Hello, I’m Renae. I’m a sociologist by degree, a corporate training professional by career, and a published inspirational author by passion.
I created this blog in an attempt to provide myself and others a dose of positivity, inspiration, and motivation… through stories, ideas, quotes, wisdom, life lessons, and other food for thought.
Many tell me I’m positive… well, positivity and optimism do not come naturally for me… at least not part of my DNA makeup… it is a daily focus – not always easy – but writing helps. Hope it helps you too!!
Thanks for stopping by Candy Coated Reality!!
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Your blog is really pretty! I know it sounds a little silly, but the layout really does it. Thanks for stopping by :)!
Awe, thank you for your kind words!! And, nope… doesn’t sound silly at all 🙂 The way I see it, your home is supposed to “rise up and meet you” so why not design a blog to do the same, right? **giggle**
One of the loveliest blog I have seen! 🙂 colors are very nice and uplifting! ♥ more power!
THANK YOU SO MUCH, Joycelyn!! Your kind words make my heart sing!! YAH RAH 🙂
It’s true dear, your blog looks like heaven full of candies! ♥
Hi! thank you so much for visiting my blog, I agree with Joycelyn (Wave) this place really looks like a candy store 😀
Awe, a candy store? Really? How cool… I love it! YES, indeed a candy store is my favorite place in the world, so if others get the same happy, fun feeling from visiting my blog as if they were in a candy store then YIIIPPPPPEEEEE!!! I’m grateful 🙂
Thanks for your support!! xo!!
You’re so very welcome! keep up the great posts 😀
Hi Renae, I wanted to say “Thank you.” for stopping by and liking and following us. I’m so glad you did, else I would never have found you! But then again, if God meant for us to cross paths, I would have. 🙂 It’s still early for me *wink*.
Your site *is* cheerful and I feel lifted by that great smile of yours! That you say, “it’s a choice” to be positive is profound. I believe it is indeed a choice. When life is rough and things are glum we have a choice to either tackle despair or let it tackle us. I’m choosing joy and faith more and more. I thank God for being who He is, it’s because of him that this normally glum-prone woman has become a happy person. I pray that you continue this “Candy Coated Reality” – the world needs it.
Blessings and love in Christ,
Blessings right back to you, Rebecca!!
Thank you for your kind words of support and encouragement. Candy Coated Reality was started for me as a reminder of my personal choice to be positive… but soon I realized it was as much for others as for myself… and it brings me such joy when readers find the blog as lovely as I do. I truly put my heart & soul into it all 🙂 God is GREAT… He has a plan… and indeed our paths would have crossed eventually… I’m sure!! Wishing you continued peace & love!!!
Hi Renae! I wanted to stop by and thank you for liking a couple of my posts. I appreciate you taking the time to study my thoughts and perspective. And thank you for sharing your talent and passion here. Beautiful!
Thanks, Darrell 🙂 We all have something to say… and I’m thankful to those who are brave enough to share their thoughts & views on such an open platform like an online blog!! KUDOS!!
Great blog…I look forward to following!-Julie
Happy to have you join the Candy Coated Reality community, Julie!! Stop by often 🙂 xo
Love that you are a voice-over artist! That must be fun.
Great Header. It’s so friendly and cheery.
Thanks for visiting my site and liking my posts. Keep smiling!
Thanks, Carolin!! I do love being a voice-over artist. It is great fun 🙂 Thanks for your compliments!!
Its a great pleasure for me to find a person with some of the same set of interests 🙂 I love that pretty smile on your face, always keep that, May God bless you. I am new to wordpress and I hope I will have good time here with the bloggers like you.
Lots of loving blessings on your way 🙂
Awe, thanks Taiba Tanjila!!! Welcome to Candy Coated Reality!! Blogging is fun and sharing the experience with fellow bloggers makes it even more enjoyable!! WELCOME to WordPress!! I’m sure you’ll love it as quickly as I did 🙂 God bless!!
Your blog is so colorful! I love it! xoxo
Thanks, Anouska!! My life is one big rainbow!! Ha 🙂 I love color… I color-code everything!! So fun!! xo
Your story is amazing. Like you, I want to spread positivity through words and imagery. Glad to meet you and thank you for visiting my post.
Toilelala, THANK YOU!! If more people felt the way you and I do, then I feel the world would be a very different place 🙂
Thank you for sharing your blog- It is eye catching and so moving- God bless. Opal.
Blessings right back at’cha, Opal 🙂 Thank you so much!! xo
Hi Renae! Thanks for liking my post today. It gave me the chance to read a bit of your blog. All my best thoughts to you on your journey 🙂
I’m glad I clicked on the “About” so I could learn more about you, Renae, including your name, your profession, and what motivates you. This is a page that reinforces my desire to become one of your followers and to explore more of the posts in your blog. We all can use “a dose of positivity, inspiration, and motivation…” Thank you for sharing! 🙂
AWE, Jan… I’m truly blessed. Thank you again 🙂 PS, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pink-ish background you use on your blog and the smiley-face-sun graphic in your header is BEYOND PERFECT!! Yah Rah!! Thank you for you 🙂 xo!!
Hi Ranae. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and positive attitudes toward life. Life is beautiful, indeed. Thank you for the Like on my poem. Please visit again and feel free to leave a comment. I’m an aspiring writer, so each comment means a lot to me 🙂
Miwako, thank you!! I do love poems and writing them simply is NOT a gift that I possess 🙂 LOL!! I look forward to reading all of your work in the future!! Continue to follow your dream and before you know it your aspiration will be your life!! BELIEVE!! Blessings to you, xo!!
Ranae, thank you for visiting my blog and encouragement. You are as sweet as candy 🙂 I will look forward to reading more of your post. (Cause I am following you!!) Take care.
Renae, great blog! Thanks for your kind words on my blog. Love your creativity and your big heart!
WOW, Jeff… so nice of you to say!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you 🙂
Love the smile. Not everybody’s inner person spills out through his or her expressions, but it is evident to me that such is the case with you. Thank you for visiting http://morningdevotion.com/ and I pray that you’ll be blessed by what you find there just as i was blessed by touring your site. I will pray that 2 Corinthians 9:8 will come true in your life.
Thank you, Martin!! To wake up and read such a generous and kind comment… You just made my day!! How incredibly thoughtful of you!! 2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” – I’m truly blessed!! God bless you and yours 🙂
Nice blog. 🙂
Thank you, K.D. 🙂
Thanks for the visit and the like today on Shadows. It’s like meandering through a candy store going through your blog. It’s a nice place to be.
Thanks, Debbie!! Happy to have you join Candy Coated Reality!!
I saw your Russian hello up there! Way cool. I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. Follows as set forth in the following post. http://dearmsmigraine.com/2012/10/31/inspiring-blog-award/
Well, you are simply too kind!! Thank you 😉
Your blog is inspiring and awesome. Thanks for liking my newly posted entry in my blog 🙂
Hi there, ahenon!! Thanks for stopping by and supporting Candy Coated Reality 😉 xo
Sorry for not saying this sooner, but thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is wonderful!! I look forward to delving into it in the next few days 🙂
Thanks, Michelle 🙂
I have nominated you for “One Lovely Blog Award”.
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Well, you are simply too kind!! Thank you 😉
Hehe! 🙂 You deserve it, i think so. Welcome!
Hello, Ms Renae! Thanks for liking one of my posts! I really love your vibrant blog. I hope to hear more from you. God bless 😀 You’re so beautiful 🙂
Amae, thank you, thank you, thank you!! So happy to have you stop by Candy Coated Reality!! And you’re too kind… right back at’cha, beautiful 🙂 God bless you, xo!!
Thank you as well 🙂 God bless you too! Keep inspiring everyone 🙂
Thanks, Renae, for liking my Leaf post. I’ve taken only a quick look at your blog, but I like and admire your passion and sensitivity.
Thanks so much, Keith!!
I love the title of your blog, it hooked me in right away. I’ve always thought being a voice-over artist would be the coolest job! All the fun of acting and bringing life to a character or story without the awkward business of facing a camera. Glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours. 🙂
Sharann, thank you!! One day “Candy Coated Reality” jumped into my mind and I KNEW it was the perfect name 😉 And, yes voice-work is really FUN!! You should try it 🙂 Never thought I would use my voice for work, LOL!!
Thank you for checking out my poem. Enjoyed exploring your blog today. -Cheers ; )
Hi Renae – I LOVE your blog. What a great idea to inspire all of us with so much positivity! Thanks for making such a loving, powerful difference in the world. Angel blessings, Tricia ():-)
Awe, thank you for your kindness Tricia 🙂 Happy to have you visit Candy Coated Reality!!
What an inspiring place to be! Your ‘Mustard Seed’ story tells us faith requires COURAGE…Awesome! Thank you for visiting 5wise.wordpress.com. You’re on my ‘follow’ and blogroll! God bless!
Susan, you make my heart jump with joy!! Thanks for adding Candy Coated Reality to your blogroll 🙂 Wishing you the best!!
you’re blog is so colorful! Love the positivity 🙂
Thanks, lmarciak!! The more color… the better 🙂
You are SO inspiring, especially after that lil jellybean episode. All the best to you dear! Can’t wait to read more! 😀
Sheeradjafar, I figure since my jellybean took up residence… I might as well make her my friend, eh? LOL!! Thanks for your support!! Happy to have you as a follower!! xo
What a great blog! And the tone/attitude of positivity is even better. Thanks for stopping by The Brass Rag. I hope you come back and see us soon. Looking forward to your comments. Meanwhile, many blessings and happy writing.
Muchas Gracias, Cheri 🙂 I love, love, love writing!! It brings me pure happiness when others like what I put down on paper!! What a blessing!! Thanks for sharing your craft with us too 😉
Hi Renae, think positive and stay positive. Glad to hear. Life indeed can be beautiful, it depends on how we walk the journey. Take care.
Positivity is a blessing… and a daily choice!! Thanks for your encouragement, elucidates!! Wishing you well 🙂
Every day we discover something new. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post and giving me a chance to discover your blog.
Thanks, murgsy!! Yep, everyday is a gift 🙂
Thanks for finding the time and energy to drop in to my beeseeker blog, much appreciated.
Not sure about your DNA but the sense of positivity is all over this blog of yours – keep it up!
Thanks, beeseeker!! I will certainly do my best 😉 Blessings to you!!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy 11/11 Portal Day to you Love!
Hugs, Jimi : )
Thanks, Jimi 🙂 Hope you enjoyed 11/11 as well 🙂
hi ms. candy thanks for liking my post. 🙂 You’ve had a good blog here. 🙂
Thanks, dmarkcabz!! Isn’t blogging great fun??? xo!!
you said so! 🙂 It’s really fun. It brings more than what i can think of. I just followed you ms. candy. 🙂 Ciao!
I totally agree being positive is a daily pursuit. Not ever easy but always gratifying.
Thanks, Logan!! Lovin’ Daily Devo Resource!!
Without a doubt, keep coloring the world the way you are!
Awe, thanks MikeW. I so treasure your very kind comment 🙂 xo!!
You liked my blog and I got to yours to find myself in astonishment. Your words are simple, meaningful and helpful to me and many. Thank you!!
Aditya, So happy you stopped by Candy Coated Reality!! Thank you SO much 🙂
Hello Renae, firstly I say thank you for knocking on my humble sites door and liking. Secondly positive, bright and happy post you have going here. I shall look forward to reading some more. 🙂
ramblingsfromamum, thank you, thank you, thank you!! Sending you love & light in Melbourne, Australia!!
hey man. can’t stop lookin at your blog love how it jumps to the eye. Just needed to say it.
Thanks so much, Eagle 🙂 It is great fun picking out colorful pics for all the posts!!
Thanks for stopping by! Your blog looks wonderful, and I’m pretty jealous of it! Keep writing and smiling!
Ahhhh, thank you Heidi 🙂 I’m in love with color, so of course my blog is a color explosion. Ha! xo!!
Thank You, I love the name of your blog, it sounds so sweet. Nice to have met you. Do much motivational speaking or writing about Home Gardening? Just took the day off and wrote the blog you liked. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Our reality at times, needs a little sweetening, nice to know you are there. Keep in touch and we will do the same.
Tee hee, I loved your post. I think my fav pic was of the squirrel. Ha!! When it is HOT you’ve gotta find relief 🙂 Ummm, no I don’t do much gardening… or talk about it really. I’m an urban dweller… living in downtown Cincinnati, so it is all concrete and brick for me!! I’m not much of a green thumb… BUT… I do appreciate that skill in others. Take care of you!!
Thank you, Your thumb doesn’t have to be green you know. You just have to get it dirty. If I may, try some fresh Herbs indoors in small pots. They are easy to grow and pretty forgiving, Plus you can add then to what ever you cook. You do cook? The raccoon was my fav. He’s either really hot or had far to much too drink. But the fans just check me up. I should have turned them on a little sooner. HaHa Thanks Again and keep candycoating our reality.
Thanks for stopping by and liking my post on “Passages” the other day! I’ve enjoyed touring your site, as well–such color and life in your blog! LOTS of fun! Blessings!
Thanks, Becky!! Sorry to read about your Auntie!! No matter how many years since our loved one’s passing, it is still tough!! I’m confident having you by her side brought her comfort and made it easier to take her final journey!! Thanks again for your compliments of Candy Coated Reality 🙂 I truly love this lil blog!!
positivity, inspiration and motivation…..perfect!!
Yes, I think they are perfect too wisejourney 🙂 Thanks!! xo
Kumusta? That’s a Filipino word for Hello. 🙂
Awe, Addie… I wish I could edit the graphic to add that too!!! One of my besties is from the Philippines 🙂 xo!!
Love it – seems like your mission is similar to my own. 🙂 If I can do it… so can many others.
hai… thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post….you are an inspiration to many….
hi thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my post “My Letter to Mr. President”. I am enjoying your blog as well. So wonderful. Have a great day! Betty
Thanks, Betty!! My mom’s name is Bette too (just with an e)!! Ha, Ha 😉
Thanks for coming by to like my post at Backyard Philosophy, I really appreciate it. Awesome blog. It’s really bright and organized. Best of luck with the writing and have a groovy day!
Thanks, Brett!! I love this little blog of mine… happy to hear you like it too 😉
You’re welcome. Have a groovy day!
Thanks for taking time to read my post and Like it. I love your blog!!
Thanks so much, jscottdorsey!!
Awesome website! You have some good material here. I am book marking this for sure. Thanks for LIKING my website too:) Have a wonderful evening. niters…
Thanks, Carolyn!! I appreciate your kind words of support 😉
I love your blog! It is sooo colorful! Thank you for that.
Awe, thank you soooo much Karen 😉
Hi, thanks for visiting my blog – it was really interesting to run across yours and it’s very inspiring. I like how you say positivity is something to be worked at, or words to that effect 🙂 I am by nature not very positive, it’s definitely something I have to work at, and sometimes it doesn’t work no matter how hard I try – but that is life and I will keep trying my best as we go on!
Maria, we all need a reminder to look for silver linings 🙂 You’re right… all we can do is give it our best!! Thanks so much!
Hello there! I nominated your wonderful blog! ♥♥♥ http://joycelynaralar.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/my-third-blog-award-im-inspired/
Thanks, Joycelyn!! You’re too kind for the nomination!! I appreciate your award 🙂 xo!!
You deserve it! 🙂 Most welcome! xo!
“well, positivity and optimism do not come naturally for me… at least not part of my DNA makeup… it is a daily focus… not always easy… but my writing helps”… I SO GET YOU! Thanks so much for liking my post! Following your blog now 🙂
Thanks, Gabrielle for your follow!!! I’m so happy SOMEONE gets me, LOL!! Thanks again 🙂
Your blog is so pretty 🙂 Thanks for stopping by mine and liking it
Thanks, baby Reggie.. you’re my first 14 and a half month old visitor 😉 Teee heee!!! Thanks so much!! xo
Hi Renae, thank you for liking my blog. Your blog is stunning and very unique. I like the colors yoiu chose, I’ll be looking forward to reading all of your posts. i too majored in Sociology, happy to share something in common with you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow 🙂
Thanks, Alicia!! Sociology ROCKS, right? LOL!! Turkey Day was AWESOME… hope your Thanksgiving was lovely too!!!
Yes, Sociology rocks! I use it everyday haha. Thanks for letting me know your Turkey Day was AWESOME! I had 2 turkeys, to celebrate for two days lol. Have a great day 🙂
Hello, thank you for liking my first post 😛 You have a great blog with such a large audience! Amazing! 🙂 thank youu again!
Thanks for checking out Candy Coated Reality!! xo! Have a BLAST with your blog 🙂
Lovely blog, very creative and pleasing to the eye! Look forward to reading more. I’m studying for a degree which specialises in psychology but also contains sociology x
Ooooo, I love sociology, but I would love to go back to school to study psychology… but then I realize I really don’t WANT to go back to school. Ha!! Would have been nice to have a combo degree way back when!! Thank you for your kind words!!
thanks for dropping buy Barefoot Seasons, it is an extension of my book Love is the Color of a Rainbow! http://www.kathyparra.com swirling and whirling to all that which is love!
CONGRATS on your book 😉
❤ in gratitude!
You are positive and appreciate you reading my poetry.
What a terrific blog full of refreshments.
Thanks so much, Barry!! Refreshments? Love it 😉
Great site — visually beautiful with thoughtful posts. Thanks for stopping by Soulsify and liking my post. I look forward to seeing more of your posts!
Julie, you’re too kind 😉 Thank you for your kind words!!
this is a beautifully done site. I will add yours to my ‘reader’. And thank you for taking the time to visit mine’s and ‘liking’ a portion. Blessings!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Blessings right back at’cha!!!
Hi Thanks for liking my blog post.. now following and taking a page from your life.. keep writing.. 🙂 and be in touch my friend
So happy to have you check out Candy Coated Reality 😉 Thanks, xo!!
I can appreciate not having the “positivity” make-up…such is my plight! I try to find a peaceful spot within myself, but still I often fail. It’s a lifetime work-in-progress, much like maturing in Christian faith…Keep up your very good work, Renae!
Steven, I would guess 99.9% of the world are afflicted with the lack-of-positivity makeup 😉 I like the idea of finding a “peaceful spot within” – I may have to steal that idea!!! If you don’t mind!! Thank you for your kind words. So appreciated!!!
You use that “easy, peaceful” spot all you like! I’ll send you my paypal account number for the royalty checks…LOL! You keep on doing what you do, the world needs more people dedicated to the kind of work you do!
Follow the link below, I have nominated you for an award
“The Very Inspiring Blogger Award ”
Robin, thank you!! You’re simply too kind 🙂 I appreciate this award!!
“Namaskar” an Indian way of greeting which I didn’t see up there in your image 😉
Thanks for stopping by N taking time to read ma humble writing 🙂
Namaskar!! Thank for teaching me a new greeting!! Wish I could edit the image in the header to include it!!
It’s ok. Keep the meaning within.. 🙂
Witness God in everyone, Everyone is God indeed and so this’s a custom followed by Indians in greeting the other with a folded hand wishing Namaskar 🙂
“Witness God in everyone, Everyone is God.” Ohhhh, how I love this!! Thanks again!! Yes, I will definitely keep the meaning within 😉
Sometimes, pls let the “within” to be expressed into out…I mean act simply act by living ….
You got it!! That is indeed how I live my life 🙂 Blessings to you!!
Muchas Gracias 🙂 Wishing the same 🙂
Great blog Renae! I’m glad to have discovered you 🙂
Thank you, Tahir!! Happy to have you join Candy Coated Reality!!
I’ve just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! If you want to take park go to this post http://wordsthatserve.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/inspiration/ to see what you need to do – otherwise just know that you are inspiring and appreciated!
Harula, thank you!! You’re simply too kind 🙂 I appreciate the award!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog…I love that you’re a self-proclaimed, positive person by choice. I’m looking forward to reading more about you. 🙂
Thank you!! Yes, the choice was easy… living it has been the challenging part 😉
circleoftruthno44.com @ wordpress.com thank you , Neal to candycoatedreality , if you can tell people about me for I am a seer and hearer and I need help
Thanks for stopping by Neal 😉 Hopefully people will link to you through here!! Best wishes!!
Thank you for all of your words that captured my heart I have nominated you for blogger of the year 2012. Thank you for touching my existence in the way you have! With love CK! http://wp.me/p2ML45-We
WOW, Clark… an award? Blogger of the YEAR! For real? Awe… thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity!! You’re too kind to honor me with this nomination 😉
My pleasure my friend! 😉
Hi Renae -thank you for putting such great material out. Look forward to seeing more – Bri
Awe, thank you Bri for your positive feedback and support!!
Great Blog!!!! I look forward to exploring more! Keep spreading the LOVE!
Christie, thank you so much 😉 I appreciate your kind words!! xo
Thank you for writing back I am a seer and a hearer. I was born by the test of fire at 44 years old. Metatron, me and legions of angels have been fighting the dragon and his devils. Pray for us, Neal.
I have really enjoyed your blog, so I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. The rules are at http://www.livesimplykmm.wordpress.com
Oh. WOW. An award!! You’re too thoughtful 🙂 Thank you so much!!!
Hi Renae, thanks for stopping by my blog….I like what you’re doing on here, keep up the good work.
Many Thanks, Mark!!
Good to see you on dragonshades where you will find yourself amongst the colour that comprises life. Accepting the gift of breath brings experience without regret and is a constant reminder that letting go is something we can do every time we breathe out. Breathe in joy and create a smile.
Thank you!! “where you will find yourself amongst the colour that comprises life” – oh how I love this!!!
Glad you passed by so I could find this beautiful blog. I will be back for sure.
AWESOME, thanks Pete!! Wishing you well 🙂
What a beautiful website you have here! Thank you for bringing happiness and life to me!! All the best
Thank you for your kind words 🙂 Sending you love & light!!
Oh wow, this is a beautiful and happy place to be at … I know what you mean when you said positivity is not in your DNA makeup, it really is a conscious choice … so glad to have found you and your cheerful blog. kisses …
Thank you, Anna!! I’m certainly glad you find Candy Coated Reality beautiful and happy!! Yes, indeed we must work to make our conscious choice daily and sometimes multiple times throughout the day as well 🙂 Wishing you the BEST!!!
I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I am an appreciative writer and reader of the WordPress world; and I am more than happy to spread the cheer. Please see my post here!
Jackie, THANK YOU!! Awards are so fun… thank you for your kindness and generosity!! All the best to you and yours!!
Here is YET another award for you :)) http://jennburn.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/reality-blog-award-holla/
THANK YOU SO MUCH, Jenn 😉 I appreciate your award nomination!! You’re so generous and thoughtful 🙂 xo!!
Hey! Really cute blog! I love it!! Thanks for the like on mine.:) I’m also on Twitter – @holliegraceanne. Happy blogging!!
Thank you, holliegraceanne!! So far… I haven’t wandered into Twitter… yet!! LOL!!
Absolutely lovely – you bring GREAT perspective on the simple things we take for granted. Thank you!
Thanks, Melissa!! Life is ALL about perspective, right? LOL!!
That’s right and when we get the wrong ones we are quick to judge wrongly and God warns us about being those judges lest we be judged so yes – great perspective indeed.
Hey! Thank you for visiting my blog yesthisisdiya.wordpress.com!! 🙂 Loved your blog! Lot of positivity!!
Wishing you a vary Happy 2013!!
Great blog and amazing layout that reflects your inner optimism!
Thanks, Doc!! Candy Coated Reality is definitely my labor of love!! Happy you like it too 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and liking my post; I just started writing to help me focus a little and it’s encouraging to know that someone is reading (and liking) what I have to say. I loved your post about the mustard seed, at times it’s that mustard seed of faith that helps me through my day. Great site, love the layout 🙂
Hi 😉 I have just nominated you for the ”Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award ” Its my latest post. x
AWE, thank you so much for this award!! You’re too kind 🙂
I’ve nominated you for the Tell Me About Yourself Award! Just because I enjoy your blog so much 🙂 For more info on awards, go to http://defehrpoetry.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/tell-me-about-yourself-award/
Oh… MY… Goodness… an award? WOW!! Thank you so much!!!!
Thank you for stopping by. I love how colorful and uplifting your page is!
You’re too kind!! Thank you 🙂
Hi Renae, Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post about my dog. You have a beautiful site here. I agree, a happy life very much depends on our outlook.
Thank you for liking my post, my aim is to inspire and motivate people to give them confidence to achieve their goals. Just like me! 🙂
Keep up the good work, michellemarie!! Definitely inspire & motivate others!! Win. Win 🙂
I think I may have just found my answers and directions to a lot of things, I’m also studying to be a Sociologist ‘by degree’ 😀 but the major part of me wants to be a great writer and a motivational speaker and that’s who you are 🙂 Thanks a bunch for liking my recent post! Followed, see ya around friend 🙂
Awe, Eva… your comment makes my heart skip with joy!! Yes, follow your bliss… no matter what… write… speak… do what you do!! I love sociology!! It lends itself to so many careers!!! So happy to have you following Candy Coated Reality now!! 😉
Hello! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award! What that means is that your blog has been an inspiration to me and I think you deserve to be recognized! To learn more about this award, follow the link! 🙂
Thanks, Ally!! You’re the best!! I’m so grateful for your award nomination!! I appreciate your encouragement!! xo
Can’t wait to read more of your blog!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
I had plans of naming my next girl Maggie Renae and that was how I was going to spell it! Had two more boys so didn’t get the chance, but it was a plan 🙂 Your blog is so wonderfully colorful and playful. Keep shining! Thanks for liking my posts. Lori
Awe, thanks Lori!! Funny story… I was supposed to be Renee with two ee’s but my dad was completing the paperwork and misspelled it (back in the 70’s guys weren’t in the delivery room). He says to this day, “It is the AMERICAN way of spelling… you’re not French! I spelled it correctly, Nae!” LOL!! Thanks for checking out Candy Coated Reality!! xo
Hi Renae. Thank you for visiting feelingjoy and liking my poem Greener Grass. Thank you for your post…Tears for Ryan Lanza. Pam
Thank you, Pam!! Stop by again soon 🙂 xo
I nominated you for the REALITY blog award. I think you site is awesome!
Awe, THANK YOU SO MUCH Barbara!! I’m so thankful for your kind words & honored by your award nomination!! xo
I have nominated you for the VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD! Please click on the link to accept this award and check out the rules. CONGRATULATIONS!!
Deb, thank you so much!! INSPIRATION is what I strive to achieve in each post!! Thank you for your award nomination… from the depths of my heart, I’m grateful 🙂 xoxo
You are welcome. In a day an age where bad behavior is rewarded and noticed I am looking forward to reading your blog frequently. 🙂
I am so happy I stumbled on your blog. You have such a positive spirit and I loved reading your posts. I love how just reading a post you can feel a sense of hope and feel inspired to tackle what you would like to do. Cannot wait to read more of your post 🙂
Thank you, Norah!! So happy you found Candy Coated Reality!!! Your words of encouragement are much appreciated!! So glad to have you join our blog community!! Sending you love and light!! xo
I just read your article in the Law of Attraction and it was like I was writing the article myself…I couldn’t have loved it more!! So honest and authentic…very inspiring. I was in a very similar place and your words ring so true to me. I too am starting a blog in May so reading your article and finding your blog at this particular time is perfect! Keep up the amazing work.
Thank you so much, Nicole!! I must admit I was scared out of my mind to include so many intimate details about my personal struggles. I thought, “who wants to hear I tell myself I love you, I accept you… ” BUT, I knew if the article was going to be any good at all, then I had to share my heart and soul so that is exactly what I did. So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive. I’m so thankful I took the risk to live my truth and share it ALL with the readers!! Best wishes on your blog!! xo
I have nominated you for Inspiring Blogger Award because of the continued inspiration you have provided me and so many others. See here: http://psychicpharmacytech.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/psychic-pharmacy-tech-blogger-award/ for the nomination.
An award? Wow!! Thank you, I’m humbled by your nomination!! Sending you love and light!!
He Renae, Please check out this link because this is for you!
Have a great day! 🙂
WOW, Sylvie… an award? Thank you for your nomination!! You’re too kind and generous!! xo
Nice meeting you here. Your blog is awesome. I am gladly following. 🙂
BTW, the welcoming section up there makes me sad. It includes many other languages, but not my language 😦
Thank you, Subhan!! That image is a “stock image” purchased from a website. I wish I could edit it and add more languages!! So, how do you say hello in your language? Tell me here, so at least we have it captured to share with others!!! xo
Renae, so very happy you found a sling and a stone….happy reading. love and peace.
Thanks, Derek!! God bless you and yours!!
I love your postiveness and your living a life of gratitude…keep up the good work of writing and inspiration!
Thanks, Marty!! So happy you found Candy Coated Reality!! I appreciate your kind words!!
We need more people like you … the Human Antidote for so many of our societal ills.
Thanks for sharing … and for visiting my site. Always welcome.
Awe, KP… you’re so kind!! Thank you so much for your encouraging support!! xo
I love what you are doing here. I too have created a blog to promote the positive! I look forward to coming back to read more of your writing in the future. In addition to your chosen topics and writing I also like how you have designed your site! I am always glad to find others that are focused on spreading a positive outlook, postiive news, etc. Thank you for what you are doing!
Thanks, Steve!! Yes, the world needs more people like us to spread positivity and lift others up!!!! Thank you!! xo!!
I agree being postive takes conscious decision…I’m with you…Thanks for stopping by my blog…look forward to reading yours.
Thanks, Brenda!! So happy you found Candy Coated Reality!! Keep making your conscious decision to be positive!!! xo
Your site is the Paradise of Colour. Congratulations!
Awe, thank you!! Sending you love and light!!!
Very positive and colorful blog! Makes me happy just to pass by here 🙂
Awe, thank you so much Diana!! Happy to have you passing through!! Stop back by anytime 😉
Hi Renae, Thanks for your fun and sparkly take on growth and motivation. And all the likes on my blog.:) I appreciate new readers, especially sparkly ones! muse brad
Sparkly? Oooooo, I love that description of Candy Coated Reality!! Thank you, Brad!!!
Hi! I really like your blog and I want to let you know I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. Check out my blog for more information!
An award? OMG, thank you so much for your kind generousity!! Candy Coated Reality is my little labor of love and it makes my heart sing with pure joy when someone tells me they like it… let alone gift me with an award!! THANK YOU!!!
Hello Renae, thank you for your likes 🙂 I’d like to say that I admire your work, and yes! I totally agree with you that writing does help to ignite and re-ignite the positivity flame. I’m just starting my blog on my personal reach. I am hoping to use it as a facilitator to positivity and genuine happiness! Cheers!
Thank you!! It is always lovely to meet fellow positive-workers!! Together we will spread positivity exponetially!! xo!!
Very cool page!!!!! Reminds me of the nook I share with my significant other!
Thank you, Jack!! PS, your significant other is very lucky!!! **wink, smile**
Hi, I nominated you for the Epically Awesome Award for Epic Awesomeness! Check out my post (Epically Awesome Award for Epic Awesomeness: So Cool!) at my http://lovelyseasonscomeandgo.wordpress.com
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Betty!!! Epic Awesomeness? Now that is a pretty cool award 😉
I love that name too, LOL! You are very welcome.
I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. The rules for acceptance can be found on my blog – http://authormccloskeyspeaks.wordpress.com. Congratulations on being one of my favorite blogs!
An award? Oh, my… THANK YOU, Barbara!! You’re too generous 😉 xo!!
I have nominated you for Blog of the Year 2012 award. I’m quite late with the award, but very glad to nominate you. Find out more at http://dearmsmigraine.com/2013/04/07/blog-of-the-year-award-2012/. Congratulations!
Hello Candy, thankyou for dropping by my Blog. Shall follow! Looks interesting….. 🙂
I’m in love with your blog so thanks a mil for the Like!! Keep up the good work; you’re an inspiration.
I love this blog!!!! Dogs can’t really eat candy, but I believe in the candy coated philosophy as well! Joy, from the ground up, as I say. Thank you for the positivity you add to the world!
Hi, I nominated you for a Super Sweet Blogger Award. My post should be up later today. 🙂
Congrats! You’ve won an award. http://rejectreality101.com/2013/07/07/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Dear…nice to see you blog and read wonderful statement “dose of positivity, inspiration and motivation” ….
Amazing mission you have…and very impressive words you have chosen to elaborate About..!
I absolutely love your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award!! Congratulations. http://thejourneyofmythoughts.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/liebster-award/
Hi, Renae – so glad to see your work here – I just discovered it after you “liked” my post “My Brother’s Keeper?” – I just read your article in the Law of Attraction magazine – “Happy from the Inside Out” – and it is EXCELLENT – thanks for sharing your thoughts, your journey, and your heart. Blessings on your path…
I love your outlook on life and must say that the positive vibe you emit from your blog is pretty infectious – your words have certainly brought a smile to my face! Thanks also for taking a moment out of your day to read my post!
Hi, thanks for like on my post…you have really vibrant and beautiful blog 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours.
Renae its a pleasure to have some form of engagement from a fellow blogger at the infancy of our development. We weren’t expecting that at all & we’ll forever cherish your engagement :-). Being a seasoned blogger you might be aware of the feeling you get when someone reaches out. Especially when you have such a radiant site exuding such positive energy. Feel free to send us any stimulating content you run across so we can further channel that positive energy onto our site.
& Once again thanks for being the light, in _-_Enlightened~Allure_-_ 🙂
Thanks, for the “Like” on my poem. When all other attempts at writing fail me I return to poetry and things are always better when I’m done. I’m all for positivity, and I expect to find more in your blog. 🙂
Hi Renae! Thanks for liking my post. I love love love your blog. It’s so pretty, colorful and inviting:)
Hi Renae!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I LOVE all the color you have on yours!! And such positive motivation and inspiration!! I especially enjoyed reading some of your thoughts on acceptance from others – as someone in recovery from an eating disorder, i can definitely see how my need for acceptance from others drove me into my obsession with perfectionism!!
Thanks for writing and sharing your thoughts with the world! Keep it up! 🙂
Thanks for dropping by.
Keep up the good work
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and liking a post!! I’m quite honored–you’ve got a great blog!! Can’t wait to read more!
Thank you for reading my latest post and liking it. I like your about page. I am in awe of anyone with “positivity in her DNA.” I have often wished that I was born and raised that way, but I have begun to accept that God made me the way He did and made you the way He did because each of us has a unique role to play in His plan. I wish you the best in your healthy endeavors. I hope you came back to my blog again. Thanks ever so.
I like your Candy Coated Reality philosophy! I do my best to have the same ideals. Thank you for sharing, and I’m looking forward to following your posts. Please keep up the good work of spreading positivity to our world!
What a magnetic blog, I look forward to digging in!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I am looking forward to reading more here.