Monday, June 23, 2008

Arte y Pico Award

Today is smoke-free day 372.

I recently received this awesome Arte y Pico award from MamaFlo, and I'm delighted to pass it along to a few of my favorites, some I've been reading for a long time and some that are new. Each of these inspire me in different ways.

Fond of Snape - Janet is an amazing photographer who also sometimes takes pictures of food, and we know how I feel about pictures of food. Creativity simply oozes from her photography.

Seeking Sanity - Kathryn's kind spirit is contagious in the best possible way. She so clearly appreciates her family, and I find it so refreshing. She "gets it," and I always leave there feeling a sense of peace that there are good people in the world raising kids to be good people, too.

Baby Tea Leaves - Christie is so very much fun and is another one of those who is just good people. She is straightforward but funny, kind, warm and entertaining all at once. The Peeps photography series is a riot and is what first caught my eye. Who thinks of something so fun like that? Plus, Christie is so inspiring because she sets some pretty big goals for herself, like doing the Couch to 5k, and then makes them happen all right there while you read and cheer along with her. If you are looking for motivation to lose some weight, you are just in time to join her Summer of Me contest, complete with prizes.

Secret Agent Mama and Mishelle Lane's Photography - I'm going two for one here since both blogs belong to Mishi, and she is the definition of creativity, whether in haiku or photography or 100 words. No matter what, Mishi always brings it. The self-portraits from the mailbox are my recent favorites that left me (nearly, close as I'll ever get to) speechless. Plus you know that her kids are well-behaved (even if she hasn't said so, you can tell).

Vixen's Den
- Vixen is new to me, as in within just the past few weeks, but I am blown away by her creative talent and honesty. From photography to haiku and general musings, Vixen has become a new favorite of mine. She takes difficulties and works on sorting them out in a beautiful way with an online audience in a way that I've rarely seen because she's not quite whining and not quite calling things that aren't OK wonderful, but something hopeful in between there that seems a perfect balance.

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winning, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winning and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y pico"blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.


  1. Awwww, thank you so much, Maggie! I treasure what you've said here about me.

    Your comments always mean so much to me and now this! Wow, icing on the cake. One question? Who's making the coffee? LOL

  2. awww maggie!! thank you so much! i am so honored to get an award from you, you're so sweet! and to think that someone actually appreciates my peep photo shoots --
    seriously.. thanks so much. :)

  3. awwww, thank you, Maggie!!! You made me blush and I totally appreciate the nice things you said :-)

  4. Thanks for the links! I'll make sure to check them out.

  5. Magggie,
    Thanks for popping over to say hi and telling me to cheer up! I feel a bit better today and plan on decluttering stuff which is part of me feeling funky! I get overshelmed with too much stuff but don't know what to do with it! Its definelty a problem of my own making but its time to take action! Gotta run,

  6. Awww!!! Thank you for such kind words. I am honored. Really. You are too sweet! Thank you!!!

  7. Oh, and btw...I just tagged you (

  8. Congrats on the award! So well deserved, as well as the recipients :)


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