Dragon’s Loyalty Award


I thank you Shiva of theshivasponder for nominating me to receive the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.  Please visit Shiva’s site, he is quite insightful and definitely makes me ponder after reading his posts, poems and other stories.  He is on the cutting edge when it comes to interpretations of life and that which is around us.  You will be impressed.

Award Rules

  • Accept the award with thanks.
  • Give your readers 5 facts about you.
  • Nominate other bloggers and let them know.

Here are five random facts about me:

  1.  I love anything that has to do with the paranormal.
  2.  I love to organize.
  3.  I wanted to be an actress when I grew up.
  4.  I love dogs.
  5.  I love to play Fantasy Football.

Now I shall nominate the following five people:

Hayley of Dear Dad

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha of a cooking pot and twistedtales

Ameena k.g. of Randoms by a Random

Paul of Windblownwords

Dominique of Philatelie et Collections du Jacquemard

Congratulations to all my blogging friends and if you haven’t already, please visit these sites, they are all fabulous and offer so much!  As do we all.. 😉

Thank you again Shiva!







I have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!  As always I am humbled and grateful and would like to thank xiaohuamaobiji for including me into the sisterhood 😉 Do visit her blog Little Calico’s Journal she shares book reviews, food reviews, beauty reviews and so much more.  Xiaohuamaobiji is very creative and talented, I believe you will enjoy her writings and her Calico.


Here are the rules:

  • Put the Award logo on your blog
  • Thank the person who nominated you, linking back to their site
  • Answer 10 question the person asked you
  • Nominate 10 blogs and notify them
  • Write 10 new questions for them


  1. What type of weather do you like? I love temperatures at 80 degrees, sunny and a slight breeze, summer is my favorite season!
  2. What is your favourite colour? Royal Blue, followed closely by Pink!
  3. What is your favourite drink?  Water, if you mean alcohol Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
  4. What is your favourite pastime? Watching True Ghost Stories
  5. What do you find inspiring? Nature and Meditation
  6. Do you have pets? Not right now but I plan to get another dog when I retire
  7. Do you cook? Does Peanut Butter & Jelly count?  A little bit, but it’s not one of my strong points.
  8. Coffee or tea? OJ
  9. If you could only live on one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Haagen Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
  10. Use 3 words to describe you. Witty, Evolving, Open-Minded

Here are my Nominees:

  1. Lynz Real Cooking
  2. Julia of My Red Page
  3. Avery Ashley
  4. Deonna2015Blog
  5. RobynTarot123
  6. Sandy’s Jar
  7. Whimsical90
  8. Sued51
  9. Christine Martin The Gratitude Diva
  10. Evelyn Smith of El Cajon Community of Christ


  1.  What’s your favorite song?
  2.  What’s one thing you are grateful for?
  3.  What’s your favorite day of the week and why?
  4.  Do you work or are you retired?
  5.  Early Bird or Night Owl?
  6.  How long have you been blogging?
  7.  What did you want to be when you grew up?
  8.  What do you do for relaxation?
  9.  Which of your own posts is your favorite?
  10.  Do you believe in ghosts?

Congratulations and thanks!!


This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.

I want to thank my dear friend Shiva of theshivasponder for nominating me for The Starlight Blogger Award.  You would be doing yourself a favor to stop by Shiva’s site and read his very profound and thoughtful posts.   The rules are listed below for acceptance of this award.  Thank you again Shiva, you are a very special person!

Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
Answer the 3 original questions then the 3 new questions from your nominator given to you.
Please pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you and add 3 new questions for your nominees.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog, please never alter the logo, never change the 3 original questions and never change the Award rules.

Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award.
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My 3 Original questions for everyone to answer:

1. If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it?

My inner soul is my compass, it is my gut feeling, it is my authentic self.  It has always been here and always will be.  It’s the most important part of me and if I listen to it I will always be guided in the right direction.  It is my gratitude and grace, it is my comforter, my healer, my forgiver, my accepter, my all.

2. What are you working on right now?

I am working on a book of poems.  I am working on creating my own reality.  I am working on educating myself about the Laws of Attraction.  I am working on being a happy, positive and grateful person.

3. What is your creative dream project?

To grow as an author, poet, songwriter, painter and piano player.

These are the three questions I ask them to answer.

  1. What are YOU up to?
    I am transforming myself into a grateful person and working on being positive all the time plus helping others to be positive as well.  I have been listening to many audio books and seminars on YouTube by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Abraham-Hicks, Louise Hay, The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and many others.
  2. What is Happiness and how can you bring it to others?
    Happiness is being grateful for what you have now and appreciating the present moment.  You can bring happiness to others with kind words, a helping hand, praise, encouragement, respect and gratitude.
  3. Life can be Moulded, How? By what you expose yourself to.  What you watch, listen to, observe, think, and believe all contribute to how your life is and will continue to be.  So if you are unhappy in your life right now change the way you think and what you watch and listen to, there are so many ways you can make your life one that you want it to be.

I would like to nominate my fellow bloggers for the Starlight Blogger Award:

  1. Paul at Windblownwords
  2. SheryL at Thoughts of SheryL
  3. Leigh at SimpLeigh Organized
  4. Lynn at lynz real cooking
  5. Scarlet Pen at 28 and counting
  6. Kosmogonic/The Art of Being and Being of Art

Here are my three questions to you:

1.  What are you grateful for today?
2.  What is your Blog about?
3.  What is your favorite day and why?

Congratulations to all of you, you bring light into our souls and lives with your creativity!  Please visit their sites and sample what each has to offer…


Once again I am truly humbled and appreciative beyond words that I have been nominated by both JennyMarie4 and Fashionable Librarian for the Blogger Recognition Award.   Thank you so very much!  Please visit both blogs, two very different and yet most inspiring blogs.


Here are the rules for this award:

  1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  2. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you
  3. Write a post to show your award
  4. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  5. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
  6. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  7. Attach the award to the post (right click and save, then upload)
  8. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them
  9. Provide a link to the award post you created

How My Blog Started:

My hairdresser had been telling me for years that I should have a blog but I didn’t know much about blogs and even less about how to set one up.  Once I started going through that wonderful transition in life from womanhood to goddesshood, I decided she was right, it was time for a blog.  I wanted to share with my fellow goddesses, who were also transitioning, accounts of my manic episodes, as well as inspiring everyone to be grateful and positive.  I’m so happy I finally took her advice…as they say…only my hairdresser knows for sure!!  😉  (Thanks, Chris)

Advice to new bloggers

  1. Write from your heart, write honestly, be true to yourself
  2. Follow every blog that “likes” your posts and visit their sites too, it will give you ideas for your own
  3. Visit many sites, leave comments and follow them, you will learn so much
  4. Accept awards, be grateful and have fun!
  5. When you stop enjoying it, stop blogging!!

It’s difficult to choose only 15 Blogs – but since the rule says 15 then 15 it is:

1. Julia

2. Gun Roswell

3. Terri Webster Schrandt

4. Dominique

5. Claire Elsley

6. Ashish Kumar

7. Jessica Edouard

8. Richard A. Cross

9. Inkmode

10. Lynz

11. Lumens Borealis

12. Glaiza Binayas

13. Swatii

14. meloheart

15. Aamir

 Congratulations all!!!


Liebster AwardI am most grateful to Ritu of But I Smile Anyway at  https://butismileanyway.wordpress.com/ she has nominated me for the Liebster Award, an honor I once again am humbled to receive!  Please visit Ritu’s blog I think you will truly enjoy her musings, recipes, and words of wisdom!!


Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.

– Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.

– Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.

– Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.

– Answer the eleven questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make eleven questions of your own for your nominees or you may use the same questions.

– Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

1. If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?
To Heaven, I would love to sit up there, gaze down and watch everyone here, plus get to see what it’s like up there!  🙂

2. Who’s been a positive role model in your life?
I have met the most positive person I have ever known.  She is so uplifting, always has a positive attitude, she makes you feel so good and empowered about yourself that you love being with her.  I wrote a post about her called Thank you for my Rainbow https://onceuponahotflash.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/thank-you-for-my-rainbow-writing-101/

3. What do you like about your hometown?
All the memories it holds from my childhood til I was 20, then I moved away.

4. What is the best meal you can prepare?
Beef Stew

5. What’s your favorite chore to do at home?
Changing the sheets then making my bed

6. What’s your favorite book?
The one that I am writing

7. What’s the very first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
Scream, jump up and down for joy yelling…I won! I won! I won!

8. What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable?
Blueberries and Broccoli

9. How many times have you fallen in love?

10. What was your favorite game or toy as a child?
Mouse Trap

11. What’s your favorite beverage?

And my nominees… To whom I ask the same questions…

any1mark66 at https://any1mark66.wordpress.com/

Little Calico’s Journal at https://xiaohuamaobiji.wordpress.com/

Inkmode at https://inkmode.wordpress.com/

StrangeVegetables at https://strangevegetables.wordpress.com/

Meet Me At The Lamp Post at https://meetmeatthelamppost.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to all of you!  Please visit their sites and enjoy their posts!!


Brotherhood of the World Bloggers Award!

I have been nominated for the Brotherhood of the World Bloggers Award

Thank you http://conciergelibrarian14.com/ please take a few minutes to visit this blog, the Concierge Librarian has the most beautiful posts, she has quite an eye for fashion!!

Here are the rules:
1) Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.
2) List the Rules and Display the Brotherhood of the World Award logo to your post and/or blog.
3) Answer the questions set to you and then you may create your set of questions for your nominees.
4) Nominate around ten other bloggers and let them know about the award.


1) You are given the responsibility to bring global peace, how will you do that?
– Make meditation and positive affirmations mandatory
2) Did blogging improve your life in any way?
– Yes it gives me such pleasure to help others feel good
3) You can do anything you want for 3 hours, what would you do?
– Watch a Taylor Swift concert
4) Reading or writing, given you’ll be paid for reading?
– Writing
5) An idea of a perfect life?
– Feeling happy, peaceful, blessed and grateful daily
6) You can travel back in time, what year would you choose and why?
–  Year 30 A.D. so I could meet Jesus
7) Space, Solitude, Silence. Choose one and why?
– Silence, let the mind and body be free of noise
8) Is there life elsewhere in universe?
– Yes everywhere

9) You have to plan a surprise for your best friend, but you are broke. What will you plan?
– A gratitude party, invite close friends, each will write why they are grateful for her, read it to her and then give it to her to keep
10) One of your friends, with whom you were not in contact for many years, meets you somewhere and starts cursing you. How will you tackle the situation?
– Turn their frown upside down

Questions for the nominees:

-I like the questions above so I will ask the nominees the same questions.

I nominate the following persons:











Please visit these sites as well…

Thank you again!!



~ Creative Blogger Award ~


I am extremely honored to be nominated for the Creative Blogger Award & would like to thank Splashed!!! at https://rameshwarir.wordpress.com/

Rameshwari has a beautiful blog that is art inspired, you must stop by her blog you will be glad you did.  She has gorgeous artwork displayed and if interested you may purchase a work of art.  If you haven’t been exposed to digital art you will be in for a treat.

The Rules:

  • Display the Creative Blogger Award logo on your blog
  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 random facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass these rules on to them

Five random facts about me are:

1.  I am writing a book

2.  I love all things related to ghosts

3.  I had an out of body experience when I was about 8

4.  Peanut butter and jelly is my favorite sandwich

5.  I love organizing anything

I am excited to nominate the following bloggers for The Creative Blogger Award:















Thanks to all of you for sharing your creativity with us!!!