Monday, June 6, 2011

Two Blogging Awards in One Week!

Exciting news! I have been given two wonderful awards for this blog!

The first is the Stylish Blogger Award. Thank you so much to Karen Cioffi for honoring my blog with this award. If you haven't checked out Karen's blog before, do so now -- you're in for a treat!

Part of the gift of this award is that I get to pass it along to seven others. There are so many wonderfully stylish blogs out there that it was hard to narrow it down to only seven! But here they are, in no particular order -- my picks for the Stylish Blogger Award:

The second award I received this week is the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award, from my lovely writing buddy and long-time Write On! supporter Virginia Grenier. Virginia runs a sweet and insightful blog "The Writing Mama" at All writers, not only moms, can benefit from adding Virginia's blog to their favorites list.

Here are the seven blogs I am delighted to pass along the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award to (again, in no particular order):

The final requirement of both awards is to list seven things that you may not know about me. Here they are:
  • I was born three months prematurely, and weighed just two pounds, six ounces at birth.
  • My favorite writing spot is Simone's Cafe in my hometown of Ventura, along with a chai tea latte and a maple walnut scone. 
  • When I was sixteen, my mom and I hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. 
  • My guilty pleasure TV show is Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • I met my amazing boyfriend when we both taught a writing class for senior citizens in Lafayette, Indiana.
  • I love indie music! Some of my favorite artists are Amber Rubarth, Joey Ryan, Skyler Stonestreet, and The 88.
  • I'm named after my grandfather, whose middle name is Dallas.
That's it for now! Thank you again Karen and Virginia for the honors!


Tracy Krauss said...

Congrats on your awards! Way to go!

Dallas said...

Thanks Tracy! :)

Sylvia Ney said...

Congratulations on the awards. I found you through Hope Clark's blog. You've got some great posts here and I look forward to visiting again. If you have time, swing by

Dallas said...

Thank you so much! Hope Clark is wonderful and it's so nice to connect with you! I visited your blog and I loved it -- you have so much warmth and humor that comes through in every post! I will definitely be following you & your work now. :) And congrats on the upcoming Chicken Soup publication!

Kathy Sena said...

Dallas, thanks for the kind words and for the sweet award! I now feel like a stylish blogger! :) You're the best.