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“Blog of the Year 2012″ Award

Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

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Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

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The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Awardhttp://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

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Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

Need to know more? Check out our FAQ page

And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

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I would like to give nutsfor treasure a huge thank you for nominating Grandmother Musings for the “Blog of the Year 2012” Award.  Eunice and I have been blogging buddies for a while, and I always enjoy her writings.  She definitely deserves this award, and I am grateful that she felt that I deserved it, too.  Please go and visit Eunice at nutsfortreasure and see for yourself what a great blog she has.

Here are a few other blogs that I feel deserve this great award…

http://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/  – Yellowlancer is blog out of Australia that I have followed since I began my own blog.  There are always interesting prompts to start the creative juices flowing at this site.

http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/ – Francine takes the most wonderful photographs.  I look forward to seeing her photos and her adventures.

http://strawberryindigo.wordpress.com/- My Life in Color is a blog with a unique perspective written by a feisty lady with a great view of life.

http://nmnphx.wordpress.com/- Nicole has a great feature called “Spam Comments” where she shares the weird and crazy Spam comments we are all exposed to in the blogging world.

http://valentinadesigns.wordpress.com/- Valentina is a interior designs master and her great ideas make her blog so very interesting.  Check out her Christmas in Colors and From Fashion to Christmas Table.

http://campfireshadows.com/- Awesome stories of the Old West! I can’t wait to read the newest edition.

http://bringingeuropehome.com/- Read her new article and learn how to make the perfect turkey. J

http://greendoorhospitality.wordpress.com/ – Adventures in Everyday Entertaining.

http://russtowne.com/- Reflections of a grateful man about the adventures and mis-adventures of living, loving, and learning

http://sharechair.wordpress.com/-  Want to know what the newest apps are and what to do with them?  Visit sharechair for all the newest technology finds.

http://russelrayphotos2.com/- Russell’s photographs of the San Diego Zoo are amazing.

http://diannegray.wordpress.com/- Published author and all around interesting blog.

 

 

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Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
 
 

A Lovely Touch of Reality Awards

 

Life has been hectic since fall began and school has started.  There are many nights when I just do not have the time or the energy to write a blog post. I think many of us “postaday” bloggers are finding it difficult to meet the goal.  Therefore, it is heartwarming to me to find that even when I am not on target, I still have people who will read my musings and even take the time to nominate me for an award.

Cher over at Authentic Photography has graciously nominated Grandmother Musings for the REALITY BLOG AWARD and the LOVELY BLOG AWARD.  Cher is originally from Maine, but has recently moved to Lakeland, Florida with her husband.  Her photos are real and reflect her keen insight into everyday life.  Please go and visit Authentic Photography. You will enjoy her unique photo expressions.


These are five questions that Cindy passed on for the Reality Blog Award and that I have decided to answer for both awards:

1) If you could change something, what would you change?

I would change all the hatred in the world for other cultures and races.

 

2) If you could repeat an age, what age would it be?

I would repeat at 30.  I would tell my scared self that I am powerful and worthy of great things.

 

3) What one thing really scares you?

Losing someone, I love.

 

4) What one dream have you not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it.

One dream I have always had is to own a house on a lake.  I think it will eventually happen.

 

5) If you could be someone else for the day, who would you be? 

I think it would be interesting to be the President or someone else in a high seat of power.  I have a feeling it is a lot more difficult to be in that position than I imagine.

 

I am nominating 10 wonderful blogs that have inspired me in some way. Please take the time to visit these sites and see what makes them so great.

There are no specific rules to these awards.  Each nominee is free to accept and do what he or she will with his or her award. It is my sincere hope that with this nomination each blog will know how much I appreciate and respect their work.  This nomination is for both the Reality Award and the One Lovely Blog award.

NOMINATIONS

My Life In Color

Francine in Retirement

The World is a Book…

The Blazing Trail

Home Designs Master

Campfire Shadows

Pillows-A-La-Mode

Share Chair

Beyond the Green Door

Diane Gray Author

 

Thank you once more to Cher at Authentic Photography for the nomination.  I am blessed and honored to know such talented people and be a part of a supportive, blogging world. Enjoy! J

 

 

 

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Blog Awards

 

It has been busy around Grandmother’s house the last few weeks with back to school, family visits, and weddings.  There have been days when I just could not go to my computer to post.  Nevertheless, while I was busy, good news was flowing in from Pat Wood  who has nominated Grandmother Musings for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I also received a badge that says 200 wonderful bloggers have been following Grandmother Musings.  I am constantly amazed that anyone, much less 200 followers, would read my musings.  It is humbling and an honor to know that I have reached that many people.

I wish to thank Pat for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Pat’s blog–  PatWoodBlogging is a place for her to write and test out her desire to be a published novelist.  You can read her “gentle” short story, A Fairy Story that has been published in Woman’s Magazine.  She also has a few other stories,  Clean Death, A Taste of Death, and The Scent of Lavender available to her readers to peruse at their leisure.   This superbly written blog is worth a look and a comment.

Rules for the One Lovely Blog Award:

1.   Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you, and post the Award on your site.

2.   Describe 7 things about yourself.

3.   Nominate 15 other bloggers.

7 things about Grandmother Musings…

1.    Wrinkles on my clothes really bother me.  I iron and my new method is to use the  Wrinkle Release spray.  Surprisingly, the spray works on most fabrics and saves me ironing time in the morning.

2.   I never intend on being a gray-haired grandmother.  Why should we be gray?  There are plenty of colorings out there to avoid the gray taking over.

3.   My houseplants are always neglected in the winter. The plants always survive until summer break when I can pay attention to them.

4.   This weekend I went Disk Golfing for the first time.  I liked it, although, I had a score of 25 over par.  I figure I will have to get better if I keep at it. LOL!

5.   I once found a beautiful dress to wear to a wedding for $8.00. I will tell you about it, sometime.

6.   Reading glasses are ugly and I dislike wearing mine. Unfortunately, I seem to need them more every day.

7.   I love to drive!

The following 15 exceptional blogs I would like to nominate for the One Lovely Blog Award…

Nonoy Manga

Home Designs Master

Reddolls

CindyKnoke

PatCegan

BURGESSART

johncoyote

Sag-Aftra One Union

Valdecor

The Inklings

Professions for Peace

Hurdles to Happiness

Life Textures

Peace the consciousness, the transitoriness, your existence

Rfljenksy-Practicing Simplicity

Please check out these remarkable blogs, and do not forget to leave them a comment.  Bloggers are the BEST!

 

Thank You to all the wonderful people who follow Grandmother Musings.  Thank you for taking the time to visit, read, comment, and share you life with me.  Blessings to all!  Jamie :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

TRIPLE CROWN OF AWARDS

 

After experiencing some computer, issues that I am still working on, I realized that I did not blog yesterday.  Consequently, Grandmother Musings was set to Elvis for two days.  I think he deserves some recognition, but his time is over with tonight.  Sorry Elvis, but now I have some recognitions of my own that I would like to share.  It seems that I am having a triple play of awards.

To all of my nominees, please accept your nominations as a gift.  You are all wonderful bloggers and deserve to be recognized for your efforts.  However, I understand the amount of time and energy one has to devote to receiving an award, so please take all the time you need.  If you would rather not participate, I understand that, too.  No strings are attached to your nomination only LOVE.    

First, is the “Super Sweet Award” that Diane at hometogo232 shared with me last week.  Diane is a “Super Sweet” friend and deserves to be awarded for her kind heart and great blog.  Please visit Diane’s blog at hometogo232.

The Rules for the “Super Sweet Award” :

1. Give credit to the wonderful person who chose to nominate you.

2. Answer the “Super Sweet” questions.

3. Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen (13) blogs.

Super Sweet questions:

1.  Cookies or Cake?  

I love homemade chocolate chip cookies.

2. Chocolate or Vanilla?

Definitely chocolate for me!

 3. What is your favorite sweet treat?

Cannoli – when I can get it!

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?

I crave sweet things in the evening after dinner.

5.   If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?

Sweety

Baker’s Dozen Nominees:

Raven’s Witch

Rezick Family Kitchen

Carly Sarah

Virgilkumar

Funandmorebykay

Peace the consciousness, the transitoriness, your existence.

Melissa I. Hassard

Life Textures

WannaBeSpiritual

News of the times

rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity

Travel. Culture. Food.

Awakening

Please visit, like, and leave a “Super Sweet” comment for all of these wonderful blogs!

 

The Beautiful Blogger Award is the second award in this trifecta that I am blessed with receiving is from nutsfortreasure who has a fantastic blog entitled, Living and Loving.  She also blogs on 20 Lines or Less with inspiring poetry, stories and photos. Nutsfortreasure is definitely someone you will want to get to know. Please visit and make a few comments!

The Rules for The Beautiful Blogger Award:

1. Write a little something about the Beautiful Blogger who nominated you with the award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Nominate 7 other bloggers for the award.

7 Things About Grandmother Musings

1. My kindle has a green cover.

2.  I eat a banana every day.

3. My mother’s Trick or Treat was me!

4.  When the baggers at the grocery store put my fruit & veggies with my meat, I create a scene.

5.  Family game night is one of my favorite nights.

6.  You NEVER want my head to pop off and fly around the room.

7.  I try hard to “do unto others as I would want them to do unto me”.

7 Nominees for The Beautiful Blogger Award:

Patwoodblogging

Joy in the Moments

Life Seeds

Authentic Photography

Ramblings of a Asparagus

Russel Ray Photos

Advocatemmmohan

 

Please visit, like, and leave a “Beautiful” comment for all of these wonderful blogs!

 

Last, but as important, is The Versatile Blogger Award, shared with me today by Wealthymatters.  Her blog gives pertinent information about wealth building, entrepreneurship, and other wealth tidbits. She has a Siamese cat and has recently adopted a crow chick with a broken wing. She is a resourceful and multifaceted blogger and very deserving of her own Versatile Blogger Award.  I am honored that she chose Grandmother Musings for her nominations. Please visit wealthymatters!

The Versatile Blogger Award Rules:

1. Recognize and thank the person who gave you the nomination.

2. Write 7 things about yourself.

3. Nominate 15 Bloggers

7 Things About Grandmother Musings

1. I made chicken soup and spaghetti & meatballs, today.

2. My husband and I once purchased a car for $100.

3. Shoes hurt my feet. I dread having to wear them all winter long.

4. I dislike mushrooms.

5. Nova Scotia looks like a beautiful place to visit.

6. My camera is in the shop and I am anxious to have it back in working order.

7. I am happy I have made it through 8 months of 2012!

15 Nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award:

Stevegleason’sblog

MyCyberNovels

A Daily Thought

Nostrovia Writing

GarySchollmeier

Faith1stministry

diannegray

Pen Names and Other Escapes

Shafiqah1

Nine & a Half Hours Ahead

Without A Label

SMS

For Fox Sake

Ramble On

Ny parrot

Please visit, like, and leave a “Versatile” comment for all of these wonderful blogs!

Thank you to everyone who gives Grandmother Musings constant support and encouragement. I am grateful to know you and to share my life with you.  Jamie :)

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

The Liebster Award

I owe Terry1954 a great big hug for nominating Grandmother Musings for the Liebster Blog Award. When I first began blogging, I would read other blogger’s posts and wonder at all the awards posted. I wondered if I would ever receive an award.  In the spring, Terry1954 sent me a note saying that she had nominated me for the Sisterhood Award.  I was so excited that I called my husband at work to let him know that I had won an award.  Since then, I have been honored with several awards, and I owe it all to Terry for starting the blessings.

Please visit Terry at her blog.  She is a loving and beautiful woman who shares the highs and lows of life with her readers.  She affectionately cares for her brother, Al, with Parkinson’s disease. Terry also writes wonderful poems and stories to warm your heart. She is a very talented writer and blogger for whom you will want to follow.

The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. What is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

So what do we have to do to show our appreciation?

  1. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
  2. Choose 11 bloggers and link them in your post.
  3. Go to their page and tell them.

If you could go anywhere, where would you go, and why?

I would like to go to the Bahamas or some island paradise. I want to feel the warmth of the white sands in my toes, smell the ocean and the tropical flowers, and just relax.

What was your reason for starting a blog on WordPress?

My reason for starting a blog was to write. I have always been a writer, but was not practicing the craft. My blog gives me a place and a reason to write every day.

What is your most frequently visited blog and why?

20 lines or less is a blog I frequent often. I love to see what new challenges are posted.

Did you look at Freshly Pressed today? If so, which featured blog post did you like the most?

A newbie’s thoughts on the ‘like’ button by http://thoughtsofalunatic.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/a-newbies-thoughts-on-the-like-button/comment-page-2/#comment-364

What most inspires you?

Every day adventures in life.

What type of atmosphere most inspires you to write/take photos/illustrate/whatever it is that you like to do?

I like quiet when I write. Sitting at the kitchen table late at night when everyone else is sleeping, quiet.

If you could be any celebrity for a day, who would you be?

Tina Fey- Maybe I could then get some great comedy tips.

Favorite movie quote?

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” Clarence Oddbody  “It’s A Wonderful Life”

What is something that you would like to see people post more about?

Alternative News

Favorite Starbucks drink?

I am not fond of Starbucks. ( I know…I am crazy! )  If I have to get something at Starbucks it is just a regular lite roast.

If you were a word, what word would you be?

Determined

 

The Questions for my Nominees:

1. Name a book you would read over and over again?

2. If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?

3. Who was your favorite teacher and why?

4. Where is your favorite vacation spot?

5. What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

6. What personality traits do you dislike in other people?

7. What is your least favorite mode of transportation?

8. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

9.  What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

10.                   When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

11.                   What movie do you flat-out refuse to watch, no matter how good people say it is?

 

I cannot wait to see the answers my nominees will write!!!  Please trackback to this post or leave me a comment with your link because I would love to read all the answers!

 

Nominations:

The Renegade Seamstress

ShareChair

Beyond the Green Door

Camp Fire Shadows

A Daily Thought

rfljenksy

rezichfamilykitchen

Nizy’s Life Compendium

Mountain Mae

Vigilkumar

Joy In the Moments

 

Please check out these awesome blogs!  Don’t forget to leave them a comment.  Thank you to all of you who follow Grandmother Musings. Great People-Great Friends-Wonderful Community!

 

 

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We are all Beautiful, Inspiring, and Appreciated Bloggers!

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Today, I am blessed to share three award nominations.  The Beautiful Blogger Award and the Reader Appreciation Award were both given to me by Nizy at Nizy’s Life Compendium.  She shows us that life is one big adventure with so much to discover.  She believes that life is a wonderful journey.  I am happy to say that I am blessed to be included in Nizy’s journey and grateful for her kind nominations. Please visit Nizy’s Life Compendium and leave her a comment or two. You will not be sorry you joined her adventure.

The third award comes to me from sharechair.  She is a tech-goddess, who loves to share her knowledge of technology, especially iPad, iPhone, and Kindle. She likes to check out new things and share them with her readers.  That is how I found her. She shared and I read, and I continue to admire her helpful and informative posts.  Therefore, it is a privilege and honor to accept the Inspiring Blog Award from sharechair.  Please visit sharechair and check out her awesome blog.  Learn a few new things and leave her a comment.

These three awards have similar rules:

Post seven interesting things about yourself.

Nominate 15 other bloggers who you feel deserve the award.

Let them know about nomination.

7 Things You May Find Interesting About Grandmother Musings

1.     I enjoy chocolate chip cookies. No, wait, let me rephrase that…I ENJOY chocolate chip cookies.

2.    There is a suitcase in my living room, and I am not going on a trip. (I am cleaning.:))

3.    I despised coffee until I was 25.  I began drinking it with three sugars and lots of cream when it was the only thing to drink at work. (I am down to one sugar and cream, now.)

4.    Dog hair follows me. I have found my dog’s black hair on my desk at school, in hotels rooms on vacation, and on my Kindle screen.

5.    I am allergic to Two and a Half Men.

6.    When I was a teenager, I pierced my own ears because my mom would not allow me to have them pierced.

7.    Old cookbooks are so interesting. I collect them.

 

NOMINATIONS: I am bending the rules a bit. I will pick 5 blogs for each award because 45 are just too many!

The Beautiful Blogger Award goes to:

A Daily Thought

Healing for the Nation

Renee’s Revelings

Authentic Photography

Pen Names and Other Escapes

 

The Reader Appreciation Award goes to:

Home to Go 232

Home Designs Master

Beebee’sWorld

Jackie Just Doing Life

Worldly Winds

 

The Inspiring Blog Award goes to:

A Grateful Man

My Life in Color

Joy in the Moments

Life Seeds

Russel Ray Photos

 

Thank you to all of you that follow Grandmother Musings, and take the time to read and comment on the posts.  I love that we can talk and share our thoughts and lives. I am amazed and inspired by your adventures, creativity, and strength. God bless each of you.  :)

 

 

 

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Twin Awards

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Today, I am blessed to write about two awards I have been graced with in the last few days. 

The first award, The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award, was given to me by Terry1954.  Terry writes an inspiring blog about her brother who has Parkinson’s disease.  She shares her challenges and triumphs with her readers in loving and moving posts.  Please visit Terry1954 to read inspirational stories that will touch your heart and soul.

The Rules

Give credit to the one who nominated you

Tell seven secrets about yourself

Nominate seven others

The Seven Secrets of Grandmother Musings:

1.   If I tell you my secrets, will they still be secrets?

2.   I really enjoy listening to George Noory on Coast to Coast AM.

3.   I do not like using the touchpad on the laptop.

4.   Romance Novels are my favorite genre.

5.   Dogs and kids are angels in disguise.

6.   If I could play any instrument, it would be the piano.

7.   I had tickets to see Led Zeppelin in 1980, but the show was cancelled because the drummer, John Bonham, died.  

The Seven Nominees:

1.   Human in Recovery

2.   Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow//a journey through my days

3.   Nizy’s Life Compendium

4.   nyparrot

5.   MOUNTAINMAE

6.   A Nature Mom

7.   Worldly Winds

Please visit these wonderful blogs and share a comment or two.

The second nomination is for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  The award, given to me by beyondthegreendoor was a delightful treat.  You will find delicious recipes, gardening advice, and DIY tips at beyondthegreendoor’s blog.  Check out their “Creative Kitchen Challenge” and some of their adventures in Wisconsin.  Thank you to Kenley and “L” for the nomination. Please visit them at beyondthegreendoor!

The Rules:

  • Acknowledge and thank the giver, link it back, and put the award on your page.
  • List 7 things about yourself
  • Pass it on to 7 bloggers who inspire you

7 Things About Me

1.   Although, I have been known to rebel, I try to follow the rules.

2.   I can recite the “Helping Verb Song” and so can every student I have ever taught.

3.   A really, good foot rub could bring peace to the world.

4.   I know someone, who knows someone, who works in South Africa.

5.   Fall River Road in Colorado is my favorite road, ever!

6.   A visit to The Grand Canyon is in my future.

7.   Disorganization is attracted to me no matter how much I try to shield myself from his advances.

7 Inspiring Bloggers

1.   timzauto

2.   adoptingjames

3.   Live Laugh RV

4.   Healing For The Nation

5.   The World is a Book

6.   Campfire Shadows

7.   PhotoNatureBlog

Again, take a few moments and go and visit all of these superb blogs!

Thank you to all of you for your constant support and comments. I appreciate every person who visits Grandmother Musings and wish you all blessings and love.

 

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

The Best Follower Award

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Thank you to Robin, who hosts one of my favorite blogs to read and comment on, for nominating Grandmother Musings for The Best Follower Award.  At Bringing Europe Home, Robin hosts an inspiring challenge entitled: Quotes from the Masters.  I wait with anticipation every week for the newest quote! Feel free to join in on the challenge by visiting BringingEuropeHome.

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The Rules of The Best Follower Award are as follows:

1.   Thank the giver, link the page, and add the award to your site.

2.   Answer the question: “Who was my first follower?”

3.   Pass it on to your three Best Followers.

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 My first follower was GYA Today, the blog of Paul Mark Sutherland.  According to Paul, GYA stands for “Give Yourself Away.” “GYA today.com” is for people with an interest in learning about, and/or contributing to, the choices and lifestyle associated with growing happiness, tranquility, and abundance by way of helping others.”

Thank you, Paul. You sure made my day as a “baby” blogger by not only liking my post, but by following it, too.  I was so excited to have my first follower!

I would like to pass The Best Follower Award on to my three best followers.  Their honest, intelligent, and warm comments have not only inspired me, but also encouraged me to continue to write daily.  I really appreciate all the support and love I have received from all of my followers.  So without further ado…

NMNPHX- Nicole is an excellent writer who has a great sense of humor and writes brilliant “slice of life” articles. You can witness her humorous posts under “Commuter Chronicles” and “Silly Spam” You will love her writing and her wit. Go follow her, NOW!

Hometogo232 – Diane is a wonderful and encouraging woman. She always has a kind word or a superb piece of advice to share.  Her website mirrors her faith, thoughts, and creative writing.  Her poetry is phenomenal!  Check out Diane’s blog and follow her, TODAY!

FrancineinRetirement-  Francine takes gorgeous pictures of her travels and shares them on her blog. From Kayaks to the streets of New York, her vivid photos make you feel like you are there. Francine= Encouragement.  In fact, every time she comments on a post she writes, “BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED! I love this. Just seeing her words brightens the day. Go and be encouraged by Francine’s wonderful blog, right this moment!

 

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One Lovely Blog Award

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Faith of the inspiring FaithRises Blog has graciously nominated Grandmother Musings for its second One Lovely Blog Award!  Faith’s blog uplifts her readers with biblical passages, stories and quotes.  It is an inspirational oasis in a difficult and challenging world. Go and take a peek at FaithRises and see for yourself.  Thank you, Faith for sharing the award with me and supporting my blog. I truly appreciate your kindness. 

The rules for this award are as follows:

1.     Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you. 

2.    Describe 7 things about yourself.

3.    Nominate 15 other bloggers.

7 things about me…

1.     I like to swim.

2.    The smell of liver and onions cooking makes me ill.

3.    My mailbox was painted, today.  It is red.

4.    When I have a thought about something I might wish to blog about, I write it in a file labeled “Blog Ideas.”

5.    Sometimes I think too much and drive myself crazy.

6.    Every time I have purchased a new couch, a dog has eaten it. L

7.    I know the Big Mac song by heart.  “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun!”  Ha!  

I am nominating the following extraordinary bloggers for the One Lovely Blog Award.  The nominees, my newest followers, can decide whether they wish to accept or not…no strings attached.

Beebeesworld

Sharechair

Pat Bean

Kaitlyn Plyley

Sugar Coated Angel

The After Burn SG

Portia

Worldly Winds

Bluebutterfliesandme

Philosiblog

Wine and Roses from Outer Space

I Miss Me, Too

Living and Lovin

Beyond the Green Door

Live Laugh RV

 

Please check out these awesome blogs!  Don’t forget to leave them a comment.  Thank you to all of you who follow Grandmother Musings. What a superb community! ;)

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Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

WINNER OF THE 20 LINES WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : Fleeting Moment

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Yipee! Hooray! I won the 20 Lines Weekly Photo Challege: Fleeting Moment.  Thank you to all who voted for my Photo and to Tim who sponsors the contest at 20 Lines a Day-an exercise in discipline.  I can now display the coveted award on my site with honor.

If you would like a chance to win this award enter at the 20 Lines Weekly Photo Contest.

 

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

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