Sunshine Blog Award Nomination

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blog Award.  This nomination came from a private yoga client, friend & fellow blogger, Bernadette from Haddon Musings.   Thank you so much Bernadette for spreading your sunshine my way!

Sunshine Blog Award

For this award I am required to share 11 random facts about myself and answer the 11 question the nominating blogger created for me.  I also need to post 11 questions for the 11 bloggers that I am to nominate.  I am to list the names of the 11 bloggers for all to read.   It’s all kind of like a modern day chain letter!

11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

  1. It’s always been difficult for me to do lists like this!  I will do my best & write them off as they come to mind.
  2. I have known my husband since middle school (I had a crush on him when he had no idea who I was).
  3. Once my husband learned who I was (in high school) he asked me to be his girlfriend (we dated for 3 months & didn’t start dating again until 10 years later)
  4. My first career was as a ballet dancer.  I retired at the old age of 17.
  5. I still dance everyday, to my son George’s amusement.
  6. I was first introduced to yoga & meditation at ballet school when I was 15.  It was love at first breath.
  7. I did Pilates around the same time.   I thought Pilates was interesting & super challenging!
  8. I miss taking ballet classes & that’s how I started creating the Balleticise class.   An intention I set for 2014 is to take a proper adult ballet class more often.
  9. I have always enjoyed writing poetry & articles of interest.   My dad has a poetry blog & wrote a poem everyday for the 181 days of his sabbatical.  He continues to post a new poem every week.
  10. I became a morning person while I was in yoga teacher training.  I love the quiet serenity & sense of possibilities at that time of day.
  11. I now love to wake up in the morning to the sounds of our son George.  I am inspired by his pure joy & curiosity of life.

Bernadette’s Questions for Me

  1. How do you prefer to read books, paper or electronic? I’m an old fashioned romanticist & prefer paper (although I have been thinking of getting an e-reader so I can read more easily while nursing George)
  2. What is your favorite food? Mexican.  I could eat guacamole & veggie tacos everyday.
  3. What is your favorite recipe? I am still searching for a favorite recipe.  I do make a good vegetarian chili though.
  4. What is your favorite picture book? “Before I Was Born” by the lovely Bernadette Laganella of course!
  5. What are you reading right now? Baby Sign Language Basics
  6. What is your favorite cookbook? I love Ina Garten’s recipe books.  They’re attainable & delicious recipes.  I also find many recipes on blogs & Pinterest.
  7. Why did you start writing your blog? I started writing on my site for a creative outlet.  I wanted a venue to share my interests & writing.
  8. What is the best gift you were ever given?  My son, George!
  9. What are you passionate about? I am passionate about being a mom & raising George the best I can.  I am also passionate about living a holistic mind-body lifestyle (including yoga, Pilates, cooking) & living a creative life.
  10. What is your favorite family pastime? Spending time visiting my family in the midwest each summer growing up.
  11. What are you cooking right now? I am making some pureed yams for George as I type this.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers:

  1. Beth – tasty-yummies.com
  2. Brittany – brittanyraeyoga.com
  3. Thais – thaisg.com
  4. Robin – thebalancedlifeonline.com
  5. Katie – healthydivaeats.com
  6. Andrea – fulloflife.ca

My Questions

  1. When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
  2. What is your favorite food?
  3. What’s your dream vacation?
  4. What is your favorite book?
  5. What are you reading right now?
  6. What is your favorite cookbook?
  7. Why did you start writing your blog?
  8. What is the best gift you were ever given?
  9. What are you passionate about?
  10. What is your favorite family pastime?
  11. How do you find balance in your life?
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