the sunshine award!

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I've been very fortunate to get a couple of awards lately (thanks Toria!) but have been too lazy to write the random facts. Okay, so it was more than simple laziness because I've been blogging for a while and it's hard to think of new and exciting random facts. But then Bailey was cute enough to give me The Sunshine Award, so I figured it was time to get my butt in gear as it's SUPER NICE that other bloggers are giving me some props.

So here's the scoop: I'm going to share 11 random facts about myself, answer Bailey's 11 questions, and then pose 11 questions for other bloggers to answer.

Yes, it's labour intensive, but I hope it'll also be a fun read.

Okay, here we go!

1. I love salsa with my quesadillas and nachos but prefer the salsa juice over the actual chunky pieces that make up salsa. Onion chunks? Bleck. In fact, I should probably try pureeing salsa so it’s more like a soup, and therefore chunk-less.

2. Interestingly enough with my above suggestion, though, I don’t like soup. It’s a pretend meal, as far as I’m concerned. Plus, you can feel it swishing all around in your stomach afterwards and it’s weird.

3. Speaking of meals, whenever it’s time for our dogs to eat, I sing them a song. It’s pretty much the same song, slightly changed for each part of the day. The lyrics go like this: “It’s your FIRST favourite part of the day! It’s brekkie time! Hip Hip Horray!”; “It’s your SECOND favourite part of the day! It’s denta-treat time! Hip Hip Horray!”; and finally, “It’s your THIRD favourite part of the day. It’s supper time! Hip Hip Horray!” The funniest part is that I don’t get past the first “It’s” before they start to freak out.

4. I really just want to wear fascinators every minute of every day. Big ones. Ones with jewels and feathers and big shooty-offy spirals. *sighs* Yeah. That’s the stuff right there. Ha!

5. I’m moderately addicted to flossing. With the tape-floss variety, that is, not the original string design, which isn’t even almost the same. In the course of a day, I probably floss three to four times.

6. I positively loathe when people come to our house with no notice. It’s just plain rude and since we live in the time of cell phones, there’s really no excuse. Each morning, I have to budget my energy for the day, so if you stop by uninvited and unannounced, prepare to see a human version of this face:

You’ve been warned.

7. One of my favourite summer drinks is the Iced Lemonade from Timmies but I usually drink it too quickly and then get the most wicked, full-body-brain-freeze. But even though I know this, it still happens. All. The. Time. It’s just so delicious that I can’t control myself!

8. I sometimes daydream about buying a food truck and calling it: Wow That Bitch Can Bake! I’d sell various types of banana bread, brownies, and the ever-popular mini-cupcakes. And on special occasions, I’d make sugar cookies with royal icing in funny shapes. You know, like t-shirts or cigars.  

9. I am addicted to watching The Undateables. I’m ridiculously over-the-moon when there’s a love connection and equally as devastated when things don’t work out. Everyone needs to love and be loved and The Undateables does an excellent job of trying to make that happen. And I just sit on my couch, taking it all in with a wad of Kleenex and a healthy glass of wine.

10. Combing through my last VISA bill, I noticed that I’ve bought a lot of books recently. Like, A LOT of books. Arguably, ALL the books. But if that’s the case then why do I want more? MOOOOOOOOORE. #seriousbibliophile

11. Sometimes, I cheat with my Plant Nanny ap. #sorrynotsorry

Now onto Bailey’s questions:

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, or gelato?
Well, if I’m at home, ice cream. If I’m out, gelato. But only fruit-flavoured gelato. For whatever reason, those are the best. Especially lemon. No! Raspberry! WAIT! BANANA! Okay, throw all three in there and we’ll call it a day. Ha!

What’s your favourite Disney movie, animated or otherwise? 
Enchanted. LOVE Amy Adams in that movie. And the songs. Maybe I’ve even sung them while twirling in wide circles, arms stretched out, pretending my living room furniture is an audience…but since you can’t prove it, I’ll just smile coyly and shrug my shoulders.

Do you cheer for a sports team, and if so, how did you pick that team?
Nope. Not into sports. Playing sports, yes (when I can), but watching them? Nope.

What’s your favourite album?
Like, right now? In that case, the EP With Love by Oh Honey. The song "I Love You Will Still Sound The Same" won’t stop sucking all tears from my eyes in the very best of ways. And "Be Okay," will probably be my summer anthem. 
And for a throw back album? Probably Room for Squares by John Mayer. I can ALWAYS listen to that baby.

Are you good or bad at keeping plants alive?
I SWEAR that I didn’t know this was a question when I confessed my Plant Nanny cheating. Hahah! Oh man, I’m actually laughing. So the answer to that is pretty obvious. I have to cheat to keep a virtual plant alive so no, we don’t have any plants…aside from the enormous fake palm tree, which, as it is fake, speaks for itself. 

If you had one, when did you get rid of your Christmas tree this past holiday season?
First – this question is amazing.
Second—we didn’t have one this year! *sobs* We’d just moved on December 5th, so we didn’t bother. This year, though, WATCH OUT! We’ve got stupid-high ceilings in our new living room and that calls for a Times Square level of tree-ness. The Remix will be thrilled to figure out how to strap that one onto the car (probably not).

What are you most looking forward to doing this summer?
Drafting my next book! The goal is to have it all down in 12 weeks. We’ll see. Ha!

Who’s your daddy?
Robert Shaw. (Side note: This phrase really needs to leave our vocab. Sorry Bailey, but it’s just icky.)

What is the most played song in your iTunes account right now?
"Fortune Days" by The Glitch Mob (78). It’s badass and epic and it pumps me right up.

What was your favourite Halloween costume that you’ve ever worn? 
How to choose?! I’ve loved so many! I’ll give you my top two: Big Bird and a Glow Worm. 

There's some BIG plans in the works for this year, which may end up resulting in the most awesome costume of life. Don't worry, you'll see a pic in October. (And to answer the question you're probably thinking: Yes. I make all my costumes myself.)

Where is your idea vacation, whether you’ve been there before or not?
Fiji. Oh how I LONG to go to Fiji. The clear water so I can see fishes and therefore avoid them because they’re terrifying, the white sand that’s soft instead of grainy and scratchy, and the huts on the water that are rustic-ish yet still luxurious because you can order room service (or hut service, to be more precise). That’s the life right there!


So, after combing through my Bloglovin' list, I've realized that the majority of the bloggers I know have already received this award (or others with the same concept), which is awesome because they're all wonderful and therefore, deserve it. BUT if you're a regular reader here and are also a blogger, that probably means that you're just as awesome, so even if you've already won it (or something like it) grab the award and get to work! Haha! But seriously, sometimes bloggers get into a slump and having questions to answer can make for a good post. And, obviously, my questions are amazing. Haha!

My 11 questions:
  1. Hot lips or Swedish Berries?
  2. How often do you make your bed? Like, with perfect pillow placement and everything, not just smoothing down the blanket.
  3. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? Paula Cole still wants to know. (Bonus points if this song is now stuck in your head. Ha!)
  4. Why are baby red squirrels the cutest things ever while adult red squirrels are the bane of my existence because they bo-guard all of the bird seed?
  5. When was the last time you did something dangerous*? (* You may define dangerous however you may like. If you find swimming dangerous, then talk about that.)
  6. Pretty much everyone knows random facts about the world. What’s one that you like to share?
  7. If Cindy's leaving the train station at seven and Chris is leaving at six-thirty, what’s your most favourite nail polish colour? (Side note: Hahaha! Did you think I’d really give you math?)
  8. When was the last time you high-fived someone? What was it for?
  9. Most people have a word they may overuse. Like, for instance, “awesome,” in my case. What’s yours?
  10. What’s the most recent book that you stopped reading? What made you put it down?
  11. On a scale of one to ten, how hard is it for you to come up with 11 random facts about yourself and then come up with 11 random questions for others without any repeats? Haha!

Let me know if you claim the award and answer my questions! I'd love to read your answers! 

And thanks so much again to Bailey! Love your face, girl!


  1. Congrats on the award. I love learning more about. Also you Halloween costumes rock.

  2. Ahhhhh hahaha I loved this blog Jennie. There are several standouts that made me lewl. Wow That Bitch Can Bake! - best idea OF ALL TIME. Get on that before someone else does! I can't wait for your epic Christmas tree/Halloween costume. So many holidays to look forward to with you! Your Glow Worm wins the prize, by the way.

  3. Also, two very enthusiastic thumbs up for the Paula Cole reference, and - if it makes you feel any better - I had that "What's your name? Who's your daddy?" Time of the Seasons song in my head with that one question hahaha.

  4. You are so silly. I love that. The costumes are so cute. Do you dress up every year?

  5. You're so awesome, it's almost intimidating! First off, Gloworm costume. *slow clap*
    I would totally eat at a food truck call Wow That Bitch Can Bake, fun shapes or not. The title alone is worth it! This thing, it must happen.
    You of course will draft your next book in 12 weeks but the real question is WHEN CAN I BUY YOUR BOOKS AND PIMP THEM ALL OVER THE INTERNET?!
    And although dark chocolate gelato beats the pants off banana (the best being a scope of dark chocolate and a scoop of raspberry, obviously), I love that you chose Enchanted as your fav. The cleaning sequence, with the animal helpers of NYC cracks me up EVERY time, despite the fact that I've seen that movie dozens of times.


Whattaya got to say about that? *waits*

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