Creative Blogger Award Catch Up

I have been so caught up in NaPoWriMo and writing a poem a day through this month, that I have been quite remiss in following up on a great honor a fellow blogger gave me on April 3rd.

Nicky at:

nominated me for the Creative Blogger Award! (Please go visit her site! She is really a great writer and besides dealing with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), she also love penguins and sailing tall ships amongst other unique interestests and has been a great encouragement to me in my blogging.

Now, here are the rules for the Creative Blogger Award:

Nominate blogs you enjoy and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs

Pass these rules onto them

Thank and post the link that nominated you (very important)

Share 5 facts about you to your readers

I would like to nominate the following blogs for the Creative Blogging Award. I have enjoyed reading their blogs so much! I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

Wendy MacDonald
Musings of PuppyDoc
A Thing for Words
little learner
The Fash Family
The ancient eavesdropper

Okay, now five facts about me. Things like this are always hard for me, but here goes:

  1. I was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas which is a town at the southern most area of the Great Plains. Where I grew up, the land is as flat as a table. Seriously, I thought a “hill” was the slope from our driveway to the street for years. My father was a cotton farmer and I think a field full of mature cotton is one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen. So of course I live in Colorado, where there are no cotton fields! Hahaha! I love the mountains too, of course and wake up every morning with a perfect view of Pikes Peak outside my bedroom window.
  2. I never thought of myself as creative until one day when it was pointed out to me that I’m an artistic, creative junkie of sorts. I write, crochet, knit, draw (poorly), cross-stitch, embroider, sew, and love colors so much that my favorite color is all the colors!

  3. I’m about to celebrate my 20th anniversary with the love of my life and to celebrate we’re traveling to Ireland! I’m beyond excited as I’ve never been out of the USA and, being of Irish descent, I’ve always wanted to visit the “old country” to see if it is as wonderful as I’ve always imagined.

  4. I’m a hugger. Yep, I’m one of those people whose emotions translate into physical contact, primarily through hugging people, patting them on the back, or, if truly moved deeply, by kissing them on the cheek.

  5. I love children and old people and would do anything for either of these two age groups. I feel very protective and caring of these two age groups of people. They are both the most vulnerable and the most honest of the whole human race.

Ok, and last, but certainly not least, I love my family, friends, and dog, Buddy, with all my heart. I love God with all my soul and I’m thankful for Jesus who saved my soul.

Peace and love, Elaine


  1. Kayla Fash says:

    Thanks for the nomination! As a new blogger that means so much. 🙂 I loved reading the five facts about you. Your poems are always enjoyable to read but this was a nice little change that helped me know more about the woman behind the poems. Happy early anniversary, too! Ireland would be a beautiful place to celebrate!


    1. You’re most welcome Kayla! I’ve enjoyed your blog and you’re doing a great job!

      I’m looking forward to Ireland for sure. It’s the first time I’ve ever gone out of the U.S. except for a brief trip over into Mexico years ago. I’m sure my trip to Ireland will inspire a lot of poems and photos! So brace yourself! 🙂



  2. Elaine, I enjoyed learning more about you, and thank you for the kind nomination.

    Blessings and congratulations as you celebrate your 20th anniversary in Ireland.

    Hugs ~ Wendy ❀

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  3. Congrats Elaine! Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with us. I totally identify with your #5 fact; I have a total soft, squishy part in my heart for the young and the elderly too…

    Best wishes to you! 🙂



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