Monday, August 8, 2011

Blog Award and Exciting News!

I recieved such a lovely award from Caitlin Vincent, her blog, Musings ofan Ordinary Mind, is quite, extraordinary if you ask me! Here's the lovely award:

By what I read from Caitlin's blog, "Liebster" means friend! Odd to me since, in Italian, friend is "amica/o" lol.

Anyways, this is a wonderful award (as are all the others), and best of all, I can share it with five people who have under 200 followers! Here are the rules:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the internet—other writers.
5. And best of all – have fun and spread the karma.

Here are my picks! :D (new and old friends!!)

1. E.R. King
2. Doralynn Kennedy
3. Jeana Watters
4. Kayeleen Hamblin
5. AderuMoro

Now, there are reasons these blogs are so wonderful, and everyone should check them out! There's so much talent in all five of these people! :) Follow them and see what I mean!

I made a new friend this past week. Her name is Deirdra! She has the most gorgeous hair in the entire world! And her blog A Storybook World, is just as amazing! She also gave me such a beautiful and wonderful award:

I just love it! Thank you so much Deirdra! I've followed you for quite a while and am so happy you've began to follow mine! :)

Now to some wonderful news! I received a call about a job at a bank! Now, I've worked in grocery stores for a long time as a cashier and they stress me out severely! The changing hours, the weekends dedicated to 8 -9 hour shifts just exhaust me and I do, quite honestly, feel miserable! I'm hoping that is about to change! On Wednesday I've been invited to fill out an application for this job! (I had to send in a resume and cover letter first). So whatever you believe in--God, Karma, Good Luck?--wish this for me!!! Please! lol.

I'm probably jinxing myself...cause I've told EVERYONE! But I cannot contain my excitement. I do believe, with this job, I can balance my already hectic schedule a little more!

Okay, now that that is over....


Sirra's blog, properly named, Sirra, is a wealth of information for any writer! Her posts are always informative, and have helpful writing tips for all writers. She also learns from experience because she has her own editing service! Check out her blog and see some of her wonderful tips! I know I've learned more than one lesson from her!

Another new friend I met on Twitter is Derek Flynn! His blog Rant, With Occasion Music is pretty awesome! He posts music (with lyrics), bits of stories, and rants! lol. He's also from Ireland! I hope he knows how luck he is to wake up to such beautiful country! :) I wish I could relive my trip there over and over again!

Check out these wonderful blogs! And hopefully I'll be seeing everyone more often in 8 days!!!


  1. Thanks, Ashley! And congrats to others who received awards.

    Good luck with school starting. You'll do great.

  2. Congrats, Ashley! I've got prayers and positive vibes floating all over the atmosphere for your hopeful job! :) And thanks for the blog spotlights. I'm on my way to check them out now. :)

  3. Hi Ashley,

    I just hopped over here from another blog and I wanted to say hi! I've been reading through your posts and I love what you have going here! I'm a recently-agented author, but I haven't really started reading blogs until earlier this summer. Looking forward to your posts!

  4. Thanks, Kayeleen!

    @ Anita - thank you!! I'm hoping for the best! She said she liked me enough, she'd try and work with my schedule, she just has to find a position!

    @ Kate - yay!! I'm so glad you're here! Congratulations on your new agent! I hope to be in the same boat with you, lol!

  5. LOL! I didn't see this. I'll add you to my post. Thanks so much!

  6. Thank you for the cool award Ashley! I'm going to follow those steps. I'm running a contest and interview with Molly Ringle right now, but when that wraps up, I'll publish a new post about this and track down five new blogs to follow and pass on the award! Thanks again!

  7. Yay good luck with the job, and thank you for the award! I'm absolutely horrible at passing these things on, though. Haa.

  8. Thanks so much, Ashley! That totally makes my day!

  9. Are you kidding?! Praying for people to get better jobs has become my hobby! What an honor--you got it. BANK OR BUST!

  10. Aww!! lol! Thanks guys!!
    She said my school schedule didn't work very well for her teller positions, but she liked me enough, she'd try and find something, lol! So, I'm still hoping. It's a maybe...

  11. Congrats on the awards.

    I hope you get to work at this bank. Good luck with everything.