Friday, March 12, 2010

Award Friday

I am the worst at doing these award posts. Some of these I've had for a long time. I'm sorry I took so long to do a post about them. I just get so nervous picking people to pass them on to. I'm always afraid I'll leave someone out. And I'm sure there is someone out there who slipped through and didn't make it on this list. If you've given me an award and I missed you, please let me know.

Sunshine Award

Thanks to Stina Lindenblatt and Julie the Wife.

Rules to Accept the Award:

1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award to 5 bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
6. Share 5 things about yourself

I pass this one on to:

Ali Cross
C.K. Bryant
Elizabeth Mueller
Angie at Notes from the Writing Chair
Jackee at Winded Words

Stylish Award

Thanks to Kristin Rae and Michelle Gregory.

Rules to Accept the Award:

1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award to 5 bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.
6. Share 5 things about yourself.

I pass this on to:

Sarah at Falen Formulates Fiction
Heather at See Heather Write
Nicole at One Significant Moment at a Time
Karen at Novels During Naptime
Christine at Christine's Journey

From Me to You Award

Thanks to Natalie Bahm and Susan Fields.


1. Tell seven things about yourself.
2. Pass it on.
I pass this one to:

Shrinky at Shrink Wrapped Scream
Julie at A Day in the Wife

I’m cheating and lumping all the “things about myself” for these three awards into one, so here it is. 5-7 things about myself:

1. I recently discovered that sometime in the last fourteen years I grew an inch and a half, and I am now a very tall 5’ 3”. I still need a step stool for a lot of things.

2. I am a master at procrastinating housework. Like loading the dishwasher. It takes maybe ten minutes, but I will put it off until the sink is overflowing.

3. I’ve gone back to school four different times, for four different degrees, but never finished. Maybe someday. :)

4. I love to eat lemons with salt. Bad for my teeth, but so yummy.

5. My very first car was a Buick Skyhawk with dolphins painted on the side, purchased with my own money, though the dolphins were a surprise from my dad.

6. The first piece of writing I ever got “published” was a poem I wrote in 10th grade titled “Down Yonder”. It was written as a joke and it was so very, very awful, but my English teacher loved it and put it in the annual school anthology. She also loved three-prong essays, so there you go. :)

7. The thing that excites me the most about living in Idaho is that I can grow bulb flowers here. I love tulips and hyacinths.

Silver Lining Award

Thanks to Tere Kirkland of the Lesser Key.

Just one rule: Pass the Silver Lining to 5 bloggers.

I pass this on to:

Michelle Gregory
Kristin at Kristin Creative
Susan Fields
Shannon at Book Dreaming
Patti Nielson

Quillfeather Award

Thank you, Nicole Ducleroir.

This award comes with the instructions to share with you how I like my eggs.

I like my eggs boiled and cut up on a piece of buttered toast with salt, like an open-faced egg sandwich. I know. I'm boring.
I pass this on to:

Stina Lindenblatt
Natalie Bahm

Bold Faced Liar "Creative Writer" Award

Thanks to Christine Danek and Jackee at Winded Words.

Here are the rules :

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link to them.
2. Add the award to your blog
3. Tell six outrageous lies about yourself and One Truth.
4. Nominate six creative liars… I mean writers and post links to them.
5. Let your nominees know that they have been nominated.

I pass this on to:

Alex at My Muse is a Zombie
Tere at The Lesser Key
Sarah at Confessions of the Un-published
Aubrie at Flutey Words...
Courtney at Southern Princess
Roxy at A Woman's Write

Here's my list. Only one is true. Can you guess which one?

1. When I was sixteen, I was rollerblading at The Wedge, a skate park in Scottsdale, AZ. I lost my balance and hit a half wall, breaking my knee. I had to have surgery to repair it. Very painful.

2. I love to cheat at cards. I rarely lose.

3. I have this pasted to my bedroom wall. Everyone needs a vampire to watch over them at night.

4. The idea of dying an old maid terrified me, so I took the first opportunity that presented itself and got married at 19.

5. I posted yesterday about writing 3000 words on Wednesday with the hopes of not jinxing myself, only to spike a fever of 101 degrees shortly after hitting the publish button. I spent the rest of the day in bed.

6. When I was a kid, I spent every summer on the swim team and scored several blue ribbons.

7. I took five years of German in high school and college, earning all A’s. I now speak fluent German, even fooling some of the locals into believing I was German when I visited Germany three years ago.

Whew! That's it. If I've passed an award on to you, feel free to pass it on or just ignore it. It won't hurt my feelings, either way.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm going to take a wild stab and say #6 is true.

  2. Congrats on all your awards. I'm going to guess that #1 on your list is true.

  3. Congrats Abby & Thank you so much for the Award....this one will be fun *grinsmischievously*

    I guess #6


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  4. Oh goodie! I love awards. Thanks for thinking of me. And Congrats on receiving all these. Your blog ROCKS!!

  5. Thanks so much, Abby, YOU RULE!!

    Ooh, I'm going to guess #7.

    And Tag! You're it!

  6. Thanks for the award! And thanks for all the other great blogs to check out. I'm going to guess that #7 is true.

  7. Congrats, Abby, you blog-award-collecting writer! You are awesome! Thanks for thinking of me, and have a great weekend.

  8. Oh my goodness Abby, what a lovely surprise - thank you sooo much (eeeeee, running off, hugging myself silly..)!

  9. That's a lot of beautiful blog bling! Congratulations, Abby. Thanks so much for the Silver Lining Award. :-)

    I choose #5. I have no idea why I'm going with that one when 6 seems more logical, but I am. Um...yep, #5.

  10. Congrats on the awards and thanks. I am guessing #6 is true although I would really like to believe you have Edward looking over you:)

  11. Congrats to everyone and thanks!!! :)

  12. Your way of eating eggs sounds yummy to me! =D

  13. Wow! Congrats on all your awards!

  14. Congrats on all the awards and thanks for the Silver Lining Award! I'm going to guess #1 is the true one.

  15. I'm guessing #6. Hey, you had dolphins on your car!

  16. Congrats on all the awards Abby! Well deserved!! I'm going with #4. My grandmother LOVES lemons with salt!

  17. Thanks for the award! Wow, that was a big giveaway!!!

  18. Great news, Abby. You've won my 111 followers prize drawing!

    Congratulations! Please stop by Laurel's Leaves to see how to claim your prize: Manuscript Makeover by Elizabeth Lyon.

  19. Abby! Thank you for the award! I feel so loved! (doing the happy dance here!) Woohoo!!!!

    Congrats on those awards, doesn't it just feel good??

    I'm guessing that # 1 is true. (When is the big reveal???)


  20. I love finding other bloggers!!! Congratulations on your awards!!!

  21. One for me?! Thank you so much!

    And congrats on so many awards. It was awesome getting to know you more. My favorite is that you're growing--a whole whopping "five foot nothing", as my husband calls me.

    I'm going to guess that #1 is the true one because it sounds so real. :0)

  22. Thanks for playing, everyone! The truth will be revealed on Tuesday. Be sure to check back. :)

  23. Congrats on your awards. I'll guess number six, too. And I just wanted to let you know that I'm onver here following your from Nicole's,Christine's, and Roxy's blogs.

  24. WOW! congrats on all those!!!!

    And thanks so much for passing one on to me!!! You rock!!!

  25. Whoa! That's a boatload of awards, man!

    THANK you so much for passing one on to me!

    I loved learning about you Abby :)