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The Unique Blogger Award

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This past Wednesday I was nominated for the Unique Blogger Award by Lisa, thank you! ‚̧ ūüôā She is the author of the blog Life of an El Paso Woman. I encourage you to follow the link and check out her blog. I enjoy it, Lisa is a very cool Lady! She posts about music, Art, El Paso and has a Saturday interview feature that is always interesting.

The rules for this award are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Include one meme and one quote you really like.
  3. Nominate 8-13 bloggers to receive this award.
  4. Ask your nominees 3 UNIQUE questions.
  5. Add a link to the awards creator. I am not sure who this person is so I am unable to do it. ūüė¶

 

OK a meme I like:

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One of my favorites quotes:

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The questions:

When you were 8, how would you have answered this question, ‚ÄúWhat do you want to be when you grow up?‚ÄĚ I have no memory of being a child but being an artist, a¬†writer, and helping people have always been my deepest passions.

If you could have dinner with ONE celebrity (living¬†or dead) who would that be? Give details! I really don’t know about this one. There are too many people I would love to sit down and talk¬†with. One person I would love to share a meal and a conversation with is Ralph Waldo Trine. His books are amazing.

Where would you live if money were not an issue? I think money should never be an issue. If you want something bad enough you make it happen. I would love to live in Ireland and am giving serious consideration to making the move.

My nominees are:
This is the most difficult part!

Terry
Suzette
Rose
Mary
Atypical Disease
C
Trina
The Bohemian Hobbit

Questions for my lovely nominees:

What was the last song that got stuck in your head?
Who inspires you most and why?
What is the most random thing you have watched on TV or the internet?

 

Blogger Recognition Award

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I was nominated for The Blogger Recognition award during my hiatus by Sandra From A Momma’s View. ¬†Thank you! It is always nice to receive recognition from fellow bloggers. Sandra’s blog is pretty amazing you should check it out!

The Rules as they apply to this award are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  • Display the award on your post and write about it.
  • Give a brief history on your blog itself.
  • Offer a piece of advice to new and upcoming bloggers.¬†
  • Select 10 other bloggers you wish to nominate.

My Blog

I started this blog about a year and a half ago. My son wanted encouraged me to because he thought it would be a good thing to do in conjunction with my business. I wasn’t sure I had anything to say that anyone would want to hear but I gave it a go. I found that the people in the blogging world are very nice and accepting of people who have different points of view. It’s refreshing.

Advice

Stick with it. It takes a while to build up a following. Write about what you care about. ¬†You have to put yourself out there. Blogging party’s are a great networking tool. it’s always fun to meet new bloggers. Read and comment to other Peoples blogs if you want them to read and comment to yours.

My Nominees

This is the difficult part. I follow so many fantastic blogs!

  1. Mary Job
  2. Lisa from Life of an El Passo Woman
  3. Rose from Loki’s Little Hippie Witch
  4. Trina from It’s good to be crazy sometimes
  5. Lisa from Kidscrumbsandcrackers
  6. Nikki from A Kinder Way
  7. Terry from momterry
  8. Marquessa from Simply Marquessa
  9. Jose from What I gotta say about it
  10. AtypicalDisease

That’s it for this award. I hope you all check the blogs out. They are great people and there blogs are always fun and interesting.

Another Award

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Back on the first of this month I was nominated for this fun award by Sue from Sue’s Space¬†I recently started following her and I think she is so nice. so thank you Sue!

The rules are super easy:

  • Include the award picture
  • Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Answer the question “What makes you happy?”
  • Nominate as many people as you wish

So, what makes me happy? Lots of things.

  • My family
  • Helping people
  • Books
  • Writing
  • Making jewelry
  • Being outside surrounded by nature
  • Music
  • ¬†Like minded people
  • The mountains
  • Talking to people (funny because I am not a talker)
  • A good cup of coffee
  • Gin and tonic with extra lime
  • Life
  • Wild flowers
  • Tarot
  • Numerology
  • Being Vegetarian
  • Thunderstorms

I better stop there ūüôā OK the rules say to nominate as many people as I wish. I wish that everyone that has read this post is nominated. ūüôā As always you are not obligated to participate.

 

Music & Words Award

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While I was on my hiatus, I was nominated by three lovely people for awards. So today I am getting to them beginning with this new one from Lisa over at Life of an El Paso Woman. I enjoy her blog.  She writes about life, music, movies and she does Saturday interviews which are always very interesting. Check out her blog, I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.

To the award

1.  Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer these questions with words AND music.
3. Pass the award to 5 bloggers who inspire you with posts about music.
4. Tag your post with #MWA, for Music&Words Award so that we can all find you down the line.
5. Quote these 5 steps and the award icon in your post. You can display the icon on your sidebar as well.

WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?
Music to me is life, energy, and¬†emotion. Music is a part of just about everything I do. If I am not listening to it I am singing something. Music is the ribbon that ties us all together. Every culture has a sound, it’s something we all share.

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MUSIC RELATED MEMORY?
Barry Manilow singing the insurance commercial. I love that man’s voice.

WHAT’S THE FIRST ALBUM YOU’VE PURCHASED YOURSELF?
That would have been either a Barry Manilow or a Jim Croce Album. I am pretty sure it was Jim Croce.

WHAT’S THE LATEST MUSIC YOU’VE PURCHASED? (NO ONLINE STREAMING OR FREE DOWNLOADS, I’M TALKING ABOUT CASH HERE!)
Divine Spark from Natty Nation. They are a Reggae band out of Madison and they are fantastic!

WHAT SONG DID YOU LISTEN TO LAST? (NO CHEATING, COME OUT WITH THE DIRTY PLEASURES!
I was listening to Queen on Pandora last night while I worked.

Nominees
This is the difficult part. It may be that the blogs I follow that post and discuss music have already been nominated.
So if you have already been nominated and you don’t want to take part again, don’t feel like you must.
1. Chape
2. Sonofabeach96
3. T Wayne
4. Up for grabs. If you feel the urge, consider yourself nominated.
5. Up for grabs. If you feel the urge, consider yourself nominated.

 

 

Blogger Award

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I was nominated for a blogger award a couple of days ago by gingerfunk78. Thank you very much I appreciate the nomination.¬†I enjoy her blog. She writes about her life and her journey. If you have not visited her blog I invite you to click here and check it out. There was no picture for this award so I decided to give it one that I took last summer in my sons garden ūüôā

The rules of this tag-type article that I am doing today:
1. Tag the blogger that nominated you
2. Answer the questions you were given
3. Nominate 10 bloggers
4. Name questions for your nominees to answer
5. Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them!

To the questions that I was given:
1. What music/musician do you find most influential in your life and why? All music is influential to me. Music is the thread that ties people together. It triggers emotion, a song can take us back to moments in time we never want to forget. I enjoy it all.
2. Do you have a favorite song and why? Dozens from many different genres. The song currently stuck in my head is Creeds, Arms Wide Open.
3. If you could meet one artist (dead or alive) who would it be and why? Just one!!
4. What current song would describe your life today? Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
5. What is a song you would consider timeless? Everyone ever written. 
6.¬†Do you have a favorite workout song?¬†Or a song that motivates you in some way? My son’s work motivates me because I see how passionate he is about music. I saw his love for music when he was a baby and I nurtured it. Seeing him write and produce is very motivating to me.

Here is where I am supposed to nominate 10 fellow bloggers. How does one choose? I follow so many wonderful blogs and I enjoy them all. Even if I don‘t get to visit, like ¬†and comment as often as I would love to. Rather than choosing 10 blogs I am going to nominate you all. Anyone that reads this post is nominated!! Yea, this is probably cheating…. ūüôā

I am going to cheat again and use the questions I was given because I would be interested to see what music tastes are scattered out in blogger world.

So here we are I look forward to seeing if there are any takers!! 

 

 

Epically Awesome Award

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Trina over at itsgoodtobecrazysometimes has nominated me for the Epically Awesome Award. Thank you Trina, it is very humbling. I invite you all to visit her blog, I always enjoy her posts.

The rules for this award are

  1. I know you are Awesome, tell us why.
  2. You are my friends and tell us about others.
  3. Be creative. It’s alright if you can’t be.
  4.  I give no questions to be fully answered but let yourself go here. Thank you.

Why am I awesome? I am awesome because my son said so….

OK really, hmmm. I don’t know. I don’t think I am any more awesome than anyone else walking this planet. There are differences between you and I but that doesn’t make me awesome and you not! It makes us different and that I think is awesome. The world has so much variety.

Friends:  Jacqueline at A cooking pot and twistedtales 
Lennon at fabulous with glitches 
Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings
Rose from Loki’s Little Hippie Witch¬†
¬†Sandra from A Momma’s View¬†
Lauren from Lauren Ceallaigh
idioglossia: the blog

There are so many blogs that I absolutely enjoy and think that everyone of them is awesome. So please anyone of you may take this and run with it because every blogger is awesome!

I think I did this right, I must admit the rules are a bit confusing, it’s that kind of day for me. Not nearly enough coffee! Yet!!!

Have an Epically Awesome Day!!!

 

 

The Liebster Award

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I would like to thank Lisa from Life of an El Paso Woman for nominating me for the Liebster Award. What a nice surprise ūüôā It is always an honor to be nominated by a fellow blogger. Thank you again. Click the link and check out her blog.

The rules are:
Say thank you to the person who nominated you.
Answer the questions given to you
Pick five people to nominate
Give them five questions to answer
Include the picture in your post

Questions for me (I can answer five or more)
1. What‚Äôs your favorite holiday? I don’t have a favorite.
2. What is your favorite thing to cook or bake? I am a vegetarian so I would rather not have anything cooked.
3. What’s the best thing about the city where you live? Most of my family is here
4. What are some of your favorite movies? Blade Runner, North by Northwest, anything Agatha Christie.
5. What was one of the hardest thing you’ve ever done in life so far? Finding myself again after a bad marriage.
6. Who are you the closest with in your family? My brother and my son.
7. Why did you start blogging? My son wanted me to start. He thought it would be a good idea.
8.¬†Is the glass half empty or half full? It doesn’t matter the glass is refillable!
9. Are you a Star Wars fan? Nope
10. What was your favorite toy growing up? I don’t know but I remember liking to draw and write.

I nominate the following five people for this award:
Stephellaneous 
Flip til You Drop
A Mommas View 
The Bohemian Hobbit 
Loki’s Little Hippie Witch¬†

Their Questionsare

  1. Who has been the greatest inspiration in your life?
  2. Do you have any goals for 2016 yet?
  3. Do you like to grow your own food?
  4. What do you look forward to everyday?
  5. What is your favorite B movie?

As always you can choose to not participate in your award. Some people choose not to and that is perfectly fine.

Sunshine Blogger Award

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It is always an honor to be nominated for an award. It’s nice to know that what you blog about resonates with people. I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award a few days ago by Suchi from urbody2mind. The Sunshine blogger Award is given to bloggers that bring inspiration and positivity to their readers and followers. Thank you so much for the nomination.

The rules are:
Thank the person that nominated you.
Answer the 11 questions from your nominator.
Nominate 11 bloggers
Give them 11 questions to answer.

  1. Who is your favorite person? I would have to say my favorite person is my son. He is the most talented focused person I have ever met.
  2. How often do you blog? I post every day. I do my Daily Draw everyday. On Wednesday I post something that interests me whether it was a book I read or a piece of jewelry I have been working on, a poem I’ve written or whatever. Thursday I post my regular blog and on Friday I like to post something inspirational, usually a picture I have taken with a quote that I like.
  3. Did blogging help you in any way? Blogging allows me the opportunity to meet people from all over the blog world. Interacting with people whose beliefs are not similar mine helps me grow and expand my life in ways that I might not otherwise. I hope that I can do the same in return.
  4. What would you be if not a blogger? Not much would be different. I would still write.
  5. How far can you go to help a needy? I do everything I can every opportunity I have.
  6. Which is your fav holiday destination? I don’t really have a favorite destination. I love the mountains and the ocean of the Pacific Northwest so that is probably the closest to a favorite I can give.
  7. Which is your fav corner in the house? I don’t have a favorite place in this house.
  8. One word to describe yourself? Quiet
  9. Coffee alone or coffee with friends? Alone
  10. What is your fav quote? I don’t have one. I have hundreds ūüôā Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the creator intended.
  11. What inspires you? Helping people inspires me.

Ok I nominate:

mariajanssonphotography

Bringing Back The Rubies

Yellow wolf Enlightenment

thestargazed

honestme363

blabberwockying

Chape

Fabulous With Glitches

Never Less Than Everything

a cooking pot and twistedtales

Mary Job

  1. What is your favorite season?
  2. What inspired you to start blogging?
  3. Are you a cat person or a dog person?
  4. If you could travel to anywhere in the world where yould you go?
  5. What have you always wanted to do for yourself but haven’t?
  6. What is your favorite book?
  7. Are you a plant person?
  8. Do you believe in reincarnation?
  9. What is your favorite treat?
  10. Have you ever seen a ghost?
  11. What is your favorite movie of all time?

 

Some bloggers choose to be award free so if you do not wish to participate that is fine. Just know that your I enjoy your blogs.

The Leibster Award

 

My goodness what a hectic few days. I am doing my best to get caught up on things that I should have had done by now.  Like thanking the author of A Mommas View for nominating me for the Liebster Award. It means a lot when fellow bloggers appreciate what you have to say. So thank you very much amommasview  if you have never checked out her blog I encourage you to do so. I enjoy it very much.

There are rules of course:

  • Mention and thank the blogger that nominated you. Be a dear and add a link to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the nominator asked.
  • Create 11 questions of your nominees to answer.
  • Notify your nominees of their Liebster Award.

Now to Momma’s questions:

  1. What was the last concert you‚Äôve been to?¬†¬†It was a 1940’s¬†era¬†Big Band orchestra and it was fabulous.
  2. Your favorite song?  This is difficult, just about anything from Elton John, Aaron Neville,Barry Manilow, Billie Holiday, Prince, Ludacris, Mozart, Jazz, Santana, Tina Turner, Motely Crue, Queen. Really, this could take a while!!!
  3. What annoys you the most?  Judgmental people/bad energy
  4. Your favorite food?   I prefer raw fruit and veggies,
  5. What freaks you out?  Ladders
  6. Fashion or sport?  Fashion
  7. What can you hardly say no to (or whom)? Coffee but tea is a close second
  8. Sweet or sour or both?     Sour
  9. Red, white or bubbly?  I like a nice wine but if I am going to have a cocktail I would rather have a Gin or Jose.
  10. Would you rather be the superhero or the sidekick?¬† You mean I’m NOT ALREADY a Superhero?!
  11. What kind of superpower would you like to have?     The ones I already have are enough but teleportation would be cool.

My list of nominees are:

Records of the Ohanzee

The Foureyed Poet

Lokis Little Hippie Witch

MomTerry

Itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

We Bring The Fire

OK now some questions for them

  1. Are you left or right handed?
  2. Have you ever seen a ghost?
  3. Soccer or Football?
  4. What is your favorite color?
  5. Are you more creative during the day or night?
  6. If time travel were possible where would you go?
  7. Who is your favorite author?
  8. Do you prefer formal gardens or wildflowers?
  9. What scares you the most?
  10. What Clair abilities do you have if any?
  11. Who would you most like to sit down and have a conversation with?

I look forward to reading your responses to the questions!

Have fun

Blessed Be

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

 

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A couple days ago I was nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award by the author of the blog https://amommasview.wordpress.com  If you have never read her blog I encourage you to do so. I enjoy it and look forward to reading her posts everyday.

Blogging for me has been a very enjoyable experience. One of the things I enjoy most is finding other blogs to read and follow. Blogging is like music in that it crosses all barriers. You have the opportunity to read, interact and make friends with fellow bloggers from all over the world. Where else can a group of people have an engaging and civil conversation with a group of people about a subject you may not all agree on. I think that is awesome!

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is for the loyal fan and commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or someone who follows and comments regularly. There are rules of course and here they are. 

RULES FOR THE AWARD:

  • Accept the award with thanks.
  • Give your readers 5 facts about you.
  • Nominate other bloggers and let them know.

The letting them know part is kind of important because if they miss your nomination post they will not get their nomination nor will they see that you appreciate them.

OK, five facts about me, this is rough…

  1. I do not easily open up to people because I have trust issues. It’s a karmic thing I am dealing with this lifetime.
  2. I am fiercely loyal to those that I let past my wall of protection. I will be there for you any time of day. I will willingly die to protect you.
  3. I am very happily divorced!!!
  4. I was born into a family of Witches.
  5. My favorite season is Autumn

The Bloggers that I would like to nominate are:

  • Loki’s Little Hippie Witch
  • Mary Job
  • Lauren Ceallaigh
  • Words Warrior
  • David Snape

Thank you all for visiting, reading and commenting on my blog. And, for participating in this community.

Sharon