Saturday, January 17, 2009

Two Awards

This post is long overdue! I have received two wonderful awards from this lovely lady. If you haven't visited her blog yet - check it out - you are in for a treat. She posts nearly every day and always has great ideas to share.

This first award "focuses on the friendships that blossom here in blog land.
Blogs who receive this award are 'exceedingly charming' say its authors. This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or 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."

Thank you Susan! When I started blogging ,I had no idea the wonderful people that I would be privileged to meet and call my "new friends". I have enjoyed starting my day with you all here in blogland - the problem had been for me - when to stop! I find new blogs every day that I like to visit. There are so many talented writers out there! I have to pull myself away from the computer some mornings!

I would love to pass this award along to some of the women that fill my days with laughter, sunshine, inspiration and joy.

I read an assortment of blogs. Some of them craft, some of them repurpose, and some are such great decorators they take my breath away and I want to come live in their homes.

These great ladies do all of the above:

Penny - Lavender Hill Studio - Penny is a crafter that makes the most beautiful mosaic pieces that I have ever seen! You will literally drool into your keyboard when you see what she creates. Even though we have never met, I feel like I know her - just from reading her blog! She shares her heart with you and you come away feeling like you are sitting across the table from her sharing a cup of tea!

Kathy - Kathy's Cottage - Kathy is such a sweet lady! She has a beautiful home and creates some beautiful handmade pieces that make me want to run to my sewing room! After reading her blog from the beginning, you really get a sense of the beautiful spirit behind the words. Check her out and be inspired.

"Picket"- Picket's Place - this sweet gal shares her beautiful home as well as her fun sense of humor. She draws you in with her big personality and you truly feel like you are one of her friends when reading her posts.

Rhonda - Scooterblu's Whimsy - I can't say enough about this great lady. I am always happy to see her new posts come in - she is so talented and has great ideas to share. She definitely deserves this award!

Dana - The Stone Rabbit - Dana has such a great sense of humor. I highly suggest reading her blogposts from the beginning - you won't be disappointed. She stages her blog around her mischevious Stone Rabbit friend. He is very curious and must be involved in everything she does. Dana's Pink Saturday posts will have you rolling on the floor with laughter. She deserves this award for sharing such a large part of herself through her words.

The Muse - A Diva's Hammer..Wielded By The Muse - The Muse is such a fun gal! She has the most fascinating posts and draws you in by getting you involved. She always takes the time even though her site is extremely active - to give encouragement and extends friendship to all. I have throughly enjoyed getting to know this special lady.

Ann - LifeAtAnnsPlace - From the beginning Ann has shown me such kindness and love. She has encouraged me along the way and checked in on me when she knew times would be hard. Ann - I don't know if you have received this award or not but honey you are the epitome of the word "friend". I know many of you out there in blogland have been touched by this special lady. Happy to know you my friend! You deserve this!

Gloria - Happy To be - Gloria has also become a dear friend. I am truly happy to know you sweet lady! Check out her blog to see her beautiful home and get to know her. You will be blessed by her too!

I wanted to add one more deserving lady to my list here to receive this award. Her name is Glenda. Many of you know her - I am sure. She doesn't have a blog, but always sends words of encouragement to those of us who do. I have tried to get her to join us, but she is happy to sit on the sidelines. She always has so much to contribute to conversations. I am truly happy to have gotten to know this special lady and for once want HER to be recognized for what she is to so many - a beautiful friend.

Susan also chose to share the Georgia Friends Award with me. Susan (WAVING HAND FRANTICALLY) How did you get the award to say Georgia across it? And how do I put it on my sidebar? Whenever I try to cut and paste,it just takes me to your post. Any suggestions? (I feel like such a newbie sometimes - grrr!)
ANYWAY - Susan gave the links to a few fellow Georgia bloggers out there but I do have two more to add.
At Home In Georgia - She is a military wife here in Georgia. She has two beautiful kids and shares her lovely home. Pop over to say hi and welcome her into our new "club"
Yvette - The Charm House - Yvette is a sister Christian and is such a talented writer. I am so happy to add her to our new club!
Thanks Susan for forming this little group.What fun this is - -a chance to meet new people in your own back yard! Are there any more of you Georgia gals out there that would like to join us? I would love to meet you - please drop me a line to say hi and I will pass your blog name along to Susan to be added to the list.
I just wanted to say a special thank you to all of you who take the time to visit me and leave such sweet comments. I enjoy getting to know you all and am so glad you stop by time and again to read my ramblings. You all brighten my days!
As to those of you enquiring about my health - I am feeling much better after a visit to my doctor. He supplied me with lots of meds to set me on the road to recovery. My advice to you all - GO TO THE DOCTOR if you have an illness lasting more than a week. Your body may be trying to tell you something and it is best to listen to it.
Blessings on your day today!


Susan said...

I came over to wish you a good weekend! I am glad you gave the award to're right she is great at encouraging...maybe she will start a blog one day!

To get the picture in sidebar...
1) save to your computer
2) go to customixe your blog (top right corner)
3)select edit layout
4) select "add gadget"
5) Look for gadget "picture"
6)click on blue "+" and add it
7) edit picture gadget...clcik browse and find picture on your computer and SAVE
8)you can then move gadget on side bar where you want it

Email me if you have any questions!

and have a great weekend!

dana said...

Thank you for that sweet award! I am truly honored and I appreciate your kind words about my blog.

Now, I sure wish I lived in Georgia so I could be included in that Georgia Friends Award--maybe us MO Bloggers need to get with it!! :)

Thanks again for your kindness--and that was so great for you to give Glenda an award. I don't know her, but I have frequent comments of many non-bloggers who do deserve awards and CERTAINLY need to be setting up their own blogs, too. I hope Glenda will do that!


The Charm House said...

Kymber, Thank you so much for adding me to the Georgia Gal's!!! Really there is no where better than the state of Georgia (right now with this weather though it is being a little sideways LOL). Oh my goodness. E-mail and tell me about your meds and what is going on, we can compare meds. LOL Girl, when you have health problems, you always have to find humor somewhere!!

ann said...

Oh,Kymber,you humble me.Wowow.You took my breath.Bless you my new and dear friend...Ann

ann said...

Yes,Glenda is a princess among princess'.She is a true lady.Thank you for remembering her..Ann

Happy To Be said...

GM dear friend...and thanks for the award..but I did get this like 5 times now..still have not posted it on my side bar..glad you gave it to Picket she is my old time favorite gal in the world..met her in 07 on RMS and we just adopted each other as sisters..And what can I say about Glenda she is more support to me than a wonder bra girl..You do know she also has one of the best loved sisters in blog land and thats Susan's at between naps on the that family has 2 beautiful women in it...hope you have a great weekedn girl...hugs and smiles Gloria

Glenda said...

Thank you so much Kymber, for thinking of me. I can't begin to tell you how much it means to me. I am extremely pleased if any of my piddling comments have been helpful to anyone.

Due to failing eyesight, blogging is not in my future. Even if my vision was 20/20, I would still lack the talent and computer savvy that each and every blogger shows with each post.

Some I find funny while others are educational or show me a way to do something that is new and different to me. All enrich my life.

Thank you again for thinking of me. To all my friends in blogland I leave you with an Irish saying: "May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead".

Kathleen Grace said...

Thank you so much, Kymber, for all the kind things you said! It always makes me smile to hear that someone gets enjoyment from my blog. I have met so many wonderful women through blogging and I know there are so many more to meet! I will pass this on soon:>)

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats Dear Kymber! :)

Anonymous said...

I have a new blog. Blogger ate mine!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It is so nice to meet you!! Thank you for all of the very sweet things you said about me, my mosaics and my blog. I really appreciate it so much! AND thank you for the lovely award. IT is an honor to accept it!! I hope you come by and visit me again soon. I also have a blog about my home,,,The Comforts of Home. You can get to it from a link on my Lavender Hill Studio blog.

Hope to see you there! Now, I am off to read some of your olders posts, then I am visiting some of the blogs you mentioned...

Picket said...

Hey girl..congrats on the great awards and thank you so much for sharing with me and for those gracious words you said about me & my blog...I have just received this same award twice so if you don't mind I will add your name under it...thanks again and thanks for coming by...have a great weekend my friend!

~CC Catherine said...

Kymber, Thanks for stopping by to say hi today! Thought I'd check out your site. I too am a Georgia blogger...I'd love for you to share my name with Susan. I live in the Braselton area, near Chateau Elan. Stay in touch! ~CC Catherine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Kymber, Congrats on your award! Sorry to hear you've been sick. Hope you are feeling a lot better now! That was so sweet of you to share this award with my sis, Glenda...who says you need a blog to get an award?! :-) Have a wonderful weekend, Susan

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Hi there! I saw you joined my list of followers, and I'm so glad to meet another GA gal! Look forward to reading your blog regularly now! Blessings, Becky G.

The Muse said...

Thanks for Pink Saturday fun, glad to hear from you~thank you too for your wonderful encouragement!

I am not covered up with pink here LOL so that SAT was a stretch for me!! :) LOL

I am running behind on my comments as I have been traveling for work :)

And I most sincerely congratulate you! and say how humbled I am to be in such fine company!

kymber said...

Congratulations! You definitely DO deserve this award! You are so uplifting and supportive and we all here in blogland LOVE YOU!
Blessings my friend,