The Sunshine Blogger Award, #sunshinebloggeraward, #spreadalittlesunshine

sunshine-blogger*The Sunshine Blogger Award is awarded by bloggers to other bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.
Once nominated (and if you accept the award), a blogger is required to 1) write a post in which they thank the blogger for nominating them and link back to their blog, 2) answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you, 3) nominate eleven other blogs and 4) give them eleven questions to answer, 5) notify your nominees and display the rules and The Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

I have been nominated by Richard Keys from Photosociology – one of my followers. Richard nominated me about 4 months ago, but I have been working on my novel and wasn’t aware of my nomination! I am very happy to accept this nomination, because I think its good to follow and support bloggers, especially new ones, to help them to grow their followers and motivate them to continue blogging.  Thanks for nominating me Richard. Check out his site here.  There are many curriculum based activities and amazing photography! Click here to watch my youtube video about it.

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Richard’s questions and my responses


What is your most embarrassing moment?

My most embarrassing moment recently in regards to my writing is; I went to the book signing of a local author and fawned all over her.  She represents where I want to be in my career. I told her how important I thought that her book was and thanked her for writing it. The thing is…writers are people too and they can see through all of that stuff. I thought…since I didn’t know what to say…and that she was where I see myself in the not too distant future, that I should fill the silence with that kind of fluff.  While all of it was true…it didn’t come off as genuine. She let me know through her body language that she saw through my thinly veiled words and I was embarrassed. I learned a lesson that day. Less is more, and nobody asked my opinion about their work of art. I will keep the idle chatter to myself next time. 🙂 No hard feelings, only a hard pill to swallow.


How long did it take you to set up your blog?

The blogs on Word press are easy and quick and I think that this is one of the reasons that it serves us bloggers so well. I think I was up and running in a half an hour or so, but this blog is my second go around. My first blog was unclear about it’s topic and was rambling. This blog hopefully will be more streamlined and helpful as a resource for other serious writers. 


How long have you been blogging for? 

Off and on for about 4 years.


A sentence that describes you?


Three words to sum up your blog?

Writing, Tips, Fairytales

Your favorite place in the world?

In my home, with my small family. 

Why is it your favorite place?

Because my husband and I have worked hard to make this place a home for our daughter. It’s filled with love and that’s all that I could ask for. 

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

A dancer.

Do you still have a cuddly toy in your bed?


Dogs or cats?

We are a dog family. We have two dogs. One is a great dane and lab mix and the other is a terrier mix. Both were pound puppies.

If you had to move to a new country where would you go?

I would choose Italy! The intersections of food, culture, architecture, art and history would have me there for the long haul, I’m pretty sure. 🙂

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My Nominees

Shalini Book Reviews – here is her site.

Boston book Review- here is the site.

Jennie, a Teacher’s reflections- here is her site.

Milly Schmidt, the Cat’s write- here is her site.

Priyasha, Books & Co. – here is her site.

Lynx, real cooking- here is her site.

Kate Davies Designs- here is her site.

Book Tales by Me- here is her site.

Zezee Books- here is the site.

The Bloggers- here is the site.

Radhika’s Reflections- here is her site.

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My questions to you are going to be the same as Richard’s questions to me.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

How long did it take you to set up your blog?

How long have you been blogging for?

A sentence that describes you?

Three words to sum up your blog?

Your favourite place in the world?

Why is it your favourite place?

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Do you still have a cuddly toy in your bed?

Dogs or cats?

If you had to move country where would you go?

21 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award, #sunshinebloggeraward, #spreadalittlesunshine”

  1. Hi I am Carolina from the Blog yesterdayafter Thank you so much for stopping by and for deciding to follow! I hope that you love my art and illustrations and that I would be happy to see you coming back to visit. Congratulations for the Sunshine Award, I have it too! Right now my Blog is Awards free! I am Italian native and grow up there but moved to US California 16 years ago I am happy to read that you chose Italy if you had to move to a new country! ❤ Stay connected!


    1. I will!!! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! I am so serious about Italy!! I taught an Italian student for several years in ESL and we became great friends. I love everything about your culture! I will stay connected to your blog! Hugs!

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