Overdue Thank-yous for Awards!

21 Dec

I’ve gained a couple of hours today as I have a nasty throat so couldn’t go to a meeting, didn’t want to give such a horrid Christmas present to anyone! I haven’t a deal of energy either but enough to finally get to the Awards fellow bloggers have been kind enough to find mybeautfulthings worthy of.

Thank you very much to Sofie of who has nominated me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. That is really lovely of you, Sofie.  For this I have to follow these rules:

The Rules: 

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

2.  List 7 things about yourself.

3.  Nominate 15 bloggers and inform them.

Next I have to thank Purple Rosemary at for an aptly named award for my blog – The Beautiful Blogger Award, given in October. Thank you so much!

Beautiful Blogger Award

The rules are the same as above so now 14 things and 30 other bloggers!

Now the lovely Renee at has nominated me for ‘The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award’ and this I am very proud to be a part of. Thank you Renee. For this I have to follow similar rules but nominate only 7 others!  Now I’m up to 21 facts and 37 other bloggers!


Coreen of has been kind enough to nominate me for The One Lovely Blog Award, again, it is a pleasure to accept.   The rules are as the first two – now 28 facts and 52 others! I can see why it’s sensible to do these as they come in!!

one-lovely-blog-award nominated me last September for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you again, schmoozelfleugen and sorry for the delay in passing this one on too.  The rules are the same! Now -35 facts and 67 other bloggers.


Lastly I have to thank Renee of for my first nomination for Blog of the Year Award and for the second!    Thank you so much, Renee and DearKitty!

Blog of the Year Award 1 star thumbnail Blog of the Year Award 2 star thumbnail

And here are the rules:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

You can now also join the award’s Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience if you choose to

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Thank you again to everyone who has nominated me. Do check out their blogs as well as the ones I shall be nominating below. All the blogs I follow have something special about them. They make me laugh, they make me think, they give advice, I learn so much about other people’s lives and about customs in other countries, friendships across the miles have developed through this world of blogging and I am delighted that I became a Blogger!

There is no order in the list below, they are all well worth visiting and I do know that one or two of them do not in fact accept awards. There is no obligation on any of you to accept.  Nevertheless, I want you all to know how much you are all appreciated.   As for the facts about me, if you are reading my blog you’ll be picking up lots of bits of information!

Meme at

Noeleen at 

Lesley at

Uru at

Renee at

Don at

Russell at

Bernice at

Lou Ann at

Patty at

Penny at

Nia at

Yvonne at

Tazein at

Elle at

Claire at

Kathleen at

Valerie at who has actually stopped blogging for the moment but whose writing I really appreciate

Heidi at

Veronica at

David at

Linda at

Sam and her daughter, Holly at

Pam at

Judy at

and last, but by no means least

I don’t think I’ve ever written such a long post and I’m fast running out of steam so I’m going to do something a little unconventional! Please choose which of the above awards you feel most appropriate for your blog and then copy the relevant badge and the rules!

Happy Christmas to you all!

I include here the thumbnails for the Blog of the Year Stars so that you can have the one that’s right for you. I borrowed them from Renee. Thanks!

Blog of the Year Award 3 star thumbnail Blog of the Year Award 4 star thumbnail Blog of the Year Award 5 star thumbnail Blog of the Year Award 6 star thumbnail


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27 responses to “Overdue Thank-yous for Awards!

  1. tartanpants

    December 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I chose the Sisterhood award, and I posted about it yesterday but nobody got my pingbacks!! I think quite a lot of people have been experiencing issues with WP in the last day or so. Thanks again and I hope you are having a lovely relaxing time.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      I’m glad about that! I think that’s my favourite Award! Lots of my nominees didn’t get their pingbacks either and just found out by reading the post. That’s a shame isn’t it.

      All the best to you 🙂

      • tartanpants

        December 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        I was wondering if I don’t know how to do pingbacks, but on other occasions it has worked – strange!

  2. Russel Ray Photos

    December 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Yeah! Yahoo! Yippee! & Congratulations! Now I’m off to click on your nominee links. Well, except for that Russel Ray Photos guy. He’s pretty much a yo-yo…….lol……..Thanks!

  3. mixedupmeme

    December 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Your blog really is at the top of my list.
    You have shared some great links to blogs. Thanks for including mine. 🙂

  4. dhphotosite

    December 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Congratulations on the awards…they are all well deserved!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      hello! I think I may have missed something when I wrote that post as you, too, have been nominated for an Award! did a pingback not occur? Perhaps I have to tell each person by commenting on their site……
      Anyway, should you want to accept, you may choose your Award!
      All the best to you and yours in this time that is hectic enough without moving house! 🙂

  5. efratadenny

    December 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm


  6. ferragudofan

    December 22, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Congratulations on your awards and thanks for sharing the Blog of the Year award!
    have a great Christmas

  7. valerie davies

    December 22, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Sally congratulations on your awards, all of them well -deserved, since your blog is irresistible, and the beauty just keeps on coming.
    I was amazed to see my name in your list, and so touched that you should include me.Thank you so much for thinking of me…
    I’m going to put my toe back in the blogging world, to mix a few metaphors, and hope to start again in the New Year… IN the meantime, happy happy Christmas to you and your family X

  8. pamasaurus

    December 22, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Oh, wow! Congrats on all the nominations. You deserve them. I really enjoy looking at your photos and reading your posts all the time!

    Thank you for the nomination! I’d probably pick the blog of the year award, because it would give me two stars, haha. Now my star isn’t lonely anymore!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      Excellent! Congratulations and have fun passing stars on to others! 🙂

  9. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    December 22, 2012 at 2:17 am

    I think you’ve got one of every kind!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      You did realise that I’ve nominated you too….? It’s choose your own award from those on offer! love to you and Daniel. Hope you have a happy and peaceful Christmas 🙂

  10. Kathleen Richardson

    December 21, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you, Sally, for nominating me for an award. If I am to choose my own, I would say the “One Lovely Blog Award”.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      I’d say that suits you and your blog very well indeed. 🙂

  11. childtasticbooks

    December 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Well done on all your awards! Well deserved of course. I am delighted for you! Thank you so much for mentioning Childtastic – Holly and I are over the moon! 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      You need to choose which award is right for you. I would suggest The Very Inspiring Award for you two. 🙂

  12. Alastair

    December 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Well done on the awards.

  13. tartanpants

    December 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Ahaaaaaaaaaaa – I believe I am speechless! I was enjoying reading your epic post and thinking to myself how wonderful it would be when someone nominates my wee blog, then I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw my name on your list! Thank you so much, it means such a lot to me, my first award after just under 2 months of blogging. I am over the moon, if not speechless! Your blog is absolutely wonderful, I find myself always looking forwards to the next post. Which award do you think I should select, I really don’t have a clue? Again, many thanks for this – it has made my week – I hope you will soon be feeling better in time for Christmas. Love, Yvonne xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      So glad you are pleased. I share your delight as each one pleases me too! Giving them out is fun too and you now have that joy to come! I think the One Lovely Blog or the Sisterhood Award. Do let me know which you choose! 🙂

      • tartanpants

        December 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

        Thanks, I will give it some thought and will let you know x

  14. niasunset

    December 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations my dear blogger friend. You deserve all of them and sure more too. I love your blog, you are doing great and sharing so nice things. Thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, love, nia (also Thanks for thinking of me too!)

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Which Award will you choose? Blogger of the Year or Very Inspiring Blogger? 🙂


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