Sunday, May 22, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award



Saru at the incredibly delicious and artful blog Creative Cakes by Saru has awarded me with the "One Lovely Blog Award".  One look at her wonderful blog and the pastries she makes and you'll know just how talented she is.  Her magic is created from ingredients like drops of dark chocolate,  butter cream, sugar and flavored rum. YUM!   


The One Lovely Blog Award requires that I list 7 things about myself.  So, I must think about my answers so I'm not redundant to my Versatile Blogger post.  Let's see what I can come up with.


1.  I have no grandchildren. For years I longed for them - not so much any more. Maybe I no longer wish to babysit!


2.  As I grow older I become more and more selfish with my personal time.


3.  I make pottery and I'm working on a wild design (and I do mean wild) for my cremation urn. I will make it myself. As the Girl Scouts say: "be prepared". 


4.  I love my hubby, I love my horse, I love my dogs. Not always in that order.


5.  I hate confrontation, except with my neighbor, who lets her dogs poo in my garden beds. 


6.  Aging kinda' sucks - I had to give up ice cream. Not even Lactaid works!


7.  Life is good and really does beat the alternative - whatever that may be.


Now I get to pass this award on to bloggers I admire. I'd like to introduce you to 6 blogs I've recently started following and love. Take a look -


Rogue Artists Speak
JJ Botta at The Disconnected Writer
Bod-for-tea
Christina's Daily Paintings
Raven Myth
Studio 48 Tango


Thank you Saru at Creative Cakes by Saru for honoring me with this award. I'm very flattered! Be sure and visit her site and check out her amazing creations.

My Hubby, my horse and our dogs:

My Hubby - He's a great guy!
He's always #1!!


Mica- registered name "Slightly Painted"
She's a gorgeous Red Roan




Frankie our Border Collie

Sir Rob Roy of Mayhem
Our West Highland White Terrier

Suzie-our Havanese
We rescued her from the Humane Society





41 comments:

Ravenmyth said...

Thank you Mari....I loved your post, your hubby looks like a sweetie and I think your horse and dogs are absolutely beautiful....I have never had an award before...this is really sweet of you.

Climb2Nowhere said...

I'm totally in love with your dogs and horse. Those pictures are beautiful. I'm sorry about the ice cream. That's really tough! LOL! At least your husband is always number one! Thanks for following my blog. I'm doing the same.

Judie said...

Mari, thanks for the honor. I will be happy to post a link back to your blog, if you will allow me to put one of your wonderful photographs on my right sidebar. Is it a deal? You can even pick the photo!

David said...

Congrats on your deserved award!! Thanks for sharing some tidbits about your life, it's always fun to learn quirky facts about blog writers. Love the pics of your family, human and non-human alike, lets hope you will not be using that urn anytime soon. Take care, my friend!!!!

AJ said...

Congratulations! The award is well-deserved. Although I'm quite new here, I've seen some of your photography to know. Your list is a hoot too!

Simran said...

Nice to know about you,Mari :)
Congrats for the award..you really deserve that award :)
Lovely photos on your blog makes me happy and amaze!!
Take care..

Jenni said...

Congrats on the award. Awww, a woman who loves her husband and animals is a fine woman indeed. I don't always have time to comment but, I am always checking your poss out. You are a very talented photographer.

Debra said...

You too Mari? I thought I was the only one who has become more selfish with my time as I grow older:) And yes; growing old isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative. Congratulations on the One Lovely Blog Award. This, you richly deserve!

bod for tea said...

Thanks so much for the award Mari! Will start thinking of my answers... lovely photos of your precious brood :D

Jo said...

Hello Mari, so nice to meet you ... thanks so much for following my blog ... i am following you back ... love your number 7, I have been saying this for years now ...and i love your horse ... i've been wanting my pony since i was 7 ... someday ... lol!

JJ said...

Mari: Thank you so much for the award. I will definitely participate. I love your blog!

Akseli Koskela said...

Hi Mari,

Two of your 6 favourite bloggers are favourites of mine too! With odds like that I'll have to check out the others.

Thanks for following.

eve and the apple tree said...

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog Mari! It's amazing to think that people on the other side of the world are reading it. You never really think it travels that far!

Ames said...

Hi Mari it's me...Ames. I think your horse is a beauty and your dogs are sweeties. I too am a dog lover as you probably already know since you just became my new follower. We had a rotten Shetland pony growing up. His name was Traveler and he came by it honest. Never could keep the big brat in his pasture.

Just wanted to stop by and say hi and YES I am your new follower! I'll stop back by soon and look around your blog somemore!~Ames

Friko said...

Hi Mari, thank you for following Fridge Soup and your kind comment.

Fridge Soup is a communal blog with several contributors and does not follow other blogs. I am the admin bod, everybody else only adds posts.

If you want anyone of of us to follow you from our own blogs, come and visit us individually, we'd all be very pleased to see you, I am sure.

LilPixi said...

Lovely blog indeed! Great photography! =)Beautiful pets too!

ArtMuse Dog and Carol said...

Thanks Mari ~ for commenting and following me ~ am following on Google Connect ~ have a great weekend ^_^

Wonderful photography ^_^

Jo said...

Hey I'm here from southeast Georgia Thank you for visiting LazyonLoblolly and your commnet is so appreciated I'm trying to follow back but I think blogger is messin' with everyone's blog's again,I try and follow back when they get this mess cleared up AGAIN.
Are yall having problems with blogger.com?
Great to meet you,and fun bloggin' with ya!

Have a great Memorial weekend!
~Jo
:azyonLoblolly

Vicki Lane said...

A lovely blog, indeed. I especially like the picture of the border collie!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the follow and comment. Your blog is so much more interesting and creative. I'm ashamed to say that I'm not capable of doing any art that's good enough to hang. I will probably ask my blog friend for help. Congrats on the award!

EG Wow said...

Love your dogs and lucky you to have a horse!

melissa said...

congratulations mari... i love reading truths about yourself ;)... especially the aging part... hmmm... :P

Sailor said...

This award lets us know more about you. Never knew that you have a horse.

I was on a vacation in my parents village for few days and could not post anything new and didn't get time to visit my favorite blogs.

Now I just remember one of my childhood dream was to own an elephant and a horse like you have. There are lots of elephants in my parents village in Kerala India and I went around and asked and and it coast you only few thousand dollars to buy one. The most expensive part is feeding one elephant everyday. I may have to work day and night continuously to feed it for just one day :D

lol Thats just a story came to my mind when I saw your horse's picture.

You have a fantastic day.

ChrisJ said...

Congratulations. Lovely blog; great photos.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

As you can see - I don't darn my hubby's socks lol!!

Kristy said...

Congrats!

Pooch Purple Reign said...

really nice post! your little terrier dog is a cutie. i love his name! should have named my son that haha
~laura

wan- cooking varieties said...

Hi mari, after reading your 6 point presentation, I was a bit surprised to read on your urn story.. who knows many years from now, your design taste may change drastically.. may be you just call it , one of your “ hobby- designing ideas”
Congrats for getting the lovely blog award. A poet blogger gave me the same award too, its at my sidebar.. have a great day

mmichele said...

What a beautiful family! I heard that a VERY liberal sprinkling of cayenne pepper (you can buy boxes in bulk) discourages dogs from flower beds but the flowers don't mind.

Haven't tried it myself but it sounds like it would work.

mmichele said...

What a beautiful family! I heard that a VERY liberal sprinkling of cayenne pepper (you can buy boxes in bulk) discourages dogs from flower beds but the flowers don't mind.

Haven't tried it myself but it sounds like it would work.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

really nice post! your little terrier dog is a cutie. i love his name! should have named my son that haha
~laura

melissa said...

congratulations mari... i love reading truths about yourself ;)... especially the aging part... hmmm... :P

Jo said...

Hey I'm here from southeast Georgia Thank you for visiting LazyonLoblolly and your commnet is so appreciated I'm trying to follow back but I think blogger is messin' with everyone's blog's again,I try and follow back when they get this mess cleared up AGAIN.
Are yall having problems with blogger.com?
Great to meet you,and fun bloggin' with ya!

Have a great Memorial weekend!
~Jo
:azyonLoblolly

LilPixi said...

Lovely blog indeed! Great photography! =)Beautiful pets too!

eve and the apple tree said...

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog Mari! It's amazing to think that people on the other side of the world are reading it. You never really think it travels that far!

Akseli Koskela said...

Hi Mari,

Two of your 6 favourite bloggers are favourites of mine too! With odds like that I'll have to check out the others.

Thanks for following.

bod for tea said...

Thanks so much for the award Mari! Will start thinking of my answers... lovely photos of your precious brood :D

AJ said...

Congratulations! The award is well-deserved. Although I'm quite new here, I've seen some of your photography to know. Your list is a hoot too!

Climb2Nowhere said...

I'm totally in love with your dogs and horse. Those pictures are beautiful. I'm sorry about the ice cream. That's really tough! LOL! At least your husband is always number one! Thanks for following my blog. I'm doing the same.

cooking varieties(wan) said...

hi mari, congrats for winning the stylish blogger award. ..
It very much describes your blog and your amazingly beautiful photography works..
The poem is so lovely and a bit tense at the later part and just fine in the end.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration from this book, great pick.

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