Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

Well here’s a surprise: I made a new connection on the internets and she nominated me for the Sunshine Bloggers Award! What a compliment!

Thank you to Sadie at Sadie’s Nest for nominating me! I especially love reading the glimpses of her life and drooling over her appetizer recipes. If you like food at all, you have to take a look.

After a bit of research, I came across this site, which has a thorough breakdown of the award, but mostly it’s a way to encourage bloggers while helping strengthen and increase relationships in the blogging community. Works for me!

Sunshine Award

•Thank the person who nominated you.
• Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
• Nominate a few other bloggers.
• Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.
• Notify the bloggers on their blog.
• Put the award button on your blog.


The questions I was given are as follows:

1. What do you think is essential to bring on a road trip?

This is a good question – I roadtripped a lot this past year. At the core, my list is:

Phone, Computer, Chargers.
Camera if I can find it.
Wallet. Sunglasses.
Make-up bag. Toothbrush.

Water Bottle.
Travel Mug. Tim Hortons coffee, 1/2 French Vanilla.
Homework. Mostly so I feel like I’m responsible but I never actually do it.

Box of CD’s. This lives in my car – yes, it’s oldschool, and it’s an ecclectic selection of leftover burnt disks from various brothers and cousins, but as long as I have The Killers, Barenaked Ladies, and Dr. White’s Christmas Mixes I could go for hours.

Snacks! Apples, granola bars, trail mix, and juiceboxes mostly.
Beef Jerky is a great, but a treat.

Rain jacket. Change of clothes. Vest or Hoodie.
Sleeping Bag. (I love my sleeping bag. Plus it enables me to easily change plans, extend stays or stay places unplanned,
Bible, Notebook, Pen.

Seasonal attire – mittens, snowpants, flip flops, tuque (all seasons), etc.

Been on Many A Roadtrip and Many A Road
Many A Roadtrip and Many A Road

If it’s my favourite route to a small town 2 hours away (sometimes I go there and back in a day) I add things like:

Bow and Arrows

Because all of those are fun and I never know when I might use them.

My "Raodtrips" here take place in a kayak, and my faithfull to-go mug comes along.
My “Raodtrips” these days take place in a kayak, and my faithful to-go mug comes along.
2. What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?

Hard question. Today I will say my Mom’s cinnamon buns.
Because they’re cinnamon buns. Made by my Mom. Does it get any better than that?

3. As a blogger, do you prefer screen or texts in print?

I prefer print for novels and study-type books but my computer screen for any kind of writing or blog-reading.


As for nominations, I have one and a half:

Sally’s blog, Hot Dogs & Marmalade, is one of two blogs I make sure to read every post.

I admire her writing; her pieces are thought-provoking while charming, full of love, beauty and honesty.

Sally, your questions are:

1. Keeping with the food theme, what is the most well-received meal in your household? (aka your family’s favourite meal.)

2. What is your favourite hymn, with specific favourite lines?

3. When you were 23, what was your biggest dream?

Secondly, I want to draw attention to Finding Mongolia, the extraordinary account of one family’s resettlement in the ger district of Mongolia. I’m asking nothing with this “Award nomination” but wanted to share the only other blog I follow to-the-post.

Shari’s writing leaves me humbled and sucker-punched every time. But in a good way.

Hers are accounts are ones of



                                                                       and honesty,

all wrapped up in writing talent I like I have rarely seen. My favourite recent post is called “My Atheist.”

This family has my deepest respect, and you should read their story.
So again, take some time to take a peek at these ladies’ corners of the internet. I guearntee it will be more rewarding and interesting than the cat memes your friends are posting on facebook. And keep sharing the love! Leave a comment or embrace a new friend – because that’s really what I see this award as all about: strenthening community.



One Comment Add yours

  1. Sadie's Nest says:

    Love this! Can’t wait to check out the new blogs!

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