I’m a Sunshine Blogger Award Winner!

I’m a Sunshine Blogger Award Winner!

I was so excited when I saw on Twitter that I had been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award!  The idea that someone thought of Lau Family Travels was a moment that just made my heart happy!  During these past few months of blogging I have “met” some of the most wonderful people!  Thank you ‘Dis” Happy Home for nominating us!  It really means the world!

What Is The Sunshine Blogger Award?

The basis of the Sunshine Blogger Award is for bloggers to recognize other bloggers who are positive, creative, and inspiring. It is also a way to meet new bloggers, help spread the word about different bloggers, and just spread some sunshine in general!

The Rules

There are a few rules to the Sunshine Blogger Award and nominations, as to get to know and discover fellow bloggers. These are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and link back to her /his blog.
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the awards and write them 11 questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo in your post on your blog.

Here are the questions I was asked:

If you could travel to any time period when would that be and why?

Probably the 1920’s!  I love the style and the music.  I have always been very intrigued by that time period!

What would you do if you won the lotto?

Well, first it would have to depend on how big the lotto was, but first and foremost we’d pay off our student debt and probably buy a house.  Depending on how much it was we would also donate to our favorite causes and try to take care of our family’s debt as well.  And of course go on a lavish vacation.  🙂

What is your most important blogging tool?

Honestly, I have to say that putting everything into my planner has been my most important tool this year to stay organized.  I use my planner to plan out which posts go out on which weeks, as well as make notes for what types of posts I’d like to include in the future!  I use the Erin Condren planner just because I love hers, but you could really use any one that you wanted to!  *If you use my link you can get $10 off your first purchase, and so will I!  

Why did you become a blogger?

I had a Stay at Home Mommy Blog years ago and I loved it.  When I went back to work the blog fell apart and I just didn’t have time for it.  My husband suggested starting a travel blog together as a family last year and I just wasn’t sure that I would be able to keep up with it with working, but so far we’ve done it.  I love sharing ideas and writing about travel!  We do this together as a family and we like to call it “the family business” because it sounds so much more important!  Haha!

What was your favorite show as a child?

Hmm…  I had a lot of favorite shows.  When I was really little I loved Gilligan’s Island, Green Acres, and The Donna Reed Show (interesting choices right?).  When I was a little older I loved the TGIF line up…  Full House, Family Matters, and Boy Meets World!  As a teenager nothing could compare to Dawson’s Creek or Saved by the Bell!

If someone had to play you in a movie which actor would that be?

Well, I would like Natalie Portman to play me.  Just because.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!!!!!  Disney World always has been and probably always will be my favorite family vacation.  But, we also love Universal Orlando and Busch Gardens!

What is one thing you want people to know about your blog?

I’d like them to know that our blood, sweat, and tears go into this thing.  LOL!  Not quite that intense, but seriously, I’d like people to know that we really take this seriously.  Yes, we have fun writing and sharing content, but that we also see this as a career in a way.  We take pride in what we do and we hope that you can see that/feel that when you are reading our posts!  Our blog is very important to us!

If you could live in any book or any movie which one would it be?

Harry Potter post Voldemort.

Who has inspired you?

This question has always been very hard for me.  No one person has ever really “inspired me”.  I tend to be more inspired by every day people who are following their dreams and working hard to make them happen.   I’ve never been one to look up to famous people, or historical figures and be inspired.  I’m more inspired by people all around me who are just GOOD people.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world who has ever lived who would it be and why?

Honestly?  Probably no one because I’m an introvert and the thought of this question makes me have anxiety.  But, let’s say I was a normal person (haha) I would choose Walt Disney.  I’d love to sit down with him and talk about Mickey Mouse.  🙂

My eleven blogger nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award are…

I want to nominate these 11 bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award because they truly represent what this award is about!  PSThere are SO many bloggers out there that inspire me, so this was really hard to pick only 11!  

  1. The Global Munchkins
  2. Disney Gals
  3. Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
  4. Adventures in Familyhood
  5. Planning the Magic
  6. Points to Neverland
  7. Disney Trivia Blog
  8. Lissy Through the Looking Glass
  9. Fill My Passport
  10. Disney Nerd Tips
  11. Will Save for Travel

My 11 Questions For These Bloggers

  1. When did you start blogging & why?
  2. What would you do with 1 million dollars?
  3. What tools do you use the most for your blog?
  4. If you could go on a vacation anywhere (all expenses paid) where would you choose?
  5. What is your biggest struggle when it comes to blogging?
  6. What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
  7. If you could pick a song to be the theme song of your life what would it be?
  8. What was your favorite vacation you’ve been on?
  9. Where do you see your blog in the next 5 years?
  10. What is your favorite social media site?
  11. Tell us 3 random facts about yourself!

Keep spreading sunshine!

Again, I am SO thankful to ‘Dis’ Happy Home for thinking of us as nominees for The Sunshine Blogger Award!  The whole point of this award is to nominate people that are spreading sunshine and that’s exactly what I want to do with this blog!  I want it to be positive and fun and entertaining!  Thank you for reading!  Now go spread some sunshine!

Sunshine Blogger Award

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Jennifer

    Hey! Thanks for the Nom! That’s so sweet!!!

    1. Taryn

      You deserve it!

  2. Dawnmarie

    Your response to who has inspired you is one of my favorite parts. Everyone could use a bit of that perspective. Also, for something that you would like people to know, I give a resounding, “Yes!’

  3. klund11

    Congratulations to you and all your nominees!

  4. WDWBound

    How wonderful!!! Congratulations. I love that you mentioned paying off student loan debt, that’s my current goal before I can possibly afford DVC!

    1. Taryn

      Right?? It feels like that day will never come!

  5. Nikida

    Congrats!!! This is amazing 😊You work do hard, so happy for you!!!

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