Blogger Recognition Award

I am so excited to be nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! I would love to thank the creative and talented Cherylene, from Living vs. Existing, for nominating me! If you have not visited her blog, I recommend you check it out!   She is filled with Inspiration! https://livingvsexisting.com/blogger-recognition-award-2/

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The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

 

NOTE: This is the third time I have been nominated for this award.  My story and advice, to new bloggers, can be found in my first post for this award. https://growingself.blog/2017/07/26/blogger-recognition-award/

My 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 show thanks and appreciation for the joy these individuals have brought to my life.  I am happy to celebrate some old friends and excited to nominate a few discoveries! 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 Liebster Award

A great big thank you goes out to yellowfuzzyduck at https://turtledesk.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award.   If you have not visited Turtledesk, I highly recommend it!  This blog is filled with inspiration and talent! Poetry, photograph and art…sounds like the perfect place to visit and enjoy some time! One of my favorite posts recently is titled “One Butterfly”. https://turtledesk.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/one-butterfly/  Enjoy!  Head over to is site and get lost in some amazing reading and writing! 

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Rules:

  1. Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you
  2. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers (with under 200 followers)
  3. Ask your nominees 11 questions
  4. Let them know that you have nominated them

Questions

  1. Where do you see your blog in 5 years? Age 50, embracing life’s gifts!
  2. What was the most challenging post (in terms of editing pictures, writing/explaining) you’ve done so far? My Big Island Adventure Series is an 8 part series, featuring our 10 day adventure around the Big Island of Hawaii.  It was time-consuming to write, but so much fun to share!!img_7643


  3. What is your favorite movie? The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  4. How do you find ideas for posts? Whatever is going on in my life, at the time, tends to be my blog post.
  5. What is your favorite post that you’ve written? Every Sunday, I write a “Be Still” post, focusing on the simple peace and joy of life.  https://growingself.blog/2017/07/30/be-still-19/
  6. What is a pet peeve of yours? Entitlement
  7. What is your favorite quote? “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us…” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. What are the characteristics of a good blog post, in your opinion? Writing, from the heart, and quality photos.
  9. What have you learned from blogging? I have learned that the WordPress community is filled with kind and loving souls!
  10. When not blogging, what do you do for fun? Gardening, hanging out with the farm animals, cooking, yoga, and laughing with 3 teenagers!img_9323
  11. Two random facts about you. 1) I love dill pickles  2) I love rocks and sea glass!

 

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 appreciation for the joy these individuals have brought to my life.  If you choose to take part, that is fantastic!   If not, no worries!  Just keep writing…

My Nominees

 

Growing Self – Roda’s Questions to nominees:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Who is your role model?
  3. Use one word to describe yourself?
  4. Do you have a pet?  If so, what is your favorite thing about your special friend?
  5. What is your favorite color?
  6. Where on Earth is your most memorable travel destination?
  7. What is your favorite book?
  8. Are you a city mouse or a country mouse?
  9. What is your favorite vegetable?
  10. What is your Superpower?
  11. What do you love most about YOU?

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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The Versatile Blogger Award

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I am excited to be nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!   I would love to thank Maria, the Super Wife and Mummy for nominating me! If you have not visited her blog, I recommend you check it out. She is truly inspirational! She is a multi-talented singer and writer, with an outstanding sense of humor!   I hope you enjoy her many gifts as much as I do!  https://babieslifefamilygoodfood.wordpress.com/

What is the Versatile Blogger Award?

Bloggers nominate other bloggers who they believe deserve recognition for their high quality standard of writing, uniqueness of content, passion and love displayed throughout the site and to top it off, amazing photos!

Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link.
  2. Nominate up to 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination.
  3. Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

7 Fun Facts About Roda-Growing Self 

  1. I love hats!  I have a bit of a collection!  My hats do tend to get in the way when I am out in nature, with my camera.  So, as much as Wifey shakes her head at me, I wear them backwards!

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2. Last October, I enjoyed exploring an active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii!  I am a bit of a geology buff and rock hound, so this was an incredible experience! If you are interested in reading more about my Big Island Adventure, here are the links to my 8 part adventure series!img_7643

3. I live on a small hobby farm, with over 130 animals!

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4. I am an avid gardener!  Spending time digging in Mother Earth brings me much JOY!

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5. I am blessed to have found my soul mate!  AKA “Wifey”

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6. I have 3 adorable, creatures of sass (teenagers) that bring me so much joy and laughter!  I am blessed!img_7551

7. I started blogging in March and so enjoy this beautiful world, filled with such creative, kind and beautiful souls!

My nominees for this award are:

*I understand that not everyone chooses to be a part of the award nomination process.  By nominating the following 10 blogs, I am able to show thanks and appreciation for the gifts these individuals share.  Their blogs are simply beautiful!  If you choose to take part, that is fantastic!   If not, no worries!  Just keep writing…

 

“There is no wrong or right…just write!” ~Unknown

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

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The Recognition Blogger Award

Thank you to my favorite Aussie friend, Jess from https://jessicabakkers.com/ for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award!  I think she is amazing… even if she thinks she dislikes Brussels Sprouts!  (My goal is to change her mind!)  Jess is such a talented writer!  Her upcoming book is called Guns of Perdition and I am so excited to read it in the near future!  Check out her site!  It is jam-packed with creativity!  While you are visiting, check out The Outcast Bloghouse!  You will immediately want to be a part of this legendary group of individuals!  https://jessicabakkers.com/category/the-outcasts-bloghouse/   Thanks again, Jess!  ♥

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The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

 

NOTE: This is the second time this week I have been nominated for this award.  My story and advice, to new bloggers, can be found in my first post for this award. https://growingself.blog/2017/07/26/blogger-recognition-award/

My 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 show thanks and appreciation for the joy these individuals have brought to my life. 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 yellowfuzzyduck at https://turtledesk.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award.   If you have not visited Turtledesk, I highly recommend it! It is filled with inspiration and talent! Poetry, photograph and art…sounds like the perfect place to visit and enjoy some time! One of my favorite posts recently is titled “One Butterfly”. https://turtledesk.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/one-butterfly/  Enjoy!

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 veggies!  Brussels Sprouts are my favorite!img_6358
  2. I completely adore my birthday!!  11/11
  3. I am a twin and I gave birth to twins.
  4. I believe I was a garden fairy in another life.
  5. I feel most at peace when I am in nature. If I am not in the garden, I can be found out at the barn with the animals!img_6020-3
  6. I am passionate about everything I do
  7. I love hats and have a bit of a collection!

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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 appreciation for the joy these individuals have brought to my life.  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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