One Lovely Blog Award #2

I would like to thank the lovely heartsinink blog for nominating me for this award. I am honoured to have her recognise my blog.  Heartsinink is a blog that all about sharing memories, thoughts, opinions and views on various life events that she’s experienced. Don’t be shy go on over and say hello you just might like it. 🙂

Rules:

  • Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  • They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  • Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  • Nominate 15 people to do the award!

7 facts about myself

  1. I was part of a twin.
  2. I love avocados. If I’m the person cutting the slices I may end up giving you the smaller slice. 😉
  3. I don’t buy or own tons of handbags.  I believe in functionality and not necessarily mixing and matching my bags to my wardrobe.  So I tend to gravitate towards neutral colours and avoid very loud or bright handbags.
  4. I love interior and exterior decorating.
  5. I’m a sucker for BBQ meats with fries or mashed potatoes and cole slaw or macaroni salad and fresh salad.  Yummy!
  6. I’m not the best swimmer.  Doggie paddle is an actual swimming move lol.
  7. I’m not much of a drinker but I like to have a social alcoholic beverage now and then. 🙂

My nominees are:

  1. Ipuna Black
  2. Yellowfuzzyduck
  3. Lee
  4. Dippy-Dotty Girl
  5. Shinavyblogspot
  6. Mbalenhle
  7. Outnaboutweb
  8. A learning poet
  9. Theworldoffritters
  10. Kerrymckim
  11. kaliborovic
  12. Jirah Merizz
  13. AdriannaJ
  14. Simple Ula
  15. Nel

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show my thanks and appreciation for the contributions they make. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, just keep doing what you do. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunshine Blogger Award #2 & #3

A special thank you to two wonderful bloggers Bhavika from  Bhavika24 and Roda over at Growing Self for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.  I am honoured to be considered by such amazing bloggers.

Each of these ladies brings their unique style and sunshine to their readers. Trust me when I tell you guys to visit their blogs because you would not be disappointed.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How Does It Work:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  •  Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  •  Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

Bhavika’s questions

1.What/who gives you peace in life?

My peace in life comes from God. I pray and ask him to grant me peace of mind so that I’m not overwhelmed by the challenges that come my way.  After God, knowing that my family is happy and well-cared for gives me a sense of peace.  🙂

2.If given a chance, which confession would you like to make?

Honey, been there done that!  Next 🙂

3.What do you think is the most positive and negative thing about my blog?

The most positive thing about your blog is YOU.  You are positive and try to inspire others there’s nothing negative about that.  If nothing else, I want to encourage you to continue doing what you do. 🙂

4.How would you define “Life”?

Life is what we make it. It is our experiences both the good and the bad. These experiences help shape who we are but they do not define us.  We get to determine how we are remembered when ‘life’ is no more through what we do today.

5.What made you blog?

For me this is a combination of who and what. My sister encouraged me to take my writing from paper and translate it into a blog so that I would be able to share my experiences and some of my perspectives on life, people and relationships and other topics in a more engaging environment.  I will always be grateful to her for that push. 🙂  Thank you Candice!

6.Your favorite quote?

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll

7.Book which changed your way of thinking?

Reposition Yourself – by T. D. Jakes

8.My post, which you liked the most?

You have a few posts that I like but Darkness and Dear Stranger stand out the most for me.

9.Favorite blogger?

I have a few favourites so I can’t highlight just one.  Each blogger I choose to follow brings something unique to the ‘table’ that I enjoy and see myself learning from and for that they are all my favourites and that of course includes YOU. 🙂

10. One desperate wish?

Financial freedom/ security!  🙂

 

Roda’s Questions:      

  1. Use one word to describe yourself. – Determined
  2. What is your favorite season? Rainy season because it is not as hot as in the dry season.
  3. Are you a city mouse or a country mouse? – City mouse
  4. What is your superpower? – Mind control
  5. Why do you write? – I love it!
  6. What is your favorite book? – Reposition Yourself: Living Life without Limits by: T. D. Jakes
  7. What brings you JOY? – Blogging and my family
  8. What is your favorite fruit? – Avocado
  9. Who is your role model? Why? – My mother because she is strong, hard-working and determined.
  10. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go? – I have so many but I would love to visit Paris.
  11. What do you love most about YOU? –My personality.

My nominees are:

  1. Shinavyblogs
  2. Reactionary Tales
  3. Theoldhouseintheshires
  4. simple Ula
  5. Lee
  6. Rhythm In Life
  7. Tauqeer Writes
  8. poetrylover
  9.  AdriannaJ

My questions to nominees:

  1. What is your favourite time of day?
  2. What do you think are the two most important character traits a person can possess?
  3. In a relationships that stand the test of time, what do you think are the key things for their success?
  4. What do you do to help care for the environment?
  5. Use one word to describe your childhood memories
  6. If you could do one thing for the world to make it a better place what would you do?
  7. Do you have a favourite fast-food restaurant?
  8. In the junk food category, what food do you consider your weakness?
  9. If you won the lottery in the morning what would be the first three things you would do?
  10. What do you like most about your blog?
  11. Do you have a favourite quote?

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show my thanks and appreciation for the contributions you all make. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic because I would love to see your responses! If not, just keep doing what you do. 🙂

Thanks again to both Roda and Bhavika!

 

 

Growing Self Blogger Award

Today I am honoured and humbled to be nominated for this new award called the “Growing Self Blogger Award”.  This award was created by the amazing and talented Roda from Growing Self.

What is The Growing Self Blogger Award?

“The Growing Self Blogger Award has been created to acknowledge and celebrate amazing individuals, in the blogging community, who are persevering through life’s challenges not only to GROW as individuals,  but to reach out and help others GROW as well.” ~Roda

How Does It Work:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank the individual that nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Describe the award and mention the creator: Roda  – Growingself.blog
  • Nominate up to 5 blogs.  Remember, the purpose of this award is to specifically celebrate those individuals that make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Give 1 reason why you nominated each individual.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

I am honoured to nominate the following five bloggers:

  1. Growing Self
  2. Cheila
  3. Doni W
  4. Mbalenhle
  5. havau22

I nominated you because….

Growing Self –  you inspire me with your words and pictures to “be still” and appreciate the beauty that is not only around me but within me. I love the way you see the world through you camera lens and appreciate that I get to experience a little of it with you. Thank you.

Cheila – the beauty about you is that you inspire me without even trying. 🙂 You inspire and motivate me to get things done. Thank you for that.  Over the past few months, I have seen tremendous growth both in you as a blogger and your blog.  As you continue to navigate through the challenges that come know that we are here to support and encourage you.

Doni W– you seek to motivate and inspire. Your unique blogging style brings your topics to life and I appreciate that.  Thank you for being who you are and sharing your insight.

Mbalenhle – you comes across to me as a down-to- earth young woman that speaks her mind.   You share your thoughts about various life issues and always leave readers with things to think about. I enjoy your ‘tell it like it is’ approach.   You encourage me to keep it real.  Thank you.

havau22 – I have come across various posts from you that force me to look within myself and ask some tough questions and even take corrective action where necessary.  I am a grateful for that.  Thank you.

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process.  By nominating the above blogs, I am able to show my appreciation and thanks for all  that you do. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, no worries! Just keep writing…

Thanks again, Roda!

The Versatile Blogger Award #3

The amazing Roda nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award!  Although this is the third time I have been nominated for this award it means so much to me when my fellow bloggers take time to acknowledge and show their appreciation for the contributions I make.  Thank you Roda!  🙂 You all need to visit her blog Growing Self to be inspired and captivated by her wonderful adventures and beautiful pictures.

What is the Versatile Blogger Award?
Bloggers nominate other bloggers who they believe deserve recognition for their high quality standard of writing, uniqueness of content, passion and love displayed throughout the site and to top it off, amazing photos!

Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link.
  • Nominate up to 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination.
  • Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

7 Fun Facts About Cherylene

  1. I don’t wear stiletto heel shoes. My back is aching just thinking about it.  I admire women who do.
  2. I can only drive automatic vehicles.  Manual vehicles seem a bit complicated. I’m afraid I would mash them up.
  3. I love animals but I like to admire them from a distance. My visits to the zoo are few and far in between because of all the ‘interesting’ and overwhelming odours that often greet me. 🙁
  4. My favourite colour is blue.
  5. I did a Royal Caribbean cruise some years ago and it was one of the best trips of my life.  I look forward to doing another cruise one day soon.
  6. I love staying in all-inclusive resorts.
  7. I love to cook but I love to eat more.

My nominees for this award are:

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show my thanks and appreciation for the contributions they make. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, just keep doing what you do.

Thanks again, Roda! 🙂