Inner Peace Award



 I am the grateful recipient of the Inner Peace Award

This is the message I was sent

I’ve an award for you, for the person who you are and the things you share with the world
Thank you for that..
Namasté, Summer

Thank you so much  Summer  for this beautiful award, and your kind words,

  I love what it represents…

The only rules to accepting this award is to add it to your blog, and to share some kind words with that person.

Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly

My ABC’s and the award!

Woo Hoo another fun award I love these ones 😀 😀


This one is from my new friends and faithful follower Alice who writes  My Rabbit Hole trips.

“The ABC Award is a bit different from other awards in that the only rule is that you come up with something relevant to you for each letter of the alphabet.”

As usual please read with humor

😀 😀 😀

A – Angies Grapevine

B – Brother I have one

C – Crazy

D – delightful

E – extraordinary

F – Fabulous

G – Great

H – Happy

I – Independent

J – Joker

K – Kind

L – Loving

M – Mummy

N – Nutty

O – Overweight-ish

P – pleasant

Q – Quirky

R – Reader

S – Sister I have one

T – temperamental

U – Uncle I have a few of those 😀

V – Vehicle is a Nissan oh yeah!

W – Wonderful

X – xylophone never learned to play

Y – yellow is my lucky color 😀

Z – Zany

My nominees areeeee:

Mix and Match Meme

Me and the Boss

Nikita Land

Faires Angels Nurses

Bastet and Sekhmet

Knocked over by a feather

Lady sighs

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly

Dragon Loyalty

I must apologize to Knocked over by a Feather 

She nominated me for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award quite some time ago 😦

It’s wonderful to receive a nomination for an award!!

I am so sorry I have not posted anything sooner , I DO truly appreciate it!!



The rules are:

-I’d also like to add Knocked overs 😀 thought:

To me, this award should be passed on to the people who have been with me the longest.

-Display the  Award Certificate on your website.

-Announce your win with a written post and link to whoever presented your award.

-Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.

-Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have liked them in the post.

-Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

I do humbly nominate:



Ashi Akiras Blog

Mix and Match Meme

Cast Light

My Rabbit Hole Trips

Faires Angel Nurses

Me and the Boss

The Matticus Kingdom

Imagine Continua

The Other Side of Ugly

Nikita Land

By The Wobbly Dum-Dum Tree

Bailey Boat Cat

Fun Fit 5K Plus

Seven things about me:

  1. I’m having Ham, mashed potatoes and carrots for dinner.
  2. I like vodka
  3. I like beer
  4. I like wine
  5. I like whiskey
  6. I like liquers
  7. I like gin and tonic

😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

My Best Moment…

The most incredibly Awesome Papizilla has nominated me for the Best Moment Award!!!

Thank you!

I was nominated for this award along with a few other great bloggers check out ol Papis site for all the juicy details 😀

RULES of the Best Moment Award:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awards! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and, winners, notify them the great news!


“Awarding the people who live in the moment, The noble who write and capture the best in life, The bold who reminded us what really mattered – Savoring the experience of quality time.”

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humour. Keep us entertained and smiling!!!!!!!!
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in

Y’all ready for this?……

I am so thrilled to be nominated for this award.

I find myself extremely honored to be receiving such an important award The Best Moment Award, though I also must admit that somewhere deep inside, I saw it coming one day. 😀

I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my work. I have faced several challenges on my way here, but each has only strengthened me to make me the person I am today; a thorough professional pppffffttttt  who knows exactly what she wants chocolate and wine; someone who sets her eyes on a goal and does not take them off it unless it is achieved finishing a bowl of pasta in record time.


This award could not have been achieved without the inspiration I have received from my fellow bloggers, Check out my community for whom I have deep respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and write an awesome post 😀 😀

More Applause

I sincerely thank every one of you however I’m running out of time and you all know who you are 😀   for helping me reach a stage where I can proudly hold up this award as a mark of my achievement. I also promise to only get better at my work so that you can see me here, hopefully for a different award next time.

Cheering and Applause


Thank you!

Pheww how was that for a speech ?

So now what you’ve all been waiting for

The Nominees aarrreee…

Knocked over by a Feather

What I meant 2 Say


Im confident

and I can’t forget to mention

The Awesome


Very Inspiring

veryinso A Huge Thank you to Knocked over by a feather who has nominated me for the Very inspiring Blogger Award.

She is a wife and mother who struggles with Depression and Fibromyalgia.  She believes that using your sense of humor can help with almost anything life throws at you. She injects  humor in everything she writes, even if it’s serious. When you visit her blog, you will find something that makes you laugh!

  1. Here are the rules of the award:
    1.) Display the award logo on your blog.
    2.) Link back to the person who nominated you.
    3.) State 7 things about yourself.
    4.) Nominate 15 bloggers for this award.
    5.) Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back

7 Facts about me 😀

  1. I eat peanut butter mixed up in chocolate pudding. mmmm  mmm yummy
  2. I am trying to lose weight, and not being to succesful.  see #1.
  3. I have some of the funniest quirkiest friends and family in the world. see #4
  4. I have been known to drink red wine on occasion. see #2
  5. I am a Libra.
  6. My favorite food is pasta. see #2
  7.  I am so happy to be nominated for this award and pass it on to 15 other most deserving Very Inspiring Bloggers.

My Nominations for the Very Inspiring Blogger award are:

The Creative Guru

Our Multicolored Life

Me and the Boss

Jonathan Hilton

Chasing Art

My Beautiful Things

Jaspers Doggie World

Dainas Book

Pa – Blam

My Life Afterglow

The Wobbly Dum-Dum Tree

Everything under the Sun and More

Writing for Joy


Fun Fit 5K Plus

Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly!

Michelle and the Versatile Blogger Award


I’ve had a couple of  surprises today, first was our morning temperature which was about -32 without the windchill brrrrr I think that was also the temperature at the North Pole today 🙂  and then I received the “Versatile Blogger Award” from the lovely Michelle who writes Fun Fit 5K Plus I have just started to follow her blog and I’m really enjoying it, here is a little bit of her “About” page :

This blog is about health and fitness.
My goals. My journey. My life.
I am not in this alone.
I have a very loving and supportive husband who is also on his own personal health quest.
I hope this makes you laugh. Encourages you. Gives you hope.
Most of all I hope you realize you aren’t alone……

want to read more

Thank you Michelle for this Award

On to the rules of accepting the Versatile Blogger Award  😀 😀 😀 😀

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

In no particular order I have recently started “following” these great blogs :

Piglet in Portugal

Jonathan Hilton

Jaspers Doggy World

Everything under the sun and more

Knocked over by a feather

Steph Writes

Cead Mile Failte

Me and the Boss 2012


Wayward Dogs

Tell me, when will my life begin

The Other Side of Ugly

Hope the happy hugger

Mix & Match Meme

and one more just cause 😀

heart flow 2013


Seven quick things about me – I love pasta, chocolate, red wine, would love to visit Italy, I have the most amazing friends anyone could ask for, my family is awesome, and I’m so happy to pass on this Award to the above bloggers I really wish I could choose more.

Two more stars just in time.

Woo Hoo I’ve received 2 more stars.

Bailey Boat Cat awarded me my sixth star , and  ScanteiaSpark in English  awarded me my seventh!

Thank you to both of you for completing my “star board” Award.

Bailey Boat Cat is the most beautiful Siamese Cat who lives on a sailboat and shares his adventures with his two leggers. 🙂


Scanteia written by Victoria is full of beautiful poems, photography and stories.

You’ve got to check out both of these amazing blogs.  Thank you again!

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3 on the left , 2 on the right and a Liebster !


I just love the holiday season! Everyone is so giving and generous!

A fabulous blogger Dana who writes Celiac Kiddo nominated me for the Leibster Award, Thank you so much, very sweet and  Continuous Image  written in Romanian nominated me for another star for 2012 Blog of the Year, Thank you!
When accepting the Leibster Award, I am supposed to share 5 random facts about myself and answer 5 questions posed by Dana. Then I have to nominate 5 other blogs and come up with 5 questions to ask them. This is kind of alot of work. But fun too. Here it goes…

Five Random Facts about me:

1.  I absolutely Love Love Love chocolate “Purdys’ is my favorite!!!!

2. I was a Brownie, Girl Guide, and almost a Pathfinder until boys got in the way, played piano, viola, and loved/love ballet.

3.  I have a younger brother by 7 years, who loves to tease me about blogging.  I think he’s just jealous..

4. I am a Canadian Girl. 😀

5. I have brown hair and brown eyes, so does my brother, my sister however has blue eyes and red hair hmmmmmm? 🙂

Danas questions for me to answer:

1. What is the best gift you’ve ever given or received?

The best gift I’ve ever given would be a GPS to my daughter :  a map and compass.  Best gift received ….

2. What is (or was) your favorite pair of shoes?

My Birkenstocks by far my all time favorite shoes and usually the only ones I wear.

3. What actor would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

Sandra Bullock or Julia Roberts.  Cause they look just like me, I’m just a wee bit prettier though, 😀  and are a little quirky like me 🙂

4. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

Well first of all that I am only 44, I know quite a surprise many think I’m only 23! 🙂

5. What is your favorite cookie

Soft Oatmeal raisin cookies.

My nominations are:

The Broken Road

Jessie Homemaker

Stuff I tell my sister

Nine Cent Girl

Oh Dizzle

My Questions for you are:

1. What is your favorite food?

2. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

3. If you could be anyone in the world for one day who would it be?

4. If you could have only 3 electrical appliances in your house, what would they be and why?

5. What is the most rewarding experience you have had and what made it so?

Blog of the Year 2012 Award

A HUGE Thank you to Clanmother a.k.a Rebecca Budd at who has generously awarded  Angie Grapevines’ its’ first nomination for “Blog of the Year” .

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Angies Grapevine is happy to give “Blog of the Year 2012 Award” to the following who have visited Angies Grapevine and provided supportive comments along my journey through the blogging community and who have made me hungry with their delicious recipes, have made me smile, cry, laugh and think about life everyday!!

Clanmother- A backward look forward.

Hope the Happy Hugger

Polysyllabic Profundities


George Vagabon

Crazy Train to Tinky Town

Nine Cent Girl

Celiac Kiddo

And Life Smiles



Vampire Diet

The Back Door Artist

Rumpy Dog


Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

  1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
  3. Include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!  When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect. Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog of the Year 2012’ Award BadgesThere are six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swap’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

The Beautiful Blogger and my 100th Post!

 Beautiful Blogger Award:

Clanmother a.k.a Rebecca Budd nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award, which has the following rules:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you. Clanmother

2. Post the award image to your page

3. Tell 7 facts about yourself

4. Nominate 7 bloggers and let them know about the nomination


The best part for me as a nominee is that I have the opportunity to nominate other bloggers who inspire and entertain me and others.

1. I love anything chocolate and have at least one chocolate bar a day I adore red wine…..and my favorite food is pasta  All of which help me with my waistline. 🙂

2. I have always, always loved animals, all my pets have come from the O.S.P.C.A it’s the best place in my opinion to find your furry companions and give them a forever home.

3.  I am an open-minded, positive thinking and happy most of the time individual. 🙂

4.  I was born and raised in Willowdale Ontario and moved to Muskoka ON when I was 16.  I work in The Hamlet of Minett.

5. I am thrilled to be blogging and it has become on of my passions.

6 .I love to read and books are they are the only thing I hoard.

7. I have the privilege of nominating some of my favorite bloggers for this award, wish I could add more!


And the nominees aarrreeee……

Polysyllabic Profundities


George Vagabon

The Better Man Project

Crazy Train to Tinky Town

Nine Cent Girl

Iridessence Indeed

and 1 for good luck 🙂

Celiac Kiddo

Congratulations Guys!!!!