The Sunshine Blogger Award x 2


I am so delighted to be nominated for the “Sunshine Blogger Award” by a wonderful fellow blogger Reena @ Cook with Reena!

And another wonderful Blogger, Cathi @ Over the Hill on the Yellow Brick Road

Check out Cathi’s Site for fun stories and conversations with some very interesting characters. Her site is so creative and unique. I guarantee that you will love it.

Check out Reena’s site for yummy recipes, restaurant reviews, interesting Indian history/facts/celebrations and world travels.

Thank you Reena and Cathi for nominating me for this award. I am truly honored to be recognized by you both.

Questions from Reena:

1. Some funny or crazy incident you would like to share ?

Me: When I was in the third grade, I was playing football with another girl and 2 boys during recess. One of the boys (he had a crush on me), tackled me and broke my Femur. I ended up with my leg in traction for six weeks, another six weeks in a body cast and then several weeks of physical therapy. Moral of this story: Boys with a crush do really stupid stuff! Lol!

2. Your 1st thought when you wake up in the morning.

Me: Is it morning Already???

3. What stands 1st in your priority list.


4. One thing you love about yourself.

I’m hilarious! really!

5. What is  women’s freedom to you?

The ability to be myself and not ask permission

6. Can you describe yourself in one word?


Questions From Cathi:

1.From where do you draw inspiration for your blog?

Everywhere: Magazines, cookbooks, travels, television, internet and just chatting with people

2.What’s the title of your favorite post and why do you like it best?

Asian BBQ Chicken Bahn Mi Sliders. It turned out really yummy!

3.If you could have a second home anywhere in the world or universe, where would it be?

Italy. I have never been but just know I would love it!

4.What’s your favorite childhood memory?

Camping and Crabbing at the coast and rolling around in the sand dunes

5. Who is your favorite fairy tale character?

Tigger. Because Tiggers are wonderful things!

6. What’s your favorite food?

Do I have to pick just one???! Taco’s

7. If you could be a flower or a tree, what kind would you be?


8. Where do you go if you want to have a quiet, spiritual moment?


9. If you could live one part of your life over again, what part would it be?

Better dating choices

10.Who is your favorite artist?


11.What’s an adventure in your life you’d still like to have?

Eat and Drink my way through Italy


HERE ARE THE RULES: To be winners, your nominees will:

Thank you and link back to your blog.

Answer eleven new questions you will ask them below.

Nominate eleven new bloggers and write them eleven new questions.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Logo.

My Nominees: Check out these creative blogs that I love, It was so hard to only choose 11. There are so many amazing blogs out there.

The Frugal Haufrau

Surrey Farms

Cocina Italy

The Nomadic Architect

Fig and Quince

Stay Lit


Chef Mimi Blog


A Pug In The Kitchen

Chaotic Shapes

Questions for Nominees:

  1. What is your favorite food?
  2. Favorite movie?
  3. If you could be a super hero, what would your super power be and why?
  4. If you could time travel, what era would you go to and why?
  5. Favorite season?
  6. Favorite Beverage?
  7. Favorite place to go as a child?
  8. Favorite Vacation spot
  9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  10. Favorite Singer?
  11. Chocolate or Vanilla?

Thank You again, Reena and Cathi for nominating my for this wonderful award!


One Lovely Blog Award


I am really excited o have been nominated for the “One Lovely Blog Award” by a fellow blogger Reena! Reena has a beautiful blog with some of the most amazing looking food! And what a lovely and talented person. To check out her blog, click the link below.

I love being a part of this community and getting an opportunity to interact with fellow bloggers. When I first started this I never realized this would lead to such an amazing community of such talented people. Thank you!


  • Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
  • They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
  • Must add 7 facts about themselves.
  • Nominate 15 people to do the award!

7 facts about me:

  1. I love parties! and love to host them. Dinner parties, wine tasting parties, cocktail parties, BBQ’s, showers, birthdays, or any other reason to entertain and share yummy foods and drinks with friends and family.
  2. Summer is my season! I love summer activities. Swimming, hiking, biking anything fun in the outdoors in the sunshine! and Water parks!
  3. I don’t like spiders or snakes or anything creepy crawly or slithery
  4. Before going to Culinary School I worked as a Floral Designer making flower arrangements and designing window displays in a flower shop.
  5. I am a trivia geek. My brain is full of useless information!
  6. If I could live anywhere in the world it would most likely be on a tropical island in the Caribbean or a villa in Tuscany
  7. I don’t like organ meats, Liver Yuck!! But I do like pate’. Weird huh?

My Nominees:

This one was really hard for me, as there are so many wonderful blogs out there. Here goes: