Thanks go to....

Prayer request: Please keep Teresa & her husband of A Baby Changes Everything in your prayers.  Her husband had a stroke in the last 10 days while he was travelling and she is really sick with what sounds like the Upper Respiratory Crud that's going around. I sounds like he's at the hospital where they live now but you all know how hard it is to keep going when something like this has happened - but now she's really sick on top of everything.


Holly at Nap Time surprised me with a bloggy award today!  Thanks Holly!  She has a darling blog filled with Family Challenges, Reviews and More.  Be sure to stop by and say hi sometime soon.


Rules for accepting:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass this on to 13 other great bloggers
4. Contact the selected bloggers and tell them about their awards

7 Things about Tina "The Book Lady"
1.  I work 30 hours a week at a bank customer service survey company.  I help with the production of surveys which are mailed out and then I type them up when they are returned.
2.  I have 3 blogs that I try and update 2-3 times a week.  I do reviews & giveaways on all 3 and also enter over 60 blog hops/giveaway linkies each week.  My Blogs are:
      a.  Family Literacy and You:
      b.  GivingNSharing:
      c.  Holiday Traditions, Gifts and Recipes:
3.  I am the aunt of 12 nieces & nephews - hence #4!
4.  I own my own children's bookstore that I run on the weekends.  Based with Usborne Books & More, I also counsel parents on choosing books for their kids, do bookfairs, reading incentive programs and literacy booths.
Christmas is coming & of course birthdays are always happening - Usborne Books are The Books Kids Love to Read!
5.  I love to sew.  I don't do much of it anymore (obviously) but I used to make all my own clothes.  Lately I've been making baby quilts from flannel and fleece for my family and friends as their families are growing.  I've been making bookmarks to sell at my booths.
6.  I retaught myself crocheting this year.  It was something that I could take to booths or do while watching criminal minds on Wednesday night (now you know where I'll be in an hour & a 1/2).  I've been crocheting market bags and just finished 1/2 of a set of wristlets (the thumb has been interesting - NOT).
7.  I have fibromyalgia and if you have any friends or family that has a chronic illness please add them to your prayer journal.  Another way you can support them is by referring them to: where there is a wonderful support group.  Thank you.

13 bloggers to receive the Stylish Blog Award
These are the blogs that have taught me more about blogging, writing and content than any book could have in the last 3-4 months!  Thanks so much!

1. Anglicious Gifts and More
2. Make More Cookies
3. La Bella Vita
4. Mom of all Trades
5. Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
6. Lisa's Gluten Free Advice & Healthy Living
7. A Baby Changes Everything
8. Squeaky Clean Reads
9. Biz Mommy
10. OBoy Organic
11. Christie Jordan's Southern Plate
12. Pie Bird Blog
13. Audrey's Give Aways

Please take a moment to visit one or all of these fabulous blogs!


  1. Wow! Thanks for the award! That means a lot to me! :)

  2. You are SOOO welcome Jane - you deserve it! Tina

  3. Congratulations on the award and Thank-you for passing it on to me. You are so awesome. You do such a great job on your blogs.

  4. Wow - thank you!! I really appreciate your lovely comments. I think it's pretty incredible that you run 3 great blogs - it's all I can do to keep up with 1!
    Anyway congrats on your award and thanks again for passing it on to me, I'm truly honored!

  5. Thank you SO much...we're trying to figure out how to make this work with our blog editor...this is really thoughtful of you.


  6. Tisha - I was amazed as I went through your blog again yesterday. You have such good content and user friendly information. One of these days, I'm going to need to go and take some time and start reading your blog.

    Melissa - we book lovers need to stick together. I'm new to the book review scene and am trying to pick a few really good reviewers to learn from. I have an author interview coming up and no idea what to ask! Should be interesting.

    Lisa - you are fitting a much needed niche. Celiac is difficult to learn about and it can be overwhelming. So, what you are doing is a blessing to them.


  7. Hello dear!
    I hope your friend's husband recovers!
    I am doing the blog hop and finding new bloggers. Newest follower of yours. Come see me and follow me back!

  8. New follower! Please stop by

  9. Hello, following you from Follow Friday 40 and over. I love your blog.

    Mary O

  10. Congrats on the award!

    I'm a new follower from the blog hops. Hope you'll stop by when you get a chance!

  11. Im a new follower from the blog hop. Im looking for mom bloggers to submit a favorite recipe with pics to be featured on my blog. If interested contact me, or just come visit my kitchen where everyone is welcome.

  12. Hi just calling by from your latest follower Via Friday Blog hops. Love meeting new bloggers. Hope you are having a end of the week.Be sure to check my blog out

  13. Congrats to you on your award. Nice to read about you too. I wish I owned a children's book store!
    ~Naila Moon

  14. Joining you in prayer for Teresa and her husband.

    Have a beautiful weekend, and congrats on your award!

    PS following from Friday Follow Over 40. Stop by and say hi if you have a chance.

  15. I hope your friend's husband is ok. I will keep them in my prayers.

    I am sub'd to you in my google reader- thanks for joining Read My FeeD Weekends!!

  16. I am your new follower :) I invite you to check out my "Christmas Cheer"..don't miss it!

  17. Following from Saturday Stalk! You can visit me at!

    While you're there, I hope you'll enter my LOW ENTRY giveaways & enter any giveaways you might have into my DAILY giveaway linky :)


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