Brave Heart Award

Brave Heart Award

Thank You Ronovan from
Thank You Ronovan

I was honored to be nominated by Ronovan at for the Brave Heart Award.  I was surprised and very moved by this nomination.  I wouldn’t call myself brave, but am proud to be called a good mom.  I may not be good all the time, but I do try. Thank you Ronovan!


  • Tell us a little bit about your blog. Who designed it?
The Theme is a free one from WordPress and I have put together the look and feel of it to match the place I am in.  It started out much darker and different but I have updated it.  I want to change the background but honestly haven’t gotten the time to find what I would want.


  • What is the title and description of your blog?
 Dazzling Whimsy – My Photography and My Life
    I hope that I can share who I am and what makes me unique through my pictures and my thoughts.


  • Who is your intended audience? Whoever happens to wander through. I want to be a place people can come to see something a little different, beautiful, or interesting.  I also want it to be a place that is unique, so I add my own personal, and sometimes quirky view to the photos.  You might get a recipe with it, a story, or a different take.  While pictures mean different things to different people, I think knowing a little about their meaning to the person taking it can add a different look for some.


  • How did you come up with the title of your blog? Well, I struggled with it for a long time.  At first it was more of a focus of how I am alone.  But with some encouragement from friends and fellow bloggers I decided to make it more positive.  Instead of everything I was struggling with it would be more of what I am blessed with in my life.  Once I made the decision to change the outlook I needed a fun name.  It took me a while and a lot of googling so it would be unique.  I love whimsical spontaneous moments with my daughters, and since I have three daughters and they all cheer there is a lot of glitz and sparkle in our lives.


  • Give us an interesting fun fact about your blog. I have only been doing this exactly one month today, July 16th


  • What other blogs do you own and what makes them alike?This is the only one I have


  • Do you have any unique talents or hobbies? Talents – none, Hobbies  – photography, design, computers, cooking, and gardening


  • What can we expect from you in the future? I have also spent the last month working on getting myself healthier.  I have been thinking about sharing my trials and pitfalls on my road to fitness.  Also once cheer season hits in full swing, you will see a lot more World Cup and cheerleading posts.


  • Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers/bloggers? Read others blogs.  You can see a lot of interesting things out there and pick up a lot of fun things to do.  Also ask questions.  I have found a lot of people are ready to help and very knowledgeable.


  • Before you go, could you share a snippet from your blog? I will share a piece of a post I wrote yesterday. “She is so enraptured and wrapped up in his touch, his look, his hug.  What a lovely peek into their relationship.”


I would like to nominate the following blogs for the Braveheart Award:

To be honest I am not sure exactly what makes up a brave person.  I am very flattered and honored to be chosen for this award by Ronovan from  as I have never thought of myself as brave.
I think what is brave to me is someone who posts something that is truly theirs and not following the norm.  Someone who is inspiring despite hardship.  Someone who takes the mistakes and bumps in life and makes them good things.

1. Juju Films –
First, I thought of Juju Films.  I love their true to life approach to their blog and I enjoy getting a glimpse into a life unlike my own.

Their vision is is a result of our passion in film, music, quality delivery and meeting the needs to provide an outlet for uniquely talented artists. As a global recording and multimedia venture we offer a broad array of local and international artists, as well as an impressive catalog of documentaries, short films, and rare footage. In all areas of our services our audience receive an additional benefit of gaining insight into socioeconomic and cultural awareness in Africa and its Diaspora.

2. Embracing a Wounded Soul –
Second I thought of Honua.  I love her honest approach, her poetry is moving, and she touches so many lives.
From her get to know me page:
I am here to help others Embrace Their Wounded Souls just as I struggle to do every day; yes it is a struggle. But that is the beauty of human resilience.

I hope through my words and through shared experiences we can all help others heal, laugh, cry and live.

I believe that we are all wounded at one point in our life, but we can move past it and embrace who we are despite our wounds.

3. april4june6: A journal of self-tranformation –
Third I choose April4June6 for her post a day for three months.  I like the way she breaks things down and just reflects putting it in a very direct perspective for her readers.

From her update page
Before sharing these thoughts I might have had a tendency to focus on the difficulties to reach my goals. By writing something that is open to others, I focused on the things that could inspire me everyday. And enjoy more the journey.

4. Christina from Little Sprouts Learning –
Finally, I choose Christina for her loving approach to children and her honest blog full of snippets of life.  Whether something works the way she planned or not, she shows how it can be a good thing for the children in our lives.

From her about page
I love Jesus with all my heart. I believe kids need structure and limits. I believe kids need to be hands on in order to learn. I believe kids need to get messy and dirty. I believe that everyone makes mistakes and we should all be allowed to learn from them. I believe kids are the future and I want to change the world through them! Come along and learn with us!

I think the rules are to answer the above questions, post the award, link back to who gave it to you and nominate others.  



4 thoughts on “Brave Heart Award

  1. I am sooo greatful that you have nominated my blog for a Braveheart Award! It is like a gift, and I feel honoured! I am looking for the definition of “brave” in different dictionnaries, I find :”displaying courage, resolution or daring; ready to endure pain or danger” but it must be also for some kind of meaningful purpose 🙂 Thank you for finding my resolution to write every day meaningful, and for appreciating my style! I wish to use things that occur in my everyday life to reflect on questions we all have about life.

    It has also given me the chance to discover your beautiful blog and world!


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