Real Neat Blog Award

Those of you who know me, know I don’t really do awards anymore and unfortunately I’m kind of stuck inside due to a little incoming storm named Colin. My first tropical storm in the new diggs, and my buddy Tre was nominated by Simply Etta D as was I, and by others before that. I won’t nominate anyone but if you wish to partake there are a few rules that apply.

  1. Put the award logo on your blog.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate any number of bloggers you like.
  4. Let them know you nominated them.
  5. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.

If you’re willing to play along or just answer some simple questions,  you can do so in the comments section: These are the questions from Tre which I will try my best to answer

  1. Who/What? motivates you most? I don’t think it’s really a Who that motivates me, I just find so many interesting things through life or dreams that tend to move me to write. It’s something I’ve always done so I can’t really hold any specific person accountable, just this amazing universe.
  2. If you’re in love, when did you know this was so? I knew I was in love when I saw my husband across a smoke-filled room at a biker clubhouse. Tall dark and mysterious, and the curls…loved the curls. Plus the leather…and his smile, and his bad boy look…okay, enough….
  3. What is your favorite song? Now this is a tough one for me because there are just so many but I think the two that come to mind are “Shine on you crazy diamond” by Pink Floyd and “Danny’s song” by Kenny Loggins (Loggins and Messina?) then anything from the Moody Blues, John Denver, old Genesis, etc….okay, you can stop gagging now 🙂
  4. What is your favorite season? Summer without a doubt. Can’t get enough of the sun when living up North, now it’s like every day is Summer down here in the sunshine state.
  5. How long have you been writing? I’ve been writing since I was a child, but didn’t start putting it out to the public until a little over two years ago. 

Thanks to Tre for inspiring me to finally get off my tush and do one of these, you can check her post on this award here:

So, my questions to those who wish to partake:

  1. What is your one favorite memory from childhood.
  2. If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
  3. If you were stuck on a deserted island and could only take two foods, what would they be?
  4. What book inspired you the most in your life and why?
  5. If you could spend an hour talking to a person dead or alive, who would that person be?
  6. Bonus question: What is your favorite song?

What a day, and thank you for that

2200 of you. Yes, 2200 beautiful people out there took the time to stop in and follow this blog. WOW.

Honestly, I don’t know what to say. I’m sure you’re wondering why 2200 is so important to me, right? Well, I started this blog two years ago this month but I was so afraid to put stuff out there, afraid I wasn’t good enough to warrant the attention of anyone out there. I really didn’t post until the beginning of January once I got up enough courage. The first year alone I received 1100 followers. Heck I was so tickled pink I was rolling on the floor and my goal was to hope for the same the next year. At times I wrote crap (yeah, I can say it out loud) and sometimes I think I did pretty good. I began (in the beginning there was OM) and I learned so much from aopinionated man (shout out to you my unicorn loving friend) the first few months, to just be myself and put what I wanted to out there. I have never had a troll to date and for that also consider myself so lucky. My spelling and grammar suck but you are kind enough to let me know and for that I thank you.

I began this blog because at the time I was angry, at the world, at life and at certain people I had to tangle with occasionally. I needed a place to be me, to let the crazy thoughts and images out and I found that here, and then you came. Still WOW, yeah, WOW. Thank you my friends for your likes, your comments and above all for sticking with me when I didn’t think I could do it. I try each day to make your day a little better by what I create and am in returned inspired by the things you create.

This is just such an amazing world and I’m glad you are along on the journey with me and for caring enough to stop by just to say Hi. I miss you when you disappear and smile so brightly when you return, why? Because you are my friends, my tribe, all 2200 or you amazing and beautiful people out there. WOW.

And a very special thank you to my 2200th follower today, peace and blessings and best wishes for today and always. The blog who made me smile today so big is over at stop and give a shout out and read some positive words. Thank you Thank you and Thank you all for being so amazing.

I think this calls for a party! Honey, if you’re reading this pick up some champagne please and thanks 🙂  Heck, even he’s still reading I think. Thank you for that too my love.


Peace and love,  Kim

The Shine on and be awesome award

The shine on and be awesome award

  1. What song describes you the best?
  2. What food item do you detest?
  3. What is your favorite ice cream?
  4. What have you done lately that made someone smile?
  5. If you were an animal, what kind would you be and why?
  6. What makes you happy?
  7. If you could get rid of one word in the world, what word would it be?
  8. Why are you amazing….must answer!
  9. If you could be a car/truck/motorcycle, what kind would you be?
  10. Fill in the blank….This day is amazing because_________.
  11. What was your favorite memory as a child?

To accept award, copy and answer the following questions and offer award to anyone who wants to accept. Add more questions if you’d like or change-up in any way. The point is to have fun and learn more about your fellow bloggers and at the same time, realizing how awesome you truly are. I created this award as I’ve been nominated quite a lot lately for awards and always wanted to do one of my own. So if you’ve never received a nomination, this one is for you especially. Please feel free to display the badge once you’ve answered the questions and feel free to share with the world because we are all awesome and just need to remember it sometimes. Shine on my friends.