Excellent Blog Awards!

Wow, 2 posts in 2 days! That hasn’t happened for a loooooong time.    

Don’t miss the: snow photos, hats a plenty  and “soup recipe for a frosty week” included in yesterday’s post!!!  

Now back to our awards ceremony, already in progress….            😉

First of all, I want to thank the academy  and my dear blog bud, Caroline who writes one of my all-time fav. blogs: Earth Friendly Gardening, for chosing me for an Excellent Blog Award.

I am honored to be chosen and to be on your list with so many other blogs I also read and admire.

So now it’s up to me to chose 10 more blogs/bloggers to recognize as Excellent Blogs and that was certainly tough to narrow down. I visit a lot of blogs that I really enjoy but here’s 10 that I’ve chosen to share that I hope you will all enjoy too.

Happy Blogging and thanks for stopping by.    🙂

In no particular order, here’s my list:

Earth Friendly Gardening : Caroline (in Rhode Island) offers a cornucopia of gardening and environmental advice. I am NO expert at gardening (far from it!) but I really enjoy stopping in to check out the latest beautiful photos and read what’s new. I always learn a thing or two that I stow away for future reference. Someday, I am going to have an amazing garden and all this terrific info. will come in handy!! Added bonus, once in a while, C’s gorgeous cats make an appearance too. Go Simba, Tiny and Scout!!!

PS: C, I would have put you on my list, even if I hadn’t been on yours, really, truly !!!

Vixenpath : One of the newer additions to my blog rounds is to Ruinwen’s (from Maryland) knitting blog.  Love the poetic quotes she’s added to many of her posts. Great to check in on what’s on the needles and even better, when a kitty or two comes into view. I found Ruinwen’s blog via, Sallee’s- Knitnana, was always intrigued by her name when she left comments there and stopped by to see what she blogs about. I’m glad I did and I will be back!

Knitnana: Speaking of Sallee (who lives in Virginia) here’s another knitting blog complete with cats, that I truly enjoy! Talented Sallee is always knitting and sewing up a storm. The lovely Meezer and her cat siblings provide many a LOL!!! Sallee is also committed to several charity knitting projects. I am humbled and amazed by all that she accomplishes. Wow, what a Wonderwoman!!

Sheepish Annie: Another knit blog that I regularly visit. Annie (in Maine) serves up the laughs, posting usually on a daily basis and keeping many of the blogging community riveted to their monitors, awaiting the next episode of Annie’s adventures. The lovely Persephone (another cat, what can I say) adds glamour and fun and often graces us with her presence via photos on Annie’s popular blog. One of the first blogs that I added to my ‘route’.

Felt Like Knitting: Beth (in Georgia) hosts Felt Like Knitting. Her goodness and concern for others comes through in so many of her posts. I feel fortunate to have ‘met’ Beth. She has been so encouraging and kind to me during many a tough day I have been through, in the past couple of years. Thanks Beth. And also for the all the knit projects you have shared along the way and all the other insights you bring to your posts. Great job Beth!  

Miss Woolly Knits: MaryAnne’s (BC Canada, just a hoot and a holler away!) lovely blog has been mentioned on Veggies….many, many times! Actually, it was only yesterday when I was again singing the praises of this talented and very giving woman, in yesterday’s post, just below this one. Love to stop in for a Friday visit, keep those posts and photos coming MaryAnne!

Live Stress-free Naturally: Michelle (in Oregon)  has been a pal of mine for longer than I’ve been blogging. We actually met via email when we were both enrolled at the same correspondence school, that offered courses in natural healing etc. Michelle has been so helpful and encouraging to me. Her blog provides excellent resources to all of us coping with an overload of stress in our lives; offering practical and workable solutions on how to slow down, re-align our thoughts and cope better, in today’s busy world.  I look forward to all your posts M, keep up the good work!

Bittersweet: My blog award list would be lacking, without at least sharing one (of many) food blogs I enjoy. The talented (and VERY young) Hannah (lives in the U.S. I think???) has already authored a beautiful and timely cookbook: My Sweet Vegan. She shares her photographic, culinary and crafty talents via her lovely blog. Initially, found my way to Bittersweet because of her gorgeous avatar photo of a heart which I noted on a blog comment and I’m glad I did.

Arboreality:Talented Jade (in Pennsylvania) hosts several blogs. Another very busy woman who seems to have time to fit so much into every day (how do they do it!!!) Jade shares her plant knowledge, in particular her love of trees via informative posts and wonderful photos. Check out all her blogs (listed at Arboreality) including: Brainripples and AppleJade. Definitely worth a stop along the blog-way.

Alberta Postcards: Last but certainly not least on my list is one of my newest fav. blogs. Hosted by Diane (from Alberta Canada) this is a blog to enchant the senses, with beautiful floral and nature photos, poetry and well-crafted posts. Like a stop in a beautiful garden, when in need of a break from a hectic day. I’m certainly glad I found Diane’s lovely blog.  

I got to know about Alberta Postcards via Caroline’s- Earth Friendly Gardening, so I guess you could say I’ve come full-circle!

So, there’s my list of 10 Excellent Blogs. You all deserve the award for all that you bring to the blogging world. I hope you will also take the time to recognize 10 of your own picks for the best of the blogs. I look forward to reading your lists, soon!    🙂

13 responses

  1. Why, thank you! What kind things to say…I’m all a-flustered over here. 🙂 You know I love your blog, too and read regularly. I need my regular doses of positive and happy thoughts!

    Now, I must go check out some of those links!

  2. Thanks G, I’m not worthy! Too nice of you, you didn’t have to return the favor. How do you make a blushing face icon? 🙂

    Next up I’ll check out your fave blogs. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you Geraldine, for the award and your kind words. You inspire me each time I read your posts.
    mary anne

  4. Ah, Geraldine! You’re such a sweetie! thank you so much!!

    I was awarded this about a week ago, and listed my 10 there, then got another award within a day, so did another 10…There are sooooooooo many I enjoy, and like you, the cat ones (like YOURS) always bring me back….

    I also adore the vegie food blogs – again, what can I say? I keep on coming back here for you, The Mitz, Mr. Cheddar, and the FOOD! (an oh, yes, the fiber stuff – knit, crochet, and whatever else you find to get yourself into!!!)

  5. Hi Geraldine,

    Congratulations on your award…..and very well-deserved it is!

    Thanks so much for naming my blog, too….I am truly honored! I’m so glad you got me into blogging!!! 🙂

  6. Thank you so much. What incredibly kind things you’ve said. I truly appreciate the award. This is one of the things I really enjoy is getting to discover new and different blogs and bloggers — greatly appreciated!

    Alberta Postcards
    Diane’s Flickr photos

  7. me again … sorry about that. I wanted to say how much I love that photo you’ve used on your blog header — very very nice.


  8. Thanks so much for your kinds words, G! I’m glad we’ve “met” each other. Your blog is always a lot of fun to read!

  9. Hi Sheep, You are most welcome. You are certainly a fine example of supplying happy and positive thoughts. Thanks for all the LOLs!!!!

    Hi C, Wasn’t this fun? I loved checking out a bunch of new blogs too, when I read more lists. You definitely deserve the recognition so stop blushing!!!! LOL

    Hi MaryAnne, You are so kind !!! I love your blog and always look forward to your Friday posts.

    Hi Knitnana and Meezer, You are both such sweeties too, added bonus a great blog bud and kitties too, that’s my idea of the perfect blog!!!

    Hi M, You are very welcome. I’m so glad you blog too, your posts are SO interesting and informative, I always learn something new.

    Hi Diane, It’s all true, your blog is like an oasis of beauty. And speaking of beauty, thanks for the compliment re: my kitchen view header, it is kinda purty, I agree…. 😉

    Hi Beth, All back to you…ditto,ditto. Love to see a new post at FLK, I look forward to them.

    Thanks to all of you for brightening my days with your posts and positive vibes. Huggs, G

  10. Geraldine, thank you so much for the kind honor of nominating my work for the Excellent Blog award! Thank you for always welcoming me at your bloggy-home.


  11. Thanks so much *blushing*. This means a lot to me thank you. I just started reading your blog too and I really enjoy the down-home feel of it. You always make me smile!

  12. Hi JL, You are most deserving and glad you feel welcome at Veggies…..which you certainly are!

    Hi Ruinwen, Your blog is terrif Ruinwen. I just started reading yours too. LOVE your first name, so interesting. Have never heard this name before.

    Thanks for stopping in, G 🙂

  13. Thank you for sharing such a lovely list of blogs to peruse. I’m looking for to reading more of your posts and exploring the sidebar as well.

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