Pocket Full of Sunshine

A sweet little award is floating around the blog world, and not one but two ladies nominated me for the Sunshine Award!

From Trista from Stewart Street:
1. Open your music on your phone. What is the last song you listened to?
Don't laugh - Aqua, Barbie Girl. It was the last song played when I ran yesterday. Don't judge, it has a good beat!

2. Last adult beverage you drank?
Pinot Noir!

3. It's Saturday night and you are 16... where are you?
Probably with the softball team, playing a game.

4. Favorite actress?

5. Have you ever cheat on someone?
Not my proudest moment. 

6. Ever been cheated on?

7. First kiss, tell us about it.
I was in middle school, 7th grade maybe? A bunch of us were playing "spin the bottle" and I kissed Jason H.

8. First job you ever had?
My dad owns a radio station in a small town in Iowa. Around age 13 I went to work for him as a night time "DJ" (I use this term loosely). All I had to do was report the weather, a tiny bit of news, give the station identification (You're listening to XXXX...), and push the play button to run a CD program.

9. How old were you when you had your first alcoholic beverage?
Does church wine count? If so, then 9. 
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10. Do you still keep in touch with your high school best friend?
I have a few, and yep, I keep in touch with them all (Hi Amy! Hi Holly! Hi Trisha!)

From Erin from Homemade Happenings:
1. What makes you happy? A yummy dessert? A butterfly flying by? Finishing a good book?
I love finishing a good run. There's something about pushing myself to go fast, harder, longer. And, a good glass of wine at the end of a long day.

2. What song make you sing your heart out every time you hear it on the radio?
T.I. - You Can Have Whatever You Like

3. Do you have a full set of teeth, or did you have to have some pulled as a kid?
I have 'em all, minus those pesky wisdom teeth.

4. What is your favorite Tootsie Pop flavor?
I don't know the name of the flavor, but the dark red one is my favorite!

5. Would you rather go a year without shaving your legs or your armpits?
HA! My legs, hands down.

6. What is your favorite kind of dressing for your salad?
Ranch, the REAL stuff.

7. What is your favorite app on your phone (or website if you don't have a smartphone) BESIDES those social media ones (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)?
Oh geez, time TimeHop app is fun, and I'm kind of obsessed with Candy Crush.
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8. Which is better: Full House, Saved By the Bell, or Boy Meets World?
Full House, obviously.

9. What kind of sent do you like to burn in your house? (Floral, Baking, etc.)
Any of the Fall scents - Pumpkin Spice, Mulled Cider, Cinnamon Apple

10. In your opinion, who's hotter: John Slattery (yummy), Vince Vaughn (adorable), or Matthew McConaughey circa 2003 (I die)?
Matthew McConaughey, hands down!!!
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Isn't that a nice little way to end on this fine Friday?! :)

Time to nominate some ladies for a little sunshine!

Abby - Is This How Parenting Works?
Allison - code: blog small tales of a NOT-SO-LITTLE hearted Kansas girl
Amie - Lassen & Co.
Angie - Mean Ang
Ashlee - Life Without Pink
Jenny - Growing Up Jacobson
Kristen - 31 Million Seconds
Meredith - Is This Thing On?
Sarah - Our Journey
Stephanie - Wife Mommy Me

Nominees, here are your questions:
1. Best way to spend a cool, rainy, Sunday afternoon?
2. If you could meet one person (must be living) who would it be?
3. You have $5,000 to donate to charity, which charity would it be?
4. You've won the jackpot, what would be the first thing you buy?
5. Who is a person who inspires you?
6. Favorite thing to do to relax and unwind?
7. Your dream vacation destination?
8. Indulge, what's your favorite dessert?
9. What is the number one thing on your bucket list?
10. You're granted one wish, anything at all, what is your wish?

Here are the rules:
1. Include award logo in a post or on your blog.
2. Link to the person (people) who nominated you.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself and write 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs letting them know they've been nominated.


  1. What a great award! I will say seeing MY ;) Marcus' face daily on your blog makes my heart happy! Thanks for nominating me!

  2. Heyyy look at you Miss Sunshine! Thanks for the nomination! I'll send you a bottle of wine for that one. ;)

  3. Love this! I can so see you being Miss Sunshine! :) Congratulations!

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen

  4. I love the time hop app too. and I've had barbie girl on my workout playlist forever!

  5. Someone finally threw me a bone and nominated me! Thanks! :) Did you find out where you're going yettttt? The suspense is killing me!

  6. Oooo, pinot noir will soon be in my life again! I love reading these and getting to know other bloggers better. And "Barbie Girl" by Aqua? We just became besties!

  7. Your answers were great! have fun at the game and GO HAWKS!!! :)

  8. You are definitely a little ray of sunshine, so you completely deserve this award! And thank you so much for the nomination! Plus, I love the fact that Barbie Girl was the last song you listened to. Awesome!

  9. Pretty cool that your dad owns a radio station and TI - love that song but it reminds me of some not so good times (think the tail end of my 20's hot mess express extravaganza) :)

  10. I love Full House too haha. You should check out this website, where they make fun of all the episodes...it's hilarious http://www.fullhousereviewed.com/

  11. Pinot Noir... wine sounds yummy right now! Thanks for the nomination! Defiantly brought sunshine to my Friday!!

  12. I couldn't imagine not shaving my legs OR armpits for a year! Ahh! Hahaha!

  13. I would probably judge you a little bit for that song, IF I didn't immediately start singing it without missing a single lyric.

  14. Thanks for nominating me!! Getting ready to do my post...sorry it's a bit late!! As you can tell...I have about 7 new posts just from today! Getting caught up!!!