The Sunshine Blogger Award (I & II)

The Sunshine Blogger Award is the new Liebster Award! Recently I was nominated for it twice, so today I am obliged to accept them.

. . . Or, if you prefer. . .

~~ Rules ~~

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.Β // Thank you, Jenna and Covah!! Go check out their blogs, Hunters — they’re both fantabulous people. πŸ™‚
  2. List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.Β // Pick one. I just used both. πŸ˜›
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  4. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.Β  // I think I’ll pass on that one.
  5. Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

This really is a lot like the Liebster Award. XD

~~ Jenna’s Questions ~~

#1) What song got you through a hard time?

I want to say “Wishful Thinking” by Mercyme, but I’ve already told that story, so I’m going to pick “Beautiful Things” by Gungor instead.

I was thirteen years old, I was on a fall retreat, and nothing was going my way. I won’t say exactly what was going on, but I was feeling utterly crushed and heart-broken. I sat on a swing at the campsite’s playground one night and sulked, staring at the ground. The song’s first verse started playing in my head and I found myself relating to its every word. As the chorus rolled around, I gradually found a sense of peace and joy. That night was the first time in my life that I really felt God’s presence and hope throbbing in my heart. It was the greatest feeling of my life.

I was swinging high by the time the song ended.

#2)What’s your favorite thing to do with your bestie(s)?

I don’t really know. Honestly I just like talking to them. Maybe I should invite friends out more often to pin down an absolute favorite thing. πŸ˜†

#3) How many pets would you like to have?

Not an excessive amount, but definitely more than one. I’d love at least two cats and at least one rat/mouse. Especially a rat. Rats are cool.

#4) What’s a big goal for your blog?

Get more followers, maybe? (That sounds really selfish. πŸ˜› ) Other than that, I don’t really have one huge goal.

#5) What’s your favorite color and why?

Olive green. It’s just really pretty, and I love wearing it! It matches my eyes, anyway.

#6)  What time of day do you feel most creative?

I don’t think there’s a specific time of day. My brain has no schedule. It just decides to feel creative whenever it feels like it. Its least favorite time is in the morning though. πŸ™‚

#7) Favorite coffee drink?

I don’t drink coffee. πŸ˜›

#8) Favorite quote?

I have several, but I’m going to go with. . .

. . .with. . .

. . .I really don’t know, so I’m just going to shut my eyes and pick one.

β€œBelieve me, Hester, there are few things–whether in the outward world, or, to a certain depth, in the invisible sphere of thought–few things hidden from the man who devoted himself earnestly to the solution of a mystery.”

Dr. Chillingworth, β€œThe Scarlet Letter”

I actually totally forgot that quote existed until I looked it up. Oh well. πŸ˜›

#9) What does your dream bedroom look like?

Comfy bed with a firm pillow, a window looking out to a nice view, and lots and lots of space to put things. I know it’s a vague description, but honestly they’re my bedroom priorities.

#10) What would your idea/dream summer be?

AMUSEMENT PARKS AND FRIENDS AND SWIMMING POOLS AND FRIENDS AND PLANE RIDES AND FRIENDS. . . And bit of time to chillax thrown in. πŸ™‚

#11) Favorite way to relax?

DEKREEL’S RELAXATION STARTER PACK:

A place (preferably a comfy place) to sit down near a power outlet and an extension chord, a pair of headphones, my MP3 player, my phone, my sketchbook, my Bible, my diary, another book or two, a snack and something cold to drink.

I just realized I listed a bunch of different ways I can relax, but didn’t pick a favorite. Oh well. . .

. . .

Online forums. I love online forums. I can be alone and talk to friends at the same time. Perfect for an introverted extrovert like myself. πŸ™‚

~~ Covah’s Questions ~~

#1) What are three of your favorite songs and why?

Ohhhhh, goodness no. . . This question. . . πŸ˜›

  1. “Build My Life” by Housefires has been a big one lately.
  2. “Voice of Jesus” by Andrew Peterson makes me cry.
  3. “Do It Again” by Elevation Worship is super encouraging.

You know you just came back from church camp when all you can think of is church music. πŸ˜†

#2) What is a quote that has impacted your life?

Another quote?!

Let’s go with the chorus from Mercyme’s “Wishful Thinking”.

Could it be that on my worst days,
How you love me simply will not change?
What if it’s really not about what I do,
But what You did?
This ain’t wishful thinking,
It’s just how it is

Mercyme

#3) If you had a pet snake (yes a snake) what would you name it?

I’d name it “Mara” after the snake monster from the classic Doctor Who episodes “Kinda” and “Snakedance”.

Fun fact: My sister used to have a pet snake. His name was Lincoln. πŸ™‚

#4) What is your favorite fiction and non fiction book?

My favorite fiction book is North! Or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson.

My favorite non-fiction book is Josiah’s Fire by Tahni Cullen.

#5) If you were a color, which color would you be? (Post a reference photo)

I want to be green. . .

. . .But I think, based on my personality, I’m more of a blue. So. . .

(Is this what you meant by “reference photo”, Covah? o.o)

#5) Peanuts or cashews?

Peanuts because I’ve never tried cashews before. πŸ˜›

#6) What does summer mean to you?

Having fun, hanging out with friends, going on trips. . . and lots of heat.

#7) Favorite Disney movie?

The AristoCats. :3 Also pretty much all the Pixar movies.

#8) Barefoot or shoes?

Shoes. It’s polite, plus I don’t like getting my feet dirty. Normally. πŸ™‚

#9) What is your favorite photo on your camera roll?

I take a lot of photos but. . .

There are probably better ones than that, but I’m too lazy to go through all my hundreds of pictures.

#10) Describe MY blog in three words.

  1. COZY
  2. CHEERFUL
  3. FRIENDLY

#10.5) describe jenna’s blog in three words.

(Yes, I added that question. πŸ™‚ )

  1. POLISHED
  2. PROFESSIONAL
  3. WARM

(seriously, guys, go check out their blogs, they’re super cool)

#11) describe your blog in three words.

Uhhh. . .

  1. UNIQUE
  2. UNORGANIZED
  3. MODEST

I like how the first letters of each word literally spell out “UUM”. I have no idea what I’m doing, guys. πŸ˜› (Not that I’m not having fun!)

~~ Tagging ~~

NOBODY.

If you’d like to nominate yourself, go for it!! Here are some questions to take home with you.

~~ Your Questions ~~

  1. What is your favorite camping activity?
  2. What is a quote that inspires you?
  3. If your belly button could do whatever you want when you press it, what would it do?
  4. Describe your blog in three words.
  5. What is your favorite species of insect?
  6. What is your favorite color combination?
  7. Tell us a joke.
  8. Would you rather explore the ocean, a cave or outer space?
  9. Do you have any advice about blogging?
  10. Apple, Windows or other?
  11. What book besides the Bible has changed your life?

That was a lot. πŸ˜› It was really fun though! Thanks once again to Jenna and Covah for nominating me!! I really appreciate it! <3

~~ Dekreel

(title photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels)

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