A Little International Flavor

One of the wonderful aspects of blogging is that you “meet” people from all over the world.  Just last week, I discovered Ellie’s Place, and was thrilled to learn that she lives in Scotland.

The reason that’s so special to me is because my father’s genealogy has been traced back to Scotland in the mid 1700’s , when the first of his ancesters came to America from Glasgow.


 Since flying isn’t my favorite thing to do, I don’t know that I’ll ever be brave enough to cross the Atlantic. But if I do, it will be to visit Scotland. And I would visit Ellie.

And, even though Ellie and I are fairly new friends, she presented me with a blogging award last week! It’s the Liebster Blog Award, which is new to me. Apparently, this award originated in Germany;  “Liebster” is the German word for friend or love (I’ve seen both definitions). The Liebster award is meant to bring more attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers. And my little blog falls into that category. But it’s growing!

These are the rules in accepting this award. 
1.  Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2.  Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3.  Post the award on your blog.
4.  Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the Internet – other writers. 
5.  And best of all – have fun and spread the karma!
In no particular order, here are my 5 nominees:
1. Enjoy Creating – E.C. and I have been “blog buddies” for awhile. You just never know what she’s going to post about on any given day. And that’s half the fun!
2. My Memory Art – Adrienne is a scrapbooker, and I’ve dabbled in scrapbooking a little. She frequently posts photos of her layouts, and her posts are always interesting.
3. The View Out Here – Dee lives on a Clydesdale farm (how cool is that?) with her husband and teen-age son. Her photos are amazing, and I’ve threatened to use my air miles to fly out and visit her in Michigan.
4. One Spoiled Cat – This blog is a little different because it’s written by Sammy, who is one spoiled cat. Actually I think his “mom”, Pam, helps out a little. Sammy makes me laugh.
5. Emjay and Them – I just love Emjay’s blog. She has such a way with words, I look forward to her blog everyday.
There are many worthwhile, wonderful blogs that I read faithfully, it was hard to narrow the list down to five.  And not everyone feels the same way about blog awards, so if you don’t care to participate, no harm, no foul, no hard feelings.
I hope you take a minute to visit these ladies’ blogs: I do. Everyday.
And now: here’s my brand new Liebster Blog award, which I shall display proudly.

20 responses to “A Little International Flavor

  1. WOW! How cool is this? First of all congratulations on YOUR receiving the Liebster Award from your new friend in Scotland; second of all congratulations to the other four blogs you awarded the Liebster Award to; and thirdly THANK YOU for awarding Onespoiledcat the award. Sam and I are ever so happy about that. You are too kind. Speaking of Scotland – we’ve been there and it’s simply gorgeous. Thanks again for thinking of Sam’s blog as a “winner”…..of course I already do (but then I’m his Mom).
    Hugs, Pam

  2. Congratulations! You have a beautiful heart and your blog reflects it. Your award is well earned and well deserved. I’ve no doubt that your following will one day blossom to hundreds of followers.

    Thank you so very much. I’m honored and so very happy. You have made my week. I’m blessed to have you as my good friend. 🙂

  3. What a treat! Just shows that love and creativity know no physical boundaries. And thanks for the links to some blogs that I know I’ll enjoy!

  4. Congratulations, Dianna! You’re so deserving of this award. I will make a point to check out your list of blogs. Bask away…you’ve earned it. 🙂

  5. First, congratulations on your Liebster award, you are more than deserving, really.
    Second, congratulations to the other four bloggers on the award. I am excited to check these “new to me” blogs out!
    And third, thank you very much for thinking of me and your kind words. And hey, no wonder you like Clydesdales so much, what with your Scottish heritage and all!! 😉
    Happy Monday,

  6. Congratulations! Your daily posts are filled with friendly “Liebster” love. ♥ You are so deserving.

  7. hurray! congratulations to you and your WONDERFUL blog. you deserve thousands of followers, dearie! 🙂

  8. Yes, Congrats on your new award !! And thanks for the links, too! It’s a great community here!

  9. Thank you for your kindness in sharing your award with me. Cheers! MJ

  10. Congrats on your well-deserved award!

  11. Congratulations on your award, Dianna! You are so deserving of it. I’ll check out the blogs!

  12. What a great idea! I hope you do make it to Scotland some day to visit. I’m Scottish also, and that is definitely on my list of things to do.

  13. Congrats on your latest award, Dianna!

  14. How nice and congratulations! And Scotland is worth the flight. We honeymooned there and if M’Lord got a job over there I’d move in an instant. He can trace back to both Muir and Farqharson clans, so we have ties, too.

  15. congrats to you dianna, this is a wonderful one for you!!!

  16. Congratulations, Dianna. I will check out your recommendations.

  17. Congratulations!!! 🙂
    Ellie is a sweetheart and it’ll be great if you can meet up sometime. I would love to visit Scotland too! Now if only money grew on trees 😉

    Have a great week ahead 🙂

  18. ok….first of all ~ congrats! what a lovely award, and fun for those of us in the “under 200” crowd….wanted to reply/blog about it when I had time to do it justice. Thanks for passing it along ~ was nice to stop and think about the blogs I so enjoy, sharer that with others and take a moment to reflect on how much building these blog friendships really does mean to me!

  19. Thanks so much for the lovely things you say about me. I’m quite blushing lol. If I can bring a wee bit of Scotand to you that’s great.
    I already am friends with 2 of blogs you mention so I will go and visit the others.
    Thanks again.

  20. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Congrats Dianna, How wonderful to be awarded all the way from Scotland. You deserve it!!!!!!!!!!

    Please stay safe in the storm.

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