Make Your Own Sunshine


I’m honored to have been awarded the Sunshine Blogger Award by the inspiring Elyse, actually one of the first bloggers I met that opened my eyes to veganism, at Lizzie Fit! I usually don’t do posts like this, but what the heck?

The rules for Sunshine Award are:

1   Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2   Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3   Answer the same 10 questions given.
4   Nominate up to 10 blogs for the award, a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5   Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

Sunshine Q&A:

1. Where would you most like to travel to?

I would LOVE to travel to Spain, but really Europe is general, as I have yet to cross the Atlantic Ocean. I also have a Spanish minor, so being able to put my Spanish to use would be pretty nifty. Luckily, I actually have plans to study abroad in Barcelona for 6 weeks this summer. That will probably do the trick.

2. Do you have a sweet tooth?

Um YES. I try my very best to limit my sweet intake and take care of that craving with naturally sweet foods, like fruit or nut butters. A little dark chocolate is okay every once in a while too ;). It’s crazy how you can train your sweet tooth to be satisfied by natural, good-for-you foods.

3. What motivates you to keep blogging?

My motivation lies in my passion for health and my desire to spread it. I just want everyone to realize the importance of health and how easy and how good it feels to live life leading it. Health is too often overlooked and that needs to change, or our world will have some serious consequences. Happy and healthy going hand in hand is no myth.

I also love getting feedback from fellow bloggers, friends and family that read my blog. That always makes my day and makes me want to fire up that next blog post!

4. Who is your favorite comedian?

I can’t say I follow too many comedians, but I do love Kevin Hart. My brother Kyle is pretty funny too.

5. What is your favorite outdoor activity?

I run outside a good amount and always enjoy the scenery, even if it’s just streets and apartments (in my college town). Anything is better than the treadmill scenery.

Hiking too though! Nothing beats hiking a challenging trail and then reaching the top, stopping and admiring the beautiful landscape.

6. Who was your favorite teacher and why? 

My favorite teacher was my freshman English teacher at App State, Ms. Peaches Hash. Aside from the coolest name I’ve ever heard and the brightest red hair I’ve ever laid eyes on, she had one of the best, most upbeat and enthusiastic personalities I’ve ever come across. Her continuous positive energy kept all her students focused on new and creative ideas to write about.

I bet she’d be proud of me now! 🙂

7. Do you own any pets?

Yes, my darling Hudson, a little 6 year old yorkie that I love dearly. It kills me to be away from him whilst at school. I got him the summer before my freshman year of high school after begging and pleading to my parents for a dog for two whole years. Yes, persuasive essays were involved. He will always be my little Hudson pup.

8. Most embarrassing moment in your life?

I don’t know if I can say a single most embarrassing moment, but it’s safe to say I’ve had my fair share.

9. Where are you from?

I’m from Fairfax, Virginia, right dab in the hustle and bustle of the Washington Metropolitan area, and have lived there my entire life. I grew up in a house about 1 mile from the house I currently live in. Drastic stuff, I know.

10. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? 

It would depend on the amount and the quality of wood, as he would obviously be concerned with the nutrition factor of all this chucking. More information needed.


I chose bloggers I follow that always seem to brighten my day with their blog posts, filled with inspiring new ideas and never any shortage of healthy enthusiasm. Keep it up!

Jessie Bear, What Will You Wear?

Honk If You’re Vegan

Food to Glow

Trading Paper Crowns

Clean Eating Veggie Girl

I hope you were able to find some sunshine amongst all the rain today! (Figuratively or literally, depending on your location ;))

Oh, and be expecting some plant-based dessert posts coming up! All this time without schoolwork has given me so much time for vegan recipe testing. It’s been craziness.


8 thoughts on “Make Your Own Sunshine

  1. Love it 🙂 Its so true that once you kick the processed sugar, you can be satisfied by naturally delicious treats!

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