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Kreativ Blogger Award

A great BIG thank-you to Gramdalin( for this very pretty and delightful nomination.

Grandmalin and I first met at We instantly connected because we both adore our grandkids and think much alike. Her musings are always entertaining and I do wish you would visit her and tell her sillyfrog sent you too.

Here are the rules for those nominated:

  1. Copy the Kreativ Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. List 7 things about you that people might find interesting.
  4. Nominate 7 other bloggers for their own Kreativ Blogger Award.
  5. Leave a comment on the blogs you nominate to let them know about the award.

Seven things about me are:

1. I used to watch those old films with warriors on horseback who charge at each other across an open plain. I liked to  imagine catching one of those unmanned horses and riding off with it. I’d try to pick out a lovely one and hoped it would throw off its rider during the battle.

2. I’ve been looking for an old-fashioned stick candy that I used to get at a country store when I was a kid. I describe it as a white chalky-textured vanilla meringue. How I wish that I could find it?

3. I still live in the same home town where I was born. Both of my siblings and my father does too. (Dad was born there also.)

4. I prefer a cold environment to a hot one. I find heat and humidity unbearable.

5. My favorite aromas are pine needles and horses.

6. I very much dislike dressing- up. Sweats and sneakers suit me fine.

7. I am still thoroughly upset about the revelation that negative numbers exist. Why didn’t they tell us from the start? Never saw that coming.


My seven nominees are all worthy of your visits and a big applause .There are absolutely no strings attached with this award. The nominees are here for sharing. No one should feel that they must pass it on.

My recommended blogs are:

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To Dabble or not to dabble?

There are so very many fun challenges on WordPress. Some offer creative writing topics, poetry and photography too.

I am enjoying an ever widening circle of friends and interests BUT there are only so many minutes afforded for me to use creatively.

Finally, this week, I am feeling as though I have stepped from newbie to intermediate blogger. It took much dabbling and time.  Many kind fellow bloggers have offered their advice and knowledge helping me along. So this is my “two cents” to others. 🙂

Many challenges ask for committed responses…taking time.

Awards are so special but …take time to post and re-post.

Poetry, photography, and story writing have called to me from different directions. For short spurts, I specialized in them. This helped me to find my voice and polish my technical blogging skills. I still have much to learn…

This message is to other bloggers in the same quandary. Not enough time? Don’t feel guilty…write on!

I think dabbling is the right thing to do. My advice is not to get “roped” into any one venue. Dabble, dabble dabble your way forward.

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Another Award…I’m Very Flattered.

Thank-you for this award Teresa Cleveland Wendel( author of as well as a new book on Amazon:)

I would, in turn, like to share my fortune with a few bloggers who brighten my day with their wonderful comments.

The Sunshine Award goes to the following:…Paula …Eric

All three have excellent and entertaining blogs!

Now I am required to answer a few questions about myself. There were no questions with this award so I’ll ask myself a few.

1.How many siblings do you have?

Two…a younger brother and a younger sister.

2. What is your favorite food?

Porterhouse steak cooked on the grill…extra rare.

3. What profession might you have enjoyed other than what you do?

Sometimes I think a movie special effects artist would have been fun but I think I would have made a great naturalist/writer/photographer. I would have enjoyed field work. I could be happy alone with nature.


Hope everyone checks out the blogs recommended on this post! Happy Springtime!