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Sunshine Blogger Award 4 & 5

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I would like to thank spiceinthebox & BrizzleLass Books for nominating me for this award. They are both lovely ladies with unique blogs.  spiceinthebox is a foodie.  She has a wonderful blog with all sorts of goodies on it.  Claire @BrizzleLass Books is a fellow book blogger like me.  Her blog is filled with books, books, books!  Her blog is fun and exciting.  Both of these ladies are wonderful people to get to know. So go now and check out their blogs and become friends.


  1. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and / or on your blog
  2. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  3. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions

PS’s Questions:

  1. What is the funniest fail of a lie anyone has attempted on you?-  My son telling me he cleaned  his bathroom.  Knowing full well that I will go check behind him to make sure, he still tries to pull a fast one.  It is hilarious.  “Son, did you clean our bathroom?” “Yes Mam!” “Really?  Let me go look.” “Wait I need to go sweep the floor!”  an hour later…..  “Ok you can look now.”  me laughing……
  2. What is the best vacation you have been on?- In 2010, my husband and I went to the mountains for our 10 year anniversary.  It was the first time we had every went away together alone in our marriage.  It was wonderful.
  3. Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?  Two years ago South Carolina flooded from rain fall and I was stranded at home since roads around my home were flooded.  Several people lost their homes, buildings and businesses collapsing, roads washed out, bridges and dams broke and failed.  Our state had to declare a state of emergency.
  4. Which quality in others impresses you the most?  Honesty & Caring
  5. How do you deal with the stresses of life? Read a book
  6. What would you do if you saw a lion in your house? Open the door and stand behind it while tossing a raw steak out to the middle of the yard, then when he came out I run in.  😉
  7. If time machine allows you to go to revisit your past, where would you like to go in your past? Elementary School 4th grade- I would have begged my parents to make me stick with playing the violin.
  8. What is your favorite Game? Gardenscapes – it is kinda like Candy Crush except you get stars for completing levels and use those to bring life to your abused gardens at you mansion.  It is addicting.
  9. How would you describe the friendship? Someone who is honest, caring, supportive and has your back.  
  10. What is your short-term dream? To travel to a tropical destination
  11. What kind of movie you like? Name one of your favorites.  80’s classics – Goonies, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Caddyshack, Gremlins, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Beverly Hills Cop, Beetle Juice, The Lost Boys, Poltergeist, etc.

Claire’s Questions

  1. You can live anywhere in the world, where do you choose? Hawaii
  2. What are you reading right now? The Temptation Trials Part I
  3. What was the last live music show you went to? Fiddler On The Roof
  4. If you weren’t a book blogger, what would you blog about? Kayaking Hiking and Photography
  5. What is top of your bucket list? Travel somewhere out of the USA
  6. What is your autobiography called? hmmmm not sure….. Life of Patty?
  7. What’s your favourite season? Summer
  8. Coffee or Tea? Coffee
  9. Chocolate or Wine? Chocolate
  10. Walk or Cycle? Walk
  11. Finally, your favourite book this year? The Chosen By: J R Ward


My nominations:

Now don’t worry if you have been nominated before.  It just means you are awesome!  You do not have to participate if you don’t want to.  You will still be awesome if you don’t.  😉  If you were not nominated and want to participate, then by all means do so.  We love to get to know you.

My questions:

  1. Why did you  start blogging?
  2. Who in your life inspires you?
  3. What is your favorite hobby?
  4. Beach or Mountains?
  5. Amusement Park or Historic Places?
  6. Would you spend the night somewhere that is deemed haunted?
  7. What is something you are curious about, but never done?
  8. If you got a pass to travel to space, would you?
  9. What book this year are you most looking forward to?
  10. If you could fly anywhere in the world, where would that be?
  11. Night Owl or Morning Person?


Agian, thank you girls for nominating me for this award.  You make me smile.  I feel honored to receive these.  It lets me know that people are enjoying this blog, as much as I enjoy writing it.


Black Cat Blue Sea Award

Black Cat Blue Sea Award


Thank you to my buddy Nel @ Reactionary Tales for nominating me for this award. If you do not know Nel by now, then you are truly missing out.  Nel and I have become friends a few months back when I first started out blogging.  She was one of my first twenty followers.  She is sweet and funny.  I love chatting with her on a daily basis on and off the WordPress platform.  We are going to hang out and meet in November and I don’t know which one of us is more excited about it.  🙂  I really encourage you to check out her blog and become a follower.  You will not regret it and I bet you will become fast friends too.

What Is This Award:

This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.

James over at This is My Truth Now may have created this award and he’s very intelligent and fun person to talk to. I always look forward to all his posts and comments.  He is super fun and nice.  We are quickly becoming fast friends and chat often.  He was so sweet the other day and mentioned me in his blog. Check it out here: This Is My Truth Now 365 Day Post- Unpredictable


  • anybody nominated can nominate up to eight other bloggers
  • the nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator
  • the questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions
  • if any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award


My Questions:

  • What’s your dream job?

To work as a book editor.  Then I get paid to read all these awesome books/reviewer.

  • Do you ever have moments where you get bored with routine and feel like being spontaneous in a big way? Share examples if you have some!

All the time.  I hate being repetitive.  I love trying new and exciting things.  My hiking and kayaking adventures I just started are prime examples.


  • Who is your celebrity crush? (And don’t tell me you don’t have one!)

Mark Whalburg – I have been crushing on him since Calvin Kline and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch Days.  ❤

Image result for mark wahlberg calvin klein Image result for mark wahlberg Image result for mark wahlberg family 2017


My Nominations:

Book Twins Reviews | | Angie Dokos

BrizzleLass Books | Stephanie’s Novel Fiction

My Nominations Questions:

  • Name something you want to do but have not.
  • If you could write a book with an author, who would you choose and why?  What would the book be about?
  • What is your most treasured item you own and why?

Now don’t forget to check out the nominees and follow their blogs.  It is all of you who make us successful.  🙂

Thank you again Nel.  You’re the best!  ❤




Sunshine Bogger Award 3

The Sunshine Blogger Award 3

Hello beautiful people!

I was nominated by Jenna @Bookmark Your Thoughtsfor the Sunshine Blogger Award. I have known Jenna now for a couple of months and found her to be super sweet.  She has a wonderful blog.  You should check it out.  I promise you will not regret it.

This is the third time I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I am thrilled.  It is truly humbling to have so many people recognize my blog and appreciate it.  I have only had the blog since April and it is really starting to take off.  Thank you to all my followers for helping me to make it successful.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  3. Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. List the rules and display the award.

Jenna’s Questions for Me

  • What’s your favourite book from your childhood?

Fear Street Novels by RL Stine Product Details

  • From the best of your knowledge, what is your favourite childhood memory?

Tea parties with my dad – he really just wanted to eat all my chocolate candy.  lol

  • What was your favourite subject in school? Why?


  • If reincarnation is real, what would you like to come back as?

A Princess 😉

  • Name one reason why you would want to teleport to the future? What do you think it will behold?

I really can’t think of a reason.  I live life in the moment and never wondered what the future would bring.  I guess if I have to pick I would want to see if I ever have any grandkids.

  • Who is your favourite hero/heroine in YA literature?

Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games- she is brave and strongThe Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1) by [Collins, Suzanne]

  • You’ve won a million dollars; what’s the very first thing you do with the money?

Pay off all my debt

  • It’s movie watching time; what’s your favourite movie genre that you’re most likely going to watch? Do you have a favourite movie?

I love romantic comedy movies Hallmark movies 🙂  

  • You can instantly travel to anywhere in the world; where are you travelling to? Why?

Hawaii  I would love to hike the beautiful islands and take in all of natures wonders.  Beautiful.



  • You find a genie (with no restrictions) and are the lucky one to have three of your wishes granted; what are they?

I am not sure I want to make any wishes since I saw the movie wish upon.  What would the price of my wishes be?  lol  

  • What book series or standalone novel would you recommend/do recommend to anyone? Why?

Charley Davidson Series By: Darynda Jones– These books are not only sexy and dangerous they are seriously hilarious.  Ms Jones puts funny little quotes at the beginning of every chapter and they crack me up.  You should check them out.

Product Details

✥ Charlotte “Charley” Davidson, a part-time private investigator helping the police with her ability to contact the dead in her full-time role as the Grim Reaper, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a paranormal romantic suspense series.

✥ Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. ~ Goodreads 

*Description credit Urban Fantasy Wiki

*Quotes pulled from chapters in books:

  • “I don’t think I get enough credit for the fact I do all this unmedicated. ~a tshirt” Seventh Grave and No Body Darynda Jones
  • “A friend will help you if someone knocks you down. A true friend will pick up a bat and say, “Stay down. I got this.” Eighth Grave After Dark Darynda Jones
  • “Don’t go buying trouble.  It’s free and it knows where you live. ~a tshirt” Second Grave On the Left Darynda Jones
  • “I meant to behave. There were just too many other options. ~a tshirt” Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet Darynda Jones

There are so many more to choose from and they are all funny.  🙂

The Nominees

I will not nominate so many people this time since I probably have nominated loads with my other awards.  If I have nominated you again, I am sorry.  You don’t have to participate, but if you do enjoy and have fun with it.  If you are new to my blog and other bloggers that have been nominated, please go check out their pages.  These are great people and would love to have new friends.  Looking forward to hearing from all of you.

Again thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Don’t forget to check out these other bloggers.  You are what makes us successful.


The Awesome Blogger Award

Award: The Awesome Blogger Award

Thank you so much Noriko @Diary of a Bookfiend for the nomination! It is really sweet to receive this award and I am truly honored.

I recently befriended Noriko on WordPress and have enjoyed her blog site immensely.  She has some lovely post and an amazing looking blog.  If you have not  had the pleasure of her company, then you should check her blog out.  You will not regret it!

The award was created by Maggie at Dreaming of Guatemala who stated:

This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.



1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Include the reason behind the award.
3. Include the banner in your post.
4. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
5. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
6. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
7. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
8. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated.


Questions from Noriko

  1. What is your worst fear in your life?  To be in pain when I die. I want to die in my sleep peacefully.
  2. Are you left-handed or right-handed? If you’re right-handed, are you inherently right-handed or were you forced? Right Handed- Just came naturally
  3. Tell us about the happiest moment you have ever had in your life if you don’t mind. The day I gave birth to my son. 
  4. If you could go back in time and re-experience a certain event/time period, when is it and why?  My wedding day.  I would re-marry my husband over and over.  It was a wonderful day.
  5. Where are you from? Originally born in Georgia, USA
  6. What is your least favorite social media platform and why? Google seems kinda boring and mundane, I feel it is more of a search platform not a social connection.
  7. If you could have Doraemon’s Anywhere Door (for those of you who don’t know what it is, it is basically a magical door that transports you anywhere you want in an instant), where would you go?  Ireland – I hear it is really beautiful there.
  8. What’s the 2nd item on your bucket list?  To visit London and Paris
  9. Any summer plans? Nope- not good at planning so I just wing it.  Go with the flow is what I always say.
  10. What life lesson do you appreciate the most and why?  The importance of family.  You only ever get one shot at having a family.  You need to make the most of it, because there are those in the world who never get to experience the kind of love and support that having a family brings, so you need to cherish it.

My Nominees


I am sorry if you have already received this award, it just means your super awesome!!  It is  fine to skip it if you aren’t up for this, but if you participate, have fun with it! 🙂 I am sorry if some questions are from others or seem repetitive.   I don’t always remember where they come from or if I have seen them before.

My Questions to the nominees

  1. If you could meet any one blogger, who would it be and why?
  2. Where are you from?
  3. Do you have a hobby that you enjoy and what is it?
  4. Where is the farthest from home you have ever traveled and how did you get there?
  5. What is your fondest childhood memory?
  6. If you could write a book, what would it be about?
  7. Name an item on your bucket list?
  8. Favorite Book?
  9. Book you want to see made into a movie?
  10. Future or Past and why?


Again, thank you for the nomination, it means the world to me to have your ❤ love and support.  You are what makes my blog successful and for that I am truly grateful.


The Mystery Blogger Award 

The Mystery Blogger Award

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image in your post.
  • List all the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10-20 people and notify them.
  •  Link back to the creator of the award. (Okoto Enigma)
  • Ask nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with a weird or funny question.
  • Share the link to your best/favourite post of yours.

Three Things About Myself (this is always the hard part)

  1. I am a very crafty person.  I bake cakes, embroidery and some sewing, make wreaths, wedding planning and decorations, wedding bouquets, photography, arts and crafts and much more.  I really enjoy doing all these things.
  2. I love to hike and kayak, which I just started doing both these things recently.  I really enjoy the outdoors, but have to be careful due to all the allergies and asthma I have.
  3. I am an outgoing and loving person.  I never meet a stranger.  I trust easily and sometimes that can be my downfall.  Some say I wear my heart on my sleeve.  I feel lucky that I have so many wonderful people in my life.


The Questions:

1. What is the coolest handmade thing you’ve ever received?

A Quilt my grandma made for my baby dolls when I was a child.   I still have it.  🙂

2. Is there a villain or antagonist that you can’t help but call a favorite character? If so, who?

 I think I would pick the Xcor from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by: J.R. Ward.  He is just trying to survive and falls into the wrong thinking of taking down the king.  I blame his second in command for his bad decisions.  Now this is a spoiler so don’t read these next sentences if you haven’t read the books.  (he redeems hisself in this last book The Chosen, by saving Thor’s life and pledging his life to the King)  All in all I fill he was just misunderstood.


3.  What is a show, anime, or webcomic that desperately needs another season? Or a book that needs a sequel?

Dead Like Me – It is a show that originally aired on Showtime for two seasons only in 2003 & 2004.  It was a hilarious comedy about a girl named Georgia that died by a toilet seat from outer space entering the earths atmosphere and hitting her in the head.  She then returns to earth as a grim reaper.  This show is full of dark humor, but it is funny as hell.  I hear they may make a movie.  I really hope so.


4. What are some animations and/or webcomics that you think have some of the best art?  This is a hard one considering I don’t read anima  or comics.  I will have to go with cartoons.  Scooby Doo cartoons always had some pretty cool backdrops.

5. (Weird/funny) Which character would you like to be from whatever you’re currently reading or watching? I would want to be Jane on Drop Dead Diva, she is  so confident and sure of herself.  She is a strong character.


My Questions:

  1. Who is your favorite fictional character?
  2. If you were the stranded on a deserted island and could choose one celebrity to be with you, who would that be and why?
  3. Which author is on your bucket list to meet and why?
  4. If you could volunteer for an outreach program, which would you chose and why?
  5. What book character would best describe you and why?


 My Nominations:

BrizzleLass Books | Reactionary Tales | This Is My Truth Now

The Book Keeper | By Hook Or By Book |

Angie Dokos | Book Princess Reviews |

Sue’s Reading Corner | Bobo’s Book Bank

Thank you again for this award.  It is because of people like you that my blog is becoming a sucess.  This means a lot to me.




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