Illuminating Blogger Award


Jana at Jana’s Genealogy and Family History Blog nominated my blog for the Illuminating Blogger Award, which is presented by Food Stories. That was certainly a surprise and just the encouragement I needed today! Thank you, Jana! I enjoy your blog and always hope to have content as interesting as yours.

Here are the rules as posted on the Food Stories blog:

If you are nominated then you have been awarded the Illuminating Blogger Award. Just follow the steps below:

1. The nominee should visit the award site ( and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way that we can create a blogroll of award winners).

2. The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.

3. The Nominee should include a courtesy link back to the official award site ( in their blog post.

4. Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.

5. Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award. Many people indicate that they wish they could nominate more so please feel free to nominate all your favorites.

6. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (

I’m supposed to share something random about myself….. well, since I’m sitting here drinking my chai tea latte while I type, I’ll just share that my sister Kim got me hooked on chai. Rather than making a daily trip to Starbucks, I make frequent trips to Target to buy the concentrate so I can have one any time I want. My daughter likes them over ice, but I like mine hot – even during long, hot Texas summers. I guess that qualifies as random.
My nominations are … drumroll…
1. SaveEveryStep by Helen Spencer
2. Many Branches One Tree by Linda
3. Mnemosyne’s Magic Mirror by Meldon J. Wolfgang III
4. Georgian Gentleman by Mike Rendell
5. The Bees Knees Daily by Queen Bee
And just because I have a talented cousin and a talented friend whose blogs I enjoy (not genealogy/history related)
7. REM Cooks by Richard
There are so many more … I spend waaaay too much time reading other people’s blogs that I enjoy. But I must stop.
Thanks again, Jana!


8 thoughts on “Illuminating Blogger Award

  1. Kathy, what a nice surprise to find my blog nominated for an award! You’ve made my day. 🙂 I also enjoy reading your blog and like the fact that you’ve named it after your grandmothers. Also like the birds at the top of your webpage – too cute. Thanks again!

    • I love my little blue birds! They belonged to Abbie. Unfortunately, one of the little salt shakers didn’t make it over the years. You are welcome – I enjoy your blog.

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