Wow! We were so honored to receive a nomination for the Versatile Blogger award last week. And before we could post about it, we were nominated for the Kreativ Blogger award! I had crafted a post about all the rules, the nominees, information about me, etc. … and then crash… something happened and every time I tried to save the post, it was lost. So, after much frustration, I gave up and went to a friends house for delicious dinner (and a tamarind-orange gin and tonic, if you must know). Now this morning we have been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger award.
I am so thankful to the blogging community. I really feel so much friendship and support! So, I’m going to see what I can do to cover all of these in one post. I’m not sure how that’s going to work out. But it is beautiful outside this weekend, and we don’t get much of that in this part of the country. SO…
My first THANK YOU! goes to Eclectic Faerie… for the nomination of the Versatile Blogger Award. I stumbled upon this blog fairly recently and have had fun looking through all the interesting posts. They have tons of amazing recipes, and much more as they are a “journal of aesthetic pleasures”! Check them out…
The next THANK YOU! goes to Humble Feast… for the nomination of the Kreativ Blogger Award. Humble Feast is another blog that I stumbled upon recently and they have lots of delicious recipes in store for you…
And finally, THANK YOU! to Putney Farm… for the nomination of Sunshine Blog Award. Now, I have to admit, I had not heard of the Sunshine Blog award before today. But the nomination coming from Putney Farm is very touching. I have been following Putney Farm for a while. I think they started blogging about the same time as we did. I realize this has just been a few months, but Putney Farm has really done a lot with their blog in this time. They are constantly posting amazing recipes for food and cocktails. In fact, they probably have more cocktails on their site than we do. Their photos keep getting better and better. Please pay them a visit, you will not be disappointed.
The rules of all of these are fairly similar, but all have a few differences. I think for the most part, you are supposed to thank the person who nominated you and link back to their site. Then you are supposed to say a few things about yourself. For the Versatile and Kreative blogger awards, it is 7 things about yourself. For the Sunshine blog award, there are some specific questions. And finally, the Versatile Blogger award has you nominate 15 blogs for the award, the Kreativ Blogger award has you nominate 7, and the Sunshine Blog has you nominate 10 “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. (Oh, and be sure to leave a comment for those you nominate so that they know about it!)
So, I will start with a few things about me:
1. have lived in both Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon
2. got married on a Greek island… breathtaking Santorini
3. am addicted to CANNING!
4. love to knit (I know, I’m sounding more like my grandmother… but she’s a really cool lady! In fact, my grandmother taught me to knit.)
5. have been vegetarian for over 14 years
6. love to garden and follow the square-foot gardening method in my tiny veggie garden
7. grew up on a small farm, the very same one that my father and grandfather grew up on
The Sunshine Blog Award Questions:
Favorite Color: Fuchsia (ok, I don’t really have a favorite, but I would say fuchsia is right up there)
Favorite Animal: Dogs, and since I don’t have one, I’m going to say “Pete”. Pete is my parents’ chocolate lab, and he is awesome!
Favorite Number: how about 3??
Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Soy Latte! I could go for an iced one right now…
Facebook or Twitter: I’m going to say Facebook, only because that is the only one I participate in. Truth be told, I am not a fan of either. I started a FB page for Boozed + Infused a few months ago, and started one for myself, reluctantly, about a month ago. I’m not kidding…
My passion: the outdoors! It is KILLING me that I’m inside attached to a computer right now.
Prefer giving or getting presents: GIVING – and it will almost always be homemade (of course lots of them are liqueurs these days, but they also include boozy cherries, jam, pickled things, and knitted items…)
Favorite Pattern: polka dots
Favorite day of the week: Saturday for sure!
Favorite Flower: tough one, they are all so good. But I’m going with Peonies
Ok, so now for the nominations of bloggers that inspire us…
For the Kreativ Blogger Award, we would like to nominate:
1. Putney Farm (I know you just nominated us for Sunshine, but I was already going to nominate you for this… )
4. Cake & Table
5. Good Booze
For the Sunshine Blog Award, I would like to nominate:
3. Shiny Tomato
Sorry to cut this short and not say more about why these blogs are all so amazing… but please check them out for yourself. There is so much creativity and inspiration in the blogosphere right now, it is really astonishing.
Again, a big thank you to those who nominated Boozed + Infused: