A Bouquet of Awards

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Some Blogs just make you smile

What a lovely surprise when I received a note saying that I had won some awards. Receiving an award in Blogland is like receiving a bouquet of flowers and some chocolate. Unexpected joy, I say.

My friend Maria from Maria Pogadszki in Poland gave me this lovely Gift From The Heart. Maria is 78 years old and has the most wonderful blog, filled with all kinds of surprises. When I see a comment from Maria it always makes me smile. Maria is so clever that she figured out how to use google translator to enable her to read international blogs. She does have the link at the upper left-hand corner of her blog. Most of her posts she writes in both English and Polish.

I would like to give this lovely gift to:

Rhondi from Rose Colored Glasses By the way, she wrote a post for Tuesday that is so gorgeous. She has photographs of her GORGEOUS quilts and beautiful home. Be sure the stop by and enjoy the tour.

The lovely Dana from Stone Rabbit gave me this Kreativ Blogger Award. I first started reading Dana's blog when I joined Pink Saturday. Every week she comes up with the most imaginative and fun posts. She is so funny and I can't wait to read her blog. Here are the rules for this award:

As the recipient of this award I am supposed to tell 6 things that make me happy and pass the award on.

Take Time To Smell The Flowers
Some things that make me happy are:

A bouquet of flowers
Spending time with my daughters
Seeing my pets Samantha, Cocoa and Mittens faces
A snowy day with a fire in the fireplace
Sitting by the ocean on a cold day with a cup of chawda*
(*translation Massachusetts word for New England clam chowder)

I would like to pass the Kreativ Blogger Award to:

Susan from One Knit One Purl
Celestina Maria from La Rea Rose
Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian
Dawn from Dawn's Daybreak

Kate from Our Red House gave me this I Heart Your Blog Award. Kate just recently moved to Adelaide Australia. Kate’s blog is always full of wonderful words, adventures and recipes. Now following her adventure with her recent move, I love reading about what it is like in Adelaide and I can't wait to read what she will be discovering next.

Here are the rules for this award...

The rules for this award are as follows:

1) I have to pick 7 of my favorite blogs and…
2) The winner can put the logo on their blog
3) Link the person you received your award from
4) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
5) Put links of those blogs on yours.
6) Leave a message on the blogs of the ones you’ve nominated.

I would like to give this award to:

Kathy from Kathy's Cottage
Penny from Lavender Studios
Mary Isabella from Daisy Bouquet
Tara from Days Missed on a Hammock
Gabriela Delworth from Gabriela Delworth
Terisa from Running With Scissors
Marina from Only Cute Thing

There is this wonderful farm nearby and this time of year they sell large tin cans filled with Zinias, daisies and Sun Flowers in bright yellow and brown. The beautiful bouquet, can and all is just $5.99, what a treat. Wishing you a day filled with bouquets of flowers.

The song for this post is Almond Joy...hmmm one of my favorite kinds of chocolate!

M.Kate said...

Congrats Karen..now that's a lot of awards..all well deserved. I'll hop over to Maria's blog and have a look :D

Beverly said...

Congratulations on all of your awards, Karen. You have a wonderful blog that brings pleasure to so many.

And, congratulations to all you recognized to share.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations Karen - well deserved awards I say! The flowers are wonderful and I really love the table you have them sitting on. blessings, marlene


Hello Karen,

Congratulations on your blog nominations! That's great!

Thank you so very much for visiting mine and your kind comments.
Have a great week!

*Tomorrow the world will see yours and your painting in mine...you are featured! Check it out!

~ Gabriela ~

dana said...

Hi Karen: Well, the pile of awards you received certainly does show how much we love you and your blog! I so enjoyed reading about them and the blogs you passed them on to.

How lucky you are to have a spot that sells such wonderful flowers--I just love it that they are in a can!

Have a great day! Dana

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Karen, congratulations on all of the awards. They are wonderfully deserved! And thank you for passing one of them on to me! I really appreciate it.

Your tin can of flowers are beautiful and what a great price..

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen, Congrats on all the much deserving awards. Each and everyone is perfect for you. Thank you for passing on the Kreative award to me. I am truly honored to add your name as the giver, to one in the same I received from my Norwegian friend.
Loved reading what makes you happy. I can also see you are happy from your beautiful paintings and creations.

Gorgeous tin of flowers!
Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for the award and thinking of me.
Blessings, Celestina
la rea rose

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

The tin can is PERFECT for those flowers! It's getting harder and harder to find tin cans, ever notice that more and more, products are being packaged in plastic?
Congrats on the awards, I love your blog, it's one I visit daily.

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Hi, it's me again. I just visited the link to your friend Maria in Poland. This may sound dumb (I'm still fairly new to the blogging scene), but how do you know what she's saying in the sidebars if you aren't fluent in Polish? It's wonderful to see another side of the world, but I'm barely fluent in English, so I'd have a difficult time with other languages. Just wondering.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Maria, is so cool, at 78 years old she has figured out that google translator helps her to read all of the international blogs. She writes most posts in both English and Polish, but you can use the google translator which she has on the upper left hand corner of her blog. Karen

CIELO said...

Good morning Karen.... you deserved all those beautiful awards; your blog is a blessing to all of us who come here.... I still need to talk about the award you so kindly passed onto me, I'll post about it after my party... oh, by the way, the House in the Roses is having a Window Party this Friday, and wish you could participate.... only thing you need to do is show us your favorite window of your home.... it promises to be fun! come see!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What beautiful awards for a beautiful and special person!!!! Thank-you so much for thinking of me!!! I love the flowers in the tin can. Have a great day....m.

candy said...

just passing by,

congratulations on your beautiful awards!


Donna said...

Congratulations on all of your awards! Well deserved!

Your tin of fresh flowers is beautiful!


Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
Thanks for the award. It really means alot to me coming from you!You deserve all the lovely awards you got too!!
Hugs, Rhondi

Kathleen Grace said...

It is easy to see why you have been given so many awards. Your beautiful works of art and lovely photos never fail to make me smile. Congratulations on being enjoyed by so many people and thank you so much for passing one on to me:>) I love your blog too!

Cottage Rose said...

Congratulations Karen; on all your lovely awards. Love the tin can of flowers they are so pretty, and what a great price for all of them.

Have a great week.


Marina Capano said...

Hi Karen
Thanks for the award!!!!!you are so nice!!!



Linda said...

Hi Karen,
Congrats on the awards, and thank you for all the blog links, theres a few new ones for me to check out.
Cheers Linda

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I see we both posted about happy flowers Karen....zinnias and sunflowers. Hope you had a super great day today and congrats. on all those fun awards. ~ Lynn

a fanciful twist said...

Heloooo there!! What a lovely post, and all these wondl people to go visit, plus beautiful awards, yummmy!! xoxo

Sabii Wabii said...

Thank you for my award! It is going to take me a few days to write out my appreciation speech. I've been watching the conventions for ideas...~smile~
always 'running with scissors'

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on all your well deserved awards Karen! Your flowers are so beautiful in this post! Have a wonderful day!