Blogger Awards

Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you to Justin, from Snap Shots Made Yesterday for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award


I am honored and extremely grateful to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award by Justin, of Snap Shots Made Yesterday. Thank you so much for your nomination.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

An award nominated by peers recognizing their fellow writers for their inspiring and creative blogs.

Here are the rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to the original post
Answer the 11 questions they’ve asked you
Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions
Have fun!!

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How long have you been blogging?

My blogging journey will reach it’s beautiful anniversary of one year in just a few months. I am super excited about this milestone and I am looking forward to where the next year is going to take me.

What is your greatest accomplishment so far with your blog or just in life?

My greatest accomplishment with my blog is that I have kept doing it for the last year, and that I have continued to do so even when I felt like giving up. Sometimes I feel like I am not where I want to be and get discouraged. Regardless, I keep pushing forward.

What one thing do you do that helps churn the blog mill?

My daughter supplies me with endless material. Being a parent is full of topics that inspires most of my topics. That and my anxiety…

If you had to blog about one item the rest of your life, what would it be?

Definitely my present niche. Parenting in general covers so many different things that I can stay within my niche and have a ton of things to talk about. Especially when it comes to the realistic aspect of parenting.

Have you ever published a post and deleted it later? If so, why?

I have not, but I have a ton of writing that I haven’t posted. I put a lot of thought into my writing and sometimes they get really personal. Sometimes I just don’t have the courage to hit publish and they sit in my drafts.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone who is thinking of starting a blog but had no idea where to start?

Research the crap out of blogging and find some great bloggers to follow.

What is your favorite social media platform to use for your blog?

Twitter is my favorite. There are some really great supporters on Twitter and I feel like it’s a great place to establish yourself to really promote your blog.

Do you read/show your blog to anyone before you post it?

I read my posts to my one year old. She doesn’t understand but listening to it out loud is helpful for editing.

What is the ultimate goal for you and your blog?

I started blogging because I love to write, but also because I found solace in other blogs when I felt alone or isolated. When other writers were writing about what I was going through, and used their platform to discuss difficult topics, it was just so empowering for me. I want to do the same for others.

If you were asked to set up a conference for bloggers, what location would you choose?

I feel like a lot of my followers are wine drinkers for me, so Napa seems like a legit place to go.

Would you rather live in the country or the city?

Honestly, I need my share of both. Some days, the calm sounds of birds chirping and being able to see the stars at night is so peaceful. But the city lights and excitement are great when I need a boost.


In my time of blogging, I have stumbled upon many blogging sites. There are many out there that I love to read, but these 11 are the ones that keep me hooked and give me guidance in my own blogging journey.

Here are my 11 nominations:

Keep Calm It’s Life

Our Blended Abode

Teach Play Love

Boldly Beagley

Housewife Hustle

Lost Twenty-Something

Good Bye Anxiety, Hello Joy

Joy For Mom

Cadies Corner

Philosophy of Dad

Miscievous Words My Marta
Thank you, to all of you. For being inspiring, and instilling your passion to all of the blogging community.

Here are my questions for you:

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. Who is your biggest inspiration in the blogging community?
3. What advice would you give to new bloggers?
4. What is you blogging goals, what do you hope to achieve?
5. What was the greatest thing you have experienced within the blogging community?
6. What is your favorite part about blogging?
7. Why did you choose your niche?
8. What is your favorite thing to write about?
9. How long have you been blogging?
10. What’s one thing you would like to talk about on your blog but are too afraid to?
11. What’s the story behind your blog name?




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*Disclaimer – Statements made in this post are of my own opinions, views and thoughts. I am not a professional and should not be regarded as such.

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