Liebster Award


Thank you Thought Orchard for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award, it’s always an honor to receive recognition from one of my peers and I am honored. 🙂

The rules are:

– Thank the awesome blogger who nominated you.

– Post the award badge on your blog.

– Answer the questions your nominator has left for you.

– Nominate some other awesome bloggers.

– Make up 10 questions for them to answer.

1. Which of these do you think is humanity’s worst trait: duplicity, ignorance, selfishness, cowardice or aggression? aggression

2. In your opinion, are you a peaceful person? absolutely, ohmmmm 🙂

3. What’s the most stupid/illogical thing you’ve ever done? Putting toxins in my body ie. cigarettes, too much alcohol, etc.

4. Do you think humans are all naturally selfish? No, I think all are self interested. You must take care of yourself before you can help others

5. Books or films? films

6. What are your five worst fears (between 4 and 6…see what I did there?)? scary basement, ghosts, tornados, not being liked, spiders

7. Do you agree that telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile? yes

8. Would you die to save someone? depends on the circumstances and who it is

9. How do you settle arguments? compromise

10. How will/did you celebrate turning 18? drinking and partying

Nominations. I have nominated 11 people!

Love Who You Are


The Life Stories

Admissions of an Angel


Photography Turret

I am Hot Wheels



Antiquarian Anabaptist

The Miscarriage Diaries

Congrats guys! You are all amazing bloggers and are so deserving of this award 🙂

Here are your 10 questions, enjoy!

1. What is your earliest memory?

2. What is your happiest childhood memory? Why?

3. Which is worse, failing or never trying?

4. What is the one thing you would like to change most in the world?

5. If the average lifespan changed to 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

6. When did you first fall in love?

7. How do you know you’re in love?

8. Would you break the law to save someone you love?

9. What would you do if you had a Billion dollars?

10. Would you rather (must pick one) have hiccups for the rest of your life or feel like you are going to sneeze for the rest of your life?


300 followers blog book of mohs

I want to thank my wonderful followers of my blog and my twitter @bookofmohs for supporting me. I just started book of mohs in June 2013 and I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the kind comments and encouragement that readers have shown. I have blogged on other platforms and I can confidently say that WordPress has the most supportive active blogger community I’ve ever seen. Thank you to all for providing an audience for my humble blog 🙂


The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award WordPress

Trees Without Roots was kind enough to nominate me for The Versatile Blogger Award. It never gets old when you receive a blogging award from a fellow writer. I appreciate you thinking of me and I am truly honored. Thank you so very much!

Here are the rules:

Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.
Here’s mine:

– I was a drummer in a band when I was 15 and we totally suck… I mean rocked. The name of our 3 piece grunge rock band was Spring Loaded. We played mostly Nirvana covers and even had our first and last concert in my mom’s backyard where 20 of our closest friends attended.
– I went on an foreign exchange program in Germany at 16 and we drank lots of beer and had the time of our lives.
– I realized college was not for me after switching my major 3 times, attending 10 colleges, and racking up plenty of debt, but it was all worth it, at least I keep trying to convince myself of that.
– I have been creating websites since I was 16 years old when I learned HTML on a web tv, wow that really dates me.
– True story, I met my wife on MySpace, yes that quirky social network we all loved to hate. She was a friend of a friend. I thought she was cute in her profile pic so I messaged her and the rest is history.
– I am a do it yourself kind of guy with a construction background so I’ve done a lot of work on our house including windows, flooring, plumbing, and even cut down a 60 ft tall tree in our front yard.
– I am the proud parent of a 16 month old girl Josie who I blog about often. Being her daddy is my greatest accomplishment thus far 🙂

Here are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations, these are versatile and talented bloggers:

Ann Johnson Murphree Author
The Turn of the Earth
Thought Orchard
Life Lessons With Allie
Nick Thiwerspoon’s Rants
Lost and Found
Card Castles in the Sky
Simple Life, Simple Love
Professional M.O.M.
A Beautiful Comparison
Christine Blackwell
Life…..A Work in Progress
Dad’s the Way I Like It
Welcome to My World: As Seen Through the Eyes of my Lens

Shine On Award

Shine On Blog Award

I am so happy to connect with other writers and honored to nominated by for the Shine On Award!

Rules of the Award:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award requirements.

Seven Things About Me
1. I am a painter, oil, acrylic, and watercolor
2. I have 1 dog, Harry Potter, a golden colored Pomeranian
3. I have 2 long-haired kitty cats, Minou and Foxy
4. I love spending time with my family
5. I have cut down a 60 ft tall tree
6. I volunteer for habitat for humanity
7. I listen to public radio

Here are my nominees for the Shine On Award: