I was nominated for the Sunshine blogger award by the lovely Brenna of Will Daytrip for Donuts! Bloggers nominate other bloggers who promote a happy, creative, “live your own life” lifestyle. Thank you so much, Brenna! This award is a great way to honor bloggers who inspire you, and network with a bunch of positive, like-minded ladies (and gents!).
As part of this fun little exercise, Brenna gave us some questions to answer about ourselves, so here it goes!
Why did you decide to start blogging?
I decided to start blogging because I was trying to live a more conscious lifestyle, and felt that I needed to really assess my shopping habits in a more intentional way. Writing about my wardrobe has allowed for that introspection. Blogging has also provided me with a creative outlet and hobby that prevents me from participating in a lot of the over-consumption that I was guilty of before.
What is your favorite topic to blog about?
My blog focuses exclusively on conscious fashion and how to build a closet full of things you love. 🙂
What are your tips for promoting your content/blog?
Well, I’m a new blogger so I’m not sure I’m entirely qualified to answer this – but I’d say spending time reading other peoples’ blogs, or following their Instagram accounts, or being engaged in whatever way you choose to be. I don’t really believe so much in promoting my blog as I do in building a community of kind, intentional and smart people in my real and digital life.
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
How would your closest friends and family describe you?
I hope they would say I’m someone who is kind, and who always does what I say I will.
What is your dream vacation destination?
I would love to visit Thailand.
What has been your proudest moment/biggest accomplishment to date?
My proudest moment to date is getting married. I know a lot of people say “Getting married isn’t an accomplishment!” but I disagree. Building a loving relationship and bravely committing to someone in front of all your family and friends is a huge accomplishment! I also believe that my husband has helped me to become the best version of myself, and I’m so proud to have him as part of my life.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Doing nothing – just laying on the couch on my phone, browsing Instagram, with HGTV on in the background. LOL!
Other than blogging, what are your pastimes?
I try to follow a plant-based diet, so I really enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. I volunteer for an animal rescue, and of course love to hang out with our two rescue cats, Luna and Ares. I also enjoy reading, spending time with my husband and friends, and watching Netflix. 🙂
What is something about yourself you are trying to change?
I’m trying to be more optimistic. I can let small things get to me a lot and I’m trying harder to look on the bright side.
What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
This is tough! It’s a tie maybe? I’m looking forward to moving, once we find a home of our own, and I’m also looking forward to being in my friend Claire’s wedding in September (in Paris!)
Who I’m nominating (this was super hard! I had trouble picking, and I also only kept it to bloggers although there were a few fabulous Instagrammers I almost included. Also I nominated 12, not 11. Not sorry.):
My questions for you:
- Why did you decide to start blogging?
- What are your tips for promoting your blog?
- What is your favorite piece of clothing that you own/have owned? Why?
- What is your favorite book and why?
- What is a cause that’s important to you?
- What is something you’ve dreamed about doing, but have yet to do?
- What do you like the most about yourself?
- What are your hobbies, besides blogging?
- What is the best thing that happened to you in the past week?
- What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
- What do you want to be remembered for?
The Sunshine blogger guidelines:
Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
Nominate 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.