Sunshine Blogger Award

Well today is a great day, on my way out the door my phone pinged to notify me Our Little Red House nominated me for the wonderful Sunshine Blogger Award. Took me by complete surprise but I feel so grateful for this opportunity in the blogger world. A huge thank you to Our Little Red House. Everything you write is full of life and interesting to last sentence. I wish I had the creative mind, hands and patience’s for all the arts and crafts you accomplish. Keep up the amazing work!!

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive, and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

Rules for the Sunshine Blogger award

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their post.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. Display the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo in your post and/or your blog

Here are my questions from Our Little Red House

1.What movie can you watch over and over again without getting tired of it?                               Lincoln Lawyer, I am a huge fan of Matthew Mcconaughey. I’m not one to sit in front of a tv but I could do a marathon running of his movies with his skills and looks.

2.Where did you get most of the decorations for your home?                                                                   I’m obsessed with mushroom décor and get pretty lucky finding odd items at rummage sales. All the picture frames come from Black Friday deals though.

3.If animals could talk which animal do you think would be the most annoying?                                I’m going with Cats on this one. We live with 5 rescue cats and they are already pretty vocally annoying. I can’t imagine what they would be saying if they could all talk.

4.What was the last photo you took?                                                                                                                  A couple friends and I went to see a local band play at a bar last night and the last photo I got was the lead singer playing guitar. Was quite an experience I won 4 vip tickets with a $50 gift certificate to the bar through a local radio station. So was a free night on top of awesome music could not ask for more. Danced the whole night away to the Pat Watters Band!

5.Where are some unusual places you have been?                                                                                          The Spam museum was the first thing to come to mind. Yes they have a whole huge building dedicated to the weird meat we know as Spam. Its located in Minnesota. Another unusual place would be the mouth of the worlds largest musky located in Hayward Wisconsin. Corn Palace in South Dakota.
6.What is the funniest joke you know by heart?                                                                                                     O boy I have blonde jokes up the wazoo as that’s all I ever really hear. Here is one of my favorite short ones. What do you call 7 blondes in a row?  A wind tunnel………lol knee slapper
7.What do you think you are much better at than you actually are?                                                                   This whole blogging thing. I was never much for writing other than to do list. I loved reading my whole life though. Once I sat down to get started my fingers seemed to be typing things I didn’t even know I was thinking. Found a new talent.

8.What’s the most ridiculous thing you have bought?                                                                                        Being an over thinker on every penny I spend I don’t buy anything unless I absolutely need it, I will admit though I break down for my son a lot. Most people do think I’m ridiculous for how much I spent on a some of our backpacking supplies. They obviously just are not into it like we are.
9.What was the best thing that happened to you today?                                                                                      Other than being nominated for this reward watching my son smile as he got to play on big blue dinosaur slide. Blue is his favorite color and his obsession with Dinosaurs is unreal right now.
10.What are some of the best vacations you’ve had?                                                                                          Week spent in Yellowstone National Park and when Jason and I were up north Wisconsin for a week before we had Phoenix. We saw the biggest boldest redish/orangish moon set perfectly over the lake and we chilled out on the dock watching it for hours just drinking in complete relax mood. Those moments when the world stops and nothing matters are truly precious.
11.What happens in your country regularly that people in most countries would find strange or bizarre?                                                                                                                                                                This is the toughest ? as I feel I cant speak for my whole country because I haven’t been around it all. In our area though I would say tailgating/partying for pretty much any event or reason. Wisconsinites can literally turn anything into a party but tailgating is a tradition.

Here are my nominations. This is going to be hard to get to 11 nominations as I am still very new to the blogging world and haven’t had time between writing blogs and keeping up with life and out toddler to explore many other blogs. However the people I do nominate in my eyes deserve it. They were either some of my first followers who gave me that boost of excitement to keep on blogging and others who are just so supportive, positive and keep me motivated.

  1. Travel Blogger/Nomadic Adventurer at
  2. Meghan at A Walk in the Woods
  3. Christina at The Nap Time Foodie
  4. Manuela at Restless Roots
  5. Shari at Behind the Camera Snaps
  6. Kati at Expedition Education
  7. Thady1 at Track or Cushion
  8. Kelsey at Kelsey Schmitt

For those who would like to participate here our my 11 questions.

  1. How long have you been blogging?
  2. What’s a place you have always wanted to visit?
  3. Worst injury you ever had?
  4. What is your favorite genre of music?
  5. If you could wake up in someone else’s body who would it be and why?
  6. What is one thing most people probably don’t know about you?
  7. Do you prefer tent or rv when camping?
  8. Do you watch Football if so favorite team?
  9. What is your biggest goal in life?
  10. If you could change something about your high school days what would it be?
  11. What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?


Thank you all!!!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Great answers and questions. I too have a couple rescue cats and you are right, they do tend to talk too much sometimes. Also love mushrooms, I even have a DIY from a year ago for a mushroom craft using twigs from the forest and plaster. Thank you for the kind words. Can’t wait to check out some of your nominations. I am already following a couple. Wish I had more time to explore other blogging sites, there are a lot of really cool people on here.

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    1. Jessica says:

      Yea we only had 2 rescue cats to begin with but our neighbor up and left and the owner discovered 3 kittens so I took them in and just couldn’t get rid of them. Ooo I like the sound of the DIY mushroom if you have a blog for it please send the link. You motivate me to try out some crafts. Every chance I get I’m trying to discover a new blog.

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  2. Hello Jessica,
    first of all Congratulations on your nomination! Well deserved and I really hope more people will find their way to your page !!
    I mean after two nominations in a row you should get the credit you deserve 🙂 !!
    Thanks for nominating us and I just wanted to let you know that I will get back to your questions as soon as I can!
    Anyhow… keep on doing what you do, because you’re doing a great job 🙂

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    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you. I was extremely surprised by 1 award throw 2 in there and I was speechless. Running around the house all excited actually lol
      I understand not having time to get blogging in no worries. If they could throw some extra hours on the day or even another day during the week that would be helpful.
      Cant wait to hear how the week has played out for you guys. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks again for all the encouragement very appreciated over here.

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