The MakeItUltra Blogger Award


Hi everyone! I want to give a big thanks to two of my blogging sisters, Sharon from Element Healing and Erika Kind. They nominated me for the MakeItUltra Blogger Award this weekend! I’m really honored to accept this award twice! I encourage you to check out/follow their blogs, you won’t be disappointed! Here is the meaning of the award below:

The MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for quality content, originality and presentation. The intention of this award is to encourage connectivity and support in the blogging community and to increase exposure for individual bloggers.


Here are the rules:

If you have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and choose to accept it, write a blog post about the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award in which you:

* Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. Take a moment to positively promote the person who nominated you.

* Display the award on your blog by adding it to your post and/or displaying it using a widget on your page (Save the image to your computer and upload it to your blog post). Don’t forget to use the tag #MyUltraAward when you make your post!

* Answer the following MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award questions.

*What is your name? Lisa Michelle Amaya. It’s rare that anyone calls me by my middle name. 

*Where are you from? Lol. I’m sure you probably already know because of the name of this blog! I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. El Paso is a border town close to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and Las Cruces, New Mexico. It’s a very unique place to live which is why I blog about it a lot. 

*How long have you been blogging and why did you start?

Life of an El Paso Woman was started on February 25, 2015. I began the blog after writing in my childhood friend’s (Ryan Loera) blog for a couple of months. Before working with Ryan, I took a five-year break from writing. Aside from blogging, I also work as a freelance writer. I’ve worked on various projects with other blogs, publications and marketing companies. I plan on writing a book or two (who knows, maybe more?) in the near future.

*What are you most proud of? I’m proud of being one of the first women in my family to graduate with a bachelors degree in four years. I’m proud of raising my 10-year-old son as a single parent. I don’t do it all alone because I work full-time and write. My family helps me a lot with him. He is turning out to be a well-behaved young man.

*What are your blogging goals? I started this blog to practice my writing skills. I plan on including more local people, places, events and lots more! El Paso continues to grow! I’m not only saying this because I’m from here but…there’s a lot of musical and artistic talent in the 915. I’ve always enjoyed supporting local everything as much as I possibly can. I want the world to know more about the sixth largest city in Texas. I also want readers to know more about the Hispanic culture.

*How do you spend your free time? I spend time with loved ones, writing, watching sports and movies, gardening and reading. Go Dallas Cowboys! 😀 

 *Nominate 1-8 blogs that you feel deserve the award and provide links.







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* Provide 5 random facts about yourself (optional) I can’t think of anything right now.

* List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here).

* Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and provide a link for them to your post.




  1. I don’t drink now, but I’ve done my share of drinking in the past. Fun times (sometimes). And I have nothing against alcohol, you know, in moderation. But I have to say that if you like the taste of beer, there’s something wrong with your taste buds. 🙂

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  2. You’re very welcome, Rob! Thank you for accepting the award! Oh wow, I never would’ve thought of drag queens. I think of Michelob Ultra. I’m ready for one right now! 🍺

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  3. AWWWW! Lisa! Thank you so much for this nomination! I just feel so blessed right now.

    To have a blogger of your stature recognize what I am doing is just truly amazing.
    Again, a thousand thanks to you!

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  4. Oh wow! How were the other performers? He really puts on a good show! He was in El Paso last Wednesday but I didn’t go. I’ve seen him twice before so I didn’t make it this time. I saw him with Enrique Iglesias and Don Omar in the past.

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  5. Thank you, Lisa. Despite the fatigue, I went to see Pitbull on Saturday at our amphitheater and the atmosphere was magical. All parts of Latin America were represented. The two ladies next to me were from Chile and Ecuador. But now I am exhausted…. 🙂

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  6. Hi Kerry! I love your blog too! Sure, there’s no rush or pressure for you to do a post. Thank you for accepting the award! I hope you get to feeling better very soon!

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  7. Lisa, I am very honored to be nominated by you – a bona fide writer, no less! I love your blog and now I know a little more about you. I am having some tests for my chronic fatigue this week so please bear with me but I will accept your nomination for the award. Love Kerry xx

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  8. Lol really? I think of holding and drinking a cold Michelob ULTRA. Mmm. Lol. I know you don’t drink but I do! Yea I need to include more recipes too! Thanks for reminding me. I know you don’t really accept awards but I enjoy your blog so I nominated you.

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  9. Congratulations, Lisa and thank you for the nomination! I will try to do this soon!

    Love your blog and its glimpses into your El Paso world!

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  10. Love these things about you! Your son is lucky to have you and your family. Sounds like you have a beautiful rewarding life. Thanks for the nomination! Hope to get it done this week 🙂 I’m honored!

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  11. Thanks for nominating me, amiga. Funny, when I think of “ultra,” I think of condoms. 😀

    While I love learning about Hispanic art and music, maybe you could also include a food category? Because… Mexican food. 🙂

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