Versatile Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by a wonderful friend, Deirdre, where she blogs over at Words Are All I Have Site. I appreciate this nomination and her amazing talents. She is always such a huge supporter to me and others with her encouraging words and comments. Thank you, Deirdre. You are a blessing!


Now, I want to pass on the award to fellow bloggers whom I admire for their talent and skill in their unique passion.

These are the rules:

  1. Show the award on my blog
  2. Thank the person/people who nominated you
  3. Share 7 things about myself
  4. Nominate 10 blogs

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I wear glasses, but only for reading. So thankful for both! ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Yes, I am a channel surfer with the TV remote. Yep, the car radio, too. ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. My name is Laura. But sometimes, by mistake, I’m called Lori or Laurel. It’s all good! ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. I just had a birthday, AGAIN! There are 2 digits. The second one is 3. ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. My middle name is Ellen, named after my wonderful grandmother. We share the same birthday. ๐Ÿ™‚
  6. I use the smile ๐Ÿ™‚ a lot! It may be the only time someone seesย oneย on anyย given day.
  7. Myย current favorite chocolate: Hershey Kisses… ๐Ÿ™‚

My Nominations:


Heaven Happens

Soul Gifts-Telling Tales

Fleeting Muse

Shandra Eats

Spiritual Dragonfly

Just Blue Dutch

Silver Lining


The Blog of Maggie

Thanks to all those who follow this blog.

I appreciate your continued support and look forward to your future posts and comments.




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20 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations Laura, don’t forget your Blogger Recognition Award !!

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    1. I’m so sorry. This post was still in my drafts. Here’s the link:
      Thanks again for the nomination! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Congratulations Laura ! It’s always a buzz to have your work and words acknowledged with an award ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you so very much for your nomination. I have been giving the whole awards thing a lot of thought lately. And have decided now is crunch time. So with that in mind, I will gratefully acknowledge you and the award as part of my post tomorrow and also declare my blog Award Free in future. I really do appreciate your thoughtfulness ๐Ÿ™‚
    Here are some facts about me –
    1. I wear glasses. In fact I have 2 pairs. One for typing and reading, the other for everyday wear
    2.I love kids animated movies – and Avatar
    3. I was born in Finland. My middle name is Iiris
    4. I have lived in Australia since 1960 (ouch! my birthday is coming up in a few months)’
    5. my husband is Finnish too. We met in Australia
    6. I speak, read and write Finnish – learnt the last 2 here in Oz
    7.I love chocolate – any kind ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Raili, I completely understand about the whole awards thing. I, too, have received this before and I have thought it over a few times. But, for now…I feel if someone reads my blog, comments and gives me the encouragement to share my posts, I want to accept any form of acknowledgement I’m given by those readers. In return, I want to return the gesture to those who I admire and m inspired by. I whole heartedly believe in paying it forward in the blog-sphere. But, when I do…I also realize not everyone is on board with that thinking so I completely understand where you’re coming from. In the meantime, I do appreciate your 7 facts about you. I sometimes enjoy reading these more. It gives insight of who I am following, where they are coming from and how we connect in this world. In case I miss it, Happy Birthday. I just celebrated my 53rd and 33 years of marriage. God always blesses me more than I deserve. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Thanks for your comments Laura. I appreciate it very much. I always read comments – they are full of fascinating stuff!! I do like to pay it forward too. In my own way I guess. There’s room for diversity of expression in the great big world of the blogosphere ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy belated birthday and anniversary to you too Laura. We just celebrated our 43rd anniversary. You deserve every blessing coming your way ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. 43 years! That’s definitely worth celebrating! Congrats! Not many couples these days strive for longevity. And yes, there’s always room for diversity in the sphere of blogs. That’s what makes it so beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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          1. We’ve had our ups and downs as any relationship does. I guess we both believe in working together rather than giving up and throwing it all away like some sort of disposable trash. Ripens and mellows with age, like a good wine ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the blogosphere ! I’m about to publish today’s post.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I’m so sorry for not visiting your blog as often. I just recently realized many of my blog emails are going to my junk mail so I haven’t been seeing them. Not sure why this is happening but I am working on fixing it. In the meantime, I did read about “Big” loosing her teeth. Such a great story. The things our children face while growing up….but, I think she was so brave to just be done with it and face the fear. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again for your Congrats! I definitely will be visiting your blog more often. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. No worries! But I am happy to have you visit anytime.

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  4. Thank you Laura for including me in your list of nominations!! I humbly decline, but am grateful. But will share here a few facts ….

    1. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was in the 4th grade…now I alternate contacts and glasses.

    2. I to, channel surf, but always end up at either HGTV, the History Channel or the Smithsonian Channel

    3. I’m Linda….though my favorite ‘name’ is mom and nana ๐Ÿ˜„

    4. I just had a birthday (2 months ago) My 53rd! ๐Ÿ˜„

    5. My middle name is Marie

    6. I’m an emoticon junkie…I tend to use them A lot..some of my favs being ๐Ÿ˜„โค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘ŠโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ’“โ˜•๏ธ

    7. Dark chocolate for me….with sea salt!

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    1. Thanks Linda and you’re welcome on the nomination. As I said to Raili, I completely understand your humble decline. I realize when the nominations go out, not everyone will participate…and that’s ok. Although I have received these before, I feel it’s important to me to continue to connect with those who nominate me in this way. To me, it’s paying-it-forward…and I love this concept. I am the one in the drive thru line paying for the stranger behind me. Years ago, when my husband and I were young, and broke….someone in our church family realized this at the most crucial time. It was Christmas and we had two young children. There was a basket for those who wanted to exchange Christmas cards on the lobby table. One December Sunday, a card with our name on it was in the basket. We opened it and there was $100 cash inside and signed by: Someone Who Loves You. To this day, I have no idea who that angel was but I have been truly thankful and paying-it-forward since that day. I appreciate your gift in paying-it-forward through your blog as well as others. Thanks for sharing some personal facts. Looks like we have some things in common. I am also a Nana. My grandson named me Nonnie and so it is who I am. I love being a Grandparent. I have one grandchild and another one on the way. God is so good to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I do my best to be a pay it forward gal…I strive to be as good a person as I can be,,,I far from perfect, but do my best โ˜บ๏ธ

        I’m Nana right now to 4 grandchildren-2 girls, 2 boys. Grandchild #5 is due next Friday, a little,girl…..and Grandchild #6 is coming in August, a little boy. My children tell me this will be it!!! ๐Ÿ˜„

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        1. Oh my goodness. You are blessed. That is awesome. Congrats on all your grandkids and your beautiful blog. You are an inspiration to me and I look forward to learning from you.๐Ÿ˜ƒ


  5. I was going to say 13 but then grandmother at 13? No way. So I shall give you benefit of the doubt๐Ÿ˜Š.
    Thank you for nominating me for the award. Really appreciate it. However I have a award phobia or apprehension about accepting awards. I I have written a post about it recently titles “Of Awards, Acceptance , Apprehension” (
    I will definitely visit the nine blog sites you nominated ( not going to visit my own site of course). I like the way you answered the seven facts about you and try to do the same here about me. Hope I can meet your standard.

    7 Facts About Me:

    1. I wear glasses, on both eyes. Never noticed that I wear them. Thought I was born with them.
    2.I sleep very well when the TV is on except when it is football ( American type).
    3. My name is : does it matter. A rose is a rose by whatever name you call it, isn’t it?
    4. I had a birthday 2 months back, AGAIN! There are 2 digits. I will leave it at that, but I am not a grandmother. Not yet, not going to be one in this life.
    5. I do not have a middle name. That one was easy.
    6. I like Windows 10 because I do not have to use ๐Ÿ™‚ anymore, I can use this ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š directly.
    7. My current favorite chocolate: everything sweet and I have the bulging waist line to prove it( don’t tell that to my better half, 70% dark chocolates are bought specially for me – supposed to be good for my health).

    Now you know who I am and I hope you still like me.

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    1. I must say… I do love your humor. ๐Ÿ™‚ You have a way of making a person smile through your words. Thank you. As far as the nomination, “no worries.” I truly understand. I do appreciate your commenting on the 7 facts about you. I, too, love anything sweet. The older I get, the bigger the waistline. LOL The missing number in the equation is 5. I am 53 and enjoying being a grandparent. I have two grown children. One grandson and another grandchild on the way. Somehow, when God blessed me with the concept of being a grandparent, He also blessed me with feeling much younger as days go by. I realize I’m growing older but it really doesn’t matter. In my grandson’s eyes, I’m Nonnie….I’m an equal. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday. Hope it was all good. Thanks again for your comments. I appreciate you acknowledging the nomination and I look forward to your future posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Thanks for your kind words and understanding. Really appreciate that.
        You are just eight years old (5+3), much younger than I thought ๐Ÿ˜ŠWhat a young Nannie.
        I think age is just a state of mind. I am no Peter Pan but I try to find beauty in whatever I see. Life is stressful anyway, so why take the extra stress of aging. It will take its natural course.

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  6. Love it! Thank you for the sweet words about me. I loved the 7 things about you and I really want to check out these blogs you nominated. I really am looking forward to what more we both have to share, I’m very grateful to have found your page and met you Laura. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. I am also grateful for meeting you through your wonderful blog. You are a teal imspiration to so many. Your smile alone is enough to make someone’s day so much better! ๐Ÿ™‚

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