I won the Versatile Blogger Award!

It’s funny how you discover new places to visit each time on the computer.  Over the years I’ve made many new friends online, the majority I’ve never had the pleasure to meet in person.  However, we’ve found each other in cyberspace and share commonalities that keep us chatting with each other and sharing ideas.

As you know I write a food blog, so I’ve met lots of other foodies along with crafters, beaders, moms, photographers, etc., all things that I’m interested in or have in common with.

This summer I found Ann’s site Cooking Healthy for Me.  I’ve never met Ann personally but I adore her.  She’s sweet, kind, thoughtful and works hard to prepare healthy food for herself and family in an effort to maintain a healthy body and lose weight.  So far she has lost 21 pounds – way to go Ann!  She loves Cooking Light books and magazines, where many of her recipes come from.  Although we’ve never met, I feel like I’ve found a friend.  I’m sure you’ll feel that way as well once you visit her site.

Ann awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award – Thank you Ann, I feel honored!
The rules of the Versatile Blogger are as follows:
  1. Thank the person who awarded you, and link back to their site.
  2. Share seven things about yourself
  3. Pass the award along to fifteen bloggers you’ve discovered and read
Thank you Ann for the award.  Now for the hard part – 7 things about me.
1. I have 2 wonderful children that I’m most proud of, ages 22 and 25.  My daughter who is 22 is a senior in college this year studying finance and law while my 25 year old son is in broadcasting, and has his own TV series.
2. My best buds are Trek & Cody – my dogs.  We hang out together all the time and they love going swimming and lounging on their rafts.
3. My husband and I have been happily married for 27 years and were best of friends for 11 years before we got married.  We’ve know each more than 1/2 our lives.
4. I come from a family of artists.  My father was a builder and developer, my mom an artist, my oldest sister a designer, and my middle sister an artist and sculptor. I’m the youngest.
5. Growing up I was a tomboy.  I use to jump from one rooftop to the next and climb the trellis’.  I was one big bruise and skinny as a rail.
6.  If I had my choice I’d live on chocolate.
7. Nothing makes me happier than to put a smile on someones face, young or old, because of something I have taught them, done for them or shared with them.
Here’s my award to 15 amazing bloggers that I’ve enjoyed getting to know through their site.  I will say, that Ann from Cooking Healthy for Me, is at the top of my list.  However Ann, if you’re reading this, you don’t have to go and post all this again.  Just know I enjoy your site and knowing you.Now for my list of 15 bloggers.  I look forward to hearing what you have to share.

1. Scrambled Hen Fruit
2. I Heart Naptime
3. Dulce Dough
4. Tidy Mom
5. Amandeleine
6. Bakerella
7. Donuts to Delirium
8. The Ardent Epicure
9. Food for My Family
10. What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine
11. Cosmopolitan Currymania
12. Spicie Foodie
13. DIY du Jour
14 .Food and Thrift
15. Not Rachel RayThere are so many wonderful bloggers out there that share fun ideas, thoughts, recipes, crafts, knowledge, etc., I could list them all day, but I’m only suppose to put down fifteen.

Thanks again, Ann!


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  1. Thanks, Vicki, for passing on your award! Like you, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know so many wonderful people. Now I just need to think of seven things. Hmmmm…. 🙂

  2. hi, congratulation for being awarded as a versitile blogger. I hope could also received one too =)

  3. Congratulations, you really deserve that award. Ann is really very friendly! I loved reading your facts. Great to know that your husband and you know each other for such a long time!! Wow, you come from a family of artists, that’s why art is in your blood (which shows even in your blog!)
    Thank you, Vicki! I see me name in the awardees’ list!! So thoughtful of you! I just posted the answer to your comment on my latest post, on stove-grilled tomato chutney. hope you’ll have a look when you are free!

  4. Hi Vicki! Congratulations on your award and it’s well deserved! Wouldn’t you know the day you come out with SO many nice things to say about me I posted (on a dare) some REALLY goofy pictures of myself!

    Your seven facts are wonderful and we’ve been married about the same amount of time! Your doggies are adorable and BIG! I think mine would probably fit in their food bowl!

    I have to check the blogs you sent the award to….I know some of them, but not all!

    Have a GREAT day! You’re awesome!

  5. It was fun and challenging coming up with 7 things, but ladies you can do it. It’s been fun getting to know all of you. I’m sure anyone that stops by your blogs will enjoy them as much as I have.

  6. Hi Vicki-Just opened my computer, and saw your award post on my blogroll, so I clicked on your blog.
    Congratualtions, on the well deserved award:DDD
    Thank you for thinking of me to pass it on. I do have the 7 things about me on a previous award from last year…things are different since then, and will post a new one!
    Such an honor to receive an award.
    I will check out the other bloggers, which some I know already!

  7. You are one amazingly young looking mom! I hope that when my 6-year-old is in her 20’s I look as good as you do – although I fear she will have aged me quite a bit more. 🙂

    I am not an artist at all so I am so impressed with creative people.

    Great finding your blog!

  8. Vickie I am honored you would add me to the list here! I love that cute little face what a handsome boy! I think I would love to see more of his posts here! Adorable! thank you so much for adding me here! I will add this here
    http://pegasuslegend-whatscookin.blogspot.com/p/my-favorite-foodies-on-blogosphere.html along with you!

  9. Congrats to you!!!!! So well deserved your an awesome foodie blogger!

  10. Congratulations, Vicki! And thank you so much for including me on your list. I’m in good company.

  11. @ Elisabeth – I’ll look forward to seeing what you have to say

    @Ameena – Wow what a nice compliment. Thank you very much!

    @ Pegasuslegend – He was a darling little boy, in fact I ran an ad with him in it for the holidays because I thought his smile captured everything. I’ll look forward to seeing your award comments and thank you for adding me to your list.

    @Shaina – you are welcome, I enjoy reading your blog and I’m quite sure others will as well. Looking forward to seeing your comments.

  12. Congrats and thanks for passing it on!

  13. @Dulce Dough – You’re welcome!

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