Saturday, January 7, 2012


I am pretty sure you know my feelings about blogger awards. My “fear” of them. Well I am going to acknowledge this one as I have unexpectedly received it four times. I am so grateful to know people read my blog and even more excited and humbled that people actually enjoy it. I thank you all for your very, very kind words.

I would like to thank the following people for this award.  Bonnie lives in a cabin in the woods where I always dream of being even though I love it here on the farm. She is an amazing photographer. The stories of her life will thrill you. If you love gardening and flowers you will love her blog, she has a greenhouse that will amaze. Go sit on her beautiful porch surrounded by the beautiful flowers or now snow, and have a cup of tea. She is a very good host. Becky works so hard at her job but still manages to find the time to share her crafts and beautiful walks by the river with us. She is truly a talented lady. Check her out you will learn a thing or two about sewing, quilting and crafting ideas. She always has a smile even though I am sure she must be exhausted. Thanks Becky I get the greatest ideas from you. Lea lives in New Zealand and we are so lucky she shares her stories with us. She has battled every parent’s worst nightmare with her daughter Bianca and came through it, and now continues to support others going through the same thing.  She shares this story with us. She is one strong courageous woman. Go visit Lea and see her strength, and her humour and now her lovely poems.  Paul is a teacher in New Zealand he is also a songwriter and musician, and children’s author. A very talented man for sure. He shares his talents with us and shows us the accomplishments of his students. He shares his love ofcompetitive running and biking in a beautiful setting you will all love.

This award is for blogs with fewer than two hundred followers. It is for bloggers that put their heart and souls into their blog and have not yet been discovered. I will pass this one along so others can see these wonderful blogs. This is very hard as some of you have already received it before and there are just so many wonderful blogs out there. I will not be listing 20 (because of receiving 4 awards) because of time restrictions(internet access)  only the five.

1.        Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!

1-   OK so this lady is a real live bee gatherer, and honey harvester I have never heard of one before (the gatherer or should I say rescue part). She shares those experiences. She is also trying to build a new house I truly understand the struggles of that. She makes me laugh and I like that. Her take on her days is very funny. She will make you laugh too.

2-   This hardworking mature student and all around artist makes me laugh and draws me in with her amazing photos. Her wit will make you smile. I honestly don’t know how she does it all but she does. Did I say amazing photos? Different and refreshing.

3-   This  woman makes me laugh. I must say she is a very talented water colour artist. She has the ability of making you smile even if you do not want to. I always go here to get that artist perspective and laugh out loud. She may secretly be a closet comedian.

4- Jill has the ability to make you smile and see the world a very different way. She is an awesome Mom and you never know what she will post next. I like that unexpected joy.

5- This woman lives on a huge grain and cattle farm in Columbus Ohio. She shares her joys of farming and the love of her family.  A woman with a heart of gold.

OK These are my five; I hope they all have under two hundred followers, I had a hard time figuring that out on some blogs. I could have put so many more on here. I chose these blogs for the smile and laugh factor. The blogs that make me happy. I truly wish I could put a write up of every one of those blogs that have that ability but I honestly could not be on the internet that long.

Thanks Everyone. B.    Later.



  1. Congratulations deserve it! :) I read one of these already, and will have to check out the others.

  2. Congratulations, B! You are so deserving of this award and I am happy you accepted it.

    Thank YOU for passing it on to me. I am sincerely humbled. What a thrill.

    I can't wait to check out all of the other blogs!

  3. Congratulations dear blogger friend!
    Well deserved!!!

  4. I know seriously.... picking just 5 GREAT blogs was super hard!

  5. oh, sweet buttons, i should have known you'd pick some great blogs to pass this along to. i am huge fans of 3 of your 5 (one of them being my childhood real-life friend from Wis. with whom i shared many an hour in high school art class). :)

    i'm glad you accepted the award. you are a bright light!

  6. YOU so deserve this award and many others for sharing yourself and your photo's on your lovely, kind blog..
    ~~peace & love & joy & blessings~~

  7. You so deserve the award, Buttons. Thanks for passing it on. I'll try to send it on in the near future to some blogs I enjoy. I'm also excited to see your list of blogs to check out. Just what I need...even MORE... outstanding blogs to follow. ;)

  8. Thanks for the kind words. I'm pretty excited to explore the blogs you've listed. I'm snuggled in with some hot cocoa, a warm fire, and time to investigate. Thanks for the new reading material.

  9. Congratulations on your blog award - well deserved. I love to come and read your stories and tales.

  10. Keep up the great blogging. Thank you for the kind words on my blog. I will certainly check out the links that you have nominated!

  11. Congratulations! A well deserved award. I love everything about your blog. And THANK YOU, I am truely humbled by your kindness.

  12. congratulations AND thanks for including me among the recipients! look forward to checking out each during the week! (having a few post-christmas gatherings this weekend.)

    (and a mini shout to texwisgirl! xo, sweet-pea!)

  13. congrats and I am going to enjoy exploring everyone elses blogs.

    Gill in Canada


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