Beautiful Blogger, Very Inspiring Blogger & Sunshine Awards – Thank You, again! ♥


I am grateful to receive this award from four wonderful and exceptionally talented bloggers: George,, Soma,, and Autumn & Gabby,  Being nominated once is wonderful, but four times leaves me speechless (probably good for some who know me :)).  Sincerely speaking though, these are all wonderful blogging friends who I have learned to know over time and who I am still getting to know.  I have enjoyed their talents of writing, inspiration, thoughts about life, humor, music and discography.  If you haven’t already visited them, please do and as I always say, you won’t be disappointed, only in awe of their blogs and talents~Thank you all very much!

Instructions for the award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award

2. Paste the award on your blog

3. Link the person who nominated you for the award

4. Nominate 7 bloggers or less

5. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated

(Nominees will be at the end of this post for all awards)


This second award was given to me by Soma,, my dear, generous friend!  She is funny, thoughtful and a beautiful soul. Please visit her lovely and inspiring blog, if you haven’t already! Thank you, again, Soma, I am honored that you thought of me for this wonderful award.  It is my deepest wish to be able to inspire through my writing~

The rules for accepting this award is listing seven things about me (that you don’t know), so here we go:

1) I have 3 ear piercings in my left ear & 2 in my right.
2) I wear silver and gold jewelry, and I also love different gemstones.
3) I don’t own an I pod.
4) I will be searching for another dog to adopt within the next few weeks.
5) My absolute favorite dessert is carrot cake.
6) I have never been to Europe.
7) I love cookie dough.
I was nominated for this cheerful award by LearningandGrowing,,  and Ahmad,  I have enjoyed their writing and spiritual thoughts and will look forward to getting to know them better.  Please take time out to peruse their blogs and find enjoyment, as I have~I thank them again, for bringing even more cheer to my life with these nominations!

The Rules:

1) Include the award Logo(s) in a post or in your blog.
2) Answer 10 question about your self.
3) Nominate 10 to 12 other fabulous bloggers.
4) Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog, letting them know they are nominated.
5) Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

1. What is your Favorite color?  Blue, Purple (but I love them all, really)
2. What is your favorite animal? Dog
3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Vanilla lattes, water, peach or raspberry iced tea
4. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter? Facebook, I don’t think I’ll ever time to tweet! 🙂
5. Whats your passion? Writing, spending time with family, laughing, music, and making the most of each day
6. do you prefer giving or getting presents? Of course, giving, but, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it’s fun to receive! 🙂
7. Whats your Favourite pattern? Plaid
8. Whats your favourite number? 5
9. Favourite day of the week? Friday, looking forward to the weekend with family and friends, but remembering that each day is a gift~
10. Favorite flower: Carnations

Now it’s time for my nominations.  The true enjoyment from receiving these awards is “paying it forward” or “spreading the love.”  However, choosing is always a challenge with so many wonderful blogs.  I may be modifying the number of nominees, so please forgive me.  Here they are (I apologize if these are repeats for you), in no particular order: – Eric – Kellie – Scott – Wendell – Charlie & Tom – Maryanne – Nanda – Jessie – Miro

From writing about life’s experiences through beautiful poetry with true emotion, not excluding a dash of magic, amazing photography and wonderful words of wisdom, their blogs will pull you in and you won’t want to leave~              

I congratulate them and I also thank them for making my blogging experience more meaningful~

I wish you all much happiness and love~

Lauren 🙂

Very Inspiring Blogger & Sunshine Award :)

 Hello Everyone,

I have received four new awards recently and will be “accepting” two of them in this post.  The other two will follow; thank you for your patience and time, in advance~

The Very Inspiring Blogger and Sunshine Award were given to me by my dear friend and blogging sister, Caddo Veil,  It would be hard for me to believe that you all haven’t visited her, yet, but, if, for some unknown reason, you haven’t, please do!  Her blog is a jar full of smiles, inspiration, spiritual guidance, hope and love.  You will not be disappointed!  Thank you, Caddo, for these two wonderful nominations.  I am very honored and grateful that you thought of me!   Just the thought of my blog inspiring and creating smiles for my readers is enough for joyful tears!



As you know, there are “rules” for accepting these awards.  First of all, I am supposed to answer 10 questions about myself that might interest you; that’s a tough one, but I’ll give it a try! 🙂

Fave Colors:  Blue, purple, red (it’s hard to choose just one)

Fave Animal:  Dog, no doubt, but I’d love to own a dolphin, tiger, lion, koala bear and anything else cuddly!

Fave Number:  I really don’t have one, but I always say “5” for my family of 4 + the family dog (we’ll be adopting soon) (keeping our Lucky Girl in our hearts) ♥

Fave Drink:  water, non-fat vanilla lattes, peach iced tea

Prefer Facebook or Twitter:  Facebook for my poetry page and I’m not on my personal page as often, but do have it.  I don’t think I’ll ever tweet!  There aren’t enough hours in a day~

My Passion:  Family, Writing, Reading, Helping others, trying to be the best person with God’s guidance

Prefer “giving”, or “receiving” presents:  I get so much pleasure from giving, but it is fun to receive, too!

Fave Pattern:  plaid (love plaid shirts)

Fave Day of the Week:  Fridays, looking forward to the weekend with my family, but thankful for each day~

Fave Flower:  Alstroemeria – they come in pinks, oranges, yellows and reds and are just beautiful, not to mention, they last forever, which is always a benefit! I also love carnations!

Nominations for both awards: (if there’s a number limit, I’m modifying :))


Nominees are in alphabetical order and some of these bloggers I’ve known for awhile.  They have spread their sunshine and inspiration throughout the blogging universe and have touched me with their poetry, thoughts, photography, advice~A few of the others are still new to me. However, in the short time I’ve perused their sites, I’ve been moved by their compassion and love through their experiences, poetry and photography, as well.  I encourage you all to take time to stop by their blogs, if you haven’t already made their acquaintance.  Again, you won’t be disappointed, but, you will be inspired!

I give thanks to those I’ve nominated for bringing inspiration and cheerfulness to my blogging experience and again, thank you, Caddo, for these two very special nominations!  Hugs and Peace to you all!

Lauren xx