One Lovely Blog Award

**Updated** 😀

I wanted to say a very belated thank you to Saving and Scrimping for the nomination.  A draft was created then I got busy then I forgot then I remembered 😀  Seriously, thank you!

# Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in the post.

# They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image. 

# Must add 7 facts about you

# Then nominate at least 5 people and let them know by commenting on their blog! 

I’m going to use some basic information for my facts and throw in some that have probably been used before because I’m too lazy to go back through my posts to see what facts I’ve used in the past.

  1.  My name is Tasha.
  2. I love stickers.  I feel like I have more stickers in my apartment than any grown up should have on hand.
  3. I consider myself liberal but I have a serious conservative side to my personality.
  4. I have a black cat named James the cat.  He’s poly dactyl, which means he has extra toes and looks like he has thumbs (See pic below).
  5. I love vinyl records.  At least once a week I’m pulling out an album to listen to on my record player.
  6. I buy cards that play music for almost every occasion, birthdays, thank you, just because, everything….They’re so entertaining.
  7. I paint my nails once a week.

I’m going to skip the nominations this time around but will say that everyone reading this right now is deserving, as well as all the wonderful blogs I read.

That’s all I’ve got for now.  I was supposed to be on the other side of the mountains this weekend but an illness left me curled up on the couch 😦  It sucked!  Today is the first day this weekend I’ve actually started to feel back to normal again, although I am going to go against what I want to do and take it easy today.  It’s tough because I’m starting to feel a little stir crazy but I know I don’t want to rush and end up sick again…so I’m reluctantly doing nothing today.

Actually, that’s a lie because I did break down and walk to the store to pick up eggs and a dye kit so I can color eggs today.  I do it every year and was going to skip this year but it felt wrong to skip it so that’s the one thing I’ll be doing today.

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Happy Easter!!

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James the cat as The Easter Bunny 🙂


Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award last week and am finally sitting down to write the post about it.  Thank you to Dandelion Buttons for the nomination!  If you are a nominee the rules are below.

I always think it will be fun to write facts about myself until I actually sit down to do it then I instantly forget everything about myself but let’s see what I can come up with today.

  1.  I love coffee!  If I could afford it I would drink Starbucks every day but I can’t so I make coffee at home most of the month.
  2. Feeding the birds and squirrels that come to my balcony is one of my favorite things.  Recently I’ve started feeding crows.  I worry sometimes my neighbors must hate me because they can be loud sometimes but I love feeding them so I probably won’t stop.   Sorry, not sorry neighbors!
  3. I enjoy Lifetime Movies.  Yes, they are cheesy.  Yes, most of the time the acting is terrible but I can’t help myself.  It’s a guilty pleasure.
  4. Psychology is one of my favorite subjects.  I’m fascinated by why people do what they do.
  5. I enjoy gray, rainy days.  Perfect days for watching cheesy Lifetime movies 😀
  6. I love to learn.  I consider myself a nerd and when I find a new subject I enjoy immersing myself in that subject.
  7. I’m happy right now.  🙂

Now for the nominations.  I should’ve included this in my facts but the nominations always make me nervous because I hate to feel like I’m bothering people.  It’s weird, I know.  I know the rules say 15 bloggers but I’m going with 11 mostly because my morning is quickly slipping away.  As I’m browsing through blogs I follow to pick some of my favorites I realize how behind I am on my reading.  Stopping to catch up on all these blogs made the task of picking nominees take a bit longer than anticipated but here they are….

This is a handful of some of my favorite blogs to read so if you’re like me and love finding new blogs, check these ones out 😀


  1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice. When considering a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, keep in mind the quality of their writing, the uniqueness of their subject matter and the level of love displayed on the virtual page.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know about their nomination.
  4. Share seven facts about yourself.





One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Amy over at The Twentysomething Social Recluse for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Check out her blog!  One of my favorites to read.  She writes about careers, writing, motivation, time management, and much more.  She has amazing tips and I love it!  She nominated me at least a week ago but I’m a slacker…I started the post then got distracted by something shiny and forget to finish it 😀

Below are the rules but I’m going to break them a bit by skipping the nominations.  I feel a little terrible about it but it’s so tough to narrow down to 7.  I will say that all the blogs I read are lovely and I nominate all of you 🙂  If you feel like taking the award take it.  Writing seven facts is always a fun post!

Thank the nominator and link them.
List the rules and display the award.
Add 7 facts about yourself.
Nominate 7 other bloggers and let them know via a comment

It was tough to come up with facts especially because I feel like I share so much of myself but here’s what I came up plus I found some fun gifs, which make almost any post better

Here are the 7 facts about me:

  1.  I’m a Neil Diamond fan.  I just like his voice and his songs are very catchy.  Yep, I’m not ashamed to admit I have a Neil Diamond station on Pandora.  It’s a perfect mix with my East Coast Hip Hop when I put it on shuffle, ha ha XD  
  2. I’m addicted to Starbucks.  If I could afford to buy a Starbucks latte every day I would but I can’t so I load up $15-25 every month and make it last then bring coffee from home the rest of the week. 12
  3. I’ve probably already admitted this but I love America’s Next Top Model, especially seasons 1-about 14 then they started getting weird.  The new season is mostly about all the models hooking up and Tyra Banks making up weird new words, uh, booty tooch? 😕  The old seasons though I can watch them over and over.
  4. I love Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore movies, especially The Wedding Singer. Seriously, this song at the end almost always makes me tear up.
  5. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is my favorite Christmas movie. It began my obsession with claymation, the best type of animation.  I love all the claymation Christmas movies but Rudolph tops the list.  
  6. I sometimes sing along with movies or TV shows…or sometimes even just commercials.  I sing all the time.  
  7. The last one Is always the toughest to come up with…..I love makeup but I don’t think I’m very good at makeup, actually I know I’m not very good at makeup.  When I’m with other women getting ready and someone suggests I do their makeup or hair I want to hide.  I stick with the makeup I know for myself but try to make myself try something new every once and again, so I follow a few makeup blogs and now that I’m across the street from an Ulta (I didn’t even know what that store was until about a year ago) I can try to embrace my inner makeup diva 😉