Oops, I Did it Again! Liebster Loves Me.

The Award: Liebster Blog (Red Heart)

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Liebster Blog Award Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Answer the eleven questions they asked you
3. Nominate eleven other people (must be under 200 followers)
4. Ask them eleven questions in return

My Thanks

I often visit a site who’s author creates great imagery with their words; so I would like to thank Wild Heart Scribe for this amazing nomination. If you are looking for fantastic poems with rhythm or witty personal experiences, please drop by and visit! You’ll be super glad you did! 🙂

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11 Questions Asked of me

1. What is the most surprising thing about you?
I have an obsession (and I mean OBSESSION) with floating on the water. I’ve also crabbed and fished my whole life. Funny that I seem like such a girly girl, eh? [giggles]
2. What is your favorite movie of all time and why?
Cool Runnings. You know, the movie about the Jamaican bobsled team…Does it seem odd to you that I would pick this movie in particular? Well, I love it because it makes me cry my eyes out every time!!! Go Jamaica!!!
3. What is your most defining experience to date?
Being awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Coast Guard of Canada.
A HUGE honour! 🙂
4. If money were no object, how would you most like to spend a Saturday night?
I’d pack up an RV and head somewhere with a view of the water… Ahhhh-mazing!
5. What is the most difficult challenge you have had to overcome?
Learning to love myself enough to know I’m worthy of a great things! 🙂
6. What is your secret obsession?
Oops. Already told this one in question 1 by accident. Good thing I have a few obsessions… anyways, I’ve made like 3 kusudama’s in the last month. Origami is another passion of mine, that you might not expect. Hehe!
7. If you were going cross-country by train, what book (s) would you take?
I wouldn’t. I’d take a laptop, my Nintendo DS, my mp3 player, and a magazine instead. All bases covered that way. Lol.
8. What is your favorite thing to eat when no one is looking?
I’m not one to hide food or anything like that, but I would have to say candy is my weakness.
9. If you could choose another language to speak, what would it be?
I would learn to speak Igbo so I could chat with my boyfriend in 2 languages! 🙂
10. If you had to describe yourself in 5 words, which 5 would you choose?
Organized, Fun, Outgoing, Giggly, and Intelligent
11. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
My mentor found me a dream job which made me quite successful when I was very young. I’ll always appreciate her for that. She also taught me how to bring out the “inner mother”. Thanks, Lily!

My 11 Nominees:

Congratulations to each and every one of the amazing new bloggers below! They are the talented new blog sites that I have chosen for this Liebster Award. So if they are on this list, they have great content and style to boot!

If you are one of the lucky ones and your name is listed below, I hope you like your new Liebster Award because you deserve it!! If for some reason you decide not to make nominations for yourself, please feel free to just accept this award as recognition for a job well done because you rock! 😉

With that said, a big cheers goes out to:

1. It’s past my bedtime
2. Nina`s
3. Honest Dose
4. Five Senses and Coffee
5. missmugsalot 
6. rivers and roads
7. Nyaa Talk
8. World Earth Peace 
9. Not Too Jazzy
10. Seeking Sondra
11. foodoveraddicted

The 11 Questions for My Nominees

1. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’re willing to admit?
2. Are you a leader or a follower?
3. What relaxes you the most?
4. What is your favourite food and why?
5. Do you believe in destiny or fate?
6. What is the most shocking thing you’ve seen on the net lately?
7. If you had to be a Disney character, which one would you be?
8. What’s your favourite WordPress blog?
9. What one thing do you miss the most from childhood?
10. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
11. Pretend I’m you’re genie… if you had 3 wishes, what would they be?

Anyways, we’ve reached the end, so I hope you enjoy your Liebster Award!

Cheers to all and I will see you again soon! 🙂

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What I Love: Sunshine

SunshineHello Everyone! This week I decided to try something new, so I’ll be running a special series on ‘What I Love’. Each day, I plan to discuss something I love and in turn share some happiness and positivity. I hope you will all enjoy getting to know me a little better and I look forward to hearing from you as well.

For my first installment of ‘What I Love’, I had no choice but to express my feelings for Sunshine. Living in one of the rainiest cities in the world, sometimes it feels like the sun is never going to come out to brighten my day. Lucky for the city of Vancouver, I awoke this morning to a glorious ray of sunshine shining down upon me through my half-open blinds.

Because warm, spring-like days are a rarity for us this time of year, you can almost feel the mood lift. Suddenly everyone walking around is just a little bit happier, a smidge friendlier, and a whole lot more optimistic about things in general. It’s a wonderful sigh of relief for a city that usually basks in the soggy weather brought about from being a Northern Rainforest.

Today’s sunshine brings the extra vitamin D we need to replenish our moods and spirits alike. For that, I can honestly say I love and appreciate the sun more than even words can express.

So I hope you enjoy your day as much as I am, today. I’m off to get my fill of the gorgeous sun now, so until tomorrow everyone… Keep smiling! 🙂

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What I’m Thankful For: My Bed

ThanksI’m one of those strange people who has a very strong attachment to my bed. It’s a constant longing for, really. It’s quite odd. For some reason, I have unconciously associated my bed with my “home”, leaving me to crave it’s cottony-fresh touch at any chance I can get.

Sometimes, my bed even feels like my best friend. If I have a bad day, it wraps me up in its warmth and supports me like nothing else can. It’s the first place I’ll go when I’m giddy too, so I can roll all around with excitement and scream into my pillows until my lungs hurt.

If my bed could talk, it would tell all kinds of secrets that only an intimate partner would know. Most certainly in this day and age, a girl has got to keep hold of as much dignity as possible. A great bed will hold all your deepest secrets safe and protect you from probing inquiries as well (yea, I went there).

So thank god for my personal cloud of down; my own piece of horizontal paradise… As strange as it seems, I’d be completely lost without my bed as my home. When I need a soft landing or if there’s a secret ready to explode, it will always be the first place I turn to. And I am grateful for it.

So I have to know… Do you feel the same way about your bed? Attachment issues to another inanimate object? Let’s chat about it below.

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What I’m Thankful For: My Sense of Smell

ThanksA sense of smell might seem like a strange thing to be thankful for, but when you have multiple family members with aromatic impairments, you begin to understand how lucky you really are.

Both my grandmother and my nephew have been without the sense of smell for years. My grandmother developed scent problems slowly and eventually lost them completely later in her life. My Nephew lost his at only 14 years old after being hit by a truck on a highway (very scary, but he’s doing just fine now, other than the smell thing).

Because I’m a very sense-oriented kind of person myself, I frequently put my foot in my mouth when I’m around them for saying things like, “Wow, can you smell the new coconut incense I got? It smells heavenly!” To which my nephew will usually reply with disdain, “Aunt Kimberly… I can’t smell. Remember?!?” Or my Grandmother might say, “Sorry, dear. I just can’t smell anything anymore, you know.”

I have to say that losing this particular sense would be especially tough for me. I have a keen sense when it comes to aromatics and always have. I especially love to savour pleasant smells with my eyes closed and deep breathing (I know, I can be weird sometimes – lol). This is almost like meditation to me. I find it to be a very comforting technique when used as a coping mechanism for stress.

I rely on my sense of smell for important things too, like personal safety (smelling a fire or food that may be off) and for everyday comfort (to tell if something is clean or not). To me, smell is essential to the enjoyment that I seek in life. I just cannot imagine a world where I wouldn’t be able to stop and smell the flowers, especially on the first rainy day after they bloom.

So my question to my loved ones is always the same, “If you can’t smell anything, can you taste anything then?” It’s interesting because both of them say the same thing, “Sometimes they can taste if food is stong flavoured, but most of the time it is faint and/or bland.” My nephew adds that he likes to imagine what the foods used to taste like because it makes eating more entertaining.

This all seems like such a terrible fate to me and I wish neither my grandmother or nephew had to deal with it. Both of them seem to have adjusted well and rarely complain about it, though. They’re seriously amazing. They have taught me not to take even the simplest thing for granted, which is a truly great lesson.

So this week, I’m definitely thankful for the ability to smell. Thankful that I am one of the lucky ones who can enjoy the fragrant aroma of a morning cup of coffee. Ahhhh.

What are you thankful for this week? Feel free to comment below.

What Am I Thankful For? Another Valentine’s Day with the Man I Love

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I decided that every Thursday I would take a break from my typical blog posts to really reflect on what makes me thankful this week. Expressing gratitude and thanks is something I regularly do in my life and I feel like it brings a sense of peace I can’t achieve in any other way.

So I encourage anyone reading this to share their ‘Thankful Thursday’ stories here as well. I look forward to sharing my gratitude with you. 🙂

With that being said, today’s special ‘Thankful Thursday’ is about how thankful I am to have another beautiful Valentine’s Day with the man who I love.

My Naija man holds a confidence that is hard to match, his strength radiates from his every pore, and it has been a very amazing experience getting to know him on a deeper level.

Thanks, so much babe and Happy Valentine’s Day!

What are you thankful for this week? Share your thanks below.