Sunshine Award

8 May

Sunshine Award

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Award by Kathryn Jenkins. I am always pleased when one of my peers takes an interest in my writing. Kathryn Jenkins is a Fantasy writer. She creates fascinating worlds and characters we can all relate to. Please visit her blog: Dragon Knight Chronicles, and see for yourself.

Like all awards there are rules and they are listed below.
*Post the sunshine award logo.

*Then nominate ten fellow bloggers you feel are worthy of this award. Announce their nomination on their blog. Plus, link a pingback to the nominator’s blog. Please stop by Dragon Knight Chronicles, and also take time to visit my nominees’ blogs, you’ll be glad you did.

*Then of course there are questions to be answered. This is for you all to get to know a little more about me, and I look forward to seeing your responses as well.

Favorite color? I have several. As an artist, colors represent more than just a shade. Red (any shade) conjures up feelings of passion and love, teal blue is so relaxing, golden yellow reminds me of the fiery sun as it begins to drop toward the horizon, and green (many shades) is reminiscent of nature.

Favourite animal? I love all animals. My heart does go out to dogs, tigers, polar bears and dolphins though.

Favourite number? I have many favorite numbers. I love the number 5 because it reminds me of Sunday mornings watching cartoons with my brother when we were kids. I’m fond of the number 25 because I was married on the 25th of January and the number 3 because my husband was born June 3rd. The numbers 29, 8, 16, 2, 11, 7 mean a lot to me because they are the days my nieces and nephews were born. 83 is a precious number to me because it represents the number of years my incredible grandmother, Maria, graced this planet with her presence, although I wish it had been 100. I could go on and on, but I’ll stop here because I’m becoming an emotional wreck right now.

Favorite non-alcoholic drink? I love lemonade with lots of crushed ice in the summer, and hot cocoa on a chilly night.

Favorite alcoholic drink? I only drink now and then. When I’m in the mood (to drink) I like cran-rasberry juice and vodka, or raspberry vodka and sierra Mist, or diet sprite (when I’m dieting, which is 80% of the time). On a frosty night I may opt for some hot cocoa, baptized with a little brandy, or brandy with Kaluah and cream. I also like an occasional frozen Margarita (as long as it’s top shelf Tequila!) I don’t usually drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis XX. No, seriously I do, it’s a great beer! It tastes even better accompanied by hot chicken wings or a slice of pizza while watching a good basketball game, or UFC fight. ;D

Facebook or Twitter? My Facebook Fan Page has been a godsend, and my twitter-mates do a great job of re-twitting my important posts. I can’t do without either.

My passions? My first passion is writing. I also love reading, drawing, and photography. I love traveling, meeting new people, trying new things. I have an adventurer’s spirit. I adore my family, and spending quality time with them is also very important.

Giving or receiving gifts? Both. I love seeing the look on someone’s face when they’ve received something they truly love and are excited about. I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy receiving gifts as well. It makes me feel thought of, and special. Sorry, I’m only human.

Favorite city? Wow! This is a tough one. I grew up in New York City. I got married in Paris, France. Seville and Malaga, Spain are beautiful, and the people are so friendly. Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida are great! I’ve had a great time, and have many fond memories of all the cities I’ve been to. I can’t choose.

Favorite TV shows? Spartacus, The Tudors, Da Vinci’s Demons, The Voice, Modern Family and Face Off.

My Nominees:

31 Responses to “Sunshine Award”

  1. Lisa Ehrman May 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm #



  2. Linda May 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Congratulations,I know you must feel good after all you work.


  3. now at home mom May 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Congratulations for the sunshine award !!!


  4. Reflex Reactions May 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    What a nice surprise Vashti thank you. Those questions are tough, impossible for me to choose just one but I’ll take your lead and answer with a few of my favourite things. When the next cold winter night arrives try your hot chocolate with a dash of malibu rum in it… tastes like a coconut bounty bar, only better. I do animal card readings and your favourites reveal to me that you are loyal, striking but blend in well with your environment, resilient, curious and enjoy swimming around in your own world, but you instinctively know when to come up for air. Breath work can take you to different dimensions and I’m glad to be sharing a part of your world with you.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

      You’re very welcome Ida! I must try the hot cocoa and Malibu rum! Yum! Too bad hear in Florida we don’t get too many chilly days, buy hey I can always turn down the AC! Wow! You never cease to amaze me, animal card reading? I love it! I’ve been thinking of taking up yoga and I know they do a lot of breathing work. Thank you for sharing part of my world! xx


      • Reflex Reactions May 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

        Yoga would be perfect. Swimming as well, anything that focuses on breathing 🙂


  5. Lindsey May 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Congratulations! It’s always a fantastic feeling to be recognized! 🙂


  6. Jasveena May 9, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    First of all congratulations for being nominated for this award! This means your work has touched somebody’s heart! and thanks for nominating me for this award too and nothing makes me feel better other than knowing my blog made an impact on someone, including you. Much love, Jas


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 9, 2013 at 3:50 am #

      Thank you Jasveena. I was really pleased when I found out I could nominate others for this great award, and of course you were one of the first people I thought of because you did touch my heart. All the best!


  7. Theresa May 9, 2013 at 2:00 am #

    Congrats on your award! It’s nice to be recognized for all the hard work that goes into blogging!

    Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Mixed Nuts! I am happy to be following you back on bloglovin and g+ 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 9, 2013 at 4:01 am #

      Hi Theresa! Thank you very much! I know! A lot of people think it’s easy what we do. You’re very welcome it was my pleasure. I guess we’ll be seeing each other around. 😀


  8. Alana Munro author May 10, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    Big congratulations! You are someone who is very deserving of such an award. You are going places gorgeous girl! 🙂


  9. Alana Munro author May 10, 2013 at 3:47 am #

    Hi lovely, check out my site. If you click on my pic of the flower – down the right hand side of my blog – it will take people to your site! 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 12, 2013 at 1:07 am #

      I enjoyed your post Alana. Great answers and thank you for the shout out. ❤


      • Alana Munro author May 12, 2013 at 1:44 am #

        No worries mate! Glad you enjoyed. I was honoured by your nomination. Thanks!! 🙂


  10. C. M. Barrett May 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!


  11. Emily May 13, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Congrats on your nomination! I am going to take some time to look around. I used to enjoy drawing and painting, as well. I was actually pretty good for awhile. But I stopped, and now I can’t even draw a good stick person. Haha! 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 13, 2013 at 7:11 am #

      Hi Emily! You’re very welcome. Thank you. Drawing and painting is like everything else, the more you do it the better. You should take it up again with some practice you may get good at it again. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. 😀


  12. Bianca Sloane May 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    Nice – congrats!


  13. Norma Beishir May 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I’m so far behind on my blog reading it’s embarrassing…thank you, Vashti!

    As one animal lover to another, I appreciate the award!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

      Hi Norma! Don’t worry about it. Congratulations! You’re very deserving of it. I really enjoy visiting your blog. 😀


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