Blogmas Day 19: Awards! Cont’d.

Like I said in my last post, I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by Wandering Waffles. They are a dynamic duo who are in a long-distance relationship. They were my very first followers, and they hold a very special place in my heart. Also, they have a killer blog that speaks for itself. So, check it out!

This award was created by Okoto Enigma.

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

– Okoto Enigma

The Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

Here are the 3 things about me!

I am a Christian. My faith spills over into every part of my life. I took a poetry class this past summer that rocked my world. Although I’m an English major, I’ve always considered myself more of a reader than a writer, but that is beginning to shift. I’m married to my best friend. We are each other’s biggest cheerleaders, and there is no other person I’d like to do life with.

Here are my answers to Wandering Waffles questions!

  1. Why have you started blogging?
    I was inspired by KaylaAnn’s blog, which ya’ll should check out.
    It’s funny, I always write long, personal captions on Instagram that I decide not to post. I think, who really cares? Why would anyone want to hear me ramble? That’s why my Instagram is now neglected, and I’m here on WordPress instead.
  1. What is the best experience and advantage that you take out of being a Blogger?
    I love meeting people with different worldviews. Generally, I have like-minded friends, and I obviously appreciate those people. But, I also enjoy learning from people who have completely different opinions than I do, and I can meet those people here on WordPress.
  1. Would you start a Vlog? If yes, would you stop blogging?
    Ok, I love vlogs. Before WordPress, I was spending my time on YouTube. But, YouTube gives me major guilt, because I can mindlessly watch it for hours. At least here on WordPress, I’m writing. So, I count that as being productive. So, I don’t know. I think I have more to offer here at least right now.
  1. What is the weirdest comment, you ever got on your posts?
    No weird comments yet! Although, I’m weirded out by how nice everyone is here. Is that bad? Where are ya’ll out when I’m out shopping.
  1. Would You rather have a cartoon face with a human body or human face with cartoon body?
    Maybe a cartoon body? I feel like that would be easier to disguise when I wanted to.


Now, it’s time to introduce my nominees!


Here are my questions for them! (Some of these will be overlap from my last post)

  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
  2. What is/are your goal(s) for 2018?
  3. What was the most memorable moment/event that happened this year in 2017?
  4. What is your favorite comfort food?
  5. Would you rather sneeze every minute or never again get to pick what clothes you wear?


That’s it for this post! Again, thank you to all those who support this blog. I am encouraged by your feedback. This is just the beginning for all of us!


Blogmas Day 19: Awards!!!

Hello Everyone!

Yesterday, I received TWO awards, the Liebster Award and the Mystery Blogger Award. I can’t even begin to express how honored I feel. A month ago, I didn’t know about WordPress or the amazing community that exists here. I’m just so appreciative that people read and like what I share.

This post will be dedicated to the Liebster Award, and I’ll do a separate post for the Mystery Blogger Award.


The rules for the Liebster Award are:

  • Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  • Give these blogs 11 questions to answer.

The blogger that nominated me for this award is the colorful Vibrant Confetti. Dhiyanah Liyaudeen is a lively teen who is about to publish a book of poetry. Be sure to check out her blog!

Here are my answers to the questions Vibrant Confetti asked me!

  1. What is your main hobby why do you like it?
    Right now, my main hobby is blogging. I like it, because it allows me to connect with people who have different worldviews. I consider blogging a creative outlet.
  1. Are you a friend of nature? If so what do you find beautiful in nature?
    I love trees, because their size, shape, and curvature tell a story.
  1. Do you prefer learning history or doing mathematical sums?
    I like both, but currently, I probably prefer history. This past semester I studied American Literature Pre-1900. Therefore, I learned a lot about how slavery impacted the writing during that time.
  1. Have you always wanted to become an inspiration and if so what do you hope to teach the world through your stories?
    I don’t know that I’ve ever specifically thought, “I want to be an inspiration.” However, maybe that’s not true. I was fearful as a child. There were a lot of things I didn’t try, because I was afraid of failing. Now that I’m an English tutor at my college, I continually encourage students to comprehend their potential, their capability, and their strengths, so that they don’t miss out on the opportunities that I gave up for the sake of comfort.  
  1. Do you like the night sky or the day sky?
    No matter where I am, my mom always calls me to look at the moon.
  1. Do you prefer baking cookies or baking cup cakes?
  1. What is your favourite ice cream flavour? And Why?
    Cookies & Cream. I love the oreo bites.
  1. Do you love or detest shopping?
    I don’t like grocery shopping or shopping for clothes. However, I’m always down to find a good book or a new plant.
  1. Do you love camping or travelling?
    Both. Growing up, my family regularly set up a tent in the backyard. That was always fun. I also spent four months in Italy for school, and that changed my whole life.
  1. Cycling or walking?
    Funny story. I am terrified of cycling. However, I had to ride a bike to school recently, because the parking situation was that terrible. The night before my first ride, my stomach was in knots, and I couldn’t sleep. But ya know what, I actually miss it now.
  2. Do you have a favourite animal?
    I really love jellyfish.

Here are Eleven Random Facts About Me!

  1. I’m 28 years old.
  2. I’m the baby of the family, and I act like it.
  3. I’m a proud auntie of five.
  4. I’ve already mentioned this in one of my posts, but I’m a CARBivore. Just feed me pasta and bread.
  5. I like to sing karaoke. Although, this typically occurs when I’m home alone. My go to song is Jewel’s “You Were Meant for Me.”
  6. I also sing at my church.
  7. I love hockey. My brother played this sport, so I was always at the rink growing up. My favorite team is the Anaheim Ducks. Quack Quack.
  8. I have a dog named Dobby, and she is my little house elf.
  9. I met my husband in junior high.
  10. He friend-zoned me twice. We can talk about that later.
  11. I’m excited for the new year!

Now, here are my nominees! (I’ll be posting six here and five on the next post)

And, these are the questions I have for them!

  1. What inspired you to start blogging?
  2. What is your blog’s purpose?
  3. What are your goals for 2018?
  4. What was the most memorable moment/event that happened this year in 2017?
  5. What is your favorite comfort food?
  6. Which actor/actress would play you if your life was a movie? And why?
  7. Do you have a Christmas wish? If so, what?
  8. Do you have any pets?
  9. What is your favorite season?
  10. What are you passionate about?
  11. What is something new you’d like to learn?


Again, I just want to thank all of you who support my blog. I’m very excited to grow alongside each of you!