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Creativity is Contagious!

Sipping coffee, straight black and clear as mud, while appreciating how beautiful snowflakes are. No two snowflakes are alike, I have read. And you know, who creates these studies? I mean does someone stand outside when it is snowing and try to catch them in a snowflake catcher? I don’t know what to believe anymore, but that’s okay cuz I am older and wiser now. Whoa Nellie, did I just put that last statement in writing? What was I thinking?

Let’s move on to the reason for my post. On February 6, I made my blog Award Free, and for a few reasons. First and foremost, I want to spend more time reading posts of my fellow bloggers. Secondly, I would rather recognize and feature my fellow bloggers in my weekly event, Tuesday Chatter. I feel that featuring one or more bloggers on Tuesday Chatter is more personal. And my third and final reason are I want more time to spend on challenges so as to mingle, and broaden my horizons, as well.

So, what’s my point? Well, I received a message from thejuicenut, which stated it was understood mine was an Award Free blog. But, she felt I was deserving of the Creative Blogger award, and I can’t resist passing this award to others. You will understand why when you see my list.

Thank you to thejuicenut for this opportunity to shout out to some of my creative fellow bloggers.

Here we go:

silverthreading

sundragonlady

capriciouspoet

theseeds4life

acookingpotandtwistedtales

ladiesgamers

iamabloggertoo.wordpress

The selected bloggers are not obligated to pass on the award. silverthreading is an Award Free blog, but I couldn’t pass up selecting this site for creativity.

A few things about myself

  1. I don’t have a twin
  2. I am one of a kind
  3. I’m not one to pine
  4. I love colors that go with black
  5. A creative mind, I do not lack

A cute little badge

the Creative Blogger award

Cheers!

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An Award and an Announcement

 

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Thank you, Christina for my nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am thrilled to accept the award! 💓

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Please take the time to pay a visit to Christina and enjoy her site. I love her tagline “Stay awhile…we’ll procrastinate together”- great line, don’t you agree?

 The Rules

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
  2. Include a link to his/her blog.
  3. Select 15 blogs that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  4. Nominate the 15 bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award. 
  5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Okay, I have been blessed with three awards in a few days and I am running out of things that I WANT to tell! There are some things that need to be left to the imagination. 😳 😝 😨 😂 😂

  1. I love to dance
  2. I love romance
  3. I have green eyes
  4. I don’t tell lies
  5. I love to dress
  6. I don’t like a mess
  7. I keep my cool as I am no fool

I am selecting 7 bloggers in this post. I will and have spread the love to more of my fellow bloggers in other posts.

mickiallen

atypical60

pearsnotparsnips

aquileana.wordpress

clairesrandomnthoughts

kmmyrman

hairyarmpitsblog

Announcement

As much as I enjoy the camaraderie of receiving and participating in awards, I feel it is time to tag my site as award free. I want to take more time to read YOUR blogs and mingle with my present and future bloggers. I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you that have nominated me for an award.

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos Tuesday Chatter

Cheers! ☕☕☕☕

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Lauded and Applauded

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I am thrilled to be honored with a second One Lovely Blog Award. The award was graciously bestowed upon me by iamabloggertoo.  Please stop and visit iamabloggertoo., a beautiful and fascinating site overflowing with lovely photos, stories, and a wealth of useful information.

To accept this award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and included a link to their blog.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and…
5. Leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

7 Facts about me:

  • I am very happy with where I live
  • I love adding spices to my coffee
  • I love eclectic decor
  • I used to be a flag person for car races in Daytona Beach and Sebring, Fl
  • I love nature
  • Led Zeppelin is my favorite rock group
  • I am so glad to meet you! ☼

I am selecting five nominees:

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kidscrumbsandcrackers

quirkycatsblog

wordsofahopelessromantic

asoldasyoufeel

The nominees are under no obligation to accept this award.

It is not the size of the prize

Or the shine of the medal

Be proud you are lauded

Be grateful you’re applaudedone-lovely-blog-award

All please stand and cheer

Letting everyone hear

How grand you are

You’ve exceeded by far

You’re an overnight sensation

And deserve a standing ovation.

Cheers!

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A Sunshiny Day!

 

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I have been honored with three awards this month! I am very pleased because January can sometimes be a dreary month and everyone needs a smile creator.  However, in my neck of the woods, the weather has been rather forgiving. We’re experiencing beautiful sunshiny days! I feel spring is already here, however, I doubt that is the case. Crazy and wacky weather!!

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I was honored with the Sunshine Blogger Award by kittymag, which I sincerely appreciate the nomination.  Be sure to pay a visit to kittymag , as you will find some delightful stories.

The Sunshine Blogger Award rules are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions you’ve been asked.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers, making sure to let each one know that they are nominated.
  • Ask the nominees 11 questions.

Here are the questions presented to me

  1. Where in the world do you live?

Roswell, Ga (USA)

  1. How long have you lived in your current place?

3 years

  1. Do you have a favorite hobby?

blogging

  1. If money was no object where would you love to visit?

Italy

  1. Do you have any pets/animals?

Yes, a cat

  1. Do you have a favorite place to write your blog?

Yes, my makeshift desk, which is a Bakers Rack

  1. Where or what do you like to do when you need to escape and chill?

Blue Ridge, Ga, sipping coffee or wine

  1. Your favorite food or dish?

any vegetable or salad dish

  1. What do you love about your home?

the fireplace, it is cozy and cheery

  1. Do you have a holiday booked for this year?

yes, St. Patrick’s Day in Blue Ridge, Ga

  1. How long have you known your closest friend?

30 years. She lives in Miami, Fl

My nominees

I am nominating 5 fellow bloggers

indihope

noorulhuda425

mithaimumblezz

pollymermaid

wwcassjrblog

11 Questions for the Nominees

  1. Where do you live?
  2. What is your favorite dessert?
  3. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
  4. Do you have a pet?
  5. What is your favorite item of clothing?
  6. Do you prefer to shop online or in a mall?
  7. What is your birthstone?
  8. What is your favorite exercise, if any?
  9. Do you have sisters or brothers!
  10. Do you like to jog?
  11. What is your favorite animal?

The nominees are under no obligation to participate. To those that participate, enjoy the award.

Cheers!

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A Lovely Award

 

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A big huge thank you to spiritualjourney17 for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I am thrilled to accept and participate in this award. Please stop and visit spiritualjourney17 and join in the journey of self-discovery.

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The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Display the award on your post.
  3. List 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 bloggers and let them know you have nominated them.

My 7 facts

  1. I am a Gemini
  2. I dream in vivid technicolor
  3. My favorite color is black and every color that goes with it. I guess that covers all colors, doesn’t it?
  4. I love vintage clothes
  5. I love art
  6. I love antiques
  7. It’s nice to meet you

My nominees are you, you and you! Oh, and you, you, you and you!

weelittlepenguin

thewhimsicalandwanderingsoul

theemmawoods

theshowmesisters

dailyinspiration

arcticsabrina

abrokenbluesky

The nominees are not obligated to participate in this award nomination.

For those of you that want to participate, enjoy the award!

Cheers!

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The Versatile Blogger Award!

Hey, we are still in the first month of 2016 and I am nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! 😊😊😊  Now, that is a great way to start the new year!

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As I sip my coffee, laced with pumpkin spice and cinnamon, I want to thank chape for including me as a nominee for this award.

Be sure to visit chape at https://chapeblog.wordpress.com a great site for fitness, exercise, recipes, nutrition, motivation, and more.

The rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice. When considering a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, keep in mind the quality of their writing, the uniqueness of their subject matter and the level of love displayed on the virtual page.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know about their nomination.
  4. Share seven facts about yourself.

Just the Facts, Ma’am. Nothing but the facts!

  1. I am a TripAdvisor reviewer with 39 reviews and 17 badges
  2. I like to vape Blu e-cigarettes
  3. I love Rock n Roll music!
  4. Besides coffee, I love Cabernet Sauvignon
  5. I love to play games on Pogo.com
  6. I was born in Orlando, Fl
  7. I am pleased to meet you (I got this idea from chape)

Here are my nominees:

  1. ladieswholunchreviews
  2. voyageroffreedom
  3. boldblindbeauty
  4. ramblingsofawriter2016
  5. sonyca.wordpress
  6. reknutson
  7. lookaround99
  8. simpledimplesite
  9. fleetingmuse
  10. mypetridish
  11. mysticalwriterblog
  12. merrymoonblog
  13. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes
  14. wordsandnotion
  15. gettingthroughanxiety

The nominees are under no obligation to pass on the award. I pass the award to those that I follow and enjoy their talent, as well as those that are supportive of my blogs.

Cheers! 🍵 ☕️

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An Award for the Holidays

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Thank you, David for including me as one of the lucky Sunshines to receive The Sunshine Blogger Award.

If you enjoy fitness, please check out his site at https://chapeblog.wordpress.com/.  Not only is he a personal trainer, he is a good writer, as well.

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And here are The Sunshine Blogger Award rules:

• Thank the person that nominated you.
• Answer the 11 questions from your nominator.
• Nominate 11 bloggers and give them eleven questions to answer.

and the questions for me to ponder…

1. What matters most to you? World peace

2. How much do you enjoy what you do for a living? I am retired and enjoying retirement, thus far.

3. What would be the hardest thing (physical) for you to give up? Eyesight

4. When is the last time you’ve gone outside of your comfort zone? Not in quite some time, since I have retired.  When I was employed, several times.

5. What painful situation are you now most grateful for? In my lifetime, there were a few.  I am grateful to have had the pleasure of getting to know those close to me that are no longer here.

6. What are you so afraid of? Snakes and war.

7. If you could meet one person from any period in history (it may even be fictional), who would it be? Maya Angelou

8. What’s your favourite quote?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you did, people will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou

9. How and where do you like to spend your holiday? Blue Ridge, Ga at The Comfort Inn and Lodge.

10. What is your favourite thing about blogging? Connecting with others is my most favourite part of blogging.

11. What are your goals for your blog in 2016? Reading and writing more blogs, improving my creativity.

and my Sunshines are:

https://spiritualjourney17.wordpress.com/

https://urbody2mind.wordpress.com/

https://darrenscanlon.wordpress.com/

http://ontheroadthrough.com/

https://thephotographicalist.wordpress.com/

https://thosesecretswekeep.wordpress.com/

https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/

https://mescalime.wordpress.com/

https://cafebookbean.wordpress.com/

https://blogging0380.wordpress.com/

https://cherrytato.wordpress.com/

and here are your questions:

1. What is your favorite genre of music?
2. Do you have any pets and if so, what are they?
3. What is your favourite name for a boy/man?
4. What is your favourite name for a girl/woman?
5. What is your favourite topping on pizza?
6. Would you rather play in the snow or play in the sand?
7. Do you play computer games?
8. What is your favourite movie?
9. Who is your favourite musical group?
10. Do you like to dance?
11. What are your blogging goals for 2016?

Have fun with the award, Sunshines, and note you are not obligated to participate but we hope you do.

Cheers!

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Dashing Through the Snow

 

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I have been honored with a new award!

  Dashing Through the Snow Book Tag

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I love it!!  I have just been tagged by Getting Through Anxiety at https://gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com/

Thank you so much for tagging me with this Holiday treat.

Here are the rules:

Thank the curator (Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide To Novels). Thank you!

Tag five people to spread the Christmas joy

Have fun!

  • Name a book you would like to see under your Christmas tree.

I am not one that reads books.  I read magazines, newspapers, and information online.  However, a book relating to fashion and design would be appealing.

  • A book you’ll be reading over the Christmas season

Not likely, but I would be interested in Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet

  • Favorite Christmas movie

A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Do you like snow?

Yes, I love snow

  • Name a character you’d like to spend your Christmas day with

My husband.  He is quite a character 🙂

  • To give or receive

Both.  I love to give as I find it fulfilling.  I love to receive, as well.  I still enjoy the mystery of what is inside the gift with my name on it.

  • What fictional place would you like to spend Christmas at?

Mayberry, NC

  • Fondest Christmas memory?

This is really difficult to answer, as I have several.  Memories with family and friends are always the best.

  • Can you say Christmas tree ten times FAST in a row (pronouncing it correctly)

Well, the last two were a bit slurry, like when you drink too much bubbly 😀

My Tags:

https://margosviews.wordpress.com/

https://missggscloset.wordpress.com/

http://afunnythinghappenedwheniwaslearningmyself.com/

http://lynzrealcooking.com/

https://blabberwockying.wordpress.com/

Cheers!

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Roarrrrrr

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The moon shone brightly
A brilliant bauble high in the sky
I flew on my dragon

-Eugenia

 Such an honor to receive such a beautiful award.  I truly appreciate https://pamkirstblog.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award. It’s downright sexy, isn’t it!

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I am passing the award on to 6 deserving fellow bloggers.  They are under no obligation to accept the award.

Award Rules

•Display the award on your blog.
•Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
•Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award.
•Link your awardees in the post.
•Write 7 interesting things about you. 

Tidbits about me

-I am going into my third year of being retired.  I worked in the corporate world for 50+ years in the insurance industry.

-I was born and lived most of my life in Florida, from east to west and north to south.

-I was transferred, by my employer, to Atlanta, Ga and never left.

-I am a ditsy blond, with a ditsy husband and a cat that falls into the same category.  We all have fun being ditsy together.

-We love to travel, excluding the cat, taking day trips and weekenders. Our travels mainly take us to North Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

-I love blogging and being creative. In addition to WordPress, I have posted several articles on LinkedIn.

-My dream is to own a cabin and/or live in Blue Ridge, Ga.

And here are my nominees in no particular order:

https://yellowwolfenlightenment.wordpress.com/
https://wonderfulwordsblog.wordpress.com/
https://ladieswholunchreviews.wordpress.com/
https://beingrealisticblog.wordpress.com/
https://gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com/

Cheers! ☕️ 🍵

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Tuesday Chatter 3

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Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate and wishing everyone success and good health.

It has been a busy year, and November is exceptionally busy.  I love being busy, however, there are times when I have to reorganize in order to keep up.

Today, my blog is not necessarily a reorganization, however, it is combining a few items that must be accomplished.

First, I am utilizing my Tuesday Chatter event to address the other 2 items, since I wasn’t able to chatter this past Tuesday.  Included in my Tuesday Chatter event is my sincere thanks to Maddy for my nomination for The Real Neat Blogging Award.  You must stop by and visit Maddy at http://www.maddyathome.com/.  She offers a wealth of information, and she is an exceptionally gifted writer with an easy fluid style.

I am also utilizing my Tuesday Chatter event to address the Day 19 assignment for Writing 101.  We are to feature a guest, which I don’t have the time to respectfully allow for this assignment.  However, we are also given an option to publish a roundup of reads, and share them with our followers.

I am approaching the assignment by sharing the reads of those that I am nominating for The Real Neat Blogging Award.  My nominations are 5 of my newest followers.  I feel, what better way to share good reads than to share work by fellow bloggers.

Here is the award and the applicable rules: The Real Neat Blogger Award

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the seven questions the person who nominated you provided.
  3. Nominate seven other bloggers.
  4. Create seven new questions for the people you nominate.
  5. Display the logo somewhere on your blog.

The 5 nominated bloggers are in no particular order. There is no obligation to participate in sharing the award.  The nominees can nominate less than 7 bloggers.

Here are the questions and my answers:

1) What makes you smile?  People with  good sense of humor

2) What is your best talent?  Organization

3) Who is a hero in your life?  Maya Angelou

4) Dogs or cats?  Cat

5) Winter or Summer?  Winter

6) Movies or theatre?  Theatre

7) Beach or pool?  Beach

Here are my nominees and excerpts from their blogs:

https://ficosgamingmind.wordpress.com/

“Often I was called crazy. Or a misfit. Or an outsider. A troublemaker.”

https://cathylynnbrooks.com/

“I’m planning to promote my book, “Not My Story To Tell”. If all goes according to plan, it will be released around that time. We have plans to move closer to my daughter and grandson and live by the lake. I would love to winter in a warmer climate too. These are all my future plans. I’m sure everything will work out.”

https://sheilaseapoetry.wordpress.com/

“like thalassic velvet”

https://burnedunshelteredsouls.wordpress.com/

“I was never allowed to speak. I had so much going on inside my head that it eventually started eating me from inside. I needed an outlet, that is why I write. I write my soul.”

https://ilikemyhumordarkanddry.com/

“Having worked as a waitress, teller, secretary and cop (& having friends who are nurses), I can tell you without a doubt that bank tellers are hit on constantly- and it’s hilarious.”

Here are my questions to the nominees:

What is your favorite eye color?

Curly hair or straight hair?

What is your favorite piece of clothing?

What is your favorite season?

Do you consider yourself witty?

What time is it?

This is Tuesday Chatter, a weekly event where you can leave the link to your blog, giving others a chance to appreciate your talents. Here’s the link for the how-tos. Tuesday Chatter

Cheers!

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