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How wonderful….blog awards!

Merry Meet my friends!  I sure hope that all of you are surviving this Winter we are having! Seems like no matter where you live, you are having colder, wetter, snowier, windier and icier weather this year!  (not sure those are all real words but you know what I mean LOL)   I love Winter as you all know and I still do. I think this amazing weather we’re having is Mother Earth making an adjustment for some of the mild Winters we’ve had in the past several years.  At least where I live that is the case.  It’s a good thing 🙂  Spring will come….really…it will!!

I’m posting today because I was honored to receive two blog awards…both awards awarded to me by two different friends and fellow bloggers!  I was thrilled!!  The first friend, Vickie Lesperance over at this blog http://www.aoibhealslair.com/not-just-one-but-two-awards/

and then my friend Johanna Lawson over at this blog http://johanna-villagewisewoman.blogspot.com/2014/02/its-major-award-or-two.html both honored me with the awards.  Thank you so much to both of you!!! Hugs!!!  Oh and to my readers, if you aren’t familiar with these blogs, you might want to be 🙂 They are wonderful!!

Now, my job is to do what the awards ask me to do….and then pass them on to other bloggers I feel are deserving of them.  So here goes.

abc-award

For the Awesome Blog Award….I am supposed to use the entire alphabet to tell you things that are important to me..things I love etc.  So here goes:

A –       Autumn…my very favorite time of the year!

B-        Books Books Books!

C-        Cats! Especially mine!

D-       Daughters…I have two of them and they are my Life!

E-        Earth….as in Mother Earth…also my element

F-        Friends…..they make my world go round

G-        Grandkids!  I have three of them and they bring me so much Joy!

H-        Herbs!  All things herbs!

I-          Illumination

J-         Jim….my husband of 34 years

K-         Kindness

L-         Lilacs and Lavender!

M-        our Moon!!

N-         Night!

O-         October!

P-          Pizza!

Q-         Quiet

R-         Rocks and Crystals!!

S-         Sunrises and Sunsets

T-         Truth and Honesty

U-         Uplifted

V-         Violet Purple!

W-        Witches!!

X-         XOXOXO    hugs and kisses

Y-         Yarn!!

Z-         Zinnias!

Wow..that was easier then I thought and I could have done a lot more things under some of those letters 🙂

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Ok….the next award is the Sunshine Blogger Award.  For this award I am to tell you 11 facts about myself. Oh boy….

1.  I have an Etsy shop where I sell bath, body and healing products I make from herbs…which as I said above..I adore!  Here’s the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/verbenalaneshoppe

2.  Speaking of herbs…I am studying to get my herbalist certificate thru Rosemary Gladstar’s home study course.

3.  I adore the Smoky Mountains….my soul just soars when I’m there.

4.  I have been a Witch all my life but didn’t know it until about 15 years ago. I continue to learn and grow and LOVE my Path everyday!

5.  My greatest regret is only having 2 children.

6.  I am a registered nurse but retired early when I was 42.

7.  I am nuts about the Outlander series books!

8.  I would love to open a book store/coffee shop

9.  I was a dancer and baton twirler up til I was about 18.

10. My friends and family mean the world to me.

11.  I need to work on spending more Me time!

Ok….now you ALL know me better.  Now, I’m to pass on these awards.  I have chosen these blogs!

Gaia Speaks……http://angeliqueautumnspeaks.blogspot.com/

Southern Fried Witch ….. http://southernkitchenwitch.com/

Mid Stride Moxie…… http://midstridemoxie.blogspot.com/

Old Ways……..   http://oldways.com/

Pagan Culture……http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/

For my nominees….I very much enjoy your blogs!! Thank you!!  If you want to participate and pass it on…just copy the award pictures to your blog…do what I did for the rules…and pass it on 🙂

While I’m at it…I want to thank my readers from the bottom of my heart!  I have nearly 470 followers and over 122,000 hits and today was my 4th year anniversary of blogging!!   Thank you so much!! You all inspire me to write.  Please continue to comment, say hello, tell me what’s going on with you..I really enjoy it!

Hope you all have a great rest of the week!!

Blessings and Love, Autumn

 

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A Versatile Blogger Award….for me??….:)

Merry Meet friends.  I have had a wonderful thing happen to me….My friend Melissa at Melissa’s Meanderings wordpress blog has passed on a Versatile Blogger Award to me and I’m quite thrilled and flattered!  Its my first blogger award and I can’t tell you how excited I am!  Thanks so much Melissa!!

Now my understanding is that there are some rules involved once you receive this award..so I’m going to follow those rules right now.   The first thing you do is thank the person who awarded it to you which I’ve done on her blog and mine.  Then you post  7 things about yourself….then you pass it forward to 7 bloggers that you feel deserve the award as well!  So here goes with the  things about me….hummmm..not easy to do.

-I am a registered nurse who used to take care of sick or disabled children in their own homes..as a home care nurse.  I went to school to become a nurse after a terrible car accident my own family had.  My then 6 year old daugther Sara was paralyzed in the accident and I found that I had a natural talent in taking care of her.  So I went to nursing school while she was cared for by nurses in my own home….and I went out to help others.  I am retired now and just care for my own daughter, but the lessons I learned were invaluable.

-I have done a lot of geneology on my family and have discovered so many wonderful things about my mostly Irish family.  I also have some Cherokee thrown in for good measure.

-I love cemetaries!  I love to walk around them, wondering about the people who are there and what their lives were like.  The peacefulness I find there.  My favorite is Woodland Cemetary in Dayton Ohio. 

-I love to read and have read since about 1st grade when my grandmother, who was a 2nd grade school teacher for 50 years, passed on her love of reading to me.  I will read just about anything!

-I always wanted to be a writer but never felt I was creative enough to come up with the idea for a book.  My blog has helped me to realize that dream a bit..and who knows, I’m still young enough! LOL..I also have journaled for about 20 years.  I find keeping a record of my life helps me to be grateful for what the goddess/gods bring my way.  I have learned that despite some hardships in my life, I am most blessed.  I am happy that someday my grandchildren and great-grandchildren will have those journals so they feel they know me.  Wish I had that from my grandparents.

-As you can see here, I also like to teach what I have learned..maybe I should have been a teacher instead of a nurse?  I think that I learn better from helping others with what I have learned and what I know.  I am very much enjoying to bring out my “green” witch more and learning to be a healer and a herbalist..perhaps its the nurse in me that is wanting to do that.  Knowing there is so much here that Mother Earth has left for us to take care of our health naturally..well its a amazing.

-I am really getting into photography lately…find myself taking pics of all kinds of things…and I have shared many of those pics here and will continue to do so.  Sometimes I feel like I have too many irons in the fire so to speak…hobbies that I love, plus keeping up with my Book of Shadows, a business idea I have, my family, my home and all those wonderful things that keep a witch busy!  But I love it and revel in it and I’m one happy witch!

Ok….thats a bit more about me…

Now the 6 bloggers I’ll pass it on to are……

* Unifaith Daily

*Bringing up Salamanders

*Rue and Hyssop

*The Keeper’s Path

*Wandering a Wise Woman Path

*Groggy Froggy

*Tarot Mom

-Living the Vintage Life (of course..its my daughters excellent blog)

I will notify these bloggers tomorrow so they can come and get their award!

This has been a lot of fun and thanks again Melissa for thinking of me!

If you don’t have a blog, start one!  If you have one I don’t know about..please tell me!  You will enjoy it!  And for the bloggers I picked for the award…I really enjoy your blogs and keep up the good work!

Blessings and Light, Autumn

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