It’s been a little over a year of blogging and Something Splendiferous has received an award! I know… shocking right? I didn’t know bloggers could get awards. I’m so excited to tell you about it!
I’ve been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by my new blogger friends Katie, Kim, & Kristy over at We Three Shanes. Check out their blog and get some tips on how to be less of a hot mess so you can enjoy life! These 3 love to keep it real while sharing their journey. I love their authenticity and you will too! Thanks so much for nominating me, ladies!
I love blogging, it has actually changed my life. It’s forced me to prioritize my time and think about what really matters to me in life.
So, What’s the Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is awarded by bloggers to bloggers. Bloggers chosen are ones that inspire others to be positive and creative in the world of blogging.
Rules for the Award
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award on your page
11 Questions Answered
1. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
I love how blogging has challenged me to stretch and grow in areas that I had become complacent. It has given me an outlet to share my creativity while encouraging others. My favorite part of blogging, besides creating content, is designing graphics to go along with my posts. Best of all, I also love connecting with other bloggers!
2. We LOVE movies so we gotta know – What’s your favorite movie?
It’s funny to think about, but one of my favorite movies is the Emporer’s New Groove. I’m not sure what it is about that movie, but it just makes me laugh. Another favorite is Ever After, I think I could watch that movie a hundred times and never get sick of it.
3. It’s Friday night, what are you most likely doing?
I am most likely at my church small group eating dinner with some of the best people I know. Every Friday, we come together to eat and talk about God’s word. We share our lives together and encourage one another. It’s one of my favorite nights of the week 🙂
4. How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging at the end of January 2017, so about a year and a half. Honestly, I’ve always wanted to start a blog but was scared about the technical side. I was also a little worried about sharing some of my more vulnerable moments, but I feel like God is always teaching me something and through that others can grow too. Sharing my story with others has helped and encouraged them, so why not share it here too.
5. What’s your least favorite chore to do?
At the beginning of our marriage, I would have said doing the dishes, but I’ve found through the years that washing by hand is a bit therapeutic (we didn’t have a dishwasher for 8 years). Today I would say that my least favorite chore is cleaning the bathrooms. I have a 5-year-old son who doesn’t know how to aim very well. Thankfully the hubby knows how much I loathe this job and has come to my rescue and is the sole cleaner of the bathrooms. I love him!
6. If you could only listen to one CD for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If I could listen to only one CD for the rest of my life I would choose to listen to the original Casting Crowns CD. I think it came out in 2003 and I can vividly remember picking it out off the discount rack at our local Christian Bookstore. The lyrics on that CD changed my life and still speak into my life today.
7. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I am definitely more of a night owl. When I first started blogging, I would often blog into the wee hours of the morning. Not so healthy for the working mom of two. I’ve actually been working on changing this. I’m working towards a more balanced schedule. I’ll let you know how that goes 😉
8. How did you choose the name of your blog?
This is a fun one! I read an article about how some of Roahl Dahl’s words were going to be added to the dictionary and Splendiferous was one of them. When I was coming up with a blog name the word Splendiferous came to mind and I loved it! I know I’m not Splendiferous, but the God who I serve is and I hope that a little of His Splendiferousness shines through.
Remarkably fine; magnificent, splendid, according to the OED.
9. What’s your go-to snack?
I would probably have to say chips. Since I gave up gluten in December of 2017 (with some minor hiccups along the way) I don’t really have any other starchy options, so chips are kind of my go-to. I love KCMasterpiece’s BBQ! Some of my other favorite snacks are nuts, carrots & hummus and apples with peanut butter!
10. What TV shows are you currently binge watching?
Nothing at the moment. I’m very behind on my Netflix watching. A little while ago, I watched The Good Place and that was hilarious! Any suggestions on what I should start watching?
11. You’ve just won a million dollars but can only buy things that start with the first letter of your blog. What do you buy?
Sunflowers. This may seem like an odd thing to buy, but they are sentimental. A symbol of a life well lived. Recently a friend and colleague of mine lost her battle with cancer. She was a ray of sunshine to everyone she met, always seeking out the good. The symbol of her life became the sunflower and it only seems fitting to buy sunflowers and share them with the world. Everyone needs a reason to smile.
And Now for my Nominees
PNW Minimalist – Aubrey is a stay at home mom who lives tiny! She and her husband are rebuilding a Skoolie. She’s always striving to find ways to live an eco-friendly, ethically, and sustainably. Valuing quality over quantity. If you want to know about minimalism, she’s your girl. I love her heart and you will too!
Jess Stands Amazed– Whether she’s writing a letter to her little girl, celebrating a parenting victory or fail, she always shares from the heart. Life is about the celebrations and the struggles. Join Jess as she paints a picture of her ever blessed life.
The Target Mom – Meet Kylie! A Chrisitan wife, momma, and photographer who shares her motherhood journey in a real, raw way! You will laugh at her humor and enjoy her authenticity. I’m excited for you to meet her! Go check out her page.
Our Daily Mess– Katie is a wife, teacher, and mom of soon to be two! She shares what she’s learned from her experiences as a mom. Becoming a mom has taught her more than all her years of teaching combined. She’s a great resource!
Word From the Bird– Hillary is on a mission to find a balance in all things beautiful. As she works to cultivate and grow inward beauty, appreciate and nurture her outward beauty, and see herself the way God sees her, she shares her story and wants to help you too!
Start a Mom Blog– Meet Suzie! An upbeat, positive momma who runs a blog about how to start a mom blog. She is passionate about helping other moms create their own successful money making blogs. She helped me through the setting up phase with her Blog By Number e-book. (affiliate link) If you are thinking about blogging, she is your girl! Being a busy mom or 3, she always finds time to share what she knows.
Pocket Full of Kisses– You will love Emily! She spreads a little sparkle of positivity wherever she goes! Her positive attitude is ever present in her writing. She will encourage you to go deeper in your faith and challenge you to grow closer to God.
Happy Mommy– Let me introduce you to Leah. She finds joy in helping moms, moms-to-be, and caretakers everywhere! As she helps you embrace motherhood, she will not let you lose sight of what you enjoyed to do before you became a mom. You need time for what makes you happy too!
House of Oka– Laura is a follower of Jesus, wife, and mom. She loves her life in Japan and crafting with her kids. She writes about her experiences and adventures of being a mum! Check her out!
The Modest Cottage– Meet Emily, a mom of four and a lovely homemaker. Her passion for showing love through everyday tasks comes through in her writing. She shares her interests in cooking, baking, and sewing. If you’re learning these skills for the first time or just getting started she’s ready to help.
The Single Mama That Could– Follow Simone on her journey of single motherhood. She is a great resource for those seeking support and encouragement. Her practical advice is useful for all moms! Check her out!
11 Questions For You
- What inspired you to start blogging?
- If you could only describe yourself with one word, what would it be?
- What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
- Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
- What are some of your favorite blogs to visit?
- What is your favorite go-to dinner? I’m always looking for new recipes.
- If you could relive a moment in your life, what would it be?
- What part of blogging do you struggle with most?
- What’s your favorite late night munchy?
- I LOVE books! What is your favorite?
- What are three random facts your readers might not know about you?
Nominees, I’d love for you to share the link of your Sunshine Blogger Award Post in the comments once you’ve had a chance to answer the questions. I’m excited to read your answers! I love connecting with others!
Thanks again for nominating me, ladies! It was so much fun to answer all the questions. If you enjoyed reading my post I’d love to hear what you have to say in answer to my questions too! Leave your answers in the comments below. Getting to know my readers is what blogging is all about!