Friday, July 11, 2008

A French Connection and Maggie May




How could two women clear across the world from each other know that I was going to have a super stressful week and would love being given awards that would cheer me up? I don't know, but I'm sure glad they did. I appreciate the recognition and I want to thank Barb from The French Elements, She gave me the Brillante Weblog Premio-2008 award. I enjoy her blog and she has a little skin care business. She's a busy woman, but writes an excellent blog. I do have a French Connection, at least I think I do. I named my daughter Jolie Renee. My husband's grandmother was French. She married his grandfather after WWI and they met in France.

Oh yow, I took a year of French in high school. That's got to count for something! I want to pass on this award to Ruth of Just Ruthie, Teresa of Plum Water Cottage, and Susanne of Truly Captivating. I read all three of these blogs on a regular basis and I think these women are brilliant. They bring wonderful pictures and stories to their blogs and you need to go see them if you haven't already.
The second award, Sharing the Love, was given to me by Maggie May. She's a grandma, too and I love how she seems to share the love. I would like to nominate Betsy at My Five Men. She always has the sweetest things to say and she is a strong woman that blesses me. I also want to nominate Gretchen at Gretchen reads 24/7. She is a loving young woman that is always working with young people and recommends great, uplifting books. Next comes, A Woman Who Is at In a Garden, this is another woman that works with young folks and shares such love with a beautiful garden and darling pictures of her grandbaby, Puddin Toes. The final nominee is Pat at Mille Fiori Favoriti, she shows love in her constant sharing of her hometown, New York City. This is a woman that is getting ready to be a grandma for the first time and makes you feel like you are right there in the Big Apple. She has a sweet spirit and I truly love reading her blog.
Please drop in on these blogs. You won't regret it. I am so grateful for my blogging friends. Just when I get down about something, along comes a comment or someone posts something that reaches me down deep and I realize how blessed I am and how special it is that I can have all these friends all over the world. My blogging buddies are so dear to me and I appreciate you so much.


9 comments:

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Nanatrish, are you still up? I told us to log off five minutes ago! I'm posting this and then disconnecting....

The accolades are pouring in....Congratulations! You deserve each and every one, and more. Your blog has caught fire and the warmth is spreading!

Not only do I enjoy reading your blog, but I enjoy reading your comments when I come across them on other blogs....

You are certainly living the dream, alright....

Ruthie said...

Nana, Thanks so much for the award. I feel so honored. It's so wonderful meeting such great new friends in Blogland!
I enjoy your blog, too - and you certainly deserve the awards you have recieved. Congratulations.
Hugs.

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

Thank you so much for the award. I'm honored...and congratulations on your awards!

Betsy said...

Well, what a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much, Trish...this means even more coming from you!
And congratulations on your awards here...you deserve them!

Susanne said...

Thanks Trish! What kind words... I am very humbled and honored that you thought of me. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Pat said...

Thank you so much, Nanatrish! I am so honored you thought of me and for the warma nd wonderful things you said about me and my blog!

Congratulations of both well deserved awards and for being a wonderful friend.

Hugs, Pat

Barb said...

Hi Nanatrish,

You deserve both awards and then some. You are absolutely right. When I am having a difficult week, I'll read a post that lifts me right up. My son is having more health problems and this week was stressful.
All I can say is "God bless our blogfriends".

hugs,
Barb

Gretchen said...

WOW! Thanks so much!! I really appreciate it!

A Woman Who is: said...

Congratulation girl! You just started this blogging thing and now look at you. Such a fancy looking blog too! I am honored to receive this award. I just followed the link back to the original creator, and what a very special award this is. I will be delighted to pass this one on and Share the Love on behalf of Crystal and her precious son Noah.

http://www.memoirsofamommyblog.com/2008/05/new-award-to-give-away.html
What an amazing and touching story this mommy has to share.

Thanks for all your love Nanatrish!