This Little Light is awarded! We are the recipients of the Versatile Blog Award!
*Raising the Roof*
I feel like singing; feel free to join in if you know the tune!
“Cel-e-bra-tion time, come on! Let’s celebrate. There’s a party going on right here; a celebration, to last through out the year. So take your good times, and your laughter, too, cause we goin’ celebrate and have a good time. Cel-e-bra-tion time, come on!”
This occasion calls for more than mere words; idoneous, perhaps, would be a picture to capture all the excitement churning away inside me. Yes, I think so.
. . . I’m terribly sorry. This doesn’t look like someone who is surprised or excited at all, does it! This is what happened: by the time my finger hit button, I was already well into preparing my acceptance speech. I could take another picture, I suppose, but it would just feel counterfeit and manufactured. However, because I don’t feel right with leaving you without a proper depiction, this is how I feel, expressed by someone much cuter than me.
See, that worked out well, didn’t it?
First things first: A big THANK YOU to Jess! This lovely lady chose lil ole’ me, as one of her seven nominees, from all the fantastic blogs she follows. If you have a moment, I recommend stopping by her blog and seeing what she’s up to. From photography, to crafts, to children, to travel, there’s always something going on over at A Winsome Journey. http://awinsomejourney.wordpress.com/
And now, as requested and mandated in the official rule-book, I give to you to you:
7 things about me:
1. While eating “Original” flavored Skittles — which are my favorite — I group together the purples and reds, do the same with the oranges, limes, and lemons, and then I eat them separately.
2. The perfect pair of jeans does not exist for my body.
3. My right boob is bigger than the left (T.M.I. ?)
4. Done right, I will burst into tears at a heartwarming commercial.
5. Fetishes and Favorites: White things, pajamas, blue glass, decorative soap boxes, New York Peppermint Patties, and pita chips.
6. I belch — A LOT
7. If I ever have the opportunity to meet Ian Sommerhalder, someone will likely have to restrain me from laying a smooch on him.
And lastly, with prestige, comes responsibility, and now I must pass on the legacy to others, so that they, too, may be honored and in turn give honor! (Sorry, that was a beast of a sentence.) Moving on . . .
Truth be told, I am still very new to the blog world. It was only last month that This Little Light launched. Before then, I updated a writing blog only about once a month. I suppose you could say I am still just getting my feet wet, and haven’t amassed some of the following’s many of you have. However, each of the blogs I follow, I follow for a reason; though, not always for versatility. On the contrary, I like the focus in which many of you tailor your content. Not everyone is wired to have their hands in multiple pots all at once. To be honest, I don’t think any of us are, truly, but are enticed by all that is out there to claim as “passion” and “interest.” You wouldn’t think it was so difficult to limit yourself to one focus, but it is. I have great respect for those able to do that. The blogs I chose, I did so keeping versatility in mind, whether it be in expression, or idea, or content.
VBA Rules state the following:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
2. Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy.
3. Next, select 15 blogs that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (15 is a bit much for any one person, so I have picked 8.)
4. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
And now, in no particular order or preference are the blogs I nominate:
Bigger in Real Life
Christy might possibly have the cutest heads I have EVER seen! They rotate with every click, up to about 10 times, so I am told. She loves to read, eat, listen to music and considers herself a wearer of many hats — a very versatile woman indeed. http://biggerinreallife.com/
“The S.I.P Project
There are too many wonderful things to say about this next blog, to whittle it down to one tag line. I will say this, however, I am incredibly inspired by what DeAnn is going over at S.I.P Project. In her own words: “I will take your pictures and in exchange for this you will do a service project of your choosing.” http://thesipproject.blogspot.com
It’s the Small Things
This gal, Katie, is adorable. And the things she can do with her hair will make you pant with envy! While I’ve tried — and failed — mussing with my own volumeless locks, Katie shows you step-by-step how to coif your hair with creativity and elegance. http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com
Wit and Whistle
This is another blog chock full of fun, interesting, and lovely ideas. Many of her crafts can be purchased on Etsy, but she shows you how to make many as well. http://witandwhistle.com
As a writer, I had to throw one writing blog in here. This lady, Mary Kole, is an author and publisher. For those who seek to improve their craft, she very practically gives pointers from an editor/publisher point of view. Occasionally, I’ll spend the morning browsing a few articles before I settle down for the day to write. She’s spunky, knowledgeable, with a sassy wit, to boot! http://kidlit.com
Truly lovely photography and poetry . . . http://apronhead.wordpress.com
Marian — and her blog — are adorable. She expresses herself with a unique voice and gleans enjoyment from the simple things in life. There’s a roll call of interests displayed on her side-bar, which you are sure to enjoy as well. http://earthygurl.com/
Kelly makes ALL sorts of creative things! Recently she put together a paper-heart banner, that I am still chomping at the bit to make. Even better, she finds way to use materials that would otherwise be left to the dump, and turns them into treasure! A Creativist and Conservationist; hats off to you, Kelly! http://restitchme.com