Saturday, May 3, 2008

And The Winners Are ...

I love to have problems like this one. I have to give this award to 10 bloggers whom I love "this much," but I love more than 10 bloggers! Well, I have 3 more awards in the wings so this is only the first set of 10 wonderful bloggers!

I hope you all like awards and will be accepting it. It is good for you and the bloggers you love too.

Here are the 10 bloggers I love. Go visit them and let them know I sent you. You'll be discovering new sites, making new friends, having fun and learning something new. I think that's what it's all about. ENJOY!!

  1. Canela's Kitchen. Gloria has become a bloggy friend. She is sweet, informative, fun, has great food, great stories and great photos;
  2. Mil Postres. Torta Sacher was a bloggy friend of Gloria and has now become my bloggy friend too. I admire her blog daily. My eyes and brain get excited and I salivate just reading the recipes and looking at the photos. Remember to use her Babel Fish Translator if you don't know Spanish;
  3. Culinarty. Lore of Natural Cuisine has moved her blog to Culinarty, so be sure to change your blog reader link and go take a look at her great new design. The content will be the same kind of fantastic recipes from salads to desserts. She writes from Romania in both English and her native language.
  4. 4urpets. You already know my real life friend and former neighbor, Kathy. I really do love her "this much!" She is warm and friendly and wise. She ALWAYS makes me laugh and I can't help but be happy when she is around. Most of her personality shows through when she blogs about her three Chihuahuas so you'll get a great idea of who she is: a generally wonderful, good-hearted person who enjoys life and doesn't worry about what others might think because life is too short not to enjoy it to the fullest. She also has a second blog at The Empty Nest;
  5. 3 Sides Of Crazy. Tamy and I seem to have a lot of little things and interests in common. She blogs about all sorts of things like cooking, her home and barn, faith and more. You won't get bored. If you enjoyed my post about the first American cookbook and antique recipes, you'll like her series on an old 1917 cookbook she found. She calls the series Tuesday's Romance of Cookery and Housekeeping.
  6. Texas Tanya. As A Parent The Days Are Long ... But The Years Are Short. Isn't that the truth? Tanya writes a slice of life blog about her family. She is entertaining, educational and takes great photos of her family's outings and routine. I just love her blog!
  7. Grace Today. Grace is a fellow Californian and has been a kind and faithful bloggy friend welcoming me and my new blog to the Blogger platform. She was one of my very first readers and it is great to "know" her.
  8. yay pie! Like e.e. cummings and my own 10 year old son, ames has an aversion to upper case letters! She has a nice blog with recipes, household advise, quilts and crafts, etc. It's fun, you'll like it. She is also a fan of antique recipes. Look for her Martha Washington's Cherry Bread and Butter Pudding recipe.
  9. Erin Craig. I met Erin through Works For Me Wednesday, but we became bloggy friends thanks to my friend Kathy at 4urpets. She is a professional photographer and loves her gorgeous dogs. She's been under the weather lately, but take a look at her archives and you'll see how beautiful it is on her blog and how it's worth putting her on your blog reader!
  10. Tad Cronn. Never talk about religion and politics, but Tad has taken on both with his blog. It's conservative and the liberals get upset with him because he's right and they're gauche! But I love him "this much" and so do conservative sites like Salon, Michelle Malkin and Melanie Morgan who link to him and have quoted him. I encourage you to go visit his blog regularly.

I love all of you this much!!

Now it's your turn for each of you to award 10 more blogs (that's 100 blogs total!! :-)) Let me know when you have so we can come by and take a look.

~~ Have a great week-end!! ~~


  1. OMG - I'm on vacation and the last thing I expected to find on a quick email check was such a nice and thoughtful post. Thank you so much. I will give this some deep thought during my R&R and pass this along to some really deserving ladies! Thank you again and have a great week!

  2. Joy you're full of wonderful surprises. This is the cutest award ever!!! I've got up early today and felt kind of grumpy but all that has changed when I saw this cute award badge :)!
    Thank you so much and I hope you have a great weekend (or what's left of it anyway :) )!

  3. You're welcome, Tamy! You deserve it, and I'm looking forward to visiting these 10 ladies. In the meantime, enjoy your vacation.

  4. You are welcome, Lore and I am so glad I was able to turn a frown into a SMILE! :-)

  5. Bonjour Joy:

    Merci beaucoup ma chère amie par tes bons dèsirs et par ce merveilleu prix. Je viens le chercher et j'essaierai de le donner ce nuit a dix blogs qu'ils me plaient par des differentes raisons. Un de ces blos est ce de Gloria, mais tu l'as déjà donné le prix. Aujoud'ui on celebre le jour de la Mère, c'est toujour le premier dimanche du mois de mai et je viens da faire un belle tarte pour ma mère et pour tous les mères que viens me voir, mais aussi pour tous les mères du monde. Je suis tellement gaie par ce que ma mère a eté tres malade et elle est encore avec mois ey aussi por ton prix. Merci ma chère amie et à bientôt

  6. Oh Dear Joy! Pictures of fabulous scrumptious treats -and- a very sweet award. How much can one stand! Thank you so very, very much. I sincerely cherish your comments.

  7. Many thanks Joy!!! I love this Award!! I will try soon!! But meanwhile I place the Award is lovely!!!!Thanks you so much! xxxGloria

  8. Aww, such an adorable award! Thank you so much!

  9. Joy I make the post of the Award if you want to see!!!
    Difficult choose the blogs, but done.
    Thanks you so much again! Gloria

  10. You are all very welcome. I am so glad you like this award (I do too) and I will be going by each of your blogs to find out about your wonderful recommendations. Thank you all for your blog friendship. :-)


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