Beautiful Blogger, Very Inspiring Blogger & Sunshine Awards – Thank You, again! ♥


I am grateful to receive this award from four wonderful and exceptionally talented bloggers: George,, Soma,, and Autumn & Gabby,  Being nominated once is wonderful, but four times leaves me speechless (probably good for some who know me :)).  Sincerely speaking though, these are all wonderful blogging friends who I have learned to know over time and who I am still getting to know.  I have enjoyed their talents of writing, inspiration, thoughts about life, humor, music and discography.  If you haven’t already visited them, please do and as I always say, you won’t be disappointed, only in awe of their blogs and talents~Thank you all very much!

Instructions for the award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award

2. Paste the award on your blog

3. Link the person who nominated you for the award

4. Nominate 7 bloggers or less

5. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated

(Nominees will be at the end of this post for all awards)


This second award was given to me by Soma,, my dear, generous friend!  She is funny, thoughtful and a beautiful soul. Please visit her lovely and inspiring blog, if you haven’t already! Thank you, again, Soma, I am honored that you thought of me for this wonderful award.  It is my deepest wish to be able to inspire through my writing~

The rules for accepting this award is listing seven things about me (that you don’t know), so here we go:

1) I have 3 ear piercings in my left ear & 2 in my right.
2) I wear silver and gold jewelry, and I also love different gemstones.
3) I don’t own an I pod.
4) I will be searching for another dog to adopt within the next few weeks.
5) My absolute favorite dessert is carrot cake.
6) I have never been to Europe.
7) I love cookie dough.
I was nominated for this cheerful award by LearningandGrowing,,  and Ahmad,  I have enjoyed their writing and spiritual thoughts and will look forward to getting to know them better.  Please take time out to peruse their blogs and find enjoyment, as I have~I thank them again, for bringing even more cheer to my life with these nominations!

The Rules:

1) Include the award Logo(s) in a post or in your blog.
2) Answer 10 question about your self.
3) Nominate 10 to 12 other fabulous bloggers.
4) Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog, letting them know they are nominated.
5) Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

1. What is your Favorite color?  Blue, Purple (but I love them all, really)
2. What is your favorite animal? Dog
3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Vanilla lattes, water, peach or raspberry iced tea
4. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter? Facebook, I don’t think I’ll ever time to tweet! 🙂
5. Whats your passion? Writing, spending time with family, laughing, music, and making the most of each day
6. do you prefer giving or getting presents? Of course, giving, but, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it’s fun to receive! 🙂
7. Whats your Favourite pattern? Plaid
8. Whats your favourite number? 5
9. Favourite day of the week? Friday, looking forward to the weekend with family and friends, but remembering that each day is a gift~
10. Favorite flower: Carnations

Now it’s time for my nominations.  The true enjoyment from receiving these awards is “paying it forward” or “spreading the love.”  However, choosing is always a challenge with so many wonderful blogs.  I may be modifying the number of nominees, so please forgive me.  Here they are (I apologize if these are repeats for you), in no particular order: – Eric – Kellie – Scott – Wendell – Charlie & Tom – Maryanne – Nanda – Jessie – Miro

From writing about life’s experiences through beautiful poetry with true emotion, not excluding a dash of magic, amazing photography and wonderful words of wisdom, their blogs will pull you in and you won’t want to leave~              

I congratulate them and I also thank them for making my blogging experience more meaningful~

I wish you all much happiness and love~

Lauren 🙂

41 thoughts on “Beautiful Blogger, Very Inspiring Blogger & Sunshine Awards – Thank You, again! ♥

  1. I have been under the weather a little bit the last week and now, but you have made it better. Your love so embraces all of us…i am glad to be a small part of your life, and you certainly have become a mainstay with me. I really love being a spiritual twin to you! Thanks so much and congratulations to a lovely heart, one of the best i have ever known. Keep sharing! Your twin!

    1. Wendell, your very gracious comment almost brought tears to my eyes…thank you so much for all of your kindness. I’m sorry to hear you’ve not been feeling well, but I’m glad to have cheered you up and your poetry is a beautiful addition to my life, as well! Let’s both keep sharing! Blessings and hugs!

  2. Hey, Lauren!
    It does makes sense, haha. Thanks for the nomination! And congrats for yours!
    I feel like I owe an explanation to you: when I started my blog I never knew about the awards. Once I was aware of it, I decided not to publish it on my page because I don’t know enough people to pass it on to. haha! The only people who actually makes comments (and the I find worth reading til now!) is you, Scott, Annie and Mira – and I’m pretty sure every one knows each other, hahaha. I don’t know if this makes sense, now… hahaha.
    Anyway, I’m thinking about having a new page, just to accept the awards… Let’s see how about that, ok?
    But thanks anyway! I feel very honored and it’s a good start to meet new writers!

    1. That makes perfect sense, Nanda, and please do whatever you feel comfortable with…it’s wonderful receiving these, but I am about 120 emails behind, due to catching up. However, I’m not complaining, so please don’t misunderstand. I just wish there were a “blogging manual” for tips when we fall behind on reading, etc.! 🙂 I found you through Scott and am glad I did, so continue with your beautiful writing and you have my support in whatever you do. I’ve seen others have separate pages, but I haven’t ventured into more than one page, yet. My brain is fried right now to even think about that…keep me posted, though, okay?? Have a peaceful evening! xx

  3. Dear Lauren,

    Congratulations on landing these multiple awards. Without diminishing your well-deserved achievement, I would like to state that I am not surprised.

    There are a handful of beautiful souls in Blogsville and you figure right amongst the top.

    Thank you for thinking of me enough to nominate me for these awards. I accept with all humility and shall post them when I catch some time.

    God bless and all good wishes,
    P/s Speechless is not good – definitely not good 🙂

    1. Oh, Eric, again, I’m glad you reminded me, otherwise, I would have missed your very kind comment! Thank you so much; your words are truly encouraging and humbling, to say the least…

      And please take your time with the follow through; I’m just now reading other blogs, but more time in each day would be wonderful!

      Btw, I’m not speechless too often, which probably isn’t good for some! 🙂

      Blessings to you tonight~

  4. Congrats Lauren when someone writes from heart and with honesty it reflects in their work and it does in all your posts….
    you are a lovely beautiful soul and deserve every award that is there
    hugs and love 🙂

  5. reneeboomer

    You deserve all these awards. Congratulations Lauren! I just realized when you gave me 2 of those awards I put them together…oops. I see you are suppose to do them separately … Oh well..I am a newby and having fun learning. Have a great evening. hugz, 🙂

    1. Thanks, Renee, very much! And you can combine them…I combined 3 on this one post…sometimes, it’s complicated and easier to do them separately, esp. when the rules are different, but otherwise, you’re fine. Thanks so much and have a great evening, too! xo

  6. reneeboomer

    YW. Thanks Lauren. I noticed the rules were different just now when I looked at your blog. LIke I said I am still learning. lol Just the same I was thrilled to receive them and thrilled to pass them on. 🙂

  7. Congratulations to you Lauren and I agree that you are so deserving of every award out there. You have such a sweet soul, and His light and love shine so evidently through you and the writing you share with us. Your blog is one that has impacted my life memorably and I’m better for knowing you (even if it is just in cyberspace for now!) Thank you so much for thinking that I am deserving of these wonderful awards as well – receiving them is such an encouragement! Many warm hugs and sweet blessings to you my friend! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much, Jessie, and I’m overwhelmed with your extremely kind words! I’m speechless! However, I can echo all you’ve said and say the same about you! 🙂 Sending hugs and blessings your way for a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  8. Congrats and congrats and CONGRATS, lovely Lauren. I NEVER would have guessed you had all those piercings in your ears! I did assume you preferred silver and gold jewelry! I hope you find just the right new canine family member very soon! Love so many of the blogs you have listed here.

    1. Thank you, thank you, and THANK YOU, Rose! You are one in a million friendly daisies in a beautiful meadow! I wear tiny studs in my 2nd and 3rd piercings and other “perty” earrings in my first piercing. I’m sure your day is complete, now that you have this information! Hee,hee!

      You know when we do find our new canine companion, you’ll see it on my blog! Hugs and Blessings to you! xo


  10. Congratulations again for receiving this award. It is greatly deserved. Your poetry and faith is so inspiring. Thank you so much for nominating me. It means a great deal to me and I consider it an honor. 😀

  11. I’m so embarrassed. Somehow this comment was posted here but was supposed to be posted to another bloggers comments area. I’m so sorry. I am so happy for you and after reading your posts, I see you deserve this award. Congratulations and again, I’m sorry for the mix up. 😀

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