Thursday, January 26, 2012

Shining Star Award and Liebster Award

Dear Readers,

I was deeply touched the other day when one of Mario's Twitter friends, Prudence over at A Coonhound's Tales  presented me with an award - not Mario.   I was very surprised and touched because my blog is so new and still in the "making" so to speak.   Receiving that award reminded me that Mario hadn't acknowledged his awards received since Thanksgiving either.  Thus we've decided to do a combined post and present some of the awards to followers of my blog and some to followers of Mario's blog.   Whenever we get an award, we like to present to some of our friends that haven't had much exposure yet but have good and interesting blogs.

This afternoon Mario updated his blog and we presented the Shining Star Award (pictured above)  to a young lady suffering from a debilitating disease she was born with.   Nicole at Crippie's Corner is an inspiration to me as she always seems upbeat and keeps her sense of humor.  To view her blog, just click on her name.

Mario actually received the Liebster Blog Award about a month ago from Abby at Manxmnews Blog and then I received it just recently from Prudence over at A Coonhound's Tales.   Therefore, we are taking 5 blogs from my list and 5 from Mario's list.  This same information will be posted in Mario's blog.

"Liebster" means favorite or beloved in German, and this award helps to draw attention to blogs that aren't too well known.

Here are the rules for this award:

Upon receipt of the award, one is to:
1) Link back to the blogger who gave it
2) Paste the award on the blog
3) Choose 5 blogs to pass this award to (they must have fewer than 200 followers)
4) Let the recipients know about their nomination by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Mariodacatsmom presents the Liebster Award to: 

Day By Day With Beth Marie - Beth lives with a life-threatening disease - day by day.

Life Your Way  -  Living with a chronic illness.  When I'm feeling down, she's another one who can cheer me up.   

Notes For My Next Life  - Works in the music industry in Los Angelas, CA - interesting experiences in her lifetime.  

RamblingOn  - Breath-Taking photography, human for @Katiebella2 and for @AdmiralHestorb, who is now OTRB. 

Starting My Collection  -  Granddaughter of dear friends who happens to love to cook and is good at it.  Has posted several good recipes.   

Mariodacat presents 5 awards to:  --  Mario and I are hoping she'll come out of hiding and post again, so we just had to give her this award to entice her!

Enjoy your award friends,

Mary & Mariodacat   


  1. You're so awesome. Thank you so much for the Liebster Blog award! I'm so impressed with your blog and that you're sharing your story of living with Parkinson's.

    My father has an essential tremor in his hands, which is a similar kind of thing, and I've been doing some research to help him figure out what can be done to keep it from getting worse, if nothing else. At least he's gotten Kaiser to send him to a neurologist now and to physical therapy, so he feels like he's doing something about it.

    I keep saying it, but I'm so happy you like my blog. ; )

    Love, Kristin

  2. Yes, indeed you ARE awesome just as Kristin said in the first comment. Thank you Mary. I'm so glad we are friends. You're an enrichment to my life as we go along even though we are living far apart. ((((HUGS))))

  3. Mary, I can't say, "Thank You!" enough! You are too kind...
    I am so glad you "stumbled" across me. I always look forward to reading your posts and comments. They never fail to put a smile on my face.
    You're a rare gem! Much love and hugs!!!

  4. I had no idea you had this blog in addition to Mario's. Thank you so much for the award Mary. I am honored! God Bless You!! and may today be one of the best days ever.


  5. Congratulations on your well-deserved awards Mary! I really admire you for devoting so much time to helping others face their challenges. Julie

  6. Again We think this is just a fabulous thing and you are so well deserving of these awards!

  7. Thank you so much for the award, it is truly an honor!


Your comment is greatly appreciated and always read. Comment Moderation has been set after a few days of publishing to cut down on spam. I do check for them and will publish as comments are valued.