I would not have imagined myself interacting with so many bloggers from all over the world. My experimental blog has grown into something I have never dreamed of.

Some of the earlier supporters are still around. Anne of TalesAlongTheWay is one of them. She nominated me for this award as a faithful and loyal follower, a colleague and a friend in the blogsphere. She has many interesting stories to tell you. Visit her site and you’ll discover her journeys.

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Here are my nominees:

Ajaytao2010                                             I didn’t have my glasses on

TheSeeker                                                   quakerattled

This Labyrinth I Roam                         buffalotompeabody’s Blog

Serependityhebals                                busymindthinking

The Wandering Poet                            chun

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Rienne of Love Life nominated me this award. “A World of Beauty exists,” makes her blog an inspiring site to visit. Discover it.

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Display the Award on your Blog.
Announce your win with a post and thank the Blogger who nominated you.
Present 15 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment. Post 7 things about yourself.

Another seven (7) things about me:

1. It’s a given, I like the smell of Earth, especially in the early morning.

2. My tongue likes spicy food.

3. I want to touch the rain when it’s cold.

4. I walk in the mud, especially at the beginning of planting season.

5. I like to watch flowers bloom. The spectacle astounds me.

6. Nothing beats a scary movie at night.

7. I try to discover my supernatural side like ESP and telekinesis.

My nominees are:

Isabelgaviota’s blog                      infinitefreetime

Shanwrong’s Song                          Newbloggycat

Rethinking Life                                  Chasing Rabbit Holes

ThinKingPinkX2                              Excuse me, I’m Introverting

The Excessive Gardener             Rose with Thorns

Blogging Einstein                             Roberson Writes

A Skeptical Designer

Finding Beauty In Spite of Myself

Single motherhood in the South

Happy Blogging to all!


When you show kindness to anyone, however small, it will come back to you from others, in another place and another time.

When you show a smile, however fleeting, it will elicit a similar reaction from almost everyone.

Thus, whatever positivity you express, it will come back to you as inspiration to continue your life in a more meaningful way.

Try it!

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Marlyn of Kintal nominated me for the Awesome Blossom award while babylonmagus of Dream are the poetic expressions of the soul re-nominated me for The Lighthouse award. Thanks to both of them. You can check their sites to sample their creativity.

Here are the rules for the Lighthouse Award:

  1. Display the Award certificate on your blog.
  2. Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
  3. Inform your nominees of their award nominations
  4. Share three ways that you like to help other people.
  5. There is no limit to the number of people that you can nominate.
  6.  HAVE FUN!!!

My nominees will receive both awards.

Hari’s Got Tales                                 Vincent Egoro

In Depth                                                  thoughts alone

My Weary Mind                                 Mind Platter

Forever After                                        be good

The Novice Gardener                      Jo Robinson

Anarette                                                   kelzbelzphotography

The Chicago Files                                closetoeighty

Stories and Tales                                 I Don’t Get It

Words4p’s blog                                   ladybluerose

Une Parisienne se promene        The Punchy Lands!

Happy Blogging!


You come to a site with anticipation. You read what you like and the enthusiasm pushes you to react and comment. The interaction makes the ball rolling, so to speak.

And, you will come back next time. Again and again.

I am grateful to cupitonians of This Labyrinth I Roam and Steve of Gardening in Greenwood, who both nominated me for this award. Please visit their respective sites to check what they have in store for you.


The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly. Vintage Book Fairy

The rules for Dragon’s Loyalty Award are:

1   Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2   Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3  You must share  7  things other bloggers may not know about you.
4   Nominate up to  15  bloggers for Dragon’s Loyalty Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5   Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.

Seven (7) foreign singing groups I like:

1.  Bon Jovi

2. Abba

3. Air Supply

4. Bee Gees

5. Queen

6. The Beatles

7. Eagles

Here are my nominees:

TheSeeker                                                              omtatjuan

I didn’t have my glasses on                         witlessdatingafterfifty

Ellie Belfiglio                                                        The Wandering Poet

Hunt FOR Truth on wordpress                 Crazy Life

unawarebutunderlined                                  mishunderstood

Friendly Fairy Tales                                          Serependityhebals

kanzen sakura                                                       Mindlovemisery

Tales Along The Way                                        shivaay delights

Happy Blogging!

For Everyone

We all have our shades of excellence in us, even if we do not accept it right away. Those brilliant moments come out when we least expect. That’s us. No exceptions. 🙂

Painting Pundit directed me to the originator of the Inventive Blogger  award (DonCharisma,org) while Tamara of My Botanical Garden shared with me the Shauny Award. I thanked them both for the nominations.

As to my nominees, I am happy to announce that ALL my FOLLOWERS should receive both awards. Once you read this post, they are yours. No exceptions. 🙂

So, copy the badge and follow the rules from the links above. (I am sorry I cannot notify all of you individually.)

Five things I like about blogging:

1. It’s free. (very important for me because I am not well-off)

2. There are thousands of wonderful bloggers, who complete my day when I am online.

3. I can write whatever I want (self-censorship is great)

4. I learn so many tricks along the way (writing tips are favorites)

5. I can feel what Santa Claus feels when sharing gifts (awards)


I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who accompanied me through my journey. I hope all of you will continue to support and encourage me along the way.

Happy Blooging guys and gals. Have a terrific weekend!




Some people call me sentimental sometimes. I do not know why but perhaps they wonder why I see differently creations all around that for them are simple and ordinary.

I believe my eyes than theirs.

Two creators captured my imagination. Cupitonians of This Labytrinth I Roam and the Ambitious Poet keep the spirit of flowing ideas to the fore. They shared with this award. Their generosity is much appreciated.


  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  •  Finally, tell 7 things about yourself.

Seven (7) other things about myself:

1. I am more creative at night.

2. But, wiser in the morning.

3. I do not own a personal transport.

4. I walk. (or run, if need be)

5. I know my limitations.

6. I want to be a broken glass artist.

7. I wish a cold weather during summer.

Here are my nominees:

white rabbit’s gallery     /     hakariconstant

lemanshots – Fine Pictures and Digital Art

photographyofnia           /      talking to the clouds 

gardening in greenwood   /   the budget wanderers

thesewordsiwrite2012     /      karen soutar

los sentidos de la vida     /     sleeps with notebooks

By the Mighty Mumford    /     giantstepblog

Nicola Kirk    /      infinitefreetime

Life in Portsong    /      Dully Pepper 2.0+

Kings of Kings Tigran the Great

Happy Blogging.


 They say our minds wander all the time. Ideas come and go, hopefully the best stays and be shared to many.

Visit This Labyrinth I Roam to get a feeling of youthfulness and vibrancy. You’ll be infected with the playfulness that could lighten your day.


Here are the rules:

1-Copy and paste The Imagine Award into your post.

2-Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog page to your post.

3-List 3-5 things about the nominator’s blog that you like (which you think are creative).

4-Nominate 5 other bloggers/ blogs which you think display a fantastic use of creativity and imagination.

5-Notify your nominees.

6-Display The Imagine Award to your blog’s award page.

Five (5) things about Cupitonians:

1. Verve

2. Resourcefulness

3. Driven

4. Imaginative

5. Friendliness

Here are my nominees:

a holistic journey

jo robinson

shpics photos


bananas and prunes

Happy Blogging everyone.


Want to read something inspiring?  Good Time Stories of Coach Muller is for you.

I do appreciate his generosity to present me the award. Thank you.


Here are the rules:

  1. Display the Award certificate on your blog.
  2. Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
  3. Inform your nominees of their award nominations
  4. Share three ways that you like to help other people.
  5. There is no limit to the number of people that you can nominate.
  6.  HAVE FUN!!!

Three (3) ways to help others:

1. I shared my time and effort to assist in a project of a friend.

2. I I provide information I get from the internet to educate neighbors.

3. I I do not become a hindrance to progress.

Here are my nominees:


don ostertag: off stage        /       funny philosopher

mysuccessisyoursuccess      /     love life

reflections from the journey     /   the cosmic pilgrim

Grevilleacorner      /      scottishmomus

inspirationenergy    /    doug does life

iithinks     /     freedom of the heart

no time to think    /    work less live more

Ambitious Poet    /    light touch

crazy life    /       the loquacionist

decidinglybob   /    dnamto

Dreams are poetic expressions of the soul

Happy Blogging.


Wow! Five days before the year ends and ten months of blogging. I feel the deluge of support pouring in from all over the place. 🙂

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Nominations for the Blog of the Year 2013 came from Tamara of My Botanical Garde, Eric of the Hunt FOR Truth on wordpress, Anne of TalesAlongTheWayThe Invisible Sage, Ajay of Ajaytao2010 and  Sage Doyle of “The Journal of Wall Grimm” in that order.

 All the above bloggers created a place where I can stay for some time to admire their talents on display. Need a calming and soothing effect for the busy mind? You should take advantage of their showcase.

Without further ado, here are my nominees for each star:

From Tamara’s end, I will pass the award to:

cindy knoke /  lovinchelle  /  Jessica Hagan /  chun /  Arcilla y fuego  /  buffalotompeabody’s Blog   /   Friendly Fairy Tales  /    Kintal     /   The Journal of Wall Grimm   /   cancerkillingrecipe

From Eric’s space, I pass it to the following:

quakerattled  /  Goals Strategy Coaching  / The Vanilla Housewife /      I didn’t have my glasses on  /  AshiAkira’s Blog   /    Angelart Star  /  The Wandering Poet  /  antilandscape   /  The Invisible Sage   / 18yearsyoung

From Anne’s site, I pass it to:

This Labyrinth I Roam    /    My Botanical Garden  /    Ellie Belfiglio  /   witlessdatingafterfifty  /  omtatjuan   /   edwincolonpagan  /  Purplerays  /  Mungai and the Goa Constrictor  /  beverlyshelby  /  Storyshucker

From The Invisible Sage’s realm, I pass it to:

TheSeeker  /  Hortus Closus  / Ajaytao2010  /   Tales Along The Way  /   Feathermoon   /   Mindlovemisery   / Serependityhebals    /   Painting Pundit  / Unbound Boxes Limping Gods /  Johnny Ojanpera

From Ajaytao’s world. I pass it to:

valeriu dg barbu blog   /  kanzen sakura   /  hansi’s world  / The Abuse Expose with Secret Angel   /  The Belmont Rooster   /  Through the Peacock’s Eyes   /   Who is Bert  /  Wildersoul Colouring Book  /   Kev’s Stuff

From Sage Doyle, I pass it to:

Life is Color  /  Hunt FOR Truth on wordpress  /  West Seventh Freelance/Christine Jacox Photography /  unawarebutunderlined  / good time stories  /  Elephant’s Picture  Book  /  Rafael Prado Velasco  /  Slingshot… Fiction, Adult, Romance, Fantasy Stories    / Ben’s Bitter Blog   /   toremaininhim

Guys and gals, here’s a message from the creator of the Blog of the Year award.

the Thought Palette


Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award is for you!


The instructions for this award are simple:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4. Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Awardvia this link –

5. You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6. And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog… and start collecting stars…


Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

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‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award Badges

As already stated, there are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times! You will find the badges on The Thought Palette blog.

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There are also 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar. Visit The Thought Palette blog for these.

And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award.

In Style

In the ‘reel’ world, there are many people who believe that the outside look of an individual is very important to get noticed. Well, we are led to believe what beauty is and what’s not.

In the ‘real’ world, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, as the saying goes. Anyone is beautiful.

Marlyn of Kintal nominated me for this award, which I am honored to receive. From a very impressive impressionist, she often sees beauty all around her. Visit her site and you’ll see for yourself.


This award came from Yasmeen Sana Baloch of ‘Twinkling Star’.   The rules are almost  the same with the other awards.  Just answer her set of questions and you’re it.

1. What is the most funniest thing about you?   – A disorganized brain

2, Who is your favorite personality?    –   discipline

3. What is your lucky thing?         –  toes

4. What is your favorite weather?      –  cold summer

5. A name that you want to give me.    –  Soul

Here are my nominees for the award:

the girl in the little black dress

not the family business

sarah on the go!

jocob fashions



The Always Believer


Clouds N Cups

While I’m Young and Skinny

Happy blogging!


To coin a new word from fragments of two impressive words, fantastic and fabulous, is a work of art. The result is unique in itself.

Ajay of Ajaytao2010 personifies the word, literally. I know there are other word combinations to describe his generous heart.

I am grateful to receive the award from him. Thank you, Ajay.


Here are my nominees for the award:

being me from A to Z      /       shainbird

evelina galli      /    une parisienne se promene

Nicola Kirk       /    globe drifting

In Her Words Avenue    /     organic sound

amras888        /        sick and sick of it         /

angelswhisper2011     /      a collection of writings

kimberlyharding     /     thevoicethatguides

SIM ANTICS      /      never quite broken

as i can see     /     kiwsparks

poetictwist   /   nobody puts sarah in the corner

treatmentofvisions   /   sgt, pepper’s lonely heart club band

Happy Blogging.