Seams and Sprinkles

A sweet and fashionable life, one post at a time.

Blogger's Nomination~ The Awesome Blogger Award

Today is Sunday, and I think that is a great day for reflection and gratitude. One thing I have been thinking about a lot is my blogging journey. It feels like it has been such a good way to find myself and keep focused on things that make me happy. It was not so long ago where I finally got the courage to pick a blog name after a serious brainstorming session and many thesaurus words later and publish my first post.


Here we are three years later and there have been many ups and downs, but Seams & Sprinkles is still going strong in my life and always being the platform for whatever I need it to be! Even more amazing are the connections that it has allowed me to have, both near and far, in person and what feels like in the unicorn galaxy. It has been so awesome to be energized by fellow bloggers and grow to become true friends and comrades!

I feel extremely grateful that one of my newest pals, Ana Christie, has taken time to nominate me for The Awesome Blogger Award. We have connected a lot through social media and have been enjoying some of the same fun around our local area that we often chat about, too! Especially our love for local coffee shops.

For this award, the rules are simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
  • Let your nominees know that they've been nominated.

Now for the fun part, here are the answers to Ana Christie's questions for me! 

  • If you would describe yourself in 2 words, what would they be and why?
A: I think the best way I could describe myself in a short way would be "unicorn princess." I love all things that are unicorn-inspired as well as the playfulness of what makes a Disney princess. These are the stories that I grew up loving and helped me to continue to believe in happily ever afters even among the most difficult circumstances I have encountered through my life. 

  • What moved you to create & publish your blog?
A: I created and first published my blog when I needed a creative outlet in my life. I have always enjoyed writing so I think this was a natural way to share for me. My goal has always been to share ideas, support, and positivity to others through my posts. I think as long as that always reigns true for me I will always have a place for blogging in my life. 

  • What were your first blogging struggles and how did you overcome them?
A: When I first started blogging, the movement of e-courses was on the rise. There were people all over the place telling me how to be the best blogger, to time this and incorporate that. It all became very overwhelming and made me feel unsuccessful at first because I didn't want to be constrained by rules or have the pressure of having a certain following. I realized this was not conducive to my growth or making me enjoy my hobby at all and I decided to start making my own goals and maintaining what I felt was the appropriate avenue for success. I have found that has been immensely helpful and sustainable for me and there is no looking back!

  • Do you photograph your blog posts images or does someone else do it for you?
A: For me, it is a combination of both. I have really wanted to save up for a new camera soon, but I am not quite there just yet. I do really enjoy collaborating with photographers though because I think it gives us a great opportunity to connect with others and learn from each other as well as let each creative mind focus on what they are best at. I think that is what will continue to help us be innovative as we grow during our journey. 

  • How do you market/share your blog?
A: Right now I use various social media platforms to share my content including my PinterestFacebook page, and Instagram account. I have also been enjoying the live interaction of live Instagram stories or sneak peeks for upcoming content. 

  • Tell us about the things you love aside from blogging and how you incorporate them into your blog posts.
A: Some of my other favorite things are baking, fashion and finding ways to make things myself. I often include all these ideas into my blog and don't feel the pressure to niche down into any of the topics because I enjoy a variety of things. I want my blog and other content to always be a reflection of the eclectic person that I am.

  • How do you make time to meet the demands of the blogging world, while still having a healthy family and social life?
A: I always place my family and health first. Blogging is my creative and fun passion, but nothing can take the place of quality time spent with people you know, love and have always been there for you. It is very important to take breaks, put your phone down for a bit and just focus on the important things in life. I cannot say if I will or will not be blogging forever, but I know I want to make sure I have my health, happiness and loving family forever. 

  • If you were given the chance to work with a famous blogger, who would it be and why?
A: The first person that comes to mind when I think about this question is Color Me Courtney. She is such a kind, helpful and honest blogger. I consistently see her taking time to address real issues like body positivity and also ensuring to answer any questions or comments from her readers. I know it can be a lot of work, but I really appreciate that she wants each person to feel heard. Not only is she a great human, in my opinion, I also really love all her modern vintage looks and colorful crafty projects. I would say she is definitely one of the people out there I consider a unicorn Barbie princess sister! 

  • What is your personal mantra?
A: One of my favorite quotes and mantras to live by is "Be somebody that makes everybody feel like a somebody" coined by the very wise Kid President. In life, we are here for a short time and we have no idea what someone is really struggling with. As a person who has gone through many bouts of depression, it can mean so much to just be acknowledged with a smile, a little extra support on a tough day or having someone there to remind you that the day is always darkest before the dawn. It takes more effort not to smile or make eye contact with someone, so why not just make that person feel important by doing simple things like saying hello...even if they are a stranger! 

Now I get to pay it forward by nominating some other amazing bloggers in my life that I have come to know and love. The ladies I would love to hear more about and celebrate with this Awesome Blogger Award are:

  1.  Lacy of Laceyfitspo
  2. Erica of Catwalks and Confetti 
  3. Jackie of Jackie Unfiltered
  4. Katrina of Chic Little House
  5. Amanda of Sugar with Style

My burning questions for you all are:

  1. Who inspires you most creatively and why?
  2. If money were no object, how would you spend your days?
  3. What has been one of the hardest lessons you have had to learn as a blogger? 
  4. What are some of your favorite applications or software for blogging?
  5. What advice would you give someone interested in beginning their blogging journey?
  6. Do you have any exciting new projects on the horizon, if so what?
  7. Who is your number one fan and how do they help you stay motivated each day?
  8. Do you have a pet? Tell us a bit more about them!
  9. What gives you the greatest sense of joy?
  10. What are you most proud of on your blogging journey to date?

I am absolutely tingling with anticipation for how you ladies will answer and inspire us all with a little bit more of your story. Please let me know when you are done by commenting or sending me over a quick message (no rush though). 

Thank you to everyone for reading along and celebrating this lovely accomplishment with me, I am always grateful and humbled by your grace and support. If there is anything else you would like to know about or know more of, feel free to drop me a line in the comments and I will be sure to answer it! 

Take care and have an absolutely fantastic week my friends. I will talk to you soon!

2 comments

  1. What a fantastic job you did on this one!!!
    I love your answer on the 3rd to last question - health, happiness and family come first before anything else. I personally believe on that myself... all the fame and success in the blogging world will never be enough to replace good health, continuous happiness and loving family!...

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    1. Thank you so much again for your nomination and I am so glad you enjoyed reading all the responses! Your support means a ton to me! <3

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