My new blogging friend Tam over at Lollipops gave me a blog award- how sweet! Blogging is such an amazing thing. It let's you connect with people all over the world. It let's you laugh and cry to people's stories. It lets you keep in touch with loved ones. It gives you place to show off your art, hobbies, cooking- whatever! And that's the beauty of it.
Personally, it's done a lot for me. There are times when being at home with two small boys has been a challenge, to put it lightly. Blogging has been an outlet for me- the place I can go and not feel alone at 6:30 in the morning.
It's also been a place for me to stretch my artistic wings. I have been able to check out the blogs of favorite artists, scrapbookers, etc. I am able to go on the internet and be inspired!!
It's a place for my in-laws in Maine to go and check out the kids. It's a place for my friends and family to keep up with what I'm doing. In short, it's been wonderful.
So, here's the award:
To translate the gift from Portuguese to English, it means:"This blog invests and believes, the proximity"[meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy] How awesome is that??
"They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate?"
So with this prize we must deliver it to 8 bloggers that in turn must pass it on:
My friend Tammy at The Other Side of Me has already been nominated, but being nominated by me goes without saying;
Luz over at She Flies With Her Own Wings, because she is so stinkin' funny- and a great scrapbooker, mom, and friend;
JoAnna at JoAnna's Art Journal, because I love her art;
Connie at Magnolia Street Style, because she's a cool junkin' lady;
Lynn over at Sea Angels, because she has the most beautiful and amazing blog;
Karen over at Amusements, because she has some really gorgeous stuff;
Diana over at Diana Zeug- DesignBlog- my German swap pal;
Marilyn over at Outside the Lines, because she is an amazing artist and friend;
and Tracie at The Red Door Studio, for being a friend and inspiration.
I'm supposed to leave them a note on their blog and tell them I gave them award, but why don't you go visit them and tell them I sent you?