Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Sometimes when you least expect it but most need it Karma throws some love your way. After a hard day of stressing over my newest blog post, I open a message from  a wonderful blogger, a world away, nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Apostolia from Simply Apostolia  had emailed me with this nomination.

“I’m sending this e-mail to you because I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I had to nominate 11 other bloggers. Well, your blog is delightful! It’s really sleek and your posts are great! You totally deserved to be nominated! “

I can’t thank Apostolia enough for taking the time to look at my blog and like it enough to nominate me for this honor. My promise to Apostolia and my readers is that I will continue to strive to to do my best and live up to this honor.

For those of you who are not aware of this nomination, bloggers who have received the Sunshine Blogger Award nominate other bloggers who are creative, who inspire and bring the sunshine into the lives of their readers. This is why it is such a big deal to get nominated. It’s an award from your peers. People you understand and appreciate the commitment it takes to have a blog. So Thanks Again to Apostolia and stop over to her site Simply Apostolia and grab some great blogging advice or check out her beautiful Lifestyles category.

The Rules….

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
  3. Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer. Notify your nominees.
  4. List the rules and display your own version of the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

Q & A

  • What is your favorite song right now?
    • Rotten to the Core from Disney “Descendants” Yup….Thank you my pre-teen princess who can’t wait till Friday and part 2!
  • When did you actually decide that you’re going to be a Blogger?
    • I decided to start blogging when we started home-schooling my middle son. I needed to be able to stay close to him while still doing my own thing. Now we share an office and lunch…..It’s awesome.
  • If you could give any piece of advice to other bloggers, what would it be?
    • It’s not easy, It’s all consuming and you have to Love it. Oh and the people who say you can make 10k your first month…. LIE!!!!
  • If you could live anywhere in the world (apart from where you live now), where would it be?
    • I would live everywhere…Me my hubby and my dog, Bacon, in a travel trailer exploring the world.
  • What’s the very first thing you do every morning?
    • I send a bullet pray thanking God for my life and then enjoy a pot of coffee….
  • What’s your favorite Social Media and why?
    • My favorite S.M. right now has to be Facebook. I joined some new blogging groups and my numbers have sky-rocketed!
  • How and where would it be your dream vacation?
    • A dream vacation would be exploring the Redwood Forest in California. I get a lot of calm energy from being outside, I can’t imagine the energy of a 3 thousand year old tree……
  • What is your favorite Holiday and why?
    • 4th of July is my favorite Holiday. I love summer food and cook outs. I am totally a Yogi Bear and will steal your picnic basket! You pair that with and incredible light show and I’m a Happy Camper.
  • What is your favorite season-month and why?
    • Fall is my favorite time of year. Snuggling down in your sleeping bag on that camping trip or a Sunday afternoon drive in the mountains appreciating the fall colors. It’s just warmth.
  • When did you feel most proud in your life?
    • I don’t have a defining moment that I can say is my most proud. That’s like asking me to choose who my favorite kid is because I’m always proud of them. To answer the question I would have to say I’m proud of my life.
  • What is your favorite quote that you try to live by every day?
    • God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
      courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

My Nominees….

  1. Taryn from Happiest Outdoors
  2. Ioanna from A Woman Afoot
  3. Antonette (Anto) from we12travel
  4. Kathy from Walkabout Wanderer 
  5. Kristen from Be My Travel Muse
  6. Kate form Adventurous Kate
  7. Allison from Trail to Summit
  8. Jordan and Lilly from Explore Go Places
  9. Tina from Having Fun Outdoors
  10. Megan from Appalachian Trail Girl
  11. Susan from The Camping Queen

I chose these beautiful women because they show courage, spirit, strength and are an inspiration to other women every time they set foot on a trail.

My Questions….

  1. What was your inspiration to start your journey?
  2. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to cross off your bucket list, but haven’t yet?
  3.  What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
  4. What does happiness mean to you? 
  5. What do you want your readers/subscribers/followers to take away from your blog?
  6. If ’15 year old you’ could see you now, what would she think?
  7. Which blogs do you follow that inspire you?
  8. What do you like most about blogging?
  9. What is a quote you live by?
  10. What is your biggest pet peeves?
  11. Is there anywhere you could go back to again and again and never get bored of? 

I can’t wait to read you answers. It would be awesome if you added a link in the comments below.

I am so excited to have received this nomination and to be able to highlight other outdoor women enthusiasts. This was a fun post to write. I love being part of such a supportive, amazing blogging community!

Spread the Sunshine!

One thought on “Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

  1. I loved your answers, Stephanie! They were all so honest, and yes indeed you can’t make 10k first month blogging! Also, I loved the fact that you’re proud of your life! That was the best answer I’ve read on this. Keep doing what you love, enjoy life and spread the Sunshine! <3

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