Sunday, November 08, 2009

Gotta Love Blog Love

This absolutely stunning award comes from J.Kaye @ J.Kaye's Book Blog. The Heart of a Dragon Award is a very special award for the blogger who inspires you and/or others to go above and beyond or the blogger who helps keep us all connected. I'm even more chuffed by the sentiment that J.Kaye voiced when nominating me for this award. Right back at you J.Kaye :-)  I know it has taken me forever to post, please forgive me. 
Here are the rules:

1. Post the award on your site with a link to the person who gave it to you.
2. Pass it on to the blogger(s) who inspire you and list why they are receiving the award.
3. Post a comment on their blog.

This one goes out to:

Alaine @ Queen of Happy Endings - Alaine is the reason I began blogging in the first place, not only is this amazing woman an inspiration to me she is also my best friend. We have been friends for 9 years, we have so much in common, the death of baby daughters, the loss of a parent within 6 months of each other, some fairly traumatic family history, scrapbooking, our love of reading and movies, and a completely warped, sick sense of humour which gets us through even the darkest times. Alaine is more than my best friend, she is the Sister of My Heart. Love ya

Dottie @ My Blog 2.0 - Dottie always, always comments on my blog, her blog is absolutely gorgeous (I just love tinkerbell) she loves all things vampire, does awesome book reviews, has a great sense of humour and is definitely to blame for more than one of my overloaded bookshelves. Dottie is an absolute sweetheart!

Lea @ Closetwriter - this girl is one of the most generous bloggers I know, she always comments on my blog, she goes out of her way to promote other bloggers, toot their contests and her blog is one of the friendliest and most welcoming out there, Lea also writes a pretty awesome review.

Deanna/ibeeeg @ Mom Musings ~ Deanna and I have got quite a bit in common, favourite authors, our exceptional reading taste, and a chaotic family life LOL. She is one of the sweetest bloggers around, our friendship has extended from oour blogs to staying in touch via email which has been just lovely.

Kristen @ BookNAround - this girl reads prolifically, manages to post 3 or 4 book reviews a week, still has a review backlog a mile long and leaves comments about my reviewing woes which totally crack me up! Kristen, I just love knowing there is someone out there with a list of reviews longer than mine *evil grin*  and I will be truly stuffed if you ever get up to date  :-)

The Honest Scrap Award from Jenny @ Jenny Loves To Read

It is for those bloggers who write from the heart. The rules are to pass it along to seven bloggers and then list 10 honest things about myself. Here are those deserving of this honor, bloggers who write from the heart and touch me because of it:

Ladybug @ Escape in a Book

And now for 10 honest things about me:
1. I love teddies and chocolate equally; I collect one and eat the other LOL
2. I've had an auto kidney transplant and every day I'm grateful that I'm here to spend it with my children.
3. My baby daughter died not long after she was born and 19 years later I still miss her.
4. I love holidays but I love being at home even more.
5. I've had high blood pressure since I was 16.
6. I have a seriously warped sense of humour.
7. Books are my escapism, my sanity saver.
8. I'm a loyal friend :-)
9. I find watering the garden relaxing & peaceful.
10. I miss having my mum to tell all my worries to.

This oh so cute Prolific Blogger Award is from Hazra @ Advance Booking , thanks Hazra.

This award is to all those prolific bloggers, who read voraciously, blog tirelessly and have made the blogging community such a vibrant place. This award is in recognition of their achievements and their enthusiasm. They are the people who keep me going!

There are a couple of rules for this award:

1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!
2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.
3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to This Post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.
4. Every Prolific Blogger must visit this post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we all can get to know the other winners.

J. Kaye @ J.Kaye's Book Blog  ~ I know you've already received this award J.Kaye but I don't know anyone who deserves it more!!

Here's my choice of bloggers:

Mishel @ Mis(h)takes

Another award came from J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog.  My "across the miles" friendship with this lovely lady  is very special. Take time today and think about your friends. This award is to be passed on to five of your book blogging friends. It's hard to pick just 5 and of course there are bloggers who already have this award that I would definitely give it to.

Deanna @ Mom Musings

Dottie @ My Blog 2.0

Just wanted to do a shout out to Sharon from A Bookworm's Blog & Jen from Jen's Book Talk for the Kreativ Blogger Award, thanks Sharon & Jen. I've already awarded this one many times but I still wanted to say thank you and toot their blogs.

Jen's Book Talk is a very cute blog and Jen is running a fun reading challenge called Opposites Attract (7th Nov 09 - 8th Nov 10.) You can check it out and sign up here

This month on The Eclectic Reader one lucky reader can win The Running Vixen OR Shadowland OR Captive of Sin. Check this blog post for details. International entrants welcome.


  1. Oh you made me cry and LOL. Love you too!

    WOW you did have a lot of awards to do. I've received quite a few more today so I'll have to do another post next week :)

    Hope you bum is still feeling better. I'm having a relaxing afternoon watching all my favourite movies and trying to catch up on some blogging.

  2. Thank you! :D What a sweet award.

    Congrats on yours, your blog is such a fun place to visit. Always some great books in store for us

  3. Congrats on all your rewards and thanks for telling 10 honest things. That is always great to read.

  4. Hi ((Teddyree))!

    You've received some fabulous awards!

    How cool, they're beautiful!

    Thanks for the Heart of the Dragon and the Friendship Award! I love them, you are too sweet.

    I loved your 10 honest things, you are a gift my friend.

    ((big hugs))

    Dottie :)

  5. Teddyree!

    OMG, I've got big crockodile tears running down my cheeks here!

    You are so darn sweet!!!

    I'm so sorry about the loss of your baby. I don't think that is something a mother ever gets over.

    Thank you SO much for the stunning blogger awards, I'm just overwhelmed and feel so humbled and greatful. It's amazing how we feel a special affinity for folks we develop online friendships with even though that person is thousands of miles away and we have never met them.

    You are indeed a special person.

    Take Care

  6. I love posts like this. I can be going through the roughest of times and stumble on a post like this. Leaves me with such a good feeling every time. :)

  7. Look at you rackin' them in! Congratulations on all of your awards and to all of your awardees!

  8. Congratulations on all these fantastic awards!

  9. What great looking awards!! You so deserve them all!! Thanks so much for thinking of me!!

  10. You deserve every one of these awards!!! You're one of my absolute favorite bloggers =) Thanks for thinking of me, you're too kind.


  11. WOW! You deserve them ALL sweet lady!
    I was really touched by Alaine's post and I am here to give you my love... you are a great friend!

    Thank you for the lovely award and I give it right back to you !

  12. Thank you so much for The Honest Scrap Award, Teddyree! Your 10 honest things made me shed some tears. I admire you for your honesty and your love for life! I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your baby girl, that is something one never forgets.

    ((Some big virtual hugs are coming your way from Norway))

  13. Holy cow! So many beautiful awards and not one too many for you :) They are all what you & your blog rightfully deserve.
    Also thank you so much for bestowing the Honest Scrap award on me. I am very surprised (even though I do write from my heart) and happy.

  14. Wow, congrats on all the wonderful awards. You and you're blog certainly deserve them all!

    Thank you so much for thinking of me. The award is so cute!

    Congrats to all the fabulous winners! I want to check out all your fabulous blogs!

  15. You so deserve each and every award you have been given.

    Thanks so much for thinking of me for a few of the awards. It means alot.
    I feel the same way towards you!!!!
    The Heart of a Dragon is a cool award! love the graphic and the meaning. The friendship award is rewarding. have honored me.

  16. Thank you Pumpkin! And I'm glad we have you around blog land to brighten up our days.

  17. Congrats on all your awards! Very much deserved!!

  18. Congratulastionhs on all the awards! You so deserve them all! Thank you so much for passing the Prolific Blogger Award, it really means a lot to me.


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