Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sunshine Award

Ok guys, I'm such a hot mess. I try not to be but let me just tell you about my morning really quick. Like SUPER quick. I got all ready for my second day of school and then apparently posted this half finished blog. Then, I had to use the restroom while I was driving, stopped at a gas station and locked my keys in the car. That's a story for another day...

Everything got more fantastic from there. My boss is amazing, I got my teaching schedule, decorated my class a bit and Paulina SURPRISED me with a blog makeover? Do you guys love it? Anything we should add?

Yesterday I asked her to help me fix Rafflecopter html and gave her my password and I come home today to this. GAH! She is such a great blog friend. Must take a trip to NJ.

Baaaack to the second originally scheduled post...

Today I was planning on writing about how much I love Fresh and Easy, but then I got nominated for a Sunshine Award from Christina @ Polka Dot Heart! Thank you so much for the nomination!!

The whole idea of the sunshine award is that you nominate 11 bloggers who put a little sunshine in your day, who are positive, creative and inspiring.

The Rules:
You have to post a picture of the Sunshine award in the blog post.
Post 11 random facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers.
Write 11 questions for them to answer.
Also let the bloggers you nominated know you have nominated them.

11 Random Facts About Me

  • This is my 17th job, and I finally think this one is going to be a career. 
  • I got a B.A. in Journalism so that I could start a magazine, but I hate interviewing. 
  • My fiance and I have known each other for just under 10 years, but we started dating 2 years ago.
  • I have gone to 5 different colleges, but graduated only one year late despite university changes.
  • I refuse to  be a crazy cat lady, so I have a rule of "one cat per person" in a household.
  • I am an insomniac who is adjusting rather well to waking up at 5 am...we are only 2 days in though
  • I meet a lot of the greatest friends online and my friends I meet in real life think it's strange. I think it's liberating.
  • I'm not from OC, but we moved to OC as a teenager, but I try to escape the stigma.
  • I just learned how to do my eye shadow within the last year. I don't wear makeup very often.
  • Hearts are my absolute favorite and I want a bunch of heart tattoos. 
  • Even when I was a kid, if someone told me something and used sexist terms or said "I'm a boy so I can do that" I would get extremely angry and feel challenged to do just that and put them right. I still feel this way on a daily basis. 

11 Questions I Was Asked

What made you start blogging?
I've been writing in a blog since I was 14, because all of my friends had one and I was going away on a 3 week family trip. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope to be doing great in my new position as computer teacher, working more on making Warrior Queen a physical magazine and maybe with a kid or two! AH!

What are your top 3 favorite colors?
Hot pink, Fire-engine red and grey

What is your favorite place you've traveled to?
I really loved the city of Whistler in Canada. I would love to go back. 

What is your favorite season?
Springtime! I love when it is sort of cold, but warm. Springtime in Cali brings my allergies but not the dreaded Santa Ana winds like fall does. 

What is your favorite type of blog to read (lifestyle, fashion, mommy, etc)?
I love lifestyle blogs!! I'm a sucker for them. But also, more personal lifestyle blogs where people bare their souls. I try to do that as often as I can, but it's hard. Smitten By is a wonderful site. 

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
I don't think I want to be an animal :( I would love to care for a wild animal, but I like my life as a human.

Do you believe you match your zodiac sign?
Very much so! I'm a Gemini and whenever I or someone reads it we always go Oh! That's so True!

What is your biggest fear?
Being left completely alone in life. Somehow not having anyone to love or to feel love from.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Dirtbiking, writing, going to concerts (I consider this a hobby for sure!) and definitely baking.

What is something you've accomplished that you were proud of?
I would have to say that I am proud of trusting myself and the power of change. This might sound a bit funny, but let me do a quick run down for you. Iman and I had a great friendship, but I always liked him and he always disappeared. By the time I was 21 I had completely closed myself off from a future with him. Of course I was surprised a year later when we went on our first date. I was terrified, especially because I am a runner. But I trusted him, and I listened to his amazing life story of change since high school. At his core he was still the boy I had always been in love with, but on top was a completely new person that I still get to know. When things get rough, we always have our trust and our belief in our love. For that bravery, I am most proud.

I nominate...
Paulina @ Color Me Brave
Megalin @ My Random Lovelies
Cassandra @ 2 Teenage Girls
Lesley @ By The Porchlight
Christine @ Life With a Side of Coffee
Elizabeth @ Army Ever After
Zauni @ The Kind Side
Melissa @ Dreams and Colour
Danielle @ A Writer in Love
Lauren @ Love is the Point
Sabrina @ Cattails and Cardigans

My 11 Questions
What is your favorite way to give back to the world?
Have you ever done a random act of kindness? What did you do?
What is the one positive thing you do every day?
How do you make your day more positive when it just sucks?
Where do you find serenity?
What are your plans for Halloween?
What are your favorite type of cupcake?
What is your most treasured memory?
When were you the most brave?
What makes you a warrior queen?
What does love mean to you?

Have fun and I hope you all participate. :)

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P.s. Shoutout to Danielle and Cassandra for letting me know I published an unfinished blog post. How embarrassing considering I have many new followers because of all three of my giveaways right now here, here and here. Welcome to my hot mess of a life guys!

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  1. Congrats on the award! Very sweet :) I kind of want a heart tattoo, too! Spread the love!


  2. Thank you! Did you see your nomination?

    What type of heart tattoo do you want? I already have one...and at least 3 more planned! :)

  3. Thank you Raewyn! You email was simply the sweetest! PS - I'm a zodiac believer too! Haha.

  4. Aww, you're welcome! You made my week last week when you linked up for our very first 5 Little Grins and I must admit I am hooked on your blog and do-goodery!

  5. Yeah something to blog about on Friday now. But I'm nervous to talk about my halloween costume because its an amazing idea and I don't want anyone stealing it.

  6. Yay!! Just give hints about your costume and tell people to check back next week!!


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