One Lovely Blog

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One Lovely Blog Award

A special thank you to Natalie of for the nomination of the One Lovely Blog award. Do yourself a favor and read her blog! Faced with a ridiculous amount of challenges in a relatively short time-frame, her lovely writings are filled with humor, truth, and light.

To continue the nomination, here are seven random facts about me:

  1. I grew up thinking I must be adopted given my strawberry-blonde locks and hippie name—an outcast stuck in the middle of an Irish-Catholic family of dark-haired relatives all with Irish names.
  2. The Husband and I have known one another since 1986 (when I was in fifth grade, and he in seventh). I harbored a secret love for him since I was 14. I finally won him over in 2001.
  3. I love classical music and wish I still played the violin and trombone.
  4. When I began writing, poetry was my prose of choice. Currently, creative nonfiction is my favored genre.
  5. My favorite Pandora stations to write to are “Downton Abbey” and “Sarah McLachlan”.
  6. Twice in my early twenties, I worked as a nanny/mother’s helper. Both experiences shaped my vision of love and parenting. I’m forever grateful to those wonderful families for trusting me with their precious ones and teaching me through their unique familial ways.
  7. I still yearn to open a quaint bookstore of my own.

Here are fifteen bloggers I admire and nominate for the One Lovely Blog award: and

It’s a simple, kind act to pass on the honor of the One Lovely Blog award. Here’s how it works (courtesy of Natalie):

  1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  2. Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
  3. Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
  4. Nominate about 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.






  1. Letizia says:

    Thank you so much for mentioning me on your list. I look forward to discovering the other blogs on your list too. I don’t write about awards on my blog anymore but I do appreciate the nomination very much!

    There’s a part of me that would love to have a little bookshop as well. I mentioned this to our neighborhood secondhand bookshop owner and he shrugged and said it was less glamorous than it seemed with all the accounting, etc. Well, in my dream, I would leave that all up to someone else and just enjoy sitting among the books and talking to the customers, haha!

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  2. jensdunlap says:

    Thank you for including me on your list. I’m so honored 🙂

    I too have visions of a little bookstore/nook – preferably on a little tropical island!

  3. lisamathieuwarshaw says:

    Thank you so much for nominating My Snoopy Girl as One Lovely Blog! The Ghostwriter is quite flattered to receive the honor and continues to work on his prolific “thank you” note, which he will post on the blog the moment he wakes from his 22-hour slumber. 😉

    1. purdywords says:

      I can’t wait to read it!

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