I Want To Thank YOU!

awardI want to thank YOU! Those of you who take the time to give and receive blogging awards are awesome! I know these awards are truly about Networking, and I think that is great! This is one of the reasons I always take part in giving and receiving awards. I am building a platform/brand (as well as I just want to reach more people to hopefully inspire/encourage them!) and using this award as networking helps. It is free marketing.  I appreciate that! Thank you!!

Look it took me 35 minutes to create the award blog post! The return on that investment, in respect to new friends and readers, is invaluable!! Not too mention it is just pure kindness for me to acknowledge the time you took to nominate me! That builds me up and I hope you too!

So selfish me I like to be kind to others for what it gives me!So thank you!! And please know I appreciate you all! ❤

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

It has been a while since my blog has received any official recognition so I was extra excited to open my inbox this week and see this award!  I want to thank  Deb Cowdrey over at Once Upon a Hot Flash!   I’m humbled and honored that Deb Nominated me for this award!! Thanks Deb! If you have never read Deb’s blog please go take a look! Her writing and blog is filled with Gratitude! I know, for me, visiting her blog is an absolute joy, very uplifting…so go now!

The Rules

  • Put the Award logo on your blog
  • Thank the person who nominated you, linking back to their site
  • Answer 10 question the person asked you
  • Nominate 10 blogs and notify them
  • Write 10 new questions for them

My Answers!

  1.  What’s your favorite song? It is Well With My Soul
  2.  What’s one thing you are grateful for? Everything…. Hmmmm OK, My relationship with God…
  3.  What’s your favorite day of the week and why? Sunday- everyday is a new beginning BUT Sunday it is OFFICIAL!
  4.  Do you work or are you retired? Author, eBay seller, Perpetual student
  5.  Early Bird or Night Owl? Both ( I KNOW- how long can that last?)
  6.  How long have you been blogging? Since 2010
  7.  What did you want to be when you grew up? Writer
  8.  What do you do for relaxation? Lay down…haha  no seriously, I STOP.  My hot tub works too.
  9.  Which of your own posts is your favorite? Oh My Goodness!!!  There are over 700 of them…Wow, I will have to get back to you on that one!
  10.  Do you believe in ghosts? Yes ( I could go into more detail about what I believe, but that is the short answer)

My Nominees

Jessica Edouard

Madeline Johnson

Brenda at I’mConfident


Your 10 Questions

Book or eBook?

Dog or Cat?

Ice Cream, Cake Or Both?

iPhone or other?

Desktop or Laptop?

Walk outside or on treadmill?

Warm weather or cold?

Mountains or Beach?

Drive or Fly?

Rule Breaker or Rule Follower?

Obviously it was easier for me to write out the rules than to nominate bloggers! I have a lot of male bloggers! Until this award came along I had not realized I have so many male “fellow Blogger” friends!   Well it is the thought that counts, right?  ((Wink))

I want to thank Deb again and thank you all for being such an encouragement to me! ❤

Semper Fidelis Award!



I was nominated for the Semper Fidelis Award today! This beautiful surprise came from my blogging friend Tazein, over at Transcending Borders Blog!     If you have not been to her blog take a moment now to visit and browse; you will not be disappointed!



1-Add The Semper Fidelis Award logo on your blog.

2- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

3-Nominate 5 bloggers whose loyalty and friendship you value and you consider being part of your ” pack of wolves” on WordPress.

4- Post something special for all your nominees and dedicate it to them. This can be a quote, saying, poem,picture, anything that would fit that person.

5- Let the nominees know that you have nominated them.

My Nominees!

1) Andy over at The Wandering Poet

2) Brenda over at Imconfident

3) Deborah over at True Beauty Ministries

4) Yvonne over at Misifusa’s Blog

5) Herminia over at Aspiring Writer 22

And to you all…… you inspire me more than you can know!