Thursday, June 12, 2008

Five Blogs That Make My Day

As many of you know I have been blogging the past couple of weeks about our vacation in Ireland. In between, on May 31, I was given a beautiful "Five Blogs That Make My Day" award by one of my favorite bloggers, Steviewren of "a little birdie told me so"!

I felt so honored! It's always nice to know that someone enjoys what we put forth. Steviewren's thoughtful blog and artwork have always been interesting to me, plus we recently found out that we both have birthdays in June and are almost the same age! We are like kindred spirits! Thanks again, Steviewren!

Now that my travelogue is finally finished I'd like to announce five blogs that make my day.
I have many blog inspirations listed on my sidebar, and even more in my computer favorites file, and I enjoy each and every one for all that you share on your blogs.
So many have already received this award, and it's difficult to try to choose just five, but here are my choices to receive this award:

Kathy is originally from London, England, and moved to California five years ago due to her husband's new job. Her blog is very brand new, but already her wonderful sense of humor and love for her family shines through. She recently visited a few of the same places I did in Ireland, and I enjoyed seeing her perspective. Please go over and welcome Kathy to blogging and enjoy her new wonderful post about Lincoln Cathedral and Lincolnshire!

M. Kate at La Vie Est Belle --

M. Kate lives on the island of Malaysia, and she shares many wonderful photographs and fascinating cultural experiences of Southeast Asia. She recently vacationed in Cambodia, and today's blog post was about taking her children on a trip to the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital. What beautiful objects were for sale! I especially loved the pressed orchids arrangements.

Marg at Home Again --
Marg lives in Vancouver, Canada, and I only recently discovered her blog, but I am enjoying it so much! She has a wonderful sense of humor and great writing style. Her post about finding restrooms while traveling in Germany made me laugh! Today's unusual post about bathing suits was an eye-opener.

I nominate Marie for a cookbook contract with a major publisher ASAP! Her recipes and photography are outstanding! Creative, delicious, and best yet is that most of her recipes are simple to make and yet look "elegant dinner party" perfect! She has been focusing recently on grilled foods for the summer months, and in between has been sharing her recent vacation to Napa Valley, California.

Pat at Back Porch Musings

Pat lives in a small Missouri town, just outside St Louis. Her wonderful photography, gardening and decorative skills are superb. She always has interesting and intelligent insights, and I find the memories she shares always so fascinating.
Here is where I add all the other blogs I read _____________.
Please know I do enjoy each and every one of you!
The rules for this award are:
1) Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.
2) Acknowledge the post of the award giver (Thank you Steviewren!)
3) Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news!


Unknown said...

Dearest Pat
This is my second award from you, so I am very honoured, not just to discover your blog but friendship too. I will forward it to other 5 persons. You truly made my day :)

HUGS always

Proud Italian Cook said...

I was just about to shut my computer down for the night and I noticed you had given me an award! Thank you so much, I'm so glad we got to know each other through blogging. That was so cute what you said about the cookbook, you are too kind! Thank you so much, my friend I feel the same way about you.

steviewren said...

I love checking out bloggers I have never read before. Thanks for the nice things you said and thanks for playing Pat!

Kathy said...

Good Morning Pat, It is Friday the 13th 7.59am already here in England, and it is supposed to be unlucky but not for me, What a truly wonderful surprise to wake up and find out I have won an award, I just wanted to rush over and give you a hug, I knew I was going to like you when I first stumbled upon your blog, in just the short time I have been in blog-land you have helped and encouraged me more than you know, I thank you for that and I thank you for my award, I have to rush off now, mum and dad celebrate their 55th wedding Anniversary today (A lucky day for them to) do you think the luck came from beautiful Ireland hehe. anyways I will try to work out how to "pick-up" my first and most meaningful award as soon as I get back, also, I look forward to visiting your other nominations they sound so interesting, sorry I am going on a bit but it is all the excitement, thanks and hugs again, speak soon, my friend, Kathy

PAT said...

Pat I am so honored you chose Back Porch Musings, for this award. Thank you so much. You make my day!


Vee said...

Oh I love these lists of new to me bloggers...except for Back Porch Musings. Congrats on your award!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

New blogs to visit!
Thanks... I can barely keep up with may favorites now.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Pat. You truly do always make our day.

I already visit a couple of the blogs you awarded, but I will definitely visit each.

Lavinia said...

Very well written post and thanks for letting me know about these blogs!

Lavinia said...

Oh, I almost forgot...Congratulations on your award!

Marg said...

Thank-you for the wonderful tribute Pat. It's been special for me to be able to get to know you better.
I love your soothing music in the background. Maybe if you ever look at your site reader and wonder who's looking at your blog for the length of time, it's probably me, because I love your choice of music.

Tess Kincaid said...

It's always fun to meet new bloggers! Thanks for these recommendations, Pat. I'll have to pay them a little visit. :)

Grand Life said...

Dear Pat- Thanks for visiting and for the birthday wishes. You are a dear. The hysterical "Bloggers Prayer" is not mine but credi goes to: She very graciously gave me permission to put it on my blog. She has a great blog if you haven't been there. Thanks again. Hope you had a great birthday.

Junie Moon said...

What fun new blogs to read. Thank you for sharing them. The blogging world is amazing and just the act of sharing certainly makes my day.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!
Congrats on your award! You sooo deserve it Pat!! Your blog is outstanding and my day is never complete unless I stop in Brooklyn to see what you're up to!
Hugs, Sherry

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you on your award. It is a great way for us to connect with fellow bloggers as you pass the award forward!

Betsy Brock said...

I've now added Proud Italian Cooking to my blogroll.....nice blog and yummy looking! Thanks!