This and that: The Versatile Blogger

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Versatile Blogger

Last week Skye from  A Virtual Essence nominated me for The Versatile Blogger and I am very honoured to receive this award from her.  Skye, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  A Virtual Essence is a wonderful blog, has a little bit for everyone and if you haven't been there.... You should not go anywhere else but there and I will provide you the link one more time A Virtual Essence ~ so don't hesitate, do procrastinate... just do it... Jump right over there and have a look, you will be back to thank me... I know you will.

  Now, lets get back to my award... Yes, I got one, Surprised!  Me too! but there are rules for everything so here are the rules for this award and I hope I can follow them:

1.  The rules for this award are:
2.  Thank the Blogger who nominated you
3.  Include a link to their site
4.  Include the award image on your post
5.  Include the award image on your blog
6.  Give 7 random facts about yourself
7.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award
8.  When nominating other bloggers, include links to their sites
9.  Let those bloggers know that they have been nominated

Seven Random facts about myself:  Well this one is going to be the hardest of the rules, but here goes....
1)  My mother who was my best friend and always a support to me in whatever I did, passed away when I was 20.  She is still here with me guiding me while I cook, saying you need a little of this and a little of that.
2)  Every year my grandmother (paternal) and I would make a trip to Alberta to see her sisters until I moved to the states.  I miss these trips with my grandmother.
3)  I had to travel to West Africa to meet my husband... something that my father never thought I would find a husband..
4)  I have lived here in the states for coming on 12 years and on July 18, 2012 I became an American Citizen.
5)  I am willing to try any type of food once... except blood pancakes ~ which are served in Finland... I just can't get around what they are.
6)  I bought a new camera just as I started to blog and my husband thinks I am crazy as I have billions of pictures of you guessed it FOOD!
7)  I am allergic to exercise... ANAPHYLACTIC and that is the reason I look the way I do... I eat and I can't exercise  :)

Now on to the hardest part of the rules... Nominating only 15 other bloggers... I would love to nominate more, but the rules are rules... So this is who I am going to nominate.... DRUM ROLL please....... and there is no particular order in my list and I apologize if I miss anyone.
1.   Rich and Sweet 
5.   Let's Eat
14. ChinDeep

  Many of these bloggers were ones that I followed before I started my own blog a few months ago and they have been very supportive and have help me along the way.  Others I have just met and even though we just met, I have learnt from you.  But from each one of you I have learnt something, from reading your blogs, looking at your pictures or making your yummy recipes... I want to thank each one of you.
                                    Til next time <3 <3 <3  Marlys


  1. Thank you so very much Marlys. I am truly honoured you thought of me.
    Loved knowing a little more about you :) My husband thinks I am mad too, the camera and all the food pictures and the whole blog thing seems mad to him lol

    1. You are welcome... I love your blog! and you helped me lots with braiding.

  2. Congratulations Marlys for the Virtual Blogger nomination from Skye at Virtual Essense. I loved reading about your life's journey and stories. I am very touched that my site, Let's Eat, was included in your 15 -- and thank you! I am also excited to notice more great pages/blogs to visit and to participate.

    1. Thanks and your welcome... Love your blog

  3. You are so lovely. Definitely starting my blogging and you are high on the list of blogs I follow. Thanks!

  4. Awww, you made my cheeks red!! I've always adored your blog Marlys and of course you also! I must admit that I am quite embarrassed, I have been so deep in myself that I missed you getting your citizenship!!!! Congratulations, I know that must have made you extremely happy! I hope that one day we can sit down over a real cup of tea and I have the chance to soak up some of your knowledge! xoxoxo Skye

    1. Now my cheeks are red, Skye... And thank you.. getting my citizenship was a happy day and a sad day... It will give me more opportunity here in the states but was sad as I had to denounce my Canadian citizenship. It would be great to be able to have a cup tea together. Maybe one day we can but for now we can have a virtual cup, but not sure what knowledge you will be able to soak up... <3 Marlys

  5. Congrats on your award! Your blog is VERY interesting....I'll be back for sure.

    1. Thank you and glad that you like my blog... Come back and visit. Tea and coffee are always on.

  6. Congrats! I'm sorry I accidentally posted the wrong link for the 'recipe post' and that you had to go look for it. None the less, love your blog - now following

    Xo Megan

    1. No problem Megan, just thought I would let you know.. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Thank you so much for thinking of me and for this great award. You have made my day Lovely Marlys ;0)))) xxx

  8. Congrats on your award! I enjoyed reading the random facts :) Its so fun to connect with new bloggers :) Have a great day!


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