Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spreading the Love

It's time again to highlight some fun blogs, and that means awards! Karin over at There Has To Be a Beginning, honored me with The Sunshine Award. Thanks Karin!

Rules to Accept the Award:

◦Put the logo on your blog in your post.
◦Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
◦Link the nominees within your post.
◦Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blogs.
◦Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

1. Karen Lange at Write Now
2. Amy de Trempe at Timeless Romance
3. Liz Czukas at Liz Czucas4. Karen Harrington at Scobberlotch
5. Elana Johnson at Elana Johnson6. Shannon Messenger at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe(Hey, did you notice I cheated? Shh...I didn't give out 12 awards. Don't tell, okay?)

Sharon over at Random Thoughts gave me the Creative Writer Award. Thanks Sharon!

I am passing on the Creative Writer Award to
Amber J. at Perpetual Ramblings
and Diane Estrella at Diane Estrella

Danyelle over at Myth-Takes, Constance Phillips at Constance Phillips, A Writer's Musings, and Sharon Mayhew at Random Thoughts gave me the "Creative Writer" Blog Award. Thanks Danyelle, Connie, and Sharon!

The rules:

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth.
5. Nominate up to seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Lies and truths. Hmm...
1. I love spiders. We had a black widow on our front porch, and I refused to allow my husband to kill it.
2. I once sang "Strangers in the Night" on a Karoake machine in a mall in Guadalajara, Mexico.
3. This gal was born to play sports. Name the team sport--volleyball, basketball, softball--I'm awesome at them all!
4. I'm terrified of open water and would never swim in the ocean unless it was close to shore.
5. I had a pet snake named "Sammy" when I was very young.
6. Here are a few events I adore--a rodeo, a tractor pull, any re-enactment of early American history, a logger's show, a free concert in the park, and a county fair.
7. If I could choose another career, it would hands-down be a nurse. Blood doesn't make me pass out at all.

(There are two truth statements. Number 2 and number 6. We did have a black widow spider on our porch, and my husband and hero killed it for me. I'm horrible at sports, don't mind open water, would never have a pet snake, and am a giant baby around blood!)

Here are the nominees for the Creative Writer Blogger award:

1. Jo Treggiari at The Curious Misadventures of Jo Treggiari
2. Karin Beery at There Has to be a Beginning

The final award comes from my good friend Tracy Madison, author of A Taste of Magic, A Breath of Magic, and A Stroke of Magic. It's the Circle of Friends Blog award.

I'm passing the Circle of Friends Award to
1. Danyelle Leafty at Danyelle Leafty, formerly Myth-Takes.
2. Sharon Mayhew at Random Thoughts

and my awesome critique partners:
3. Wendy P. Miller at All in a Day's Thought
4. Terri Tiffany at Terri Tiffany: Inspirational Writer
5. Cindy R. Wilson at Cindy R. Wilson

Thank you all for stopping by! Be sure to come back on Friday to check in and set goals for next week!


  1. Jill!!!
    LOVE all your awards and friends.

    No WONDER you have such a dynamic blog.
    Sigh. Will miss ya!!!!!


  2. Thank you so much! What an unexpected bit of happiness to find on a Wednesday mornng! I'll be happy to pass it on!

    - Liz

  3. Thank you, Jill! What a lovely surprise for a cloudy day. Love your blog!
    Thanks and blessings,

  4. Good morning! Wow, I'm drinking a LOT of coffee this morning. Whew!

    Thank you very much for checking out the awards!

  5. #4 has to be the true one. Are you going to tell us?

  6. I discovered your blog through a comment you left on Shannon Messenger's. I love it!

    Glad to discover a new edition for my blogroll! ;o)

    Visit My Kingdom Anytime

  7. Aw, thank you Jill. *Tear* I love awards--and this one is so pretty. Thanks for thinking of me. :)

  8. WOw! Congrats to you and to all the winners! I loved the true and false section. Too fun!

  9. Congrats to you! And thank you for the award. And could it be possible? There are blogs here I don't follow? Gasp!

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  11. Georgiana: Nope! Two and six are true! :)

    Southern Princess: Welcome! So glad you stopped by!

    Everyone, thanks for stopping by and celebrating!

  12. Fun post, Jill! And congrats on the awards. And, are you sure number two isn't true?

  13. Oh my word! You deserve all these awards and more Jill!!

  14. Paul: Number two IS true! I was sixteen and the karoake craze hadn't begun yet. I feel sorry for Guadalajara for having to hear that!

    Thanks Terri!

    Have a great evening!

  15. Congrats to all the award winners!

    Susan :)

  16. Congrats on your awards, and thanks! You're awesome!

  17. Jill--Thanks so much for the're so sweet! I was sure you wouldn't let your husband kill the spider. :( I had a black widow on my porch when I was pregnant and in our first (purchased) home. My husband was out of town and I was terrified. I called a friend who is now our daughter's Godfather and he came and umm fixed the problem for me. I feel kind of bad about it, but I was one paranoid pregnant woman back then.

  18. Thanks for the sunshine award, my friend! I needed a bit of sunshine this week. :)

  19. Thanks so much for thinking of me. A real Black Widow....? Eeeek! Daddy long legs are all we have here in NY. :O)

  20. Congratulations to all!! Jill - I'll be passing along the award you gave me, on Monday!! Have a phenomenal weekend!! Oh, and BTW I did make my goal from last week! My husband, daughter and I were able to spend time together Saturday enjoying the Atlanta Passion Play!


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