Monday, August 4, 2008

Is My Heart Fluttering?

Who on earth doesn't like to hear good things on a Monday?

I would like you all to meet my newest bloggy bling:

She is the Arte y Pico Award , and she's given out for blogs that "... deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language."

According to the briefest of translations on the site, it would appear that Arte y Pico means "Wow. The Best Art. Over the top."

I received this more than a week ago my dear blend Asthma Girl, over at "Is My Cape Fluttering?" Her sweet nomination said the following - "While I generally think of art as photography, the Baroness creates art with her words. Seriously."

Aw, hon - I'm so very glad that I put you on the payroll - it's one of the best investments I've ever made in my life!!

As much as I would love to shoot one of these back Asthma Girl's way for her always breathtaking photography, she has one already, and there are some equally beautiful sites out there I read when I'm looking for inspiration beyond the written word.

First recipient is Shari over at The Glass Doorknob. She has such a lovely, lovely way of taking the everyday and shining a light on it, so we can truly appreciate it. I find her a gentle oasis in the blogosphere.

Second recipient, Stacy (with honorable mention to Kevyn) over at The Best Life Ever. Every day is a reflection on what makes her happy - how cool is that? She has a way of always putting a positive spin on things, and the on-going photo essay of her and her husband and their friends is proof positive that there is a Best Life Ever out there for everyone.

Third recipient is Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy. It's crafts, but on such a higher artistic plane. She's an nostalgia and comfort artisan, and I when I look at what she's working on, I feel like I've just stepped into my favorite aunt's sewing room. She just published a book "Stitched in Time" - check it out!

Fourth recipient is Jen of Simply Breakfast and Simply Photo. Simply Photo takes me to links I would never in a million years find on my own, and without fail, they're always so sensory fulfilling. I live vicariously through her Simply Breakfasts - each one a snapshot of what's going on that day - the harder you look the more you'll discover!

Fifth and last is Miss Tracey at iPost. As someone who proclaimed themselves to be geographically-challenged, this site was to collect postcards for her and her kids from across the US. Luckily, she managed to get some pretty exotic ones as well, and they (and the stamps from abroad) are fascinating to look at - perfect for the armchair traveller in all of us.

Should any of these wonderful women care to share the love of Miss A y P, here are the rules, as they were told to me:

1. Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4. Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award (click here for link).

Enjoy your Monday, you fabulous women, you!!!


asthmagirl said...

So, may I assume "the check is in the mail"? Or for the Canadian audience "The cheque is in the mail"?

Hugs to you! You're more than deserving! I'm so happy to be on staff!

Mental P Mama said...

Congratulations! A well-deserved award!

Alicia P. said...

Thank you Baroness -- I appreciate that! xo, a

Not Afraid to Use It said...

Isn't she just gorgeous! She is one of my favs I've seen in the blogosphere. I am glad you received her--you are DEF deserving!! Hugs.

iPost said...

xxoo- I am honored, really! Thanks for the boost, pal! I will take care of this as soon as possible...just back from a long weekend trip and it is late and I am tired. Be back to pick it up and pass on the love...too many rules for me to comprehend right now! HUGS!

TSannie said...

Congratulations, most deserving Baroness!

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Countess AG: Actually, darling, the "Cheque" is in my "Toque", and there it will stay until you venture up her to get it. I should let you know that you've been nominated for "Employee of the Month" (by a landslide!!) Thanks again, dear heart!

Countess MPM: How nice of you!

Countess Posie: You are so very welcome! Keep on stitchin', sister!

Countess NATUI: You do turn my head with all your niceties, sweets! She is a lovely-looking bling, non? Thank god I can keep her safe on my site, as such fragile pretties tend to get broken around here...

Countess iPost: I hear ya about the tired, hon. Just did a round-trip university visit in 2 days - I still can't think straight...

Countess TSannie: Well, thank you!
Aren't cha the sweetest?

Stacy said...

oh yeah! way to go baroness!

thank you for the very kind shout out.
much appreciated.

shari said...

congrats on your award and thanks for sharing the love. :) cheers!

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