Sunshine Blogger Award

I am literally blown away when I received an direct message saying that I had been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by my blogger friend Brianna at Learning To Be Free. Brianna is a successful Social Worker, with a passion for blogging and she is also a life coach, feel free to find her on Instagram or you can find her blog

Thank you for the nomination Brianna!

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers whom they feel display a sense of positivity,, creativity, and sunshine through their writings in their blog.

I created my blog earlier this year and I can honestly say it has helped me in ways that I really did not even think of when I started writing. This blog business started out as a way for me to creatively write out my emotions as I was feeling them, what I did not know at the time was that it would blossom into a totally different thing by the time I reached my final destination.

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules

The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community.

The rules are:

1.Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

2.Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

3.Nominate (at least) 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

4.List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

My Questions from Learning To Be Free:

1.What Made You Want To Start Your Blog/Business?

I felt that I was at a point in my life where I was feeling like my journey with my emotions was something that could help other woman out there that where going through trauma or unforeseen circumstances. The easiest way for me was write down my thoughts and emotions in a blog with the hopes that what I had been through was going to resonate with someone out there in the blogger world. When I began writing out my earlier blog posts I was getting some pretty amazing comments on my work, which was really just my emotions. My theory is that if I can survive and thrive, so can anyone else. The first thing that I learned when I decided to start out with the emotions part was that I needed to include some serious self care into my routine in order to get my thoughts out in a manner that was relatable to other women. Today I blog a lot about Self Care because that is where my passion is and without that, I am not sure where I would be today.

2.What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do In Your Town?

Super easy answer, I love to head down to the local cafe that serves the best tea in town. Everything from a Green Tea to a London Fog Latte, which are my ultimate favorites.

3.If You Could Spend A Year Anywhere In The World, Where Would You Go And Why?

This is a tough question Brianna, honestly, I think I have a tie in this department. I would love to go to Bali, and I think my answer is this, I love warmth and it looks very warm there, plus, it is absolutely stunning in pictures. And let’s not forget the way it rolls off the tongue! My second one would be Thailand, that is beautiful. I have a friend that visits there often and I just feel like staying in a hut on the edge of the ocean with the salt kissed wind hitting your face while you are on the beach drinking your morning coffee would be the ultimate. Does that not sound amazing?

4.What Would Your Ideal House Look Like?

My ideal house would be a farm house, real rustic, but rustic with love. A veranda in warm white with pillars in the front and room for a swing, a lovely warm white kitchen with built in closets and cupboards all in warm white with a light grey/blue counter top and a sun room off the back of the house. Sounds like a heavenly place to me.

5.What Makes Something Or Someone Heroic?

To me. that answer is simple, when you stand up for what you believe in, that is heroic to me.

6.Who Is Your Celebrity Crush And Why?

Hmmmm, this is tough, I do not really feel like I have anyone in particular. Maybe I am just a boring ole’ gal in this way.

7.What Do You Always Carry With You?

I always carry Essential Oils with me, they have gotten me through some pretty rough parts of my life. I apply them every morning to help me with my mood., I also apply them throughout the day to help with my emotions, my thoughts, my feelings and just the day to day struggles that we can all have.

8.How Would You Spend Your Perfect Day?

My perfect day would involve full on sunshine with a slight warm breeze, a good book and the perfect shaded area to read that book!

9.What Would Your Dream Job Be?

I have never really thought about a dream job before, I feel fortunate enough to have a job that I love, so I have never put any thought into what my dream job would be.

10.What Is Your Favorite Affirmation?

11.What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar?

I would create you an amazing tasting salad because everyone loves a great tasting salad.

My Nominees For The Sunshine Blogger Award:

Louise @Joy At The Coast

Stephanie & Sydney @Small Town Living USA

Elease @The Sunny Side Of Something

Sonja @Too Much Character

Alexandra @Honestly Alexandra

Sara Lynn @Inspired Decorator

Natalie @Natalie Yerger

Chandra @Hashtag Blessed

Hailey @Dairy Of A Wanna Be World Traveler

Laura @Pink Cake Plate

Amanda @A Place Within Me

My Questions Why Did You Start Blogging?

1.What Is Your Blog About?

2.Why Did You Start Blogging?

3.What Passion Do You Hold Near And Dear To Your Heart?

4.What Is The One Piece Of Advice You Would Give Your Younger Self?

5.Which Blog Post Is Your Ultimate Favorite That You Have Created?

6.Did your friends and family give you their support when you started your blog?

7.If You Could Go Anywhere In The World, Where Would You Go?

8.Where Is Your Favorite Thing To Eat?

9.What Is The Last Book You Have Read?

10.Are you proud, happy and satisfied with your blog’s progress?

11.What Is Your Favorite Flavor Of Tea?

I would love if my fellow nominees would drop your links to your blog posts so I can check out your questions too, I would love to read everyone’s answers.

Forever Yours, Simplee Soulful

A 40 something woman who is in love with life!!!! She has struggled, she has fallen and she has arisen again. Life can be full of inspiration, ideas, encouragement, positivity, is all how you look at life. For a while, I allowed life to happen to me, because I didn't know there was a better, I am guiding my life!!!

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