Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wonderful Way to Start My Day!

My morning starts out the same pretty much every day:

- Receive and return hugs & kisses from my 4-legged kids
- Open up all the blinds to let the sunshine in
- Start all 3 tumblers (yep, 3x's the work)
- Pour myself a cup of coffee & a glass of orange juice
- Grab my laptop, snuggle up on the couch with my 'kids' then check my shops, read blogs & other sites.

This morning I received a surprise from a very special blog that I love to visit: The Mum and The Rose - thank you! Her blog is full of life, love, family and everything in between. I insist that you visit and read one little post - you'll be hooked from the start.

Anyway, the surprise was that she included me in the above award, the Brilliant Weblog. I'm humbly grateful for this sweet award. I must pay it forward and pass it on to 7 others, so in no particular order I give the Brilliant Weblog Award to:

Any Occasion Boutique (my gifted sis, just getting started blogging)
Mana Moon Studios (loving & compassionate friend)
Angie Kelly Designs (fun, talented & friendly, to say the least)
When Weeds Whisper (inspiration in every read)
Ozknits (never a dull moment!)
Health Nut Wannabee Mom (FABulous blog!)
What I made today ("dream it * do it * make it manifest")

For the nominees here are the rules:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

I wish you all an inspirational kind of day!


Walk in the Woods said...

You are tooooooo kind.
Even so, I am honored by your kindness. Humbled too.

Angie Kelly Designs said...

Oh Rocki, you are sucha sweetie! Thank you. I'm gonna have to play around with this a little bit. I only have 7 blogs listed on mine; one doesn't post often and one doesn't even know she's on my blog! LOL
But thank you. I really appreciate your kindness.

Any Occasion Boutique said...

WOW! Thank you. I am totally honored to be accepting this nomination today! I would like to take a moment to thank the great man above for making my mom and dad try one more time, my parents for loving me, my brothers for pulling my hair when I was younger (thus making me a stronger woman today), my husband and kids for their continual support, my animals because they are just so darn cute, my two oldest nephews for helping me score ice cream, my bother-in-law for loving my sister, and, finally, my sister....because she is the coolest, most beautiful, talented chic I know! Oh, and also to my sis for putting my blogging skills to the test!

Gosh, have I forgotten anyone?

Thank you, Sis! I am truly honored and I will pay it forward. You know me...what goes around comes around :-)

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the award Rocki!! I feel like such a pooh because I received this a few days ago from another blogger and hadn't had time to post it yet. The worst part is I was going to give it to YOU - oh pooh! You do deserve more than one award though, hmmm... ;-)

A Blond And A Torch said...


Sounds like you are having a great day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration(*wink*) sweet friend! I checked out your blog choices, they were fabulous!!

Rocki said...

You are all so very welcome & thank you for your sweet comments! I'm just happy that I could pay it forward :) Oh, and please do not feel like you *have* to pass it on - only if you want to (no pressure).

(Sharon... "plucked a feather" - LOL, that gave me a good chuckle!)

Rosebud Collection said...

Thank you for such sweet words..Was very kind of you..

Anonymous said...

Hey sweet friend, I just had to share with you that I won the prize on the "What I Made Today" blog! What a kick!! Thanks so much for ~~inspiring~~ me!! :)

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Enjoyed your blog. Enjoyed the music. You must be a John Lennon fan.

Rocki said...

Oh you are so welcome Rosebud and wow Sharon, that is awesome - congrats!

Thank you Phyllis & yes, I am!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Hi Rocki,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I've entered you in the contest as a non-knitter. Good luck

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Hi Rocki: Thanks so much for hearting my Etsy shop! Of course, I had to check out your shop (both of them) and LOVE LOVE LOVE your work! I'll be back to buy some of those sweet heart clasps (because well, I have a thing for hearts). You have a great blog. Check out mine if you have a moment... you can meet all my animals!

Rocki said...

Thank you Phyliss!

Hey Bridget, thanks for the compliment & for checking out my shops & blog - thanks! I'm on my way to yours now :)

from chaos comes beauty said...

I love your etsy shop, beautiful items!


yahooo! I am so excited to receive this from you of all people! I will get it up on my blog soon! What a delight! You have made my day!