How can you show your appreciation in the blogging world? Including the usual generous words of encouragement and support, I cherish the small tokens of recognition accorded my way. No doubt, they gave me and still giving me genuine pleasure whenever I receive any once in a while.

To bloggers/readers, who bestowed on me nominations for various awards, I am deeply honored and truly elated for being  a part of your time. Without your constant reminder that I matter, I would have lost interest to share what’s on my mind.

A huge thank you to the much generous Jo Robinson treated me to a ball with quite a number of awards. Great appreciation, too, to Julia Ojidos and Lorrie Bowden who both nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award while Suzanne Leist listed me for the Very Inspiring Blogger and One Lovely Blog Awards.

Sharing the awards to fellow bloggers is a tedious and long task. When I was just started blogging, I had more free time to read and choose. Nowadays, I have to pick only those who participate in the awards process. So, I have decided to adopt Ajay’s solution to share the awards. He did it in the early days and it worked just fine.

To my nominees, please wait for the notifications.

Happy Blogging guys and gals!




Twenty four hours are not enough nowadays to complete all the things we plan to do. Often we forget important tasks that we should have done earlier but left them on the side with hopes of finishing them a bit later. Then, procrastination takes over and days went by, resulting to incomplete projects.

“Better late than never.” That is what we often say as an excuse. Sometimes, it’s acceptable. Sometimes, it is not.

My head was probably buried in the sand like an ostrich that I unintentionally missed the other half of Sage Doyle’s  nominations, which included The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. My sincerest apologies for the mistake which was my own doing.

His generosity is unmatched that he offered six more awards to all his readers For my part, I picked up one, The Angel Award. I truly appreciate the continuous support and encouragement.

Check out “The Journal of Wall Grimm” to read his writings. You can stay in his blog as long as you like.



Award Rules:

1) The nominee shall display the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award logo on his/her blog.

2) The nominee shall nominate 14 bloggers s/he admires, over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.

The Angel Award does not come with any rules or need for nominations. Your only requirement is to do an acceptance post.

Here are my nominees for both awards.

cindy knoke

i didn’t have my glasses on



ellie belfiglio


hansi’s world

The Hunt 4 Truth


this labyrinth I roam

chey being

teela hart

carlo galli

the novice gardener

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Pastiva of Los Sentidos de la Vida nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award and



Seaangel4444 of The Chicago Files for the Sunshine award. I thank them for including me in their list of nominees.

Both bloggers exhibit warmth and vigor to present their individual content to anyone visiting their sites. Check them out and feel their welcome.

You can check Pat in the Back and A Shining Moment (ehem?) for the rule of each award, respectively.

As part of the new Sunshine award’s nomination, I’m answering 10 questions about myself: my nominees, please do so, too!

Favorite food: rice with anything on the side

Favorite actor: Robert de Niro (action, comedy, suspense, drama, etc.)

Favorite TV show: McGyver (the original)

Favorite tear-jerker: E.T. (the original)

Favorite sport: Football (to watch) Chess (to play)

Lucky number: 8

Tea or coffee: Kape

Holidays: Everyday

Twitter or Facebook: none but I like WP more

Favorite Christmas movie: Die Hard (the original)

So, here are my nominees for both awards.


radiating blossom



Underground Energy

poems and poemes


The Origin of Travel

Model for Change

Silent Dugood

Happy Blogging guys and gals!

P.S. As a standard procedure, I did not include those who do not accept awards. Much that I would like to present them with my appreciation, I will do so in a different fashion. 🙂




From Coach Muller of Good Time Stories comes this recognition, “Butterfly Light Award” which was created by Belinda of the blog “Idiot Writing”. I humbly accept the nomination. I appreciate them both for passing and creating this award, respectively. You can visit both their creative blogs for more inspiration.

The Rules
1. You must write an acceptance post, making sure you link back to the blogger who awarded you and thank them. YOU MAY NOT lump this award in with other awards.

2. You must individually name and re-award at least 1 or more bloggers. You must let them know either personally with a comment on their blog OR a pingback on their about page.

3. You must link back to Belinda’s blog.

4. You must write a short paragraph titled either “How I’m Spreading Light” OR “How I’m A Positive Influence”

5. Display Belinda’s beautiful “Butterfly Light Award” badge on your blog.

How I’m Spreading Light

I wake up everyday as a farmer, a writer a few hours later and a blogger during free time.  All these roles give me the opportunity to inspire those I come in contact with. Be it personally locally or in the vastness of the Internet, I continue to strive to be positive with my outlooks. Once in a while, I fall into negativity but that’s all right I guess because I know in my heart that others will be there to help me stand up again and continue what I have started.

In line with the rules of the award. I am passing it to Chun of chun2013. She needs the boosts she truly deserves. Her creative eye is proof enough that she has much to offer to the world. Please visit her site so you can find out yourself what she has in store for you.

Happy blogging, guys and gals!



What do we get from treating others fairly?

Nowadays, we are more diverse than our forefathers. Our society has dictated the mores and values we are supposed to follow to achieve harmony. Yet, we are far from the ideal state we hope for.

I am a firm believer of change. We can change our narrow-mindedness in time through more interaction with one another.

It is our choice to be united.

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I would like to thank Eric of The Hunt FOR Truth for nominating me. His support and encouragement to fellow bloggers are totally amazing. I am only one of the many who appreciates his kindest generosity.

I copied the quote to let you understand what this award is all about.

award.LoveAndKindness“It is important for us to remember that we are One Family living in One World; we are Sisters and Brothers, no matter how we look, what culture we live in, what religion we practice or who we love.  In many ways, blogging removes some of the obvious barriers between us, and helps bring those of us from all walks of life, ethnicity, creed, colors and ideals together as One Family,” said Barbara.

The Rules:

  1. Share an act of kindness another blogger has done for you.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you for the award, and link back to  their blog
  3. Nominate those bloggers whom you feel practice Kindness and Love — you choose how many!

don charisma – He is probably not familiar with me but his spirited outlook inspires me to blog on.

ajaytao2010 – He is Ajay! I believe everyone knows how big his heart is. A great motivator to my way of thinking.

cindy knoke – She has that close-up images I am always astounded to admire. Wish I could emulate her passion.

seeker – She is always there for me. Makes me laugh, cry (in a good way) and fight for my right. She keeps me guessing, too. 🙂

my botanical garden – Her captured images gave me inspiration on how to appreciate beauty in the botanical world. Before, I see a flower as a flower.

talesalongtheway – She showed me the way to a new world I only imagined in my head. Her stories explained the other sides of the coin.

the wandering poet – He shares his thoughts the way I want to hear them: funny but wise. Love his choice of music, too.

teela hart – She is a fighter in every sense of the word. That’s is one of the best qualities I admire in a woman. I share her dedication.

jo robinson – One of the writers I aspire to be. I feel her warm enthusiasm whenever I read her comments.

friendly fairytales – She is the child in all of us. I could never think of a word that best describe her. How about unique?

purplerays – If there is one person who tries to discover unity in faith, she is the best example. That is a passion I share with her.

forgottenmeadows – She is one of the people who classifies me as a poet, to which I am not amenable to. 🙂 But, when she mentioned me in her list, I believe her sincerity.

Lastly, almost all of my active readers should get this award. I could not name them all (some do not participate in awards) in a post but I believe they should take the badge and place it proudly on their blogs.

I believe, following my blog is already Love and Kindness in the truest sense. 🙂

Happy Blogging guys and gals!



Love one another.

Human desire for community have spread globally since the time we learned how to care for one another. Since then we found new ways to please ourselves and others as well.

Internet citizens, or netizens for short, are an integral part of this ever-growing clusters of like-minded individuals.

We are now a big family.

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Many thanks to Kruti Metha, an author and poetess in the making, who nominated me for the Liebster Award. You’ll never know what you’re missing if you don’t check her site. 🙂

Since she did not include questions to answer, I will do the same. But you can check the rules of the award in the post Anticipation.

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Here are my nominees:

2014 A year in pictures

julia ojidos

my photospace ba



autumn tso


groans, giggles & gratitude

the mind of micheline



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From Chey Being comes the nomination for the Versatile Blogger award. I truly appreciate her kind support and encouragement. You can read her important insights when you visit her blog.

You can check the rules of the award in the post Simultaneous.

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Here are my nominees:


one song a week

the claymore and surcoat

sheetal sharma

fotobookz photography

cats & co.





good food everyday

spirit sunshine’s blog

contortum designs

poemotherapi shoppe


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From the White Rabbit’s Gallery comes this nomination. Many thanks for the support. I believe all of you should check out the site for images that will inspire you. 🙂


The only “rule” for the inner peace award is that you write a short piece on why you are accepting it.

Why accept it?

A simple life I lead needs this inner peace to be sustained. I believe my nominees share this feeling.



good time stories

the hunt for truth

My Weary Mind


chronic conditions and life lessons

carol’s world

greatpoetrymhf’s weblog


valley girl gone country

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Dawn of Slingshot… Fiction, Adult, Romance, Fantasy Stories nominated me for this award. I am honored by her generosity. Check her site. The opening page alone will entice you to stay a long while. 🙂

You can check the rules of the award in the post Enjoyable.


Here are my nominees:


radiating blossom

teela hart


initiators are leaders

views Splash!



kruti metha


building kaleidoscopes

chey being



Happy Blogging guys and gals!



Often I hear, “if it looks like a duck, it’s a duck. If it quacks, definitely it’s not me.” 😀

Seriously, the title has not nothing to do with espionage even though in blogging it could also be used in a different perspective.

My ‘spying’ activities led me to various sites to check on the ‘targets of my surveillance,’ er, nominees. 😀

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“An Ajay-inspired award for outstanding model bloggers whose posts excel in arts. It is designed to acknowledge bloggers who show affinity for arts in general and its other fields like paintings, literature in prose or poetry, graphics, digital, photography, sketches and doodles, multimedia,  sculpture and more.”

Eric of The Hunt For Truth bestowed on me this award. I think he was convinced that photo of the pineapple in my front page deserved notice. 🙂

You should check his site for more inspiring thoughts to ponder. Leaving the site could be difficult, though. 🙂

A rule to accept the award:

Please post anything that would express your love for art; a painting, a photograph, an illustration, a poem or essay or  anything created for the love of art.

My nominees for the award are:

hortus closus

cindy knoke

russel ray photos

painting pundit

who is bert

curson (mungai and the goa constrictor)

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Nina of Words that Flow like Water presented me this award. My appreciation for her continuous support could be summed up in one word: Thanks!

You can visit her site and be inspired.

My nominees are:

sea of desire

the crazy gazette

addison’s waves of green

sobriety is a journey, not a destination

with a heart of a warrior

bittersweet longings and hopeful perspectives

living with the “c” word

my life my words my way

contra spem spero … et rideo

wit and cynicism

Please click the post Anticipation to see the rules of the award.

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Sage Doyle of “The Journal of Wall Grimm” nominated me for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Like the fireworks display on the badge, I believe we, bloggers, share the same thought to light the spark of inspiration to our readers.

Check her stories. I know you will like them.

My nominees are:

petite magigue                   forgottenmeadows

paint the world with words            carlo galli

between the beats             my fourtography life

always believer                  evgeny gridneff

girl and the dragon             nicciattfield

art inspired and created from the heart

Nithael … and Kyra Blog of Marcellus and Laura

Please click the post Community to see the award rules.

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Sage Doyle added this award to the one above. I am grateful for the gifts. Thank you. 🙂

For the “I’m NOT Featured on Freshly Pressed Award” the rules are the following:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the “I’m NOT Featured on Freshly Pressed Award”.
2. Write a blog post and tell us the blog(s) you have chosen (there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required) and “present” the blog(s) with their award.
3. Include in your blog post a paragraph about why you’d like to be on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed OR a paragraph on why you couldn’t care less about Freshly Pressed. Up to you …
4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them. (Please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)
5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The I’m NOT Featured On Freshly Pressed Award” via this link:
6. And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then PROUDLY display the award on your blog.
7. If you ever do get officially “Freshly Pressed” then take down this award badge and display the official “Freshly Pressed” badge instead.

What’s the importance of being Freshly Pressed?

Like the blogging awards, there are people who are in charge to choose sites for the honor. In practice, the selection process is subjective. It could be next to impossible to be objective because of the enormous number of sites to choose from. 😀

The recognition is another feather in one’s cap.

For me, I wait. It is as simple as that. You will not win the lottery if you do not bet. (laughs) So, I blog. 😀

I believe my nominees think so, too. Or do they? 🙂

ladybluerose                              talesalongtheway

Serependityhebals                    story smitten

I didn’t have my glasses on      iithinks

elizabeth melton parsons         blogging einstein

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If you wish to read some tips in creating award post, you can check my  Awards page.

Happy Blogging!


Savor, too

You are invited to the feast. 😀

In conjuction with the post Savor, Kanzen Sakura presented me with a menu of awards to choose from. I chose four.

First off is my favorite award of all: The Sunshine Award. You might probably guess why. 🙂


My nominees to receive the rays of the sun are:

“The Journal of Wall Grimm”

bluebutterfliesandme                 blogging einstein

decidinglybob                            secondhalfwoman

funny philosopher                       rachel carrera, novelist

white rabbit’s gallery                  ralphie’s portal

the story of my twin boys oliver and oscar ferreira

Please click the post A Shining Moment (ehem?) to see the award rules.

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For the One Lovely Blog Award, here are the rules if you would like to accept  this award. Post about it and pass it on to others.

1. Add the “One Lovely Blog Award” image to your post

2. Share seven things about you.

3. Pass the award on to seven nominees.

4. Thank the person who nominated you.

5. Inform the nominees by posting on their blogs.

witlessdatingafterfifty              ck’s days

around us                                 The Chicago Files

it’s a lonely place                    unload and unwind

swim in the adult pool

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For the Beautiful Blogger award, the rules are:

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo.

2. Thank the person who nominated you and create a link back.

3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.


une parisienne en promene        sea of desire

girl and the dragon                       amberskyeforbes

The Chicago Files                        the crazy gazette

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“All you need to start a forest is one seed”

This award is for blogs that inspire creativity,  nature, connection, communications and beauty. Pass it on!

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Nominate at least 5 blogs and provide links to their blogs.

3. Notify each of their nominations.

busymindthinking                Serependityhebals

Dear Kitty. Some blog        iithinks

 edward hotspur                  The Novice Gardener

“The Journal of Wall Grimm”

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If you wish to read some tips in creating award post, you can check my  Awards page.

Happy Blogging!


Chemistry (2)

This is second part of Chemistry.  🙂

As I explained in the previous post, some of the badges did not appear in the original post. My solution was to cut it and publish a succeeding post to complete the missing items.

I hope this confuses no one. I apologize for the error.

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Joe of Art Inspired and Created from the Heart nominated me for The Shauny Award. Please visit his site to discover images you may like.

You can check the post For Everyone to see the rules of the award. Feel free to pick up the other award as a sign of my appreciation to all of you, who keep on supporting me through my online journey.


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I am deeply honored to be nominated by Amreen of Paint the World with Words for this award. Check the site for motivational posts. I am sure you will be inspired.


My nominees are:

around us                              talesalongtheway

nebusresearch                     chun

the sea and me                   amberskyeforbes

scene by minerva                dreamrly

sufi ways                              Chasing Rabbit Holes

when I became an author         A Skeptical Designer

shivaay delights                        Nicola Kirk

gardening in greenwood         doug does life

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 Annet of TalesAlongTheWay sent me with a bunch of awards to distribute. I always appreciate her overflowing generosity. 🙂
You can join her exciting journey. I did.
Sevens part one Sevens part two

My nominees for the award:

my botanical garden            this labyrinth I roam

kanzen sakura                      cindy knoke

the wandering poet              mindlovemisery

the hunt for truth                    TheSeeker

You can check the posts The RingLook Up To The Night Sky,

Pat in the BackEnjoyableMastery and Inception for the rules.

P.S. If you like to have some tips on creating awards posts, you can visit the Awards page.



What will happen if you place different ingredients in a container and mix them? Your guess is as good as mine. 🙂

Read on and you will discover the experiment I concocted. 😀

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Always Believer included me in her list to receive this award. Do visit her site and I am sure you will be a believer, too.


According to the founder of this award, Idealistic Rebel @ she explains the award in her own words:

“I am creating this award to honor WordPress bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred. It is the for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.

Here are the rules for the award:

1. Recipients should frequently write about Peace, Justice, Love — the goodness in the world, or putting goodness in the world.
2. Recipients may also frequently call attention to the bigotry or racism that happens in the world.
3. Link back to whomever nominated you and, since this is about goodness, politely thank them.
4. Spread the love to whomever and however many you believe deserve it!

My nominees are:


talesalongtheway                             Dear Kitty. Some blog

valeriu dg barbu blog                     kintal

words that flow like water              colemining

Kings of Kings Tigran the Great        be like water

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This is the first time I receive this award. I greatly appreciate the generosity of Dear Kitty. Some blog. Check the site for more interesting content. You’ll discover her passion. 🙂


The rules of the award are :

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself

4. Nominate other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

My nominees are:

kiwsparks                                  may contain nuts

doug does life                           book heaven

flowery prose                             Ralphie’s Portal

aSpoonfulofSuga                      rantings of an amateur chef

what hammer? what chain?     land of fun

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From Mungai and the Goa Constrictor comes this award. If you share her very admirable advocacy, check the site. You’ll definitely be enlightened.

You can check the rules of the award from the post Zest.

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My nominees are:

little things that amuse me               happy holly project

radiating blossom                             thou shalt cook

the story of my twin boys oliver and oscar ferreira

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From The Playground and Forgottenmeadows I received this award. I am very pleased and honored to be nominated. Both their sites offer creative and interesting content. Do not miss their respective brand of blogging.

You can check the post Simultaneous for the rules.

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My nominees are:

syntatic static                             teela hart

pig love                                      a topsy turvy world

exordium                                    My Weary Mind

In Love With Words!                 One Way Healthier

Nithael … and Kyra Blog of Marcellus and Laura

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Paint the world with words bestowed on me this meaningful award. Do you wish to see words in pictures? Go and visit the site. You’ll be inspired.

You can check the post Consolation for the rules.


My nominees are:

purplerays                                   ellie belfiglio

the novice gardener                  musings of a soul eclectic

initiators are leaders                 flowery prose

inDepth                                        die trying

jubilee journey                             seagull

words that flow like water          exordium

book heaven                               da realz talk

los sentidos de la vida              good2begone

deidra alexander’s blog            chester maynes

Ralphie’s Portal                          colemining

the year(s) of living non-judgmentally

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Just Patty of petitemagique nominated me for this award. Check her poetry and photography that really comes from the heart. I promise you won’t leave the site for a while.

You can check the post Spotlight for the rules.


My nominees are:

jo robinson                          purplerays

die trying                             ellie belfiglio

jubilee journey                     da realz talk

los sentidos de la vida       musings of a soul eclectic

good2begone                     deidra alexander’s blog

the year(s) of living non-judgmentally

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Eric of The Hunt FOR Truth always inspire me with his thought-provoking content. If you want the same thing, check him out. You’ll never know what hit you afterwards.

You can check the post  Center Stage for the rules.


My nominees are:

jo robinson                               teela hart

inDepth                                    seagull

edward hotspur                       the novice gardener

My Weary Mind                       In Love With Words!

chester maynes                      initiators are leaders

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NOTE: Due to space constraints, I have to separate Annet’s Bunch of Awards to another post. Please click CHEMISTRY (2) to see the award post. I hope you understand. Thank you.



We always associate the sun with illumination and warmth.

In the blogging universe, there are many suns, shining daily in our surfing lives. Their inspirational contributions entertain us through the times we are online.

Reserved Loved of Be Good has nominated me for this award. You can visit his site and check out what he has in store for you.


For the rules of the award, please see A Shining Moment (ehem?).

My nominees for the award are:

Photography and Beauty        Thinking Out Loud

I don’t get it                               PUPNKITTENS

Days of the Guardian              Poetry of my Heart

forgottenmeadows                  One Way Healthier

An Indian Nomad               Peace, Love and Patchouli

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I would also like to thank Huntmode of Chasing Rabbit Holes for the award. Visit the site and you’ll find content you will love. 🙂

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Rules of the award:

Post 11 random facts about yourself. (see A Shining Moment (ehem?))

Nominate 11 bloggers

Answer these questions:

1. What is the first thing you do as soon as you wake up in the morning? Drink water.

2. What is your greatest fear? Losing my mind.

3. Do you have a new years resolution for 2014?  Be happy.

4. What is your favorite song at the moment?  Always (Bon Jovi)

5. What is your favorite childhood memory?  Joining the choir.

6. What’s your favorite social media platform and why?  WordPress. You have all the goodies in one basket.

7. What did the last text message you received say? “You SIM number won 1 million pesos in the . . .” 

8. What bugs you the most?  Mosquitoes

9. What do you consider to be the most important appliance in your house?  The wood stove (if that counts as an appliance)

10. If you could have one song that would play whenever you entered a room, what would it be?  Here I am (Bryan Adams)

11. What’s your favorite movie quote?  “My name is Bond. James Bond.” (love the delivery)

This Labyrinth I Roam          lifebeinggirly

The Playground                     willotdot21

Indie Vs Brat                          bananawolf’s blog

Nomadas                      The Cool Muse / La Musa Coloma

Around Us                     Living in the Moment

Life in the land of the ice and snow

Happy blogging everyone!