Sunday, July 06, 2008

Not an Espy, not an Emmy, not an Oscar...

but an Arte! I've been given an Arte!

Actually I've been given an Arte Y Pico. Which is totally cool because what little bit of Spanish I used to know has totally been taken over by Turkish. I can't even begin to decipher this website. I have no idea what this award is really for. I just have to take whoever translated this websites word for it.

"This award was created and to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creativity and their talents, also for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium. When you receive this award it is considered a 'special honor'.

And I do...I totally do consider it a special honor! I first received this award on Saturday from one of my favorite bloggers ever...the illustrious Over-Thinker who loves my blog so much that she even got her cat, Fidget, addicted to it!


And she doesn't really know me and doesn't have to shower me with compliments. But I love that she did! It totally made my day!

Then on Sunday as I debated who to give this award to I decided to award it to LiteralDan who is a daddyblogger of the highest order! So I hopped on over to his site and discovered this! Again...I was recognized by someone I love reading! How fun is that?

I really am honored that they chose to give this award to me. I have been blogging for 2 years, and this is the first time I have ever been given an award. So thanks guys! I really appreciate the love.

And now the moment you've all been waiting for. It's time to share the love!

The rules for passing on this honor:

1) Pick 5 blogs that you would like to award this honor to.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of 'Arte y Pico' blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award."

(And I totally plagiarized The Over-Thinker who plagiarized Hyphen Mama who previously plagiarized LouCeel on anything written in green type. Plagiarizing...the gift that keeps on giving and giving.)

And now it is my turn to pass this award on to 5 bloggers who inspire me.

Happy Meals & Happy Hour
Totally makes me laugh until I cry! So funny! This is a relatively new blog with only 39 posts, but if those posts give a glimpse into what Sue has in store for us in later posts you might want to make sure you're not drinking anything and that your bladder is empty. Seriously! Anyone who can take a Bratz doll and turn it into a major blog character deserves some recognition! I love you BG! Oh...and you too, Sue!

Nanny Goats in Panties
I mean just the name makes me laugh! This Sacramento blogger loves to recycle and refuses to go hands free! You must go read her. Get to know her. And unlike some of us she is an actual writer. I am always inspired by actual writers! The way their words just flow...man!

Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat?
Kiki and Greta are my dieting heroes! I love that they have tried just about every diet there is and then blog about it! They've even tried some I've never heard of! They are best friends blogging and who wouldn't love to share a blog with their best friends?

Musings of a Barefoot Foodie
Brittany has got to be one of the funniest people ever! Her recent eyebrow herpes just about put me over the edge! And how many people can write a post about mangos and John Tesh? That is talent! And she is a foodie and you know how much I love food.

Thursday Drive
This blog is a great combination of wit and poignancy. It makes me think. And she totally played in the World Series of Poker which makes her funny, serious, and just plain cool! And again...she's a writer. Like a real one!

Oh...and here we are walking the red carpet to the actual Arte Y Pico award ceremony. Don't we look fabulous?

Oh...and if you have already received this award just consider this further recognition of your awesomeness!


Sue Wilkey said...

OMG Natalie - I'm so excited!!!! Thank you, thank you...Um, I don't have a speech prepared, but I'd like to thank my family..The Lord Jesus Christ My Savior (saviour? sp?)....and a special thanks to BG - bless his tiny gangsta heart. As I am on vaca, I'll will get to re-gifting as SOON as I get back!!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Wow! Thank You Natalie! I'm honored! And every time I give an acceptance speech I get booted off the stage with exit music, so I shall refrain from going on and on. Thanks again - I shall pay it forward soon (someone else gave me this award the other day so I'd best get to crackin' on passing it on!)

Jennifer S said...

Natalie, thank you! And congratulations! You absolutely deserve it. I love reading your stories.

I've seen this award around and think it's lovely, along with the sentiment behind it. So you've honored me by passing it along. I will display it quite happily. You're lovely to think of me.

Does this mean I need to buy a dress and some cute shoes for the ceremony, too?

The Over-Thinker said...

I'm definitely going to check out those blogs! Dieting, Bratz Dolls and Eyebrow Herpes?? SOLID GOLD.

Your Photo Shop skills are freaking fantastic!! Seriously, you and I should get together and show those graphic designers who's boss. Brian looks a tad concerned that your head is dismembered, but he'll get over it once he realizes you have Heidi Klum's gams (or yams as my husband has referred to them) (???).

LiteralDan said...

I'm honored to have been honored and then nearly honored again. I'm also honored to have had the chance to redundantly honor you.

So honors all around-- yours are well deserved!

Real Houseplants said...

Thanks for pointing the way to some more great blogs to read. I enjoy reading yours-it makes me feel worldy. Congratulations on your Arte!

Natalie said...

Brittany said...

Aw yeah baby! I am honored! This award is all me, (then something about Jesus) wait...I think that has been said already. DARN IT! I need a new speech writer.

Momo Fali said...

Well, it looks like I have some new blogs to check out. Congrats to you all!

Natalie said...

sue - you deserved it! have a great vacation!

nanny goats - yeah...i hesitated a day and was given the award again. no telling how many of those suckers you are going to end up with!

jennifer h - you are welcome. yes, cute shoes and a dress are a must! any excuse at this point!

over-thinker - thanks again! and i know...those photo shop skills are going to help me pay the bills one of these days real soon. and who wouldn't love heidi's gams? they are perfect!

literaldan - wow! i have no idea what to say to that. i'm honored?

arizona albino - you are welcome. there are way too many good blogs out there. and way too few hours in the day to enjoy them. good luck!

brittany - i would love to see a photo shopped pictured of you holding one of these awards. i think you are the only one who could do it justice! sorry about the little editing of your comment. check your email if you haven't gotten one from me yet.

momo fali - there are way too many blogs out there. seriously. my reader is way too full! thanks!

Brittany said...

HAHAHA! I love ya Natalie!

Natalie said...

brittany - i'm glad! the feeling is mutual!