Sunday, December 27, 2009

Beach Blanket Blogging ( and some swag for your beach bag)

Ahhh.... the sound of jingle bells becoming fainter. I thought today a good choice for an Awards Party.  For Awards Parties, I like to pick a divine frock and splash on some of my favorite eau de parfum but let's mix it up a bit. It is the final awards post of 2009, and since we in Atlanta are just now nudging up to Mr. Winter, let's don our flip flops and go here:
 
Cap Jaluca in Anguilla. One of my favorite places on Earth and the perfect place for a Cocktail Party on the Beach. Who wouldn't enjoy a warm beach right now? 

Thank you seems insufficient to everyone reading this blog and  I appreciate you, your comments and emails. Blogs provide so many of us a voice, an outlet, and a great opportunity to "meet" people we may otherwise never had the chance to meet. I am glad to be a participant.

A big thank you to
That Girl 39 shared the Queen of All Things Awsummmm Award (if only that were true.) And I appreciate the Honest Scrap from Rebel Mom and Oh Georgina.

And very grateful to Postman  for the Superior Scribbler Award. I love it.  And you are a Superior Scribbler yourself so I appreciate you thinking of me. 

Thank you Lee from Headaches Hormones and Hotflashes for your sassy Your Blog Lights My Fire Award. Thank you Josh at The Technical Parent for the I Should Have Been A Stripper Award. Oh My. That is a sassy award. Thanks Josh. I will be sure NOT to give it to your daughter when she gets older.


Wonderful Erin at The Mother Load gave me this sparkler: The 5 Diamonds Award. Oh, its pretty. And Erin is a gem, so it is perfect.
And thank you so much Leah at Funny is the New Young for the Your Blog is Fabulous Award.

And JenJen, thank you for the awesome Frog Award. Adorable!  

And big cocktail to you Ali Dubrow for naming me your "Blog Find of the Year. " And the super creative Dumbwit Teller made this amazing award.  And there is a dress after my own heart.  Fabulous Candice at Wolf's on Safari gave me the Gorgeous Blogger Award. Thank you! And Raouly's Girl, big thanks for the wonderful Lemonade Stand Award.

And awesome Leigh at Leigh vs. Laundry, I love my I am Funny Award. I showed it to my brother and said, "See, I have been trying to tell you..."

And I also want to give a special thank you to  VodkaLogic, The PeachTart, Walking Man, Jules at Mean Girl Garage, JJ in LAPJ from Seens From the Back of My Eyelids and 
Mo 'MadDog' Stoneskin who have been with me since my blog was in its early stages of infancy.


Whew..sip break. In addition to the blogs above who contribute a wide variety of sass, wit, and charm to the Party, there are obviously many others. Because I want to you to visit all of these links, I am sharing just a few more great blogs reflecting on everything from music, secret confessions, dating as a single man, and the life of an ex-dancer and a good deal in between.

Aunt Juicebox
Matthew at AbodeOneThree
That Gal Kiki
Jen's Voices
UberGrumpy
The Absence of Alternatives
The Sharer

Secretia
DeNae at My Real Life Was Backordered

And to all of these bloggers listed today,  I give the following:  

I Give Good Blog Award because every single one of you contributes something great to BlogWorld.

The rules: No one really likes rules, do they? I shall make mine simple. Make a cocktail, pick out some of your favorite bloggers. Send this award to 4 of them. Tell them why you think they give good blog. There are SO many fascinating, witty, and fantastic bloggers; let's invite them all to the party.

Or you can just put it on your mantle and watch it sparkle. And if you think it sassy I created my own Award, just consider it a grown up and virtual version of a friendship bracelet.

And finally, let's be honest. Does everyone love to sit through an entire awards ceremony to see other people win? They do it for the moral support, I know. But they also do it for the fabulous swag bag. So shouldn't you get something too?  After all, did you not just spend days and days giving to others?

What might be in your swag bag? Well, it is a beach party, but I can not send you an umbrella adorned cocktail, a cabana boy OR cabana girl..but the other perfect thing for the beach is a great read. So....I am giving one of you a $20.00 gift card to Amazon so you can give yourself a little something. And to celebrate a great year ahead.

Just leave a comment by Friday and I will pick a name out of my magic hat on Saturday morning and announce the winner.  Have a great day. You all are the perfect guests for this beach party.

88 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Oh magic hat.....I'm here in the front row.....

Thanks for the shout out JennyMac!

CatLadyLarew said...

What a year you've had! So many awards, so little time! I treasure my own JennyMac award and congratulate the newest recipients. Here's to a sparkling New Year!

Jules said...

Aw, Thanks Love for the shout out!!!! You do Give Good Blog!! Always have, always will!!! Congrats on your MANY awards! You deserve them all!!!!

Vodka Logic said...

Aww what a wonderful lot of awards you have.

Thank you for the shout out. I didn't realize I had been here that long, you have always had so many followers and comments.

I like how you mix it up, serious, news, funny and personal..and of course the great drink recipe now and then. If you are ever in Boston give me a call. I know a great place for martinis. Do you like Frank Sinatra?

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

That beach looks mighty enticing as I sit here staring out the window at the TWELVE BAZILLION FEET of snow we're buried under!

Okay, it's more like five or six inches, but still. Beach.

Congratulations on the awards, JennyMac - I can't think of anyone more deserving! :)

Brian Miller said...

congrats on the awards...and thanks for a little beach get away on this frigid day...off to check out some of your friends...

Martha in PA said...

I'm up for a beach party, and putting my flip flops back on. The weekend rain, melted our snow, so maybe there is hope that the flip flops might be able to make a short appearance this week!

Happy New Year!

secret agent woman said...

Congratualtons on all those awards. I loved Anguilla - good place to hold your celebration. Now I'm off to visit some of those blogs you recommended.

Erin said...

Thanks for the love, Jenny Mac!
;-)
You're phenomenal!

otin said...

Gee, You are not too popular!? LMAO!!

I can see why you get tons of awards!

Kristi Faith said...

Oh how I'd love to sit on that beach!!

bluzdude said...

Will Blog for Swag!

So glad I found this little spot of enjoyment this year; am looking forward to following along in 2010.

Jenn@ You know... that Blog? said...

You always do it right, Jen - reading your blog has been a true pleasure this past year!

I wish you the best for 2010 - I hope it's every bit as great as this year was, and then some.

*hugs*

p.s. the ability to leave a normal name/url seems to have disappeared on here... I never use blogger anymore!

Angry Julie Monday said...

look at you, an award winning blog. How fabulous!

MG said...

The beach sounds fantastic about this time of year!

Now that Christmas is over, I'm ready for the cold weather to leave and Spring to arrive!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have yet to put my flip flops away...
Merry Christmas and congrats on all your awards!!!! Your shelves must be sagging by now.

Blasé said...

I think 'Secretia' should win just because she is so sweet, smart, and beautiful...imho

Too Many Hats said...

Congrats on all your awards. They are all well deserved.

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

Woop, thanks for the award! Loving your work...right, I'm off to get red on the beach. I'll see you when I'm peeling...
http://plentymorefishoutofwater.blogspot.com/

Eva Gallant said...

Congrats on all the well-deserved awards. And pass me another pina colada!

Candice said...

Thanks for the award...and the chance to win... :)

Angie said...

What a lovely sparkling mantle full of awards - and all very well deserved. I'm looking forward to sharing many a cocktail in 2010!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Cap Jaluca. Where we went on our honeymoon. So perfect there. Happy holidays!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I saw that beach and had to run and put on my bathing suit. Anguilla is my most favorite place on earth. FAVORITE!

Poindexter said...

warmest congratulations - I truly enjoy reading your blog. And best wishes for 2010. - Diane

Lissaloo said...

Raking in the awards, good for you :)

Herding Cats said...

I want to go to that magical looking sparkly place you gave us a picture of. I need some tropical right now. Your blog is awesome! You deserve the awards lady!

ajm said...

Cocktails, awards, and gifts? Sounds like a perfect evening to me!

Andrea

The Savage said...

Gimme, gimme, gimme! I need! I need!

I know I haven't been the best of bloggers of late. I have been so busy with work and re-inventing myself that I have had little time to blog nor comment.
I'm gonna put my hat in the ring (as it were) and actually participate in the gift card getting if you so choose to give said card....

Kristina P. said...

You are so fancy with all your big awards!!

Christine Macdonald said...

As the former ex-stripper in the bunch, I want to say THANK YOU!!!!

I am fairly new to this BlogWorld and am really enjoying the friends I am making as well as all the talent I read.

I am HONORED to be in the company of such talent and amazing people.

I will most definitely post my BlogAward soon!

I hope you (and everyone here) has an safe and lovely New Year!!!

XOXO,
Christine
"That Gal Kiki"

The Sharer said...

Awwww, thanks you so much for taking the time to be my blog friend and for the award. You are awesome too. Best always,

Sharer

Barbaloot said...

Ooh-does it make me a huge nerd that the thought of an amazon gift card makes me super excited?

WhiteSockGirl said...

Congrats,.. you certainly deserve every one of them.

Amanda said...

Wow, so many awards! I love your blog and think you are such an amazing write, you deserve them all!! Congrats to you and those you awarded as well!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

How enticing that is...the sandy beach, dreaming of a drink adorned with an umbrella, the warm sun...uh...I'd better wake up. I live in the desert and the beach is definitely NOT close by.

Love your blog...it's one of my most favoritest ones of all.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Congrats on all the awards.

B.o.B. said...

Come on giftcard, Mama needs a new pair of shoes! LOL!

Aunt Juicebox said...

Thanks for the linky love and award! And dang, Amazon! I got 25$ for Xmas there, which I am saving for a new carpet cleaner. Fun, fun, fun!

Christine Macdonald said...

PS: And CONRATS TO YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

:)

Janet said...

Pick me pick me! Congrats on all the awards. I always enjoy reading you, and I'm glad I found your blog this year.

Postman said...

Why, thank you very much! I enjoy reading your blog more than is probably healthy. Excoriating, witty, hilarious in one. Keep up the good work. And thanks again for the nomination.

(I'm not merely commenting because I'm drooling over that gift card. I really mean it. No, really.)

Just Breathe said...

Congratulations on all the well deserved awards. You Rock!

The Boob Nazi said...

I enjoyed my time on the beach. Now I'm going back to the couch.

Pricilla said...

Your award shelf must be near collapse!
Congratulations from all of the Happy Goats.

Liza said...

What a wealth of blog awards...all deserved! Congratulations!

Midday Escapades said...

Congrats on your awards. What a great way to celebrate. Thanks for the giveaway opp, too!

DeNae said...

I am always amazed that anyone even reads my blog, let alone likes it enough to mention it on their own, wildly popular blog! A million thanks, Jenny, for putting me on your list.

In my next life I've decided to be you. Of course, that means you have to be me. I'm sorry. I know that's terribly disappointing. I don't make the rules.

Raising my Diet Coke to toast a new year of 'bloggy' friendships! So glad we bumped into each other at this virtual beach party!

When Pigs Fly said...

Thanks for the new sites to check out. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Unknown Mami said...

Did someone say swag?

M-Cat said...

I love awards night at the JennyMac's cocktail party!

Amanda said...

oooh....I want to be on that beach! It's cold and rainy here today...

nifer said...

Congrats on all of the awards!!! Sign me up for the beach party!

Hyla said...

You are so fabulous! You make a blog award giving post so interesting! I am glad to have found your blog this year!

I'm Jamie said...

Congrats on all of the awards!
Excellent way to end the year!

*raises glass*
HERE! HERE!

CRY said...

If I win maybe I can find a Beach to Have a cocktail on for a REALLY GOOD PRICE, HEE HEE

Cee said...

Holy awards batman! You are popular :)

Michele R said...

Happy New Year, Jenny Mac! Enjoy the full Blue Moon on the 31st of December! It won't happen again on 12/31 for another 19 years!

WhisperingWriter said...

Ooo I love Amazon!

Congrats on your awards!

Matthew said...

Thanks for the award. I've received it before but to get it from the creator herself.... double the fun!

Thanks also for the mention - and for your friendship these past months.

All the very best to you and yours,

Matthew x

Christiejolu said...

Congrats on your awards! And congrats to all teh winners. I will go check out the winning blogs ASAP!

Have a Happy New Year!

Kato said...

Congratulations on all the awards! You deserve every single one of them, and more!

Thank you for being you!

hotpants™ said...

Congrats on the awards. I get them from time to time and can never remember to share.

JenJen said...

JennyMac-
Thanks so much; you've given your sassafrass award to me and I love love love it!
So thank you for the shout- its always fun to be in your company--JenJen x

Aunt Becky said...

What if I already KNOW them? HA.

shortmama said...

Congrats on all the awards!

Rowe said...

"Blogs provide so many of us a voice, an outlet, and a great opportunity to "meet" people we may otherwise never had the chance to meet. I am glad to be a participant" - I'll raise my glass to that fabulous statement, Jenny. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.

J.J. in L.A. said...

My cherished 'I give good blog' award has an honored place on my mantle...aka sidebar.

Thanks for the shoutout, hon! : )

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmmmm. I could deal with that locale right about now! Hope you had a fabulous holiday lady!

the walking man said...

Thank You for the nod JennyM but if my name comes out of the hat instead of an Amazon card to me I would prefer you address the envelope to a shelter in your area either for women or vets.

Be Well

Secretia said...

Thanks very much, Jennymac! I appreciate it. Your blog is one that I so enjoy reading, it wakes me up when I visit you. You deserve those nice awards!

Sincerely, Secretia

kys said...

Congrats on your awards! You are the most deserving blogger around!

Joshua said...

Ah, swag. I wish I could go to places where they gave me a swag bag. That would rock. Methinks I'm living the wrong life.

Thanks for the award! I can't wait to throw it up for my final post of the year, which will be, coincidentally, post #100.

-Joshua

Simone said...

Congratulations on yet more well deserved awards....well done JennyMac :)

Intense Guy said...

I read all the way through your blog awards not for the swag - but to see who you mention - I figure if someone as good-goshes-awesome as you reccommend someone - I'm gonna find some time and go give 'em an eyeball.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Congratulations on all of the awards. You need to go get yourself an reinforced shelf! Thank you so much for mentioning mine. I am truly, pleasantly surprised and deeply honored. I know it is breaking the rule, but I would LOVE to give you the same I Give Good Blog award. p.s. In this beach award cocktail party, may I please have the figure of Heidi Klum?

Liz said...

Oh, how jealous am I of your awards..further proof of your "awesome-ness." =) (Thankfully, we, here in MIA are still wearing our flip flops...)

Life with Kaishon said...

Get out of the city. You are having the nicest giveaway in America : )

Misty said...

You are one of three I check every day or every day I can under my just for ME file. You make me laugh and forget about 3 tots under 3 for a little bit at a time so THANK YOU!!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Can I have a swag bag with all that please. I'll be the strange one with paint on eyebrows, a sliming (well I'm thinking it is) black outfit don't mind the kid hand prints. And the eyebrows were suppose to be thin and pretty but the boys kept swinging open the door and bumping me and messing me up! LOL :)

The Peach Tart said...

JennyMac thanks for the shout out. I'm been loving you and your blog since almost the beginning. Big hugs and congratulations on all your wonderful awards.

Carol said...

I could totally go for that beach right about now!

Entrepreneur Chick said...

Postman passed your award to me and I am having a blast reading your blog just now- with, and I think you'll be happy to hear- anniversary strawberry punch. Spiked.

"Touch my swag, wish you could.. I look fly, I look good!"

You know Chamillionare, right?

Anyway, very honored indeed.

Rebecca Knight said...

Lovely shout outs, JennyMac, and congrats to you fabulous bloggers! :)

Thanks for the love at the end of this year, and for writing one of my all time favorite blogs day after day!

La La La Leah said...

DANGIT WOMAN!! I could have used that card to buy me some text books for next semester... =( Don't feel too bad, I got the two I needed for $25 with shipping. Better Luck Next time.

Summer said...

My dear friend at work spent her Christmas vacation at Cap Jaluca! She said is was fantastic!

Hope you had a beautiful Christmas!

April said...

Wow that's a lot of awards - although well deserved of course! Hope you're having a fab time on the beach!
April

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