My First Blog Award


I was recently discovered by Catherine @ Our Village Is A Little Different and she nominated me for the Stylish Blogger Award.

It matters not to me that this is not a one-of-a-kind award.  I’m just excited that she picked ME! to receive it.  “Thank you, Catherine.  I’m honored.”  In my enthusiasm to accept this, I neglected to read the small print.  It never crossed my mind that I would have to give up chocolate for a year…

Fortunately, I don’t have to, but there are a few simple rules ~

  • Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Select 15 recently discovered, great bloggers, to receive this award.
  • Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

I believe that Jesus Christ is The Way, The Truth and The Life and that absolutely no one gets to The Father, God, except through the saving knowledge of His grace – not works, but unmerited favor.

I believe there will be enough time to organize the clutter in my house when my children are grown.  Right now, there’s just too many edu-fun things to do with them.

God never whispered in my ear, as a child nor as a teenager, and said, “I want you to have 11 children.”  I wouldn’t give up or trade even one of them, but… if He had told me ahead of time, I’d probably have run the opposite direction, sure that this was the first mistake He’d ever made.  I still feel ill-equipped, but I am so, very blessed.

If I could – I’d have a bin for everything (labeled) and every bin in it’s place (alphabetized).

Green.  Sage.  Forest.  Olive.  Spring.  Pea.  Camo.  Moss.  Clover.  Emerald.  Army.  Asparagus.  Sea.  GREEN.  Any of them.  All of them.  I really like the color green.

If you tell me something in strict confidence, you can count on me holding it in the strictest confidence.  “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”  I don’t hang my dirty laundry on the line; so, I’m certainly not going to hang out yours.

I would downsize, pack up everybody, and move into a motor home to travel the country – in a heartbeat or at least in 60 days.  It’s a mentality… only the back yard would change.  All of the truly important things would stay the same.  God, Family and Home.  Faith, Hope & Love.  All I need is a wealthy sponsor.

Please visit and if you’d like, follow my nominees:

Ramblin’ Roads

The Midlife Housewife

Home Joys


Tractors and Tire Swings

Around the Kitchen Table

Raising Future Leaders

Fenced in Family

Mama’s Coffee Shop

Suzy Q Designs

Beyond the Silver and the Gold – A Filipino Family’s Homeschool Journey

A Gallon of Learning

My Lord, Please Sanctuary Me

Our Best Daze

Homeschooling in Nova Scotia

What wonderful discoveries!


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  1. Callie says:

    How cool is this?!?!?! I am so tickled that you got chosen for this “award”. I cannot wait to see the lucky ones your nominate!

  2. Kristen says:

    Congrats! Great job! I really liked ready this! Just thought you should know, you’re a pretty wonderful woman!

  3. Lorie says:

    Hi Penny,

    Thanks so much for the blog award! I will try to pass it along if I can find the time to find 15 new blogs. lol Anyway, you have a very nice blog and I am now a follower. I look forward to visiting again soon.


  4. Wow, thanks for the nomination, Penny! I actually got the same award from Laura a few weeks ago. I’m off to create my own blog.

  5. Wow, Penny, thank you so much! I am super excited you chose me (having just discovered YOUR blog recently.) I will pass the award on as well in the coming week – always love a excuse to find new blogs. 🙂

  6. Marie says:

    Thank you so much Penny! I’m super excited to be awarded. I’ll take time this week to get my post written and link back to you =)

  7. Gina says:

    Thanks so much for choosing me!

    I hope you don’t mind but I never can decide which blogs to pass awards on to so I’ve just decided not to accept awards.

    But I still appreciate you thinking of me!

  8. Marie says:

    Hi Penny,
    I have posted my blogger award and linked to you. (I couldn’t remember if I had notified you yet.) Thanks again for the nomination!

  9. Marie says:

    I forgot to give you the link http://ourbestdaze.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-awardfor-me.html

    Please overlook my forgetfulness, lol! I’m in such a hurry!

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