One Lovely Blog Award – Toni Pike



 Thank you so much to my newest blogging friend and author Toni Pike for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.


I’m always touched when someone thinks of me and honors me with an award. I’ve been blessed to have many. And as I can’t bring myself to post an ‘Award-Free’ blog zone, and my protocol has always been not to single out any one person who is deserving, I welcome all my blogging friends here to copy and paste this award and post it to your own blog from me to you because I enjoy all of your blogs.


And if you wish to share and nominate others, the rules are posted below.


1. Thank the lovely person who nominated your blog and follow them.

2. Display the award and add this set of rules to your post so that your            nominees will know what to do.

3. Nominate 15 other great blogs listing them in your post and notifying          them via a link in one of their blog posts.

4. List 7 interesting facts about yourself to the post.


I can’t think of anything exciting about me in this current moment because I’m squeezing in this post in gratitude to Toni, and my plate runneth over with all things editing and blurb writing for my upcoming book. So I’ll keep it short with my 7 things about me:


I’m: Driven, Optimistic, Inquisitive, Empowering, Loyal, Friendly, Compassionate




Source: One Lovely Blog Award – Toni Pike

New #Blogging Awards and 7 Facts – What a Thrill!

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I love reading my favorite blogs at night when I’m sitting on my comfy couch with my laptop on my lap, in front the of television, as I half, pay attention to whatever it is on TV. It’s always a pleasant surprise when I read a post where a fellow blogger has received an award and I surprisingly find my name added as a nominee they wish to share this award with.

I am blessed to have made many friends here amongst my readers, and to have received many awards from them. I know there are many writers who refuse to accept any more awards for reasons I can well understand. Those of us who write, understand the time it takes to write a post, make and post photos, add links, and everything else involved in posting. And as we all know, time seems to be something we all just don’t have enough of.

I choose not to tell others I don’t accept awards, but due to time restraints, I don’t always abide by the rules of acceptance. I kind of do my own thing. I like to post the awards in gratitude of those who have given me consideration, and have taken the time to nominate me, and I like to offer them to all my blogging friends because I feel all are deserving of these same awards.

Today I’d like to thank Karen of MyTrainofThoughts for nominating me for, not one, but two awards. I was truly touched to be included as a nominee from Karen’s esteemed blog. The two awards are:

one lovely award

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premio award

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Karen has asked that I share 7 facts about myself:

  • 1. I always seem to be reading two books at the same time. My mood will dictate which one I pick up.
  • 2. I’ve also seemed to develop a pattern of writing two books at the same time.
  • 3. I’m not a ‘foodie’. For a girl with a versatile imagination and flair for style and travel, I basically eat to survive, a very plain and boring diet. Typically I’ll eat a gluten-free quinoa waffle with almond butter, sprinkled with flax and hemp seeds for breakfast. Lunch would be two eggs (yolks only) on a flax and chia tortilla wrap, and dinner is typically some kind of chicken or fish with veggies and a small helping of a healthy carb. Some would think it’s a pretty boring day to day diet, but it’s healthy, it fills me, and it doesn’t agitate my crazy intestines.
  • 4. I abhor injustice, and I’m a very opinionated person about them vocally, but you won’t hear much of this from me here in cyber space for fear of repercussions and trolls.
  • 5. In my head, I’m still 30 years old. . . but my body doesn’t hesitate to remind me otherwise. . . sometimes.
  • 6. I love NFL football. You will find me every Sunday during the season, on my couch with laptop, reading blogs and flicking through all games throughout the day.
  • 7. I’m always in search for the ‘perfect’ anti-aging cream. ‘Nuff said.


Thank you again Karen for nominating me for these awards. They are being added to my Award page where I display the awards I’ve received and who they were given to me by.


Now all you deserving readers, please help yourself to copy and pasting one or both of these awards for yourselves, from me to you.


D.G. Kaye ©2015

Thank you for the “Sisterhood of the World” Award | New Creations Ministries

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I am honoured to be given this award, Sisterhood of the World Bloggers, from Ellie Marrandette ,one of my sweet blogging friends here. Ellie is a wonderful, kind-spirited person and author of several books. Ellie is very involved with her ministry and writes so eloquently about living healthy with the foods we eat, with a little twist — her writing always includes kindness and  links her passages back to the bible.


A Bit About Ellie:

When my husband felt called to become a pastor recently, we left sunny Arizona and the golfing profession, for the cold climate but warm and friendly residents of northeastern Ohio.

As an author, I’ve published one coming-of-age novel, Sometimes Marriage is a Real Crime, now available for the a very affordable price on! I also wrote a short novella, The Curious Proposal for Prosperity, Nevada, found on for free.  Currently I am working on a sequel to Sometimes . . . and my most recent non-fiction Christian book on our mental, physical and spiritual connection to food “Life’s Too Short to Eat Bad Cheese . . .” (nutritional and life lessons God teaches us)  which can be found world-wide through, Barnes & Noble and some major Christian distribution sites. . . . Read more about Ellie here


The receiver of the award is to link to the blogger who nominated them, post the award and nominate 10 others. We are then to answer 10 questions given by the person who nominated us. Here are Ellie’s questions for me below:

  1. Would you rather win an Oscar, Pulitzer, Nobel or other award? Why?
  2. What would be your dream job?
  3. What characteristics describe your ideal husband?
  4. What’s your favorite place to vacation?
  5. What’s your greatest skill?
  6. What was your first car?
  7. What were you like in high school?
  8. Have you met a celebrity? Who?
  9. Have you been on television?
  10. What historical person would you invite to dinner?




  1. Of course being a published author, it would be a dream to win a Pulitzer.
  2. I’m already doing my dream job – writing.
  3. I am blessed to have married the ideal husband. He’s kind, supportive, understanding, doesn’t complain when my other marriage partner, writing, interferes with plans or with forgetting to make him dinner sometimes. He adores me, tells me how much he loves me several times a day and doesn’t like going anywhere without me. I’d say I was lucky to find the ideal husband.
  4. My favourite place in the world is Arizona. In fact, Ellie used to live there just before we met here online. Coincidence? Maybe.
  5. Hmm, my greatest skill? I’ll just say I’m a Jill of many trades and maybe mastered a few.
  6. My first car was a white Ford Mustang. I moved away from home at eighteen and when I needed a car my father always let me borrow his and came to pick me up so I could use it. One day I was twenty-one, sitting at my desk in my part-time job managing a Recreation Center and my dad came to visit me, along with one of my brother’s friends. He wore a big smile as he placed some car keys in front of me and reminded me that he never forgot he’d buy me a car when I turned twenty-one. I was over the moon, and of course he brought someone with him so he could get a ride back home.
  7. In high school, I was a loner. I was a bookworm, not particularly attractive and somewhat overweight. I went to school for education. My friends were outside of school, but I had plenty of them.
  8. I’ve bumped into a few celebrities in my travels, mostly. One time I literally bumped into Robert Wagner walking through the hotel casino at the Mirage in Las Vegas. I think he may have been feeling a bit celebratory as he walked by with his wife Jill St. John.
  9. Yes, I’ve been on television. When I was in my early thirties, I took some acting classes and played an extra on a few crime shows that were popular at the time. Seriously, I can’t remember the name of the shows. Which reminds me, yes, I played a court scene with Armand Assante, and Christopher Plummer was also in one of the other shows I played a patron in a restaurant scene with.
  10. Now that’s a toughie. I’m going to say Ernest Hemingway because I’d like to ask the Great Pappa how we can become great writers if we “Write drunk, and edit sober.”

 I am more than grateful for being recognized and bestowed this award along with so many others I’ve been granted, and in the spirit of what I’ve started doing in this past year with awards, I offer all my wonderful blogging friends to copy this award and post it on your own pages from me because we are all deserving, and definitely all part of the sisterhood of blogging here.


Becoming a new creation by applying Biblical nutritional principles of 2 Corinthians 5:17 (by Ellie

Source: Thank you for the “Sisterhood of the World” Award | New Creations Ministries

D.G. Kaye ©October 2015