I’ve been given the sunshine blog award

I’ve been nominated by the sunshine blog award by my friend Crystal at Tidbits of Experience.

Whenever I’m tagged in one of these awards blog meme thingy’s (that is the official title, right?) I invariably feel like Sally Field…

I’m always curious about how these things start… and I’m always tempted to make one up of my own just to see what would happen.

sunshine blog award

The rules for the sunshine blog award are

Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
Share 11 random facts about yourself.
Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
List 11 bloggers. They should be bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love!
Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate answer & let all the bloggers know they’ve been nominated. You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you.

11 random facts about myself

(after the 47 random facts I shared in April? you want more?  ok)

  1. I look horrible in tan, beige, and light brown.  I used to deliberately wear a tan dress in high school on days I planned on lounging in the nurse’s office.
  2. I had a tablespoon of homemade salted caramel sauce in my coffee this morning.  It was fabulous.
  3. I don’t like underwire bras.  They hurt.
  4. I’ve discovered I may have an obsession about deodorant.  I was organizing the bathroom stuff and discovered I had a stock of EIGHT unopened tubes of stuff.
  5. I hate olives.  They taste like used food to me.
  6. When my husband works late (like until 10pm or later) I torment him by sending him stuff from Pinterest.  Normally, it’s photos of Walmart people or grumpy cats.
  7. I refuse to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks.  I’d rather eat olives.
  8. I wear a size 9 wide shoe.  In tennis shoes I prefer New Balance brand.
  9. I’m eating leftover venison lasagne for lunch today.
  10. I carry a pair of tweezers with me at all times.
  11. I’ve had my ears pierced twice.  The first holes grew back.

Answer 11 questions from Crystal

1) Why did you start blogging?  Because writing 500 word Facebook status updates isn’t popular.  Because leaving 300 word comments on other people’s blogs is weird.  Because spending all day writing 700 discussions in forums isn’t productive.

2.) What are your goals for your blog?  Impact, sanity, and profit.  I have a heart for encouraging women – I want my blog to have a positive IMPACT on others.  If I don’t write, I don’t feel right – I need this for my own SANITY. I’m human – I want to get paid and make a PROFIT.

3.) What do you like to read about most on other blogs?  Things I don’t have the courage / talent / experience / calling to write.  I wince at cussing at bad grammar.  I love to read things that make me feel better about who I am or that challenge me.  I love getting ideas for dinner, ideas for how to manage my home, ideas for better parenting.  I’m an omnivore when it comes to reading.

4.) What is your favorite book?  The Bible, of course.  After that?  I adore the Hobbit and Narnia.

5.) What is your favorite song? Whatever happy song is coming out of my children’s mouth.  I love to hear them singing hymns.

6.) What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving.  It has the best food and cutest decorations without the stress of giving gifts.  I also love the theme of thankfulness.

7.) What is your favorite movie?  I watch Earth Girls are Easy almost every time I spot on the late night lineup.  I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite – just maybe a favorite guilty pleasure.  I love the old 1966 Winnie the Pooh movie, but only because it puts me to sleep about 10 minutes in.  It used to be my favorite cure for insomnia.  After that?  I’d say all the old Rankin Bass holiday movies.

8.) What is one item on your wish list?  A finished bathroom!  This remodel is killing me.

9.) What are you afraid of most?  Failure.

10.) What do you do to relax?  Pin stuff.  Watch bad movies (see #7).  Drink wine.  Read a book.  Crochet.  Sleep.

11.) Where do you want to go on your next vacation? Somewhere with snow.

List 11 Questions for Others

Honestly, I don’t tag other bloggers in the meme thing.  I’m happy enough to participate, but tagging other blogs gives me the hives.  If you want to participate, let me know and I’ll tag you.  OK?  Or better yet, TAG! you’re it.

Here are your questions.

  1. Where do you hide your secret stash of chocolate (or whatever your secret stash is)?
  2. What color are your toenails right now?
  3. What inspires you as a writer?
  4. What’s your favorite season?
  5. What’s the weirdest item in your purse right now?
  6. Mac or Windows?
  7. What sport do you find the most boring?
  8. Describe your favorite blogging spot.
  9. What did you eat for breakfast?
  10. What was your nickname as a child?
  11. What are the top three most played songs right now?

Let me know if you’re playing along, I always love reading these posts.

What questions would YOU have asked?

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Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
Susan Baker
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  1. This was interesting learning these details about you. I like that you already had a post similar to this information already on your blog.
    I can understand your feelings about tagging other bloggers. It’s so hard to pick just a few out of the vast majority of bloggers you know and love dearly! I have over 100 bloggers that I visit regularly! I have a huge Excel file of saved up blogger information so should something happen, I don’t lose my favorite bloggers information AGAIN. (Yes, I’ve been transporting it to my passport at least once a month.)
    I’m glad you joined in. 🙂
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