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I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award // My answers to award questions // Announcing my nominees!

Hi everyone!

Can you believe it? I just got nominated for a blogger award for the third time in my blog history! (wowsers!) It’s called the ‘Mystery Blogger Award’, and here are the rules:

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

Okay. So first I’ll answer Zainab’s questions:

Who do you aspire to be like?

The Proverbs 31 woman.

What productive things have you been doing in quarantine?

Writing letters, learning more music, and working on a big surprise (don’t worry– it’ll be revealed soon!)

How did you get into blogging?

I said to my mom five years ago– “Hey can I start a blog?” No joke! lol.

What’s your favourite book?

The hardest question ever! So here’s my faves: Jane Eyre, The Lord of the Rings, Our Mutual Friend, The Phantom of the Opera.

What’s one goal you would like to have for your blog?

I want to have a lot of people reading it and enjoying it, and I’d like to be able to maybe sell some stuff on it.

Okie dokie! Now I have to put 3 things about myself. Hmmm….

  1. I speak some Scottish Gaelic.
  2. I sing in the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Chorus.
  3. I’m gonna be twenty in five days!!!

Now I have to announce my nominees.

(Note: I’m technically breaking the rules here… I’m supposed to have 10-20 nominees, but I just don’t have that many people to nominate, sorry!)

My Life of Faith

a blog about faith

In His Service and Loving It

My Life, Recipes, Biblical Encouragement

Laura Marie Blogs

My Life Lately

Seton Girls’ Hairstyles

Easy diy braids, updos, half-ups, no-heat curls, sport hairstyles, short hairstyles, haircare advice, and more!

Photography Phun

A blog for displaying beautiful photography & my life in His hands.

Alrighty lovely nominees! Here are my questions for you:

If you could visit anywhere in the world for two months, where would you go?

What is the most boring book you’ve ever read?

Would you rather have a ton of pretty paper or a ton of pretty fabric?

Did you know that there is a toad that literally freezes in the winter time, and its heart stops beating, and then in thaws and comes to life in the springtime?

What is your favourite Psalm?

Okay, only one more thing to go! (This award is a little hefty…!) Now I’m supposed to share links to the best posts on my blog. I guess this means the posts that I personally think are best…? I refuse to go through the past five years of my posts! So I’ll just do a couple of recent ones. 🙂

Spring = Dogwood Flowers In My Hair

With Me All The Way

And I’m done! Whew… that took a long time. I’d love to hear what you think of anything and everything about this post! I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day. ❤

In Christ,


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I’ve been nominated for the Real Neat Blogger Award! // My answers to the ‘award questions’

Hello everybody!

Today I’m back to tell you that I’ve been nominated for a blogging award for the second time in my blog history! (Read about the first one here.) This time, it’s the ‘Real Neat Blogger’ Award. (Isn’t that a cute name?)

Okay. First things first. Here are the rules–

  1. Display the blog award logo in your blog. (I didn’t see one, so I won’t put one in)
  2. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you. Thanks Lrose5!
  3. Do not forget to link to their blogging website. (Here’s the lovely blog!)
  4. Answer all the questions they have given you.
  5. Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers of your choice.
  6. Ask them 7 questions.

Okay, here are Lrose5’s questions for me:

Chips or crackers?

Crackers…I think…

What animal do you think is the cutest?

That is bloody hard!!! I know this is so unimaginative– but I think kittens are just so cute.

What is the best book you’ve read this month?

Well, this is a re-read for me, but Phantom of the Opera.

Outside or inside?

This is another hard question! But I actually think maybe inside, just because I love the rain so much, and you can’t really be outside in the rain! But during this beautiful spring season, it’s really hard to not say ‘outside’…

Who was the last person, besides a family member, that you saw, talked to, or hugged before you started isolating?

Probably my friend Sadie. (Who will hopefully be guest posting here soon!!)

Favorite music genre?

I can’t pick one specific one, but I can narrow it down to three– Celtic, Broadway, and Soundtracks.

Favorite emoji?

Um… unicorn…?

Okay! Now I get to make my nominations! *Drum roll please!*

And now here are my questions for the nominees above:

  1. What is your favourite colour? (I know, so boring…sorry…)
  2. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
  3. If you could pick any era in history besides our current era, which would you choose? (Future doesn’t count!)
  4. What song do you sing in the shower most frequently?
  5. Poetry or Prose?
  6. Fiction or Non-Fiction?
  7. What is your favourite musical instrument?

Alrighty! I did everything! Can’t wait to see the posts of my nominees! I hope all of your lovely readers have a lovely rest of your day. 😀 ❤

God bless you,


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10 Creative ideas to keep you happy while you’re stuck at home 🌼// ‘Caption This’ Contest!

Hi everyone! I’m back and this time with 10 creative ideas that you can test out while you are stuck at home. 😊

  • Write a haiku.
  • Write down ten things you’re thankful for on sticky notes, and stick them on the wall next to your bed.
  • Write a short fantasy story and read it to your younger siblings (if you have them🙂)
  • Memorize a short psalm.
  • Sew a pretty change purse by hand. Maybe even embroider your name on it!
  • Send a letter to an old friend. Don’t forget to decorate the envelope!
  • Take a picture of a bird. 🐦
  • Polish your church shoes. (Believe me–this is SO satisfying!)
  • Start learning a new language. (It’s more fun than you think!)
  • Give your mom a hug.♥️

What keeps you afloat while you’re stuck at home?

Now it’s time for something a little different–you could make this number eleven on the list, if you like.🙂 I’m going to put up some of my photography below, and you get to caption it! Please put your name, the photo number and your caption in the comments below, and the winner of each photo will get their name and blog name listed with their winning caption in a post of winners! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Photo No. 1
Photo No. 2
Photo No. 3
Photo No. 4

Looking forward to seeing your entries! This is going to be fun… 😁

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I’ve Been Nominated for the Leibster Award! // My answers to award questions


Thank you so much Moriah Snell!  You’re an awesome friend, and brilliant author!  You all should seriously go check out her blogs Books, Braids, and Born Again and Moriah Snell Writes!

So…I’m supposed to answer eleven questions…this might be tricky…

Who is your favorite Tolkien elf? 

That’s easy!  Luthien Tinuviel! (the nightingale!)

What is your least favorite song?

Okay, now this one is tough.  Hmmm.  Well–it’s not just one song, it’s whole album of death metal music with a scream vocalist that polished our airstream (long story…), and it’s called As Animals Eat My Insides. No joke.

If you awarded “Worst Book of the Year”, what book would you choose?

Oh golly!  Hmmm…I honestly don’t know!  Most of the books I’ve read have been excellent.  I guess I could say Death Comes to Pemberly though, not because I disliked the storyline–I love the storyline–but it was poorly written.  The author was too pretentious in her style, and left a lot of loose ends.

If you had to be one age forever, what age would you want to be?

Twenty.  Don’t ask.  I have no clue why.

Your worst hair nightmare is….?

Getting a pixie cut. lol!

 Do you listen to Broadway?


Do you have a favorite Star Wars quote? If so, what is it?

No…I don’t. sighs

What author would you recommend?

Two authors!  Charlotte Bronte and J.R.R. Tolkien!

Do you consider prophecies to be cliche? Explain your reasoning.

It really depends on the context.  Sometimes they are, but sometimes they are necessary and alluring.

What do you look for in books and movies?

Clever writing (if book), drama, tension, and a well thought out plot.

What is your opinion on the Liebster Award?

It’s fun!

Mmmkay!  Now I’m supposed to “share eleven facts about me”.  Lez see heah…

  1.   My birthday is today!
  2.   I have been to/lived in over 11 states!
  3.   I have brown hair that I wish was red and curly. (*sigh*)
  4.   I want to be a soprano soloist one day.
  5.   I can sing the entire Phantom of the Opera song, including the high notes, and most of the rest of the soundtrack too.
  6.   I love Jesus.
  7.   I wish I lived in the 1940’s.
  8.   I am co-authoring a book with three other people (one of them is Rhoxie Mans, who nomiated me!)
  9.   I am a legal assistant.
  10.   I play violin and piano.
  11.   I want to live in Scotland one day.

There!  That wasn’t so bad!!

Okay–now here’s the really tough part!  I don’t know eleven other bloggers! So– if you are one of the first eleven people to like and comment on this post, I’ll nominate you!

(please wait until I comment back to consider yourself nominated)

Now here are your questions!

  1.   What are you 5 top favourite books?
  2.   If you had all the money in the world to spend on a car, which would you get?
  3.   What is your hair colour?
  4.   What is your hobby?
  5.   Do you speak more than one language?
  6.   What personality do you wish you had?
  7.   Are you an avid reader?
  8.   What is your favourite breakfast food?
  9.   Which era do you wish you lived in?
  10.   What is your favourite colour?
  11.   Dresses, skirts, pants, or shorts?

I hope you have fun everyone!  I sure did!