Double Whammy : It’s raining awards


All righty! It’s about time I put work on the back burner for good and get back to having a life (even if it’s just my month old blogging life) – just kidding with the back burner bit; I need my job so that I can fund my eternal quest for the perfect belgian waffle 😛 I can be a clown considering all the crazy juggling I do, nonetheless, I turn my eyes from the blog for a bit and wham ! I receive nominations from two perfectly  awe-inducing bloggers Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes for two awards!!

My first thought was that it must be some kind of a joke, but then curiosity got better of me and I decided to take the matter in my hands. As I browsed through blog post after blog post on the award, I realised that the awards that I’ve been nominated for are the real deal – One lovely blog award and Liebster Award!! Once my little brain had digested the enormous fact, I felt the swell rising inside me. Heck, I felt like John O’keefe – or not – okay maybe a broke John O’keefe.  And my curiosity piqued again – why in the world would someone sane nominate my blog, its only a month old (to be honest, I wasn’t even sure anyone would read my blog when I started)? But the swell got better of me. So while my brain farts and the happy ballooning played tug of war inside of my insane head, I decided to complete the requirements of the award. In all the confusion that ensued, I ended with this mash up of a post!

First of all, really like to thank both Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes for the nomination – there wouldn’t have been a happy-inflated-gas-balloon-of-a-me had it not been for the two of you! I’m a hot air balloon in the sky !!

Now on to the rules of the two awards (*pulls hair out* *stresses about getting everything correct*) which are to be followed to the T if I am to accept the award. * starry daydreams of being on stage bowing to an applauding audience*

I’ll start with the One Lovely Blog Award first since it was the first nomination I received. The nominees for this award are chosen by fellow bloggers with the aim to recognise new or up-coming bloggers and to help them reach more viewers. It acknowledges bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers ( Or so I read – okay , so I tried to do my homework :P) – Beautiful thoughts-who? Me, really??

1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you for the award and link back to them in your post:

I’ve already done that but to be honest Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes  I cannot thank you enough for the encouragement that you guys have given me through this nomination! It means a lot especially since I am always awestruck every time I visit your blogs. So once again – thank you !! You guy’s rock – and so do your blogs !!

2. Add one lovely blog award logo to your post – Done !!

3. Share 7 facts about yourself – uh oh – this is a difficult one but I’ll still give it a shot:

  • Let me start by saying that I talk – a lot! As in never ending ceaseless rambling talk – I always have things to say and I jump from topics to topics- quite randomly and get back to the initial topics somewhere mid way leaving everyone confused – where was I ? Oh! I see, you’ve figured the talking bit  out already….
  • I love dogs – they are the most adorable creatures on the planet, I say that despite having been bitten by one – In-your-face dog haters !
  • I am addicted to chocolate and can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner – not to forget the snacks in between too 😛 In also my, I am eating a chocolate chip cookie right at the moment of typing this.
  • Reading is my favourite activity – I’ll read anything, especially when I eat – including backs of cereal boxes and food wrappings if I fail to get my hands on anything else.
  • Sleeping is also my favourite activity. When I was in school, my biggest aim during holidays to sleep as much as possible at a stretch  and I would end up averaging between 12-13 hrs per day (okay I am sleepy now)!
  • I have a scar on my left leg which I got when I walked over what I thought was a plank (but turned out to be glass) and my leg went through – and I was reluctant to get stitches, not because it would hurt but it would break my record of being the only one amongst my friends who didn’t have stitches (okay, I was 12). Though eventually I did get them and spoke to my mum non-stop throughout out the process (Not so hard to believe now, is it? – see what I did there? :P)
  • I enjoy writing, I wrote my first ever piece of written work (a poem) when I was 12. Come to think of it the year I was 12 was quite an eventful year in my life – I wrote, learnt fiberglass painting and got stitches too!!!

4. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog: I am not sure if I have exactly 15, but below are the blog(gers) who I feel deserve the award.


Phew ! Now onto the Liebster award !!!  And the nominees are * drumroll*

Yes that’s true !! You guys are fantastic and deserve both of the awards!

The rules for the Liebster award are as follows:

  • Post the award on your blog – done that too
  •  Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog: thank you yet again Carter Vail and alexdoesstuffsometimes , :D!
  •  Write 11 random facts about yourself – wow, I’ve already written 7 , now another 11? Okay, I’ll just cheat a little bit and add 5 more *sweat drips from forehead*
  1. I love to eat, not just chocolate – I love food in general ( No, I’m not a glutton ! Okay, maybe borderline… )
  2. It took me two whole years of contemplation to finally get myself a blog
  3. I’ve had a dog, a cat and a bunch of fishes as pet all at the same time – my house was a zoo!
  4. When I was a kid, I wanted to have a zoo in my backyard
  5. I wanted to be a scientist after watching Jurassic Park , so I could have my own Jurassic park in addition to the zoo!
  •  Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 (or 1000 – too many award versions online) followers  – done that too  ( I am feeling efficient now!! )
  •  Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions
  1. Pea-green nail polish, edgy or icky? Umm… with the right outfit quite edgy I say!
  2. Tea or coffee? Both! Coffee in the morning te ain the evening!
  3. Favourite holiday? My trip to Switzerland with my mum, aunt and cousins – the whole trip was plagued by us being late for planes, trains and buses !! It was probably the funniest and craziest trip I ever had.
  4. List three of your hobbies: Writing, reading and talking.
  5. What’s your favourite genre of music? I listen to anything that pleases my ear (and heart).
  6. What’s your favourite genre of film? Science fiction
  7. What was your favourite subject in school? English
  8. Impulse purchasing: Fess up, do you do it? Who doesn’t 😛
  9. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? Lol, it thould be obvious by now – chocolate !
  10. On a scale of 1 (not at all) to 10 (very, very much), how much of a procrastinator are you? 10 – thats why it took me a week to even write this post 😛

And my 11 questions are :

  1. What’s your favourite dessert?
  2. What’s the longest you’ve slept at a stretch?
  3. Name at least 3 books that have impacted you (bonus points for why).
  4. What activity do you find most therapeutic?
  5. What is your favourite colour and the least favourite?
  6. Name one song that you find timeless.
  7. What is your biggest achievement in life and why?
  8. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
  9. What are the top places you want to visit ?
  10. If there is one thing that you would desperately want to do right now, what would that be ?
  11. Last but not the least, why did you decide to blog?

Allright guys , its your turn to carry the torch now ! looking forward to your responses ! Enjoy the glory – you deserve it !


  1. crashcoursedummy · October 19, 2014

    I answered you here:

    Thank you so much for the nomination! It means a lot that people appreciate my blog! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lifeconfusions · October 19, 2014

    Hey hey hey !!! First off Many many congrats on the two awards, Absolutely well deserved !! And I’m truly humbled for the nomination, Thank you so much. I really appreciate all the love but I don’t do awards anymore, One of the reasons me being lazy but Thank you for thinking of me! ❤

    And seriously, Like reading, chocolate, procrastinator, enjoy writing, have a scar in left leg??? That is ALL ME !!! 😮
    I even have a huge scar on my left leg too, when I was a kid, I didn't get stitches so the scar. Wow. What are we long lost twins? 😀


    • Evolving ruminations · October 20, 2014

      Hey Zee ! Thanks a ton ! Hehe no worries,I nominated you just to let you know how much I enjoy your blog and your company 😀 hehe – I know what you mean it took me ages to reply to these awards!!

      But yeah I am now certain beyond doubt that we are twins 😛 hahaha soul twins if not the long lost twins 😀

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      • lifeconfusions · October 22, 2014

        That is so sweet of you. I enjoy reading you too. Hope to continue this friendship ❤

        You absolutely deserved this award, hope you get many more 😀

        And I like the sound of it 'Soul twins' , Nice ! Love it 😀 ❤


      • Evolving ruminations · October 22, 2014

        I agree !! I am glad to have found a fantastic friend as you, who is more my soul twin ❤ ❤ !!! Thanks a ton 🙂


      • lifeconfusions · October 24, 2014

        Feelings are mutual ! ❤


  3. loupmojo · October 19, 2014

    Congrats on your awards! Well deserved 😉 Thank you for the nomination; it really made my day. Forgive me if I can’t do the nominating bit please? I have one of those crazy weeks coming up where my feet won’t touch the ground very often! I’ll quickly answer your questions though, so look for my post in a little while. I promise to do it before I hit the sack 😉 Again, thank you *hugs*


    • Evolving ruminations · October 20, 2014

      Hey !! Thanks a ton ! And don’t stress yourself over the rules – you have a life and it’s important to enjoy it! I just wanted to highlight the fact that you have a really beautiful blog and really deserve the recognition 🙂 *hugs back*

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Laura L. · October 20, 2014

    Thank you so much for thinking about me. I do have a Liebster and have been nominated for a few others but got worn out just trying to participate in the Liebster. I absolutely appreciate that you like my blog well enough to nominate it.

    I’ll put on my sunscreen and bask a while. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Evolving ruminations · October 22, 2014

      It was just my way of letting you know I think your blog is awesome ( You neednt write a whole post on the award) ! 🙂 Enjoy the glory ! You deserve it !


  5. xxjustmywayofthinkingxx · October 20, 2014

    Thank you so much for this award I really appreciate it 🙂


  6. J · October 20, 2014

    Thank you for your nomination! I took your challenge and passed it on to someone else. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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