Sunshine Blogger Award

I'm so excited to announce that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  I was nominated about a month ago by Bri at Deliciously Active and finally have the time to post about it.  Thank you so much, Bri!  This is so exciting for me.  I'm giddy.

Here's how the Sunshine Blogger Award works:
  • Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger created for you.
  • List 11 bloggers.  They should be bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love
  • Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated
11 Random Facts About Me
  1. I am an only child.
  2. I love funky socks.
  3. Charleston Chew is my favorite candy bar.
  4. I'm not a morning person.
  5. I LOVE nail polish and have 100's of different colors
  6. I have a *small* obsession with NKOTB
  7. I have a degree in theatre
  8. My favorite movie is The Princess Bride
  9. It's a little gross, but I love to peel sunburns (hopefully not my own)
  10. If it were up to me, we would keep our Christmas lights up year round
  11. The only time I've ever been admitted to a hospital is when I delivered my son, Jack
Bri's Questions For Me
  1. What is one show you cannot miss on television?  Well, I don't have a television any more.  I had quite the TV addiction and when we moved into our house I figured it would be best to not even have the temptation around, so we never unpacked the TV.  Plus screen time is incredibly detrimental to young brains that I didn't want Jack around the boob tube.  But, I do have a Netflix account and a Hulu plus account and I power watched Orange is the New Black and Downton Abbey last year.  Some of my favorites are New Girl, Cougar Town, Modern Family, The Office, 30 Rock, and So You Think You Can Dance.  I miss Pushing Daisies and Firefly (two of my all time favorites - the world just wasn't ready for their awesomeness).  I've promised my mom that I'll watch Parks and Recreation and The Walking Dead, so I have plenty to keep me busy when the baby is asleep.  Oh, and before we had a DVR, I would actually change my schedule and not make plans on the nights Lost was on.
  2. Do you have any tattoos?  If so, what is it and where?  If not, have you ever considered getting one?  I sometimes loose count of how many tattoos I have, but compared to someone who is tattooed  I'm not all that decorated.  By my count (I actually had to write them down and double check myself), I currently have 8 tattoos.  A butterfly, a pig, a crab, a jacked up abstract monstrosity on my leg I really want removed, a fairy, an apple, two gears, and "Mrs. Reyna".  So far.
  3. Do you believe in ghosts?  I've never seen one, but I do believe in them.  I think our old house had a ghost kitty.  Part of me wants to see a ghost and part of me thinks that part is crazy.  I'd much rather see a ghost than an alien.  I think.
  4. What is your favorite food to eat for breakfast?  Homemade waffles.  And bacon.  Always bacon.
  5. What would you say is the best machine ever invented?  The Gutenberg Press
  6. What is your favorite way to relax?  Getting a massage (although that so rarely happens), taking a boiling hot bath, or reading.
  7. If you were to learn another language, which would you choose and why?  French.  It's such a beautiful language, and I fell in LOVE with Paris when I visited a few years ago.  If I spoke French, it would be much easier to fantasize about living there.
  8. Where was your worst vacation?  Well, it wasn't really a vacation, it was more like a weekend road trip from Hell with my best friend, Daniel, and my Mom.  We went to Austin to see Russel Crowe's band, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts.  We got lost, it was summer in Texas and my car didn't have A/C, my car broke down on the way home, my overhead dome light wouldn't go many things to list.  But, it was definitely my favorite road trip of all time.
  9. What's the best compliment you've ever received?  When a director told me my headshots reminded him of Jennifer Connelly.  Man, I miss using those headshots, they were amazing.
  10. If you could be on the cover of any magazine, which would you choose?  People Magazine's Oscar winner's edition.
  11. If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do with your time?  Travel.  Lots of travel (assuming I'm retiring because I won the lottery, lol).  I'd also buy a bunch of real estate, and focus on bettering my acting and winning that Oscar I keep mentioning!
My Nominees
  1. United States of Becky
  2. It's Like a Potato
  3. Easily Dunn
  4. Xtine Danielle
  5. 3TwentySix
  6. Independent Mami
  7. Life With the Hawleys
  8. Growing Up Ginsburg
  9. Real Houston Housewife
  10. So Yeah...So
  11. Full Throttle Flavor
My Questions
  1. How did you get your start blogging?
  2. What's your favorite mythical creature?
  3. What's your favorite childhood memory?
  4. Your go-to comfort food is ________?
  5. You just won the lottery!  What's the first thing you do?
  6. Would you rather go back in time and meet your ancestors or go into the future and meet your great-great grandkids?
  7. What are you a geek about?
  8. Do you trust your instincts?
  9. You have a paid day off from work.  What do you do?
  10. What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
  11. What's the most inspiring thing someone has said to you?


  1. Aw, Jessica! I can't thank you enough for nominating me! You are too sweet. I loved learning more about you in this post, too. I'm an only child, too! I had no idea we had that in common. Also, you've been only ever been admitted to the hospital to deliver your beautiful son? Lucky lady!! Healthy mama!! Well, definitely be on the look out for my Sunshine Blogger Award post coming soon. Congrats to you!! & thank you, thank you, thank you! Happy new year, love!

    -- Christine @

  2. Hey you, 1.) Congrats! 2.) Thanks for the nom! So sweet! :) 3.) O.M.G. - best answer EVER to what's the best invention? 4.) I genuinely enjoyed reading this - you know how sometimes it's all boring and stuff, this was awesome and genuinely interesting to me. I love learning new little things about people.

  3. Yay! I love getting to know you more. I also love the Princess Bride. It's one of those movies that my husband will not watch with me because I quote every.single.line.

  4. 1: Thank you! 2: Your are very welcome! You're one of my favorite bloggers! 3: My husband helps run a booth at our renaissance festival that does printing demonstrations on a full sized replica of Johan Gutenberg's printing press; if not for that I may have picked something much lamer 4: I'm glad you enjoyed reading this! I feel like I'm pretty boring and mundane and was actually concerned that my answers were going to be lame, so thank you!!!

  5. My husband practically has to duct tape my mouth shut when we watch it, lol!

  6. Thanks, this is so fun! Looking forward to filling it out and nominating others. I love reading the answers to these!

  7. Once again thanks so much! I have work to do :)

    I always love learning new things about bloggers that doesn't come up in normal posts.

    My sister-in-law is an esthetician and she takes glee in popping pimples, so I think peeling sunburns is in the same vein, it is strangely satisfying!

  8. I can't wait to read everyone's answers. I love random facts!

  9. I thought about going back to school to be a "pimple popper" It seems like it would be a good skill to have, lol!

  10. Thanks for the nomination...I have not had one of these in a very long time. You had me thinking there for a bit. Thanks for sharing, my post is live now


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