Sunday, November 22, 2009

Morning Coffee.. Handing Out Lemonade and Awards

I've been so blessed to have such wonderful followers.  I follow so many of you in return if you make comments.  You'll see me bouncing into your blog making comments.  I answer you by email as well when I can.  I feel like I'm getting to know each and every one of you personally.  I love so many of you.  I've laughed at jokes or comments.  I have literally rolled out of my chair on a few.  I have cried when I've read some stories.  I've cried when I've posted a few of mine.  I've raged when you've raged.  I've screamed when you've screamed.  I felt your pain.  I felt your laughter.  I felt your joy.  I've felt blessed by each and every one of you.  LOL I've even shared some with my husband who now thinks most of us are nuts.  What do men know? 

But the point is... every time that I receive an award.. every time.. I feel like I'm being honored by a close friend.  By someone that I respect.  Nothing can be better than that.  Now it takes me a while to get these done because I do try to pick the right people.  I, also, try to never give the same award to someone twice which means new blogs get it.  Yes I do play by the rules.  But its because to me its so very special and my momma taught me to play by rules.  OHHH wait... maybe I'm trying to do that so I can tell my kids I do.  LOL   Ok I'm rambling..On to the awards.

I'd like to thank my lovely friend, Lynn at MiddayEscapades.  She's been a great friend to me.  Though every time I see the name of your blog I think Midday Escape.  I even caught myself typing that several times already.  She is always helping someone.  She posts great stories and advice.  I absolutely love her blog.  Thank you so much Lynn for the Lemonade Stand Award.

The rules are:

Now onward to the rules of this award:

- put the lemonade logo on your blog or within your post. (I've added it to my welcome page, too)
- nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.
- link the nominees within your post.
- let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

I am pleased to pass on the Lemonade Award to the following 10 (in no particular order) who have given me great attitude and gratitude:

A Nut in a Nutshell
Frugal Mom Knows Best
Headaches, Hormones and Hot Flashes
If Evolution Works
Simply Me
Life of a Tater Tot Mom
I'm Living Proof that God has a sense of Humor
Stir Fry Awesomeness
Guessing All The Way

Please check them all out.  I love all of them.  They are awesome people and I'm sure that you will love them all.

I was surprised when I received the One Lovely Blog Award from Amy @ Crazy Little Thing Called Life.  I didn't realize that she was reading my blog.  I had just found her blog when I left for Florida.  Then never seem to catch up.  I love her blog.  Please check her out.  Thank you so much, Amy.  I truly appreciate it.  The rules for this award are:

The official rules of accepting this award are as follows:

- Accept this award and post it on your blog. Include link back to the blog you received it from.
- Pass the award to fifteen blogs you have newly discovered.
- Be sure to contact them to let them know they have been awarded.

I am passing on this award to:

All That and a Box of Rocks
Adventures of a Wannabe SupahMommy
Elastic Waistbands And Comfortable Shoes
Guessing All The Way
Mrs. Blogalot
Kristie's Notes
Ladybugs and Tonka Trucks
Life of a Tater Tot Mom
Over the Homespun Hedge
Savvy Moxie
So Many Kids So Little Time
The MamaZone
The Self Love Project
Welcome to Laurieville Population 1

I'd like to thank my friend, Nancy at IfEvolutionWorked for the I Love Your Blog Award.  I was so very honored.  I've been reading Nancy's blog for a long time now.  I absolutely love it and adore her.  Please be sure to check it out.  Thanks so much, Nancy, I appreciate this more than I can every express in words.   Now I'm not sure how I'm suppose to give this one out because Nancy did a little story for it.  I thought it was truly amazing.  So I am going to give this to the blogs that I have been reading for a while that I think are truly outstanding.  They are:

A Nut In a Nut Shell
A Woman's Life Stages
Deal'ightfully Frugal
Domestically Challenged
Frugal Mom Knows Best
Guessing All The Way
Headaches, Hormones, and Hot Flashes
Heart 2 Heart
If Evolution Really Worked (yes I know you gave it to me.  I'm sharing it.)
I'm Living Proof That God Has a Sense of Humor
Just Breathe
Keeping Up with the Schultz
Mama's Losin It
Mamahood, Among Other Things
Menopausal New Mom
Midday Escapades
My Messy Paradise
One Cluttered Brain
Pajamas and Coffee
Patiently Waiting
Stir-Fry Awesomeness
The Suburban Jungle

Two Peas in a Pod
Welcome to Laurieville Population 1
Yonca is Cooking

Now I really think that you should check them all out.  They are awesome all of my winners are.  Congratulations to all the winners.  Again thank you April, Nancy & Lynn.  I really appreciate it.  If I forgot someone, it was not my intention to do so.



blueviolet said...

You know that I love you right back! So quickly, you've become a dear friend to me! Thank you so very much and congratulations yourself!

Frugal Vicki said...

You are awesome! And definitely a member of MY bloggie family! Congrats on all your awards and thanks for passing it on!

Just Breathe said...

Tami, congratulations on all of your awards. Wow, you go girl!

Thank you so much for passing one of your awards on to me. ((HUGS))

Menopausal New Mom said...

Tami, Congratulations on receiving so many great awards, I love reading your blog so I know how deserving you are!

And thank you so much for thinking of me when passing on the I love Your Blog Award, I'm tickled, thanks so much, the best recognition is from fellow bloggers!

Theta Mom said...

Tami~ Thank you so much and congrats on your awards! You are rockin it! I follow so many of the blogs you listed, you are in such good company! Thanks agin for passing this along to me, it means a lot. :)

Kristie said...

Congrats! What great awards!

Thank you for sharing with me as well! I am honored :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much and congrats to you for receiving such cool awards!

marymac said...

This is the sweetest thing ever! It is SO nice of you to recognize so many of your fellow bloggers- truly! I am inspired and a tad jealous since my blog is all whiny and catty and whatnot. I can't thank you enough for the sile today- getting ready to get on a plane with my 4 kids to Disney (more stress than grins probably!) and so this kind thoughtfulness is much welcome today! Thank you for honoring Pajamas and Coffee!
:) marymac

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Tami...I love you. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Congrats on all your awards. Thank you so much for mine. I am honored to receive it and will post about it this coming Sunday.

Have a great week and congrats to all the recipients!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Thanks for the award! Oh how thoughtful. I am kinda behind on the award things right now--mainly cause that novel I am working on--will do an acceptance soon! THANK YOU!!!
You are a truly wonderful person!

Vodka Logic said...

Congratulation and you have handed them on to some very deserving bloggers. I will have to check on the ones i don't know

Anonymous said...

thank you for the lovely award.

It is the third time, i have received this cool is that!!!

thank you for thinking of me, i appreciate it very very much!

Mrsblogalot said...

Tami, you are just the sweetest!

Thank you so much!! Blogland is the best place to be and the proof is getting to meet someone as awesome as you!


Flory said...

WOW Tami! Congratulations on your awards!! And thank you so much for sharing it with me. I love your blog too! :)

Amy said...

You are on a roll. Wow... Have a great night..

Thanks for the award...

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Buckeroomama said...

Aw, Tami, thanks so much!

Congratulations on all your awards. :)

Heart2Heart said...


What a honor to be selected right along with you in being a recipient of these heartfelt and beautiful awards.

Congratulations and thank you at the same time.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Congrats on all the well-deserved awards!

yonca said...

Tami,you rock!
Thank you so much passing this lovely award on to me.

Noelle said...

tami...thank you so much for thinking of me when you were passing out the "one lovely blog" award. after my crazy busy weekend, it was such a nice surprise to turn on my computer and see your emails! it means so much to be recognized by fellow bloggers! thank you, thank you! mwah!

Kimi @ SoManyKidsSoLittleTime said...

Thanks so much for thinking of me :)

Angela said...

Thank you so much. :)

Clueless_Mama said...

I have to say thanks for not only the award, but because of the nice way you did it too! You are so sweet and kind. I love visiting with you! Have a great Thanksgiving:)

kys said...

Congrats on your awards! Thanks so much for passing some on to me! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

Wow! Congratulations! And thank you for including me on your list.

Lisa @
All That and a Box of Rocks

Amy said...

Wow, you are rolling in the awards!

CountessLaurie said...

Congrats on some well deserved awards. Sorry I am so late expressing my thanks for thinking of me. I will be posting today! You are indeed lovely!!