[CREATIVE]ity is key

The Creative Blogger Award

Awhile back Vikar @DOA:Writer nominated me for this award and I never did say thank you (that I remember), so THANK YOU so much! It is such an encouragement for me to keep writing! 🙂

The Rules: 

  • Nominate and Notify
  • Post Link to Nominator
  • Share Five Random Facts

The Facts:

  1. I believe I have undiagnosed OCD. Not only am I extremely organized and feel weird if things are out of place or messy, but I am odd in how I like to do things in multiples of 5; when I wake up I can only do so at say 7:00, 7:05, and so on… If I wake up at 7:03, I will wait two minutes until I can get up on a multiple of 5. I do the same with the volume on things.
  2. Being nerdy is definitely a way of life, but going back to my organization, I actually special ordered myself a planner that is personalized off of Etsy and I love it! 😀
  3. One day I want to get a Collie or a Basset Hound… or both!
  4. Converse are my favorite kind of shoe. At the moment I currently own six pairs and plan to get more!
  5. I would love to live on a lake one day. Just a quaint little home with a beautiful view of the water. We could have a small boat and a deck. It sounds so peaceful!

The Nominees:

You girls are amazing and I have appreciated every kind word you have sent my way! Y’all are such an inspiration and I am so happy to have found you! ❤


You’re Beautiful (It’s True)

Beautiful Blogger Award

A huge thank you to Erika @Erika in Bookventureland for nominating me for this award! (I am so sorry it took me so long to get around to it, but I had some free time today!) So go check out her blog, because she has fantastic book reviews! 🙂

The Rules:

  • Link to the blogger who took the time to nominate you.
  • List seven random things about yourself.
  • Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers.
  • Notify the amazing people that you nominated for the award.

The Facts:

  1. I hate water. It’s gross. It’s tasteless. It’s clear. It’s boring. Just give me a Dr Pepper and I’ll be happy!
  2. Rainbow goldfish are better than regular goldfish. So I stick my tongue out to all of you who say that they taste the same… they don’t.
  3. I have naturally curly hair, but most people don’t know that, because I wear it straight on a regular basis.
  4. Finding Nemo is my favorite Disney Pixar movie ever. I love it and could watch it everyday without it getting old!
  5. I am currently sitting in the library neglecting to do my homework, but blogging is just so much more fun.
  6. I could binge watch Netflix shows all day long. Right now my current obsession is Heroes.
  7. Mornings are not my friend. Ever. It doesn’t matter if I got to sleep early or late, I can’t seem to wake up at a decent hour.

The Nominees:

Thank you again Erika for nominating me! 😀

❤ a girl

P.S. So I am awful, but I put off these awards so much, but I would like to give a GINORMOUS thank you to Tiffani @The Book Venom for also nominating for this award! Check out her site, because she also has fantastic book reviews! You are so sweet and I appreciate it so much! 🙂

I Wish I Could Breathe Fire

… because that would be so convenient. 😉

Dragon's Loyalty Award

After such a busy and exhausting week, the all too sweet Meghan @Hey Meghan nominated me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. This totally put a smile on face, because there are days I really feel like I let y’all down by putting my blog on the back burner when my “life” takes over, but friends like her keep me going! So thanks girl! ❤


  • Put the logo at the top of your post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and put a link to their post.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  • Post 7 facts about yourself.


  1. I am currently pursuing a long distance relation— oh wait! actually we haven’t defined it yet…. He wants to wait until we meet in person in December, so I am in a state of anxiously awaiting the end of the year!
  2. Most people don’t know I have naturally curly hair. Why? You ask, well because I straighten it. Why? You ask, well because it stays for three days like that. [My philosophy: if I wore it curly every day no one would think it was cute lol]
  3. I have a serious addiction to Dr Pepper and I firmly believe it makes the world taste better!
  4. Bluebell is the only ice cream I like to eat, so I am seriously craving ice cream at the moment.
  5. I am practically an old woman trapped in a young girl’s body due to my love of knitting, scrapbooking, and reading.
  6. I am sitting in the floor while I type this.
  7. My bathroom is my current obsession!!


And a very big thanks again to Meghan for making my week just a little brighter!!

❤ a girl

I Get to Join the Sisterhood

sisterhood of the world blogger awardOver the past week I have dealt with a lot. I had some backlash in my family due to one of my posts and I was concerned about my anonymity being compromised. After it went down, although it is still kind of going down, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue blogging, because the whole point of writing my thoughts anonymously is so that this doesn’t happen. It caused a lot of issues and distress for me, but after thinking a lot about it, I decided to keep going and continue writing. This blog means a lot to me and I’m not just going to quit that easily.

I was nominated by the sweet Nicole at Cold Chicken Soup for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award. This means so much to me especially with all the questioning I have been doing about my words and the effect they have on people. It is my blogging friends that keep me going! I appreciate all your encouragement and support. Thank you so much! ❤

My Answers to Nicole’s Questions:

1. What is that one movie that you can’t get enough of? This is a tough one for me, because I love movies and get attached to characters very easily, but the three movies that never fail me are 27 Dresses, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Legally Blonde.

2. Who is/are your favorite person/peeps? I have lots of favorite people for different reasons. My two best friends (who don’t even know each other), because they are always there for me and take me for who I am and not for who they want me to be. We always have the best time together just doing nothing or everything. My mom is another of my favorite people, because I know she loves me no matter what and she believes in me and is so proud of me; she is one of the reasons I keep going!

3. Beauty or brains? Brains all the way!

4. What are the characteristics of your ideal man? Oh boy this is a tricky question. I have tried so hard to not be so set on certain characteristics for my man, because I never know who will surprise me, but…. in a perfect world I would like to have a man who is trustworthy, loyal, charming, thoughtful, knows how to dress himself (is this a characteristic?), intelligent, and has a sly sense of humor. I’m honestly picky, but not that picky. I like to give everyone a chance.

5. What is your favorite quote and why? “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need.” – Mick Jagger. I saw this quote my senior year of high school on the board in one of the classrooms. The teacher that was in the room before mine left it up and I just couldn’t get it out of my head. It reminds me that you can make the best of what you have and that I don’t have to always have more or better.

6. What was your family like growing up? My family was a normal one. We did lots of things together. My parents were involved and we supported one another. Nothing too out of the ordinary.

7. What’s it like when you had the best date of your life? I’ve only been on one date and it was awful, so I’ll let you know when it happens. 😉

8. If you’re a student what do you study (course)? I study Professional and Technical Communication. It is mainly technical writing and learning HTML and CSS.

9. What is your favorite flower? I’m not big into flowers, but if you felt the need to buy them for me, I like sunflowers.

10. Do you agree that love is blind? Why or why not? I think that true love is blind. I think that personality is everything. If you love someone you can see past the annoying quirks and flaws, because the good in them shines through. I think, in regards to looks, that everyone has a different idea of what is attractive to them, but when you love spending time with someone, it doesn’t matter what they look like, but more how they treat you.

My Nominees:

1. Meghan @ Hey Meghan

2. Monika @ Destination Humanity

3. Alex @ Alexandra Write Now

4. Roopam @ Whimsical90

My Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. Do you like to read? If so, what book(s) would you recommend?

3. Do you prefer Converse or Toms?

4. What are some things that girls in their twenties should do? (any advice?)

5. What is your favorite Disney movie?

6. If you could visit anywhere in the United States, where would you go?

7. Do you have a pet?

8. [This is stolen from Nicole, but it ‘s a great question!] What is your favorite quote and why?

9. Pick a super-power you would want for a day.

10. What is your favorite family tradition?

Thank you again Nicole for nominating me! Definitely check out her blog, because she is fabulous and I love her writing!

The Versatile Blogger Award

I want to give a huge thank you and a big hug to The Bibliothèque for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. It is such a shock and an honor. So thank you, I really appreciate it! The Bibliothèque is a great blog full of awesome book reviews, so you should totally check her out!

the rules:

1. Nominate 15 other bloggers relatively new to blogging

2. Let the bloggers know that you’ve nominated them

3. Share 10 random facts about yourself

4. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog

5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post

the facts:

1. I am addicted to Dr Pepper.

2. Jodi Picoult is my favorite author. (I even got to meet her!).

3. I hate fingernails and I cut mine on a daily basis.

4. I like to listen to Bollywood music when I clean.

5. This new fad of wearing mismatched socks drives me crazy- my socks must match!

6. My dream car is a 1966 white convertible Volkswagen Beetle.

7. I have an overly sensitive tongue that is always getting burned by something. One time it actually changed colors.

8. I own 6 pairs of converse… with more to come.

9. You can never eat too much junk food.

10. My favorite color is orange. A bright, sunny shade.

the nominees:

Fireflies and Jars

Thoughts, Opinions, and Everything In Between

Erika The Bibliophile

So I am going to break the rules and nominate these three phenomenal bloggers!

❤ a girl