Awards, Family & Friends, Inspiration

The Creative Blogger Award


I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Leyla at Culinary Mosaic for nominating me for the Creative Blogger Award!

Culinary Mosaic is a beautifully-woven combination of delicious recipes such as Wild Blueberry Muffins, delightful writings of life in Alaska and experiences gained through Leyla’s world travels. Leyla’s blog is inspiring, creative and one of my favorites to enjoy! I truly hope you’ll visit as well!

Five things about myself:

-I would love to travel more with my family — first destination on the list would most probably be Italy!

-I love to write — blogging, short stories, and hopefully one day, books and a children’s series!

-I love going to the ocean and being on the beach — I equally love the serenity of the mountains.

-I would love to swim with dolphins and learn to paddle board.

-It is my desire to inspire my readers!

My 15 blog nominations — (it was extremely difficult to narrow it down to 15!)

  1. Sadie’s Nest
  2. Books and Lavender
  3. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
  4. Joy of Spanish Cooking
  5. Travels with Choppy
  6. The Sweet Edge
  7. It’s Cooking with Magda
  8. Anna’s Cuisine
  9. Chorizo and Thyme
  10. Simple and Healthy Foods
  11. Kittymag
  12. El Postre de Ana
  13. Keep Calm and Cake
  14. Natascha’s Place
  15. Aromatic Essence


The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2.  Share 5 things about yourself.
  3.  Nominate 15 bloggers.
  4. Keep the rules in your post.





  1. Congratulations Anna. I won that one a few years ago as Kentucky Angel, and I’m so happy for you. You are so deserving of this and it makes me glad I know you, even though you are probably scratching your head wondering “wha..?” It’s Angie from Kentucky Angel, with a new blog.

    I stopped the Kentucky Angel blog because of circumstances that were spinning out of control, and have started this present one at if I got it typed in there okay, about what is going on now.

    1. Thank you so much, Angie! 😀 I’m so happy to see you back, and I will definitely check out your new blog! Sending love and big hugs, sweet friend! xo

    2. I tried clicking on your site, but it won’t go to your blog. 🙁

  2. That is strange Anna. I’m having problems getting my comments to post to blogs also. I don’t know what the problem is with WordPress and my efforts, but it does show in my reader — or at least it did earlier. Guess I’ll have to check it out again, maybe do more maneuvering. Later though, when my energy level is higher. Dragging my tail feathers right now. The biggie for now is that I have cancer, and I’ll let it all take it’s course naturally, mainly because I’m too tired to fight aggressively now that the MS is worse also. My kids are trying to be okay with it, but it’s hard for them after losing their dad in October, but at the same time they sure don’t want to watch me go thru being sick, so we are just taking it one day at a time.
    Hugs, Angie

    1. Oh Angie, I’m so sorry to hear about the cancer. If you don’t mind me asking — what type is it? You are in my prayers, dear friend. You’re right — take it one day at a time. My Dad always taught us that — to take things one day at a time.You are in God’s hands, and He will never leave you. His love far surpasses anything we can ever imagine. With Jesus, we know that the best is yet to come! With much love and hugs! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much, Derrick! 🙂

  3. Congratulations and thank you so much! ❤❤❤❤❤❤

    1. Thank you, Natascha, and you’re very welcome! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

      1. Thank YOU! Same to you xxxxx

  4. Congratulations! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  5. Congrats Anna on your Award ! You are definitely deserve all the awards possible. I love your blog. xxx

    1. Thank you so much, dear friend! You are so kind! I feel the same about you and your lovely blog! 🙂 Sending hugs from Idaho!

      1. Hugs back to you 🙂

  6. Best wishes and blessings as they are well-deserved! 🌟✨💫

    1. Thank you so much, dear Gail — you are so kind! Sending hugs! 🙂

  7. Congrats Anna, and thanks for the nomination 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Freda! And you’re very welcome — your blog is delightful! 🙂

  8. Congrats! you do inspire us little sis! xxx

    1. Aww, Lynn, that means so much to me! You inspire us all as well, dear sis!! xoxo

  9. Thank you for the nomination! I don’t know if you saw my comment, but I don’t know if I am going to get to this – between the regular blogging and the A to Z Challenge, I am swamped (plus that ‘job that pays me’ thing). But I love seeing your answers. I, too, love the ocean and the mountains. I just need to figure out how to reach a point where I can spend all my time on vacation and enjoy both whenever I want!

  10. Very cool, congratulations!

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  11. You are such a blessing to me! Thank you for always being so supportive 🙂 I’ll have to check out this blog, there is a part of me that wants to be an Alaskan homesteader! You’ll get to Italy one day… in the meantime you are perfecting that tiramisu! 😉

    1. Thank you so much! You are such a blessing to me as well, dear Sadie! 🙂 You’ll love Leyla’s blog! I love her recipe for muffins made with freshly-picked Alaskan berries! *sigh* I also want to make it to Michigan one day … or have you make it to Idaho one day! 😉

      1. Agreed 🙂 Meeting you is on my list!

        1. On my list, too!! 😉

  12. Congratulations, Anna! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Katie! 🙂

  13. Thank you for your kind words, my dear Anna! <3 You are an amazing person 🙂

    1. Thank you, dear Leyla! 🙂 You are an amazing friend and a wonderful blessing!

  14. Congrats Anna! Through Nandini’s blog site I found yours and am enjoying the delish foods you create or whip up😊

    1. Thank you so very much — you are so kind, and I am so delighted that you are enjoying the blog! I enjoy Nandini’s blog site so much! I’m so happy you found Life Bellissima, and I look forward to visiting your site as well! 🙂
      ~ Anna

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