Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Things to Share

All Things Southern and Preppy, Confessions of a 40-Something Mama Queen AND Small Town Girl passed a long a wonderful award to me.

Good GOLLY do I LOVE an award and I do so appreciate the kind thoughts and words. I don't know when I've enjoyed anything as much as I enjoy blogging. I surely do wish I could make a career out of it.

Here are the rules:1. Put the logo on your blog or post. 2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! 3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. 4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. 5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I want to pass the love along to 10 great blogs that I enjoy reading on a routine basis. They make me laugh, they make me cry, they make me absolutely want to do things perfectly (Miss Janice, that's you!) and generally make me a better blogger because I don't EVER want to disappoint anybody who reads my blog.

There are SO many more of you out there and one of these days an award will make it to you too...stick with me!!

All Things Southern and Preppy, who is QUICKLY becoming one of my favorite people passed along another award to me that I should have passed along awhile ago but I just got SO caught up in holiday magic that I put it on the back burner. It's the Smile Award...goodness knows I TRY...some days are easier than others...

The qualifications to receive the award are:

A. Display a cheerful attitude- I'm pretty successful most days
B. Love one another - You know, it can be a challenge some days...not with blog friends but boy howdy some of the people I work with...YIKES
C. Make mistakes - I'm the QUEEN...
D. Learn from others- Yes, I do...every single day.
E. Be a positive contributor to the blog world- I hope that I am...I try really hard!
F. Love life- I do indeed!
G. Love kids- Education is my life's work...who do we think is going to take care of us in our old age if we don't love and nurture each new generation?

The Rules:
1. Must link it back to the creator
2. Post the rules
3. Choose 5 people to give it to
4. Recipients must fit the characteristics above
5. Create a post to share this
6. You must thank the winner

I'm going to pass this along to:


  1. Congrats to all the winners. I can't wait to go around and check the new reading material.

    Have a great day, Belle!

  2. YAY YOU! I'm happy for you - you deserve it! And I couldn't agree more with you about educating our children, not just in the classroom!

  3. Thanks!! I'm honored and how FUN! :) Hope you are doing great today. I know I am now!

  4. Why thank you Belle! Made my day!

  5. You so deserve the smile award :-) and the Lemonade award!!

  6. OK, dare I say this.....I'm in love with your blog!!! You'll find me here for a few hours tonight reading through your posts. I think I'm partial because I'm Souther, too, and your blog makes me feel all warm and fuzzy! ;) From the names, to the pictures and even your tree (my gosh, it was gorgeous!), it's all Southern and I LOVE IT! :)

  7. Oh, Belle! Thank you so much for the award and for making my week. You are truly a sweet person and I am so happy you enjoy reading my blog.

  8. Congrats on all of your well deserved awards. Thanks for helping to brighten the blog world.

  9. Congratulations, and oh my gosh, you are good to do all of that work! ;-)

  10. Congrats on your awards!

    I wandered over from SITS.

  11. Congrats on the award and thanks for visiting my blog again. This is going to be my get thin year. I swear.

  12. Thank you so much! I think this is my first blog award! Super nice of you to think of me! Smiles from Fayetteville!

  13. Well you can add me to the list of people who nominated you for this award :) Looks like the others beat me to it! You have the same award awaiting you on my blog :) You are double worthy or triple not wait quadruple worthy!!!!

  14. Congrats on your well earned awards! And aren't you just the kindest lady! Thanks so much for thinking of me! And boy that is some list of fine bloggers to be included in! I really appreciate it!

  15. I am so honered!! Thank you so much!!
    I love to read your fun blog and all your sweet southeren ways..

  16. Miss Belle...congrats to you on your award and you are just too sweet for passing in on to me! I simply must stop this blog surfing and pass it on to others:-)

  17. HI! I ended up having to work Tues-Thurs and didn't get a chance to read all of my favorite blogs! I've had a bit of drama in my world. And I'm FINALLY passing this along! Tomorrow! Thank you for thinking of me. You know how much I enjoy your blog! Your humor and your writing are always uplifting!

  18. Thank you so much! I have been too busy to blog lately, but will pass it along soon!


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