Observe life at its best, Listen to life’s songs, Embrace life’s bounties, Breathe the breath of life, Savor life to its fullest!


on November 20, 2012

Definitely too many irons in the fire! Where do I start, which ones are still hot, which ones only luke warm and which ones barely still glowing? There’s a flicker…better hold onto that thought! Well, to clarify quickly, all of my blogger friends are still HOT! Other things will just have to be left smoldering for a little while longer.

Oh, my, here I am extremely grateful and embarrassed at the same time. I am so grateful to all followers and visitors of catnipoflife and embarrassed in the lateness of the recognitions to follow. It is with deepest appreciation that the Shine On and Reality Blog awards are accepted! I do hope you will take the time and visit the amazing sites who bestowed these awards on catnip. Each offers a unique perspective on life that you really do not want to miss, as well as other website nominations you might want to visit!

*Shine On Award from Hot Rod CowgirlHot Rod Cowgirl is all-American and will amaze you with her magnificent photography.

*Reality Blog Award from Fortyteen Candles! Fortyteen Candles writing is light but yet a powerful read with excellent imagery.

*Reality Blog Award from The Blazing TrailThe Blazing Trail blazes with words to enlighten, spur and strengthen!

*Reality Blog Award from The London Flower LoverThe London Flower Lover is for anyone with a love of flowers and great life stories!

*Reality Blog Award  from Raani York! Raani York jabs and stabs celebrities with her quick wit and Jake offers his advice in his cat diary!

With every award comes RULES! The rules for receiving each of these awards are basically the same. So, here are the rules to apply to both:

1.)  Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post. DONE!

2.)  Add the award logo to your blog. DONE!

3.) Share 7 things about yourself. SEE BELOW!

3.)  Nominate 5 – 10 or so bloggers you admire. SEE BELOW!

4.)  Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know. CHECK YOUR BLOG! WATCH FOR A TWEET!

5.) Optional questions. (This one I will forego for now to make it easier on everyone!)

7 ‘cookie crumbs’ about me. . .

  • Cappuccino addict!
  • Chocolate lover!
  • Crazy about cats!
  • Cool, calm & collected! (Most of the time…)
  • Cuddlesome!
  • Cute cookie!
  • Champagne taste, beer pocketbook!

And the recipients are. . .

Drum roll, pl-e-e-ease. . .


“You are my sunshine on a rainy day,
you bring color to my days of gray, and
with caring words you drive the blues away.”


48 responses to “HUGS & THANK YOUS!

  1. You are very sweet and I thank you so much. I have been offered Blogger Awards and feel so so bad that I don’t follow through with the protocol. I will forgive myself if you will Sharla – Kiss, kiss, hug

  2. Alastair says:

    Thank you so much Sharla, and well done 🙂

  3. […] "You are my sunshine on a rainy day, you bring color to my days of gray, and with caring words you drive the blues away." ~catnipoflife  […]

  4. Félicitations Sharla!
    And thanks so much for the nomination! Is it for our international blog “Voyage en éphémère”?

  5. Thank you for thinking of me and including me in this list of wonderful talent! ♥

  6. Teepee12 says:

    I guess this is my eary Christmas present 🙂 I’m thanking you again … and it seems I always want to thank you just for being my friends, awards or not! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I prommise to get back to this after the Holidays and finishing that project I’m so far behind on that it’s kind of scary. Love you sweetie!!!!!

  7. pennycoho says:

    You deserve all these and more Sharla! It is the blogger’s wonderful way of acknowledging, sharing and spreading the word. Thank you for mine, I am most appreciate of you, very much so, dear talented and generous friend. Again many thanks for thinking of me. With great and sincerely affection for you, Penny xox

  8. bobmielke says:

    Your rewards are well deserved. You are the #1 blog that I now follow. Being new to blogging in general I stick with most new blogs for a few weeks before deciding to continue on or move on to new adventures. You’ve been there the longest and I feel you’ll be there forever. Keep up the good work and posts. – Bob

  9. pennycoho says:

    Oops I meant to say …appreciative of you in the last comment! 🙂 which I am!

  10. Oh Sharla I am humbly honored by your including me in awards to be among such talent and thought of as the same caliber, well I am just humbled. thank you So Much!!! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

  11. Thank you very much for this honour, it is my first and I;m feeling a little excited. Now I have to see if I can work out how it is all done. 🙂

  12. Thank you Sharla for this award. I am so far behind due to my eyes and still have not posted Raani’s award so forgive me if I am late to get this done. I appreciate you and Raani and will try to get this done soon. Thanks for this honor.

  13. lgyslaine says:

    Thank you Sharla for this price.

  14. Concatulations! And thank you so furry much for nominating me!!
    I am very late in accepting awards. My human’s fault :-/
    Will be accepting them in the next few days though.
    Tons if purrs!

  15. Thank you very much! I deeply appreciate these awards!
    Can I just add the badges to my “Award” page? or I have to creat a separate post following the rules of the awards?


  16. quirkybooks says:

    I couldn’t believe it when saw this blog post and realised you have nominated me for, both awards? Wow! Incredible. I am so honoured, the awards mean so much and they are very pretty looking awards, I am over the moon, so grateful. I will be doing the award protocol, just it make take me a few days or more to do it, as I am in the middle of writing a profile.

  17. lgyslaine says:

    Hello Sharla. I accepted your price. Have a good weekend.

  18. Chris says:

    Sharla thank you
    And as promised the new edits are awaiting approval on Amazon.

  19. babso2you says:

    Sharla – a huge thanks! I am truly honored!

    Which award did you nominate me for? I lost the email notification… 😦 Hugs to you! Barb

  20. […] second/third award (it is a combined award) that I received is from Sharla whose site is called Catnip of Life. Many thanks to you my dear! I am honored. The […]

  21. Raani York says:

    Congratulations Sharla! You deserve ALL of them!! Well done!!

  22. deirdret says:

    I am so honored and so sorry for not having responded sooner. Please forgive me for that. Thank you so much for honoring me with this award! You are very dear to me.

  23. […] are Super Sweet but none are sour Others Very Inspiring any hour Many Shine On within the sunbeams All Part of the Family it seems When you are Tagged, You’re It! Quite an […]

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