Face-Off with Loraine Nunley

I am excited to introduce you to one of my favorite readers!! Screen shot 2015-04-19 at 8.32.47 PM I met Loraine through the blogging circles and now have a chance to face-off with her! She has authored seven books and I will be reviewing one today!! You can check her out on Amazon.

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What I really love about Loraine is her love for God. Check out this awesome quote from her website:

“My books are in a few different genres because I have enjoyed writing in different ones.  All of them are borne out of love for God, my family and the written word.”

Alright!! Now that we have all that taken care of, we can PLAY!!!


The rules are simple: I ask Loraine some random questions. She replies and then I give my answers. Each winning answer is worth one point and I get to decide whose answer is better.

It’s my blog.

Here we go!

1. What’s the worst nickname you’ve ever had?

Loraine – Princess Chubbyfeet. I kid you not. I was sitting at a friend’s house one day looking down at my feet and ade the random comment that I noticed my feet were chubby. For the next year, I was dubbed with the new nickname. Thankfully the name didn’t last that long (can’t say the same for those chubby feet though :O)

Charity – Oh. My. Word! Ha ha ha ha. I think the worst one I had was Chirpidee. Definitely not anywhere as bad!!!

— Princess Chubbyfeet!!!

Charity 0 / Loraine 1

2. Do you have any crazy stories from going to camp when you were a kid?

Loraine – No. I wish I did though. I went to a church camp two years in a row. Most of what I remember was attending the evening church services and having to do a walk-a-thon to earn the money to go. Boring, I know.

Charity – ha (: You had to do a walk-a-thon to go to camp? Oh man!!! ha ha. Nothing too exciting happened to me either. Boring.

— We are boring.

Charity 0 / Loraine 1

3. What kind of crafts do you like to do?

Loraine – Well, I looove craft ideas, but when it comes to actually getting around to doing them…although, I do like making things with plastic canvas. I actually have a plastic canvas mini golf set that I started making when my son was about six… He’s eighteen now and he never lets me forget that I haven’t finished it.

Charity – I am SO confused!!! You made (partially) a GOLF SET out of PLASTIC CANVAS???? I am going to need a picture…

— If this is to be believed, I cannot win.

Loraine – 11008543_10204026533849874_7479018344281454278_n

— Well, I’ll be darned!

Charity 0 / Loraine 2

4. When’s the last time you went to Starbucks? What did you order?

Loraine – A few weeks ago. I ordered a White Chocolate Mocha. I don’t go to Starbucks much until November when they serve my favorite, Caramel Brule Latte!

Charity – Ohhhhhh The fall is my favorite too! I love their Salted Caramel Mocha!!

— Tie

Charity 0 / Loraine 2

5. What’s your favorite cookbook?

Loraine – My son inherited my mom’s old Betty Crocker cookbook. It has all her notes about what did and didn’t work. It also has some of my favorite recipes she made when I was little… Butter cookies, ribbon cookies, chocolate cake, snickerdoodles… mmm, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

Charity – Me Too!!!

I wish I had a nostalgic one! I do have a recipe binder with some of my mom’s good recipes, but nothing like that!!!

— Nostalgic and passed down items win!!

Charity 0 / Loraine 3

6. Worst thing someone has cooked for you that you had to eat?

Loraine – Well, when my daughter was a pre-teen, she made stuffed ricotta shells. They were actually fine, but we coincidentally had a flu bug hit at the same time so everyone got sick. We all blamed the dinner! To this day, she and my son won’t eat ricotta cheese.

Charity – ewwww…. Very bad!

My son used to like to experiment in the kitchen. He’s a great cook now, but…whew. One time he put two cups of salt in the brownies……. You can imagine my surprise as I bit into them. 😯


Charity 1 / Loraine 3

7. Have you ever seen a shark in the same body of water you were currently in? (being on a boat counts!)

Loraine – Nope. *huge sigh of relief* The closest I’ve been to a shark was standing on a platform at the top of a tank at the Georgia Aquarium. We watched two whale sharks pass by at the surface only a few feet away. That was enough for me.

Charity – *shudder* So gross. We go to the beach every year and one year a fisherman caught a baby shark right by where we were swimming. WAHHHHHHHHHHHH

— I get another one!!!

Charity 2 / Loraine 3

8. How do you strive to bring God the most glory in your life?

Loraine – That’s a tough one! I always feel like I’m falling short in that category. I guess I would have to say that I strive everyday to be the wife and mother that God wants me to be, then I hope to follow that by writing in a way that pleases Him.

Charity – Love it. I just love Him and I assume that will shine through in all things. He’s my first Love!


Charity 2 / Loraine 3

9. Next author that should be on Famous Friday? I know you like them 😉

Loraine – Does Richard Castle count? I’ve read some of “his” books.

Charity – No idea who that is…I will check into it!!!

— ??

Charity 2 / Loraine 3

10. Do you ride roller coasters?

Loraine – Yes, but I’ve gotten a little timid as I get older. I don’t like the roller coasters that break speed and height limits anymore. So somewhere between carousel and death trap, I guess.

Charity – Girl, I hear that!!! I love them, but last time I went to an amusement park for the day, it screwed up my back and neck for a week!! Severe, horrible pain!!!

— Getting old, STINKS!! Except for the part that you can say whatever you want and people just dismiss you as being old and senile, so you get away with it.

Charity 2 / Loraine 3

11. Did you ever suntan with baby oil or Crisco on?

Loraine – Nooo. Hey! *sniff* Is that chicken I smell?


I used to. But, my best friend, at the time, would use Crisco and lie on her roof…so, at least I wasn’t THAT crazy…

— Not sure if I should win for stupidity? Well, it was the question!


Charity 3 / Loraine 3

20130805_its_a_tie_taWOO HOO! Close one!!!

Thank you so much, Loraine!! I had so much fun getting to know you better (: Balloons-for-Birthday-Party

Oh, you smart readers already know what I’m about to say when you see the balloons pop up!! THAT’S RIGHT!! Loraine has, so kindly, offered to give away 3 COPIES of her book, 40 Birthday Celebration Ideas, which I will be reviewing later today!!

So, just head on over here and fill out  a Rafflecopter giveaway! She is willing to give the reader a choice between paperback and e-book!!

Thanks so much, girl!! WOO HOO!!

*Only US Rez for Paperback. Anyone can choose E-Book

** All entries will be checked. Any falsified will be disqualified! GOOD LUCK!!

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