Blog Award, Blog Love

I Love the Blogging Sisterhood!


Heather, from Life of a Traveling Navy Wife  nominated 8 bloggers for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award last week and I was one of them. 🙂 It means SO much to me that Heather thought of me, I cheerfully accept her nomination! I am incredibly grateful to be a part of such a beautiful sisterhood that encourages, inspires, and spreads kindness- blogger perk.

Life of a Traveling Navy Wife

Have you visited Heather’s blog? She blogs about her life as a “Traveling” Navy wife, she shares about her travels, life, and reviews.  She is pretty bad ass too!

As part of my nomination, Heather has given me 10 questions to answer and then she will jump me in. 🙂

My questions:
1. You’re trapped on an island and can only listen to ONE album (assume you have something to play music with). Which is it?


That is super tough!!! Just one? Hmm… I will go with the first album that came to mind: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. I loved that album when it came out; I grew to love it more once I was a grown up with grown up problems.
2. Why do you KEEP blogging?

The smart ass in my wants to say, “Because I want to,” however the real answer is a bit more deep.  I blog because blogging has saved me from myself.  Writing has always been a form of expression for me, blogging has become extremely therapeutic for me. I am no longer stuck with thoughts suspended without a place to neatly rest them.  And, although that is nice, the community, the “sisterhood” is a bonus!  A bonus I did not expect, but thankfully receive. :: blows kisses your way::

3. When you have been most satisfied with your life?

Party of Five King Street

I’m satisfied when I hold my babies or read them a story.

I’m satisfied in laughter and good home cooked meals.

I’m satisfied when the five or us are all together laughing.

Starbucks|The family that Starbucks together

I’m satisfied when coffee is pumping through my veins.

I’m satisfied when I’m in my husband’s arms.

I’m satisfied when I write something good or do something good for this world.

As for life, I will always want to do a little more.  I need to do more good for this world, I’m not done, therefore I am not satisfied.  🙂
4. Do you have a spirit animal? What is it?

So, I took a quiz for this question 🙂 I had never thought about my “spirit animal” turns out I was/am a BEAR!


Per PlayBuzz-

The Bear: You are the compass of love. People come to you with relationship issues, heartbreak issues, and you’re perfectly fine with that. It’s hard when you’re away from the people that love you. You never do anything alone, a trip for one, has no interest to you unless it’s a trip to find love that you don’t have.

To you, the best thing in the world is your husband or wife. To everyone else, they love you for your mercy and forgiveness, because you offer both easily. However, when someone makes you angry enough where it’s hard to forgive them, just remember that they are human. You would want their forgiveness as well. 

5. What question do you hate to answer?

Do you have a spirit animal? HAHA! I’m kidding!

How about: “Are they all yours?”  WTF!!! I only have three children, I’m not the freakin’ Octomom.


6. Tell us something about you that’s “off-the-wall”.

Well, this may not be off-the-wall for you, but it is certainly off-the-wall to me, I haven’t lived in Texas in 10 YEARS! I was born and raised in Texas.


7. What is the top item on your bucket-list and have you accomplished it?

I am not sure what my “top” item is on the bucket-list, but I can tell you I have plenty I want to accomplish.  I need more travel in my life, more writing, a farm, and I also need to meet a few people.
8. What is your happy place?

Here comes the cheese…. #SorryNotSorry

Laying my head on my husband’s chest every night after we’ve tucked the babies in for the night. We’ve tackled the day, we tagged teamed, and we rejoin each other {TWSS} just the two of us knowing we’re doing alright. 🙂

9. Which family members would you choose to appear on Family Feud with you?

Good question, my husband and I have discussed this.  I would choose: My husband, my brother-in-law, my sister, and my sister-in-law.
10. And last but not least, an ummm, unique one from the hubs: If you were given a giraffe and were required to keep it for one year, and you don’t have the option to say ‘no’, what would you do with it? (Ummm, I swear he hasn’t been drinking LOL).

Very interesting question! Hmmm… Can I give it away and check in on it all year?  If I am allowed to give my new giraffe Pepe away, I would send him Courtney’s way.  Every time I see anything giraffe I think of her or my mother-in-law.  No offense to my mother-in-law, I’m just not sure I would want her to care for the giraffe. Plus, how much fun would the boys have if their Mama owned a giraffe! That sounds like the beginning of a really good children’s book Mrs. Courtney’s Twins and Their Pet Giraffe Pepe.


And the nominees are……


Courtney, of course! This girlie embodies sisterhood! She has given me so much sisterly love in the short time we’ve known each other.  I love this woman!


Bev , is such a dear sweet friend. Supportive, caring, and inspiring are words that come to mind. Thankful to have her as part of the sisterhood.

The Chronicles of Chaos

Mia,  I have NOTHING but good things to say about this sweet woman!!!  I am SO glad the two of us have connected, she is the epitome of sisterhood.  Mia is cheering me on this year to chase my dreams.


Tamara, is such a kind soul, her words are inspiring and comments are some of the best. I am happy to call Tamara, friend. Tamara IS blogging sisterhood.


Chastity, SUPPORTER, SUPPORTER, ENCOURAGER. I am thankful for this lady! If there is someone who can make me smile with her kind words, it’s Chastity. 🙂


I cannot mention sisterhood, without mentioning my girls Tenns and Tiffany! These two ladies are my go-to-gals on all things blogging.  We have had plenty of text chats about blog life and I always walk away knowing I’m a lucky gal to have these two.  I love that we met each other for the first time at Bloggy Boot Camp this past October and people swore we had to have known each other IRL.  That’s how lucky I am.


Karen, I don’t remember how I ‘met’ her, but I’m sure glad I did.  Karen and I have stayed blogging friends through a few blogging changes on both ends. She is such a sweetheart!


Shelly = sisterhood.  This woman has been the longest standing member of my blogging sisterhood! Well,  if you count blogging as writing notes back in fourth-commenting– in class. 😀 I love this woman and despite anything that ever was or will ever be, she will always have my heart and loyalty. Libra much?

BONUS: YOU! I could keep going and going, because this sisterhood has been good to me, read #2 again. Please answer the questions if you would like and let me know if you did.  I would love to read your answers.  I love each and every one of you! Thank you for your support <3


Here are my 10 questions for YOU, should you choose to accept your nomination:

1. Come up with a mathematical formula to express a good day. {Extra points if you add coffee : ) }

2. What is the first thing you do every morning?

3. Pretty please take the spirit animal quiz too.  Do you agree with your spirit animal per the quiz?

4. What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

5. What are three blogging goals you have for the month of March?

6. I’m stealing Heather’s question: What keeps you blogging?

7. Does your name have a meaning? If so, what?  If not, make up your own meaning.

8. What are looking forward to this weekend?

9. You can have coffee with anyone, including me ;), who are your three guests?  What are we drinking?

10.  Would you ever sign up for a reality show?  If so, what type or create a name for your show.


Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who nominated you.
2. Add the award logo.
3. Answer the questions your nominator has asked.
4. Nominate 7 other blogs and let them know via comments.
5. Ask your nominees 10 questions.

© 2015, Dean @Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress. All rights reserved.

36 thoughts on “I Love the Blogging Sisterhood!”

    1. Niceeee!! I’m happy to bring all the emotions full circle 🙂
      Thank you SO much for the nomination.

  1. this was a fun read 🙂 I was just thinking about “spirit animals” the other day LOL I especially enjoyed your answers to number 3 & 8. so nice to read about how the little things make you smile ^_^ I am the same way! and I can’t believe people ask you “are they all yours” HAHA I guess you look really young to have 3 kiddos 😉 I’m looking forward to checking out the bloggers you nominated! xo

    1. Thank you!
      The little things add up. 🙂
      I cannot believe people ask such dumb/rude questions, and believe it or not I’ve been asked that same question more than once.

  2. Very awesome.

    Haha at the “are they all yours?” question. I’d be sarcastic and go, “Nope, I totally swiped this one from another mom.”

    1. I always come up with something sarcastic after the fact! I’m sure my husband would disagree with that statement.
      “Are they all yours?” is better than “Are you than nanny?” #IsThisRealLife
      I love your comeback I’ll have to use that, in the event someone else is rude.

  3. This is brilliant, I did the Spirit test it said Elk…. To funny, I am sticking with Hawksbill Sea Turtle 🙂 I am loving your strong bear sister. As for the question you hate the most, Who the HECK says that!!!!!! Ugh, people….. Texas, I love that state, we got to stay just in Galveston for a week this past summer, SO COOL, love the people. A farm???? What would you have on that farm other than Pete the Giraffe???? Awesome post mate.


    1. An ELK!?! Interesting. I would go with the Sea Turtle too.
      Right, I have been asked that multiple times, true story.
      I miss Texas.
      I’d like fruits, veggies, and chickens… maybe a horse.

      1. I would answer that question with “Why yes, yes they are, why jealous???” Yep sticking with the Turtle…. Oh if you get a horse, my youngest will be moving in with you, and then you will get that question all over again!!!!!


    1. I’m glad you agree, I loved that album when I was younger. I remember closing my door lighting a vanilla candle listening to the CD on repeat as I painted my nails and wrote my own songs 🙂

  4. I puffy heart you! Thank you for your kind words, my dear. And I totally picture you answering the question why do you keep blogging with “I DO WHAT I WANT!” hehehe. Hugs, lovely!

  5. Thanks so much for the lovely nomination! I’m so glad to be in the company of such awesome ladies. I couldn’t be more happy to call you my blogging sister and I’m so glad that God made it possible for us to connect! 🙂

  6. I’m a bear too! We have that in common. I haven’t heard that album in YEARS and I think I have a copy of it somewhere. I’ll have to look it up. Congratulations on being a great sister.

  7. Your intro to me made me tear up a bit! It’s been a rough week and I think I blog for the same reasons you blog. I’d elaborate but I’m going to answer your questions for me when I do my own post! So thank you!
    I wish I could have coffee pumping through my veins. Boo my sensitive palate!

    1. I’m sorry to hear it’s been a rough week… that’s no bueno!! Sending you big warm hugs.
      I CANNOT wait to read your answers!!!!!!!
      You seriously ARE blogging SISTERHOOD. So, thankful for your friendship, Tamara.

  8. You are so so sweet and as always I loved reading your thoughts. I had no idea you wanted a farm! What kinds of animals would be on it? What would you grow?
    I will get my response next week 🙂

    1. 🙂
      Yes, I would love a farm! Although, moving here to SC, I’ve been longing for the city.
      However, the thought of growing my own food makes me happy. I had a little garden in IL and it made me so happy to grow food my family. Having the babies help was a bonus.
      I cannot wait to read your answers!

  9. I always get the, “You know how babies are made, right?” comment. Bite me. I loved all of your answers. I really appreciate the nomination. This totally means we need a chips, salsa and margarita date! xo

    1. Ewe! I hate that question- rude! You should “Yes, and I enjoy it & so does my honey.” “We’re good at it!”
      I’m down! We need to make it happen.

  10. this is awesome!! and i loved reading your thoughts. i think i blog for the same reasons you blog…
    first time here. dropping by via sits to say hi.

    happy weekend~
    xo betty

    1. Welcome, Betty!
      I’m glad you found me via SITS, I love that community! Most of the ladies I nominated are a part of the SITStahood 🙂
      Blogging is SO therapeutic & the friendships are such a lovely reward!

  11. So I just took the spirit animal quiz… I feel like it knows me: “The Deer: You are a shy type of sorts. You’d rather be home, reading, watching TV, or even sleeping on your days off. You let very few people into your life, but you are best friends to those you do let in. You’re often private & reserved, and you’re the listener in the conversations that you have. Your comfort zone lies in the hands of just a couple people, and that’s okay. Trust is a big thing to give out, but don’t be shrewd to the people that want into your life.”

    STOP KNOWING MY LIFE, QUIZ!!! hahaha. 🙂

    1. 😀 “STOP KNOWING MY LIFE, QUIZ” dying!

      I know I’m supposedly a “BEAR” but DEER sounds kind of like me too. Maybe, I’m a BEER 🙂

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