"B-I-N-G-O" Beautiful Blog Award
This "B-I-N-G-O" BEAUTIFUL BLOG AWARD means that this blog is...
"Please look carefully at as many blogs as you can to find the top FIVE blogs that YOU think also exemplify these standards and pass it along to them. Please don't break this chain of FIVE! If you are someone who doesn't want awards or doesn't pass them on, please tell the person who is giving it so they can share it with someone who would want it. Thank you. Also, link your award to the person who gave it to you so when people link on the person's name or blog name, it will take them there to see that person's BINGO-RIFFIC BLOG."
Here are my choices:
Beautiful - Gems by Jerri - Check out the photos of beads, jewelry, and other craft items on this site. I am not a jewelry-maker myself, but I think the pictures are lovely.
Informative - Chicago History Journal - I was drawn to this site out of curiosity, because both of my parents grew up in Chicago and I still have relatives in the area. There's a wealth of information here, including quite a lot of interesting historical trivia, and numerous links to books about Chicago.
Neighborly - Outlandish Spirits - A big THANK YOU to Samantha MacKenzie, who runs the Jamie and Claire Tour of Scotland, and her husband, Scot AnSgeulaiche, for sharing their wonderful pictures! I have never been to Scotland, but I feel a little closer to Jamie and Claire's world when I look at the pictures and stories on this site.
Gorgeous - The Photographic Aspect - If you enjoy looking at landscape photography, you can't do better than this site, which features some truly stunning photos of various sites in the Southwestern U.S.
Outstanding - Holy Cuteness - Pictures and videos of animals of all kinds, from cats and dogs to lions, giraffes, bears -- you name it, you can probably find it on this site. Updated frequently, and always worth a look.