Category Archives: Misc.

Field of Flowers Award

My first award ever!!!!!!! I’m so excited that I was nominated for this award by Standinginthestorm. ย I LOVE looking at her blog and walking with her as she too discovers life. ๐Ÿ™‚
field-of-flowers-award

So, here are the ruled for the award, share on bloggers!!!!:

Rules

1) Thank the blogger who nominated you

2) Place the award on your blog

3) Nominate 7 other bloggers and write a little something about why you would give these bloggers

โ€œA Field Of Flowersโ€

4) Let your nominees know that you nominated them

So, here are my seven:

1. Milford Street-I ALWAYS see your blog on my reader (I think you might live on wordpress :D) and I LOVE reading your posts and looking at your pictures

2. HarsH ReaLiTy-LOVE reading your blogs about lastest topic kind of issues. Always gives me something to think about throughout my day. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. JuJu Films-Your pictures are always amazing!!!!

4. keithgarrettpoetry-Loving reading your newest poems. ๐Ÿ™‚

5. J.R.’s Book Reviews-Because your my book swapping buddy and you’re awesome!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

6. Cee’s Photography– Your photos are always amazing, and I LOVE looking through them. ๐Ÿ™‚

7. Merganser’s Crossing-I LOVE your blog posts and even though I live close to you, I learn something new about you every time I read your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

Book ‘n’ Bloggers Swap

Found this tonight, and I am SSSSOOOOO excited!!!!! Good luck!!!

http://cgswaps.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/books-n-bloggers-swap-signups.html

Your Swap Objective:

Send your partner THREE books:

A book you love
A book you haven’t read but are interested in
A book from your partner’s wish list

Books ‘n’ Bloggers Swap Rules

Packages must contain 3 books that fit the criteria stated in the Swap Objective.
Send books that fit your partner’s genre preferences.
You must respond to emails from the swap hosts within a timely fashion.
Books MUST be mailed on or before February 1st, set to arrive by February 5th!
You must send a tracking number for your package to your partner and to us at Chaotic Goddess Swaps.
You MUST post and link up your swap reveal post. This is non-negotiable.

Please do not sign up for this swap if you cannot fulfill your obligation to the rules above.

We don’t want anyone to be left out and not receive a package, especially after sending one. If for any reason you become unable to participate YOU MUST CONTACT US here at Chaotic Goddess Swaps immediately so we can work out another arrangement. Failure to send a package, contact us, or to link up a reveal post, will result in blacklisting for all future swaps.

I just sent in my info tonight, and I am so pumped to be able to share books!!! โค

Is a Barrel a Home?

A topic that is near and dear to my heart is that of puppy mills. I would like to start by saying that I have never, nor will I ever buy a puppy from a pet shop (nine times out of ten-they’re from a puppy mill-not a reputable breeder).

There’s been some conversation lately in New York about puppy mills, because of one notorious one that claims to be a breeder. (I think we can all tell the difference simply by looking at it.)

images Montgomery_Co_puppy_farm_casenbspinspires_Senate_bill-syndImport-061656

http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3276327.shtml?cat=300

When this “puppy farm” first came to light, it was because of some concerned neighbors. As seen from the photo in the article, the man in question was keeping his dogs in plastic barrels, filled with hay. When the police visited the farm, they were clearly disgusted at what they saw, however, because of New York state law, there was nothing they could do. There is a law about animals being outside, but it simply states that they must have “adequate shelter”-which defined, is something that is completely enclosed, with an opening for the animal. Which, technically, they had.

The public made the police aware of this mill because recently we’ve been having some EXTREMELY cold weather. In some places, in NY, it’s gotten down to -40 degrees. The night of the puppy mill raid, no dogs were taken….the next morning? Two were found dead-being taken away in a wheel barrel by their so called “owner” to their icy burials.

Since then, the SPCA has come in and has taken about 40 dogs from this person (he willingly signed them over), however he still has a handful (reportedly being kept inside until 1. the weather eases, or 2. adequate shelter is made).

In the governer’s office right now sits a bill that people want signed with stricter laws and punishments regarding treatment of theseย gorgeousย animals. Right now in NYS, (as mentioned in the above article), the maximum punishment for something like this is a $100 fine. A $100 FINE!!!!!!! Here, that is about the equivalent of a traffic violation ticket. Seriously!!!! Is this really what the world sees our animals as??????? Every single animal I’ve ever had has been a part of my family, and all but one has been a rescue (I’ve had four dogs, and eight cats).

I feel like NYS really needs to start cracking down on cases like this. HARD.

Zero to Hero Chellenge: Day 6

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/zero-to-hero/#1

Day 6 is USING A NEW-TO-YOU ELEMENT IN A POST

These are some pictures that I love, and this song has always hit a note in me whenever I look at them while listening to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Song: Regina Spektor โ€“ The Call – Soundtrack

Pictures:

SN850175 SN850181 SN850187 SN850204 SN850215 SN850221 SN850268 SN850289 19 75 110 121 122 141A 143 161

Hope you enjoyed. โค

Zero to Hero Challenge: Day 5

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/zero-to-hero/#1

Day 5 is TRY A DIFFERENT THEME FOR YOUR BLOG

…….I promise I tried, but I LOVE my theme…..I will post what other themes I tried though…..

1. Motif-I kinda liked this one…..not gonna lie…might have to play with it a bit more

2. Shine On-It was kind of TTTTTOOOOO cotton candy for me

3. Fontfolio-It looked to neat for me, lol

My Current Theme: Twenty Fourteen

LESSON LEARNED-DON’T JUDGE A THEME BY FIRST GLANCE-THEY’RE LIKE CLOTHES, YOU GOTTA TRY EM ON, DON’T JUDGE THEM JUST BY WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE ON THE HANGER.

Zero to Hero Challenge: Day 4

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/zero-to-hero/#1

Day 4 is FOLLOW FIVE NEW TOPICS IN THE READER AND FIND SOME BLOGS YOU LOVE.

Here are the topics I decided to follow:

1. Top Stories

2. Travel

3. Nature

4. Beauty

5. Books

And here are some new blogs I decided to follow:

1. cherylcarrollblog

2. 61 Musings

3. The Red and the Blue