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Sunshine Blogger Award 

It was around 10:30 at night when I heard the ping on my phone that indicated I had a Facebook message. I opened it and popped up off the couch and did a little jig. Oh so quietly of course because the babe was snoozing in my husbands arms. He just looked at me like I was insane…I then explained ( was so hard) that I had been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

I’m so happy to be posting about the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am one of 11 bloggers nominated for this award by For The Love Of Teachers , and it took me by surprise. I’ve wanted to be nominated for awhile now, but I never thought it would just happen. For someone who hasn’t been doing this long, I couldn’t be more appreciative or proud of myself. I love blogging and am so excited that my hard work is paying off. The coolest part about all of this is that the blogging community comes together to boost each other up. People outside of blogging don’t really understand what all goes into a blog, and this solidifies my feelings that the blogging community is truly out there to help one another.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. Once nominated, the blogger is required to write a post in which they:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.

  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.

  • Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.

  • Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

So, thank you again  ! You are forever apart of my growing blog. For that, I am grateful to you. You are apart of making my blogging dreams come true ❤️.

Here are the questions from For The Love of Teachers:

  1. What is your niche? Tell us a little bit about your blog.

    My niche focuses around being a mom. I may discuss other topics, but it always rolls around to being a mom. In this blog I hope I can inspire, encourage, and make you giggle. I love making people laugh and if I can do that while having you ponder about certain topics then that’s a victory!

  2. Why did you create your blog?

    I created my blog because I stumbled upon the stay at home gig. It was a tough decision to stop what I was doing at the time, but it’s what was best for our family and our son. You can find more information in the post Why I’m home. I always enjoyed reading other blogs and decided I could do that too while being home!

  3. What are your hopes and dreams for your blog?

    I hope that someday my blog can be big enough to make a true steady income. Some blogs make tons of money, but I just want it to be enough to contribute. I know to really do that I need to provide some sort of service for people and I know I need to work on that. If I can do that, then I have succeeded. I have a long ways to go, but slowly and surely I think I can get there.

  4. How long have you been blogging?

    I began blogging at the beginning of April 2017.

  5. Which blogs do you follow that inspire you?

    I really enjoy ! They have different categories, guests posts, videos and even a spot for Dads! It’s pretty awesome and I hope I can guest post on their someday! I also really enjoy . Her page is beautiful, her writing is beautiful, and a page I strive to have (except my own style of course).

  6. Do you blog full time or just as a hobby?

    I currently am blogging in hopes to make it full time so I suppose it’s a hobby?

  7. What are some mistakes or lessons that you learned about blogging?

    I wish I would have had a few posts and following before launching. I’m also fairly new to this so I’m really not sure yet what mistakes are being done as we speak, haha!

  8. Why should others read your blog?

    Others should read my blog because I feel like I have a personal touch to every post. I can make you really think and I hope I can provide insight on specific topics you care about.

  9. How do you inspire others?

    This is a tough question, I’m not really sure? I know that I hope I can inspire others with my posts. I can inspire others by being honest about the topics I’m posting about. I also could be inspiring others knowing that I’m out here doing something I love and not in an everyday rut.

  10. What are the biggest challenges with blogging?

    For me, the biggest challenges come with posting something I write and truly liking it. I have a ton of drafts hanging around that I’m just not to confident about. This makes me not post as often as I would like.

  11. In what ways do you support others (bloggers, friends or family) in helping them grow?

    I am super active on the Facebook blogging groups. Everyday they have some sort of activity for bloggers to participate in. I love sharing, commenting, and giving advice to other bloggers. Once I get bigger I hope I can do more to help other bloggers. I also encourage/support my friends and family in any venture they do. I have family members who have their own business- including my sister at Halee B Photography ? she’s the best.

Now I get to nominate 11 others! Please comment below if you are interested and I will check out your blog!

Here are my questions for you:

1. What is a goal for your blog?

2. What or who inspires you?

3. What does a day in your life look like?

4. How did you find or decide on your niche?

5. What is your favorite post that you have ever written?

6. What is your favorite post that another blogger has written?

7. How did you decide on the name of your blog?

8. What do you love about blogging?

9. Do you have a day job as well as blogging?

10. If you could give any advice to new bloggers, what would it be?

11. Where do you see your blog in a year from now?

I’ve got sunshine-Now It’s your turn to spread it 🙂