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… And the award goes to…

Hello, my lovelies! It is more than a little grey here on the West Coast and I am more than a little tempted to crawl back into bed and cue a movie marathon. Alas, I have too many house elf chores to avoid  do while my peeps are out of the house. While I sip on my coffee, I thought a moment was due to give thanks for all the readers who have joined me and to all the bloggers who have honoured me with special awards. I received two awards, in particular, from my friends, Francesca and Stefano, at Flora’s Table. They were kind enough to bestow them in December and I have been lax in writing a post. I have thanked them, but haven’t got it together enough to do a proper post.  I am ready to do that now…

First, a bit about Flora’s Table…  Francesca is a fabulous chef and natural storyteller and Stefano, her husband, is a photographer and sommelier. {He is also perhaps one of the most patient people on the planet as Francesca has had family visiting from Italy for what seems like months now! (My hat’s off to you, Stefano!)} Their food is yummy, their photos are gorgeous, there is always a perfectly selected wine to accompany the food and their friendship is golden.  Seriously.  Go check them out. Yes, right now.  I’ll wait…

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The first award is the “Blog of the Year 2012” and the rules are as follows:

  1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the “Blog of the Year 2012” award, link to their blogs in your post and notify them on their blogs.
  2. Write a blog post and refer to the nominated blogs – there is no minimum of maximum for this award – and “present” them with their award.
  3. Please include a link back to this page “Blog of the Year 2012 Award” and include these “rules” in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you (ie me) – and then proudly display the award on your blog… and start collecting stars.

My nominees are (drumroll, please):

  1. whiskeytangofoxtrot4 – Now Kim has 2 stars!!
  2. coffee & couch
  3. Hazy Shades of Me
  4. Style Salvation
  5. everyday gurus



The second award is the “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award” and the rules are wonderfully simple… pass on the award to 14 nominees. I can do that!

On a side note, this is a lovely award to be receiving and especially to have received it from bloggers as admirable and like-able as Flora’s Table is particularly gratifying.  Thank you so much! I have enjoyed your friendship and the friendship of other bloggers during this journey and it is equally heartwarming to have received it as it will be now to bestow it.

Without further ado, my nominees are:

  1. whiskeytangofoxtrot4 – What can I say? I have a thing for her. 😉  If you haven’t checked out her photography yet, get on that.  We are all pushing her to have a show, so my advice is to befriend her now while she’s still humble.
  2. coffee & couch – Neither my morning drive to drop off the kids nor the rest of my day would be as…. colourful without her. Check her out.
  3. Hazy Shades of Me – A writer and fellow Oscar Wilde nut. She’s a wee little Irish lassie with a personality too big for her body, so she writes!
  4. Style Salvation – If anyone can get me out of my yoga pants, it’s D-Anna. (Not that way! Pervs!) She is a true fashion goddess and following her blog inspires me.
  5. everyday gurus – Kozo speaks to my soul and prods me into examining myself.  He has me on a profanity-free diet, atm. Yeah, I’ll let you know how that goes…
  6. Ese’s Voice… photos and haiku not to be missed.
  7. Musings, Photographic and Otherwise… photos of Seattle from a lovely lady.
  8. Ad-libb3d… seriously funny guy and he’s Canadian to boot. (Dear World, we apologize for Justin Bieber, here’s Ad-libb3d in apology.)
  9. No ‘FRIES’ for 365… Jason is incredibly inspiring and super open about his fitness journey.  Seriously open.
  10. vintage teens… Laney is seriously inventive and teaches how to be fashionable on a budget.
  11. The Camel Life… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  BreezyK makes my day. Check.  Her.  Out…
  12. My French Heaven… Stephane’s photos are stunning… As is his B&B in France. Mark my words, I will visit him one day.
  13. The Art of the Visit… Kathy is the consummate host, guest and blogger friend. 🙂
  14. The Porto Bellas… one look and I was hooked.  The Julies are way hip chicks.  Food and music?  What?!?  Super cool blog idea and beautiful food photos.

And that, as they say, is that. I know I have most likely made a few mistakes in here and that not everyone participates in the “whole award thing” and that’s A-OK with me. I gave you the award because I love your blog and I appreciate seeing your blog posts in my feed. I love other blogs as well, but, alas, I had to choose a mere handful. I love you all!  And am super-de-duper grateful to have been actually enriched by our virtual friendships. It’s a weird and wonderful world. Many, many thanks to Francesca and Stefano once more!! Take care and make today count! xoxo

23 thoughts on “… And the award goes to…

  1. Awe shucks!!!!!! You mean to say you still love me after all those speeding finger flips (btw…Jane and I are trying to master the “American” bird the way you do it)? I swoon after you too smoochy pie xoxoxoox

    • Honestly, I probably love you more. Let’s get real here. I can perhaps give you a tutorial on the Bald Eagle, if you’re interested… 😉 xoxo

      • Well, first off apologies to the both of you, ladies, for the much belated reply: I have been sucked into a work nightmare and am just slowly getting out of it!
        Then, thank you so much, Sarah, for the oh so nice words you had for us and for realizing that I think I am on my way to sainthood or whatever due to this in law invasion that I have had to endure :-)) I tell you, quoting the Ark, it takes a fool to remain sane! 😉
        Third, this sounds like a plan! You guys should plan another one of your “escapades” to the City that Never Sleeps and then add a couple extra days to spend in our neck of the woods: you can rest assured there are going to be abundant supplies of wine and spirits :-))
        Take care!

  2. Sarah!! Thank you so much for your constant support and for the nomination. I’m truly humbled. Really, Really, appreciate how you’ve encouraged me along this entire journey!!

  3. Sarah, you rock. Congrats on the awards. I say we invent a Blogger {{{Hug}}} award. We’ll give it to the bloggers we want to hug. You are my first nomination. Then WTF4. {{{Group Hug}}} Love, Kozo

  4. Sarah,
    I’m a golden globe, sag award and Oscar obsessed wirdo and I must tell you that every time I read one of your award posts I fell like my fingers can touch the golden statue. I can tell you are getting your mojo back. 🙂
    Thank you so much for your lovely words about us and for your friendship. The feeling is absolutely mutual. I’m particularly flattered by the fact that you think I’m a natural storyteller. I’m happy that my stories amuse you.
    Yeah, he is patient all right but he is not a saint, trust me on this 🙂
    Congratulations again, my friend.

    • Ahaha! Obviously, he’s not a saint! He’s a man – and a husband to boot! (Sorry, Stefano, if you’re reading this. The truth hurts, man!) I love it that you are award crazy – that’s awesome. My mojo is on the mend, I think. Glenn comes home tomorrow, so that is probably helping. And, yes, you are an awesome storyteller! I’m sure that’s not news to you! Take care, Francesca! Have a good one!!

      • I know, Sarah, I know… but trust me on this, with this “invasion of the in laws” (it could be a good title for the next horror movie!) I think I paid my dues and more!!! 😉

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