Thursday, 24 October 2013

A really happy award!

Last week I was very surprised to open my email and see that a friend had blessed me with a Sunshine Blogger Award! It was such an uplifting email to receive. This is one reason I love the blogging community.

No, I’m not walking any red carpets now. I don’t have a fancy statue to sit on my mantle place (heck....I don’t even have a mantle!). And I haven’t all of the sudden been bombarded by paparazzi searching for moments of me doing something I don’t know...normal! (Unless they’re just really really good!) little corner here is still the same although I’m loving the new faces I’ve been seeing lately! Haaayy!
Stacey is such an amazing woman and I have so much respect and love for her! It is also amazing how we found each other in this big bloggy world. You see....Stacey was friends with my mom when I was growing up! Yep, I went to school with her oldest son (a few years my junior) and knew her basically my entire childhood. Somewhere along the years though, lives grow apart. And now....thousands of miles apart scrolling through the pages of the world wide web....we bump into each other!
You should really go check her out over at This Momma’s Ramblings. You can make a cup of coffee (or a pot!) and get lost reading through her take on homeschooling, marriage and being a stay at home mom after years of employment!

Now....onto the meat of it all. For the Sunshine Award, the blogger must:
Acknowledge the nominating blogger. (Didn’t you read up top.....!)
Share 11 random factsabout yourself. Genuine....11 facts about me? Okay, I’m totally not going to be able to come up with 11 more facts about me so please pop over to Tuesdays post What You Thought You Knew and read some interesting things there!
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.

My 11 questions from Stacey....

1. What is your favorite season?
In America I would have definitely said fall. I absolutely loved everything about it. You can read about that when I ranted about how I missed America! But now here in South Africa...I’d say it’s now. I guess you could call this Spring. Genuinely though to be straight forward...there is very little spring about it! Very little dies during the winter here. So, yes there are plants and flowers and trees blooming but not like in America. And the high temps most days will battle a Mid-west Illinois summer day any time! 
But....we’ve broken the cold. We can relax on a Saturday on the edge of a pool without dying of heat exhaustion. And....and we braai like crazy!

2. What is your favorite holiday?
Fourth of July. Although....I don’t get to celebrate it here as’s still hands down my favorite!

3. What is your dream vacation?
Home. Boring I know but really, I’d rather go visit home than have a trip anywhere on the planet!

4. Name your favorite TV show.
Do you read me at all? LoL J/k Rookie Blue!

5. Why did you start blogging?
To get things out there. Sometimes I write better than I talk!

6. If you could change anything about your appearance, what would it be?
My teeth. I really want to get them evened and straightened.

7. Do you have tattoos?

8. How many kids do you have or would you like to have?
I have 2 boys that the Lord has blessed me with and that is all I want or need!

9. What is your favorite type of music?

10. What is your favorite beverage?
Sweet tea

11. Who is your hero?
My Granny. She inspired me and changed my life. If it wasn’t for her influence I don’t know where I would have gone! She always will be my best friend and hero!

Okay and now....drum roll please!
My 11 peeps.....

And 11 questions!
1. Winter or Summer?
2. Beach vacation or Mountain escape?
3. Coffee or Tea?
4. Skirt and flip flops or a pants suit?
5. Crime TV or Comedy sitcom?
6. Warm porridge or cold cereal?
7. Flying or sailing?
8. Closed toed pumps or peep toe?
9. Pony tail or hair down?
10. Quick and easy makeup or go all out?
11. Bradley Cooper or Matthew Mcconaughey?

Oh...the choices...okay let's be fair here people....
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  1. Awwww, thanks for the nomination. You're so sweet.

    Call me naive, but what's sweet tea? Is it like iced tea?

  2. You are so very welcome!

    It's just like iced tea but you add the sugar while it's still hot then let it cool! Makes it 100x better! It's a southern thing!

  3. Oh Shana! You are such a sweetheart! I have to say that it has been so wonderful to see the woman that you have become and the mom that your kids are blessed to have! Your faith inspires me in so many ways, because it has always been a struggle for me. I have absolutely loved following your romantic journey. I will consider you my friend always! Much love!

  4. Thank you so much Stacey! I definitely consider you a friend as well! It is truly amazing how life carries us!




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