A Centennial Celebration: Thank You!

WordPress keeps a tally of how many posts I’ve published and shows that I have written 99 already…. which means this is my 100th. Wow ~ 100 posts!? It sounds like such a large number though when I put it in perspective – a post every 2 days – it does make sense.

In celebration, I would like to publish #100 as a thank you post to those lovely bloggers who have nominated me for awards. (I am a little overdue on a couple). Thank you to In Search of Perfect and Random Sights and Diversions for nominating me for the Versatile Bloggers Award, Red Pants And a Mustache for the 7×7 Link Award, and Third Eye as well as Vidal’s NYC for bringing rays of sunshine to NY today: they both nominated me for the Sunshine Award.

The blogosphere is such a supportive community and we are shown this time and time again,  whether it be by pressing ‘like’, leaving a comment at the end of a post, or being so kind in offering feedback in response to a request for advice. All of these connections means someone has taken the time to stop, look, and leave something behind. On behalf of my blog, I am so appreciative of that.

I’d like to share some posts that have inspired me recently and award them respectively. Thank you again.

Versatile Blogger Award

Ms Sydney Life’s love for Sydney, NZ… well, the world really.. is woven into the fabric of this artful blog. This post was a lovely reminder to pause, to pay our respects, and be thankful: An Introduction to ANZAC Day from a Kiwi Living in Australia « This Sydney Life.

A wonderful blog full of architecture and design, this was my first glimpse of the new MCA in Sydney, Australia. I like it! Museum of Contemporary Arts | Sydney « +.

I had a moment last week when I just needed a laugh so I was reminded of this blogger’s motto, and I did just that – laugh. It is true: life is easier with laughter! Traveling with Laughter on a Sunday Morning | TravelWithLaughter.

This passionate photographer, who I have been following ever since I started a blog, gets published. No wonder – his nature shots are excellent! Yikes, I’m Published! « scottseyephotos.

A reminder of my Russian heritage; it was the word ‘bubliki’ that got me as I haven’t heard that word in ages. Russian Friday – Bubliki « While Chasing Kids.

Scenes from a market in Nice during the springtime. Ahhhh. Marché de printemps « Eric Benoist.

7×7 Link Award

This great post inspired alot of thought, opinion, and good conversation via comments: The World Doesn’t Need Another Ansel Adams | Münchow’s Creative Photo Blog.

I’m so enjoying going through all the archived posts of this blog. Exceptional photography and a quick wit; it’s a treat to catch a glimpse of life in the French countryside. White magic | Camerahols / Food, Photography & France.

This is what happens as a result of motivation and dedication, combined with a love for travel and writing. Go East! | Cosy Travels of the Viking and his Kitten.

Need a gift idea or some inspiration? Scroll through this blog of lovely things. Design: Alessi « White Cabana.

Sunshine Blogger Award

I love the sun, but did anyone see the Super Moon last night? Unfortunately, it was a little cloudy and foggy in NYC so I was treated to some spectacular views by exceptional photographers from all around the world. Check these images out:

Japan: 149 « mozuqu noir.

Serbia: full moon over belgradestreets | belgradestreets.

Australia: Day 199 – Super Moon | cindymccauley.

Always inspiring, this is a blog full of happiness and reminders to enjoy life’s moments. The quotes are always uplifting and there’s great dedication to an inspiring cause spurring this blog on! Not So Fast | in pursuit of more.