Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Believe it or not…

Yes, an actual “current” Blog Award!


Thank you Ranni York @ and
Sharla Shults @
 for my first nomination of the “Blog of the Year 2012” award.

I feel blessed and honored to be thought of and appreciate it very much.

I’m guessing, no actually I know, that every single blogger I’ve met in my blogging journey so far should have this award. As with the receiving of any award, the difficult part is deciding who will be on the receiving end.

So here is what you need to know about:

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

(This has been copied word for word for accuracy. It is suggested you do the same…makes posting easy!)
Do you know a blog that deserves an award?
Do you have special blogs that you love to read?
Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?
Would you like to give them an award this year?
Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!


The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.
2 Write a blog post and name/tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012 Award and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join The Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges
There are six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swap’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!
Need to know more? Check out the FAQ page
And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award!
‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – thumbnails
Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:


So there you go those are the rules and the name of the game.
The blogs listed below possibly have at one time or another bestowed and/or received an award from me. Some responded with the utmost gratitude, some do not venture into the award arena and some simply did not respond. Those of you who enjoy playing I look forward to your own post and those of you who chose not to that is okay, too. I have fulfilled my desire to let you know how deserving you truly are and how much you mean to me. :)
For those of you who want to play, the ball is in your court!
[BTW If you want to play and I have somehow missed you, I hang my head shamefully but will raise it proudly and promptly add you to the list!]

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas To All.


  1. Jeanette, thank you for nominating Awakenings! What a delight!

    You actually have two stars:>) Go to who bestowed the award to you on Dec 2. Happy times for both of us!

  2. Gosh, how wonderful, thanks for the lovely award.

    Best wishes Jen :)

  3. Hi Jeanette,
    Many thanks from me too! What a lovely surprise.

    Just a note... I was preparing the post for my blog and checked the link to the original posting on Ranni's page and it says page not found. Can you tell me what the correct link is?



      I might have not typed it right, I'll go and check, but this link comes up for me. And your welcome, I love giving suprises. : )

  4. I nominated you for the “Blog of the Year 2012″ award. Please go to for more information. Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations on your award!

  6. Congrats! Visiting from LinkedIn... nice to "meet" you! (Now following as well.) All the best to you!