Sunshine Award

I was nominated by the lovely Brittney of True Vintage Love for the Sunshine Award! I'm so honored that my blog would even come to mind when thinking of an award of any kind so you can imagine how humbled I was when I saw today that Brittney nominated me! How very nice of her!


The Rules:
  • You have to post a picture of the Sunshine award in the blog post.
  • Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers.
  • Write 11 questions for them to answer.
  • Also let the bloggers you nominated know you have nominated them.

11 Facts about Me:
  1. I once spent five days alone in my apartment straight without stepping outside at all! The only reason I left my apartment was that I ran out of food and I had to go grocery shopping haha! I know some people hate being alone but I actually quite like it. I think it's important for everyone to enjoy their own company. After all, you're all you have at the end of the day.
  2. One of the things on my bucket list - to have laugh line wrinkles when I'm old. I try to laugh as much as possible and smile at at least one stranger a day to make this happen :]
  3. I play ukulele! Perhaps one of these days I'll make a video to show you guys 
  4. I am 5'3. I'm a shortie!
  5. When thing get too crazy around me I pick up a book and just ride the metro and stay on until I finish the book (I try to grab a shorter book so I'm not on for too long). It's a great way to actually have time to read and not be distracted with phone calls, etc. 
  6. My celebrity crush from forever is Gregory Peck from Roman Holiday and To Kill a Mockingbird.
  7. In high school, I used to be a techie for theater. I worked in the booth and handled lights, spotlight, and sounds.
  8. I'd rather be too hot than too cold. I feel like I'm always cold.
  9. In college I used to work in our school library. This comes in handy any time anyone in my field needs help with research - I always know where to start!
  10. I'm currently obsessed with honey-citrus tea
  11. My favorite movie of all time: Breakfast at Tiffany's. I know, I love old movies!
11 Answers

  1. How did you choose your blog design?
    Actually my blog design is still a work in progress. My header was done by my best friend Jen. I told her I wanted something soft and warm-colored and I definitely wanted a coffee mug in there somewhere. She did a fabulous job, don't you think? :]
  2. What do you mainly blog about and why? 
    I used to call myself a fashion blogger but I recently discovered the term "personal style blogger" and I like that much better. I blog about the clothes I wear and the way I style certain items. 
  3. Where do you see your blog going in 2014?
    Hopefully, I'll grow my readership and my style as well :]
  4. Why do you read my ( blog?
    I first started reading True Vintage Love because I love all things vintage as well. I keep coming back because I love how honest and personal Brittney is. I love reading about her life adventures (she just had a baby!) and the more I found out about her, the more I feel like we have a lot in common. You can tell she honestly enjoys life and blogging. I admire her hard work and general love for what she does!
  5. What is your most favorite tool as a blogger?
    Evernote! If you don't have it, go download it now! It's so helpful for organization!
  6. What element in a blog is most important? Design, content, etc.
    I would say quality images. And when I say quality, I just mean a picture where I can see enough of the details. I tend to follow bloggers who have good pictures. Call me superficial but that's what initially attracts me to a blog. What gets me to stay a reader is fresh content, however. 
  7. What is your favorite way to connect with other bloggers?
    I would say either Bloglovin' or Twitter. Which reminds me - I need to get working on the social media for my blog...
  8. What are you doing when you aren't blogging?
    I'm usually working haha! I work in politics and that takes up a lot of my time.
  9. Who all knows about your blog in your personal life?
    Actually, not too many people know. Just my friend Jen, an my mom. That's it. 
  10. How long do you think you'll be blogging for?
    Hmm not sure. Hopefully for a few years? Haha
  11. When did you start blogging?
    February of this year (2013)!
I tag:
  1. What's your current favorite Fall/Winter Trend?
  2. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
  3. Describe your dream job.
  4. Do you have a special talent?
  5. Who is your celebrity crush?
  6. What is the first thing you notice about people?
  7. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
  8. Who inspires your style?
  9. Why did you pick the name of your blog?
  10. What's something your readers would be surprised to know about you?
  11. Do you tell people about your blog in your personal life? 
Thanks again to Brittney for nominating me!


  1. Great and honest answers hehe.I love being alone too and I was staying at home when I was younger but now it seems impossible hehe :) And number 5 is really weird but a good idea.
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  2. Congrats! I love reading these because you find out about great new blogs!

  3. Ohhh, this is such a really nice idea for post, i really liked your answers!, it was so nice to know you more and no# 5 is very nice!

    anyway, have a great day deborah!

    1. oops, and i forgot to say,i'm following you now on GFC!

  4. Congratulations on another nomination!
    I always write the most interesting facts about you :) I was really moved by number two. That's very inspiring, actually!

  5. So nice to read more about you, and congratulations on your nomination! :)

    Away From The Blue

  6. Well done :) such a lovely post :)

  7. Congratulations on the award, sweetie! :)
    And I really enjoyed reading facts about you, I loved the one, where you said that your ultimate goal is to have as many laugh wrinkles as possible! Most people would try to avoid wrinkles as much as possible! :D
    You seem like a really positive person, therefore I think you will have so much fun and laughters in your life! :)
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  8. LOVE that you had a crush on Gregory Peck, hehe. I've probably read To Kill a Mockingbird 20+ times... Love it! :)



  9. Yay! Thanks Deborah for the nomination :) I already posted too! Anyway, I love your blog design- I think Jen did an awesome job! Yessss.. people need to spend quality time alone sometimes too, haha. xxx

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  11. Found you via Brittany :] Looking forward to your updates! And can I just say...#5?! That is the COOLEST thing I've ever heard! If we had a metro where I'm at I would totally start doing that too.Marla @ A Weekend Crossing

  12. Happy to know more & more abt u =) Thank u so much for nominating meeeee, Deborah!! I'll do my part very soon~~ P.S- I completely agree with u on being obsessed with honey-citrus tea (the one from the Korean markets :P) they really warm the soul on any chilly day & it's so good!

  13. Thank you south Deborah for nominating me, I'm truly honoured!!! I look up at you, so I'm even more grateful for this award! Now that I know that you ride on the metro to read a book undisturbed you are my hero!! Big hugs
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  14. Thank you so much Deborah for the nomination. I am beyond flattered. Thank you for letting us know a little bit about you.


  15. Loved getting to read this and find out more about you and thank you so much for the nomination! I just posted mine this morning :)
    Bespeckled With Freckles

  16. Oh my gosh, thanks for nominating me! I know this is super late, but I've been totally lagging in blogging lately, haha x)


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