I was honored by the wonderful Chealsycat for nominating this blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so very, very much, Chealsycat! I’m thrilled an honored to have received this nomination from you. You can read Chealsycat’s awesome stories by clicking here.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

It’s an award for bloggers from other bloggers, a beautiful way to share all the amazing things other bloggers do and write about. It is a way to recognize their efforts in inspiring others to do what they love.


1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers and add their links.
4. Notify the bloggers you included.
5. Keep the rules in your post.

Answers to the questions asked by Chealsycat:

What is your favorite season? 

Spring. I don’t like it too cold (definitely HATE cold weather) nor too hot.What does The Sims mean for you?

Wha does The Sims mean to you?

Ah, I could write a book about this one. I’ve always loved the idea of creating little people, dressing them up, and making up background stories for them. At first, I thought Sims was a character generator and I was looking for something to visually bring my characters to life to help me gather inspiration for my writing material. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that Sims was a GAME and so much more than just a character generator. I became hopelessly addicted to Sims 3 and started making Let’s Plays on my Youtube channel. Then,, a couple years ago, I discovered Pose Player and began combining my love of writing and playing Sims, so my SimLit stories were born. So what Sims means to me is inspiration, inspiration, inspiration. 🙂 My characters definitely come to life and I love it!

What is your favorite fairy tale?

Oh man! This one’s tough. Even to this day, I still love fairy tales. It’s really impossible to nail it down to just one. As much as I love Cinderella, I’m very partial to Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. I admire Snow White’s ability to make the best out of a terrible situation and keep her happy nature. Princess Aurora had a death sentence hanging over her head but had a good fairy who loved her and was able to modify the curse. Plus, Prince Philip kept his bravery no matter the obstacle he had to face. Finally, the thing is, I’m just a sucker for a handsome prince bestowing a kiss, which was the only thing that could bring the princess back. I’m a true romantic at heart. 🙂

If you met a fairy, what three wishes would you ask her to grant?

Being visually impaired, my first wish would be for perfect eyesight. Then, I’ wish for a happier world since things seem to be going to pot at present. Then, I’d wish for a HUGE craft room big enough to comfortably hold all my knitting and crochet supplies, my scrapbooking paraphernalia, my art supplies, and my adult coloring books. 🙂

Fairy? Vampire? Mermaid/Merman? Witch? Unicorn? Dragon? – What would you like to be?

Again, another tough one. in regards to a kind of supernatural person, It would be a tossup between a witch and a fairy. Both can do magic in their own way but fairies have beautiful wings and are adorable. I’m also partial to mermaids because I love Sirens (I’m a singer so I love anything that posses magic within music/singing). As to the creature, I love both unicorns and dragons. I love the beauty and mystique of the unicorn. On the other hand, it would be handy to be a dragon at certain times. You definitely don’t want to cross a dragon or you’ll end up becoming a human shrimp on the barbie. Hahaha

Have you ever been to Russia? Would you like to go there (again)?

Never been to Russia but it would be interesting to see once in my lifetime. The closest I ever came was going to Bulgaria when we went to see and pick up our daughter once her adoption process was completed.

What is your favorite music?

Again, another difficult one. I like all kinds of music, so what I listen to depends on what i’m doing or the mood I’m in. If I had to narrow it down to just one thing, my favorite piano piece in all the world is “Claire de Lune” by Claude Debussy.

What are five flowers you love most of all?

Roses. 🙂

Imagine: it’s rainy and cold. What are you going to do?

Curl up under the covers with a good book and a huge mug of coffee or glass of wine, depending on the time of day.


Cats or dogs?

No question – dogs! I love dogs in general, but I’m very partial to Golden Retrievers. 🙂 Here is a picture of Caleb, my Golden.


And here is another Golden I had who passed a few years ago. This is Abby.


Rain or snow?

I don’t care for either but if I had to put up with one (and here in the midwest, we get more than our share of both), I’d rather deal with the rain. I absolutely HATE snow and winter.

My Nominees:

Here are my nominees. I believe all of them have been nominated before, but they are definitely worth mentioning again. 🙂 Please don’t feel you need to add anything to your acceptance on my account.

Once Upon a Legacy by Socallucyfan

The Cat Chronicles by Mastress Alita

You Name It,, i’ll Pose It by Blamsart

Cornucopia of SimLit by TheoriesofHappiness

Cathy Tea’s SimLit Anthology  by CathyTea

Snow & Prince Redux by LisaBee

Monstrous Mezilkree by Twiggy

The Blakesley Legacy by Dancer-Freak

The Centauri Legacy by Thymeless

Thymeless Challenges by Thymeless

Hemera Plays Sims 3 by Hemera

Questions to my nominees:

Again, please don’t feel you need to adjust your blog post if you’ve already been nominated and have posted an acceptance. However, if you’ve got the time on your hands and wish to answer the questions, feel free to do so, or you could also post the in the comment section on this post. No harm, no fowl either way. 🙂

  1. How did you first hear about and begin playing The Sims?
  2. Game of choice: the original Sims, Sims 2, Sims 3, Sims 4, etc.
  3. Do you currently have a favorite Sim? If so, who is it and why?
  4. Warm or cold weather
  5. Cats or dogs?
  6. Coffee or tea?
  7. What do you like to do when not writing and/or playing Sims?
  8. What does The Sims mean to you?
  9. In the world of The Sims, do you prefer reading SimsLit, watching an LP, or watching Sims Machinima? Or do you like a combination?
  10. What is your favorite fictional genre?
  11. Do you listen to music while you write?