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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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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.

 

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.  🙂

 

 

 

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.

 

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 Versatile Blogger Award

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It has taken me a few days to gather this together due to my trip to Las Vegas, however, I am back and honored to accept the Versatile Blogger Award from Nicole over at NMNPHX.  Not only does Nicole have a great blog of her own and is celebrating its anniversary, she also has been a great supporter of Grandmother Musings, and has become a friend.  So thank you Nicole for the nomination!

RULES:
1.   Add the award to your blog
2.   Thank the blogger who gave it to you
3.   Mention 7 random things about yourself
4.   List the rules (these are the rules)
5.   Pass on the award to 15 bloggers or as many as you reasonably can.
 
7 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Grandmother Musings
1.    Cooking is something I love to do.  I enjoy finding new recipes to spice up the weekly menu for my family.
2.    I didn’t figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up until I was thirty. 
3.    Thank Goodness ear plugs have been invented! I would never get to sleep without them.
4.    I love to Improv and I am currently taking classes at a local college. I also teach it to Jr. High kids.
5.    Recently, I was diagnosed with a dairy, gluten, and corn intolerance.  This was quite a challenge on vacation.
6.    Dogs over cats.
7.    I am a frustrated perfectionist. 
15 Nominations for Outstanding Bloggers
1.    Five Reflections
2.    Chic Envelopments
3.    Studio Kiss
4.    Pillows A-La-Mode
5.    Joel Higgins
6.    Verna Bowman
7.    Coloring with Yarn
8.    Hazell Cottrell
9.    From Scratch Club
10.   One Cool Site
11.   Photo Nature Blog
12.   A Modern Christian Woman
13.   Words and Herbs
14.   Maggiesonebuttkitchen
15.   Kolpona Cuisine

 

Congratulations to all the nominees! Be sure to visit all of these winning blogs.  They are worth it! 

 

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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