Monday 24 August 2015

Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award

Saturday was my one year blogiversary since I "returned" to blogging.  Before that point, my blogging had been sporadic.  In honour of my blogiversary, I decided to do my Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award post.  I was nominated by Michelle over at Grammie Time.  I really enjoy Michelle's blog.  It is encouraging and uplifting!  You should check it out!

Here are the rules for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award:

-Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
-Answer the 10 questions provided by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 10-12 bloggers with links to each blog.
-Ask your nominees 10 questions.
-Include the logo somewhere in your post.

Here are the 10 questions that Michelle asked me:

1. How long have you been blogging and why did you begin?

I have been blogging for just over a year.  I started my blog in early 2014 and then sort of abandoned it with the life changes that came with being a new mom.  I started up again August 22, 2014 and I have been (fairly) consistent with blogging since then.  I wanted to blog in order to chronicle my journey to minimalism and to help keep me accountable.  I also wanted a creative outlet because I have always loved to write.  It just seemed like a good fit.

2. List three words that would describe you? 

Boy, this one was hard!  I find it difficult to talk about myself without feeling boastful.  Here is what I came up with:

-Strong:  I am strong.  I feel like I am able to take what life hands to me and , with God's help, overcome my obstacles.  I don't like to sit and feel sorry for myself.  I try my best to be proactive and keep going, even when things are difficult.

-Grateful:  I try to keep a grateful heart at all times.  I have been incredibly blessed in my life, and I do my best to appreciate everything that I have been given.

-Leader:  I tend to be the person leading committees and meetings.  I am organized and I do well at staying on task.  I am good at delegating and helping people find their strengths.  I enjoy organizing people and events.

3. How long have you been married?

I have been married for just under 5 years.  Hubby and I got married on October 2, 2010.  He is my best friend and I am so lucky to be married to such a wonderful man.

4. Where did you go on your honeymoon?

We went to Maui and we loved it!  If it is financially feasible, we plan to return this year for our 5 year anniversary.  It was gorgeous.

5. What is one household chore you dislike doing? 

Weeding my garden.  Which explains why my garden looks terrible right now...

6. Your best "chick-flick" movie is ...?

I love Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon.  It is one of my favourites!

7. What is one BEAUTY item you can't live without?

Sunscreen.  I always protect my skin.  Skin cancer runs in my family so I never go without.  It also helps keep you looking young, so hopefully I will benefit from my sunscreen habit when I am older!

8. Where has your favorite vacation been so far?

It is a tie between my honeymoon to Maui and my trip to Europe.  I absolutely adored Italy and would go back in a heartbeat!

9.  You're given $100.00 just for YOU, how would you spend it?

I would buy a new pillow, because I need one.  I would put the rest of my money into my Fall Capsule Wardrobe.

10. Do you prefer reading books or magazines? 

It really depends how much time I have.  I love reading books, but I find magazines are great when there is very little time to actually sit down in read.  If I have all the time in the world, I would love to get lost in a good book!

I am nominating:

Sarah from My Bows and Clothes
Jess from To Sparkle Punch
Della from Della Devoted
Tif from Bright On A Budget
Laura from Oh Laura Darling
Abby from The Frugal Blogger
Pinky from P!nk Persistence
Whitney from Come Home For Comfort
Laura from Snippets & Snapshots
Amanda from A Brownie World

Here are your questions, if you wish to participate:

1.)  What is your favourite beauty tip?
2.)  What is your ideal Saturday?
3.)  Who would you take with you if you were a contestant on "The Amazing Race"?
4.)  If you could have any "superpower", what would it be?
5.)  If you could rid the world of one fashion trend, which trend would you choose?
6.)  Do prefer cooking or baking? (Or neither?)
7.)  What is your favourite junk food?
8.)  What is your favourite song to belt out in the car?
9.)  What is your biggest pet peeve at the grocery store?
10.)  What motivated you to start blogging?

Thanks for reading everyone!  Have a great day!


  1. Enjoyed getting to know you more and your answers made me smile. Thank you for partiicpating.

    1. Thank you for nominating me, Michelle! It was a fun post!

  2. Aww, thanks for nominating me, Ashley! xo

  3. And happy blogiversary! I'm so glad you returned to blogging, and that I found a kindred spirit in you! :)

    1. Thanks, Jess! I have found a kindred spirit in you, as well!

  4. Happy blogiversary! Keeping a blog running consistently for a year is an awesome milestone!

    Thank you so much for the nomination! <3

    1. Thank you so much, Whitney! I have really enjoyed blogging this past year!

  5. Thanks so much for nominating me! I'll try to get mine out tomorrow. :)


  6. Thank you so much for the nomination!