The Mystery Blogger Award


Josh, author of The Jaquar and its Allies blog ( nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award along with nine other bloggers. I am honored whenever any blogger offer my blog an award. I have followed Josh’s blog since our blog connection. His blog is very resourceful for wildlife lovers and those who desire to learn more about the wild and animal preservation.

Thanks Okoto Enigma for creating The Mystery Blogger Award.  The purpose of the blogger award in her words: “An award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much passion.”

Three Facts About Me 

  1. I don’t have a favorite color. There are too many to choose from.
  2. I am an ambivert, but I am more comfortable as an introvert.
  3. Sherbert ice cream is my guilty pleasure. I would go out at night to find some, but I won’t.

Josh’s Questions:

1) If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? Hawaii. It does not matter which part of Hawaii. I would go first of all because it is free (smiling). I’ve priced a trip there, and knowing I could go free is more than motivation. On the serious side, I like nature, and it appears in its close state of originality. I would love seeing the waterfalls, flowers, foliage, beaches, and natural resources while sensing an ambiance of peace in paradise.

2) What is your favorite holiday? Honestly, I don’t have a favorite holiday now since I’m older. I see holidays differently. But, if I must choose, it is Thanksgiving. I like what it represents, I believe it encompasses all the other holidays. If none of the events surrounding Christmas and Easter along with other milestones in our life had not happened we would not have any reasons to express gratitude.

3) Why did I start blogging? I started blogging as a hobby. I started on another site and found a community of bloggers I connected with similar to WordPress. I find writing is empowering. I am actually discovering myself when I give words to my inner voice while offering inspiration to others.

4) What is your favorite hobby? Writing is really a favorite hobby and passion. It allows me to stay true to myself and provide inspiration and encouragement to others.

5) If you like donuts, what is your favorite kind? If you do not like donuts are you feeling alright? (weird/funny). If I like donuts is an understatement. I looove donuts. My favorite, what do you mean favorite?  Too many favorites to name, blueberry, lemon-flavored, cake donuts, glazed, and so on. It’s tempting to run out and get some now. I must admit though, I  can say no to certain food temptations. If I was not as conscious about healthy foods, I’ll eat a dozen of my favorites, easily.

My Three Best Posts:

It’s hard for me to say what is my favorite. It’s like choosing a favorite child. I value my work and although it may not all be up to par, I do my best and realize there’s always room for improvement. I’ll pick three of the ones from some of my entries which some readers seem to favor.

Maybe Won’t Get Me Anywhere

In the Meantime

Believe in Yourself

Five questions for nominees:

1) What are you passionate about?
2) If you had a bucket list, what is #1 on the list?
3) Finish this sentence, “I wish this world  ….”
4) What is your favorite song and why?
5) What new feature would you like added to WordPress and why?

My nominees: 

1) Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
2) Michelle Malone
3) AprilESutton
4) Eddaz
5) Boundlessblessingsblog
6) Benn Bell
7) Booky Glover
8) Watchingthedaisies
9) SpiritualJourney17
10) Vernon

Congratulations to the nominees. Thanks Josh for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. May you have continued success.


Infinity Dreams Award

Infinity Dreams Award/Premio Sueños de Infinito


If you are not familiar with the interpersonal correlation between animal and human life from a practical, logical, and educational perspective, Josh Gross’s blog provides the enlightenment readers find beneficial and enlightening.  Josh provides research- based information. His passion for wild animal life is apparent and infectious.

Readers are intrigued by the beautiful wildlife imagery, particularly Jaguars, along with the explicit details we are provided. Because of Josh, he and his followers have an ongoing dialogue and better understanding how the cultural, sociological, and psychological elements of society are closely interrelated with wild animal life. Although some facts are already known, Josh tends to draw his readers in an engaging way. His presentation creates interest among those who might have little of no interest in wildlife to gaining interest in learning more.

Recently, Josh relocated to extend his extensive studies to better educate himself and others.  He is nominated for the “Infinity Dreams Award.” To learn more about Josh, click on the link above to read about the award, and to learn more about his wildlife research click on the following link:

I offer a personal thanks to Josh for listing my blog for an “Infinity Dreams Award” recognition.

`Yvonne L


One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award


Thanks to the beautiful Sayanti for nominating my blog as one of the One Lovely Blog Award nominees. I take the gesture of recognition as a honor. I find it humbling when others take time to show me I’m thought of in the form of an award. We are living in a society where many are self-absorbed and tend to overlook taking time to lift up and encourage others. So, thanks Sayanti and anyone who has taken time to comment or give blog encouragement. Please take time to visit Sayanti at the following link-

There are four things required of me to accept this award. These are as follows:

The Rules of this Award:

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2.  List the rules and display the award.
  3.  List 7 facts about yourself.
  4.  Nominate 5 to 15 other bloggers, and leave a comment on one of their posts to let  them know they have been nominated.

Seven Facts About me

  1. I am new to blogging.
  2. I have a keen sense of humor.
  3. I’m more an introvert, but I guess you can say I’m an ambivert as well.
  4. I love music. I like jazz, R&B, gospel, etc.,
  5.  I have experienced a lot of once in a lifetime opportunities that are priceless.
  6. If I had a bucket list, I have experienced most of what I have desired. Anything more are extra blessings and fulfilling my wants.
  7. I love to travel,


I realize some blogs are award free and do not prefer award recognition. But these are a few of the blogs I am listing as noteworthy following the rules of this award.

  1.  Alex

      2.  Joseyphina

      3.  Tosha

       4.  Don

       5.  Edge of Humanity Magazine

Nominated for Liebster Award


Last week I was honored by fellow blogger Etta D. of Simply Etta D, and today by Pamela A of H.E.A. Happily Every After (Please check out Pamela’s blog. She shares her intriguing romantic short stories). What an amazing bow of recognition. I understand and respect why some choose to have award free blogs. I understand the importance of encouragement. For this reason, as I have said before, I appreciate anyone who takes time to express appreciation. I am a believer if we sow good seeds we reap them. Thanks everyone who have shown kindness.  Also, thanks to those who take time to read my blogs and share your thoughts.

Here are my responses to the questions presented to me.

  1. Did you create your blog yourself, or did you get professional help? I created this blog myself.
  2. How would you describe your blogging style? Eclectic. I have a combination of different blogging styles, this is my preference. My primary style is free-spirited or free verse creative prose. I believe creativity should not be confined and should have room to expand.
  3. What keeps you blogging? Life keeps me blogging. The more I learn in life, the more I desire to explore and share with others.
  4. Do you believe your blog needs enhancing? If you do, what type of networking do you think is better to enhance your blog? Yes. I would like to enhance my blog by changing formatting to better suit my blogging needs. I realize there are templates available and classes here on WordPress.
  5. Who has impacted you most in blogging and how? My readers impacted me the most. I am encouraged when others comment, like, and respond.
  6. Is blogging a hobby for you or something more? Blogging is more than a hobby, its become a calling. I see blogging as a platform.
  7. How much time do you spend blogging?  I try to post daily.
  8. Do you enjoy reading? What is your favorite genre?  Yes. My favorite genres are inspirational and motivational type readings.
  9. What type of movies do you enjoy? Mystery, romance, spiritual, drama, horror, or action? Different genres
  10. What is your most proudest achievement?  I furthered my education to pursue a different career path.

Blogger Appreciation Award



I started blogging here at WordPress in February 2016. After a little over 2 months, I’ve met some fantastic bloggers from around the world. In a short period, my life is already enlighten and enriched.  I have goals in mind to inspire, challenge, and encourage, and I am still exploring different styles of blogging presentation.  I am not here haphazardly but with purpose.  With this said, while I do not seek accolades, I do not minimize recognition from my peers or receiving encouraging comments.  I am an encourager too and believe in the benefit of encouraging others. We’re in this together. Whether we all feel connected or not, this is a community. Your words and thoughts matter. They impact the world. For this reason, I attempt to be a good steward of what I write or put out into the universe. So, for those who feel connected, or can relate to my blog, it validates my purpose, thank you. Please be patient as I continue to grow and evolve. Special thanks to Simply Etta D who took the time to recognize me among several bloggers she have chosen to show appreciation. Etta you are appreciated.