Please excuse this mess of a post. I am having a heckuva time with my computer tonight! Can't get some blogs to link to their web addresses, so will include the web addresses for convenience. My spacing won't work either. I give up...now to continue...
This is first award! Everybody dance now! Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom! Can you see us? Karen and Malisa dancing in celebration! Everybody dance now. Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom! Can you feel it? Did the earth move for you? Well, it did for us...when TWO of our blogging buddies honored us with this special award! We would like to thank the academy...with special thanks to our two special presenters:
Theresa of GARDEN ANTIQS VINTAGE...Thanks for being behind us since the beginning...you have nurtured...you have backed us....you have introduced us to others...plus you have bought lots of good stuff from Karen! Thank you, Theresa!
Debbie of TRASH TALK...Thanks for having such a wonderful sense of humor! We would say that Debbie has been behind the scenes as our comedy writer...but anyone who knows Debbie knows that she would never be behind the scenes! She is the star! Thank you, Debbie!
What is this award, you ask. Well, we assumed that you were asking...unless you could read the foreign language used on the award. Well, the "Proximity Award" is given to blogs that believe and invest in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! I am to pass this award on to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their awards.
So which bloggers do we pass this award on to? You might notice the bloggers we recognize with this award are all cut from a different cloth. They are not alike...they have different interests...they speak to different audiences. These are the bloggers who make us smile, laugh, cry and think:
THE JUNKIN' YAYA...We have to have our daily fix of Debbie's blogs...yes, she has several...and they are all interesting! Debbie has given us good advice...has been a good friend...and has served as a mentor. She is a charming, gracious, Southern woman...and a Cajun! We are so excited aout getting to know her in person! Her blog is full of inspiring finds! We love you, Debbie!
I NEED A MARTINI MOM ...Deborah is a kindergarten teacher, the mother of "that" teenager, a recorder of tender moments....and a laugh til you pee your pants comedian! Deborah provides us with our daily dose of laughter and tears! She has a huge following....once you read her blogs, you will understand why!
IRISH GUMBO...Kevin is a writer. I think we can describe him a little better. Kevin is a WRITER! He should publish his posts...they would make a bestselling collection of short stories! You may not always like what Kevin has to say...but you will always like the way he says it!
THE TEXAS WOMAN...Cher is a true Texas woman! Cowboys...leather...dead animal heads on the wall...cowboys...boots...horses...gambling...did I mention cowboys? Cher is one of a kind! You know one of the best things about Cher? She lets us read her novel...online...one chapter at a time! Yee-Haw!
2CHIPPYS...These two gals from Georgia are a hoot...a collective hoot! You better tighten up your drawers (Texas slang for underwear), cause this duo will make you laugh your pants off! Laurie and Lulu...and their band of baby doll heads...are always pulling pranks and causing havoc!
WOMAN IN A WINDOW...This Canadian writer will chill you with her words...and warm you with her heart. She writes the things that every woman thinks! Her words will punch you in the gut while tugging at your heart strings. Just read one post and you will be hooked. By the way, we have told her over and over to get out of that window...but she won't. Thank goodness!
A DIVA'S HAMMER...THE MUSE ...If you are a lover of all things beautiful, this is the blog for you! The Muse is a multi-talented woman. She is a writer...a designer...a farmer...an artist! What is her blog about? It is about romance...about poetry...about word games...oh, my! You will be glad you visited her romantic blog.
Pictures, Pots, Pens...Deborah welcomed us to her blog family when she invited us to join her in her weekly feature: Family Favorite Foto Friday. Her blog provides the perfect opportunity to post your favorite family photo, vintage photo...or just your favorite photo! If you are intersted in participating in her Friday fun day, just contact Deborah...she will welcome you to the family too!
While we have your attention, we would like to share our theory about the unusual number of people named Deborah, Debbie or Deb on the blogosphere! Seriously, out of the 10 people we have just mentioned...both presenters and awardees...4 are named Deborah! This theory merits research!
If you are not already reading the blogs we have mentioned, please give 'em a try...and please leave a comment that we sent you over! We love them and think you will too...after all, we all do have that one common thread!
Thanks again to all our blogging buddies!
Malisa and Karen