Sunshine Blogger Award!


Over the weekend I was honored to receive a Sunshine Blogger Award from Catherine, the blogger behind Veg Charlotte!  I really enjoy Catherine’s friendly, approachable style and realistic take on what it means to live a vegan lifestyle.  Her Frugal Friday feature is particularly awesome.  Definitely check her out if you have a chance.

The rules for Sunshine Award are:

1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3. Answer the same 10 questions given.
4. Nominate up to 10 blogs for the award, a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5. Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

So here I go!

1. Where would you most like to travel to?
I’ve done a decent amount of traveling outside the U.S. (England, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Vietnam, Uruguay, Canada, Israel, Palestine [the West Bank], Ireland, Panama)  but there are still many places I want to visit!  So the answer to this question is that it’s a toss-up between India, Thailand, and Peru.  Oh also, Turkey and Egypt.  Yeah I can’t pick just one.

2. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Yes!! Although it has waned a little in recent months, meaning that while I still LOVE sweet treats, I no longer have the need to have one every day.  Not sure why but I’ll take it.

Oh, but no matter what time of day or night, I would never say no to one of these:
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3. What motivates you to keep you blogging?
Blogging is the creative counterpart to my professional life as a lawyer, where my writing is necessarily dry and technical.  From the cooking, photography, and writing to reading other blogs and interacting with wonderful people all over the world, motivation is easy to come by!

4. Who is your favorite comedian?
Male: Andy Samberg; female: Amy Poehler.

5. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Horseback riding!  I spent a heavy portion of my middle school and high school years riding, training, grooming, and working with horses plus teaching lessons and working at riding summer camps.  I kept riding through college but after that I wasn’t able to keep it up because of work and financial constraints.  But it’s still the best thing I can think of to do outside.  I like running too but it doesn’t compare.

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This is me at age 15, riding my horse Penny in our county hunter pace.  Cover girls!

6. Who was your favorite teacher and why?
This is a tie between my two high school Spanish teachers, Sras. Barca and Vodhanel.  It has to be a tie because one of the great things about them was how these two petite ladies complemented each other.  Barca was dark-haired with a sassy wit while Vodhanel was fair with a soft voice and gentle manner.  They were great teachers, plus I was really good at Spanish so I did well in their classes (I think that always helps).  They were also my advisors in Spanish Honor Society and were just really good at coming up with awesome trips and fun outings for us (like going into NYC to see a play in Spanish).

7. Do you own any pets?
Stewie-bear and Marty-moose!! ❤
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8. Most embarrassing moment in your life? (That you are willing to share.)
Once in high school, I went to sit down at a table in the upper library and ended up crashing to the floor among shards of broken chair.  I think the chair must have already been broken before I sat down, but I still felt like a heiffer and everyone was laughing so all I could do was laugh along.  It sucked though and it kinda hurt too!

9. Where are you from?
I was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, moved at age 2 to Neptune City, then moved again on my 9th birthday to Fair Haven.  A Jersey shore girl 🙂

10. How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
I got nothin.

And now, I am excited to nominate the following bloggers for the Sunshine award:

1) Becky of Veg Hot Pot

2) Ketty of Luminous Vegans

3) Sarah of Fried Dandelions

4) Becky of Glue and Glitter

5) Celeste of Honk If You’re Vegan

(By the way, I just realized that all five of the blogs I’ve nominated are ones I only discovered in the last 3 months, basically since I did Vegan MoFo.  It really is amazing how blogging can connect people.)

Thanks for reading if you’ve gotten this far!  And thanks again to Catherine for the nomination!!

5 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award!

  1. A BIG congrats on your award!! I loved reading your answers – you sound like one cool chica! You’re well traveled! I’ve only been in the US, Canada and Mexico. I’d love to do more traveling, however. My husband and I are planning a trip to Italy soon, so that’s a start! Anyway, thank you so much for nominating me for this award – I really appreciate it! Celeste 🙂

    • Thank you so much! A trip to Italy sounds amazing…I have a feeling I will be going back there someday, as my husband has never been and it’s on his bucket list. Also, you probably already know this, but just in case–Kristy at Keepin’ It Kind recently posted a whole series about vegan travel in Italy that you might be interested in too!

  2. Wow! You have really traveled a bunch of places. I hope to be able to travel more some time. I was able to travel a lot in grad school because my advisor sent me all over the place to give talks and stuff. But I was always so nervous about the conferences/talks that I never fully enjoyed myself.

    Thanks so much for nominating for an award! I love all the bloggers that you nominated. I love our little vegan blogging community so much!

  3. Wow, you’ve gone to so many places! Good for you! I’d love to see more of the world. There are a lot of spectacular places out there! All of the blogs you mentioned are some of my favorites. Great choices!

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