Thursday, October 11, 2012

I'm late!

I got these two awards a couple of weeks ago and haven't properly thanked the givers. Shame on me! Well now I have made time.

Thank you, Carrie Anne Brownian for the Lovely Blog award!
       
And thank you, Laura at My Baffling Brain for the Reader Appreciation Award!

Each of these has the standard, name seven things about yourself and you know I can't just be normal like that, so I am listing seven Lovely and Appreciative things:
  1. Lovely Tip: To avoid static electricity when brushing dry hair, give the brush a squirt of hair spray first.
  2. Lovely Tip: If you use undereye concealer like me, let it sit on your skin for one minute before blending so it can sink in and last longer (it works! from Bobby Brown at Prevention mag)
  3. Be Lovely: yoga pants are best worn to yoga (they're also comfy around the house!)
  4. Lovely is - admirable, adorable, alluring, amiable, attractive, bewitching, captivating, dainty, delectable, delightful, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, fair, gorgeous, graceful, handsome, knockout, nice, pleasant, pretty, pulchritudinous!, rare, scrumptious, stunning, sweet, winning
  5. Appreciative Tip: Say thanks to an "invisible" hero, a garbage worker, janitor, stock person, event organizer, mail person, etc.
  6. Appreciative Tip: the best gift is something you want but wouldn't get for yourself.
  7. Appreciative is - beholden, content, grateful, gratified, indebted, obliged, overwhelmed, pleased, relieved, satisfied, thankful!
I would like to pass these awards on thusly:

        The Lovely Blog Award           The Reader Appreciation Award
   Laura - My Baffling Brain!                     Rena - Dr Faerie Godmother
    Samantha May                                             MJ Fifield
Talynn - Ink in the Book                              Christine Rains
     Laura Marcella                                        Heather Gardner
Angela & Gwen @ Partners in Paranormya       Carrie Anne Brownian

And I would be lovingly appreciative if you joined us in our I'M THANKFUL FOR MY READERS blog hop!

30 comments:

M.J. Fifield said...

I wear yoga pants around the house all the time. They're my favorite part about being a writer. Well, besides the writing anyway.

Thanks for the award. It's a first for me.

Laura said...

You're welcome, and thank you! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations and like the appreciative tip of thanking an invisible hero.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Yes on the yoga pants. That or pajama pants, although I don't wear those out of the house. :)

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I love yoga pants - if I could wear them to work, I would. Real pants with confining waist lines are so overrated. ;)

BTW - my parents live in Canton, Ohio. But I used to live and teach in Mason, Ohio. ;) Where is Cincinnati do you live?

Angela Brown said...

Those are some great tips of loveliness and appreciation. Thanks for passing the award to us :-)

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats!! =)

L.G.Smith said...

Excellent tips for being lovely. And I think I need to get some yoga pants. I'm missing out on an obviously comfortable existence.

Laura Marcella said...

Congrats on your well-deserved awards, Tara, and thanks for passing one on to me!! Your lovely and appreciative things are awesome! I keep a dryer sheet with my hair stuff and that's how I get rid of hair static. :)

Btw, the answers to my What the Weird?! Sources of Inspiration post are linked within each question (Who is the author and what is the novel?). The word author is linked to either the author's official web or wikipedia page, and the word novel is linked to Goodreads!

Ink in the Book said...

Awww! Thanks so much for this award! I need to do just like you did and post mine all together in one post!

Thanks you! love awards.

Oh, and your tips were great. I love the definitions of what lovely is!

Anonymous said...

I'll add to the list to appreciate home makers and mothers. I appreciate my 2 daughters and all their hard work.
When I told someone I was retiring and able to get Soc. Sec. $ they said retiring from what? I've been a home maker for years, but if I had been paid for all that work, I'd be rich.

Rena said...

Ooo, I hadn't heard the one about hairspray in the brush. I'll have to try that.

And you have such a fantastic blog.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Such pretty awards! Yoga pants are meant to be warn around the house. ;0)

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Congratulations on your awards. I liked reading these.

Sherry Ellis said...

I love your lovely and appreciative tips!

Heather Gardner said...

Nice awards! Congrats and well done on your responses.
I love tips!

Thanks for passing one on to me!
Heather

M Pax said...

I have yoga pants on now, but I just finished my workout. I will try that tip with the concealer. Thanks :D

Livia said...

Congratulations, Tara! Congratulations to the bloggers who received the awards! Very well deserved, Tara. You work your buns off to make a great blog and I mean it :)

Lynda R Young said...

Congrats on your awards!!

Gwen Gardner said...

Awww, you're so lovely, Tara! On behalf of PIP, I thank you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

Nicki Elson said...

What a lovely idea for a hop! And thanks for the tips, especially that concealer one---I shall try it out tomorrow. :)

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on the award and thanks for passing on the Reader Appreciation one to me. And yes, yoga pants are very comfy around the house. I feel a little better about wearing them in the yard than my flannel pajama pants that I more often wear!

Tonja said...

I was going to say the same as Christine - I think people would rather see me in my yoga pants than my pj's. Yoga pants are kind of like dressing up. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I don't actually use my yoga pants for yoga. They've been renamed my writing pants.

I didn't know that trick about concealer. Cool idea. :D

Kelley Lynn said...

Congrats on the awards!!!

Cynthia said...

Thank you, Tara! I will try to work on this soon. I like your adjectives... nice that there are so many words to describe the more pleasant things in life. =)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara .. great thoughts here - and I've joined for the November blog hop - a good thing to give our appreciation more often than we do - great idea from you both .. cheers Hilary

Tara Tyler said...

Awards are so fun!
And the reason I noted the yoga pants, the girls flaunt their butts at school in them...ugh.

Have a comfy weekend!

Dana said...

Thanks for the concealer tip--and for the award! :)

Carrie-Anne said...

Thanks for giving me the Reader Appreciation Award! I think I'll have the room in my October schedule to post about it on Monday the 22nd.