Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My First Ever Blogger Awards.

GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT GUESS WHAT! I RECEIVED A BLOGGER AWARD! And apparently it was worth the wait because not only was one award given to me but...THREE!

*fans face to keep from fainting*

And Melanie Stanford is the lovely lady who gave me all three!

Here are the first two:

Here are the Rules for these two:
~ Thank and Link to the person who nominates you
~ Share Seven Random facts about yourself
~ Pass the award to five more blogger friends
~ Contact and congratulate the blogs nominated

7 Random Facts About Me
1) My favorite color is purple
2) I have this huge fasination with mermaids. I collect figurines, art, anything mermaid. And the darker the better. I have this whole world of theirs in my mind and I'm pretty particular about it. :)
3) I am a Twihard. There. I said it. And...
4) Seeing as I'm a Twihard, and I love all things mermaid, my sister and I play with each others pictures on Face in the Hole and according to the pictures, I've swam with a tail in the ocean and stood between Edward and Jacob's argument, with a smile.
5) I am horrible at cracking raw eggs. I seem to always get shell in the bowl and I end up having to ask my ten year old daughter to crack them for me.
6) I adore dogs! And my phone is full of pictures I've taken of my dogs. When I can, I love getting my grubby clothes on and rolling around in the dirt with them.
7) And the last one is, that I have been certified in three different professions. 1- Optician. 2- Childbirth Educator. 3- Birthing Doula. Hopefully I can use my experience in these very different professions when writing future books.

The last and in no way least award I received today is the:

The Rules on this one are:
1. Show your appreciation to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the camaraderie of the most supportive people on the internet—other writers.
5. And best of all—have bloggity fun and spread the love.

Here are the five friends I'm passing the Versatile Blogger and the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award to:

Here are the five friend I'm passing the Liebster Blog Award to:


  1. Thanks Rachel for the award :) Rhonda

  2. Aw - thanks so much!! I feel so loved! :)

    I love how you photoshopped yourself into the Twilight photo. Brilliant! And your dogs are ADORABLE!! I want to roll around with them too!

  3. Awesome, Rachel! Thank you so much! And congrats to you on your awards!
    Always nice to learn more about you. I love mermaids too, and it's been passed on to my 5 year old daughter who loves them even more than I do. She wants me to paint them on the walls of her new room. So cute!
    And I didn't know of that site so I'm gonna have to doctor up some pics of her as a mermaid.
    Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

  4. Congrats on your first blog award.

  5. I'm a Twihard too. I admit it. I even have a t-shirt that says, "Cullen Vampire Baseball League" and another that says, "I never got my letter to Hogwarts so I'm moving to Forks to live with the Cullens"

  6. I love it! My sister and I are planning on buying fun twilight t shirts to wear to the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn. :)

  7. Thank you so much, Rachel! Loved the modified pics! The Twilight one was funny, but the mermaid one was pretty cool. Your dogs are beautiful. One of the local K-9 unit dogs is named Vader because he breathes like him when he gets excited. Is there a story behind your Vader's name?

  8. Congrats on your awards! And thanks for mine!

  9. Oh Funny Shannon! No, we named him Vader because his breed is gray and white and he's black, so he's different, apart of the dark side. :) I made the Twilight one and put it on a coffee cup for my sister as a birthday gift.

  10. Hello Rachel! I'm sorry it took me so long to get here, I completely forgot!

    Thank you for passing on the award to me, I'm honored! You have a lovely blog over here. :-))