The Creative Blogger Award

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Thank you to Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard for nominating A Novel Glimpse for The Creative Blogger Award. Don’t forget to check out her blog! 🙂

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RULES

Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
Share 5 facts about yourself.
Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.


5 FACTS ABOUT ME:

1. I have an only child. No, we’re not having more kids. We had one on purpose. Sometimes, I feel guilty that she doesn’t have a sibling, but most of the time I don’t. I feel lucky that she gets all of our time and attention. Plus, now that we’re involved in sports, I see families struggling to get all of their kids to practice and games and I don’t have to worry about it.

2. I’m married to my best friend’s ex-boyfriend’s best friend. We all went to high school together. She dated the guy for 3 years, but I never really knew my husband. I was even good friends with her ex-boyfriend and knew his other friends. It wasn’t until I graduated from college that another mutual friend introduced us and the rest is history.

3. I hate flying. I know planes are safer than cars, but they make me nervous. Every time I fly, I have to remind myself that one of my best friends used to be a flight attendant and flew multiple times a day without crashing.

4. I love a good Midwestern or Southern accent. I could listen to Matthew McConaughey speak all day long. (Just don’t tell my husband. Lol!)

5. I love watching The Mindy Project. My best friend once told me that if we both hadn’t gotten married and had kids, she could imagine we would be a lot like Mindy. Well, I’d be Mindy and she would be my best friend. I’m still not quite sure if that was a compliment or not.

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I nominate:

Skylee @ The Night Girl

Kelly @ Here’s to Happy Endings

Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland

Pooja @ Dreamy Romance Book Blog

Day 3: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge

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Thank you to Annemieke @ A Dance with Books for tagging me to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. So, here’s how it goes…

Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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This Song Will Save Your LifeMy final quote is from This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. I chose it because it is simple and true. It’s something pretty much everyone has to learn.

“People are who they are and, try as you might, you cannot make them be what you want them to be.”
―Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

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My final challenge nominees are:

Warisha @ Warisha Reads

Erika & Miedjel @ partnersinbooks

Alyssa @ Seals of Approval Books

Day 2: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge

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Thank you to Annemieke @ A Dance with Books for tagging me to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. So, here’s how it goes…

Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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Kaleidoscope Hearts (Hearts, #1)Today’s quote is from Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras. I found Kaleidoscope Hearts to be incredibly moving book. It was with filled with emotions from the start. This particular quote spoke to me because love really is all of those things at different times in life. And I really do think love is everything.

“Love is beautiful, shattering, moving, haunting. Love is everything.”

-Claire Contreras, Kaleidoscope Hearts

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Today, I nominate:

Skylee @ The Night Girl

Brittany Marie @ brittanymariereads

My Ink & Wit

Tales of a Book Bag: Rimrock Lake, WA

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A couple of weeks ago, I started my new blog feature, Tales of a Book BagTales of a Book Bag is a quick look at places my book bag has been.

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Last weekend, my book bag took another fun camping/boating trip. This time it was to Rimrock Lake. Rimrock Lake is in the Wenatchee National Forest, on U.S. Hwy 12 about 10 miles from White Pass. It’s a man-made lake that was formed when the Tieton Dam was built on the Tieton River to provide irrigation to the Yakima Valley.

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Rimrock Lake is one of my favorite places to camp. It’s simply beautiful. We camp at The Rimrock Lake Resort. It’s quiet, clean, well kept and has free showers. There are both tent and RV sites and a dock you can rent slips in to tie up your boat. Our kids love the swim area.  It’s perfect for bringing your floaties and lounging in the water.

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If you’re into camping, boating or fishing in Washington, I would highly suggest planning a trip to Rimrock Lake. It’s about two and half hours from Seattle. The drive is beautiful and goes quickly.

Day 1: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge

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Thank you to Annemieke @ A Dance with Books for tagging me to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. So, here’s how it goes…

Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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Bright Side (Bright Side, #1)Today’s quote is from Bright Side  by Kim Holden. I don’t think a book has had such an emotional effect on me since I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I laughed, I cried and I am constantly trying to apply the following quote to my life now.

“Do epic.”

-Kim Holden, Bright Side

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I nominate:

Kelly @ Here’s to Happy Endings

Pooja @ Dreamy Romance Book Blog

Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland