Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy 101 Award (Blog Hug)

...Another sweet, sweet Blog Hug!
Thank you to our sweet, sweet daughter, aka TheLuckiestMrs. for creating such a cute award and I love that with it... is a list... I always enjoy reading and learning more about another through these type of lists.  Her Cookbook inspired Blog Hug has the perfect recipe for sweet days filled with happiness... What makes you happy?  She inspires me... and she (as well as our other two kiddos and our son-in-law) makes our little corner of the world happy and sweet!

And what a perfect theme to talk about...What makes you happy?...

Here are the rules:
List 10 things that make you happy.
(try to do one of those things TODAY!)

Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day.
Make sure to link back to the person that tagged you!
My 10 things that make me happy:

1. Being with my family!
2. Sweet little babies (I love their snuggly, chubby little sweetness!)
3. Drawing, Sewing, Quilting, Creating, crocheting, etc...
4. Hearing back from satisfied customers!
I love to hear their reactions & the reactions of those that the drawings are given to.
5. Traveling & Vacations
6. Playing games, visiting or eating with friends
7. Watching a Happy ending movie!
8. Having all our family in good health!
9. Making someone else happy :o)
10. Looking at old photos or home videos (whew! I did this today! I dug around a LOT of old photos and found some for the little video clip I put together here... Seeing some photos that I forgot we had! ...& it did make me happy :o)

TEN ladies that brighten my day:

1.  Nan at Mom's the Word... I love your sense of humor! I find myself cracking up remembering things you have written, even after I have left the computer and your fun posts!
2. Debbie at Heart Choices...Your blog is full of encouraging words and you are an inspiring example of a heart ready to give.
3. Kathie at My Net Finds...You're such a creative blogger! I love your amazing, awesome awards that you've created and passed on to me...and so I am looking forward to passing this one to you!
4. Nina at Portugal Bound...Your sense of humor makes me smile and I would so love to travel to Portugal!  So, I do appreciate your posts and that in some small way...through your Portugal adventures, I can imagine :o) Thank you for surprising us with the little Portuguese galo!
5. Jane at Artfully Graced... I enjoy checking into your place and seeing the many beautiful Florida photos you share and your artwork as well.   Thank you for your kind comments!
6. Christine at Christine's Home & Travel Adventures...You simply amaze me with your many world travels! I love your photos that make far places seem so much closer!  Oh! I'd love to be able to go on one of your adventures :o)
7. Marie at The French Factrice...I think that you are an award free blog, but I have to include you! I love all your lovely postcards and vintage photos, ads, etc and your facts that you include with each are like candy... Love to read what you have to share.
8. Valerie at Composition Life...Your photography is amazing (I especially like your point of view through the macro lens...)  and your posts are filled with encouragement too.
9.  Rose at A Santamaker's Journey...I have to say...your creativity abounds!  Such gorgeous settings around your beautiful home!  And I can't help to feel a kindred tie...considering we both have 2 daughters in dental school! That is pretty amazing to me :o)
10. Jamie at Beach Family Updates...Your posts as a military wife with two little ones, brings back many wonderful memories of when my hubby was active duty and our children were little.  I love that you have a positive outlook as a military wife and enjoy your posts of your little ones. is always so difficult to just list a certain number! I do so enjoy so many more bloggers and they certainly do brighten my day!

I meant for this post to put up some of the requests from my last post in answer to my question: Which drawings would you like to see a sample of?  I will definitely post my next one with those that were so kindly mentioned...beach themed drawings, crosses, and also some of the most recent drawings that I have completed.  And I received some other wonderful awards (blog hugs) that I will write about next time.
Blessings & aloha!

I have to add another thing that makes me happy... blog friends that I have met and those that I hope to meet! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments!
Be sure to stop by TheLuckiestMrs.' blog and please say hello! She will be hosting a giveaway too!


momstheword said...

Oh, thank you for your sweet words, my friend! You are to good to me!

I will have to visit your dear daughter's blog soon. I am sure I will love her!

All your pictures were so adorable, and I loved the "hula hands" one.

Nina in Portugal said...

Awww...Maria, thank you so much for the blog hug and for your encouraging words.

Your slide show of Girly twirly is adorable! But she was such a sweet, chubby, cuddly little's easy to make an adorable slide show with that type of subject!


We, too are looking forward to Thanksgiving. However, we won't be celebrating with family, but rather some American friends of ours that are about and hour and a half away. It doesn't even hardly feel like Thanksgiving when the kids have to go to school and there is no big shopping day that's a strange feeling. But we will get together Friday evening with our friends and we will be thankful with or without it "feeling" like Thanksgiving. The Portuguese are baffled at our description of "Thanksgiving". The idea of the entire country coming to a stop for one day is puzzling to them. Most stores, gas stations, name it and it's closed for thanksgiving allowing time for their employees to be with family.

This idea is foreign to them.....God Bless America!!!!

Thanks Again Maria!

God Bless You sweetie!

Becka said...

Awww, what a sweet award to come up with.

Hop ya'll have a great thanksgiving,

Love ,,Because of him.. there is friends like you,,

xinex said...

Hi Maria! Thanks you so much for always thinking of me when it comes to awards. I really appreciate it but somehow I cannot view the award picture created by the "luckiest mrs" so I am unable to copy it. Bummer! It just comes out as "x". You created the nicest slide show starring your cutest first born and you were such a cute pregnant mom!...Christine

Anonymous said...

Maria, you are a such a sweetheart! I think you're one of the nicest bloggers I follow :-) Thank you so much for passing the award along to me!

Jane said...

Hi Maria!
I am so touched by your blog hug. You make me happy too!I am always encouraged by your comments...and you usually make me laugh!!! The love you have for your family is palpable.

I truly enjoyed the slide show of your daughter. She was so adorable...and today, she is a beautiful woman...from the inside out, judging from your descriptions. The apple does not fall far from the tree...

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Many hugs,
Jane (artfully graced)

Witchcrafted Life said...

Many congrats on this beautiful award, sweet soul. It was a joy to read about some of the things bring you the most happiness in this world.

Many hugs,
♥ Jessica

xinex said...

Thanks for fixing it, Maria! I can see it now and it's pretty cool. Looks like your daughter inherited your artistic talent too....Christine

Katie said...

What a sweet gesture of your daughter! And a post I needed to see today of all days, feeling a little blue right now but this definitely got me back on track thinking of what makes me happy and got my mind off of dwelling on the not so great.

santamaker said...

Thanks so much for this lovely award! I am honored to be one of the recipients! Our 2 little dentists to be will be home in a couple of days! :O)

MadeInCanarias said...

I have something for you on my blog ;) said...

Congratulations to all the Award Winners! And thanks so much for giving us new blogs to read!

tracy said...

Hi Maria
Oh, that video was very sweet, you girl is a doll! Ive only been to her blog once befor and really enjoyed my visit...when I am finshed here I'll pop over.
Your answers are always intresting...congrats on your award and to your daughter's 101.
Hugs Gracie

Anonymous said...

Hi maria! an award for you!

Marie Reed said...

Hooray for you! I'm amazed by your energy, warmth, talent, and ability to make your friends feel so special! Life around here has been absolutely bonkers! My new job is go, go, go! I miss visiting you!

Unknown said...

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Valerie said...

Maria -
Just want to wish you all a very special Thanksgiving Day. May there be love in your home, laughter around your table and peace and joy in your hearts and relationships. Your blog is one that has inspired me and I just wanted to say thank you for the time and effort that you put into it.

xinex said...

HI MAria! I hope oyu had a nice thanksgiving. I just posted the "Awards" you gave me. Thanks again!...Christine

Becka said...

I was just checking in w-some of my bloggy friends,to say I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving,
love you,

Leslee said...

Hi Maria! Just catching up on my blog reads, and I had to share... In the video of your daughter I swear we had the same baby car seat AND cover!!! I about fell out of my chair... Video was so sweet... I'm sure she loved it.

Debbie Petras said...

Maria, I've been a bit absent for a few days in bloggy land. And then I thought of you and wanted to stop by to just say hi and send you a blog hug. And wouldn't you know ~ there you were sending me one! I love when that happens.

Thank you so much for thinking of me. It's been a very tough week and this is such a blessing.

Sending you love,


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