I love being a part of the blogging community! It is so amazing to be able to meet and connect with other people.

It is such an honor when other’s take time out of their day to read and share the content I have created.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given for recognition to bloggers by other bloggers. It was created to inspire creativity and positivity within the blogging community.

It is a way of demonstrating that we enjoy your content and want to share it with others.

My Nomination

I was SO delighted to see that I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by Justine from Love Every Aspect. I absolutely love her blog. Her content is amazing and so helpful.

This Sunshine Blogger Award has some rules to it!

Rules for the award:

Thank the person who nominated you and be sure to link back to their blog, so others can find them.

Answer 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.

Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts or social media.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and blog site.

11 Questions from Justine from Love Every Aspect:

What lead you to start blogging in your particular niche?

I am a mother of FOUR kids, and I wanted a place to write about my struggles and successes while helping other moms in the same place as me.

What was or is your biggest struggle when it comes to blogging?

Time, for sure! I have so many ideas that I want to add to my blog and write about. But with four kids and trying to keep my income up while working from home, I am strapped for time to work on my websites.

What do you find most rewarding about your blogging journey?

The connections I have made and the networking I am able to do. I also love the aspect of working to provide for my family. Blogging was shown to me as a lonely journey that doesn’t make a lot of money. I haven’t even been blogging for a year and I now know this to be very untrue!

Do you have a favorite hobby you like to do on the side?

I have many hobbies! But my favorites tend to be reading, writing, and photography. They are the reasons I thought starting a blog would fit with my style! Because I love to write and take photos! It’s been extra work for me to learn how to fit my hobbies into my new busy life and not allow work to overcome my affection for my hobbies.

What is your idea of a relaxing day?

If I were able to choose without any other distractions, I would spend time with my nose in a good book and take a long shopping trip to a store like Hobby Lobby. However, realistically, a relaxing day usually involves the kids having quiet time with a TV show and me working on my blog or writing something.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

I’m torn! I have SO many bucket list goals for traveling. I want to visit Africa, Ireland, Scotland, and Europe. I also want to visit more of Canada.

Do you have any irrational fears?

I dislike tight, enclosed spaces and heights. I’m not sure I’d call what I feel an irrational fear because I can still be in an enclosed space and I can still be in a tall building but, if I can avoid them, I will.

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Have you always been one or the other?

By preference only, I am a night owl. I LOVE being out late at night. However, for now, I am a morning person. I can get more done in the morning. I am usually too tired in the evenings to even attempt to try anything. Once my days start to adjust after the kids grow up a bit, I will probably go back to a night owl. I have ALWAYS been a night owl until I had kids.

What do you consider to be your spirit animal and why?

I’ve never thought about it! Maybe a wolf? I love my family and I’m loyal.

What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

Chocolate and wine! Seriously, I know I should get healthier! But I figure as long as I indulge in moderation, I am okay to enjoy a treat every once in a while.

If you were a teacher, what advice would you give to a senior about to graduate?

To not feel so stressed about what field they eventually find work in. I had NO clue about blogging or running an online business when I graduated! I would say to be flexible and find a type of work that you are truly passionate about.

Who Do I Nominate for the Sunshine Blogger Award:

This is a list of 11 bloggers from various areas of the Internet. I follow them and LOVE their content! They inspire me to be a better blogger and a better mom!

  1. Paula from Thirteen Thoughts
  2. Stacey from Seashells and Storytime
  3. Kendra from Mother Like a Boss
  4. Megan from Beauty Bliss with Mimi
  5. Becky from Clean Mama
  6. Rachel from Mama’s Boy and a Labrador
  7. Ashley from The Midwest Mom
  8. Joanie from Simple Living Mama
  9. Mandy from Well and Balanced Mom
  10. Charissa from The Wild, Wild West
  11. Jill from Organizational Toast

My 11 Questions to The Above Nominees:

  1. If you could go back in time, would you still start a blog knowing all of the positive and negative aspects of blogging?
  2. Where is your favorite place to travel?
  3. What is your favorite part about blogging?
  4. Have you ever conquered a fear?
  5. What inspired you to start blogging?
  6. What are 4 things you couldn’t live without?
  7. Give an example of the perfect snack.
  8. What is your go-to dinner for weeknights?
  9. What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from blogging?
  10. If you could change one thing about your current life, what would it be?
  11. If a time machine is finally invented, what era would you travel to and why that era?

And that’s it! I want to thank Justine again for the nomination! It’s such an honor! Let’s all connect with each other!

Sunshine Blogger Award