The Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you so much to the ever-lovely Natalie from Searching For My Inner Zen for nominating me for this award. Not only is she a beautiful writer and inspiration, but she is a beautiful person who I am very grateful to have met through our blogs.


What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“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.
– Okoto Enigma


Rules:

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include link to their blog
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself
  • Nominate bloggers you feel deserve the award
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one

Three Things About Me:

  1. I’m a fully qualified Photographer
  2. My son was born at 24 weeks, weighing just 1lb 9oz
  3. I would love to write a book

My Nominations

BaffledMum                                        WhatAbigailSays                                   HejHej

StephLoves                                          EverythingMeganX                               TheScribblingsSite

MotheringEveryday                          BrutalHonestyBlogger                          AshleighWrites


Q&A

  1. Who are some people you only met once but they left a big impression on you?    The obstetrician who delivered my son – and it wasn’t a good impression!
  2. What is your least favourite food?                                                                       Mushrooms – YUCK!
  3. What was your favourite cartoon when you were growing up?                          Whacky Races
  4. What celebrity would you love to have dinner with?                                                   Tom Hardy
  5. What have you really wanted to do for a long time but haven’t done yet?             Start a Youtube Channel

My Questions

  1. If you could develop one skill overnight, what would it be?
  2. If you had to change your first name, what new name would you choose?
  3. If you could write a book about your life, what would it be titled?
  4. What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
  5. If you could bring back the dead, which famous person would you bring back?

Looking forward to reading all of your responses lovelies! Hope you all have a good week!

D x

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I was recently nominated by my fellow blogger friend Natalie at Searching For My Inner Zen. The Versatile Blogger Award was created to feature and recognise blogs that have unique content, high quality of writing, and fantastic photos. As the web-page about the Versatile Blogger Award says: Honour those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.

Thank you Natalie. You’re such a lovely and kind lady who I am very privileged to have met through this blogging world of ours. Those of you who are needing some zen and who enjoy reading beautifully written words, get yourselves over to this lady’s wonderful little part of the internet and enjoy!


THE RULES OF THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD:

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award, and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate 7 blogs that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  3. Share 7 things about yourself that people might not know.

7 FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1. I married my high school sweetheart – been together 17 years and counting.
  2. There are 16 years between myself and my youngest sister.
  3. I found out I was pregnant just as I was about to be rushed into surgery.
  4. I am obsessed with stationery.
  5. I suffer from Anxiety disorder and PTSD.
  6. I’ve broken my coccyx (my bum) three times – i’m clumsy.
  7. I got my first tattoo last month.

MY NOMINATIONS:

  1. Pixel Mama
  2. Natalie Hanson
  3. Man vs Adulthood
  4. Bee Beauty
  5. Mum in The Mad House
  6. That Mumma Rocks
  7. The Mother Hen

All of these amazing blogs are worthy of a read and a follow so get yourselves over and thank me later.

Can’t wait to read all of the posts from my nominees.

D x


The Sunshine Blogger Award – #2

I was recently, very kindly nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the lovely Natalie from Searching For My Inner Zen. It is my second nomination for the award in a couple of months and I am so grateful for it.

So for those of you unfamiliar with the award here are the rules…

RULES:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog. ✔
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked 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 in your post and/or on your blog. ✔

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So here are my questions from Natalie :

1. What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of?

The Breakfast Club (It never gets old)
2. What is your favourite quote?

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop (If we all lived our lives thinking this way, the world would be a much nicer place)
3. What song did you last listen to?

Dua Lipa – IDGAF (Can’t get enough of her right now)
4. What always cheers you up when you think about it?

My boy. I know it’s the cliche thing to say but it’s true. 
5. Where did you grow up?

I’m from South Lanarkshire in Scotland. I’ve never strayed further than 5 miles from the area I grew up in. I love it here and I’d never want to leave it.
6. If you could do any job in the world, regardless of the pay, what would you do?

Still Photography. To me, it is the best job in the world so why change it. I get to capture so many special, memorable occasions in peoples lives. It’s a  privilege. 
7. What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?

Friday night in the house with a takeaway and a glass of Pink Gin. Saturday morning out for breakfast with my boys and then off to a park where my toddler can run around like mad. Home for dinner and a movie night. Sunday staying in our pj’s eating junk food and goodies all day, while wrapped up on the couch watching trashy TV. Perfection!!!
8. How do you relax after a hard day of work?

I like to read or just spend time playing with my boy.
9. Do you have any pets? If so what are their names?

Yes indeed, I have two Labradors. A yellow one named Oscar who’s 14 and the old man of the house, and a black hyperactive one named Bonnie who’s 6 and was a wedding gift from my hubby. 
10. What one thing do you really want but can’t afford?

A White Range Rover V8 SVAutobiography… It’s only £200,000 (My dream car!!!) 
11. What is something you will NEVER do again?

Look at the Range Rover website… I’m now sickened 😦 

 

 

 

So I’ve answered all the questions and I hope those of you who give it a read enjoyed it. I will now nominate 11 Bloggers who I feel are worthy of The Sunshine Blogger Award.

Here’s who I narrowed it down to (in no particular order):

Nayel Diaries

Baffled Mum

The Mother Hen

Mothering Everyday

Reflections From Me

Mum & Bub Space

Mrs Boys

The Sarcastic Mummy

Mommy Thinking

Bee Beauty

Lashes, Love & Lifestyle

 

 

And here are my questions for all of you:

  1. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
  2. What’s your favourite thing about yourself?
  3. If you could only ever buy from one shop, which would it be???
  4. What’s your favourite book?
  5. If you could choose another first name, what would you pick?
  6. What would you have for your last meal?
  7. Which celebrity would you love to be for a day?
  8. What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?
  9. If someone narrated your life, who would you want the narrator to be?
  10. If you could guest star in any tv show, which would it be?
  11. What job doesn’t exist now but will in the future?

So there we have it lovelies. I hope all my nominees enjoy answering my questions and taking part in this post. Thank you again to the lovely Natalie from Searching For My Inner Zen for my nomination.

Can’t wait to read all of your answers.

D x


The Kind Blogger Award

I have found since starting my blog that there are 2 types of bloggers out there:

  • Those who are in it for themselves – they want to get their message out there and don’t want anyone to get in their way.

AND…

  • Those who do it simply because they love it – they love writing posts, reading other peoples posts and are just happy and grateful to have readers who are interested in what they have to say.

So based on this, I have decided to start my own little Bloggers Award. I see loads of them flying about, and was even nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award last week which I was very pleased and grateful about. This award differs in that it’s not necessarily based on what a person has written, but rather how they have portrayed themselves to be to their readers. It’s called the ‘Kind Blogger Award’ and it has a badge and everything so that you can add it to your blog.

Unlike a lot of the other awards, it will have only 1 recipient which I will send out on a monthly basis to whoever I feel has been a worthy of the award. However, those in receipt of it are encouraged to pass it on to those that they feel deserve it.

It’s just about spreading a little bit of love amongst the blogging community. We are all doing this for different reasons, whether its a form of therapy (which it was for me), a hobby you enjoy, part of coursework or simple a way to earn income. Nobody will get very far in life without recognising those around you who help you on your way to achieving your goals. So why not make this as supporting and loving a community as we possibly can.


So here are the rules:

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 5 questions set out by the aforementioned Blogger.
  3. Nominate 1 person who you feel is worthy of this award.
  4. Give 3 reasons for nominating this person.
  5. List these rules and display the Award Logo/ Badge on your own blog.

My nomination for March is the lovely Natalie from Searching For My Inner Zen and here are my reasons for nominating her:

  • She is always one of the first people to read and comment on my new blog posts.
  • Her Blog is beautiful with a very appealing layout, making me want to read it even more.
  • Her writing is stunning. It’s positive and full of love and lessons, as well as having an inspirational quote at the beginning of each post. Utter perfection!

So you should definitely get yourself over to her blog and give some of those wonderful posts a read, you won’t be sorry.

Here are my questions for you Natalie:

  1. How did you come up with your Blog name?
  2. What’s your favourite song of all time and why?
  3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  4. If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
  5. What’s your favourite quote and why?

Feel free to use this badge on your page, as well as using the featured image for your own post.

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Hope to see lots of lovely recipients of The Kind Blogger award on my reading lists.

Take care lovelies.

D x

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

So this post is a little bit different as I’ve been nominated by the ever so lovely and ever so talented Meher from The Scribbling Site for The Sunshine Blogger Award.

I am so grateful for this as, for me, it’s validation from fellow bloggers who deem my writing worthy of a read. So I am honestly so pleased that I have received this nomination. What a lovely way to start off March.

Now with the technical stuff…

RULES:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog. ✔
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked 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 in your post and/or on your blog. ✔

So here are my questions from Meher:

1. Does your blog specifically aim at something? If yes then, what does your blog aim at?

Yes, I am a mummy and lifestyle blogger. These are topics I am knowledgeable about and that I enjoy reading from fellow bloggers, so when it came to choosing my niche it was a relatively easy decision for me.  

2. If you could do one great thing for the world, what would you do?

This is a toughie because there is so many things I’d love to have the power to change, but going by my own life experience I’d choose to eradicate Cancer. It’s the most awful, heartbreaking disease and I have seen too many wonderful people suffer because of it. 

3. If you could live as any fictional character for one day, which character would you be?

Ok so there’s a few popped into my head… but I think I’d choose Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz because it’s my favourite movie of all time and… well… those Ruby Slippers! Swoon!!!

4. Hot chocolate or cold coffee?

Always Cold Coffee – Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato… Yum!!! 

5. What power would you choose: transformation, invisibility or mindreading?

Invisibility definitely. Not only so I could sneak up on people, but so I could escape my toddlers bedroom unscathed when I’m putting him to bed. 

6. If you could transform into any animal, which one would it be and why?

A bird… So I could just fly away whenever I wanted. 

7. Are you more of a turning-physical-pages-of-a-book reader or an e-book reader?

Definitely a “turning-physical-pages-of-a-book reader”. I love the feeling and the smell of new books. There’s nothing better… Although I’ve had to opt for audio books as late, seen as the only time I ever get to enjoy a book is at night, in the dark, when everybody else is sleeping. 

8. If you could remodel time, where would you travel to – the past or the future?

The future. Although it might be frightening to see whats up ahead, I’d want to know that my boy was ok. Being a mum is such a worry and the biggest worry I have is about my sons future, so I’d definitely time travel in that direction. 

9. Look around the place you’re at while answering this question. What’s your favourite thing from in here?

A few things…

  • My wall of quotes. In front of my desk (where I’m sat right now) is a gallery wall of quote prints. I love it. It motivates me and inspires me every single day. 
  • A huge canvas of my son and husband on the wall – it makes me smile every time I look at it.
  • My son. He is napping in his highchair at the minute and there is nothing I love more on this earth than him!

10. What is your favourite junk meal?

McDonald’s… Hands down! McChicken Sandwich, Fries and a Strawberry Milkshake! 🙂

11. What’s the one thing that encourages you to keep writing?

My love of it. Having this little piece of the internet that’s mine, that other people enjoy reading. It’s a privilege.

So I’ve answered all the questions and I hope those of you who give it a read actually enjoyed my ramblings. Now it’s my turn to nominate 11 Bloggers who I feel are worthy of The Sunshine Blogger Award.

It was tough, as I’m a fan of so many beautiful writers out there… but here’s who I narrowed it down to (in no particular order):

The Curious Mummy A fellow Mummy Blogger with a beautiful page and great content.

Cooking From Your Heart A Food Blogger showcasing some delicious homemade recipes.

Searching For My Inner Zen A lovely Blogger focusing on spreading love and positivity.

The Makeup Mumma A lovely Blogger who just welcomed a little bundle of joy.

Autism Interrupted An amazing Blogger sharing her experience of Autism.

Beta Mummy A funny Mummy Blogger who illustrates the BEST portrayals of parenting.

Everyday Young Mum A Mummy Blogger posting all about the joys of pregnancy.

How My Dream Became A Reality A Mummy Blogger sharing her Endometriosis journey.

Island Girl Reads A Book Blogger who lives on her own little Island.

The Coast Is Claire A lovely Lifestyle Blogger who covers an array of topics.

Waves and Lilacs A Blogger sharing her experience of being a ‘Modern Day Housewife’.

And here are the questions I’ve come up with:

  1. What are your goals for your blog?
  2. Name one person who inspires you?
  3. If you knew the world was ending tomorrow, what would you do today???
  4. If you could choose any career, what would it be and why?
  5. Would you rather have a nose where your thumb is or a thumb where your nose is?
  6. Who is your favourite actor/ actress?
  7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  8. If you could change one part of your appearance would you, and what would it be if you did?
  9. Name one thing from your BucketList?
  10. If you had to give up chocolate or sweets, which would it be?
  11. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

So there we have it lovelies. I hope all my nominees enjoy answering my questions and taking part in this post. Thank you again to the lovely Meher for my nomination.

D x