Genuine Hugs With Inspirational Sunshine…Awards And More!

“Among Life’s Precious Jewels, Genuine And Rare,The One We Call Friendship Has Worth Beyond Compare.” 

I am in blogger shockeroos…humbled and honored to be chosen for several wonderful awards from MJ at  How special she is to think of me…you made my week:)

I am wowed over wowzee!  “Minnnie….kitty kitty come see me as we need to do the funky chicken happy dance to celebrate!” Minnie is a good dancer…she boogies down!

Uh oh I think I woke Minnie up from her cat nap…she looks a bit krabby. Ok my “Kitty Angel Girl”…I won’t make you dance this time…you can watch:)

The first award is “The Sunshine Award”. I try to be sunshiny with lots of laughs and smiles:) Mom used to tell me that “When life gives you lemons…you can make lemonade!”

The next award is “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award”…I hope I can inspire others with life…hope…faith and to keep on a going! My Dad used to say “You gotta keep on a going…no matter what…come on now you can do it. Keep on a going girl!”

The next was “The Hug Award”…I love this how they combined “Hope…The World…Hugs.” Think of the difference the world would be if that was how we all live with hope in the world…with hugs of encouragement. Just remember to “Hug”.

And lastly “The Genuine Blogger Award.” Being genuine is the very best gift I can give others of myself…sometimes it is scary to be vulnerable but it is so needed in this world…this life. If we keep it surface without sharing and being real…we will remain alone.

Okey Dokey…now on to the rules of the awards…time to share your heart…your thoughts and life:) Right pretty green eyes kitty…she is so very sweet and pretty…she is “The Queenie of My House…My Minnie Mouse!”

First off thank the person who nominated you for these awards and also put a link in to their blog.

Thank you MJ

The rules of accepting “The Sunshine Award”…are question and answer time…it is genuine time!

 What is your favorite color?

I love all colors but the color red is totally me…I love red to be a deep deep red color. Growing up Mom told me “now no you have red hair so you can not wear red”…hmmm…I love red:)

Favorite Animal?

I love my kitty angel Minnie…and I love my horses Melody, Annie and Buck…all kitty angels and our barn cats Pat and Jack…dogs, all our dogs…cows and calves…well ok I suppose the bulls too but they are so difficult to move and they prefer hiding and holing up in brushy places…dang them…ok where is my dog? Growing up on a cattle ranch these are the animals I loved and love…I love all animals:)

Favorite Number?

I love the number 7:)

Favorite Non-Alcholic Drink?

Diet Coke with fresh lemon and if not that then fresh brewed ice tea the old fashion way on the stove top…dump the grounds into boiling water and boil for 20 minutes…then strain…add ice cold water and drink…oh my:)

Prefer Facebook or Twitter?

Neither…but I love my blog!

My Passion?

My marriage and relationship with Wild Bill… my faith and relationship with God…my horses and Minnie always…my life as a cancer survivor…a positive attitude…life giving thoughts…living and growing old with WB and Minnie and my ponies…always knowing that God is ever present in my life…and…I love love love to write and write and write…and shoot picture after picture…my creative gift is writing and photography along with dance…music…horses…it is all a beat…a connected beat of life…when I ride I listen and count the beats of my horses feet…that is life…if you get quiet you too can hear the beat of life all around you.

I am seriously passionate in this picture as my life is in my hands:) First ride on Catahoola Bugs…it was February and cold..

Prefer Getting Or Giving Gifts?

When I receive a gift I love the thought and the fun of seeing what was chosen for me, by the person who loves me or who cares…and I Love giving gifts…it is fun to be creative in figuring out what this person you care about wants or needs…I enjoy putting my heart into it and making another person know that yes…you are “Loved” and cared for:)

Favorite Pattern?

This is pretty cool to me as far as a pattern goes….wink wink:)

Or how about stripes…I love stripes so very much…stripes is the very best:)

Favorite Day Of The Week?

Saturdays and Sundays…peace and quiet:) Hopefully with WB.

Favorite Flowers?

One of every color as every flower was made by God…and He loves His horses with various colors.

The Genuine Blogger does not have any rules to pass on…it is a “Genuine pass on award.”

As for the Hug (Hope Unites Globally) award, you can read its origins here.

And the only requirement for accepting the HUG award is to pass it on to at least one person.  Ditto for the Very Inspiring Blog Award too.

MJ…thank you for believing that I am a true blue genuine blogger and genuine person…that means a lot to me:)

 I am to nominate and select 10 blogs to pass on the awards to. There are so many blogs and all of them are very good…this is a tough decision.











Congratulations…OK Guys and Gals…Time To Do The Funky Chicken Happy Dance…I Am With Ya:)

Go check out the blogs above and also MJ’s blog

Hugs HRCG Also Known As MJ Too:)

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bentehaarstad
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 03:25:21

    Congratulations, Cowgirl! You tell and shows such lovely stories from your part of the world!!! 🙂 And thanks! 😉



  2. lizzybradbury
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 00:33:23

    Just found your blog and love it! I love horses, so the pictures are just beautiful!

    See you around in blog-land.

    L x



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Apr 02, 2012 @ 08:31:54

      Thank you:) I am getting ready today to post a training lesson with my filly Annie….we call her Fanny Annie as she has a very good hind end…..typical old style AQHA breeding…be sure to take a look.:) And welcome to my blog:) Glad that you joined us! Happy Monday:)



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  4. Stephen L. Tyler
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 16:40:40

    Cats and horses (I see a pattern here, ha ha). Congratulations on your awards! Thanks for sharing.



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 27, 2012 @ 17:07:19

      Thank you:) Yes my blog is what you call home grown country cowgirl…I live in the same house I grew up in…I love blogs and photography like yours as it gives me a view of life in the cities and of the incredible world we live in. I have hardly been out of OR…however my hubby’s love of restoring and creating beautiful vehicles keeps us locked into the car world and that is the hot rod part of the cowgirl:) I am a self taught photographer and learning as I go…I love seeing the world through the lens and I strive to tell a story with a picture.Thanks for visiting and your images are incredible!



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  6. Heather @ SugarDish(Me)
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 09:53:41

    Oh thank you so much! You got a boatload of awards, and deserved them! Just thought you should know I love the way you answered these very simple questions. A welcome twist, and so happy and positive, just like every post of yours I read!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 25, 2012 @ 11:18:48

      Thank you so much…and congrats to you on the awards too…you deserve them as well:) I love your recipes and enjoy reading your blog…and I appreciate your friendship and encouragement:)



  7. clarbojahn
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 07:59:48

    I Love, love , loooove all the photos in this blog. Thanks for sharing yourself so openly with us.

    Congrats on the awards. You deserve them. 🙂



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 25, 2012 @ 11:16:46

      Thank you much:) I love to write….my hubby likes me writing too as I do not give him my daily 10,000 words…hee-hee…seriously though I enjoy shooting pictures and love to write sharing with all of you:)



  8. emjayandthem
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 06:43:19

    You are so welcome 🙂 I am happy to see you’ve embraced this as energetically as I knew you would!! I love your blog and you feel like kin to me … the kind I’d claim 🙂

    Can’t get any more genuine than that … Cheers and Congrats!



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 25, 2012 @ 11:13:32

      Happy Sunday Sister:) Thank you so very much for your encouragement and again for the awards:) Congrats Congrats Congrats too to you:) I love your blog and your thoughts…I always find wisdom and realness (is that a word?) as truly you speak from your heart:)



  9. onespoiledcat
    Mar 25, 2012 @ 04:49:54

    Major congratulations on a BUNDLE of awards!! You deserve every single one of them……….we just love your wide open space photos and hearing what’s going on in your world.

    Hugs from Pam and Sam



  10. michaeltuuk
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 17:55:37

    Well, I’m flattered! Thanks so much for the nomination!



  11. megtraveling
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 15:58:44

    Congratulations for your well-deserved awards! And thank you so much for the nominations. I am really honored 🙂



  12. campfireshadows
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 13:16:55

    It may be a bit yet before I am able to post the wonderful award you nominated me for but I’ll get it done. Great seeing you nominated! I am preparing for my tent camping trip trip from Fl to AZ. Time is getting short but I promise, before I leave, I’ll have passed it on 🙂



    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Mar 24, 2012 @ 13:39:56

      How exciting to be going on a trip…wow the country you will see too!!! I always like our tent camping trips…been quite a while ago now…but one of these days…how long does it take you? And Congrats:)



      • campfireshadows
        Mar 24, 2012 @ 14:08:30

        3-4 weeks I figure. No real time limit but I am having my bunnies watched for free by so I don’t want to abuse that. I will be camping in FL, LA, TX, NM and AZ. I want to putz around some old ghost towns and such then do some gold prospecting in AZ. I use all the info I gain each time for my stories.


      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Mar 24, 2012 @ 14:43:21

        Sounds like a fun time…hoping you share your trip with us bloggers when you ge home:) I hope you have a wonderful memorable good adventure:) It is sort of interesting how the isolated places and scenic stuff feeds my creative heart….the western lifestyle does it big time…your stories are good in that they sound real and prob because you have lived the cowboy life…sort of like all the western art there is…the only ones I am drawn to are the ones that you can tell the artist was there:)


  13. jesusknowsmyname
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 13:12:46

    You deserve them all, girl! Love that Krabby Minnie–so funny. You have the most luscious hair! Pretty! That shot of the sleek looking horse–beautiful! And the one of you in the surf–very nice. I really like the shot of the 2 horses along the fence. Have a wonderful weekend!



  14. The View Out Here
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 13:07:25

    Congratulations HRC!! I just love looking at your pictures and I love the close up of the bit cluster! Awesome pattern 😉 Wonderful how you put into words the beat of life…listening and more importantly *feeling* the beat of our horses hoofs. Perfect.
    And hey! Thank you for the nominations!! 🙂



  15. wolke205
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 12:35:21

    Congratulations, you deserve it 😀 And thank you so so so much for nominating me! Big hugs!

    By the way, I love this post. The photos are so lovely & it s nice to get to know more about you 🙂

    Happy Weekend 🙂



  16. SKEdazzles ~ A Lifestyle/Photo/Travel Blog
    Mar 24, 2012 @ 11:57:14

    Congratulations! So well deserved…very worthy of the Funky Chicken Happy Dance! 🙂



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