3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge: Day Three

Mia (A.K.A. The Wheat and Tares), over at The Grizzle Grist Mill has nominated me to participate in the 3 Quotes for 3 Days Challenge.  It has taken me a few days to accept this challenge, as my appointments have had me running the roads NON-STOP this past week.

Mia has a fabulous blog FULL of spiritual inspiration, in addition to her Tuesday’s Treats and her Friday’s Angles, I SO enjoy those!   I look forward to seeing each new post, and suggest that you venture over to her world and see what’s going on.  You won’t be disappointed!  Thank you Mia for nominating me to participate in this fun challenge; I truly appreciate it!

The Rules for the Challenge:

  1. Three quotes for three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

My 3 Quotes for Day Three:

Quote 1:

Aim and Take Flight

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”

Quote 2:

A Beautiful Future

“When the devil keeps on asking you to look at your past, there must be something good in the future he doesn’t want you to see.”

Quote 3:

Cut from a Different Cloth

“I’m cut from a different cloth, and they don’t make that fabric anymore.”

My 3 Nominees:

Roxie over at Unite Together in Peace

Margaret over at Being Margaret

Christie over at My Middle Name is Sarcasm

Thank you again Mia!  Keep inspiring others!  I hope that each of you have enjoyed the quotes…

3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge: Day Two

Mia (A.K.A. The Wheat and Tares), over at The Grizzle Grist Mill has nominated me to participate in the 3 Quotes for 3 Days Challenge.  It has taken me a few days to accept this challenge, as my appointments have had me running the roads NON-STOP this past week.

Mia has a fabulous blog FULL of spiritual inspiration, in addition to her Tuesday’s Treats and her Friday’s Angles, I SO enjoy those!   I look forward to seeing each new post, and suggest that you venture over to her world and see what’s going on.  You won’t be disappointed!  Thank you Mia for nominating me to participate in this fun challenge; I truly appreciate it!

The Rules for the Challenge:

  1. Three quotes for three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

My 3 Quotes for Day Two:

Quote 1:

Pigeons Flock Together

“Don’t be afraid of being outnumbered. Eagles fly alone. Pigeons flock together.”

Quote 2:

Try Me!

“When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say “Why me?” Say “Try me!””

Quote 3:

Your Wings are Ready

“Your time as a caterpillar has expired. Your wings are ready.”

My 3 Nominees:

Thank you again Mia!  Keep inspiring others!

One Lovely Blog Award

The sweet Erika Kind nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award quite some time ago, and I am SO embarrassed that it has taken me so long to put this post together.  I had planned to work on it this past weekend, but I spent the entire weekend in bed sleeping.  Apparently I needed it.  Erika has a remarkable blog, is a fantastic singer, and just recently published her 5th book, now available on Amazon or on CreateSpace.  She is a remarkable woman, an inspiration to everyone that she interacts with, and a source of sunshine in this sometimes cruel world.  Her posts speak to my heart each and every day.  I am SO lucky to have run across such a genuine and loving soul!  Erika, thank you SO very much for this nomination!  It is GREATLY appreciated!

One Lovely Blog Award

THE RULES:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and give a link to their blog
  • List the rules.
  • Display the award on your post of the award.
  • List seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.

7 Facts About Krista Kemp:

1: I have been pregnant 3 times, which has resulted in my 3 children who I wouldn’t trade for the world!
2: I have been married 2 times, and have decided that I will never marry again.  My husband is my perfect match, and no one will EVER be able to fill his shoes!
3: One of these days I am going to teach myself to play the violin.
4: I LOVE Mexican food!
5: My favorite colors are Purple and Kawasaki Green.
6: I USED to love kids!
7: I have always held extremely high aspirations, which have resulted in a substantial amount of disappointment over the years.  I refuse to give up though…

My Nominees:

April4June6: A Journal of Self-Transformation
Kerfe and Nina over at: Method Two Madness
Belinda over at Changing my World with Words
Life Experiment Blog
Getting Through Anxiety
Michelle over at: Michelle, Books and Movies Addict
Sally over at: Smorgasboard-Variety is the Spice of Life
Puppy Lovers’ Blog
Lillie-Put
Diya over at: Pen2Needle
A Frank Angle
Carl over at: I Know I Made You Smile
Pearls and Prose
Never Trust a Jellyfish
Spearfruit…it’s my life

Erika, I thank you again for this nomination!

The Miranda Sings Award

I was recently nominated for the Miranda Sings Award by the amazing Erika Kind.  Erika, thank you SO very much for nominating me for this fantastic award! It has been an absolute honor to receive this.  Make sure to visit Erika’s blog.  It will change your life!

This award was created by Claudia’s ThoughtsIt’s sole purpose is to celebrate YOU.  Let all of your blogging friends know what makes you happiest when thinking about yourself.

The Miranda Sings Award
Rules:

  • Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Include the featured image on your blog post.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers (or as many as you can think of) and link your awardees in the post.
  • List 7 things you love about yourself (This can be about your appearance, your personality, your achievements, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation. (I.e. Don’t say things like – I’m prettier than an average person or People have told me I’m smart. You ARE pretty. You ARE smart etc!

7 Things I LOVE about myself:

1: I love my CREATIVITY-It provides beauty in my otherwise crazy world.
2: I love my DETERMINATION-It keeps me on track and allows me to hone in on my beautiful future.
3: I love my COMPASSION-My bleeding heart keeps me humble.
4: I love my CLARITY-Having a clear focus allows me to continue on my path without getting bombarded by the road blocks along the way.
5: I love my EXPERIENCE-These moments have prepared me for my journey in life.
6: I love my CONVICTIONS-I stand firm; saying what I mean, and meaning what I say.
7: I love my STRENGTH-This has allowed me to face each catastrophe in my life without faltering.

My Nominees:

Gretchen over at Drifting Through My Open Mind

Maria over at Four Mariah’s

Trying Not to Hate over at Deep Breaths

Alamelu over at Silk Quilling Colours

Lori over at Lori Greer in Portland

Mia (a.k.a. The Wheat and Tares) over at The Grizzle Grist Mill

Lisa over at Lisa Talks About…

Inked Thoughts and Midnight Monologues

Lynn over at Lynn Thaler: Random Life Thoughts

Erum Explores

Erika, thank you again for this nomination!  I sure do appreciate this honor!

5 Major Goal-Setting Myths That Keep You Stuck

Michael Hyatt put together an amazing post a while back that I wanted to share.  This man has an amazing site, and more valuable/life-altering posts than you can imagine.  Make sure to take the time to explore his site.  You will be SO glad that you did!

Setting Goals

His 5 Major Goal-Setting Myths That Keep You Stuck are:

Myth #1: Your Past Determines your Future

Myth #2: Safe Goals are the Best Goals

Myth #3: You Fail if you Fall Short

Myth #4: Writing your Goals is Unnecessary

Myth #5: Specificity Doesn’t Really Matter

To explore these myths, visit his post HERE.

Can you think of any additional myths?

Setting Goals for the New Year

Have you ever heard of the SITS girls???  Well, I found them over on Pinterest when I was doing my research, prior to going live with my blog.  They are a collection of talented and informative women who make life easier for us bloggers.  You should definitely take the time to explore this site…you just may learn a few things!

So, Allison (from the SITS girls),wrote and posted this fabulous article, Setting Goals for the New Year, during my super crazy holiday season.  I saved it in my inbox to share with you all as soon as things calmed down in my world.  It’s a little late, but not SO late that it can’t prove beneficial to you.

Click on the image below to visit Allison’s post.  I hope you enjoy…

Setting Goals for the New Year

Image courtesy of the SITS girls

I’m working on my goals for the new year…are you???

3 Day Quote Challenge-Day Three

Mansi over at Drowning Wings nominated me to participate in the 3 Day Quote Challenge. As many of you know, I LOVE partaking in these challenges! If you have never visited this fantastic blog, you need to make the time. Thank you Mansi for including me in this fun challenge. I sure do appreciate it!

Life is like a Camera...

Rules for the challenge:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.
  • On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

Quote for Day Three:

Life is like a Camera. You focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negative, and if things don’t work out, TAKE ANOTHER SHOT.

-Author Unknown

My Nominees for Day Three:

Shilpa over at I Am A Blogger Too
Just a Small Town Girl…
Jenny over at The Bloggess

I had a great time with this challenge!  Thank you Mansi!

3 Day Quote Challenge-Day Two

Mansi over at Drowning Wings nominated me to participate in the 3 Day Quote Challenge. As many of you know, I LOVE partaking in these challenges! If you have never visited this fantastic blog, you need to make the time. Thank you Mansi for including me in this fun challenge. I sure do appreciate it!

Play in the Puddles

Rules for the challenge:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.
  • On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

Quote for Day Two:

When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles.

-Unknown

My Nominees for Day Two:

Arcane Owl over at A Wayward Scribblez
Fawad Hassank
Sadie over at Sadie’s Nest

Thank you again Mansi.  I’m having a wonderful time!

3 Day Quote Challenge-Day One

Mansi over at Drowning Wings nominated me to participate in the 3 Day Quote Challenge.  As many of you know, I LOVE partaking in these challenges!  If you have never visited this fantastic blog, you need to make the time.  Thank you Mansi for including me in this fun challenge.  I sure do appreciate it!

Let's go with Plan B

Rules for the challenge:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you.
  • Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone or anything.
  • On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

Quote for Day One:

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.

-Mandy Hale

My Nominees for Day One:

Shilpa over at Impeccable Hopes

Sourav over at Sourav Adhikari

Carolyn over at Miscellaneous & Recommendations

Thank you again Mansi!  I sure do appreciate the opportunity to participate in this great challenge!

The Versatile Blogger Award

The beautiful and talented, Mrs. Erika Kind, nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award some time ago, and with the crazy hours I’ve been putting in at work, prepping for our unforgettable Thanksgiving, and getting a head start on Christmas, my brain has been in overload, and I have had a difficult time coming up with 7 interesting facts about myself. I’ve been a “mom” for so long, that a lot of “ME” has fallen by the way side. I hope that the facts that I have managed to conjure up don’t bore you to tears.

The Versatile Blogger Award

The rules:

  1. Thank the person that has nominated you & Include a link to their blog
  2. Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice
  3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination
  4. Share seven different facts about yourself.

7 Facts About Me:

Fact 1: Let’s being by saying that I am NOT a minivan kind of mom! But, with a family of my size, which is continuing to get larger, family trips are becoming troublesome in our car! For the past 12 years or so, my “dream car” has been a Honda Pilot. The 3 row seating would REALLY come in handy, and it’s small enough and sporty enough to be cute AND save on gas. Perhaps one day soon…

Fact 2: I have been collecting stickers for as long as I can remember, and even started my own “sticker club” in grade school. Our objective was to trade stickers and to come up with the most impressive collection. I still have my first sticker albums tucked safely away. Remember the ones that you could buy at your local Hallmark stores? I always begged my parents for more of the sticker sheets, and I recall getting quite a few “no’s” as answers.

Stickers from Childhood

Fact 3: As much as the desire has been there, life has never blessed me the opportunity to own my own home. For 13 ½ years, I very patiently waited, and finally found myself in the position a few years ago to rent a house. I’m hoping that my next move will involve buying property. Here’s hoping!

Fact 4: I detest shopping; I mean with a passion! BUT, throw me in a craft or book store, and you may as well go on home. Time loses ALL meaning, and I take my sweet time roaming each aisle, looking for the absolute best deals/finds.

Fact 5: Have you ever paid attention to all of those cheesy television commercials for jewelry stores? How giddy those little girls get when hubby man surprises them with a new piece of jewelry? Not me. I think it’s an absolute waste of money! I have a few nice pieces, but prefer my Boho fashion jewelry any day. If hubby dropped that kind of money on a dinky piece of jewelry, I’d be compelled to smack him upside the head and ask him what the hell he was thinking. But, that’s just me.

Fact 6: Ok so, whether you want to admit it or not, we all have a same sex crush. Mine are Drew Barrymore and Kate Hudson. I have always loved Drew’s cute little hippie chic persona, and Kate is more of a sophisticated hippie chic. She inherited her mama’s (Goldie Hawn) spunky nature, and she works it. I love these girls!!!

Fact 7: One of my favorite stories from childhood can be found in, The Sneetches and Other Stories by good ole’ Dr. Seuss. The story is called, “What was I scared of?” I absolutely loved it! If you’ve never read it to the kiddos, you should definitely head to your local library; I’m sure they have a copy. Everyone should read it at least once in their life.

Dr. Seuss

My Nominees:

I nominate…YOU!

Erika, I thank you SO very much for this amazing award, and I hope that you can forgive me for taking so long to accept it. I am truly honored that you passed this torch on to me. Again, thank you!