Sunshine Award

It's hard to believe that today is October 1st! The sun is shining, I'm still not wearing a jacket, and it's 75 degrees here this morning! The only reason I believe it's Autumn is because the leaves are starting to fall and my allergies are raging! I'm allergic to Maple, Birch, and Oak trees so this is the worst time of year for my allergies... but on a happier note - In honor of the sunshine and clear skies we have in Michigan today I'd like to announce that I've been give the Sunshine award!

Jamie from You Gotta Have Hart bestowed this upon me. Jamie has been an amazing following and huge supporter of my blog and I am so thankful for her! Thanks for the cool award, Jamie!

The idea of the award is to nominate bloggers whose posts brighten your day.

1. Include the award logo in your post.
2. Link to the person who nominated you.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. Link the nominees to your post and notify them!
Here are the questions I was given to answer:
1. Win the lotto or find your perfect job? And why?
Win the lotto and continue to work part time. Working part time has enabled me to spend time taking care of my husband and home, and also explore interests that I really care about including blogging and volunteering. However, with working part time I've taken a significant pay cut so I'd like win the lotto to have some extra cash!
2. Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years I will be 34 years old. That year I hope to be celebrating my 11th wedding anniversary, still blogging, and still being a kick-ass aunt. As far as work and my living situation I'm really not sure!
3. What's your idea of an awesome girl's night?
Junk food, haha. When I visit PA my sister, two sisters-in-law, and I usually go out for dinner and have a couple drinks, which is always a good time! My sister and I have sister dates by spending the day in NYC together which is one of my favorite things to do! I also love watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette with other girls!
4. Your favorite teenage memory?
Anything involving the dance studio.
5. What's the one thing that made you laugh the hardest this month?
Nothing yet! It's the first of the month and I have yet to get up and get ready for the day!
 6. Are you the kind of person who wants to be the big fish in the little pond or the little fish in the big pond? Why?
In college I was a big fish in a little pond and it really worked out for me. I think this is better because I'd consider myself more of an introvert.
7. What habit would you be willing to give up if it guaranteed you would live to be 100?
I don’t really want to live to be 100. I think I can accomplish what I want to in a much shorter amount of time! However, I wish I didn’t like junk food as much as I do. Does that count as a bad habit?
8. If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out?
My pooch, Scout! 
9. What is your greatest strength?
This is such a tough question! I think my greatest strength is being able to be open about things that have gone on in my life. I think this enables me to help a lot of other people with their struggles.
10. What makes you unique?
I think what makes me unique is that I have always been my own person. I've always done my own thing and never followed anyone else.
My amazing nominees are:
The questions for the nominees are:
1. What city have you visited and didn't like? Why?
2. What is your favorite clothing store?
3. Do you prefer the city, suburbs, or country?
4. What is your favorite TV show?
5. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
6. Pancakes or French Toast? Why?
7. E-reader or books?
8. Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall?
9. Do you have a favorite blog post?
10. What is one thing about you that most people don't know?


  1. I love your answers! I don't think I want to live to be 100 either.. I'm sure most people I know don't want me to torture them that long either! HAHA

  2. Thanks for the sunshine award girl!!

    I'm so jealous your 75 degrees!! It's getting so cold over here in Oregon!

  3. Oh I love watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette too! I'm ready for a new season! :)