Monday, February 22, 2010

My Best, Shiny, Happy, Good Looking Blog!

By the pure fact that I am always late in accepting awards and I never follow all the rules, I am seriously unworthy of the majority which I receive.  But you keep giving them to me anyway.  Apparently y'all are as codependent as I am. 

I love you for that.  Thanks!

Here are the latest awards which I am truly honored to have received:

Best Blog Award
from an uplifting man of faith, Dr. T.L. Sanderfer at Marking The Path

      • Post it on your blog and link to giver
      • Choose 15 other blogs that you believe deserve the honor of Best Blog and let them know they have received it (rules, link, etc)


The Sunshine Award
from writer, fashionista, globetrotter Persis Shah at Miles of Style

     • Put the award on your blog and link to giver
     • Pass it on to 12 fellow bloggers and let them know that they have received it (rules, link, etc)
     • Bask in the warm Sunshine of your new found fame!


Happy 101 Award
from the inspiring and positive Tony Anders at Artisan of the Human Spirit

     • Post the award on my blog and link to giver
     • List ten things that make me happy
     • Share the award with 10 positive, “like-minded” blogs and let them know they have received it (rules, link, etc)


“esse blog e bom de olhar” Award (Portuguese translation: "This blog is good to look at.")
from the always interesting (if not sometimes drunk and slightly twisted) Argentum Vulgaris at Life is Just Like That

     • Post the sentence : Nenhum olhar è mais puro do que uma criança.
     • Post the award and link to giver.
     • Mention the blog that gave birth to this award: "Art of Li"
     • Pass it on to 10 blogs and let them know they have received it (rules, link, etc)


I've previously admitted that I suck at math, in addition to being a chronic rule breaker.  However, the above number of blogs I would be linking to (if I followed rules, which I don't) would be 15 + 12 + 10 + 10 which equals 47.

That's a lot of linkage.    Oh the quandry.  What to do?  What to do?

Well, my first reaction to anything I don't want to do is to find a way to procrastinate.  So, first I'll do the other non-linky rules.

One was to post this sentence: Nenhum olhar è mais puro do que uma criança. In Portuguese this means, "There is nothing so pure as the look of a child."


Another request was to post ten things that make me happy.  Of course I could easily list ten things about my wonderful children and husband, my enjoyment in writing and spreading love out into the world.

Yet, I almost feel like that would be boring too easy.   To put the list below in context, I should also add that I have major PMS right now. (Apologies again for butchering the intentions of yet another lovely award.)

Things that make me happy:
     1. Awards with no rules.
     2. Days when I get to skip the mother-feather 50 mile aka "Can't get theyah from heyah" commute
         to the office.  (Same 50 miles back but it's to home so it's just easier somehow.)
     3. Pepperoncinis... or any spicy food... or "salt & vinegar" potato chips.
     4. Singing at the top of my lungs to the soundtrack from Grease and/or A Chorus Line.
     5. My boyfriends:  Robert, Kendall and Rodney (Mondavi, Jackson and Strong respectively.)
     6. Alone time.
     7. Watching a man clean.  Add laundry (wash, dry and fold)... oooo baby!
     8. "Look Ma -- no Spanx!"
     9.  Room service.
    10. Fresh air and butterflies.  (What?  I'm not a complete monster.)

Okay... so now I have to play favorites.  Below are the first eleven (just to be random) blogs which come to mind as some of the best, sunshiniest, happiest, boa aparência blogs I know.

If you're on this list, feel free to pick the award above which best fits your personality and/or you haven't already won and/or matches the color scheme of your blog.

Heck, take two.  They're small.

Link back to me and pass it on.  Or don't.  Whatever floats your boat.    You may want to include a list of some sort or a thought-provoking phrase in a different language, even if the award you choose doesn't call for it.   Despite the rules, stuff like that makes reading about awards more interesting.


Sasha at Lemonade Makin' Mama

Serenityville Amy at Aayymee, watchchoo gonna do-o?

Crystal at Wanna Be Balanced Mom

Caroline Bender at Drawing In

Bob at just kicken it around

Melissa at The Scholastic Scribe

Queenie Jeanne at Jeannie's Happy World

Missa at LosingEthel

Amanda at Serenity Now

Heather at Acting Balanced

The Guys at The Guy's Perspective


   *  I'm Kreativ!
   *  Superiority Complex 
   * Awarded by Three Lovely Blogs
   * When Life Hands You Lemons

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The Guy's Perspective said...

Hey Charlene,
We're honored! Thank you.

Yeah, you're right.....we definitely appreciate being recognized, but we don't typically put them up on our site. Not sure why? Could be the rules thing. Could just be laziness.

But we Thank You!!!!

As per your question: Many of the articles are from just One of The Guys, but we do field questions, and those are typically all THE GUYS discussing them, or have previously discussed.

Does that make any sense?? :)

Tomorrow, we'll have a question and answer. Might be up tonight.

Have a great day!

Charlene said...

Awesome - can't wait to see the latest. Always a pleasure!

Hunter said...

Congratulations. As always, they're well deserved.

plainolebob said...

charlene, thank you, it is really hard now days for me to get around to all the blogs.
hopefully will have help here soon,
Thank-you, i really neede this today.

Serenityville said...

Oooh-la-la!! Thanks Charlene!!! I am honored to have made the cut!!
I agree awards without rules are best, and I love your #7. Oh baby!


Missa said...

Thank you very much for the tribute. You are lovely and I appreciate the time that you spend on sharing your insightful thoughts. Have a great day!


Acting Balanced Mom said...

THank you!!!

Crystal Escobar said...

Wow, that is awesome that you got soooo many :) Congratulations.
And thank you so much for giving me that blog award. So sweet of you!!!!

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

I just received my first blog award and it does seem like a lot of homework. But I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me smile!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thank you, Charlene!! :)

~dawn said...

coming at ya from SITS...

Nicely done... I love awards but get bogged (blogged?) down in the linkage:)

You gave me some more to read... guess the floors will have to wait!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Well, thankyou so much girl! Awards are the most FUN thing to receive! By the way, your button is hyserical. Love it.


Sarah said...

Congratulations! Well deserved!

Quasi Serendipita said...

Congratulations on your bling! Stopping by from SITS :)

Heidi Walker said...

Congrats!! I hope in a year from now I too have some blogging awards.

WAY TO GO FOR YOUR HARD WORK! I see you have averaged 1716 and a half visitors a day since last February.

That is why you have awards. You worked hard to get repeat readers KUDOS.

Linda said...

So whose blog do I have to sleep with to get an award?... Congrats!

Charlene said...

LOL @ Linda. Oh - it's not nearly THAT complicated. Next time I will definitely include you in the line-up. And, you dont even need to put out. HA!

The Caffeinated Globe said...

Congratulations! Your blog truly deserves it. Looking at your profile photo, everyone can feel that you are related to the word "best."

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL! You rock!

Thanks so much for the awards and the giggles!!! I'll post them tomorrow. (hopefully!)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving me some blog love! Everyone was so sweet and I really enjoyed the day!


Run DMT said...

Visiting from SITS...

Congratulations on all you lovely bloggie awards! :-)

Serenityville said...

Hey Charlene, just in case you missed it I thanked you for the award, and talked about how fabulous your blog is. :)

Charlene said...

You're so sweet! I'll check it out - thanks!

Sarah said...

Congrats on your awards! Well deserved, definitely :)

The Guy's Perspective said...

Your site was one of the ones we gave props to with our post today. Enjoy!

Have a great week.

Charlene said...

Oh cool thanks! Should have a new post up tonight! :-)

Amanda T said...

Hey There! I found your blog on a google search and Im now a follower. I hope you'll follow my blog back too :)

Charlene said...

Welcome to my Balance Beam Amanda!

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