Finally, It’s Happened to Me… the Last One, I Promise

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award (Turquoise)

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Ok, this is the last one… I swear!!! Four awards in four days was not my original objective but it has been an interesting and entertaining ride none the less, so I’d like to send a big thank you to anyone and everyone who enjoyed this along with me! You’ve all been so great! 🙂 Anyways, here it is in all its glory:

The Rules

1. Display your new award.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

My Thanks

You all can’t see me right now, but I’m totally doing a happy dance to be here at the last award (for at least a little while anyways) and the person I have to thank for this great honor is Shaking The Tree.

Congratulations are in order and I would like to shout out my appreciation to Shaking the Tree for nominating me! I mean really, is there no limit to your awesomeness? Thank you so much! 🙂

Anyways, please spread the love and visit her at: http://suzysu.wordpress.com/

7 Things About Myself

1. I spend a lot of time walking and chatting with friends. Fresh air smells SO good!
2. I organize and plan so much, at times I frustrate my family members.
3. I’ve created 4 full (and I mean FULL) brochures for my own vacationing pleasure. 🙂
4. I had 368 posters of NKOTB on my walls when I was in highschool. Still love em’.
5. I make crafts a lot (especially at holidays) and decoupage everything.
6. I should have been a graphic artist based on the amount of time I spend editing pics.
7. Drumroll please… Mwahahaha, I have a black Pearl drum kit that I’m dying to set up.

The 15 people I chose to nominate:

1. Life Makeover
2. Rockin the Boat
3. Alice in Training
4. Rainy Days
5. Tom Talks
6. AnAverageFan
7. Sun By The Sea
8. TheLittleSpot
9. Word Salad, Please
10. Bloggin’ my vibe
11. Amanda Steinkey
12. X Marks the Spot
13. pureaffection
14. Here’s to Hoping
15. Life of Lee Lee

Wow, we’ve finally reached the end! Congratulations to all those that I have nominated!
You all have amazing new blogs and deserve this award so much, so I hope you enjoy it!

Goodbye for now, and cheers for more awards to come! 🙂 Thank you so much for being here. 🙂

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My Blog’s Very First Advertisement

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For the first time today, I was surfing my site and updating things as usual, when all of a sudden I see… dum-dum-dum… my very first advertisement staring back at me!

I asked it what it was doing here and it just tilted it’s big doe eyes at me and blinked innocently. This instantly takes my mind off the situation and for a moment, I actually focussed on the “cuteness” of the advert instead.

It was a handsome little devil with looks so enticing they will transfix you and draw you in immediately. With a cheeky look on its face, my new advertisement finally says to me, “I’m here, I’m cute, and I’m staying unless you want to pay me to go away.” Eff!

It wasn’t very sweet about things, but it did make me think. Should I pay to have this intrusion forever disappear? That’s a tough question, because my site is still so new. Instead, I thought I would try to make it my friend. Yes, that’s what I’ll do – I’ll ply it with compliments and make it welcome here until the day I no longer need it’s affection. Mwhahahaha!

The sweet victory of producing a blog busy enough to warrant an advertisement is a great compliment to me and for that, I will wear each one of them like a badge of honor. So don’t be shy, feel free to click any ad here that catches your fancy. I’m not a selfish person, so sharing the advert-love feels just fine to me [wink].

Now I want to know, have any of you noticed any ads on your blogs? Have you paid to get rid of them? Was it worth it? If you have any info, please feel free to share below.

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Another One Bites the Dust – Inspirational Blogger Award

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award (White)

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The Rules

1. Display your new award.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

My Thanks

I would like to send an elephant sized thank to the amazing blogger who nominated me for this award! Please visit Ky Grabowski because she’s a real peach and her site delights with some sugar on top! Seriously though, next time, I’m sending her a cape because of the superhero sized kindness she has!

You can visit her at: http://kygrabowski.wordpress.com/

7 Things About Myself

1. I often watch the history channel because I find it fascinating.
2. Because I’m Canadian, I say ‘eh’ a lot. And yea… I really do!
3. My cat is very smart and demands everything under the sun… Meow!
4. I took Geology in College and am obsessed with rocks of all kinds.
5. I was a finalist for a new reality show, but in the end I didn’t make it. Boooo!
6. I’m a big girl gamer! Oh yea!!!
7. I’m really old school in that I still use my VCR. Oh yea, it’s still relevant to me! 😉

The 15 people I chose to nominate:

1. Just Fuffy 
2. Fancy Little Talk 
3. lostinadreamland
4. Lilac`s Bourbon 
5. Umami So Fat
6. A Perfect Portion
7. Lady Annie
8. Waterbug
9. One Little Lizard
10. Somewhere you can openly ask questions
11. Ravyn’s Ramblings
12. Life of a Teenager
13. Fashion Identity
14. Rose Card-Faux
15. Coconuts & Clean Eating

So there you have it! Congratulations to all those that I have nominated!
You all have amazing new blogs & deserve this award so much, so I hope you enjoy it!
Cheers! 🙂

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What I Love: Fridays

TGIFHappy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a great weekend coming up! 🙂

Since I didn’t share a true confession yesterday, I thought I’d kick off the weekend by letting you in on a little secret of mine: I love Fridays!!! Yes, LOL, it’s not the most risqué admission, but Fridays really are the only day where I tend to get friskier and smile just a little bit more than usual.

The excitement that most Fridays bring to me is unparalleled. It’s like a big old glass of sunshine on a cold winter day. I live to spread my enthusiasm on the last day of the week and I’m not ever going to stop, either. So there. ;p…

Anyways, smiles and giggles kicked into high gear, Fridays are the highlight of every week for me. It’s the reward I get for working so hard; a time for indulgence and play; or even just a visit with friends and some relaxing conversation. However you do it, Friday brings the relief of knowing you now have a few days off to relax and to finally take some time for yourself. Ahhhhh-mazing!

Fridays are just awesome, so TGIF all around!!! I love them with all my heart and I know I’m not alone. It’s time to celebrate!! Friday is here and it’s the best night to dress up, put your party shoes on, and let loose!! I love it so much!!!

So be beautiful and have an amazing Friday night for yourself! You deserve it, of that I’m sure. God knows I’ve read some great posts out there this week! 😉

And how will you enjoy spending your Friday evening? Do you like to dress up and get out there too? Hit me up below & we’ll chat soon. Cheers and TGIF all! 🙂

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The Versatile Blogger Award

If you’re nominated, you’ve already won The Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations!

How It Works:

#1 – Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their site.
#2 – Copy and paste the award to your blog.
#3 – Share 7 random facts about yourself.
#4 – Nominate 5 bloggers and include links to their sites as well.
#5 – Let the other bloggers know that you have nominated them.

The Versatile Blogger Award Itself

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Thank You to the Beautiful Blogger Who Nominated Me:

http://divinerush.wordpress.com

I would like to give a big shout of thanks to my new favourite blogger and nominator, Divine Rush. Since I love visiting her site so much, I know you’ll love it too. Be sure to check her out!

7 Random Facts About Me

#1 – I have made lists of lists because I love them so much. Fun!
#2 – I can’t seem to describe a sneeze in less than 500 words. Sorry.
#3 – I love, love, LOVE… Hello Kitty. And I’m a collector too. I can’t help it.
#4 – I kept 30 mini-skirts from my 20’s (and only one of them is truly inappropriate).
#5 – My new fav store is Cabela’s. Who knew you could erect a mtn inside a store?
#6 – I have a fluffy, white, and brown raggamuffin cat who is so cute, it’s ridiculous.
#7 – I’m going to start a new blog for my West Coast friends. Coming soon. 🙂

The 5 Gorgeous People Who I Have Nominated:

Please check them out because they truly are worthy of this award!

Letters to Cinderella
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Begin Again by Myself
reocochran
For The Love Of Sass

Congratulations & Cheers all!

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We’ve Been Tagged

Well here you are. Thanks so much for coming. 🙂 You may find yourself as one of the lucky few to have been tagged by me. Or maybe you’ve just stumbled upon this post out of curiosity. Either way, I’m glad you’re here.

If for some reason you find that after reading this you are no longer happy to have heard from me, I sincerely apologize. Feel free to delete this post as it will not hurt my feelings at all. I mean… I didn’t originate this plan, so it’s not that big of a deal, but I would like to get to know more about you.

Anyways, I myself was tagged by rossmurray1 and since I have nobody else to point the finger at, I will urge you to focus your attention on him as well. I don’t know him at all, but I’m sure he’d love to hear from you. 😉

So being that I’m pretty new to this whole blogging thing, I figured that I may as well go ahead and give this “Tagging” a shot even if it is against my better judgement. It might be a good way for you to get to know me a lil bit better too. So enjoy and here goes:

The rules:
1. Post the rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you.
3. Answer the questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
4. Create eleven new questions and tag new people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

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Here is a picture of me writing away to my heart’s content. 🙂

And here are my 11 Random Facts:

1. I’m a typical Aquarian astrology-wise, so that means I can be quite eccentric at times.
2. I only wear coconut scents and perfumes and nothing else. Yes, even in the Winter.
3. My recent obsession with boating has got me buying waterproof gadgets regularly.
4. I always have something big going on so I can spend my free time planning.
5. I have more camping gear than I care to admit & I frequently do it in high heels.
6. There are so many bags and boxes saved under my bed, it’s incredible.
7. I successfully managed 21 people nationally when I was only 21 years old.
8. I’ve been a severe nail biter my whole life, but last year I just stopped. It’s weird.
9. I have 3 tattoos, but they are all hidden. I named one of them “Frank”.
10. My bf & I wear matching lucky charms. We’re both Snakes in the Chinese Zodiac.
11. I was born at exactly 4:20am. 😉 Lucky me!

Here are the questions given to me:

1. What’s that behind you?
My Bed. Care to join me? wink-wink.
2. Scooby-Doo or Looney Tunes?
Scooby-Doo.
3. Are you sure?
Oh yea! My spidey senses tell me so. #420conspiracy
4. Where do you go to find peace, and do you need reservations?
No reservations required. I head to the water. Mmmmn… it smells SO good.
5. What’s the best thing a complete stranger has ever said to you?
“When you’re 30, you’re gonna look like you’re only 20, you look so young!” – LOL
6. Would you rather visit a museum or shop for shoes?
My weekend plans depend on your answer so think about it. I said THINK!
I really thought about it and sorry, shoes win out. Did someone say sale? hehehe
7. No
8. Come up with a better one then, if you’re so smart.
I’ll try. This has been magic though…
9. I was at the liquor store one day stocking up on wine – five bottles to be precise.
As he was ringing them up, the clerk said, “If you run out, we close at 5:30.”
Witty or rude?
Rude. Just plain rude.
10.Getting dressed with the shades up is like _________. Complete this simile.
Flirting with your top down. Gotta keep em’ guessing, ladies. I try to be good…
11.Is getting blog-tagged more work than you bargained for at this point?
Yea. Pretty much. Especially that last question. Geez. (jk)

Finally, here are my 11 questions:

1. What is your favourite meal? Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner?
2. Do you have any moles and if so, where is the strangest place one is located?
3. If you could stay a certain age forever, what would it be?
4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
5. Which celebrity do you think you look most like?
6. What was the best kiss you have ever had and why?
7. Where would you go if you could get a free roundtrip ticket to anywhere?
8. Is there anything you collect? Or maybe a favourite hobby?
9. Would you be ok with hiking in an area where there might be bears?
10. What is your go-to snack? Are you the sweet, salty, or savoury type?
11. Can you hear the fanfare? Confetti to you! Did you enjoy the ride?

Thanks so much for getting this far. It is alot for one ‘Lil’ blog.

Here are the people I tagged. I chose them because I liked their blogs and wanted to get to know more about them, too. The special ones are:

thelonelymonkey
Simply Single
Ordinarygirlinbrum
Crumpled Confessions
GratitudeEquation
The Trials and Tribulations of Miss Poly
Theclbray
All Things Jen
Americanblackdude
K.

Final note: There was one more person I tagged, but I accidentally deleted their information and am unable to link them. As soon as I figure out who it is, I’ll add them as well. Cheers everyone!

Welcome to My First Blog

Click to visit my About Me page

Hello everyone and welcome to my very first blog post!

This is definitely something new that I’ve decided to try out, so I thought I would take a quick minute and give you a sneak peek into who I am, what I love to write about, and how you can help me out along the way.

Who am I? This is a question that I’m sure many people wonder about from time to time. I like to think that I’m always evolving and trying my hardest to be the best I can be in any given situation. I am the kind of person who will always look for the silver lining in things. I enjoy stopping to smell the roses as much as possible. I guess you could say that I’m an eternal optimist and I try to stay that way even when life throws me sour lemons.

What do I love? Maybe a better question should be, ‘what don’t I love?’ LOL. Taking the time to reflect upon the beauty in things is how I love. In turn, it enables me to be introspective and thankful for the little things in life. The art of happiness, beauty, personal confidence, relationships, and travel are just some of the subjects that hold great fascination for me. These will be the things I will explore coming up.

How can you help me in all this? Well, I am of the opinion that many minds are better than one, so I would love to hear any experiences you’d like to share as well. If you are the kind of person who is looking to continually make your life better or even if you would like just a touch more happiness, then I’d love to hear from you. In my mind, discussions on fulfilling desires and self-improvement can only build a strong foundation of support which would benefit us all.

I look forward to getting to know you; I hope you will enjoy reading what I have to say; and I can’t wait to see where this blog will take us. Thank you very much for coming and ttys.

For additional information about who I am and what’s going on in my life, please see my ‘About Me’ page located here.