31 Day Movie Challenge for March



Hi Lovies,

To celebrate Award Season and to honor the Screen Writers, I will be hosting a Movie Challenge on my blog for the month of March. Each Week I will post a graphic with daily prompts for you to write about. You can choose to write as little or as much as you like. All I ask is that you follow the daily prompts and use #rebirthmovies. We will Start if off tomorrow and run through March. I look forward to reading your posts! 


The Epically Awesome Award!




Hi Lovies,

I am happy to announce that Rebirthoflisa has been nominated for thememe52 Epically Awesome Award! I would like to thank Lisa Amaya from Life of An El Paso Woman for such a nice honor. This is my first nomination for this award and it is completely unexpected.

You knew they were coming so without further ado, Here are…..

The Award Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Put the award logo on your blog
  3. Share ten awesome facts about yourself
  4. Nominate ten blogs

So here goes:

meme50Ten Things That Make Me AWESOME!!!

  1. I fell in love at first sight when I was 25 and love the man more today than I did way back then. He’s Awesome too!
  2. This year I finally achieved my goal of writing my first novel! Totally Awwwwesome.
  3. I have an awesome cat who loves to get into mischief.
  4. I love sharks and they are super AWESOME! Viva la Shark Week.
  5. My singing voice is awesome, but only in my head. When it leaves my mouth watch out.
  6. Criminal Minds is one of my favorite shows! Hotch & Co are AWESOME!!!
  7. My husband thinks my cooking is awesome. I can bake with the best of them.
  8. I am a super fan of the UT Lady Vols Basketball Team and they are the most awesome team in the world!!
  9. I survived being the youngest of seven children born to my mother and that makes me Awesome!meme43
  10. I can spell the word AWESOME!




meme51Now for the blogs that I think are Epic enough for the Epically Awesome Award! Some are old friends and some are new, but they are are definitely epic and I hope you visit their blogs.

  1. Gravity of Gripping Black
  2. Yecheilyah of Pearls Before Swine
  3. Tikeetha of A Thomas Point of View
  4. Josie of Mind Jo Business
  5. Ladry of Curves a la Mode
  6. Katrina Gurl of Put a Wedge in It
  7. FreeBryd of Be Free 2 Love
  8. Lauren of Back In Stilettos Again
  9. Monique of Brooklyn Legends
  10. Lynz Real Cooking


That’s it for now Lovies and remember …meme53


Respect Award

Clarion Alley 2012

Clarion Alley 2012

Hi Lovies,

Guess what? OK you give? I have been nominated for the Respect meme44Award! This comes as a real surprise as I have been a little less present the last couple of months on the blog. It was just what I needed to get my flow back. Thank you to Lisa Amaya from Life of An El Paso Woman for nominating me. The Respect Award was created by Robert Goldstein. Here’s his take on the award:

meme42“The “Respect” Award is my personal award for fellow bloggers who consistently reach out to other bloggers, offer support, are kind, struggle to understand differences in people, and who treat themselves and other people with kindness and respect.

You don’t have to do anything for this award.

You can choose to copy the Award Picture and give the award to the people who have earned your respect or you can do nothing.

This is my way of saying thank you. You have earned my respect.”

Alright so here are my nominees: meme41

Pearls Before Swine

Mind Jo Business

Silver Threading

The Understanding of Dee

Eat, Play, Clove.

Beyond the Flow

Phoenix Grey

Send Sunshine

There you have it! I know I nominated at least one of you who is Award Free, but since you don’t have to do anything I figured you wouldn’t mind. Plus you need to know you are respected too. Have a good one Lovies! meme43

Blogger Recognition Award!



meme36Blogger Recognition Award! This is my blog’s second time receiving this award and I am very honored. I’m a little late accepting this award so I ask Erika for forgiveness on that aspect. Thanks for being such a great inspiration to stay positive!

The rules:meme37

  1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  2. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you
  3. Write a post to show your award
  4. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  5. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers
  6. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  7. Attach the award to the post (right-click and save, then upload)
  8. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them
  9. Provide a link to the award post you created Edge of Night.

Because this is my second time accepting this award, I have already written this part. Read it here

meme38My advice to new bloggers is live life to the fullest and regret nothing!

My Nominees:


Life As An Artform

Daily Echo

My Reading Nook


Becoming the Muse

Understanding Dee

OK so I broke the rules because I just couldn’t find another 15 bloggers for this. GO figure. What’s a girl to do? meme39

The Sunshine Blogger Award Challenge



My blog has been nominated by the wonderful L Jones Edition for the Sunshine Blogger Award.Thank you so much for thinking of my blog! meme22

You know the drill, there are always rules involved. I hate rules, but here goes:

The Rules:meme21

–  Thank the person/people who nominated you.(Don;t mind this one at all.)

–  Answer the eleven questions from your nominator(s).

–  Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions to answer.

beachballQuestions for me:

  1. What is your favorite book? I have many, but one of my faves is “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Langston
  2. Who is your favorite author? My favorite author is Maya Angelou
  3. Where do you like to read? I will read anywhere, but I do have a favorite chair in my living room that is extra comfy.
  4. Paperback or Hard Cover? Paperback
  5. Actual Book or Ebook? It’s funny, I would not even think about reading an e-book until recently, but now I love e-books. Go figure?
  6. Who’s your favorite character? It changes, right now it is a character named Sloan Stryker from “The Damaged Souls Trilogy” I recently finished reading. I fell in love with him.
  7. What’s your favorite genre? I don’t really have a favorite genre. I like trying new things. 
  8. Book you most relate to? “Sum It Up” by Pat Summitt – she is my hero.
  9. Book you hated? I can’t recall a book I hated so I’ll pass on that one. 
  10. Favorite movie adaptation? The Color Purple
  11. If you wrote a book what would the title be? I wrote my first novel this year entitled “The Mistreatment of Zora Langston”

My Nominees:zbit4

Shade But No Shade

Let’s Talk About the L Word

Love Quirky

Life As An Art Form

Thistles and Whistles

Imani King Blog

The Writer Next Door

Jo Robinson


Maria Holm

A Sawyer’s Daughter

meme 7My Questions:

  1. What is your favorite spice to cook with?
  2. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
  3. If you could have any nickname, what would it be?
  4. What is your favorite movie?
  5. What is your most prized possession?
  6. Where do you like to write?
  7. What is your favorite cartoon character?
  8. Which James Bond is your favorite?
  9. What is your favorite quote?
  10. Who is your muse?
  11. If you could talk with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

Don’t forget to nominate eleven bloggers to do this Challenge! meme10

Blogger Recognition Award!



meme31My blogger friend Ritu from But I Smile Anyway has honored my blog with the Blogger Recognition Award! Woo Hoo! I am so excited to receive this award and it is new to me so it helps with my theme for the month of trying Something New! Thanks Ritu.

Okay, here are those infamous rules that every award comes with…

The Rules: meme33

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
    Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers.
  • Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
  • List who you’ve nominated in the post.
  • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them.
  • Provide a link to the award post you created. 
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge Of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

meme32(Just Like)Starting Over…. That was a song back in the 80s by John Lennon and the title explains why I started writing my blog. I needed way to express my feelings coming out of a dark time in my life, a rebirth if you will. I was happy and refreshed and wanted to share my writing with someone other than myself. I had a dream to become a writer and decided it was time to pursue that passion. My first post was one about a subject I saw on television that sparked a concern in me and I haven’t looked back since.

Though I have only been doing this a little over a year and a half, I am enjoying the process and I have released my first novel, with my second almost ready for editing. With the love and support from my wonderful husband and the great readers I have made writing my new career. My advice to new bloggers is to stay true to who you are. There are people out there that think like you or admire the way you do things. The blogging world can have some sharks out there, but for the most part, the people you run across are great supporters and you will develop unlikely friendships from all over the world. Write and keep writing.

meme35Alright, enough of the mushy stuff. lol Let’s nominate a few people and spread the love!

Dangerous Lee

Orthodox Sunflower

Barsetshire Diaries

Waffle Me This

Gripping Black

Mind Jo Business

Angel of Struggle

Love Trips 

Becoming the Muse

American Writers Exposed

Blog of a Mad Black Woman 

My Reading Nook

By Hook or By Book

Mariposaro’s Blog

Pearls Before Swine

Thanks again to my blogging friend Ritu, you’re the best.meme34

Dragon’s Loyalty Award!!


dragon award

meme19Happy Happy, Joy, Joy! I am glad to report that the lovely and talented Erika Kind has nominated my blog for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award!!! Thank you so much Erika.

What does that mean you might ask. Well I had to do some digging myself, but this is what I found:

“The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just a someone who follows and comments regularly.”

Well you can’t beat that! I love my followers and enjoy their comments even more. It is important to build relationships with a blog so this award ROCKS! meme9

The rules: meme8

  1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  2. Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
  3. Give 7 facts about yourself.

OK – As you know I hare rules, so here is where things get a little tricky. Since it is July(my birth month) and this week is SHARK Week, I decided to drop some Fun Facts about Sharks instead:

I will however follow the rule about passing the award along, but I refuse to acknowledge some of the people who do not accept awards. This time only, I am going to honor the people who really comment on my blog consistently even if they do not accept awards. You can accept or not, but I feel you deserve recognition anyway! meme22

Colleen of Silver Threading

Phoenix Grey

Eat, Play, Clove.

Mind JO Business 

Barsetshire Diaries

But I Smile Anyway

Send Sunshine 


Beer Drinker Only

Good Woman

Thanks again Erika and I look forward to reading the nominees posts! meme13

Versatile Blogger Award



My blog has been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you to the lovely Erika Kind for the nomination. Erik’s blog is very inspirational and full of sunshine. Please be sure to stop by and take a ganders.

My blog has been nominated a few times for this award so I was curious what prompted others to choose this award for me. Here is what I found about the qualifications for the award:

“When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.

Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.”

Well I am even more honored after reading this. So now I will give you the dreaded Rules:

  • Acknowledge the person who nominated you by thanking them and posting a link to their blog.
  • Share ten (10) interesting things about yourself.
  • Nominate up to ten (10) more bloggers.


stormI am afraid of thunder storms and lightning.

Janet Jackson’s new song “No Sleeep” is my new favorite song.no sleeep

jewels I want to have my own costume jewelry line one day.


I like to watch movies over and over. I always see something new each time.

I secretly want to be Wonder Woman.wonder

aretha I want to play Aretha Franklin in her biopic.

SmokeyI have always wanted to be one of those fans at games who dress crazy!

I love watching old Bette Davis movies.bette

octopusI have a thing for Octopuses(or Octopi depending on the source)

I always celebrate SHARK WEEK!!! sharkweek


Ashley Strange

Seasoned Sistah2

Eat, Play, Clove.



Thanks again Erika!meme13

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!



I have been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Ann of Grubbs n Critters! Thank you Ann and I humbly accept the nomination.

Those Darn Rules: meme22

  • Provide the link to the person who nominated you, linking their blog to your post.
  • Answer the 10 questions given to you.
  • Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers  and let them know they have been nominated.
  • Include the Award Badge in your post (choose either one of the above!)

Lisa GumpThe Questions:

  1. Tea of Coffee?  Definitely Tea!
  2. Highlight of this year?  Publishing my first novel! Woo Hoo!!!
  3. Favorite Quote or Book? “People will forget what you did, people will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
  4. Where do you source your inspiration from whether it be in life or writing?  I am inspired by people I observe and the things they do. I also find inspiration in my life experiences.
  5. What is your favorite color and how does it inspire you?  My favorite color is ORANGE! The color is about spreading joy and I am all about that. I try to stay positive and this color always brings a smile to my face. 
  6. What is the last book that you read and how did it make you feel? The last book I read was a book called Boy Toy by Cat Meyers. It took me on a road of different emotions, but it left me with a feeling of hope for the future. 
  7. Where were you born? I was born on an Air Force Base in Michigan that no longer exists. 
  8. How many countries have you visited? Other than the US, I have only visited 3 other countries, but I plan to be a world traveler soon. I am devising a plan now. 
  9. Can you play an instrument?  When I was a child, I played something called the flute-o-phone. Does that count?
  10. What one thing is guaranteed to make you cry? An animal in pain. 

The Wonderful Nominees: meme28

Nosy Josie

All in the Name of Love Blog

Sarah’s Attic of Treasures

The Understanding of Dee

Shade but No Shade

Ruby’s Polaroid

Subconscious Spinning

questions?s for the nominees:

  1. Who is your favorite person in the world and why?
  2. Do you have a favorite sport team?
  3. What is your go to meal that you cook to impress?
  4. What does your idea Sunday look like?
  5. Name three things you can not live without?
  6. Who is your favorite singer?
  7. If you could travel back in time, what era would you want to visit?
  8. Heels or Flats?
  9. What is your favorite old school jam?
  10. Do you like the color pink or nah?

Thanks again to Ann and I look forward to reading the responses from the nominees! TTFN (Ta Ta For now)meme27

Versatile Blogger Award



My blog has been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Erika Kind. Erika is a very positive and kindhearted lady who has an amazing blog. Please check her out.

OK now for the dreaded rule that I “love” so much:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award, and include a link to their blog.
  • Next, select 10-15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (might I add they must be super-cool and totally deserve the nomination)
  • Nominate those 10-15 bloggers for the Award — you may include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things/facts about yourself.

The Nominees Are:

Jennifer Nichole Wells

Charmant World

The Misadventures of Type A Cosmo Girl


But I Smile Anyway

Words and Roses

Candidly Creole

Useful Soul

Creative Illusion

Alluring N Young

Tribal Mystic

Now let’s get down to the get down (Sorry, I was watching “Get On Up”) 7 facts about me:

  • I have a fascination with ancient Egyptian culture
  • I am a romantic at heart
  • I hate to be kept waiting
  • My favorite activity is spending time with my honey
  • I love the 70s – the music, clothes and the people’s mindset
  • I can’t wait for Janet Jackson’s new album to drop
  • Johnny Cash is one of my favorite musicians

Thanks again Erika.