Pretty Flower Sunshine Award From Dr. Rex

sunshine award

Dr. Rex has nominated me for this beautiful, spring-like award. Don’t we all wish we had this growing outside our windows? Thanks so much Dr. Rex.

Dr. Rex says, “I live in Sweden with my partner and our three dogs. I love nature and animals and I’m passionate about animal welfare and establishing animal rights, especially in nations that do not have any such laws implemented as of yet. Once Sweden was known for having excellent animal welfare laws but today my country has fallen behind many other nations. We need to upgrade old regulations and laws to tighten protection for animals even more. I also love wildlife, in particular wolves, and I find it heart-breaking that so many countries are decimating their wolf populations, my own country included.”


Here are the rules:

Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
Link to the person who nominated you.
Answer 10 questions about yourself.
Nominate 10 bloggers.
Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.


Olga Brajnović

Wise Little Nuggets x

What don’t you know about me already? Probably nothing. Let’s just say if you have any questions about me, feel free to ask, and leave it at that.

Have a great day everyone, and thanks Dr. Rex for this award!

Weekly Writing Challenge, My Funny Valentine, #DP Challenge

Valentine’s Day for me was never what I thought it would be. Oh, don’t get me wrong. There was a time before I got married I would receive the flowers and the rosevalentine candy box

My mother used to make me a Twinkie Cake when she was alive.


Twinkie Layer Cake


  • Cake:
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 5.1 oz box instant vanilla pudding (the large box)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick salted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Filling/Frosting:
  • 1 stick salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 2 (8 inch) round cake pans and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, combine eggs and butter. Add water, pudding mix, and cake mix and beat on medium for about a minute, until batter is smooth and thick. Spread evenly in prepared pans and bake for about 20 -25 mins or until tops spring back when lightly touched, or a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  3. Cool cakes for a few minutes in the pans, then turn out on to wire racks to finish cooling.
  4. For frosting/filling: Beat butter and vanilla in your mixer until combined. Add marshmallow cream and beat until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar until just combined. Add heavy cream, Increase speed to high, and beat for one minute, until light, smooth and fluffy. Spread on cake layers and serve.

After I got married, I learned I didn’t have a romantic husband. Instead of the sweets and smell goods, I received the practical gifts. I would open up can openers, crock pots, and one time I remember a toaster.

Not that I didn’t appreciate these, but wow, they sure weren’t personal, as per say Valentine’s Day goes; but I did have good working appliances. LOL

Now I have no one in my life and I have never been completely satisfied, but am used to it. What a surprise it would be to one day open that front door and see the little guy holding out a bouquet of flowers. Better yet, how about for no reason. Who needs Valentine’s Day to receive goodies????