Sunshine Blogger Award

I got nominated by Cassia from Cassia Elisabeth. Thanks Cassia for nominating me!!

Here’s how this works:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your blog post.

Cassia’s Questions:

What has been your best moment of the year so far?

In February I went skiing and while going down this one run I hit a jump and landed it!!! Or, it could also be the moment I discovered a filter on Instagram that makes me look really really tan!! LOL (I’m pretty sure I’ve had better moments then these, but at the “moment” this is all I could think of, and I thought the filter was funny and worth sharing!)

Are you more of a movie or book person?

I’m more of a movie person, but lately I’ve been reading a lot more then watching movies, so, I might be starting to switch…

Why did you start your blog?

I didn’t really have a reason for starting it. But if you’re interested in reading my first post that kind of talks about me starting my blog, then you can check it out here. First post

Jeans or leggings?


Dress or skirt?

I think it depends, but probably a skirt.

What’s your favorite food?

I do love Chick-Fil-A’s Fries!!

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

Does it have to be somewhere I’ve been? Because if not, then somewhere up in Alaska to go bear hunting…….

Are you left handed or right handed?

I am right handed.

How many siblings do you have?

I have 9 siblings. 6 brothers, 3 sisters.

Do you have any nieces or nephews?

I have a nephew on the way.

Do you prefer Spotify or Apple Music?

Spotify for sure.

  1. Favorite youtuber?
  2.  Let’s say that in the future your name turns up as the front page headline of a newspaper one day – what would the story be about?
  3. What is your go to hairstyle?
  4. What is the most used app on your phone or most visited website?
  5. What is your favorite thing to cook/bake?
  6. What do you normally eat for breakfast?
  7. If it was up to you, where would you go for summer vacation?
  8. Most memorable Christmas gift given or received?
  9. What color is your room?
  10. What item are you constantly moving?
  11. Favorite US state?

Hannah – The Striped Plaid

Ainsley – Ainsley Beth

Esther – Esther’s Nook

Gracie – A Light in the Darkness

Amie – Amie Anne

Maddy – Maddy’s Digital Diary

Megan – A Barefoot Gal

Esmeralda – Writings from a Farm Girl

Jasmin – The Writer of Letters

Anita – Anita Seavey

Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated by Cassia in November of 2018 to do this award, so why not do it now! Lol  Thanks Cassia, for nominating me!


  • Write your own Versatile Blogger Award blog post.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Introduce yourself by writing 7 facts about yourself.
  • Finally, nominate any bloggers that you think deserve this award and let them know!


  1. The last book I read was – Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand
  2. I really like pretzels covered in mint chocolate
  3. Tennis is probably my favorite sport to play
  4. The last show I watched was – The Andy Griffith Show
  5. I can’t wait for our lilac tree to bloom
  6. I can’t decide on a favorite color
  7. I got my last haircut in February


Esmerelda – Writings From a Farm Girl

Grace – Gracefully in the Moment

Maddy – Maddy’s Digital Diary


R.I.P. Watson

It’s true!!!


It’s all my faultttttt!!!!


Before I tell you about Watsons very sad ending, let me catch you up on everything that I didn’t post about him before he died……

In June, I was leaving to go to Chicago for what I didn’t know would turn out to be a 2 month stay!

But what I did know, was that planting Watson in the ground would be great for him!!! So I did just that!

Here I am putting on the finishing touches for Watson’s new home.

I don’t have any pictures after I planted him, but let me tell you, he was looking sooo good! I was going to take him out of the ground before the first frost and put him back in a pot to bring inside.

Then, out of nowhere, we got a frost in the middle of October! But thankfully, Watson looked like he survived it.

So I checked the weather and no frosts were coming for a while. I still had time, or at least I thought, to get him out of the ground before then. Well, I slacked off and didn’t check the weather again, and then at the end of October another frost came. But this time, we were not so fortunate! The frost hit Watson hard, like really hard!! He looked terrible!!

On November 1st, a couple days after the frost, I got around to removing Watson from the earth and putting him in a pot. This picture was taken right after I took him out and knocked all the dirt off his roots.

This is the last picture that was taken of Watson, as you can see he wasn’t doing so good!

I didn’t want to share a picture of his dying days because it’s not very attractive.

On December 17th, my lovely mother finished him…..she was tired of looking at my poor Watson.

We will always remember Watson as the plant that Mom thought was ugly (but grew to love), the plant that sat on the buffet next to the window, the only plant that I actually watered, the plant that I thought would actually survive to bear fruit, the plant that a friend couldn’t believe was still alive after a year, and the plant that we will never replace (never say never).

P. S. I did just find out that the Farmers Almanac says that the first frost in our area is around October 15th. Thanks for the information, Mom!!