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One Lovely Honour

Today is a special day. Not because it actually rained for the first time all summer. Not because I spent an hour dodging carts in a chaotic Costco. And not because I slaved over a couple dozen teapot-shaped sugar cookies. Today is special because I have the honour of accepting the One Lovely Blog Award.

A couple of months ago, Jessica from Defining Wonderland was kind enough to nominate my blog for this honour. Jessica is a writer who shares her very insightful thoughts on friendship, family, romance, and life. Her blog is rocking some awesome content and I strongly suggest you head over her way to check it out for yourself. Thank you, Jessica, for considering my blog for this award!

So what exactly does this all mean? That’s a good question. First of all, I’ve been told that I must share seven random facts about myself. I’ve done this once before (with a different award) so I suppose I should share seven different secrets. Here goes…

ONE: I am a journal-a-holic. I have a spiritual journal, a visual journal, a random thoughts journal, a future journal, an inspiration journal, and a questions journal. You may think that’s excessive but I can honestly say that I utilize every single one, each for its intended purpose.

TWO: I used to hate Twitter. I thought it was so stupid. However, I signed up for an account in March and have been addicted ever since. I’ve nearly reached 600 tweets already…(by the way, feel free to follow me at @amberwide)

THREE: I have a feather extension in my hair and have had it since January.

FOUR: If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Iceland. It is such an underestimated destination but has such natural beauty and a rich history. I also wouldn’t mind touring the countryside of England and Ireland. One day…one day.

FIVE: I hardly ever draw in my sketchbook. You could pretty much consider me the worst art student ever. Let’s just say my creative energy extends into my baking, sewing, knitting, and photographing instead. If I do add something to my sketchbook, it’s usually some type of flower drawing or doodle that was done on a scrap piece of paper and glued in after the fact.

SIX: I carry oodles of snacks in my purse. From rice cakes to soda crackers, bananas to granola bars–I’ve always got the grumblies covered!

SEVEN: My summer reading list includes Emma by Jane Austen, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

So now what? I get the honour of nominating my very own picks for the One Lovely Blog Award! I’ve been lucky to find some very awesome blogs out there in the big-bad-blogosphere so I feel honoured to be able to pass this on.

Abbie chronicles all of the hilarious adventures (or misadventures) of her three boys on her blog All That Makes You…. I have had some major laughs while reading her posts!

Lightly Crunchy is chalk full of recipes and small stories that prove that the small things in life are truly the most precious. Heidi shares lots of pictures and has inspired me time and time again.

I can honestly say that Truth and Cake is one of my favourite blogs. Rian writes insightful pieces with such eloquence and wit. I look forward to her posts more than I look forward to dessert after dinner (and that’s a lot!).

Perhaps these ladies have already won this award (which would not surprise me at all), but I thought I would pass it on to them anyways. They have some pretty rockin’ blogs that are more than deserving of both the honour and your time. You ladies are awesome so keep producing your fabulous posts!

To read more about the guidelines of this award, check out Jessica’s post. Thanks again for the nomination, Jessica!

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Versatile Blogger Award

I am not only pleased but completely honoured to announce that I have been nominated for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD. That’s right…not only does someone read my blog, but it turns out they actually appreciate it too!

I would really like to thank Heidi from Lightly Crunchy for the nomination. Heidi has an awesome blog about simple living. She attempts to live by the motto “Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without”. I really support sustainability so I appreciate Heidi’s blog and the efforts she is making in sustainable and simple living.

One of the rules that comes along with winning this award entails that I share seven things about myself. So, here it goes…

ONE: I am almost a fifth of a century old. That’s right…by the time June rolls around I will officially be a twenty year old. Goodbye teen-hood and hello to new beginnings!

TWO: I love music. But not just any music. I strongly support Canadian music, but my favourite bands are not contained by geographical borders. Some of my favourites include Coldplay, Sam Roberts Band, City and Colour, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, The Arkells, Bon Iver, Feist, Ingrid Michaelson, Metric, Noah the Whale, Phoenix, Tegan and Sara, and Wakey!Wakey! (just to name a few).

THREE: I am a studio art major in the Fine Art Honours program at York University. I have always loved drawing and painting but I have recently discovered a true love and passion for printmaking. My specialization will most likely be in the printmaking area.

FOUR: I am a follower of Jesus. I prefer to call myself a Red Letter Christian because I follow the true teacher, not religion. This title means that I choose to live by the red letters of the bible–the words of Jesus.

FIVE: I am fascinated by Aboriginal culture. The art, history, and traditions of various Native-American cultures are so incredibly interesting. These cultures have a long history in North America, one that is not often acknowledged or appreciated.

SIX: I have a very musical family. My Mom and Dad have always appreciated music and as a result, my brother, sister, and I have all learned various instruments. I personally learned how to play the guitar and the ukelele and my love for these instruments continue to grow every day.

SEVEN: I am a scarf-a-holic. Rarely will a day go by when I do not have a scarf wrapped around my neck. In my opinion, scarves are the best accessory. They are cozy, comfy, and perfect for burying your face in when you can’t stop laughing. A friend once wrote me a list of practical uses for scarves and let’s just say that there are numerous benefits to wearing one.

Well, there we have it. As another rule for winning this award, I must pass on some nominations to some of the blogs that I think deserve this title as well. I will gladly do that.

Once again, I would just like to thank Heidi from Lightly Crunchy for the nomination. If you have not already clicked over that way, you should consider doing so. If you would like to learn more about what the Versatile Blogger Award is, CLICK HERE.

Blessings on this chilly winter day!

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