Blog Love – Can You Feel It?


I’ve been MIA for the last week so I missed some much needed love from 2 fellow bloggers. While I may not participate every time, I am grateful just the same for the atta boys and love sent from a nomination. That implies no pressure for anyone to take part, but it sure is nice to be thought of. Looking back to when IΒ Β first started blogging, I remember feeling so excited the first time I was sent a message that I was nominated. I felt like I was part of a community and who doesn’t love that!


Nina over at The Happy Life 101 nominated me for the:


The Rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  2. Share 7 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate at most 15 people.
  4. Tell your nominees the good news!

I’m so grateful for getting to know Nina. We really have developed a great friendship. Her message of happiness is powerful and so needed in the world today. Take a moment to check out her blog if you haven’t… she is such a joy!!

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I love the TV show Friends and have watched the series through so many times it would be impossible to count. I can find a quote from the show for any situation I find myself in. πŸ˜‰ Β I’m sure that it’s very annoying to the people around me.
  2. I’m from New Hampshire and you can bet your sweet butt I’m happy dancing Gronk style for my Patriots today!!
  3. I’ve had 4 wedding bands. I lost my first one about 4 years into our marriage and I can’t seem to find one I like enough to wear all the time.
  4. I hate hate hate anything horror or gory related. It makes me so uncomfortable that I refuse to watch it….except for The Walking Dead. Explain that?
  5. I rarely wear shoes. It’s one of the only things I love about living in Texas.
  6. I eat broccoli every day.
  7. I’ll never understand the people that like getting their hair washed at the salon. Or a head massage? Nope. Touch my head or hair and I’ll lose my shit. Can’t stand it. πŸ™‚


Thank you Nina for the love!!

NOMS:Β No pressure to join in!! Hugs to all!!

Flashlight BatteriesΒ 

Forgiving Connects

The Comfortable Coop


Just in Queso



Ali over atΒ Flashlight BatteriesΒ nominated me for the:


Thanks so much Ali! Have you been to her blog? Start at her About page. IΒ know you wont be disappointed. She is a beautiful writer and photographer!! Take some time to visit and connect. πŸ™‚

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

How my blog started: Well I blogged at A Kinder Way for a year and then found myself being pulled in a new direction. I wanted to focus on changing my life and becoming the best version of myself possible and in the process I also wanted to encourage others to do the same. You can read more here if you want to know the whole story:Β Welcome To Flying Through Water

Advice for new bloggers: The odds of your blog becoming an over-night success are slim. Could it happen..sure…but probably not. It takes hard work and dedication to grow your community. Put in the time. Put in the effort and it will work!

On that note, be the kind of community member you wish for. Read blogs. Comment. Like. Share. Engage others. That is the true secret to growing your blog. Do all the things you want others to do for you and your blog.

One more cause I’m rule breaker…Not everyone is going to like you or your blog. When I first started out there was a blogger I tried to connect with. She was very nice to everyone. A lot of the people I connected with…she connected with. It just made sense that we should be friends damn it…but she was not interested. She was never mean or rude…but she was not interested in developing a friendship with me. It hurt my feelings at first and I felt like something must be wrong with me. There is NOTHING wrong with you..(Or me) I was simply not her cup of tea! It’s ok! Let that stuff go and move towards the love!

Thanks again Ali!!

NOMS:Β No pressure to join in!! Hugs to all!!

The Happy Life 101

A Woman. Her Dog. Their Journey.

Create With Barb

Watching The Daisies

Tea and Tales

Thanks for reading and Thanks to Nina and Ali for the love! ❀


26 thoughts on “Blog Love – Can You Feel It?

  1. Hey congrats on the nominations and welcome back! I’ve been experiencing a bit of hate towards my blog recently 😦 I think it’s a sign that my blog is visible enough for someone to take their time to bash on it? But I digress, this is about you. 😊

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    1. It’s better to be the one being hated than the one hating…as long as you did not do anything to hurt or offend that person, it’s not your problem. Forgive them. That’s a gift to yourself too. 😊


  2. Thanks Nikki for sharing the love! β€πŸ’›πŸ’— I can relate to your #4 Big Time! I don’t watch horror movies…whenever I do, it haunts me in my sleep. It takes dayssss before I forget about it! BUT I watch The Walking Dead! Can’t wait for the mid-season to start! 😊


    1. And I agree with you 101%- blogs don’t get successful overnight and not everyone will like what we write. But it’s okay. We blog to share our own thoughts and not to please anybody. They could like it or not, but it’s important that we do not intentionally hurt or offend anyone. 😊


  3. My obsession with The Walking Dead brought several people I love to the show but I really did not expect you would be one of them. lol!!! Look how much fun we’ve had yakking about it!! Can’t wait til it starts again. Congrats on your nomination, that’s great!!

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  4. Thank you for the advice about reading others blogs and joining into the blogging community! I’m taking time today to catch up on that, but that is definitely somewhere I’ve been lacking since I started my blog. Enjoyed your post!

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  5. Congrats! So very deserved Nikki, your blog is awesome as are the two bloggers who nominated you. Glad you’re feeling better. BTW we finally have a big difference. I LOVE having my hair massaged! 😊

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