Feeling Thankful: Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been at this blogging thing for just a short time and I am already so amazed and blessed to have made online acquaintance with so many lovely, talented and inspiring people such as Francine from Francine in Retirement. From the first time she stopped by my blog she spread a sense of encouragement and light that made we want to continue on blogging even though there were only a handful of people listening ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m honored that she nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger award. That just totally made my day. If you don’t know Francine I encourage your to visit her blog, take a look at her photos, and be inspired.


The Rules

1. ย Re-post the award in a post that includes the blog of the person that nominated you.

2. ย State 10ย things about yourself.

3. ย Nominate 10 people.

My nominations:

1. Made by Patch

2. Clouds of Color

3. Kitty is Not Amused

4. True Color

5. Incidentallearner

6. AJ’s Art Journaling

7. Dreams of Home

8. Florence & Freddie

9. BabyLux

10. Bitchybride

More About Me:

1. I’m living in my dream city of Seattle

2. I live with my husband, son, and one geriatric cat

3. I used to do theatre and artย  in school

4. But somehow I ended up with a business degree ๐Ÿ™‚

5. I am a chocoholic.

6. I love music and but have no musical talent whatsoever.

7. My husband is doing laundry while I type out this post and I adore him for that (and many other things)

8. My guilty pleasure is watching “Glee.”

9. I love being outdoors and spend a great deal of time during the summer hiking and camping.

10. I plant a kitchen garden every spring. This year we have peas, lettuce, arugula, oregano, thyme, chives, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, and strawberries.



  1. Hi Michelle. Congrats on your award. Thank you. Really enjoyed reading your post. Glee hey!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Will pop over and check out all of the links. TFS. Have a wonderful creative day.
    Regards Florence x

    1. Thanks Florence! I think you’ll really like some of those links ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Awwwww you are so kind, thank you!!

    1. You are welcome! I have really been enjoying all the photos you’ve been posting lately. My virtual trip to New Zealand !

      1. Yeah! Ive just a done another photo mission today so more photos to come. Soooo pleased youre enjoying them!! xx

  3. thebitchybride · · Reply

    Aw, congratulations and thank you! xxx

    1. You are so welcome. Good luck with the new blog. I will have to start thinking of you as Natasha instead of as “Bitchy” ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. thebitchybride · ·

        Meh, either will do! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve this award. I can’t resist chocolate either.


    1. Thanks so much for nominating me. It was also a lot of fun to nominate others and read their posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Well done you and thank you for the nomination. It’s good to know our efforts are appreciated. Think we deserve some chocolate to celebrate ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Yes, we definitely deserve some chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚ Kudos to us!

  6. Congratulations! And thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ We have a lot in common!

    1. Thanks, and you are welcome! Glad we connected in blogland ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Congratulations on your award and thank you! xxx
    Big love
    AJ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks AJ! I have really loved your recent journal pages ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thank you so much, this put a huge grin on my face this morning! Xxx

    1. You are welcome! I’ve enjoyed perusing your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. I look forward to your posts and enjoy seeing your journal pages! Thanks so much for nominating my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Congratulations and thank you so very much! I am honoured!

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