Sunshine and Liebster Awards

Over that last few weeks I have been nominated for a few blogging awards. If you are a blogger or heavy blog follower, you have probably seen a lot of Sunshine and Liebster awards circulating the blog world. Well, they finally made it to me!

Both Holly from Eat Great Be Great, and Cassie from Rural Running Redhead nominated me for the Sunshine award, which is circulated to bloggers to let them know their posts brighten your day.

Then I was nominated for the Liebster award by Lauren from Focused To Be Fit, and Megan from The Lyon’s Share. The Liebster award highlights blogs with fewer than 200 followers as a way to acknowledge up and coming blogs.


Thank you ladies for the honor! I truly appreciate it, especially since I am so new to blogging!

Each award comes with a set of questions by the nominator that I should answer as a means of getting to know me. Since I was nominated four times in the span of two weeks, I decided to answer a few questions from each nominator.


Any pets? I think you have met Thing 1 and Thing 2.


FYI, their real names are Jessie James (short hair) and Sandy Lu (long hair). You would think I liked Westerns with those names! I’ve had Jessie since junior high school which makes him 14 years old! Sandy is a rescue dog that we got a year ago. She has a gimpy foot but is a little firecracker!

What is your Zodiac sign? Gemini, does that make me two-faced!?

'Two-faced' chimera cat

 If only all things were so beautiful! (Via)

What are five things you can’t live without? This is a hard one! I feel like I can live without so many things, but here’s the list:

Tooth brush
Running shoes
Oh, and my husband!

What’s the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Easy! My trip to Hawaii in 2009. Did I mention I got married on that vacation?


 (Ashleigh, me, Bear, Cody)

Would you rather be stuck neck-deep in the hole of an outhouse for an hour or stuck in a porta-potty rolling down a hill for five minutes?  Oh dear god!!! Both options suck, but I’d rather get it over with in five minutes. Let it roll!

toilet golf cart, toilet go-cart, toilet car, toilet bowl golf cart, toilet bowl go-cart, go cart, diy car, diy transportation

Though, I’d much rather have that guy’s setup! (Via)

What not-on-the-air-anymore sitcom do you love? Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars!!! Why oh why were there only three seasons!? And yes, I contributed to the kickstarter! The movie going to be amazing!!!

What would your last supper be? A gallon of raspberries! If I wasn’t full from that, a pizza!

What made you start a blog? I started the blog four months ago to document my journey toward living a healthy life, but mostly, I wanted attention. Did I mention that I have ADD? At least that’s what the doc told me when I was six years old.

What’s a food that you hate that you wish you liked? Mushrooms! I wished I liked them so my mom would stop asking me if I like them even though she knows the answer to that question! :)

If I could give you 5 free hours tomorrow to do whatever you wanted (with no responsibilities), what would you do? Run, sleep, run. In that order.

I’m also supposed to nominate other bloggers for each award, but since it has spread the blogosphere so rapidly and everyone and their mother has been nominated already, I decided to nominate all my readers! :) Now it’s your turn to answer one or all of my questions below!

  1.  Which year made the best movies? The 80s or the 90s?
  2.  Zombies or vampires?
  3. What’s the furthest you have ever ran?
  4. PC or Mac? (not mac and cheese!) 
  5. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
  6. What’s your favorite quotation?
  7. Would you rather run, swim, or bike?
  8. Winter, Fall, Spring or Summer?
  9. If you could go anywhere in the world at no cost to you, where would you go?
  10. Would you rather eat a cock roach or a worm?

I look forward to reading all your answers!