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An Award and A Giveaway Win !!

Talk about making you feel special !!

Karyn at French Charming received the

first ever BFF (Blogger Favorite Friend) Award

from Julie Marie at Idyllhours

Julie created this award for Karyn

who passed it along to 10 of her BFF's.

I am honored to be chosen as one of them.

Look at this pretty award!!

The rules of this little ditty are

that we must list our 10 favorite things about blogging.

This is easier than it sounds as

you do not want to duplicate an existing list.

Well, here goes:

1. The freedom to express yourself with all of your hidden
girliness or not....
your choice, that's what makes it so great
...it is your choice.

2. Makes you feel like you are chatting with your best friend
whenever you write a post and then receive a comment
as though you are in the same room.

3. Post all of the fabulous things that inspire you
and find out that they inspire others around the world as well.

4. Doing something for yourself that makes you happy.

5. Opening your email and finding a note from
a blogging buddy that makes you smile from ear to ear.

6. Realizing that this world is not so big after all and we are all connected.

7. Lovin all of the support and admiration that is heaped upon you
and you feel as though you can conquer the world....
who knew that the blogging community could have such a powerful influence on you.

8. Participating in all kinds of generous giveaways, swaps and just blog love

9. Evolving with this whole techie process of running your blog
and discovering all kinds of awesome ways to share.

10. I am happy....over the moon...to have discovered
such delightful, generous, kind, not to mention humourous
and supportive Blogging Favorite Friends.

Raise a glass and an arm pump to all of you !!


I won a giveaway from Nancy at La Chambre Rose.

Please go and visit Nancy,
all kinds of exciting things going on over there.

The giveaway is for me to chose anything
from her Etsy shop
aptly named LivinOnThefringe.

I am so excited, I chose 2 items
and let Nancy decide which of the 2 to send my way
That way it is still a surprise...YAY!!

Thanks so much Nancy!!


Everyone, you have brightened my day

and I hope you stay just the way you are,

all full of Sunshine!!

xOxO, Nerina :)


  1. Congratulations, Nerina, on the beautiful BFF blog award. You are totally deserving of it!!

    And, YEAH, congrats on winning the giveaway from Nancy!! (Clapping)

    Hugs, Marsha

  2. Nerina!
    Congrats honey on the award from a wonderful blogger friend (the best ones of all), and for winning a contest. They are so wonderful. I am thrilled for you. It couldn't have been chosen for a sweeter person. Congrats. Country hugs, Love, Sherry

  3. congratulations on such a beautiful and heart-felt award. your list is very nice!

  4. Hey Nerina, my new little Canada friend! It's so nice to meet you and I've so enjoyed scrolling through your posts.
    I totally agree with your 10 thoughts on blogging...it's a wonderful place out here!
    Plus...I love you even more for giving me such tempting pics of dear Johnny! whew!!!! (sweat sweat) ;)
    You have a beautiful & inspiring blog girl!!!!!
    everything vintage

  5. Hello! At first I was a little shy that my "homemade" Idyllhours BFF award was gathering so much attention... now I am simply flattered and so happy to meet new blog friends! Your blog is lovely! Julie Marie

  6. Congrats on the awards lovey! You deserve it- your blog is fabulous! Love your list of Top 10's too! Could not agree more about blogging! :) XOXO

  7. Congratulations on your very well deserved award X

  8. Congratulations on your award :)

    So glad you're going to join me in the REVAMP IT challenge! Thanks so much, can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

  9. Congrats on your award!!! How sweet is that? I want to thank you also for your sweet comments to me!!!

  10. What a fun award. I agree completely with all of your reasons why you love blogging! Congrats on the win and have a great day!

  11. Congratulations on your award and your prize!!! I loved reading your favorite things about blogging. I so agree with you on every count! I especially agree with how we are all connected and the fact that blogging create such a positive feeling of one's self! You put it beautifully! Hope you are having a wonderful week! xoxo L.

  12. I love your blog!! Congratulations on your award.....thanks for dropping by and visiting me in good old Australia....you are in for the ribbon giveaway!!! Have a great week

  13. Hey chickadee! Great reasons to love blogging!! Congras on the award!! Big mermaid hugs


  14. Thank you for your gorgeous comment. Congratulations on the well-deserved award too. I agree with you about being free to just write what you want and the warm feeling that others get it. I also like how you realise that we are all connected somehow, somewhere. I too feel the connection after you wrote about Africa and sharing the love of water in my blog.

    Enjoy your lovely gifts, it's wonderful when good things happen in a sweet row :)


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