Sunshine Blogger Award

  Sunshine Blogger Award

When you get awarded by your peers for the work you are doing, it is truly a satisfying feeling.  I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award at a time that I needed motivation more than anything.  I was sick for several months (I’m doing better now) and I was wallowing in self-pity and uncertainty of where I was headed with my blogging. 

I got a message from Nandita at Nandyz Soulshine and to hear that she was recognizing my blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award was the boost I needed to know that I was going to continue blogging after I recovered. I appreciate her nominating me. We met through a  Facebook Group and I have enjoyed reading and following her blog posts and will continue to do so.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is passed on through the blogging community by nominations. It’s an amazing way to show support and love for each others blog and a great way to get to know everyone a little better!

The Guidelines for the Nomination of the Sunshine Blogger Award

·         Thank the person nominating you.

·         Answer 11 questions asked in the nominating article.

·         Nominate 11 other deserving bloggers and let them know about being nominated.

·         In turn, present your 11 questions to the nominees.

My Answers to Nandita’s 11 questions

What motivates you to blog?


I am motivated to blog because I feel like we all have something to learn. I love reading other people’s blogs and learning new things.  My hope has always been that someone walks away with new information, something they didn’t know from reading my blog


How long have you been blogging and what would be your advice to new bloggers?


I have been blogging exactly one year. My advice to new bloggers is patience…it is the rare case where a blog takes off overnight (there are few that do) put your best foot forward, work hard and know that it takes time.


How do you like to unwind?


I love music. For me hopping in the car and cranking to radio to sing my heart out is my favorite release.


What is the motto of your life?


Never settle.  There was a time in my life when I would settle for the best I could get because I never thought I was going to get more.  Now I know that with patience and determination I can have what I want, do what I want, be what I want.  It is a very freeing feeling.


Which is the topmost location in your travel bucket list?


On the top of my bucket list for travel is England.  I am a genealogy buff.  With online research I have found a lot of information in my family tree from England and their records are amazing.  I want to learn more, see more, take pictures. Someday when I get over my fear of flying over the ocean I will go.


What are your hobbies?


I love crafting, genealogy and spending time with my family.


Have you ever written a book or are you planning to?


I have never written a book, I’m not planning on it, but never say never.


How can people connect with you on social media?


I have my blog Blended Life Happy Wife and I am all over social media. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Stumbleupon, I would love for you to follow me at any or all of these sites. I also host the All For Mamas Link Party #allformamas and have Facebook Group page you can join as a part of the link party. New link parties start every other Monday for Mom related blog posts.  I hope you will link in.


Do you like the mountains or the seaside better?


I am born and raised in Maine along the coast. The nearest beach was 20 minutes away so I am an Ocean girl.


What would be your three wishes if you had a genie in a magic lamp? (“more wishes” not allowed as a wish )


I have two visually impaired daughters and a granddaughter, I would wish for each of them to have 20/20 vision again.


Any nuggets of wisdom to your readers out there?


Never settle, never give up and love with all your heart.


These are my 11 Nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award, I enjoy their blogs and enjoy interacting with them  I hope you will take a moment and follow the link through to their blog and check them outl. They are incredible writters writing about so many different topics. There were so many blogs I could have nominated, it was hard to only select 11.

The Mama Playbook

Discovering Whimsy

That Noise is Mine

Mommy Home Manager

Homebound but Hopeful

Jasper and Willow

The Coffee Mom

Mum from the Heart

Redmond Kids

Real Mom Recs

Rogers Party of 5


My 11 questions for the nominees of the Sunshine Blogger Award 

When and Why did you start blogging? 

What has been your biggest challenge with blogging?

What is one piece of advice your parents gave you that you can rely on? 

Describe your workspace, do you have an office, work on the table, work where ever you can?

What is your favorite book and why? 

What is the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you started blogging?  

What has been your biggest blogging win? 

Where can people follow you? 

If you could experience life for one day as a famous person, who would it be and why?

What do you look for in a blog your read? 

What do you do in your spare time?


I want to thank Nandyz Soulshine again for nominating me. for the Sunshine Blogger Award.  It was fun answering her questions and coming up with questions to ask others. I hope you learned a little something about me you didnt already know.  I know that as bloggers we are all very busy, please don’t feel a time crunch to write your post.  It took me almost 3 months to do mine.  I nominated you because I enjoy your work and have interacted with you through groups and i enjoy the relationships we have built. Congratulations to you on your nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award

I send you much love and happiness and continued success in your blogging.


My Blended blog Life makes me a very Happy Wife. 


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