Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Award Extravaganza!

Welcome to my Award Extravaganza!

I have SIX awards to pass on. For a total of 41 recipients!

Since there were so many blogs to recognize, I wasn't able to go into the detail that each blog deserves. I'm so sorry. But trust me, all of these blogs are great and worth a peak at!


Amanda at My Not So Extraordinary But Always Exciting Life awarded me with the I Love Your Blog award!

~Winners: Feel free to put the logo on your blog.
~Link the person you received your award from.
~Nominate 5 other blogs.
~Put links of those blogs on yours.
~Leave a message on nominees' blogs (so they know they were nominated!)

Hmmmm, five blogs that I love? SO easy.

1) Ashleigh from Heart And Home
2) Bejewell at The Bean
3) Erin at Out of Character
4) Jen at The McMommy Chronicles
5) Lynette at My So Called Life


Belle at Life of a Southern Belle gave me the Kreativ Blogger award!

Recipients will need to tell us about six things that make them happy and then pass the award along to six other folks.

1) Books!!
2) Buying girl clothes for my daughter.
3) Smelling freshly cut grass always cheers me right up!
4) Chocolate cake.
5) Jeans that fit right.
6) My daughter's laugh.

The six other folks...

1) Ivory at The Trivial Pursuit Of Happiness
2) Melissa at A Little Lovliness
3) LoLo at Bubba Bubbles
4) Rachel at Adventures Of An American Mum Alien
5) Kimba at A Soft Place To Land
6) Debbie at Blog Around The World


Susie at Susie's Homemade awarded me with BOTH of these!

First up is the Proximidade award.

To translate from Portuguese to English, it means:"This blog invests and believes, the proximity." Meaning, that blogging makes us 'close'- being close through proxy. How awesome is that??

"They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate?"

Then let's try to give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to 8 bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.

1) Bia at The Pages Of My Life
2) Rachael at Mommy Learns To Blog
3) Amanda at Lifelong Playdate
4) P-Dub at Flowers And Frills
5) Shannon at A Crafty Mom's Blog
6) Stacia at Hemmes Family Happenings
7) Amanda at My Not So Extraordinary But Always Exciting Life
8) Mel at Mel, A Dramatic Mommy

Next up is the I Love You This Much award!

The only requirement for this award is to pass it along to 10 blogs that I love. Easy as pie!

1) Sam at Little Dragon Fruit
2) Sue at Happy Meals And Happy Hours
3) Sara at Vegan Momma
4) Mrs de Miranda at The Road Less Travelled
5) Linda at Our J'Ollie Home
6) Patrice at Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman
7) Chelle at Creative Momma
8) Susan at Fordy Days And Nights
9) Leslie at Got Kids, Need Valium
10) Carol at Siswick Construction Zone


Patrice at Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman passed the Brilante Weblog award on to me!

The rules of this blog award are mention the award (check) and give it to 7 of you!

1) Wendi at Because Wendi Said So
2) Jyl at Mommy Gossip
3) Andrea at Sgt And Mrs Hub
4) Susie at Susie's Homemade
5) Elaine at Moments And Thoughts
6) Melody at Pennies In My Pocket
7) Fawn at Fawnahareo's Place


And last, but definitely not least, Clare at Diapers to Designs gave me The Smile Award!

Here are the characteristics of the Smile Award:

~You must display a cheerful attitude.
~You must show love to others.
~You must make mistakes.
~You must learn from others.
~You must be a positive contributor to blogging.
~You must love life.
~You must love kids.

Here are the rules for the Smile Award:

~You must link back to the award creator. (Oops...I don't know who the award creator is!)
~You must post the rules if you are a recipient.
~You must choose 5 people to pass the award to.
~You must fit the characteristics of the award.
~You must post the characteristics of the recipient of the award.
~You must create a post sharing your win with others.
~You must thank the giver of the award.

1) Heather at A Big Boy, A Baby Girl And A Precious Pug
2) KD at A Bit Squirelly
3) Kristen at Loving Our Simple Life
4) Lisa at Very Busy Mom With 4
5) Kelli at Writing The Waves Of Motherhood



I had a lot of fun with this post. I hope you discover at least a few new gems to put in your Readers!


  1. Yay! How exciting! My very first award!! Thanks :) Your the best!

  2. By the way ma'am! Look at you! In all your award fabulous-ness!

  3. well well. Look at you. Thank you. And I heart your blog too. LOL.

  4. Thank you, thank you, Laural! And I'd like to thank my agent, and my manager, and the Academy. It's an honor to be here!

  5. Wow! Look at you and all your awards!! Thanks for mine! I'm so excited :) Congrats on your 6 awards, wow!!

  6. Oh my! I didn't have anything prepared. Such an honor, thank you!

  7. Wow, thank you so much! I am so glad to be listed in the company of such great women! Thanks!

  8. You're such a rock star, girl!

    Thank you for the award! And here I am, accepting it in a sweater and jeans... not award ceremony dress FOR SURE! I'll just throw a few extra air kisses :)

    Thank again!


  9. I am glad you got a chance to pass those awards I gave you along. Isn't that fun?:-)

    And thanks for giving me that Brilliant Blog award. I have received this one in the past so, I won't pass it on however, I do appreciate the acknowledgement:-)

  10. Thank you! Thank you! (bowing and blowing air kisses)

    I'm touched and honored!

  11. Good Lord, woman, you must feel a lot lighter now that you've unloaded all those awards!


  12. goodness gracious! you are one popular lady! thank you for the award, I love the sentiment that goes along with it :) it's so SWEET! Anyways, I am glad to know that I'm still being remembered even though my presence in the blogging community has been pretty much nil the past few weeks! I'm hoping to get back in soon, there's just so many things i'm trying to get done!

  13. Woweee! Look at you and all of your mamashphere greatness! You rock! Congrats on your awards! And thank you so much for sharing the love with me! *kiss*kiss*

  14. You are officially one of the most well loved bloggers on the web--you deserve each and every award!

    Thank you so much for the Smile Award--I am honored :)

  15. Wow, tons of awards and lots of great blogs, I will go and check out some of them:) XO, Clare

  16. Holy crap! Congratulations, Laural!! You are MORE than deserving for all of your awards, girl! Yay you!!

    And thank you! I am truly honored that you would give me an award! I am currently working on another award post...I will add this to it! Woo-hoo!!

  17. Whew! That's a lot of linkage ;) I better go look at some of them!

  18. WOW!! Holy awards you have there!! Congrats on all of them and they are so well deserved! Looks like I am not the only one who loves reading Mamasphere!!

    And thank you thank you thank you for thinking of little ole me!! I too love an award here and there! :)

  19. First of all - how cool are you receiving so many awards? COngrats!

    And second of all - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! You made my day. I had to laugh a bit because my post today wasn't quite so cheery as I begged for advice on how to get more organized. haha :)

    I'm excited to pass it on.


  20. Oops! I just posted my comment under my old address. This one will get ya to the right place. :)

  21. reading your list...jeans that fit right...where do you like to buy jeans?

  22. Hey Laural!!
    Thanks for the award! I even started a "award wall"now that I have more than one! ;) hehehe!!


  23. Holy award-overload, Batman!!!!!

    Thank you so much!!!!

    And I'm glad I discovered all these great blogs!

  24. WOW. You go girl, you did the award thing up all right. Nice job :-) Thank you for my award, I just love it . . . it will look great on my shelf. You are truly deserving of all these, no wonder you are so loved!!

  25. cute cute cute.. fun fun fun, I am going to check these out.. I also put a post up about tracking an award on my and you won an award as I was going over them.. I think I see it above :D

  26. for the love of peter pan honey!! that's alot of flippin awards!! so first congrats to you on all the love!! seriously awesome. and second thanks for sharing the love :)

    i feel honored to be on this list!!

  27. First of all, THANK YOU so much. I am so humbled by your generousity!!

    Secondly, I would like to nominate YOU for award-giver of th year. I cannot even begin to imagine what that was like...hyperlinking 41 BLOGS to their owners!!!!!!!!!!

    See? Just goes to prove my theory that you really are the coolest Mamasphere in the Blogosphere.

  28. Thanks Laural!!
    I am honored, but also excited to visit all of these other fabulous recipients.

  29. Woah that was a lot of awards! Congrats to you for getting them and for linking to all those blogs! WOW!

    I read many of these myself and have to concur on your choices!

    And thanks for some new ones to check out too! : )

  30. Thanks honey, that is so kind!

    I need to check out some of those that I don't already read.

  31. Wow! Look at all the bloggy love you've received and passed on! Yay!

  32. Yikes, I'm going to have to take a week off of work to read through all those blogs. And that's impossible because I don't work!!


    Congrats on the plethora of awards! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for bestowing one to me!! I'm so honored!!!


  34. WOW! Congrats to all of YOUR awards. You are fabulous. :)

  35. congratulations on all those awards, that is fantastic!!!

  36. Wowza that's crazy stuff!!! :)

  37. Wow, I almost have award envy, but thanks for loving me thiiiiiiis much. I love your blog too!

  38. Laural!!! I am just getting through my email this week and saw your note...Thanks so much! And you know what just cracks me up...I had been thinking of doing the exact same thing big pay it forward post...I get these awards from so many people and am so bad about playing along. Thanks again!

  39. Thank you SO SO MUCH! I am so sorry that it took me so long to pick it upand pass it on, but I finally did! Again you are so sweet to think of me!


  40. I am so honored!
    Seriously I have just done back hand springs all over my house.
    THE Mamasphere has given little ole me an award?
    No way!
    Thanks so much for making my day. whole week!
    You are the best...have a great weekend friend!


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