Jul 2, 2014

Sunshine Award

I am very excited to have been nominated for the Sunshine Award. Thank you Julie from Homegrown State of Mind  for nominating me and my blog! I'm not going to lie, when I got the email announcing that I had been nominated, I ran to my hubby and wouldn't stop talking about it! It feels good to be recognized by other blogger, so thank you Julie. This took me a while to answer, because it is a lot, but it was fun to get to know myself all over again :) Julie actually answered 33 questions because she was nominated three times, wow, proud of her for answering all those questions!

Rules of the Sunshine Award:
- Post 11 random facts about yourself.
- Answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers to receive the award.
- Write 11 questions for those bloggers to answer.
- Notify the 11 bloggers that they have been nominated.

11 random facts About Me:
1. I love the comfort of my home and sometimes I just like to stay in all day.

2. I love Spanish soap operas

3. I love watching soccer on Spanish speaking channels because no one else can say GOOOOOOOAL like they do.

4. I wish I lived where I could see all 4 seasons

5. I love having plants inside my home (they look pretty and clean the air) but I can only have plants in one corner of my apartment because that’s where the big window is.

6. I am a lover of natural light and airy spaces

7. I am a dog person

8. I love a little of country chic, industrial, modern, and vintage looks

9. I love the look of old weathered wood

10. I married my high school sweetheart

11. I’m scared to turn the big three O’

12. I am not a big party (club) person; I’d rather hang out at someone’s house or a bar.

Julie's Questions:
 What's your favorite childhood memory?
Playing school, I was always the teacher and my sister and the invisible (sounds creepy now that I think about it) children were my students. This is such a pleasant memory because it really defined what I wanted to be when I became an adult. Here is a short and sweet story: I would take every worksheet I had saved from the school year and re-teach it my way. My dad built a life-size (two story) play house in the backyard and the second floor was my classroom, I even had a desk and a green chalkboard! Because the summers where always in the three digit temperatures, my mom always called us in around noon, but I never wanted to come in. This went on the whole summer and then it was time go back to real school and save some more worksheets. This is by far one of my favorite childhood memories. Below is a picture of one of my favorite places growing up. I still love this little house "la casita"!

What's your favorite band?
I really don’t have a favorite band. I like listening to different artists and different genres. If I had to choose a band, I would say The Band Perry & Lady Antebellum and ManĂ¡ (Spanish Rock).

What's your favorite dish to cook?
I love cooking chicken, and my favorite dish to cook right now is chicken fajitas with Spanish rice.

Mac or PC?
I am currently a PC owner and user. I like PC but I love Mac’s clean sleek lines. My next computer might just be a Mac.

What's your favorite nail polish color?
Right now I’m obsessed with CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant ever reddy #175.

Do you workout/run/exercise? If so, what do you do regularly?
I wish I could do this more often. I try to go to the gym at least once a week but sometimes that doesn't happen.

Do you have fur-babies (pets)?
Yes! I have one very spoiled furry child. He is a 4 year old Chihuahua who lives like a real king. He rules the house, our lives, and even tries to rule out the big dogs, It must be “the little dog syndrome.”

Have you ever been fishing? Did you enjoy it?
Yes, I have been fishing a couple times. The last time I went fishing was like 10 years ago, and I’ll never forget it. My dad and I went out deep sea fishing for the day, it was supposed to be a father daughter trip, and it turned out to be the worst trip. I spent the day puking and trying not to get even more sea sick, while trying to sleep on some tiny bunks, in a smelly room. Yes, it really was a horrible experience. Ever since I have not been fishing :/

What motivates you to blog consistently?
I write to share my thoughts, ideas and random shenanigans. Sharing means others reading and enjoying a little of what I have to say. What really motivates me to blog is reading sweet comments and meeting new bloggers. I love when I see “2 comments pending” on my dashboard. I like to approve comments that way I don’t miss any comments & I’m able to reply to them.  

What's your favorite guilty pleasure? Shopping? Chocolate?
My favorite guilty pleasure is actually lying on the couch all day and being on my ipad as I try to catch up on Netflix, soap operas, or whatever singing show is going on, I love being a couch potato. Sometimes this is even considered a luxury of mine.

What's your favorite social media platform? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, other?
I love Instagram! I love this because I love looking at pictures and Instagram is all about pictures. I love how a person’s everyday life can be told in something simple as pictures. I follow people from all over the country and other parts of the world, and I think it’s so interesting to see what they see through the lens of their camera.

I tried nominating bloggers that have not been nominated or I just didn't see the nomination. If you have been nominated already enjoy and read the other lovely ladies who I nominated or you can answer the questions again, I would love to get to know you again! Also if you don't want to answer the questions, please don't feel that you have to, but go check these lovely ladies and their blogs. 

11 Nominated Bloggers:
Alexis @ Laugh Eat Learn
Alycia @ Crazily Normal
Brianne @ Being Bracco
Breanna @ Up Up and Away

My questions for you ladies!
1. Why did you choose your blog name?
2. Do you have any fur-children? or Real human children?
3. How long does it take you to get ready on an average morning?
4. What is your favorite breakfast food?
5. Are you a breakfast, lunch or dinner kind of person?
6. Describe your favorite spot in your house?
7. What are your favorite candle scents?
8. What are you currently obsessed with?
9. Are you a selfie kind of person or would you rather be the one behind the lens (not a selfie)?
10. What are your favorite kind of blog posts?
11. Do  you like to watch beauty videos on youtube? if so, who are your favorite beauty gurus?

If I nominated you and you choose to participate don't forget to somehow let me know so I can go and read them and get to know you a little more!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day.

Linking up with dearest love & in residence



  1. I loved reading about you!! I'm a bit of a home body myself, and of course a dog person, too. That's so neat that you married your high school sweetheart. And I used to play "teacher" as a kid too, although I didn't have an awesome playhouse like you did. I love The Band Perry too! Your chicken dish sounds delicious! I'm sorry your last fishing experience was rough. I get sea sick sometimes too. I'm glad I got to learn more about you! You deserved this award!! :-)

    1. Julie, thank you! I loved getting to know myself all over again lol and thanks again for nominating me :)


  2. Aw, congrats! This is so fun. Don't be scared to turn 30. My sister turned 30 in February and she says it has been the most fun age so far! :)

    Thanks for linking up with us!

    1. Thank you Jenna! I guess it's a scary thought, but I know I'll be just fine. When people tell me that turning 30 is not so bad after all it makes me feel better.

  3. This is such a honor!! I'm so excited to answer these questions for you Rosy! :)

    Alexis ♥ Laugh Eat Learn!

    1. I can't wait to go read all about you!


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