Marcia Strykowski

Beautiful Blogger Award

beautiful blogger awardJust a quick post to acknowledge this award.
What a nice surprise!
Thank you very much to Julie at jhbooksblog for nominating me for The Beautiful Blogger Award. There are so many well done blogs out there, covering interesting subjects, and I really appreciate being added to the best of the best list.

Here are the rules once someone is nominated:

  1. Link to the blogger who took the time to nominate you.

  2. List seven random things about yourself.

  3. Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers.

  4. Notify the amazing people that you nominated for the award.

OK, here we go. Seven Random Things About Me:

1. I haven’t watched TV in years, but I love movies and past series (just wrapping up Poldark–season one, which I borrowed from the library).

2. My current work-in-progress is almost done! After the holidays I’ll take another look at it.

3. Off the top of my head, a few favorite musicians include: Van Morrison, Neil Young, and Norah Jones.

4. I’m hosting this year’s Cookie Swap. My childhood girlfriends and I have been taking turns for the last 25 years. We draw names for the gift swap and bake 7 dozen cookies to share.

5. I’ve been working at a public library for the past ten years and will never tire of books (as in real books, not eBooks). 🙂

6. I don’t have pets, but there are lots of fish in my house. I’m partial to marine animals (see my About page) and lately I have a fondness for baby elephants.

7. I love art and enjoy dabbling with paints and paper cutting.

After a quick search, here are seven of the many blogs whose design and organization I admire. Go check them out. And Julie’s, too!

Deb Watley

Books for Children Blog

Quimper Hittys

Painting for Joy

Theresa Stinnett

A Hundred Years Ago

Vivian Copeland’s Best Books of All Time

There’s absolutely no obligation to do a post for this award if you don’t want to. Just enjoy the extra traffic and feel free to ignore!


  1. Congrats! And glad to hear about your WIP.


  2. pierrmorgan

    Oo! Yes – the Poldark series. I watch for free on my computer the day after each episode airs. I’m looking forward to January and their season 2. I think the best character is Demelza. The costuming and photography is great, too. And the 7 dozen cookies? Twenty-five years is very impressive – to have kept in touch to carry on that tradition. Sounds like fun. Sweet fun!


    • Yes, the series is well done, very atmospheric. Wish I could share some cookies across the miles, Pierr!


      • pierrmorgan

        Mmm…I can taste the idea of those cookies…but you could share how you get snowflakes to fall over your blog. ;o) And congratulations on a blog award well deserved!


        • Ah, yes the snow, always a fun surprise each year! I’m not sure if all themes have the same set-up, but if you click on Settings, and then, General, there is a check box to have snow fall for a month.


  3. Michelle

    Congratulations, Marcia!


  4. I’m honored that you thought A Hundred Years Ago was worthy of including on this list.


  5. clarehelenwelsh

    Congratulations, Marcia! And your cookie swap sounds great!


  6. Congrats on the award, Marcia. Your blog is indeed beautiful! I adore baby elephants and painting, too. And like you, I’m still in touch with my childhood girlfriends. 🙂


  7. Bobbi Miller

    Hearty Congratulations on your award!!


  8. Ashley

    Wow, congratulations. You do have a beautiful blog!


  9. Bette Norton

    Congratulations on your beautiful blog award! You do have a beautiful blog and I love the snowflakes! Enjoy your cookie swap!


    • Thank you, Bette! Always a good time at the cookie swap party. 🙂


  10. Congratulations Marcia and wow, thank you so much for nominating Books for Children Blog, I am truly touched to be included.


    • You’re welcome, Amanda. I love the colors and design of your blog, as well as the information.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Rebecca C

    Yay! Congratulations and very well-deserved! And can’t wait to hear more about your work-in-progress!


  12. Well deserved. Congratulations.


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