Sunshine Blogger Award

I’d like to thank Caz for nominating me for this award ๐Ÿ™‚ She is passionate about raising mental health awareness and I encourage you to check her out at

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

This award is given by bloggers to fellow bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. So if you don’t know me or if you want to know me a little better, grab a coffee, put your feet up and relax with me while you read through!

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
  2. List the Sunshine Blogger Award rules and display the logo on your site.
  3. Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions.
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  5. Notify the nominees about their nominations.

Cazโ€™s Sunshine Blogger Award Questions:

  1. What influenced the name of your blog? I’m a mom, I love coffee and I like to chat with others about all sorts of things.
  2. How long have you been blogging and how are you finding it? February marks my 1 year blogging. I love it. I find it therapeutic and I love meeting new bloggers! I sometimes feel a little overwhelmed when trying to find time to blog since I have a pretty busy household but in the end, it’s something I chose to do for ME and I am really enjoying it.
  3. Who would your blog appeal to or who would you like your blog to appeal to? I try to just be real about what’s going on in life and share the things I like. I have a lot of different subjects that I blog about because I’m interested in many things. My blog would appeal mostly to those who also enjoy reading a bunch of random things from day to day to beat the boredom ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. Tell us about your most current job and one thing you liked/disliked about it? I have an “out-of-the-house-paycheck” job working as a Customer Service Manager at a Walmart in the closest city (an hour from me). Aside from working there on the weekends, I am a full time mom in our little village, I babysit part time and I bake out of my home. I recently received my level one certificate in Usui Ryoho Reiki which I am hoping to continue training to become a Reiki Master.
  5. Whatโ€™s the last book you read about? A young girl who knows the identity of a murderer but can not speak to tell anyone what she knows. A new technology has come out that means she may be able to communicate and reveal all she knows…if he doesn’t get to her first.
  6. Tell us two truths and one lie (just for fun) about you? 1) I love going out to the movies. 2) I’ve been married for 19.5 years. 3) I dream of becoming a foster parent
  7. Who was your last conversation with and what was it about? I called my best friend just so I could have an answer here. We talked about our visit coming up in March when the kids have dance competitions in Red Deer.
  8. Who would you like to have dinner with, dead or alive, and why? I have so many possibilities here. Today my answer is: Many years ago there was lady who lived in the same village I do today, this was years before we moved here but my Grandma knew her and I met her through my Grandma. Her name was Bernice Carnahan. She disappeared August 10, 2012 and has never been found. I would have dinner with her. It has bothered me since that day, an uneasy feeling in the gut and I would love for her family to have closure.
  9. When was your last belly-laugh and what was so funny? Today, actually. I tried something new called Piyo and as I’m falling all over the place with zero balance, one of the other girls say to me “You’re doing great, in a couple more classes you’ll be able to do this without falling over” as the one who’s been doing it for a year lost her balance and fell. A group of 40-50 year old moms
  10. Where, when and who was your last picnic. Last summer at a park with my kids.
  11. What would you do if you found a ยฃ50 ($ or โ‚ฌ) note? If it’s in a store, restaurant, etc, I would turn it in and hope the owner finds it.

My Nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award Are:

I truly appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to stop in and read my thoughts ๐Ÿ˜€ I believe all of you deserve this and I wouldn’t be following your blogs if I didn’t love reading them! I am grateful to all of you for being a part of this beautiful and supportive community and part of my amazing experience here. And so this award goes to you!!!

I felt so torn having to choose and I would love for any of my readers to participate! I’m looking forward to reading all your answers ๐Ÿ˜€ The following are just a few of my favorites and I encourage you visit them and say hello!

I would also like to invite anyone I haven’t nominated to feel free and participate. There’s so many deserving bloggers out there.


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Stop Making Excuses And Just Go For It!

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“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.”

–Oliver Goldsmith

Be stronger than your strongest excuse


I have two sayings that have been on my mind lately. Starting at the beginning of January I started heading to the gym twice a week. I do 40-45 minutes cardio with 15-20 minute strength or core training afterwards. This was extremely hard for me to commit to because of my anxiety of people and being in new places and around people I don’t know and trying new things and sweating LOL

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I messaged the number and received a kind and caring response from a woman named Ivy. I was so nervous to go but I showed up and I had so much fun with her and the others. I went back again and again and I’m still going. It’s only been a month but this is something that I want to continue and even though it’s something I love I still find that I’m making excuses and trying to convince myself that I’m too busy to go or that I have other things that need my attention.

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She makes everyone feel so welcome and is so encouraging! If I’m going to achieve the success I’m looking for, this is the place! So why am I still trying to sabotage myself? Maybe I’m still fighting that old belief that I’m not good enough?

The last thing I keep saying to myself is probably the one mantra that has made the most difference and has got me out that door.

Stop making excuses and just go for it!


Is there anything that you really enjoy doing but have a hard time convincing yourself to do it?

I also just want to add a big thank you here to Allan at for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I’m so honored to have the opportunity to participate! I also want to say a huge thank you to Caz at for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I would love for you to head over and visit both of them and say hello!