Friday, April 24, 2009

Lookie What I Got!!!

You all know how ridiculously excited I get just to receive a new comment! Getting a new follower, almost too much for me to handle! So getting an award, well there are no words to describe. Except, maybe..."Bliss"! My new and sweet-as-pie blog friend (heck, why do I say "blog" friend, you all are just my true friends!) Laura at White Spray Paint has chosen me to receive the Lemonade Attitude of Gratitude Award to which I am eternally grateful. For those of you who don't know Laura, please do yourself a huge favor and visit her amazing blog. She is so talented, yet tremendously humble. Just a real "lady" who oozes class and sophistication. Okay, have I gushed enough? Can you tell I adore this woman?
Well, back to the business at hand. You know the drill:

The Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award
1. Put the logo on your blog or post
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude
3. Link to your nominees within your post
4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award
5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award.
Tell us how you've come to have an attitude gratitude.

Without further ado, I have chosen the following "friends" and wonderful women!

Misti - Studio M Designs
Gloria - Happy To Be
Lauralu - Hidden Promise
Bo - Blinks N Winks from Brown-Eyes
Beth - I Am Heading Towards My Destiny
Melissa - Melissa's Heart And Home
Leigh - Tales From Bloggeritaville
Lisa - Fern Creek Cottage
Kathy - Kathy's Red Door Welcome
Terrie - Terrie's Little Piece Of Serenity
Jen - Sanctuary Arts at Home

You all mean so much to me. Thanks for being there for me, for your encouraging words, for caring enough to read my posts, for leaving me such sweet comments, for sharing your creativity, for opening up your homes and lives for me to get a glimpse! I am so blessed and so grateful for each and every one of you. This blogging thing has become such a huge part of my life - a place where I feel safe and know that I can trust the people that I'm opening myself up to. It's such a great feeling and something that I look forward to so much. It has opened my eyes in ways that I never could have imagined. Seeing that there are so many other sincere and caring Christian women out there who share the same interests. How many times have I read one of your profiles and said to myself, "that's exactly how I feel!". You have encouraged me to think outside of the box that I have been hiding in for all of these years - opening my creative side wide open. And finally, and probably most importantly, helping me to realize that I don't have to be perfect. I've come to not only accept, but embrace my flaws and the flaws of my home, and let me tell you that is so enormously liberating. So thank you thank you thank you - ALL of you! I am forever grateful!!!!


Misti of Studio M Designs said...

You are too SWEET Kim! Thanks a million. I am running out to work for a bit, but I will put this on my blog very soon. Thanks again!


PS. Have you read the other comments from the bedroom party? They are hilarious!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

You sweetie you! I am so honored to accept this award!!! And just plain excited and grateful! I love your blog! and you! I know how you feel! It is so comforting to know there are so many wonderful christian ladies out there to share your life with! Thank you Kim! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

First of all congrats on your award. I also want to thank-you for thinking of me. I am so honored. I love your heart-felt post. I think we all feel just as you do about out blogland friends. Who would have though? I really don't remember how I first got started here. Other than the fact I already knew Rue & BJ from RMS. They had started blogging and loved it. RMS was really changing. And not for the good. So, many of us came over here. I am so glad that we did. I agree about having so many Christain ladies in blogland. I get get pleasure from that. Have a beautiful day!
Hugs, Terrie

Stacey said...

Way to go girly! You definitely deserve it. Your blog and you are very fun to know.

Happy To Be said...

GM Kim...thank you girl for the award..I am very honor that you even thought of me are so right about all the wonderful women in the world of I said on a post once blogger are all women who care and share and thats why I love blogging..I was on RMS for over a year before I started blogging and just love it here...Now Kim I have award on my side bar you need to pick up...Its my own Gloria award..called hugs and smiles...Now the lemonade award I got last year...but will tell you I will break the chain with these awards...I can not pass them on..If I post them I just put them up for grabs...its too hard for me to pick just a few as I love you all ha ha!! I know I'm a party pooper girl..anyway I hope you understand...may you have a great day my friend and thank you..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Kim you sweetie pie you! I love what you wrote. You are a true good person who speaks from the heart. I could tell that about you right away and I am so glad we are blog friends.
Congrats on the well deserved award! I am truly honored and grateful that you thought to pass it on to me. Thank you!
You shoud pay "Sue" a visit from "Rabbit Run Cottage". Her post reminds me a little bit of what you wrote today as well. Her link is on my blog if you haven't met her yet.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
~Melissa :)

Lisa Shatzer said...

Oh my goodness I am so excited!!
My first blog award!! Thank you so much sweetie, I really appreciate it!! I will post it tonight.

Nancy said...

Congrats on the award! Nancy

Beth in NC said...

You are so sweet to nominate me! I will add your sweet name to his award.

Thank you!


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Congratulations on your award, you so deserve it! Thank you so much for thinking of me. I hope you forgive me if I don't accept this award right now. I have been on brain overload since I started my new job and I don't see things easing up for quite a while. I barely have time to read anyones blog and I probably won't post on mine for another month. I love your blog, and I appreciate your blogging friendship.

Jen r. said...

Congrats on your award and Thank you so much for passing it to me! I am touched! Jen

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Awwww! I feel the same way about you and my blogging buddies!
Thanks for thinking of me. I am sincerely flattered and touched by your kindness.

Bo said...

Hi dear Kim...Just now checking in from my bloggy break to find you have received a sweet award & are passing it on to me & others. You really warm my heart for thinking of me....You are such a sweetheart. After much thought, I have joined some of the others in declaring my humble little blog as an award free/tag free blog...
mostly because I'm having trouble juggling everything...also, I can never choose just a few to pass it on to because I LOVE all of my fellow bloggers...Sending you BIG hugs, ♥ Bo