I recently got nominated by Travel Foodie Mom for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I am so honored and excited about this nomination. Thank you so much!
So what is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers who are inspiring, creative and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and other fellow bloggers.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the rules:
- Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog
- Answer questions the nominating blogger has created for you
- List other bloggers that you nominate for the Sunshine Blogger Award
- Create 11 questions for the bloggers that you have nominated
- Let your nominees know that they have been nominated
My Questions and Answers
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging back in August 2016 on WordPress.com. I made the switch to my own domain name in February and completely started from scratch. I started taking blogging more seriously and I’m so glad I did!
How were you inspired to start a blog?
I was inspired to start a blog because I love writing! I’ve got a huge passion for all things beauty and makeup. So I started my beauty Instagram last year but I really wanted something more to go along with my Instagram. I wanted to be able to provide reviews for my followers that are not just crammed into a caption so I decided to take a chance and start blogging and I haven’t looked back since!
What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from blogging?
The most valuable thing I’ve learned as a blogger is that if you are doing what you love, it’s not work. I’ve learned so much since I started blogging last year. I was surprised at how much time I was spending on my blog. I’ve spent more time than I expected and I absolutely love it. I could spend hours working on my blog and it would not feel like work. It’s my hobby and my passion and I love giving it my all every single day. I get excited about designing my look, making graphics, writing content, and promoting it. Even if I don’t make a penny from this blog, I have found my passion and it is something I truly enjoy. That is the most valuable thing I’ve discovered during this crazy journey as a blogger.
What social media platforms can we find you on?
You can find me on quite a few social media platforms. I’m on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin, and YouTube!
What to you do to unwind and relax?
To unwind and relax, I love watching Netflix (I’m currently obsessed with 13 Reasons Why!), reading blogs, and watching YouTube videos of my favorite beauty gurus. And I like to hit the gym to blow off some steam sometimes (ha!)
If you were to press play on your playlist, what song would come on?
If you pressed play on my playlist, the song that would come on is anything by Zara Larsson. She’s amazing and definitely one of my favorite artists!
Where is your favorite travel location?
My favorite travel location is definitely the Naples, FL / Marco Island area. They are seaside cities like Miami but soooo much calmer. I love Miami — don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it’s really crazy and overcrowded! This area is the perfect spot to relax and get away for a while.
What is your favorite food?
That’s an easy one… PIZZA! ♥
What quote do you live by?
One quote that I live by is one by Benjamin Franklin.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
I love this quote because it always motivates me to get up early and get a head start on the day. It makes me more productive and helps me get things done!
If you only had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?
If I had 24 hours left to live, I would try to explore the world as much as I can. I wouldn’t want to waste my hours traveling long trips though, so I’d have to explore as much as I can around here. I’d probably go to my favorite vacation spots and spend time with my family. I’m a simple girl. Spending time with my family and my boyfriend would be the most important thing for me in those 24 hours.
What is one interesting fact about you that most people may not know about?
One interesting fact that most people may not know about me is that I’m extremely interested in Buddhism and the teachings of the Buddha. I love reading about it, applying the concepts to my daily life and I’m very into meditation. It has changed my outlook on life and has opened my mind to a whole new way of living.
My questions for you:
1. What is the story behind your blog’s name?
2. What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done?
3. If you were on a deserted island and could only take 3 items with you, what would they be?
4. How long have you been blogging for?
5. What is your number one holy grail beauty product that you can’t live without?
6. If money wasn’t a factor, what would be your dream job?
7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
8. What inspires you the most?
9. What do you do for a living? If you’re a full-time blogger how long did it take you to get there?
10. What is your favorite vacation spot?
11. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
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