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I Won!! Best Vlogger in Appalachia

Tipper with Award

I won the Appy Award for Best Vlogger for my Celebrating Appalachia videos at the 2022 Appalachian Arts and Entertainment Awards. The ceremony was held in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

Chatter Chitter and Tipper on Red Carpet

The girls attended the event with me and let me tell you it was some big doings. There was a lot of glitz and glitter including a red carpet entrance to the ceremony. We felt like we’d hit the big time 🙂

I enjoyed meeting several people who were connected with the Appy Awards and was tickled pink to meet three folks who watch my videos on a regular basis.

One gentleman said he was from Kentucky but now lived across the country and my videos made him think of home and family.

A sweet lady told me every time she hears me talk about Pap and Granny its as though I’m talking about her grandparents who she dearly loves.

Another man said he was from Kentucky and watched my videos because he felt they were authentic.

Our seats were close to the stage and they had ushers handy to help you walk up the steps, but I was so nervous I wondered if I would stumble on my way to accept the award 🙂 I’m still over the moon about the whole thing.

Chatter filmed me receiving the award, and I will share that video with you in a day or so.

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who hoped I’d win and sent good wishes my way.

Last night’s video: A Relaxing Mountain Walk in Appalachia.


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    Rooney Floyd
    April 17, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Congratulations! So well deserved. This is just the beginning. All the best–Rooney

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    Kathy Patterson
    April 14, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    Way to Go Tipper!
    Appalachian Women did it again!!!
    Kathy Patterson

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    Cathy d
    April 13, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Congratulations Tipper, you definitely deserve it. I love hearing your stories and your recipes!!

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    Hazel B Jones
    April 12, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    I am so happy for you. Ever since I saw you were up for the award, I prayed you would win. Congratulations to you Tipper. My husband and I watch your vlogs every day. God bless you and your family.

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    Alex Thompson
    April 12, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Congratulations! You absolutely deserved it. Keep on making your great videos and writing your blog. I think I can speak for everyone on the Blind Pig when I say that not enough people are celebrating Appalachian culture like you are, Way to go Tipper!
    P.S – Sorry I’m a day late on the post

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    Karen Barnett
    April 12, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    That’s so awesome, Tipper! It’s a well-deserved honor. I tell people about your blog all the time. It’s truly exceptional.

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    Brian White
    April 12, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Congratulations! Well deserved. Authentic, sincere, wholesome and refreshing. We watch daily. You are part of our family now.

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    Lisa I
    April 12, 2022 at 8:41 am

    Congratulations Tipper! So happy for you. And so thankful for all that you share.

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    Nancye Chambers
    April 12, 2022 at 7:56 am

    Congratulations!! That is super awesome and well deserved!!

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    Tammye R.
    April 12, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Congratulations Tipper!! A well deserved award for sure. You and your girls work hard to give us all a true Appalachian experience and we thank you for it. I bet Matt and Granny are very proud of you too. Keep doing what your doing it’s good for the soul. Congrats again!

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    Robert Wasmer
    April 12, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Well-deserved! I’m glad them girls were able to accompany you to the awards. Keep up the good work!

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    April 12, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Well deserved! Congratulations!

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    Ron Banks
    April 11, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations Tipper!! It’s great to see your hard recognized.

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    Kevin Knight
    April 11, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    After all the years of dedication, commitment, sometimes wonder and doubt, now you know. Congrats, now you can go for another one.

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    April 11, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Congratulations; Tipper! This blog is a “breath of fresh air” in today’s crazy world Thanks for continuing to take us down memory lane.

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    Daisy May
    April 11, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    YAY!!! I actually am teary-eyed.

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    April 11, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Congratulations, Tipper! 🙂 Your award was well deserved. I’m so happy for you! 🙂

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    Betty Saxon Hopkins
    April 11, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Congratulations on a well deserved award … so happy for you!!! By the way, you and the girls look fantastic!

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    April 11, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Adding my Congratulations to the many among the BPA community: WELL DONE!!!

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    chirrl whatley
    April 11, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Hard work always pays off

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    April 11, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved.

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    April 11, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    What an amazing and well deserved honor! Proud to call you friend. Congratulations! Wishing you many more years of success.

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    Sara Stewart
    April 11, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    A HUGE hug from Alberta!!!!!!!! It’s a well-deserved recognition for you & your family & friends. Thanks for keeping real.

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    Dennis M Morgan
    April 11, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    I am so proud of you. You deserved it. Dennis Morgan

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    Ruth Binder
    April 11, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, Tipper! This award is well deserved and I’m so happy for you.

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    Charles Ronald Perry, Sr.
    April 11, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Congradulations on a well deserved award. Now is the time to start on the book that is buried inside of you and wants to see the light of day through those tallented fingers of yours on the keyboard.

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    libby rouse
    April 11, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulation Tipper, co happy for you!

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    Dawne Bonner
    April 11, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Tipper, we’re so proud of you and your accomplishments. You take us forward to a better time by taking us back. Btw, you and the girls looked stunning!

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    Kim Smith
    April 11, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Congratulations!!! It is well-deserved!

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    April 11, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Congratulations! I saw it on Instagram! I am so happy for you!

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    Patricia Hollingsworth
    April 11, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Tipper, I am THRILLED you won, just THRILLED! My sister Sandy introduced me to your blog and I read it every day. It is very clear why you won. Your blog is warm, open, friendly, entertaining, and your love for Appalachia and family shines through. Congratulations!! I hope you keep blogging for years to come!

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    Joshua Dykes
    April 11, 2022 at 3:04 pm


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    Kathy Gautier
    April 11, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    So, so proud of you, Tipper. You have always been our award winning vlogger! So proud of you and the work you (and the girls) do helping us to remember the good ole times. Keep us the award winning work

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    Marilyn Reed
    April 11, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    It’s fantastic that you have been recognized for your efforts to bring Appalachian culture to the world. And you do it in such a warm, gentle, positive way that makes people feel comfortable and “at home.” Many thanks to you and your family for making the world a better place. (By the way, where are you going to set that beautiful trophy?)

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    Melissa P. (Misplaced Southerner)
    April 11, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    OF COURSE YOU WON!!! This blog and all the vlogging comes from your heart. How could you not win? I felt silly asking why you were going to Kentucky. Seems I somehow missed the news before. Here’s to many more wonderful posts and videos. You’re my connection to “home.”

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    April 11, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Blessings and congratulations. Well done!

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    April 11, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations! A well deserved award. I live js 20 miles from Prestonsburg and sadly I have never geard of this event. I would have enjoyed meeting you. I hope you enjoyed our part of Appalachia.

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    Uncle Al
    April 11, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Wow. Congratulations on your award.

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    betty stephenson
    April 11, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    congratulations on a great job well done we so enjoy your writings in the emails every day thank you

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    April 11, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Congratulations! My parents were born and raised in Eastern Kentucky. I wasn’t – my father was career Army so we moved all over. Other than a few summers on grandparents farm, I spent little time in Eastern Kentucky. However, reading your post and YouTube videos have taught me where certain words, phrases and expressions I remember all came from! Often reminded of my grandparents as well. Thanks so much.

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    Garland Gray Davis
    April 11, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved…!

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    Jennifer Stomberger
    April 11, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Oh!!! I’m so happy you were well acknowledged! I hope you enjoyed your stay. I’ll guess I missed the party by a week. Lol

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    April 11, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Well of course you won! Congratulations! I think you will win many, many more awards for your heartfelt work.

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    April 11, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Congratulations! A well deserved award and very exciting time for you. You and the girls look beautiful! I so love your writings and videos. So many things that are common to my life as a fellow Appalachian. By the way I was born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky and still have a lot of people down there. My parents moved our family to NE Indiana when I was almost 8 years old, in 1965, but we held onto the old ways and I continue to do so to this day. We traveled the infamous Route 23 for many years in the summertime, going home, to visit family. Again congratulations and keep up the good work of presenting the Appalachian lifestyle in a true and authentic way.

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    Catherine Spence
    April 11, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Congratulations! We never doubted you for a minute!

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    Lori B.
    April 11, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations for this much deserved recognition, Tipper! We live in Florida now, having moved from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. I watch your videos to get my “mountain fix” and love all of them and you!!!

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    Barbara Parker
    April 11, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    Tipper, I am So Proud of you!!!!!!! Thank you for representing life in Appalachia so vividly and with genuine authenticity. I’m looking forward to seeing your video. May the Lord bless you and your family.

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    April 11, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved!

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    Troy Carroll
    April 11, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Congratulations to you Tipper, I have been following you foe several years. I have a folder the is for Blind Pig blogs, I really enjoy reading them and listening to the video’s.
    I now live in the Dutch Cove area of Canton.

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    Donna Philpott
    April 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Good for you! I’m so proud to “know you & your girls”. I thought you’d get it, because you are so real! What an honor for you!

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    Luann Sewell Waters
    April 11, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Congratulations and am so happy for you receiving the award. It has been such a pleasure to learn from you and see how many folks appreciate your blog….and the stories they share! You’ve created a community for all of us. Thank you and keep up the great work!!

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      Patricia J. DeWeese
      April 11, 2022 at 1:30 pm

      Congratulations! I’m not surprised. Very happy for you!

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    Allan Guy
    April 11, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    A Hearty congratulations to you. It is richly deserved. Your blog reminds me so much of my childhood and my Ozark Grandparents who came there from North Carolina as children. I save every one to a file on my computer. Thank you so much.

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    Brad Byers
    April 11, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    I couldn’t be happier for y’all! Very much deserved! I’m proud to be a follower of BP&A.

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    Cheryl Miller Brown
    April 11, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, Tipper!! I just knew in my heart you would win. You have worked so hard & so long to share your Appalachian life with the rest of us, so this award is more than deserved. You, Corie & Katie looked SO beautiful! I can’t wait to see the video of you receiving the award. Again, Congratulations!

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    April 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    WHOOHOO!! WELL-DESERVED and we are ALL ‘over the moon’ for you!

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    Ed Ammons
    April 11, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Get used to it! This is only the beginning!

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    Lynn Fields
    April 11, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved award. I am thrilled for you. You are an awesome ambassador for Appalachia. Thanks to your love and dedication so many are learning about Appalachia.

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    April 11, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Long before you won first place in that competition, you won first place in our hearts, Tipper!

    Though a long word, ‘Congratulations!” seems insufficient to express what we feel for you!

    Well done! I’m sure Pap is busting his buttons.

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    April 11, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    My gosh, you all look “glitz and glitter”. Congratulations on this award. You have worked so hard on your projects and reward and recognition should be yours. Love your big smile. We all love you, your family and your work. Happy Easter!!

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    Gloria Hayes
    April 11, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Congratulations! So happy for you and your family! This is something I know you are so proud of.

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    Cassie Clark
    April 11, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Awww! It makes my heart happy to see this. I can’t think of anyone more deserving. Congrats!

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    Mary Clutts
    April 11, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations! It is wonderful for you to have your work recognized and celebrated.

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    April 11, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Congratulations, you deserve it, Tipper! I’m extremely happy for you!!! I can’t wait to see the acceptance video!

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    Sheila Bergeron
    April 11, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Good going Tipper. I’m so proud of you !

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    April 11, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Congratulations Tipper. I’m so happy for you. You and the girls look so beautiful. Can’t wait to see the video.

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    Matt Laminack
    April 11, 2022 at 10:58 am

    Congratulations Tipper!! I am so proud you for you and your family!!

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    Cathy L. Sparks
    April 11, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Congratulations on a very well deserved recognition! I look forward to starting my morning off with your blog.

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    April 11, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations!!! You deserve it, Tipper!!!

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    Judy Hays
    April 11, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations! I’m thrilled you won the award. You definitely deserved it. Your blog and the videos are just the best. You and the girls looked absolutely beautiful. With each blog post and each video, you make Appalachia proud!

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    Willard Lamont
    April 11, 2022 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations Tipper!!!
    You so greatly deserve this award!! You are the best vlogger ever!!
    Please keep up the good work!! Pap and Granny would be mighty proud of y’all!!

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    Sharon Cole
    April 11, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Congratulations – you certainly are my favorite!! Take care and God bless .

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    Cindy Carter Francisco
    April 11, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Oh Tipper I just knew you’d win that award, I mean how could you not? I’m so HaPpY for you CONGRATILATIONS

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    Angelyn McLain
    April 11, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Congratulations!!! I am so very happy for you!
    Now that I have been following your Vlog and your blog for a while now, I just can’t imagine a day without my wonderful dose of Appalachia.

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    Kenneth Ryan
    April 11, 2022 at 10:21 am

    A big congratulations to you from east Texas! Keep up the good work.

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    Carolyn Anderson
    April 11, 2022 at 10:20 am

    Congratulations! That is so special . You deserved it. The photos are wonderful of the girls and you. Thank you for sharing and we are looking forward to the video of you reciving the award.

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    April 11, 2022 at 10:14 am

    I wish I had said this before the award ceremony so I could’ve said ‘I told you so’ but: I knew you were a sure thing. Congratulations!

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    Dan O’Connor
    April 11, 2022 at 10:06 am

    My heartfelt congratulations to you, this is well deserved! You have touched my heart so many times and the hearts and souls of so many! Thank you for your continued sharing and I wish you many blessings!

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    Ann Applegarth
    April 11, 2022 at 10:04 am

    YES!!! Well deserved, Tipper! Congratulations!

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    Lori Hughes
    April 11, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Congratulations Tipper! You more than deserve this for all that you do! You’re an amazing lady with an amazing family! I love watching your videos and reading your blog! Once again, CONGRATULATIONS

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    April 11, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Yay!! Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you! After I say thank you to the good Lord for being able to get up, dress and move, I get my cup of coffee and enjoy reading your blog first thing in the morning.
    I enjoyed the walk in the woods too. My goodness it was just covered up with Mountain Laurel and some of looked like an old roadbed. Loved the creek that you walked by and crossed over too. It brought back sweet memories of traipsing behind my Daddy on walks like that through the woods and by little creeks.

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    Lily Mae Stafford
    April 11, 2022 at 9:52 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Well done!!!!!

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    April 11, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Congratulations! You are certainly my favorite.

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    Donna S Justus
    April 11, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Congratulations!! I so enjoy your posts and videos. Well-deserved recognition for all you do.

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    Kim Glenn
    April 11, 2022 at 9:38 am

    I’m so happy for you. Congratulations!!!

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    Rebecca Hebert
    April 11, 2022 at 9:35 am

    I am so thrilled for you! I cannot tell you how much your videos have helped me in the past year as I search for the joy in my own surroundings. After my sweet Mama passed in 2017, the last place on earth I wanted to be was my hometown. But your love of your home has inspired me to start looking at the beauty in my own neck of the woods. Traditions and our roots are truly what keep us grounded. I feel as if I am sitting and visiting with you every time I watch a video- and it is so comforting- like an dear friend has come to sit a spell. God Bless you Tipper!

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    Margie G for GREAT JOB TIPPER
    April 11, 2022 at 9:33 am

    OMGoodness, Mrs. Tipper, I am absolutely thrilled for you!!! Of course you deserve this award and your hard work, dedication, and tenacity have paid off with a lovely award! ( It’s PURTY, girl!) Our “girl” done us proud and good!!! You looked AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL AND RADIANT at the ceremony in your gorgeous dress!!! The girls look lovely like their mother too!!! I’m proud of you, lady! We love you so much! Always know that. You’re the apple of our eye and morning coffee friend who feels like you’re just down the road apiece…. May God’s tender mercies and blessings continue to flow upon you and “yourn.” You really are as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside….

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    Lenny Couch
    April 11, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Congratulations, Tipper… I’m glad to see you get some well deserved recognition for touching so many lives.
    I especially love watching your cooking videos — they make me so hungry for the food my mother used to fix. She was from your area (Turtletown/Wehutty) and her maiden name was Burger.
    Anyway, now that your a big celebrity, don’t move off to Hollywood… just “funnin’”.

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      Sherry Whitaker
      April 11, 2022 at 10:20 am

      Congrats Tipper! You deserve this honor for sure! Thank you for loving those mountains & sharing them with all of us. You and your girls look lovely!

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    Bill Dotson
    April 11, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Congratulations Tipper on an award greatly deserved.

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    Jacqueline Stauch
    April 11, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Congratulations! It must have been a thrilling evening for you and the girls.

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    J. Wayne Fears
    April 11, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Congratulations, you deserve it. Keep up the good work.

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    April 11, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Congratulations on the win. You have certainly show America how wonderful Appalachia is to our culture as a Nation.

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    Alma Byrd
    April 11, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations! So well deserved. I look forward to your daily blog as it reminds me of my childhood.

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    Ray Presley
    April 11, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Tipper for her Appy Award. Tipper, you are real and enduring. Whether it’s in the kitchen, on stage or wandering in the woods, you and your family provide a much-needed dose of that good ole Appalachia.

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    Paula Rhodarmer
    April 11, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Congratulations Tipper! I am so happy you and your blog won, you surely deserved it. May God continue to bless you and your endeavors to show the world the beauty and uniqueness of Appalachia.

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    Garry Hale
    April 11, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Congratulations Tipper….You totally deserved & earned this award. I live in southern Ohio but all of my family is from appalachia, Kentucky, Virginia & the Carolinas. I spent my early years in Ky & then Oh. My Mother (Age 96) lives with me and every evening without fail we watch a Video of you & the girls. I am struggling to find the words to explain the connection that we have with you & Corie & Katie. You & the girls are family. We have learned so much more about appalachia thru your hard work & dedication to keep appalachia alive. The values that you & your family have are to be treasured. God Bless you & the girls ( Deer Hunter To) for the Joy, Happiness & Inspiration that you are bring to peoples every day lives. We tell everyone we know about your websites. Keep up the Good Work….

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    Nina Chastain
    April 11, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Tipper , Congratulations ❣️ I am so very proud of you. I am so happy you won the Title of the Best Vlogger in Appalachia. I feel you really deserved this Title . That just makes my Day to see you won this Award ! Best Wishes as you continue your Blogging .

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    Trish Ingram
    April 11, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Congratulations Tipper. This is a well deserved award for all your hard work and amazing, heartfelt content. You are definitely Best Vlogger. I try not to miss a Vlog or your articles here at Blind Pig and mThe Acorn. Congratulations again, for a job well done.

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    Lana Stuart
    April 11, 2022 at 8:53 am

    CONGRATULATIONS, Tipper! That award is so well deserved by you. I’m just thrilled for you!

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    April 11, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Congratulations! I knew you would win.

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    Wanda Robertson
    April 11, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations! So well deserved. There is no way of knowing how many lives are better because of your efforts. God bless you richly!

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      Miss Gina
      April 11, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      Fantastic! Well deserved. Congratulations!

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    April 11, 2022 at 8:45 am

    I’m so happy you won! Keep the videos up I watch every day! God bless!

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    April 11, 2022 at 8:44 am

    I have said from the get go, you are destined for great things. You try so hard, and your deep love for Appalachia shows in everything you do. This is just the beginning. It is long overdue that somebody who loved Appalachia would one day be the ambassador for these wonderful people. Many have wasted everybody’s time by writing about the worst of the worst about Appalachia. To read your blog and watch your videos makes one long for that type of life. Thank you so much, Tipper. Bet Pap would be standing proud!

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    Joe Mazurek
    April 11, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Wonderful, you really deserve it, such positive work.

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    April 11, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Congratulations! How exciting. I did enjoy your video last night, on the relaxing mountain walk.

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    April 11, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Congratulations! How exciting.

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    Gayle Larson
    April 11, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Congratulations….It must be a wonderful feeling to know people really do appreciate the long hours and hard work you put into your blog. We all share your feelings about home and so love the memories you bring back of days and folks long gone. Please Don’t stop because we would be lost without you. Even my coffee would not taste the same in the morning without your blog to go with that first cup. Love you and the girls. Hope to see you soon.

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    Anne Fox
    April 11, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Congratulations!!! I just found your blogs/vlogs about a week ago and have been enjoying your daily musings from my Inbox. I also delight in scrolling through the archives from years past. Keep up the good work!

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    Cheryl W.
    April 11, 2022 at 8:12 am

    Congratulations!!! Most definitely well deserved! Your blog is a touchstone for me to what is real and genuine. Thank you for your dedication and effort!

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    Jim Casada
    April 11, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Tipper–Congratulations. The Brasstown trio sho nuff looks fetching. I’m sure you graced the “big doings” with, to borrow from Dwight Yoakum’s song about the Hillbilly Highway (“Readin’, Rightin’, Route 23”) your “sweet hillbilly charm.”

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    Kenneth P Hartman
    April 11, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations on the win!

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    Bob Dalsemer
    April 11, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Congratulations, Tipper! You really deserve to be so honored!!

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    Wanda Benzing
    April 11, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Congratulations Tipper. I love reading your blog every morning. You provided so much useful information and I love your recipes.

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    Janet Smart
    April 11, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Congratulations, Tipper! A well deserved award.

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    Ron Stephens
    April 11, 2022 at 8:03 am

    Well done and well earned. We are glad you are over the moon again. Just don’t stay gone too long. We need you back here on earth. You are a well a qualified representative for Appalachia not only by your posts but also by your lifestyle, character, interests and those of your entire family. I personally am heartened that there are authentic Appalachian voices like yours that are ‘setting the record straight’. And it is efforts like yours and the Appy Awards that will do it best, coming from within Appalachia. We don’t need to be told what and who we are and how to feel about ourselves.

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    Tina Huffman
    April 11, 2022 at 8:00 am

    Once again congratulations! So happy to see that you’re determination, hard work, and your love for family and home are recognized and celebrated! May the Lord continue to bless you and your family!

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    J. David Chrisman
    April 11, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Congrats and well-deserved!

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    Carol Roy
    April 11, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Bravo and Hats Off to you Tipper… did it….you soooo deserve this award……so very proud of you!! Keep going the skies the limit!!

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    April 11, 2022 at 7:55 am

    Tipper Well done!! So proud of you and your family for your dedication to your heritage and graciously sharing it with all of us. I learn so many interesting things and enjoy your music.
    I look forward to many more years of enlightenment and many more rewards for you!
    God Bless

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    April 11, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Super Congratulations !!! Well deserved !!!

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    Annette Casada Hensley
    April 11, 2022 at 7:47 am

    Congratulations! What a wonderful award for a lady so very dedicated to Appalachia.

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    Don Casada
    April 11, 2022 at 7:46 am

    Congratulations – Proud and prouder of you!

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    donna sue
    April 11, 2022 at 7:44 am

    There was never any doubt in anyone’s minds who would win this award! Tipper, we are all so happy for you!!! There are only so many words to express our joy and congratulations, but our hearts feel all the emotions that words cannot describe! Fourteen years of love have been poured into your blog. When something is your passion, is it considered hard work? Or is it just a natural flow from you? Your very breath? This blog and your you tube channels do not come across as a chore, they are an extension of your heart and mind. They are you. And I think that is what makes your blog/channel the best — it’s you, really truly and authenticity you. And we love the person that you are. You are our friend, our family, and even an extension of us. Thank you for starting this adventure so many years ago! I know personally that you have brought me much comfort and smiles. You have made me feel at home in a place that I always wanted to be. I have learned so much from you. And I do believe this blog is what God made you to do – this is your purpose! Thank you for obeying His urging to start! When we are in God’s will for our lives, the blessings are never ending!!!! And there will be many more in the years ahead! This is just the beginning!

    Donna. : )

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    Dave & Kathy Van Kleeck
    April 11, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Congratulations Tipper!! So well deserved! The judges, like so many of us, saw how wonderful your work in celebrating Appalachia is!

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    Margie Orr
    April 11, 2022 at 7:41 am

    Congratulations! Well-deserved!
    Read you and listen every day! You’ve kept me going through long period of sickness.
    What a comfort you and your family have been!

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    Martha Justice
    April 11, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Congratulations on an award well deserved !! Authentic would be exactly the word I would us to describe your vlogs on Celebrating Appalachia. I enjoy everyone of them and look forward each morning to read your posts. So glad Corrie and Katie were with you as they add so much to your vlogs. Also love seeing Granny , The Deer Hunter, Paul and videos of Pap. Keep CELEBRATING APPALACHIA ❤

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    April 11, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Congratulations !

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    April 11, 2022 at 7:28 am

    It made me smile to see you so pleased. I’m pleased too.

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    wanda devers
    April 11, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Congratulations! We all knew you were the best!

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    April 11, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Congratulations Miss Tipper! We all need heroes, someone who makes a difference. You are one of mine.

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    April 11, 2022 at 7:20 am

    Congratulations, Tipper!!! That’s exciting news!! It’s so nice to see your hard work recognized by others. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

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    April 11, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Oh, Tipper! CONGRATULATIONS to you! You so deserve winning this award! I can only imagine how excited you are!!! God bless you!!!

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    Wesley Bossman
    April 11, 2022 at 7:17 am

    My heartfelt congratulations on your well deserved honor! Your vlog is wonderfully conceived and absolutely objective and focused. It is truly a historical documentation of the Appalachian values and life style. Thank you for all the hard work and determination that brings us the breath of fresh air every morning to lighten our mood and brighten our day!

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    Glenda G. Page
    April 11, 2022 at 7:16 am

    You have earned that award for your contribution to your heritage and bringing to light all about Appalachia. I am looking forward to the video. I walked with you yesterday and was ‘worn out’ when you got home. While living in Blue Ridge I had the opportunity to walk our property and it looked so much like where you walked. I wondered if some of the area you were in was some of the old logging trails…that is what they reminded me of. Keep on with your quest, telling us about your family and how they influenced your in daily life. God Bless

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    April 11, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Great pictures. Can’t wait to see the video. You SO deserve this award. Congratulations!!

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    Sanford McKinney
    April 11, 2022 at 7:14 am

    GONGRATULATIOMS! Thank you for keeping our Appalachian culture, “Front and Center”.

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      Sanford McKinney
      April 11, 2022 at 11:04 am

      SORRY ABOUT THE SPELLING ERRORS! Apparently can spell or see.
      CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for keeping our Appalachian culture, “Front and Center”.

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    Denise R
    April 11, 2022 at 7:13 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! You and your family deserve this award for all of the hard work that you have done. Keep it going!!!!

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    Leslie Lucas
    April 11, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Enjoy reading & listening to the songs every
    Morning. City people will never realize the
    special gift God has given us. Being able to
    sit on the porch watching His creations or being able to kneel in the garden or take a walk in the woods to see the miracles that He made for us. These are the secret diamonds those folks will never understand. We live in
    In the country in Clearfield County, Pa.
    Keep up the good work.

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    April 11, 2022 at 6:54 am

    Wow! Congratulations from Germany

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    Starr Lawson
    April 11, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Congratulations Tipper. A well deserved award that underscores your unique talent. You struck a place of community that comes from love.
    Your Tar Heel Follower

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    GoodGriefLouise ( Bill )
    April 11, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Well for those of us who subscribe to your vlog let me be the first to congratulate you and say that there was no doubt in our mind that you are the best vlogger we know anywhere. YAY! for Tipper!!

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    April 11, 2022 at 6:35 am

    Big huge congratulations Tipper! I’m thrilled you won, well deserved.

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    Edward Karshner
    April 11, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Congratulations! And so well deserved!

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    Miss Cindy
    April 11, 2022 at 6:23 am

    That’s so wonderful Tipper! I am proud and happy for you. You fully earned this award! You put your heart and soul into Appalachia, and you certainly deserve this recognition!……You and the girls sure dress up nice!

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    April 11, 2022 at 6:22 am

    Congratulations well deserved award

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    Sallie the apple doll lady
    April 11, 2022 at 6:18 am

    Congratulations! But I think your readers will agree that we aren’t surprised. We knew you deserved the award. And you ladies can dress up so pretty! One thing I’ve always liked is that you always look good but you show us how you look naturally without “put-on”. You are genuine and authentic. Keep up the good work. Enjoy your fame!

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    Sherry McGinley
    April 11, 2022 at 6:15 am

    Oh Tipper! I’m so happy for you! All I can say is, if you hadn’t won then the competition would have been rigged!
    Congratulations on this wonderful recognition!

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    Sheryl Paul
    April 11, 2022 at 6:14 am

    Oh how wonderful and so well deserved. I can’t imagine starting the day without Blind Pig abd the Acorn!!!

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    Erik Meyers
    April 11, 2022 at 6:13 am

    Congratulations! That is just wonderful!!

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