Friday, July 25, 2008

Brillante Weblog Award

Today marks the end of a brutal week for me. TGIF! I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I live for the weekend (click here for a related post). As I am reminded by Kelly (Half Dozen), I haven’t posted in almost a week. This is unusual for me, but I feel I’ve earned a reprieve after the hellish week I’ve had. Congrats on the successful closing on your new home, Kel! This solidifies you as Californians – a long, long way from life in Michigan. Having picked up Doughboy at the airport tonight, this is my first opportunity all week to catch up on reading my favorite blogs. Imagine my surprise when I saw my name listed on Chronicles of a Country Girl as one of seven recipients for a blog award. Woo hoo! This is my first award! Thanks much to Kate for gifting me with the Brillante Weblog Award. I humbly accept this honor. Thank you!

Below are listed the rules for receiving this award:

1) Place the logo on your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

So now I share this honor with the following friends and fellow bloggers that inspire me everyday!

Jamie at Our Crazy Life…she introduced me to the wonderfully creative world of blogging and is my constant source of inspiration. I love her candid stories about life in the Payne household, as well as her photography, recipes, and hobbies.

Janette at Stop And Smell The Flowers…she motivates me to be a better photographer. My favorite subjects are Sammy and her lovely garden.

Scrappy Sue… her blog about life in New Zealand is never dull. You never know what she’ll write about which keeps me coming back for more. We also share a common interest – scrapbooking. Thanks for the inspiration, Sue!

Chere at Miss Priss’ Follies…she is just plain crazy! Check out her blog mascot. We really need to help her give him a name other than mascot.

Judy at Judyann’s Fun Blog…as a fledgling blogger, Judy is a talented photographer, busy mom, and fellow scrapbooking Diva. Most importantly, she is a terrific friend and one of the people I most admire in life on so many counts.

Deb at Drivin’ 55…I enjoy her eloquent posts about driving around the country with her hubby and two cats, living in an RV, and being a new grandmother.

Kelly at Half Dozen…no one has more emotional range than Kelly! Her posts are about family, challenges of a busy career delivering babies, and the roller-coaster life that only she can describe in dramatic detail.


Half Dozen said...

Wahooooooo! Missed you. Thanks for the honor.

Deb said...

Woweeee! This is such a treat and surprise! Glad you are back from the land of 9 to 5. I missed your daily updates.

Chere said...

Me an award? I am so honored! I will give you my autograph next week. Thanks Debra. Love it.

Country Girl said...

I'm glad you're happy. You deserved it! I'm finally getting the chance to look at some blogs and think I may go visit some of these!

Judyann said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your award. I love your blog and you so deserve it. Your writing is wonderful and very enjoyable. The next step is to enter some of your photos in some photo contests. You could win awards there too.
Thank you for the compliments.