My first award!


I just received my very first award – now how cool is that!!  Donna from Diary of a Dingo recognized me and seven others with the Blogging Friend award.  I’m so excited, I kid you not!  I feel like a silly school girl with the biggest smile on my face.

Donna calls herself an expat Aussie living in the Pacific Northwest, but I call her a friend that I haven’t met yet.  She actually only lives about 1 1/2 hours away from me, so one of these days, when I’m headed to Coeur d’Alene to see my son, I’m going to see if she has a minute or three to meet up. 

Here are the rules of this award: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find, and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight or more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

In the spirit of this award, I get to pass it on to eight other deserving people.  In no particular order: 

  1. Elizabeth from Retinal Perspectives
  2. Kym from Redheaded Blackbelt
  3. ELK from Red or Gray Depends on the Day
  4. Liss from A Memory Forever
  5. Robin from Bird Tweets
  6. Marcie from Daily Practice
  7. Rachel from Flaxen Seeds
  8. MaryAnn Ashley from MaryAnn Ashley Bever Photography

They are all excellent photographers, some are excellent writers, some don’t write a word, but they’ve each reached out a hand in friendship and I thank them for that.   And Donna, you get another one, too.


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12 responses to “My first award!

  1. AWww that was really sweet! Thanks for thinking of me. Made my day… It was pretty sucky until now:)

  2. Congratulations Toni…and thanks for the sweet bit of recognition.
    I’m overwhelmed and speechless!!!!

  3. Elizabeth

    congratulations! and thanks for the sweet note of recognition! 🙂

  4. Toni, that’s too funny, I was also going forward mine from Donna onto Maryann too. You’re steeling my people to give this award to and then giving it to me to give to more people LOL 🙂

    Isn’t so nice to be considered for a award even sweeter when it comes from someone you like and respect. For me to get 2 of them I feel really flattered.

    I love the saying “For the friends I haven’t meat yet” it a line for the Barbie Fairytopia movie. Yes I watch Barbie movies and like them, I am such a dag!!!

  5. ELK

    toni you are a very special person with so much talent …and how nice of you togive ME an award…I am touched

  6. Kym

    Toni, Thank you. I enjoyed visiting the other blogs, too. (For some reason I had trouble with Marcie’s). Of course, I already know how nice Elizabeth’s is.

  7. Cngratulations, Toni, that’s great to hear and deserved too.

    Keep up the good work, it’s always a pleasure visiting your blog

  8. BoB

    Congratulations, I hope that it will be the first of many

  9. Hooray for Toni. I’m so gad you enjoyed it. Its always nice to make someone else smile. I think its a great idea to catch up and actually “meet” each other. Let me know next time you are headed in this direction.

  10. awww toni thank you very much! i am honored to receive an award for being friendly. it is exactly what i would like to think i am doing when i blog. You have been so very friendly to me yourself and i am not at all surprised you received this award 🙂
    xo you are very generous.

  11. How kind:-) Thank you.