Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Sunshine Award

A big thank you to Sue from Journeying Sue who recently awarded me The Sunshine Award.

The Sunshine Blog Award is a prize awarded to “bloggers who positively and creatively
 inspire others in the blogosphere.”

The award works this way. First, the nominee must
thank the blogger that nominated her and link back to
her blog. Next she must nominate ten bloggers for the
award, and let them know. Then, she must answer a 
list of ten questions and post to her blog.  Finally, the
Sunshine Award button must be posted on the blog.  
(Sounds like a lot of work to me!  Maybe I should be 
awarded The Lazy Blogger Award instead!)  ;)

Here are my nominations for the Sunshine Award 
in no particular order.  I enjoy many blogs, when I have
 time to visit them, but these are just the ones that are coming to mind today!

Ten Blogs that Make Me Smile:

1-Cheaper by the Baker's Dozen -- This is my friend, Debbie's blog and she will not just make 
you smile -- she will make you laugh out loud!!!  She hasn't graced the blogging world with 
her great sense of humor in a while, as she stays pretty busy with that large family of hers, 
so maybe receiving this award will prompt her to update her blog!  :)

2- Happy Busy Mama -- Speaking of amazing bloggers that need to post more frequently, 
that would definitely apply to my dear friend, Lori!!  She is a deep thinker and wise mother 
who has a gift for touching your heart with her eloquent writing.  I hope to see her blogging 
more frequently in the days ahead, but I'm sure you will be blessed if you explore her existing 
posts, which are abounding with humor, grace and insight!

3 - One of Ten and Loving It -- This is my daughter, Hannah's blog. She is a creative, artsy, 
slightly crazy, fun-loving blonde and I guarantee you will smile when reading her sometimes 
off-the-wall blog posts!!  She is also a budding photographer with an eye for looking at things
from a different angle!

4 - Fountain of Mercy -- Thinking of Hannah's blog reminded me of her best friend and side-
kick, Maddie!  Maddie is also a fun-loving, giggling blonde, so of course you will smile when 
you visit her blog and read about some of her and Hannah's adventures!  She is also a 
budding photographer with a nice camera, so check out her pictures! 

5 - Singularly Blessed -- This is my oldest daughter, Tiffany's blog.  She is a Very Busy 
teacher, serious pianist, and fashionista on a tight budget, who doesn't find time to blog that 
often, but it is always fun to read her unique and insightful perspective on things!  She also 
has a great writing style and fun sense of humor that will make you smile!

6 - Captured by Beauty -- This is a totally different type of blog written by my second oldest 
daughter, Ashlyn.  She shares her passion for Jesus, missions, children and photography.  
Many of the pictures make me smile, while some bring tears to my eyes. 

7 - Hammock Tracks -- Reading about Savannah's adventures living on the marsh often make 
me smile!  She shares lots of interesting stories about her city-girl-turned-country-girl life, plus
she shares the most amazing recipes!  To get an idea of what I'm talking about, check out 
this post!!

8 - My Children - My Teachers --  I love to read what Tricia, "mommyx12" shares about her 
life and I always smile when I read about her family's life and see pictures of her children's 
happy faces!  They always seem to be so carefree and fun!  ;)

9 - Raising Olives -- I love reading Kimberly's amazing blog about her family!  He blog is over-
flowing with her practical wisdom on mothering, homeschooling, managing a large family, etc. 
Plus, she always has a positive, upbeat attitude!

10 - One September Day -- I just Love this encouraging blog by September McCarthy!  We 
are both homeschooling moms of ten, plus we are both September girls!!  ;)  She has the 
absolutely most adorable little girls ever, guaranteed to put a smile on any face!  :) 

Inquiring Minds Want to Know:

1- Favorite Color:  Blue!  I love all shades of blue! 

2- Favorite Animal:  I'm not a real animal lover, so this one is hard!  I guess a mild-mannered, 

well-behaved dog, like my daughter's dog, Sofi!  

3- Favorite Number:  My husband's favorite number is 50 -- that was his college basketball 

number, and it has been a "lucky" number for me, so I'll go with that one!   

4- Favorite Drink:  In my opinion, there's nothing better than a tall, cold glass of southern 

sweet tea!~

5- Facebook or Twitter:  I'm on both, but never have gotten the hang of Twitter.  Facebook 

is where it's at!

6- Good Book or Good Movie:  I love both!!  I've always loved reading, but rarely find time for 

it these days.  I find watching a good old movie very relaxing!  Still, there's nothing like sitting 
on the beach with a good book in hand!

7- My Passion:  I have a passion for encouraging other women to love and serve God, their 

husbands, and their children, and to find joy and contentment in their homes.

8- Giving or Getting Gifts:  Both are fun!  But there is nothing like seeing someone's face 

light up over a well-chosen gift!

9- Favorite Day: The rare day when everything goes as planned, the to-do list gets 

conquered, the laundry is caught up, and everyone is pleasant and productive!

10- Favorite Flower:  Magnolia blossom!  They are so beautiful and smell sooooooo good!

So, there you have it -- ten blogs that make me smile and ten things about me. If you've been 
nominated don't forget to grab the button and start thinking about who you will nominate. Be 
sure to take some time to check out some of these great blogs!

1 comment:

Madison Taylor said...

Thank you for awarding me! :)

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