The Sunshine Blogger’s Award Nomination

Hello Nzuri,

I was recently nominated for the Sunshine Blogger’s Award. Although I’ve only been back blogging for 7 months, it’s appreciative to be considered and thought of in a warm fashion. I did do some research on the award and it is a positive and supportive connection in the blogging community.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award, you ask?

“The award is driven by the community, passed from one blogger to the next in recognition of their inspiring, creative and motivational blogs. Each nominee then passes a nomination on to 11 of their favourite bloggers then it continues on. This is a great way to give recognition to newer bloggers who may otherwise fly under the radar”

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

Nominate new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post.

Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

Therefore moving ahead, I’d like to thank Lashawn of The Lyfe of Shawn at for being such an inspiration and encouraging spirit. Lashawn’s blog is full of hope and insight on perseverance. I encourage you to visit her blog, you will not be disappointed.

Lashawn’s 11 questions for me:

How has blogging changed your life?

Blogging for me has been a journey. I’m seeing and doing somethings that previously I would’ve never done, for example showing my body scars and other vulnerable moments. I’ve said yes to a lot of things and many doors have opened.

How much time do you spend on your blog?

I spend roughly about 2 to 3 hours during the week on my blog, it could be less. I’m getting better at what content I’d like to write about in advance and the photo shoots take up most of my time.

What’s the best advise you have received?

The best advice was from my husband “just do you” not in those exact words but in an around about conversation we had some weeks ago.

If you could meet anyone famous who would it be and why?

Michelle Obama, I think she’s authentic and unapologetic about it.

What’s your zodiac sign?

Sagittarius all the way baby!

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Not really, maybe taking that well deserved time to myself but that’s a necessity!

What’s your favorite vacation destination?

Las Vegas and Florida

What’s your favorite meal?

Lobster with baked potatoes and broccoli, my husband makes it for me almost every birthday!!

Do your prefer coffee or tea?


Hulu or Netflix?


What’s your favorite holiday?

Christmas, because my birthday is in that month and it’s like a celebration each day.

My nominations for the Sunshine Blogger’s Award was hard as I visit a lot of unique, talented and inspirational blogs, so putting this list together took some time. So here are a few:












My 11 questions :

1. What made you want to blog?

2. What is your favorite passtime other than blogging?

3. How do you overcome your fears?

4. What motivates you?

5. How do you define success?

6. Who do you admire?

7. What is beautiful to you?

8. What are two things you like about yourself?

9. Favorite style era?

10. Heels or flats?

11. Favorite season?

Until next time nzuri, thank you for stopping by my corner of the internet!


  • Areca Griggs

    Congratulations on your nomination!!! You are so bright and creative. You are perfect for blogging because you have so much to express and know just what to say to translate those expressions into words. You will have many more recognitions….Great job👍🏾

  • Daenel T.

    Congratulations!!! YOu’re so deserving of this award. Your posts are always so interesting – I learn something new about you every time I visit. Blogging does make you much more daring in so many ways – what you share, taking pictures out in public, etc. But it also makes you grow as a person. I’ve found so much stuff that I bring from my blog life into my real life.

    I’m with you on the lobster and baked potato – I think it may be time for The Hubs and me to indulge again. It’s been a long time.

    Thank you for the nomination. I so appreciate it. Big puffy hearts!!!

    • Shugunna

      Thank you so much Daenel!! I really appreciate all the support from day one of our email on the IG, you’ve been nothing but patient and encouraging on my journey; you really don’t understand how much!!! Thank you for being YOU🥰🥰

    • Shugunna

      Thank you Bukola!! I look at your blog along with others and am inspired each day to just do me!! Each one of us has so many unique experiences and ideas to share, I’m so glad to have found you all!!!

  • Shelbee on the Edge

    Shugunna, you are so kind! Thanks so much for the nomination! And a big congratulations to you on your nomination as well. Blogging really is quite the journey with so many rewards. I literally cannot imagine my life without it at this point. I will work on a post answering your 11 questions over the next week or two. Have the most wonderful day!


  • jodie filogomo

    I’m a Sagittarius too!! Us winter babies got to stick together.
    It was so nice to learn more about you this way!!

  • Kristin

    Fantastic Shugunna! Congratulations on your award and thank you for nominating me. I haven’t forgotten and am planning my blog post! I love your answers to the questions and you’ve asked some questions that are very thought provoking. I love how you put yourself out there and love the advice your hubby gave you!! It’s so important to just do you!

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