The Miranda Sings Award

Thank you to Mischenko from https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/09/08/award-the-miranda-sings-award/ for nominating me for this award!  This is a new award for me, which makes it even more fun!  I love the fact that the focus of this award is Self Love!  Check out Mischenko’s blog!  If you enjoy books, movies and music, you have come to the right place!

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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.)

7 Things I love about myself:

  1. I love the emotional complexities of ME! I am an extremely strong woman, yet I cry very easily. I love reaching out and helping others, yet it is difficult for me to ask for help. I am Roda, hear me roar…and meow!img_1809
  2. I have a unique fashion sense that is completely based on my mood! I can rock a dress and heals if needed, but would prefer my hippie jeans, bare feet and a graphic tee! I can go from natural hair one minute to piggy braids the next! I refuse to paint my finger nails, but my toes must have sparkle at all times!
  3. I love that I feel everything around me. I have learned to embrace my strong intuitive side and listen to her.img_9946.jpg
  4. I embrace my creative side. I have always loved art and music! I enjoy creating in so many ways! My art form tends to be gardening in the Spring and Summer. The color and texture palette is endless! In the Fall and Winter, I turn my creative juices to cooking, painting, and designing natural jewelry. I enjoy photography year round, which allows me to celebrate and share my creations. I might not be a talented mathematician, but I feel blessed to have the gift of creativity.
  5.  I so enjoy sprinkling JOY in people’s lives! There is nothing more beautiful than knowing a small act of kindness made a difference in someone’s day!img_2892-1
  6. I love that I am filled to the brim with passion! I am passionate about everything in my life: people, animals, hobbies…when I love, it is with all of me. I have always been told I am an all or nothing person. I guess that is a true statement!img_1237
  7. I love that I have learned to embrace ME completely. The greatest gift one can discover is self-love…img_2997

 

Roda’s Nominees:

*I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to celebrate these new and old friends. We all can use a little reminder when it comes to celebrating our gifts! If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, no worries! Just keep writing…♥

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

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The Mystery Blog Award

A great big Growing Self thank you to Stephanie at Stephanie’s Novel Fiction. https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2017/09/07/award-the-mystery-blogger-award-1-and-2/   for the Mystery Blogger Award nomination.  I understand that many do not participate in the award process, but honestly, I enjoy it!  It is a great way for me to not only learn more about  my blogging pals, but discover new blogs that I might not have discovered otherwise.

Thank you again, Stephanie, for the nomination! Stephanie and I have a few fun things in common!  We both have three children, hate driving on the freeway and are INFJs!  We are truly special critters! Stephanie has a passion for reading, so if you want to visit a great blog, packed full of amazing books and book reviews, visit Stephanie’s site!

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What 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.

How Does It Work:

  • 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
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate up to 10 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

3 Facts about Roda:

  • I am a fraternal twin
  • I gave birth to fraternal twins
  • We have twins, in our family, as far back as 6 generations!

Stephanie’s Questions

  1. What is one thing that is on your bucket list (or thing you really want to do in your lifetime)? Honestly, I am living my dream!  I am married to the love of my life, spending my days doing what I love!   I have everything I could ever want!  But, I would like to meet the amazing individuals, I chat with, in the blogging community!
  2. How would you describe yourself in a few words? Kind, Sensitive, Intuitive,Quirky
  3. What is your favorite book genre? Your least favorite? Favorite: Non-Fiction / Least: Anything violent or with an unhappy ending!
  4. Describe the perfect relaxing evening. Spending the evening, with my family, playing games and eating yummy food!
  5. What is your guiltiest pleasure? I LOVE DARK CHOCOLATE!

Roda’s Questions: I like Stephanie’s questions, so let’s stick with those!

  • What is one thing that is on your bucket list (or thing you really want to do in your lifetime)?
  • How would you describe yourself in a few words?
  • What is your favorite book genre? Your least favorite?
  • Describe the perfect relaxing evening.
  • What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Roda’s Nominees:

*I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to celebrate these new and old friends. If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, no worries! Just keep writing…♥

Roda’s Favorite Post: Each Sunday, I write a post titled “Be Still”.  These posts are truly some of my favorites to write!

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https://wordpress.com/post/growingself.blog/21414

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Keith at  https://myinstructionmanual.com/2017/09/06/getting-love-giving-love-and-seven-facts-about-me/  for the Lovely Blog Award.  Keith writes about living a happy, healthy and productive life.  I so enjoy his blog and the powerful messages he shares.  Enjoy!img_2374

Here are the Rules:

• Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.

• They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.

• Must add 7 facts about themselves.

• Nominate up to 15 people for the award!

Seven (7) facts about Roda

  1. I love tea!  I do not like coffee…Wifey loves coffee.  She does not speak before coffee.  She always says, “No talkie before coffee”.  I wonder if that statement is directed at me?!  Coffee runs through her veins, I swear.  I, on the other hand, enjoy a beautiful cup of tea, in this very classy tea cup…
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    OX and I hang out every morning together!

    2. My personality type is INFJ.  Jess, over at https://jessicabakkers.com/category/all-about-infjs/ writes some amazing posts about INFJs…we are special critters! Want to learn more?  Check out her posts!

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    3. I have a passion for tiny things: insects, mushrooms, rocks, flowers…  Mother Nature’s gifts bring me so much joy!

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    Sitting in the gardens, waiting for this beauty to allow me to photograph her… amazing!

    4.  I enjoy creating swags and wreaths, when we prune the conifers and cut back the flowers for the season.  It is so hard to put these items in the compost pile…

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    5.  I wear a size 10 shoe!  Shoe shopping is not an easy task!

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6. I am 5′ 10″…although I believe I am shrinking just a bit!

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7. This picture is for 6 & 7.  This is my girl, Velvet!  She is one beautiful creature inside and out!

Growing Self – Roda’s Nominations

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process.  By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show thanks and appreciate for the joy these individuals have brought to my life.  I have included some beautiful new discoveries and a few old friends! If you choose to take part, that is fantastic!   If not, no worries!  Just keep writing…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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One Lovely Blog Award

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A great big thank you to Mischenko at  https://readrantrockandroll.com/ for nominating me for this award.  Mischenko writes about books, music and movies.   Being the music nut that I am, I especially enjoy her Music Monday posts!   https://readrantrockandroll.com/2017/08/28/music-monday-frankie-smith-double-dutch-bus/   If you have not had a chance to check out her blog, I highly recommend it!  

Here are the Rules:

• Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.

• They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.

• Must add 7 facts about themselves.

• Nominate up to 15 people for the award!

Seven (7) facts about Roda:

  1. Sunflowers are my favorite flowers! Add a bumble and you have perfection!
  2. sunflowers, bugs,garden 8-16-17 098Autumn is my favorite season. Magic is right around the corner!

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3. I am passionate about Mother Nature’s creatures.

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4. Meet Murphy, my Austrian Labradoodle.img_4043

5. I adore my mini cooper, Vern! This was taken on the day I drove her home!img_6083

6. I enjoy painting with oils and acrylics.

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7. I love my birthday! 11/11  Life is so worth celebrating!img_9570

Growing Self – Roda’s Nominations

I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process.  By nominating the following blogs, I am able to show thanks and appreciate for the joy these individuals have brought to my life.  I have included some new discoveries and some old friends! If you choose to take part, that is fantastic!   If not, no worries!  Just keep writing…

 

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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Unique Blogger Award

I would like to thank the talented Maria from https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/  for the Unique Blogger Award nomination.   I am delighted that our paths have crossed!  Maria has such a beautiful soul and is truly a “Super Wife and Mummy”!  In fact, I have heard that she flies above the streets of London wearing a cape with the letters “SW&M” on the back! Check out this Super Woman!  Her site is filled to the brim with the beauty of life, family and food!  You can also enjoy her whimsical children’s poetry, which I adore!

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The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

 Questions:

1. What would you describe as a perfect moment? I have a few...

  • Watching my children smile, laugh and love one another unconditionally. img_7551
  • Visiting Little Palm Island with Wifey!img_4547
  • Feeling a magical connection with our animals.img_5697
  • Digging in the soil of Mother Earth.img_5865

2. What general term do you feel is overrated?  The term “stressed” seems to be everywhere.  Kids are stress… adults are stressed…everyone is stressed!  The glorification of “busy” seems to be a bit of a first world problem.  We all can try to take a moment to breathe, embrace gratitude and focus on life’s blessings. ♥img_9946

3. Describe the person you aim to be in five sentences or less. How about 5 words:

  • Kind
  • Compassionate
  • Trustworthy
  • Loyal
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*I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process. By nominating the following blogs, I am able to celebrate not only some wonderful bloggers I recently started following, but some old friends, too! If you choose to take part, that is fantastic! If not, no worries! Just keep writing…♥

Roda’s Nominees:

Roda’s Questions:

  • What would you describe as your perfect moment?
  • Describe the person you aim to be in five sentences or less.
  • What is the one thing you love most about YOU!?

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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