sounds like a mambo to me!

I hope you have a fabulous time checking out these blogs!! 


  1. Wow! Thanks Jen, I am truly honored to be part of your selection! And I am so excited to take a blog tour of these 15 wonderful blogs and be introduced to these lovely women! If you recommended them, that is a recommendation that I respect and look forward to discovering! Thanks so much! You are so kind and sweet. I am honored!
    love & grace,

  2. Oh, you sweet thing! I would delight in being your Louisiana Mom. And, I can hardly wait to visit all the blogs you mentioned. I bet I'll make some more wonderful "blogging buddies" through some of them.

    You are a sweetheart for sure! Hugs!

  3. Jen,

    You are so precious. Thank you for the award and for the kind things you said about me and my blogs. But mostly, just thanks for finding me (did you find me or did I find you?) and for being one of my newest and most favorite bloggy friends.


  4. Awwww! Thank you friend! Oozing sweetness...I am going to have to tell others you said that. ;) I cannot wait to visit some of the others...I love discovering new blogs!

  5. Thank you Jen! You are such an amazing girl and bloggy friend :) I feel so blessed everytime I read your blog, and your artwork, well let's just say I have a hard time with stick figures, LOL, so your artwork is phenomenal to me!!! Much love and blessings!!! Stephanie

  6. You sweet little, peanut! Thank YOU for thinking of me, dear one. The pleasure of knowing you and reading your beautiful words is mine. What a gift you are to this blogosphere. God smiles upon you and so do I.

    Thank you again for the kind words, Jen!

    PS: I can't believe I called you a peanut. I thought about deleting it but then oh well...I've been a mom for too long...

    Natalie at Mommy on Fire

  7. Oh WOW!! Thanks so much....I'm blushing!! My first bloggy award ever! Wait let me get my camera and sketch pad....

  8. Thank you Jen. I'm humbled and excited all at the same time. I haven't received an award in a while and I sometimes wonder if people are actually reading what I write. It's nice to receive a reminder that I what I do and what I share resonates with others.

  9. Aww... thank you so much Jen! I am so glad that you share your 'couch' creations! It has been a pleasure getting to know you! Sweet, sweet, sweet! :)

  10. Congrats on your award! I follow Jenny from In The Becoming, and thought I'd check out your site. Nice!

  11. Thanks Jen, for your sweet and encouraging words. You know I think what you are doing here rocks, and I really connect with so many of your posts. Sometimes after I read what you have written, I think to myself- I want to take that girl out for coffee. I truly think we could be real-life friends!

  12. Thank you, Jen. You are a generous and giving soul!


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