Very Inspiring Blogger Award (You Inspire Me)

lori @  nominated me for this award, and i am so very honored. The rules she gave me are:

The rules are:

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you 
  2. Post the award image to your page
  3. Tell seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 15 other blogs (Or, as many as you like.)
  5. Let them know they are nominated

Seven facts about me?

  1. I love to make soup–and do a darn good job at it!
  2. Two of my favorite movies when I was a kid: To Sir With Love; and The Trouble With Angels.
  3. I like to re-arrange my furniture just for the heck of it!
  4. When I took drawing lessons I discovered that I am great at drawing onions, pumpkins, acorn squash, and apples…..and I stink at typical perspective drawing (buildings, boxes, etc) and cannot draw people.
  5. My parents say that I was speaking in full paragraphs before I was one. Perhaps that is how I got away with not walking until I was 17 months old.
  6. I think the Marx Brothers and Roadrunner cartoons are hilarious.
  7. I love the movies Gone With the Wind and Casablanca.

Blogs I am nominating:

  1. This dear lady is dedicated, curious, investigative, and kind. Oh my, her blog is so compelling!!
  2. Then there is Madeline. I cannot remember how we found each other’s blogs. But I do remember thinking about the Madeline books from my childhood when we found each other. I love her writing, her topics, her heart. Her schedule doesn’t permit her to post as often as she used to. But believe me, the wait is worth it.
  3. Jo has an extraordinary photography blog. What an eye she has!
  4. She has a slice of life type blog that is so wonderful. And I, of course, adore her cat tales!
  5. He is a photographer, graphic artist, supportive guy, and he has really cool activities for one and all to participate in!!
  6. ok, she had me from the get-go with the name! I am half Irish, you see. Drop in and have a spot of tea with her. She’s great!
  7. Louise at is true to her blog’s name. She is a happy optimist with a bright outlook that is evident from the very pores of her blog.
  8. Ellen’s graceful poems and lovely photos will truly capture your heart.
  9. Renaissance blogger, London fan, writer, teacher, inspirer CB has it going on!
  10. Deanna has garden advice and oh so much more. She is a true delight!
  11. Do you love extraordinary photography from far off places? Nia has it. She is in Istanbul and is a terrific photographer, and a lovely lady.
  12. I found Judith through a blogger friend, and Judith’s blog is well worth following
  13. Judy’s blog at is a fave of mine. it is almost indescribably wonderful!
  14. It is so much fun to follow this family’s adventures at Enjoy being with them through the blogosphere!
  15. Dear Dianna constantly captivates me with her sunsets and more. I have recommended her before, and I am doing so again.
  16. my twin, Kathy at always, always, always inspires me. I want her to move here!

So there you have it. Trust me, each of these blogs is oh so inspiring. And if you are listed  please don’t worry about all the “award rules”. Pass it on if and when you wish. The bottom line is that you inspire me.

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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20 Responses to Very Inspiring Blogger Award (You Inspire Me)

  1. Congratulations my friend. You are an inspiration to us. I also enjoy reaarranging furniture. Fun activity right?

    • Kate Kresse says:

      it really is fun! when we lived in our previous house i’d suddenly decide to rearrange a room and also paint the walls a different color. my husband would come home from work and be completely disoriented by the changes!

  2. niasunset says:

    Congratulations dear Kate, you are so nice as always. Thank you, love, nia

  3. Congratulations to you for such a nice award! Your blog is so deserving! 🙂

    Thank you so much for nominating me – I appreciate it so much. 🙂

    • Kate Kresse says:

      CB~you really deserve it. when i think of you i think of your compass necklace and your magnificent wall in your classroom (in addition of course, to the wonderful things you write and the photos and…)

  4. Gilly Gee says:

    Well done Kate and thanks for the links to check out, there are some I already love and some new ones that I am sure will be fab!

  5. Congrats again! I wish I had time to check out all the blogs you’ve been recommending in your award posts. But for now, I’ll have to bookmark and read them after all the excitement dies down here. I’m sure it will be a long winter, so now I’ll have plenty of reading to do. 😉

    • Kate Kresse says:

      I wish I had a million hours in every day so I had time to read every word of everyone’s blogs and see all the marvelous photos—and still get all my work done! So I try to hop around and visit a number of them throughout the week. I hope all the wedding plans are coming along well this week!!

  6. fgassette says:



  7. Jo Bryant says:

    Dear Kate,
    Thank you for including Chronicles here. You have such a great blog I feel very honoured. I will pop this up on my awards page and link back to this one soon. Again – thank you !!!!!!!!

  8. Jo Bryant says:

    Done Kate
    and I even answered the questions this time…hehehe

  9. Lori Lipsky says:

    I look forward to checking out the sites you’ve nominated. Great inspirational post:).

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