Award Catch-Up’s

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

Slow and steady wins the race right? Months ago (starting back in the spring maybe? yikes!) I was honored to be nominated for numerous blogging awards by some amazing bloggers. And while it has taken a long, long, LONG while, I am finally getting around to posting this.

I absolutely LOVE these awards. (even if it doesn’t seem it with how long it took!) It is a great way to connect with new bloggers, get to know the poster a little more, and recognize amazing friends. I am so incredibly grateful for the connections and friendship I have made and received through blogging. You guys are the absolute best! The women who have nominated me are such incredibly special and unique people who are so talentedly creative, not just with blogging but through their lives too. I am so incredibly grateful for the friendships I have cultivated with them.

NOW without further ado:

Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award by the hilarious but super sweet Heide. Her posts and comments always brighten my day. She is also an insanely talented photographer! Her pictures are down right drool worthy. She can make the most mundane objects look photogenic, and her posts are always such a treat.

The Rules:

• Thank the blogger who nominated you.
• Answer 11 questions
• Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 new questions. (Only doing three)

Heide’s Questions:

What inspired you to start blogging? I have been blogging since I was (gulp) ten. Before that I had kept diaries that included five year old ramblings and lots of chicken scratch with letters going in the wrong direction. It seemed like a natural progression to go from a paper format to the world wide web, and I haven’t stopped.

What are you most proud of? This is such a hard question, because while I have  lot of “accomplishments,” I am most proud of my family. We are a close knit group (even if half the time we tease each other mercilessly and the other times we hate each other) and I am not only proud, but in awe of how my family have handled situations with courage and grace. I am so lucky to have them.

If you won the lottery, on what would you splurge? Travel. Travel. AND more travel. So many places and so little time (and money.)

Where is the last place you traveled to? Would you like to go back? Not sure if this counts since I am here as I write (type) this, but Texas and yes. I had it on my list because I want to see all fifty states, but it is a really cool place and the people have been so nice.

What is your favorite book? Why? I could name a lot of “classics” but I have to say Harry Potter. It was pivotal throughout my childhood, and as Harry “grew” so did I. The writing, the nuances and themes are all things I strongly relate too.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self? You are going to be okay. Tragedy and adversity are part of life, but you WILL make it through and be stronger because of it.

What is your favorite childhood memory? This is a hard one, I am lucky to have many favorites. My sister tucking me into bed and having sing-a-longs into our hair brushes definitely rank at the top.

Have you ever gotten hopelessly lost? What happened? No because I am too Type A. I will on occasion start walking in the wrong direction thanks to Google Map’s arrow, but can quickly correct it.

If you could have dinner with any famous person, whom would you choose? Do they have to be alive? I would love to have dinner with some of the last female rulers like Cleopatra or Queen Eizabeth I.

What hopes and dreams do you have for your next 10 years? To be a published author. Lived abroad. Hopefully be settled in a house by the ocean. Maybe married, and hopefully have a child.

My nominees are:

Jamie from Don’t Give a Jam

Jennie from 50shad3s0fjay

Brittany from Southern Lights Atlanta Nights

My Questions:

Coffee or tea? 

What is your favorite store to shop at?

What is your favorite season?

What do you love about the fall?

Favorite place you have visited and why? 

What is one thing you always carry with you?

Do you like where you live? And why?

What is your favorite thing about blogging? 

What was the last movie you saw? Was it good? 

Are you excited for the holidays?

How was your day today?

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Unique Blogger Award 

The incredible Jamie from Don’t Give a Jam (LOVE her name) nominated me for not one but TWO awards. (so sorry this is late!) Jamie isn’t just an incredible blogger, but she is also a vlogger. Her blogs and videos are always entertaining, witty and will make you laugh. I wish I had her confidence in front of the camera! Please not only check out her Blog, but also her Youtube page!

Rules:

  • Answer the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
  • Share the link of the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers for the award (only doing three)
  • Ask 3 questions

Questions:

What have you done so far today? Get some work done, which included blogging. I saw. Drank tons of coffee and watched my niece and nephew

What do you like to do when it rains? I love to curl up with a book or watch a movie. Or sleep. Sleeping is always good too.

What is your most favorite blog post you’ve shared so far. Oh lord, I don’t know. It is like asking me to pick a favorite child if I had kids, which I don’t, but my blog posts (and writings) are my babies so….

My Nominees:

Mack fromMack Marie

Angela from The Life of Angela

Hunida from Hunida’s Blog

My Questions:

Coffee or Tea?

Are you a morning or evening person?

What is something you are excited for?

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Liebster Award

Not only did Jamie nominate me for the Liebster Award, but so did Jennie from 50 Shad3s 0f Jay who I swear is my English soul sister! She is the sweetest, funniest person I know! I love our novel long convos on Instagram, and her hilarious tweets on Twitter. She alway knows just what to say to cheer me up and I am so grateful to have this beauty in my life!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave to you
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who deserve the award (only doing six)
  • Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer
  • Let them know they’ve been nominated!

 

Facts about Kate you were dying to know:

  1. I am the youngest of five.
  2. I didn’t grow up with any animals, but I LOVE dogs.
  3. I love theatre, but can not sing to save my life (legit I will make your ears bleed)
  4. I was a competitive figure skater
  5. I am naturally a dirty blonde (gasp! what this isn’t my natural hair color?)
  6. My hometown is known for beautiful foliage
  7. I want to visit all fifty states
  8. But I typically prefer to visit places by the ocean.
  9. I use to be a chef
  10. I am deathly afraid of spiders
  11. I am not a huge chocolate fan but I LOVE anything with caramel

Jamie’s Questions:

What did you eat for breakfast today? Lucky Charms

How do you take your coffee/tea? It honestly depends on where I am getting it and the time of year. If it is at home, usually just milk.

What’s your favorite outfit to wear? Again it depends on the season but I do love leggings and a hoodie.

Favorite makeup look? I go for a natural eye, but I NEED my red lipstick.

Tell us something that makes you smile. My nephews and niece. They are the cutest. When I met them at the airport, they came running over to give me a great big hug. They legit make my heart melt.

Link to your favorite recent blog post. Oh lord, I don’t have favorites, BUT I did love my recent review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 

How would you describe your style? trendy, but chic and very much dependent on my mood.

What quality do you look for in a friend? Someone who is genuine.

What’s your favorite color? Blue

Have you ever seen a ghost? Not like Casper the ghost, but I have sensed spirits before and I have seen signs from loved ones I have lost.

What’s your favorite hobby? Does napping and drinking margs count? Kidding, kinda, but seriously I love skating. I was a competitive skater for ten years and miss it.

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Jenny’s Questions:

Have you ever met anyone famous? Yes, I have. Living in New York you tend to run into a lot of famous people and I have also had them as clients.

Are you fluent in more than one language? If so, which languages can you speak? I love languages, but get super shy speaking them. I know Russian, French, and am learning Italian. Whether or not I am fluent remains to be seen.

What’s your favourite chocolate bar? Does Reeses count, otherwise it has to have caramel in it.

Who is your favourite Harry Potter character and why? Ughhh this is hard. It is a tie between Snape and Sirius. While they were enemies in the book, the same reasons apply as to why I love them. They are such misunderstood characters who are judged for their pasts, yet turned out to be some of the most selfless characters in the books.

 Do you collect anything? If so, what? I collect sweatshirts from the places I travel too.

My Nominees:

Rossy from Ayr Galaxy

Anni from Gluecksgeist

Amelia from Amelia In Hull

Pamela from Starring Pamela

Mia from Beautiful Inspiring Creative Life

Chanelle from Chanelle Hayleyyy

My Questions:

Coffee or tea?

Are you a morning or evening person?

What do you love about blogging?

What is a place you have always wanted to visit and why?

Favorite trip?

What is a random fact about yourself?

Current favorite song? 

Are you a cat or dog person? (Or neither?) 

Favorite holiday? 

What was the last thing you bought?

What is your day to day schedule like?

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Thank you so much to Heide, Jamie, and Jennie for nominating me for these awards. It meant the world and I loved answering all these questions. Please go check out their blogs as well as the other amazing bloggers I just nominated. How would you answer some of these questions? Let me know!