Saturday, June 30, 2007

New Look, New Bling, New Awards

So much happened today . . . where do I start? Let’s start with my new look. What do you think? I have to give major thanks to Susie at Bluebird Blogs for my new header. She was very easy to work with and open to my suggestions. She worked with me until I got what I wanted. So if you’re interested in working with her you’ll have to wait until August because she’s been so busy designing that she’s not able to take any new orders at this time. Check out her other designs and you will see she is worth the wait.

My new bling is pictured above. I have to extend a big thank you to the ladies at Pinks & Blues Girls Blog for their very generous giveaway. I entered their contest and really just forgot about it. I was so surprised to win and did a happy “bling” dance. What is a happy bling dance you ask? Well let’s just say I’m glad there were no video cameras around at the time. Thank you again ladies for the beautiful necklace and ring. Check out their blog - it's a family affair.

Mary at Just Going With the Flow gave me Rockin Girl Blogger Award (pictured above. I’m honored. I love reading Mary’s blog. She has three beautiful kids and she looks at life in such a humorous way. She said some nice things about me and I’m truly blessed. Thank you Mary. But if that wasn’t enough to make a girl smile - Tammy at Family Doin’s gave me this new Reflection Award (pictured below). I am blessed again. She said some very nice things about me. I’ve enjoyed reading her blog because she is inspiring, funny and I love how she shares about her family. Thank you Tammy.


Now I’m supposed to give these awards to five bloggers. This is my dilemma. I can’t just pick five. There are so many people from our church that blog. As the pastor’s wife I just can’t choose among my wonderful people. Then there are my blogland friends that I’ve come to enjoy reading. I love you all. I want you all to know that I’ve blessed by reading your stories about your life, about your families, about God, about your struggles and about your triumphs. You’ve made me laugh, made me think and encouraged me. I love all your wonderful pictures, especially your beautiful children. So thank you all for sharing your lives with me.


© Nadine Z. 2007

18 comments:

palmtreefanatic said...

What a BEAUTIFUL new look! I love it! It is so fantastic! Congrats on the winnings and awards! thats fantastic Nadine and you so deserve them!

Erin said...

Wow, that's a lot happening! Beautiful new blog look! Love it. Congratulations on the 2 awards. You are so deserving of them. I mean, you do have a fantastic thing going on here : ) Happy weekend to you!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

I love the new look! I was thinking of changing mine around a bit too.
Congrats on your awards they went to the right person for sure ;O)
Hugs

eph2810 said...

I love your new blog-layout. The header is awesome. I know that Susie does some incredible work. Many of my online friends have designs from her.

Congratulations on the awards - very well deserved on both of them.

Blessings to your weekend and always.

Art said...

I like the new look!

Dedee said...

Love the new look and the bling looks fun. Congrats on your two awards!

PinksandBluesGirls said...

Wow, so much exciting news to report!

And I think the new blog look is fantastic! :)

Jane, P&B Girls

Tammy said...

You are so welcome- and so deserving! Congrats on the Rockin' Girl award, too! :)

Your new look is beautiful- love it!
I think I hold the record for someone who has held out the longest getting a blog make-over...I may just have to break down before the summer's out! :)

Joy said...

I love the new look :)

piglet~ said...

nice header =) i do not know how ur previous look like, but this is one that i'll like!

Shadraq said...

I THINK THE AWARDS SHOULD GO TO JOEY JO JO SHABADOO JR

I LOVE THE BLUE

Shionge said...

Very very refreshing Nadine and you rock too ya!!! :D

Wishing you a wonderful weekend Nadine :D

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Love the new blog look...and congrats to you on the two awards. You are very deserving!

Ann(ie) said...

oooooooooooooooooh...I'm lovin the new look. xo.

Damselfly said...

Wow, you've got it all going on these days! I love your new blog design, and congrats on winning the bling and rockin' award!

Trina said...

I love the new look too! Very fitting and very pretty! It is hard to come up with people to give those blogs away too. You never want others to feel left out,or that there blogs aren't good enough, when we are all just sharing pieces of ourselves.

Louise said...

LOVE LOVE the new look....my favorite color too!!LOL
Glad you got all those goods the nice jewelry and the 2 awards....you are deserving of all three!!
Hope you have a fantastic day!!
Thanks for always keeping things real!!

Demara said...

Your welcome Nadine! And this is a good look...I am so proud of you that you got these two awards! Very nice~