My Dear Friend,

John of

has presented me with this prestigious award.

It is with much Love and Gratitude that I Graciously accept

this gift of kindness.

❤️ Thank You My Dear Friend. ❤️



1. Link and thank the person who nominated you.

2. List the rules and display the award.

3. List Three (3) things about yourself


I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge these Very Important and Influential People that have Touched my life.  It is with their Love, Support, and Inspiration that lit a light that had been dark for too long.


This is not meant to exclude the many other Dear Friends

whose Love, Support, and Encouragement 

has touched me deeply, and made a difference in my life.


❤️ You Are All Important To Me ❤️

1.  A Special Thank You to Amy of who inspired, and encouraged me to express my creativity within the world of photography. I just received my first Nikon dslr camera 📷 for my birthday last week. There is so much to learn. I have enjoyed educating myself, and playing with my new toy. Sorry kids these photo’s aren’t ready for the blog site…I hope to show case beautiful works of art one day like Amy posts regularly.

2. A Special Thank You to Lizzy of Her blog, and writings has helped me to Embrace, and Love my body regardless of my weight. Due to thyroid disease, auto immune disorders, and Menopause.  I have struggled with distorted body self-perception, and anorexia nervosa since adolescence.

3.  Mentor, Confidant, and Mutual Co-Conspirator Chazz Vincent of Who has inspired more than just my writings…

4. Nominate FIVE (5) other amazing blogs and

comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.


Duck, Duck, Goose. You’re It!

Please accept this Award,

along with my complimentary box of Godiva Chocolates, and Crystal Champagne.


The Nominees (in no order) Are…


1.  The Beautiful, and Amazing Woman of The Elite Vixens of

2. “G” of  who personifies Empowered Woman.

3. Dear Friend, Partner in Pain Management: Dawn of

4. Dear Friend, Amazing Photographer: Amy of

5. Dear Friend, Soul Sister: Lizzy of


I’m humbled to have developed many dear, and close friendships within our community.

I’m Inspired by All that I follow.

It’s an honor to be in the company of such Creative, and Talented Artists.

With Much Love & Light To All

Anastasia 😊

  1. AmyRose says:

    OH! Anastasia!! I am THRILLED you now have a camera! All I can say is practice. Let the camera teach you. Let your subject matter teach you. Yes, books are essential for self education, but it is on the field where you really learn. And as for this post …. I am so honored that you would nominate me. And your special thank you brought tears to my eyes. I am the one who is lucky to have YOU in my life. Just knowing you come to Petals brightens my day.
    I unfortunately no longer accept awards, but I will copy this link and put it on my Awards Page to give you credit for the incredible show of friendship you have shown to me here today. Bless you, my friend! Bless you! I will also keep you in my prayers, for I know what menopause has done to me and how it has distorted my self image of me. Stay strong! Think and ponder upon happy things. And above all, shoot shoot shoot like a maniac like me!!! You are about to fall in LOVE hard, and I do not say that lightly. I have become a camera megalomaniac, which from where I sit, is a GOOD thing. (((HUGS))) and KISSES, Amy

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    • Dearest Amy,
      I wanted you to know how deeply I appreciate your love, and support! I cherish our friendship! I’ve had such fun with my new toy! Since I’ve been on HRT I’m feeling so much better, I’m back to myself again! I appreciate your copying and linking my post on your site. You have Deeply Touched My Heart! Please enjoy the chocolates. I raise my glass of champagne to you My Dear Friend for giving me such a special gift that I will cherish for the rest of my days.
      All My Love,
      Anastasia 📷
      Big Big Hugs & Kisses


      • AmyRose says:

        I’ve been not too sure about HRT for myself, so I have elected to go l’natural. Not fun, none at all and the changes I have witnessed in my body are something I’ve really had to adjust to.
        And as for the glass of champagne, I lift MY glass to you in following through and now walking into the majic world of photography. I look forward to see what you are capturing, which only can be Anastasia style, thus stars and majic! My Heart is so overfilled with happiness this morning, knowing that my friend followed HER HEART and now is embarking on a journey which will show her worlds she never even knew existed. OH! For the JOY you have given to me this day! I do LOVE you, my Sister of Soul. I also am so happy that you have begun to feel like you again. I’ve gone through the “re-wiring of the brain process” and the shutting down of certain areas of me, but, those changes have led me to pour my PASSIONS into photography. So all is GOOD!!! BIG (((HUGS))) Amy


  2. Wet Bliss says:

    Congrats, and thanks for making it an enjoyable and entertaining post!


  3. writingthebody says:

    Yes, a lovely and kind post…like you!


  4. TheVixens says:

    Thank you Ana we love you


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