The Sunshine Award

Well today in Baton Rouge, Louisiana it is sunny and 70 degrees outside. I’m sorry to all those northerners who are still fighting the cold! But it’s going to be a beautiful spring day here, the flowers are all blooming, the birds are chirping. So on that note, it’s a perfect day for me to say thank you to Taurean Watkins for awarding me the Sunshine Award. Below are the 10 questions I’ve been asked to answer.

1. Favorite color?
Depends. If it’s clothing, probably wearing red is my favorite. But overall, probably green is my favorite.
2. Favorite animal?

Definitely dogs. No sweeter animal than a nice doggy.

3. Favorite number?
21. A lot of good things happened to me the 21st. I've gotten lots of jobs on this date. I was married on this date along with numerous other things. I’m just waiting for the powerball number to be 21.

4. Favorite drink?
Fruit punch sugar free koolaid and diet orange Sunkist.
5. Facebook or Twitter?

I don’t twitter yet, however I do have an account. I despise a lot of things about Facebook but love communicating with old classmates and friends through it. Plus it’s a great marketing tool.

6. My passion(s)?
Writing picture books of course! Plus shopping and decorating.
7. Getting or giving?

I love to get gifts as long as it’s in private. I hate opening a gift in front of someone. But I think I prefer giving. I love the feeling I get when I give someone a nice gift that they appreciate and want. And nothing feels better than giving to someone who really needs what you’re giving.

8. Favorite pattern?

No clue.

9. Favorite day of the week?

When I was working it was always Friday. Now everyday is like a Friday to me so I’d have to say maybe Saturday is my favorite.

10. Favorite flower?

Hydrangea is my favorite. Just love those! I also love Hybiscus. I love watching both of those grow.

And now I’d like to nominate the following 3 people this same honorable award.

Deborah Lynne

Please pass on to however many recipients you wish and congratulations!


  1. Yay, another green person. I feel the same way about Facebook. I ignore the parts that bother me and just go to the pages I want to be on. ;)

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    2. Ditto that for me, Kelly.

      Allyn, it's always funny (Interesting, NOT condescending)when me(A Male, under 30, and this matters because...) can name something stereo-typically feminine thing (The favorite patter question) asked in a questionare that a woman doesn't know.

      How times have changed. Thank God!

    3. Let me clarify, "can name something stereo-typically feminine thing (The favorite patter question) asked in a questionare that a woman doesn't know for herself.

      How times have changed. Thank God!"

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  3. Allyn, glad my award was welcomed by you.

    But my name is spelled "T-a-u-r-e-a-n" not "Taureen."

    I don't want to sound ungrateful for the plug and all, but I'd appreciate it if you fix it when you can, just so people know me by my correct name, hope you understand.

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  5. Congrats on the award, Allyn!

  6. Congrats on the award, Allyn! Hydrangea is a such a young and sweet flower. White and blue ones are my favourite.

  7. Thanks so much for the award, Allyn. I've passed it along today.

  8. Congratulations Allyn!! The sunshine award!! It's a perfect fit for you. You're always smiling when I see you...and it sounds like you know a lot about flowers, so what better person to receive the Sunshine Award!! Go girl!!