The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Wow! I can’t believe how many blogger awards there are. This is amazing! I have to thank James @ this-is-my-truth-now once again for another nomination. James really deserves every blogging award available with as much work he puts into his blog. He’s a great writer. Please check him out if you haven’t already.

This is the best week I’ve had blogging and I have all of you wonderful people to thank for it. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate each and every one of you!

This award nomination is for the Sunshine Blogger Award. 

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Rules

1.) Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2.) Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

 

-My Q&A-

Which of the 7 deadly sins could you absolutely live with if you had to?

Hmm, this one is a hard question! I have to go with Gluttony which is an excessive ongoing consumption of food or drink. I ❤ Food and I could live with this if I had to.

Which of the 7 dwarfs are you most similar to? 

This is hard because I think I have traits similar to each one. I’m going to say I’m most like Doc. Doc has a personality in which he feels he needs to have everything in order and is protective. He is also a person of rational thinking and at times he flusters under stress. I think this describes me pretty well.

What state haven’t you lived in but would like to? 

Maine! I’ve always wanted to live in Maine, or just north in general. I can’t stand the heat and this summer is already killing me. The thought of living in Maine on the coast is like a dream.

Where do you see yourself in ten years that you believe you might actually achieve?

I’m planning on having a book written by then. I’m working on a book regarding healing foods and recovering from disease by using non-conventional methods. Many conventional treatments don’t solve the root problems and only cover symptoms. I don’t really consider myself a writer and this is a huge challenge for me. It may take me the full 10 years to write it, but I want to do it. I hope that it will help others dealing with disease. If it helped one person, it would be worth it to me.

Where do you see yourself in ten years that you hope happens, but don’t think it will?

I hope to be a little more stress free. By this time, I should have less stress, but I’m unsure of the future.

Who do you not know in person, but think you’d be best friends with?

Jim Gaffigan. He makes me laugh SO hard and most of what he says resonates with me. I would love hanging out with him too! He seems like a person who could really bring you out of the dumps.

What Greek or Roman goddess or god is your favorite?

Having to pick one, I would go with Cybele – The Greek goddess of caverns, mountains, nature and wild animals. She was also known as Mountain Mother, a mother over all wild nature. I love that.

When in time would you want to live that you have not been alive for?

I would have loved to live during the Renaissance times. I’ve always been fascinated with this time period and I actually used to make Renaissance costumes. I love the music, art and the fashion. I often think about living back in time when we didn’t have so much technology and wonder what it would be like. Less stress, more stress, who knows. 🙂

If you could only travel by 1 mode of transportation in the future, what would it be?

I get motion sickness very bad, like to the vomiting point. Of course it mostly comes on with car riding and boating. I’m not a flyer either, so I think I’d be happy to just ride my mountain bike everywhere. It would be a good way to stay in shape.

What website do you visit the most?

http://www.goodreads.com

How many cookies is too many cookies in one single sitting?

Hmm, that depends on the size! If they’re Girl Scout Thin Mints, I could easily polish off a box. Keebler Softbatch, an entire package. Anymore than that and I think I’d get sick.

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My Second Award This Week – The Entertainer Blogger

This is my second award this week and I was astonished to receive a nomination for The Entertainer Blogger Award. I’d like to thank James @ this-is-my-truth-now for nominating me. Be sure to check out his blog if you haven’t already because it’s mind-blowing. Every post is worth reading!

 

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!

 

Questions with my answers:

 

WHY DID YOU START A BLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE?

I originally started blogging because I love reviewing books and talking with authors. I thought it would be interesting to do some author interviews to share with other readers like me.  I feel like I have a lot to say and hopefully I can maintain an interesting blog that others will continue to enjoy. I was affiliated with another blog, but now I just have my personal blog here.

I also love connecting with people like you and learning about other people and their stories, music interests, what they like to read, etc.  I didn’t have a clue what I was doing when I first got started and had no idea what blogging was all about. I have to say, I’m happy to be here and to be a part of this wonderful blogging community.

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?

Seriously? I can’t just pick one! I’m going with my favorite book of 2017, and that’s A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I was so attached to the characters in this book and I still get teary when I think about it. I love books that pull me in and don’t let me go. This one held on even after I was done reading it. This is the one that has stuck with me this year and I know I’ll never forget it.

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I’ve Been Nominated for my First Liebster!

I was nominated a few days ago by Caroline @ Foodieaffairnetwork for The Liebster Award. I’d like to thank her for thinking of me. She has an awesome blog, so please check it out! I was very excited to receive an award and the rules are fun!

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What is the Liebster Award?

“Liebster” is a German word meaning beloved, dearest, sweetheart, or darling.

For bloggers, the Liebster Award is an online recognition given by other bloggers to new bloggers for enjoying or appreciating their work. It highlights up and coming blogs.

Once nominated, a blogger is asked to answer 11 questions provided by the nominating blogger.  They are then expected to nominate 11 other favorite new bloggers and come up with a list of 11 new questions for those nominees.

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The Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award. groen-vinkje.png
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you. groen-vinkje.png
  3. Nominate 11 blogs. groen-vinkje.png
  4. Notify those blogs of the nomination. groen-vinkje.png
  5. Give them 11 questions to answer. groen-vinkje.png

My Q&A of 11 questions from Caroline and few from the blogger that nominated her.

1. What are you most afraid of and why?

I’m most afraid of dying before my kids are grown. I want to be here to raise them and to be the best mother I can be for them.

2. What is your most important possession?

My family- if you consider that a possession.

3. How do you handle stress?

When I’m stressed I like to listen to music, read, and exercise.

4. Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?

Definitely a country mouse. I used to live in the city and moved to the country 9 years ago. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love being in nature and there’s no place I’d rather live.

 5. What is your Superpower?

 I don’t know if I really have a superpower, but I’m going to say “getting the job done.” I feel like I’m a pretty hard worker and like to get things done.

 6.  Define Love in five words.

 Extraordinary feeling of profound affection.

7. What’s the greatest lesson that you have learned from your life?

 To say “oh well” and let stuff roll off my back. I’m still working on it… 🙂

8. Do you have a pet?

 I have many pets, some are inside and some are outside. We have many outdoor cats including 12 baby kittens which will be leaving to go to their new homes soon. My indoor pets are my collies.

9. How do you feel about your birthday?

  I used to be excited about my birthday when I was a child. I loved them. Sadly, I don’t feel like that anymore. In fact, I flat out don’t like my birthday. I’m pushing forty this year…

10. Where is your favorite place to be?

 This is hard. I love to be surrounded by my kids, but when it’s time for myself, I want to be in my bedroom listening to music or reading. I enjoy sitting outside and reading as well. Any of these are perfect…

11. When is the last time you stopped to feel the Earth under your bare feet?

Yesterday while throwing Frisbee with my collies.


I nominate: There’s no pressure to participate if you don’t want to. Just know that I enjoy your blog and want others to see you!

https://lifeofaliterarynerd.wordpress.com/

https://realjoeflair.wordpress.com/

https://thebookshelfcorner.wordpress.com/

https://edonlineblog.wordpress.com/

https://pocketfullofpagesblog.wordpress.com/

https://rufflesandgrace.com/

https://athousandlivesoffrankielovely.wordpress.com/

https://booksprens.wordpress.com/

https://bookfiendsite.wordpress.com/

https://cupofteaandarmfulofbooks.wordpress.com/

https://booksnall.blog/

 

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