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Mystery Blogger Award

Wow guys you are awesome! I was nominated for this award by two wonderful bloggers: DreamFilledDaughter and TShaw.

DreamFilledDaughter is the “daughter of the one true King who needs an outlet for her dreams.” Her blog is filled with loveliness that covers a variety of topics, although the recipes she has shared for Blogmas so far are probably my favorite. Stop on by!

TShaw is a new blogger who has begun her blogging career by diving head first into the world of Blogmas. She is killing it with every single post and many of her post will have your laughing and crying at the same time. Check her out!

Now, onto the award!

This award was created by Okoto Enigma.

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

– Okoto Enigma

The Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).


Three Things About Me:

  • I am a Christian and firmly believe that God is guiding my life and that ultimately my purpose is not in success as an author, but in success as God’s creation by sharing His Truth with others.
  • The most exciting thing to happen to me recently is that I got engaged to the man of my dreams!
  • I am a Disney fanatic! I love Disney movies, Disney parks, Disney whatever with all my being.


A Combination of Questions from TShaw and DreamFilledDaughter

What inspired you to start blogging?

  • I was inspired to start blogging as a way to promote my writing and build my platform. However, this experience has become much more than that. It is a great way to engage in the writing community.

What was the most memorable moment/event that happened this year in 2017?

  • I graduated with my Master’s degree and three days later I got engaged

Would you rather sneeze every minute or never again get to pick what clothes you wear?

  • I hate sneezing, I would rather never pick my clothes haha.

Where is your happy place?

  • With my loved ones

And finally, since this is the Blogmas season after all, what is your favorite thing about Christmas?

  • Christmas is a time of hope. It signals the birth of Christ and the hope that he brought into the world, the love that it took to come, and the joy that we have upon his arrival. 






The Muddled Lass

B. Aphorisms

Jay Pines



  1. We’re a few weeks into the new year now, have you accomplished any of your New Year goals?
  2. With the holidays over, what are you looking forward to next?
  3. Are you in your chosen career?
  4. With the cold, the rain, and the snow, are you enjoying this season? If not, which is your favorite season?
  5. Would you rather be hot or cold?


Well, that’s all folks! Happy Writing!

Blogs / Life

The Liebster Award

Thank you to Shruti Ohri for this kind nomination! Shruti blogs about writing, photography, and emotion. It is a beautiful blog and her most recent series of black-and-white photos are wonderfully captured. I suggest you guys stopping by!

The Liebster Award is all about nominating followers who are near and dear to one’s heart and/or who have recently supported one’s blog. So here we go:


The Rules

Here are the rules for all those who will be receiving this award if they choose to accept and nominate others:

  •  Create a new post thanking the person who nominated you, link their blog.
  • Include award graphic.
  • Answer the questions provided.
  • Make a new set of 10 questions for your nominees to answer.


The Questions Shruti asked me:
Q1. If you could wake up as someone/something else for a day, who/what would it be? Why?

  • I don’t know if I would, I like who I am, so I wouldn’t change into another person. It might be fun to be a dolphin for a day and see if there really are mermaids in the sea.

Q2. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?

  • I would take out the sin and the evil, or I would wish that everyone would know how much God loves them.

Q3. What does writing mean to you?

  • Writing is my life, it has always been my life. Yes, other things such as God and my family will come first, but writing just comes so naturally. I need to write, I want to write. When I write, I can loose myself in the words (even if they’re not very good)

Q4. How did you start blogging?

  • I was signed with a publishing house to publish my non-fiction book in late 2018. However, I was advised that even though I had signed with a publishing house, I would still most likely be responsible for promoting myself and my work. Therefore, I decided that I needed a platform. After all, why should anyone read my work? A first time author? My hope through blogging is to establish myself as an author and a poet. That people will see my worth and actually want to read my works. What I did not expect was this wonderful community. Blogging is much more than a simple platform for promoting my work, it is a place for me to grow and to encourage the growth in others.

Q5. What other interests do you have?

  • I absolutely LOVE to sing. I’ve been told that I am good, I know that I am decent, but I also know there are others who are much better than me. I was thinking about auditioning for the Voice just for the fun of it.

Q6. Do you have any dream destination? If yes, where is it and why?

  • I would love to visit Kauai for a honeymoon and I absolutely adore the mountains for small escapes from reality.

Q7. Give yourself a caption.

  • Oy, with the poodles already!

Q8. Do you have any favourite writers or poets? Who are they?

  • Oh goodness, this is a hard one. As any author knows, there are boundless of wonderful influences out there. Right now I particularly love Suzanne Collins and J.K. Rowling. (Too cliche?)

Q9. Do you have a favourite book or book series? What is it?

  • Again, you’re killing me! Picking favorite books is like picking your favorite child, you’re not supposed to have one! But. . .
  • Probably The Hunger Games series, the Harry Potter series, the City of Bones series, and the Clockwork Angel series.

Q10. Do you have a favourite phrase/tagline/quote? If yes, what is it?

  • Write, live life, drink tea, repeat.


My Nominations

Newer Followers:

T. Shaw (Writer): T. Shaw is a personal friend of mine who just recently began blogging. She has an excellent way of weaving stories into her blogmas posts. I highly suggest you go check her out!

RayNotBradbury: A recent follower who has showered some support on my blog! Thanks Ray!

Dreamer’s Outlet: Another recent follower who supports my blog! Currently, she’s got some great posts on blogmas

Shawn Robinson: A very recent follower of mine who has some great stuff on self-publishing on his blog page.

Danielle K: While I usually follow other writers, Danielle’s blog is filled with adorable kid and mommy fashion! Thanks for the recent support Danielle

My First FIVE Followers: Thank you for being with me from the very beginning!

Tess M. Garfield: Stories from the Heart

Claire Yang: Author and Poet

Lindsay: Blogger enthusiast

Marcus Hackeny: Classic Thoughts

SaltandNovels: author of “The Ways We Follow”

Questions for My Nominees:

  1. What is your ultimate goal that you want to accomplish through blogging? Fame? Money? Renown? Community? Catharsis?

2. What is your favorite Christmas memory/tradition?

3. Are you participating in Blogmas this year? If so, what is your favorite post so far? If not, why not?

4. How long have you been blogging? Why do you continue to blog?

5. Do you prefer live Christmas trees or fake Christmas trees? Why?

6. What is a unique experience that you’ve had in the past year or two?

7. Tea or coffee? And if tea, what kind? If coffee, what brew/flavor?

8. Where will you be on Christmas Eve and what will you be doing?

9. If you could have any one superpower what would you choose? Why?

10. If you could change your life, would you? How? Why or why not?