The Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award

The Sisterhood Of The World Blogger Award Thank you to  Author S B Amazing, Susan at The Mommy Life  and Debbie at My Random Musings for nominating me.  It is such an honor to have been nominated 3 times for this award. wpid-sisterhoodoftheworld_zps04ae03d0 No award without rules, right?  So here are the rules to this great award:

Thank the giver and link their blog to your post. (Check)

Answer the 10 questions given to you. Which means I have to answer 30!

Come up with 10 questions for your nominees.

Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of their choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog.

SB’s Questions

When was the last time you did something kind and what was it?

I think it’s important to show kindness everyday…even if it’s as simple as holding a door for someone.

Your most beautiful childhood memory?

Swimming.  I loved water and still do.

Pizza or pasta?

Man this is a tough one!  I’d have to say pizza wins.  Who doesn’t love some bread piled with sauce, cheese, meat, and veggies?  Well except maybe a vegetarian.

Why do mother’s need coffee and wine?

Coffee is to keep us mommies awake, which in turn, keeps the kids alive and wine is to help the coffee wear off in order to sleep!  Wine is also a necessity for sanity for me.

Do you have a pet and if yes, what kind of pet?

We have a German Shepard named Roxy.  She is the best dog that I have ever owned…and I have always had a dog all my life.

What invention do you think the world would need and what stops you from inventing it?

A drug to make everyone happy.  I think there are so many of us who suffer from turmoil and sadness.  I’m not a scientist and I don’t see me becoming one in the future.

What’s the secret of life?

Humor!  I think everyone needs a good laugh everyday!

What question would you ask the president of the United States if you would have a one-on-one with him? 

What the fuck heck are you doing?  Seriously. I am not much of a political person though, therefore I won’t even discuss politics or religion with most people.

What would be your solution for world peace?

To do away with greed.  I think greed causes a lot of people to become abnormally psycho problems.

What are you cooking for dinner?

Do leftovers count?

Susan’s Questions

Did you enjoy school?

Nope.  I hated school.  I feel that high school teaches you nothing to prepare you for the “real” world.

What is the saying you despise the most?

Is it snack time?  Drives me CRAZY!

What is your most treasured possession?

Memories.  And a ring that my late grandma owned.  There’s a long story to it.

How do you spend a typical Saturday night?

Preferably sleeping 😆

Name 3 things you are really good at and 3 things you are really bad at. Good:

  1. Friendship
  2. Honesty
  3. Bitching Speaking my mind

Bad:

  1. Being a housewife homemaker
  2. Communicating my feelings…unless of course it’s bitching.
  3. Baking.  Love to cook but could burn boxed brownies.

Do you care what others think of you?

Only those who are really close to me.  The ones who truly matter.

What is your favorite movie and why?

I would have to go with my childhood favorite of “Flashdance”.  I used to watch it everyday and it inspired me to never give up on dreams.

What is the worst movie you have ever seen?

This one’s so easy….”Cyrus”!!!  Worst movie ever!!!

What was the last thing you ate?

Sunflower seeds.  Have you tried the Spitz Spicy Sweet Chili yet?  Well get your ass to the store and get some!

Do you believe in aliens? Why or why not?

I do believe that there is no possible way that we could be the only life form in the entire universe.  There is just so much “unknown” out there.

Debbie’s Questions

1. If you were given the chance to go walk on the moon would you do it?

I don’t think I could leave my family and veer off into space.  Too many things can and have happened on that adventure.  Before I had kids the answer would have been HELL YES!

2. Camping by a beautiful waterfall, in a pretty wood with gorgeous weather, or 5* luxury accommodation with terrible weather?

Camping!  I could really care less about luxury.  Sure it’s nice but highly overpriced and overrated.  Give me the great outdoors and some beautiful scenery and a beer and I am golden.

3. Which is your favourite social networking site and why?

Have to go with Facebook.  I know it’s a cliche but I have stuck to a rule of I only have people on my personal Facebook that I actually know or have had an actual conversation with.

4. Beer or wine?

I have to make a choice?  I used to be a huge beer drinker but lately I am more of a wine connoisseur.  I love trying different brands of reds.  You can read about some of my wine reviews here.

5. Which item(s) can you never leave the house without?

  1. My clothes
  2. My phone
  3. My glasses
  4. My purse
  5. My mind…although I leave that sucker everywhere.

6. If you had to take part in a reality TV show, which would it be and why?

“The Amazing Race”  I think my husband and I would rock that show.  We travel well together and don’t crack under pressure.  We do however have a tendency to become…shall we say….smart asses.  We both think we are right which can cause slight yelling in public arguments.  But hey that’s great for television right?

7. If every job had the same salary, which job would you choose?

This is a great question Debbie.  I love being a mom.  But if I wasn’t a mom I would have to go with flower deliverer.  People are always smiling when they get a delivery of flowers.

8. Would you rather: write a terrible blog post and have it go viral or write an amazing blog post and only have 10 people read it?

Oh let’s be honest here…of course I would want any post to go viral.

9. If you could be known for one thing, what would it be?

The difference I made in the lives of my children.  A good mother, wife, friend.  A good person in general.  I have done a lot of wrong in my past and now I just want to make my life right by doing right by the people I love.

10. If you could change you’re first name would you? If yes, what would you choose to be called?

Nope.  I love my name and thank my mommy for giving me a “not so ordinary” name.

My 7 nominees are as follows:

Kelly at Yes Peas Mumma – Love her sarcastic side of motherhood.

Tayla at Motherhood The Real Deal – She doesn’t sugar coat anything and has become a good friend in the blogging world.

Becky at Cuddle Fairy – Her positivity is contagious.  Not only is she my co-host for #foodpornthursdays but she has become a friend that I hope to keep for a lifetime.

Emma’s Mamma – I have enjoyed reading about her musings as a mommy.  She has also always been a great support to me in the blogosphere.

Prabs at Absolutely Prabulous– This woman is a hoot!  Need I say more?

Coco at My Tales From The Crib – This girl makes me laugh and has proven to be a great asset to my circle of blogging friends.

Sammy and Emma at Hand Bags And Snot Rags – Great blog about being mums…written my mums.  They also host a wonderful linky entitled #snotallaboutyou.

My 10 questions for my nominees:

  1. How did you come up with your blog name?
  2. How old were you when you had your first child?
  3. If you could write about any topic, and not get an outpour of negativity from it…what would it be?
  4. What is your favorite time of day?
  5. Coffee, tea, or energy drink?
  6. Favorite booze cocktail?
  7. Describe the perfect mate?
  8. Morning person or night owl?
  9. Life full of good health or true love?
  10. If you could start your life over with the knowledge you have now, what’s the one thing you would do differently?

Thanks again to the lovely ladies who nominated me,

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The Versatile Blogger Award

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           The Versatile Blogger

I want to thank the ever so thoughtful Debbie at Random Musings for nominating me for this award.  It is always so nice to be recognized by my fellow bloggers and all their #bloggerlove!  If you haven’t had a chance to visit with Debbie and her musings, please do, you won’t be disappointed.  I also apologize to Debbie for this taking me so long to accept and complete!

To accept the award, I have to:

1. Thank the person who nominated me (this goes without saying, how rude would it be to not thank someone who nominates you for an award!).
2. List 7 random facts about me.
3. Nominate 5 other bloggers for the award.

For seven facts about me you can click here and see 10!

And my nominees are as follows:

Flip Flops Everyday – Sandi makes me laugh out loud daily and truly blogs because she likes blogging and for no other reason.

The Domesticated Goddess – Nicole is a bit of a newbie to the blogging world but she has fit right in like a glove.

My Middle Name Is Sarcasm – Christie has a wonderful sarcastic wit about her that will keep you giggling with every post.  She also has another blog that she runs with a more serious side to life, not sure if she wants all to know that though so I won’t be the one to let her cat out of the bag.

My Tales From The Crib – Colleen is absolutely full of hilarity and will keep you cackling, snickering, and even twittering around every corner.

New World Mom – Darla is quite the comic.  She likes to tell all with a side of wine and her scoffing.  She could be my neighbor…and I would love her!

Enjoy!

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One Lovely Blog Award

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I want to give a very generous thank you to the joy of momming for nominating me for this award.   I also need to apologize for how long it has taken me to finally accept this award.

The first part of this award is telling you seven things about me, therefore I am just going to list my about page since it has 10!

And now for my 15 nominees for this award:

Lily Pups Life

Blogging For Therapy

Rachel’s Whims

Mummy Tries

Modern Dad Pages

Tattooed Mummy

Ketchup Has To Be A Vegetable

Coffee Break Blogger

Angrivatedmom

The Plagued Parent

Real Mom Of Long Island

Mommy Drinks Wine And Swears

Cuddle Fairy

#LifeWithBoys

Hot Mess Mom

I know that not everyone likes taking the time to do these blogging awards so please don’t feel that because I nominated you that you must.  I also know that some of you I have nominated already have the award but I love your stuff so much that I wanted you to be a part of my nominations.  I love giving my fellow bloggers the recognition that they deserve and I want to thank those who do the same for me.

Enjoy,

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The Blog Tour Award

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I thoroughly enjoy receiving these awards.  They can sometimes be time consuming but it is so nice to be thought of by my fellow bloggers.  I want to especially thank But I Smile Anyway for this recognition.  She is a “newbie” blogger but has become quite a “catch”!

There are a few rules here :
1. Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
2. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.
3. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

Q1. What I’m working on at the moment?
Q2. How does my work differ from others in my Genre?
Q3. Why do I write or create what I do?
Q4. How does my writing/creative process work?

4. Compose a one time post on a specific Monday( date given by your nominator).

What I’m working on at the moment?

A 30 day writing challenge and about a half dozen unfinished drafts.  I always have several drafts that I start but then a writing boulder gets in my way and since I don’t have a piece of heavy equipment around to shift it, I move onto my next thought.  Guess when it comes to writing you could say I have ADD.  I am that way with cleaning the house too.

How does my work differ from others in my Genre?

I have never really considered myself as being part of a Genre.  I write about pretty much whatever comes to my crazy and chaotic mind.  Granted that usually has a lot to do with being the queen mom to 5 kids and a trophy wife to my onerous brilliant husband.  If I am feeling passionate about something one day…such as this then I write it about it.  I also like taking a lot of pictures.  So some days I like showcasing some of my work like this or this.

Why do I write or create what I do?

The funny thing about blogging for me is that the idea had never crossed my mind.  I enjoyed “creative writing” in high school and always received high marks for my written pieces of a teenage mind, but as an adult just never continued.  Then sometime last year I was cracking jokes and talking about myself in the third person on an internet game chat room and someone mentioned that I should blog.  **places light bulb above her head**  Once the idea was placed in my head…I ran with it.   I enjoy writing about the musings of my life and if someone actually enjoys what I have to say then that is just a bonus!  As a stay at home mom we often times get lost in taking on the role of “domesticated queen” and no one but the immediate household occupants to listen to our rants.  And quite frankly I don’t think anyone in my house truly listens to me therefore upon finding the blogging world I feel like I am apart of something.  I have become fascinated with all that exists in a place I had never thought of venturing.

How does my writing/creative process work?

Is there a process?  Pretty much I spend about 20% of my blogging time actually blogging and the other 80% trying to read and comment on others blogs and social media.  I believe in supporting my fellow bloggers in the blogging world which is why I also have a weekly top 5 of blogs I enjoyed most during the week.

My nominees are as follows:

Coffee Break Blogger

Blogging For Therapy

Mommy Drinks Wine And Swears

Yellow Fever

I was supposed to have posted this yesterday but it was quite the busy day for me and not much time for blogging.  If the 4 blogs I have mentioned would like to participate my post date for you will be Monday April 13.  Please don’t feel like you must participate as I know how time consuming these awards can sometimes be.

Thankyou,

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The Liebster Award

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Thankyou so much to thejoyofmommingonehundredtwentythreedays, and momof1and10 for nominating me for this award.  I haven’t been at this blogging thing for too long and it is so nice to know that someone is actually reading it :))

I was asked to answer a series of 11 questions by each nominator so here it goes:

1. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because as a mother who has chosen to stay at home and raise her children I still have a lot to say and only toddlers around to listen, therefore I felt like broadening my audience.  Because let’s face it…my husband stopped listening to me a long time ago.

2. What is your favorite food?

Without a doubt, my favorite food is sushi.  I didn’t get to experience the utter joy of sushi until into my 20’s but once I did my palette now craves it on a regular basis and the only thing that keeps me from eating it everyday is the price.

3. What was your first job?

Kmart.  I worked in the clothing department unloading the trucks and stocking.  I also had to assist in the often announced “blue light specials”.
4. What are you having for dinner tonight?

It’s a rarity that I ever have dinner planned in advance.  I do however know that I am going to make some ceviche today.
5. Pick one word to describe your blog.

Real.

6. If you could go to any place in the world on a free vacation for a week, where would you go?

To sleep.  Because let’s face it…as a mother you just never get enough of it.  But realistically that is a hard question to answer for there are so many beautiful places in the world.  On a white sandy beach, with crystal blue water, the sun shining on my skin, and a cold cocktail in my hand for starters.  :))

7. Who was your favorite teacher?

Whichever one I could talk my way through to an A.  I really don’t remember ever having a teacher that inspired me in any way.  I liked most of them and tolerated the rest.  I really struggled with school.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully returning to work.  All my children will be in all day school by then.  Still married.  Hopefully to the same man ((smirky grin)).  And happy.
9. Who would you say has been the most influential person in your life?

My children.  I never knew who I was until they were born.

10. If you had to be any animal for the rest of your life , what would you pick?

My dog Roxy.  She has the life.  Never has to be outside for longer then she wants to….gets to sleep all day going back and forth from the bed to the couch and the only shenanigans she has to endure are those of my children…and they really aren’t that bad…((evil laughs))
11. What is your favorite color?

If I had to pick just one color I would have to say orange.  A sunset would be ugly without it.

Second set of questions: 

1.  Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 29, and find line 4. What is the book and what does it say?

The book is Adobe Photoshop and on line 4 of page 29 it reads “select the Soft Round Pressure Size Brush”.
2.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

This is a hard one just like if I could vacation anywhere then where would it be.  Just too many places that I find beautiful.  I love both the beach and the mountains (yet I live in the high desert).
3.  If you could change one thing about the world, what would you do?

The typical answer I am sure would be “to have world peace” here…but there are so many other issues that need to be resolved in order for peace to be obtained…for me I would make sure no one was hungry…no one should ever be on the brink of death or dead from starvation.
4.  Is the glass half empty or half full?

I am a realist.
5.  When is the last time you ate a homegrown tomato?

I tried to grow my own last year but failed miserably due to the fact that our backyard wasn’t complete and I didn’t feel like climbing my way  through waist high weeds to get to my garden boxes.  This year the yard is done so I hope to grow lots of stuff.

6.  What did you want to be when you grew up?

Anything that had to do with artistic expression.  Luckily for me I stumbled upon Cosmetology and it stuck.

7.  What is your favorite time of the day?

My children’s bedtime.
8.  What inspires you?

My children.  I have truly learned the meaning of the importance of life once they came into mine.
9.  What is your favorite childhood memory?

Swimming in my grandparents pool.  You couldn’t get me out of it.
10. What three things in nature do you find most beautiful?

Sunsets, rain, and trees.

11.  Who are your nominees?

Five Forleys

Cat and Jam

You, Me, and a Skeleton Key

Impossible to Predict

The Soccer Mom Blog

Worst Ex Wife Ever

Winging This Life

Yellow Fever

Beach-Walk-Muse

Sleeping on the Edge

3 Girls and a Daddy

Third set of questions:

1. What is your favorite song of all time?

I have a deep love for music so there is no way I could choose just one

2. If you could dye your hair an outrageous color, what color would that be?

I would look like Rainbow Bright if I had a choice :))

3. What is your favorite season?

Spring

4. Stripes or Solids?

Stripes

5. If you could go out on a date with anyone of your choice, who would that be?

This is a trick question right?

6. How long have you been blogging?

Less then a year.

7. What was your favorite subject in High School?

Art.

8. What or who is right beside you at this moment?

My youngest child, of course, she is more then my shadow, she is an extra limb. :))

9. How many states have you lived in?

2

10. Name a singer or music group that you would love to see in concert.

3 Doors Down

11. Who, if any, were you named after?
My mom picked a name for me that was all my own.

11 Random Facts About Myself:

1.   I am extremely competitive.

2.   I am addicted to the food network channel…especially “Chopped” there are 71 episodes on my DVR.

3.   I was the lead singer of a punk rock band in my early 30’s.

4.   I had gestational diabetes with all 3 of my pregnancies and mastitis twice (almost 3 times) while breastfeeding my first born.

5.   I hate anything over my feet when sleeping at night including the blankets.

6.   I do not like to snuggle at bedtime either…it’s just too hot for that shit even in the middle of winter.

7.   I prefer the dark but love sunshine.

8.   I prefer salt over sugar which in turn creates a love for cooking but not for baking.

9.   I loathe getting up early but love to stay up late.

10. I have several OCD behaviors to the point it drives not only the people around me nuts but myself as well.

11. I am secretly addicted to reality television because watching it makes me realize that no matter how crazy   my life is…its’ never that crazy.

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My Eleven Questions For My Nominees:

1.   What first interested you about blogging?

2.   If you could return to the age you started making decisions for yourself, what would you do differently?

3.   What blog post has interested you most in the past week?  Give them credit with a link in your answer.

4.   What is your greatest accomplishment in your life or what do you still want to accomplish?

5.   What is your least favorite chore?

6.   Bag of potato chips or bag of chocolates?

7.    Do you prefer texting or talking?

8.   If you could meet anyone past or present who would that be?

9.   Do you have any phobias?

10. Real plants or fake ones?

11. Do you prefer comedy, action, scary, or drama when it comes to movies and shows?

Thank you and Enjoy!

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