Some Days Are Diamonds



Well... in addition to the Happy 101 award I have also received the following awards over the past few weeks. I think this could easily count as one of the things that makes me happy!!! It is always such a delight to find a fellow blogger has generously passed me an award. An acknowledgement that in some small way I may have amused, entertained or struck a chord of familiarity, and that's what it is all about right? Sharing our thoughts and interests with others and discovering theirs too. So without further ado, here is my lucky stash received over the past few weeks.
If only they were Oscars I could line them up along my imaginary mantle and reminisce about the good ol' days [oops that was further ado] ...

You Are One of A Kind

The first award is a personal award 'You Are One of A Kind' from the lovely Luiza of 'Feelings'. Luiza is one in a million, a kind gentle soul who always has time for her friends and other bloggers. She is also quite clever with lovely handicrafts and beautiful photography which reminds you to enjoy the quiet gentle things in life. Thank You Dear Luiza - YOU are one of a kind. As this award is 'One of a Kind' I get to keep it to my greedy little self!!

Five Diamonds Award

The next award is the 'Five Diamonds Award' and comes all the way from London and the delightful Marina from 'Iced Vovos'. Boy did I ever like Iced Vovos as a kid [the biscuit kind!] . As an adult I'd rather enjoy the visual delights of Marina's blog, be it fashion or travel to some of my favourite places on earth. Thank You Dear Marina for being such a kind blogging friend who has been with me since the beginning of this adventure!!

Fabulous Sugar Doll Award

Also we have the 'Fabulous Sugar Doll Award' from Sue 'Someone's Mom'. Well dear Sue is Mom, or for me MUM. Always over here keeping me sane and reminding me to pick up my pencils, ooops I mean sleep and eat well when my working life gets a bit pazzo. Actually I first knew Sue from her 'Hidden Treasures of the Midwest' which is a great photo travel blog. These days you'll find her more at her 'I Need Mom' blog keeping us in line with culinary tips and tablescapes.


Kreativ Blogger
And finally, weighing in with beauty and style is Susie from the 'Mill House'. Thank you Susie for passing me the Kreative Blogger award. What a lovely surprise this was, as Susie's blog is quite new to me, but so far has me enchanted. It's currently a winter wonderland over there so put on your wellies and go and give Susie a visit.

Now I plan to pass all these awards on and do the list of things about myself in some later posts. But for now I will pass on the Five Diamonds award to these lovely bloggers who can also pass it on to ten bloggers of their choice. All these bloggers have wonderfully entertaining blogs for diversely different reasons. Pop over and say hello....


Five Diamonds Award


Susie from the 'Mill House'
Jacqueline from 'Home'
Ange from 'Signed by Ange'
Rita from 'A Refocused Life'
Sue from 'I Need Mom'
Luiza from 'Feelings
Meredith from 'Count It All Joy'
Jane from 'My Pear Tree House'
Mise from 'Pretty Far West'
and Marina from 'Iced Vovos'


Julie b


IMAGE SOURCE: Venice Photo and editing by me [Being Ruby]



un abril encantado said...

absolutamente bello, ohhh julie, mon ami, L.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh my dear friend, Julie,
You're a diamond for giving me the diamond award.It's so kind of you.
... and well done on all of the awards that have been bestowed on you. You deserve them all.
Your blog is entertaining, beautiful, sensitive, artistic and a joy to read.
Keep posting your wonderful posts and we will all keep reading them. XXXX

Mise said...

Oh, look, an award for me! Oh thank you, Julie; I'm already planning my further ado, possibly even further and further ado, potentially award-winning ado. I have no awards to give but I'd like to give you the left arm of my gingerbread man for being such a lovely friend.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...!!! All those well deserved Awards...Congratulations on receiving them all. Jacqueline has said it all...Have a lovely day, Dzintra♥x

count it all joy said...

Thank you so much Julie. I am definitely diamond Dave will be sending his thanks also, for taking the pressure off! You are always so encouraging and it means more than you know. Meredy xo.

Blondie's Journal said...

You are so deserving of all the awards and the Academy thanks you!


anythinggoeshere said...

You are an "awards" collector! You know the old rule of 3 or more of something being a collection!

All of them well deserved! Passing them on will keep you busy for a good long time! Congratulation to YOU! xo Joan

Sue said...

Aren't you just the sweetest! You earned each and every award and more! Thanks for the 5 Diamonds are too kind!


Unknown said...

Ruby, I am so glad that I found your blog. It is beautiful, and so is this photography. Congratulations on your awards and the recipients. I can well see why people enjoy visiting you. I plan on doing the same.


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Congratulations dearest Julie on your deserve those and many more!
Have a good night!
Laura :)

Pooch Purple Reign said...

hi ruby,
your happiness journal is a gentle reminder ( to me ) to be always grateful. i love what you said about travel. thats such passion.
have a great week

Blue Muse said...

Congratulations, Julie - so well deserved. I absolutely adore you blog. Just think, we can all say, "we knew Julie when..."
xo Isa

Sarah Klassen said...

Julie, you deserve each and every one of these awards! Your blog is a truly special spot...I love to visit and reading through -- your writing is captivating, as is your imagery! Always unique and always lovely :)

I wish you a fantastic week*

Berta F said...

Congratulations are a diamond..¡¡¡¡ The photo of Venice is .....bellísima....¡¡¡¡¡¡
Besos Berta

The House That A-M Built said...

Congrats Julie, you bring such joy to the blogosphere (is that a word?) with your truly beautiful posts and sentiments. A-M xx

Jane said...

Well you certainly deserve all your awards and more. Step on to the Red Carpet - but not too much cleavage or fake tan or inappropriate hemlines please!!!

Thank you for the lovely award to me - it is extremely super thoughtful of you to think of me and my teeny tiny rant-o-rama. Love and kisses. xoxo

Jeanne Henriques said...

Julie...wonderful news..your blog is so inspiring, I imagine many more are to follow!
Jeanne :)

Renée Finberg said...

you are so kind. THANK YOU!

you are right; "Sharing our thoughts and interests with others and discovering theirs too" is what this blogging thing is all about.
i never knew when i started out blogging....
that it would turn out to be what it is to me.

it is a life saver.
and you julie,are like one of the lifeguards.

Ange said...

What I love about YOUR diamonds is that I can wear them in certainty that they were come by through true fair trade!!! Merci ma chérie ... i am honoured ;-)

rjerdee said...

Congratulations, Julie! You deserve 'em all! Your blog is definitely a hot spot for me!

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Hi Julie! Congratulations to all of your awards! You definitely deserve them, your blog is so inspiring and so entertaining to read! P.S. Thank you for the email help! :)-Jennifer

desde my ventana said...

Julie thanks you for de nice words this mornig.I like so so muth your image from Venezia is very beautiful..San Giorgio...Palladio one of my favorite place.
Good evening,

Carole said...

Congratulations on those wonderful awards. It's good to know that people out there in the world love you as much as I do. You make blogging FUN!!!!
hey did you sleep fast???? lol
Carole said...

Congrats on all those awards Julie. You deserve them all.

A Refocused Life said...


The wonderfulness continues. When I found your blog, it was such a beautiful place to land; your photographic work is absolutely amazing and your words are equally as inspiring. I am humbled that you have presented me with one of your Five Diamond Awards. Thank you!!!

Petit Coterie said...

Congratulations on all of your awards. I think they are well deserved, your blog is wonderful. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog as it has given me a chance to meet a new friend.

xx, Michelle

Luiza said...

My dearest , Julie!
If you only knew.... how sentimental this makes me!!!
Thank you for giving me this BEAUTIFUL award!
You are such a sweetie for thinking of me, and you always do!!!
Your words makes my heart so warm , it´s almost melting! I think all those wonderful things about you too!Thank you!

Yes,I would have to agree you on this one too! We are a bit like family, here in "blogworld"! And I´m proud to be a part of it!

I wish you a wonderful day!


P.s I´m giving you a peek from that book, any day...=)

les loups said...

And LIFE is a jewel ...
Sometime ...