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Rewards of Awards

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Winning or being nominated for an award is, well, it’s rewarding. Regardless of who or why it is still an affirmation to the words we bravely share with anyone willing to read them.

Swift Expression Best Answers 1 st Place Award


This is my favorite of the “awards” because I feel I actually earned it. I did not have to “nominate” and pass on the award, nor be nominated. I had to actually participate and it was an interesting journey. Tilda — over at Swift Expression runs a mighty ship. Not only does she write/post often, she creates interesting multi-part Blog Challenges. The one I participated in had 5 parts to it! Thankfully some were not necessarily long pieces to write, but they did require a lot of thought which I appreciated. You can see what my submissions were for the challenge here and you can visit Swift Expression’s blog and see all of  the entries (as well as what’s going on with her newest Blog Challenge).

In winning Tilda’s Blog Challenge a donation of $78 US was given to the charity of my choice, which was the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for Bi-polar research (receipt here) as well as 10 images of my choice from ShutterStock, and a $10 US gift certificate (which I had her include in the charitable donation). Thank you Tilda! I so enjoyed participating and I feel honored to have won.

*I never did get a Liebster. I’m now over 200 “followers” and will no longer qualify lol, but I have been nominated for a couple of other awards and am happy to accept.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award X 3


Thank you Tony ; WordPresses own Prinze Charming. I appreciate and accept your nomination. You have been an inspiring comrade and I am glad to have met.  I have no idea how I stood out in your “crowd” over there.

Thank you My Impregnable Soul for also nominating me. I appreciate your nomination my newest Blogging friend…and I accept.

Thank you Slepsnor of Legends of Windemere for nominating me. I appreciate and accept the nomination. Thank you also for reading my Blog!!

Does this mean I get to display it twice? LOL

Here are the “rules” of accepting the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  • Share 7 interesting things about yourself.
  • Nominate 7 bloggers you admire.
  • Leave a comment somewhere on the seven blogs to make them aware of their nomination.

7 Things you may not want to know about me 🙂

1. I can walk on my toes. Not “on pointe” like a Ballerina, but with my toes bent. I have done this (I have no idea why) since I was a small child. I used to be able to run like that, now, eh not so much and besides why would I want to. I mean really!

2. I have sleep issues. I cannot stay asleep for more than a couple hours at a time. Most of the time I can get back to sleep, but I never get any stretch of solid sleep. It drives me a little crazy.

3. I have five (5) younger brothers.

4. I am the oldest of six (6) kids.

5. Not only am I the only girl in my family, I am also the only girl in my generation on both sides of the family.

6. There is a so-called curse on the girls in my family (on my dad’s side) that generally hits in their 19th year.

7. I have a BIG secret.

7  MORE things about me…

1. I have always wanted to become a Private Investigator.

2. My favorite TV show and hero as a child was “Quincy”.

3. I talk in my sleep.

4. I had two miscarriages, 5 total pregnancies, and have three living children.

5. My daughters named my son.

6. I love folk music.

7. I am currently falling in love with someone.

AND 7  MORE things about me…

1. I have over over 15,000 social media connections.

2. I hate broccoli.

3. I love chicken & dumplings, but ONLY the ones I make.

4. I have had precognitive dreams.

5. Of my 5 brothers; 1 is full blood, 1 is step, and 3 are half (by 2 diff moms).

6.  I love to record myself singing.

7. I have never been outside of the United States.

Here are the 7 Bloggers I nominate that have truly inspired me, whether by their Blogs themselves or by way of their comments on my and other Blogs I follow. I think that qualifies all of you as “Inspiring” Bloggers. 

1. Swift Expression for making me think…and feel…even when I don’t want to.

2. The Art of Stumbling for making me stop to care and admire her art, both that on her Blog and that in their heart.

3. Corner of Confessions for keeping me motivated and for validating the words I write. What could possibly be more inspiring? Also, for being so strong and committed in your life and sharing it with all of us.

4.Kitty’s Blog of Stuff for taking on an incredible life challenge and inspiring me to be better.

5. No Need to Weight for being the most inspiring person I know who happens to also have a blog too. She is my daughter and she needs to post more because her story is beyond inspiring. She has lost 115 pounds!

6. Prose and Thorn for staying real and letting me see there are others “like me” out there.

7. Bucket List Publications for showing me the world!

So now all you nominees need to either accept the award and follow the rules, or not accept the award and thank me anyway :p


The Versatile Blogger Award x 2 & The Beautiful Blogger Award x 2

Thank you My Impregnable Soul and MatticusKingdom for nominating me and noticing  that my Blog is well-rounded. I appreciate the recognition and happily accept.

Here are the Rules of accepting The Versatile Blogger Award:
1. In a post on your blog, nominate 7 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award; and link to them.
2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
3. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
4. Share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
5. In the same post, include this set of rules.
6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.Seven

So here are (7) more hopefully some-what interesting things about myself:

1. I type fast and know where all of the keys are, but I still have to look!

2. I have been single for more than seven (7) years.

3. I have a miniature wiener dog.

4. I hate and cannot have my feet covered when I am sleeping.

5. When I was in Jr. High School I wanted braces so bad. I needed them, but that isn’t why I wanted them. I had it in my head that girls with braces were automatically pretty.

6. For the same reasons above I learned how to raise one eyebrow in Jr. High.

7. I once had a boyfriend (in Jr. High as well) who kissed like a hoover vacuum cleaner!

7  MORE things about me…

1. I get irritated easily.

2. I have bi-polar.

3. I take NO medications except the occasional Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

4. When I “love”, I love deeply.

5. I am extremely loyal.

6. Black is my favorite color for clothing.

7. When I was a kid I wanted to be a flight attendant.

Here are my seven (7) picks for the nomination to pass this award on: 

 1. My Right to Bitch for simply amazing me at his “machine” of constant ideas. He is my favorite F***Head and his pieces are most often humorous. We all need to laugh more.

 2. Trial of the Century for being able to express things with both a heart and humor.

3. Rarasaur  for writing about everything in such a smart and entertaining way.

4. Shun P Writes another who can write about anything and do it well.

5. Roland RJS’s Blog for always posting things of importance no matter what they are.

6. Salman Alvi’s Blog for being able to write about anything.

7. The Art of Stumbling for always having something unexpected on your Blog. You surprise me every time.

Thank you1

Thank you too all of those who “nominated” me and those who also “voted” for me. I appreciate all of you as I do all of those I nominated.

27 comments on “Rewards of Awards

  1. Prinze Charming
    January 5, 2013

    Wow, congratulation on all the rewarding awards! I wish the best of luck in all your endeavors of 2013! Take care.


  2. tfaswift
    January 5, 2013

    This is all brilliant, Cheri, and congratulations on your other Awards! 🙂 You really do deserve them and many more. 🙂 So nice of you to nominate Art of Stumbling!! She is indeed very versatile. 🙂 You can let me know which images you’d like from Shutterstock whenever it’s convenient for you. I’ve gone ahead and renewed my subscription, so there’s no rush. Well done and bravo for *all* of your achievements on your fabulous blog. 🙂


    • C. R.
      January 5, 2013

      Thank you. I e-mailed a list last week lol. Whenever works for you hun. I know you have things going on!!


      • tfaswift
        January 5, 2013

        Good grief, must have missed it. I get a lot of emails. I’ll check it today. Sorry!


  3. Corner of Confessions
    January 5, 2013

    Oh Cheri love, Thank you for the nomination. And congratulations on all your awards! You have definitely earned them!


  4. Kitty
    January 5, 2013

    Thankyou so much for this 🙂 Its very kind of you ^^
    im gunna be a bit cheeky and not do this myself if thats okay, im a bit shy with regards to blogging, and dont follow many blogs ^^;
    Thankyou again so much, this has really helped motivate me into giving things a really good go xxx


    • C. R.
      January 5, 2013

      No worries hun, just know you ARE inspiring 🙂


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  6. Adam S
    January 5, 2013

    Thanks for the nod, Chick. That’s a pretty swell write up you did there about me! I’m putting it in the Trophy Case ASAP. And, congrats on the Tilda Blog Challenge. That’s a pretty damn good idea. That’s taking it to another level!


    • C. R.
      January 5, 2013

      yepx3 I love how Tilda does them. They are completely earned. I likie!


  7. artofstumbling
    January 5, 2013

    Thanks hun 😉


  8. shunpwrites
    January 5, 2013

    C.R… You flatter me… God bless you, I am very honored to be receiving end of your kind words!


  9. ghazmat
    January 6, 2013

    Congratulations Cheri! You really deserve all these Awards! 🙂 And so kind of you to make the extra donation to the charity. You are good woman.


  10. Salman Alvi
    January 8, 2013

    Thanks for the nomination! Much Appreciated!


    • C. R.
      January 8, 2013

      You are very welcome. I like your blog!


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