Wednesday, December 1, 2010

And now for some awards....And the Giveaway Winner

Two lovely bloggers, Biren from Roti n Rice and our dear BrownievilleGirl both recently me awarded me the "Lovely Blog Award". Every blogger gal (and guy) I know, strives to put their heart, soul and sass into their food, recipes, photos and posts. This award means a lot to me because when I blog... I do end up putting my heart into my recipes and posts. I wouldn't have it any other way. They are full of my love and magic (most of the time). I will admit that I have made a thing or two (or three) when I have been  a bit ticked off. Definately not the right energy going into the food, but therapeutically speaking... I came out a better person after I cooked and baked through my anger.

When I think of lovely, I think of Jackie O., Kate Middleton's sapphire blue dress, a freshly cut bouquet of flowers, a kiss from my kids, or the fresh air filling up my lungs. There are plenty of days...(many of them) where I forget the loveliness of the world, I see things as ugly, forced, difficult and annoying. These awards are a reminder to step back into the moment, breathe and realize that there is more good in this world than there is bad. Find the good and praise it.. right?

Some of the things I think are lovely are these last remnants of autumn... my last hike through the woods...

Thank you ladies... I adore both of your blogs, you both inspire me with your amazing creations. You are both creative, meticulous and lovely! I only wish I could sit in both of your kitchens for a week and indulge in all of your tasty goodies, both savory and sweet. Thank you both again for your friendship and appreciation. 
Keep the peace in your your family and take time out today to visit a new blog... leave them some love and pass it on!

love·ly (lvl)
adj. love·li·er, love·li·est
1. Full of love; loving.
2. Inspiring love or affection.
3. Having beauty that appeals to the emotions as well as to the eye. 
4. Enjoyable; delightful.

And to announce my first giveaway winner! The lovely Sommer from A Spicy Perspective was the winner of my amazing Artisan Cheese Giveaway. Amazing cheese is off to an amazing blogger! Kudos to you Sommer and thank you all for entering. It was very entertaining to read all of your "cheese moments"! Funny how we keep certain memories around certain foods... makes me smile! Thank you all again for visiting my blog, leaving your cherished comments and keeping the bloggin spirit alive!
xoxo Megan..... loads of foodie love


  1. Congratulations Megan! I'm so happy for you you won the award! Your blog definitely shows your commitment and passion for what you do. It is always a place to become lost in the recipes, photographs and reflection. You are totally right about the investment we make in our blogs; nothing more spirit lifting to be recognized by our peers for our work!

  2. Lovely, swet posting and congrats to Sommer- also a grand blogger.

  3. A lovely post Megan! You have a wonderful blog and your recipes are always an inspiration. Keep up the good work :)

    Congrats to Sommer. I am sure she will come up with a creative way to use the cheese.

  4. Oooo, so jealous of Sommer for that giveaway. It was rigged, wasn't it??? ;)

    You are a wonderful blogger, Megan and much deserving of your awards. Thanks for reminding all of us to enjoy the lovely, simple things in life.

  5. Congratulations to Sommer and your well-deserved award!

  6. I'm blushing Megan!!

    No more deserving than you - I always look forward to your posts.

    Congratulations to Sommer.

  7. Congratulations on your award, Megan. I always enjoy reading your blog with your heartfelt words
    and I can feel the love coming through the screen:)

  8. Congratulations on your award, and congratulations to Sommer!! I know exactly how you feel, but thankfully those bad days pass...
    Hang in there and keep posting! We would miss you oh so much!

  9. Megan, I agree with you about taking the time sometimes to pause and enjoy the beauty around us. Just like what I'm doing now, stopping by to enjoy the loveliness of your site and gorgeous recipes! Many congratulations on your well-deserved award, there's so much love here that it shows in your cooking. :-)

  10. Congratulations on your double award! Baking is very therapeutic for me...and no one never TASTES the negative energy in the final product. ;)

    ...I can hardly wait for my prize!!!!! YAY!

  11. congrats on the awards well deserved
    congrats Sommer
    lovely pictures

  12. To add to your wealth of awards:

  13. Congratulations on a well-deserved award. I loved hearing you mention all the things that made you think of "lovely" and I so enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. Hi Megan-Just noticed you are following my blog, and immediately followed you back.
    Congratulations for the Lovely Blog Award, and also congrats, to Sommer, for the prize.
    I loved your inspiring and sweet story about your award, and the meaning of it.
    Thank you for sharing!


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