One Lovely Blog Award

Many thanks to Sharla Shults, Catnip of Life, for the One Lovely Blog Award, which has been given to Women Making Strides. Catnip of Life is another lovely blog that captures the best moments in life in both words and photographs.

Women Making Strides can now pay the award forward. Before announcing my nominees for the One Lovely Blog award, the rules require that I post seven random facts about myself.

1)      My husband Ken and I are Community Coordinators for Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

2)      My daughter Katie teaches English in South Korea. My son Jim and daughter Mel are in college.

3)      Our dog Dexter is loveable, and visitors to our home often want to take him home.

4)      I enjoy doing Social Media!

5)      There are typically 20 books and magazines on or near my nightstand waiting to be read.

6)      I start my day with prayer or reading spiritual books.

7)      I walk or run a minimum of 15 minutes every day.

It was difficult to narrow down, but I am pleased to nominate the following inspiring blogs for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Aspiring Women

The Bold Life


Creativity or Crazy

Gratitudes from the Heart

J. Ricci Energy

Kickback Moments

Life on the Cutoff

Losing a Person and Finding Myself

Proactive Life Blog

Think Outside the Box

Thought Changer

The Warm Milk Journal

Writer’s Patchwork Blog

Women’s Writing Circle

Please leave a comment so I know you received notification of the award.

For the nominees, the rules for the award are to:  

1)      Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2)      Give 7 random facts about yourself.

3)      Nominate 15 blogs that you admire for the One Lovely Blog Award

About Susan Ekins

Freelance writer and blogger at Women Making Strides. Interested in personal leadership and empowerment. Wanting inspiration and to inspire. Leader in church ministries. Blog: Facebook page:
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14 Responses to One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Hi Susan,
    One of my favorite comment’s from your blog above, #7, do something physical for yourself. Great advice/encouragement! Getting back into good, physical health was very important to my recovery from my husband’s sexual addiction. I found that I put my four young children, and addict husband first, and I took a back seat to my own health needs early in my recovery.
    So much is made about the mental/emotional health, but not enough is said about our physical health, as women, as we age.
    Loved #6, daily readings, too!


  2. Cathy Gorski says:

    Congratulations, Sue on your award. You really do have One Lovely Blog.


  3. Susan,
    Thank you so much for suggesting my blog- Writer’s Patchwork. I am stumbling over nominating 15 blogs to pay it forward. The Women Making Strides is where the award originated I assume. The guidelines appear to mention subscribers under 200. If that is the case most of those I do read or subscribe to have well over 200. If I have misread that let me know. Any thoughts? I’d like to keep the award going.


  4. Hi Susan,
    Thank you for nominating my blog. I’ll try to follow through on this soon.
    Sabrina 🙂


  5. catnipoflife says:

    Susan, I really enjoyed learning a little more about you from the award nomination:>) Now I need to visit some of the blog you recommended!


  6. Thank you for this nomination, Susan. It was a nice surprise to day that I truly appreciate.
    I”ll do my best to to respond to this soon. Best wishes to you. Penny


  7. Julianna says:

    I am so deeply honored ( and smiling with glee!) to receive this award from such a thoughtful blogger! (and I promise to pay it forward once my summer vacation ends in a couple weeks). Best to you, and thank you for being part of the raising-the-vibration! Peace – julianna


  8. Sandra Tyler says:

    Congrats on your award! The names of some of tose sites sound interesting. May check them out


  9. Thank you for nominating the Proactive Life Blog for the award, Susan. That’s fantastic! 😉 I will visit the other nominated blogs soon and will now select my own 15 nominees. Great to be part of it.


  10. Thank you for nominating the Proactive Life Blog for the award, Susan. That’s fantastic! I will visit the other nominated blogs soon and will now select my own 15 nominees. Great to be part of this.


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