Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sunshine Award!

Tori from Lil' Mrs. Crafty has awarded my blog with the Sunshine Award! Thank you Tori!  I very much appreciate the recognition!  Tori has an amazing blog, full of fun crafts and her amazing personality.  Please check out her blog and say hi!

As a recipient of this delightful award, I have a few rules to follow:
  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog. See above.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself. See below.
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers. See my list below.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated. So happy to share the love!
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
Ten Sunshine Award Questions (and answers):
Favorite color: I have a few actually...  I tend to gravitate towards blues, greens, and burgundies.  I also really like brown accents, such as blue and brown or pink and brown, even though I'm not generally a fan of pink.
Favorite animal:  Sea otters and kangaroos!  Truth be told, my boys tend to remind me of Roo from Winnie the Pooh.
Favorite number: I'm going to go with 32.  I can't explain exactly why...  It just seems to pop up a lot in my life.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Water flavored with Mio.  I'm sure I could come up with something more creative but that's pretty much what I drink all day long.
Prefer Facebook or Twitter?  I have a Twitter account somewhere, but I never actually do anything with it...  Everyone I know is on Facebook, and it's been great for keeping me in touch with people I wouldn't normally keep in touch with.  BTW, find me on Facebook here!  Then, like me and say hello.  :)
My passion:  I really love to bake.  I haven't been doing as much of it as I used to since we moved here a year ago, but I'm slowly getting back into it more and more.  Homemade bread coming soon!
Prefer getting or giving presents:  Ooh, I don't know.  I think I'm going to have to go with both on this one.  I love finding or making that perfect gift for someone, but receiving is fun too.
Favorite pattern: Black and white damask.  Weird, I didn't have a favorite pattern a couple of months ago.  Now, that was easy to answer.  I just like how it looks.  On certain things.  Not really clothes though, so please don't buy me damask patterned clothes if you're reading this and know me.  ;)
Favorite day of the week: Saturday.  That's family day.
Favorite flower:  Gardenias, because they smell pretty.  And hibiscus because they are pretty.  And blue flowers.  And red flowers.  And fall colored flowers.  I like flowers.
OK. So now here is the fun part – here is my list of blogs that regularly bring a little sunshine into my life.  In no particular order:
1. Only Passionate Curiosity - Heather is a good friend of mine who moved to Germany with her family and started homeschooling her two young boys.  She has lots of awesome and creative projects on her blog, as well as some stories of their adventures.
2. Made by Samatha - Sam is brand new to blogging, but she is so crafty!  She whips out creative crochet projects like nothing and is finally sharing them with the world.  And she does much more than crochet.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.
3. A Diamond in the Stuff - I found Courtney through a mutual friend and was blown away by her blog.  She is a very established blogger and an inspiration.  Her blog is always filled with amazing posts.  She's super creative and you must check her out.  I wouldn't be surprised if she's already received this award, but I'm going to give it to her anyway.  :)
4. The Hippie Housewife - We don't actually know each other, but I started following her blog awhile back because it's full of uplifting posts about family and relationships with each other and God.  Thank you for your motivational posts!
5. The Rookie Wife - Laurie just introduced herself on my blog and I had to check her out - amazing blog!  Seriously, I can't wait to try some of her craft projects with my kids.  This could be the start of a beautiful friendship!

6. Pink Sugar Bowl - This blog is full of yummy recipes and great tips - please stop by and give her some love after drooling over the food!

7. Wings N Scales - Chris is like my second mom.  I've known her since I was a very little girl, and as long as I've know her she has been one of the craftiest people I know!  She makes amazing jewelery and beautiful dolls among other things.  Go take a look at what she has and tell her I say hi!

8. Healthy.  Because I can! - Jen is an inspiration to everyone who strives to be healthier... which should be everyone!  This blog chronicles her adventures as she tries to keep her family and herself healthy and active, and is full of amazing and good for you recipes as well!

I know I'm supposed to hand out a couple more awards, but as I'm still fairly new to blogging that's going to have to be it for now.  I'll be happy to give recognition to the awesome new blogs I come across as I come across them.  Now please go show some support to the new recipients of the Sunshine Award!


  1. THANK YOU JEN....hugs and kisses to the need to come visit poor sewing machine is lonely!

  2. Thank you so much! Sorry for the delay but I too will pass this on. Very fun!