The wonderful Hayley from A Beautiful Exchange (who cohosted this month's faith and fellowship linkup *still live until Friday*) nominated me for an award that I've never heard of before but was so excited to receive! It's called the Sunshine Award and it's given to bloggers who bring sunshine to the blogging world! (It's a lot like the Liebster Award that Jayda nominated me for a while ago) It's always such an honor knowing that someone would think to nominate ME for the award so of course I'll play along! Here are the rules...
Acknowledge the nominating blogger
Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you
List 11 bloggers that deserve the recognition and love
Post 11 questions for the nominated bloggers to answer. (They cannot nominate the blogger who nominated them)
Here are the questions Hayley asked...
What is your favorite TV show? Hm... I have so many that I love. I'd say currently, though, my favorite is New Girl.
What state (or country if you are outside of the US) do you live in? Oregon!
What is your favorite thing about blogging? I love connecting with women all over. It's wonderful to be able to share our lives with one another, encouraging one another, and building into each other's lives.
What is your "day job?" I'm a medical receptionist
Name one person that has recently inspired or encouraged you and share how they did that. Nate's always encouraging to me. Just last night I was feeling down so he cuddled up with me, brought me tea, and put on Doctor Who. He helps me remember that it's ok to feel my feelings and I don't have to pretend that everything is always perfect.
What color are your nails painted right now? They're not. If you catch me with fingernail polish on you should win some sort of award. It never happens. No matter how careful I am or how high quality the polish is, it chips in about 32 minutes. Yes, that's a scientific and accurate number. Since I don't like chipped nails, I don't polish them.
Have you made a new purchase for your fall wardrobe yet? What was it? I just bought some black jeans and khaki corduroys from H&M. I'm gradually checking things off my fall wish list!
Name one talent that you wish you had. Oh dear, there are so many! I wish I were funny, I wish I could play the piano, I wish I could decorate cakes... One thing that really bugs me that I can't do, though, is whistle! Yes, I WISH I WERE TALENTED ENOUGH TO WHISTLE!!!
Name one talent you are thankful for. I can memorize the words of songs SO EASILY! Nate is always amazed when I'm singing along with the radio and can sing all the words of all the songs. I don't know exactly why I'm THANKFUL for it... but I am!
If all of your plans were cancelled for next week and you were free to do anything what would you do? Well, it depends on if money's an issue or not. If money's not an issue, I'd fly to Hawaii, Mexico, or somewhere else warm and relax at an awesome resort. After I was done relaxing for a day or two I'd spend the rest of the time exploring. If money is an issue, I'd probably drive up to Spokane and spend a few days with my family and then come back and spend the last few days relaxing at home.
What is one thing you will miss about summer? Heat!!!! Seriously! I HATE being cold. It's the worst. I'm currently bundled up in sweats, a sweatshirt, socks, slippers, and a blanket, drinking hot coffee and I'm still cold.
Now, onto the girls I nominate... Goodness, choosing just eleven is so hard!
Jayda from Avacado Grove
Erica from The Bartlettes Abroad
Danielle from Simply, Faithful
Jennifer from The Deliberate Mom
Charity from The Word of a Nerd
Elizabeth from Oak + Oats
Kiki from In Its Time
Jenna from Lovely Life
Sarah from One Sweet Tuesday
Kelsea from Overwhelmed by Grace
Rebeckann from Rebeckann's Random Thoughts and Recipes
These ladies are all wonderful women who I have connected with on the blog-o-sphere. I'll email (or even text!) back and forth with these girls and all have such beautiful spirits! Please check out their blogs and get to know them!
Here are their questions...
1. What's your most embarrassing story (yep, starting out with a hard one!)
2. Who (living or dead) do you admire most and why?
3. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
4. What is one quote that speaks to your heart?
5. What is your favorite and least favorite chore?
6. Where do you get blogging inspiration?
7. What is your dream job (that's AWESOME if it's the one you've got!)?
8. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
9. What's your favorite TV show?
10. When and where do you blog?
11. What do you like most about my blog? Haha. Just kidding. The real question is: What's your favorite thing about blogging?
And ladies I nominated, here's a little song to let you know how I feel about you...