Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sunshine Blogger Award

Alia of "Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining" has nominated me for something called the "Sunshine Blogger Award". Seems to me the purpose of these nominations is to bring a little sunshine to other bloggers by nominating them if they have brought sunshine into your lives through their blogs.

I thought it seemed like a cute idea, so why not have a little fun - get to know some other bloggers, and pass along the sunshine?

I love the idea of the community that comes with blogging - between other bloggers and readers. It's something that I would love to achieve with my own blog, so I figured this is a good opportunity to get to know a few people just a little bit better. :)

The Rules:
1. Post 11 random facts about yourself
2. Answer 11 questions from the nominating blogger
3. Nominate 11 bloggers that you feel bring sunshine to the blogging world. (Be sure to notify them)
4. Write 11 questions for your nominated bloggers

So here we go then

Part 1 ~ 11 Random Facts About Me.

1. I over analyze and over think everything. I couldn't decide what my first random fact should be and this is the result!

2. Through High school (College in NZ) I played hockey - field hockey - none of this ice hockey business. I am clumsy enough without adding ice in the mix.

3. I am 1/8th Indian - Might explain why I love curry so much (but makes me wonder why I have zero tolerance to spicy foods...)

4. I only now, in the last month, bought a smartphone - and up until then I had gone 2 years without any phone at all. I have finally caught up with the times & I love it!

5. I am fascinated by random American things that most people wouldn't think twice about.

6. After living here for 2 years I have lost most of my original accent and sometimes stop to say a word in "Kiwi" if I realize I have said in with a different accent.

7. I studied Fashion Design for two years. 

My final range for my first year.

8. I have also studied Biology, Classics and Ancient History. All of which are my favourite subjects.

9. I love Sci-Fi & nerdy things - I am a total Trekkie and my absolute favourite show is Firefly.

10. Coffee makes me want to sleep. I prefer tea or hot chocolate.

11. I have had many different pets - frogs, mice, rabbits, a pony, cats, dogs, a lamb, fish, hermit crabs.

Part 2. ~ Alia's Questions For Me

1. What's your favourite movie?
Hmm... this is a question that I always have trouble answering... I don't have a favourite movie as such - It changes often and fully depends on my mood or many other things. One of the movies - or rather Trilogy of movies - that means the most to me is Lord of the Rings. It reminds me of home and makes me proud that I come from "Middle Earth".

2. Do you have a special talent? I don't think so. I think the closet thing to a special talent is that I can play violin - I took lessons for seven years when I was younger and only recently picked it up again. I love being able to read and play music. It is one of the skills I will always cherish.

3. What's your favourite colour?
Probably purple. It's the colour that I think suits me best.

4. How many languages do you speak?
Just the one - and various random bits of other languages that would never be helpful in the real world.

5. If a fantasy world was real, which one would you want to live in?
Lord of the Rings. I would totally be a hobbit. Living in a cozy hole in the ground, eating constantly throughout the day and just generally being lazy and comfortable.

6. What's your favourite animal?
Probably cats - I am such a crazy cat lady. Since my parents bought me a cat for Christmas when I was seven I've absolutely loved them. That cat was my best friend for 14 years - and now since moving to the US I've gotten two over here that I love to bits.

7. How would you describe your personal style?
Lazy. I have to admit that I don't have much style at the moment. I am basically a hermit housewife and don't get out enough to justify buying fancy clothes. So I just love wearing something that is practical and comfortable and I am not ashamed to admit how much I love my fluffy PJ pants and socks - especially now it's starting to get so chilly.
Kiwi <3

8. Do you have any pets?
Yes! Two cats - named Kiwi and Kaylee. We also have two hermit crabs that we picked up on vacation in Galveston. I forget their names... I think one is Fluffy and one is Glowy. (The kids named them.)

9. What are some of your hobbies?
Photography, Blogging (obviously), Video games, Sewing and Craft. I like to draw when I have motivation to. I love to Snowboard. I will occasionally pick up my violin when I have music I want to learn.

10. Television or movies?
Usually I prefer television. Mostly because I don't like sitting still for 1-2 hours at a time. I like television because it doesn't require a lot of my attention and I can be doing other things while watching/listening.

11. Where were you born?
In Takapuna, North Shore City, New Zealand.

Part 3 ~ My Nominees

I'm very new to this blogging universe and I'm going to have to go off script here because I don't follow enough blogs to nominate 11. I have spent a few days browsing on bloglovin and found a couple of blogs that I have chosen to follow. So here are the lovely ladies and their blogs:

Jenna Spayd ~ Freckled Fashionista
Kristina Ross ~ Kristina in Retroworter
Jamie Hart ~ You Gotta Have Hart
Louise Nickel ~ Beauty and Louise
Hemylle Karollyne ~ A Chick-Lit Diary

Part 4 ~ My Questions

1. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
2. If you could travel to any point and place in history where would you go?
3. Which person do you admire most?
4. What app could you not live without? (Or website or other such thing)
5. What is your most prized possession?
6. What is the number one make up product you would recommend to someone?
7. Whats one piece of advice you have been given that you would give to someone else?
8. Why did you start blogging?
9. What is one thing you want to accomplish with your blog?
10. What is your favourite part about blogging?
11. What is the number one thing that draws or attracts you to a blog?

Well that's it all, I hope I didn't babble on too long. I had fun answering and coming up with my own questions. I'll have to find more of these things to do in the future. :)

KD <3


  1. Loved it! Thanks for sharing it with me

  2. Congratulations doll ! lovely blog :) would you like to follow each other :) xx


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