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Thursday, October 13, 2011


It's Thursday.

Hey, wait a minute. What am I doing posting on Thursday?

Just before I left for vacation, lovely Debbie Dillon presented me with the "One Lovely Blog Award." Now that I'm back and the gigantic piles of laundry are folded and put away, it's time for me to pass the award on.

The requirements of receiving this award are:

1. To thank the giver and link back to her site. I did that immediately, but here it is again: THANK YOU, DEBBIE! Here's the link to her blog: writin4himcafe

2. Provide 7 random facts that folks may not know about you.

3. Pass this award on to 15 other lovely blog sites. Let them know you're awarding them. Link to their sites.

4. Copy the award logo and paste it onto your own site.

Here are those 7 random facts:

1. I hold an ancient (unused) black belt in karate.
2. I used to be a belly dancer in a performing troupe.
3. I’ve lived in 5 states and attended 9 schools between K-12.
4. I love turtles and model my life around them—slow and steady. And I tend to hide when I’m uncertain of my environment.
5. I’m attracted by small, shiny objects. If it sparkles, I’m interested.
6. I can barely see straight until I have my morning coffee. I don’t actually like coffee. That’s what cream, sugar and French Vanilla is for.
7. When I don’t write for more than a week I get crotchety.

Here are 15 wonderful, lovely sites (awarded in no particular order):

Cindee Snider Re, Breathe Deeply  you need to breathe deeply because Cindee’s poetry is breathtaking

Lynn Mosher Heading Home   Lynn’s solid, scriptural posts are meaty in a lovely way

Chris Henderson, The Write Chris – Chris is a Christian writer with a heart for encouraging other writers

Nona King Word obsession – Nona has a way of sharing emotions in her posts in such a lovely way

Taci Bonney Tracings  Traci courageously bares her soul and lets her readers see what a lovely soul it is

Tracy Krauss Expression Express   Tracy has such an appealing, no nonsense; yet friendly writing style

Pauline Creeden Hosanna’s Christian reader the clean lines of Pauline’s blog reflect the truth she writes so clearly

Marilyn Life 101 Understanding it all   Marilyn’s subtitle “U-Turns, Detours and Discovery” reflects how we sometimes grow in Christ

Sheila Hollinghead, Rise, Write, Shine Sheila’s conversational tone makes me feel like she’s sitting here chatting with me

Liberty Speidel, Word Wanderings I love Liberty’s mix of writing talk and life talk

Keri Mae Lamar how can you not love a site dedicated to helping moms build happy homes with Jesus?

Linda Yezak Linda is often funny; always professional with great writing thoughts

Sue Ewing, Little Bits  Sue has perfected the art of the first sentence “hook”

Although I sense that the lovely pink flowers affixed to this award lend themselves more to women’s blogs, I also love the following men’s blogs:

Chris Vonada I’m Just Thinkin’ Chris makes big points in a totally easy reading style

Keith Wallis wordsculptures Keith’s combination of poetry and pictures are perfectly lovely

Congratulations to all fifteen winners! Thank you again, Debbie. Readers--check these winners out!


chris said...

thank you Carol :)

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Chris - you're welcome - well deserved.

Tracy Krauss said...

Thanks Carol! Blessings

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Tracy - blessings back at ya!

Keri Mae said...

Thank you so much for your very sweet words and award. It was like a hug!

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Keri Mae - you're welcome!

Cindee Snider Re said...

Wow, Carol! Just saw this. Thank you, beautiful sister!

From Carol's Quill said...

@ Cindee - you're welcome!