The Mystery Blogger Award | 1


Imagine my surprise when I recently woke up one morning to find that I had been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award. According to Okoto Enigma, the creator of this award, it is:

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.

Thanks so much to Azia @ The Uncharted World for nominating me!


  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)


  1. I can touch my nose with my tongue.
  2. I’ve never traveled outside of the United States.
  3. I have a pair of lucky Converse shoes that I wear whenever I take an exam or have to give a presentation in class.


This is excellent timing because these questions are perfect for the turn of the new year!

What will be your new year’s resolution?

I’ll undoubtedly have many New Year’s resolutions (I love making resolutions!) but I think one of my most important goals is to slow down an appreciate more. This applies to reading, blogging, and life in general. Particularly with blogging, I want to stop feeling like I need to race through books just to check them off of a list. There’s value in taking time with a book!

How would you describe your perfect Christmas?

Quality time with family around the tree, lots of laughter, and homemade coffee cake for breakfast.

Do you have a daily routine for blogging?

Yes! Now that I’m home from college for winter break I can finally get back into my blogging routine. Usually I read through and comment on posts on other blogs while eating breakfast and then work on my own posts for a bit. Blogging is a great way to start the day!

What are some of the things/books you are looking forward to next year?

  • Being able to take two English classes in one semester.
  • Performing with my college’s tap dancing group at our annual show in February.
  • Reaching the halfway point in my undergraduate college career (this is also a bit terrifying!).
  • Hearing all about my brother’s experiences as a college freshman!

2017 should be an exciting and interesting year!

Weird/Funny: Which Marvel Avenger (or any other superhero/heroine) do you think best represents you?

Definitely Captain America (and not just because he’s my favorite!). I’m a rule follower by nature and I can really relate to a lot of the values that Steve Rogers stands for.


Because I LOVE Azia’s questions, I’m going to pass them along!

  1. What will be your new year’s resolution?
  2. How would you describe your perfect Christmas?
  3. Do you have a daily routine for blogging?
  4. What are some of the things/books you are looking forward to next year?
  5. Weird/Funny: Which Marvel Avenger (or any other superhero/heroine) do you think best represents you?


What are your answers to these questions? What do you think of mine? Let me know in the comments section below!



24 Replies to “The Mystery Blogger Award | 1”

  1. Coffee cake is our traditional Christmas morning breakfast too. 🙂 Sometimes it’s an apple coffee cake, but this year it was a cinnamon streusel pecan coffee cake to celebrate my daughter outgrowing her allergy to tree nuts! She’s still extremely allergic to peanuts, but we bought whole pecans and cracked them ourselves. 🙂

    I also love Captain America! I’ve always been more of a DC fan, but Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell are so perfect in their roles!

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    1. That’s such good news that she outgrew her tree nut allergy! Technically I’ve outgrown mine as well, but I still stay away from all nuts because my peanut allergy is really bad and I’m afraid of cross contamination. That cinnamon streusel pecan coffee cake sounds delicious!

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      1. Yes, we’re being super careful about tree nuts because of cross contamination. The brands Wonderful Almonds and Wonderful Pistachios are great because they only work with a single type of nut. Pecans and walnuts in the shell seemed safest (I bet there are even places where you can pick your own pecans – here in the South, at least). She is absolutely not allowed to eat any tree nuts that my husband or I haven’t purchased / checked the package.

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  2. Happy New Year, Holly. I was nominated for the award by a different person, but I’m not going the award path this time around. Congratulations on your own award. I love this concept 💡.

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  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    I have a strong peanut allergy as well, and for some reason I feel like I have outgrown it and am eager to take a test and see! I think that even if they tell me I’m not allergic anymore I still wouldn’t eat peanuts haha 🙂
    Great post and congrats on your award!

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    1. That’s exactly how I feel, too! I actually got tested about two years ago and the results showed that I’m definitely still allergic. 😦 Either way, I wouldn’t feel comfortable eating peanuts anyways. I’m so used to avoiding them at all costs!

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  4. When I was younger, my friends used to ask me if I could touch my nose with my tongue and I’d try really hard haha I even practiced at home! Never managed to do it, tho 😦
    I love making New Year’s resolutions too, but I almost never stick to them. I guess I just need the right motivation … And I need to get myself a blogging schedule as well! :/ I just check WordPress when I have time, but sometimes days can pass by and nothing!! 😦

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  5. YES TO SLOWING DOWN AND APPRECIATE MORE! I’m always in a rush both when it comes to books and pretty much everything else in my life. I did a scientific research about this back in uni actually and it was HARD to change hahaha but still, I want to read books more leisurely instead of feeling like I have to read as many as possible. Thank you for nominating me! ❤

    Also I want to see how you touch your nose with your tongue. I tried when I read it and failed 😛

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    1. haha I should do a nose-touching tutorial 🙂
      It’s so hard to slow down sometimes… especially around this time of year, when all I really want to do is get ahead with my New Year’s resolutions already. But I find that when I do take the time to slow down I appreciate and enjoy experiences (reading and otherwise) so much more! It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who struggles with this at times 🙂

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      1. You’re definitely not alone! And I know I said I wanted to slow down… but right now I’m currently racing through my TBRs hahaha because I bought 14 books last month alone and I feel guilty for having too many unread books 😂😂


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