This is like being in a warm rainshower of joy these days, with all the awards that have been coming my way.

My gratitude goes to Kirsten W. Larson at Creating Curious Kids for presenting me with the Liebster Blog Award. Thanks so much, Kirsten.

When you click on “read more” you’ll learn five things about me that you’d likely never even thought to wonder about, and you’ll have a chance to meet five worthy bloggers as I pass the award along.

First a bit about the Liebster Blog Award:

“Liebster is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite. The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to create new connections and bring attention to these wonderful blogs!”
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The requirements are simple: Add the award to your blog (simply save the logo above to your desktop, then add it to your blog). Thank the giver with a link back to them. Pass the award along to five other bloggers, and let them know they’ve been given an award by leaving a comment on their blog. Hope that your followers will spread the love to the blogs you’ve spotlighted.


Now, five exceedingly random things about me.

1. Although I’m right-handed, I do most things that require skill and/or strength with my left hand (things such as opening jars, or opening milk cartons, for example).

2. When shopping for clothes, I am invariably and irresistibly drawn to the shiny, the sparkly and the glamorous. Unfortunately, my lifestyle is not one that calls for many clothes of this sort.

3. When I particularly like a book or a movie, I read/watch it so many times that I can quote whole sections.

4. Much to the consternation of many of my friends (and the flat-out disgust of a few) , I absolutely love puns.

5. When I was taking typing in high school, I vowed I would never earn my living typing. Guess what I’ve done in nearly all the jobs I’ve had over the years? I also vowed I’d never be a librarian. Although not an actual librarian, guess where I worked for 23 years of my life? 😉

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Now the fun part. Introducing you to bloggers. May I have the envelope please? (Cue the drumroll…) The Liebster Award goes to

Alison Kipnis Hertz, whose blog is On My Mind

Angela Peña Dahle, whose blog is A Pen in Neverland

Laura Miller, whose blog is Laura Miller, Illustrator

Kerie Frances Miller, whose blog is Illustration Junky

Susan Barclay, whose blog is Notes from Innisfree

Enjoy their blogs, and spread the Liebster far and wide!

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