Monday, April 09, 2007


"Hello Sonia, I have nominated you for a Thinking Bloggers Award... cheers Gisela, from Guildwood Village on the Lake ".
Gisela, what an amazing surprise! Thank you so much for your kindness! I am very honored and grateful that you have nominating me for Thinking Bloggers Award!
Now I must pass it on to 5 others blogs. It was not easy nominating only 5 blogs … so many wonderful blogs I love and enjoy to visit often! Believe me, I spent all day long to come up with 5 nominations for the Thinking Bloggers Award. You just can look at my links on the side bar and you can figure how difficult this task was! I truly enjoy ALL of my links. YOU ALL have many things I love and enjoy, many issues interesting and intelligent to read about. So I am nominating the following 5 blogs I visit quite often (in no particular order), but I really would like to choose many more blogs for this Award...
Addenda: Here in Brazil we say that to choose someone in some contest is to dress a "saia justa", (tight skirt), that means a really difficult task. So, I really must to say that in such contest maybe someone is going to feel left out but with this nominating I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I truly enjoy ALL of my links. I LOVE YOU ALL and YOU ALL have something enjoyable, interesting and intelligent to read about.
1) HERE IN THE HILLS - Location: Los Angeles, California, USA. I love to visit Naomi’s blog everyday. Here in the Hills was one of the first blog I visited when I was new to the blogosphere. Her blog is very beautiful, intelligent and touchy. Naomi is a great composer, lyricist, singer, painter and she also writes plays. Her photos are always beautiful and Naomi shares with us her amazing memories and stories, wonderful photos of her lovely family and friends, her adorable kitty named Sweetie and her amazing cactus garden.
2) IMAGINE WHAT I’M LEAVING OUT – Location: North Carolina, USA. Judy, aka Kenju, had another great blog, JUSTASKJUDY, now deactivated, but you can enjoy it's archives. I enjoy so much to visit Judy’s blog. Judy is a talented florist and she has a wonderful taste for flowers and arrangements. Her photos are just beautiful, too. Judy's blog is very witty, funny and also touchy. Her creativity never ceases to amaze me!

3) GOLDEN OASIS - Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. I love to visit PJ’s Golden Oasis. Her blog was also one of the first blog I was introduced. PJ is a talented knitter and she has a great taste for colors and shapes. PJ shares with us her beautiful photos, focusing her lovely family, her creative knitting, her adorable Golden Retriever named Nugget and also the wonderful photos of her former city, San Diego. Now I am looking forward to see the photos of her current city, Colorado Springs.


4) VARAL DE IDÉIAS - (Clothesline of Ideas) - Location: Imbituba, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Eduardo Penteado Lunardelli is a very talented and well known Brazilian’s painter, sculptor and drawing artist. Eduardo lives in a beautiful home studio named Piacaba. Even if you could not to read and understand the Portuguese language, I am sure you can appreciate and enjoy his wonderful paintings and sculptures. I love to visit Varal de Idéias every morning and reading his witty and up to date issues.

SUSIE’S SPACE - Location:
California, USA. Her motto is “Sharing What I've Done and Always Mindful of the Blessings in My Life....” It has been a pleasure visiting Susie’s blog. Her blog is very inspiring and Susie shares with us her lovely and touchy memories. Susie has many thoughts and feelings to share about being a wife, a grandmother and about her life. Susie also shares wonderful photos of her family, her charming home and garden, her city and amazing voyages.


Now all of you nominated, - if you want to participate in this contest, of course, - have to copy the Award button to your post and sidebar, choose 5 blogs and post them on your blog. Congratulations my friends! I truly can say that I found many nice and lovely friends on blogosphere and I am enchanted with this delightful community of blog’s friends!


  1. Thank you so much...boy, I would have jumped on your blog for sure because I simply love all your pictures and wonderful,different subject, & interesting posts you do! Thank you! Fun to see your other nominations as well! Oh, I just love this blog family :) xoxo

  2. Sonia,
    I can't even tell you how much this touched me that you nominated me. I know how many blogs you follow and for me this is quite the honor. I recently did this meme, so I just to thank you so much for your very kind words and the nomination!

  3. Sonia, I am really touched that you have awarded me the thinking blog award. As you saw tonight in my latest post, someone already did that last week. I am truly honored to have received two awards, and I thank you very much!

  4. Thank you dear Sonia...! You are the 4th person to give me this Award...I am deeply flattered by all! And truthfully, I have not chosen any 5 people because it was my understanding it wasn't mandatory to do so...You know I have some strange & mixed feelings about Awards, so....I have not done this, and truthfully, the five I might have picked have already been Awarded this very nice would be one of those 5, my dear...So, I hope you will understand if I don't choose any people for this honor. I appreciate your words about my blog, dear Sonia, more than I can say.What you feel about my blog means a lot to me and I hope you know that I love visiting you very very much.....And I Thank You Very Very Much!

  5. Congratulations on your award. Your blog is always lovely to visit.

    Take care,

  6. Hello, Sonia! I really took notice of your blog descriptions of those to whom you awarded this prize and I'm going to be doing more surfing on your links for sure. These all sound so great and their interests parallel my own. What a great idea! Buenas Dias!

  7. Sonia, que agradavel e surpreendente notícia. Com
    menos de cinco meses de blogosfera, conquistar tantos amigos e uma indicação sua, para esse Prêmio, é realmente muito gratificante. Sei que será uma ardua tarefa indicar cinco entre tantos e bons blogs, e a saia justa passa para mim! Beijos!

  8. Congratulations on your award.
    Go and see Juliana Ariza's most beautiful creations on my website.
    The lovely young clothing designer
    we know from your fabulous city.
    She is amazing.

    I love to come and visit you.
    Love Jeanne

  9. Congratulations Sonia on your award!!

  10. Sonia, CONGRATULATIONS on your award! I have enjoyed your blog for a few months now and you deserve it. You are right, there are numerous wonderful blogs out there and the decision must have been a hard one for you.

    Later I will take some time and read your choices. I love visiting new places!

  11. Sonia,
    I am very happy to read all the wonderful comments you have received.
    Later I'll visit your 5 nominated blogs,
    cheers Gisela

  12. Parabéns Sonia!!! Agora devidamente reconhecida por sua contribuição com tantas histórias bonitas que sempre tem para nos mostrar e ao mundo! Beijos!!!!

  13. I know more of your winners than anyones. I love Naomi and PJ! And congratulations to you.

  14. Hello Sonia,
    Thaks for visiting my blog. I will be back to visit and read yours when I catch my breath. I'm getting ready for a trip to visit my granddaughter, and I have LOTS to do.

  15. You are a great thinker Sonia and I'm so glad you share those thoughts, and your wonderful photos, with us.
    Congratulations on your award!


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