November 09, 2013

Sunshine Blog Award!

I received the Sunshine Blog Award from Adrienne Reiter. Thank you so much, Adrienne! I am incredibly honored. This is my first blogging award. :)

The Sunshine Blog Award is passed on by bloggers to other bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” There are a few rules that every blogger nominated for this award have to follow:
1.    Acknowledge the nominating blogger with a link and post about your award.
2.    Share 10 random facts by answering the questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
3.    Pass on the Sunshine Blog Award to other bloggers (up to 10) of your choice and let them know you nominated them.
4.    Post 10 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer on their blog.

My Questions:

1.    Favorite color: Neon Green

2.    Favorite animal: I love many animals, but I have a special spot in my heart for otters. <3 Close behind are bats. Yes, bats. lol

3.    Favorite number:  4

4.    Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Vernors Ginger Ale

5.    Favorite alcoholic drink: I don’t drink alcohol anymore for health reasons, but I still crave a good glass of Sangria.

6.    Facebook or Twitter:  Facebook. I don’t have a Twitter account right now, and I feel that you can get to know people more on Facebook, which is something I always love to do. To connect with me on Facebook go here:

7.    Passions: Writing is always the first thing to pop into my head because it’s been my life passion since I was twelve. My other passions are: my nephews, reading, and music.

8.    Prefer giving or getting presents? I love giving presents more than anything. I start to plan what to give my family for Christmas on December 26th. This year, I am making all the ladies in my family something special. Whenever it’s Christmas, or my birthday, and people ask me what I want, I never know what to say because I don’t care about presents. As long as everyone is together, celebrating, that is a gift to me.

9.    Favorite city? I feel so pathetic saying this, but I haven’t been to many different cities and the ones I have been to aren’t that great. So, for this one I’ll pick a city I would love to go to . . . Venice (Italy).

10. Favorite TV Shows: Scandal, Revenge, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, and Charmed. (Charmed may be over but it will forever be a favorite.)

My Nominees for the Sunshine Blog Award (in no particular order):

* Gina Stoneheart (Her blog can really make a difference to someone’s life.)
* PK Hrezo (She is a fabulous writer and blogger with a new YA book out!)
* Yolanda Renee (She is highly creative and always helps fellow writers.)
* Iulian Ionescu (He hosts the blog carnival Fantasy Scroll, a great collection of links to help writers.)
* Quanie Miller (She is a great blogger and writer!)

I would nominate every blogger I know because they are all worthy, but then there would be a hundred people listed and I want to give others the chance to nominate too. :)

The 10 Questions for My Nominees:

1.    When/why did you create your blog?
2.    What is the one blog post you feel is the best you’ve ever posted?
3.    What are some of your favorite blogs to read?
4.    When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
5.    What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
6.    Do you have any pets?
7.    Where do you live?
8.    Favorite books?
9.    Favorite movies?
10.  Favorite TV shows?


  1. Thank you Chrys! I'm doing NaNo, but as soon as I answer and post I'll let you know! I do love all your questions, well thought out, and it's really an honor to be chosen! Thank you!

    1. You're welcome, Yolanda! Don't worry about posting it now. NaNo comes first! :)

  2. Thank you Chrys!! And you're quite fabulous yourself!
    Guess what, I love bats too. Srsly, they fascinate me to no end. And Venice is a city everyone should visit at least once in their life time. So unique and romantic!
    I will try to get a post up later this week and answer the questions! :D

    1. You're welcome, PK! You are definitely deserving of this award. :) Thanks. :)

      Normally people think I'm weird for loving bats. lol So it's nice to find someone else who does. They fascinate me too. :) Oh, I dream of going to Venice. And Ireland, but I don't exactly have a specific city in mind there. Just the island in general. lol

      I can't wait to see your questions. :)

  3. I'm scared of bats lol I miss Charmed. Prue was my favorite. Congrats on the award, Chrys! Off to check out on your nominees! :-)

    1. I have all the seasons for Charmed. I love to have marathons. :) Piper was my favorite sister.

      Thank you, Irene! My nominees have some really interesting and helpful blogs. You'll like them. :)

  4. Congratulations!
    We need to get you out and traveling more. There are some amazing places in this world.

    1. Thanks!

      I would love to travel the world, but it's difficult when you're broke. lol

  5. By all means, visit Venice! I love Rome even more, though. Whenever somebody asks you what you want for a present, ask them to donate to a piggy bank marked "Venice" instead.

    1. I wish I could! That's a good idea about the piggy bank. But I think I'd do it for Ireland first. ;)

  6. Wow, Chyrs! I am honored to receive this award; truly my friend. I will get a post up as soon as I can and share among the few other bloggers I've been privileged to get to know recently. Good choice for the Sangria! Like yourself, my days are delighted with the sweetness of non-alcoholic drinks=)

    1. What you do on your blog, Gina, is amazing. The things you write about and share can change lives, help people to make the right decisions, and even learn from their hardships. I know your blog posts have helped me. <3

  7. Congrats on the award. Much deserved. Green is my favorite color and I love ginger ale too. :)

    1. Thank you, Kelly! Coming from you, a well distinguished author and blogger, that means a lot to me. :)

  8. Yay! Doing the running Chrys, thanks for nominating me for this! I'll let you know as soon as my post goes up.