Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Happy Saturday! Sorry for bringing you this post later in the week than usual. Time somehow got away from me and here we are, already the weekend 😊

The amazing Noeline, from 20 Something Household, nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Bloggers nominate other bloggers who promote a happy, creative, “live your own life” kinda lifestyle and I am all about that. Be sure to check out her blog here for all things home décor, cooking, and surviving your 20’s!

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She gave me (and a group of other amazing bloggers) 11 questions to answer, so here we go.

11 Questions and Answers

1.Why did you decide to start blogging?

I was looking for a way to add some creativity to my life and had been thinking about beginning a lifestyle blog for a while. I recently moved to Virginia from Massachusetts and was feeling kinda blah being away from friends and family, in a new job that is different than what I am used to. I love photography and thought this would be a fun project!

2.Do you have any advice for new bloggers?

I consider myself a new blogger, since this project of mine just started in October ’17, but the biggest piece of advice is to try to avoid the comparison game! There is always going to be someone with things you wish you had, with a bigger following, who you think is funnier etc. This is your blog, where YOU are the creator of anything you want. Just stick true to yourself and you’ll do fine 😊

3.What is the biggest blogging challenge you’ve had to deal with?

My biggest blogging challenge is growing a following on Pinterest! I know Pinterest is key to getting your content out there and I would love for people to read these posts, since I think they’re pretty great. (Not to toot my own horn or anything haha). If you want to help me grow, follow me on Pinterest here! Pretty pretty please.

4.What important lessons did you learn in your 20’s (so far)?

I think the most important thing I have learned in my 20’s is to respect yourself. Stand up for what you believe in and don’t let others push you around. I used to let people walk all over me, because I thought I was being “respectful” by avoiding confrontation. You are only hurting yourself when you do this! And learn to say no to things. I am so much happier only saying “yes” to things that feed my soul and bring joy into my life.

5.What has been your favourite blog post/posts in your blog so far?

I really like writing my monthly favorites posts. I love reading about what products, entertainment, food, etc. that other people enjoy, and have so much fun writing my own round-ups! Check out my latest post here.

The most sentimental post I have written was about lessons I learned from my grandmother. If you want something to give you all the feels, check it out here.

6.What do you like most about yourself?

I like to think I am dependable and that people in my life really appreciate that! I stay true to my word and make every effort to fulfill promises. Plus, I’m always on time 😊

7.If you could be transported to any place RIGHT NOW, where would it be?

My all-time favorite trip that I have ever taken was to southern Spain. One of my coworkers is going there on vacation next week and to say I am jealous is an understatement. The architecture, the people, the food. It was incredible and I will 100% make a return trip.

8.What is your favorite outdoor activity?

I love just hanging outside by the lake, either on a boat or a dock, drink in my hand and a book in the other. Followed by swimming and s’mores.

9.What does your next 5 years look like?

Well, I hope they are pretty action-packed! I am getting married on June 23rd, so my life is currently revolving around that. Jarrett is going to school for nursing and I am a physical therapist. When he graduates, we could potentially move from Virginia Beach, maybe somewhere further south? And hopefully a few babies once he is done school. I just hope we are all happy and healthy, and able to go on adventures.

10.What would you ask for if the answer was a guaranteed yes?

Hands down, I would want to travel the world for free indefinitely.

11.Give us three random facts about yourself:

Fact #1: I have 40 first cousins. Yes, my family is massive.

Fact #2: I lived in Ireland for 2 years when I was younger. Unfortunately, I don’t remember it.

Fact #3: I very rarely cook with a recipe, but I always bake with one. That’s why most of the recipes you will find on here are for dessert 😊 Check them out here.

Who I am Nominating

Lauren: Love and Lauren

Kaitlyn: Powered by Sass

Alyssa: Traveling Alyssa

Haley: Haley Ellen

Thuy: Thuys Avenue

Kelsey: Kelsey Barnes

Kimberly: The Kini

Samantha: Samantha Marie Blog

Claire: Just to Claireify

My Questions For You

  1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
  2. What is your favorite topic to blog about?
  3. What are your tips for promoting your content/blog?
  4. If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  5. How would your closest friends and family describe you?
  6. What is your dream vacation destination?
  7. What has been your proudest moment/biggest accomplishment to date?
  8. What is your guilty pleasure?
  9. Other than blogging, what are your pastimes?
  10. What is something about yourself you are trying to change?
  11. What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

The Sunshine Blogger Rules

Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.

Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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