I was so surprised and excited to be nominated by the Swizzle-tastic Kendra at happyswizzle.com. Check out her blog for a fun take on family life.
What is this Sunshine Blogger Award all about?
This award is given to bloggers by other bloggers who help to spread the sunshine through their creative, entertaining and thoughtful content. It’s a great way to discover and connect with others in the blogging community. I’ll answer a few questions that will tell a little about myself and hopefully it will help you get to know me a little bit better.
What is your favorite movie?
High Fidelity. I am a huge fan of the movies of the late 90’s (early 2000’s) and John Cusack. It’s based on the book of the same title, written by one of my favourite authors Nick Hornby who wrote some of my favourite books (which were turned into some amazing movies). Much like Cusack’s character Rob I constantly have top five lists in my head that a friend once told me would make a very funny book.
How long have you been blogging?
10 years ago I started a baking blog. I started it as a way to share my baking with family overseas and it grew. In 2012 I sold that blog and took a break after Lexi was born. Lexi’s Lunch was born out of boredom in 2016.
What is your dream job?
I have always dreamt of writing books. As a child I wrote plays and would have all the kids in the neighbourhood put them on. I studied marketing and journalism but ended up in a corporate environment. Since having Lexi I have had this niggling thought in the back of my mind that there is a children’s book (or a few) that I need to write. I guess I just need to make the time.
Where in the world do you live?
Although I have travelled extensively, I have always called Joburg home.
What made you smile this week?
Lexi dancing to Macklemore’s Downtown. She put on the music full blast and gets completely lost in the music. We have epic dance parties most afternoons.
Do you have any pets?
Nope, not unless you can count Lexi’s Fur Real Friend Go-Go who gets treated like a real dog.
What would you do if you won a million dollars?
Dollars or Rands? 😉 Either way, I would go on an epic trip with my family and then invest the rest. We would visit our family in Australia, Canada, Taiwan and the US and stop along the way in Europe (specifically Spain) and Iceland.
Are you a morning or a night person?
Always been a night person! I love pottering around the house at night when everything is quiet, and then sleeping late. Fortunately Lexi is like me. She will happily go to bed at 8pm and then sleep until 8am (or even 9am like this morning).
Why did you start blogging?
I needed a creative outlet and I feel passionately about feeding Lexi the healthiest diet I possibly can. Writing well takes practise and a blog is a great way of practising. Besides which, I really enjoy it and missed it terribly when I wasn’t blogging.
What was the one thing you’ve learned about blogging since you’ve started?
It has changed SO much in the 10 years since I started! It is far more time consuming than it used to be. And it is far more important to have a niche than it was a few years ago. SEO and marketing changes so quickly that it is really important to stay up to date.
Do you have more than one blog? If so, what is the name of it?
Lexi’s Lunch is my only blog, but I do have a small business Lexi Loves Bows. I hand make bows and felt flower hair accessories for girls (and their moms). You can find me at LexiLovesBows.com or on Instagram @LexiHeartsBows.
My Nominees are:
Rebecca – In These Stilettos
Megan – Momma Like Me
Chantal – Twincess Diaries
Antoinette – Life At The Pillays
Maria – Simple Efficient Mama
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Answer the questions at the bottom of this post in your own blog post. Nominate other bloggers.
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Questions To Answer:
Where in the world do you live?If you could visit anywhere of your choice and stay for 30 days, where would it be?What food is flat out, impossible for you to resist?What is a positive childhood memory that has left an impact on you?When you close your eyes and daydream of your “happy place” where is it?What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?Is there something that brings a smile to your face every time you see it?What would you do if you won a million dollars?How long have you been blogging?Why did you start blogging?What was the one thing you’ve learned about blogging since you’ve started