The Sunshine Award

What an honor and surprise  for me to be nominated  for  The Sunshine Award by one of my favorite entertaining writers, Robbie Cox.  He is the creative The Sunshine Awardmind of  The Mess That is Me and I always come away smiling after reading his perspectives on everyday life. You will definitely want to check out his blog. Thank you Robbie for this honor.

The Sunshine Award  is given to blogs that inspire others, so this truly is an honor. The rules of receiving this award involve the following:

1.  Post the Sunshine Award Logo, which you see here.
2.  Accept the nomination and link back to the nominator.
3.  Answer the questions below.
4.  Nominate ten other blogs and inform them of the nomination.


1.      My favorite color – Yellow – I guess I like it since it is so bright and cheerful.

2.      My favorite animal – A cat – specifically my 14-year-old male cat Jeronimo. He is such a good cat and very friendly.

3.      My favorite number – I don’t really have one.

4.      My favorite non-alcoholic beverage – Diet-Coke. In Italy their version of it is called Coca Cola   Light.

5.      My favorite alcoholic beverage – A glass of good wine, preferably red.

6.      Facebook or Twitter – I have an active presence on both, especially since I have learned about book promotion. I have a Facebook Author page and a Twitter page.

7.      My passions – Family, Travel, Italy

8.      Giving or Receiving Gifts – Giving.  I enjoy surprising someone with something I baked or something that has personal meaning.

9.      Favorite City – I guess it would be in Italy. Venice.

10.  Favorite TV shows – Mad Men, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, The Following, Survivor, Parenthood

I would like to nominate the following blogs for The Sunshine Award because  I have found inspiration reading them.

Composer in the Garden
Meg Travels

Anti-Tourist Traveler
The Notebook Blogairy
A New Beginning
An American in Italy
Once in a Lifetime Travel

I could name so many more since I learn something and am motivated and inspired by many bloggers but there is only so much time in a day. Make the most of it.



About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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6 Responses to The Sunshine Award

  1. imarancher says:

    Not at all surprised.


  2. Stephanie N. says:

    Hi Margie,
    Great answers and it’s always nice to get to know our fellow writers a bit better. : ) Robbie always picks the best people to support and promote and I think he made a great choice in you. I’m so glad he introduced us.


  3. Hi! Margie,

    Well based in the guidelines of the award you definitely inspire people through your blog! They picked a deserving candidate 🙂

    I don’t read many blogs but I do read yours. I always feel like I’m actually “there” in the location you’re describing.

    Keep up the great work (it’s the closest I’ve been to Italy, for the mean time).

    Greg Devlin


  4. Congrats, Margie, and thanks for the nomination!


  5. megtraveling says:

    Congratulations and best wishes on your award! Thank you for the nomination too 🙂


  6. Congratulations on your award! 🙂


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