Award, SunshineBlogger

Sunshine Blogger Award


Thank you so much from Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian. I am so honored that you would think so highly of me to nominate me for this award.

Sunshine Blogger Award

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them – Thank you, Laura, you are totally a star. 🙂
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  4. Notify the nominees about it on one of their own posts.
  5. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Questions from Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian:

  1. If you knew someone who had given up on reading, what book would you give them to get them interested? I think I would ask first, why they gave up on reading.  Then find out what they like to read most.
  2. What do you consider one of your character flaws?  Being too nice and not wanting to hurt anyone.
  3. What is the last song you listened to before reading this?  Last Dance by Dua Lipa
  4. What would you like people to know about you, that may not be obvious?  I am so open on here of who I am and what I go through, if anyone wants to know more they can ask 🙂
  5. What impression would you like to leave people with?  That I am a good, warm, caring, loving person and am approachable
  6. If you had to sing something in public, what song would you choose?  I love so many and am really good at Crazy by Patsy Cline or Heat Wave by Linda Ronstadt
  7. Name a book that you are intending to read, at some point.  Do I Make Myself Clear by Harold Evans
  8. Do you have a favourite artist/painter, who are they?  Leonardo de Vinci definitely one of them
  9. What subject that isn’t normally taught in schools, do you think should be?  They no longer teach cursive in schools which I think is a shame.
  10. Do you have a pet? What animal is it, or what animal would you like to have?  Yes, a kitty and she is such a sweetie
  11. You wake up at 2am and can’t sleep. What do you do?  Put on sleep sounds


I am only nominating 4 bloggers since I don’t know that many yet.  And my nominees are…:





The following are the few questions I have for my nominees:

*What’s your favorite food, song and game?

*What is your dream job?

*If you had a way to change one thing in the world, what would it be?

*What’s your favorite animal?

*What is your next short story going to be about?

You all are the best and congratulations! Now, anyone reading this, please go to these bloggers pages and show them your support! ❤

Belle xo


Award, MysteryBlogger

Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you Sadje of Keep It Alive for this exciting award nomination.  I don’t feel worthy but will try to be so in the coming year. 🙂

img_5451What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.” – Okoto Enigma

The Old Rules:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. List the rules.
3. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
6. Nominate 10-20 people. (or use a get out of nominating free card)
7. Notify your nominees.
8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, specifying one weird/funny question.
9. Share a link to your best post(s).

New recommendation by Rory;

Award Guidance

Thank whoever gifted you and include a link to their blog✔️

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well✔️

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself✔️

Answer the questions from the person who gifted you the Award.✔️

Choose 3 – 5 bloggers that you wish to gift the Award to.✔️


Three things about myself:

  1. I am new to the blogging community (since August 2018), but not to social media nor to writing.
  2. I love music, writing, singing, traveling, friends and family
  3. I am going to try hard to do some sort of writing 1 to 2 times a week this year


Questions from Sadje of Keep It Alive ;

If you could choose one super power, what would it be and why? ( Funny, If it’s not already apparent) My one super power (of which I find a pain in the arse) is my sensitivity to others and my surroundings.  I am learning how to work with it now.  It used to rule my emotions and life.

What stimulates your brain to produce its best, a beverage, a muse or anything else? Music is one definite stimulant.  Reading is another.  Sometimes even a glass of wine.

If you are alone in the house and a door slams upstairs with sound of running feet, what are you going to do?  Thank goodness I don’t have an upstairs, but if I did, knowing I was alone and know one has been there, I would most likely think it was my imagination and go check it out cautiously (with cell phone in hand, just in case, of course).  😉

Seeing your image in the mirror, what is the predominant thought?  My hair is a mess, I need to call my girl! Ha!

What sort of movie you have to go and see, even if the ticket is $100? And there will no Netflix or DVD release!  There is not a movie worth that to me! I can do without.

Is climate change theory real or a conspiracy to save the earth?  Well, just looking at all the crazy weather we are having each year, and it seems to get worse each year, I would say it is real!

Okay, now the hard part… who to choose, who to choose….

So many of those I know have been chosen time and time again.  No doubt they are great and deserve it.  I know this for a fact.  I am picking 5 bloggers that I have recently found and follow for my nominees:

Jade M Wong

Bee of Bee Writes

Therapy Bits

Jay-len Doerksen

Victoria Stuart

My questions are:

Where is the one place in the world you would most like to see?

What is one thing you would like the blogging world to know about you?

Do you believe in magic?

What helps you focus on your writing?

If you could, what would you like to do differently for your blog?

You guys are great and all those reading this, please check these bloggers pages out and give them your support! ❤ 

Belle xo

me, sharing

So, Life Goes On


So, I haven’t been here for a few days because my aunt passed away and so I have been spending it with family.  She was my father’s brother’s wife.  A wonderful woman that I looked up to.  During her funeral service they asked if anyone felt moved to share any thoughts or memories to stand and share.  I did not stand.  However, I had so many memories running through my head.

One of the memories of my childhood was when my sister and I stayed with my aunt and uncle one summer and we helped clean, I think, the Shriner’s Club.  I remember the ash trays we had to dump, cleaning the tables, vacuuming and as we did these things, my aunt had the old country music going and we sang along as we worked.  So, even though we were working we had fun while doing it.

She was a strong woman.  In strength and spirit.  She didn’t look like it.  She looked pampered and spoiled but she was far from it.  She spoke her mind and had strong beliefs and did not back down from those beliefs.  She worked hard when she had to and helped others as much as she could.  I loved just watching her.

Since my younger days, when we would get together with the family more often, we progressively did not get together as often and saw everyone less frequently.  We were hours away where we lived and had our own lives to live.  It’s sad when you don’t live close to family because you grow apart.  Even though the love is still there, you’re just not close.

Every time we have a family funeral, we cousins always say we need to get together and make plans, but life takes over again and we don’t until the next one occurs.  It’s sad, but that’s how it is and life goes on, it just continues on.

Belle xo

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Blessed and Thankful


I have had a lot of time to think today.  Probably too much time.  I wanted to pull my hair out at one point because every time my mind started doing that anxious over thinking thing it likes to do, I would try to pull myself together, occupy myself and keep going.

As I have shared before, when my mind gets in that anxious over thinking state, I get depressed, I cry for no reason, I have all these stupid false thoughts I can’t get to shut up.  So I message friends, read, do anything that might occupy my mind so it will be quiet.

So, when I messaged one friend in the afternoon that I was bored to death and needed to talk, he was going in somewhere and asked if maybe I wanted to go to the movies to occupy me.  Boy did I jump at that!  YES!!  So once I was done with work he picked me up and we went to see Bohemian Rhapsody.

Before that another friend came by and we sat talking for about an hour.  I needed that too.  She and I have similar problems so it is great to be able to sit down and tell each other what is going on and share things.  Helps us both out a lot!

So, needless to say, I ended up feeling much better this evening.  First by talking to my one friend and then, by getting away and watching a movie with another friend.  Friends like these two are a blessing and I am so thankful for them!  I just hope I help them out when they need it too.

Belle xo


Short story, WOTD

Breathtaking – WOTD

Fjord, Norway, Water, Coast, Shore

Parking and starting on their hike, Nick and Phoebe were excited to start their journey to reach the top of the trail.  They had heard how wonderful and breathtaking the view is.

They continued on up the hill to their destination.  Sometimes holding one another’s hand, sometimes behind each other up the steeper part of the trail.

The last few steps were really high so they helped each other with the last bit.

Once on level ground they took a breath and were mesmerized by the view.

“Finally! We made it,” Nick says

“Yes, and how beautiful,” says Phoebe, “It’s absolutely breathtaking!”

“Definitely. Breathtaking,” says Nick.  Phoebe looks over to Nick and sees he is staring directly at her instead of the fantastic view.  She moves into his arms and they kiss.  Then they look out onto the gorgeous surroundings together.

*Picture from Pixabay

Belle xo

Word of the Day: Breathtaking