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I understand these awards are basically the blogging version of a chain letter but I truly appreciate each and every nomination.

I’m so lucky to have been given two separate awards. 2012 blog of the year by DATINGINVEGAS at I thoroughly enjoy reading her blog and appreciate her giving me such an awesome award.

Here are the rules for Blog Of The Year 2012 (Thankfully, they’re simple):

Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
Include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog side sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

As for The Versatile Blogger award, that was presented to me by Project Southsea blog at and polysyllabic profundities at Thank you so much for this awesome award. I also recommend reading those blogs. I can’t believe I was nominated for the same award twice in the same day!


The Rules:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your website

2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award

3. Present up to 15 awards to deserving bloggers

4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself

Here are some blogs I feel deserve this award:

Honestly, I wish I could link all of the blogs I follow because they’re all wonderful! Definitely check out the ones I’ve listed today, they’re all awesome.

Here are 7 random facts about me:

1. As a nearly 28-year-old, I am still very much in love with the Backstreet Boys. I’ve been to at least one concert in each one of their tours.
2. I am extremely obsessed with penguins and plan on getting a tattoo of one soon.
3. I am hoping to begin my masters program for my Masters in Social Work later this year.
4. I still sleep with a teddy bear
5. If I’m not dating anybody by the time I’m 34-35, I will start a process to have children without a man in my life
6. I’m on a board of directors for a non-profit street newspaper my sister started in San Diego
7. I absolutely love planning and organizing things!

On 2/09/13, I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by the awesome I am so appreciative of it. He has a pretty incredible blog. I look forward to his posts, you should check it out 🙂 On 2/28/13, I was awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (yes, again…because I’m awesome) by another awesome blogger Definitely check him out because he’s awesome like me!


Here are the rules of the award:
1.) Display the award logo on your blog.
2.) Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.) State 7 things about yourself.
4.) Nominate 15 bloggers for this award.
5.) Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back.

Here are my 7 things about myself:
1. I speak three languages. Portuguese, English, and Spanish. Learned them in that order. My parents are Brasilian which is why I speak Portuguese fluently.
2. I was a Girl Scout from kindergarden to my senior year in high school. I also received the two highest awards available for Girl Scouts: Silver Award and Gold Award.
3. I was nominated for the class clown award in 8th grade and my senior year of high school; however, I really don’t think I’m all that funny lol. I’m just overly friendly and get along with all sorts of people and make them laugh every now and again
4. It has been one month and 10 days since I’ve quit smoking
5. I love netflix. I’m currently watching every episode of the X-Files, I’m currently about half way into season 6.
6. It has taken me way too long to think of random/interesting facts about myself.
7. I absolutely love board games or games in general. Taboo and scrabble are my favorite.

Now, here are some people you should follow:

Sorry guys, I’m only posting four. I’ll probably add to this later, but it’s 3:15 in the morning. It’s time for me to go to sleep.

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