July 12, 2010

I Received the SunShine Award!


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I was greeted Sunday morning with a lovely comment on my post about the Walgreens Weekly Deals, not a post I would anticipate getting any comment action. But, to my surprise it was my friend Staci from November Sunflower. She is one of the Inexpensively team members who blogs about frugal living, bargain shopping, and giveaways. Definitely stop by her site, especially if you are in the NY area because saving money in NY is what she knows!

Staci graciously bestowed upon me the Sunshine Award! “The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogging world.” The Sunshine Award is given by bloggers to bloggers as a way to spread the bloggy love. (I get paid by how many times I use a form of blog!)

The Sunshine Award is given with certain rules along with it.  It’s kind of like when you win an MTV or CMT award you have to thank your momma. Or when you’re given Volunteer of the Year award you’re kinda expected to chair the big fundraiser the next year.  So here are the rules:

1. Put the award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award on to twelve (12) bloggers.
3. Link to the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and the link to the person from whom you received the award.

The twelve bloggers to whom I pass along this award are (in alphabetical order):

Becky and Hollee – because these two women are brilliant and write about work/life balance in so many ways

Bantering Blonde – Fiona is a mom, a runner, and the on-air host of MomActive and she encourages women to get fit

Chambana Moms – I’m not from Champaign/Urbana and I’ve never been there, but the women who run this site make it a little piece of heaven that you’d want to move there just to hang out with them. Ok, I do, is that wrong?

Her Deep Thoughts – Li is a fabulously smart woman who has this amazing blog that explores the many different things we all think about but may not want to write.

Learning To Sow – Kim doesn’t blog everyday, but when she does blog it’s always interesting. And she sews! Amazing things!

Our Crazy Boys – Becca is a mom to two boys and her blog is about the awesomeness of that. She is witty, charming, and so encouraging.

Saving Cents with Sense – Melissa will find you ways to save money! I met her IRL back in February, but I’m lucky that she lives about 20 minutes away from me. And she has a green thumb in this dry desert.

Songs Kate Sang – is extraordinarily talented and makes gorgeous cards for her Etsy shop, takes beautiful photographs, and is one of those people you’ll just love.

Sunflower Schoolhouse – is a place every homeschooler, teacher, and mom should bookmark! Honey has more resources and insight about home learning in this one site, you could be there for hours. She aslo is part of the MOB Society (that’s Mom of Boys, for us chick-having mammas).

Super Saving Sense – I can’t give my first award without including Sara, not only because she has my same name and spells it correctly ;-), but also because she is a frugal blogger who can take a $5 outfit and make it red-carpet ready! And I wish I could do that.

Valerie Demetros – I know her IRL too, but our friendship didn’t grow until we both realized we were online. Kinda of backwards, but brilliant. Yes? She is witty, insightful, smart beyond belief, an author, and an all-around magnificent women I call my friend. Valerie is a writer of 2 blogs, so check out her other one GF in AZ to know everything about being Gluten-Free and Vegetarian in AZ.

And because it was her birthday last week, and the imaginary birthday gift I sent her never arrived, please do me a favor and allow me to include Jess who blogs at Shuggillipo. Her blog is a collection of her thoughts, and she is funny!  She is my funny master and I am her student.

Please visit these blogs and see if I’m right about how Award-tastic they are. I offer a money back guarantee on all my recommendations.



Amy @ Dealusional July 12, 2010 at 7:20 am

Aw, thank you so much! You’ve include me with some amazing bloggers, and I am honored. You can see my Sunshine Awards here –

Li July 12, 2010 at 7:28 am

Thanks SOOO much for this award! I’m glad you can connect to the musings on my blog due to my lack of a filter!!! 😉 Love it.

Will pay it forward and post soon!



Becca - Our Crazy Boys July 12, 2010 at 8:09 am

Awh, thanks Sara! You have made my day.

I’ve got a lot of new blogs to checkout today… 🙂

Laura July 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

You are too sweet!!!! Thank you. And we would love to have you here, anytime. You’re an honorary Chambana mom!

Melissa @SavingCentswithSense.net July 12, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Thank you, Sara! You are too sweet- but no one deserves it more than you! 🙂

Sunshine July 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Congrats!!! Nominees….You all deserve it!!!

Staci July 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I’m so happy to read this post!!!! Fantastic. Such a creative spin on the whole post. Love it. See, I knew you were the right one to award it to!

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang July 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Seriously, so sweet!

Honey July 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Hi Sara,

Thank you so much for thinking me and my site worthy of an award. I do my best to be a blessing to others and provide useful information and resources whenever I can.


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