Monday, April 5, 2010

Awards Time!

Okay, I need to make a BIG apology.  I am very guilty of delaying in passing out awards, very delayed.  Please forgive me.  I have been trying to visit as many sites as possible, and reading - as reading is what brought me here and everyone has amazing reviews to share and amazing books to buy.

I will try to get a few awards passed out each week to get them all passed out.  If you have already received one of these, I am sorry to pass it on to you again.  But, I have to say thank you to all my followers!
So, here we go with a few for now...

I have to thank The Book on the Hill for this Award!  Thank You!!

These bloggers leave awesome comments – they make you laugh, think, and offer encouragement and support. In other words, they’re freaking awesome.

Those I am Awarding this Award to:

I have to thank Book Obsessed, who is now at BookLovers Inc., and Ryan at Wordsmithonia for this award.  Thank you both!!

What to do:
List 10 things that make you happy.
Try and do at least one of them today.
Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day.
Link back to the person that tagged you.

10 Things that make me happy:
1.)  My Family
2.) Watching my son play football, as he really enjoys himself
3.)  Hearing my son laugh, truly laugh
4.)  Reading
5.)  Seeing there are comments on posts, and reading them
6.)  Discussing books as I read through it
7.)  Relaxing with a good flavored hot tea
8.)  Getting books in the mail
9.)  Leaving comments on all your friendly blogs, and reading the responses
10.)  Eating cheeseburgers and hotdogs on the grill on a wonderful summer day

The Blogs Awarded this Award:
Michelle @ The True Book Addict
Laura @ The Calico Critic
Lindsey @ The Book Guru
Ninefly @ Story on a page
Nikola @ Nikola's Book Blog
Jackie @ My Ever Expanding Library
Jackie @ Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories
Bells @ Hanging with Bells!
WonderBunny @ Cookies, Books & Bikes
Stacey Stew @ A Romantic Heart


  1. I am so happy to be one of the bloggers on your list of 10 that brighten your day. That brightens mine to no end. Will get the post up this week and thank you very much Melissa and thanks for finding my space a happy space to visit. I love to make others smile with things that make me smile first!!! :-)

    jackie b central texas

  2. Thanks for the award, Melissa! And I agree with you on #3 and #8. When my four year-old laughs, I just love it. And a book in the mail makes almost any day better!

    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic

  3. Thanks for the award, Melissa! Don't feel too bad about the delay, I think most of us are in the same boat as far as forwarding them....I know I am! And it's definitely not that I don't appreciate them, I do - very much :-) Thanks again.

  4. Thank you so much for the award! :)

  5. Awwwwwwwww honey, thank you so very much for this!!! Hugs to you!!! You are a breath of fresh air!!!
    You know I stalk your place more often than I comment right... hee hee..!
    But thank you from the bottom of my heart not only for the award but for the words!!!!

  6. Thank you Mel! Don't feel bad...I think we all get behind on our award posts. I have several waiting in the wings! We are all SO busy...I know I am anyway!

    We miss you at the chat. =O( Hope you will be able to join us on our next book.

  7. (((hugs))) Melissa! Thank you!=)

    =) hmmmm *salivating* grilled burgers... grilled hot dog.... grilled anything!! Yummmmmm!=)
    I like anything grilled esp over Kiawe wood- I am not sure of the english word for the wood!

    Hey!! We must be cut from the same clothe because we have similar happies (is that a word?). I wish I had a son and hopefully I will be blessed with several in the future but I do feel the same about my daughters when they dance hula. Soon my 5 yo will be playing basketball and I so excited!
    You know those parents who are at every game or performance.... ME ME ME!!!

    Anywho.... THANK YOU! MAHALO!! I appreciate every single comment of yours esp because blogging is time consuming.

    Hoppy Hoppy Easter!

    pssst.... I am good about getting over to the blog awarders and thanking them and posting up on my blog but then putting together a list to pass out... I am slacking on that and need to do better!=) So you're not the only one who could use a nudge! hehehe! Bye!

  8. Great awards, you deserve them both!

  9. Thanks for the award! I'm also really behind on passing on awards, though I think I'm going to go take care of this now (you've inspired me :)! )

  10. Congratulations on these well deserved awards and many, many thanks for thinking of me. I shall be honoured to pass them on.

    Some great things that make you happy, I loved your list and the fact that so many were such simple pleasures, always the best kind I think.

  11. Aw, thanks for the award! You are too sweet! (but then Melissa does mean honeybee!) :D

  12. Thank you. My first award! Now I'll have to add it...Stacy

  13. Jackie (jacabur) - Your blog is a great place to visit. And I find I follow people I like to visit and talk with. :) Thank you for your great blog.

    Laura - You are welcome! Thank you. :)

    Jackie - I am glad to hear I'm not the only one behind. :) I love getting awards but finding the time to share them sometimes is hard. :)

    Zia - You're welcome! :)

    WonderBunny - You're Welcome! :)

  14. Cecile - Well, you are welcome, and thank you! And now I know I have a stalker. ;D I don't mind. ;) Just glad you visit. Thank you!

    Michelle (True Book Addict) - Makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one with a few awards in the waiting. You're welcome and thank you!

    Chasity - It would be great to watch daughters doing the hula. Basketball is fun to watch too. I hope you have fun. LOL. I am one of those parents as well, every practice and game I'm there. Glad to hear I'm not the only one a little behind. :) Thank you!

    Ryan - Thank you!

  15. Simcha - Glad I could inspire you! :) You are welcome for the award. I will also have to stop over here shortly. :)

    Petty Witter - Thank you! And you are welcome! You really do deserve the award as well. And I saw a congrats are in order for your blog is a year old! Congrats!

    Melissa - You are welcome! And thank you. Melissa does have a great meaning. ;)

  16. Stacey - You are welcome! And glad to have passed on your first award. :) Thank you.

  17. thanks for the award! I've (finally) put it up on my awards page =)

  18. Ninefly - you are welcome! I will be stopping by shortly. :)


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