Stylish Blogger Award

Wow I never would have thought myself stylish let alone my blog, but here I am accepting this wonderful award from blogger friends Orchid de Dangau and My Garden Haven . This award did not start out for garden bloggers nor is it exclusive to garden bloggers, but it has made its way to the garden blogging world. I am so honored that my friends from Malaysia think this highly of my blog. While I have been accepted to Blotanical and have been named a Best Garden Blogs in the short time I have been blogging, this one means the most. It means that someone who reads my blog on a regular basis, really likes it.

In accepting this award, these are the things you should do:

1. Post linking back to the person that gave you the award.
2. Share 7 random things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers
4. Drop them a note, and tell them about it!

Those that know me, know I do not like to talk about myself, but I am forced to so here goes–Seven things about myself !

1. I am a special educator by trade. I taught more than 15 years in the classroom at many different grade levels.

2. I moved into educational administration and have held various positions. I currently work for a great school district about an hour away.

3. I have recently started writing beyond the blog. I have written some memoirs which have been honored, one of which will be published online in April. I also entered some poetry to be published and have made it to the final round. I hope to be published and will know March 1. I am also working on getting a children’s book published.

4. I love to cook and do so with my husband. I used to bake but since I have been cutting out sugar and white flour I need to adjust to gluten free baking.

5. I waited until I was 40 to marry and we were not blessed with children. We have 5 beautiful nieces.

6. I am a trained Level I Reiki and hope to move on with this training.

7. I am very into healing arts and visit my acupuncturist and massage therapist weekly. I credit them with helping to heal me, keep me healthy and balanced.

It as difficult to pick 15 blogs to honor since I have met and made so many friends and read 100s of blogs weekly. I am honored to extend this Stylish Blogger Award to these 15 fantastic blogs/bloggers from whom I have learned so much and who have become supportive friends. Please visit these wonderful blogs. In random order :

Gardening Jones (first blogger I met and who has been supportive from the beginning)

Alistair-Aberdeen Gardening (who leaves me wonderful comments)

Jean-Jean’s Garden (without whose review I might still be in obscurity)

Janet-Plantaliscious (from whom I learn so much)

Anna-FlowerGardenGirl (who has 2 blogs and gave me my first award on her Best Garden Blogs website)

Diana-Elephant’s Eye (one of the first to greet me on Blotanical)

Ginny-Ginny’s Garden (another one of the first friends and fans on Blotanical)

Sorenr-Flaneur Gardening (a wonderful fan from Denmark)

Lucy-Loose and Leafy (wonderful fan who has been an avid reader)

Deb-Deb’s Garden (an avid reader and supporter)


  1. Gardening Jones says:

    You most certainly deserve this great compliment- You writing goes beyond the garden to the soul of us gardeners.

    I’m honored to be considered your blogging friend, you have touched my heart in more ways than you know.

    Thanks so much!


  2. Anna Flowergardengirl says:

    I agree that you touch so many folks and write stylishly. I was impressed with you from the very start. Glad to be a first to give you an award.

    I appreciate you thinking of me and believing in my work. It’s honor to have been chosen.

    • Donna says:

      Anna you run rings around us with your work, your enthusiasm and your drive to have folks read our work…couldn’t think of finer person

  3. Gardening Jones says:

    I’m glad you mentioned that Anna- I couldn’t figure out why mine wasn’t working- I’d forgotten I changed my email when things started getting busy. Woohoo I’m back 🙂

  4. Donna says:

    Congrats and very deserving. You have selected blogs that I have not visited or have visited my blog. I guess today is as good as any to find something new and refreshing. It is how I felt when first finding your blog with your captivating writing style.

    • Donna says:

      Donna thank you for the kindness you have shown me. While I wanted to include you on my list you were already named. I hope you enjoy these bloggers as much as I do.

  5. Alistair says:

    Hello Donna, congratulations on your award. Reading about you, I would say what my old mother would say, you are a good all rounder, and a bit more.

  6. Rosie says:

    Oh wow, thanks for sharing those 7 interesting things about yourself. I’m so glad you picked up the award and kept the ball rolling. Let me know when your memoirs are published, okay?

  7. Jean says:

    Donna, Thank you so much for recognizing my blog with this award. I’ve already had a number of your readers click through to my blog from your link.

    It’s wonderful to hear about all your writing ventures. I wish you all the best with every one of them — and I’ll continue to enjoy reading your wonderful blog. -Jean

    • Donna says:

      Wonderful Jean..that was why I liked the award and wanted to share it….spread the word about other great blogs for folks to read…glad it is working 🙂

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