Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My First Award and Reciprocations

Well, I had a pleasant surprise when I returned from a long weekend away. Brandi over at Adventures in Veganism... (http://vivaciousvegan-intentionalliving.blogspot.com/) surprised me with this adorable award! Yay! I love being associated with sunshine. Thank you, Brandi. So, now it's my turn to pass it on. I'm going to simply copy the rules of the award that Brandi had on her site.
The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world.
The rules for accepting this award are:

1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award onto twelve bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love, and link to the person from whom you received this award.

Now, keep in mind that I make no claim to being a computer genius, so I still haven't figured out how to make a link, although I've tried. I will someday do it though. So, drumroll please... The following twelve bloggers are like rays of sunshine to me. Aww.

1. Tarissa at http://homeschoolblogger.com/inthebookcase is a young lady who is currently being homeschooled and puts out short, clever posts meant to encourage reading.

2. Brandi at http://vivaciousvegan-intentionalliving.blogspot.com/ Right back at ya, girl! Very inspiring and creative lady.

3. Rose at http://flyawayvegan.blogspot.com/ makes amazing, gourmet vegan delights.

4. Millie at http://nuestracena-vegancuisine.blogspot.com/ is a Puerto Rican lady who makes vegan food spicy and exotic!

5. Alicia at http://veganepicurean.blogspot.com/ has been my constant healthy voice in the kitchen.

6. Sarah at http://sjgourmet.blogspot.com/ runs a non-vegan site, but is open to vegan cooking and makes desserts that I will veganize. :-)

7. Diane at http://theincredibleshrinkingfamily.blogspot.com/ is a homeschool mom, like me, who is on a journey with her weight who has a sense of humor and unique insight.

8. Jenn at http://www.jennifervalerie.com/ offers wonderful Christian tips and advice and is also a vegan and occasional raw foodist.

9. Judy at http://rawsierra.blogspot.com/ is an honest, raw foodist who struggles with her cravings and offers yummy recipes.

10. Andrea at http://cookeasyvegan.blogspot.com/ offers delightful dishes with a dose of humor and anecdotes.

11. Penny at http://svh2.wordpress.com/ is a wonderful Scottish lady that offers vegan fare who homeschooled her children.

12. Pet at http://joyformourning.blogspot.com/ frequently offers Scripture to ponder.

Have fun checking these worthy sites out.


  1. Wow...I am honored...thank you...now I have to figure out how to post this flower photo on my blog...a challenge but I will figure this out. Thank you so much Blessedmama.


  2. I will post the award on my blog this weekend. Thank you.

  3. congratulations! i can easily see why you would win!

  4. You're welcome, Millie. I really like the originality of your blog. :-)

    Thank you, Michelle!! I wish I had thirteen slots - my oldest daughter rooted for the lady with the fatheads. LOL

  5. Blessed Mama,

    Thank you so much...this is an honor...you're too sweet! And, I have to say, you might be getting this back...from what I see in your photo avatar, your winning smile is a ray of sunshine, and I think it definitely comes through in your blog as you feed 5 hungry vegans, which must be no small feat!

  6. Blessed Mama,

    That was very sweet of you. Thank you for sharing your award with me. I hope you had a wonderful weekend with the hubby. ;-)


  7. Congrats on your well deserved award!

  8. Rose, you deserve it. I'm glad to give it to you. Avatar? Where is that?

    Alicia, my pleasure. I did have a fantastic time! I'll post about it soon. :-)

    Brandi, your welcome. :)

    Janet, Thank you!

  9. BlessedMama,

    Thanks so much for the award! You said a nice li'l tidbit about me too. I appreciate that so much! You're very sweet. :~D

    ~ Tarissa

  10. Hi Blessed Mama,

    I just meant your little photo. I guess it's not really an avatar because it's not an image that represents you...it's really you! Sorry for the confusion. :)

  11. Congrats., you deserve it. And thank you for sharing I am honored.:)

  12. Tarissa, my pleasure!

    Rose, Ahhh...see you need to spell it out for me. :-)

    Pet, thanks, and so do you.

  13. Hi again!
    Just wanted to drop you a comment to say that I'm moving my blog.
    You can check out my new one here:

    Thanks, and have a delightful day!
    ~ Tarissa

  14. Thanks for letting me know, Tarissa.