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Sunshine Blogger Award #8

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Sunshine Blogger Award #8

Hi! During this lock down, I have seen all of the fun little blogging awards that were so popular when I began writing make a major comeback. These awards are a great way to get to know your fellow bloggers better and I am so proud for lifewithlilred to have been nominated for its eighth Sunshine Blogger Award by my friend, Alexandra, at You and Me and Cup of Coffee.

Miss Alex runs a fantastic blog filled with the best content and it is always such a delight when we can chit chat a little. So, do be sure to check out her page and give it some love! Now, let’s get on to the rules for this award:

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in the post and link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions asked of you
  • List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post
  • Write a new list of 11 questions for your nominees
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award

Q & A:

What is your most favorite character in movies/TV shows/video games? My Animal Crossing villager. Lol, no… But, yes. I don’t know, I always loved the more eccentric characters Johnny Depp played in his older movies. I also adore the character, V, from V For Vendetta and the Faun from Pan’s Labyrinth.
What are the 3 things you like about blogging the most? All of the friends I’ve made for answers one, two, and three. ❤
Did your blog grow more or less as you’ve planned when you started blogging, or did it take a different route? I wasn’t really expecting anything out of lifewithlilred when I first started it. But, now my page is read in over one hundred and eighty countries and I can’t quite come up with a word to describe how that makes me feel. Very proud.
What historical period do you find the most fascinating and why? My boyfriend and I watch a lot of WWI and WWII documentaries together. WWII was always my favorite thing to learn about in school and watching all of these programs as an adult is so eye opening.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received? That there’s nothing wrong with living your life at your own pace.
Imagine you’re about to launch a small business and have no limitations in funding, location, etc. What kind of business would you start? Oooh! An animal shelter in the community. And a super fashion forward boutique, of course.
Would you rather go to a music concert or stand up comedy show and which performer would you choose? That’s a hard one and I would like to go to both so that’s how I’m answering it. Haha, for a comedian I’d love to see Jason Mulaney and I am still dying to see Arcade Fire in concert.
Do you have unpopular opinions? If so, what are they? I think everyone’s opinion can be unpopular depending on who they tell it to. But, I tend not to post in depth about my religious or political views on my blog or social media.
What’s your opinion about the luxury industry? Are luxury brands worth the price? So, I have no problem paying a bit more for a quality product. However, I could never justify spending thousands of dollars on one piece of clothing when I have a difficult time spending over fifty! I don’t think any piece of fashion is worth more than your first starter car. That’s why I live in TJMaxx, lol.
Where do you get inspiration when writing for your blog? When I’m with my boyfriend, in TJMaxx, or when I’m literally just about to fall asleep in bed.
If you could instantly remove one thing from the world to make it a better place, what would it be? It can be anything – something tangible, process, idea, emotion, a character trait. CORONAVIRUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. What is your lock down uniform? Mine is no makeup and all of the hoodies!
  2. What are you most looking forward to doing post coronavirus?
  3. Favorite restaurant local to your area?
  4. Do you prefer in store or online shopping?
  5. What was the last book you read?
  6. What are a few of your favorite hobbies besides writing?
  7. Do you plan on blogging throughout your life?
  8. What would be your perfect date night?
  9. Last series you binge watched?
  10. Do you have any strange talents?
  11. Biggest guilty pleasure?

Thank you so much again to Alex for the Sunshine Blogger Award nomination – your questions were amazing!

How would you answer some of Alex’s questions for her nominees? What about some of my questions for mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Sunshine Blogger Award #7

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Sunshine Blogger Award #7

Hello!! This past week, lifewithlilred was nominated for its seventh Sunshine Blogger Award from my friend Debby at Debby SEO. It was such a pleasant surprise because I haven’t been nominated for an award in forever and I’m hoping that they make a comeback because they are such fun to complete and pass on! Now, let’s get to the rules for this award:

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in the post and link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions asked of you
  • List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post
  • Write a new list of 11 questions for your nominees
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award

Q & A:

Are you familiar with SEO strategies? Have you optimized your site yourself? Did you do off site or on site SEO for your blog or website and are you happy with the results? I am but I typically don’t talk business on blog posts!

What is the most embarrassing clothing item you have ever worn? Normally I love my Sexy Raggedy Anne Halloween costume but I remember wearing it when I worked in the mall and had to pass out candy for Trick Or Treat. I was so embarrassed but a bunch of dads definitely loved it, lol!

If you were given $750 to spend on anything you wanted, what would you buy? I would pay my rent for the month and then go to TJMaxx to spend the rest. 😀

If you had enough money that you never needed to work again, what would you do with your time? I would like to travel and finally get a pet because I would be home more often. A puppy and a bunny, please. ❤

If you could start over your life and change one thing, what would you change? Mmmm… I would have liked to do a bit better in high school so that I would have started college right away. But I’m happy with how things turned out.

What do you consider your greatest strength, your greatest weakness? Greatest strength is probably my personality and greatest weakness is that I can be pretty sensitive which is annoying sometimes haha.

What have you tried lately that is new and exciting? Playing Animal Crossing while riding out this stay at home order!!

What was the greatest adventure in your life so far? Dating my boyfriend and running two businesses.

What makes you happiest and when you think about it you cannot help but smile? My family, our two dogs, and my boyfriend.

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. How has your neck of the woods been effected by the coronavirus?
  2. What have you been doing to pass the time during self-isolation?
  3. What shows or movies have you been binging?
  4. Last book you read?
  5. Last movie you saw in theaters?
  6. What is something that you are looking forward to?
  7. What is your favorite restaurant in your area?
  8. What is your favorite tourist attraction where you live?
  9. Do you have any phobias?
  10. Last thing you purchased from the store?
  11. What is the first thing you plan on doing once the coronavirus dies down?

Thank you so much again to Debby for the Sunshine Blogger nomination! How would you answer some of Debby’s questions for her nominees? What about some of the questions for mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Sunshine Blogger Award #7

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Sunshine Blogger Award #7

Hello!! This past weekend, I was so excited for lifewithlilred to be nominated for its seventh Sunshine Blogger Award by my friend, Tiffy, at The Life Of Tiffy. Tiffy runs a wonderful lifestyle blog that covers everything from product reviews and fitness to everything in between. It’s a real treat, so do be sure to check it out and give it some love! Now, on to the rules for this award:

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in the post and link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions asked of you
  • List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post
  • Write a new list of 11 questions for your nominees
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award

Q & A:

If you could not blog, what would you do? I guess if I was technologically challenged, I would journal. I kept a journal all throughout high school until the time I was twenty or so. If lifewithlilred didn’t exist, it would be back to the ol’ pen and paper.

Dream holiday destination and why? Paris! Because shopping, finally putting speaking French to good use, and getting lost in the city.

You’re on a desert island. What three things would you have with you? I feel like people normally go with the obvious things like a boat or a cell phone. So, I’m going to go with more minimal and say a lighter to start a fire, a pot to boil water, and a supply of vegetarian friendly food so I don’t have to hurt an animal.

Cats or dogs? Or neither? Dogs! Dogs, dogs, dogs. But, my sister and her boyfriend and my boyfriend both have cats and they’re not the worst thing ever. 😉

Favorite way for you to destress after a long day? Taking a bath with a Lush bath bomb and watching a movie before going to bed early.

Favorite thing to do on a first date? Coffee dates are always good!

The one product I could not live without is… A really good moisturizer. Skin care always comes first for me.

Who is your inspiration in life? Basically everyone who I choose to interact with inspires me in some way shape or form.

You find out your grandmother has a secret fortune, and you inherit a large sum of money. First thing you would do? Find good homes for all of the animals in shelters.

Who would you form a band with? 4 extra members max. Jack White, Marilyn Manson, and Bono.

Favorite Disney film, classic and modern? Beauty & The Beast and then I’m not really sure of the modern ones because I’ve never watched them.

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. Describe a perfect day off from work.
  2. Do you have any traditions that are special to your family?
  3. What is your favorite board game?
  4. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  5. What is your go to accessory?
  6. What are your favorite things to do in the fall?
  7. Text messages or phone calls?
  8. Do you have any hidden or weird talents?
  9. Who is a celebrity that you can’t stand?
  10. What are your goals for your blog?
  11. Who do you go to when you need advice?

Thank you so much again to Tiffy for nominating lifewithlilred for its seventh Sunshine Blogger Award! How would you answer some of the questions that Tiffy has for her nominees? How about some of the questions that I have for mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Sunshine Blogger Award #6

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Sunshine Blogger Award #6

Hi everyone and TGIF! Lifewithlilred recently got nominated for its sixth Sunshine Blogger Award by the wonderful and immensely talented Lady Lazarus. This lovely lady is a freaking hoot and her writing touches me because of its candidness and relate-ability. Do be sure to check out her blog and a huge thank you to Lady Lazarus for the nomination! Now, let’s get on to the rules for this award:

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in the post and link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions asked of you
  • List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post
  • Write a new list of 11 questions for your nominees
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award

Q & A:

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be? I always find this question difficult to answer, because I don’t have a set in stone reply. Right now, I’m on a huge Hunger Games kick so probably Jennifer Lawrence.

If you were a pro-wrestler, what would your theme song be? Lunchbox by Marilyn Manson, for sure.

If you could have any job, what would it be? I would actually love to be a Developmental Pediatrician like my mom, but I don’t want to be in school for forever!

What is at the top of your bucket list? To explore Europe in its entirety.

What’s your favorite color and why? Black, because it’s slimming, it goes with everything, and I like it.

What were your top three favorite movies from when you were a kid? Oooooh…. I would say that The Little Mermaid, Shrek, and FRAGGLEHOUSE ROCK (lol) were my childhood jams if memory serves me correctly.

What song evokes the most emotion from you? Beautiful Day by U2.

What cartoon character do you most identify with? None. I don’t do cartoons.

What is the last thing you thought of before bed last night? Probably that I was full because I ate hella pita bread and spinach dip before bed haha.

What is your biggest fear? Not telling.

What does ” The Sunshine Award” mean to you? That you brighten someone’s day enough for them to nominate you, which is really special.

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. Are there any foods that you’ve never tried simply because it looks gross?
  2. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  3. How do you like to spend your days off?
  4. Biggest pet peeve?
  5. Would you rather not shower or wear the same outfit for a week?
  6. Do you have any nicknames?
  7. Do you have any unique talents or party tricks?
  8. What song or musician can you not stand?
  9. How do you get inspiration for fashion or beauty looks?
  10. Besides writing, what are some of your other hobbies?
  11. Is there anyone in your family who people say that you look a lot like?

Major shout out again to Lady Lazarus for nominating yours truly to participate in my sixth Sunshine Blogger Award – it was a blast! How would you answer some of the questions asked by my nominator? How about some of the questions that I had for my nominees? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Sunshine Blogger Award #5

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Sunshine Blogger Award #5

Hello everyone and TGIF! The darling Stephanie over at StephanieLeigh Beauty just nominated lifewithlilred for its fifth Sunshine Blogger Award. I mean this in the most non creepy way, but Stephanie is seriously SO pretty and she knows how to rock a red lip, instantly making her a woman after my own heart. Her posts and product reviews are excellent AND she’s hilarious, so please do yourself a favor and check out her page! Now, let’s get on to the rules for this post:

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Q & A:

What is your favorite movie genre and why? Horror all the way! I’ve always loved scary movies. It’s fun to be all cozied up under a bunch of blankets and feel shock and then the laughter and relief when the scary scene is over.

What was the last TV show you binge watched? Uhmm… I think it was just rewatching Wentworth in its entirety… again.

Would you rather wear sandals and socks OR triple denim? Give me a denim tuxedo any day! I don’t even own sandals, anyways lol.

What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Get some of my blogging done for the week! I definitely try to do a lot of writing on Sundays.

Where is your favorite place to visit? Harry Potter World at Universal Studios in Florida!

What do you wish you could tell your 11 year old self? Stop caring so much what other people think. It doesn’t matter nearly as much as you think it does.

Your biggest pet peeve? When people talk during movies or TV shows that I’m trying to watch!! I hate that!

Coffee or tea? Coffee, all day every day.

A night in or a night out and why? A night in. It’s just as fun and it’s cheaper.

If you were to go on a talent show, what would your talent be? Quoting the movie Step Brothers in its entirety.

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be? Getting paid to hold baby animals!!!!!!! :*)

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. What is your favorite hang out spot in your neck of the woods?
  2. Favorite season?
  3. Favorite flower?
  4. What was your first job?
  5. What is one of your guilty pleasures?
  6. What was your worst subject in school?
  7. How do you like to spend your free time?
  8. What was the last book you read?
  9. What was the last movie you saw in theaters?
  10. Favorite store to shop at?
  11. What was a beauty blunder that you used to make?

Thank you so much again to Stephanie for lifewithlilred’s fifth Sunshine Blogger Award! How would you answer some of Stephanie’s questions for her nominees? How about some of my questions for mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Sunshine Blogger Award #4

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Sunshine Blogger Award #4

Hi everyone and happy Sunday! I am so thrilled that lifewithlilred has been nominated for its fourth Sunshine Blogger Award by my friend, Sarah, at Vintage Tea Rose. Not only does Sarah have the best name on the planet but she also runs a fabulous blog, which all of you should check out ASAP! Now, let’s get on to the rules for this award:

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who has nominated you for this award.
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and write 11 new questions for them.
  • List the rules and display the logo of the sunshine blog award in your post.

Q & A:

Do you remember any of your dreams? Can you describe one? I have the absolute craziest dreams. You know how people dream about their teeth falling out? Ever since I started getting my talon nails three years ago, I have a reoccurring dream where I’m digging through dirt with my bare hands and my nails are breaking off in the process. Whenever I wake up, I’m so thankful to see that my claws are all still there!

Do you have any family tradition that you want to carry on? Uhh…None that I can think of haha my family doesn’t really have any special traditions. Then again, we usually all get margarita drunk during one of our birthdays. Yeah, I’ll carry out that tradition, for sure!

Who do you laugh the hardest with and why? My mom!! Omg, I always laugh when I’m with her because we both find the same silly things hysterical so once one of us starts laughing it’s totally contagious! For example, a judge on one of our favorite TV shows laughed really funnily and we re-winded the show so many times to hear it again and we were just crying with laughter! Like I said, it’s silly stuff that we think is funny while other people are like “what is wrong with them?”.

What has been the best piece of advice you have received? “Haters gonna hate”, which was on a wrist band that my best friend gave me for like my fifteenth birthday.

Would you rather never read another book or never watch another film/TV show? I love to read, so I would be okay without TV or movies, I suppose.

You’ve been arrested! What have you most likely done? Ooooh, let’s see…If I ever got arrested, it would probably be for a mishap while I’m really wine drunk, lol AYYYY.

Do you have a personal motto that you live by? What is it? Meh, not really.

Do you have a favorite post that you’ve written? Link to it. Meh, again, not really.

What is one of your pet peeves? When people ask me how I do anything with my talon nails! It’s so freaking annoying. -_-

Name one song that you never get tired of hearing. “Beautiful Day” by U2.

What’s something that your brain tries to make you do but you have to will yourself not to do it? Blow my bank account in one huge shopping spree!! Believe me, I think about it on the daily. It’s my cross to bear, I suppose. 😉

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. What is your favorite candy or sweet treat?
  2. What is a staple piece in your wardrobe?
  3. What is your least favorite color?
  4. Texting or phone calls?
  5. Favorite way to spend a day off?
  6. What was your favorite childhood toy?
  7. What are some of your favorite things about yourself?
  8. Do you have a favorite hobby other than blogging?
  9. If you were a boy do you know what your name would have been?
  10. What is your favorite name for a boy? For a girl?
  11. What is something that you are afraid of?

Thank you so much again to the sweet Sarah of Vintage Tea Rose for lifewithlilred’s fourth Sunshine Blogger Award! How would you answer some of Sarah’s questions for her nominees? How about some of the questions that I asked mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Sunshine Blogger Award #3

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Sunshine Blogger Award #3

Hi everyone and happy weekend! My third Sunshine Blogger Award is brought to you by one of my literal favorite blogging babes on the planet – the darling K.M. from Ankhor You. K.M. is one of the sweetest, funniest gals that I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is sunshine and also a mermaid. So thank you, my beautiful friend – I love ya!! In conclusion: READ HER BLOG! Alright, let’s do this:

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the questions
  • Ask your own questions
  • Nominate eleven fellow bloggers

Q & A:

1) The most important question: How do you take your coffee (Or tea)? If I’m drinking hot coffee, then black. But if I’m drinking iced coffee, a splash of cream is a must.

2) What are you most excited about this summer? A guy who I’m totally in love with is coming to see me for my birthday! And then I’ll be visiting him in North Carolina at some point, too! I CAN’T WAIT.

3) How did you pick your blog name? Lil Red was a nickname given to me by one of my favorite coworkers when I was at PacSun and it just stuck. It was fitting, thanks to my signature red hair and red lips so that was what I was usually referred to throughout the store by my customers and coworkers alike. So when I needed to create a name for my blog, I thought that lifewithlilred flowed perfectly.

4) What is a television show that you are currently obsessed with? FARGO!! Season three is on right now and I friggen love it. Okay, then.

5) Lipstick or lip gloss (or none)? Lipstick. Matte red lipstick for days. Lip gloss is just too much for me, I’m not a fan and I never have been.

6) What is one place that you would sell your soul to visit or to go back to? EUROPE! Obvs. I’d also love to visit one of my darling blogging friends in Uganda.

7) What is a fashion trend that you are obsessed with this season? I don’t follow trends, I set them! 😉 No, but seriously, trends are something that just doesn’t interest me so I don’t go out of my way to find out about them. When it comes to my personal style, I’d much rather do my own thing.

8) What is your song for the summer? Uhhh… I dunno!

9) What is one thing that always makes you smile? MY DOGS!! :*)

10) Morning or evening person? A little bit of both.

11) What is your favorite sport to watch or play? (and yes shopping DOES count 😉) Figure skating! Both watching and playing, since I used to be a competitive skater. I miss it terribly!

My Nominees (I’m only doing three):

My Questions For You:

  1. Are you constantly early or running late?
  2. Who was your grade school best friend?
  3. What was the name of your first pet?
  4. Favorite ice cream flavor?
  5. Do you sunburn or tan?
  6. Any big summer plans?
  7. Last show you binge watched?
  8. One embarrassing song on your iPod?
  9. Biggest guilty pleasure?
  10. Favorite way to relax?
  11. Last song you listened to?

Thank you so much again to my darling K.M. for nominating me for my third Sunshine Blogger Award! How would you answer some of K.M.’s questions? How about some of mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah