How To Get Nominated For A Blog Award (on my page)


I thought I would make a post about how to get nominated for an award on my page.  I remember when I first started I wondered about how to get nominated.  Now, some people don’t take these blog awards very seriously or participate in general. That is fine because it’s a personal choice. But this post is for those that do participate, find putting a blog award on their page fun, and feel motivated by their readers who take the time to give the nomination. Personally, I love to be nominated! I find it flattering & fun. So here we go…..


How to get  *noticed* on Muffins & Mocha

  • Use my first name when you post on my page or refer to me
  • Comment on articles occasionally or often
  • Offer Advice
  • Click the “Like” button or  Stars at the bottom of my posts
  • Nominate my page for an award
  • Share my posts with others
  • Compliment or give constructive criticism
  • Participate in Blog Parties or Giveaways

I also want to say that, from my heart, I appreciate each and every follower that I have.  Having a blog would not be this much fun without you guys.  There is also such a wide variety of blogs following me! I love the diversity and interest people have taken in Muffins & Mocha! As much as I wish there were time in my day to visit everyone’s page, there sadly is not.  I want to give all those that follow me a chance at awards but to do so I need my lovely followers to read the above and help me with this goal.  Again, any of the above stands out.

If you see the same people getting continuously nominated for different awards I want you to know that it’s not because I am trying to play “favorites.” It’s due to the fact that these blogger friends have fit some or all of the above “How to get noticed on Muffins & Mocha” list. Occasionally, I will choose a new follower or a great blog I’ve checked out to give an award too. But just to make it easier for everyone, I thought I would post this too so that everyone has a better chance.

Have a great day ! ❤


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


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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 🙂


I received the Inspirational Blog Award not too long ago. I’ve been thinking about who to give it to as it wanted a list of 15 people. In between medical issues and a lack of time I honestly have not had the ability to go through and make another list of 15. I’m sorry for that! However, I’m a believer that there is a reason for everything.

I learned tonight from yahoo news that  two cyclists named Peter Root and Mary Thompson were traveling around the world together. They had visited Eurpope, Asia, Middle Asia, and China on a trip that they spent 6 years constructing.  They had no set return date, loved making friends, and most importantly (in my opinion) blogged about their incredible journey.

Jerry Root

picture from the yahoo news article linked below

Their blog can be found here:

Very unfortunately, this couple was struck and killed in Thialand on February 13, 2013 while cycling  by a truck driver who was reaching for a cap on the floor of of his vehicle.

The article can be found here:

Yahoo News Article

Therefore, Peter and Mary, this Inspirational Blog Award belongs to you both. It’s not because of your death that I give this to you but because of your amazing life that you were not afraid to go out and live. ❤

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Note: Though their page is still up I am not able to access the articles. This may be because the family wants privacy right now.