The Sunshine Award :)

I totally felt like Regina George yesterday.

Not because I'm your typical selfish, back-stabbing, slut faced ho-bag, but because I felt like the most popular girl in school.

Both Trista from Stewart Street & Kate from Widgeon Nest nominated me for The Sunshine Award!

Not only that, Tammy Jo from You Wouldn't Call It A Drinking Problem nominated me for a Leibster Award! I'm going to save that for Monday so that I have an excuse to talk about myself some more :)

Who am I kidding, I don't need an excuse!
I want to thank all three of them for being sweet enough to think of me! I am so flattered that other people like me as much as I do :)
So here's the dealio:
A Sunshine Award is given to bloggers whose posts brighten your day. Here are the rules-
1. Include award logo in a post or on your blog (above). 
2. Link to the person who nominated you
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself. 
4. Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. 
5. Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.
So here goes nothin'!

Questions from Trista:

1. Open your music on your phone. What's the last song you listened to? 
"Better Together" by Jack Johnson. Love love love me some Jack, especially in the Fall. Takes me back to high school with bonfires, beer, and great friends.

2. Last adult beverage you drank? 
Currently enjoying a Strawberita (durr)

3. It's Saturday night and your 16....where are you? 
If it's a Speech weekend, I'm hanging out with all my nerdy ass Speech friends bringin' the drama at a tournament of some kind. If it's a regular weekend, I'm probably trying to find someone to buy me beer.

4. Favorite actress? 
Angelina Jolie. We both have a thing for Brad's ;)

5. Have you ever cheated on someone?
Absolutely not. I'm a big believer in karma.
6. Ever been cheated on? 
Not that I know of. Considering I've only had two boyfriends my whole life, one of them I'm going to marry, the odds are probably not. I've already told Bradley they wouldn't find his body if he ever cheated on me. I'd go all "Goodbye Earl" on his ass.

7. First kiss. Tell us about it. 
Oh boy. To say I was a late bloomer is an understatement. I didn't get my first kiss until I was 17. It was on the Speech bus. I think his name was Austin. He liked me for a minute, but I spent all of high school being obsessed with one boy. See how faithful I am?
8. First job you ever had? 
My first job was babysitting for my sister. My niece was born when I was 10 and my sister would pay me like $10 to watch her for a couple of hours. I guess 10 seems really young to some people to be watching a baby, but I was quite mature for my age. Then when my nephew was born 4 years later, I spent the summers babysitting him. It was a great job, and I consider them to be my "oldest kids."
9. How old were you when you had your first alcoholic beverage?
Umm, 14? 
10. Do you still keep in touch with your high school best friend?
For sure! We work a block away from each other even!

Questions from Kate:

1. What's your personality type? (Myers Briggs, C. Jung, CVI, Sex in the City character survey, whatever). (If you've never taken one and don't have the time, just describe your personality!)
Type-A babe. I wrote the book on being a crazy, high-strung, organization-freak who impatiently multi-tasks. 

2.What is the hardest thing you've ever had to do?
Letting go of the things I couldn't change. I watched my Father die knowing that I had to give up on any semblance of a relationship, or any hope that we could undo the past.
3.What's in your car's trunk?
I drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee so I don't really have a trunk. But I think there's an umbrella and some dog hair in the way back.
4. How many times have you been to Disney World or Disney Land?
I can't even count how many times I've been to Disney World. We used to go like every year when I was a kid. My family is obsessed. I haven't been since I was like 19, which is crazy business. I keep trying to convince Bradley that we need to go there on our Honeymoon :)
5. What's one thing you've been putting off?
Speaking of cars, cleaning mine out. I let Chordie ride in the back pretty much wherever I go, and she shed's like a mother. There is a very thick layer of her fur in my back seat. I'm stressed just thinking about it.
6. What do you have going on this weekend?
Marigold Festival boo! And one of my friend's is getting married! Party time!!!
7. Wine, beer, or mixed drinks? What kind?
Strawberitas. Silly question!
8. If you had to legally change your name, what would you choose?
Kayla Layla, durr. Obviously Layla isn't my middle name, but it'd be a lot cooler if it was.
9. What cheesy line do you tell yourself to get motivated for a workout/run/whatever?
"Eat yo salad no dessert, get that man you deserve" I'm always quoting Kanye.
10. Bill Murray or Will Ferrell? I mean, if you had to choose.
Will Ferrell, I cannot wait until Anchorman 2 comes out!

My Questions:
1. If you were a Real Housewife, what would your tagline be? If you don't watch it, I'll give you an example of what mine would be. "There's nothing wrong with being classy, sassy, and a bit smart ass-y!"
2. What is your favorite boy band of all time?
3. Which member of The Brady Bunch can you most relate to?
4. Will you be wearing white now that Labor Day has passed?
5. Nacho Cheese or Cooler Ranch Doritos?
6. Describe something about yourself that you secretly love and wish others noticed more.
7. Would you rather be deaf or blind?
8. Maury's Paternity Tests episodes or Out of Control Teens?
9.  If you could go back in time for 24 hours, where would you go and what would you do?
10. Who's sexier? Larry King or Steve Buscemi?

My Nominations:
1. Jodi from  Love and Crayons
2. Veronica from V Watt's Thoughts
4. Leah from Mrs. Mama D
5. Meredith from Is This Thing On?
6. Erin from She's A Big Star
7. Katelyn from Imperfect Perfection
8. Merrie from The Skinny Student
9. Samantha from 24 to 30

I'm so looking forward to reading their responses! Have a great weekend everyone? Got any big plans?


  1. I love me some Jack Johnson! It takes me back to college years and an old boyfriend. Wait. Did I just saycollege years? Because I meant high school years. cough cough. ;)
    I'm a just-say-no-to-cheatin' kind of gal myself. I believe in being loyal but more importantly I am too lazy to be shady.
    Thank you for nomination! I'm excited about sharing my sunshine. ;)

  2. Maryann and Wanda were the best of friends..............

    My BFF and I seriously reworded this song to be TristaAnn and Sondra....no lie. We used to drive my mom CRAZY with this song.

  3. I wish I lived closer so I could go to the Marigold Festival, too. It sounds awesome! Have fun this weekend! I'll be repeating your Kanye line as I gear up for my long run! New favorite saying!

  4. AWWW thank you so much :)!!! Totally doing this Monday :)

  5. Hey, thanks so much for the nomination!! LOVE the questions you came up with! I feel you on the dog hair/car situation!! It's like she saved all her fur for my backseat..


  6. I LOVE your questions and that you used "Goodbye Earl" as a verb! Thanks for nominating me!