I love what Julie wrote on her blog as part of her acceptance of her award, "It is always such a delight to find a fellow blogger has generously passed me an award. An acknowledgement that in some small way I may have amused, entertained or struck a chord of familiarity, and that's what it is all about right? Sharing our thoughts and interests with others and discovering theirs too."
I suppose, in some way a blog award amounts to little more than an intangible cut-and-paste decorative logo, and maybe that's why some aren't accepted. But I see them as a sincere thank you note, stamp of validation and appreciation. I cherish the fact that for a few moments in someone's day, in some small way, I have given reason to smile, been a source of inspiration or amusement, or somehow "struck a chord of familiarity".
For my gesture of gratitude I'm passing The Five Diamonds Award to:
Melissa at Heart and Home. Melissa is one of the most sincere and sweetest bloggers I have met. I'm not sure how she does it, but somehow she makes a personal comment every time I visit her site. I know I'm not special, so I can only conclude that she does this for all visitors...and she has hundreds.
Tish at A Femme d'un Certain Age. Tish is polished, chic, and sophisticated. She goes beyond making me smile, she makes me laugh-out-loud with her wit and humor. Tish and her 'friend' Cherie give advice to keep me in style and looking fabulous, all with a French twist.
Simone at The Bottom of The Ironing Basket. Simone posts the most beautiful and fun images - everything from runway fashions and flowers to sunsets and cupcakes. Simone is a woman of few words, but when she speaks, listen (read).
Marianne at Haven and Home. Marianne is a profession interior designer with a wonderful sense of style. I relate to Marianne at many level, but especially with her Sunday Quiet Time posts.
Amanda at Oliveaux. Amanda always has beautiful images and allows me to view style and life from the other side of my world.
Like most bloggers, I have a list of blogs I regularly follow, and in my book they all deserve a diamond or five or fifty. They all 'sparkle' and make me smile for one reason or another.
These Are For All The Bloggers I Follow