Category Archives: Awards

Quartet of Radiance – Yep that’s definitely me.

Jenn at Jenn Lost in Chaos presented me with the Quartet of Radiance Award.  You should visit her blog to see (among other things) her ABC list of herself, its kid of hard to believe someone can be that sweet. This award is comprised of 4 awards.

Look don’t ask why I was awarded.  Maybe it is because of my influential awesome blog content that brings inner peace and sunshine into your world?   Or maybe not.

most-influential-blogger       awesomeblogcontent     innerpeace    sunshine

The Rules provided to are:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award – did that
  2. Describe yourself with the alphabet – did it in less than 2 minutes 🙂
  3. Pass the award to others – with pleasure

A – awkward
B – baby sister
C – cry baby
D – devious little shit
E – entertaining
F – focused
G – go getter
H – hellion
I – ideal
J – jokester
K – kind, oh so kind
L – laid back
M – mischievous
N – nocturnal
O – overachiever
P – pacifier
Q – queen of frickin’ everything
R – rambunctious
S – sweet
T – talker
U – user friendly
V – viable
W – wacked
X – xx chromosome
Y- yee-haw baby
Z – zany

And the blogs I am nominating are all fairly new blogs that I think have great potential with a little encouragement and some Word-Press love:

Making Happiness a Habit

The Not So Secret Life of J




Shout Out!

one-crazy-life-to-another-awardThis post is in response to the “Shout Out” award created by Amanda.   The award is unique in that it has a simple acceptance.  She just wants you to acknowledge your favorite blogs of the week.   It will give “award giver” the opportunity to see some new stuff.  And will give the “award recipient” some recognition and some traffic to their blog.

The rules: Give a shout out to your 10 favorite blogs.  List them here in your acceptance blog.   And let them know that they have received an award, by either posting a comment on their About Page, or on the particular blog you enjoyed. Because there are so many fascinating “selfies” from the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, I am going to give these thirteen a shout:

A Face From the Crowd
Stevie’s Words
Blu’s Views
Artist Shannon Kringen
18 Million Pixels
In My Dream Life
Women Who Think Too Much
What’s (in) the Picture
Cet4k Cet1k Cet0k
Pinoy Transplant in Iowa
An American in Norway
Overcoming Bloglessness

I think we have some really creative people on WordPress.   Thank you all for sharing!

Liebster? I’m not even German!

liebster_awardThank you Scott for nominating me for a Liebster Award. I know it has been a long time since you nominated me and I’m sorry. What’s that phrase? Better late than never?

Part of receiving this award includes answering a set of questions that Scott has prepared for me.  I will do my best:

1. Why did you start your blog? I started my blog as a way to express my feeling and emotions in situations when I otherwise would not.

2. If your life were a movie, who would play you? With my curly hair everyone referred to me as Shirley Temple as a child. But if I had to choose someone today I would pick Julia-Louise Dreyfuss because she portrays sarcasm very well.

3. Describe yourself in five words. Funloving, honest, sarcastic, happy, loved

4. What is the next thing to do on your bucket list?  (If you don’t have one, why not?) So don’t have a bucket list. Isn’t that for old people?

5. What was the best day in your life thus far? Has to be the day I was born 🙂

6. Who was your childhood hero? I’m not sure I had one. I wasn’t exposed to alot of greatness.

7. If you could have any “superpower” what would it be? To be able to touch and feel my loved ones from miles away.

8. Coffee, Tea or “Just leave me alone in the morning”? (What gets your day started?) Coffee … Cinnamon Dolce Latter from Starbucks if I’m not running late.

9. Who is your closest family member (not living in your house) and why are you so close? Oly. Because she is only 3 and thinks I’m greatest Grammo ever.

10. Describe the perfect vacation for you? Silence. No technology. 80 degrees. Alone.  Anywhere.  For Days.

Now, for my nominees. I have chosen bloggers who do not appear to have won this award before who have sparked my interest in one way or another.   And I am limiting it to only five:

Virally Yours
365 Photos One Day at a Time
Marla’s Musings
Self Wonder

And my questions are:

1. Are you happy with yourself?
2. What was your first job and what is your occupation now?
3. What was the make/model of your first car?
4. Why did you give your blog the name that you did?
5. What are your favorite sports teams?
6. What is your favorite color?
7. Do you think all bottled water is the same?
8. Are you always right? Or never wrong? Tricky, yes? 🙂
9. Early morning or late night person?
10. Rate yourself from 1 to 10.

Now it is your turn.  In a new post:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their site.  (That would be me at Better Than Reality)
2. Answer all of the questions.
3. Nominate at least 5 new bloggers with less than 200 followers, be sure you let them know in a comment pinging back to your site.
4. Compile your own list of questions remember to be creative.
5. Sit back and enjoy the interesting blogs.