The Sunshine Bloggers Award

I am so honored to have been chosen by The MAMALOUNJ blog for the Sunshine bloggers award.

Ophalyn has a fantastic blog and so check it out and again, thank you for the award and for everyone who reads and supports my blog.


Here’s how it works.

Sunshine Blogger Award RULES:

Once awarded, the blogger is required to write a post in which they:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated them and links back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
  • Nominate other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

So, to answer the 11 questions that I was asked by The Mamalounj:

  1. Are you planning on making it big with blogging? Honestly, Yes! That just gave me butterflies. I don’t know what I would even define as “big” for myself but I know this is what I want to do, full-time! I want it to grow and be incredibly awesome, encouraging, and helpful to other women. 
  2. How long have you been blogging and what do you love about blogging? I started my first blog back in 2009. I love being able to share my heart and my opinions, and know that even if just one person reads it, my thoughts are going somewhere further than my diary. I love the connections that the blogging world has brought into my life. Real friendships have formed and the encouragement/support is just amazing. 
  3. What are your biggest struggles in life? Oh boy…how long can this thing be? Just kidding, sorta. I think my biggest struggle is that I don’t believe in myself enough. I trust God and I know His Word to be true but with the whole free will thing, my choices are my own. I make stupid decisions. I don’t have faith in myself to make the hard ones and trust that I can get over the difficult obstacles, climb to the top of the mountain, achieve my goals. :/ But I’m working on it. 
  4. Do you cook at home or do you eat out a lot? It really depends. Sometimes we’re super amazing at making home cooked meals and I am loving the kitchen life and other times, we’re all into the take out. 
  5. What is your favorite drink? Vanilla Coke with crushed ice please. And coffee, obviously. 
  6. Where do you see yourself in 3 years? I want to be happy, healthy, and more successful than I am today. 
  7. What is your favorite song? HARD ONE. If I have to choose, it’s gotta be BLACK PARADE by my favorite band, My Chemical Romance. This song has lyrics in it that resonate with me so deeply that it’s gotta be my favorite. 
  8. Do you have a favorite food? Pancakes and Buffalo Chicken anything. 
  9. Are you blogging full time or you have another job? My full-time job is being a mother. I am also the social media director for Serious Writer, Inc. and this blog is my baby. 😉 
  10. Where you at now in blogging life from where you started? Umm…I’ve quit and started and quit and started so many blogging journeys in the last 8 years but this one is for keeps. I’ve gone through a lot in the last few years and grown so much. I am ready to be in this very committed blogging relationship. 🙂 
  11. What are your goals? Right now it’s to work on my blog and get my eBook out (SO EXCITED about that) and, most importantly, continue focusing on being a great wife and mom. I have lots of goals but those are some at the top. 

Alright, now for the fun part. I am passing on this award to a sweet woman that I met on Instagram. I simply adore her.

Her name is Erin.

You can read her blog >>> RIGHT HERE. 

Follow her on Instagram >>> RIGHT HERE. 

Erin, you are so beautiful and encouraging. I am SO happy to have connected with you. When I think of the SUNSHINE award, I couldn’t think of anyone else more deserving. God is totally 100% using you and I pray you continue to let Him speak to others through the sharing of your life.

Ok sweet friend, here are your 11 questions to answer on your blog.

  1. What is your all time favorite clothing item?
  2. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would you chose?
  3. Favorite Bible verse and why?
  4. Who are your favorite style icons?
  5. When did you start blogging?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
  7. What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
  8. If you could tell your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
  9. How do you like your coffee?
  10. For anyone who wanted to start their own blog, what advice would you give them?
  11. What’s your dream job?

Congrats Erin and again, thank you for the award, I am so honored.



  1. SHAMEEZ PATEL | 11th Aug 17

    Congratulations on the award!

    I like that your answers feel so open and honest 🙂

  2. Iris Venise | 11th Aug 17

    I have come across more blogs doing the sunshine bloggers award and I really like the concept! I am quite new to the whole blogger community and in this way I can find a lot of new blogs to read.

  3. Alice Mills | 11th Aug 17

    Congratulations! And you answer the questions so charmingly.

  4. Tyra | 11th Aug 17

    Congratulations on winning the award! I saw you won the liebster as well. I love reading these posts because we get a behind-the-scenes look on the author! You have some amazing goals! I hope you achieve them 😀

  5. Torii | 11th Aug 17

    Congrats 🙂

  6. Erin | 12th Aug 17

    I am so completely humbled that you chose me for this award! Thank you for believing in me and for the sweet things you have said! I truly hope God shines through me… that is my continual prayer for Instagram and for my blog! I am excited to be writing this blog post.. you will see it probably in September or the very end of August… working on a lot of fun posts right now!

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