Friday, May 10, 2013

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

In the midst of grieving over the passing of our loving Papa,
I came across a comment that lit up my energy in an instant. 

It was from my new friend Jamie over at Being Positive with a Depressive Soul

The dear heart has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

I have to admit that, after receiving 7 Liebster Awards in one week a couple of weeks ago, I have given up on trying to accept them and do the work of nominating 11 blogs for EACH AWARD I received.

Let’s face it…. I am of course HONORED, but that takes a LOT of time, and I do have to be a Mommy and Wife at some point! J

So needless to say, I was thrilled to learn I had received a brand new award!

List 7 Facts about Yourself
Nominate 15 Other Bloggers

Since Jamie nominated me (and I happen to agree with her), I will follow her lead and only nominated 5 blogs, instead of the 15.

Here are my 7 Random Facts:

1.      Becoming a Mommy has made me a stronger and better me, giving me the ultimate empowerment, making me feel like there isn't a thing in this world that I cannot do.

2.      I LOVE to upcycle/restyle things… Specifically right now, I make totes, purses, headbands, necklaces and MORE from used shirts, sweaters & skirts. Check out our store!

3.      I truly believe that we can each change the world, one person at a time, by simply offering compassion, a listening ear, positive perspectives, or even just a smile any chance we get.

4.      I’m obsessed with drinking smoothies!  It’s SUCH an easy (and YUMMY!) way to get loads of fruits, veggies & protein in your body. (for protein I use Hemp Seed Hearts… 13 grams of protein in only ONE teaspoon!!!)

5.      Instead of stressing about content or how many posts I still need to make in a week, I follow a simple rule… Each post I make on my blog is meaningful and comes from the heart. If I have to force it, I close my laptop and try again later.  It’s the best and only way, in my opinion, to keep readers coming back for more, because they need to FEEL your words, not just read them.

6.      After fleeing far, far away from the South (born and raised there), the only thing I miss (besides my family) are the incredible thunderstorms that make the hair on your arms stand up, and the heavy rain on a tin roof. Ahh…..

7.      I like waiting until no one is here but me and my little man, and then turning on some music and dancing all over the place. J It’s a great workout but… It is also simply good for the soul.

I award the following 5 blogs the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

Please show some LOVE to these wonderful bloggers, and be sure to let them know we sent you!!!


  1. I love your 7 facts! Couldn't have said it better myself. Congrats!

  2. Congrats on the award hippie mom, it's always s fun to visit you :).

  3. Congrats! I can relate to the whole award deal...LOL! I went thru the same thing with the Liebster award, all 7 here too!

    1. LOL Glad I'm not the only one! :) Thanks, Joanne!

  4. Couldn't agree with you more...inspiring and well written posts rule the day. Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for sharing it with me. Life has been crazy busy around here - how I miss the days of holding my little ones and dancing around the house at times. Plans are to post and share this award before week's end. Family first, and now that things are settling down a bit, I'll have more time to think about my answers. Best of the day to you:)

    1. Thank you so much, and looking forward to reading yours!! :) <3

  5. Thank you again. Here is my post accepting the award:

  6. I truly believe that we can each change the world, one person at a time, by simply offering compassion, a listening ear, positive perspectives, or even just a smile any chance we get.

    Mark Duin

    Inspirational Speaker