Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you @ for brightening our day with your nomination. It really means a lot to me that I have already been able to connect with others.  It is encouraging to know that as we share our story, we are educating others along the way.  That is definitely a reason to smile on…

Here are the rules:

They can, if they would like to accept, answer the questions below and, in turn, can nominate 11.


The 11 blogs I nominate are:

Here are my answers:

Least favorite household chore?


Favorite season?


If you could change one event in your life what would it be?

I used to always think about this question and there were a couple events I thought that I would change.  However, I am not sure I would change any of it anymore because it has led me to exactly where I need to be, here.  Of course, I would love to change and take away TJ’s anaphylactic reaction to yogurt.   However, I truly believe that it happened when it did to keep him safe from other events that could have happened without this knowledge.  Everything happens for a reason even the crappy stuff, right?

Worst trait?

Chronic worrier – Wish I could be a bit more carefree

Favorite song?

I have soooo many.   However, one of my favorite songs ever is “Boys of Summer.”  It doesn’t matter what version; it has always been a favorite since I was little.

If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world where would it be?

I would love to go to Hawaii!

Do you like your job?

I do enjoy teaching middle school (English Language Arts/Special Education) a great deal. However, I love being my son’s mommy and my husband’s wifey even more. =)

Would you go skydiving?

I would love to be more carefree but it’s just not me.   I am almost positive that I would have never gone skydiving at any point of my life.   Well, maybe in college and my early 20s? I was a different level of “crazy” back then.

Favorite holiday?

Christmas is my favorite because it is such a cozy and cheerful time of year.  I also enjoy buying gifts for others and seeing the joy on their faces when they open them.

If someone gave you $10,000 how would you spend it?

That’s a great question! I have no idea…maybe pay off some graduate school loans. =(

What’s the best advice you could give to your children?

Anything in this life is possible if you believe and work hard, allowing God to lead your steps.

I want them to see that no matter the challenge, no matter the difficulty, no matter what negativity is thrown at you, it can’t define you.   These are all defining moments in which we decide how we are going to define ourselves.  I believe that everyone’s story is written in these defining moments in life.   Therefore, I want my son and any future children I may have to believe in themselves and their endless possibilities.

Here are my questions:

Least favorite task?

Favorite hobby?

If you could change one event in your life, what would it be?

If you could relive one event in your life, what would it be?

Greatest accomplishment?

Favorite song?

If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world where would it be?

If you could live anywhere other than where you live now, where would you live?

If someone gave you $100,000, what would you do with it?

What’s the best advice you could give to our youth or your own children?

Who or what makes you smile the most? =)

11 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. izabolinha

    Congratulations on your award !
    And thank you for nominating me (again? two in one day? – and I’m going through my e-mails today in reverse chronological order, trying to catch up – this was a great surprise ! )
    Thank you 😉


    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      Hey! Hope all is wonderful! I have been trying to edit and change around my header and I can’t figure out how to make it into how I imagine in my head. I love yours… Do you have any tidbits for how to design a header like that ? ( background imagine with smaller image in middle and title/tag line.) Thanks 😄

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Cathy Lynn Brooks

        It was the only theme I could find with those features. It’s called Cerano Theme. I really wanted a clearer background picture but I had to settle for the blurry (dreamy?) one because that’s how it looks with this theme.

        Liked by 1 person

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      1. Josée

        The settings are really high for spam…I changed mine to allow me to approve every comment…it was set to automatically discard any “spam” comments…it looks like anytime there is a link in the comment, it is assumed to be spam…


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