Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I have been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by...

Hanni of Sweet Bean Gardening 
Deb of Deb's Garden and
Frances of Island Threads 

I really enjoy their blogs, and I hope you will stop by and visit them.

I have been asked to:
  1. Post a link back to the person(s) who gave me the award
  2. Share 7 random things about myself
  3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers and drop them a note to tell them about it  
Okay.  Here goes (by the numbers)...

1) I don't like spending 1 minute in a mall, but I could spend 24 hours in a garden center :-)

2) I was a free-lance court reporter for 17 years.  In 2003 I traded in transcripts for trowels and left lawyers for landscapes -- and never looked back!

3) I have a 2 1/2-inch scar on my forearm from recent radial tunnel surgery.  Maybe I'm spending a little too much time with those trowels and landscapes?

4) I have 2 grandsons (and, yes, I'm too young to have grandchildren)

5) I drive a 2007 Sport Trac. I love my little truck :-)

6) I just had 20 shrubs ripped out of my backyard.   Last year after pruning those shrubs, I wrote in my gardening journal,"They are getting ripped out!  I am done with pruning those things."  Yep, I'm done.

7) Psalm 16 is my favorite Psalm.  "Apart from the Lord I have no good thing."   Pretty much sums it up for me :-)

I would like to recognize these blogs I've recently discovered (by the letter)...

S - Secrets of a Seed Scatterer
T - Thanks for Today
Y - Yardflower
L - Life in Robin's Nest
I -  It's Not Work, It's Gardening
S - Southern Post
H - Hoe and Shovel
B - Blackgates Garden World
L - Ledge and Gardens
O - Open Sesame Garden
G - Gardening Tips and Pics
G - Garden Cuizine
E - EvoOrganics
R - Root of it All
S - Sunny Side Up

We garden bloggers are an interesting bunch!  I hope you take a minute to discover some new blogs, too.

Happy Blogging! 
Toni :-)

7 comments:

  1. Yup, isn't He good? I can't imagine the gardening in eternity. :)

    Loved reading your seven things, too. Why don't they have garden centers IN the mall? Now that would for me!

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  2. I too especially liked number 7. I think He pays specially attention to the Texas gardeners. While I have been a part of Blotanical, I have seen the prettiest gardens come out of Texas. You must have double the blessings of good soil and weather.

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  3. Congratulations Toni! Isn't the gardening blogosphere full of cool, wonderful people?! I love learning random things about people. Helps you get to know who they really are. Again, congrats on the well deserved award!

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  4. Toni, congratulations on your stylish blog award! How exciting to be gifted by 3 different bloggers!!! Wonderful getting to know more about you, too!

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  5. Thanks for the link back to my blog! I enjoyed reading the facts about yourself. I agree with #7! I hope you are recovering well from your surgery. I also look forward to exploring some of the blogs you mentioned that I am unfamiliar with. I like the way you listed them according to letter!

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  6. glad you posted Toni and thanks for the nice comment about my blog, yes I too could spend 24 hours in a garden centre we don't even have one on the island here, I'm glad your arm is getting better, I did hesitate about chosing your blog due to your not being able to blog these last few weeks but want to include your blog as I do enjoy it and found you through blotanical, I absolutly love the stylish way you have presented your 15 blogs, Frances

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  7. Hi Toni,
    While I said I don't usually post about these awards or do these 'memes' I do want to say thank you for linking to my blog and for the honor. You are sweet to do that. I am so sorry you've been dealing with pain but glad the surgery went well and the healing is taking place! I will add this award to a separate page I have and if and when the time feels right I might actually post about it...meanwhile I will add it to a page I started back when I first started blogging. I don't mean to be ungrateful and not accept the award...I guess I just don't like posting details about myself on my blog! But I do want to tell you thank you...and I hope you are feeling better and better every day;-)

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