Monday, June 9, 2014

The Sunflower Blogger Award

I have been tagged by Melanie (at Christian Bookshelf Reviews). Thank you, Melanie - I am honored to be chosen!!!

The rules:
  1. Share 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer the 11 questions the previous blogger asked
  3. Tag 11 bloggers and ask them 11 new questions
11 Facts about myself:
  1. I love to read (obviously!)
  2. I'm getting married on September 13, 2014
  3. We're going to the Dominican Republic for our honeymoon
  4. I went on my very first mission trip this year to Belize. I loved every minute of it!
  5. I actually love my job. I work on a phone desk for Wells Fargo.
  6. Popcorn is one of my favorite dinners ever
  7. I have a TON of pictures everywhere. They are plastered all over my cube at work, my walls at home, and my fridge.
  8. I have a fierce respect for our service men and women. I don't like people disrespecting those who give their time and lives for our freedom. (See why on my About Me page).
  9. I love McDonald's Coke. It is the best Coke in the entire world.
  10. I try to do most of my blogging on my free time at work. I know when I get home, it won't get done because I'm on a computer all day.
  11. Most important: I am a child of God. I couldn't imagine my life without my Savior.
My answers to Melanie's Questions:
  1. What's the last book you bought? I actually just purchased Swept Away and Fired Up by Mary Connealy
  2. What's the last movie you watched? I watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower over the weekend. It was a great movie!
  3. What's your all-time favorite book cover? That is a tough question. I am drawn to books by their covers. I don't know if I have a favorite!
  4. What's your favorite summer activity, besides reading? ;) Cooking out with family and friends.
  5. What is one of the worst/most-boring movies you've seen? The most boring movie I have ever seen is True Grit. I just did not enjoy that movie one bit.
  6. If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would you choose? Somewhere tropical. I love the water, sun, and sand!
  7. Sneakers or sandals? Sandals! I actually prefer no shoes at all.
  8. The beach or the pool? the beach, for sure!
  9. What's the last book that made you cry or laugh-out-loud? I cried reading Through The Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer and laughed out loud reading Talk of The Town by Lisa Wingate
  10. What's your favorite candle scent? Vanilla - by far. It's a classic, timeless scent.
  11. Do you have a favorite B&W movie? I don't know that I've actually watched a black and white movie.
I'm tagging:
Jennifer ~ WordSmith 
Lis Ann ~ The Indigo Quill 
Linda ~ Mocha with Linda 
Brooke ~ i blog 4 books 
Michelle ~ I Hope You Dance
Kristie ~ Moments
Heart2Heart ~ Reviews From The Heart
(no pressure! you don't have to participate if you don't want to)

My Questions
  1. Where is your favorite place to read?
  2. What are you looking forward to doing this summer?
  3. Do you prefer e-books or paperback/hardback books?
  4. If you could meet one historical person, who would it be?
  5. You are on a desert island. You can have wish for three things. What would they be?
  6. Who is your favorite fictional character of all time?
  7. What is the greatest lesson you have learned from reading a fiction book?
  8. Do you love your job?
  9. What is your favorite quote?
  10. Do you like to buy new books or are you ok with used?
  11. What have you learned about yourself lately?


  1. Oh this is fun! I've never done anything like this I'm excited. Thanks for nominating me. : )

  2. Congrats on getting married! I was in banking 11 years before I became a stay-at-home mom. I worked at small bank's call center for two of those years. Regardless of what department I was working in, I enjoyed banking.

    1. Thank you! I'm so excited to be getting married, I can hardly wait until September!

      This is my first call center job, but I've been with the bank for 6 years. I've never regretted coming to work here!

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  3. Thanks Shannah! This sounds like fun! :) I will try and get to this soon!

  4. Shannah, I was chosen for this award by Michelle at I Hope You Dance and I would have picked you had you not already received this honor. Books are fun, but it's your smiling face that I always notice first. You've faced incredible loss for one so young and I just want you to know that I share your feelings about our military men and women. And I rejoice with you over your upcoming marriage. Thanks for sharing your heart, Shannah.

    1. Thank you Carole, that really means a lot to me! I couldn't have faced it without my Lord carrying me every step of the way. He kept me grounded and smiling when I wanted to hide, and I credit Him for bringing me my wonderful fiance. To God be the Glory!

  5. God bless you.

    I'm so sorry for your loss and can't even imagine the unbearable heartache of becoming a widow at such a young age. *Hug*. And warmest congratulations to you and your fiancé, Shannah.

    1. Thank you Ganise. It hasn't been easy, but I've been blessed with a wonderful support system! God is good, all the time!

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