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!

33 thoughts on “Sunshine and Liebster Awards

  1. Yay…loved reading all your answers Jillienne!!! The cat in that pick is gorgeous!!! Oh man, that port-o-potty question is hilarious, and I would have to agree…both are not good choices!

    I’d have to say vampires, run and summer! And, if could go anywhere in the world at no cost…I’d definitely go back to Italy. I loved it there!
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    • I love fall clothes, boots and pumpkins too! Plus Halloween is my favorite holiday. It makes me sad that we don’t get many trick-or-treaters anymore.

  2. Go you for getting nominated so many times! That port-o-potty set up is ridiculous … I have actually had nightmares about port-o-potties tipping over with me in them – nasty! My favorite number is 7 so I’ll answer that question … definitely would rather be running! Love biking, too, but not so much swimming – I’m SO bad at it and get frustrated when I’m training for tris :).
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  3. So much fun learning more about you!!! I am also a huge veronica mars fan! Can’t wait for the movie! Also it is my dream to get married in Hawaii! I was there at this time last year and I truly believe it is the most magical place on earth ;) Congrats on the awards lady!
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    • Thank you Davida! Hawaii is probably my favorite place on earth. The hubs and I would love to retire there or Point Loma in San Diego.

    • I loved Veronica Mars so much that I watched all three seasons twice in a row on netflix when I first discovered it! I’m more of a PC person, but I work with a lot of engineers who swear by their macs.

  4. Aw, I loved learning more about you!! Your dogs are adorable and that cat’s face is so neat!
    I love that you got married in Hawaii. I hope to go there one day soon.

    I’m go to answer #9. I would love to go to Seychelles Islands. I can’t even afford a plane ticket, better yet a hotel there but it looks like an incredible place.
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    • Hawaii is amazing… definitely worth the trip!

      My husband was just telling me about Seychelles Islands and Tristan da Cunha!!! I’d love to go to both places if money wasn’t a concern. :)

  5. Congrats on your nominations! Haha at the mushroom answer! They always ask us the same thing even though we’ve never liked that particular thing EVER (Fish or mushrooms for me) lol..

    • How cool! We got married on the north shore of Oahu and honeymooned on both Oahu and Kauai! Kauai was so beautiful! We visited the Grand Canyon of the Pacific… so many waterfalls!

      The porta-potty question came from my girl, Cassie over at Rural Running Redhead. Clever lady, that one.

    • Thanks Erin! Being ADD is my excuse for anything I do wrong. Didn’t do the laundry… not my fault because I’m ADD. Didn’t wash the dogs… not my fault because I’m ADD. Didn’t hear what you just said… not my fault because I’m ADD. I think my husband has caught on. :)

  6. Your wedding pic is gorgeous! So awesome that you got married in Hawaii. I’ve only run a half marathon. I hate running, so I’ll go with biking. I love Fall and Spring and Winter and Summer. Can I pick them all? Spring is probably my favorite. I want raspberries now. And pizza. I’m a gemini too! We’re the best!
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  7. Hahaha I’m so glad you choose my gross and bizarre porta-pottie question to answer! When I was a freshman in college, a bunch of us would play the Would You Rather game when we were procrastinating. That question came up once and I’ve never forgotten it. So I’ll answer your gross question: I’d rather eat a worm. I feel like it would just squiggle down there with less chewing.
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