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Thankful Thursday | VIB Award

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Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

Today’s Thankful Thursday post is the acceptance of a ‘Very Inspiring Blogger” Award so graciously given to me by my bloggy friend, Robin @RobinCharmagne.com

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When you get a chance, please check out Robin’s blog because she features some great fashions, entertaining and travel tips as well as some cool DIY’s – all things I love!

Now the rules of acceptance are as follows:

 

1.Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you – CHECK
2.List the rules and display the award – CHECK
3.Share seven facts about yourself
4.Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5.Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you – CHECK

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I have two sons that will be attending college in the Fall #sendmoney

  2. Hubby and I will be celebrating 24 years of marriage next month

  3. Seafood and Mexican foods are my favorite

  4. I don’t get enough sleep or exercise

  5. I love shoes!

  6. I love old skool R&B just as much as well as Classical music

  7. I long to be a beach bum

 

My nominations: (in no particular order)

  1. Kirstin Womack

  2. Me and My Mini Me

  3. itssewanny

  4. Images by Dashfield

  5. Thank You Great Spirit

  6. High Latitude Style

  7. FreeUrCloset

  8. Livingmommywood

  9. SandpaperKisses

  10. Calm, Healthy Sexy

  11. Thrifting Diva

  12. MrsLookingGood

  13. The Lipstick Giraffe

  14. Crafty Sorcha

  15. Goodlooknout

 

I am thankful for all my bloggy friends, my family and of course my faith.  I hope you enjoy the rest of the week and

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!  

Now, it’s your turn, what are you thankful for this week?

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The Liebster Award | Thankful Thursday

Hello Friends, Happy Thankful Thursday AND

1st day of spring

Last month I was recognized by fellow blogger Me and My Mini Me and nominated for a Liebster Award.  This award is a way for other bloggers to say, “Hey, I like your blog” and for that I am thankful.

Bloggers Recognition

According to the rules of acceptance, I must link back to the blogger who nominated me, answer 11 questions, nominate 11 other bloggers and then ask them 11 different questions.  So without further adieu, here are the answers to my questions:

  1. What inspired your blog? Why do you blog? – After the death of my grandmother, I needed an outlet to showcase my shopping deals and neither Facebook nor Twitter seemed the appropriate venue.  I enjoy sharing and reading about other’s personal and positive lives.

  2. If you found a genie in a bottle and he could grant you three wishes, what would you wish for? – A clean bill of health for my husband, a wonderful life for my sons and all my debts to be paid in full.

  3. Favorite song. – Summer Breeze by the Isley Brothers

  4. Describe yourself in 5 words. – Positive, fun, hardworking, dedicated and friendly

  5. What would a “Me Day” look like for you? – Mani/Pedi, Super Spa and Dinner ocean side

  6. What’s your favorite show on TV? – Deion’s Family Playbook

  7. Favorite era and why? – 60’s, life is always good when you are a kid

  8. If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be? – Oprah Winfrey
  9. What’s your guilty pleasure? – Talenti Gelato – Caribbean Coconut

  10. What three things can’t you live without? – Family, Faith and Internet access

  11. What’s something no one knows about you? – Wouldn’t you like to know…

My nominees in no particular order are, and I hope you take a some time to check them out:

  1. My Kurves

  2. So What To Twenty!

  3. Whitney Nic James

  4. Pride in Photos

  5. Calm Healthy Sexy

  6. Mega Worth It

  7. Images by Dashfield

  8. Sandpaper Kisses

  9. Cindy Knoke

  10. Garay Treasures’s Blog

  11. Living in Mommywood

Now, these are my questions to each of you:

  1. If you could re-live one event in your life, what would it be and why?

  2. Cake or Cookies?

  3. Snow in the mountains or Sun on the beach?

  4. Your favorite movie?

  5. If you hit the lottery what would be your first purchase?

  6. Favorite quiet time activity?

  7. Favorite time of the day and why?

  8. What do you want your legacy to be?

  9. Flowers or Plants?

  10. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?

  11. Dream retirement location?

You all are a special part of of my life, and for that I will always be thankful!

Thank you Me And My Mini Me for the nomination!

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Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

 


Liebster Award Nomination

Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday

I was recently nominated for a Liebster Award by lovely C-Ray of Sunlight Beauty, and for that I am thankful.

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C-Ray loves sharing her fashion and beauty finds as well as providing great everyday tips, so take a few minutes to check out her blog and show some bloggy love.

The Rules of Acceptance:

After you have been nominated and you have accepted it, you have to write a blog post yourself doing the following:
1. Thank the person who has nominated you and link back to their blog (by posting a link on yours).
2. Copy and display the award in your blogpost (save the image and upload it to your own post).
3. Answer the 11 questions about yourself, which are given to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs/bloggers that you feel deserve the award. They need to have less than 1000 followers.
6. Think of 11 new questions for the bloggers you have nominated and write them in your post.
8. Inform the selected bloggers that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and link back to your own post so that they can learn about it (if they’ve never heard about it) and so that they know what questions to answer!

The 11 Questions

1. Why did you start blogging?

To fill the void left by the death of my grandmother, my thrify shopping partner

2. What is your favorite nail polish?

Avon – I am a Rep (www.youravon.com/ablake48)

3. What is your favorite lipstick?

Avon’s Ultra Color Rich Pink

4. Who is your beauty icon?

Iman

5. Who is your favorite makeup/beauty youtuber?

No one – not a big YouTube viewer

6. What makes a beauty blog great (in your opinion)?

Options, listing both Drug Store to high end products

7. What do you like most about your blog?

Leaving a legacy for my children and grandchildren

8.  If you could live anywhere where would you live?

A tropical Island – looking to retire in Belize

9. Would you choose, love or money?

Love

10.  What is your favorite healthy snack?

Apples and cheese

11. What is your favorite word?

Blessed

 

11 Random Facts About Myself:

  1. I’m 52 years young

  2. I am a positive person

  3. I have two sons, ages 21 and 18

  4. I’ve been married for 23 years

  5. I’m an adult orphan

  6. Love all foods spicy

  7. Love to photograph sunsets

  8. my new favorite song is “Because I’m Happy” by Pharrell Wiliams – I dare you not to love it as well

  9. I drink too much wine

  10. I find it hard to relax

  11. I don’t like entering Giveaways with more than 3 tasks to complete!

My Nominees Are:

Images by Dashfield 

SandpaperKisses 

Kirsten Womack

ColorBlind 

Living Mommywood 

Free Ur Closet

 

Now ladies, if you choose to accept this nomination I’ll need you to answer the following “love themed” questions – and keep it Rated PG – lol

  1. What Was Your Favorite Valentine’s Day Gift

  2. What is Your Fantasy Valentine’s Day Gift

  3. What Was Your Most Romantic Gift

  4. What Was Your Least Romantic Gift

  5. When did you get your first real kiss

  6. What Would love to do everyday with your significant other

  7. Where is your Fantasy Vacation Spot

  8. Love or Lust

  9. Who is Your Fantasy Man

  10. What is Your Favorite Fruit

  11. #1 Bucket List Item

 

Happy Valentine's Day

 Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Thank You and 2013 Blog Award Nominations

Hello Friends and Happy New Year’s Eve!

As we close out the year 2013, I would like to take this time to say, “Thank You” to all my wonderful bloggy friends and followers.

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A Blog is defined as:

  1. “a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis.”

Yet it is so much more, a blog becomes part of you, a special part of your life an extension of your personality.  If done in the right spirit it can fill you with added joy and happiness.

Each of you in your own unique way has definitely added more joy and happiness to my life.  When you take the time to read and comment on my posts, write your own uplifting and informational posts – take beautiful photographs and fashionable attire, you open your home and hearts to others…and all of this makes my life brighter.

Thank you D-Anna at Style Salvation, a fashionista diva for nominating me for a “Best Moment” award and thank you Clouds n Cups, jewelry designers extraordinaire for the “Blog of The Year 2013” award nomination!  

 

Best Moment Award

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Thank you all my bloggy friends for everything you have done and for everything that you are! Continue inspiring, delighting and informing others with your blogs.

I am wishing you Peace and Prosperity as we enter another year in our lives.

Be Safe and  Be Happy &

May God Richly Bless You All!

Happy New Year!

happiness and joy

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Thankful Thursday and Versatile Blogger Award

Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday!  

This week I want to thank all of my beautifully blessed bloggy friends for just being you and making me feel special with all your kind words and comments….now move in close so I can give you all a great big hug!!!

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I would also like to thank Missy Homemaker for nominating me for a Versatile Blogger Award and to apologize for the delay in accepting.

Blogging is a wonderful thing but it can also be overwhelming, however, the recognition for doing so is always rewarding.

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In accepting this nomination I am completing the following tasks:

Acknowledge the blogger that presented the award – Missy Homemaker

  • Name 15 deserving bloggers
  • Let them know they have been nominated
  • List 7 interesting facts about yourself

I am nominating the following bloggers in no particular order:

  1. WhitneyNicJames
  2. So What To Twenty
  3. Coily Locks
  4. Manhattan Image and Style
  5. It’s Sew Anny
  6. Mama’s High Strung
  7. Eye Spy Fashion
  8. Oh To Be A Muse
  9. Whitney J décor
  10. Mama Doesn’t Need New Shoes
  11. Transatlantic Blonde
  12. Over50Feeling40
  13. Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter
  14. Kirsten Womack
  15. Divas with a Purpose

 

7 interesting facts about myself:

  1. I am a night owl, I get more done after the sun goes down 
  2. Enjoy handwriting letters and cards and love getting them in the “snail mail”
  3. Hate wearing my glasses – you won’t see a pic of me in them either!
  4. Am a homebody – prefer to be home with my family then out and about with others
  5. Definitely need to drink more water – need to stay fully hydrated as I age
  6. Read Devotionals or Bible Verses at my desk before I start my work day
  7. Hate being late or waiting for someone who is late

Okay, now it’s your turn, what are you thankful for this week?

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Have a blessed day and don’t forget to share it – Smooches!

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Thankful Thursday


Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

When I first started blogging it was just an outlet for me but with each “Like” and “Comment” it became more and more a part of me. There is no greater feeling than to be recognized and awarded for what you do, but when it comes from your own, it’s truly a blessing.

This past summer and also on Monday I was nominated for a few Blogger Awards but was remiss in acknowledging them, so on this Thankful Thursday, I am doing so.

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Beauty Vancouver you TAGGED me in a “Would Your Rather, Beauty Edition. I promise to give my answers, but at my age, I won’t give away too many secrets!

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Forever Fitting In presented me with The Sunshine Award and you know how I feel about God’s Gift of Light! I promise to answer all 11 10 questions because I will never reveal “how many pairs of shoes I have”!

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Flourishing at Home, thank you so much for the Liebster Award. I’ll answer all 11, 10 of your questions, all except #7, you might think I’m crazy because I’m still trying to catch up on the reading of my 2010 magazines!

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Me and My Mini Me also presented me with The Sunshine Award, now the song, “you are my Sunshine my only Sunshine” is stuck in my head. I also promise to answer all of your questions but #6 hurts my heart because the answer is “YES”

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Thank you all my Bloggy Friends I truly appreciate each of you.

Now follow me over to Katherine’s Corner, and join in on her Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop.  

Have a Thankful Thursday – Smooches!

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Saturday Sverve

Hello Friends and Happy First Fall Saturday!

I am ending the week with the reposting of the Sverve Influencer of the Week, so that I can once again thank you all for helping me achieve this honor.

Enjoy your weekend – Smooches!

Sverve Influencer of the Week – Antionette BlakeToday we have Antionette Blake with us from DeDivahDeals. She is a fifty-something frugal fashionista that loves to blog while keeping up with her full time career! This coupon clipping, clearance-rack searching shopper has lots of great ideas for frugality for her blog readers. Continue reading to see just what makes her a success!

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Versatile Blogger Award

Hello Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful and restful long holiday weekend!

Today the weather didn’t cooperate so I didn’t get a chance to sit by the pool, so instead I watched “The Haves and Have Nots” marathon on OWNTV Network and worked on my Blog with next week’s posts.

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Last month I received several nominations for Blogger Awards and having finally found the time I want to say, “THANK YOU” and pass them along to others.

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Thank You

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How it works:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

My nominees – in no particular order:

  1. http://kenyalfashionblog.com/
  2. http://onstyleaction.com/
  3. http://thebigforestuk.wordpress.com/
  4. http://stylesalvation.wordpress.com/
  5. http://cindyknoke.com/
  6. http://cncfashionaccessories.wordpress.com/
  7. http://sonofmountmalang.wordpress.com/
  8. http://chicshoemagnet.wordpress.com/
  9. http://jinelleloves.com/
  10. http://nhcouture.wordpress.com/
  11. http://missuschi.wordpress.com/
  12. http://imagesbytdashfield.wordpress.com/
  13. http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/
  14. http://kaligrafinusantaraonline.wordpress.com/
  15. http://uthamz.wordpress.com/

7 Interesting Things About Me

  1. My Birthday is September 20th

  2. I am left-handed

  3. I LOVE wine

  4. I wear glasses but hate wearing glasses

  5. I have been married for 23 years and am still in LOVE

  6. I love spicy foods

  7. I have a 3 hour daily round trip commute to work

THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU!  

HAVE A FANTABULOUS NIGHT!

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Acceptance of The "Semper Fidelis" Award

Thank you so much TheObamaCrat for including me as part of your “pack” with the nomination of

 The Semper Fidelis Award

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AND REPRESENTS THE LOYALTY AND LOVE BETWEEN (BLOGGY) FRIENDS

The Rules:

Add the Semper Fidelis Award logo somewhere on your blog.

Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

Nominate 5 bloggers whose loyalty and friendship you value and whom you consider being part of your ‘pack of wolves’ on WordPress.

Post something special for all of your nominees separately and dedicate it to them. This can be a quote, saying, poem, picture, anything you think that would fit that person (choose a badge below)

Let the nominees know that you’ve nominated them.

My nominees are…and yes there are more than 5 but there should have been 265 because I value you all!

* Thank you all for being a part of my bloggy world, each of you are deserving of a badge – chose one below and wear, it proudly!

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