Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Walking on Sunshine

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to Meagan from All the Joys for nominating my little bloggety-blog for the Sunshine Award!

The Sunshine Award is a lot like the Liebster Award. I take that back...the Sunshine Award is exactly the same as the Liebster Award...well, except for the whole name thing. It is a way for bloggers to promote other blogs to their readers...you know, just spreading a little blog love around the World.Wide.Web. Although it was hard nearly impossible to come up with 11 new random facts about myself/questions for my nominees, I did it all in the name of blog love {plus I was terrified of having seven years of bad luck if I didn't pass it on}. Sooo...if you get bored with info about me {impossible, right?!!?}, feel free to skip to the end and check out the fabulous blogs that I've nominated for this bright and {sun}shiny award!

Rules of the Game:
  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer 11 questions from your nominating blogger.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award.
  4. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you've nominated.
  5. Notify them of their award.

Let's get this party started...11 Fabulously Entertaining Random Facts about Me:

  1. I'm 98% certain I could live on chips and salsa. Well, I'd probably need dessert too because I have a sweet tooth that OWNS me!
  2. Ridiculous things that I have ZERO control over and/or have ZERO effect on me keep me awake at night. {Where is that damn Malaysian plane?!!?}
  3. Lists make me feel organized...so what if I can't find the list after I make it!
  4. Dry shampoo is my best friend!
  5. I believe there is a song lyric that goes with every situation you could possibly find yourself in. {See the title of this post}
  6. My favorite nail color is OPI's Big Apple Red.
  7. I am a terrible in-store {as opposed to online} shopper. If it's not on a mannequin or the front of a rack, I most likely will not see it.
  8. Fruit roll-ups and/or fruit snacks are the bomb.com in my book!
  9. I've recently come to love hydrangeas...they last FOR-EV-ER!
  10. I'm a chronic snoozer...there's no way this girl is getting out of bed the first time the alarm clock sounds!
  11. Taking naps is my favorite hobby.

    1. How long have you been blogging? 
    I started blogging this year, on January 1, 2014 to be exact. My Type-A, borderline-OCD personality required a start date that truly signified "beginning." {Go ahead and laugh...I fully acknowledge--and partially accept--the ridiculousness of my ways!

    2. What is your favorite part about blogging?
    As cliché as it is, my favorite aspect of blogging is the connections I've made. I also love that the blog is sort of a scrapbook/journal that is documenting what is going on in our lives...something I can come back to when my memory is even worse than it is now.

    3. Do you like where you live? If no, where would you like to live?
    I love Dallas. The only thing I'd change is the proximity to our families {wish they were closer}...soooo, perhaps they should just pack it all up and move south!

    4. What is your favorite TV show -- of all time?
    Of all time?!!? Hmmmm...I did love me some Saved By the Bell...and it seems like I watched that show for years and years and years. I'm currently obsessed with Nashville.  In fact, that obsession is so great that I've gotta say it's in the running for "ALL.TIME.FAVORITE!"

    5. Dogs or Cats? Why?
    Dogs...because I think cats are tricksters! 

    6. What is your favorite season?
    Summer...because I'd most definitely rather be hot than cold...and it probably helps that I work in an office and don't have to be out in the blazing hot temps all.day.long.

     7. Are you an early bird or night owl?
    Definitely NOT an early bird...I.HATE.MORNINGS! {Poor husband...I am trying to be nicer in the mornings these days!}

     8. What do you think is the best and worst thing about being a woman?
    Ummmm....let me come back to this one...in a few days!

    9. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
    George Strait

    10. If you were given the opportunity to go back in time and change one thing in your life, would you?
    Nope! I truly believe "everything happens for a reason." Everything that has happened in my past {good and bad} has molded me into who I am today...and I'm pretty happy with that girl.  Wait, wait, wait...now that I think about it, I'd be much more willing to take naps when I was little...I'd give anything for a nap RIGHT.NOW!

    11. Coke or Pepsi?
    Diet Dr. Pepper

    Next up...11 Questions for my Nominees
    1. What's the biggest lesson you've learned from blogging?
    2. Which year {age} of your life thus far has been your favorite? Why?
    3. Where is the best place you've ever traveled for vacation?
    4. What is your favorite iPhone/Android app?
    5. What is your favorite online boutique?
    6. If you could live the life of any TV character, who would it be?
    7. What was your first job?
    8. What skill would you like to learn?
    9. What is your biggest pet peeve?
    10. Who is the most influential person in your life?
    11. If you had $1,000 you could only spend on yourself, what would you buy?

    And Finally...My Nominations: 

    Jessi at Jessi's Design
    Julie at Just the Joys
    J at Bless Her Heart Y'all
    Susan at 2 Cats and Chloe
    Aimee at Aimlessly Elegant
    Pamela at A Little Glitter
    Courtney at Business Suits and Riding Boots
    Theresa at From Foothills to Fog
    Kelli at A Deeper Joy
    Biana at B Loved Boston
    Lisa at Lisa Loves John

    And one more big THANK YOU to Meagan for nominating The Martin Manifesto for the Sunshine Award!

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    1. chips&salsa and dry shampoo---are surely ways to survive life :)

    2. Chips and salsa are my guilty pleasure. I can eat them at any time...I would choose that over a cookie or a bowl of ice cream even!

      Saved By The Bell will forever be my favorite childhood show. It was just so good!

    3. Yes, where is that plane??? And I love the list tid bit, made me think of myself x 10 .

    4. And guac or queso and I could live on chips and salsa too. And where is that plane? I haven't heard a thing about it in weeks!

    5. I am so with you on the napping thing, seriously why did we resist it so when we were younger - it should be strictly enforced for every adult! Thanks for the nomination!

    6. Way to goooooo!! I love you and this little blog of yours!!! xoxo

    7. My husband is like you and could live of chips and salsa!! Hydrangeas are totally my favorite flower too!! Thanks so much for the nomination!!

    8. We are so similar, Leslie! I love chips & salsa too...the one I make is my favorite :) # 2,3 and 4...yes!! Right with you! For the questions...crazy you say #3 about wanting to move south. That is the story of my life right now. We're thinking about moving close to Austin or San Antonio because my family lives in Kerrville and I'd love to be closer to them. I've been in Dallas for 9 years though so it's sad to leave. And my hubby grew up here.

      And I loved Saved By the Bell AND love Nashville currently :) And I totally would have said Dr Pepper on #11 too!

    9. Thanks for the nomination pretty lady! :) I will definitely put it on my list of to do's soon!! :) Umm... we're a lot a like! Lists? yes please! Chips & Salsa alllll day everrrryday?! Amen! Dry shampoo and hydrangeas - Must have! Snoozing the alarm is totally me every day and the hubs gets so pissed! Ha! I cracked up when you said you started the blog on the 1st of the year to mark the "beginning". TOo funny! Type A allll the way! ;)