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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.

 

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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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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.
 

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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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.

 

One Lovely Blog Award

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This morning I received and unexpected gift from terry 1954. My pleasant surprise was the One Lovely Blog Award!  Thank you, terry1954 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.        Ketchup is not my friend.

2.       I can never find any really cute shoes, because I have giant feet.

3.       My patio table is made out of scrap wood.

4.       A visit to Europe is on my bucket list.

5.       The fastest speed I ever traveled was 116 MPH on the back of a motorcycle. It was exhilarating, and I was very young!

6.       Even though I have taken two Spanish classes in my life and passed, I learned more Spanish from Sesame Street. Agua any one?  It is too Caliente in here.

7.       During summer vacation, Mondays lose their meaning to me.

The following extraordinary bloggers I would like to nominate for the One Lovely Blog Award…

Bringing Europe Home

NMNPHX

Restlessjo

The Bradley Chronicles

FILMPHANATIC

PHOTO NATURE BLOG

the Little Red Reviewer

endlessencounters

Word by Word

From Scratch Club

Bottled Emotions

Hammer Like A Girl

Positive Words Magazine

Lightning Pen’s Blog

Jennirific

Please check out these magnificent blogs!  Don’t forget to leave them a comment.  Thank you to all of you who follow Grandmother Musings. What a wonderful community! 😉

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THE SUNSHINE AWARD

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It is a Sunshine Day!  The first month of summer has brought great news to Grandmother Musings . I am honored to accept The Sunshine Award that has been given by Nicole over at NMNPHX.  Kudos to Nicole, she has recently won The Sunshine Award for her writing and blogging excellence. Please go and visit her blog!

Award Rules

** Include the Award’s Logo in a post or on your blog.

** Answer 10 questions about yourself.

** Nominate 10 other bloggers.

**Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

** Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

 

10 Questions about Me

What is a real fear you have?  I am afraid of the dark.  I still sleep with a light on in the kitchen to illuminate the house.  If I wake up in the middle of the night, I want to be able to make out all the furniture in the room and see my hand in front of my face.  When I go on vacation, I drive my family crazy by putting on the bathroom light in hotel rooms. 

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? As a kid, I wanted to be a nun, a racecar driver, and a rock-star.  Catholic School probably fueled my desire to be a nun, and then as church was replaced by the drag races on Sundays, I decided I wanted to be a racecar driver like my father.  Finally, I wanted to be a famous singer in a Rock and Roll band.

What are some of your hobbies? My hobbies include reading, writing, blogging, Improv, singing, gardening, woodworking, crafting, DIY projects, cooking, and anything that catches my interest. 

What hobby would you like to start? I am currently interested in bee-keeping and home canning.  I am reading up on both of these hobbies currently.

If you could tell people anything, what would be the most important thing to say? You can do anything you put your mind to do.  Only YOU limit YOU!

Name one item from your “bucket list”? I would like to go to the Caribbean and enjoy white sandy beaches.

What’s the best prank you’ve pulled off? I once created a treasure hunt for a friend on her birthday.  I left her instructions in her mailbox that took her to 7-eleven to pick a map (it was fun to get the clerk go along with this), the map lead her eventually to a hotel room.  When she opened the door of the room, all of her friends yelled surprise.  It was a great party!

What book are you planning to read next? FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James

Coffee or Tea?  It is most certainly coffee for me.  I need the caffeine morning, noon, and night. I do also enjoy a nice cup of tea here and there.

Lemon Torte or Chocolate Cheesecake? I always choose Chocolate! I like chocolate anything.  Just cover it in chocolate and it will be delicious.

10 Fabulous Nominees!

Visit all the blogs by clicking on their links. They are all wonderful and worth a visit or two or three. ..  Don’t forget to leave some comments while you are there.  Congratulations to all the nominees! 🙂

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