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Seriously…What Would Sally Field Do? I have to replay this clip, because only she can express my gratitude in a way that goes beyond mere words on the page:

Alright, I’ve been such a slacker lately. Always putting off for tomorrow what I should be doing today. I’ve been so fortunate as to have been nominated for NINE AWARDS over the past few months. I always think, “I’ll do the requirements tomorrow and spread the love to some other deserving bloggers!” But, tomorrow comes and goes, and these amazing awards sit unacknowledged. I can stand it no longer. They deserve to see the light of day.

So…this morning I made it Priority Uno to sit down at my computer and put together a list of all the thoughtful people who have nominated my blog for a bounty of amazing awards. I would like to thank you all for considering me…and YES I ACCEPT EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM!!! You are all so kind and generous. I’m one lucky blogger, for sure! I hope you will be forgiving that I cannot follow the specific rules of each award requirement. I’ll do my best to morph them into one rule requirement so I can properly accept these. Following are the amazing bloggers and the awards they nominated me for. The next section is a list of who I’m nominating for each award, and the general acceptance criteria. Thank you, again, for your consideration! I can only hope you’ve enjoyed my blog as much as I’ve enjoyed and looked forward to reading all of yours!

1. Reader Appreciation Award, nominated by (p.s. this link was so old that it no longer appeared! I had to use my own creativity to come up with this show-stopper image):

2. Beautiful Blogger Award, nominated by and

3. One Lovely Blog Award, nominated by and and

4. Liebster Blog Award, nominated by and

5. Reality Blog Award, nominated by

6. Addictive Blog Award, nominated by

7. Very Inspiring Blogger Award, nominated by

8. Seven Things About Me Award, nominated by and

9. The Booker Award, nominated by

The Rules of this Nomination:

1. Identify and show appreciation of the blogger who awarded you

2. You must add the award logo to your blog

3. Tell your readers 7 things about yourself

4. You must nominate 5 – 10 of your favorite bloggers for this award

5. Inform your nominees that you’ve nominated them

A. Appreciation!

1. Thank you to for your two nominations. You are so generous!

2. Thank you you are very kind!

3. Thank you are amazing!

3.  Thank you you are wonderful!

5. Thank you you are thoughtful!

6. 4. Thank you … you are very lovely!

7. Thank you….// you are very supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

8. Thank you… you are very sweet!

9. Thank you… you are very supportive!

10. Thank you… you are very awesome!

I love all of your blogs so much, you are all inspiring and creative people. Thanks so much for being part of my WordPress world!

B. Seven things about Fortyteen Candles:

1. Pets: two cats, a rabbit and a fish

2. I am horrible at returning library books on time. HORRIBLE!

3. I think I can count on one two hands the number of “great book ideas” I have floating around in my head.

4. I wish I was able to live by the ocean. I think the smell of salt air and the sound of endless waves are energizing to the soul.

5. Chocolate. Enough said.

6. Coffee. Ditto.

7. I hope to do more traveling someday. There is so much more of this world I’d like to know.

My Nominees…aka “The Fab Five-to-Ten-ish” If you accept this nomination, please pick an award from those listed above that you desire, follow the rules you’ve decided to follow and share the wealth with others.













About Fortyteen Candles

oh, let's see...distinguished Gen-X'er, frustrated writer, suffocating in the confines of a small town that thinks it's a big deal. A few years ago we were home to the second largest Walmart in our state, don-cha-know. Oh, and I was voted "Most New Wave" in my senior high school year book. Actually, that last sentence alone is really everything you need to know about me.

25 responses »

  1. Congratulations and well done, Fortyteen. And thanks for giving me the nod. The best thing about awards is that they give you so many new blogs to check out! Thanks for that too.

  2. I like the “new blogs to check out part” too. Congrats!

  3. Well done. I love awards but I don’t like all the rules etc that go with them 🙂

  4. Love you and your blog!

  5. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    Bendin’ the rules and breakin’ the law!
    Thanks for giving your readers the flexibility to do what they want with these awards. By following the links to other sites, I’ve discovered some amazing blogs of like-minded writers.
    Congrats on your achievements.

  6. Congrats! I’m pleased to see I’m not the only one who lets these things pile up. 🙂 Oh, and I’m with you on the ocean and the chocolate.

  7. You are so much better than I am. Although I’m always thrilled to think that anyone would nominate me for any award, I decided a while ago that my readers do not want to read about it every time someone is kind enough to give me a shout out. So, I’ve stopped doing it. I’m sure that has angered and annoyed some fellow bloggers. Sometimes I feel bad for not playing along. Am I a horrible person?

    • You do whatever you like with these. They’re just nominations! I think if you acknowledge someone it shouldn’t upset others. If people are so sensitive, perpahs putting “award” in the title might keep the people who might not want to read about it browsing along to another post.

  8. Thank you fortyteen candles, you are wonderful xoxoxo
    …and Now that you’ve made an offer, can I take more than one award? Please pretty please. You know I know I deserve all of these but it’s taking pretty long to come my way :winks: What say you? May I?

  9. Great post. I’ve been struggling with the same thing, but what a great thing to struggle with. To find the time to accept awards! Gotta love this life. I’m motivated by your post and will get on this too 🙂

  10. So many awards, people must really like you, and you were never a flying nun.

  11. Congratulations and well done

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