Monday, September 30, 2013

A Ray of Sunshine!

My sweet friend, Jennifer, at It's Jennifer Juniper, nominated me for the Sunshine Award! The award goes to those writers who's posts brighten the days of fellow bloggers/readers. I am happy to know that my blog has helped so many women, in so many ways! Thanks, Jennifer!

Here are the rules:
1. Include the Sunshine Award icon in your post.
2. Link to the person who nominated you.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
4. Nominate10 bloggers to receive the award
5. Link your nominees and let them know they've been nominated.

 Here are Jennifer's questions:

1. What was your favorite vacation and why? Gosh, I have to say it is a tie between our honeymoon and this summer's trip to California. Both trips were equally fantastic and incredibly relaxing! I think California was a bit more tourist type and we saw/did more.

2. What's your 1 piece of must-have clothing? My sweatshirts. I love being in a sweatshirt almost all the time. It is the first thing I put on after work as soon as I strip off the office clothes.

3. When you were young, how old did you think you'd be when you got married? Had kids? I had it all planned out. I was going to be married by 24 and having my first child at 26. I am almost 32...........

4. What is your favorite store ever? Yikes. Um, my favorite stores changes. Currently, World Market, TJMaxx and JcPennys.

5. How many different cities have you lived in? 7 (I think)

6. What has been the most surprising thing in your life recently? I've always had big dogs and thought small dogs were kinda silly- until Zeke. He is such a cool dog and his size makes him the perfect house dog!

7. What is your favorite type of candy? I just finished eating a handful of Sour Patch Kids. YUM! My all time favorite!

8. What hobby do you wish you were good at? Or wish you could learn? I wish I could play the guitar.

9. Do you have an obsession with anything? If so, what? My dogs! I take far too many photos of them ;-)

10. If you had to have one meal every day the rest of your life, what would it be? Do Sour Patch Kids count? No? Okay. I guess it would be anything with bacon. I love bacon!

My nominees.... I want to include some of those who have not already been nominated! 
  1. Lisa at  Amateur Nester
  2. Emily at House in the Heights
  3. Ariel Ocean at The Ocean is a Bitch and I am her Mistress
  4. Traci at The Button's Mama
  5. Melissa Long at A Place Where I Can Be Me
  6. Andy at Sunshine Dreams and Hope
  7. Stephanie at Neubauer Haus
  8. K&A at The Cork & Stork Blog
  9. Amanda at Genuine Greavu
  10. I reserve this spot for anyone who wants to participate... your comments will surely bring sunshine to my day!

 My questions:
 (anyone can answer these if you are willing; I'd love to hear everyone's responses!)

1. Shaken or stirred?
2. What is the greatest movie from the past year?
3. Would you ever consider writing your own book? 
4. Would you rather have dog's ears or hawks eyes? 
5. What's your favorite season and why? 
6. Have you ever hated loving someone? 
7. Do you have any strange habits?
8. Why do people say laughter is the best medicine? 
9. What do you think is the color for happiness? 
10. What will you teach your children? (what values, beliefs, hobbies, skills, etc.)


  1. oh I am totally obsessed with my dogs too! lol I think a lot of us infertile women are...

  2. I love these question and answer things! You learn so much more about a person :)

  3. I love stripping out of my work uniform and tossing on my sweats! Its my favorite time of the day!

  4. Mmmmm sour patch kids and BACON! LOL Now I want some!! Well deserved award, I must say! Well done you!

  5. I think I am just as obsessed with my cat as you are with your dogs :) Too precious! Fun answers!

  6. I think you were a perfect choice for the Sunshine Award.


  7. I just thought you should know that I came across your blog last night (and by last night I mean 1:30 this morning). I found it on Pinterest and became so engrossed in your blog that I was up until the wee hours of the morning. (Yes, I understand that I am sounding more and more like a stalker...) Your blog made me feel so connected to a complete stranger. I am only 21, but I am married. My doctor does not know if I will be able to conceive due to some weird ovaries, and a kidney disease. We have not started trying yet, but I have already found so much comfort in your words. I pray for you and your struggle but I am so inspired by the change seen through your life just within this blog.

  8. Aw thank you for the nomination! You're so sweet! I will get working on my post! <3

  9. yayyyy! Awesome answers!! Love it! I used to eat Sour Patch Kids all the time. I haven't had any in a decade! Yikes!

  10. Wow, thanks, Teresa. Now I want Sour Patch Kids.

  11. Thanks for nominating me, Teresa! :) I will get to work on my post soon! <3

    I love your answers! I am obsessed with my pups too! ;)


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