Find us on the Outdoor Blogger Network!

Rounds & Roses is now part of the Outdoor Blogger Network, a site where writers can share their love of the outdoors with all who venture in.  As stated on the OBN website:  “One of the main goals of the Outdoor Blogger Network is to provide a centralized site on the web for writers and readers of Outdoor related blogs to come and peruse a vast listing of the best Outdoor blogs in existence.”

The site, which now hosts 1218 outdoor blogs listed in over 72 categories, was the brainchild of friends and fishing buddies, Rebecca Garlock, aka The Outdooress, and Joe Wolf of Flowing Waters.  The two dreamed up the concept of OBN while on a fly fishing trip for trout in Oregon.  They believed that “…a unified group of Bloggers has a much better chance of being taken seriously by the Outdoor industry as a viable part of the media.”

Based on the huge number of outdoor bloggers, each with their own following, who participate, as well as the large number of national media outlets and businesses that have jumped onboard, it appears Garlock and Wolf have been extremely successful in their endeavor.

Whether your love is shooting sports or kayaking, fishing or hiking, outdoor photography, conservation, hunting, or myriad other activities that involve the great outdoors, you are sure to find what you are looking for at Outdoor Blogger Network.

We are proud to be part of this group and encourage you to head over to OBN and discover the great outdoors – oh, and be sure to leave a comment for us while you are there.  You can find us under Family Outdoors in the Outdoor Blog Directory, or by clicking here.

Another Liebster Honor!

I just found out today that I’ve been honored to receive my second Liebster award!  Thank you so much to That Texas Lady, who has an awesome blog that you need to check out – if you haven’t done so already.  Word has it she is considering a Top Shot run at some point in the future, and for that she has my complete blessing, undying devotion, and greatest encouragement :0)

The meaning of the German word, “liebster,” is “beloved person, liked very much, preferred above others, liked or loved above others.”  And while I know that none of us could pick just our very favorite top few blogs for this award, many of which are new to us, it’s nice to know that someone likes us enough to share us with their world.

Liebster Award rules:

1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award

3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.

4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.

I have listed five of my favorites in the first Liebster post, but will add five more now, which include, but are not limited to:

1.  That Texas Lady – Yes, I am sending the love right back :0)  Truth is, I’ve been enjoying her blog for a while now.

2.  Female and Armed – Lynne is an awesome new friend who knows how to share the love.

3.  The Gun Blog Black List – The one that promotes so many of us, and from whom I have received many visitors.

4.  Gravy and Biscuits – A great blogger, who reminds me of my need to prep.

5.  A Girl and Her Gun – A new blog to me, and one that I’m really enjoying catching up on – although I’m way behind the curve on this one, because she comes HIGHLY recommended by pretty much everyone else in the blogosphere 🙂

So is there someone in your life that you need to share some love with?  Well, go ahead; after all, this is February, the month of liebster – I mean, love :0)

Happy Shooting!

I feel the love

Three people that I’ve never met made me feel loved today.  The first was Lynne Finch at Female and Armed, who took time out of her unbelievably busy schedule just to call and say hello, wonder how I was doing, and chat for a few minutes.

The second was Sally Hope, because on January 20th she wrote this post, “Riding a Unicorn, Bareback.  And Forgetting How Awesome You are,” which I found today and discovered it was exactly what I needed to hear at the time.  (And check out her newest post on shotguns – which is my only direct tie-in to shooting in this post, so you’re welcome 🙂

And the third was Hillbilly over at Gravy and Biscuits, just for welcoming me as a new member to his blog.

Many times, it doesn’t take much to turn someone’s day around:  A direct contact, an indirect message, or just a small gesture – each one is enough to make a difference, but when you get all three in one day, you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot.

Thanks, fellow bloggers, for sending out the love – I receive it with open arms and send you back the same!