Saturday, May 1, 2010

Friendship Awards + Tags

I received 2 super sweet & lovely friendship awards from one of my greatest blogging sisters around...Grace over at "Grace's Garden Walk" (gain entrance to her 'garden' through her blog button in my sidebar)! She is just such a kindred spirit & I'm so blessed to have her friendship! =)

~Choose any amount of friends, blog friends, or real life friends, & say at least two things (or more!) you admire or like about them.
~Tag the friends you wrote about.
~If those friends have blogs, be sure to link back to them!

I'm presenting this award to 2 blogging gal pals:

Ashley Nicole - "Bramblewood Fashion" - You are such a great blogging pal to have! You were Bess' Bag's 1st ever Gal Pal (which automatically makes you incredible)! I love your sense of style & how you are always true to you! =)

Moe - "Helping at Home" - You leave such encouraging & kind comments on my blog that I just love receiving! You're definitely industrious & hard working! I love your feelings about your family! So glad to find you, friend!


~Tag at least five 'sweet friends,' on Blogger.
~Answer the tag (below) in your post.
~You may tag the person who gave you this award.
~Don't forget to comment on the post that awarded you!

-Let's Get Started-

You are _______ in your family.
I’m the youngest!

Do you have your own camera?
Yes, but I’m on the lookout for a new one. Mine has been acting up a little!

List three of your character qualities:
Thoughtful, Creative, Adventurous

What is your favorite thing to blog about?
Oh, that’s a tough one! I love to blog about things that I love – God, modest fashion, books, vintage things, etc. I’m no good at choosing!

How long have you had your blog?
Bess’ Bag was started on Feb. 15, 2010 – the day after Val Day!

I'm awarding these 5 Blogging Pals:

-Ashley Nicole "Bramblewood Fashion"

-Moe "Helping at Home"

-Celine "Iradessa"

-Jane "Novel Pretender"

-Shaynie "The Book Blog"


Okay, it feels like I've been tagged by a million & 1 people (large overstatement, but...)! Thanks to all those who tagged me (I don't think I remember everyone - SORRY)! Another big SORRY for how long it's taken me to get this up! I do love tags, but they can be time consuming. If you've tagged recently & it's not a tag in this post, I have probably totally forgotten or been overwhelmed by everything. Sorry!

I know that Ashley Nicole ("Bramblewood Fashion) & Allison Elizabeth ("Girl of the Prairie") both tagged me for this post - I think more of you did, too, but I can't remember!

Rules: Copy the questions & put in your own answers! Tag 8 people (Eeek!).

What song are you currently listening to a lot?
“Walk on the Water” by Britt Nicole & other tunes on my blog’s Mixpod. =)

What books are you currently reading?
The Eyes of the Amaryllis by Natalie Babbitt
The Bible

What did you do today that was really fun?
Went tag sale-ing! (That makes it sound like a water sport!=)

Do you sing a lot?
I don’t sing in front of anyone…it’s more of a secret pastime. Shhh! I sing along with the radio when I’m in my car!

Sweet or Salty?
Both, but I do LOVE sweet!

What is your current obsession/addiction?
Oh, well, I’d probably have to admit blogging!

What books have you read at least 3 times?
Okay, goodness, I’d have to say mostly kids’ books like Dr. Seuss titles, Madeline books, Tomie dePaola stories, etc. I do love my kiddie books! =)

What site do you always visit when you are online?
Bess’ Bag, of course!

What was the last thing you bought?
A sweet little Wedgwood dish with a dainty pink rose on it! I got it for 50 cents at a yard sale!

List 5 things you love about summer.
No school!
Adventures are waiting to be had!
It’s laid back & cool.
Popsicles & shaved ice – yum! =)

Favorite earliest memory?
My family thinking I was missing in our hotel room. I had just slipped headfirst into the tiny space between the wall & the bed & was utterly stuck. I had to call out (muffled like, I’m sure), “I’m standing on my head, I said!” I must have been anywhere from 2-4 years old. =)

What do you do to change your mood?
Talk to my Father in prayer. Listen to some uplifting Christian music (& sing, if no one’s around=). Take a walk. Take a deep breath. Read my Bible. Remember that God is with me & has a purpose in the storms or doldrums of my life. Be alone.

What was the last thing you ate?
Super yummy amazing caramel cups ice cream!

Do you want to learn another language?
I’ve taken 2 semesters (college) Spanish, but I am in no way fluent! I used to want to learn Dutch…Hmmm…I don’t know.

Five things you can't live without:
Jesus’ Sacrifice
My Family
Ice Cream
(Okay, I could get by without the bottom 3.=)

Find the closest book currently sitting near you, and flip to page 54. What is the 1st sentence of the 2nd paragraph?
“In the days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” –The Holy Bible, Exodus 13:14

What are you looking forward to?
Seeing what job God has in store for me! I’m currently waiting & praying for a job in the field I went to school for. I know He will provide!

I Tag:
Any of my super cool readers who want to participate! Yes, you’re tagged!


  1. Thanks, Bess! By the way, I got my package and sent you an e-mail, did you get it?

  2. Hello, dear Bess!! How's one of my favourite sisters on this lovely Sunday? Well, just wanted to say "Hi," and hope that you are having a nice day full of spring blessings! :)

    Sisters In Christ,

  3. Awww, thanks for the comment! Yeah, it has been really hard to reach out to my sister:( She really rejects the Lord. The Lord has been good to me, though by filling that spot of longing to have some Christ-filled sisters which has included you!!!

    I will definitely be praying for your interview! I hope all goes well!
    Sis's in Christ,

  4. Thank you so much Bess! You are very kind. I'm going to make a post about my beautiful awards right now!



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