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Black Cat and Blue Sea Award

















Hello Everyone,

Although my blog has been award-free for a while, I could not help but accept this award from my good friend Erika Kind as not only was it unique but I loved what it stood for. Thank you very much Erika for the nomination. This is what the award is about from Erika’s post:
“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.” – Ella

If you haven’t visited Erika’s blog yet, I suggest you do so now – ! She is not only a published author, her words will inspire you in your daily lives and help you be the best person you can be. I always love reading her “Kind Quotes”. Thank you again Erika for the nomination:

The rules of the award as copied from Erika’s post are listed below:

The rules of this award are:

Anybody nominated can nominate eight other bloggers.
The nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator.
The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award.
[And as Erika added: notify your nominees about their nominations at their blogs].

Here are my responses to Erika’s questions:

What do you love most about yourself?—–I love that I have the ability to imagine and be creative. I love to get lost in dreams and sometimes it is my solace from the chaos the world can impose. I like compassion and spreading happiness, and sometimes when I am being reflective ( or answering deep questions posed by my friend Erika 😀 (just kidding)) I like that about myself. 🙂
What do you love most about someone who challenged you the most? (No irony, I mean it!) ——Although, they may have shared a different perspective , I respected their tenacity.
What do you love most about your current life?—-I love that I am blessed with a loving family and friends and never have to question the love that surrounds me.

Thank you again Erika for the nomination and insightful questions. Here are my questions for my nominees:

What is your favourite autumn/fall activity?

What hurts you most? 

What makes you smile?

Aaaaand drumroll please for the amazing nominees, in no particular order:









This was hard as  I can easily add many more names from this wonderful community who would fit the bill; however, these nominees all symbolize the essence of this award. A few I have known from the beginning of my blogging journey and a few I have just started to get to know; however, they all embody the message behind this beautiful award and have made an impact in this community. Nominees please feel free to accept or decline this award, regardless of your choice, you are recognized in my books my friends!

Thank you again Erika for nominating me this wonderful award! Cheers to you and all the other nominees!


Much Love,








I am very pleased and humbled to say that I am accepting the Crème de la Crème award presented to me by the wonderful Ihsan. Thank you so much Ihsan your kind words and the nomination. If you have not already checked out Ihsan’s work please do so now as you are definitely missing out!

I know I have been very slow in responding to the awards I have been nominated for so far but I could not help but get this out faster than usual, due to the uniqueness of this award that was created by the lovely Morgan. Morgan is an amazing poetess, and again someone who I highly encourage my readers to check out. 🙂

“Simple and to the point, this Honour is awarded to ONE person. No more long lists, no more hours and hours for one post. Received by One, Given to One for being the Crème de la Crème, the Cream of the Crop, the Pick of the Litter, the Best of the Best.”  —given that fact I could not hold on to this special award and not pass it on!

Rules of the award:

• Select your Honoree and notify them. You Must Pay the Honor forward, (rather than just giving it back to the person who gave it to you.)

• Showcase their blog in the Best manner you choose.

• Include the Banner/Badge in your Post.

• Share your post with the world.

• Never forget to Thank the Person who Honored You.


So after much contemplation (and there was a lot of it, believe me… with the sheer talent I am surrounded by as you can tell from my weekly blog recs) I have decided to nominate a dear friend, I find to be kindred spirit who has inspired me from our first interaction on wordpress, through her writing and her lovely personality…and she is none other than  (drum roll) …Line! Please visit her blog now at for some amazing pieces of writing that will inspire your soul and make your heart smile 🙂




Love Always,






April: Blog Recommendations

And here it is…The lists of bloggers featured for this month in the weekly recs :)… I have listed the links with each list, do check out these wonderful talents! Thank you again to all bloggers featured for sharing such beautiful work! 🙂


Weekly Blog Recommendations – Poetry List 1

Weekly Blog Recommendations – Poetry List 2

Weekly Blog Recommendations: Poetry List 3

Weekly Blog Recommendations: Poetry List 4




Weekly Blog Recommendations – Photography List 1

Weekly Blog Recommendations: Photography List 2

Weekly Blog Recommendations: Photography List 3


Weekly Blog Recommendations – Art List 1



Weekly Blog Recommendations: Cooking List 1

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Weekly Blog Recommendations: Cooking List 1

Alright, so I love good food and appreciate good cooks, especially those who share those recipes ;)… So it was an obvious choice for me to start this list for my weekly recommendations…All of these blogs below had some pretty delicious recipes. Again all previous recommendation lists can be found in the recommendations category 🙂 I  am fairly new to some of these blogs myself but I encourage everyone to check them out 🙂


1.) Mareena’s Recipe Collections

I just stumbled on Mareena’s blog today and I was blown away by her recipe collection of some very yummy food! I know that though I am a new follower, I can definitely recommend her blog to all the food loving readers out there! : )


2.) Loving food, fashion and life

I have been following this blog for a while and she has a variety of posts on food, fashion and life as indicated on her blog title, but I really like the options and breakdown she has in her cooking. I found a lot of vegetarian recipes on her blog that looks pretty delicious, that I hope to try out soon. Do Check her out!



3.) Kitchen Witches Blog

There is a great variety of recipes in this blog but what caught my eye was the great cookie experiment and the different cookies they had, mmm. Do Check them out!


4.) Cooking with Kathy Man

I have been following Kathy’s blog for a while now and always get excited to see her new recipes. She has a huge variety in both Western and Asian cooking and I definitely recommend readers to check her out!

***Note to any bloggers featured in these weekly posts, if you wish for me to remove your name from this list due to any reason please let me know, and I will do so. Also all of the excerpts featured (if featured)  are the works of the bloggers listed, they  each own the copyrights to their own piece and it is not my intention to take credit for it in anyway, hope that is clear to all readers. This is just my effort to appreciate good work. If any bloggers feel that their work has not been properly credited or should not be on the list let me know and I shall remove it. Again thank you all for sharing your beautiful work


Weekly Blog Recommendations: Photography List 2

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far, here is the second list of some great bloggers of photography. To check out previous lists please see under the “recommendation” category. Also please note to avoid any copyright issues or concerns I have decided not to put excerpts going forward so I have just pasted the links of their blogs below…Do check out these amazing photographers who brighten my day  with their work…:)


1.) Victor Rakmil Photography – absolutely gorgeous photography. I absolutely recommend his work on nature but he also has a diverse portfolio of cityscapes and others that readers should check out. Very highly recommended for daily inspiration.

 Victor Rakmil Photography


2. ) J. D Kittles Photography – John has a very unique style of photography that will leave you thinking…I really like his time lapse shots and his black and white shots. Do Encourage everyone to check it out…

J. D. Kittles Photography


3.) Ann Novek – Beautiful photography of nature, she has a very natural look about her photographs, making them authentic and genuine. I like following Ann’s work and definitely recommend them.

Ann Novek- WIth the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors


4.) Don Charisma – A huge selection of photographs on various topics but I really enjoy his sunset pictures…Would definitely encourage readers to go see his work and his talents…

Don Charisma


5.) Paul Militaru – Another photographer with huge variety in his portfolio. I have recently started following Paul and recommend his work to all readers to check out…A highly talented photographer

Paul Militaru 



***Note to any bloggers featured in these weekly posts, if you wish for me to remove your name from this list due to any reason please let me know, and I will do so. Also all of the excerpts featured (if featured)  are the works of the bloggers listed, they  each own the copyrights to their own piece and it is not my intention to take credit for it in anyway, hope that is clear to all readers. This is just my effort to appreciate good work. If any bloggers feel that their work has not been properly credited or should not be on the list let me know and I shall remove it. Again thank you all for sharing your beautiful work🙂






Sunshine Award!

sunshine award

Guess March is the month for awards :)…I would like to thank BELSBROR who nominated me for this wonderful award. Thank you Very Much! To Accept this award I have to select 10 nominees and write 10 facts about myself. As this award symbolizes inspiration and positivity, here are a few bloggers who spreads this message in their blogs :). All of you make me smile.  These are in no particular order and if I could, I would add a lot more to the list. Also note I try to select, different bloggers than I have previously for other awards, just so I can nominate more of you in different things :).

My Nominees are:

White Roses and Lillies

An ever changing Writer I am


The Chia Pet Circus



Sea of Desire


Shawn L Bird

Lady Fi

Now 10 more facts about Moi:

1.) I like the colour of fall

2.) I enjoy observing interactions between people, think it is the writer in me.

3.) I like travelling and learning about new cultures.

4.) I am an early riser but I think I wake up way too fast, like I am up and about as soon as my eyes open.

5.) I do not like dog owners who leave their dogs out in the cold for too long during winter. I usually keep a watch.

6.) I am obsessed with pens and do not like sharing them. And I mean it. 😉

7.) I can trip on thin air.

8.) I am a multi tasker.

9.) My better half made me my own personal scroll, which I love:)

10.) I do not like closed or constricted spaces.

Alright, that took a while to think of all that haha. If you would like to display this award, please follow the same steps I did, i.e 10 facts about yourself, 10 nominees, and let the nominees know that they have been recognized. Hope you all have a great week full of sunshine :).



Versatile Blogger Award!


I would like to thank Alecia Writes for nominating me for this award! Thank you so much Alecia! I apologize for the late response,  being new to word press I didn’t quite know what to do when I was nominated a month ago. Haha…But now that I have figured it out…Here we go… So for being nominated for this award, I have to state seven facts about myself and nominate 15 other bloggers whose blogs I enjoy.

Seven (RANDOM) Facts About Me:

1.) I am left handed

2.) My better half is also left handed 🙂

3.) I love stationary

4.) I hope to write and publish my book soon

5.) I have a very good memory, but it can sometimes be very selective about what it remembers…most times I remember the odd facts in conversations, and forget the rest. Haha

6.) I am inspired by good writing and art.

7.) I like being happy and spreading happiness

Now for my nominations… I have met a huge number of bloggers whose work I have liked in this short period of a month that I have been here, but here are 15 for the purpose of this award 🙂 . Congratulations to All of You! If You would like to display the blog you just need to do the same as above, i.e. state seven facts about yourself and nominate fifteen others whose work you enjoy reading.

The ancient eavesdropper , Busy Mind Thinking , iithinks , The obvious and hidden , Art for Nothing , RichardAnkersWrites , Perspectives on life, universe and everything , my world on mute , Petals Unfolding , belsbrorIn Depth , Crooked Tracks , The Mystery Meat , A whisper to moon , Ramblings from Jewels

Hope you guys all have a great Day!