Blog of the Year Award 2012

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Thank you Teresa of Can’t Stay Out Of The Kitchen for nominating me for this award!  I didn’t expect to be getting any awards for blogging, but I definitely appreciate the encouragement!

These are the blogs I have chosen for this award.  I have really enjoyed reading their posts and learning from them!

Healthy Delicious

Canned Time

Eating Whole

The Presently Allergic Life

Cinnamon Eats

Healthy For Him

Know Gluten

Cooking For The Chemically Sensitive – MCS Gal

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

  1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
  3. Include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

There are stars to collect! Yes, there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star! There are total of 6 stars to collect.

You can check out your favorite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, you can still award them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette

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Liebster Award

Thank you Cooking For The Chemically Sensitive for giving me this award!

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“Liebster” is a German word for dearest, beloved, or favorite.  It is awarded to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.  I was asked to give:

5 Random Facts About Myself

  1. My husband and I live a very simple, quiet life in the rolling hills of the mid-western region of the United States.
  2. We Pastor a non-denominational, spirit-filled church.
  3. I cherish my relationship with God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit (our helper and comforter).
  4. My husband and I have a wonderful marriage.  We love just being together.  We talk all the time!  We also love reading our Bibles together, walking and exercising together, riding our Harley Road King, biker ministry, riding in our muscle car and going to car shows, and playing Rummy and board games (we watch very little TV).
  5. We are passionate about eating healthy and trying new healthy recipes.

I was asked to answer these 5 questions:

1.  What is something you have accomplished in your life, are working to accomplish or want to accomplish?

I’m learning how to play the piano/keyboard.  I learned how to play guitar when I was a teen. (I don’t practice as often as I should!)

2.  How do you reward yourself?

Hard question….!  I might have some chocolate or just go shopping with my husband and just look at clothes or kitchen items even if I don’t have any money to spend.  I love Kohl’s coupons!

3.  Why did you decide to start a blog?

I wanted to share my recipes with other people who want to live and eat healthy.

4.  What is something you look forward to in the future?

Whatever God has for us!  Our lives are in His hands, but personally I look forward to Jesus coming back again to take us to heaven in the Rapture, a vacation at some point in the future, and some day a Shih Tzu puppy!

5.  What is a piece of advice you’d like to share?

Keep your life simple.  The Bible says that God’s Ways are Simple (or perfect).  Seek Jesus for yourself.  Read the gospels:  Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John.  Receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  The Bible says that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (spending eternal life in heaven).  Romans 10:9-10.  Then find a good Bible-believing, spirit-filled church to attend and learn and grow spiritually.

I am passing this award on to some of my favorite bloggers:

Cinnamon Eats

Healthy For Him

In A Sea Of Chemicals

Simone’s Edible Adventures

Veggie Food Lover

For those with blogs chosen for the award – copy and paste the award in your blog. Tell that I nominated you with a link to my blog. You tell five random things about yourself and then answer my questions at the bottom of this post. When that is all done, nominate five bloggers that you follow and send them the rules and create Five New Questions for them to answer along with their 5 Random Things.

5 New Questions (for you to answer)

  1. What goals do you have for 2013?
  2. What is your favorite food?
  3. Where would you travel if given the choice to go anywhere in the world, all expenses paid?
  4. What is your stress reliever?
  5. What 3 things can you not “live” without?

Your mission, if you choose to accept it (sound familiar?) is to enjoy some time of self-reflection, and to give recognition to 5 other bloggers that you enjoy following and learning from.  I enjoyed this project and am very thankful to Cooking for the Chemically Sensitive for the award!