The Sunshine Blogger Award #5!

The Sunshine Blogger Award #5!

Hey there! I hope you’re having a beautiful Tuesday ❤ It has been quite a while since I wrote an award/tag post, so that’s what I’ve decided to post today! 🙂 Even though I haven’t written about every tag someone has included me in, please know that I am thankful for each and every nomination! It means so much to me that other bloggers have thought of me. ❤

Today, I’m writing about The Sunshine Blogger Award once again, since Brad from Total Bradness nominated me for it back in March! You can read his answers to the award here 🙂 Definitely go check out his awesome blog!

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The Sunshine Blogger Award!

The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Hello there! Happy Tuesday to you. ❤ I hope your week is going well!

Last week, I received two notifications from some lovely bloggers that nominated me for a blog award – and it just so happens to be my favorite one on all of WordPress! Today, I am very happy to share The Sunshine Blogger Award with you once more, which is the first tag/award post I’ve done in months.

I’d like to give a big thank you to Lynn and SaRitzy for tagging me!

Lynn writes devotionals and shares stories on her blog that go along with her intriguing artwork. SaRitzy loves sharing lifestyle posts – as well as blogging tips! They’re both sites I highly recommend that you have on your Reader. 🙂

I can’t wait to answer all these questions! Let’s get right into this. ❤


Thank you so much, Lynn!
Here are my answers:

1. Where do you get inspiration from for your blog posts? Usually, I write posts based on things I’m going through, experiencing, and enjoying, so I’d have to say from my own life! My desires and interest really fuel what I write 🙂

2. Morning or night person? In all honesty, that depends on the day, lol. As a rule of thumb, though, I much prefer the evenings!

3. Favorite Bible verse? This changes on a daily basis, because the ones I end up liking the most at any given time are the ones that deeply speak to my heart! However, for this question, I went to look up a certain one from Psalms that I’ve always liked … but I forgot the exact location, and I found this awesome verse, instead. I don’t think I’ve ever even read it before!

Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea—
the Lord on high is mighty.
– Psalm 93:4

4. When did you give your life to God? I asked Jesus into my heart when I was about six years old, but my relationship with Him began when I was eleven. Through beautiful gospel music, He drew my close, and since then, my life has been forever changed. ❤

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5. Do you prefer a large family or a small one? I spent my teenage years with multiple little siblings (before that, it was just me and Joshua!), so I would have to say that it would be foreign for me to live in a family with less siblings than I have now! I will always prefer a large family. 🙂 I don’t know what I’d do with myself without a ton of munchkins running around the house, lol!

6. Favorite book and why? Noooo don’t do this to me, haha! I always pick the Bible for this question, because it’s the one I read the most, but referring to a novel? I’d pick Hamlet. Which is actually a play, I don’t know if that classifies as a novel. xD Oh, well!

Related Post: 10 Reasons Why I Love Hamlet

7. Who is your mentor? My Heavenly Father! ❤ He’s teaching me things about life and myself that I couldn’t have ever learned without Him! Next in line are definitely my parents, who are both helping me to become the best daughter and sister I can be. ❤

8. If you were to eat one thing all your life, what would it be? Something with all the basic nutrients I’d need to live, haha … but since this question is probably asking for a food dish I could eat the most of, I’ll say french fries. I always eat more of them than I should because I love ’em so much!

9. What is that thing you can’t do without? A water bottle. I didn’t realize how boring I was until now, haha

10. Introvert or extrovert? Online, I’m the most extroverted extrovert you’ll meet. (Bet you didn’t know that was possible!) In real life, I’m picky about who I interact with, because I’ve been bullied in the past due to my conversational awkwardness (which I opened up about in this post), so I do my best to chat with kind people only.

11. Please offer a word of encouragement to your readers.

When I started this blog last winter, I honestly thought it would never exceed 10 followers.

To stand out in the blog community, be the unique person you are, write blog posts that truly reflect your passions and interests, and don’t be shy to interact with other bloggers! That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am today. 🙂 So much is possible when you just keep working and improving.


Thank you for also
nominating me,
SaRitzy!
Here are my answers for you:

1. Describe yourself. I’m a very silly and fun-loving person, so it takes a serious situation for me to not be found making jokes! The only movies I ever watch are comedies, because if I’m going to watch a movie, I want to be laughing. Old TV shows are the best, and watching them is one of my favorite pastimes!

2. Who or what inspired you to blog? My mom was the one who encouraged me to start this blog last year! I owe it all to her. 🙂 She’s also the one who inspires me to keep writing, even when I run out of ideas to post.

3. Do you like KPOP? If so, which groups? I’ve never listened to any KPOP, so I’m probably missing out, haha!

4. What is the meaning of your name? My first name, Valerie, means ‘strong’! ❤

5. Who is your female inspiration? Mi madre! I wouldn’t be as strong^ (hehe) of a person as I am today without her as my best friend. 🙂

6. What is your country like? One thing I think is awesome about the United States is that many of our cities are rich in history, since our country is so young! Also, we’re really proud of our flag, haha, so it shows up everywhere. I love it 🙂

7. One place in the world that you want to be right at this moment. I am truly happy being right where I am, which is at home with my family. ❤ It’s a beautiful thing to be content!

8. Favourite music genre? Praise/gospel! However, if I’m in a partying mood, I enjoy pop/rock songs, as well.

9. Who is your favourite Harry Potter character? I’ve always had a thing for Malfoy, but Sirius Black is pretty epic, too!

10. What is something that you and your best friend(s) have in common? We have great senses of humor (I think, haha), we love blogging, and we love the Lord! (I’m drawing from my relationships my buddy, Jordan, and my mom, haha)

11. What do you do in your spare time? I write blog posts, play games, spend time with my family, work on projects in my room, and spend time with the Lord. ❤


My Nominees:

PersonalGrowth&Success
AG Doll Dreams
C R E A T E. I N. M E
rafstheticallypleasing
everything by esther
Lydia, A Dancer 4 The King!
Grace Abounds
Dreamer’s Outlet
Oxria

Even if you don’t want to post about an award right now,
just know how much I appreciate your blog –
I smile whenever your posts show up in my Reader!

Your Questions:

1. Where do you get inspiration from for your blog posts?
2. What are your favorite things to do?

3. Your favorite inspirational quote or Bible verse?
4. A few things you’re grateful for right now?
5. Do you prefer a large family or a smaller one?
6. Favorite book and why?
7. Who’s your mentor?
8. What is that thing you can’t do without?
9. Introvert or extrovert?
10. A few of your favorite movies? Why do you love them?
11. Please offer a word of encouragement to your readers.

 

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a blessed day 🙂

— Maggie

Sunshine Blogger Award, Pt. 3!

Sunshine Blogger Award, Pt. 3!

Hello there everyone!! How’s your Monday going? (: The weekend is sadly over, but hey, it will be back before we know it! On top of that, always remember that we have the power to make today the best day ever, even if it is a Monday. ❤ Just a bit of weekly motivation for you there, as I definitely need it at the beginning of the week!

For this post, I’m back with another award, as I’ve really enjoyed doing these lately. xx Two different wonderful bloggers gave me this award, so I’d like to shout out to them here!! Patsy from Patsy Arts is a lovely girl that I recently met in the blogosphere – she shares all of her beautiful artwork and photography over on her blog. I really like her site! The other blogger is Princess Blabbermouth, whom I’ve known for a bit longer. Her posts are always cracking me up. I love her sense of humor, and reading all the different posts she shares is such a joy! I highly recommend that you go check out those bloggers and their awesome blogs.

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Now, let’s do this award!

My answers to Patsy’s questions!:

  1. What is your favorite Disney movie? Ooh Robin Hood, most definitely! It never gets old; I could watch it all the time.
  2. Do you prefer cooking or baking? For most of this year, it was strictly baking, but now I love a good balance of both.
  3. How long do you do blogging? Do you mean on a daily basis? ‘Cause if so, then too much, haha. In case you meant how long have I been a blogger, seven years.
  4. Favourite memory? Meeting my favorite band (Leeland) was one of the best moments of my life so far. I still need to write a post on that experience!
  5. Are you a gamer? I love a good strategy game every now and then, but no, I wouldn’t consider myself a gamer. I’m just a person who loves playing games sometimes. I think there’s a difference? haha!
  6. What social media do you use? Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads!
  7. What is your favorite quote? “Invest in those who invest in you.”
  8. Do you play any instrument? Yes; the piano keyboard.
  9. Use three words to describe yourself. Creative (especially in writing), funny (I’m always cracking a joke), and curious (I love coming to better understand the world around me).
  10. Do you watch any YouTubers? I used to, but I don’t anymore.

On to the questions Princess passed on!:

  1. What’s the best thing a blogger can give to their readers? I have a few things: good content, a solid online presence (whether that’s posting a few times a day or once a week, it depends on the blogger), and thoughtful conversation in the comments section!
  2. What has been your strategy for creating visibility to yourself and your blog? I read lots of other blogs and am always talking to my buddies here on WordPress, and many of them come by my blog, as well. I also tag accurately so others can find me through the Reader 🙂
  3. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why? If I’m always showing up in your notifications, then you are someone I truly admire as a blogger! Y’all know who you are ❤
  4. What do you find most challenging about blogging about your topic? Well, for months I loved writing posts about the Lord, and that has slowly (sadly) gotten harder to do. It may be because I have so many different topics to write about that that one gets pushed to the side, but I really think it’s simply where I am in my walk with the Lord. 🙂 To answer the question, writing about one’s favorite topics can actually be harder than one would think.
  5. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am seventeen years old, I love the Lord and my family, blogging is my favorite thing to do, I’m always listening to music, and one day I desire to work in the mission field. ❤
  6. What would be your ideal working environment? Probably a place that serves coffee – basically, a cafe!
  7. How do you want to improve yourself in the next year? I’d love to develop more patience and understanding for those around me, as well as for myself.
  8. Tell me about your proudest achievement? I completed five Spanish courses on a language learning app over the course of about eight months! That’s over 1700 words and phrases!
  9. What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging? Since I answered that above^ I’ll give a blogging achievement here: keeping up with a blog for this long (all of 2017 so far) has been an absolute joy, although quite difficult at times! (Remember the May blogging challenge, guys? haha)
  10. What’s your best advice for making money online? I have very little knowledge of maintaining an online business or anything like that, so I really couldn’t say. However, bloggers, Etsy shop owners, and YouTubers all get lots of greenbacks for what they do, so becoming one of those might be the way to go!

I nominate:

The Beyoutiful Gal, CC&C, Kittyp0p, and My Blessing By Grace! all four of you lovely ladies add SO much sunshine to my Reader! xxx

My questions for you:

  1. What’s something you did recently to make someone else laugh or smile?
  2. Where’s somewhere that you loved visiting?
  3. What are your bag/purse essentials?
  4. What’s at the top of your bucket list?
  5. One of your favorite inspirational quotes?
  6. Do you have any nicknames? What are they?
  7. Which celebrity crush have you had for the longest?
  8. Favorite type of treat?
  9. Your favorite song to listen to on road trips?
  10. What was the best moment of your week so far?
  11. What’s one piece of advice you have for other bloggers?

Thanks so much for coming by my blog today, guys! I have a very fun post to share with you tomorrow; I loved writing it and can’t wait for y’all to see it. 🙂 Also, congratulations to my nominees – thank you so much for doing what you do!!

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