One Lovely Blog Award….Nominees to come!

I got up this morning to discover that Valerie from AtlantaMomofThree had nominated me for One Lovely Blog Award!! Really happy to have this award because it means that someone truly enjoys my blog. It’s also an award which I have not received yet which is awesome 🙂 It has been added to my Awards Page .  Thank you Valerie for the nice compliment you added to the award.  I’m thankful you enjoy what I write and continue to be a reader.  The articles on your page are fabulous as well! ❤ I appreciate & respect that we both love blogging, reading, and helping others on a daily basis.


The RULES for accepting the award:

Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog(s).

Post the award image in your acceptance post.

List seven random facts about yourself.

Nominate others for the award and notify them on their blog.

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My 7 random facts:

  1. I’m about to graduate! (Summer 2013)
  2. I really want another tattoo
  3. Hope to have a garden one day
  4. Have 2 precious trouble maker fur babies (Daisy & Duke)
  5. Am avoiding an Abnormal Psychology test that is due 😉
  6. Since I am too poor to buy magazines I take pictures of things in them that I like to remember haha!
  7. Really enjoying this blog & my followers blogs!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Nominees to be continued……  (I will nominate some people but need a bit of time on this!)


Shine On Award & Nominees


shine on

I received the Shine On award tonight from Marie at My Mom Thoughts. She has been a loyal follower and active commenter on my board for as long as I can remember. Thank you so much for giving me a nice surprise tonight and allowing me to pass it on! Oh and I’m like you about the nap times and the meals! I don’t even have kids but I can appreciate nap time when I do childcare 🙂

Here are the rules:

Display the award logo on your blog page.

Link back to the awesome person who nominated you.

Tell seven things about yourself.

Nominate 10 other bloggers who are deserving of this award.

7 Things about myself:

I love reading AllYou magazine

I’m obsessed with “rescuing” plants that are unwanted

My three fav shows are Judge Judy, Shark Tank, and Bachelorette

I’ve learned that I really love wine! Both white and red (sparkling is a huge plus)

I struggle with Body Dismorphic Disorder, PTSD, and Depression

Recently started a photography website:

Hoping to open an Etsy store soon

My Nominees:


Lucky Wreck


Undead Ahead



Katie Robinson




Sun N Sand Vacations





Thank you to all my nominees for following, posting, and/or being a huge inspiration to me. ❤ Even if I do not visit your page often, please know that I appreciate you. Things have been very busy lately with school and such!

Liebster Award

The Liebster Award!

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you so much to MyMomThoughts for nominated me for this award!! It is always an honour to receive an award from you.  I am sorry I have not passed on awards in a while. I’ve definitely been stretched for time so this one is long over due.

The rules for the award:


  1. The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
  2. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
  3. Each blogger should answer the 11 questions given to you.
  4. Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
  5. Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
  6. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
  7. No tag backs.

11 Random Facts About Me:

  1. I would love to go parasailing
  2. I’ve been jet skiing
  3. I’m about to graduate this summer!
  4. I have a Chihuahua named Daisy
  5. I enjoy going to see funny movies
  6. I’ve seen a tornado before
  7. I would NEVER get my tongue peirced
  8. Recently got my dogs paw print tattooed on me
  9. Enjoy making a difference
  10. Hope to one day own an expensive computer
  11. If I won the lottery I would make sure my grandparents were set up in a palace…literally.

My Answers to the 11 Questions Presented to Me:

  1. Why do you blog? Because it’s  a wonderful way to vent and bitch (at times) 🙂
  2. Pet peeve? People being late
  3. Name your best childhood memory : Playing with friends in my Jungle Gym
  4. What is your comfort food? Lucky Charms
  5. Dogs or Cats? DOGS RULE
  6. Name one item you cannot do without. Phone
  7. Biggest fear? People I love dying
  8. Mountains or the sea? Sea !!!
  9. Half-empty or half-full? Empty glass..right now I’m feeling frustrated and burned out
  10. Live to eat or eat to live? Both depending on the day lol
  11. Favourite fictional character? Doctor House!

My 11 Nominees:

  1. Bucket List Publications
  2. Style By Sisters
  3. Playing Your Hand Right
  4. Everyday In A Dress
  5. trudon22
  6. Travels With Mary
  7. Alyce Vayle Author
  8. A Shade of Pen
  9. Domestic Diva M.D
  10. Simply Real Healthy Blog
  11. Monochromejunkie

Beautiful Blog Award

blog award 2

Well, today is going well!! 2nd blog award today!! ❤ I love this award because it is such a compliment to what I take time to write about. Thank you so much to ImThatKay for the nomination and seeing beauty in my blog!

This award does was 15 nominations so this will take me a bit too. Please give me some time as I have 2 blog awards that now need nominations.

7 Things About Me

I love Watermelon Flavored Strawberry Gum

I say whatever to not eating raw eggs and totally eat cake batter when I’m craving it!

Though I love English, I’m going to consider the idea of ever taking another English class again (on 4th English class this semester!)

I will be graduating this summer!

I’m  a member of PTK

I love reading true stories (ex. Girl Interrupted) of people who have had hard lives or biographies

I swear a lot more now than I used too

Shine On Award

shine on award

“This award is for the blogs that shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader.”

I got the lovely “Shine On” award from mischievouseyez !!! THANK YOU ❤ I love the thought that I make people feel good & insired.  Unlike other awards, I did not see that this one came with a ton of questions or a list of how many people need to be nominated.  Therefore, let me think about it and I will post a few below for whom I nominate for this one later 🙂

Nominees for Liebster Award

Thank you again to Melissa (MouthwateringMorsel) who nominated me for this award! ❤ It’s always an honour and a pleasure to get these.

Liebster Award


1. Link back to the person who nominated you
2. Write 11 facts about yourself once nominated
3. Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
4. Come up with 11 question for the 11 people you nominate



I hate having to tell anyone “no”

I have a hard time believing compliments

I was obsessed with Lisa Frank Journals as a child

I’ve asked a boy out before

My new favorite Child’s Book is The Tale of The Snail and the Whale

Trying to learn as many words in “baby sign language ” as possible

I consider myself to be in a relationship with my best girl friends. Meaning, whether there is distance or not we work our asses off to keep our friendship strong

I’m about to get a best friend tattoo soon

My nest tattoo though will be my chihuahua Daisy’s paw

I love visiting pet stores!!

My career goal is to be a Social Worker/Counselor


  1. If you can live anywhere in the world, where would that be and why? Florida because it’s tropical and warm there! Moving soon!
  2. Describe your dream job. A career that involves helping people, giving children a voice, working one on one with others
  3. What is your favorite part of your body and why? My hair because it is thick and what I get complimented on the most
  4. If you can only eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be? Breakfast!
  5. What has been the most difficult thing you had to forgive? Good question.  I would say I’m in the PROCESS of forgiving myself for things I did in the past. There is a lot I wish I could re do knowing what I know now.
  6. If you can have lunch with any 3 people past or present, who would it be and why? What would y’all eat? Kristin, Jordan, and Dalton. Three people who have been through so much with me over many years.  We would eat breakfast hahaha
  7. What’s your favorite TV show and/or movie? LOVE Judge Judy and Shark Tank!
  8. What’s something you’d tell your 16 year old self? You don’t know shit. Quit acting like you do. Love being young. Stop wanting to grow up. It’s going to happen.
  9. If you can change ONE thing in your life, what would it be and why? I would change my location ASAP so I can be closer to friends and family.
  10. Describe your most embarrassing moment. I fell down an entire set of library stairs once. Not my finest moment.
  11. If anything, good or bad happened, who would you tell first? Nick and/or Jordan


My Nominees

I nominated more than 11… yeah I don’t follow the rules all that well on these haha my last one I only nominated 2 people (that were well deserving of the single award).  For this one, I have MANY friends that have stuck with me this entire time and some new ones whom I would like to share it with ❤

  1. The Happsters
  2. Health Advocation
  3. Crockpot 365
  4. Pretty Providence
  5. Somewhat Simple
  6. Everything Etsy
  7. AriansStudio
  8. A Lot On Your Plate
  9. House and Hone
  10. Prior Fat Girl
  11. monochromejunkie
  12. lacartera
  13. everythingunderthesun
  14. sethsnap
  15. Anonymous Host
  16.  Undead Ahead
  17. ChrismanToCollege
  18. mischievouseyez



  1. What is your career?
  2. Are you satisfied with it?
  3. Do you have children?
  4. How old are they?
  5. Are you in college?
  6. What are you studying?
  7. If your comfortable telling me, how old are you?
  8. What is your favorite thing to blog about?
  9. Do you prefer hot or cold?
  10. Can I follow you on Pinterest? If yes, what name are you under?
  11. Do you have a pet? if so what is their name and type?




Liebster Award, Printable, and Craft!

Liebster Award

Today I received the Liebster Award from mouthwateringmorsel aka Melissa. Thank You! I love reading her blog because I feel as if I really know her by the pictures, food, and posts on her page. ❤ I have not yet received this award yet and it continues to be an honour to have a follower appreciate the things I write about. I will do a post involving the questions that come with this etc tomorrow. 🙂 Thank you again.

So, that being a very nice start to the day..the day did go a bit downhill. You know something that frustrates me about is the reliability of the people on there. Here is my thing, if you post something in the FREE section you have the choice to say “i’m not holding for anyone, first come first served”. However, when I schedule a time to pick up an item from you, allot time to do this, and give you a ring before I head over (with no answer) this is VERY frustrating and disappointing.  I was supposed to pick up a FREE shelf today and had planned to go after work. Called person who would not pick up so I ended up having to drive home to email them. Like an hour later they email me and tell me that a woman who had emailed them “first” ended up showing up and that they were sorry shelf was gone. Really? 😦 Super bummed

I ended up going to Cracker Barrel with my husband though and getting scrambled eggs w/cheese and 3 pecan pancakes with syrup and turkey sausage. OH. MY. GOD. If you have never gone to cracker barrel like …go now!!! Still to this day the most amazing breakfast.  It holds fold memories though because we would always stop at cracker barrels when traveling when I was younger. Thankful that it’s something that is still around. I was kind of put off when checking out though. My husband was refusing to let me pay the bill so I called him a “pain in the ass”. God forbid I say the word ass in a restaurant. The girl at the register got all embarrassed and was like this is a family restaurant and said we say things like that through text not out loud. Umm excuse me? I told her and I kid you not that it’s good I was not in there much because I would be getting thrown out. I hate how people your age feel they have the authority to correct you!

Ok so I know I’ve done a lot of printables lately but yeah here is just one more ha.. Loved it because it’s so colorful and festive looking. It’s something that is important for everyone to remember “Live a Colorful Life” :

Live a Colorful Life

And can be downloaded from EverythingEtsy for free here 

Another really cute project I did this week was of this craft below. I will upload the pic of our “exact” craft next week but this is the one that was on that I followed. It could not have been easier. Seriously, get a sheet of paper and draw out the face like below (could use a googly eye for more personality) and the body.  Then, go outside with your child and collect some leaves! Glue these down to cover up the “body”. I just used plain white Elmer’s glue and it worked fine! Leaves outside where I am are nice and dark and dead looking haha so this is perfect. Also, I cut the entire thing out. Then got blue sheet of construction paper. I cut a small strip of green construction paper and glued it to the bottom of the blue sheet to make “grass”. Then I glued the hedgehog on top of the grass. I also cut out a yellow sun to put in the corner. Super Cute!! His mom about died when she say it ❤ Ok so two reasons im telling you step by step. One, The DIY website Krokotak is in a foreign language lol and two I wanted to explain how I did the scenery. If you would like to see the step by step pics go to Krokotak . Again, it is NOT in English. However, this is so super easy you really don’t need many instructions 🙂


Alright well this is my post for the day! Hope you enjoy. Thank you to my followers who continue to support me and keep my moral up. Love you guys. ❤