Tiara Time

Tiara Time 1 thek9harperlee

It’s time to slip into my “diamond” tiara and my purple feather boa for a little celebration. Now, you might think I’m celebrating the Royal Birth, but I’m not. Don’t get me wrong. I am super excited that Baby Cambridge finally made his appearance, but just look how tired I am from being on Royal Baby Watch day and night for what seems like the last two weeks (probably because it has been the last two weeks). No . . . I am dressed in my most festive attire to celebrate something entirely different: blogging awards. I have recently received some very nice awards from my very nice blogging friends, and I am extremely happy to accept those awards and even more excited to share them with others.


At the beginning of July, my blogging friend at Shoeful of Drool presented me with the Sunshine Award. I hope you’ll click here to read about some of her favorite things (we share a fondness for purple and dogs, but not purple dogs . . . that would just be silly!) and that you will visit her other nominees. The Sunshine Award is presented to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere,” so I could not be happier that this is my second nomination. You can click here to read “You Are My Sunshine,” the post I wrote for my first Sunshine Award nomination. You’ll find a list of my nominees there and you’ll also get to see my human mommy’s favorite puppy picture of me.


Last week I was super excited to receive the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from dogdaz. I hope you’ll click here to read seven interesting things about her (for instance, her dogs get away with much more than she should let them . . . the sign of a really good human!) and for links to her other nominees. This was also my second Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Click here to read “You Inspire Me,” the post I wrote when I received my first nomination. There you’ll learn that I think my human daddy is a treat dispenser. You’ll also find links to my nominees.


At the end of last week, Dogs N Pawz shared the WordPress Family Award with me. This award was created to recognize bloggers who “take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition.” I happily and humbly accept my third WordPress Family Award nomination. I hope you’ll click here to read “We Are Fam-i-ly . . . Get Up Everybody and Dance!” That’s the post that I wrote when I received my first nomination for this award and it includes links to all of my WordPress Family Award nominees. Click here for links to Dogs N Pawz’ other nominees.

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Is my tiara still on my head? Good, because I have one more award to celebrate . . . and this one is a new one for me. If you think I’ve had a good month for awards, you need to visit Sand Spring Chesapeakes. In just one day and from just one person she received seven different blogging awards. Wow! And then, just because she’s such a super nice person, she turned around and passed all seven awards on to her nominees, including me. Thank you very, very much. You can click here to see all the awards that Sand Spring Chesapeakes received and to read her responses to the Awesome Blog Content Award.

I was really, really excited that the Awesome Blog Content Award was included in my very generous awards package because this is one that I’ve wanted to do for a while. Here are the simple requirements:

  • Add the ABC logo to your new blog post. Done!
  • Write one word or a phrase about yourself that begins with A, B, C, etc. About to be done!
  • Nominate some blogs. About to be done!
  • Leave a comment on those blogs to let them know! Will do!

Here are the 26 words that I have chosen to describe me, Little Miss Harper Lee:






And now I am thrilled to presented the Awesome Blog Content Award to the following awesome bloggers:

  • Beagles and Bargains  The perfect place for humans who are trying to survive pet parenthood without going broke.
  • Bluestem Pond Follow life on a beautiful hobby farm and celebrate the joy of living a dream.
  • clumsyfool Stop by for a visit to see the world–and I do mean the world–through this blogger’s eyes.
  • Things I Want To Tell My Mother  This lovely lady created her blog to remember, collect, and record special memories about her mother, who struggles with dementia.
  • Wiley’s Wisdom This cute terrier mix has a heart of gold and stories of joy to share with the world.

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Oh my goodness, between following the arrival of the Royal Bundle of Joy, thanking my blogging friends for a month’s worth of awards, and thinking of 26 words to describe myself–not to mention balancing this tiara on my head–I am exhausted. Thank you very, very much to the wonderfully creative, entertaining, and informative bloggers who have been so kind in sharing their awards with me . . . and congratulations to my nominees for the Awesome Blog Content Award. I look forward to seeing how you decide to describe yourselves in 26 words or short phrases and to meeting your Awesome Blog Content Award nominees!

63 Comments on “Tiara Time”

  1. Wow, what a fabulous array of awards. Definitely deserving of a beautiful tiara.

  2. That was a AWESOME blog post with great pictures. I am so glad I was the one to give you the ABC award! Enjoy and to your nominee’s enjoy you new awards! Have a great day.

  3. PigLove says:

    Congratulations and you look simply marvelous my friend!! XOXO – Bacon

    • Thank you! I think everyone needs to wear tiaras and boas more often. They just make the world a happier place. 🙂

      • PigLove says:

        I’ll tell you a secret but you can’t tell anyone okay. Come closer to the monitor. Ssshhh – mommy wore a tiara when she married daddy. Sometimes, she still wears it around the house. But don’t tell anyone okay. That’s just our little secret – piggy winks. XOXO – Bacon

      • My mommy wears our shared tiara around the house, too! Your mommy and my mommy must come from the same long line of royalty. ‘-)

      • PigLove says:

        But of course! And do you know something else? Mommy and daddy were talking about the royal baby last night and how it is third to the throne. I was shocked to hear daddy say that he has been third to the throne before. Amazing! My daddy is royal? I didn’t know – snorts. WOW. XOXO – Bacon

  4. you look absolutely lovely in that tiara and all of those delightful awards are well deserved!! Congrats!

  5. finnhoward says:

    Oh my goodness, congratulations on all of your awards! I am very impressed with your adjectives too. I like zany 🙂 I love your tiara too!

  6. Ogee says:

    So glad your awesomeness is recognized! Thanks for pointing us to some new friends. 🙂

  7. Jan K says:

    Wow, that was exhausting! Don’t you look beautiful in your tiara and boa, even when you’re sleeping. Congratulations on all of your awards. You named a lot of other blogs that I haven’t visited yet, so now I will be busy giving them a look!

  8. Miss Harper Lee you look ravishing even if you are tired! You are very deserving of all those awards and more. I hope your mom is making you extra special treats! Woooowooooo, Ku

    • Thank you. Mommy says that later today we’re going to make the oatmeal and banana treats from the 3m’s bakery blog. I may have to slip the tiara back on for that celebration!

  9. dogdaz says:

    Great job! and great outfit – you royal thing you!

    • Thank you! I do have some “princess” tendencies . . . but I also like to roll in really putrid things. 😉

    • dogdaz says:

      I think many princes and princesses do too. And they get caught on camera too.

      • Well, I’m just all paws. I pushed something and separated this comment from the conversation that it goes with, which is above. Dogdaz said I was royal (thank you!) and I replied that I have princess tendencies but I still like to roll in putrid things, and then she said that many princes and princesses do too and that they get caught on camera doing it (;-)) . . . and now I think we’re caught up and things are straightened out . . . or did I just make everything even more confusing?

      • dogdaz says:

        Hahahahha – works for us

  10. OhMelvin says:

    Yay for you!!! And these photos are royally AWESOME!!!! Love everything about them!

  11. Lovely awards, Miss HL. Being such a big winner must be exhausting. You are wiped out, but still managed to keep the tiara on your head. Good job!

    Love and licks,

  12. Gizmo says:

    Well, first I offer huge congratulations on all those wonderful, well-earned awards Mis HL…Loved your ABC’s and mostly loved you in that tiara and purple boa…Great photos today 🙂

  13. Sage says:

    You do look a bit tuckered out, Miss Harper Lee. Congrats on all your awards—well deserved, that’s for sure!

  14. 2browndawgs says:

    I figured the purple had to mean you were celebrating royalty, but the awards are better. Congrats.

  15. You are such a blessing to me and the rest of the blogosphere. Congratulations on all of your fabulous and well-deserved awards. And thank you for pawing it forward.

  16. rubytheairedale says:

    OMD! That is so pawsome!!! Those are some amazin’ awardies! CONGRATS!!
    And, might I say, that tiara is SO you!!!
    Ruby ♥

  17. Zena says:

    Congratulations on your awards – You look very fine in your tiara and purple really suits you! I’m not surprised you were a little tired at the end of that post!

  18. Headline: Miss Harper Lee Captures Major Blogging Awards!! Tiara Perfect!!

  19. Misaki says:

    Congrats on all the lovely awards! You certainly look very regal in your tiara 🙂

  20. sprinkles says:

    You look so pretty in that tiara! I love purple too.

    Congrats on all the awards! You know, I haven’t seen bloggers giving them out as much anymore, so it’s nice to see that they’re still out there.

    Thanks so much for pawticipating in my Christmas in July swap!

    • Thank you. Purple is just the best color ever. 🙂
      I think maybe we’re not seeing awards as often because they can be a little time-consuming and they can disrupt planned blogs and sometimes the recipients don’t really want to participate. All of these things are completely understandable, but I just think that it’s really nice to be recognized and then to pass that recognition on to other bloggers who work really hard to inform, entertain, and amuse . . . and I love it when my blogging friends make new friends through my list of nominees!
      My mommy and I are soo excited about Christmas in July. She’s planned a little shopping spree for Ranger’s gifts later this week. I cannot wait!

  21. followingroy says:

    Congratulations Miss Lee! We love the 26 words to describe yourself. Precious, Zany and Xanthous are our favs. 🙂

  22. Harper – I like your royal crown. I am so happy to met you and picked out your xmas in July pressie tonight. I am very excited.
    Now dat I am better…. I can have treats. Yippy.

  23. cramercare says:

    Wow!!!! Miss Harper Lee!!! You are my new idol. You and your parents must be so efficient to respond to ALL those awards. I am now requesting that my mommy get me a tiara and some feathers. I want to be just like you! You are very popular, and remind me of my boyfriend Coby who is also a Golden retriever. Soon mommy will put some more pictures of him on our blog. Congratulations on all your awards. You are uber cool.

    Snout power,


  24. Dogs N Pawz says:

    Congratulations on the awards! Love the tiara and it looks really good on you Miss Harper Lee! You are beautiful!!!!!

  25. Harper Lee, you must be thrilled with all these awards ! Your mommy certainly deserves them as her blog posts have cheered me up on many an occasion 🙂 And now, you look like you need to go and have a loooong snooze ! Sweet dreams xxx

  26. Champ says:

    What a princess! You look lovely!

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