November 28, 2016

Awardsgasm: The Mystery Blogger and Black Cat, Blue Sea Awards

Category: Awards

High-five! Pat on the back! Nod of the head!

You see, award nominations cannot be more incredible especially since it came from one of my most favourite bloggers: Eric aka Stomper Dad.

Mind you, it was not just one, but two; and in fact almost every time he gets a nomination from others. How super cool is that right?!

For a small-time blogger like me who sometimes writes crappy English grammar with typo errors, I could not feel more honoured for the recognition. I think I’m almost feeling guilty since I hardy ever get to nominate him first.

Here’s a big, fat thank you to you Eric –  both of which I have never gotten before! Yay!

1. The Mystery Blogger Award


It may be a “Mystery Blogger Award” but my nominator certainly is no mystery here as you already know.

Okoto Enigma writes, “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts.  Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates.  They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get.  This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion. 

To know that somehow my blog inspires and motivates is HUUUUGEE. It’s super-wow and I cannot stop smiling!  

Rules For The Nominees:

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • List the Rules.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself. See below
  • Answer five questions from the nominee. See below below
  • Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers. OK!
  • Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog. For sure!
  • Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question. hmmmm
  • Share the link to your best post.OK!
    3 things about me

  • A coffee-addict 
  • I used to drink my coffee with lots of sugar until about 5 years ago.
  • I now love drinking my coffee black and actually think sweet coffee tastes AWFUL!
    5 Questions

  • What is your best trait? I have no problem laughing at and with myself. A lot. 
  • What would you do if you won the lottery? Pay off our mortgage immediately, send retirement money to my parents, go on sabbatical for 6 months and invest/save the rest
  • You see a car veer off a bridge. Do you jump in the water to rescue the driver? If I can swim really well, yes! But I’m afraid I’m the one who may need rescuing!
  • What is your blog mostly about? Life, kids, food/recipes, humour and everything else in between.
  • Ben and Jerry want to make an ice cream flavor in your honor. What do you taste like? Minty with a hint of cherry and chocolate!
    My favorite post
    I can’t think of a favourite post at the moment…but here’s a couple I dug out from my archive as I enjoyed writing them: Adults Should Never Have To Say Sorry, Pregnancy: Nobody Told Me

    My nominations
    If award is not your thing or if you already received the nomination and not up for it, treat this as my tribute to you for sharing your stories to inspire and motivate to those who need that little bit of jolt/joy/enlightenment in their lives: 

  • A Momma’s View
  • Erika Kind
  • The Frugal Hausfrau
  • All That’s Jas
  • Eat, Play, Clove
  • But I Smile Anyway
  • Every Word Counts
  • Ah Dad
  • Squeeze The Space Man’s Taco
  • Diapers and Tutus 
  •  Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride 
  • Sane Teachers
  • Musings of a Random Mind
    Your 5 questions

  • What the weirdest thing you have experienced in the last 3 months?
  • What’s your favourite children’s book? 
  • Would you rather live under the sea or on the moon?
  • You discovered that the child you brought home a year ago was not your own as a result of a mixed-up. What would you do?
  •  Euthanasia – yes or no and why?

    2. Black Cat Blue Sea Award


    To the rules…

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you. See above
  • Nominate up to seven other bloggers. See below
  • Answer three questions. Okie dokie
  • Ask three questions to your nominees. Right on it!
    This award does sound pretty cool and I get to nominate up to 7 other bloggers! Without further ado…

    Answers to the 3 Questions I was asked… 

  • What’s your favorite Disney movie and why? Alice in Wonderland. It’s timeless. So much human truths in there.
  • What are some of the names you wanted to name your kid(s) that your significant other said no to. Eddie as in Eddie Vedder (from Pearl Jam) but because the name reminded Silver Bullet of a guy he really has a dislike for, it was completely banned and no amount of convincing would make him change his mind. 
  • Which band would you want to have create the soundtrack to your life? I gotta go with Muse.
    My nominations…

  • It’s Good to Be Crazy Sometimes
  • Fiesta Friday
  • Just Blue Dutch
  • Love Laughter & Truths
  • Granny Reports Blog
    My 3 Questions…

  • What’s your pet peeve?
  • What’s the weirdest food you have tasted?
  • If there was one thing you could change in your life, what would it be?
    Once again, thank you Eric for the nominations! And if you have not checked out his blog yet (I’d be really surprised if you haven’t), please do so. His blog ‘All in a Dad’s Work’ rocks!

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    1. First off, thanks for the kind words. Second, I wouldn’t nominate you if you didn’t deserve them 🙂 Great answers!

    2. WOW! To come home from a gloomy, rainy day and find this honor, I’m kvelling! Thanks so much Ann. You truly just blew me away! <3 <3 <3 Much Mazel to your well deserved awards my friend!

      • I love the word kvelling! I assume it means weak in the knees or something like that? I’m so looking forward to read your post if you choose to respond to it ,Lisa! Have a wonderful, wonderful week! xoxo.

    3. Oh thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! I will get to it asap 🙂

    4. And of course congrats 🙂

    5. Thank you, sweet Ann, to think my blog is inspiring. Such an honor! Thank you so much. I need to take a week of vacation to think of answers to your questions. What in the world…? Ha ha ha.

      • Hahahaha! Are you not on vacation already? ;p You know it’s no obligation and if anything, it’s a big high-fivel pat on the back! Don;t forget this tiny blog when you are famous! ;D

    6. Finally read your post about saying sorry to children and loved it. For some reason it doesn’t let me comment there so I leave my 5 cents here. I totally get you. I grew up with adults who struggled saying sorry to us children and if they actually managed they were quick to find a reason why their behavior was right anyway. I think it’s important to say sorry for your children. Loved the post!

      • Thank you for reading that Sandra! Yeah that site only allows comments if you are a registered member and you can only register with FB…it was a while back and I haven’t had time to write for them anymore. But glad you like it nonetheless plus! the fact that you can identify with that. Which, I find to be intriguing as well as I have always mostly misconstrued that it’s more of an Asian, subservient, never questioning thing. I always thought something is not right with that. And I’m glad I swallowed my pride and learn to say it to my kids. 😀


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