Trisha Faye Liebster Nomination

Liebster Award
I am honored that my Trisha Faye blog received a nomination for the Liebster Award 2016 from my new blogging friend, Spooky Mrs. Green. We met over on the #AtoZChallenge back in April.

These are the guidelines to keep the Liebster circulating (it is designed to show recognition for our blogging efforts):
1. Display an image of the award and write about your nomination
2. Thank and link the person who nominated you for the award
3. Answer the 11 questions prepared for you by the blogger who nominated you
4. Nominate 5-11 awesome bloggers who you think deserve this award, and create 11 questions of your own for the nominees to answer
5. List these guidelines in your blog post

Here are my answers to Spooky Mrs. Green’s questions:
1. Do you believe in Fate?
Yes, absolutely! Not in the matter that our destinies are foretold and we have no say in what happens. But I truly believe that certain people and circumstances enter our lives that were meant to. And it’s our choice then as to what we do with them.
2. Can you explain the workings of a man’s brain to me?
Nope. Not even going to try. (Probably the same thing they say of us though)
3. What are your thoughts on the EU referendum?
Since I don’t know what the EU referendum is…I guess I’d have to go with ‘none’.
4. What is your favourite blog post?
Oh, there are so many. And now even more that I’ve ‘met’ through the A to Z Blog Challenge in April.
5. How did you decide on the name for your blog?
It’s my author name, so it was an easy pick.
6. Do you have a hobby and what is it?
Far too many. Gardening, glass fusing, weaving, altered art, crocheting, knitting, sewing, papermaking, silk dying, fiber reactive dying, felting…
7. What makes memories precious?
The people in them.
8. Is family important?
The most important.
9. Do you have any objections to women breastfeeding in public?
None at all.
10. What is your favourite alcoholic beverage?
Something sweet. Probably a wine cooler, tequila sunrise etc.
11. Are you a thinker or a doer?
I hope both. But thinking is most likely what I do most of.

The bloggers I’ve nominated for the Liebster Award are (in no particular order except whose links I found first):

The Richness of a Simple Life
Why Cats Rule the World
Making Time for Me
Ronel the Mythmaker
Send Sunshine
Kade’s Mom

Here are my 11 questions for them:
Which of the following would you choose and why?
1. Printed books or E-books?
2. Indoors or Outdoors?
3. City or Country?
4. Cats or Dogs?
5. Shopping or Camping?
6. Driver or passenger?
7. Spicy or Mild?
8. Thriller or Romance?
9. Blue jeans or Dress Up?
10. Beach or Mountains?
11. Country music or Rap?

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Choosing to Embrace Life

It’s not complicated to embrace life. You just have to make the choice.

Faith Hill

Some days it seems that life is much easier when we pretend we don’t have choices. When we merely react to situations, not taking conscious thought that we have a choice in how we react, it’s easier to blame our happiness – or lack thereof – on external circumstances.

If good things come to us and life rolls along smoothly – we’re happy.

If appliances break, the car runs out of gas, children misbehave, spouses wander, or jobs threaten our sanity – we’re unhappy.

But I’ve learned that it isn’t so. I’ve met friends that have more misfortune and calamity in their life than I’ve ever wish for. Yet, they remain cheerful and optimistic, always choosing to see the silver lining that exists in every dark cloud.

I have other friends that consistently whine and belly ache about the horrible happenings in their life – never once realizing how blessed they really are.

It’s all a choice.

So, too, is our decision to embrace life. It’s a choice we have, to live life fully with exuberance and joy, despite the minor obstacles and adversity that enter our lives. We can awaken each day and deliberately choose to embrace life in all of its delightful aspects. Live life fully. Approach tasks and chores with energy and vitality. Follow your dreams, yet also live and enjoy each moment in the present. Fill your life with laughter, joy, and good friends. Love and appreciate your family. Love with an open heart and appreciate each day and the life you have.

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Wordless Wednesday



Kindness Challenge: Week Two #RevofKindness


This past week I started participating in a seven week challenge – a Kindness Challenge. We’re just starting into Week Two, which will focus on: OBSERVE KINDNESS AROUND YOU.

Go here to see details of the 2016 Kindness Challenge, hosted by The Richness of a Simple Life. (By the way, if you want to join the challenge, it’s not too late. You can join at any time during this seven week period.)

At the end of each week, we share a post with feedback about what we found out during the week. I share my feedback at Embracing Life Tribe. Here’s what I discovered during Week One, Start Your Day with Kindness.


Wordless Wednesday



2016 Kindness Challenge #RevofKindness

For the next seven weeks, I’m participating in the 2016 Kindness Challenge. This challenge is hosted by The Richness of a Simple Life. Here’s what the seven weeks will cover:


Here’s what will happen:

Focus on kindness for 7 weeks following the guide below. At the end of each week, incorporate a post on your blog with your thoughts on the week’s kindness focus. Use photos, a poem, a journal entry, a video, write a song, whatever you feel comfortable using to express your reflection of the week. Not a blogger? No worries! Use your social media accounts to spread the kindness!

At the end of the week, I’ll be posting on my Embracing Life Tribe blog about where this challenge has taken me. Follow me there to see where this journey goes over the next seven weeks.

Want to join in the fun? It’s not too late, you can enter any time during this time frame. Check out the details and sign up here, at The Richness of a Simple Life.

Come check us out at Embracing Life Tribe. Better yet, join us as we make the world a better place, one kindness at a time.

If you participate in this challenge, post your link in the comments, either on this page, or on the Embracing Life Tribe page, so that I can follow your journey also.

Wordless Wednesday

I love This! Reblogging from Grace Upside Down.

Take a Rest

It’s the first of a new month! Happy May Day!

Usually on the first of the month, I’m a busy beaver, setting my plans for the upcoming month, doing my month end recaps, and finishing up the monthly newsletter (Back Story – you can sign up for it here). I’m typically raring to go on a fresh, new month.

But, after a busy month with the A to Z Blog Challenge, and totaling the words I wrote in April (a record 81,291 – far surpassing my usual 25-40,000 words)…I’m beat. I’ve accomplished a few tasks on my daily To-Do list. But I’m not going to worry at the items that remain uncrossed off. I’m going to rest this afternoon.

Rest – It’s good for the body, it’s good for the soul.


May 2016

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