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Versatile Blogger Award, I Could Cry

29 Aug


Had I just not posted an entry about crying, I would do just that but….  considering that I just did……

I think I’ll just say thank you soooooooo much!!!

Audrey dearest over at Like Crazy, thank you so much again for your kindness and thinking enough of me to include me in on this one as well.  You rock!

Here are the rules:

Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Seven “Interesting” Things about Me:

  1. While I don’t sing nearly as often as I used to, I have sang the National Anthem at two hockey games before
  2. I tried out for America’s Next Top Model when they did 5′ 7” and under and made it though to the second round!
  3. I believe that fashion sense is a sixth sense (one that I could use a whole lot more of, hence my appreciation for those of you with fashion blogs and why I find Project Runway intriguing).
  4. While my mother is Puerto Rican (and my dad is African American) people usually just take me to be a light skinned black girl and my lack of knowledge of the Spanish language does not help at all
  5. I have driven a total of 15 hours straight by myself and crossed from one time zone in the US to another
  6. I have been blogging for 5 years and have had two other blogs before this one
  7. I have yet to travel outside of the continental U.S.

My Nominees (Yay now I can nominate people who I love with potentially more than 200 followers):

  1. Nikkyslovecorner
  2. Truth’s Unveiling
  3. College Thrive
  4. 30 dates by 30
  5. Social Life With Jewel
  6. Style Me B.A.D.
  7. Hello Beautiful
  8. The Better Man Project
  9. Still Learning to Be
  10. Almost 30-Something
  11. Confessions of a Love Addict
  12. BDevereaux
  13. Kate Styled Pretty
  14. Sex and the Cincy
  15. Lady Romp

What a way to wrap up the month!  Thank you guys for all your support and loyalty and comments and likes and nominations.  It truly means the absolute world to me!!!!

Liebster Award #3 for Meeee?

27 Aug


Okay, okay, okay.

I just…

I mean…


I. Can’t. Believe. This.

This is a total shock to me.  You people actually read this and like it!!!

I am so overjoyed, overwhelmed, and every other ‘over’ word that means happy!!!

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

Audrey you amazing blogger you!!!  She has a really fun blog that is such an honest, transparent and sincere account of her journey through life.  Always something interesting going on there.  Please do pay her a visit ASAP at Like Crazy.

The Liebster Award Rules:  
You must link back the person who nominated you.
You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers
You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

And the questions she asked:

1. What is your favorite season and why?

It used to be winter because I used to like cold weather and thought my winter wardrobe was really nice but after living in a state where there was no winter, I have come to learn that life without winter is doable, life without summer not so much.  I enjoy being outdoors, the sunshine, beautiful blue skies  and the ability to just throw on a maxi dress and nothing more and get outside!!!!

2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Toughie.  I really hope to be married with 0 kids, I repeat ZERO kids, enjoying my husband, doing the job I do now, and maybe being interviewed for a newly released book or something.

3. What advice would you give your 21 year old self?

Okay so I am slightly over 21 (by just a little ;-)) so that would leave me looking back at myself a couple of years ago and I would have told myself:  Please just love you and yourself for who you are.  Find out who you are.  Find out what you love.  Start thinking about who you want to be.  Don’t be so harsh with yourself.  So what you don’t look like the girls on TV or on magazines but that doesn’t mean you are not beautiful.  Don’t zero in on one feature that you don’t like and draw false, unflattering conclusions about your self.  You are some kind of wonderful, embrace that, own that and live your best life for you and no one else.

4. Do you play an instrument? If so, what? If not, what would you play if you decided to take lessons?

I played the violin in 3rd grade but I quit.  That makes me sad.  Wish I had been forced to continue.  I also fool around with the keyboard once in a while.

5. What is your favorite TV show?

I rarely ever watch TV, let alone have a regular show that I must watch but really have had an obsession with MONK at one point and Project Runway is always amazing when I can catch it.

6. Have you ever met anyone famous?

I have been on the set of Ugly Betty, Step Up 3D, and Let’s Stay Together, so I have SEEN some famous people, that’s close enough to met right? LOL

7. If you could relive any day of your life, what day would you choose?

A snowy day in February a couple of years ago… sitting across the table from him on our first “date”… the look in his eyes was one of pure admiration…. things were good then.

8. What is your favorite number?

I’m going to go with the number 7 because it is the month I was born.

9. Do you believe in love at first sight? Why?

Lust, physical attraction and interest at first sight yes… love?  no

Love is an informed decision one makes after having gathered more information about a person than what meets the eye.  Love requires a degree of maturity and knowledge that supersedes anything superficially presented at first sight.

10. Do you think you’ll continue blogging a year from now?

Absolutely, no doubt in my mind!!!

And now for the nominees:

  1. Corner of Rain
  2. Girls Being Girls
  3. 1000 Days Spent 100% Man Free
  4. Whiskey in a Teacup
  5. Simple Life, Simple Love
  6. Faith Spilling Over
  7. MsKiasway
  8. Revival of a Sunny Disposition
  9. Lexil0uu

Here are your rules:

The Liebster Award Rules:  
You must link back the person who nominated you.
You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers
You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

Here are your questions:

  1. If you could have a guest blogger post for you, who would it be and why?
  2. The key to happiness is…
  3. Top 3 qualities you look for in a significant other?
  4. Favorite movie of all time?
  5. Two things you have done that have not helped your relationships?
  6. The most important quality you bring to a relationship?
  7. This time next year…
  8. What is something you have been putting off doing and why?
  9. Most memorable vacation?
  10. Favorite store to shop at?

Liebster award; nice to be noticed

23 Jul


Yet another way to ruin a relationship…. receive an award for sharing how you screwed up with your ex!!!!  Yes!!!!!



What an angel The Wandering Angel is for flying by and nominating me for this award!   And if you don’t know, now you know that Wandering Angel has some pretty amazing stuff going on.  You are sure to find something you love when you stop by her site.  You don’t want to miss out.  Be sure to check her out here.

Rules of the award:

1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you, with link back to their blog.  (check)
2. Answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 of your own questions to ask your nominees.  (check)
3. Nominate 11 blogs of your choice: new, old, just found, following, or you think deserve some notice; and let them know they’ve been nominated!  (working on this one) (check x 11)
4. Show off the Award photo on your blog! (double check)
5. No tag backs–meaning you can’t just re-nominate the person who nominated you.  (aww man, ok check)

And now drum roll please…. the moment we have all been waiting for…. The questions Wandering Angel wanted me to spill the beans about:
1)Apart from blogging what other form of social media do you like to use to express yourself and why?

This is actually it.  Don’t do the Facebook thing (too many nosy faces on there lol)  too often or Twitter but may start for the purposes of this blog.

2)Relationships is a big part of my blog. What would you say is your most memorable/influential relationship to date and why?

Most recent one, the one I write about and started this blog as a result of.  We had our challenges (mostly me as you can see), and while he had his flaws he was really a great guy and in many ways he taught me so much and did so much for me I reckon I will probably never forget him as much as I try.

3)Where do you see your blog in a year’s time?

Getting a publishing deal?  Having a movie made out it?  Yunno the usual. 😉

4) Why did you chose WordPress as a platform as opposed to other blogging sites?

I have used WordPress before and love it.  I’m familiar with how to navigate it.  So yeah.

5) Which of your posts are you most proud of? (Do please add a link)

Believe it or not…. Call Him While He’s At Work


6) Describe yourself in three words

Insightful, reflective, innovative

7) What five things would you take on a desert island?

  1. The Love of my life (where ever he is)
  2. Mountain Valley Spring Water (or Fiji)
  3. Laptop
  4. AC
  5. Suntan lotion (lol)

8) What’s your favorite quote (assuming you have one)?

“Failure may be defined as the wrong way to do something.  Therefore, failure has advantageous elements in that it tells us how not to proceed.  And when you know how something should not be done, you are in a better position to learn how it should be done”.  -Norman Vincent Peale

9) What’s your favorite, non-technology based, thing to do?


10) If you weren’t blogging right now, what would you typically be doing?

Lesson planning and teaching

11) What major tip would you give to someone new to the blogging world?

Write your heart out.  Express your self freely, love what you do and don’t change what you do or who you are no matter what.

And now…

Without further ado, I present my nominees for the Liebster Award (and don’t forget your questions, they are listed below).

[Man I wish I could have nominated more than 11 *sigh*]

  1. Thingsmyexsaid
  2. Tanara McCauley
  3. Single, Not Hopeless
  5. College Thrive
  6. Some Fabulous Chick’s Blog
  7. Of Fries and Men
  8. Amateur Expert
  9. Date Laugh Repeat
  10. Truth’s Unveiling
  11. 1 Year of Single

Best part… questions 🙂  :

  1. Maya Angelou said “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”  How do you handle all three?
  2. Greatest regret?
  3. Something you would like to improve about yourself?
  4. Something you’ve done that you never thought you’d ever be able to?
  5. Better to have loved and lost or to never have loved at all?
  6. What is your dream career/job?  (Are you currently doing it?)
  7. Song you just can’t get enough of right now?
  8. If you had known then what you know now…
  9. Book that literally changed your life?
  10. Most meaningful piece of advice you were ever given in life/love?
  11. Were you a bad pick or bad picker in your relationships?