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As always... I've come up with a great idea. :)

Actually this one has been said and done before, but I thought I'd hop on the bandwagon and have some fun. In truth my real motivation is quite selfish. I'm looking for a new blog to read, something good. I have a lot that I do read but what happens is that I get bored or they don't post frequently enough for my taste.

So I'm going to make my own blog award... with your help of course.


I'll figure out how to put a Mr. Linky up, but if you don't want (or know how to use him) you can post a link to one of your favorite blogs in the comments. At the end of the week I'll put a poll up and you, my beloved readers, can vote on which blog you think deserves my little award:

That way I get a little link love (which I know you all want me to have, since you care so much about me) and get a new blog to read.

Now...what kind of blog am I looking for? I want it to be:

Easy to read
Frequent postings
Relatively family friendly
Someone willing to have fun with my little award
Wordpress and other blog formats welcome!

Alright I await your links.
Psst, enter the blog you like's name and link... not yours. :)


Evelyn Perkins said…
This one doesn't fit under your criteria, but I think you would appreciate her artistic sensibilities. Do you read The Noisy Plume at She inspires me!

I am still going to add a couple to your linky thingee. Is a couple okay?
Evelyn Perkins said…
Oh. Looks like you can only enter once, but I also like Serene is My Name, Not My Life at

Thanks for doing this! I always like finding something new too!
Lisa said…
I Iike the It meets your criteria to the T.
cannwin said…
Hmm, maybe I can add them for you E.
Jenn said…
Ok...I think I added correctly....if it shows up twice...well remove one. I love the topics that Natasha writes about, very probing and well thought out....I like her...maybe you will too....
Claire Wessel said…
I love Jordan's "three little birds" blog. It always makes me laugh because her kids are crazy fun and a little bit precocious! Not just that though, but she bravely posts about the bad days. I'm usually not that brave but I can really identify with a lot of what she posts. She's also a great photographer and pretty dang good at decorating her house too!

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