Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Award Day! YAY!

Today is the day where I get to pass along two awards (the One Lovely Blog Award and the Honest Scrap Award) that have been so kindly passed to me.

Regrettably, I've put this off for way too long because (A) you may not know this, but I'm a really indecisive person. I mean I'm really, really bad with making decisions, and (B) I'm going to have to force myself to choose between all of these wonderful blogs I follow for someone to receive these wonderful awards. It's going to be so hard, and heart breaking. And, although I have no idea what the rules are, I'm pretty sure they won't allow me to give this award to everyone [tear]. Even though I'm tempted to ditch the (unknown) rules and just do what I want. Really, really tempted.

However, after much thought, I've decide not to be a cheater, and I'm going to pull up my big girl pants (already) and make some tough decisions. I can, so, do this! [The key is for me to constantly remind myself: I can do it. Otherwise, I'll remain on my laptop all day, toiling away on this blog post, while trying to decide who to give these awards. Don't you feel sorry for me???]

So, without further ado, I give you the winners (that have not previously won, as far as I know):

First up: The One Lovely Blog Award

1) Daisy Whitney - Daisy is one of the sweetest and funniest people I've ever met (or not met, technically, but talk to... all the time, and that's almost the same thing, right?), and she has one of the coolest websites ever. Not only does she host Daisy Whitney's New Media Minute, which is awesome, but she is also the author of her debut novel: The Mockingbirds, which hits shelves November 2010. I can't wait to read it! It's going to be absolutely fantastic! And the list doesn't stop there, but I digress. If I didn't, I would probably be here all day. (Yes, Daisy is just that cool!)

2) Kristan Hoffman - Kristan, what can I say? Her website/blog is made of pure awesomeness...I swear. If you haven't checked it out, you should do so now! Aside from her fabulous blog, she also is the extremely talented author of a hilarious web series called Twenty-Somewhere, which is on submission as we speak with St. Martin's Press. How cool is that?

Next up: The Honest Scrap Award

1) Kristi Chestnutt- As one of my first blog followers, I will always hold a soft place in my heart for her. (Really, I will.) Mostly because, she wanted to read my blog before I even really knew what I was doing. Thanks Kristi! You ROCK! But, not only that, Kristi is the author of The Wolf Within, which is her debut novel and is set to release in February 2010. What a talented lady she is!

2) Kristin of Kristin Creative - First of all, Kristin is a native Texan (as is Kristan, by the way), and we Texans have to stick together! Her blog rocks, though, and I'm particularly fond of Teaser Tuesdays. Plus, she has good taste in books, movies, and TV shows. [I promise that's not why I chose her though!] Keep up the good work, Kristin. You will go far!

3) Lalena McKnight - My partner in crime since the seventh grade. Oh, the fun times we had. As any true friend would, Lalena has been there for me from the beginning--she even has the laboring task of reading my (sometimes boring and really poorly written) work. You should feel sorry for her, really you should. Poor girl! Anyway, I thought she deserved this award (not just because it will give her a chuckle) but because she is very handy with a camera. Seriously, she takes beautiful pictures. You should check them out!

And that concludes today's Award Ceremony. It was a really hard choice, and believe me, if I were the one making up the rules (I'm still clueless as to what they are, by the way), I would have given everyone an award today.

Congratulations everyone!

PS - Watch out for these ladies! They're all truly talented and are most definitely on the road to success! Check out their sites if you don't believe me!


  1. Will check out those blogs for sure!

  2. Jennifer - : ) They are some talented ladies! Hope you have a great day!

  3. You are the best! So glad we're friends and I MUST check out these other fabulous bloggers!

  4. Yay! My first ever blog award!!! I'm SO excited! Thanks Kimberly!!!

    And I will most definitely check out the other sites as well...you know how I love adding new blog reading addictions to my list!

    Have a great day...and by the way - SO GLAD I found you before you started gaining followers - I knew you were awesome from the beginning! LOL! So MUCH fun that way, isn't it? I have a soft spot for my first few people FOR SURE!


  5. Daisy - So glad we met too! Enjoy your award...you deserve it! : )

    Kristi - You are so welcome. Your blog is awesome and I felt it needed to be awarded!

    And I'm so glad I could contribute to your blog addiction! : )

    Yes! I totally agree that it is fun to find peole/blogs before everyone else does. I don't know why, but it feels special!

    Thanks for following me and I'm so glad we met. : )

    Have a good day... EVERYONE!

  6. I'm still LOL-ing about the big girl pants! LOL!

    Great blogs!

  7. Elana - LOL. I'm glad I made you (LOL)! : )

    Have a good day!

  8. Aww, Kimberly! Thank you so much!! It means a lot to be called awesome by someone who is so awesome herself. ;)

    Congrats to all the other winners, and woot Texans!

  9. Yay! New links to check out - I love that. :-)

    Congrats on your awards, Kimberly.

  10. Congrats on your awards! I'll be sure to check out your blog links....

  11. Kristan - You're so sweet! And yes, woot Texans! : )

    Shannon - I hope you like them! have a great day!

    Carolina - Thanks! (And thanks to you I have one of them to hand out.) : )

    Thanks Carol!

  12. Thanks so much Kimberly!!! My first blog award! I will frame it and hang it on...my right column! You rock! As do all the other blogs! I will check out the ones I haven't seen yet. Have to support my fellow award winners!

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  13. Kristin - You're welcome so much! I'm so happy to be the one to give you your first award! : )

  14. Congrats on the awards--I'm going to have to take a look at some of these blogs.

  15. Cindy - Thanks! And you should definitely check them out!

  16. New blogs to check out, awesome!

  17. Aww shucks Kim - I feel so special now! I guess this means I need to post a new blog huh? I'm trying to be better! Really I am! New Blog/photos coming this weekend. I promise!!!

  18. Lalena...you are so special! And I'll be waiting to see those pictures. : )