Monday, July 20, 2009

More News and Awards...

MOOD STATUS: "Blessed". Had a wonderful weekend! Did a "girls" overnight with a friend and our kids on Friday, had 3 parties Saturday night, and spent all afternoon on the beach with a group of friends on Sunday. Life is good. :)

Did I mention that I love summer? I'm getting nothing done work or writing wise but I feel I work hard during the school year so I'm entitled to a summer off to play with my family and friends.

Some good news to report: My bookplates came in from Earthly Charms and they look FABULOUS.

What's a bookplate? It's a small adhesive label with your design and name that you can stick in your book. If someone wants you to sign their book and they can't attend your book signing then you can send them a signed bookplate. Cool, huh?

Earthly Charms also did my "signed by the author" labels for my next book signing, too. EC was super quick and great to deal with. (FYI)

In other news, I got another blog award. I know. My head is getting big.

Kate Karyus Quinn has given me that cute little scribbler award down there. Thanks so much, Kate! You know I feel the same way about your blog!

Now for the blog award rules (which I NEVER follow, but I'll follow now or I'll get yelled at)

1. Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.

2. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

3. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.

4. Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!

5. Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

The 5 people I'm passing this award on to are:

1)Kristen Painter

2) Patricia Woodside

3) Marianne Arkins

4) Jill Kemerer

5) Jeanette Levellie

Great blogs, ladies! You always keep me visiting. :)

This morning, I plan to finish up my contest judging and then will work on website duties for my local RWA chapter. In the afternoon, I'm taking my little one to a theater show of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

What are your plans for today?


Eileen Astels Watson said...

Congrats, Jennifer, and enjoy your summer fun!!

Jody Hedlund said...

Congrats on the award! Sounds like you're having a great summer! We just returned from an out of town trip so I'm planning to recouperate today.

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on the award:) What are my plans?? A boring trip to the bank and maybe I might slip into Wal-Mart. Fun I know.

sherrinda said...

Contratulations on the award! Like you, I am loving my summer, but have spent a huge portion of it writing and now editing. I have more free time in the summer than school year. Today I am editing some more and maybe watch a dvd later on.

JStantonChandler said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! I love the look on the little guy's face :)

Sounds like you've got a pretty good day ahead of you. Me? I'm at work until 3 then I'll walk around the park with my hubby. Probably end up at Starbucks afterwards. You know, as a treat for being so healthy and active :)

Happy Monday!

PS: love the idea of bookplates! I'll have to check out Earthly Charms.

Marianne Arkins said...

Hey, thanks :-)

And -- no pictures of your bookplates?

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Aw, I wanted to see a pic of the bookplate! And I agree that you should be able to just enjoy the summertime and not feel too bad about not getting work done.

Lauren said...

I love your bookplate idea. Very cute. That is great that you are taking some time to enjoy the summer. You need to play in order to keep creativity alive, right? :)

Chicki said...

Will you adopt me so I can hang with you for the rest of the summer?

I have to tell Deborah about the bookplate idea. Cool.

Kara said...

Congrats and I agree summer if for fun!

MsSnarkyPants said...

You're just such a social butterfly! The idea of 3 parties in one day makes me want to crawl into a hole and pull sand in over my head!

All I did today was work and write. Made good progress though!