Inspiring Blogger: Who Me? :)

I’d like to thank My Book Self I don’t even know your real name . . . You are headed for blogging greatness My Book Self. Thank you so much.

The rules are:
The nominee shall display the Very Inspiring Blogger Award logo on her/his blog, and link to the blog they got nominated from.
The nominee shall nominate fifteen (15) bloggers she/he admires, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.
Write three things that inspired you the most this week.

Inspiring Things:
1. My kids. They always inspire me to think of something fun for them to do.
2. My boyfriend. He said maybe we’ll get married sooner if I cooked more. Have you seen all of my cooking posts? lol I’ve been tearing it up in the kitchen this week.
3. There are so many people out there dealing with huge issues and making the most of their life. Those people are really inspiring.

Bloggers that Inspire Me:

1. Aussa Lorens: Hacker. Ninja. Hooker. Spy. She is awesome. I want my blog to be as awesome as hers.

2. Jeremy Farmer. and another blog at The Boypoet Remembers. He writes about all sorts of things, transgender issues, books. What is not to love?

3. Michelle at She has inspired me to get in touch with my wild side. No, not really. But I have been taking more photos of animals and she is to blame. 🙂

4. Kate at I’m not sure why but I really want to make her proud. So if I accomplish anything, she is to blame. 🙂

5. Becky at She is a wonderful person. She has overcome so much. I can’t even put it into words. She is TRULY an inspiration.

6. Barbara at Idealistic Rebel.

7. Gene at Sourcerer. One time he asked me if I wrote about music. At the time, I didn’t. But I thought it was a possibility. So he inspired me to look into what is possible.

8. Jenna at A Savory Feast. She and Megan Walker host Hump Day Happenings. It’s a linky party. They have lots of food, crafty posts that inspire me to cook and be crafty.

9. Cee at I love Cee’s blog. She has photo challenges and introvert challenges. She makes me want to be a better photographer.

I know it says 15. But I’m going to leave it at 9. 9 is the luckiest number. No, not really but anymore would make me a faker.

Congratulations to all of the inspiring bloggers! You guys rock! 🙂

Day 6 into Vegetarianism: Garlic Hummus

Dear Readers,
We are on day six of Darling Daughter’s quest to vegetarianism. We have encountered picky eaters, little sisters, food allergies and missing ingredients.
I found a recipe for garlic hummus. Darling Daughter, Lucas and I liked the hummus. Little Sisters #1 and #2 did not enjoy the hummus. The mission is still a success!
I substituted a Roma tomato for lemon juice. The lemon juice was used for chicken piccata. We are trading chicken for chick peas these days.


Join me again on day nine of the quest. I’m off the hook for day seven and eight. In the meantime, I will be searching for new recipes and nicknames for Little Sisters #1 and #2.

I used the following recipe for a guideline.

Destino’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Magical


This guy was definitely working his photo magic. If you would have seen him crawl on this rock, you would know it's true.
This guy was definitely working his photo magic. If you would have seen him crawl on this rock, you would know it’s true.
Taking a break before the  show. I'm sure he also worked his magic on the photographs.
Taking a break before the show. I’m sure he also worked his magic on the photographs.
Maybe more majestic. But the mountains have their own magic.
Maybe more majestic. But the mountains have their own magic.

Day 5 of Vegetarianism: Keeping the Faith


Dear Readers,
It is day five of Darling Daughter’s introduction to vegetarianism. So far she has learned that she cannot just eat fruit, popcorn and ice cream. Although, that sounds lovely, it is not healthy.
Last night, I made a black bean and rice burrito with corn and cheese. Lucas prepared the guacomole. We also had a side of tomatoes. So out of five people, three people enjoyed the burrito. Unfortunately, Darling Daughter was not one of them. Apparently, she does not like beans.
I haven’t given up hope yet. There are still a few more protein sources that we will try.

10 Things I Love about Blogging: NaBloPoMo


Tell us 10 things you love about blogging.

1. Blog friends are the best friends.
2. Taking pictures for the blog
3. Writing for the blog
4. Sharing advice on the blog
5. Finding info on other blogs
6. Reviewing stuff for the blog
7. Finding new blogs
8. Feeling like the blog has a purpose and therefore, I have a purpose.
9. Traveling posts
10. The blog posts are so easy to share on social media.