Blog award lovin’ at its finest

Recently I was showered with blog affection from two incredible lady bloggers. I am perpetually awe-inspired by the resplendent connectivity in the blogging universe.

Every day we write, we read, and we feel together. It’s magnificent.

Thank you all for being so warm and welcoming, spreading the good vibe into a world that can always use it.

You may have noticed a physical perspective had a make-over this week. I think she looks pretty jaunty, don’t you?

Alrighty, onward to the honorary festivities!

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up-and-coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. I won’t be in this company for too much longer as my blog grows, so I am happy to snatch up this award while I’m still a pup.

Thank you to my fellow newbie over at Scribble Of A Happy Go Lucky Gal. Check her blog out for some guaranteed fun. She’s a sassy force over there!

First I must answer 11 questions she cooked up:

  1. Which color do you think is best related to you?  Purple, because its vibrancy offends people sometimes.
  2. Who is the person you secretly admire and why?  My husband. He’s an all-around exquisite guy.
  3. If you have only 12 hours left in your life, what will be the 3 things you would love to do?  Buy plane tickets for my closest family and friends, travel to an exotic locale, and have an epic soiree.
  4. A perfect holiday for you is?  An adventurous destination, oozing with history and culture.
  5. Your Hubby/Boyfriend/Girlfriend can be best described as…  See #2.
  6. Which cartoon character are you?  Wonder Woman.
  7. What will you prefer to wear on your perfect date?  A vintage dress that makes me feel like a million bucks.
  8. If at all you get worldwide calling card free for 1 day, name the first 5 people you would immediately call.  My hubby, my dad, my mom, my sister, my cats.
  9. What is that thing which you wish your dear ones knew about you?  Even though I don’t seem like the type, I love getting hugs. They’re a necessity.
  10. Which one do you think is more important for a human being–love, money, power, fame…and why?  Love. Because it will never be transient.
  11. How do you describe your life?  Restlessly passionate.

I couldn’t quite scrounge up the required 11 nominations as the other blogs I follow are very established with 200+ followers, or have been awarded by yours truly recently. So, I must cheat by nominating the following 6 for the Liebster Blog Award (some of you may have more than 200 followers, but congrats anyway!):

And, here are some kooky questions for my nominated Liebsters to answer:

  1. If you lived in a box of crayons, which color would you be and why?
  2. What do you think is the strangest animal?
  3. There’s a fire in the house and you only have time to save three things. What are they?
  4. Beach, mountains, or desert?
  5. You just won the lottery. Donate and be rid of it or keep it all?
  6. Name five free things you like to do.
  7. Do you see yourself as a grown-up?

This is my second time receiving the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and I am equally thrilled. Much gratitude to Gail over at The Jotter’s Joint for bestowing this prestigious honor. Take a moment to scope her out as well. She’s funny, she’s graceful, she’s cool.

To accept, I must say 7 things about myself:

  1. I used to be obsessed with Josephine Baker. I always wanted her banana skirt.
  2. Living in Wisconsin has turned me into a beer connoisseur.
  3. I prefer to be barefoot. But, I love boots!
  4. I never tire of historic buildings.
  5. I’m a complex character and sometimes even annoy myself. See #2.
  6. I have an acute sense of smell. It’s a gift and a curse if you know what I mean.
  7. I don’t consider myself an adult.

Here are my 7 sprightly nominations for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

One Lovely Blog Award!

To be considered lovely by anybody is just lovely, isn’t it?

So, I am overjoyed to accept the One Lovely Blog Award for a physical perspective from my charming friend Kristi over at Biscuits & NAVY. Kristi is an adorable fashionista with a knack for fun and elegant wardrobe combinations. Check her out!

I would like to thank all of my beautiful followers out there for your continued support and enthusiasm. You are beyond lovely.

Recently, my little blog surpassed 100 followers! Here’s the celebratory happy dance in case you missed it.

To accept, I must say 7 things about myself:

  1. My goal is to write 10 books in the next 10 years. There, I said it. Now I have to do it!
  2. One of those books is probably going to be about pirates. I thought they were cool long before the Pirates of the Caribbean movies came out.
  3. I can’t resist dark chocolate with sea salt. It rocks my world.
  4. I shudder when people crack their knuckles. By Golly, I even shudder just thinking about it.
  5. Lost In Translation is one of my favorite movies. A lot of people said they didn’t get it. I got it, and thought it was spectacular.
  6. I look like a clown when I wear lipstick, so I usually avoid it altogether.
  7. No matter what is happening in the world, I continue to believe in humanity. The power of positive thinking is always enough.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers for the One Lovely Blog Award (please note…the categories below are only a guideline; several of these blogs cover multiple topics.):


Travel & Food

Photography & Design

“Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.” – Sa’di

Ooh, la la…more awards have arrived!

I’m blushing from head to toe. Really!

I received two more stellar awards from two stellar ladies. I am truly grateful to be honored with more love and encouragement from the blogging community.

The Sunshine Award

A big shout out to my radiant blogger Positive Boomer for honoring me with this award. To me, her blog is pure sunshine, so I am tickled that she considers me in the same cheerful company.

Some of you may have read Written by a 90 Year Old, which came from her blog. If you missed it, read it. You’ll love it!

To accept, I must answer 10 questions:

  1. Favorite color: Grey, Green
  2. Favorite animal: Cat, Cow (some of you met Ken during my last award post)
  3. Favorite number: 7
  4. Favorite drink: Water, Tea, Beer (converted after moving to Wisconsin, naturally)
  5. Favorite website: Yoga Journal (great tips for non-Yogis as well!)
  6. Passion: My beautiful husband, teaching movement, and it seems like I’m forgetting something…oh, that’s right! Writing.
  7. Prefer getting or giving presents: Don’t make me choose! Hey, I’m being real. I like presents!
  8. Favorite pattern:  Paisley (it’s all over my apartment)
  9. Favorite day of the week: Sunday
  10. Favorite flower: Cherry Blossoms

I must cheat a bit on all nominations as I am still new at blogging and cannot muster the required handful at the moment.

Here are two for the Sunshine Award:

  1. Live. Explore. Learn. Remember – Cool, fun couple living in S. Korea. They recently taught me about sock vending machines!
  2. Jessica Korteman – Another cool, fun couple. They live in Japan, and travel everywhere. Living the dream!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

A big shout out to my fellow blogger The Emerald Maiden for honoring me with this award. She has a really warm, down-to-earth blog that you should check out. It’s always a relief to find people keeping it real!

To accept, I must say 7 things about myself:

  1. I bite my nails.
  2. I think film noir is fantastic.
  3. Australian accents are my favorite. I wish I had one.
  4. I rarely use a handbag. I use pockets or my backpack.
  5. I know how to dance the Highland Fling.
  6. I want to see the entire world before I die. That’s right, all of it!
  7. Teaching kids has helped me to clean up my dirty mouth. I now say things like “Oh goodness!” and “Fiddlesticks!”.

I would like to nominate the following three bloggers for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  1. Doree Weller – A fellow writer with a kindred spirit.
  2. Figments of a Dutchess – She’s Dutch. She’s sassy.
  3. The R Premises – Random, angsty, and refreshingly different.

Versatile Blogger Award!

First and foremost, I’d like to thank the Academy…just kidding!

I’d like to thank my new friend at Travel Culture Food, a great travel blog that whisks you away for a day, for honoring me with the Versatile Blogger Award.

I am truly thrilled to be nominated after such a short time in the blogging community. Thank you again!

The way this works is for me to pass the honor along to 15 other bloggers. Feel free to scope out their blogs as I believe them all to be neat.

  1. Positive Boomer
  2. A Charmed Yogi
  3. A Drifter Off to See the World
  4. Toemail
  5. As Time Goes By
  6. Hovercraftdoggy
  7. She Thought Outside the Box
  8. Bucket List Challenges
  9. The Housemats
  10. Reading Interrupted
  11. Holistic Me
  12. Coco J. Ginger
  13. A Serendipitous Happenstance
  14. Introverted Blogger
  15. The Emerald Maiden

Lastly, I must divulge 7 tidbits about myself…

  1. I still sleep with a stuffed animal every night. His name is Ken (after my favorite author Ken Follett).
  2. I got married in Vegas. No muss, no fuss and we’ve been happily married for 7 years.
  3. Black licorice and root beer gross me out.
  4. Almost every dress I own is vintage.
  5. When I was little I wanted to be Indiana Jones or a Ghostbuster.
  6. I have been dancing for 23 years.
  7. I can do an accurate Britney Spears impression.