Sunshine blogger award nomination

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I am so glad to receive the Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination. Ever since I started blogging, I have not only found a space of peace and joy in my head but I have also found a tribe of like-minded individuals who though are different from me, and even live far away, many across the oceans, I connect with them and they connect with me. a lot of them are moms- writers, bloggers, influencers like me but mostly better than me in their craft and hence they inspire me and I read their blogs with interest & love. Imagine my joy, when one morning I wake up with a nomination by one such fabulous blogger, Tracy from Frugal Florida Mom. She nominated me for the prestigious “Sunshine Blogger Award”. I am excited. I feel validated and I have the sunshine in my smile today. ((you can read Tracy’s nomination post here)

“There is Sunshine in my Soul today”

So, what is the Sunshine Blogger Award you ask?  The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are inspiring and bring the sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers. Thank you, Frugal Florida Mom, for finding my blog worthy of this honor and appreciation. It is such an honor to receive!

Sunshine Blogger Award
Be someone’s Sunshine Today

As a part of this nomination, I am supposed to answer 11 questions that Tracy has asked me. So, grab a drink of your choice, relax and read on.

Sunshine Questions & Answers

  1. Why did you start blogging? I started my blog as a Facebook Personal Blog page 2 days before my daughter’s first birthday as my gift to her. Before her birth, I was the Vice President of HR for a reputed multinational, but from the moment I held her in my hands, I was soaked in motherhood. Next 12 months, all my actions were driven towards nurturing my child. This phase was happy, lonely, challenging but also very rewarding and my blog hence became a medium to express my feelings as a mother and to connect with other like-minded women who was going through, went through or was about to go through a transformation of life and outlook like me.
  2. Did you have a different career before blogging? If so, what was it? Yes, I have done my Master’s in Business Administration and my last job title was “Vice President – HR (International)”, where I was heading the HR function for a multinational, responsible for 2500 + employees in 5 countries.
  3. What do you hope people get from your blog? Smile. Support. Sass & The Sunshine.
  4. What is the biggest mistake you made as a new blogger? I still consider myself a new blogger and I am still doing many mistakes currently. Though, I wish I started my Instagram account early. It has been a valuable traffic builder.
  5. What has been your biggest win as a blogger? Every single follower to me is a big win. I truly appreciate the fact that someone wants to read my article, or watch my picture/feed and follow me, taking time out of their valuable 24 hours each day. It’s a huge vote of confidence and it’s my biggest motivator.

    Sunshine Blogger AwardThe Sunshine makes me happy

  6. What are your social media accounts? My page is called “Love, Life & the little one”. Click here to see my account on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest and like/follow me too
  7. If a celebrity followed your blog, who would you want it to be? Blake Lively, Michelle Obama & Kareena Kapoor – My favorite Sunshine Moms (I know I choose 3. I am greedy!)
  8. What’s the last book you read? I am still reading it. It’s from my favorite blogger/author Twinkle Khanna and it’s called, “The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad”. You can buy it here.
  9. If money was no object, what gift would you want for your next birthday? A private, secluded island in the Bahamas and my very own private airplane to take me there
  10. Do you have a hobby? (Besides blogging, if this is a hobby.) If so, what? Watching movies. I am a self-confessed cinephile.
  11. What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? “Follow your inner-child”

To keep this wonderful chain of Sunshine Bloggers active, I would like to nominate  10 of my favorite bloggers who I find very positive, supportive and bright like sunshine.

  1. Sparkleese
  2. For You Son
  3. One Geek of a parent
  4. Jcjlifestyle
  5. Sand in my toes
  6. Lil_posies
  7. Belairmommie
  8. And then there were 2
  9. The Rambling Ramnaths
  10. Homebound but hopeful

Hiya! now that you are nominated, please check out the rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award and keep the sun shining.

Rules

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the person that nominated you
  3. Nominate some other bloggers for this award and give them 11 questions to answer
  4. Notify the bloggers you have nominated.
  5. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo

 

Here are my questions for you

  1. What is the story behind the name of your blog?
  2. How has blogging influenced you?
  3. Your very first book is going to be published! What is it titled?
  4. What do you do to keep positive and live an inspired life?
  5. What positive things do you see when you look in the mirror?
  6. Do you have a song that instantly makes you happy?
  7. What’s your favorite quote?
  8. If you could have one super power what would it be?
  9. What is the one change you would like to make on your blog
  10. What are your social media accounts?
  11. And finally, look up at the ceiling and name the first five things that pop into your mind.

 

Congratulation ladies, I can’t wait to see your answers.

Hope you had as much fun reading my answers as I had to answer them. Don’t forget to read my bit on the other award I received some time back, called the Blogger Recognition Award here!

I hope to continue to make this blog a very happy, sunny, sassy place, so do stay and don’t forget to put your sunnies on!

I hope to continue to make this blog a very happy, sunny, sassy place, so do stay and don’t forget to put your sunnies on!

Cya Sunshine

M

22 Comments

  1. Hi there! Congrats on the Sunshine award! Love all your smiling pictures and your cute answers 🙂 stay smiling!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thank you

  2. Congrats! Cute article and great insight to get to know you as a mom and blogger a little more. Super fun to read.

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Aww. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. caitcance

    I can see why you’re doing well on instagram, your photos are beautiful! I enjoyed learning about you, especially your “past life” before motherhood… quite a change those kids can cause in our lives!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thank you. Yes, I call life before my little one, ” Past Life”. It really feels distant to me now.

  4. taylermorrell

    I love your answer to always follow your inner child. I wholeheartedly agree with that!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thank you. Nice to e-meet you too.

    2. Love Life And The Little One

      Thank you.

  5. This is awesome! Congrats. It was great to read more about the person behind the blog!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thank you

  6. What a fun award. Congratulations you definitely deserve it. I loved learning more about you!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thank you.

  7. Congratulations <3

  8. Congratulations my virtual friend and mommy blogger! Thank you for considering me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Much love.

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Hugs. Can’t wait to read yours.

  9. Mel

    Congratulations! I loved reading your answers to the questions – thank you for bringing a ray of sunshine to my morning! Wishing you every continued success xx

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      You are so kind. Thank you. Your comment made my day too.

  10. Congratulations! I started blogging for the same reasons. Thank you for nominating me 🙂

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      You are welcome. Can’t wait to read yours.

  11. Congratulations and a hundred times thank you for nominating me! I am however now totally overwhelmed by trying to come up with quirky responses to your questions!!!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Can’t wait to read yours. You are very welcome.

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