Awards and Badges


From:  Kate Kresse

Received:  March 14, 2012

Description:  There are a number of blog/blogger awards. I began  think about my purpose for blogging. I mean the title of my blog reveals a lot about my mission: Believe Anyway. I have blogged before that I chose the title to remind myself to stay optimistic. My purpose is to light a candle in the darkness that envelopes us all at times. I want to lighten loads and light the way. I gravitate towards positive people and positive blogs.  I want to start a blog award that reflects my love for the positive in the blogosphere.

{To see a list of blogs that have been given The Candle Lighter Award Click on The Candle Lighter Award button on my header.}

I call my award The Candle Lighter Award. It is for blogs and bloggers that light a candle in the darkness with their blog. What does it mean? Whenever I see a post or blog that I think brings light to the world, I will put a copy of this post and give them The Candle Lighter Award. What does the recipient have to do to accept it? Just accept it and put the Candle Lighter Award badge from my blog onto their blog. Please put the link from this post about my creation of the award in a post on your blog so people can read about it.  What else do recipients have to do? Nothing. If they do think someone else is a Candle Lighter, they can surely give them the award anytime they want and as often as they want. [i’d love it if you could send me the links for the blogs you do find worthy of the award, because I’d love to see their blogs, too! But it isn’t required]. Their is no limit to how many blogs you award The Candle Lighter Award to and no limit to how many times someone can receive it. But when you do, I ask that you use the link for this post.

Let’s set the blogging world ablaze with Candles for all the positive oriented blogs. The world needs joy and lots of it.

Why am I doing this? I think people that are going through the efforts to be positive and make the world better through their efforts and blogs deserve to be recognized. I am always looking for encouragement and ‘light’. I want my faith, my optimism, and my love for life to help to set the world ablaze. Hence: The Candle Lighter Award. I hope that you love this idea.


The Just Kidding Award

Laughter like all our emotions is a gift from the God, to have a good Laugh or even a chuckle makes for a  happy heart.

This Award is to thank those who bring a smile and chuckle or appreciate our humour and brighten our day as they chase the gloomies away . 
To receive this award you need to have a good sense of humour, and appreciate others who like to have a chuckle or laugh with you. There are no rules its just fun fun fun pick as many blogging fun friends as you want or none at all but do take time to  enjoy yourself  and appreciate others humour, there is no rush to finish, just enjoy each day in God’s way. 
If your not listed and you  would like this Fun Award for your Blogging friends to thank them, leave a comment or your name and URL below.
I received this award from Anne over at Freedomborn…set free. It was given with a smile and a chuckle, just as Jesus would do.  Bless you Annie and Ron.

Competition is a contest between individuals, groups, animals, etc. for territory, a niche, or a location of resources.  Business is often associated with competition as most companies are in competition with at least one other firm over the same group of customers…

New to Word press? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in my Weekly Competition to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in 2012 Water Dragon Event. Everyone is welcome to participate,  if your blog is about photography,Videography, Graphic Artwork Or Writing .

Here’s how the weekly photo Competition  works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. Show the world  based on your interpretation what you have in mind for the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Sunday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. Subscribe to jakesprinter so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.


Make sure to have the image link to so that others can learn about the challenge, too.



Want to play along? All that’s necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words. For more information, try clicking here. Feel free to explain or not explain. Add an image, a video, a song, nothing. I love seeing what everyone does with their entries.
Each week (probably on Sunday or Monday), I use to select a bunch of entries to visit.  Or I visit everyone. Or even numbered entries. Or odd numbered entries. Or multiples of three. Depends on what’s going on that week.  In addition, please visit the person ahead of you on the list (or visit everyone if you like!). That way everyone receives at least one visit!

If you play along in your blog, please add a link to the Mr. Linky. I appreciate a link back (shiny code below if you like!). Otherwise, you’re welcome to leave your six words in this post as a comment.

Please be sure to link either to your main page or (preferably) directly to the 6WS post. Links to blogs that do not contain a 6WS entry will be removed (sorry, just the button in the sidebar doesn’t count as participating).


Most Likes in One Day

On Wednesday March 21, 2012

you surpassed your previous record

of most likes in one day ( 7 )

for your posts on ~Oregon Smiles ….

That’s pretty awesome, well done!

Note: we started tracking this March 2012.

I received this award today from Word Press.  So excited.  7 may not seem like many to some people, but to me it is amazing.  That I have had so many people actually reading my work and then 7 of them in 1 day actually hit the “LIKE” button.  


Sunshine Award

“This prize is awarded to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. As with all the greatest things, with honour comes responsibility, there are rules to being nominated and things I now have to do!   The rules of the Sunshine Award are as follows:

First of all I want to thank Sandy @ Wild In The Pryors for the nomination.  I found her and Alex posting a few weeks ago on Freshly Pressed and totally fell in love.  This is the ongoing story of the wild horses in the Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range.  Thank you Sandy, your love for these animals is Sunshine in itself.

The Sunshine Award has some rules:

  • Include the award’s logo on your blog.
  • Answer some questions about yourself.
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers for this award.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
  • Share the love and link to the person who nominated you.

Questions: About Me

  1. What is your favorite color? Pink
  2. What is your favorite animal? Honu (Hawaiian for Green Sea Turtle) and Birds
  3. What is your favorite number? Actually have 2… 19 & 12
  4. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Iced Sweet Tea
  5. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter? Facebook (still fumbling around Twitter) but spend much less time there since I am here on the Blogosphere!
  6. What is your passion? Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and see the humor in all situations
  7. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Giving and watching the expression on their face… priceless
  8. What is your favorite pattern? Anything Vera Bradley
  9. What is your favorite day of the week? Sunday, it’s the Lord’s Day
  10. What is your favorite flower?  All flowers…. Scented make it even better, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Gardenia, Roses

Pay It Forward: My Nominations

1. Tracie @ Tracie Louise Photography

2. Sandy @ Wild In The Pryors

3. Daisy @ Luv and Light

4. Jake @ SundayPost

5. Michael @ Have A Dream

6. Nancy @ Living The Seasons

7. Judy @ Jay Jays Favorites

8. Not So Creative @ Not So Creative

9. Sandy @ Planetview

10. Sue @ Fractions In Time

11. Darlene @ Work The Dream

12. Anne @ Freedom Born … set Free

PLEASE Check out these sites.  I hope you find them inspirational as well.  And…. Thank you All…For your support and continuing to inspire  me through your beautiful and inspirational words, thoughts and pictures. ~Franny

~Oregon Smiles … with Franny, On The Road Less Traveled.


Thank you to Ron and Anne over at Freedomborn…set free for this wonderful award.  I am very honored

The Kings of Kings
Friendship Award

We, would like  to offer you our Brother or Sister in The Lord…

The King of Kings  Friendship Award…some call it a Blessing instead of an Award,

you can accept it as you feel in your heart to or not.

And if you feel you would like  to pass it on to encourage others in the Body of Christ and in the Family of God..

there are no rules or set requirements, you are under no obligation in any way,

it’s just our way of offering thankfulness for the blessing

 you  are by willingly choosing from the heart to walk fully

  in the beauty of the person God is conforming you

to be by the empowering of The Holy Spirit,

which is the  image of His Awesome Son…

 Jesus Christ whose Name is above all Names.



5 comments on “Awards and Badges

  1. Hi Franny thank you for your loving cceptance of the King of Kings Friebdship Award, we are indeed in Unity as part of God’s Family, we are one. I have the Kreativ Blogger Award for you, it does have rules but no pressure, like all Awards it does not say how soon you have to action them so just relax and when you want to Post it do so.

    Please follow the link below, thank you for your encouragment and support on the Blog not just ours but others too.

    Kreativ Blogger Award –

    Christian Love from us both – Anne

    • Thank you Anne for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Very honored. I have had things going on in my life this last week, so have gotten behind on my postings and updates. Thank you from my heart, I do appreciate it. Franny

    • Oh thank you so much. I am a little behind on updating my blog. In the middle of a major project. I will surly post these as soon as i get a chance. Thank you. ~Franny

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