So, Holly @ Eat Great Be Great nominated me for the Sunshine Award!!


The award is given to bloggers who brighten your day. And this award brightened MY day, so thank you soo much Holly!

The Rules:

1.  Include award logo in a post or on your blog (see above).
2.  Link to the person who nominated you. (The beautiful Holly)
3.  Answer 10 questions about yourself. (See below)
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. (Done and done.)

So without further ado, let’s get to Holly’s questions:

1.  Any pets? 

Only of the Peeves variety.

2.  Favorite flavor of ice cream?

After sampling just about every brand this summer, I can confidently say: JP Licks Mint Chocolate Chip hard frozen yogurt with chocolate sprinkles.

3.  Do you prefer cooking or baking?

Personally, I prefer to bake, not fry…

4.  What’s your favorite form of exercise?

Bar Method! See this post for details.

5.  What is your Zodiac sign?


6.  What’s your favorite vegetable?


Pizza is a Vegetable

7.  What are five things you can’t live without?

Eric’s jokes, family, coffee, iphone, laptop

8.  What’s your favorite thing about blogging?


9.  Who is your favorite actor?

Benedict Cumberbatch. But ask me again tomorrow and I might say someone else. It all comes down to the last show I got into, which was Sherlock. Plus, I’m just fickle like that. (See: Question #5)

10. Favorite place to relax?

In my bed.

Now, I would like to nominate ALL of the blogs I read, but I can only choose 10. And since this award has really been making the rounds lately, I’m not going to renominate any that Holly nor Amanda nominated (even though y’all are certainly worthy of two.) Rules are rules.

Nominees in alphabetical order are:

  1. Abby @ Change of Pace
  2. Alex @ Brain, Body, Because
  3. Carlotta @ Ask Lotta
  4. Katherine @ Peanut Butter Lover
  5. Khushboo @
  6. Kim @ Day With KT
  7. Michelle @ 3 Cheap Runners
  8. Nicole @ Work In Sweats Mama
  9. Sarah @ Sweet Miles
  10. Tara @ Food and Other Things


  1. What is your favorite dessert?
  2. If you could only go to one website for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  3. If you could live in any time period, when would it be?
  4. Whats your favorite motivational quote (more than one is acceptable, if you can’t choose)
  5. Whats your favorite type of food to get when you eat out?
  6. Describe yourself in 2 words.
  7. How many different states (or countries or territories or provinces) have you lived in?
  8. Who is your favorite athlete?
  9. Would you rather read or watch TV?
  10. What type of shoes do you have on your feet right now

Your turn! Pick a question and answer in the comments!

Are you as particular about any food as I am about froyo? (Please say yes…)


59 Thoughts on “The Sunshine Award!

  1. Thanks for the nomination Charlotte! One of these days I’ll get to nominate you first! I will post my sunshine award as soon as I get back from vacation. And seroiusly Congress?! Do you really think declaring pizza a veggie is going to help moms? Honey, eat your peas. No, Mom, I’ll just have more pizza instead. Congress says it’s ok. Great…
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  2. haaha as per usual you crack me up ! is that congress thing for real or is it from the onion? and love the sunscreen photo ha. i’d rather read than watch TV :)
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    • Lol, nope not the onion, its real. it was congress’s way of keeping pizza on the menu for school lunches. french fries are also a vegetable, according to congress. couldnt make this stuff up!

  3. Congrats girl – your blog is indeed a BRIGHT ray of sunshine!
    Your answers are hilarious!!!!
    Luv your sense of humor! :)
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  4. pizza is totally a vegetable…don’t mess with congress!
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  5. Thank YOU so much for the nomination- so sweet of you to add me to the list :)! Loved reading your answers and getting to know you better, Charlotte. Tough question about ice cream but I’m going to have to go with vanilla…some people would say that’s boring, I’d like to think it’s a classic choice. Plus it leaves plenty of room for toppings ;)!

    • I agree- its a classic choice. i used to be chocolate type of girl, but as i’ve gotten older- and discovered the wonders that are toppings- i tend to prefer vanilla as well.

  6. Aw- thank you SO much for the nomination! It definitely made my day brighter!
    I love your answers! Your flavour of fro-yo sounds absolutely delicious!

    I’m a total nerd and if there was only one website I could visit it would be
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  7. Pizza is a fine veggie. If I had the room, I’d love to grow my own garden 😉

    My favourite dessert is warm chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, I’ve lived in the same province (AB) for my whole life, I’d rather read than watch TV, and my feet are currently naked… oh the scandal.

    Happy Tuesday, lady!
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    • haha love these answers!! and ah ive had a choc chip oatmeal cookie hankering ever since you started posting those photos of the ones you made- what, like a month or two ago?? i really need to take care of that craving in the near future.

  8. Loved this – your answers are some of the most creative I’ve seen – baking/frying!!! And, I’m going with the pizza as a veggie from now on!!!

    Thanks for thinking of me and nominating me – that was very sweet!!!
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  9. First off (and most importantly, obviously), speaking of froyo, I’ve had this link bookmarked for a while and kept forgetting to show you. I thought you, my fellow froyo addict, would enjoy it. :)

    Secondly, I never saw/heard about Congress declaring pizza was a vegetable…time go to stock up on the pizza! My favorite flavor of ice cream is most definitely birthday cake. I wish the froyo shop near my house had birthday cake froyo…maybe I should request it for my birthday. (Also, I think it’s funny that I was able to mention froyo in the second part of this comment…#addictproblems)
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    • HAHAHAhahahaha omg that froyo addiction list is amazing and its me to a T. i am completely addicted… also between reading your comment and then the buzzfeed list im feeling like i might have to go get froyo now…

  10. Wait, pizza’s a vegetable?! Thank goodness!!! I will eat it tonight! Loved reading your answers and learning more about you!
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food recently posted…Sunshine AwardMy Profile

  11. Love reading these things!
    My favourite athlete…Troy Polamalu. It’s all about that hair.
    I’d rather read a book than watch TV (of my lack of cable tells you anything) and I’m currently wearing stilettos…gotta love work shoes.
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  12. Hahaha as usual, I think we are long lost best friends. If only you didnt live so far away!! Loved reading your answers! Thanks for the nomination!!! I will have to remember to do this ASAP!! :) :)
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  13. Omg how weird. Pizza is my favorite vegetable too! Crazy.
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  14. Your answer to #1 made laugh! Oh, and I have to find that yogurt now, it sounds amazing. What is hard yogurt though, is it spiked?
    Loved learning more about you! We share the same love for a favorite vegetable too. 😉
    makingthymeforhealth recently posted…Peaches n’ Cream Baked Oatmeal (gluten-free & dairy-free)My Profile

    • HAHA omg i wish it was spiked! that would be great. its just the type of froyo that has the consistency of regular ice cream, not soft serve. and yeah isnt pizza the best veggie :)

  15. Haha, pizza is definitely a veggie, right?! :) I would like to think so! Funny we both have pizza in ours posts today!
    Your sense of humor is awesome and I can’t wait til you’re famous and I can claim I knew you back when! :) I kinda know you, right?
    So I just saw that there is a bar place right by my house… Should I give it a try? That’s a rhetorical question… ha!
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    • OMG!


      Also, my friend was talking about cruises the other day and i was like “oh a few friends just got back from a cruise, they seemed to love it” and this friend was like “wait, who?” (because that friend knows all my friends) and i was like “oh, ha ha right i meant my blog friends” so yeah, as far as im concerned we know each other for real, hope you dont mind :)

  16. Um, your favorite flavor of ice cream? Are we like twins or something because one of my absolute favorite flavors is mint chocolate chocolate chip frozen yogurt. And sprinkles make even the best ice cream even better.
    And if I’d known pizza was a vegetable, I might just ditch my favorite ever broccoli and eat pizza all day instead. Or just put my broccoli ON my pizza… now we’re talking 😉
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  17. 1.What is your favorite dessert? A warm chocolate chip cookie straight from the oven!
    2.If you could only go to one website for the rest of your life, what would it be? I hate to say this, but Facebook.
    3.If you could live in any time period, when would it be? The 60s!
    4.Whats your favorite motivational quote (more than one is acceptable, if you can’t choose). “This too, shall pass”. It motivates me to let go and move on!
    5.Whats your favorite type of food to get when you eat out? SUSHI!
    6.Describe yourself in 2 words. Patient + Attentive.
    7.How many different states (or countries or territories or provinces) have you lived in? Only one! Good ‘ole PA.
    8.Who is your favorite athlete? This is a hard question…
    9.Would you rather read or watch TV? Watch trashy TV.
    10.What type of shoes do you have on your feet right now? Brookes running shoes :)

  18. Great choice of ice cream flavors; and yes, I’m crazy about fro yo and pizza….I loooove pizza. I’ve lived in six states over the course of my almost 30 years! recently posted…Target Practice + Adult Summer VacayMy Profile

  19. aaahhhh…shucks thanks for the love girl!
    …that sunscreen pic…dying….
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  20. OMGoodness Charlotte…I am honored and thrilled and cannot wait to respond! You are my Sunshine everyday because you always brighten my days and nights!
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  21. Your blog is indeed a sunshine to us readers and you brighten and bring out some smiles.
    You love Pizza-;) luv you and your sense of humor.
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  22. Your blog is indeed a sunshine to us readers and you brighten and bring out some smiles.
    Fallen for your sense of humor..
    Ash-foodfashionparty recently posted…BUCKWHEAT/FLAX SEEDS SPICY CRACKERS with GRILLED GOLDEN BEET DIP/HUMMUSMy Profile

  23. What a fun post ! Your answers cracked me up!
    Archana @ Feedingthefoodie recently posted…Mung Bean Sprout & Chickpea Tostada with Cilantro ChimichurriMy Profile

  24. As ridiculous as it is that Congress said pizza would be considered a vegetable (no hope of healthy school lunches…ever), I’d probably have to say that it’s my favorite at this point too, although green beans are making their way up on my favorites list!

    Also equally ridiculous that FRENCH FRIES make the vegetable list.
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  25. I am so excited ahh! I’m doing this right now, so my comment is going to be short! Thank you SO much Charlotte! I’m so honored! :)
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  26. Haha, pizza IS a delicious vegetable :) Congrats on the Sunshine award, you definitely deserve it!
    Clara @ Southern Thintellect recently posted…7 Things for TuesdayMy Profile

  27. Love your idea of a vegetable- my friend attempted to write his thesis surrounding that topic. It was declined!
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  28. This sounds so nice. The sunshine award sounds like something that is really great. Congratulations!
    Tahnya Kristina recently posted…Fake it until you can bake it – baking muffinsMy Profile

  29. As always…I loved reading your answers! Pizza as a veggie!?! I seriously love it and now I’d have to say pizza is my favorite veggie too! 😉

    My fav dessert is def tiramisu and currently I’m not wearing any shoes.
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted…{Guest Post} Making the Switch to a Gluten-Free DietMy Profile

  30. Pizza as a veggie?! So does that mean it can take up half my plate at every meal? 😉

    My favorite dessert is a tie between ice cream and carrot cake. But to be honest I’ll eat anything that’s chocolate haha no discrimination
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  31. Two words to describe myself: Fucking awesome
    How many different states/countries have I lived in: PA, NC, VA, Kuwait
    Favorite Dessert: Come onnnn.. no one could possibly have a favorite! Right now I’ll say a whole pack or oreos
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  32. A very well deserved nomination if I do say so myself :)

    I think I laughed a little to hard at your “bake not fry” comment, I was drinking tea at the time, and may have burnt my upper lip.

    Just sayin 😛
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