Hot Rod Cowgirl Nominated For The 2013 Blog Of The Year Award!

Hot Rod Cowgirl Nominated For The 2013 Blog of the Year Award!

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Yip-Yip-Yee-Haw!

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Blog Of The Year 2013…Wowzers! Minnie Mouse Of The House says Meowzers!

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Ellie says Bowzers! Look at her jump for joy!

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Melody, Buck, Annie, Pat, Tucker and Dasher are excited as they have enjoyed entertaining you and keeping me busy blogging:)

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It seems only a few days ago that I accepted this awesome nomination the end of 2012…and where did the last year go?

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And Wowowow! I’m excited to receive a nomination for the 2013 Blog of the Year Award from Sharla at  http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/

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Sharla opens Catnipoflife with a line of wisdom that is so very true!

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“Observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest.”

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Catnipoflife is about the school of life…the life we live and the lives lived around us…times of hard knocks and times of joy…life is good stuff and full of blessings to be thankful for each day. Sharla shares the lives we lead through her gift of poetry and photography.

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As she shares her poetic words on her blogs and in her books, she encourages other bloggers by sharing their photos with her poetry on her blogs.

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I was thrilled when I heard from her last month in regards to using my photos of wheat harvest with her poetic words on both of her blogs on Nov. 20th called “Amber Waves Of Grain.

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She honors the American Farmers and our beloved United States of America, with her poetic words full of history and heritage. Read both her posts called Amber Waves Of Grain…click links below:)

http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2013/11/amber-waves-of-grain.html

http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/amber-waves-of-grain/

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Take a look and enjoy…

http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/

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As we hop over to Sharla’s second blog  Awakenings”  

http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/

She opens her blog with the profound sentence below…

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“Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment its said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.” 

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I love Sharla’s opening words as it echos the life we live in our 100 year old family home on our ranch here in Juniper. Lots of memories and family history that is full of true grit and determination. I am who I am today because of my parents and my grandparents, who I never knew face to face…but I knew them through my parents and their love and respect for the generations that went before them…it gave me a deep faith of God…believing that no matter what we will never give up…we gotta keep on a going.

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Everyday that we live, and every word we speak becomes our history…the days of our lives become our heritage…our story and traditions…and why we are here is a piece of the puzzle of our life, our history and our heritage.

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Okay here are the rules to share with this nomination

1) Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award.

2) Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3) Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4) Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link 

http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5) You can also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook

Page – and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

Click here  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear/ 

6) And 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 start collecting stars…

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I am humbled and honored that Sharla would nominate Hot Rod Cowgirl…I am excited to now pass on this award to my peers and friends:)

Drum roll please…

http://bellaremyphotography.com/

http://lumensborealis.com/

http://nokotahorse.wordpress.com/

http://savannahspawtracks.com/

http://2me4art.com/

http://witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com/

http://westeastern.me/

http://teepee12.com/

http://michellemarieantellg.wordpress.com/

http://tchistorygal.com/

http://emjayandthem.com/

http://m5son.wordpress.com/

http://onespoiledcat.wordpress.com/

http://throughmylens365.wordpress.com/

http://philosophermouseofthehedge.wordpress.com/

http://nylabluesmum.wordpress.com/

http://michellejoycebond.wordpress.com/

http://lostcreekpublishing.wordpress.com/

http://cindyknoke.com/

http://visitstothepark.wordpress.com/

http://bythemightymumford.wordpress.com/

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Blog of The Year 2013 Award

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

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!

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There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

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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! 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!

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Each of you carries your own special talents and words of wisdom. Thank you for your inspiration, which always seems to arrive when needed. And do not pay any attention to the order the names are presented, God bless you all!

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Congratulations, and here is your first star (may be your second, could even be your third) but it is the first from me!  

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I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year! Minnie says it is time to “Boot Scoot Boogie” down here…yippee yeeee-haw! She was practicing her moves while getting a full back itch too!

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Thank you Sharla for presenting me with this nomination!  Be sure to check out Sharla’s blogs at either link below!

http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/

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http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sagescenery
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 03:00:04

    Well deserved, because your blog is well-loved!!! God Bless!

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  2. Jonathan Caswell
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 18:57:27

    I have a couple questions. Following your lead, I’m to do a write-up of you, Who Graciously Nominated Me? Are all the addresses (especially the originator of the Award) correct and to be copied completely as written? You want to keep the Award as for 2013???? Please be patient with me….I’m new at this sort of Award!!! –Jonathan Caswell

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 08, 2014 @ 20:16:48

      Hi there:) Yes all the addresses are correct…if you copy them you will have to add the link to them in your wp new post page. Yes the Award stays as 2013…not unusual to get it later like now…click on the one who created this award and read her suggestions….I think I did that but right off can not remember all that she mentioned. Once you get your blog uploaded, then be sure to let her know that you received the award and how much it means etc. Give her your link to the blog award so she can read your post too and let me know too:) Sharla gave me the award and I read her post thoroughly to be sure I would not miss any directions. With all awards that we are given, the award is given to honor our creative hearts…our peers appreciate our blog and or our photos or both…it is an honor:) Enjoy:) And keep blogging:)

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      • Jonathan Caswell
        Jan 08, 2014 @ 20:18:14

        Thanks…I will! 🙂

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      • Hot Rod Cowgirl
        Jan 08, 2014 @ 20:30:26

        If you get stuck or have more questions I’m here so ask away:) I am like you, I ask questions:) I like to know for sure what I am doing….I have ridden horses all my life and if someone is showing me a new technique, I ask questions…no matter how long I am here I know I sure don’t know everything LOL:)

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  3. Nylabluesmum
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 16:21:15

    ~~head rubz~~ to ya HRCG n to Minnie too!!! ❤

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  4. Hot Rod Cowgirl
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 16:13:33

    You are so special Nylablue:) Meowsy Loves and Kitty Rubs with Angel Hugs:)

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  5. Jonathan Caswell
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 14:58:35

    Have finished with the Holiday Season….now I can thank you and get going on your gracious honor, nominating me, too! 🙂

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 06, 2014 @ 15:13:36

      January is a perfect month for projects:) I enjoyed nominating you as I enjoy your blog…you are very deserving of this award:) Thank you so much for the reblog on the post…wishing you a happy evening!

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  6. Jonathan Caswell
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 14:55:45

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    2013 ISN’T DONE YET!!!!! (i’m also nominated!) 😉

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  7. michellejoycebond
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 13:18:46

    Thank you again for nominating me. Good luck collecting all six stars!

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  8. bentehaarstad
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 04:10:00

    Congratulations, I can understand the jump of joy!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 05, 2014 @ 13:44:45

      Thank you much:) I have missed seeing your posts, I am prob looking at the wrong time on my reader…and I have been sidetracked with various projects so I am not making it to the reader as much….I try though:) Loved the Reindeer pictures on the blog not too long ago.

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  9. onespoiledcat
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 03:17:49

    Congratulations!!! We managed to fill out our Blog of the Year award with six stars so know how excited you are to be on your way dear girl !! You were so generous passing the stars forward and including us….that gives us an extra one and we’d like to send it RIGHT BACK TO YOU so you can have another one for your award!! You keep us so entertained with your beautiful photos – beautiful words – beautiful life…..and we hope 2014 brings big smiles and happy times to you out in God’s country.

    Love and Hugs, Sammy and Pam

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 05, 2014 @ 13:42:24

      Thank you so much:) You are both so sweet:) I always enjoy passing on awards to you as you are very deserving and with this award having of all seven stars is a WhooHoo! I always look for your blog to see what Sammy has been up to…I enjoy reading about Sammy of course but also seeing glimpses of life a zillion miles away…I know you are much closer but it seems a long ways. And Sammy is so cute:) Minnie will be 19 years old in May…wow huh? She is doing good! We have clear blue skies today but its cold out….we actually need moisture, either snow or rain for the crops…thanks much and sending a big hug to you and a kitty love for Sammy:)

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  10. bulldog
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 01:26:11

    Thanks so much for the nomination.. I explained to you on my blog how appreciative I am for the nomination… I don’t do them but love being nominated… thanks again… You do deserve all the awards you get…

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 05, 2014 @ 13:34:20

      Thank you back for letting me know…I was not sure if you did awards or not…I thought of you as I enjoy your blog and the various photos you share with us. You are very deserving of the nomination…and I hope it blesses you lots:)

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  11. catnipoflife
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 18:59:10

    WOW! Not only did you accept the award but you set yourself aside first and provided such wonderful attention/praise to catnip and awakenings. Thank you for the awesome recognition! It was grand working your photographs with my poetry. Looking forward to MORE in 2014! Happy New Year!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 04, 2014 @ 19:56:00

      Hi there:) I loved the award and the best part was to give credit to you and pass the nomination on to so many great blogs…hardest part was to not give it to everyone….every blog that I read and know of is deserving:) Thank you for nominating me Sharla:) Happy New Years…2014 will be awesome for us all:)

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  12. Where God Takes Me
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 18:00:19

    I love your blog, you honor us all with your epic stories and joy. Congratulations and Happy New Year!

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  13. Nylabluesmum
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 17:11:57

    Yow Minnie n ellie n Miss HRCG many phankz fer helpin us finish diz award….now if only Mum cuud bemember who else gave me starz 😉
    MOL/LOL
    Lub Nylablue n absent minded Sherriellen Mum xoxoxo

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  14. SwittersB
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 17:10:15

    Way cool…congratulations and a great start to 2014!

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  15. Hot Rod Cowgirl
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 17:04:50

    We is partying down with you Nylablue and Sherrie Ellen:) I’m so excited that you got all six as you are very deserving Nylablue…you deserve lots and lots of good stuff:) Huggies from Minnie, Ellei and mes:)

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  16. cindy knoke
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:47:31

    You rock! Great pics and so well deserved! Thank you so much for the recognition. Cheers to you~

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  17. jesusknowsmyname
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:29:26

    Congrats, and as always, beautiful photos. I smiled at the one of your house with that thick, green turf. You’re just like us, we like to keep our place looking nice, like to keep the yard green even if the rest of the land is burnt up.

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:38:39

      Thank you much:) Yes the yard is the only things green here in summer…and it is a country designed one too with uneven ground, various holes from dogs trying to reach that critter under it etc. etc. But, its truly home too:)

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  18. Marilyn Armstrong
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:23:06

    Reblogged this on SERENDIPITY and commented:
    Another star for me … and a well earned sixth star for Hotrod Cowgirl, one of the first blogs I ever followed and still one of my favorites. It’s beautiful and poetic. It speaks of life and the land we love and if you have not yet visited, please do!

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    • Hot Rod Cowgirl
      Jan 04, 2014 @ 17:09:09

      You are so very kind:) Love you lots:) And I love your blog…the writing and the photos…how you share your life and also how you often give us something to think about…you are very deserving:)

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  19. Marilyn Armstrong
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 15:21:15

    Thank you my friend. You so deserve all the awards you can get and then some more. You are about to be reblogged 🙂

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