Lakeside Tranquility

Photo Credit: Stephen David Zuehls

Riverside National Cemetary

Sunset for a Sunset

A sunset view as we pay our respects to the sunset of a beautiful life.

View from San Bernardino County Government Center

Photo Credit: Kelly Ann Graham

U2 – Like None Other

My forever favorite 💚

Photo Credit: Gail Lynn Christiansen

Vietnam War Memorial, Santa Anita Park

Photo Credit: Marsha Blanton MacIntyre

Supporting My Girl Tribe

I am lucky to be a part of a small group of supportive women who share the same interest in blogging and social media. Thats not to say we have the same general interests. We each have a unique vision, approach and online reach. That being said, I want to share their info with all of you. Please check them out, like and follow if you find a connection, and comment your details below if you want to share your links as well.

Heidi

Blog:womanpulse.com

Pinterest:pinterest.com/womanpulse

BlogLovin:bloglovin.com/womanpulse

Twitter:twitter.com/womanpulseblog

Instagram:instagram.com/blogsshe

FB:facebook.com/womanpulse

Bidy

Blog: http://dearlittlerme.blogspot.comhttp://www.dearlittlerme.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bidyanny/

BlogLovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/people/dearlittlerme-17659401

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BidyBidyBop

FB: https://www.facebook.com/DearLittlerMe/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dearlittlerme/

Miranda

Blog: www.jklmnadventures.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MirandaAtJKLMN/

BlogLovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/people/jklmnadventures-17449901

FB: https://www.facebook.com/JKLMN-Homeschool-Adventures-1581203608792932/

 

Johanny

Blog: johannylizabeth.blogspot.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dulcejoa/

BlogLovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/people/johannyp-17760845

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johannyp

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johannyp/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/joapoo

Regina

Blog:  www.randomlyregina.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/curlsandkale/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/randomlyregina/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/randomly.regina/

FB: www.facebook.com/randomlyregina

Rosina

Blog:cappuccinoconnected.com

Pinterest:pinterest.com/rosinamotta

Twitter:twitter.com/mrsmotta

Instagram:instagram.com/mrs_motta

FB:facebook.com/cappuccinoconnected

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Another Liebster Honor

I was honored with another Liebster Award and have nominated another batch of new blogs that I find fascinating and downright fun. Some have since mentioned they have also been nominated multiple times so my congrats go out to all of them.

In keeping with the terms of the award, my answers are below and I give many thanks to Kallia’s Everyday Talks for the honor! 

My questions:

  1. What is your fashion/ style icon? I would say anyone that walks with confidence. Style is more than what you wear, its how you wear it and how you carry yourself.
  2. What is your biggest regret? Not getting to know my mother more as a woman than as a parent before she passed away at age 59.
  3. If you could change one aspect of your life, what would it be? To wake up without debt and be able to support my family without the burden.
  4. What is your thought process when you write a blog post? It changes each time depending on the content. If there is a holiday, event or if something inspires me, the process is different.
  5. Where is your favorite destination? I haven’t traveled much so Catalina is my fave so far. Only 26 miles off the coast of California but a world away.
  6. The three things, that are a necessity for your daily routines. Prayer, coffee & my husband.
  7. What is your favorite movie? I have a few. Holiday movies like White Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas are musts. Dramas like Forrest Gump and Steel Magnolias are near & dear to my heart. Brat pack movies like The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink are part of my youth. Of course classics like the original Ocean’s Eleven, Mildred Pierce and 12 Angry Men too.
  8. Chocolate cake or Fruit Pie/ Cake? I would prefer a good french apple pie over chocolate cake but tres leches is yummy. Then again so is a good chocolate flourless cake with ganache. Goodness…I must want sweets because they all sound good!
  9. What is your favorite perfume/ cologne? Burberry Touch is my signature scent.
  10. What would you say to your younger self, if you could? Be patient, see people for who they really are and take care of your own journey.
  11. What is your favorite memory? All of them…even the sad ones. They made me who I am today. The good brought joy, the bad brought strength and the dailies allowed me to stop & appreciate life.
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10 New Liebster Award Nominees

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I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Rebecca Lemke from New Crunchy Mom. Many thanks to her for recognizing my efforts in sharing a bit of myself with all of you through Cappuccino Connected.

The Liebster Award is a new-comer award given by bloggers to other bloggers. It creates a great platform for new blogs to be discovered and build communication. The best thing about this award is that it creates a lot of encouragement and support within our blogging community.

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:

  • Thank your nominator.
  • Share the award on your blog.
  • Answer 10 questions asked to you.
  • Ask 10 questions to 10 new nominees
  • Notify them via social media.

Questions asked of me:

  1. What is your favorite snack or drink? I am a coffee drinker so my favorite cold drink is the Starbucks Vanilla Latte that I buy at the market. Its pre-mixed and a great option when you dont want hot coffee.
  2. What is your favorite book? I am a fan of food, biographies and true crime so its hard to nail down a single one. If I had to pick one, I think my Rick Bayless cookbook is my fave.
  3. Who is your biggest fan? My husband. He is so supportive and positive. He is always cheering me on, telling me he is proud of me and encourages me to continue.
  4. How do you deal with writer’s block? I get inspiration from other blogs, their social media posts and all the new items on Pinterest.
  5. What is the craziest comment you’ve ever gotten on your blog? I think the first time someone reached out to me for a product review was crazy…I had just started and was excited but overwhelmed.
  6. Who is your favorite blogger that you follow and are inspired by? Gosh, how can I answer? This changes almost everyday simply because there are so many out there. I have to say the latest is Danielle from My Snippets Of Inspiration.
  7. What is the hardest article or post that you’ve ever written? My first one…I was so nervous but now 80+ posts later, those nerves are long gone!
  8. What is your goal for your blog in 2016? I would like to post 5 days a week, follow at least 10 new blogs per week, increase my blog’s visibility across social media, and learn more each day.
  9. What do your family and friends think about your blog? I hope they enjoy it! I have received loads of positive feedback and I could not be more grateful.
  10. What is your favorite thing to blog about? I like to list things…seems to be an easier and more engaging read.

My nominees:

  1. Annette’s Place
  2. Ask Jana Leigh
  3. Skinny And Single
  4. Chicken Scratch DIY
  5. Hit and Miss Cuisine
  6. Creativity In A Bottle
  7. Lazy Mom Cooking
  8. Thrifty Guardian
  9. Woman Pulse
  10. Crunchy Creamy Mama

Questions for my nominees:

  1. What inspired you to start a blog?
  2. If you could interview a celebrity to blog about, who would it be & why?
  3. What social media accounts do you use to drive blog traffic & what are their links?
  4. How often, if at all, do you change or modify the look & layout of your blog?
  5. Have you written posts to schedule them in advance?
  6. What goals do you have for your blog in 2016?
  7. Would you or have you already done a guest post for another person?
  8. What do you find encouraging when viewing other blogs?
  9. Will you follow and support your fellow nominees?
  10. If you could make blogging easier, what would you do?

Many thanks again to Rebecca Lemke from New Crunchy Mom for the nomination!

Thank You Veterans

Created by Edgar Motta
Created by Edgar Motta

Today isn’t about the latest DIY tip or recipe from Pinterest. Its about our Veterans and how we honor them. So join me in thanking them for their service. For standing in the face of danger so we wouldn’t be subjected to it first hand. Today we honor you.

free for vets

Share these well deserved freebies with the local Vets in your community.