Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sunshine Award :)

Yesterday morning I woke up to the sweetest surprise!! Jenna from Jenna Rae Everyday 
nominated me for this "Sunshine Award". :) How flattering that my little ol' blog brightens her day. :) We met in blog land when we both starting blogging around the same time. Her weight loss journey and drive is an inspiration. She is fun, down-to-earth, and is just a REAL person. I'm super flattered that she chose me! :) 

Here are the rules:
The award is circulated to those bloggers to let them know that their posts brighten your day.

1. Include the award logo on your post or blog
2. Link to the person who nominated you
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself.
4. Nominate bloggers to receive the award. Link your nominees in your post and leave them a comment letting them know that they have been nominated.

{Here are my 10 questions Jenna chose}

1.) My favorite place to shop for clothes and accessories for myself is...
What? Shopping for myself and not for my kids? ;) But seriously, let's keep it real...I'm a SAHM with 2 kids so "affordable" is the name of the game. Target, Old Navy, and Gap are my top three faves for clothes and Charming Charlie is a great place for accessories! 

2.) My current screen saver on my phone/computer is...
My kiddos are on the computer. I love this picture I took of them at the Cincinnati Zoo last week. The way Hudson is looking at his big brother just melts my heart!

And, because I'm a freak about Fall I have a Fall background on phone. ;)

3.) I currently drive ______ but I would love to drive ______.
I drive a Chevy Trailblazer, but would love a brand spankin' new Honda Odyssey! Hi my name is Ashley and I'm super lame. Hello, Mom mobile....but, I'm okay with that. ;) And, just for the record the '14 Odyssey's have a built in vacuum system. That alone is this OCD Mom's dream come true!

4.) My idea of a "last supper" is...
Mexican food! In fact, just go ahead and bury me in salsa and queso. 

5.) In my free time I love to...
TV in bed...that's where it's at. ;) When I'm not being lazy I love to scrapbook (especially when I get to sit at Starbucks and drink coffee), visit wineries, and workout. 

6.) Girl's night out, or date night with the significant other...
I'm definitely not a go to a movie sort of person. When you stay at home with your kids all day, a night out for dinner and drinks is just what the doctor ordered! The hubs and I are also a fan of going to our fave winery for their pizza and music night outside. It's been awhile since we've been able to do that, but it was always one of my favorite dates! :)

7.) I am currently craving...
My Mom's chili!

8.) I take my coffee like...
Is this where I get to say hot and black like Shemar Moore? ;) Kidding, Kidding...kind of.
 I'm a Mocha Frappucino person, occasionally with an extra shot of espresso. Of course, when Fall rolls around you can find me with a Pumpkin Spice Latte in my hand. :)

9.) My favorite form of exercise is...
Group fitness! I have been blessed with the most amazing instructor (who also happens to be a close friend) at my gym who teaches two of my favorites--Zumba and Insanity. When Turbo Kick was offered, I absolutely loved that as well. I try to run 3 or 4 miles a couple times a week when I need to fill in the workout gaps. But for me, I don't love it as much as I love taking a class. 

10.) My favorite topic Jenna writes about is...
Everything! I like when people keep it real in a blog. I'd much rather read about real life than someones "perfect" life, with their "perfect" kids who never throw fits, in their "perfect" house. ;) Don't get me wrong...I like positivity, but real life topics are much more relatable for people to connect to! :)

So there you have it! Thanks again Jenna, for the fun award! 

Here are my nominees:

And, because I'm super lazy today and I like the questions I answered...go ahead and use those, except change #10 to "Where is your favorite place you have vacationed?" ;)


  1. Hello, I want a 2014 Odyssey too! I don't care if teenagers make fun of me, I WILL have one. I totally won't have the vacuum though...I can barely afford the bottom model! :( (this is where you feel sorry for me because I want a car that literally sucks, but I can't afford it)

    Congrats on the award!!

    1. haha! Girl, I can't afford the damn thing either! Unfortunately my high-end salary as a SAHM Mom just won't allow for one. ;) It's a nice dream though :)

  2. Girl, I thought I loved you before, but now i just love you that much more! You are too sweet! Thank you for all of your kind words!

    I loved all of your answers...it was so fun reading them all!

    And trust me...I feel ya on the Target shopping! That's my favorite place, too! And you know how I feel about my PSL's...

    Have a great week, lady!

  3. Did you just nominate my private blog -- that no one can read -- for an award?!? You're the best :)

    1. Damn straight I did! Hey, it makes me happy when you blog and I'm all that really matters, right? ;)


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