The Versatile Blogger Award and The Unique Blogger Award

Thank you to Lynn from Lynn Abbot Studios for nominating me for theย Versatile Blogger Award – this is the fourth time I’ve been nominated! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so honored! If you haven’t been to her blog, just click the link. ๐Ÿ™‚

The rules for this award are:

  1. Thankย the person who gave you this award, and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominateย blogs that youโ€™ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  3. Shareย 7 things about yourself that people might not know.

Okay, here we go:

  • Uno: I dislike most breakfast meats and usually chose to eat a non-breakfast item or cereal or oatmeal. I also don’t like sausage or pepperoni on a pizza.
  • Dos: I like computer games. A lot. Too much…
  • Tres: I still enjoy children’s books. (I’ve been slowly reading through the Hank Zipzer series.)
  • Quatro: This may or may not count, technically, but I met myย first vulture baby last week.
  • Cinco: I like hot and spicy food. I’m having spaghetti with a jalapeno pepper as I type this.
  • Seis: In April, I will have been a blogger for two years! My how time flies!
  • Siete: You may have noticed that I counted in Spanish! That’s because I’m learning it with Memrise and Duolingo. I recently learned how to count to twenty (veinte). ๐Ÿ˜€ And I’m also learning ASL on Memrise because I’ve alwaysย liked it and why not?

Nominations (no pressure to participate and sorry if you don’t accept awards):

Carly at Message In Stanza

Eunice at Timbushi World Blog

Tim at Beard With A Blog

Pete at God’s Maintenance Man (or The Psalmist)

Cavelle at A Christian In Bloom

Hayley at Red Letters

Everyone reading this! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Thank you to Carly at Message In Stanza for nominating me for this award! ๐Ÿ™‚ And if you haven’t visited her blog before, I linked to her blog in the name. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rules:

Answer all the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
Share the link of the blogger who nominated you
Nominate 8 to 13 bloggers for the same award
Ask 3 questions

My 3 Questions to answer:

  1. What is your main form of reflection: prayer, meditation, or an artistic pursuit and why? Or do you see all these as intertwined?
    • Great question! I had to really think about this one. I’d say that all three are kind of intertwined for me.ย Stained Glass actuallyย came out of my journal that I sometimes write prayers in, so I guess it is kind of a mix of the three (if you count writing poetry as an artistic pursuit). I haven’t really tried a lot of meditation; prayer, yes.
  2. (I am going to steal DYIโ€™s question): Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    • Oh wow, in 5 years I’ll be in my 30’s. Suddenly I feel… old. Not like, really old, just… it’s hard for me to grasp. XD I hope that by then I have a driver’s license. And have aย book published, whether by self-publishing or trying to get it published some other way.
  3. If you paint or had a desire to paint what kind of things would you paint and where would you paint if you could paint anywhere?
    • If I could paint, I’d paint scenes from my novels and be my own illustrator. One of the most recent things I’ve tried was with color pencils. I’d love to try painting someday.

Nominations (no pressure to participate and sorry if you don’t accept awards):

Dream Filled Daughter at Dreamer’s Outlet

Robyn at Believe

Maggie at Dreaming of Guatemala

Keri L.ย 

T. R. Noble (Inside Cup or Peeking Beneath – I don’t know which you’d rather post an award post on. ๐Ÿ˜„)

Eunice at Timbushi World Blog

Incomplete Thinker at Incomplete Thinking

Cavelle at A Christian In Bloom

Faye at Create In Me A Clean Heart

Everyone reading this! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Your questions:

  1. (Stealing Carly’s question. ๐Ÿ˜†ย It was such a great question, I hope you don’t mind.) What is your main form of reflection: prayer, meditation, or an artistic pursuit and why? Or do you see all these as intertwined?
  2. What is your favorite post that you’ve posted so far and why? (And if you wish, include a link so that we can check it out!)
  3. Are you learning a second language or do you already know a second language? If so, what is it?

More Awards!

I feel so loved, you guys.ย ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you all so much! ๐Ÿ’— My heart is overflowing with happiness and gratitude!

 

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First, I’d like to thank Hannah for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award for the second time! I completely forgot that you had nominated me and saw your comment when I recently updated my About Me page. I’m so sorry I’m just now getting to it.

 


I’d like to thank Keri L for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award for the second time!


I’d like to thank Keri L for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award for the second time!


I’d like to thank FaithWalkingHebrews for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award for the third time!


I’d like to thank LeneinJapan for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award for the third time!


I’d like to thank C for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award for the fourth time!


I’d like to thank Tina at Invisible Illness Blog for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award for the second time! (Your questions have been answered at the end of the tag.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰ )


And I’d like to thank Allen R. Kive for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award for the third time!


I’m going to do this differently because I am a bit short on time and because this seems to be the perfect way to give facts about myself without repeating myself too much – because I am running out of facts to tell you all about myself. ๐Ÿ˜‚

20 Things You Might Not Know About Meย Tag

Eloise over on Highly Improbable Blog tagged anyone reading, so here we go. ๐Ÿ™‚

How tall are you?

Probably as tall as I’m going to get. XD Maybe… 5’6? Taller if I decide to put on heels, which I love but my feet despise – and it has to be thick heels unless you like watching me go splat on the pavement. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?

I mentioned this on the first One Lovely Blog Award, however, this time, I’m posting an example of it – I can write backwards in print and in cursive!

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What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

Probably when someone wields words to hurt people. That happened a lot last November it seemed, and it’s still happening.ย ๐Ÿ˜ฃ They say that the pen is mightier than the sword, but we shouldn’t be using our keyboard as a weapon to hurt people!

What is your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

When someone uses Christ’s name in vain. (This also applies to the previous question. But I usually hear it more often than I read it.)

Whatโ€™s your favorite song?

Only one? XD Uh… there are so many good songs. This one is one of my favorites ever though:

Whatโ€™s your favorite Etsy shop that isnโ€™t yours?

Uh. Is it bad that I don’t know what an Etsy shop is? **blushes**

What is your favorite way to spend your free time when you are alone?

Probably reading. I just finished reading Black by Ted Dekker (which was amazing) and I’m almost finished with Winds of Promise by Brodie and Brock Thoene. I have a huge stack of books to dive into after that. (I really should get a Goodreads account…)

Whatโ€™s your favorite junk food?

Chocolate. Specifically, dark chocolate. And pretty much anything covered in it.

Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?

I do! And this may take a while. XD I have one dog named Rosie (shown below) who must think she is a cat, especially when it comes to food. She loves cat food and fish more than anything. o_O And last but not least… I have 17 cats who are as follows: Angel, Belle, Blackie, Catalina (shown below), Dottie, Firecracker, Gabby, Jay, Lolli, Mama Kitty, Monkey, Ode, Rabbit, Radar, Simone, Sketcher, and Sparrow. **whew**

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What are your number one fiction and nonfiction books?

Oh man. Seriously? Haha. At the moment, Black by Ted Dekker is really trying to take over the Narnia series by C. S. Lewis for the Fiction slot, while Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper is overtaking The Agony and Glory of the Cross by Charles B. Hodges Jr, and it is entirely possible that Humility by Andrew Murray may overtake them both after I finish it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Whatโ€™s your favorite cosmetic?

Hmm… probably mascara (which I sometimes double as an eyeliner. XD)

When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

Oh boy… a while ago my mom and I went out to eat and I was so shy and nervous that instead of asking the waitress for tea with no ice, I asked for ice with no tea.ย  Strangers do it to me every time without meaning to. XD I’m still getting teased for this, but I can laugh about it now. At the time I just wanted to disappear.

If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Tea! ๐Ÿ˜€

Whatโ€™s your favorite movie?

Probably The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Classic. Although, I adore old musicals so Singin’ In The Rain and Yankee Doodle Dandy is right up there with it…

What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?

I was home schooled and the only one in my “class.” So I guess I was everything at once…? XD Though I think I would have been a blend of class clown, nerd, and loner most likely.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Maybe somewhere in the mountains like the Ozarks or the Rockies. I think I could get fantastic photos there. Though I really want to see the ocean someday, so anywhere near the ocean might be nice too.

PC or Mac?

PC. I’ve never tried a Mac; and the majority of my games and programs wouldn’t work on a Mac anyway.

Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?

AHAHAHAHAHA- sorry. The last time a boy kissed me, it was Ode, my cat, and he doesn’t count. ๐Ÿ˜œ I’m single. I’ve never had a boyfriend. Or been on a date.ย  The only affection I get are from pets, and it’s not romantic at all. XD

Favorite celebrity?

I don’t really keep up with Hollywood enough to know…

What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?

Can I cheat like Eloise did? XD I’m already best friends with Eloise (Highly Improbable Blog), Trey (Incorrigibly Cheerful) and Olivia (Refreshing Spirit), and have been since before we all created WordPress blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  However, many bloggers I’d like to be best friends with are already talking to me so it could happen yet. ;D


The questions that Tina asked:

  1. What made you want to start a blog? Several of my best friends had blogs, (Links to their blogs above ๐Ÿ˜‰) and it seemed like a good idea. ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. What is your favorite TV show? This is hard. XD Probably Scorpion. It’s exciting and it usually doesn’t get as gory or disgusting as many TV shows do. (Even if a lot of what they do is probably… not actually possible. ๐Ÿ˜‚)
  3. What is your favorite food to cook? Mac & Cheese or Spaghetti. Because usually it turns out edible… XD
  4. What is your biggest fear? I would say being up high or being under water or being in tight spaces, because all of those do scare me but… not as much as losing someone I love. So I’m going with that.
  5. Where were you born? Arkansas, USA! Born and raised, and still live here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Country girl at heart. โ™ฅ

Now, for the nominations, I know that some of your have received these awards before, so I’m going to do this a bit differently – instead of nominating someone for one award, the nominees can pick which one of the awards (or tag) they would like to do. No pressure to accept any though. ๐Ÿ™‚ So here we go:

Keri L.

LeneinJapan

FaithWalkingHebrews

C

Hannah

Daily Thankful

Southern By Design

Always, Ashlea

The Light Breaks Through

Mixed and Modest

His hands and feet

Casey Elizabeth Bean

La Petit Muse

Encouragement and Poetry

Gilda’s Poems

Shattered In Him

Isabella Simons

Martha L. Shaw

Bern Bakes

Elisabeth

Sayl

Pete

Too Comfortable

Allen R. Kive

YOU – yes, you, the one reading this sentence. If you don’t see your name and want to participate, consider yourself nominated and have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Thank you so much, Laurie, for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award! Iโ€™m so honored that you chose to nominate me. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Award rules:

Thank the person who nominated you

Share the award on your blog

Share seven random facts about yourself

Tag 10 bloggers with less than 1,000 followers and let them know that they have been nominated.

The Random Facts…

  1. This is my second award. ๐Ÿ˜€
  2. I have 17 cats. (Hey, someone abandoned them, and they were homeless and hungry and I couldnโ€™t let them starve. They are very awesome little creatures. 17 distinct personalities. I love them all to death. ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  3. Growing up, I adored Nancy Drew. Books, old black and white movies, old TV series, and computer games. I still read // watch // play them sometimes for nostalgia’s sake, even though I’m an adult. (Along with other children’s books and young adult books. I’m a kid at heart. XD )
  4. My dream is to be a published author someday. I am participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this November, and I hope to write the sequel to the Christian Dystopian Young Adult novel I wrote a first draft for last November, and maybe someday I’ll have finished the trilogy.
  5. I like to make stuff; especially the artsy and crafty type of things. For example, I made myself a charm bracelet last month: psalms-twenty-three-charm-bracelet I wonder why I chose Psalms Twenty Three? **glances at title of blog** XD
  6. My birthday is the day before Halloween. For too long, I let that define me.
  7. I think my favorite song presently is, “How Can I Keep From Singing?” by Audrey Assad. Or “Holy, Holy, Holy.” That was fantastic too. Or maybe, “Be Thou My Vision.” Or it could be, “It Is Well with My Soul.” Or perhaps, “New Every Morning” or, “Even Unto Death”? Haha, I can’t decide. She is so talented. A friend of mine gave me her “Inheritance” album, and I can’t stop listening to it – and singing along with it. She is absolutely amazing. Seriously, if you have a moment to sample her music, click the link, you won’t be disappointed. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Ten Blogs I’m Nominating, in no particular order:

The Showers of Blessings

Urvashi’s thoughts

paperheartdreams

Highly Improbable Blog

Refreshing Spirit

Mixed With Mine

Genie Poetess

Selene Silver

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No pressure to accept the award; but if you do decide to, have fun, and I look forward to reading your post! ๐Ÿ™‚