Friday, August 14, 2009


I've been lucky enough to have been honored by two awards this last week. This first one was given to me by my new friend and talented beader, Bobbi of The Bead Goes On. She is one of the most gracious and sweet people I have ever met, facing many challenging health issues with great courage and an incredibly positive attitude. She inspires me on a daily basis. I heard this morning that she is in the hospital once more, so make sure you send her your good and healing thoughts! Also visit her blog and take a look at her beautiful beaded creations!

Now with this Award there are some rules and here they are:
1. List 7 things that I love
2. Link back to the blog that awarded it to me
3. Choose 7 blogs to award as 'Kreativ Bloggers'
4. Comment at each blog to let them know they’ve been chosen

Well, alright then, here it goes...

Seven things I love:
1. My husband, Daniel
2. Our pets - Winslow, our dog and Ramses, our cat
3. Our families
4. Our many friends
5. Painting and creating
6. All aspects of blogging
7. Listening to the ocean; sticking my feet in the water; walking barefoot in the cool sand; watching a sunrise or sunset; rain on our skylights; sunshine; foggy days; road trips; a stack of unread books on my nightstand; browsing through a bookstore; checking on our garden to see what's growing; baking deliciousness; ice cream; chocolate; a good beer (goes without saying for a German); good bread (ditto); flowers; listening to a great audio book while doing mundane things; traveling to new and old places; trying (some) new things; getting postcards in the mail; a good cup of tea; biscottis dipped in dessert wine and whipped cream (an anniversary present from Daniel this year - so delicious!); a quiet morning; walks with Winslow through the neighborhood; frogs on our windows; lizards sunning themselves on our porch; birds at the bird feeder; squirrels looking in the window;... simply LIFE!

And now I am going to break the rules. I have the hardest time choosing blogs to give these awards to. Actually, that's not hard, it's hard to narrow it down and leave some of you out. So, both of these awards I will give to all of you!
Just as Diana Evans did when she created this award. Yes, it features her fabulous artwork and if you haven't visited her blog you are in for a special treat! She is my daily dose of happiness, bright colors and inspiration! She created this award for all her blogging friends and I am going to follow her lead and pass both awards on to all my new blogging friends.

Every day, I hurry to the computer to read your comments, to enjoy your encouragement, to visit your blogs and to be inspired all over again! I love how all of us are so different, yet we are all connected!

If you feel so inspired, take both awards and pass them on as you wish! Or, simply know that I appreciate you!!

P.S. I'll be out and about most of today, tonight and tomorrow morning, but will be checking in with your blogs this weekend!

P.P.S. Make sure you enter my giveaway in my previous post if you haven't already. And if you did leave a comment, thank you! And thank you for all your birthday wishes and sweet comments about my parents and my red conehead outfit...


  1. Oh you are so sweet Silke!!! You always make my day when you pop by and say hello!!! Congrats on the awards...and thank you for the kind words...


  2. Congrats on the awards Silke!:)
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment too.:)
    I'm glad as well I have found you and I'm really pleased to see I'm on your inspiring blog list!
    I was just going to ask you if I can put your blog on my creative site list?
    See you again very soon.:)
    Jo May.x

  3. Congrats on your awards Silke! And thanks for sharing them! Have a great weekend :)

  4. Hello dear friend! My connection goes so quickly that Now I get maybe one comment read or responded to and poof the portal closes. :( I must must go get a new box, alas. I am thinking of you and send you blessings. Thanks for always being the dear that you are.

  5. hi silke! congratulations on your awards!! i loved reading your favorites list....i especially liked #7 (you are SO cute!!).

    and thanks so much for your sweet words about my journal entries! i'm so happy to hear that you were inspired enough to make some beautiful marks in your journal....that makes my day! and, thanks for the link to geninne....i'm a huge fan of hers!! :)

  6. Congrats! You deserve each award, you have a lovely blog & your warmth shines through :)

  7. I have Bobbi on the phone right now!! I read the post to her over the phone and she has tears of joy and thanks you so much for your kind and loving jesture. She is screaming for a laptop right now if anyone has one she can borrow. ;-D She told me she was having a very bad day and this just made her feel a lot better.
    Thank you Silke, she loves you!!