Category Archives: Awards/Honors

One Lovely Blog Award

Ma. Novie Godmalin at Mis Experiencias Personales nominated me for this award on Jan. 17, 2012, the very same day she surprised me with the Versatile Blog Award. I had no idea this One Lovely Blog Award existed so two awards on the same day left me speechless.

Novie is special to me because she was the first person to leave a comment on one of my posts after blogging for 2 months and getting only a few “hits” and “likes.” She is among my favorites of the 35 blogs I am following at the moment. 

And then along comes Ray at Novice Journal. She also nominates me for this “lovely” award – on the same day as Novie! My jaw dropped! Ray has a unique writing style. Her poetry is impressive.

There are no rules to accept this award; a thank-you post to the giver will suffice.

Since two of my followers nominated me for the same award, I will add two blogs I am following to the “lovely” list: 

Indelible Musings by The Ann Jackson and A Year in the Life by Olivia O’Brien

One Lovely Blog Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated Jan. 17, 2012, for The Versatile Blogger Award by Ma. Novie Godmalin, author of “Mis Experiencias Personales” after only 3 months on WordPress! She is a great storyteller and photographer and I am honored she chose to include me among the same league of talented bloggers.
I understand that this award comes with a responsibility – follow three simple rules – which I gladly accept. 

1. Thank the one who nominated you for the award and include a link to their blog.

I want to thank Novie at “Mis Experiencias Personales” for nominating me for the “The Versatile Blogger Award.”

Wow! I am thrilled to receive such an honor from someone so talented and more experienced at this.

Sheila T Illustrated is still in its infancy but I now follow 30 blogs daily and see plenty of fantastic examples on how to improve as a photographer and a commentator. A little help like this along the way from my follower friends means a lot.

Thanks again for the encouragement.

2. Reveal 7 Things about Yourself.

I love to go to a karaoke bar.

I had a guardian angel tatooed on my shoulder after learning how to ride a motorcycle.

My favorite Nashville artist is Trace Adkins. I have his autograph and I got to shake his hand at a concert.

I am related to Squire Boone Jr., brother to the famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone.

Antiques Roadshow, American Pickers, Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls are my favorite TV shows.

I am learning American sign language.

American Idol is one of the few things I have in common with my teenage daughter.

3. Bestow the same honor on 15 blogs that you enjoy reading the most.

I am following 30 blogs so it will be hard to select only 15. In no particular order the nominees are:

Photo Nature Blog by Jeffrey Foltice

deeper meanings by Dezra Despain

Melissa Not Dusting by Melissa Koski

Backcountry Chaplain by Doug Gilmer

dressups and messups by Rachel

For the Archives by Jessica Dofflemyer

The Iris and The Lily by Bonnie Michelle

Going Dutch by Malou Prestado

Uprooted Magnolia by Leah Yetter


By Niki

Travel Photography by Dmitrii Lezine

Playground Pictures by Jonas Jacobsson

Custom Trip Planning by Beth and Graham Rankin

Tau Zero by Mike