Blogger Award! What?!

This is the second time in one week that I have been nominated for a blogging award and I am so…


Thank you to Pamela at Help Momma Sparkle for your gracious nomination.

Here are the questions she asked me and the others to answer. After my answers you will see my nominations along with their blog links.

Finally, those I’ve nominated, please answer the questions at the end of this post in your own blog post. Please link back to me and don’t forget to nominate 11 others! Thanks for reading!

I’m sure I’m over thinking all of these.

1 What is your spirit animal and why?

Probably a horse. Because they are the closest to my heart of any animal I have ever known personally. They are closer to the full range of human complexity in their need for society and desire to run free. Beautiful kindred spirit.

2 Where are you from, and where else have you lived?

From Minnesota and call it home now. The only other place I have lived is California.

What was your favorite place to call home?

Wherever I am with my loved ones. I’m not sure picky, but I do want to be with the people I care about. Which means I will never stay far from home for too long.

3 What is your favorite restaurant or food truck and meal (Details please!  )?

Right now, this place called the T-Box in Ham Lake Minnesota. Way out of the way, but totally worth it. They keep the best of the locally brewed craft beer on tap and always have a new and exciting menu. Last time we went they had this prosciutto, feta, olives, honey, and amazing magic pizza. And jerk gnocchi. Amazing! A close second is the Wedge and Wheel in Stillwater. You gotta check it out!!

4 What is a super funny joke you have heard or like to tell? Or a riddle? I kind of have a sarcastic sense of humor, so my jokes are always spur of the moment and whatever the group is talking about. The last joke I heard was one my hubby tells: I was at the zoo and there was a baguette 🥖 in one of the cages. One of the zookeepers was nearby so I asked “what’s up with the baguette?” She said, “oh, that’s bread in captivity.”

5 What mythical creature do you wish actually existed?

Unicorns. Hands down. The Unicorn Chronicles changed my life as a preteen!

6 If you wrote an autobiography, what would you call it?

Right now? Modern Hadassah. I guess I kind of fancy that this is like that in a way…

7 What book, song or movie changed your life and why?

When I read Ivanhoe and The Last of the Mohicans in high school I knew I needed more from life than the daily grind. The characters of Rebekah and Cora became a calling to Womanhood that I had never experienced before and I have gone in search of my calling from God ever since!

8 What is the scariest thing you have ever experienced?

I was in a motorcycle accident, but I don’t remember fear gripping me as much as when I found out I was pregnant. Or the time I threw my then 2 year old first born into the river before my husband was ready to catch him and he went straight to the bottom. Luckily, my husband was able to go after him before the current took him too far. Or maybe when my oldest two were run over by a tractor.

I guess, mostly my kids.

9 What was the best thing that happened to you today?

Listening to a spoken word performance on being a woman from Jackie Hill Perry. And my sick children waking up a little more healthy. That’s nice, too.

10 What always cheers you up whenever you think about it?


Maybe a cop out, but still very true!

11 What is another talent or skill you’re proud of besides blogging?

Teaching, Gardening, Counseling. I love to do those things. Bible Study.


Steven Coborne

Brandon Adams

The Provincial Woman

Gabby at Baffy Basics

Worry Less Journey

Saving Joyfully


Beth and Jim Herring

Aishwarya Shah

Elise Johnson

Momma Meets World


1) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

2) What is your favorite creative muse? Where do you go for inspiration?

3) What is your least favorite writing trope?

4) What trope will we see in all of your writing?

5) Have you written a book? Link it! If more than 1, how many?

6) Besides writing and reading, what other creative outlets do you have? (None is an ok answer, 😉)

7) What’s your favorite (or least favorite) season, and how does that effect your writing?

8) Food focus! What do you love (or hate) and why?

9) Favorite book and why?

10) Favorite genres and why?

11) Genres you hate and why?

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