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