The Sunshine Award

Jessica over at {The Newly} nominated me last week for a Sunshine Award. That sweet sweet girl! Jessica and I have become good bloggy friends over the past year, and I just adore her, her blog, and of course, her cutie pie son!

Here are the rules:
{1} Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
{2} Answer 11 questions the blogger has created for you.
{3} List 11 bloggers that deserve the recognition & love (not including the blogger who nominated you).
{4} Post 11 questions for the nominated bloggers to answer.

1. Where is your "happy place?"
This is going to sound somewhat pathetic, but on the couch, in sweats, cuddled up with Cooper and MG. I couldn't be more comfortable or happy.

2. If you could tell your 18 year old self one thing, what would it be?
Throw away the "timeline"....enjoy what's in front of you instead of worrying about what is/isn't going to happen, etc. Party a little bit more in college so you party a little less in grad school (maybe).

3. Fall or Spring?
Spring, minus the allergies. It's so refreshing to go from the cold to warmth, and knowing that summer is right around the bend is always nice. I can't help but smile on nice Spring days. And I get to use my sunroof which always makes me happy.

4. What's at the top of your Christmas wish list?
I haven't really thought that much about it--MG and I are buying each other our wedding bands for our Xmas presents, which I'm really looking forward to (altho it'll be a little delayed gratification since I wont actually get to wear it until April...). I honestly don't really NEED anything right now. If I had one WISH for Christmas, it would be that my dad would start feeling better and regain some of his strength back.

5. Favorite breakfast food?
I love a good omelette with feta in it.  And a sausage patty. Yum.

6. If you could change your name, what would you choose?
I'm not sure. Originally my mom was going to name me Jessica, so maybe that. I feel like at this point I'm so associated with my name that I can't imagine being named anything else.

7. If you had to choose: french fries or dessert?
This really depends on what mood I'm in since I sometimes crave salty and sometimes crave sweet. More likely than not, though, it would be french fries.

8. Favorite quiet time/de-stressing activity?
I really like to read to de-stress. Or have a glass of wine haha. Hanging out with friends to de-stress is also a good one, too. Combining wine and hanging with friends is usually a good combo, too :) 

9. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Greece. I want to go SO badly! All of the pretty pictures from there, the history...I just want to see it all. A trip to Athens, Santorini and Mykonos and I would be the happiest girl in the world!

10. Favorite store to shop for yourself in?
Hands down, LOFT. I have the credit card bill to prove it.

11. If you had all the money in the world, what's one item you'd most like to 'splurge' on?
I dunno if this actually counts, but I would love to buy a house that MG and I could grow into. We're in that phase of thinking about a family sometime soon and our little one bedroom w/sunroom condo just isn't going to cut it. Everything in the DC area is SO expensive that it's gonna be hard for us to find something that we love that won't break our bank. I'd love to have a cute home for us and our future family.

I'm going to nominate the following girls (some of whom have already been nominated, but that just means you're doubly sunshine-y, right?):
1} Trish @ Tales from Trish
2}Casey @ Poodleism
8} P!nky @ Pink Persistence
10} Meg @ Life of Meg

Here are your questions, ladies:
1. What is your favorite activity to do on a rainy day?
2. If you could go back in time, what is ONE thing that you would change?
3. If you could be one Real Housewife from any season, which one would you be and why?
4. Favorite ice cream flavor. Go.
5. Name/show something that you've seen online that makes you laugh every time you see it.
6. Tell about the best date that you've been on. Or the worst.
7.  Who is your celebrity crush?
8. If you could eat one thing/meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
9. What's the best thing, for you, about blogging?
10. If you were a gazillionaire, do you think it would change you, or would you lead a relatively normal life?
11. What's your favorite month of the year, and why?

Thanks again, sweet Jessica! I think you're just as sunshiny! :)


  1. WOOHOO for awards, so fun! Thanks for tagging me :)!

  2. I'm with you on my happy place being on the couch in sweats. Perfection.

    Thanks for the nom :)

  3. thanks for the award boo. I feel so special! lol. the pic with mg and cooper is super cute. what a sweet lil family!

  4. So glad you had fun participating, sweet girl!

    Ain't nothing wrong with sweats and the couch being your happy place. Sounds perfect to me:)

    And I really hope that you get your Christmas wish and that your Dad feels better soon!!!

  5. Greece is really pretty, my first trip abroad was to Corfu! Hope your dad feels better soon.

  6. I love being on the couch in sweats. Currently there right now. :)

  7. Woohoo! Thanks for tagging me!

  8. Omg, I'm SO delinquent! But thank you so much! These questions will be fun to answer. :)


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