Sunshine Blogger Award!

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Today I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! The award is given out Blogger to Blogger for bloggers who inspire Positivity and Joy through their blog posts.

Very exciting to me since my blog is still so new I’m very happy to be nominated. I absolutely love that people are loving the articles I’ve been writing. Thank you Michele from Our Redonkulous Life for the nomination.

Those that are nominated are encouraged to nominate other bloggers and keep the award going. Of course I want to help inspire and congratulate other bloggers on the amazing work they’re doing.

The Award Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. 
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate (at least) 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog. (You can make your own award logo)

Now For The Questions I Was Given To Answer……

Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog? 

This blog is all about the outdoors from gardening, homesteading, animals, plants, to outdoor DIY’s. There is a lot of information out already but there is so much more to come since this is a pretty new blog.

As for me, me and my husband are both Army veterans from two different wars lol who love the outdoors. We met in college right after getting out of the military. Our goal, especially now that we moved to the mountains and have enough property to do a small homestead, is to teach our kids how to self sustain. Kids are too attached to technology and we try to stray our kids away from it and knowing how to raise and grow your own food is extremely important.

How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently? 

Typically now since I have a good amount of articles going on the blog I’m now focused on posting around 2 blog articles a week. After I’m awake and I’ve had some coffee hahaha I’ll start writing while the kids are eating breakfast. Morning aren’t super busy so it’s the easiest time for me to write. The other days I’m not publishing an article I’m checking on the blog, checking emails, and paying attention to our social medias to keep on top of everything.

What do you do in your spare time? 

Um, what is spare time? Haha just kidding. Sometimes I have spare time when I’m not running after kids, working in the garden, mowing around the baby pines, or taking care of my husband. During my random free time I try to do puzzles on the iPad since I can’t do real ones with younger children around. Also, I will knit or crochet whatever new thing my kids have decided they want me to make them. We try to fish or be out on the boat, well basically anything outdoors we can find to do, we do.

What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far? 

Honestly, I still feel I’m in the most challenging moments of my blogging journey. I’m still trying to figure out WordPress, how to get my blog out there to get more viewers, and mess with my blog theme so it’s eye catching and readable to viewers. Blogs are constantly something that you have to keep working on especially if you want to have a lot of viewers and returning viewers.

How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running? 

Motivation for the blog is actually quite easy. I want to put out amazing outdoors information for everyone, especially right now with it being planting season. Having beautiful flowers and garden is something everyone loves in the spring/summer.

What do you think is the best social media strategy for getting more visitors to a blog? 

Of everything I’ve read over and over again is all about Pinterest. It seems to be the go to on getting your blog noticed and getting visitors. I am actively on Pinterest and constantly making new pins.

If you could choose one song as an anthem for your life what would it be and why?

Oh, song choosing is so very hard for me, I love music. Maybe Crazy Beautiful Life by Kesha. My life is crazy for sure but life is always beautiful and crazy when you have a family.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently? 

Life with children is always hilarious so there are many moments to choose from haha. Maybe yesterday when we got our 5 year old son to dump a bucket of water on himself in the pool. He did it once then he kept doing it again and again and he found it hilarious too.

What movie title best describes your life? 

Movies are so hard to choose too. Hmmmmm….possibly the Little Rascals. Only because my kids like to be so much trouble and argue with each other. Parenting is sure an interesting ride.

What is your favorite movie quote? 

Step Brothers may be a movie I can quote line by line, but that wouldn’t exactly be appropriate so we will go with another favorite of mine.

“But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.” -Albus Dumbledore

I’m a huge Harry Potter Fan! But the saying is ultimately true.

What question would you most like to know the answer to?

That is a really good question, I have a lot of major questions I would love to have answered. I’m unsure of what my top question would be but one of them would be: why humans are able to be so ugly to each other and teach so much hate and not feel remorse for it.

New Blogger Nominations:

Sorry if you’ve been recently nominated and I just didn’t know.

Questions for Y’all to Answer

  1. Why do you love blogging
  2. What is your favorite hobby besides blogging
  3. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be
  4. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your blog
  5. What is your favorite season and why
  6. How often do you post in your blog
  7. Do you love blogging
  8. What is your favorite type of food
  9. What got you started in blogging
  10. How did you choose your blog name
  11. What is your least favorite chore

OK, now for the next to finish the task!

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