Liebster Award 2018

Hello Friends,

So, back in April IvesTrendyTopic nominated me for the 2018 Liebster Award. I know, that was almost five months ago, but I am always truly honored when someone loves my writing so much that they honor me with a nomination. Even though it was five months ago, I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to IvesTrendyTopic for thinking of me. I love you, GIRL!

Do me a favor, friends. Please check out her blog by clicking HERE. She’s so funny and humble in her writing. She has the ability to warm your heart and educate you on health, makeup, and beauty at the same time. She is truly a gem.

Many of you may know the rules of being nominated, but for those who don’t, I’m going to lay them on you.

♦♦ Thank the person who nominated you

♦♦ Repost the rules

♦♦ Answer the questions that were asked of you

♦♦ Nominate 11 people who have 500 followers or less

♦♦ Ask your nominees 11 new questions

That’s it. It’s that simple. The rules always vary, so I did the best I could to remember. So, if you are nominated by various bloggers and the rules are different, ignore the ones I told you. Ha!

Ives 11 Questions for me

  1. What was the happiest day of your life? I would say when I had my children. There is nothing like holding the most beautiful creature in the world all while feeling a flood of positive emotions.
  2. What sad event would you change if you had the chance to? I wouldn’t change any sad event. All have shaped and molded me into the person I am and meant to be.
  3. Dogs or cat? Dogs. Cats never listen. Ha!
  4. What’s your favorite series? It used to be Game of Thrones, but I’m not sure at this moment.
  5. If you saw a celebrity, how would you react? All depends. If it were Leo DiCaprio, I would throw my underwear at him. If it were 50 Cent, I would throw a raw egg at him.
  6. Whats your idea of fun? Laughing and playing games with my family.
  7. Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? No, and never would want to be.
  8. What is your inspiration in life? My children and husband. Everything I do is for them
  9. Are you a foodie? Amen!
  10. Would you be in game of thrones if you had the opportunity? No! Noone is safe. When you think you’re going to be the main character, you suddenly die in a tragic death. Nah, I’m good.
  11. What has God done for you this year? God has saved my life, saved my marriage, and helped me grow closer to my kids. Thank you, Jesus.

Thank you all for reading my thoughts and thanks again to IvesTrendyTopic for the nominations. I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to share this journey with me. Love you all and remember, please pray for one another.


Liebster Award

Thank you so much to Englepip Blog for nominating me for the another Liebster Award. This is way overdue because I was originally nominated back in March, but I really appreciate when you guys take the time to nominate me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for thinking of me. I am always truly honored when you guys pick me out of millions of others bloggers. So, again, thank you!

Please check out my friend’s blog, Englepip Blog, to check out their wonderful content; poems, pictures, and short stories.

So, let’s get this party started! Since I chose to accept the Liebster Award nomination, the rules are simple:

♥Acknowledge the blog who nominated you.
♥Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked.
♥Nominate 11 other bloggers.
♥Ask them 11 questions.
♥Let them know you have nominated them.

Questions from Englepip Blog

1. When and why did you start your blog?

I officially started my blog in March 2017 because I love to write, but then throughout my recovery, it has developed into something so much more.

2. Who has most influenced your life choices?

Definitely the Holy Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

3. Where have you spent most of your life and what is good/ bad about living there?

I’ve spent most of my time in my town, St. Louis, Missouri. The worst thing about living here is the violence. The best thing about living here is the history.

4.What is your favourite food and what makes it so special for you?

My favorite food is pancakes only because they are extremely delicious.

5. If you could do something for the world what would it be?

Save it

6. What is your favourite film and who did you see it with?

My favorite movie with Nightmare Before Christmas and I dont remember who I first saw it with. I believe it was by myself.

7.What would  be your favourite holiday?

My favorite holiday is definitely Christmas

8. If you could have your life again what is one thing you might you do differently?

Nothing. Ever thing has happened the way it was suppose to happen. I wouldn’t want to risk a “Butterfly Effect”

9. If you could meet anyone from the present or from history, who would it be and why?


10.How much time a week do you reckon you spend using the internet? (Include time spent using internet at work, please.)

I maybe spend about 2 hours a day on the internet

11. If you had three things to do or achieve,  on a bucket list, what would they be and why?

Not sure.

Thank you again so much for the nomination and I apologize for taking so long. If you are new to my blog, then I will tell you that I like to nominate all of my followers. Everyone who takes the time to share their knowledge, facts, and/or opinions with the world are worthy of a nomination.

Love you all so much! I pray you all are having a wonderful day.


Liebster Award 2018

Aye! So one of my favorite bloggers, SheSpeaks Blog nominated me for another Liebster Award. How do I say, you are awesome-sauce in Patwah, sister girl?

Please visit her page by clicking the green link above to read her awesome, intimate God fearing articles. I am truly honored by your nomination, sister. Thank you.

Let’s get to it!

6 Rules for Liebster Award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you. √
  • Share 11 facts about yourself. √
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you. √
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who deserve the award. √
  • Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer. √
  • Let them know they’ve been nominated. √

11 Fun Facts About Myself:

  1. I technically I have (4) children, one of which is in heaven
  2. I’ve never traveled outside of the country
  3. My grandmother named me after a movie classic “Gone With The Wind”
  4. Everyone I meet thinks I’m under 25 years old (I’m not complaining)
  5. I love all genres of music except for hard metal (only because I am unable to connect to the words)
  6. I have approximately 24 brothers and sisters combined on my moms and dads side.
  7. I love Jesus
  8. I am apart of (4) small groups at my church
  9. My toes look like fingers
  10. I’m afraid of man feet
  11. I used to have an imaginary friend from age 10 to 16

(11) Questions Asked

∗What is your favorite trait about yourself?

I would have to say my creativity. Although sometimes I doubt how talented I am, I always have people reminding me to continue to nourish my talents.

∗What is one silly moment you’ve had that you’d like to share?

One time, I was in such a rush to drop my kids off at school and make to work on time, I sped down the driveway and knocked the trashcans over into the neighbor’s yard, which made me even later.

∗What has been your biggest blessing through blogging?

Meeting you wonderful people and growing closer to God by being obedient to his will

∗What is your favorite dessert?

Anything cake!

∗What is your favorite genre of books to read? Or TV shows/movies to watch?


∗What is the number one thing you want to experience before you die?

Hang gliding

∗How do you like to spend your downtime/time off?

Blogging and spending time with the Lord and/or my kids. Both are always so amazing and fun to be around

∗What do you love about where you live?

That I’m black and still alive

∗Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully, ministering to the mentally ill

∗Who is your biggest design inspiration and why?

Not sure, never thought about it.

∗What do you do to motivate yourself on days when you just don’t want to get out of bed?

My children and their need to have an active, productive mother.

I would like to nominate all of my followers! All of you guys are so awesome and I love that each one of you takes the time out of your lives to blog about your passions. There are so many people in this world who wish they had the courage that you have.

(11) Questions for my nominees/followers

  1. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
  2. What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own/owned?
  3. What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
  4. What would your perfect room look like?
  5. How often do you play sports?
  6. What fictional place would you most like to go?
  7. What job would you be terrible at?
  8. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
  9. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?
  10. What job do you think you’d be really good at?
  11. What skill would you like to master?

You’ve been nominated! You’ve been nominated! Everybody’s been nominated!

The Mystery Blogger Award


Aye! I feel so lit. Thank you Shonies Sky for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award created by Fallen Angel On the Run. Please click the highlighted links to view their wonderful blogs. Shonie, I appreciate you so, so much. Your love for your family is truly inspiring and I look forward to your post every day. Thank you for the amount of support that you’ve continued to show me since we’ve begun following each other. You are such a kind, kindred spirit and I am so glad you are sharing your knowledge and thoughts with the world.

Blogger Award Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

3 Things About Myself

  1. I have 17 tattoos all over my body
  2. My proudest moment in life is when I graduated Medical Assisting school
  3. I inspire to be a counselor through Jesus Christ and to serve his purpose and his people

Please visit Sun Ray Kisses and Who’s Ashley? to find out more interesting facts about me.

Shonies Lovely Questions:

  1. what made you want to start blogging? It began blogging as a way to get out of a very dark moment in my life.
  2. what keeps you going? The feeling I get from blogging. I love expressing myself in a healthy way and inspiring others through my own experiences. It is always great to feel like I’ve created material that can help someone get through a rough time in their life. I just love blogging.
  3. how much time do you dedicate to writing? Not as much as I should.
  4. what do you hope to achieve in writing? I want to inspire people and become successful at it.
  5. whose your best blogger? I don’t think I have a “best blogger”. Every blog that I read is great in their own. Everyone brings their own unique style to their blog, and I think that is wonderful and inspiring.

Questions for all of my followers

  1. Do you prefer movies or books?
  2. What is your favorite adult memory?
  3. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  4. If you had to donate every penny you had to a charity, which one would it be?
  5. If you could own any kind of animal, what would it be?

I’m supposed to nominate 10-20 other bloggers, but I want to nominate all of my followers. You know I think all of you guys are so AWESOME-SAUCE! Each and every one of you deserve it.



Sunshine Blogger Award


I am always humbled and honored when someone nominates me for a blogger award. Out of millions of other bloggers, you think of little ole me. Thank you, sweet Gail, for nominating me for the Sunshine blogger award. Thank you for sharing your love of Christ and your constant support. God has certainly blessed the blogging world with your big heart and inspiring, God-fearing spirit and I know He couldn’t be more proud of you, as am I. Please click here to enjoy Gail’s lovely blog. Her love for God is truly inspiring. You won’t be disappointed.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or blog

Sweet Gail’s Questions:

  • Is the sun shining in your neighborhood today?

Unfortunately, it is not. It’s cold and cloudy.

  • What do you like to do on a sunny day?

Go for a walk to enjoy the rays of sunshine reflecting off of my melanin.

  • Who has brought sunshine into your life?

It sounds cliche, but definitely my children and my husband. I love watching them laugh and play. It truly brings joy to my heart.

  • What’s your favorite flower?

Pink Lady Japanese Iris

  • Do you have a favorite verse/quote regarding sunshine?

“Sunshine, you are my sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.” I used to sing this song to my kids all of the time when they were babies.

  • What food(s) remind(s) you of sunshine?


Yes, and what a wonderful blog, Truly inspiring. Please visit if you have not had a chance.

  • Have you ever tried Sunny D orange juice?

Yes and I think it’s delicious.

  • Have you ever tried Sun Drop soda?

I have and that, too, is very delicious.

  • Do you like Sunflowers?

Love them. They are absolutely beautiful.

  • Do you like eating sunflower seeds?

Yes, but the ones without the shells.

This is the part where I’m supposed to nominate other bloggers. I would like to nominate all of my followers. You all are so wonderful and talented. You all truly deserve it. Stay blessed, family!



T.M.I Tag

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Timeless, you are by far the funniest, sweetest person I’ve never met. (LOL) Thank you so much for forcing suggesting that I do this absolutely invasive challenge called T.M.I tag. You allowed A Guy Called Bloke to drag you into this, so I guess now it’s my turn.

I’m just playing, Timeless! You know I love you, GIRL! Thank you for thinking of me and I am truly honored to answer each one of your questions.

Please pop over to visit Ana with Timeless Classics Blog. She is funny, talented, and so awesome-sauce, Ragu used her as inspiration for their awesome sauce (get it?). Please excuse me. I think I’m loopy from being awake almost 24 hours.

So, I’ll stop wasting time to tell you about T.M.I Tag.

Because there are always rules …
• Acknowledge the person who nominated you
• Answer the questions
• Nominate other bloggers for the tag


Q: Have you ever been in love?

A: Since my husband will be reading this, I’m going to say YES. I’m just playing! You know I love you like my inner fat kid loves cake with buttercream frosting and chocolate sprinkles made of Reese’s pieces. Sorry, I digress. I blacked out and my inner fat kid took over.

Q: What is your favorite drink?

A: Anything with vodka

Q: What is your favorite song?

A: Do You Remember the Time by Michael Jackson

Q: What is your zodiac sign?

A: Virgo

Q: What is your favorite show?

A: It used to be Vikings until the producers took a huge dump on Season 5, so now I’m in search of a new one.

Q: What is your favorite band?

A: Maroon 5. No matter what mood I’m in, I can always jam to one of their songs.

Q: Name something you really miss

A: Finding a book to read that I’m unable to put down

Q: Where do you go when you are sad?

A: To the deepest parts of mine. Which probably isn’t a good idea.

Q: Have you ever been in a physical fight?

A: Prove it

Q: Loud music or soft?

A: All depends. Most of the time it has to be loud enough where I can drown out my own singing if I’m screaming at the top of my lungs with passion.

Q: Who is your favorite actor?

A: I agree with Timeless…definitely, me.

Q: Do you have any fears? What are they?

A: Check my upcoming blog post (LOL)

Q: What is the meaning behind your blog name?

A: It is an acronym for my children’s names.

Q: When was the last time you said you loved someone?

A: About 5 minutes ago

Q: What was the last book you read?

A: Renewing Your Mind by Lynn R Davis

Q: What book are you currently reading?

A: I am currently reading Hidden In Plain Sight by Huldah and Yoshiyahu Dauid and The Struggle is Real…But Gods Grace Is Life-Changing by Lynn R Davis.

Q: What was the last sport you played?

A: It’s a popular game, maybe you’ve heard of it. Its called M.O.M

Q: What was the last song you sang?

A: B by Jaden Smith

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Anything that doesn’t send me into a Lupus Flare

Q: Name a place you want to visit.

A: Sweden

Q: What is your favorite sweet flavors?

A: Wint-O-Green mints

Q: What instruments do you play?

A: Ha! I wish

Q: What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?

A: My engagement ring

I nominate Floating Thoughts by Roy since his butt is always nominating me for something, but like I always say, I like to nominate all of my followers as well. I would love to read all of your answers to the above questions.

Hugs and Kisses!

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Sunshine Blogger Award


My very good friend, Floating Thoughts by Roy nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Please pop over to his blog to read inspirational, thought-provoking stories and poems. You won’t regret it. Thank you, Shoumodip for your continued support. You are truly a wonderful person and I love the relationship that we have developed over the past few months.

The sunshine blogger award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

Here are the rules!

     Write a post thanking the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites.

      Answer the question asked to you by the person who nominated you.

  •  Nominate 11 new bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  •  Notify them about the nomination by commenting on their blog.
  •  List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or in your post

Roy’s Questions

  1. Describe a normal day in your life
    • Honestly, my day varies. Mostly, my day consists of taking care of my children, my husband, and my mental health.
  2. What do you do when you get de-motivated in general?
    • I literally force myself. I know what I need to do, I just need to do it.
  3. What do you do when u hit Writers’ Block?
    • I read and ingest medicinal herbs. I always get inspiration reading the thoughts of others.
  4. Attach a pic of your pets.
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  6. Write a letter to your doppelgänger in few lines.
    • My doppelganger is a warrior. She doesn’t have a family because she dedicates all of time and energy to helping people fight their battles.
  7. Beach or Mountains, what do you prefer and why?
    • Beach because I wouldn’t be able to fall to my death, unlike a mountain. 🙂
  8. Do you believe in first love or No strings attached and why?
    • I believe in both. I think that you are able to have a no-strings-attached kind of relationship if that is the understanding between two adult people. First love is always a great emotion to experience, even if it comes with a flood of other emotions.
  9. Roast or Rant in few lines about anything or anyone.
    • I absolutely cannot stand people who fart in public and chose not to say excuse me. I know it is something that you don’t have to do, but goodness gracious, please excuse yourself. Especially if you know for a fact that you produce loud, stinky vapors. I understand that sometimes they come without notice, I get it. Simply saying excuse me will help…well, forget it. Nothing will help a dangerous, silent assassin. Just say excuse me, people.
  10. On What or for Whom are you crazy about these days?
    • I am crazy about Jesus and the new episode of Gotham: Dark Knight
  11. Your favorite fictional character either in movies or in novels or both and why?
    • If you’ve been a follower, you know my favorite fictional character is Batman.
  12. What do you wish to say to your ex?
    • I forgive you.

You guys know that I do not like to single out individual bloggers. I know, I know, it helps my followers get to know each other, but all of you are so awesome-sauce! How can I possibly only choose 11 bloggers? So, I would like to nominate all of my followers because all of you..yes, each and every one of you are so talented. You wake up and blog (for whatever reason) and I am so proud of you. You are doing what many others are afraid to do. Be proud of yourself because I am proud of you.

My 11 Questions for all of you are:

  1. What is something that you will always refuse to compromise on?
  2. Are you a daytime person or a nighttime person?
  3. If you could own any kind of animal, what will it be?
  4. Do you have any phobias? What are they?
  5. What is your greatest childhood memory?
  6. What is your favorite dish that you like to cook?
  7. What was your very first date like?
  8. To you, what does it mean to have a “good time”?
  9. Living or dead, who would you want to party with?
  10. Who is the Ying to your yang?
  11. What is your favorite quote and/or bible scripture?

Thank you all for taking the time out to read my thoughts. I truly cherish everyone that take the time to read, like, comment, and share Harotian Essentials. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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