Nominated Twice✌🏼

Hey friends!!!

I was nominated for a challenge and an award! 

The Outstanding Blogger Award

I was nominated by Esther for this award! Thanks so much hun!

The Rules:

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (Make sure to check out the original award post here!)
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

Esthers Questions:

  1. What are four adjectives that describe your personality? – Silly, Friendly and Caring
  2. Pie or cake? – Pie 
  3. Swimming or basketball? – Swimming
  4. Dream car? – Jeep Wrangler
  5. Favorite quote? – I don’t really have a favorite but I found this one. “You only fail when you stop trying.” 
  6. Favorite soda? – I rarely drink soda but when I do I like, Dr. Pepper! 
  7. Pugs or Chihuahuas? – Neither. I am NOT a dog person. Sorry to all you animal lovers🙈

I’m not going to nominate anybody because so many people have done this and I can’t think of anybody. 🙈

On to the challenge!

Bloggers Support Bloggers Challenge

I was nominated by Jirah! Thank you so much!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the one who has tagged you for this challenge and give a link to their blogsite so others could see.
  2. Add any of the official photos in your blog post.
  3. List at least 5 bloggers you love and want to appreciate at this very moment.
  4. Give a short description about the blog you listed and some of the reasons why you love the blogger, or literally anything you want to say.
  5. Tag at least 5-10 bloggers to do the challenge.
  6. Put the official hashtag, #BloggersSupportBloggers in the Tags section of your post so whenever a blogger is looking for new blogs to read, it will be easier to find.

Blogs I Love:

Ainsley from Ainsley Beth

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Ainsleys posts are so cute and fun! She gives great tips and is ADORABLE!! I love this girl! We’ve been friends for years and ever since blogging, she’s been amazing! Love ya girl!

Hannah from The Striped Plaid

Hannah is so wonderful at blogging! She gives amazing tips and has adorable pictures! Her blog has grown so much in the past couple years and I’m not surprised. She’s worked really hard. She also has an awesome Etsy shop! 

Christina from Christina and Camera

Christina is super sweet! She has really fun posts and is always so encouraging!!!

 

Hailey from Sunshine and Rain

Hailey is adorable! She has fun lifestyle posts and I love reading them!

 

DW from Youya Girl

DW I’ve also known for years. She’s really good at blogging and I love seeing new posts from her!

I Nominate:

Ainsley

Hannah

Christina

Hailey

DW

Hope

Elana

Hope you enjoyed this!

Love, Cassia

Sunshine Blogger Award

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Hey friends!

I got nominated by Christina from christina and camera

Here’s how this works:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your blog post.

Thank you so much Christina!!! I had a lot of fun doing this one! ❤️

Christina’s Questions:

Is your room clean or messy right now?

It’s clean! I always keep my room super clean!

Favorite and least favorite social media (you don’t have to have it)?

My favorite is Instagram! LOVE IT! And least favorite is Tik Tok. Do not like it.

What is your favorite word?

Oh man….the word I use the most is “annoying”. So maybe that’s my favorite 🤔 😂

What’s something amazing you’ve accomplished (it can be big or small)?

I love singing and sometimes I try to sing something hard. I once got this note that I didn’t think I could get and I was like AHHHHH. 

What’s your favorite flower?

Sunflower!!

Do you enjoy summer break?

Yes I doooo!!! It’s pretty great!

What is your favorite movie?

Cinderella and Hidden Figures are my top two favorites!

Do you have a favorite quote?

No, I don’t!

Favorite book you’ve ever read?

OOOOO!!! I can’t give that away yet!! I’m doing a post about it soon! You’ll have to wait and see!

What are you wearing right now?

T’shirt and shorts!

What’s an interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?

I’ve never been out of the states! I really want to, but it’s never happened sadly.

 

I nominate:

DW

Jenna

Lydia Therese

Esther

Hiddenzzzzz

Maddison

Hope

Madison

Autumn

Keziah

Lydia

 

Questions for my nominees:

  1. What has been your best moment of the year so far?
  2. Are you more of a movie or book person?
  3. Why did you start your blog?
  4. Jeans or leggings?
  5. Dress or skirt?
  6. What’s your favorite food?
  7. What’s your favorite vacation spot?
  8. Are you left handed or right handed?
  9. How many siblings do you have?
  10. Do you have any nieces or nephews?
  11. Do you prefer Spotify or Apple Music?

 

Hope you all have fun answering the questions!!!!

Love, Cassia

Day 4: Smile + 10 Things That Make Me Happy Tag!

Hey friends!

Today’s prompt is: Smile.

These girls were so much fun and their smiles are gorgeous!

Ok, now for the tag!

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Thank you for the nomination Audrey Kate!

Rules:

  • List 10 things that make you happy. (Linking to them, sharing pictures, writing poems about them, telling jokes, etc. are all encouraged but not required.)
  • Then, tag 10 people who make you happy (and notify them of their tag).

1:  My Family

Me and my beautiful sisters!!

2: My Friends

This picture is from my sweet sixteen party last year! So so thankful for these sweet girls and all of my other friends!

3: Praying

*pinterest*

Prayer is so powerful.

4: Reading My Bible

This is my bible!!

5: Singing

*pexels*

I LOVE SINGING!!! Maybe someday I’ll make a singing video 😁

6: Listening to Music

*pexels*

Music is AMAZING!

7: Sweaters

My face when I get a new sweater!!! 

8: Doing Photo Shoots

Did a photo shoot with my sweet friend Ambria when she came to visit this last weekend!

9: Dressing Up

This picture is from last year when I went to a banquet!

10: My Blog Followers

You all are so awesome!

I Tag:

Ainsley

Gracie

Hannah

How is your week going? Any plans for the weekend?

Love, Cassia

The Sunshine Blogger Award ☀

Olivia from Studo Liv nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much sweet girl!

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THE RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  2. List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  4. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  5. Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

 

MY QUESTIONS FROM OLIVIA:

1: Are you more of a book person or a movie person?

Currently more of a movie person, but I’m starting to read more!

2: What is your favorite time of day?

I love both morning and night! Can’t pick lol.

3: What’s one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

Eating too much sugar 😂

4: What’s your dream job?

Being a clothing model 💃

5: What’s one of your earliest memories?

Dancing in the kitchen with my litle sister when I was really little!

6: What time period would you most like to live in?

The late 1800’s.

7: Are you a more of a morning person or a night owl?

I would say I’m in between. I’m more of a night owl though 😆🦉

8: What foreign language would you love to be fluent in?

FRENCH!

9: If you could eat lunch with one famous person or celebrity, who would it be?

I would love to eat lunch with C.S. Lewis.

10: Texting or calling?

I like calling better! Then you are actually talking to them 😝

11: Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?

For sure British. My siblings and I are always talking in British accents to each other 😂

I NOMINATE:

(could only think of 4 people 🙈)

Tay Ruth

Esther

Gracie

Elana

Thank you again to Olivia for nominating me ❤

Have you ever done this award? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Cassia

3 Tags

Hey friends!

I’m sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. Life has been CRAZY.

I got nominated for 3 awards! Two of them are the Liebster. Haha, I think I’ve been nominated for this one at least 5 times now. But it’s fun to do it! Here is the first Liebster Award.

Thank you Olivia for nominating me!!! 

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display your award.
  3. Answer the questions you were asked.
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers.
  5. Ask 6 new questions.
  6. Let your nominees know they were nominated and give them a link to your post.

The Questions:

1: What inspired you to start blogging?

My mom inspired me to blog. She encouraged me to do it for school and to get better at writing!

2: What is your favorite instrument to listen to?

I love listening to any kind of instrument!

3: What is your favorite sport to watch?

Baseball definitely! Most of my friends think it’s boring, but I don’t agree. 😂😝

4: What is your favorite season and why?

I LOVE SUMMER!!! BECAUSE IT’S WARM AND I GET TO SEE ALL OF MY FRIENDS AT CAMP!

5: What is your favorite flower?

Baby’s breath! 😍😍

6: If you could have any animal for a pet, what would it be and why?

I actually am not a animal fan so…….😂🤷‍♀️

 

Now to the next Liebster Award!

Thank you to Lydia for nominating me!

Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display your award.
  3. Answer the questions you were asked.
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers.
  5. Ask 6 new questions.
  6. Let your nominees know they were nominated and give them a link to your post.

The Questions:

1: Who is your favorite pianist?

I really enjoy listening to the Piano Guys and also Paul Cardall.

2: Do you live in the country or the city?

I live more in the country.

3: If you could choose to live anywhere in this world where where would it be and why?

Europe!

4: What’s the craziest thing you can do under water?

ummmm……🤷‍♀️😂

5: What is one thing you really regret you did when you were younger?

I honestly don’t know.

6: What are you more afraid of and why?

I’m afraid of tornadoes. They are one of my biggest fears.

7: (bonus question 😉 What’s your favorite emoji? 🤷🏼‍♀️)

😍😍😍

 

Now to the Honor Thy Mother Tag!

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The Meaning of this Tag:

A mother is someone who loves her child unconditionally, nourishes them, protects them always, teaches them values, disciplines them fairly, and wants the best for them. For that, we should always, ALWAYS have respect for our mothers. They are designed to bring beautiful life into this world and nurture that precious life as God created them to. Mother’s Day is about reminding your mother how much you appreciate her, but I hope this tag will perhaps remind you this month how blessed you are to have a mother at all.

Now, I don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea about this tag. Trust me, I study psychology in college currently and I know there is no perfect relationship with a parent. If you have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by your mother then you probably will not enjoy the idea of honoring her. And you know what? There is nothing wrong with how you feel. She hurt you, and that hurt may never go away depending on how severe it was. Your mother may be an addict, a narcissist, an abuser, a cheater, a liar…the list goes on and on. I am blessed to have the mother I have, because I think of her as pretty close to perfect, but many are not as blessed as I have been.

However, (I know, that’s never a fun word to hear), we are called to honor our mothers. For me, that’s easy. My mother is my best friend and is the most amazing person in existence besides Jesus in my mind. Honoring her is the least I can do for everything she has been through, everything she has sacrificed, and everything she does daily to be the incredible person and mother she is. ❤

But, like I said before, many don’t feel that way about their mothers and the last thing they may want to do is call their mom, send her a card, or give her a present for simply giving birth to them. (Trust me, I have a step-mother and two grandmothers I don’t speak to). So…how does one honor their mother in that case?

Pray for her. What she did or didn’t do in childhood has many ramifications, many of which you may live daily, and exposing yourself to her abuse for the sake of Mother’s Day is not a good idea and I don’t encourage it. What I have learned from dealing with other family members is that it’s okay to love and honor someone from afar. It’s better to learn to love and forgive someone from a distance than to hate and hurt up close. ❤ Don’t be ashamed for doing that. Honoring someone does not mean letting them hurt you anymore. Just say, “Thank you for being in my life as God willed it, I forgive you for what you’ve done, but I am going to love you and honor you from a safe distance.” 😉

May I share some words of encouragement? I know it may make this tag a bit long, but I feel like there’s someone that needs to hear this:

  • Your mother wasn’t kind to you, but that does not mean you are not worthy of kindness.
  • Your mother wasn’t there for you, but that does not mean no one ever will be.
  • Your mother abused you, but that does not mean you deserved it.
  • Your mother lies, but that does not mean you don’t know the truth.
  • Your mother manipulates, but that does not mean you can’t get control back in your life.
  • Your mother loved you as she was capable of loving you, but God loves you unconditionally and will give you the love she was unable to give.

Honor your mother, whether it’s through a simple prayer or a sweet gift on Mother’s Day. If you can’t do it for her, do it for you. And, if you believe in Him, do it for Him. ❤

Dollfaced Writer

Thank you Saege for tagging me!

Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you to participate.

2. Link back to the original post. (here)

3. Use the original featured image.

4. Copy and paste the meaning of this tag into your post.

5. Answer the questions.

6. Nominate one or more people to participate.

7. Enjoy the rest of your month!

The Questions:

1: What is your relationship like with your birth mother, if anything at all?

It’s a good relationship! I’m pretty close with my mom!

2: What is one thing you would change about your birth mother if you could? What is one thing you wouldn’t change?

I wouldn’t change anything about her!

3: Who do you celebrate on Mother’s Day (your mother, step-mother, grandmother, aunt, etc.)?

My mom!

4: What was the most valuable thing she taught you?

She taught me about Jesus! And I am so grateful for that.

5: What is one thing she does (did) that you would never do?

I don’t know.

6: How do you honor her on Mother’s Day?

We usually get her presents and then have a special meal!

7: How has your relationship with her impacted the person/parent you are today?

It has made me a better person.

 

Thank you all for tagging me!!! I had fun doing them!

Love, Cassia

Nominated for The Liebster Award Twice!

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Hey friends!! I was nominated for the Liebster Award TWICE!!! Thank you to Maysa Rose and Lydia! Make sure to check out their blogs!

The Rules:

Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award.

Answer 11 questions that the blogger gave you.

Give 11 random facts about yourself.

Nominate 11 other bloggers and notify them of their nominations.

Ask your nominees 11 questions.

 

Ok, so now I’m going to answer Maysa’s questions:

1: What is the outfit that you are quick to grab in the morning?

Most of the time I’ll grab jeans and a sweater or if I’m feeling lazy I’ll grab a huge sweatshirt and leggings!

2: Do you have a dream that you hope to achieve?

I would love to go on Broadway!

3: What is your favorite season?

Summer! I’ve probably said this in many of my posts but it is such an awesome season!

4: Which do you prefer: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate?

I can’t pick…….they are all so delicious. 😋

5: What is your favorite thing to do during your free time?

I love reading, cleaning, making a baked good, or getting on pinterest!

6: How do you deal with stress and anxiety?

I pray and listen to music!

7: What is the biggest lesson that you learned in 2018?

That you should always go to the Lord with everything.

8: Is there a particular song that you love right now? 

Yes! Either I Will by Citizen Way or Still Rolling Stones by Lauren Daigle.

9: What subject/class do you struggle with most in school?

Math. 😭😞

10: Are you organized?

Yes, I would say that I am!

11: Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Night owl definitely!!!

 

And now Lydia’s questions:

1: Are you usually early or late for an event?

I’m usually early!

2: What takes too much of your time?

Hmmmm……..my phone. 🙈

3: Do you have any pets?

No I do not. I am not a big animal person.

4: Do you play any instruments?

I play the violin and ukulele! (Maybe I’ll record me playing the ukulele and post it sometime! 😉)

5: What’s a small thing that makes your day better?

A hug or an “I love you” from one of my siblings!

6: Have you ever broken a bone in your body?

No I haven’t, thankfully!

7: How do you relax after a busy day?

I like just sitting on the couch! Listening to music or hanging out with my family!

8: What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?

800 miles I think….

9: What are you looking forward to in the next 10 years?

Hmmm…getting married maybe!

10: What do you hope never changes?

My relationships with my family and friends!

11: What is your plan for the future?

To get married and be a mom!

 

11 Facts About ME:

1: My favorite online boutique is Roolee

2: I use an app called DrinkWaterAquarium to help me keep track of how much water I’m drinking a day

3: My perfume scent is be Enchanted (smells SO GOOD)

4: I like to laugh…..a lot 😉

5: I’m lovin’ the caramel m&m’s

6: The last time I traveled was in January

7: I’m craving pizza right now

8: I’m learning Spanish

9: My favorite vacation spot is Sandy Cove in North East, Maryland

10: I get on pinterest way to much

11: I’m obsessed with Old Navy jeans

 

My Nominees: (I only did 9 though🙈)

Aria

Esther

Clara

Nikky

Gracie

Autumn

Hannah

Faye

Ainsley

 

Nominees questions:

1: Who is your hero?

2: What is your favorite drink?

3: If you could live ANYWHERE you wanted, where would it be?

4: What are you craving right now?

5: Walking or running?

6: Favorite tv show?

7: Favorite place to travel?

8: What is your favorite social media?

9: If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be?

10: Who has had the biggest influene on your life?

11: Do you drive?

 

Thank you again girls for nominating me! Have you ever been nominated for the Liebster Award? Talk to me in the comments!

Love, Cassia

Positivity Blogger Award

I was nominated by Gracie for the Positivity Blogger Award! Thanks girl!

 

Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

2. Display the award photo and rules in your post.

3. Share the reason behind the award.

4. Answer the set of eight questions.

5. Nominate the bloggers whose blogs you love!

 

The Positivity Blogger Award was started by Maggie @ Dreaming of Guatemala to encourage and uplift other bloggers. Our journeys as online writers can be an arduous one, so remembering why we started, as well as going back to our roots as a blogger, is a beautiful way to stay inspired and motivated to keep on writing. Here’s to the world of bloggers!

 

Questions:

Why did you start your blog?

I originally started it to write on for school but then I turned it into a photography blog, then a recipe blog and then just decided to do tons of random stuff!! haha

Are you still blogging for that same reason?

^^^

What is your favorite thing about your blog?

I can’t decide. haha

Is your blog your favorite blog? (Because it should be!)

Actually no, my blog is not my favorite. My favorite blog is the little duckwife

What posts of yours are the happiest with?

Photography and Fashion!

What is your favorite kind of post to write?

Recaps of trips!!

What is something you could do to improve your blog?

Post more and getting more followers!

Are you happy with your blog?

Mostly. haha

 

Nominees:

Mary Kate @ The Little Duckwife

Lauren @ A Wandering Soul

Ainsley @ Simple Things

Hannah @ Crafts Of All Seasons

Faye @ Create. In. Me

Nikky @ NKKRD

Esther @ Misty Rain

 

Love, Cassia

 

Versatile Blogger Award

Hey followers!

I was nominated by Nikky for The Versatile Award. Thank you so much girl! It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these posts, so this is exciting!

 

THE RULES:

  • Write your own Versatile Blogger Award blog post.
  • Thank the lovely blogger who nominated you.
  • Introduce yourself by writing 7 facts about yourself,
  • Finally, nominate 15 bloggers that you think deserve this award and let them know!

 

THE FACTS:

  1. I share car ownership with my brother
  2. I love Pinterest
  3. The last movie I watched was Cinderella
  4. The last book I read was The Secret Garden
  5. I love driving
  6. My favorite song right now is No Longer Slaves: Voices Of Lee
  7. My favorite fall outfit would be a sweater, jeans and converse

 

THE NOMINATIONS:

Esther @ Misty Rain

Ariana @ Ariana’s Flying Life

Liz @ Home with the Hummingbirds

Faye @ Create. In. Me.

 

Have fun girls!! And if you would like to be nominated in the future please let me know in the comments!! 😆

Love, Cassia

 

The Blue Sky Tag!

Thank you to Ariana for nominating me!

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer their 11 questions.
  3. Tag 11 people.
  4. Give them 11 questions.

 

Questions:

  • Do you like Chinese food?

Yes, I love Chinese food!

  • Do you have any Social Media?

Yeah! I have Pinterest and VSCO.

  • Do you have a phone?

Yep.

  • Any siblings?

I have 8 siblings and one future in-law.

  • When did you start blogging?

I think about 4 years.

  • Opinion on clowns?

I don’t really have an opinion.

  • Favorite emoji?

😏😏😏

  • Have you ever done this tag before?

Yes I have.

  • Favorite color?

Dusty blue and Lilac purple. But it changes

 

My Nominees:

Hannah

Esther

Ally

Clara

Nikky

 

My Questions:

  • How many shoes do you own?
  • Have you ever been in a wedding?
  • How many cousins do you have?
  • What’s your favorite song currently?
  • How many movies have you seen in a theater?
  • Rainy day or sunny day?
  • If your house was burning down, what would you grab?
  • Do you play any instruments?
  • Running or walking?
  • Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter?
  • Do you play any sports?

 

Hope you gals have fun! And everybody have a fantastic weekend!

The Rockstar You Tag!

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I was nominated for The Rockstar You Tag by Ariana! Thank you so much!

 

Rules:

  • Use the picture in your post.
  • Answer the seven questions you were given by the person who nominated you.
  • Give three fun/interesting facts about yourself.
  • Nominate as many people as you want.
  • Give them seven questions to answer.
  • Have fun!

 

The Questions I was asked:

  1. How many pairs of shoes do you have? – 10 or more
  2. What is your opinion of clowns? – I don’t mind them
  3. What is your favorite animal? – Horse
  4. Do you have any pets, if so, how many and what are their names/breeds? – I don’t have any pets
  5. What is your favorite subject in school? – Writing
  6. What is your favorite accessory? – Shoes
  7. What do you want to be when you grow up? – A mom and maybe a broadway singer

 

3 Facts about myself:

  1. I was 14 when I saw my first movie in theater
  2. I’m going to be a bridesmaid for the first time this summer
  3. I’ve only had 3 birthday parties

 

My Nominees:

Esther

Gracie

Nikky

Hannah

Liz

 

My Questions:

  1. Where would you spend all your time if you could?
  2. What movie or TV show do you refuse to watch?
  3. Would you rather go hang gliding or whitewater rafting?
  4. What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
  5. What was the best book or series you’ve ever read?
  6. What’s your favorite genre of movies?
  7. What job would you be really good at?

 

Have fun girls!

~Cassia Elisabeth~