• Jacqueline Gum

    Congratulations! Well deserved:)

  • doreenpendgracs

    Susan, you are SO deserving of ALL these awards. You are supportive and a true friend to so many of us. I can’t wait to meet you. in just one week!!!

    • Thanks for your kind words my friend. I can wait either. We are going to have a blast. 🙂

  • Lorraine Marie Reguly

    Wow, congratulations on your awards. I might even grab another for myself; I’ve been compiling another list of new bloggers who are deserving of a few!


    • Go for it Lorraine. New bloggers are always so appreciative of the recognition. Heck I sill get a kick of them myself. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Congrats to you my friend! You deserve every award you get. I truly mean that. I can’t wait to meet you in person. Counting the days now… 🙂

    • Thank you Cheryl, You’re the best. I am very excited about your visit. 🙂

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  • Jon Jefferson

    Do all of em at one time does make it a bit easier. Congrats.

    • Hi Jon, Indeed it does and I will do my best… LOL. 🙂

  • Congrats on your awards!
    I think we’re the only ones that still give Grandma a Santa figurine every Christmas.

    • Hi Cassi, Thank you. That is too funny. I don’t receive them as gifts because they’re hand carved and hard to find. I usually find them when I’m out and about in unexpected places. 🙂

      • Most of ours are found at thrift shops that way it’s cheap enough my son can buy it. We aren’t supposed to buy for the grandparents anymore since we do the white elephant exchange for the adults. We get away with it since it comes from him LOL

        • I can see that Cassi… LOL. I had’t thought about that as a place to look. I’ll need to got a take a gander at a few thrift stores in my area. I might get lucky. 🙂

  • Congrats, Susan 😀 Each award is a lesson, an experience to learn from and cherish.

    Moving 10 times? Well, I can sort of relate. We used to move around a lot (I was like moving schools every 2-3 years :D), primarily because of my Dad’s job as a pastor.

    Visiting China? I should definitely add that to my bucket list 🙂

    Anyways, good luck with the future 🙂

    • Well said Jeevan, I can see that, My husband was a parks and recreation guy so we moved to where the parks jobs were. My neighbor has been to Chia twice so I have a real desire to see what she’s seen. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    That’s quite the impressive list because you are quite the impressive blogger 🙂 I can’t imagine moving 10 times. I hope my next move will be my last!

    • You are too kind Jeri. I could say the same about you.

      Moving that many times can be interesting. I have a love hate relationship with each move. I love the adventure of a new place. I hate the packing, unpacking and finding the goods and service places I need. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    A long and well deserved list of awards. You inspire us all. Congratulations Susan.

    • Thanks so much Debra, I would say that you inspire me… truly. 🙂

  • Congrats Susan! It’s great to see all your efforts recognised.

    • Thanks heather, I am blessed with some great online friends and supporters. you among them. 🙂

  • Congrats Susan, you have a terrific blog. Thanks so much for the mention. Your words truly touched me. It is amazing how we started blogging right at the same time. It has been a thrill to see all of the amazing things you have accomplished. I am so excited to hear more about this book!! I consider you to be one of my very closest blogger friends. It has been a true pleasure getting to know you.

    • Hi Wendy, It has been quite a journey for you and I. Many have fallen by the way side but we are still standing, stronger then ever. I am excited about the book but I still need to get a few things done before It can be released. I’ll keep you posted. I would love to hear your thoughts. 🙂

      • Well, I am just thrilled for you. You have my email. Contact me anytime with any questions you might have. Can’t wait to hear about a release date!!

  • Pamela Heady

    Congrats! As a fairly new blogger, it’s inspiring to see the support and recognition you’ve acquired! I hope to be there some day!

    • Hi Pamela, Thanks so much. I have little doubt that you will be in the same place in short order. 🙂

  • WOW, this i call a blog awards list 😉 and you sure deserve them all (and more 😉 Congratulations!

    Thanks for the mention, Susan! I feel lucky that i have met you…

    It’s funny how everyone perceives me as a freelance writer… i am not a freelance writer, i am a marketing consultant and i write only for my blogs (or for marketing purposes :-P) – ok, ok, clients occasionally hire me to write for their marketing blogs, too. but i really don;t think about myself as a writer lol.

    enough about me – this is about YOU and your stunning list of blogger awards 😀 I am not a regular commenter (you know why), bu i do have a pin board just for your recipes 😀 New book, huh? Is there some kind of a spoiler alert i can get my hands on? Curious now – want to know more! When is the expected release date?

    • Hi Diana, I did know that about your but you sill a great writer. it take talent to do what you do as a marketing consultant and part of that is convey a message affectively.

      Any way you choose, I appreciate your support.

      My new book is in process. Once I have it ready to pub, I will be giving everyone a heads up on the blog, etc. I would be very curious about what you think. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Congratulations, Susan, on your awards and so deserving. You’re always putting a wealth of information out there from a dream book, wine and recipes to your little iPod stories equipped with your talented art.

    I value our friendship and how we’ve gotten to know each other in just a little over a year and thank you for the shout out, your warm thoughts, reads and support.

    You’re the best! 🙂

    • Thanks Pat, You are such a awesome supporter. I too feel the same about our friendship and look forward to meeting up in person someday. :-).

      • Pat Ruppel

        That would be nice, Susan, meeting up in person someday. I appreciate you and your friendship and support mean a lot.

        • That goes both ways. 🙂

          • Pat Ruppel

            Yes, so true. Thank you Susan. You’re the best!

  • I think it is great receiving all those awards. I give you credit because it does take time to answer the questions. I have one for you. You said My second favorite flower is the Daisy. That is also mine also. What is your favorite flower? Where were the 10 places you lived. You see you opened up a can of worms. Just an interested friend blogger.

    • Hi arleen, LOL, I favorite flower is the Chrysanthemum, the really big white ones. I love your questions. We’ve lived in four states, MD, W.VA., Ohio and CA. while in each state we move to different cities each state. The last move form Southern California to Northern California we hope will be our last, but you never know. 🙂

      • Susan- If you keep moving west you will end in Hawaii. Although you can’t beat California.

  • Susan there is no one I can think of more deserving of all the awards you have been recognized with. Your posts both provide value and add value. And to know you more personally, as I have been able to connect with you so often on Google, is the real value.

    Thanks so much for your mention.

    For me, as it sounds like for you, meeting in person with people who I have met in person is one of the greatest rewards of being online.

    I’ll re-read any requirements I may have to fulfill, and do just that.

    You are the best Susan.

    • Aw Pat so are you. It has been such a pleasure getting the know you too. I love it when through our blogs we meet, not only online, but in person. When that happens it’s like we have been best friends for ever. I just love that. 🙂

  • Niekka McDonald

    This is awesome! Congrats Susan you deserve it!

  • Dan Meyers

    Wow, I’ve learned even more about you! Can’t wait to see pictures of your new art studio – and more importantly, can’t wait to see what is produced in it 🙂

    • Hi dan, I think that would be great post, don’t you? I will make sure to show you what comes of that new studio. 🙂

  • Adrienne

    Wow Susan, that’s a heck of a lot of awards. Even all the ones I’ve been given over the years don’t add up to that many. I know why they all love you though and were eager to add you to their list.

    Thank you for not only sharing with us who gave you this fabulous award but sharing more with us about you. Now I had figured out that you love to try new recipes just from what you share with us here.

    You are very deserving of them all Susan. Congratulations.


    • Hi Adrienne, Thank you and it was indeed. I have some great friends in the blogosphere, you included. I have some much I want to accomplish in this very short life and I work at doing that everyday. One of those things is making someone else’s life just a little bit better in some small way. 🙂

  • Nice details. I like your blog information.

    You are doing a great work here. I must say you’ve done a wonderful job by sharing your information with us. It took more time for me to read it fully, But it’s worth it Really. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Susan – I thanked you for this award on my new post and gave you one too. Here’s the link: http://plaintalkandordinarywisdom.com/awards-thank-you-thank-you-thank-you/

    • You are so welcome Pat. Thank you and you rock my friend. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        🙂 Always

  • Emma Lewis

    I’m sure you people haven’t read this one yet, bit.ly/beyonces

    • Anne Peter

      Ketty Perry’s comment is hilarious

  • Lorraine Marie Reguly

    Hi! I am leaving this comment because I would like for you
    to update your post with the correct link (and anchor text) to my blog. I am going to be deleting
    my old site (Lorraine Reguly’s Life) and so would really appreciate it if you
    could update your post with a link to Wording Well. This is my new site and you
    will be left with a broken link if you don’t change it. I don’t want this to
    happen! Besides, http://wordingwell.com/ is still mine, and contains all of my
    posts, as I moved them with me when I got my own domain name. This may not seem
    like a big deal to you, but it is to me. The internet is forever – or at least
    until we change things, so, please, can you change this for me? (Thanks!)