Sunshine Blogger Award Nominee

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is recognition of new bloggers who are bringing positivity and creative content to the community of blogging! Nominees are chosen by fellow bloggers, so it’s quite an honor to be nominated.

Thank you to Jen, from Traveling Party of Four, for nominating me! 

Jen is a fellow Florida blogger, with tons of great traveling tips!! Their family loves basketball, college football, and tailgating! Definitely check her out for beach tips, tailgating/party recipes, and all types of travel. 

There are some rules for being nominated, so here you go,

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to his/her blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 questions.
  4. List these rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and on your blog.

Here are the answers to the questions from Jen. Some were pretty tough.  

In terms of life as a blogger, what is the #1 thing that motivates you?

My motivation comes from my family, and I’ve always been one to share things I love with others. With the blog, I am motivated to inspire others to make time for creating memories in unique ways. And that’s it’s possible to make lasting memories through simple things.

Where is your home town? And what is the coolest thing to do in your home town?

We are technically not in a city, so we like to call all the surrounding small towns our hometown. I don’t know about “coolest” thing to do, but we enjoy to walking around town, eating at local cafes, going out to local events, or just hanging out at the local brewery.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for two weeks, no strings attached, where would it be and who would you take with you?

I would travel to Poland and Austria because this is where my family is from. I would take my husband and our three girls, so we could all experience it together.

And could you spend those two weeks without WiFi?

I could most definitely spend those two weeks without WiFi.

Favorite Thanksgiving dish? ( I always need ideas!)

I am a sucker for good stuffing at Thanksgiving.

Let’s talk about famous people, past or present, who would you love to invite to dinner?

I would love to have dinner with Robin Williams. I’ve enjoyed him, and his work, since he was on Mork and Mindy. His silly sense of humor would have me laughing all through dinner.

What is your favorite blogging resource or course?

My favorite blogging resources have been Pete & Heather’s courses. Pete & Heather are bloggers from It’s A Lovely Life, and they are passionate about helping others make their blog profitable. They offer several different online courses, such as Travel Blogging Fast Track, which is the one I have taken. The TBFT, also included their WordPress Fast Launch, which was lots of help.

Do you think that there will ever be an official Degree in Blogging? And would you go for it?  (I would!)

It would not surprise me if they start to offer degrees for blogging. I’ve always said I would never go back to school, so it would depend on how knowledgeable I am about blogging at the time. If I still felt like there was tons for me to learn, I possibly would.

What blogger has helped you the most, whether it be with resources, constructive criticism, traffic or just old fashioned advice?

Again, I have gained the most from Pete & Heather, from It’s A Lovely Life. Along with their courses and resources, they also run monthly blog traffic challenges where you can get hooked up with other bloggers in your niches, and develop relationships. With the Travel Blogging Fast Track, we have a Facebook VIP sharing group, and I have met some wonderful, supportive bloggers in this group as well. Members of these groups are great at answering questions. This is their FREE Facebook group for support from thousands of bloggers.

Palm trees, snow or city?

For everyday life, I am all about the warm. I would much rather be sweaty hot, than freezing cold. I suppose choosing to move from Michigan to Florida would give that away. I also prefer to be away from the big city, but don’t mind visiting them.

Coffee or tea?

Oddly enough, I love the smell of coffee, but don’t like the taste. I am a tea person, and I love all different kinds. Some of my favorites are chai tea lattes and peppermint tea.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award! 

Jennifer from Love Dwells Here

Trisha from Perhaps This Is

Tricia from Born To Be Boomers

Karen from KMF Is Writing

Janet from Life Through The Lens

Amanda from No Home Nomadder

Michele from Endless Family Travels

Kristi from Way Beyond The Norm

Kristin from Just Get In The Car

Missy from Forever Sabbatical

Lisa from Planning Away

These are my questions for you. I look forward to learning more about each of you. 

  1. If you could go back to the beginning of starting your blog, what would you change? And why? 
  2. Are you a morning person, or an evening person?
  3. What is your favorite part of the blogging process? 
  4. Of all the vacations you have taken, which has been your favorite? And why?
  5. What is a pet peeve that drives you nuts?
  6. We all have causes which are dear to us, what is yours?
  7. Who do you most admire in your life right now?
  8. Which destination is top on your bucket list?
  9. Beach or lake?
  10. Before starting your blog, what was your previous job?
  11. What is your favorite kind of music to listen to on a road trip?

Ok, that was pretty tough to come up with some thought provoking questions. I have had so much fun getting to know so many new people on this blogging journey, and I can’t wait to see where it takes all of us. 

Thanks again Jen, from Traveling Party of Four

40 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award Nominee

  • June 27, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    Wow! So great for you guys to watch your success! Keep up the great work!

    • June 27, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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      Thank you for all your support too!!

  • June 27, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    Congrats! Well-deserved recognition…love following along on your adventures and am learning so much from you and others in our blogging community. I am honored and grateful that you nominated me for this peer award…thank you!

    • June 27, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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      Thank you! And I am loving our group of ladies! Love your blog too, and well deserved on the nomination!

  • June 27, 2019 at 11:45 am
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    Thank you! I loved learning all about you! It is so fun!

    • June 27, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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      You are welcome!! Can’t to learn more about you!!

    • June 27, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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      Me too!! Love supporting others!

  • June 27, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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    OMG. Congratulations!
    I love this. I hope to get an award like this someday.

    • June 27, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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      Thank you!! I bet you will!

    • June 27, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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      Thank you!! 🙂

  • June 27, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    You are so welcome. I love reading these answers! Your blog is so much fun. Happy to have found you!

    • June 27, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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      I loved reading your answers as well. And learning more about you.

  • June 27, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    Congrats! It’s such a fun way to support bloggers. I enjoyed your answers!

    • June 27, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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      Thank you!! I agree. Anything to bring us all together!

    • June 28, 2019 at 10:05 am
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      Thank you so much!! Love your blog too!

  • June 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    Congratulations!! What a great award and way to support other bloggers!

    • June 28, 2019 at 10:06 am
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      Love being able to show other bloggers support!

  • June 27, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    Congrats, this is really cool!

    • June 28, 2019 at 10:06 am
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      Thank you!

  • June 28, 2019 at 7:13 am
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    Congrats!!!!! Well deserved. I also enjoyed reading your answers. I love getting to know the people behind the blogs I follow.

    • June 28, 2019 at 10:07 am
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      Yes!! I am the same way. Love getting to know all the ladies behind our social media interactions!

  • June 28, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    Congrats! A fun read! And I would LOVE to unplug for 2 weeks!

    • June 28, 2019 at 10:07 am
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      Me too!! That’s why I love taking a cruise!!

  • June 28, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Congratulations!! That is very exciting. I enjoy learning more about you, the writer.

    • June 30, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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      Thank you!! I love learning more about my fellow bloggers too!!

    • June 30, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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      Thank you for the support!

  • June 28, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    How fun! I am with you, it’s all about tea. But coffee smells so good!

    • June 30, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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      It sure is!!

  • June 29, 2019 at 11:11 am
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    Amen to Robin Williams! He’s a legend and always will be ! Also congrats!!

    • June 30, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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      He sure is!! Thank you so much!

  • June 29, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    Congratulations!!! I always love these awards… such a nice boost from fellow bloggers. 🙂

    • June 30, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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      I agree!! It feels good to know those I admire, like what I am doing too!

  • June 29, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    Congratulations! I loved reading your responses as well as the questions you asked. We have a lot of things in common! I <3 Robin Williams as well.

    • June 30, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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      That’s why I love these!! We get to see who we connect with even more!

  • June 30, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    Congrats!!! Loved reading through your answers and getting to know you a little better.

    • June 30, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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      Thank you!! I love watching your videos!!

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