Saturday, February 8, 2014


It's the weekend, friends!

One of my good friends Darcy nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award :)

The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are:
1. Post 11 random facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
3. Nominated 11 bloggers you think bring sunshine to the world
4. Make up 11 questions for your nominations to answer.

My 11 random facts:

1. I watch more TV than anyone I know.  I barely watch during the week and BINGE on the weekends.  I follow so. many. shows.
2. I am a first year teacher and my classroom library has over 400 books in it.  Holla at me.
3. Not that many people in real life know I blog.  Is that weird?
4. I could eat Mexican food every day of my life.
5. It really bothers me when my fingernail polish and toenail polish don’t match.  OCD.
6. I don’t teach special ed, but it is something I am super passionate about.
7. I still remember my locker combination from 6th grade.  My brain is FULL of useless information.  Most of my friends know to call me for random facts or general things that they can’t remember (Darcy can vouch for this).
8. I love dogs.  Even strangers’ dogs. I feel compelled to pet random dogs in public, even when I don’t know their owners.  Sorry in advance.
9. Sleep is a huge priority in my life. If I’m tired, NOTHING will be accomplished.
10. I am the world’s meanest person when I’m hungry.  This is called “hangry” and should be avoided whenever possible.
11. I have a random fear of forgetting my debit card when I go out to eat or shop.  I will compulsively check my wallet to make sure it’s in there.  Did I mention I think I have a slight case of OCD?

Here are my answers to Darcy's questions:

1. What was the last movie you saw?-Gravity.  My goal is to watch all of the Oscar nominated movies before the Oscars so far so good!  I only have a few left: Her, Dallas Buyers Club, Philomena & Nebraska.
2. What is your favorite Winter scent/candle?-Hmm, I’m not a huge candle person (sorry Darcy!)but I love the smell of peppermint.
3. What is your favorite social media platform?-I love Twitter.  Sadly, I’m unable to live tweet from my job (as you can imagine).  But I love to catch up on news and occasionally tweet about my life (3 hours after it happens).4. What clothing trend are you most looking forward to for Spring?-Does it count if I say what trend I’m LEAST looking forward to?  Haha, say it with me gingers of the world: PASTELS.  No way, no how.  Seriously keep light colors away from my even lighter skin. Please.5. How are you doing on your New Year's Resolutions?-Considering my NYR was to not have one..I think I’m doing okay.  Ha! But in all seriousness, not that great.  Resolutions, like life, are a constant work in progress.6. What would buy if you won $1,000?-Is it sad that my first thought was “Pay off my car? Student loans? Oh wait, it’s only a grand”.  JEWELRY, SHOES.  A cute custom blog design.7. Where is your dream vacation?-Tropical cruise. London. Italy. Can my life just be like “Eat, Pray, Love”?8. What is your favorite thing you own?-iPhone.  It’s basically an extension of my arm.9. Who's show would you want to be invited to for NYFW?-Love me some Michael Kors.10. What is the meaning behind your blog name?-I originally wanted something that rhymed, but mainly something catchy.  Then it dawned on me that this is my first year teaching, first year out of college, a lot of firsts.  Lots of teachers call first graders “firsties” & I teach first grade so it worked.  It’s my first time as a firstie teacher J11. If you were in the Olympics, what would be your sport?FIGURE SKATING.  Obsessed.

My 11 Nominees:

I don’t even KNOW 11 bloggers to tag (this is really sad – I swear I have friends in real life), so if you are reading this, that brings sunshine to my world and you are nominated.  Tell me 11 random things about yourself and answer these 11 questions I came up with:

1. What do you love most about your job?
2. What's one accessory you can't live without?
3. If you could only eat one kind of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
4. Who is your biggest inspiration?
5. Where do you most want to live in the world?
6. What's your favorite pattern or print?
7. What's your favorite childhood memory?
8. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
9. What are your 3 favorite stores to shop at?
10. If the sky rained food, what would you want it to rain?
11. What is the meaning behind your blog name?

Thanks for reading this whole post :)

If you take the time to answer my questions, comment with the link below so I can read it!

Have a great weekend.


  1. Congrats on your Sunshine Award!! Your #10 made me laugh...I'm the same way. If I'm hungry, you better watch out, haha! I'm a new follower! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

    1. Thank you for the follow! This has been an insane week, so I will follow you back & blog stalk you ASAP :)

      Have a great rest of your week!

  2. I also watch A LOT of tv. I love tv and have a lot of shows on my dvr, but of course I've been watching Dexter all weekend long! Just finished up season 4 and am still in complete shock and disbelief and sadness! Le sigh.
    Missing Tooth Grins

    1. Ahhh! Season 4 is one of the most shocking finales!! Hope you are having a good week and getting prepared to survive Valentine's Day!


  3. I am in the middle of season 4 of Dexter... incredibly addicting!
    I took a personal liberty and claimed a nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I hope that's okay!!!

    1. Totally okay!! I'm off to read it now :) Sorry for the late reply!

  4. Ooops! I came by to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Little did I realize you were nominated for this. They seem to be pretty much the same, so if you don't want to do it, don't worry! It won't hurt my feelings!
    Missing Tooth Grins

    1. Oh my goodness, and I had even commented on it before. What is wrong with me? You can say I lost my brain apparently.