Lovely Valentine Liebsters!

Happy Valentine’s Day to ALL!

I wish you a lifetime filled with love!

I thought today would be the perfect day to share the love of the Liebster because it’s all about our connections!  I am thankful to all of you who read my blog and especially thankful for your taking the time to like and comment on it! xo

My special thank you’s go to Patty from  and sweet pup Wiley of  who recently nominated me for the Liebster!  Please make sure you check out their special blogs!  You won’t be disappointed!

My heartfelt thanks to you both!  Forgive me for putting you both together, but alas, it is VALENTINE’S DAY so I figured I could really make the Liebster powerful today!  I am so honored ~ thank you for making my heart sing!  Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

Here are the rules

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award Presenter on your blog and link back to their blog

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been chosen.

4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.

11 Random Facts about Me!

1.  I love to wake up early every morning so that I can have a quiet cup of coffee in my home while my family sleeps.

2.  My new favorite treat is Limited Edition Triple Stuffed Oreos ~ Oh so delish!

3.  I am excited to say I am in the middle of writing an inspirational e-book!

4.  I dislike cooking, but love to watch cooking shows!

5.  I smile at strangers.

6.  I love to be out on a boat on a sunny day!

7.  I could watch snowflakes falling for hours.

8.  I am happily and gratefully married almost 18 years.

9.  My teenagers still hug and kiss us everyday!

10.  My kitten (who is 5 yrs old) meows Mama when she’s looking for me ~ really!

 Here are my answers from Patty’s questions:

1. What is your favorite season?  I love them all ~ but I guess Summer because I love having my kids at home!

2. What is your favorite non-profit organization?   ACS ~ American Cancer Society and Society of the Little Flower (St. Therese)

3. If you can choose one place to live where would it be?  I believe that home is where your family is so I wouldn’t care as long as there was a season of summer!

4. What is your favorite song? I Love You Just the Way You Are! by Billy Joel

5. When you were younger what did you want to be when you grew up?  A Spanish teacher (which I was for 11 years!)

6. What is the one thing you always wanted to do that you never told anyone?  Drive a racecar

7. What is your favorite movie?  Gone With The Wind

8. How many brothers and sisters do you have?  1 sister

9. What is your pet peeve?  Narcissists

10. What is your favorite restaurant?  I love many restaurants!

11. Who do you admire the most and why?  Mother Teresa because she lived a life of loving everyone.

And from my favorite puppy blogger Wiley….

1) If money weren’t involved, what would you choose as a forever career?  A writer

2) What causes do you support, why, and how can we get involved?  I am a Reach to Recovery volunteer for the American Cancer Society.  You can get involved in many ways!

3) What is the first item on your bucket list?  Swim with dolphins in Hawaii followed by a helicopter ride

4) What is your personal life philosophy?  SendOutLove ~ which means smiling ~ helping ~ appreciating others ~ and letting them know!

5) If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be?  I would be less afraid!

6) What is the most important life lesson you have for your child/children? If you don’t have children, what is the most important life lesson you’ve learned and who did you learn it from?  I want my children to be good people ~ to have integrity, kindness and to use their intelligence to change the world. 🙂

7) What is your favorite quote?  “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change, ” from Dr. Wayne Dyer.

8) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?  Australia, Alaska, return to Spain.

9) If you could bring anyone back from the dead, who would you choose? Why?  My dad because I have so many questions and my Mom misses him so much.

10) Tell me about your favorite pet.  I have 2 cats currently whom I adore, but my  Chessie is almost 17 yrs old ~ she never left my side throughout my battle with breast cancer, she purred next to me whenever I slept and stayed close so that I was never alone.  Her dedication is a blessing in my life.  Tiffy, her 5 year old sister, makes me laugh all day and raises my spirits when needed.  They both give the best fur therapy ever!

11) In what do you find the simplest of joys?  My children, my husband, our pets, my life and hugs and kisses.

Here’s a special list in no particular order of some amazing blogs to follow!  Come share the love and visit them!

1.  Julia at

2.  Judy at

3.  Ralph at

4.  Bobbi at

5.  Diana at

6.  Gail at

7.  Russ at

8.  Ray at

9.  De at

10.  Carolyn at


12.  Lisa at

And  the questions for you to answer are:

1.  What’s your favorite day of the week and why?

2.  Why do you blog?

3.  Who do you love?

4.    What’s your favorite holiday and why?

5.  Do you have a guilty pleasure?

6.  Do you play an instrument?

7.  Can you please recommend a good book to read?

8.  Do you laugh everyday?

9.  What’s your favorite post on your blog?

1o.  Are you on Facebook?  If so, tell us where to find you!

Hugs to All!

SendOutLove Today!


Loving the Liebster!

My dear friend at Enchanted Seashells winner-winner-winner-liebster-award  was kind enough to nominate me for the Liebster!  I am honored to be blessed twice by the lovable Liebster although this one is a bit different from the last one I received.  A different Liebster emblem and now the magic of 11s.  As a game player and rule breaker, I accept with much appreciation!  Thank you my friend!

So the rules are: 
I need to nominate 11 other under-appreciated blogs with less than 200 followers. Next comes 11 juicy tidbits about myself and then answer the 11 questions sent to me, and create 11 questions for my chosen group.

11 Tidbits About Me:

1.  I love ‘old’ music and know all the lyrics for songs way before my time.

2.  I am an incurable romantic.

3.  I’m a Pisces.

4.  I met my very best friend in 4th grade when she moved to our school ~ and we’ve been best friends for over 30 years!

5.  My favorite holiday is Christmas!

6.  I love celebrating my birthday and I celebrate for as long as my family will allow ~ usually 2 weeks!

7.  I love gadgets ~ especially for the kitchen.

8.  I’d prefer to make reservations than to actually MAKE dinner!

9.  I long to learn to horseback ride.

10.  I love my SendOutCards business because it allows you to send cards for less than $1 ~ and the feeling you give and get is priceless!

11.  I really love my life.

Here are the questions I was required to answer:

1. How old were you when you first learned to read?  I don’t remember ~ probably 5?

2. Name two of your favorite books.  Oh, so many to choose from!  You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay, The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovell Shinn and I have to put in Gone With The Wind…

3. What’s your favorite holiday dessert?  Chocolate…anything…but without nuts!

4. What is a Merchant Marine?  Ok, so I took so long to write this post that you answered it for me! 🙂  But for those who didn’t already know the answer:  The Merchant Marine supplements the military in times of war, transporting goods and equipment to areas where it is needed.

5. Who is your role model? I have too many to list…

6. Who is your favorite movie star?  Tough one…first one who came to mind was Vivien Leigh

7. Do you make new year’s resolutions?  Yes

8. What’s cluttering up your life?  Paperwork which isn’t mine!

9. Do you drive a car or a truck?  SUV

10. Do you know how to change the battery in a smoke alarm?  Yes

11. What is your best home remedy for a sore throat? honey

Your questions to answer are:

1. Name your favorite part of your body.

2. Name a book you have reread.

3.  What is your astrology sign?

4. What’s your favorite time of day?

5.  If money were no object, where would you go on your next trip?

6.  What’s your most priceless possession?

7.  Are you a dog lover, a cat lover or both?

8.  Are you happy?

9.  Have you ever seen a double rainbow?

10.  What’s your favorite dessert?

11.  What’s your favorite season?

So here are my nominees!  Please check out their awesome blogs ~ you won’t be disappointed!  Hugs!

Congratulations to:

Thanks for the Liebster!

Another Award – The Liebster

I would like to thank Judy at on another-award-the-liebster for nominating me for this award.  On Judy’s blog, You will find yourself enjoying A Daily Thought with her everyday!  She blogs of books, artists, animal fun and much more!  A Daily Thought is a joyful way to begin your day ~ teaching, entertaining and just all around fun!  Make sure you check her out!

What is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. So what do we have to do to show our appreciation?

  1. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
  2. Choose bloggers and link them in your post.
  3. Go to their page and tell them.

Queestions for Nominees: My answers.

1. Name a book you would read over and over again? A) Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life and The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn

2. If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be? A) Health, Happiness & Love for All

3. Who was your favorite teacher and why? A) Mrs. Rise, my 5th grade teacher, who is still my friend 30+ years later.

4. Where is your favorite vacation spot? A) A clean beach w/clear, blue water with my family

5. What chore do you absolutely hate doing? A) Pulling weeds

6. What personality traits do you dislike in other people? A) Meanness

7. What is your least favorite mode of transportation? A) Hmm…perhaps unicycle since I don’t know how to ride one! LOL!

8. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? A) The beginning of the world (Earth)

9.  What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? A) Nothing, I was perfect! 🙂 LOL ~ no seriously ~ I was such a good girl!

10. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? A) Reading or writing on my computer

11. What movie do you flat-out refuse to watch, no matter how good people say it is? A) I can’t watch anything scary, gory or violent.

The wonderful bloggers I have nominated (in no particular order) are:

1.   Jenny’s travel photo was in competition as one of the finalists in Bucket List Publications!  Check her out!

2. russel-ray  If zoo animals are your thing, Russell has the lion, flamingo and every other exotic animal in his photographic lens for you to enjoy! If you’re a fan of San Diego, Russel will show you what you have yet to experience!   You won’t be disappointed in the many teaching posts, animal posts, Zoey the Cool Cat, etc

3.  Here’s a blog which brings you a bit of everything…three authors post on this amazing blog, bringing you quotes, stories, and an awakening which will help you on your journey!  Enjoy!

4.  Susan’s blog is heartwarming as she’s enduring her journey through breast cancer.  Her honest posts will enlighten you, entertain you and continue to keep you enthralled.  Especially if you are enduring breast cancer!

5.  Paul Mark Sutherland gives you a daily thought to keep your mind sharp and keep you focused.  You’ll love the morning tidbits he delivers!

6.  A photo a day from Sunny Spain and beyond!   Manoli nos comparte una foto cada dia de Espana ~ que belleza!

7. Poetry in Italian and in English with his special brand of photos will inspire you in every post!

8.  Denise will enthrall you with her survival skills ~ you will be inspired by her story and by her strength, her love and her life.

9. Kim will explain all sorts of breast cancer tests etc for you to make your BC journey easier to deal with!  You will learn from her!

10.  Kristin keeps you motivated with her lessons in life!

11.  Kim shows you flowers, nature and beauty through God’s eyes…dried flowers are her specialty!

Please take a moment to check out their blogs.  You’ll feel the love for sure!