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These are awards from two of my blogger friends. I want to pass these to an excellent, dear blogger friend Thom who deserves these awards many many times over. Click on his name and head over to his site Thom's Place for Well Whatever and you'll know what I mean.

Green: symbolizes the new buddies
Yellow: represents the guys who are always active

Blue: symbolizes PR blogger buddies
Platform Red: as in blood red, symbolizes equality among bloggers

The Loyal Friend and Visitor & All MY FRIENDSHIP Awards are from Genebei. The Sassy Blogger Award is from Chris. Thank you, sistahs :)


Chris said…
congratulations on your awards!
Anya said…
Congratulations :)))))))))))
Anonymous said…
Congrats and your awards and I'm deeply humbled and honored to get them from you. That means a great deal to me. Thank you so much :) Aloha my friend :)
Anonymous said…
Here is my proper thank you :)
genejosh said…
Congrats! You deserve them all...

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sleigh beds said…
It's really a great honor for any blogger.
Congratulation for the award. Good job keep it continue.

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