**No Awards Please ~ Thank you ** I will no longer be accepting awards **

I would like to thank Tina Liu of  The Cosmos for kindly nominating me for the Reader Appreciation Award.  Her enthusiasm for astronomy shines forth in her blog:  http://astronomybythecosmos.com It is easy to read and features fabulous facts and photos.

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I would like to thank Juliana of simplyjuliana for the “treat” of nominating me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award and the Traffic Raiser Award!  I enjoy both the photos and the encouraging words I always find at your blog.  Be sure to visit Juliana at her site:

http://simplyjuliana.wordpress.com

I would also like to thank Gracie from Gracie’s Quest for also nominating me for this award.  Her blog is one of my favorites for getting me into the Word and motivating me to think and live on higher ground.

http://lifesearchforchrist.wordpress.com

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I would like to thank Val from A Light In The Chaos for kindly nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award.  Like me, she is also a new blogger who writes from the heart on her blog at:

http://lightinthechaos.wordpress.com

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I would like to thank Gracie from Gracie’s Quest for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. She is one of several sisters in the Lord that I am regularly encouraged by to think on thankful thoughts and walk the straight and narrow.  Please visit her site to be inspired.

I follow Gracie’s blog at:

http://lifesearchforchrist.wordpress.com

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There is a list of rules, for each award, that I will include at the end of this post. Meantime, I want to share a special list of blogs, that I follow and that, most, also follow greenlightlady.  I really enjoy the following list, and I suspect I’ve left some out as there are many others I also like to read.  But this is my current short list.  The first one is my husband’s blog & he recently transformed my computer from a slug into a dragonfly… he’s my hero!

– freedlife  http://freedlife.wordpress.com

– Teresa/The Garden Diary  http://agardendiary.wordpress.com

– Rebecca Hamilton   http://patheos.com/blogs/publiccatholic

– linda adelaide  http://countrywomanpaints.com

– graciehill48  http://lifesearchforchrist.wordpress.com

– Prudence  http://tbtdevos.com

– melodylowes  http://melodylowes.wordpress.com

– Caddo Veil  http://caddoveil.wordpress.com

– Ben Nelson  http://mrbnd.wordpress.com

– Wendell A. Brown  http://foreverpoetic.wordpress.com

– Charity  http://watmattersmost.wordpress.com

– lizziejoy 10  http://lizziejoysphotosuite.com

– amphomma  http://amphomma.wordpress.com

– the blogging disciple  http://thebloggingdisciple.wordpress.com

-Irene Tron – Joyful in Christ  http://sweetnessfromheaven.com/

– simplyjuliana  http://simplyjuliana.wordpress.com

– lilies sparrows and grass  http://liliessparrowsandgrass.wordpress.com

– Scriptor Deus  http://scriptordeus.wordpress.com

– caleephotography  http://caleephotography.wordpress.com

– thegardenimpressionists http://thegardenimpressionists.wordpress.com

If you find yourself on this list, please take it as a very special compliment from me,  and only as a nomination if you would like it to be.  I know that some bloggers prefer not to accept awards, and I’d like to respect that wish while still promoting your site.   But if you would like any of these awards please, do, help yourself –  because I just love following each of your blogs.  And if you already have all of these awards, then I hope by listing you here that someone else will now enjoy your blog too!

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Reader Appreciation Award:

1.Thank the one who nominated you & link back to their blog.

2.Nominate 5 people and link to them.

3.Let them know about the nomination.

4.Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

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Super Sweet Blogging Award:

1.Give credit to the person who nominated you & a link to them.

2.Answer the “Super Sweet” questions. ( see lower down)

3.Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen”.

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Traffic Raiser Award:

1.Thank & link back to the blogger that nominated you.

2.Paste the award image anywhere in your blog.

3.Tell 7 facts about yourself.

4.Nominate 15 other bloggers.

5.Put a comment on your nominees’ blogs telling them of their nomination.

6.Leave a comment here.

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Beautiful Blogger Award:

1.Write a little something about the Beautiful Blogger who nominated you.

2.Share 7 things about yourself.

3.Nominate 7 blogs.

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Sisterhood of the World:

1.Thank the nominator & link back to them.

2.Post 7 things about yourself.

3.Nominate 7 others and let them know.

4.Include the logo award in a post on your blog.

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Here are 7 things about me.

1. I love old classic books.

2. I love collecting quotes.

3. I love old hymns.

4. But I also love Toby Mac’s music too!

5. I love vintage fabrics.

6. I love fragrant flowers.

7. I love poetry.

Here are my answers to the “Super Sweet” questions that go with the “Super Sweet Blogger Award”.

1. Cookies or cake?

answer: both

2. Chocolate or Vanilla?

answer:  That’s easy…chocolate!!!

3. What is your favorite sweet treat?

answer: same as above

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?

answer: When we’re camping.

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?

answer:  I do have one; however, I will decline on this one.

Well, it took me a few days to get this done… but I believe it is completed. Thank you for reading!   Please treat yourself to a visit to the blogs above.  I treat myself as often as I can… see you there!

~ Wendy

14 thoughts on “**No Awards Please ~ Thank you ** I will no longer be accepting awards **

  1. Hi Wendy – I’ve nominated you for the Shine On Award, Beautiful Mama Blog Award, and Super Sweet Blogging Award. Please don’t feel pressured to accept any of them. I simply chose you because I felt that your blog was worthy of those awards. If you would like to accept any or all of the awards, you may do so by clicking onto this link:

    http://burningfireshutinmybones.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/shine-on-award-beautiful-mama-blog-award-super-sweet-blogging-award/

    As I said before, please don’t feel any pressure to accept. I just wanted to bless you, because your blog blesses me.

    Much love,
    Cheryl

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    1. Thank you for thinking of me, Cheryl! Congratulations on your awards! I don’t participate in awards anymore, but I like to post a thank you post for nominations & tags etc. periodically.

      Blessings dear sister in the Lord ~ Wendy xo

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  2. Congratulations on all your awards! I always look forward to hearing from you. You are such an encouragement to me. Thank you so much for including me on your list. It really means a lot to me. I look forward to checking out the blogs you have mentioned- especially your husband’s- how neat that you both blog!

    Thank you for the opportunity to accept these awards. That is super generous. I know it took you quite a bit of time to make this post. I hope to have the time to respond to this and send a link back your way.

    And regarding your list about you- I also love poetry and quotes and we love Toby Mac in our house! You struck my intro rest with the vintage fabrics- how fun! And I can only imagine what that nickname is ;).

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    1. My husband got me into Toby Mac. So when I recently bought him a CD – it was with mixed motives…

      Don’t feel pressure to respond right away, or at all, if you are busy. But do accept the compliment. I find I have to do things a bit at a time.

      Take care ~ Wendy

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  3. You and your blog are such a blessing!! Thanks for the link to my blog, too, and for the encouraging words always. Looking at the facts you listed about yourself, we share one very important one to me: loving old hymns. Our church these days rarely sings them, but when we do….goosebumps and tears!! What are your favorites? Mine are “Come Thou Fount”, “Be Thou My Vision”, “Amazing Grace”, “It is Well With My Soul”…might have to find a hymn station on Pandora soon!

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    1. We are always learning hymns in our homeschool, for the last 10 years, so I have quite a few that I love. We just learned “We Gather Together” last week and it is now one I love. I adore “This is My Father’s World” since it was one of the first that we learned together. “I Need Thee Every Hour” is another one and “Fear Not I Am With Thee” that reach into my soul. I probably love over 50 equally. I love some of the new stuff, too… if it has substance.

      Please choose any or all of the awards if you like. It is time consuming to do them – so there is no pressure or hurry!

      We moms are busy! Hugs ~ Wendy

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  4. Congratulations, Wendy–you have an armful of awards here! How fun! Thanks so much for mentioning me–how sweet and thoughtful of you! I’ve had to give up awards, in trade for more writing–so I’ll just enjoy the honor of receiving your compliment–thanks again. God bless you so abundantly–love, sis Caddo

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