This Q&A Gets Interesting!☺️

Today I woke up feeling much better than yesterday and I couldn’t be happier about it. Of course I’m still dealing with and working on things but I don’t feel completely down. Yay for me and please stay for me! Word to brighter days.

As you all know, I’ve been doing these fun interviews with a few bloggers (the 5 that won my 500 follower Q&A Game). This week I’m featuring Cherylene from livingvsexisiting and today I’ll be sharing just how fun and interesting this interview got 😉

I’ve been coming up with questions/tasks that relate to the blogger or their blog, and questions they may have never been asked before to make it more interesting. Let’s see what questions I came up with for Cherylene and how she responded☺️

Questions for Cherylene (her answers are in italics)

1. Name 3 things that rhyme with love.
Three things that rhyme with love – dove, glove and shove.

2. If you had to choose a different name for your blog, what would it be?
If I had to choose a different name for my blog, I would probably call it Chery’s Perspective.
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Ooh I like that Chery!*

3. What is the healthiest thing you’ve eaten today?
Fruits – watermelon slices with an orange and a small portion of grapes to be exact.

4. What are the first 7 words to the last song you listened to?
“Even if we can’t find heaven, heaven” – from the song Stand By You by Rachel Platten.
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This sounds beautiful.*

5. Would you rather have nightmares every night for the next 5 months, or never be able to dream again?
Those options aren’t all that great. I’ll have to pass on the 5 months of nightmares and settle for never being able to dream again. I would settle for a peaceful night sleep any day! 

6. If you had to choose one or the other for a pet, which would it be: Spider or snake?
Lee, why are you doing this to me? No fish, puppies girlfriend even an ant farm had a better chance at ending up at my house. I’ll take the spider.
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LOL! I apologized for putting her in this horrible situation but I knew she had never been asked this before… “No fish, even an ant farm”😂*

7. Can you remember a line you’ve used from any of the rap battles you’ve had with your son?
We usually just rap off the top of our heads but let’s see, ok here’s one. “You think you’re so cool trying to play me for a fool but you know little boy that just not cool. I’m going to show you that mummy still rules!!!!” We just have fun with it going until someone can’t flow or gives in. We both enjoy them.
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I love this!:)*

8. When was your last fun family outing?
Our last fun family outing was a trip to the mall on Tuesday. The kids were financially rewarded for doing well in exams so they got a mini shopping spree.
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Good for them! They definitely deserve the reward:)*

9. Is there a song that can always put you in a great mood or make you want to dance?
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
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Great song choice!*

10. What is your favorite thing about summer and your favorite thing about winter?My favourite thing about summer is that here in Trinidad we get that type of weather most of the year outside of the rainy season. Winter is not something I’ve had the opportunity to fully experience but I love the idea of being able to play in the snow.
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Wow! I hope you’re able to experience playing in the snow one day. The snow to me is what makes winter so beautiful.*

11. What is the first thing you can think of that is the color blue (other than the sky or ocean)
Oh that’s easy, my navy blue Toyota Collora.

12. Name 5 things you must have in your dream home.
Five things I must have in my dream home include:

1. Smart home devices for various parts of my home.

2. Mini Movie Theatre so the family and I can watch movies on a big screen.

3. Walk-in closets for each bedroom.

4. Self-cleaning pool

5. Lots and lots of storage.
Lee, I forgot to ask who was paying for all of this.
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Hmmm? Maybe one day we will both become financially able to fulfill these dreams lol.*

13. Mango or avocado: which do you like best?
Avocado hands down. I can eat it with almost anything and by itself.
*Can you believe I have never tried avocado?*

14. Would you prefer cloud watching or stargazing?
Although there is beauty to be seen both at day and at night I think I would go with cloud watching because the clouds change shape and sometimes you can see different images. I think that’s amazing and fun.
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Definitely agree that there is so much beauty in both. I’d love to stargaze as much as I cloud watch.*

15. Can you draw a tree, an umbrella (because I noticed you like the rainy season) and 2 identical things of your choice (it can be 2 hearts, 2 people, whatever you choose) the drawings don’t have to be perfect this is just for fun. Please take a picture of your drawings and attach.


Okay, can we talk about how cool Chery’s drawing is?! I love the palm trees and the 2 cars on the road. You’re really creative and definitly have an artistic ability. I enjoyed this whole interview and I’m glad you did too! I also love the bit of your personality I’ve learned through the interview and behind it:)

If you like Chery’s drawing let her know in the comments. What question and answer did you find the most interesting? Did you relate/agree to any? Comment below.✨

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Fun Q&A With Pamela; StarringPamela☺️

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Today is Pamela’s 4th feature which means there is only 1 left before we move on to our next winner. These weeks have been flying by! I really enjoyed doing the fun Q&A with Maggie and mentioned that I would do one for each winner, so that’s what today’s feature will be and I’m so excited! Am I the only one that loves Q&A/interviews? I try to ask fun questions that they my not have already been asked, like the traditional “What’s your favorite color?” “How long have you been blogging?” questions. Those can still be asked, but to make it more interesting you put a little twist on it:)

Let’s get started (Pamela’s answers are in blue)

  1. If you could create and name your own retail store what would you name it? I would love to name it something along my blog name. Maybe like Words and Stars? (I’m picturing a book store.) 
  2. If StarringPamela was taken, what would you use as your blog name? I really liked Words and Stars from above so let’s go with that! 
  3. What is a beauty product you’d love to try but it just costs so much? I’ve wanted to try the La Prairie foundation after I saw Tati (GlamLifeGuru on YouTube) do a WTF video on it. But it’s so pricey! 
  4. If you could be anywhere in the world right now doing anything you wanted, where would you be and what would you be doing? I would love to go to Mexico to see my grandfather. Then I’d somehow get him to come with my family to Cancun for a nice vacation! 
  5. If your new name had to be the last thing you ate and the last think you drank, what would your new name be? (Mine would be cookie water lol) Hahahaha! Love it! Mine would be Pasta Water. I think we’re related! 
  6. What is one dessert you could eat everyday if it were healthy? Ice cream for sure! It’s literally my favorite thing! 
  7. If you were granted 3 wishes, what would you wish for? 1) I’d definitely wish for a lovely farm so I can get a ton of horses and dogs. Well maybe like 2-4 horses and like 2 dogs. 2) Lifetime subscription to Broadway in Chicago (transferrable to any city if I move). 3) Free quality education for all. 
  8. If you could only have 3 colors in your entire wardrobe, what colors would you choose? I’d pick black first since it’s a great color to wear overall, blue next as I love wearing jeans and blue clothing, and probably pink since that’s a pretty color overall. 
  9. What is the first thing you can think of that is the color red? The bottle of nail polish on my desk that looks red but is actually pink. 
  10. What is the last movie or tv show you watched and if it described your life what would your life be like? I watched a film version of the musical Love Never Dies which is a continuation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. If it described my life then my life would be quite dramatic! 
  11. What is the longest word you can think of on the spot? Quick answer!Onomatopoeia. And I didn’t even have to spell check it! 
  12. Where are 5 places you would like to visit that you haven’t already? 1) London. 2) Cancun. 3) Machu Picchu. 4) Rome. 5) Boston. 
  13. If you could only be known and famous for one thing which would you rather it be for: Cooking/baking, dancing, or, photography? I think I will pick dancing for this one! 
  14. Imagine this was your new horse, what would you name him/her? 
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    Ruby! 
  15. Can you draw a dress, a horse, and a star? It doesn’t have to be perfect this is meant to be fun 🙂 take a picture of your drawings and attach. Not very well but here they are!
    pameladrawspameladraws2Aww look at the horse lol, I’m going to assume her name would be Ruby!
    Ruby looks very friendly and cute 🙂 Thank you so much Pamela for your awesome answers. Onomatopoeia was the first word I thought of also. I really like Words and Stars for a bookstore, I’d shop there! We MUST be related lol only i’m guessing i’d be the bad apple in the family with Cookie as a name compared to a healthier choice like Pasta LOL.
    & free quality education for all?! Im down!

I hope you all enjoyed reading this fun Q&A. Do you have anything in common with Pamela? What would you answer differently? Let us know in the comments below💖

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Fun Q&A With Maggie; Dreaming Of Guatemala☺️

Hello all! For today’s feature of Maggie, I had the opportunity to give her this fun interview:) I didn’t want to ask the usual questions you see in interviews, that way you can learn something about her you may not already know and just see more of her imagination.✨

It was only right since she interviewed me recently. I thought this would also be a really great way to feature all 5 of my winners so yes, all 5 of them will have a fun Q&A during their week with new questions each time:)
Let’s get into the interview, I am in bold, Maggie is in italics:

  1. If you could be a unicorn or a mermaid which one would you choose and why?
    I’d rather be a mermaid, but I do think it would be tons of fun to ride a unicorn!! Haha I feel like mermaids (in stories, you know) have more freedom and aren’t hunted as much as unicorns are. But I wouldn’t want to be a scary siren or evil mermaid; think Ariel! Lol I’d definitely wan’t to be a nice mermaid like Ariel too 🙂

  2. Would you rather be trapped in your favorite book or your favorite movie? What is your favorite book or move? Book! (Avid reader here.) The one that I most recently read ended up being one of my favorites, so I’ll choose that: Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer. The main characters spend most of the novel on their own land out in Texas territory (it’s a historical fiction novel), and it would be SO cool to get to go there myself! However, they did go through some rough hardships in the book … oh well, haha. Wow, I’ve never heard of that book before. I would like to visit Texas in the future.
  3. Which color do you like best, orange or yellow? Orange. It’s easier for me to pair clothing and accessories with, it doesn’t fade on paper as much as yellow does, and most sunsets are comprised of the color orange, which is what makes them so beautiful! Nothing beats the beauty of a sunset’s warm glow. Ahh yess! Sunsets are so beautiful because of the colors.

  4. Imagine you were floating on a cloud right now, describe your thoughts and feelings: Depending on whether or not I felt secure, I would either be enjoying the ride, or freaking out from fear of falling out of the sky. I’m not magic-minded enough, so really I’d just be hanging on for dear life. (Although, is there anything to hold on to on a cloud?? Lol! Probably not, just imagine the cloud holds your weight and you are completely safe:)

  5. If you could name your new brother or sister which name would you choose? For boys, I really like the names William and Paul, and for girls, I love Isabella and Meredith! I really like William and Isabella, Meredith would go nice with Maggie though aha.

  6. If your blog name couldn’t be Dreaming Of Guatemala, what would it be? I honestly have no idea. I am horrible at coming up with blog names, and usernames, too. Proof of that is that my mom helped me come up with Dreaming of Guatemala!! It’s so cool that your mom helped you, and even that you know you have her support, because that definitely shows her support!

  7. If your life described the last song you heard, what would your life be like and what song? Right now, I’m listening to Best Of Me by Jordan Feliz, so my life would be pretty inspirational and kind of party-like. The fun thing is, it would be focused on the Lord, too 🙂 I need to check out this song!
  8. Tell us something in Spanish:) with translation: 

     ¡Eres todos muy genial! y muchas gracias para leer (You are all very cool/awesome! And thank you so much for reading. – Google Translate verified the validity of these sentences, but I came up with them!) Nice! I wish I had the patience to learn fluent Spanish. Of course I had to take the class in high school but I only learned a few words and phrases.

     

  9. Look to your right, what is the first thing you see? Our dining room table and chairs. My mom has a nice flower arrangement in a glass vase on the table, too.

  10. What month were you born in? If you could choose any other month to be born, which month would it be? April! Which is pretty cool, aside from it being pollen season. I’d choose October, most definitely! It’s when it finally starts getting cool outside here in Georgia, plus stores start carrying all of their fall/Halloween items. My favorite month by far! I love both of those months for different reasons. So many October babies in my family though and even on Halloween. I agree about it being a good month for shopping!
     
  11. If a teddy bear or doll randomly started talking to you how do you think you would react? Lol: Oh goodness I would freak out. I’d be hysterical. Even if it was friendly. Different books I’ve read and games I’ve played have encouraged this fear hahaha. Lol it would be so creepy and interesting at the same time.

  12. What is a game you love to play? JustDance on our Wii! I have three different editions of them, I love it that much, lol. I enjoy mastering the moves and dancing along to catchy songs, which are usually ones I hadn’t ever listened to up until playing the game, which is cool. Cool you dance!
  13. What things would you like to do with your younger siblings when you’re older? (25+) Surprise them with a trip to Six Flags (after verifying it with our mom haha)! It’s such a fun place to go, and I think it’d be fun to drive all of us there for a day. Taking them out to lunch at their favorite restaurant would be a blast as well (and definitely much cheaper!) – basically, I’d treat them to things we only do occasionally, since I’d have the money and I could drive us! That does sound like so much fun! You’re a great big sister! 🙂
  14. What are 5 things you want to do before you turn 25? Become fluent in Spanish, own my dream car (the light green VW Beetle), write a full-length novel (hopefully 50k words), get married (why this is fourth on the list I don’t know lol, I guess that shows that I’m happy to wait on the Lord’s timing), and maybe become fluent in ASL, too. Good luck Maggie, you can do it! No rush on marriage, you’re right it will happen in the right timing 🙂
  15. Can you draw a flower, a bird, and a baby? Take a picture of them:) It doesn’t have to be perfect at all this is supposed to be fun and I tried to use objects from your blog: Sure! Here they are:
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    After much consideration and a few failed attempts, I decided to combine your drawing challenges and draw them all together. Hahaha! It’s a freehanded ostrich, with a Hawaiian-type flower on its potato-shaped head, and a nature-loving baby riding on it. Cute, huh? Lol I’m sorry if this is a bit too extreme!

    Not too extreme at all right?! It’s perfect because it’s so creative. I definitely would have done them separate without a thought of combining them into one drawing. I love the description also:)

    Did any of you learn anything new about Maggie from this interview? Anything you would have answered the same? How would you answer any of these questions? Comment below and be sure to be following Dreaming Of Guatemala 💖

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500 Follower Q&A Game!💖☺️

Some of you have been playing this game already without even knowing it:)

I know this was supposed to be posted yesterday, but unfortunately we had some issues with the wifi and when it was finally fixed I felt like it was too late in the night to post, so here we are now…

Thank you all for your questions!
The rules of the game and how to play:

The only rules are to have asked a question, or answer my bonus questions (below) in the comments and be the first 5 to reach 500 points! There is one extra rule and I’ll tell you about it shortly.

Remember yesterday when I said that 5 is a lucky number for this post? That’s because that’s how some of you have already earned points and a head start in the game:)

All of the questions are numbered in the order they were asked. How you can earn points:
-Each number with a 5 in it (5,15,25,35) the person who asked that question gets 50 points
-The person who asked the 5th question (the 1st number with a 5) will get an additional 5 points
-The 5th person to ask a question gets 50 points
-My 5 favorite questions get 50 points
-Answer MY bonus questions (100/150 POINTS EACH)
-That extra rule: For the bonus questions, please do not choose most questions you see someone else has already answered or answer with similar choices. I will think you are just copying them and obviously that would be cheating:/)

Lets get started!

ItsSimplyMeJasmine

1.What’s your favourite quote/saying? There’s sooo many to choose from! But i’m gonna choose “remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be but neither are you where you used to be.”

2.Cats or dogs? I love both but definitely a cat lady😻

3.Sweet or savoury? Sweets are delicious of course but I prefer savory.

4.If you only had one week to live, what would you do, where would you go? Gonna be honest… If I knew I had only a week left to live I’d probably be too depressed to want to do anything. It definitely wouldn’t be enough time to do all the things I really want. The days go by so quick. That’s a really hard one!

*5.Samsung or Apple? My first Samsung was the galaxy s3 and I loved it! I think that was my favorite phone so far but this is also a really hard one because I love them both for different reasons.

Gracie Chick

6.How do you think that you can change the world? I think I can change the world by being a positive influence and inspiring many people through my writing and creativity. I can change the world by making people think outside the box, I’m very open minded and imaginative!

7.Writing or reading? Both!!

8.Drawing/painting or photography? Hmmm, I’d say painting and photography though i’m not very good at either.

9.Favourite book ever? I’ve read some really cool books, but not as much as I used to. I always say Twilight for this question because I read all the books in the series and it’s the first one I think of. My 9th grade English teacher suggested it to me, he knew I would love it.

10.Your favourite word? Oh I have quite a few favorite words! 3 of them are Euphoria, Epiphany, and Iridescent.

11.The first five things you think when you hear your own name? (Sorry, I know this is a weird one. Oh, and you can use ‘Lee’ instead of your real name) Honestly I just said it out loud to myself and thought of air lmao! Idk it seems like a short sweet airy name.. I also think of the spelling Leigh, I think it sounds pretty, that it’s part of my middle name, & Bruce Lee😂

12.The first five things you think when you hear MY name? Gracie always makes me think of grace. I feel like if you have that name you have to be really sweet. It makes me think of an old friend I had. Kind of miss her now that I think about her. It makes me think of Graciela because that’s what people called her even though her name is just Gracie lol, she’s Salvadorian. It makes me think of peace because it sounds like a peaceful name lol and it makes me think of Amazing Grace.

Maggie

13.What are your 5 current, short-term goals? My 5 current short term goals are 1.) Get back on track with blogging and catching up with everyone 2.) Plan/schedule my hair posts 3.) Share my weekend pickups 4.) Upload a video to YouTube 5.) Worry less.

14.Who is your biggest inspiration? Why do they inspire you? Jhene Aiko because I relate to her music soo much and I love her adventurous instagram and snapchat posts. She often shares a lot of inspirational quotes. If I were a singer my music would be similar to hers and a few others.

*15.What makes you happy? Making someone else happy, children/babies, accomplishments, making friends, creating things, writing,watching the sunset, music, late night conversations, the good times with family, the list goes on 🙂

16.What is something that you’re proud of? I’m proud of the fact that despite constantly feeling like the world is against me with all these unfortunate events, I keep going. I could have given up long ago and believe me I almost did. I’m also proud of this blog and how much it has grown.

Starring Pamela

17.What’s your favorite song lyric? “Why aren’t you smiling? Life can get wild when you’re caught in the whirlwind, Lost in the world when, you’re chasing the win you gotta understand…There’s really no end, there’s really no beginning,” Jhene Aiko; W.A.Y.S

18.How many photos does it take to get the perfect selfie? Often way too many lol

19.Who is someone that you’d most like to meet? Jhene Aiko lol. We could collaborate on something really nice and celebrate our birthdays together:)

*Zaynab

20.What is your favourite colour? It’s a tie between pink and gold at the moment💖

21.What attracts you to a blog? The name, the overall look, what type of posts they have, and the consistency.

Inkgirlandwords

22.Do you like Hamilton the musical? (I love it) This is actually my first time hearing of it! I may need to check it out huh?

Dollyparker 

23.Do you have any weird habits? (For example, when I’m eating something delicious, I clench my spare fist. It’s odd, and creepy, but I can’t help it haha) Lol that is a bit odd but I love it. The first thing I can think of is if I eat something sweet I MUST have something savory afterwards. I just don’t like having the sweet taste last for some reason lol unless it’s SUPERRRR delicious.

Tikeetha T

24.My question is…what relationship advice would you give to young women between the ages of 18-30? When I was 18 I was in a relationship that ended up lasting almost 5 years. It was a great relationship but I couldn’t help but wonder If I would miss out on things in life or what I might really want in a partner by staying with the same person from high school all my life, being so serious at a young age. Not that it isn’t possible! But for me, I didn’t feel it was best. I would say take things as slow as possible, really get to know the person… You might feel like you love that person sooo much and know everything about them but sometimes true colors show only after time, or when you live together, or when something terrible happens. Don’t be so involved in showing off on social media because once people get in your business they’ll try to tell you something about your boyfriend/girlfriend you might not like, or you might even feel the need to snoop around driving yourself crazy over likes and comments. I’ve been a teen, I know how they are, even some adults sadly. If you’re in a relationship with someone, ask yourself what you really like about that person without mentioning anything physical- Looks aren’t everything! LISTEN TO EACH OTHER! Share your thoughts, dreams, opinion,s and goals with each other, be a team! I could give a lot of advice but this is getting way too long lol getting carried away.

Misabella 

*25.Where is your favourite place to write down your blogs? I usually like to plan out my ideas in my notebook and write them in my notes on my phone.

Apoorva907

26.If you had the chance of visiting a continent in the world which would it be? And why? I’d have to say both Africa (for cultural reasons, go on a safari, and to volunteer in an orphanages, projects and charities) and Australia. I’ve always heard nice things about Australia especially from YouTubers I’ve watched:)

Everything EmmZeeBee 

27.What is your favourite veg and your favourite fruit? My favorite fruit is pineapple and kiwi. My favorite vegetable hmmmm… green beans? lol🤔

Cherylene 

28.If you could meet and talk to anyone dead or alive who would you choose and why? This was hard, but since I already answered who I’d like to meet alive I’ll say Aaliyah the R&B singer. I would choose her and ask what type of music she would be putting out if she were still alive today.

IWannaBeALady

29.Is there anything that you feel you were born to do, or any passion you’re dying to fulfill? I’ve always felt like I was here to just love and be loved. To inspire people and be inspired, to guide myself others to a more peaceful way of living.

It’sSimplyMeJasmine 

30.Who do you look up to the most? I look up to my dad the most. My dad and I don’t have the best relationship but he’s still my world. He does his best to be a great father despite everything that has happened and is a hard working man! He never gave up. For a while he was even a father figure to my brother (until we were separated after foster care) who is not his biological son.

ES Ordinary 

31.What sort of thing would you give up to save a family member? I don’t have much but whatever I have in that moment that can save them, take it.

32.What is the most exquisite thing you can cook? I’m not the greatest cook honestly I’m still learning. It’s often embarrassing because people have made fun of me or had negative comments about my age and not knowing how. I think I have breakfast down okay lol. Now for dinners. I just starting learning to do many things once I turned 21 (23 now) such as driving, and cooking. That’s when I started to become more independent and learn that I can’t allow family and everyone else to keep me down, letting my life go by. I was so isolated pretty much my whole life I spent at school (because I had to and school was better than home) and in my room sad, angry, and scared to do anything or ask for help with anything. I’m finally living!

33.What do you think is your natural talent? I think my natural talent has something to do with writing and creating.

34.Cheese or chocolate? Not big on either lol, but chocolate! Chocolate is good for comfort lol.

Dippy-Dotty Girl

*35. Have you finally got your essentials in place? Lol not at all!! Ugh. I did pick up a few things this weekend but none of them were furniture lol not enough for that yet. slowly but surly we’ll have it all together.

LauziesLifestyle

36.What is your idea of the perfect life? For me it would be growing up with my mom and dad them being married, and being with ALL of my brothers and sisters (my mom gave 2 of my brothers away at birth, I really hope I can find and meet them one day) my other brother (oldest) is just like me I guess and we don’t even talk anymore. We were so close. He is the one I was in foster care with. We share the same mom but not the same dad. He recently had a son, but i’m not sure I will get to meet him. I guess the perfect life would be to have had a better family connection.

37.If you could bring home an animal from the zoo? what would you choose? I really like this question 🙂 I’d probably choose a panda, a giraffe, or tiger. Why can’t they be like cats and dogs lol?

38.How would you sum yourself up in one sentence/short paragraph? In a short paragraph I would say “I lived a life where love was mostly absent, but still I am to love and be loved. Still I am to inspire, still I am to guide, and still I rise like Maya Angelou. The one who wishes she could take away all of her pain and everyone else’s, I am one of the sweetest persons you’ll ever meet. To really know me is to love me.” 🙂

My Favorite Questions:
*50 PTS*: #17(Starring Pamela), #24(Tikeetha T), #29(IWannaBeALady), #37(LauziesLifestyle), #38(LauziesLifestyle)

I also added a drawing into to the game, I plan to do something similar for 1000 followers but with a video so that you all can actually see for yourself. But for this time, I wrote down everyone’s name that asked a question and pulled 5 from a jar (I hope you all trust me) Each of the bloggers pulled will also get 50 points. The lucky 5 are…
Tikeetha T, Maggie, Gracie, Cherylene, InkGirl&Words

Bonus Questions (ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE) *100/150 PTS*

39. List 5 words I’ve used for the words of the week series (100 points)

40. For my Golden Blogger pass who was the first 2 nominations? (100 points)

41. What is my pets YouTube channel name? (150 Points)

42. What’s the name of my Summer project? (100 points)

43. List 5 short stories I’ve written for SSS (150 points)

44. 5 things I’ve done for Fun Friday (150 points)

45. On my “Today’s To Do” what is the first thing that is always on the list? (100 points) *This one has been answered 3 times already so this one will not count anymore*

46. On my blog, in my “Today’s To Do” series what does “R/C/R” stand for? (100 points)

47. What is my cats name? (100 points)

48. What are my guinea pigs names? You probably only know this if you watch the channel. (150 points)

49. I was nominated for a cute animal tag, was it the Judy The Kitty Tag, Judy The Bunny Tag, or Judy the Puppy Tag? (100 points)

50. I told you all about my first heartbreak. When did the guy break up with me? (100 points)

51. What is my blogs email? (100 points)

52. A few years ago I survived something on my dads birthday. What did I survive? (100 points)

53. Who was the first friend I made here on WordPress? (100 points)

54. What series do I have on my Instagram? (100 points)

55. What is the title of my very first blog post? (150 points)

The first 5 to reach 500 points will be featured on my blog for 5 days these next 5 weeks! It will be in order so act fast! This won’t be just sharing my favorite posts of yours to my blog, I will be doing things such as adding you to a short story, a Fun Friday relating to you and your blog, sharing my favorite pictures of you or your blog, a post about your social media, guest post, it could be anything! Just know that you’ll be on my blog for 5 days:) This is to show thanks to all of my followers, but even more to the ones who constantly read, comment, and show their support. This also helps me with post ideas for the next month basically!

I will be announcing winners as soon as there is a 5th win,

Good luck to all and thank you all again so much!

Score so far…

Its’SimplyMeJasmine- 55 pts (the additional 5 for asking the 5th question)

Maggie- 100 pts

Misabella- 50 pts

Zaynab- 50 pts (5th person to ask a question)

Dippy-DottyGirl- 50 pts

Starring Pamela- 50 pts

Tikeetha T- 100 pts

IWannaBeALady- 50 pts

GracieChick- 100 pts

Laura- 100 pts

Cherylene- 50 pts

InkGirl&Words- 50 pts

They all have a head start, but the game is still anyone’s! Let’s get on the board!

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Last chance to send your questions💖

I’ve been having some wifi troubles today and trying to upload this reminder has been a pain. I hope I goes through this time, it’s been about 20 minutes…

I just want to remind you all that this is the last chance to send in your questions, I will be answering them tomorrow:) I did not answer them Friday. I’ve got some great questions so far and I can’t wait to answer them all!

5 is going to be a lucky number during this Q&A

Just for a little example, the 5th question I get, the 5th person to ask a question.. There will be a special surprise from me as a thank you✨

Some of them have already been chosen but there will be more☺️

So just give this post a like and leave your questions in the comments💖

Thank you

Lazy Sick Day + 500 Follower Q&A!✨

Hello all who reads. I’m not sure what time it is that you’re reading this but I’m typing this out at 10 PM. The day is basically over and I almost didn’t post at all. Why?

This morning I woke up feeling a little off and extremely sleepy. My boyfriend has been sick so last night he was tossing and turning, getting up because of sweating and coldness. This also caused me to wake up every time he did. Last week he went to the doctor and was told he had strep throat. They gave him a shot and said it would pass quicker that way, he also had to take 2 days off using up the last of his sick days. He seems to be better now. We’ll see how tonight goes. As for me, I really hope I’m not getting sick too. I’m usually the first so I’m surprised that it was him this time. However, I did get sick after eating my breakfast this morning…Yeah, came right up (no I am not pregnant) and I felt terrible. Im assuming it was just the sausage but I could be coming down with something as I’ve been sniffing and sneezing a lot lately. I’m sniffing now as I type. 

Since I wasn’t feeling well today I haven’t really been active or productive until about an hour ago. Today I was supposed to finish up my tasks from yesterday and have time with my friend. Well, we’re trying yet again tomorrow- maybe.

I just got done cleaning up after the guinea pigs and some dishes because no way I was doing it earlier. No worries everyone got fed! despite not wanting to do anything else.

I have a video for their channel still needing to be edited and uploaded. YouTubing is hard work I tell you, especially just starting out and doing other things too. Making a channel for my pets was basically a test/trial to see if I would actually like doing it and get some experience, then I would create a personal or blog YouTube account. 

So far, I’m definitely not ready for that but it’s still a consideration. I’m still interested. Do any of you have YouTube channels or plan on starting one?

Besides that, I was able to make time to watch the sunset. It didn’t require too much effort as everything else did. 

Here are a couple of tonight’s shots…

I can’t wait to have a car again so we can go somewhere to get better views. I could take a walk but even standing on my balcony taking the pictures is uncomfortable sometimes. Okay a lot of the time. I don’t know, I just don’t like people watching me take pictures or taking pictures of me lol. It makes me uncomfortable. Am I the only one? 

Usually I can get nice shots without stepping out, and sometimes I take them from the bedroom window. I’ll start to share them here more since some of you don’t have Instagram, where I post majority of them.

Anyway, I hope and let’s all hope that I do not get strep throat😩🙁

Or sick period. Let’s wake up feeling better!As you all know, or you may just be finding out- I recently hit the 500 follower mark, which was one of my goals for June. I said I would let you all know what I wanted to do to celebrate and decided I had to do something involving the number 5 lol (500 would probably be a little wild) so yesterday I posted 5 times! I think that’s my record so I was proud of that.

I also want to do a Q&A, I always love reading those and asking questions so I thought you all would love to ask some questions. I’d love to answer!

So go ahead, ask me questions in the comment section💕 

Think of the most basic questions or the most interesting, I only ask that you don’t ask where I am from or my first name✨

I will be answering them next Friday, the 23rd and of course I’ll have to deliver it in a FUN way😉

Let’s make it happen! I’ve got some nice ideas for this. Ask as many as you like✨

Iridescent Dating👀🤔

Iridescent dating? What is that? Doesn’t iridescent mean luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles?

It sure does. Iridescent dating is my own play on words. It sounds a lot like interracial dating which is exactly what we’re going to be discussing. Interracial dating is when two people of a different ethnicity come together as a couple. Whether they are just seeing each other, with children, or actually get married, many people view interracial dating in different ways.

This is a poll I ran on twitter just last week. Out of 75 votes, 77% of people said that love is love. Meaning interracial dating is no different from any other type of dating. 7% said that it needs to stop, and the other 16% believes interracial dating is only the result of wanting mixed children. I do believe that SOME people do get with another person of a different race just to produce mixed children, because social media does have a way of making them out to be the “cutest babies” with the light skin, light eyes, and “good hair.” There are people who will say an African American who dates outside of their race is only trying to erase their “blackness.” Sadly, it is sometimes an identity insecurity but this isn’t true for ALL.

I’m actually in an interracial relationship at the moment (bwwm) and we’ve been together almost 2 years now. We’ve even dated in the past back in high school. Before we got back together I was actually with a black man and had that relationship not gone south I’d probably still be with him. Everything happens for a reason and you can’t help who you develop a strong connection with or who you fall in love with, it just happens. Running this poll I had no real expectations but I did predict that the first choice or last would be the majority vote. I was pleased that majority felt the same way, that love is love. We shouldn’t see color, what we should see or love about a person should always be what comes from the inside. Who that person is, who that person wants to be, how that person makes you feel is what should matter. After seeing the results I did wonder if there would be a different outcome if voters were 50 years old or older and honestly, I believe it would be. Slightly or dramatically? I can’t say.

Sometimes when my boyfriend and I go out in public I notice stares. Not many, but maybe 1 or 2 every now and then usually by an older white man, or younger black man. At first, I thought I was the only one to notice and I wouldn’t say anything because I didn’t want to sound crazy or seem like I was just looking for things to point out as a black women with a white man, but my boyfriend eventually noticed too- another older white man. Instead of keeping quiet about it, he made sure to say if he sees another person giving us a dirty look there’s going to be a problem. Of course I was glad to know he’d be willing to stand up for our relationship but I’d always try to avoid any confrontation. I secretly wonder what are going through these people’s minds when they see us together and give us dirty looks, I sometimes even wonder if the looks are only for me, is it my hair because I wear it in its natural state? Is it because my lips and nose are a little bigger, or that my skin is a little darker?

Things aren’t as bad as they were years ago, more people are coming together and seeing that we are all HUMAN regardless of what color you are or where you come from. It doesn’t matter if there are differences, the fact that we are all different in ways gives us a similarity. We have come a LONG way as a country and I feel proud to be a part of that but racism and discrimination is STILL alive today. I try my best to pay it no attention, I’ll continue to ignore the ignorance but it is an issue, it has always been an issue that needs to change.

I know that I’m beautiful, my relationship is beautiful an we’re happy in our iridescent relationship. That’s what matters.

What are your thoughts on interracial dating? Have you ever dated outside of your race? What was that experience like?

Until next time, love Lee.