Monday, August 8, 2011

BLOG AWARDS!...(and a brief German lesson.)

Gosh, it feels like Christmas!...with book giveaways and blog awards all wrapped in pretty digital red bows. (No tinsel, please. Not even digital tinsel. That stuff gets everywhere.)

Monday pushed me out of bed and kicked me in the face, and lo! One of my favorite bloggers, the amazing Peggy Eddleman  left me one of those digitally wrapped presents (without tinsel) - the Liebster award, which spotlights up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers.

(German lesson: "liebster" basically means "dearest" - a term for close friends. Oh, and just so you know, the word "liebling" means "favorite." So see, it kinda makes since...okay, maybe I'm giving more details than you really care. I like foreign languages.)

See, look. It's pretty:

Now I get to play Santa (see, I told you. Christmas!) and pass them around with good tidings (and no tinsel)!

Here are the rules:

(1) Thank the giver (Thanks, Peggy, you're attitude is awesome!...but you really need to stop posting pictures of cookies in the morning...) 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 bloggity-blog fun!

So here's my list, and please go visit these great people!

1. Laura Josephsen - One of my favorite people/bloggers/writers (can someone please invent a term that encompasses all of these things?) She's an awesome writer who blogs a lot about writing and her experiences with publishing.

2.  Donna K. Weaver - So Donna doesn't really fit the <200, BUT her posts about writing and grammar (THANK YOU!) and everything else pertaining to the literary world is awesome!

3.  Lindsay N. Currie - She's got such a beautiful blog! And she writes a ton of great posts about writing and the writing community.

4. Beth at Of Muses and Meringues - Um, food AND books AND travel? Exploding from too much goodness...

5. Julie at From Pen to Paper - I love the way Julie writes - about writing, about books, about, well, everything! Her posts are so fun to read.


  1. Awesome! Congrats on your award... and congrats to the winners. I have to check out all these great blogs now! :)

  2. Thanks, PK...and I wanted to include you but you are WELL over the 200 mark!!! :D

  3. You're so cute, Barbara. You really had me going with your "I don't think you really qualified for it, but I had to" comment. Thanks. I'll pass it on.

  4. Oh heavens! I love blog awards... AND Christmas! Its my favorite (although, minus the tinsle, I'm with ya!) THANK YOU for the love, woman! You made my blog happy today ( :

  5. I've been hit as well... Congrats.

  6. Congrats on the award, Barbara. New follower here. I was blessed with one of these little beauties, myself.


  7. Awww, THANK YOU!!! :D I might cheat on the blog award and make a new one to hand out instead. We'll see what I have time for, LOL.

    You are AWESOME!

  8. Congrats to you and everyone on your list! :) Yay, I have new blogs to check out!

    Also, loved your German lesson. Took me back to high school and college: German was my foreign language of choice!

  9. Congrats on the awards:) Neat blog, and there are some groovy posts on here:)

  10. Thank all of YOU for being so FABULOUS! *hugs* I love bloggers :)

  11. Congratulations on the award! :)

    Thanks for the lesson in German--I love learning about foreign languages.

  12. Congrats on getting the award! That's exciting. This post and all its Christmas references cracked me up!

  13. You made me blush! And I love the language details! I was just too lazy to look them up myself, so thanks for looking out for me!

  14. Congratulations on the award and thanks for the great links. : )

  15. Just back from holidays -- thank you so much for the award and your kind words!

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