Friday, May 21, 2010

Awards

I am so happy and excited as I have been received some awards over the last few weeks and I wanted to send each of the givers a big thankyou! I really appreciate everyone who visits my blog and all of the lovely comments you leave and the friendships that I have made over the last year.
Wow! I just realised that tomorrow is my blogiversary,
One year of blogging!
That’s exciting. I think I may have to do something special for it! Perhaps a giveaway of some kind? Hmmmm, let me think about it and I will get back to you!
Now back to the awards! I was fortunate enough to receive the Happy 101 award from the two following very talented and creative and lovely ladies:
Melli from Melli's Designs and Melinda from Alabaster Rose Designs. Thank you so much for giving me this award I really appreciate your friendship and your support! Melli has a lovely blog where she shares her beautiful artwork and her lovely home. Melli creates gorgeous personalised canvases and if you haven’t already seen them you should her work is wonderful as is she. Melinda designs and sells gorgeous jewellery, her work is so beautiful and you can see her creations on her blog. Make sure you visit, I love her white Wednesday posts she always features beautiful images from her lovely home. The rules of the Happy 101 award are to thank the giver (done), list 10 things that make you happy and then pass the award on to 5 people I think the hardest thing is to limit the list to only 10 things but I will try, here goes: 1) My Faith – Knowing that I am loved and accepted for who I am and that I will never be alone gives me so much joy in my life. It makes me very happy and provides me with a sense of peace and freedom. I don’t need to do anything to receive God’s love, I just need to accept it and that is wonderful! 2) My Husband – I have been so blessed to have this wonderful man love me and marry me! He is my best friend and I love sharing my life with him. 3) My Son – Nicholas is a wonderful boy and I am so proud to be his mother. He is a blessing to me and I am so very thankful for the precious gift that he is. He brings me so much joy and teaches me so much. I strive to be a better person so that he may be the best person he was created to be. 4) Sunshine – I love the sunlight. Beautiful clear days make me happy, they energise me and I love rooms that are light and airy. Spending time outside in the sun makes me happy. 5) God’s Creations – I am in awe of the beauty that is all around me. When I look at the ocean or at the mountains, the sky, the trees, the flowers …. I am overwhelmed by the awesomeness of it all and it makes me happy! 6) My Family – I have a wonderful family who supports me and loves me. I know that if I ever needed them they would do anything they could to help me. 7) My Friends – I have been blessed with some amazing friends. Some I have known for many years and others who I have only met recently. I love hearing from them and spending time with them. People who get me, get who I am, encourage me and keep me accountable. This makes me happy! 8) Flowers – I really love flowers, I know I included them in God’s Creations but flowers are really beautiful things. They have gorgeous colours and beautiful fragrances and they make me smile! 9) Music – Music makes me happy, not all music but the music that is associated with happy memories. I find music to be a very strong memory trigger and I think that it is very important to make sure that you select your music carefully for any special events. Whenever we sing a hymn or hear a song that played a part in our wedding I am instantly taken back to that day and it makes me happy! I love worship music as well. If I am in a bad mood or feeling sad I can put on a worship CD and it doesn’t take long before I am happy and thankful for all the blessing in my life. 10) Holidays – I love holidays. I can just get back from a holiday and I am already planning the next one. I love to get away with my family and relax, creating wonderful memories for the future. My theory is that children don’t grow up and remember how big their house was or how they always had new cars or ate at expensive restaurants. They remember the times that they spent time with their family doing lots of fun stuff and hanging out together. For me it works best it we try and get away so that we don’t get distracted by all the stuff around the house that we need to do or by other people stopping in to visit, but holidays don’t need to be expensive and you don’t have to leave your house. You just need to take the time to slow down and have fun together! I am going to pass this award on to the following 5 friends whose blogs make me happy and encourage me with their lovely comments: 1. Deb from Cappucino Cottage 2. Donna from Rosebuds and Bluebells 3. Flick from Everyday Chick 4. Abby from Two little Dicky Birds 5. Ange from Chair Up
The other award I received was the Versatile Blogger award from the Lovely and talented Flory from Living Creatively. Thank you so much Flory I am so glad that you enjoy my blog and I appreciate your encouraging comments.
Not only is Flory a lovely friend but she also is wonderfully creative. She has an etsy shop where she sells personalised note cards, prints and stationary. I bought this personalised set of note cards for a gift (can’t say who for, just in case they read this). The cards are just lovely and Flory’s items are so reasonably priced. You should go and have a look!
The rules for the Versatile Blogger award are to thank the giver (done), list seven things about myself and pass the awards on to 15 people. I am going to bend the rules a little and rather than risk boring you with another 7 things about me I will just say that this was included in my list of ten things that make me happy (see above) and rather than choose 15 friend to pass this on to I will limit it to the following 5 lovely friends: 1. Mara from Home Shabby Home 2. The Moerks from Lets go Moerkabout 3. Brismod from Fun and VJs 4. Kym from Kyandra Rose 5. Sarah from Mollys Maison If you haven’t visited any of the blogs that I have listed please do, you will find wonderful warm and caring people and inspiring interesting reads! There are so many more wonderful friends who deserve awards and who I would like to thank for visiting me and encouraging me and for being my friend. Thank YOU!!! I really enjoy your visits!
xx

24 comments:

  1. Well done on your awards - well deserved! And how exciting to be coming up to your 1st Blogiversary!
    Kristine
    xx

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  2. congratulations on your awards and blogiversary...well done and many thanks again for your kind words about the note cards... i'm so flattered really...and one more thing if not too much, could you please leave a feedback on my etsy too!!! thanks for the support and more power to your shop too!

    flory

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  3. Congratulations on the one year anniversary of your blog and your awards.

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  4. Congratulations on your wonderful and more than well deserved awards Nellie! Congratulations also on your one year blogiversary!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

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  5. Congratulations on your awards Nellie!! And thank you so much for passing one on to me - I really appreciate it!!!
    YAY!!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. Aww thanks Nellie you are too kind your comments were very sweet..
    love your 10 things that make you happy - nice to learn little extra things about you ...p.s congrats on your 1 year of BLOGGING !!!

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  7. I'm humbled to receive this award Nellie. Thank you so much.
    I am with you on the Worship music. Sometimes it's the only thing that can jolt me out of a mood and get my mind in a better place.
    Angex

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  8. Hi Nellie, thank you so much for passing this lovely award on to me, you are too sweet and I really appreciate it! I really enjoyed reading your ten things, and we have a few similar 'happy triggers' too.
    Huge congrats on you blogiversary as well, what a fantastic acheivement Nellie...
    :) Flick

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  9. Congratulations! And happy blogiversary, Nellie.

    Thank you so much for the award, what a lovely surprise!

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  10. Congratulations on your awards, well deserved! I'm just going to read a bit more about your trip now..Rachaelxx

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  11. Congrats lovely...so very well deserved..and congrats on your Blogiversary....hasnt time flown ;) x

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  12. Congratulations on your awards Nellie - I enjoyed reading through your list and learning a bit more about the lovely blogger behind McCarthy Designs :) Congrats also on your 1 year blogging anniversary - a great achievement!! Enjoy your weekend xx

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  13. Congrats on your awards and your blogaversary! I loved reading your 10 things. I hope you have a lovely weekend with your boys:)
    Jxx

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  14. Hi Nellie
    Congratulations on your blog awards.. and also for your one year anniversary.... I just had mine recently too... Thank you so much for popping over my way and your lovely comments... Have a lovely weekend.. and I have to agree with you on Holidays!!! just why can't they be everyday!! xx Julie

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  15. Thanks Nellie for the lovely award. I'v never seen the versatile blogger award before and I'm flattered you think I'm worthy. Also, well done on your first year of blogging. Thanks again! xx

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  16. Congratulations Nellie on your awards...you are such a lovely lady and so supportive of new bloggers. Congrats also on your blogversiry!!!! Wow a whole year. Thank you for thinking that I am worthy of the versatile blogger award..I still feel like such a novice...Hope you have a lovely weekend and I loved reading 10 things that make you happy Take care .. Kym X

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  17. Hi dear Nellie! and congratulation on your 2 fantastic awards!!! I've loved reading a little bit more about yourself!!! Also a big thank you for passing me the Versailles Award and for your sweet words: you are so so nice!!!!

    Have a great day and good luck for my giveaway!!!
    Hugs!
    Mara

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  18. Gosh! I've written versailles and not versatile....well I think it's time for me for a little holiday, this is a sign!!!!
    Hugs!
    Mara

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  19. Hi Nellie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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  20. Nellie, thank you for thinking of us and passing on the award, very sweet of you.
    Congratulations on your bloggiversay 12 months is a big achievement. Have a great weekend.

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  21. So nice to learn more about you! Love your site.

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  22. Thanks so much Nellie for the sweet award and a big congrats to you for yours!!! Your happy list is great...I just love holidays too. Have the best weekend! Deb

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  23. Hi Nellie,
    Thanks so much for the lovely award you passed on to me. It really did make my day and I appreciate it. Congratulations to you on your awards also. Fantastic to achieve a year of blogging too. It is Lovely to learn a little bit about you and what makes you happy.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Donna xx

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  24. CONGRATS GIRLIE! You totally deserve the awards PLUS how cool for your blogiversary! YAY! ;-) Have a delightful weekend.

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