The Mystery Blogger Award 2

Hey pixels!! The amazing Busy Bee nominated me for this award! Wow! I feel so honoured, so definitely go check out all of her blogs, it’s amazing!

the mystery blogger award

The Rules…

  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well…Thank you and congrats to Okoto for creating this award!
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions from the nominator.
  • Nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

 

3 Things about me! 

  1. My favourite colour is green
  2. I love traveling, reading and going to the cinema (but I only go when the film is really good)
  3. I would like to have a caravan

The Quezzies…

What kind of ‘other’ room would like in your house if you had extra money? (e.g library, art studio)

I would like to have a big extra room with enough space for all the things I like to do: a reading nook, space for drawing and painting, a tv to watch cycling tours… If it has to be just for one purpose, a photography studio would be great!!

What extra subject do you wish was taught at school?

Something creative and funny, like painting or sewing. Maybe knitting, too. At elementary school we learn how to make a DIY camera  and how to make bread, and it was awesome. But I can’t make this things now, I want to learn again..

Do believe that a bottle is 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Why?

Usually I’m optimistic, so I tend to see the bottle 1/2 full. I try to have a positive vision about life, and to learn from bad situations, if it’s possible.

Is there a hobby you’d like to try?

Yes, lots of them: crochet,  wood, learning how to play a musical instrument…

What is your favorite song right now?

I don’t have a favourite song, I have lots of favourite songs: here you can have a look at my playlist.

And I have a second playlist just with Eurovision songs!!

My best posts…

  1. Homemade Nutella
  2. Baked potatoes & sauce
  3. Vegan Banana Smoothie

My questions for you….

  1. What’s the story behind your blog name?
  2. What’s that one song you love to sing in the shower?
  3. What’s the first thing you would do during a zombie apocalypse?
  4. What are 3 words you like?
  5. Where is one place in the world you’ve always wanted to visit?

My nominees….

  1. Bea Free
  2. Golden Pink Journal
  3. Felis Recipes
  4. Pink for Days
  5. Gluecksgeist
  6. Luna
  7. 3 Sisters Abroad
  8. Abbey Co Seattle
  9. My Booky Life
  10. The Jam Jar

Thanks for reading!! Have a super awesome day everyone!

Lots of love,

Sílvia

 

The Versatile Blogger Award 2

Hey pixels!! The great Bea, from Bea Free has nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award. I want to give her a massive thank you for taking the time out of her day and nominating me! I hope that everyone reading this goes on over to Bea’s blog to check out some of her great posts.

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HERE ARE THE RULES:

  1. Display the award.
  2. Thank the person who gave this award (and include a link to their blog.)
  3. Share seven things about yourself.
  4. Nominate bloggers.

SEVEN FACTS:

  1. I wanted one of my favourite cyclists to win the giro, but he is not going to win… and I feel sad for him
  2. I fall in love with every cat I see
  3. I write a personal diary
  4. I’ve seen snow two times in my life, and I could play with it just the first one…
  5. I’m afraid of trying to make macarons, it looks so difficult…
  6. I would like to have my own creative business
  7. My horoscope sign is Taurus

NOMINEES:

EVERYONE! Whether you’ve done this before or not, I nominate you to do this post because why not spread the love?! Make sure to tag me in your posts so that I can check them out.

Thanks for reading,

Sílvia

The Cramm Award 2

Hey pixels!! The amazing Bea from Bea Free has nominated me for The Cramm Award. I want to thank Bea so much not only for nominating me for this award but for always being so supportive and kind. I want all of you to go on over to her blog and give her  a massive follow, a few likes and many comments too.

TheCramm award was created by Liv, the owner of theCramm an awesome platform that is all about condensing each day’s news into one place!

A photo by Dustin Lee. unsplash.com/photos/jLwVAUtLOAQ

RULES:

  1. Include a little bit about who created this award (with a link) and mention the person the who nominated you.
  2. Share 3 things that motivate you to blog and share 3 people that motivate you to blog as well
  3. Share one thing you hope to do that will improve the world
  4. Answer your challenge question
  5. Nominate your choice of bloggers and give them a challenge question.

THREE THINGS THAT MOTIVATE ME TO BLOG:

  • My daily life. Having a walk, watching a film, talking to someone… You can get ideas from everywhere, you just have to look properly.
  • Ideas I get from books, magazines, social media and . It maybe look similar to the first one, but for some reason I see different the ideas that come from reading or being online.
  • Interactions with my blogger friends. Talking through comments, looking at their blogs, receiving some advice from them. I love being part of this happy community.

THREE PEOPLE THAT MOTIVATE ME TO BLOG:

Myself: I’m a bit afrait to look like a selfish person, but I really do believe that I motivate myself to blog. I motivate myself to do a lot of things. Actually I think the motivation should come from ourselves, that’s the best way to stay motivated. At least, this works for me.

My family: They give me ideas and help to make some recipes or to buy ingredients. 

My blogger friends: I know, I mentioned them before. But it’s an important source of motivation, because you know, if no one reads your blog, all your efforsts are useless. My friends comments and likes, and reading their amazing blogs keeps me always  motivated.

 

ONE WORLDWIDE IMPROVEMENT:

A peaceful world without wars and people having to move to another place to escape from wars. A world where everyone has the same opportunities and where being really happy is possible.

CHALLENGE QUESTION:

Are humans getting better with each generation?

Not necessarily. I don’t think it’s a good point to compare generations. Each one has grown in a different world. Life now is different from 40 years ago, when our parents were young. And in 40 years it will had changed again. I think each generation has adapted to its own circumstances. So, there is no possible comparation, and no one is better. They are just different.

MY CHALLENGE QUESTION TO YOU:

What is your meaning of life?

MY NOMINEES:

EVERYONE! I mean it, everyone who is reading this and wishes to participate whether it’s because you’ve never done this or because you find it interesting, do it, I’m opening this to everyone who wishes to take part. Make sure to tag me in the post so I can check it out.

Thanks for reading. Lots of love,

Sílvia

Sunshine Blogger Award 3

Hey pixels!! The lovely Bea from Ink Bea Free has nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I want to give her a massive thank you for considering me for this award.  I suggest that all of you go on over to Bea’s blog because not only is she gorgeous but she writes amazing blog posts.

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THE RULES:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

BEA’S QUESTIONS:

What was the last thing to make you smile?

Yesterday I had a surprise birthday party. Cake, presents, the people I love. It was awesome!!

How would you change the world?

Being kind with others. I think if we respect each other and treat others with kindness, this will be a good start for a better world. Big things come from small changes.

If you could move anywhere, where would you move?

I would move to a place completely different from where I live now. Probably another European country, like, for example, Belgium or Italy. I would live in a small, quite town, near to a bigger city. I imagine a peaceful house with a small garden, near to a library and a pretty café.

What places would you like to visit (real or fake)?

Real places: I have a list with all of them. Including Japan, Australia or Croatia, for example. If I had to choose a fake place, I think it would be awesome to visit Hogwarts: the train, the school…. It would be awesome!!

What game or games do you love to play with friends and family?

I  love board games, like Trivia, Mansions of madness and similar games. Scrabble is a good one, too. This kind of games.

Have you ever gone surfing, scuba diving or been on a jet ski?

No, I’m not keen on this kind of sports/activities. Maybe I could try paddle surf… But swimming and water activities are not my favourite ones…

Do you prefer the city, the mountains or the beach?

City, followed by the mountains. The last one is the beach. Too hot, too sun, but it’s the only one I have. Actually I have to admit that I have beautiful beaches around my town. Of course, I visit them during the Summer.

What are you looking forward to?

To enjoy nice experiences through my life: traveling, learning new stuff, maybe writing a book. I think this is the best of a life, all the things we will remember as we’re getting old.

What is your favorite thing about yourself?

Not giving up when I really want something, like learning something, writing a novel or improving my life. Even if I fail, I’ll try again. When plan A fails, always have a B…

Funniest moment you’ve experienced recently?

I don’t know if it counts as a funny moment. But I treasure every daily moment when I smile or when I feel happy. A conversation with my mum (happy Mother’s Day, mum), reading something interesting, a bike ride, watching my favourite film again….

Favorite joke?

I think I don’t have a favourite one…

MY QUESTIONS TO YOU

  • What was the last show you binge-watched on Netflix?
  • Who is your favorite person to watch on youtube?
  •  What’s the last beauty item you purchased?
  •  If you had a theme song to your life, what would it be?
  •  What’s your signature perfume scent?
  • What is your favorite book?
  •  What clothing store do you shop at the most?
  •  If you were a beauty item, which one would you be?
  • What’s your favorite family hand-me-down fashion item?
  •  Where was the last place you travelled?
  •  If you could only wear one outfit forever, which one would it be?

MY NOMINEES:

ALL OF YOU! Make sure to tag me so I can go and check out your answers.

Thanks for reading!! Lots of love,

Sílvia

The Real Net Blog Award

Hey pixels!! How is everyone doing today? Today I am blogging about yet another award, I’ve been nominated by my lovely friend Bea, from Bea Free.  Thank you so much Bea, for choosing me as one of your nominees, I greatly appreciate it! Please, check her blog and give her so many follows and likes!! She’s awesome!!

the real net blog award

RULES:

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate seven more bloggers for the award.
  • Create seven questions for your nominees.

BEA’S QUESTIONS TO ME:

For you, what is the best time of day?

My favourite is when I can relax and make something I love, like having a cup of coffee, reading, riding my bike or watching cycling. It does not matter the time, just what I’m doing. Today, for example, I’ll be watching the giro d’Italia first stage . Hooray!!

Are you a planned and organized person or a bit chaotic and disorganized?

Planned and organized. I love planning everything, from my daily routine to weekly menus. I just can’t live a chaotic life, but I can change my plans if I need to. 😉

Do you prefer silence or constant noise?

Usually I prefer silence. Or my favourite music playing or a lovely conversation with someone I appreciate. But noises like traffic, loud music or being in a place full of people speaking aloud are not my favourites…

Do you have a quick go to meal you enjoy eating on really busy days? If so, what is it?

A good quick go to meal would be a sandwich, or a nice potato salad. A yummy but simple to make recipe that is still good a couple of hours before making it. That’s perfect!!

Do you prefer to eat out or cook food yourself?

I prefer to cook myself. Not just because you save lots of money, but because I cook every recipe according to my preferences.  And because I can try new recipes to share with you, my happy pixels!!

What is your ideal dream job?

One that allows me to develope my creative skills: blogging, painting, writing, photographing or disegning. I love any of this activities, and if I could turn any of them in my job would be awesome.

How far do you want your blog to go?

As far as it can go. I’m working to improve it every day, since blogging is nowadays one of my favourite activities. I want to grow my number of followers, guest posts…. and to have fun doing it, of course. I love this blog!! And to have a blogging community!

MY QUESTIONS TO YOU:

  1. Do you have any obsessions?
  2. What is your favourite movie?
  3. Where is your favourite place you have ever visited?
  4. Who inspires you?
  5. How long have you been blogging?
  6. What is your favourite post you have shared on your blog?
  7. What’s your favourite food?

NOMINEES:

  1. Out and About
  2. Tiny Potager
  3. Francis and Anna
  4. Ivy Cottage Web
  5. Kali Borovic
  6. Boo Whole Foods
  7. Mitty Committee

Congratulations, my happy pixels!! Please, let me know if you accept the award. I would like to read your answers!!

Thanks for reading. Lots of love,

Sílvia

 

Amazing Bloggers Award

Hey pixels!! Today I’m posting an award created by Hayley at normalgirlblogsite. This award is such a lovely idea and I love spreading positivity around the blogging community!

I’ve been nominated by Jade, from Beauty and the Flawed. Thank you so much for this nomination!! Check her blog, is awesome!!

Hayley’s thoughts behind creating this award:

A lot of bloggers out there are not recognised. I myself emphasise with them. This is to help their blogs gain recognition.

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Rules:

• Thank the person who has nominated you

• Share the rules

•Share the award logo

• Nominate at least 5 people (max. 15)

• Share at least 5 things about yourself

• Provide a link to the person’s blog who nominated you and the people whom you have nominated

• Notify the people that you have nominated that you have nominated them

5 Facts About Me

  1. I’ve just taken some pictures of my smoothie before drinking it.
  2. When I was a teenager I wanted a tatoo, but now I’m too afraid of needles. Maybe a temporary tatoo for Summer will be ok. 😉
  3. I would like to be able to play a musical instrument. Piano or violin, for example.
  4. I don’t like to read two books at the same time.
  5. I’m painting again, after a long time without doing it.

My Nominations:

  1. Dippy Dotty Girl
  2. Ignited Moth
  3. Bea Free
  4. Arrow and Dot
  5. Happily Mrs.

Congratulations, my happy pixels!!

Thank you to Jade for nominating me to take part in this award, check out her blog if you haven’t already done so!

 

Thanks for reading!!

Lots of love,

Sílvia

Get to know: Sílvia (I’ve been interviewed!!)

Hey pixels!! I’ve been interviewed by my good friend Bea, from Bea Free!! I feel so happy!! Thank you, Bea! Please, check her blog, it’s amazing!!

It has been an awesome experience, the questions are so good, and I hope that my answers will, too…

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I love to chat with my blogger friends, and to let you know a bit more about myself. I hope you’ll enjoy this interview, my happy pixels!!

I leave you here the first part of our interview. You can read Bea’s original post here, including the rest of the questions. Thanks again for this interview, Bea. You’re amazing!!

THE BASICS:

Name: Sílvia
Nickname: I don’t have one, but I suppose now I can say my blog name as one
Occupation: I work for an insurance company; and, of course, blogger. Oh and I’ve always wanted to be a writer
Nationality: Spanish
Country currently living in: Spain

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LET’S GET A LITTLE PERSONAL:

FAVORITES:

Favorite book?
I don’t have a favourite one, since I’ve enjoyed so many books. To name a few, The name of the rose (Umberto Eco), Harry Potter (Rowling) or 1Q84 (Murakami).
Favorite genre of film?
My favourite film is Annie Hall, I love this film. But there are also more films that I love, like Life of Bryan or Schindler’s list.
Favorite scent?
Lavender: it has a wonderful scent. My second choice would be strawberry scent. But also the scent of books it’s awesome. I love how they smell.
Favorite thing to do on a Friday evening?
Having a walk and buying the groceries I need to cook my weekend meals. Sometimes, if I need clothes or a new pair of shoes, I go to my favourite shops. But just if I need something. Visiting a museum is also a good idea.
Favorite place you’ve visited?
I love every place I’ve visited because the nice moments and the beautiful things I’ve seen. Everywhere you can discover amazing small places, new food and having fun moments. I think I can’t choose one.

You can visit Bea’s blog to read the second part of the interview.

What do you think about my answers, my happy pixels? Have you ever been interviewed? Please, let me know in the comments below.