Friday, January 25, 2013

The Sunshine Award

One of my very, very favorites (and the head honcho of this month's 30 x 30 remix challenge), Samantha from Sam ipsa Loquitur, nominated me for the Sunshine Award.  And since it's snowing in Kentucky, I figured it would be nice to pretend it was 80 degrees outside while writing this post.

The Sunshine Award is symbolized by a flower that one blogger can give to other "bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere."

As with most awards, the Sunshine Award comes with a few simple rules:
Acknowledge the person who gave this award in a blog post.
Do the Q&A below.
Pass on the award to 10 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs. This award doesn't have any specific number of followers as a constraint, just pick people who inspire you!

Who is your favorite philosopher? I have to confess - I'm not big on traditional philosophy.  I do, however, love collecting quotes that inspire me to better myself or apply to situations I'm in.  A favorite from 2012, "Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy." Robert Tew, if you're reading this, thank you for giving me the words I needed to focus on improving myself last year.

What is your favorite number? 7. It's always been seven so I'm able to look past the fact that it's not divisible by five, a strange obsession of mine.

What is your favorite animal?  I would love nothing more than to hold a sloth at some point in my life.

What is your favorite time of day?  I'm a huge night owl (Obviously, since I'm trying to think of entertaining answers for this at 2 am) but I feel like being productive after midnight isn't useful post college.

What do you prefer, Facebook or Twitter?  I've become disenchanted with both on some level, but I love creeping on people's pictures on Facebook and hearing various stream of consciousness on Twitter.

What is your favorite holiday? Fourth of July - I lived in Northern Virginia about thirty miles from Washington DC for about eight years and I loved seeing everything get decorated and fireworks and concerts on the Mall and baseball games and making American flag cakes with blueberries and strawberries (but mostly eating said cakes while everyone else fights over who gets to light the fireworks).

What is your physical favorite activity? I really enjoy mall walking while lifting weights - those weights being my shopping bags. That counts right? No? I do enjoy sightseeing - even in places I live.  I'm weird but walking city blocks and people watching is kind of awesome.

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? I had a blueberry mint lemonade at a restaurant last summer and then perfected the craft of making it at home - so delicious.

What is your passion?  I love clothes and shopping, but I really enjoy observing people - getting to see what makes them happy and sad, what they're passionate about, how they react to different situations, how they treat others.  People fascinate me.  

What is your favorite flower? Sunflowers. Hands down, no contest.

My ten nominations are:


  1. Aw, thanks so much for the award, girl, I'm really flattered! (The sunflower is my mom's favorite flower too!)

  2. Nicole, I am seriously flattered! This is my first blogger "award" and I am super excited about it! Thanks so much for thinking of me :)

  3. Thank you so much for nominating me! I am so honored. I love your blog and have loved your 30x30 so far! :)

    -Mary @ Style That Moves

  4. Thank you for nominating me!! You are too kind :)