I’m all Verklempt

Being recognized by my fellow bloggers is a wonderful surprise.  F.H.Hakansson gave me the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much!

The Rules

There are a few rules to acknowledge before I send this award on to others, so let’s get that out of the way first:

1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post. (check)
2. Share 7 things about yourself. (check)
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading. (check- though is is a small representation of the blogs I think are great!)
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award. (check)

Seven things about me:

  1. In my humble opinion, chocolate is the thing that keeps the world turning.
  2. I rock at baking pies.
  3. I regularly have long, in depth, internal dialogues (out-loud) when I’m walking my dog.  I’m usually wearing headphones to make it seem like I’m on the phone.
  4. I secretly wish to run away and live in a well-appointed cave with my dog, my cat, internet and all my friends. Hmmm, that sounds like a vacation.
  5. I make my dog wear antlers every Christmas.
  6. I love to read old issues of the Weekly World News.
  7. Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny AND the Great Pumpkin are REAL!  Anyone who says different, I question their sanity.
  8. BONUS: I love all Bully Breed dogs.  There is nothing more amazing that the butt-wiggle of joy of a Pit Bull. Combine that with their goofy grins, I’m in heaven.

15 Bloggers I have recently discovered:

  1. Ermilia Blog – Two talent Australian writers who are imaginative and great writers.
  2. Limebird Writers –  I love the community they’ve developed and the conversations they start.
  3. Robin Hawke – A fellow Virginian with a talent for flash fiction.  I love her short fiction.  I’ve really enjoyed her books.
  4. Blackalchemy – Great fiction and view point on the writing journey.
  5. An Evil Nymph’s Blog – Who wouldn’t want to read these musings?  She’s an evil nymph with a talent for writing.
  6. JM McDowell – An up and coming talent with great view points.
  7. Chic Press – A lovely exploration of poetry and thought.
  8. Terrible Minds – Chuck Wendig is irreverent, blunt and a blast.
  9. Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor – This is site is devoted to showing strong characters dressed appropriately for their tasks.
  10. Kim Koning’ Blog – Otherwise known as Wrestling the Muse.  She shares her journey as a full time writer.
  11. The Pen is Mightier than the Spork – The adventures of James Moran, a wielder of a spork and pen.
  12. Tobias Buckell – A talented, award nominated Science Fiction writer.
  13. Sarah Cypher – A writer, reviewer and editor.  Her blog is filled with great advice and insight.
  14. Novel Girl – A great blog for advice.
  15. Love on a Leash – Just to mix it up a bit, follow the adventures of Foster Mom and Foster Dad as they foster amazing Pit Bulls, and find loving homes for them.


  • Woo hoo! Congratulations and thank you!

  • Yes, congratulations!

  • wooohooo!! thank you so much!!! You forever inspire me with your awesome posts.. 😀

  • Congratulations on your award! And thank you for thinking of Limebird Writers!


  • Thank you so much for the nomination and including me in your recently discovered list!

  • Everyone of your blogs are an inspiration to me. Thank you so much for sharing your collective knowledge and journeys!

  • Congrats! You really deserve it ^^ and thanks for the award

    • Thanks and you’re welcome!

  • Evil Nymph’s an amazing blogger 🙂 great choice for the award! 🙂

  • Deserved!

    Thanks! I’ve finally picked it up if not passed it on…Robin

    • It took me a couple of days. 7 things about me is hard! 🙂

  • Congrats! You totally deserve it! 🙂

    I especially dig #1 on your list. 🙂

    I can’t wait to check out all these links!

    • Of course! I just started making truffles. I hope to graduate to dipped caramels soon. 🙂

  • Congratulations! 😉

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