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My First Blog Award Ever!!

I’ve been a bit absent from my blog lately. It seems that when I make the most resolve to write daily, that’s usually when things will pop up, more often than usual, to keep from doing that. I have been incredibly busy lately with homeschooling, writing for clients, fall-cleaning (much like spring cleaning lol) and trying to get things together for my son’s upcoming birthday party. So my day runs from about 6-7 am until about 11 pm, if I’m lucky enough to get in bed at that time.

So imagine my surprise when I checked my notifications this morning and found that I had been nominated for this award!  I was nominated by Second Time Blogger – to whom I give a HUGE THANK YOU! I appreciate so much that you thought of me and my humble blog 🙂

And I do suggest you go and read her posts. She has an amazing blog with some amazing photographs to go along with them. You’ll surely enjoy!

There are some rules for the award. They are:

  • Thank the person who has nominated you.
  • Share the versatile blogger award on your blog.
  • Share seven random things about yourself.
  • Tag 10 bloggers with less than 1000 followers and let them know they have been nominated.


Now, let’s see if I can come up with seven random things about me 🙂

  1. I speak just enough Spanish to get myself in trouble.
  2. Honey graham crackers are my favorite snack.
  3. Even though I’m an introvert, and somewhat of a hermit lol, I absolutely love to have dinner parties and feed everyone.
  4. If I can cook a whole meal using nothing but cast iron, I will.
  5. I play guitar, bass, mandolin and keyboards.
  6. I cry in church. Every time. No matter what.
  7. I still get crazy butterflies in my stomach every time I look at my husband, even after 19 years!

Shew! That isn’t as easy as it looks, lol. I never was much on talking about “me”  🙂

Now for the 10 bloggers I’d like to nominate, in no particular order. These are blogs I read on a regular basis and you probably will too, once you check them out.

  1. Reflections of Life!: Renae’s blog will challenge you to think and to move. Jump over and visit her page today, you won’t be disappointed.
  2. In A New Place: A homeschooling mom who blogs about an array of things, always in an uplifting way.
  3. Romans KJV: A Bible study blog, focusing on the book of Romans, with insight and commentary. A great read.
  4. the obligatory eccentric: Rachel’s blog is an excellent and interesting read, every time.
  5. Awethentiq/BlessedBeyondRecognition: Pete’s posts will definitely give you something to think about, and each post is interesting and unique.
  6. mommamcculloch: These posts are very real from a very real girl.
  7. A Writer’s Journey: This is a writer’s blog, and you’ll enjoy the read from here.
  8. Life According To Kelly: You’ll find some great recipes on Kelly’s blog, as well as a few other things.
  9. My Extended Weekend: Another blog with recipes that will make your mouth water! Check it out.
  10. Swamp Yankee Style: A great blog with DIY projects, recipes, thrifty tips and much more.

So there you have it 🙂  I do hope you will check these blogs out, as they are all worth the trip. Again, thanks so much to Second Time Blogger for nominated me. And I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed day!!



I have already walked a long and winding road, sometimes choosing the road less traveled, and sometimes choosing the wrong road altogether. Still, one fact remains... were it not for God, I would not have made it this far, if at all. I'm so thankful we serve a God of mercy and grace! Aren't you? I am a freelance writer, blogger, author, and copywriter. My love for writing has been with me my entire life and using it to magnify Jesus and His Kingdom is a dream come true!

6 thoughts on “My First Blog Award Ever!!

  1. Cooking with cast iron. Mmm. I am a traditional slow food cook myself and I loved doing it outside on an open fire.  That belongs to the past, for now. But people today have all sorts of deficiencies because the use the wrong pots. They eat PING! food from the freezer, nuked into oblivion. Packaged in stuff prone to invoke cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other unmentionable conditions.  Never get divorced from those cast iron pots.

    Thanks for mentioning my blog. I really appreciate that. We visited a farm – one our Lord showed me in a dream in 2003 – about a week ago. I then thought of you folks. In the mountains, hidden among lots of trees, with a fresh mountain stream. A truly Christian family but without the religious drivel. Just good, honest farmers saved from the occult. Jesus does great stuff in delivering folks from bondage.

    Healthy living, I long for being taken back into nature from the city. Enjoy your fall cleaning and your son’s birthday. Is he still drumming away? Phil Collins II.

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    1. Pete, so good to hear from you! I have meant to stay in touch much better than I have. Yes, those deficiencies are getting so big in number now, did you know that they offer little cast iron trinkets that look like fish and turtles for people to toss into non-cast iron cookware? They said that by cooking with them, it adds back the iron that some people are lacking. I guarantee my family is not lacking! 🙂 I envy your farm visit, and it makes me think of my own mountain home. I’m hoping for a trip in the spring, if the Lord is willing. I miss it!
      Yes, Nathan is still drumming, as we speak as a matter of fact, lol. He’s excited and works very hard.
      I will be talking to you again soon. Sending my prayers your way, I covet the same. Thanks, my friend!

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      1. I never knew about those trinkets, thanks for educating me. Be careful of aluminium as some say it may cause dementia or Alzheimer’s. Glad to hear Nathan is making progress. 🎧😀

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