Monday, November 2, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

W.M.Morrell (aka Quillfeather, whom I affectionately call Q) left a comment for me, which said, "I've left you a little something on my blog. Check it out :)" 

And what had she left for me at her blog?  The KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD!!  I was so surprised and completely flattered!! 

Now that I've received the Kreativ Blogger, I will pass the award on to 7 of my favorite bloggers (who must follow the following instructions).

  1. Copy and paste the pretty picture in which you see on the top left corner onto your own blog. 
  2. Thank the person who gave you the award and post a link to their blog.
  3. Write 7 things about yourself we do not know.
  4. Choose 7 other bloggers to award.
  5. Link to those 7 other bloggers.
  6. Notify your 7 bloggers.
  7. Do a little dance because you just won the KREATIV BLOGGER award! (I added this rule because it's what I did and it was FUN)
Let me just start by saying THANK YOU to Q :)  Her own blog, W.M.Morrell can be found and followed here: http://quillfeather-blog.blogspot.com/.  If she hadn't already received the award, you can bet she'd be the first person to receive it from me now!  Q is a children's author who loves cheese, wine, dogs, and life... How could you NOT want to follow her?  (Plus, her posts are thought provoking and fun to read.)  AND if you're interested in what she's working on - check it here: http://www.wix.com/quillfeather/Book-of-Shadows.

Now... Here are 7 things that you probably don't know about me:
  1. I've been skydiving and LOVED it!  I really want to go again, but somehow in the 7 years since my first experience, I've developed this weird fear of heights...
  2. I was part of an Olympic training group as a gymnast when I was younger (thankfully I realized that the life was being sucked out of me and quit while I was ahead)
  3. I've never had a favorite color.  I can't ever just pick one!  Right now I'm really diggin' crimson reds and deep purples.
  4. In the past year, I've gotten two tattoos.  An ensō on my wrist (I blogged about it a while ago) and a thick outline of an island flower on my foot.  They're both in black ink, and I am infatuated with them!
  5. I hate being sick, but I secretly like when my voice is raspy.
  6. I am obsessed with boots.  I claim to be a "summer" girl - in that I absolutely love and live for warm weather... but I love, love, love winter boots and therefor could never give up on cold weather completely.  I have about a million and a half pairs.
  7. I cannot stand when two different textured things rub against each other - for example: a marker across a pillow case, or a cloth texture between someone's teeth (my husband bit his collar the other day just to make me gag)... To me, it's equivalent to people scratching their nails down chalkboards.
Okay, that's enough about me!   Now I get to give the Kreative Blogger Award to 7 amazing bloggers!  (List is alphabetized by name.)
  1. Alexandra Shostak of
    http://lazy-iris.livejournal.com/.  You may recognize the name, as she wrote a fabulous guestpost for me yesterday about steampunk.  Alexandra is an extremely talented writer and, I've recently discovered, a photoshop wizard.  She also lives in a haunted town.  Super cool. 
    Oh, and one more thing - she's also a part of a new group of writing bloggers on http://letthewordsflow.wordpress.com/

  2. Carolina Valdez Miller of
    http://carol-in-print.blogspot.com/. Carolina is a fellow Young Adult (YA) fantasy writer.  I love her blog!  She's also very active with me in the new #amwritingparty twitter group.  She's full of inspiring words for other writers - you'd be silly not to follow her!

  3. Georgia McBride of http://georgiamcbridebooks.wordpress.com/  Georgia is pretty much amazing.  It's the only way I know how to describe her :)  Her first book, PRAEFATIO, is out on submission and Georgia's hard at work on the second in the series.  (I got to read the first two chapters of PRAEFATIO and it is definitely something to look forward to!)

  4. Hot Blonde of http://hotblondeinthekitchen.blogspot.com/ HB is my oldest friend.  She was in the same training group that I was back in the gymnastics days.  She's writing a cookbook and posts really phenomenal recipes on her blog!  Complete with step-by-step instructions for those of us (ahem, ME) who aren't culinary geniuses.

  5. Jenni Bailey of http://jennibailey.com/.
    Jenni is writing a young adult novel and her blog is fun to follow :)  Although, whether reading her blog, or twittering with Jenni, I always endup craving cupcakes... I wonder why? ;-)

  6. Karen Hooper of http://karenamandahooper.blogspot.com/  I just recently started following Karen's blog, but I already love it!  She's finished one book, The Kindrily, and is working on more in the series.  I can't wait for it to get published - I'm already hooked!

  7. Kristin Miller of Long Distance Drive
    Her posts are insightful and I always look forward to seeing something new.  Kristin has an agent and her first novel is out on submission.  She's also a part of http://yahighway.blogspot.com/, another blog I frequently visit.


  1. What a sweetheart. Thank you for those most kind words. However, you so deserve the award. The Babbling flow of a Fledgling Scribbler, is a place I love to hang out :)

    I like the new look by the way. Both blog and your lovely self. It appears you're been very busy.

    Love the big blue heart!

    Thanks honey :)

  2. Hi! It's Savannah J. Foley (you and I recently exchanged twitter follows). I want to go skydiving so bad! How much did it cost you?

  3. Thanks Sara. Much appreciated. New design looks great! I hope you're feeling better today. You like to give me homework, huh? Let's see how long it takes me to do this assignment...

  4. Q - thanks :) glad you like the new look - it's what happens when I get sick and can't write - I just make changes, haha

    Savannah - hi there! Oh, I so recommend skydiving! It was a blast. My friend actually took me as my 21st bday present, so I'm not sure what the cost was. (Wow, I just googled a VA place... it is not cheap, I don't think I thanked him properly! http://www.skydiveorange.com/1stjump.htm#fjp)

    Georgia - you know I like to give you homework :) Thanks for the complements on the design, I love making changes to things (if you could only see what I put my hair through). I'm halfway feeling better, thanks!

  5. Man, I was so psyched to see this!!! Holy cow, I'm beyond flattered. Thanks a bazillion ties over. How I wanted to suit you up with a second award. I'll have to get out my glue gun and feathers and make you a super sparkly new badge to wear around--something so the world knows how awesome you are.

    Love the new look here, by the way. Oh, and glad you're feeling better.

    P.S. I'm totally with you on #7! Stiff corduroy was a nightmare for me growing up.

  6. Wow. That is amazing! I am very glad for you! And I love this layout - the green and maroon is awesome! :)

  7. Great post, and very nice blog, Sara :) You've made some great choices for your blog award. I already regularly visit a few, I'll have to check out the others. Although it may be after the NaNo nuttiness :)

  8. Aww, thanks so much, Sara! This is my first blog award, too! :) I am so eager to go skydiving - it's on my life goals list for sure. And I agree, the layout is super pretty. Love the deep red with the shabby chic green.

  9. Carolina - I'm so happy you are so happy about this - you totally deserve it :)

    Steph, thanks so much!

    Jemi - Oh you know it, they are ALL awesome :) I would have sent one your way but someone beat me to it!

    Kristin - You are very welcome, I love your blog! And thanks for the layout compliment :)

  10. PS. My surname has two L's. Morrell. Not that it matters :)

  11. IT totally matters. I'm so sorry! I'm usually really good about names (since mine doesn't have an 'h' at the end of it - I've grown up more conscious about other people's spellings... SORRY!!)


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