Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Domo Arigato, my friends

When I started my blog in August of 2008, I had no idea what kind of response I would get. I am so blessed to have developed a network of "invisible" friends. Who knew one could develop such relationships online?! I value each and every one of you who come to visit me in my little corner of cyberspace.

With that said, I am continually humbled and honored to be given blog awards. I apologize for not always posting them right away. Please know they are always appreciated!

My first award is from Martha Kay at Raining Rubber. (One would have hoped I could have had this posted in a more timely manner considering the award, huh?!)

The Karma Award: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award."

Thank you Martha Kay! This award means so much to me! I am honored that you think of me in this manner!

Here are my choices:

My next award was given to me by Peggy Sue at Roses by My Window.

The Lemonade Stand: "Choose seven ladies who according to this award show an attitude of gratitude"

Thank you so much, Peggy Sue! I am humbled you think of me in this manner! I would like, in turn, to give this award to:

And last but certainly not least, this award was given to me by Traci at Stamping: Life's Prescription. Thank you so much for for giving it to me!

Kreative Blogger Award: "Here are the rules of the blog award. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog. Copy and post the award on your blog. List 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. Post links to 7 blogs that you are nominating and leave them a note they have received the award."

So here are 7 things that people might find interesting about me:

  1. I have always owned a convertible car.
  2. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse. In fact, in 8th grade I was the coordinator of our school's clinic.
  3. I grew up in California and when I go home, the "valley girl" talk immediately starts spilling out between my lips.
  4. IMO, the best chocolate in the world is See's Candy.
  5. I would like to retire in Colorado Springs.
  6. For some reason, I have a mental block when it comes to learning new languages.
  7. I love attending school! In fact, I cannot wait to get back to the US so I can start another degree! (Although it won't be in a foreign language...LOL)
My seven choices are:

Thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

Thank you, Siobhan!! I think you have quite the attitude of gratitude! :> I enjoyed reading the seven things about yourself. I too, do not have a penchant for foreign languages! I once had a French professor tell us about a study that was done that reported that people who are logical and analytical have a harder time with learning foreign languages because they ask 'why?' about everything instead of just learning it and waiting for the 'why' question until they have a better foundation in the language. It made sense to me! I also loved being in school (well, college...high school, not so much!) and miss it a lot!

Stephanie said...

so, I'm reading your blog thinking how nice it was that you were given all of these awards when what do I award to me from stinkin' sweet!!! Thanks, Siobhan :)

Jen said...

Well, thank you very much! : )

Dawn said...

I can understand why people give you awards! Your work is so inspiring and I love your creativity and your positive outlook on life! Congrats to you... you deserve these!

Luv2Cr8Art said...

Congrats... You have a really great blog. :)

Gina said...

Congrats on the awards, they are very well deserved.

Becki B said...

Weeeellll Thank You SIOBELLA! I would love to post the award however first I have to figure out how to link it. Alas, time is at a premium right now.

Love the 7 things. Valley girl talk! LOL. I had problem with a foreign language, english was really hard to learn. I love to learn, but hate school.

CathyRose said...

Ah, so well deserved, all of the awards you've been given. You are so sweet! It's a treat to visit your blog!

Mary said...

Wow - thank you for the award! You're a sweetie!

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DaDoodleDiva said...

Congrats on your awards! They are well deserved. I love reading all the facts about you.

Also, I am so honored to be awarded the same from you. That is so thoughtful of you.

kat9 said...

Wow, Thank you so much. this is the first award I have been given. Can you let me know what I am to I post it on my blog? do I pass it on? Thanks again!


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! I really enjoy your blog.

Holly said...

Congrats, Siobhan! What a fun thing to be the recipient of those awards - I certainly enjoy reading your blog!

Your last one with info about you was especially fun to read and I found some connections to your answers (I live in CA, have a SIL in Colorado Springs, and happen to agree that See's Candy is AWESOME!)

Well done!

Naomi said...

Siohban, my time is limited tonight, but I wanted to thank you so much for the award you are passing on to me. I will get it and put it up on my blog tomorrow. ...Touched that you thought of me on that one, it means 100x more to me than a 'good stamper' award!!! You are so wonderful, and thanks again, so very very much!

katiesniche said...

Thank you so much for the award! I was blurfing, as I've finally found time to do...and there it me ;) you made my day.

katiesniche said...

Oh I wanted to let you know that the cloud stencil is a retired one from SU, I think it retired about 4 years ago.

jane.matsumoto said...

Oh, sweetie! I am just catching up on blogs now that I have a few days of r & r. Haven't been visited anyone's blog for a REALLY long time. I feel terrible that I am just now seeing this... will post tonight. Congratulations on all of your blog awards. It is so well deserved! xx