• Stupendous Susan! You are so deserving and every award, and likely more are on the way to you. There were just 3 or 4 things I knew about you so I see, we have yet to truly – break bread.

    You are someone of such a generous spirit – recognizing so many with The Best Blogger Support Award! Amazing. I’m headed to be with family for a couple of weeks right now but you have my word, I graciously appreciate being on your list, and will comply with your request to accept on my return.

    In the meantime, you have some happy dancing to do! That’s likely to help alleviate the unpacking from the move.

    • Aw Patricia. I think you are stupendous and all deserving of so many things. Have a great well deserve time with your family. I look forward to hearing about all your adventures when you return. 🙂

  • You are truly an inspiration with so many blogs , books. WOW. You really deserve all such award. I just new 1, 2 things about you, it is to know more about you. I think you are super computer with multi-tasking facilities. Amazing. You are a gifted and humble soul. Congratulations for your new office , I hope Samuel will also be helping you do packing and shifting.
    It is really hard to do shifting , as I am thinking to more from my current location and have a lot to sort out and when I start thinking about packing and managing and shifting I get headache.
    Looking forward to your cook book and good luck with your future plans.
    I am happy to know you more. You are blessed , creative and caring person .
    Stay Blessed.

    • Hi Andleed, Aw, you are too kind. Thank you for your thoughts. The new office is pretty cool, even Samuel thinks so. Now I just need to get all the stuff moved in. 🙂

  • Adrienne

    Hey Susan,

    Wow, wow, and wow! Look at all the awards you’ve received. My goodness, that just says how much people think of you young lady and I’m not at all surprised. I’ve previously been named for a few of these myself but it’s been awhile now.

    I learned a few more things about you too so thank you for sharing that with us.

    I sure hope the move is going well even though you are probably up to your head in boxes and where to put your stuff. I hate moving, seriously I do which is why I’m still in the same place after 24 years. Okay, I did live upstairs for the first two and then bought my condo downstairs so it’s been 22 years I’ve owned. 😉

    Thank you for awarding me with some and/or all of these. My goodness, now to find the time to “give back” as well. Thank you though Susan, I’m truly honored.


    • Hi Adrienne, Thank for your kind thoughts… Blush. I am truly blessed with some pretty amazing friends, one being you. Oh, how I truly believe you deserve every one of these awards.

      The boxes do seem to be having babies… LOL. I am so looking forward to some normalcy after the dust settles. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Awww… you are so sweet. I have to admit, I felt proud and humbled to see my name on your list. You’ve been a great inspiration to me Susan and I thank you:) I’ll lay claim to that award…when I get through this writers conference in Charleston! In the meantime, I look forward to all of your posts, and to nurturing our budding friendship 🙂

    • You are so welcome and also very deserving as YOU inspire me. Your humor and lightness of heart always brightens my day. I wish the best of luck with your conference. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Woot! Bring on the cookbooks 🙂 You are so deserving of all the blog awards in the entire universe.

    • Aw. I am truly blushing now Jeri. Yep, let the cook book begin it’s journey. When the move is finally done, let’s get cooking on the cook book… LOL.

  • Tim

    You really are the matriarch of this group Susan and I am proud to be a new member. All the best to you and new sanctuary.

    • Hi Tim. What a very nice thing to say. It’s good to have you as part of the group. I am so looking forward to this move being done and spending time in my sanctuary. 🙂

  • Eleven moves? That’s more than I’ve had in 70 years of life and I can imagine the work involved in merging 2 households. Congrats

    • Hi Susanna and welcome, Thanks. :-). The last 10 moves seemed a bit easier This one has been huge understating, more then I could have ever imagined. UGH!

  • Margaret Duarte

    Way to go, Susan. I’m so proud of what you’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish here. This is not a blog but a community.

    • Hi there Margaret, Thank you. your words do so warm my heart. I do enjoy my online community, you included. That has been a very pleasant surprise and one I am so grateful to have. 🙂

      PS: I forget to add you to the list. Count you as added. 🙂

  • Congratulations Susan, and Thankyou so much for my nomination! Awesome on both counts. You deserve all the awards you keep collecting. You need a trophy room when you’ve finished sorting things out – ha, ha. Best A.K.

    • Hi A.K., Aw, thank you my friend. You too are just as deserving. I have a new page that houses them all now. I’ so blessed that it keeps growing. 🙂

  • Susan — how kind of you to mention me. It’s been my pleasure to comment on your blog and the blogs of the others you’ve honored. The bloggers group has been great. I’ve learned a lot reading their posts — it’s not just about commenting — and I’ve been appreciative of everyone’s support. So I’m glad to have this opportunity to say “thank you!”

    • Hi Jeannette, Aw, the thanks goes both way my friend. We do have a great community of online friends, don’t we?

  • Valerie Remy-Milora

    Congratulations Susan and all those awards are well deserved. You are a passionate blogger whose writing I savor whenever I can. Keep up the beautiful journey and good luck with the purging, sorting and organizing… I know a thing or two about that 😉

    • Hi Valerie, Thank you so very much. I need all the luck I can get with the purging, sorting and organizing… LOL.

  • First congratulations to you
    Second thank you for the nomination
    Thirdly I really need to sit close to the computer screen I keep making typos that look normal until the little line comes up underneath telling me I made a mistake.
    Fourthly I have to leave to go and get Leo from school

    • Thanks Jo-Anne, I have the same problem at times… LOL. I hope you weren’t late picking up Leo. 🙂

  • Good luck with your move. It is never fun to have to pack up. Too many decisions all at once. Your blogging and your warmth are so inspiring. You deserve the awards. Well done! Thank you so much for the mention.

    • Thanks Leroa. You are so welcome. I am so looking forward to getting back to a routine. My blogging has suffered greatly while I’ve been working through this move… Sigh. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    We’ve moved a lot too. My husband and will have moved 10 times when we move this summer. And that’s being married only 12 years. Granted only two of those times were out of state.

    • Hi Krystle. Oh Gosh, I forgot to add you to the list. You are so deserve of these awards my friend. Count yourself on the list.

      WOW, that is a heck of allot of moves in short span of time… So, you and I have another thing in common. 🙂

  • Thank you for the mention. I always find you interesting with fun stories and never know what it will be next time. Good luck on all your projects that are planned for the future.

    • Thanks Mary and you’re so very welcome. It please me so that you find what I do entertaining… Happy Dance.

  • Congratulations on your awards – you deserve them, if only for your kindness and support to new bloggers. Adding your terrific posts to that and its obvious you are a winner in many ways. Hope we can share much more on BHB. All the best, Susan.

    • Hi Lenie, Thanks so much for your thoughtful words. I too look forwards to getting back to a more normal situation and participating as I did on BHB for sure. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Kudos and congratulations on your awards, Susan, and so deserving for your talented gifts. Wow! I can’t believe you found time to post this with all you have going on in your life.

    Thank you for your kind words and including me among your nominees. You’re an inspiration and your support means a lot to me. Best of luck is getting your digs back on track — sounds like you’re making great headway.

    • Hi Pat, Aw it was easy telling everyone about this terrific person I know in you. You are such a generous spirit and share so much, how could I not. You have no idea how much I look forwards to getting every thing in order… sigh… but there is still so much more to do. :-/

      • Pat Ruppel

        Thank you, Susan. I appreciate you, my friend, and I’m glad you’re getting things sorted out. 🙂

        • You very welcome. I sure hope I do and soon. 🙂

          • Pat Ruppel

            Susan – You’re well on your way, I’m sure. It will all be back to normal in no time, my friend. No doubts about that. 🙂

          • Aw, thanks Pat… I’m counting on it. For the record, you are truly a very special friend. 🙂

          • Pat Ruppel

            🙂 you are, too!

  • Debra Yearwood

    Congratulations Susan, you have such an excellent blog, it is definitely one of the highlights of my week. I’ve even found myself putting off when I read certain posts because I want to be relaxed and able to enjoy them at my leisure. Thank you also for including me, given the number of fantastic blogs out there, that is truly kind.

    • Hi Debra, You are so welcome and also very deserving of these awards. Your generous support has inspired me. Happy Dance… that you find what I do a joy to read. You are the best and I count you as a good friend. 🙂

  • Thx so much for including me on your list, Susan! It’s really fun being part of your tribe. I am so grateful in finding the “Bloggers Helping Bloggers” grp on LI where I first encountered your welcoming, positive spirit. You have touched, encouraged, and supported so many of us and I thank you for that. Keep on doin’ what you’re doin’. I look forward to it all. 🙂

    • You so welcome Doreen, It was great day when I found that group. I have made some pretty amazing friends, you among them. As you do mine, I too look forward to your new adventures. 🙂

  • Hi Susan,
    First let me say a big thank you for including me. Congratulations for all that you have accomplished! I just love learning more about the people I visit.
    I know you have been busy moving and love to follow those “Bitstrips” on Facebook that you are sharing.
    I would agree with your husband that you are a serial project person! You have accomplished so much and girl, you deserve it. I am so grateful that we have connected. The more I get to know you, the more we have in common.


    • Hi Donna, You are so welcome and thank you for such kind words my friend. The move is coming along, but it had been a very serious time sucker for sure. Being a serial project person is my bane… sigh! I can’t help myself. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    There is no one I know more deserving of awards than you my friend. Congrats and thanks for all you do! I am honored to be counted among those listed.

    • Aw, you are my best bud Cheryl. To me, you are far more deserving. We can argue that point the next time you visit… LOL. 🙂

  • Along Came Mary

    You’ve ALWAYS been my biggest supporter of the blog, Susan! Thank you and now, trying to decide bloggers I want to nominate 😉

    • Hi Mary, That goes both way my friend. I know you have a long list of your own so go for it. 🙂

  • Jacs Henderson

    What an exciting blog … to see all your Awards, and each of them sooo well deserved. Your blogs are each truly a work of art and sheer pleasure to read. Thank you for nominating me in your list … what an honor indeed … my first time!! Lovely too to learn more snippets from Susan’s world, and I hope that you will be settling happily into your ‘one’ home soon and life can resume again in harmony 🙂

    • Hi Jacs. Thank you my friend. I am so happy to have you listed among my treasured friends and bloggers. 🙂

  • maxwell ivey

    hi susan; so great to see others so openly thanking people like this. I already knew how special lorraine is, but i got to read posts from two new voices thanks to you. and if i knew how to give out awards I’d be giving you one too. you should get some kind of hall of fame award for creating the bloggers helping bloggers group alone. keep it up my friend, max