Thursday, April 28, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award!

I received my first blogging "award" from another blogger recently.  Girl of 1000 Faces gave me The Versatile Blogger award!  I am very honored to accept it.  It goes to "newly discovered" bloggers who have versatile blogs (not just pics of their kids, etc).  Thank you, Girl of 1000 Faces, for finding me worthy of the award.
This was awarded this to me about a month ago, but I've not had a lot of time to accept the award.  


Here are the official rules for accepting this award:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers.

4. Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received their award.

So, here goes:
7 things you might not know about me:
1. Other than 7 months spent living in Mali (West Africa) and a summer living in a van (traveling the country), I have lived in Michigan my entire life.
2.  I've been married for almost 6 years to an amazing guy that I met on-line.  
3.  I was home schooled for about half of my K-12 education.  I loved it!  
4.  I started learning about photography in 9th grade and I have an associate of arts degree in photography.
5.  Along with Mali, I've also traveled to Brazil, Spain, Canada, England and at least half of the United States.
6.  I was quite a tomboy as a child.  I used to build forts, fish, and explore with my brother and guy friends.  
7.  I can't think of anything else.  I will leave this spot open to questions -- if you want to know anything about me, feel free to comment and ask me a question.  

As for the 15 recently discovered bloggers that I feel are versatile:
1.  Girl of 1000 Faces -- I have to say, she has an interesting blog.  No, I don't expect you to have to re-accept the award since you have already done that once.  
2.  A Country Farm House -- Gorgeous photos and stylish taste.
3.  Throwback at Trapper Creek -- A great looking blog.  I particularly like the handy "How-to" section.
4.  Heritage Farmgirl -- Reminds me of "Mary Janes Farm" style.
5.  bread and honey -- food + art = what more could you want?
6.  Wow, this is taking forever!  I will never get this posted if I don't stop now.  It takes a lot of time to search through hundreds of blogs looking for something different, versatile and well made.  Can I cheat and just accept the award without posting all 15?  I've spent hours looking through blogs -- but most of the ones I looked at already have huge followings.  How about this... I'll stop here and try to add more as I find them.  Anyone that is listed on the side of my page here qualify as versatile blogs and I've noticed that many of the people that follow my blog also have interesting blogs as well -- I'm just outta time right now.

Supposedly we are going to have good weather on Saturday.  I'll be working in my garden again because my carpal tunnel will allow it again.  I also have plans to do some engagement photos for a friend.  That will be cool, because it has been a while since I've done any portraiture.

By the way, I seem to be having some sizing issues on this blog post.  I have no idea why.  Probably from starting the blog and saving, then doing more and saving it as a draft -- over and over.  Sorry it looks so stupid.


Heritage Farmgirl said...

Thank-you so much for the award. This is the fourth one I have received but by humbling myself I don't tend to blab a lot about them. It is a hectic week/weekend here and I shall address my award in due time. But I wanted to let you know I did get your email and it was a fantastic surprise. Thank-you Marlyn Heritage Farmgirl

Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

Congrats, Shari! Well deserved!