Getting to know me even better + a few lovely blogs

Around a month ago, I received the One Lovely Blog Award from the lovely Laloofah of Mehitable Days. I had just posted my Stylish Blogger Award so I didn’t want to overwhelm you with awards and TMI about me and so on, but it’s about time I brought this up! I was so happy because I’ve never heard about the One Lovely Blog Award, I found out that I had received it by coincidence, and, well… who doesn’t love getting a reward? Plus it’s about time I thank Laloofah for presenting the award to me. I’m so happy that you find my blog to be lovely, felt that I deserved the award, and wrote a comment so that I could get to know you and your blog!

The rules go like this:
1) Thank and link the blogger who has given you the award
2) Copy and paste the logo in your blog
3) Share 7 things about yourself
4) Nominate 15 other great bloggers
5) Comment and let them know of the award *

Oh, gosh! I don’t even know where to begin. I had a hard enough time thinking of what to write for my last award, ha!

  1. Some qualities of mine that others would consider weaknesses that I claim to be my strengths: I’m stubborn (thanks to this I’m able to stick to a goal like vegetarianism/veganism), I say what’s on my mind/I’m very direct, I like to talk out a conflict until it’s been resolved rather than dropping it, I can be very random,… just to name a few. ; )
  2. I like to eat plain lemons (whole lemons). When I was younger and people would say how important vitamin C is, I would say that I’m practically made of vitamin C since I ate so many lemons.
  3. My favorite color is yellow. The color yellow is very inspiring to me because I’d like to be moreΒ like the color: positive, upbeat, radiant.
  4. I love dark chocolate. A few people say to me “oh, no! You can’t eat chocolate now that you’re vegan!”, but they are very mistaken. E.Wedel dark chocolate from Poland is my very favorite chocolate. I’m so pleased because my uncle recently brought me a whole box of these exact bars when he came to visit!
  5. I like to play badminton. I used to play it in my backyard with my brothers and dad all the time in the summer.
  6. My music is very personal to me. I rarely suggest songs/artists to anyone unless I’m at least 75% sure they’ll like it. When someone tells me that a song/artist I’m listening to, which I especially love, is terrible, I take it very personally. If I suggested all the music I fall in love with here on Four Leaf Clover, this would probably turn into mostly a music blog, ha!
  7. I go back and forth between what I want my life to be like: whether I want to live in a big city or small community out in the woods somewhere, whether I want to buy a bunch of clothes or make my own, whether I want to go grocery shopping or plant and make all of my own food, whether I want to be a writer with an animal sanctuary or… The list goes on and on. I suppose I just need to continue living my life the way I want to and things will fall into place the way they should on their own.

* The last two bloggers who received and presented these awards didn’t inform their award winners that they had won the award and instead let them find out for themselves when visiting the blog giving the award. I quite like that idea and have chosen not just lovely blogs, but specifically readers who take the time to comment on a regular basis and let me know that they appreciate my blog and me so hopefully they’ll get a nice surprise fairly soon! I’m supposed to give the award to 15 blogs, but I wanted to pick out those who’ve been extra amazing. A few other wonderful bloggers who are equally amazing I’ve mentioned in my Stylish Blogger Award post. Thank you all, it means so much! Although, I think all of my readers are lovely and deserve an infinite amount of thank you’s.

Ashley of Searching for Health
Brandi of Not Your Average Ordinary & Pizzelles
Gloria of Little White Whale
Kimbirdy of Fill Your Well
Krystal of Village
Viv of The Eclectic Life
Also, you don’t have a blog, but thank you Misty, as well!


Misty :)
6 April 2011 - 3:10 am

You were definitely right! This did make me smile and definitely made my night πŸ™‚ Thank you so much! I don’t know why but it also made me a little teary-eyed when I saw my name at the bottom of that list! Thanks for thinking I’m amazing! And thanks for creating an amazing blog for everyone to read! I know you work hard on it and it definitely pays off!! I can tell how much work you put in to it (without you telling me how long it takes you) and it is just amazing to be able to read what you are writing. You don’t just write to write. You have a purpose, you are passionate about what you write, and you make reading your blog exciting! Thank you for all of this! You are doing something that will help make the world (and people) better with each blog you post and I’m glad I can be a part of it!

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
6 April 2011 - 4:26 am

Same for #3 and #7!

I love these award posts because I learn so much about people. I hope you receive lots and lots more so I can keep on learning! πŸ™‚

6 April 2011 - 11:24 am

Misty – I thought everyone who makes an effort to comment multiple times, mostly on a regular basis, deserved a big thank you and you comment probably more than anyone! There’s no reason to thank me.. the thanks all goes to you. Especially for your super nice and encouraging comment. I’m so happy that you feel that way towards my blog and appreciate it. Thank you! : )

Kayla – Psst… I got another one recently so you’ll be seeing some more info about me fairly soon, ha! And that’s so cool that you’re the same about #3 & #7… I’m glad to know I’m not alone!

6 April 2011 - 12:50 pm

Congrats on your award! Can I say that you are the first person I have met beside myself that eats lemons whole, I eat them like other people eat oranges and people find that quite strange

6 April 2011 - 2:03 pm

Zoya – Thank you & that’s so cool! People think I’m so weird for eating them like that, but I just love them so much!

6 April 2011 - 11:39 pm

what a fun way to get to know you better! and i feel so honored to have made the list. πŸ™‚ i’m going to go follow your music link to check out what you’re listening to. music is life to me, and i love discovering new bands all the time! also, we played badminton at our wedding. it’s such a fun, fancy lawn game.

7 April 2011 - 1:36 am

Kimbirdy – I’m so glad you found this! I hope you find something you like in my music category. : ) And what an awesome thing to do at your wedding!

7 April 2011 - 6:14 pm

aw thank you so so much for the award!!! you definitely deserved it my friend. and maybe your favorite color is yellow because of all those lemons!

viv @ the eclectic life
7 April 2011 - 8:03 pm

Eva! You’re much too sweet to me. This certainly was a nice surprise! Thank you for the kind mention and I loved these 7 tidbits that help us get to know you better. I can NOT believe that you can can eat lemons whole. It completely baffles me! Well at least I know, if I ever get to meet you in person that a basket of lemons may be a good idea to greet you with!

7 April 2011 - 9:58 pm

I’m impressed at your ability to eat a plain lemon. I’ve never known anyone that’s been able to do that! You’ll probably never get scurvy, that’s for sure. πŸ™‚
I love that you say what’s on your mind. I love people like that, it’s so refreshing.

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
7 April 2011 - 10:05 pm

Aww, thanks for passing this to me! And to be up there with so many other bloggers I love and admire means a lot. I’m completely with you on stuborness too. Let’s call it resolution from now on, yes?

8 April 2011 - 5:28 pm

thank you, eva! what an honor to be listed with those lovely ladies πŸ™‚ i hope you’re at least putting some sugar on those lemons before you chomp into them – too funny!

9 April 2011 - 1:52 am

Congrats, Eva! Thanks so much for the mention, as always you’re too sweet. Have a fantastic weekend.

9 April 2011 - 1:02 pm

Thank you all for the congratulations and right back atchya! I’m surprised that my lemon fact got so many mentions, ha! Yes.. I love ’em, but I don’t eat them all the time as I’m worried it would completely eat my enamel! And as for sugar… sometimes, sometimes not. πŸ˜‰

25 April 2011 - 3:17 pm

Hi, Eva!
I apologize for taking so long to get to this post (and for having to drop out of Blogging World entirely for the time being!) I miss visiting your blog!

I’m so glad you enjoyed receiving this award, it’s most decidedly deserved ~ your blog truly is a lovely reflection of the lovely person who composes it! πŸ™‚

I enjoyed reading your list of facts about you, and I thought the same thing that Krystal did about your loving lemons and the color yellow!

You brought back fun memories of badminton games I used to play as a teen with my cousins and our dads at my grandparents’ farm in Maine. I LOVED badminton, but haven’t had a chance to play it since! Now you’ve inspired me to want to play again! Kimbirdy’s wedding sure sounded fun, didn’t it?

Dark chocolate is the BEST! I wonder if anyone makes a vegan dark chocolate bar with lemon bits in it? πŸ™‚

I can so relate to much of what you said in #7. It will be fun to see through your blog all the directions life takes you!

Have a wonderful week, Eva, and thank you for being patient with me these days! xoxo

27 April 2011 - 2:35 am

Laloofah – Thank you for coming back and reading this post! And thank you for saying such nice things about my blog and me!

This post inspired me to want to play badminton again soon, too! It’s been too long.

Hah.. no idea about the lemon chocolate bar. Sounds reeealy nice, though. πŸ™‚

No worries about taking care of life first, ha! I hope you have a wonderful week, too!

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