Monday, November 10, 2014

Blogger Recognition Award

Alyssa who runs Bits and Spurs nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award.
Thanks Alyssa!
As with any award, there were rules.
1. Thank the person who nominated me.
2. Put up a link of the person who nominated you:
3. Give a brief story on how you started blogging, and one or two tips for other bloggers or people who want to learn to blog.
4. Choose 15 other bloggers to nominate.
5. Comment or email the nominee's that they are nominated.
How Did I Start Blogging?
Once upon a time, long ago, in a small little village in the middle of a large forest.....
Just joking. No fairy tale start here.
And it didn't start this long ago.

How did I start blogging? 
In 2012 my friend Maddi, who runs Gyrfalcon Studios , had been hounding me to make a blog. Prior to then we had made model horse websites that had pedigree assignments and other random things on it. She made a blog and then started to tell me to make one too. We would be blogging buddies. I kept making excuses about why I didn't want a blog. There were many, but the biggest one was that I didn't have a name. Up to that point, all of my horse/dog games plus model horse things were under the name BFF Stables/kennels. Yup. That happened. I didn't want to have a blog adorned with BFF so I kept saying next time we had an art day. Months went by.

Finally one of those last times she told me to make it and I finally gave in (which I'm quite happy I did). I still didn't have a name so Maddi recommended for me to measure my arm span and find a bird with the same length, but none of those birds screamed blog name. So I came up with Five Paws Studio because there were five animals in the house then.
I don't have any pictures of the five together. Even though the five never would have stayed still long enough to have their picture taken (plus that picture wouldn't have been blog appropriate ahah).
Here's a picture of Rue and Bullet dressed up for Halloween instead. 

So yup. That's how it started.

The blog has been around for Breyerfests.

Milestones that were huge
and large.
Random shenanigans have popped up. :)
Thanks to all of my readers, new and old! 
So tips for other bloggers?
1) Have fun!

2) There's also a quote that I see alot with writing things that also pertains to this. Be yourself. There's only one of you and that's one of the things that makes you unique. So use it!

Now, nominations.
  1. Lizzie Mace of
  2. Jennifer Buxton of
  3. Stage Left Studios
  4. Nichelle of
  5. Maddi of
  6. Susan Bensema Young of
  7. Niki Hertzog of 
  8. Anyone else who would like to take up the challenge :)
Have fun!


  1. Awww, thanks a bunch! I'm flattered. And I always wondered about the 5 paws (a five-legged animal? friends with disabilities?), so this solves another mystery. My blog started in 2012 too, but it's not as constant.

    1. Glad I cleared that up! It never crossed my mind that the name was kind of ambiguous. :)

  2. If I was not so lazy I would totally do this but I barley use mine and I doubt people are interested