Six Months Old Today ~ Awards ~ AND HaPPy 1/2, Renae!

This will be a very BUSY post.  Today, Stuff I Tell My Sister, is six months old.  Woo Hoo!  Which means my sister, Renae, is fifty-something & a HALF today.  HaPPy HALF, sister!                                                  Who’s really this happy in an elevator?

By the end of the day, we will have exceeded 15,000 views yes, I guess I am optimistic?. AND as if that wasn’t enough, I’ve received a couple of awards! (and I’m in a game of tag with Maggie at Fly Away Home….and I’m still it!)

Thank you, thank you, thank you to each person who has ever taken the time to read my blog and a big hug if you’ve come back a second or even third time!  It’s true.  You never know what you are gonna get here.  I never know either! 😉  My appreciation goes deeper than you can ever know. ♥

My friend, Carri, at Simply Done Wright, has awarded me with the Liebster Award.  In a nutshell, it is a very sweet newbie award.  And that is me.  No, not sweet.  But definitely a newbie. Carri has been a great help and inspiration.  (she is going back to college this fall!)  She is positive, crafty, funny, and makes some awesome food.  Go see her.  She might feed you! 😉  Thank you, Carri!

Rhonda, Rhonda, Rhonda, at Help Me Rhonda, has gifted me with the Reader Appreciation Award.  You must check out her blog!  One post with have you laughing out loud and the next will show you the depth of her soul.  She keeps me on my toes and never ceases to amaze me with her talents.  Many thanks to Rhonda! 😉

Carol Ann at Painted By the Sun was kind enough to share with me, The Lovely Blog Award.  Carol is a photographer and shares some breathtaking photos.  I am just getting to know Carol, but we share a love of sunsets.  I think that makes us kindred spirits ~  Thank you ♥

And then there is my friend Maggie.  She tagged me in a game a while back.  I guess I am a lethargic athlete, as I am just now getting to it!  Maggie is the author of the book, Fly Away Home.  I had the honor of reading it this summer.  In many ways I felt that I should close the book and not read further.  It is personal.  It is honest.  A well composed story of her life challenges, tragedies and loves.  Thank you, Maggie.  You were brave to relive through your book what others might choose to bury.  I know many will be helped because of your choice. ♥

There are “rules” that go with each of the above awards.  I may get “un” awarded for not following, but….I am sharing a handful of the MANY blogs that I follow.  To these bloggers:  If you have not yet received these awards, then consider yourself awarded!  Your pics, thoughts, and writings are amazing, as are your comments and blog “love” shown to me. Though I am being non-trad with the system, my appreciation for your work is sincere. ♥

Paper Keeper

Animal Couriers

In the Olde Road

Christopher De Voss, Life, Humor and Zombies

Cosy Travels of the Viking and His Kitten

Waiting for the Karma Truck

Juliana Forster ~ Artist (Juliana is a talented artist, brand new blogger, and my friend that I get to see in person.  ♥)

Writing Between the Lines


A Grateful Man

Enjoy checking out the above blogs. And again, my thanks to each of you for reading Stuff I Tell My Sister. Wishing everyone a super day.  And a little reminder to be nice to people.  You never know what they might be dealing with today ~  ♥

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30 Responses to Six Months Old Today ~ Awards ~ AND HaPPy 1/2, Renae!

  1. Jeannette Wynne says:

    Congrats on the six month anniversary! You are amazing:) Your posts – both words and photos are wonderful! Keep up the great work!

  2. Richly deserved! Thanks too for your nomination, that is enormously kind of you. We’re horrilby slow at responding to awards but have a blog building up to say thanks and pass them on – we’ll be in touch! 😀

  3. Thank you so much for mentioning us!

  4. russtowne says:

    Happy Half-Birthday and Happy Six-Months Blog Day! Or something like that!

    Thank you for your kind mention of my blog in you post. I’m glad that you found it worthwhile to visit. You’re welcome anytime!


  5. First of all, let me congratulate you on six months of blogging and 15, 000 views! Thats great Paula!
    I’m not at all surprised… You write from the heart and people respond to that. Keep up the good work.
    I’d also like to thank you for taking the time to read my book and for saying nice things about it. I appreciate it, more than you’ll ever know.

    • Thanks for the sweet words, Maggie. And I so enjoyed your book. I wanted to “help” you with some of your youthful decisions….it really drew me in from the beginning. “You” are the happy ending~♥

  6. Dottie Whitsitt says:

    🙂 Congratulations!! I certainly look forward to your blogs each day!! Almost always in some way they touch my heart and my mood!! And the best thing is reading them usually will change my mood (in a good way)!! 😛 Thanks Paula and looking forward to what you will bring to us in the days ahead!! 🙂 😀

  7. Ok, where do I start? First off..congrats!!! 6 months and some staggering views…you go girl! You bring joy to so many with each post, including me. I am grateful for having connected with you – award or not!! And second…Thank you – thank you – thank you – for including me in such amazing company – such a diverse and great group of bloggers! I also love knowing that we started our blogging journey about the same time – it shouldn’t really matter, but it’s just kinda nice. 🙂 Thanks dear friend for the blog love ♥

  8. Juliana says:

    Hey Paula, Congrats on the 6 months of blogging! How awesome is that!!! Your blogs are always so great and uplifting, not to mention your photos, they are always so beautiful 🙂 Thank you so much for choosing my blog as well, you have been one of my greatest fans! and I am so thankful for all your help and support 🙂 Have a great day!

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  10. Adrienn says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

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  12. Congrats – on both the awards and the blogs 🙂

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  15. Yeah! Yahoo! Yippee! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links.

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