I’m A ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ Nominee: Appreciation Feels Good!

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So, I received a nomination for One Lovely Blog Award, thanks to Sharon at leadership2mommyship. In all honesty, recognition does feel good. 🙂 I thank Sharon for reading my blog and thinking I was worthy of this nomination. Sharon also nominated Ipuna Black, my sister. I guess she’s got good taste! LOL

I was nominated for another blog award once before. At the time, I was super busy and wasn’t able to participate by posting about the nomination and nominating 10-15 other people in return. But, I can participate now.

Those who I nominated shouldn’t feel forced to participate, but I just thought I’d let you know that your content and words are appreciated.

7 THINGS ABOUT ME

  • I’m a mother to a 22 month-old daughter and a wife. My daughter is amazing and has changed my life.
  • I’ve written 2 novels, both currently being professionally edited. I’m hoping to land an agent.
  • I have a master’s degree in television, radio, and film. I also have a bachelor’s degree in film production and electronic media, with a minor in creative writing.
  • I have 2 dogs: Abraham (8 years old), a Japanese Chin/Yorkie mix, and Abigail (7 years old), a Japanese Chin. We are now shopping around for pet insurance because Abraham might have a torn ligament or at least arthritis! Can you believe it? Ugh!
  • I used to have red wine at night, but have traded in the wine for a good book. I don’t drink at all anymore and I read every night for about 3 hours. The book I just finished reading is The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver. I finished it in 3 days, it was that good! I got a signed copy of the book by chance, as the hard copy was on clearance at Barnes & Noble. Yes, I’m a Barnes & Noble member.
  • My favorite band of all time is Metallica. I think they’re coming to L.A. soon and I would love to get a baby sitter for the night and see them live. I’ve never seen them in concert!
  • I have a very spoiled ivory Apple Snail/Mystery snail that I’ve raised since birth. The Apple snail (1.5 years old) lives in a 10-gallon tank and has it all to him/herself (not sure the sex). It loves organic kale leaves. Unfortunately, I haven’t named him/her yet. 🙂

NOMINEES

(Not in any particular order in regards to, who is better. Everyone is great and I am sorry if I missed you and didn’t get to add you to the list.)

  1. Eyes & Words
  2. The Silent Wave
  3. Rake Poetry
  4. Stacilys
  5. DeanJBaker
  6. This Tiny Blue House
  7. The Showers of Blessing
  8. Behind The White Coat
  9. Singular Fiction
  10. Amusing Nonsense
  11. Summer Shines
  12. Journey Towards Healing
  13. A Bit Of Wiggle Room
  14. Send Sunshine
  15. And Then There Was One

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate at most 15 people
  • Tell your nominees the good news!

THE BOTTOM LINE:

My nominee list runs the gamut of poets, non-fiction and fiction writers, those living with depression or autism, as well as bloggers who are spiritually religious and those who are atheists. I am an avid reader and follow an eclectic variety of bloggers because I am eclectic, myself, and I find that you can gain a lot from people with different backgrounds and beliefs that might not mirror our own.

My definition of “lovely” is honesty in writing. So, for me “lovely” blogs can be heavy/serious topics, uplifting ones or anything in between. Above all, I appreciate everyone who reads what I write and I equally appreciate the effort and beauty in the words of those I follow.

Happy blogging and have a fantastic week!



Ambrose Bierce



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35 thoughts on “I’m A ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ Nominee: Appreciation Feels Good!

    Cheila said:
    March 22, 2017 at 7:48 AM

    Congrats on your Award!! You’re Ipuna’s sister? She’s one of the most lovely people I have met here!! I love her! She’s so inspiring!

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      Sonyo Estavillo responded:
      March 22, 2017 at 10:10 AM

      Yep, I am Ipuna’s sister. 🙂 I am now following your blog and look forward to getting to know you through your posts! 🙂

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        Cheila said:
        March 22, 2017 at 12:24 PM

        Thank you so much!!

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    Ipuna Black said:
    March 22, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    I didn’t know about you ivory Apple Snail/Mystery snail! Ha ha! I learned something new. I’ll have to check out some of your recommendations too!

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    Victo Dolore said:
    March 22, 2017 at 10:04 AM

    Aw, congratulations to you!!! Thank you so much for the nomination! 🙂

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    Rayne said:
    March 22, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    Thank you so much. I’m not in a place to follow all those steps. But thank you for the nomination. I appreciate it. 🙂

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      Sonyo Estavillo responded:
      March 22, 2017 at 1:29 PM

      Oh, I totally understand and get it. I just wanted to share my appreciation for your honesty & your blog. It’s great & I am a fan! 😊

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        Rayne said:
        March 22, 2017 at 1:37 PM

        Thank you so very much. 🙂

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    Phoebe Chi (Puppydoc) said:
    March 22, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Congrats! Loved learning more about you. 🙂

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    Amanda Lyle said:
    March 22, 2017 at 3:29 PM

    Congrats! 😊

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    Andrei said:
    March 22, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Congratulations! Nice to know more about you 🙂

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    YellowCable said:
    March 22, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Congratulations and thank you very much for the nomination!

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      Sonyo Estavillo responded:
      March 22, 2017 at 4:35 PM

      No problem and thanks for the beautiful pictures & posts you put up. Look forward to your next one! 😊

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    Samantha said:
    March 23, 2017 at 6:40 AM

    Congrats on the award! And good post about it 😉

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    Michael said:
    March 23, 2017 at 1:11 PM

    Your passion for Metallica caught me off guard, ha! Congratulations on your award…well deserved 👏👏👏☺

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    Janice Wald said:
    March 24, 2017 at 3:54 PM

    Hi Sonya,
    Congratulations on winning the One Lovely Blog Award.
    I met you at Jason Cushman’s Meet and Greet. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about. I also have Meet and Greets like Jason.
    Janice

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      Sonyo Estavillo responded:
      March 24, 2017 at 4:59 PM

      Oh great, nice meeting you! I will definitely check out your blog. 😊

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        Janice Wald said:
        March 24, 2017 at 5:27 PM

        Hi Sonyo,
        Thanks for your reply. I will look forward to your visit.
        Janice

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    stacilys said:
    March 27, 2017 at 11:31 AM

    Hey Sonyo, thank you again for the nomination. I am truly honoured that you would consider me.
    So great to learn these things about you. I knew you were involved in film, tv, electronic media and all, but some of the other things you said about yourself were really interesting and different. Ex: the snail, novels, dogs and amount of time you read for. 🙂
    Hope you had a nice weekend, and please have a lovely week ahead.
    🙂 ❤

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      Sonyo Estavillo responded:
      March 27, 2017 at 11:56 AM

      You are so welcome and you deserve the recognition! It’s okay if you don’t participate. If you do, that’s great too! 😊 Have a great week as well!!! ❤

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        stacilys said:
        March 30, 2017 at 9:50 AM

        Awwww, thank you so much Sonyo. I’m so sorry I’ve been so absent this week. It’s because I’ve been doing a course in the afternoons and in the mornings I homeschool my ASD son. I did read your last piece though on the colors of unity. It was so beautiful. I will comment on it once I get the chance ok.
        Hope you’ve been having a great week.
        🙂 ❤

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        Sonyo Estavillo responded:
        March 30, 2017 at 1:59 PM

        Thank you Staci, I can understand the amount of work it takes to homeschool. I’ve known a few homeschool moms, their kid end up above average and are super smart. I commend you for being your son’s teacher. 😊

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        stacilys said:
        April 6, 2017 at 12:58 PM

        Oh, that’s great. I believe that they end up super smart because they get individualized education, geared toward them.
        Thanks a ton Sonyo. Here in Brazil, there is not a lot of help for kids on the spectrum in the school system. It’s worked so much better pulling him out.
        🙂

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    leadership2mommyship said:
    April 1, 2017 at 12:23 AM

    Congratulations Sonya! It’s nice to learn more about you. I had no idea you are Ipuna’s sister. How about that! Well your family must be very proud of you two!

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