Sunshine Award!

I have been honored to receive the Sunshine Award from Jenny over at The NY Melrose Family! She has a wonderful blog that I have gotten to know thanks to Sharing Saturday!

"Friends are the sunshine of life."   John Hay

  As a recipient of this delightful award, I have a few rules to follow:
  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.  See above.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself.  See below.
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers.  See my list below.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated. So happy to share the love!
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
Ten Sunshine Award Questions (and answers):
Favorite color: Pink! I have always loved pink things. In fact I still have a poem I wrote in third grade about pink things.
Favorite animal: Ok, I guess it would be a cat (I've always had one in my life), but I also love giraffes and lions. I can honestly say that Simba, the cat we put down in July, was my absolute favorite ever, but I had him for 17 years and a good portion of those were when I was single so he was the only one I was living with. He was always getting into my things. You can see a bit more about Simba here. And of course I love our other kitties--Fluffy and Pumpkin very much! I just have to share them with Steve and Hazel so it is a bit different.
Simba checking out the printer
 Favorite number: 20--don't know why, but it always has been.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Water--I drink it all day long. The only other thing I drink is chai lattes and tea some times.
Prefer Facebook or Twitter?: Facebook. I have not adventured into Twitter and really don't have desire to.
My passion: Hmmm...equal rights for everyone. It is what I feel strongest about. I guess it was the years of teaching and advising the diversity clubs and Gay Straight Alliances. (Other passions of course include crafting!)
Prefer Giving or Getting Presents: Definitely giving. I'm always so excited to give presents. Opening them isn't nearly as fun as watching someone enjoy something I picked out or made for them.
Favorite Pattern: Don't really have one. As you can tell from my many changes to my background here.
Favorite Day of the Week: Sunday--to me it is still a day to slow down and spend with God and family. I hope to always think of it that way.
Favorite Flower: Pink roses--I absolutely love them. But I love most flowers as well.
OK.  So now here is the fun part – here is my list of blogs that regularly bring a little sunshine into my life.  In no particular order:
Toys In The Dryer

Marie has such beautiful needle felted work. She is truly an inspiration to me.

Tippytoe Crafts
Betsy always has wonderful ideas for crafts with young children. I always am trying something from her blog.

April's Homemaking

April's Homemaking

Mama Mia's Heart2Heart

Silly Eagle Books
Silly Eagle Books

Happy Whimsical Hearts

Creating a Family Home
Kelly always has beautiful knitted crafts as well as the simple life in the country. I always find it inspiring to read her blog.


  1. Thanks so much, Carrie! What an honor! :)

  2. Aw this is so sweet of you! You bring sunshine into our lives too!

  3. Thank You Carrie! What a nice surprise. :)

  4. Congrats on the award :-) and thanks so much x

  5. Thank you so much Carrie!!! You are so sweet :)

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  7. Thanks for the award, Carrie! And congratulations to you on all the awards you've been given lately!

  8. Wow, thank you for including me in this list! I love that you love roses and cats--I do, too! :)

  9. Thanks, Carrie! :) I enjoyed reading your post and getting to know you a little better too.


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