Sunshine Blogger Award!!

Thank you….

What an unexpected thing to see your blog mentioned on Twitter as a nominee for the Sunshine Blogger Award! A huge thank you to Beth Gray over at Panutopia. She has a very unique blog about the social and political issues in Panama, and what she envisions it could be. Be sure to go & check it out!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
  2. List the Sunshine Blogger Award rules and display the logo on your site.
  3. Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions.
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  5. Notify the nominees about their nominations.

My Questions:

  1. When did you start blogging?  I started my blog back in 2017. I thought it would be a great way to get back into writing again.
  2. What is your writing inspiration? Life.
  3. If you had one wish, what would it be? I wish people would have more respect for our environment & be proactive about how much their actions & ambivalence impact everyone else. We are destroying our planet every day & I wish more people actually cared.
  4. Are you a full-time writer/blogger? Sadly, no. Maybe someday?!
  5. What is your favourite music?  I love rock & mostly 90s grunge/rock.
  6. If you could travel in a time machine where would you go? Woodstock 1969.
  7. Would you ever bungee-jump or sky-dive? Yes. To both.
  8. Name your favourite dessert.  This is the toughest question on this list. It is a tie between creme brulee & a good carrot cake.
  9. In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a friend/relative, watch a movie, or read? Read. Number 1 choice always. Second, play a game.
  10. Who is your hero? IRL: No one. Honestly, to elevate a real life person to hero status only leads to disappointment. Everyone has flaws & will disappoint you at some point. In movie world, Captain Marvel is one bad ass bitch & my Marvel hero.
  11. Three random facts. I have 2 dogs. I love cheese. I hate snow.

My Nominations:

After careful consideration, I nominate the following bloggers & their blogs:

  1. Dark Blue Journal
  2. They Once Called Her Pumpkin…
  3. natachainreviewland
  4. Ham ‘N Eggs
  5. ArtieCarden
  6. The Girl in All Leopard
  7. My Forty Something Life
  8. Big Ideas for a Tiny Writer
  9. NishanBooks
  10. My Midnight Musing
  11. By Hook Or By Book

Questions for My Nominees:

  1. What is your favorite time of the year?
  2. If you could travel to any country, where would you go?
  3. What is your favorite TV show you are watching right now?
  4. How often do you write other then for blog posts?
  5. Coffee or Tea?
  6. What is your all time favorite book?
  7. What is your favorite blog post?
  8. What is the one thing you love about blogging?
  9. What is one thing you can’t live without?
  10. What is your favorite food?
  11. What is your biggest blogging accomplishment?

Please go check out all my nominees! Thank you again Beth for the nomination! And if you want some other awesome blogs to check out, here is Beth’s Sunshine Blogger Award post with my fellow nominees!

The Versatile Blogger Award


I began this blog as one of my recreational hobbies that I thought might end up just like  other new hobbies I’ve started…forgotten. I have spent way more time than I ever imagined I would on this blog and trying to fit in all the hobbies to have something to write about has been challenging. But, I am determined to follow through. That is why I’m incredibly humbled & thankful to be nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by Luna of GamersUnitedGG Blog, a really awesome gaming and geeky news blog. Luna’s blog is definitely worth checking out if you’re a gamer or a geek as she covers everything from video games to WWE and awesome reviews of Netflix series.  In order to accept the award, there are some rules to follow:

The Rules:

  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you & provide a link to their blog
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 10 bloggers for the award & provide links to their blogs.

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I’m a mom to a wonderful 8.5 year old girl, aka Unicorn Girl.
  2. My two favorite hobbies are video games & reading.
  3. My favorite author is Stephen King.
  4. My favorite T.V. shows are Game of Thrones, Walking Dead & iZombie.
  5. My favorite weekend past time is going to used book sales at local libraries. Evil Husband has cut me off from buying more books recently.
  6. I love dogs. I have two and if I had room for more, I’d own a shelter.
  7. I love all things Disney. I have a storage bins of toys and snow globes I collected in the early 1990s’s of The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin & Lion King. I may have allegedly cried once in a Blockbuster Video when learning that The Little Mermaid had gone back into “The Vault” and was no longer available to rent or purchase.

My Nominees:

  1. Later Levels ~ A fun, geeky blog for adults that like to play video games.
  2. Midwest Simple Living ~ A simple living blog focused on everything from gardening to canning to home brewing.
  3. When Do I get the Manual ~A witty & entertaining blog about the joys of being an adult.
  4. Mary Contrary ~ A fun blog about food trucks & music.
  5. Endiyvor ~ A DIY blog focused on trying out all the random crafty things you see on Pinterest.
  6. The Tattooed Book Geek ~ Book reviews & poetry blog. If you enjoy fantasy books, definitely follow this blog!
  7. Brilliant Viewpoint ~ A great story blog featuring a different idea or viewpoint every post. I learned some really cool things from following this blog.
  8. The Crafting Geek ~ A wonderful geeky & crafty blog.
  9. Claire93 ~ A sewing/crossstitching/crafty blog. I definitely checked out her blog when I started cross stitching!
  10. The Thoughtful Gamer ~ A board game review blog. Honest & very detailed reviews of board games.

There you have it the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you again to Luna for nominating me!