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Writer’s Block

I wanted to write something, but I came up with squat, nadda, bubkiss, zip, zero, zilch and finally the big goose egg! ~Mac

Writer’s Block articles that are fun.




Filed under humor

In My Hand


Able to cut down, Tear away your voice
With force I mold, Take away your choice

My look can carry, The power to take
My hand controls, A weapon to break

Swift and violent, Gentle and meek
A show of love, But never weak

I may draw blood, With every word
Don’t you know? My pen’s a sword

You may destroy me, Yet it’s in vain
Don’t be fooled, I’ll still remain

With bitter echos, Or triumphant song
A heartfelt desire, Or warrior throng

From limb to limb, You may sever
But I am strong, I will endeavor

I have such faith, In every word
Don’t you know? Pen beats sword!

©In My Hand by SBDMB (MM)


©”In My Hand” Drawn by (SBDMB) MM


Filed under nature-photography, poetry

Feel The Love~ Mystery Blogger Award

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. – Okoto Enigma

The award was created by Okoto Enigma@ https://okotoenigma.wordpress.com


Thanks to Miriam for this nomination. I am always humbled when fellow bloggers choose to read my pieces, let alone award me for doing what I love to do. Please do check out The Shower’s Of Blessings blog by Miriam for some great posts. Also check out my nominees and the links to their great blogs!

Rules for the nominees:

  • Display the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to the nominator’s blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer 5 questions from the nominator
  • Nominate 10 or more people
  • Notify your nominees by leaving the nomination link in the “comment” of their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share the link(s) to your best post(s)

Three random facts about me:
1. I have 4 tattoos
2. I am 5ft 7in tall
3. I work in retail quality control (self-employed)

Questions asked by Miriam:

1. Have you had a crush on your teacher as a teenager?

I had a Geometry teacher in high school that was quite handsome. Yes, I did crush on him- however his wife was my French teacher… awkward. 😉

2. If you had the power to change one thing in your past, what would that be?

I don’t believe that I would go back and change anything. Through all the hardships I have learned things about myself and others. They were times where I grew in strength and as a person. I like who I am, so I cannot in all honesty say I would do things any differently.

3. Which country is your next dream vacation, and what made you want to go there?

I would really like to go to Europe. It is hard for me to choose just one spot. I love the idea of the history and art in England, Italy and France. I do wish to go to Ireland at some point too as my husband’s heritage (and our last name) is Irish.

4. Do you think it is okay to keep secrets even between best friends?

No, never. My husband is my best friend and I would never feel it was okay to keep secrets. It is not a way to hold a relationship together by keeping things from one another. I feel that secrets often lead to lies.

5. If you could be transformed into something else, what would be your preference, and why?(weird)
As a lover of the Sci-Fi world I would quite like to be able to transform into a Vampire. The Victorian era would be my preference, with much romance and mystery.

My Nominees:

Please feel free to accept or decline the nomination. It is my privilege to nominate you. Perhaps you don’t accept awards, are all awarded out or you may just have limited amount of time, and you must set your priorities. Just know, I enjoy your blog and wanted to take time to point you out. 

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Five Questions To The Nominees:

1. What is you favorite season of the year and why?
2. Who is your favorite author and book?
3. What is your favorite feature about yourself? Why?
4. Would you rather go sky diving or scuba diving? Why?
5. If you were a performer at a circus, what would you be? (funny question)

Favorite post I’ve done- An Ode To Coffee


Filed under Awards

Blogger Recognition Award

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath

Blogger Recognition Award

Many thanks to Beatrisz for this nomination and do check out her blog. I am always quite humbled when fellow bloggers read my pieces, let alone recognize me in such a way as this!

How my blog started:

I originally attempted to blog three years ago, but to no avail. I gave up as quickly as I began, the timing in my life was just all wrong. Now, here I am, a fresh start only a few months ago. Encouragingly, I have 450 followers and growing. It is about timing, certainly, but also about where you are in life. I have found a lot more flow and positive feedback with each day that I am on this journey.

My advice to new bloggers:

I would certainly not consider myself a seasoned blogger, but I will give a few tips that I have found useful.

  1. Be consistent with reading, liking and commenting on your fellow blogger’s pieces. Genuine interest begets genuine interest. The more you follow others and become a presence, the more traffic from those truly interested is produced on your posts.
  2. Don’t get caught up in numbers- as in followers, likes or comments. When you begin it can be easy to get caught up in numbers. This can be discouraging or it can be exhilarating. In either case you lose focus of what is important. Personally I feel that to be, connecting with others and writing.
  3. Make goals. Whether you are blogging for a hobby or working towards a career, goals are a great way to find success. Personally, one goal I made, set a certain amount of time daily/weekly aside to blog. Otherwise, you can easily see time slip away having accomplished little to nothing.
  4. Use the Daily Prompt. It is a great way to be inspired daily and also to connect with fellow writers. Also, when you are struggling for topics or other points of inspiration, there are many great ideas on sights such as Pinterest. One of my favorites “100 Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas.”
  5. Have fun!

My Nominees:

  1. WhippetWisdom
  2. Memoirs Of The Quiet
  3. There Are More Poets Than Stars In the Firmament

If you choose to participate simply answer the two questions above and add your nominees. Be sure to link back so I can read your answers.


Filed under Awards

Internet Etiquette

woman_at_computer“Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker’s game because they almost always turn out to be—or to be indistinguishable from—self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.” ~Neal Stephenson

I’ve never quite understood the draw to argue with strangers online. Twitter is a place notorious for this. Just this week two Fox New anchors got into a heated feud on there over politics.  Even on Facebook you can easily get drawn in to “aggressive discussions” with those you know, I’m guilty for sure. I feel it is because it is easier for people to be more truthful or forceful with opinions when not face- to-face. Perhaps believing that there is less repercussions or it is easier to vocalize in secret.

Whatever the case, I just try to remember, if it isn’t something I would say to someone’s face then I shouldn’t write it either! It’s one thing to have a point of view, and another to be passive aggressive or just straight out belligerent. If you have a personality like mine, at times it’s hard for you to pass up on a good debate, learn to keep it civil. I also have an outgoing personality, spiced with an outspoken disposition. I am constantly having to reign in my tongue (or fingers). Often a test of what is more important, some times I just have to speak my mind and other times I stew inwardly.

No matter the case, remember this- Words are a powerful tool or weapon, they can fix or destroy. I want to use my words for good not evil.

I’d like to read your thoughts on Internet etiquette, please feel free to reply.


Daily Word Prompt: Argument

“Internet Etiquette”©SBDMB


Filed under Life Lessons

Inspiring Homeschooler

I hope you will take a moment to read about this inspirational teen and even follow her or share with kids you know. Another post to celebrate the beginning of our school year today.

“Allison, the 16-year-old blogger and photographer at A Farm Girl’s Life, never runs out of ideas. Her blog is proof that life on her family’s farm in Virginia is full of inspiration: she publishes DIY tutorials, craft projects, word challenges, pet and photography posts, and more — and finds creative ways to engage with her readers.”

Photo (and all photos below) by Allison at A Farm Girl’s Life.

The teenage blogger at A Farm Girl’s Life talks about her love for crafts and connecting with readers around the world.

via A Farm Girl’s Life: On DIY, Crafts, and Finding Inspiration Everywhere — Discover

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