Thanking the Stars


With the holiday season upon us, I would like to take the time to express appreciation to the people who follow A Taste of Morning and thereby inspire me to keep doing the blog,  to the bloggers whose photos and essays I enjoy so very much, and to those who have kindly nominated this blog for awards. Thank you and may your holidays be filled with peace and joy!


Every now and then someone nominates A Taste of Morning for an award, most recently Christina from ChristinaSandru and Lonnie from The Belmont Rooster. These people have themselves received awards for their interesting blogs for which they are to be congratulated.

It pleases me when I learn that someone enjoys my posts enough to nominate this blog in return, even  though a while back, for various reasons, I stopped participating in the awards process.  I can’t possibly list all of the blogs that I like, but here are a foodie blogs that you might enjoy given that the holidays are a time for entertaining.

Food/Wine & Spirits/Entertaining Blogs

For the Love of the South

Frugal Feeding

Putney Farm

Cottage Grove House

Boozed and Infused

Acorn in the Kitchen

The Novice Gardener (Gardening, Food)

The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get: Thank you to Beyond the Green Door

Kenley and “L” from Beyond The Green Door have nominated me for an Illuminating Blogger Award. Thank you! I am so very pleased with the positive response that A Taste of Morning has received. I work hard on the blog and yet sometimes am amazed that anyone has discovered it. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there with interesting ideas and beautiful images. I am delighted to be a part of this community. I learn much both from putting together my posts and from those of the blogs (such as Beyond the Green Door) that I follow. Thank you again, Kenley and L, for your support in nominating me for this award.

The rules: (1) thank the person who nominated you for the award; (2) share one random thing about yourself; (3) nominate five other bloggers that you think deserve this award.

One Random Thing About Me:

My favorite color is aqua.

Five Illuminating Bloggers:

For the Love of the South

Acorn in the Kitchen

Small House Big Garden

Tea Foodie

Bebe’s Kitchen

Thank you to these bloggers for your efforts and for sharing your ideas and images! And thank you again to Kenley and L!

Maneki-neko (good luck figurine) image.

Yippee and Thank you to Bebe’s Kitchen!

Bebe from just nominated me for the  One Lovely Blog Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am tickled! I’ve seen other blogs that I enjoy following receive these – including Bebe’s Kitchen – and I am pleased to be similarly regarded. I feel like I have learned a lot about this medium in a short time from reading other blogs … and, of course, I am still learning. I put a lot of work into A Taste of Morning. If I had known how much I would enjoy blogging and following other bloggers, I would have started this a long time ago. It has, literally, opened up a whole new world for me as I follow writers, photographers, adventurers, cooks, gardeners and other interesting people from around the globe.

One of the rules (presented below) is to nominate 15 other bloggers for these awards. (I am a little confused about whether I am supposed to have one or two lists – and I am not sure that I could have separated them, so I combined the two. If I have done this incorrectly, forgive me.) I had difficulty narrowing down my list of nominees to 15 bloggers. There are some blogs (e.g. that I follow that I know have received these awards recently and so even though I would have like to have included them, I did not put them on my list. Once again, I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community!

The Rules:

(1) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

(2) Share 7 things about yourself.

(3) Nominate 15 bloggers you admire.

(4) Leave a comment on each letting them know they have been nominated.

Seven Things About Me That You Probably Don’t Know From My Blog:

(1) I have had Boston Terriers for more than a quarter of a century.

(2) My husband was the first person I met after moving to Kansas.

(3) My favorite movie is Cinema Paradiso.

(4) I love learning about almost anything.

(5) I am a science fiction junkie.

(6) I love dancing.

(7) My nicknames are “Pepper” and “Doc”.

 16 Very Inspiring Bloggers & Lovely Blog Nominees, Presented in No Particular Order:

(Sorry, I just couldn’t quite narrow it down to 15!)

















Thank you to those who read and enjoy my blog! Thank you to those whose blogs I read and enjoy! You all give me inspiration to keep doing A Taste of Morning.