Versatile Blogger Award & Sharing the Love

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Anne at Tales Along the Way has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Well, this is quite an honor. If I can be anything, being versatile is an excellent quality – and I that I strive towards. Thank you, Anne – you are so sweet, and I am honored! I came upon Anne’s blog by happenstance and was immediately pulled in by a moving story about a family member. Then I began reading about her amazing travels in India. Anne is a writer, a teacher – and a top-notch blogger. Please go and check out her blog – it is always a fun time!

My nominees, in no particular order, are below. Take time to take a gander through their excellent blog, and leave them a note if you like what you see and read. Not only are these bloggers skilled, but they are supportive and encouraging to their cohorts. Thank you to all of you for the kindness and generosity you have shown Curls and Carrots! Now, to share the love:

Shivaay Delights (Dimple)
My Little Moorish Cooking (Charlotte)
Josie B’s Baking (Josie)
Selma’s Table (Selma)
Feeding My 3 Sons (Gretchen)
Thesisterslice (Hannah, Sara and Amy)
Buildingmybento (Jonathan)
My Favourite Pastime (Liz)

My Easy Chinese Recipes (Dan)

Food For Fun (Liz)
Kouzounas Kitchen (Krystina)
Chef In Disguise (Sawsan)
Listenwatchreadshare (Denise)
More Food, Please (Ada)
Chef Janet Rörschåch (Janet)

RULES of Versatile Blogger Award, if you accept: 

1. Display the award image on your blog.

2. Mention and link-back to the blogger who nominated you .

3. Nominate 15 bloggers you think deserve the award.

4. Inform your nominees that you have honored them with nominations

5. Write 7 facts about yourself.

Seven Facts About Shanna:

  1. I have aspired to be a journalist or magazine writer since I was little.
  2. I have aspired to be a chef since I was little, too.
  3. Somehow my university education has been in history, Spanish and clinical social work. Probably because I am so interested in learning about other people – and helping those who need it, as well.
  4. I met my husband when I was 18. He was a graduate student and chemistry T.A. at my university. We dated for five years before we married. We have been married since July 3, 2005.
  5. I have one sibling, a “little” brother. We are four years apart. He is really tall, 6’6″, a U.S. Army Veteran and a Super Cool Guy!
  6. I was not raised in a family that had family meals or gatherings. This is probably why preparing food and eating together is so important to me. I love having a tight-nit family these days – even if we are small!
  7. My favorite book is The Chosen by Chaim Potok. I first read it when I was around ten – and many times since then.
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48 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award & Sharing the Love

  1. Congratulations too Shanna. I also have a “younger” brother, 5 years apart. I must say younger because he is also tall! 198cm… how much is that in feet? 🙂

  2. Thank you for nominating me Shanna – I am really touched that you thought of me. I’ve enjoyed reading the 7 facts about you – how romantic that you met your husband when you were 18 – sigh…I think I might ask my son to write the 7 facts about me – that should be interesting! Thank you so much again!

    1. Oh, I would love to hear what your son would list. Selma, that is a fantastic idea! I am enjoying your blog – thank you for sharing with with all of us. Congratulations!

      I appreciate your generous comments! Have a lovely day. 🙂 -Shanna

  3. Shanna, Congratulations for your Versatile Blogger Award!!!
    You are a delightfully fun lady with versatile talents. Through the facts about you, we get to know more about you. I will check out the nominees who are new to me. 😀

      1. A beneficial suggestion: When you attach a link, make sure you would click the box with a check mark that says ‘Open link in a new window/tab’, so the reader would not lose your tab/site and be able to come back to. 😉

      1. yes I did send you message …I hope have time to write a post about it and nominate other blogger >>. my son is so sick …and am working too much on my youtube channel I want to reach my goal 🙂

  4. Congratulations!! Thank you for nominating for me 🙂
    Having family meals or gatherings is always important! When we lived in Taiwan, my family would have big gatherings with my relatives. But ever since moving to the states, we normally don’t have any special family meals. These days when I visit my family for the holidays, I try to make our gatherings more special by cooking a “gourmet” meal.

    1. Hi, Ada. Thank you! 🙂 Your meals in Taian sound wonderful – a treasured memory! It’s great that you cook for your extended family, as well – I bet that they REALLY look forward to your delicious food – and say, “More Food, Please!.”

  5. Thank you very much Shanna for nominating me! Congratulations to you as well! Very interesting facts, and if you ever have any cooking questions, feel free to ask me. 🙂 I am soo happy I found you on WordPress. 🙂 Happy Sunday to you and your family!

  6. Aloha Shanna! Congratulations on being nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Love your blog and I enjoy reading your posts. Many thanks! Aloha, Kiyo

    1. Thank you, Jen! Congrats on your Sunshine Award, as well! 🙂 Here is some info. on the book:

      From Amazon Reviews: “Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live. Though on the surface it explores religious faith–the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant–the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.
      In 1940s Brooklyn, New York, an accident throws Reuven Malther and Danny Saunders together. Despite their differences (Reuven is a Modern Orthodox Jew with an intellectual, Zionist father; Danny is the brilliant son and rightful heir to a Hasidic rebbe), the young men form a deep, if unlikely, friendship. Together they negotiate adolescence, family conflicts, the crisis of faith engendered when Holocaust stories begin to emerge in the U.S., loss, love, and the journey to adulthood. The intellectual and spiritual clashes between fathers, between each son and his own father, and between the two young men, provide a unique backdrop for this exploration of fathers, sons, faith, loyalty, and, ultimately, the power of love. This is not a conventional children’s book, although it will move any wise child age 12 or older, and often appears on summer reading lists for high school students.”

  7. Hi Shanna,
    I was checking back for the rules for versatile award, but I’m not seeing my name in the list. Am I mistaking? It’s totally fine if you change your mind. (Was trying to find ways to send you msg, but seems like leaving comment is the only way…..)

    1. Hi, Dan. No, I did not change my mind…! OOPS – it seems that the space where your name and website were is empty! Will fix this right away – thanks for the heads up and congrats. I really enjoy your recipes! 🙂 Shanna

  8. So sorry for the delay Shanna
    My kids were really sick this week and things were a little crazy
    Thank you so much for thinking of me. I am really honored 🙂
    It was a pleasure to learn a little more about you. I will look that book up. I am always looking for great books to read

    1. Hi, Sawsan,
      I am so sorry to hear that your kids are sick. I hope that they are feeling better! I am sure that you took good care of them and that they are excellent patients. I am looking forward to continuing to read your blog – you are highly skilled and inventive. Your photos are excellent! Beautiful. I am looking forward to hearing your favorite book – I would love a recommendation from you. Be well, Sawsan. – Shanna

    1. Thank you, John! The real award from blogging is the amazing things I learn – and inspiration I derive – from the blogging community, as well as the fun of photography, recipe development and cooking! 🙂 Thank you for being so supportive and teaching us all so much through your blog. Best wishes, Shanna

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