unexpected surprises


I received two great surprises from the blogging world on Friday. First, one of my posts was reblogged..!! How great is that..!! Then, Jolandi from one of my fav blogs, http://dreaminginarabic.wordpress.com/, nominated my blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. How awesome is that..!!

I can’t believe I was nominated..!! I’m just happy people read my blogs. Getting new followers makes my day. So seeing the message from Jolandi made my week..!! I am very honored to be nominated. Thank you so much Jolandi..!! Please check out her blog – it’s fantastic..!! Now down to business, the Very Inspiring Blogger Award is a way of creating community amongst bloggers. So in that spirit, let the creating begin…

The rules of accepting the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your website.
2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award.
3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers.
4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Seven interesting things about me:

1. My first language is Croatian. I learned English when I was five even though I was born in the United States.
2. I also speak Spanish. A little bit of French and a few Mayan words.
3. I love shoes..!! I have a huge collection. I’m sorta addicted 🙂
4. I love coffee…all kinds…iced, hot, room temperature. hahaha…
5. Travel is in my blood. I have been to many places. But there are still so many more to see – Australia, Spain, France, Brazil….I could go on and on… Did I mention New Zealand.. Fiji.. Ok I’ll stop now.
6. I am passionate about music too. I spent a lot of time seeing underground bands in my youth and now I am fascinated by Pandora.
7. I can spot an FBI agent…anywhere… Don’t ask why…

You will notice there is a theme with the blogs I follow and find the most inspiring – fashion, photos, words and travel. They are all creative, personal, subjective and brave. These are the fifteen inspiring blogs that I nominate:

1. http://luluandthemoon.wordpress.com/
2. http://nwframeofmind.com/
3. http://www.mrwalkntalk.com/
4. http://leannecolephotography.com/
5. http://ilargia64.wordpress.com/
6. http://everydayinadress.com/
7. http://locagringa.wordpress.com/
8. http://edmooneyphoto.wordpress.com/
9. http://ohgodmywifeisgerman.com/
10. http://crochezjulie.com/
11. http://africafarandwide.wordpress.com/
12. http://globetrottermama.com/
13. http://bottledworder.com/
14. http://culturemonk.com/
15. http://archangeltravel.org/

I hope you take the time to check them out. See you Wednesday..!!

8 thoughts on “unexpected surprises

  1. OMG you could be my best friend, she has so many similar things to you. She was born in Australia, but spoke Italian until she went to school. Though I am the one that loves coffee, and she loves to travel. She is obsessed with shoes, I try and make sure she doesn’t notice shoe shops when we go out. Though, I think you might be along alone on the FBI agent thing, that must be a special skill. LOL.
    Congratulations on your award, and thank you for nominating me.

  2. Thank you and your welcome..!! Wow..!! What a small world..! Yes, I am not allowed in shoe shops either. I have a hard time leaving with only one shoe purchase. Haha… And yes the spotting FBI agents is a special skill – that may have to be a separate blog 🙂

  3. Thank you. And you truly deserved the award – I always come away feeling good about life and myself after reading one of your posts. I will keep you posted about the FBI blog….hahaha 🙂

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