What an honor!

This lovely statute is called the “Arte y Pico” award which was created to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and talents no matter whether it be in the form of writing, artwork, design, interesting material, or contributions to the blogger community.

You have no idea how much of an honor this award is and it is especially endearing to me because it was sent to me from my friend Kat at
Just a Beach Kat whom I have grown to love, respect, and admire. Thank you so much Kat for the award, but more importantly for your friendship…you inspire me with your sense of family, fun, and friendship!

When a blogger receives this award it is considered a “special honor” and, once presented to you, it is to be passed on to at least 5 other bloggers who meet the criteria.

So, without waiting any longer, I would like to pass this award on to the following bloggy buddies:

Sue at Praise and Coffee – for her love of Christ, her amazing love for her family, and for a very special friendship that we have experienced.

Hope at Monkey Giggles – for her passion for all things creative, funny, and loving. She is a super lady and has a very special place in my heart for her kind words and friendship.

Melissa in The Inspired Room – this is one creative chick who has a heart for God and for helping others create Authentic Living spaces…she is wildly talented and uses her gift to glorify Him.

MamaGeek – this girl has a crazy gift for catching the most amazing pictures with her camera. She has a wicked great sense of humor and is not afraid to say it like she means it (in a good way, of course).

Amy at Signs, Miracles, and Wonders – this girl has some serious passion for what she does and it show in everything she posts. Her love for sharing her story, for helping others, and spreading the Word is so cool. She has also become a good friend and I can’t wait to get to see what God does with our friendship.

I could go on and on for days about the other women who inspire me, stretch me, challenge me, and teach me how I can be more like Him, really I could, but I am trying (really hard) to honor the keeping it to 5 peeps. It’s not easy, because I would love to write something about all the COOL CHICKS listed in the side bar, and in all reality, they all deserve it!

Thanks again Kat for the honor…you knocked my socks off girl, thanks!

Much Love and Respect,


  1. Awww, thank you dear friend!!
    You are so deserving of this award!!

    I appreciate it, hugs!!

  2. Mel,
    Thank you so much!!! I am thrilled and honored. I will try to get it passed along this week. We are at Science camp though so my blogging time is limited.
    Thank you again. We need to chat soon.

  3. Congratulation and I can’t wait to check out the blogs of the women you passed this award on to. I do frequent Amy’s blog, and yes she is definitely an inspiration,so I am glad you passed it on to her.

  4. You DEFINITELY deserve it! Congrats! And I’m honored you even thought of me – thank you!

  5. Hello Mel,
    I am coming over from Lysa T’s blog. This is a fun award, I’ll have to check out the 5 winning blogs. 🙂

    It’s great to see God using you to be an encourager.

    God Bless!

  6. Hello my friend,

    Thank you very much. Your words are very kind and sweet. You are my cheerleader.

    You are very deserving as well.

  7. Mel, my dear new friend, I am more than honored to have received this award from you. You are such a great encouragement to me, I appreciate you so much!

    Thank you for including me in this list…I am touched.

    Sorry I was late in getting here, my hotel internet is a bit sketchy!


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