Sunshine Blogger Award

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What is the Sunshine Blogger Award

Bloggers form a tight community and since we all work behind our computers and generally from home, we support each other through social media, and show love by sharing of each other’s content, mentoring one another, etc.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is all about recognizing, supporting, and encouraging fellow bloggers. It is hard work, you all! And being recognized by the industry as someone who inspires other bloggers just bring a big smile on my face!

The rules of the game are if you are nominated, respond to the questions, create 11 new questions, and nominate 11 other amazing bloggers that can share the love!

I was nominated by my wonderful blogging buddy, Laura from FrugalforLuxury.com. I’ve beeen playing catch up on making sure I show love to those who matter most! You, my readers. It’s because of you that I am able to connect, share, and experience this thing called life. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to share a little more about myself with this nomination.

1 – If you could sit down 5 minutes and have a talk with anyone to have ever lived, who would it be? Anything specific you would ask?

I would have to say Mother Theresa. This woman was so loving, smart, and persistent in her work to help others. I really think I could learn just by watching her. I think I would ask her how she kept herself going and didn’t give up! She is truly one of my inspirational heroes.

2 -State 3 fun facts about yourself!

I am one of four children. My middle name is actually my maiden name. I have the cutest little Cocker Spaniel named Layla who is essentially my dog-child.

3 -Where was your most memorable trip?

My most memorable trip is the recent trip Pete and I went to London, Reykavik, and Paris. I would have to say that our trip to London was my favorite, although technically it was our longest stint. We loved the history, culture, and all of the memories.

4 -What is your favorite food?

Phad Thai. Hands down. I could eat it every day without getting sick of it.

5 -Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I wanted to share the strategies and things I have learned while paying off my student loan debt. I also wanted to share stories of my international adoption.

6 -If you were gifted a 2-week vacation, where would you go?

That’s a tough one. I think I would love to do a tour of Rome in Italy. I think there is so much history there that I would need enough time to get a small grasp on the history, culture, and food.

7-If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you call home?

I would have to say I would love to live in Hawaii. I know it sounds overrated, but Pete and I have actually talked about where we want to retire and Hawaii is definitely on the list. To make this happen, we have seriously considered going Tiny- as in selling our house and living in a tiny home. It would be a drastic life change, but really who wouldn’t be happy living close to the beach without the brutal Midwest winter?

8 -What’s your comfort food?

Well, besides Thai food I would have to say Mexican food. I grew up near the border of Tijuana, Mexico. I love all kinds of salsa, guacamole, and horchata. I really feel like I crave Mexican food when I have had a hard week. Thankfully, there is a Mexicantown near enough where I don’t get too homesick.

9 -If you could choose any super power, what would it be?

Telekinesis. Fun fact, this term  is actually in the dictionary. This super power allows you to move things with your mind. How much easier would chores be if I could make things wash themselves!

10 -What was your dream job as a kid?

I probably had about 5 dream jobs growing up. One of them was to write a book. I’m still working on this dream. Blogging is kind of a book, right? Being a writer was definitely on the list along with teaching.

11-Cold or hot weather destinations?

I’m going to say hot weather – 100 percent. Personally, I feel as though I need to have the warm sunshine on my back along with some flip flops and a smoothie.


I nominate the following wonderful people! If you have already been nominated, please comment below for me to add on some more amazing people!

  1. Deanna from MsFiology.com
  2. Diana from Dianaonadime.com
  3. Chris from BuildFinancialMuscle.com
  4. Stacey from coffeeandthrift.com
  5. Jessica from thefioneers.com
  6. Dragongal from thedragonsonfire.com
  7. Daisy from decidedlyaltered.com
  8. Joan from My Best Friend Adeline Kindesscompassionandcoaching
  9. TreadLightlyRetireEarly
  10. Lorna from whatlornasawnext
  11. Liz from Rosecoloredwater

New Questions

  1. What made you start blogging?
  2. What would you do with a million dollars?
  3. What is one problem you would solve in the world if nothing could stop you?
  4. Where would you travel if money and time was not an option?
  5. If you could go back in time, what time period would you choose and why?
  6. What is your favorite holiday or family tradition and why?
  7. Who was a role model in your life and how did they influence you?
  8. What is your favorite food dish?
  9. Are you an introvert or extrovert? Tell me more.
  10. What  three things would you bring with you on a deserted island?
  11. List your favorite author or motivational speaker and describe why you chose them.

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