for epic awesomeness.

epic awesomeness.

Thank you Joana at The Great Journey for this award. I think this may be my favorite award of all the ones I’ve seen because it encourages sharing of blogs we love but no pressure to pick this many or answer this many questions and make up this many new questions! Plus the graphic is beautiful! (I’m into that sort of thing.)

The Award Rules:

1. I know you are Awesome, tell us why.
2. You are my friends and tell us about others.
3. Be creative. It’s alright if you can’t be.
4. I give no questions to be fully answered but let yourself go here. Thank you.

 1. Wow, I really don’t think of myself as ‘awesome.’ More like… passable. Able to be tolerated. Okay in small doses. I also do not think of myself as ‘confident.’ Can you tell? I’m kind of a moody pessimist and am prone to bouts of heightened anxiety. But I guess I’m good at some things… writing, being funny, a bit of graphic design, cooking and baking, all sorts of paper-craft stuff like custom designed cards and invitations and even origami. And sleeping. I’m great at that.

2. I’ve never thought of myself as someone good at making friends, but I think I have some here. I think these are deserving of being called ‘epically awesome.’

I’m sure some, most, or all of these have already received this award, but I want them to know I think they’re awesome, too. Some have been great friends to me… others I don’t know as well but I love all of these blogs…

Wandering Soul
Sass and Sauce
The Great Journey (back at you! :))
The Tawdry Tales of Tess
The Turtle Way
Torn Pages & Coffee Stains

 3. Well, you can read my fiction (at least what I’ve posted to this blog). And I just started ‘fiction friday‘ and even made the fancy title logo for it myself. I thought that came out great… I was very happy with it. Hm… and one time my daughter had a Tinkerbell birthday party… here’s the cake I made… with matching cupcakes…

tinkerbell's house.tinkerbell cupcakes.

4. Let myself go… hm…

  • I like my first cup of coffee in the morning (or whenever the hell I get my lazy ass out of bed).
  • I like reading something about love and relationships as I fall asleep and I always wish I’d have a dream about what I read (rarely happens…).
  • I like kissing.
  • I like seeing my children happy, smiling, laughing.
  • I like falling in love and I wish I could do it every day. (I love my husband but we have been together for 17 years… the ‘falling in love’ part was a looong time ago.)
  • I like cheese.
  • I like warm sunshine but not hot weather.
  • I like the color black… if given a choice, I always choose the black one… the black shirt, the black shoes, the black phone case, the black… pretty much everything.
  • I like the dentist better than the doctor. (Plus my dentist is hot.)

I need to stop now… before I start sounding crazy. Or… more crazy. Plus, I’m not sure if more than 1 or 2 of you actually read all the way to the end of this post! Ha!



About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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23 Responses to for epic awesomeness.

  1. Wandering Soul says:

    oh wow! Thanks so much! You definitely are epic awesome! Congratulations!

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  2. sassandsauce says:

    Well I do think you’re awesome too! Besides being creative (Loved the cake) What kind of icing do you use? Maybe you can share the recipe sometime!

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    • I’m laughing because I used frosting from a tub I bought at the grocery store… Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines or Pillsbury… the big 3… it was one of those… And I colored parts of it as needed! The only frosting I always make from scratch is cream cheese frosting. Because store-bought isn’t even close to the real thing!

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      • sassandsauce says:

        Hehe! In India all store-bought frosting is expensive, and doesn’t taste as good either. I make buttercream from scratch. Never tried my hand at fondant. And my creamcheese frosting just doesnt taste nice 😦


        • I love my cream cheese frosting recipe… I’ll have to get that for you! I’ve made other kinds from scratch and they’re good… better than store-bought. But usually I’m so buried in party stuff that I skip making it and take the easy way out. And it’s not expensive here at all! How interesting that it’s so different!

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  3. Tiegan says:

    In terms of #1, it does help to think of all your positive traits. That will definitely help your confidence. Especially since someone like you shouldn’t have a reason to be self-conscious!

    #3- Fiction Friday is off to a good start and the cake and cupcakes look delicious….

    Note: I did read to the end of your post.


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  4. David Robert says:

    I’m awesome? Me? Wait. Was that a typo. Did you intend to nominate someone else. You did, didn’t you? Ugh. Now I feel weird. I’m still taking the award though and I’ll start practicing being awesome. I won’t let you down. Thank you!!!

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  5. I love your approach to this, Sandra – very cool! You ARE awesome!

    Thank you for thinking of me for this, too. Awesome AND supersweet! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dawn Marie says:

    so funny! By the way…I like cheese too! Hugs!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. wwwpalfitness says:

    Thanks you for spreading this. it is unique. I gave it to many including Anand, Vibrant and he passed it to Joana

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  8. wwwpalfitness says:

    Reblogged this on wwwpalfitness.


  9. Vibrant says:

    Congratulations, Sandra 🙂

    You are epically awesome 🙂 I loved reading about you and those cakes are awesome.

    Thanks for telling about yourself!

    Love and light ❤

    Anand 🙂

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  11. Congratulations you seem pretty awesome to me!


  12. chape says:

    Congrats!! Epicly awesome post!! 🙂


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  15. Lovely, Sandra!

    Thank you for the nomination! I am in a state of recovery (been in the hospital for a few days…for nothing exciting or tawdry, just testing and diagnostics) and I will get right to this very soon.
    It’s always good to read more about you. The cake and cupcakes are beautiful…I’ve made some complex cakes and mine never looked that good.
    I love cheese, too (but it doesn’t love me)
    I completely relate to choosing black….purse, shoes, even eyeliner.

    You have a wonderfully giving spirit. I really appreciate the award. Thanks, again.

    All my best…

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    • Oh, what a sweet note! Thanks for that. And certainly don’t worry about when you get to this. I think you can take all the time you want… and if you’re too busy, that’s fine, too! I just wanted to recognize you because I think your blog is awesome… and I love that it’s very… not shy. Something I’m working on… 🙂 xo

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