For anyone who hasn’t heard of it, the Sunshine Blogger Award is an award from bloggers to other bloggers who inspire others to be creative and positive in the world of blogging.
I was nominated by Elise van Dierendonck from Elise En Rose. She was nominated for this award, and asked for other blogs to read for consideration, and she chose mine as one of her nominations! I am super honored and thankful for this recognition by a fellow blogger.
I was given 11 questions to anwer to answer. Here they are!
What is your favourite holiday?
This is a hard question to answer! I love summertime, so I have always loved Independence Day. However, now that I am a mom, I have a lot of fun with Halloween and Christmas, too. I guess my favorite would have to be Halloween. Its so much fun getting dressed up or getting my son dressed up.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Chocolate. I would have to go with chocolate. I’m sure it would grow tiresome after a while, but I am a chocolate addict. Big sweet tooth over here.
Active holiday or a do-nothing-laying-by-the-pool holiday?
My husband loves to take very active holidays, so that is typically what I get. I, on the other hand, would be perfectly content laying poolside, with a good book and a cold drink.
Going to a restaurant or ordering take-out and eat in?
Well, being a mom on a budget, we eat home a lot. Mostly, I cook. I am not a huge fan of take-out, and going to a restaurant is a luxury, so I choose restaurant all the way!
Apple or Android?
Apple! I am addicted to my iphone.
Other than your hometown, what is your favourite place and why?
I love South Florida. Naples is just beautiful. I have spent a lot of time over the years on the Gulf Coast side of Florida, and have made a lot of friends, and even have some family in that area. It feels like a second home to me. I just love the weather. I live in Michigan, so give me a place where 60 degrees is considered cold, and I am a happy lady!
What is your favourite colour?
Purple. Its so pretty.
If your life would be a TV-show, what show would it be?
Wow, I’d love to give a really cool and dramatic answer to this, but in all reality, my life is more similar to the sitcom Roseanne than anything else.
Coffee or Tea?
Neither. I have never liked the taste of tea, and the only time in my life I ever drank coffee regularly was in college pulling all-nighters. I get up in the morning and go straight for the Coca-Cola.
Mountains or the beach?
Beach. Mountains are beautiful, but my heart belongs to the beach.
What is your secret talent?
Seeing both sides. Sounds crazy, right? I feel like I have always had a talent for seeing more than others. For example, if there is an argument, I have the ability to see both sides. Its helpful because my husband and I rarely bicker. I may get irritated about something, but I can stop and think it through and see the issue from his perspective. It helps keep life calm and drama-free.
Now it’s my turn to nominate 11 people for the Sunshine Blogger Award!
Jo and Leisa are twin sisters, born in Jamaica, and living in England. They blog about “ frugal budgeting, intentional living and happiness”
LaWann Moses blog is about empowering women of all ages to make self-care a priority and provides tips and advice on how to plan for success
This husband and wife team blog about a variety of family and lifestyle topics. My personal favorite is the Labor in Love series, which features different moms and their unique birth experiences.
Shannon Dewease is a self proclaimed “Southern Country Girl” who blogs about family lifestyle topics.
Jessie Wiles blogs about family and mom life. Her blog was one I found by accident over and over again. When I realized how much I was enjoying and visiting her site, I knew she deserved some recognition for her amazing work.
Kat Califf has a wonderful blog that includes so many fun activities for children! Its become my go-to spot for ideas on how to entertain my toddler. Her site also includes many other family and cooking creations.
Katie Cunningham’s blog has a really nice mix of inspiration for moms, recipes, and family related posts.
Christina’s Blog has a variety of topics including pregnancy, baby, toddler, money, travel, and even starting a blog.
Micah has a blog that covers a nice variety of topics. You can find posts about home, faith, and marriage, as well as motherhood, DIY, and recipes. There is truly something for everyone.
Carmela has a very unique blog that offers a perspective on having a family and being a mom while living in different countries. Definitely worth a read!
Lyndsey’s blog features posts about family and healthy living. There are lots of great posts about family and health, fitness, and even recipes.
My Questions for the Nominees…
Part of the deal is I get to ask 11 questions for the nominees to answer. Here goes!
- What do you love most about blogging?
- What has been the most difficult part about blogging?
- How long have you been a blogger?
- Where does your inspiration come from?
- If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
- Morning Person, Night Owl, or Somewhere in-between?
- Do you have any pets?
- Where do you live, and where else have you lived?
- Favorite ice cream flavor?
- What is the best vacation you have been on?
- Why do you blog?
Have fun everyone! Its been an honor to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and a true pleasure getting to choose so many others to honor. You are all doing a fantastic job and a true inspiration. I look forward to what the future will bring for all of us!