I talk about my awesome sisterchicks a lot. I could not ask for better friends. In fact, I don’t even want any more friends because I love the ones I’ve got so much!
But blogging has opened up a whole new world of friends to me! I have friends all over the place who I “talk” to almost every day! I know we don’t “really” know each other. But I bet if we sat down at Starbucks, there wouldn’t be a moment of silence!
One of my new bloggy friends is Annie. I’ve mentioned her a few times. She’s so thoughtful, a Godly woman and a loving mom. She hosts Time Travel Tuesday and always has a great story to share. So, if you’re post-less on a Tuesday, time travel with her!
Anyway, she’s given me 2 awards. Can I say it again? TWO AWARDS. I know they aren’t real. I know they’re just a step above a meme. But I like them. And I appreciate awards. It means at least one person in the world who doesn’t know me in real life, reads my blog and actually likes me!
Well, the awards she gave me are just…sweet. The first one is the Blogger Reflection Award. Here’s what Annie said about me:
“Amanda… you might know her as OhAmanda… She is a newer bloggy friend, but a reflective blogger if I’ve ever met one. I love her faith and reading her posts each day. I love that she offers prayers of faith for Izzy too.”
And now another one called the Creative Blogger Award:
OhAmanda. Amanda’s posts are never boring. She is very creative and quick to show off a new fun thing (like igoogle)… her posts are usually full of pictures and fun stuff. Very artsy place to drop by.
Is that the nicest thing you ever read? Well, I could say just as many nice things about her. And obviously others have too because she received these awards before me!
Now, I get to make someone else happy! This is kinda hard b/c I don’t want to just keep doing a circle of links. I give one to you, you give one to me, blah blah. But you know what? You are my friends. I do like you and I hope you like me. So, if these aren’t you below, it’s probably because I’ve given you one before or I regularly link to you!
The Reflector Blogger Award (I can never remember the name of it!) goes to people that “been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and have been a Godly example to you. Bloggers who when you reflect on them you get a sense of pride and joy… of knowing them and being blessed by them.” For me, these bloggers are people that REFLECT Jesus and make me REFLECT on Him.
Joy. I met Joy through my friend Candace. Joy has a daughter named after a character in The Chronicles of Narnia. Lydia’s middle name is from Narnia. So, we kinda clicked in that regard! Joy is a fun, godly woman. She’s creative & crafty. She is also a short-term missionary to Mexico this summer. Read these posts and you’ll see why she makes me reflect. (She doesn’t blog much, so she’ll probably never even see this!)
Laura. She’s moving to Qatar…uh, like in two days! She is a first time mom like me, she’s a theologian and a funny, talented writer. But what I really like about Laura is that she’s genuine. She’s real. (Yes, I know those are synonyms!) She’s not pretentious or trying too hard. (Yes, I know!) Read these posts & you’ll see what I mean!
And I’m going to award one to my sisterchick, Kristen! She’s such a fun blogger. Sometimes she blogs about the cute guys that come into her coffee shop. But she also sees God everywhere. Read these to see what I mean. She shines with Jesus!
The Creative Blogger is for “those who bring unique and creative elements to their blogs. For those who incorporate art, music, creative writing, photos, and other beautiful visual effects into their website. For those who put a unique spin on things and come up with new ideas. This award is for the artsy, the funky, the inventor, and even the rebel. This award is for those creative individuals who stand out from the crowd.”
Candace has several blogs. But her crafty blog (which she shares with some other crafty gals) is so fun! They showcase some stuff even I could do! And it just makes me happy to open up her blog!
Amber is just an amazing photographer. She’s got 2 of the cutest kids ever and one on the way. She’s a talented writer, scrapbooker & I think she’s a great blogger! Check out why I think she’s creative!
Design Mom is not someone that I know. I hardly even comment on her page. But I love her blog! Just scroll through it and you’ll be a fan. I promise.
Diann is someone I’ve JUST met through the Doggy Day giveaway. (You haven’t forgotten about my moo minicards have you?) And she’s the only one out of all the 3billion blogs I looked at that I bloglined. (Is that a word?) You will not believe how creative this girl is! And she’s only been blogging for a month! I might have a little bloggy envy on this one soon!
So, if you stuck with me on that post…you deserve an award! And if I really did give you one up there, feel free to pass on the linky love!