Sweet Blogger Award

Maha from Beyoutiful is the creator of The Sweet Blogger Award! It is for “bloggers who are inspiring writers and beautiful souls and always take their time to shower other people/bloggers with so much love & care! They tend to always give encouraging & thoughtful comments, appreciate their work, and supportive in making them a better blogger ”.

I was nominated by the lovely Princess Blabbermouth. She hasn’t given me any new questions to answer, so I’ll just answer the same ones she did!

Questions:

  • What is something most people don’t know about you?

Sight in my left eye is twice as bad as in my right.

  • Your favorite song at the moment?

Halsey – Bad at Love

  • Are you allergic to anything? If so, what?

Nope

  • If you could trade lives with any fictional character, who would it be and why?

If it’s forever, then no. If it’s temporary, then maybe someone in the Harry Potter world. One of the random side characters that got named once then never returned.

  • What are a few things you love to do?

Blogging, reading, colouring, baking.

  • Your favorite moments from 2017 so far?

Wedding. Honeymoon.

  • Do you have a lucky number? If so, what is it?

7 or 9.

  • A few places you want to go?

Japan. Iceland. Europe in general.

  • Something that never fails to make you grin?

Babies laughing.

  • What are you thankful for?

Being alive in general. Also chocolate.

My Questions:

  • What’s your favourite breakfast?
  • What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
  • Pick one to live in: beach, city, or country?
  • Where do you get your news?
  • What animal or plant do you think should be renamed?
  • What did you Google last?
  • What’s the oldest thing you own?
  • What topic could you spend hours talking about?
  • What takes up too much of your time?
  • What’s a small thing that makes your day better?

Nominations:

As usual, feel free to take part or not 😀

Angela.

The Gratitude Award

The Word Girl herself, Jamie nominated me for this award.

Rules:

  • Please list 5 (or more) things you’re grateful for!
  • Tag the blogger who nominated you
  • Tag other bloggers to participate

I’m Grateful for:

  • Friends and family obviously
  • Being lucky enough to buy a house
  • Having a job I love (most days 😛 )
  • The fact that winter is on it’s way out
  • Chocolate, cookies and coffee (and most food in general)

Nominations:

Feel free to take part or not, ladies! I just had you on my mind 😀

Angela.

Sunflower Tag

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Rules

  • Share the logo of this tag (the sunflower picture)
  • Thank the person who nominated you and share their flower picture
  • Share your flower picture
  • Tell us one thing that made you happy today or tell us your flower story
  • Nominate as many people as you want

Anni (who also created the award) nominated me for this! Thanks Anni!

I thought for a while about a flower picture to share. I have many that I really like. Finally, I settled on this.

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I took it recently on a trip to Botanic Gardens. I chose it as the daffodil reminds me that spring is coming up. With that means warmer weather which I am so excited for! It also means that I’m getting closer to lots of exciting things coming up (moving, sister’s wedding, birthdays, Christmas, summer!!). All of which makes me really happy!

Nominees

As always, feel no obligation to take part 🙂

Angela.

Love The Skin You’re In Tag

Love The Skin You’re In Tag

Hey all! Time for another new tag 😀

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog in your post
  • Display the “love the skin you’re in” image.
  • Be truthful when answering the questions and don’t judge what other people have answered in their posts.
  • If you want to add any questions to this tag related to body positivity feel free to.
  • Try to nominate as many people as you can, if not everyone.

Liliana created this amazing tag that’s all about self love and body positivity! She tagged me to take part, and I totally forgot until I saw Ella‘s post about it a few days ago! So sorry it took me a while Lil, but let’s get into this tag!!

One feature you love about yourself

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but for a physical feature, I would say my hands. They’re obviously super useful. But also, they just seem delicate and pretty, kind of a weird statement to make about hands, but that’s how I feel about mine 😀

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One feature you wish/wished you could change that you are trying to accept or have accepted?

My teeth. They’re fairly even, but some are crowded. However they’re still symmetrical funnily enough, just two are slightly more forward than everything else. For the longest time, I was self conscious of it. But as time went on, I grew to accept it. Now, it’s just my smile, crazy teeth and all.

Have you ever thought of getting surgery to change you imperfections?

I’ve considered laser eye surgery, but the more I learn about it, the less eager I am. But I would love to correct my vision. That’s about the only surgery I would consider doing.

One of your main role models for body positivity?

Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t know if I have a role model specifically for body positivity. In general, I look up to Amy Poehler and Emma Watson for general empowerment and positivity 🙂

Has a family member or friend ever put you down about your physical appearance? If so what for?

Not really a family member of friend. I do remember in middle/high school, comments that bugged me, but they were said by randoms around that I didn’t really have a personal relationship with. I remember they were related to acne, as I had really bad skin in middle school. I got the obligatory comments about my glasses. I got called ‘shorty’ a lot, which is more of a fact than a snarky comment.

Something you love about your fashion sense or style?

It’s comfortable? I don’t know, I tend to wear what I want. If it’s comfortable and makes me feel good, then I’ll wear it.

Why is your body a great place to be?

I mean, it could be better. I still mean to look after it better and commit to a healthier lifestyle, or at least work out more. But in general, it’s a great place to be cause I’m happy in it and I’m taking (fairly) good care of it.

Lil also added in a bit at the bottom where she asks to include “photo of yourself when you felt the most confident”. I’ve chosen the photo of me floating in a pool in Taveuni during my honeymoon. Why this one? Well, it was the first time I wore a two piece, and also I just love this photo 😀

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As for nominations, I like to open it up to everyone. These questions are great to reflect on and even if you don’t make a post about it, I encourage you to think on these questions 🙂

Angela.

Bonus Round #5

Welcome to another Bonus Round. So it’s been three weeks since my last one, so it’s added up again 😀

Thank you again to those who have nominated me again for an award!! I hope you learn lots of tidbits about me 🙂

The Liebster Award

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Original post here – The Liebster Award

Princess Blabber Mouth nominated me, she blogs about lifestyle and beauty, be sure to check her out!

11 Facts

  1. I love instant coffee
  2. I also love iced coffee
  3. I am more short sighted in my right eye than my left
  4. My nails break easily
  5. I often walk into shelves and other objects
  6. I love pineapples on pizza!!
  7. I prefer Android phones over Apple
  8. I have two tattoos and I’m contemplating a third (I may have a problem)
  9. I don’t have any pets
  10. I’m 25
  11. I still own numerous stuffed animals

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Would You Rather Book Tag

Mel from the Bookish Wanderer was the one I first saw do this tag, then recently Pamela did it too and reminded me that I wanted to do it! So here we are.

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Would you rather: a series or a standalone?

It depends on the series to be honest, some I’ve tried but hated so I couldn’t finish it, others I read all in a row…Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I’m gonna go with series, cause thinking about leaving a series I love unfinished irks me.

Would you rather: read only female authors or only male authors?

I think the bulk of authors I read tend to be female, so I’ll go with that.

Would you rather: shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

We don’t have Barnes and Noble in NZ. But I have ordered books for my kindle through Amazon, so I’ll go with them.

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Music is Life Tag

Melissa over at The Bookish Wanderer has made such an awesome tag, which is all about music!

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Rules:

  1. Mention/link the original creator of this tag (me,) and the person who tagged you!
  2. For all 13 questions, name an artist/band/song as an answer and if you’d like, add some sort of photo or link so people can find the music you are talking about 🙂
  3. Tag as many people as you want that love music as much as you do.

Suburbia – Name an artist (or band) that you can fall in and out of love with, but will always return to.

Taylor Swift

I get annoyed with Taylor Swift and all the drama, then I think her music sounds all the same, but she’s just so catchy! I always get sucked back in.

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Love Your Selfie

A note from the creator:

“Hey Guys, summer is the toughest season for me when it comes to body and self image. I am / never have been someone with a lot of confidence who can go out in their shorts and crop top, and completely rock it! I’m more of a jeans, and maybe a nice top, sit in the corner and listen to people conversations instead of joining in kinda girl. I haven’t been confident enough to put on pictures of me wearing summer clothes – shorts, dresses, because I don’t like the thought of people looking at the parts of my body I don’t like! So, I thought it would be a lovely idea to create a tag in which it promotes body confidence!”
The rules:

• Tag the creator, Jade!

• Thank the person who nominated you, and give them at least one compliment.

• Post 3 pictures of yourself – One in a summery outfit, that you wouldn’t normally post. – One of yourself with little/no makeup on. – One selfie which you love and makes you feel confident.

• Caption each picture with your favourite thing about yourself, that you can see in the picture.

• Tag 5 other bloggers, with one nice thing about them.

• Use the tag ‘Loveyourselfie’

Cassi nominated me for this lovely award! Cassi is a relatively new blogger, but she has been making waves in the community! She is so sweet, supportive and posts impressively about makeup and beauty. She has a darling little girl called Bella, and she is just overall amazing, and you need to check her out if you don’t already!!

Let’s get on with these 3 pictures.

A Summery Outfit

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Summer normally means dress yes? You may recognize this from my Favourite Dresses post. But this from back when I was wearing it in summer. Also, I was rocking some henna temporary tattoos.

Little to No Makeup

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I normally wear little makeup everyday. Just foundation to even out my skin a little, and maybe some eyeshadow or eyeliner. That’s normally it.

Selfie Which You Love

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This photo might be familiar to you guys. I’ve used it a lot recently. It’s my current favourite selfie, in my current favourite cardigan. Also, my eyeliner was even, which always makes me feel more confident.

I have also just realized that I’m making the same face in all three photos. Did you just go up and look at them again? I did, a few times. What can I say, that’s my go-to selfie face.

Nominations

I’m leaving this one open to anyone and everyone. Just let me know you’re keen, and you’re tagged. Dive into those selfies you guys!

Angela.

The Unique Blogger Award

The Unique Blogger Award

Cherylene nominated me for this. She blogs over at Living vs Existing and shares her writing and thoughts with us, hoping to motivate, encourage and inspire. Isn’t that amazing? 🙂 Thanks for nominating me Cherylene.

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.

Cherylene’s Questions

  • What do you think is the most unique thing about your blog?

How much I post I suppose 😂 But also, the range of what I post is also quite unique, since I post about anything and everything.

  • Use one word to describe your blog.

Random.

  • Other than blogging what else brings you the most joy?

Being with my family.

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My Questions

  • What were you doing 24 hours earlier?
  • Who was the last person you texted?
  • How many posts are in your drafts right now?

Nominations

As always, only take part if you want to 🙂

And anyone else who wants to do this award!

Thanks again Cherylene for the nomination!

Angela.