To begin, this is obviously not the Earth, but a planet in the "Goldilocks zone" or the habitable region (for humans) of a planet.
Now my second planet, I like this one better than the last one for sure. I mucked up the texture a bit again (See if you can spot the repeat! XD) but overall, I like the feel of this one. Still not quite sure what to do for light sources. Again, inspired by the awesome that is
I may change this around as I fiddle with the sun in the picture.