Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Sunshine Award

Thank you to Christine, from one of my favorite blogs Suburban Charm, for nominating me for the Sunshine Award!

Christine was kind enough to prepare ten questions for her nominees to answer, and then I can come up with ten questions of my own to ask the ten bloggers I nominate.

Here are my questions from Christine:

1. Who is your biggest inspiration when it comes to decorating?

I would have to say my mother. I am not sure it is nature or nurture, but I have worked hard to fill my home with color. I know that the way I have decorated my home is so not Pinterest worthy but that is ok with me. I know what I like and I stick to it, just like my mother does. I might not be in style but I love walking through my front door!

2. What clothing shop is your favorite?

I have an unreal love for Nordstrom. My love from Nordstrom goes way back....back before I even worked for them. When I was in high-school a Nordstrom opened at the Short Hills Mall. I will never forget how nice all of the sales associates were even though we let them know that we were just looking around. They were nothing like the mean Nieman Marcus and Saks sales people! Their kindness had me sold before I even knew about their generous return policy. 

All I can say is that I am a Nordie girl through and through!!!

3. What is your "comfort food"?

This to me has two categorizes, what I make for myself and what I make for others. For me, as much as it shames me to say this, Knorr's Instant Alfredo. I know that it is not really alfredo and I know that it is not good for me but sometimes it is just what I need!

When I am cooking comfort food for my family I go with cheese grits. Cheese grits are one of the comfort food that work for all of my families food issues. They are free of peanuts, tree nuts, gluten and eggs. Plus they are hot and cream! Big winners for all five of us!!!

4.What is your most cherished possession?

My wedding band. I was raised to believe that it is a true blessing to be married to your best friend. Plain and simple! My wedding band reminds me everyday how blessed I am!!!

5. Current Lipstick color?

I don't really wear lipstick. In fact I could not tell you the last time I put some on. I am a big fan of chapstick and gloss. Does that count? If so I love Stila's "Jack Frost" lip glaze.

6. If your luggage got lost on a week long trip, what three things would you have to purchase
in order to survive the week?

If we are not counting underwear I would need slim fitting jeans, a dress that I could dress up or down and a great top that would versatile. But if we are being honest, I would need more than three things!

7. Favorite tote bag to use?

Unfortunately I have yet to meet a great bag that I did not love. I would have to say that Tory Burch and Kate Spade design some great "must have" handbags year after year. Too bad Hubby does not seem to think that I need a new bag each year.

8. Most recent "splurge" purchase?

I would have to say my Rodan + Fields sales kit. And my skin has never looked better so I would have to say it was worth every penny! (This weekend I will be mailing out some samples. Let me know if you would like me to send some your way!)

9. What charity is most dear to your heart?

There are many charities that we think are worthy causes. All of them are close to my heart but the one that I am spending a lot of time on right now is my children's PTO. As school budgets shrink more and more each year it has falling upon the parents to step up and raise much needed funds. 

While I am more than happy to help raise funds for my kiddos school needs, it sickens me how we as country do not put more importance on education!

10. Best piece of advice from a lesson you have learned in life.

Growing up my brothers and I where told time and time again "keep going". When things did not go our way we were told not to dwell on it but rather to keep moving forward. Sometimes that is easier said than done but I always feel better when I forge ahead rather than wallow in misery.

And now my nominees!!!

These bloggers all have fabulous blogs that make me smile! 

To those I nominate, I realize that you have VERY busy lives and understand if you would rather refrain from participating. Maybe you just want to do the questions and not forward the ten nominations. That is A-OK. This is not a chain letter and no curse will befall you, I promise. Participate as much or as little as you want.

But if you DO want to join in the fun, here are the “rules”:
  1. Include the award logo in a post or on your blog.
  2. Link to the person who nominated you.
  3. Answer 10 questions about yourself and write 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
Ready to play? Here are my questions for you:
  1. If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
  2. Do you prefer romantic comedies or suspense thrillers?
  3. What is your favorite sport (to watch or to participate in)?
  4. What is your favorite sound?
  5. Starbucks or Dunkin' Dounuts?
  6. What is your favorite season?
  7. PC or Mac?
  8. What is your favorite vacation spot?
  9. Do you collect anything?
  10. What is your favorite blog post you ever written?


  1. I love posts like this...It's nice to know more about fellow bloggers. Happy Thursday.

  2. Oh thank you so much for the nomination! I am having a rough day and you just helped me feel a little better! I loved reading your answers. Gotta love Nordstrom and Short Hills Mall! Have a great day!

  3. Aw, thank you so much for nominating me! I'm loving the "Keep going." advice. Perfect. So simple, yet so strong!

  4. Great post! I love this because it helps me learn more about my favorite bloggers. I love Nordstrom too!

  5. Awe you're too sweet! Thanks for the award! Loved your honest answers! I will get on this before the end of the year! ;) Why is the Fall the busiest time of year?!?!

  6. Thank you so much for the award:)
    I will do my best to answer the questions in the next week... Right now 2 out of the 3 littles are sick again for the second time this month!

    Loved learning more about you and your wedding ring comment made me smile:)


  7. I was just catching up on your blog and was so flattered to see my nomination! Thank you!!! I will post my answers tomorrow. Hope y'all have a great weekend. Sending you some of our Carolina sunshine :)


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