Love, love, love – hearts and blogs

It’s always nice to know you’re loved. Lori at Barefoot in High Heels gave me this to let me know she “hearts” my blog! Thanks, Lori! And so did Karen at Nouvelle Blogger, who’s also a fellow LA Moms Blogger – love yours, too, but I think you knew that already :-). Then Marie from The Boston Bibliophile and Karen at Planet Books (not the same Karen as the first one I mentioned – but good heavens, I know quite a few blogging Karens!) did too – thanks so much, ladies! I guess I’d better do something about this now, huh?

EDITED TO ADD: The very day I posted this, I received the award again from Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit – thank you so much!

Here are the rules:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog (done!)

2) Add a link to the person people who awarded it to you (done–at the top of the post)
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs (see below)
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog (see below)
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs! (just done, and reposted this entry to say so!)

Not too long ago, I picked seven blogs for the Brillante Premio award – I love them too, of course, but I think it’s nice to share the love (and this is not the kind of “love sharing” that can get you into trouble, thank goodness…). Therefore, there won’t be any repeats from that list in this one.

So here are seven blogs that I “heart” (actually, it’s eight…you’ll see that one of them is shared), some old favorites and some new:

Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness – Another LA Moms Blogger (and one I’ve actually met in person), writing about parenting, politics, life in the city, and Depeche Mode
A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm!Madame Meow is an “old” favorite, although she is much younger than I am, and is another blogger with wide-ranging interests and a writing style that I enjoy
Ellipsis – I found Carly via Outpost Mâvarin (so I think she’ll share this with yet another of the blogging Karens), and I love her openness and her wonderful photographs
Whee! All The Way Home – I’ve been reading Patois’ blog for a long time (over a year now), and I keep coming back for her honesty, her good writing, and her Weekly Wonderings
books i done readRaych‘s book reviews are frequently very funny as well as insightful, and have you ever met anyone who rates books on a scale that uses caterpillars?
ScobberlotchKaren Harrington is a new blog crush of mine (and she just got this award from someone else, but it doesn’t hurt to get it again!) – a published author whose blog is wide-ranging and fun reading
West of Mars: The Meet and Greet – Many book-blogging folks know Susan from Win a Book, but this is where groupies of her fictional band ShapeShifter can hang out with the band

Since this award was bestowed on my blog by four different people, does that mean I’m supposed to pass it on to seven other blogs for each of them? Since I’m only doing one post about it, I’m going to say “no,” but let me add that I “heart” all of the blogs in my three blogrolls on the sidedar. Why not sample a few of them for yourself?

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  1. No one can do it alone and as I accept your award today, I would be remiss not to thank those who have gotten to this point. There are so many people to thank. First, my parents. And Hubby, you da best. My furry dogs, well, you give me the best ideas. My publisher. My agent. My hairdresser/therapist. You all work so hard to…

    Wait. Wrong speech. Darn! Haven’t won THAT award yet.

    Thanks, Florinda! You made my day. 🙂

  2. Hi Florinda 🙂

    Thank you so much for the award. Gosh, my blogging buddies have been so generous with me this year, and each and every single time it amazes me. Folks who do so much better with their blogs then me, see something in me that apparently just escapes me. I am so honored you thought of me. Thank you so much m’dear. And thank you for appreciating my blog, Ellipsis. 🙂

    Always, Carly

  3. Barefoot – You’re welcome, Lori. After all, you started it :-)!

    Karen H – You’re welcome! I’m glad I found your blog, and gave you a chance to test-drive that speech :-).

    Carly – You totally deserve all the recognition you’ve been getting for your blog :-).

  4. Oh, I think Carly totally deserves this recognition. She doesn’t need to share it with me. Thanks for the mention, though! And gee – look at all those Karen’s! (And here I thought I was unique….)

  5. April – I think you might like her; she’s pretty outspoken too :-).

    KFB – No, I decided to split it between the two of you, and it’s my blog, so my rules :-). And there a couple of other blogging Karens that I didn’t even mention here.

  6. Serena – It just looks like I’m popular :-). I procrastinated about mentioning the first couple, and then I couldn’t leave anyone out! Thank you again!