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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

WHAT MAGNIFICENT AWARDS.....

I AM RUNNING A LITTLE BIT BEHIND IN
GIVING THANKS FOR SOME BEAUTIFUL
TOKENS OF FRIENDSHIP....
so I would like to do that today .
awhhhh....isn't this so CUTE !!
wonder who comes up with these precious awards ?
this one was given to me by my sweet friend,
thank you so, so much. it is going to look so cute on my sidebar, along with the
other great ones.
I appreciate that you thought of me to award this
friendship token.

Here are the rules:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog so that it can be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link of the blog that presented him/her the award.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. Show these rules.
I PASS THIS ONE TO:
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ahhhhh, what an adorable award !!
My sweet, longtime friend, JACKIE from IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING SKY
passed this to me and I am just thrilled to death.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, friend JACKIE...
i just love it.
I would like to pass this to

ROSIE

she has been such a good friend to me and besides all that...

i am totally in love with

LOLA

i actually WANT

LOLA

but I am pretty sure ROSIE won't give her to me!

BUMMER !

ah, well....I love ya anyway, Rosie !

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AND


my sweet friend BEVERLY at HOW SWEET THE SOUND was so nice to present me with
these two adorable awards.
Thanks so very much!
I will pass them forward to
MARY that lives in the LITTLE RED HOUSE
I so enjoy her delightful posts...full of lovely photos that she takes herself
and her love of beautiful dishes just delights me..
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my precious friend, MARY, over at MARY'S WRITING NOOK
did me the honor of gifting me this lovely award below......i haven't a clue what it says..
but i know it is saying something wonderful..
it is just beautiful and don't you adore the pink butterfly.
I will display this on my sidebar very proudly....and I THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARY

I pass this one to sweet MARCELA, who has a beautiful blog that I really enjoy.

She lives in the awesome country of ARGENTINA !

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Oh, don't you just love this bright shade of green in this awesome award that
the sweetest GRAMS of TALK TO GRAMS
so graciously awarded to me.
Thank you so much....it's a beautiful award.
GRAMS talks about lots of interesting things on her space and it is always a delight.
I would like to pass this to
Anita has the most interesting blog...just full of tips and hints at how to save money, how to
go GREEN. She works hard for her hometown of GREENSBURG, KANSAS; rebuilding after the
terrible tornado destroyed most of the town in 2007.
WAY TO GO, ANITA !
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isn't this just a PRECIOUS award....
My sweet, sweet friend, SWEETANNE aka DEENA
of

(and...you, DEENA, are the prettiest thing I ever saw IN PINK !! and,
besides all that, you have a HUNK hanging around your house!!"
;O)
Thank you, my friend, for this lovely award and for thinking of me.
This pink beauty goes to my good friend,

Bev is such a good sport about everything and always, ALWAYS has something so nice to say to everyone.
i will never again look at the color PINK without thinking of sweet Beverly !
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NOPE...this isn't an AWARD...more like a REWARD...
I was having breakfast one morning and thinking how much I love
BLOGGING... (is that with one G or 2?)
the people are some of the most lovable and friendly and caring ladies
I've ever met.
They truly seem to always BE THERE for you when you need it. I got so much encouragement
when I was going thru so many surgeries and it helped me more than you could know.
When I could only walk 2 blocks after surgery but wanted to walk MUCH farther
you ladies cheered me on to the point where I reached that
ONE MILE MARK. (Yipee !) and I've been walking a mile every day since.
maybe a mile and a half tomorrow !!

I love all of you dearly and want you to know I will be there for you, any time, any place
that you might need me. I may not, and probably won't, be able to "be there in person"
but I can sure be there in prayers, thoughts and blessings.
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OH....and this VERY UNHEALTHY breakfast is, by far, one of my FAVORITES....

CINNAMON TOAST AND CRISP BACON AND UM, UM GOOD SWEET COFFEE..

(ooo, I am SUCH a sugar junkie !) !!

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Precious BRITTANY at ADELINE'S SHABBY COTTAGE
so graciously presented me with
THE WYLDE WOMAN AWARD
don't you just love it !

T HE WYLDE WOMAN AWARD
The rules of this award are:
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any numer in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post
2. Link back to this blogsite (http://www.tammyvitale.com//) so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

So, be sure to visit Tammy
and
Brittany
Thank you so much, Brittany
I will post it on my sidebar with PRIDE
I pass this fabulous award on to
because she is
SO FUNNY
SO ENCOURAGING
SO SWEET
AND
SO ......SO....well....
WYLDE
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and.....

THIS IS A REALLY
CUTE AWARD...

from DENA and TARA

Thank you, ladies..I JUST LOVE IT

I would like to pass this to ALL my blog friends because I do

love all of YOUR blogs, too !

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AGAIN, MANY THANKS TO ALL THE LADIES....

I am so blessed to have such sweet friends and I NEVER take it for granted one little bit !

BBFF, bj

"COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS,

ONE BY ONE,

THEN YOU'LL SEE WHAT GOD HAS DONE!"


from my friend, Ruth, at WHISPERING OAKS COTTAGE


PRAYERS, LOVE AND BLESSINGS to the folks down there in the GULF

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RED ALERT.....

THIS JUST IN....


5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE


1 Coffee Mug

4 tablespoons flour(thatʼs plain flour, not self-rising)

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons baking cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

some nuts (optional)

Small splash of vanilla


Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again.Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high.The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but donʼt be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT!

(this can serve 2 if you want to share!)


And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?

Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

i'VE NOT HAD TIME TO TRY THIS SO DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOOD OR NOT

BUT IT CAME FROM A GOOD, GOOD FRIEND SO I'LL BET IT'S GONNA BE GOOD.

excuse me now...i am on my way to my red kitchen to give this baby a try !!

24 comments:

Anita said...

Thank you so much! And it's GREEN! haha!
I copied down that cake recipe from a lady in one of my Yahoo knitting groups, but haven't tried it yet... it does sound yummy, and if homemade chocolate cake is only 5 minutes away?? I'm going to be in trouble!! Have a great Wednesday!

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi BJ...Pretty soon you are going to have to start another blog just to hold all of your lovely & well deserved awards. You are so loved here in blogland and I'm happy to say count me in as one of your many admirers! ;-) Bo

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations on all the awards, if anyone in blogland deserves them it is you sweet BJ! Now I have to run and try that cake...oh what have you done giving us this!?

jeanne said...

BJ, I am overwhelmed with your many awards. Your blog is so darned cute and fun to read you well deserve every one. Thank you for awarding me as well. I am always pleased to receive an award. Especially from you, a very accomplished blogger. You are so good at changing your header. I never know what I will see when I come to visit. I always love to visit you as often as I can. Your breakfast even tempts me and my appetite has been less than good lately. I am proud of you for your walking energy. You go girl.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations of ALL of those awards! Wow, when you win, you win BIG.

Baby Vagabond said...

Morning BJ! It doesn't surprise me at all that you are inundated with rewards. You deserve everyone on them!

I wish I could take Lola on a world tour and have her meet everyone of my sweet blogging buddies. SHe would just melt hearts everywhere!

Lola's Mom AND I are revamping the Baby Vagabond site. Tara is a "crunchy" Mom and has lots of eco friendly, baby friendly, organic, natural ideas on baby rearing and family life that she will be sharing along with pictures of pretty Lola and my line of little girl's clothes. So, if you know any young moms that might be interested, send them over to www.babyvagabond.com :-)

Thanks for the award BJ! I love visiting you!

((hugs)) Rosie

salmagundi said...

Congratulations on all of the awards; your blog is one of my favorites. Thanks for your kind words on my posts - I always look forward to hearing from you. Take care, Sally

"Magnolia" said...

All well-deserved awards, Miss BJ! I enjoy your Blog daily and always find a smile or two!

nikkicrumpet said...

WOO HOO...I'm a Wylde Woman...which is pretty hard to believe since I couldn't even lift my head off my pillow this morning! Maybe that interesting spelling of Wylde is because the new definition is: to tired to think, and too old to cause any trouble. But I'm taking it anyway! THANK YOU THANK YOU! It's a beautiful award and I'm touched you thought of me. There are soooo many amazing ladies in blogland. I LOVE this place. And YOU sitting there all smug thinking...."I told her so, but she wouldn't listen for so long" You were right!! I have all day today to cruise through blogland...the house is clean and everything is done. And I don't have to pick them up at the airport until tonight...so I'm gonna gorge myself on all that is BLOG to help with the withdrawals. Take care of yourself my dear friend...I will miss the smiles you bring me every morning. See ya in a week!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ, you truly deserve all of these wonderful awards. You are one of the "Hearts" of blogland in my opinion! I love visiting you and you make my day when you stop by for a visit.

That cake recipe sounds fun. I will wait to hear if you loved it or not...let me know :-)
xo
Penny

Beverly said...

Girl, you know I adore you, and so does everyone else. You are my Blogging Queen.

Thank you for the award, and for thinking of me. I hope you smile when you think of pink.

Cori G. said...

HI BJ,
I popped over here to see what you've been up to and it looks like you're up to your neck in awards. Can you find your way out? Hee Hee. I also noticed my name under one of them so I'd like to say a big THANK YOU! THAT IS SO SWEET!!! Can I pick it up later this afternoon? I'm needing to get ready for work. Thanks again sweet BJ!
XO Cori

BittersweetPunkin said...

WOW BJ..thats a lot of awards...good for you, you are loved!
Hugs,
Robin

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi BJ,

Congrats on all of your awards!!! I must admit that I want Lola too ;) Isn't she just the yummiest lil' bundle?

Hugs,

Dena

PEA said...

Good afternoon dear BJ:-)

I'm soooo behind in visiting everyone this week. Congratulations on all the well deserved awards, my friend...isn't it a wonderful feeling to know you're so well loved? hehe

Omigosh, that cake in a coffee mug recipe sounds so delicious and I will be trying it out as well this afternoon...as you say, very dangerous since it will be so easy to have cake whenever we want to! lol

I haven't had cinnamon on toast in ages...when I was a teenager, that would be my breakfast before school! I'd sprinkle cinnamon on my toast and always had a cup of hot cocoa to go with it:-) xoxo

Holly (Nickname) said...

oh my goodness BJ~
That cake recipe sounds so yummy...and WAY too easy to make when I am needing a chocolate fix!!( which is almost daily!)
No surprise you are loved so much by so many in blogland, dearie..We may be miles away, but we are so close in spirit and your spirit RADIATES from your blog. God has personally blessed me with you, and for that I am truly thankful.
I hope your walking is going well. Youll be up to two miles before you know it!
Thanks so much for always stopping by to say hi...it is such a joy when I see a message from you and that you haven't forgotten about me! I can be so bad about blogging sometimes and I don't do it nearly as often as you, so again, thanks from the bottom of my heart.
love you lots!!!
xxxoooHolly

Big Toe Mom said...

WAHOO! a new chocolate recipe... i am NOT suprised it comes from YOU!
thanks! and congrats on all those cute awards- you have earned them lady. take care, S.

Marcela said...

Hello dear BJ
Congrats on your well deserved awards!!!
And thank you so much for giving me an award. You made my day!!!
Kisses and hugs
Marcela

Debbie said...

Oh BJ, what great awards. You deserve all of them! Blogging friends are wonderful aren't they? Today is my birthday, and I am going to make this cake and share it with you! Chocolate is my favorite! Thank you for sharing it.

Hugs,
Debbie

Meggie said...

Congrats on all your lovely awards, BJ! You deserve each and every one of them. Can't wait to see how you liked the recipe.

dana said...

Holy-moly, girl! I thought I would get cramps in my "mouse hand" from all of this scrolling and reading about all of the awards you have received! I have to say, BJ, you are such a great blogger and friend---we all love you and you deserve every cotton-picking one of those babies!
Oh, that cake recipe sounds so yummy--I will be making a copy of that!
Here's to your good health and one and one-half mile walk!! Dana

Jackie said...

BJ, I am so glad you visited and picked up your award. Loved all the awards that you recieved.

Take care my friend.

God bless.

Adrienne said...

Congratulations on your awards, BJ. You deserve each one of them! Thanks for being a dear friend. ~Adrienne~

judicreations said...

oh my...that sounds like a fun idea. I'll give that a try...that IS a little scarey being able to bake a cake so quickly just almost at a blink of an eye.

Thank you!
Judi