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There are some pretty amazing people out here in blogland. I am consistently impressed and inspired by so many of you each and every day...and I am flattered and grateful that you take the time out of your day to read what I write and support my little blog. It means so much to me. Here you'll find blog-tag posts,  Liebster/Versatile Blogger Award posts, and some various others. I want to thank you all for thinking of me and inviting me into the fun!I'm passing the torch and tagging some fantastic bloggers here as well. =) If you've been tagged or awarded, feel free to grab one of the buttons on the Featured page. tagged  

6 February 2013

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I was recently awarded the Southern Hospitality Award from the sweet, sweet Alana @ The Bliss Diaries.

The Southern Hospitality Award was created by none other than my my bloggy BFF, Tif. Yall know her! Click those links to find out more about the award!

Five Random Facts About Me

My favorite Scentsy fragrance is currently Zeppelin. It smells like a man... a really sexy, yummy smelling man. I am a smidge obsessed with salted caramel anything right now. I want to be a romance novelist. Steamy, sexy, love, love, love. I like to eat peanut butter on my apples. Yum! I trained myself into liking coffee.

Five Hospitable Bloggers, Women Who Invite & Inspire

tagss  These ladies are all women who I find have the qualities of a sweet Southern Belle. Their hearts are big for others and I love being a part of their communities! Some I've had the privilege of meeting in person. Wish I could meet them all! Tif | Kristine | Rosie | Kelly | Sarah Thanks again to Alana for dishing out this sweet award. You can see her original post here.
 
 

thank you, thank you.

19 April 2012

Well, April really is turning out to be the month of blog-tag.
I have been tagged for the Liebster Award by two very sweet ladies this week.
One of my sponsors, Brittany of the Buckeye Belle, and a very lovely chica named Jillzy, of All about Jillzy.
 
"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."
The rules are simple:
1. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. 2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. 3. Post the award on your blog. 4. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites. Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know they've recevied the award. 5. Share five random facts about yourself
SAweet! I am excited to pass the torch and highlight some really amazing ladies that I've been blog-loving lately! Without further ado, and after much deliberation, I present to you my Liebster Blog Award recipients.
Aimee of Aimee Writes
Kimberly of Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl
Ashley of The Purple Pomegranate
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Lindsay of Three Peas In My Little Pod
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Alix of Traffic Jelly
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Each of these women have wonderful things to say!! They definitely deserve a read. I know you will love them! Be sure to check them out and let them know that Covered in Grace sent you!
{Five Random Facts about Me}
1. I have a weird one-hiccup sort of tick. I just... hiccup...once. Every day. Weird.
2. I always have/want to be the last one to touch my husband before he leaves. Kids get kisses first, me last.
3. I have watched every episode of Friends at least a bajillion times each.
4. Cadbury chocolate filled eggs are bomb. I have 3 boxes of them in my drawer. Yaya!
5. My graduation tassel is white! eeeeeee!
Hope you'll play along Aimee, Alix, Ashely, Kimberly & Lindsay!
And thanks again to Brittany and Jillzy for the Liebster Award. So much fun!
XXO
 

tagged @ Craftbotic.

14 April 2012

There are lots of tag-games going around right now. I love them!
Reminds me of those good-ol' Myspace days when I used to get to
answer lots of fun questions about myself. Except...back then I don't
know how many people actually read my answers. Ha! What's great
about these blog-tag games is that other fun bloggers are actually asking
you to play along. They want to read your answers. Yaya!
I dig it.
So today's post has been prompted by Rosie who blogs over at Craftbotic.
 
 
She is adorable has some really great things to say, super fun tutorials and, 
I just found out, a Christmas Craft blog!! Can't wait to see that one! 
She's come up with some really GOOD questions for me and my fellow tagees. 
Read on to see my answers and stick around to find out who I've tagged to keep it rolling.
Thanks for choosing me to play along Rosie! XXO 
The Rules
1. You must post the rules!
2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger posted for you and then create 11 new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
3. Tag 11 bloggers and link them to your post.
4. Let them know you've tagged them.
Rosie's Questions for me! 
1. What is the best thing about where you live? 
The weather...and the scenery. Hawaii is such a beautiful place to live. God's Glory is evident in every nook and cranny here. Beauty in Creation is everywhere!
2. Which of your personality features can we see in your blog?
 
My obsessive "taking pictures of flowers" trait. I post tons of pics of flowers. Apparently I have a thing for the little white "weed" flowers. They're pretty cool. And you'll also see my favorite colors and textures reflected here. Wait...we are talking about the "visual face" of the blog right? Ok.. well that's how I'm reading it...
3. What is your favourite item of clothing right now? 
Oh! Easy. I just bought this gorgeous cream-colored peasanty-hippyish embroidered top a couple weeks ago. I am in luuuv with it. Makes me feel pretty and is definitely a Brookish thing.
4. Who influences your writing? 
The big J.C. Definitely. His love and majesty are inspiring. Also... Diana Gabaldon. She's my fav novelist. When I write fiction, I try to channel her.
5. How do your family, partners, children react to your blogging?
My girls are fascinated. They love being part of it...being featured. My oldest has even started her own blog! My husband is super supportive. He's glad that I have a hobby that is all me...that I really enjoy and that nurtures one of my passions {writing}. My other family...they all think I am a web-genius. Ha!
6. What has been your favourite blogging experience to date?
Definitely has to be meeting all of you. Lately, over the last few months, I've meet some amazing and inspiring women. And I am loving all of the fellowship and support and genuine interest in one another that everyone is showing.
7. Where in the world would you most like to visit?
Scotland. It's gorgeous. The culture is so old world and laid back. And I can pretend I'm Claire Fraser while I'm there. Hehe.
8. How many hours do you spend online each day? 
Way.Too.Many. I should get off right now. =/
9. What is your biggest dream? 
To grow old with my husband. But after that...it's to become a published author...to just be a writer and have my words reach the masses.
10. Cats or dogs?
I used to say dogs. But I'm totally a cat person. Or rather, I'm a MY CAT-cat person. She is bomb. I don't want any other animals ever. She has to live for forEVer!
11. Tea or Coffee? 
Tea. Mango Maui Tea. No sugar. I wish I liked coffee. It smells so good. But blah.
The 11 Ladies I've Tagged & My Questions for them! 
Bloggers!
Aunie @ Aunie Sauce
Kimberly @ Diary of a Brown Eyed GirlDionne @ Raw ChristianCrystal @ Brilliantly Clear Danielle @ Framed Frosting Nicole @ Miss Mommy Kristine @ The Foley Fam Meghan @ The Struggling CysterQuestions!
1. How did you come up with the title of your blog?2. If there was one blog post that you'd direct your readers to, what would that be?3. What is your go-to quick fix meal when you've spent too much time on Pinterest/Your Blog been very, very busy? 4. What is something you're looking forward to this coming summer? 5. Do you have any goofy talents or specialties? 6. If you could be a character from any book through out the entire story, what book-what character? {totally stole that question from Morgan} 7. What is the best piece of blogging advice that you've ever received? 8. What is one thing that you would advise new bloggers to do? 9. What is one of your guilty pleasures? 10. What is your favorite Saturday morning like? 11. Why do you blog?
I hope you'll join in the fun!
I can't wait to read your answers!
XXO
 

liebster me.

7 April 2012

I am flattered and honored to have been chosen by Lauren of Tippee Canoe to receive the Liebster Blog Award. I'd never heard of it before. And after doing a tiny bit of research on it, found out that it is meant to highlight up and coming bloggers who you, personally, think deserve some spotlight.
"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."
The rules are simple:
1. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. 2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. 3. Post the award on your blog. 4. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites. Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know they've recevied the award. 5. Share five random facts about yourself
SAweet! I am excited to pass the torch and highlight some really amazing ladies that I've been blog-loving lately! Without further ado, and after much deliberation, I present to you my Liebster Blog Award recipients.Mandi of Debonair Bandit  *  Evanne of Simply FABulous  *  Kerrie of The Williams PostKelly of The Houtz House Party  *  Dionne of Raw Christian
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These women all have such wonderful things to say. Check them out! {click their buttons above}You will not be disappointed.Liebster Ladies...grab the button for your blog!
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And now for my five random facts:
1. My 11 year old is only 2 inches shorter than me..and I'm no short chick at 5'6". = /
2. I have the most beautiful singing voice in the world...according to my 9 year old!
3. I don't care if people think the hubs and I are too mushy. I'll never be ashamed of loving passionately and enjoying my husband. He is my best friend!
4. Over the years I have learned that there are all types of friends. Not everyone will be your BFF...and that is ok...
5. I have also learned that nothing anyone else can say to or about me and my faith in Jesus will/can ever change what I know to be truth in my heart of hearts.***
Thanks again to Lauren for bestowing this super fun award upon me.
Much Love!
Check her out!
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tag- you're it.

5 April 2012

I've been tagged!
What is that you ask?
Well...I was just sitting here killing time because my class had been canceled, not knowing what to post, when Morgan @ Momma to Binks&Bubble tweet-tagged me.
So I went to her blog to check out what in the world she was talking about.
And found out it's this super fun game of blogger tag! 🙂
The Rules:
*Post these rules
*Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you
*Create 11 questions of your own to ask the people that you're about to tag
*Tag people and link them with your post & let them know they've been tagged!
See? Isn’t that awesome!? Such a great way to get to know each other & make some bloggin’ friends 🙂
Morgan answered her 11 questions here.
Now I get to answer the ones she made for me!
1. If you could be someone else for just one day who would it be & why?
I would be one of the disciples. How cool would it be to hang with Jesus in the flesh for a day!
2. What’s your sign? favorite color? favorite number? {I know that’s three ?s – but they’re easy!}
Favorite sign? Like a road sign...or a zodiac sign...or here's your sign? ha!I definitely think that my favorite signs are the ones that Jeff Foxworthy hands out.My fav colors are: turquoise, white, and wood. Yes. I said wood. Favorite number is 4. If I have to have one. It's the number of people in my little family. *** So... hours later, I'm sitting here letting my kids read this post...and I see it more clearly. "WHAT IS YOUR SIGN?" not...what is your favorite sign?  I can totally hear Mr. Foxworthy giving me my own sign right now. =/ ***
3. If you could change one thing in your past knowing it might change your present or future - would you?
Man...these are hard ones. There are definitely some things in my past that I really wish had never happened. But if they hadn't I wouldn't be the person that I am today. I wouldn't have had those lessons.Everything that has touched my life has shaped me in some way or another. And for better or worse, they all make me who I am. I don't think I can give a clear cut yes or no here. All I can say is that I'm willing to press forward and trust that God will guide my steps.
4. Someone hands you $100 & says ‘enjoy!’ .. what do you do/buy?
Hobby Lobby! What what!Oh wait... there is no HL in Hawaii. Sad face.I guess I'm heading to Ross. Or Home Depot. I can always use more paint and wood.
5. What is your favorite holiday & why?
Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday. I LOOOVE Christmas stuff. Decorating for Christmas. The smells, the food, the get-togethers. German Christmas Markts. Surprising the people I love. The lights. And JESUS!!!!!
6. If your present-self could go back & tell your past-self anything what would it be?
You are beautiful. You are good enough. God sees you. He wants you. Don't worry so much about food and exercise and body image. You are beautiful.
7. What’s your favorite flavor ice cream?
I really, really heart Love Potion 31 from Baskin Robbins. White chocolate ice cream, fudge swirl, raspberry swirl, raspberry filled chocolate hearts. omguhhh... it might be lunch today...
8. What’s your favorite quote or saying?
Covered by Grace Through Faith in Jesus.I heard this a few years ago and loved it... thus was born this bloggity blog.
9. You get to be your favorite character from your favorite book through the entire story – what book & character?
Easy!  Claire Beauchamp-Randall-Fraser.Jamie's wife.In the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. If you haven't read these books, you MUST.
10. Do you chew gum?
Yes Ma'am I do. Always minty gum. Usually Winterfresh. Makes my dragon breath go away breath smell nice.
11. What is your favorite life changing moment/memory?
Oh man, back to the hard ones.You know, I have quite a few of them. Seriously.So I'll just share one today... The day my youngest daughter was baptized. Beautiful Precious Angel. Praise the Lord!
Tag! You're it!
Brittany @ Buckeye Belle
I hope you lovely ladies will join in!
Here are my questions for you!
1. What is one of your quirks that other people find endearing? 2. Room, desk, car...which one do you clean first? 3. If you could take a month long vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go? 4. You have the entire day to yourself, what do you do with it? 5. What is one of your favorite childhood memories? 6. What is your favorite post/topic that you've written? Tell us about it. 7. Why did you start blogging? How has it evolved? 8. What is the last book you read? Would you recommend it? 9. What is your perfect pizza topping? 10. What song has been inspiring you, or been stuck in your head, lately? 11. If your present-self could go back and give your past-self advice, what would it be?
I hope yall have a ton of fun with this!
Pass it on!
And thanks again to Morgan for tagging me in the first place. P.S. That button at the top is hers! Totally cute!
 

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