Thursday, May 7, 2009


I have had the wonderful Noblesse Oblige Award bestowed on me by SMART MOUTH BROAD and when I saw my name on her list...I sincerely thought she had lost her mind. I have known SMB since around last December or early January..and from the very first I loved her as much as you can possibly love someone you have never met..and probably never will, which is a lot. I am MUCH older than her and yet she is so much wiser than I was at her age. Actually she is probably wiser than I ever will be and at times seems to be the older of us. A line in a favorite song, comes to my mind. "I hear babies cry, I watch them grow..they'll learn much more, than I'll ever know.." SMART MOUTH BROAD helps make this "A Wonderful World." I know everyone who knows her will agree.

This award like all other awards comes with instructions and rules. They are as follows:
The recipient of this award is recognized for the following:
1. The Blogger manifest exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervades amongst different cultures and beliefs.
2. The Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage, and offers solutions.
3. There is a clear purpose at the Blog: one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Culture, Sciences, and Beliefs.
4. The Blog is refreshing and creative.
5. The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.

The Blogger who receives this award will need to perform the following steps:

1. Creat a Post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige award.
2. The award conditions must be displayed at the Post.
3. Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieve..preferably citing one or more older posts to support.
4. The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the award conditions.
5. The Blogger must display the Award at any location on the Blog.

Wise or not, I still think she has lost her mind...and at first I was frantic trying to figure out a way not to accept. My first thought was "flight!" and I began thinking of excuses and ways of getting out of it. Actully, I still am..but the more I looked at it ..being drawn to shiny or pretty objects as I am...I finally decided I would most humbly accept. (To be honest here..which is not always easy for me in such cases, I became more and more attracted to it. Then I became downright greedy about that lovely magical little ball floating above the hand.) I KNEW I didn't deserve it...but it was just so pretty..and after all..I MUST have some qualities or SMB would never even think of me. Now, I call that love..(or something like it!)
And undeserving as I think I am..with a red face, I accept. Thank you, SMB for thinking of me. I will try to live up to it but again, being honest, I don't think there is a chance in hell that I can even come close.

I am passing this award on to Dena at SWADDLE COTTAGE because goodness and kindness and understanding emanates from her. In her very gentleness she shows strength and I admire her. I think her Blog has a purpose and it is clearly to give comfort. Dena is so dear to me. Always there. An amazing person.

Gloria at Happy to Be is another of my choices. She is another Blogger with a have fun and make sure others do the same. I like that. She is loving and accepting and loyal to a fault. I love her to pieces..however...her blog is "Award Free". I didn't know this when I chose her..but ..after speaking to her..I completely understand. But..she is still my choice. That she knows how I feel is enough.
I would also choose Blue Ridge Gal..but she would hit me over the head with her camera and her snappy fingers would probably throttle me..and besides she has posted "NO AWARDS" but I love her anyway..LOTS!


  1. Congratulations. What a wonderful award and I think it fits perfectly. Hugs, Marty

  2. Congratulations. You certainly deserve this award.

  3. Congratulations!
    You´re really worth that award! I´ve never read Happy to be:s blog, but I´ve read Denas blog and she is worth this award too.

  4. Congratulations! This is a very sweet award :)

    All the best,

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  6. You are SO deserving of this special award Mona and Smart Mouth Broad must think very highly of you to bestow it your way... like we all do!

    Display it proudly and have a grand Mother's Day!

    P.S. "Grand" is the word verification for me... so see, the award was meant for you!

  7. Very nice, and I think you do deserve it!!!!
    Love your comment about The Blue Ridge appropos, and I love her too...she is great.

  8. Mona, you are cuter than a June bug in the month of May. Love you too, girly!

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  9. Congrats on the award. To answer your question about my header it is not my yard. I wish. IF you scroll back to one of my first posts you can see Tablescape post. You can see more photos like this that I took at the Philladelphia Flower Show this March. I go every year and it is amazing. I love your blog.

  10. Mona ~ Congrats on your award(s).

    I truly enjoyed our wonderful email(s) chat today ... our relationship is going to be very enjoyable.

    You truly inspired my post *Thru Him, In Him* of yesterday re unkind people.


  11. Congrats Mona well deserved by you sweet lady!
    I know this is one of many more coming your way.

    Thank you for your really kind compliments on our outdoor spaces. You definitly know how to make my day with each one of your visits. I'll be grinning from ear to ear all day!

    I understand believe me. As our blogs grow and we meet more people it's just impossible to view and comment on every single post. Whew! Blogland is so fun and I'm sure everyone feels the exact same way.

    Have a blessed and beautiful Mother's Day.
    ~Melissa :)

  12. Congratulations on your award!!! You deserve it!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

  13. Oh, i so think you deserve this pretty award. I tried to go over to SMB's site but....can't get there.
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day..
    xo bj

  14. Hi Mona!!
    Congratulations on your award!! Aren't they wonderful?? I try to be humble but inside my heart is bursting that someone likes my blog!!!

    I am just coming by for the first time for Tablescape Thursday and left a comment there as well!!


  15. Congratulations and well deserved!

  16. GM Mona...thank you my friend for the award...But I am not good at posting these...they are like a chain letter that I break ha ha!! May you understand when I get them I put them up for grabs..its too hard for me to have to pick when I love everyone in blogland..Congrats to you my friend...I hope you have a Blessed Mtoher Day...are you going to Mary Alice's house...Thanks again my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  17. I'm blushing at all those nice things you said about me. And you know I love you too. *muah*
    You are so much more deserving of this award than I was. But Pseudo is blinded by her love for me. LOL
    Congrats, my dear. and Happy Mother's Day.

  18. Congrats on ur award.. You deserve it..

    Hey, I'm having a Mother/Daughter Apron Giveaway on my blog and I've linked up with The 3rd Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway Event.. So, stop by and Enter to win, why don't cha?

    Here's the link to my blog..

    PaisleyCat's Sewing BlogHappy Mother's Day..


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