Sunshine Blogger Award


Hello! Welcome Back, today I’m writing a post that I’m pretty shocked to be writing. I put a lot of effort into my blog for many reasons, I do it for myself so I have a place to express myself. Then I also do it in hopes of helping others, whether that be helping them by giving my opinion on a eyeshadow palette they’ve been thinking of splurging on or if it’s helping them feel like they aren’t alone. My goal is to help, however I never thought I’d have enough impact to be writing this post. If you can’t tell by the title, the incredible Ruth – The Rolling Twenties Nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. So first of all, I want to say the BIGGEST thank you to Ruth. Truly, I can’t express how much it means too me. Ruth is an absolute sweet heart, she is such a talented writer and is incredibly supportive. If you haven’t checked her out, seriously get on it!

I never knew how much blogging could change my life for the better. (Maybe not financially, YET) My mental health has never been better and it’s 100% due to my blog and the other bloggers I have been able to interact with in the comments and on twitter/instagram. I follow so many bloggers that I admire & am inspired by, and they deserve to know it. People think blogging is easy but, that’s utter bullshit. The amount of time it takes to write, edit, add visuals and promoting content is something a lot of people look past. We don’t just type up something in twenty minutes and call it a day. I’m constantly spending time at my day job, after work and on the weekend working on my dream of being self employed. That being said, I know there are thousands of bloggers who work even MORE then I do.

Since the Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to peers from peers, I wanted to give some special people a shoutout and know how much their work has impacted me and inspired me. Before I do that, I have to thank Ruth one more time, because without her I wouldn’t be writing this post.

Of course like with everything in life, If you are nominated for the Sunshine Bloggers Award there are some rules to follow:

• You must thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.

• Display the Sunshine Blogger Logo in your blog post on your blog.

• List the rules in your blog.

• Answer 11 questions that are provided to you by the blogger whose nominated you.

• nominate 11 bloggers.

• Give your 11 bloggers 11 questions (they have to be different to the ones you answered.)


1) What was your inspiration to start blogging?

When I first started my blog it was strictly a beauty blog, because I wanted to make beauty youtube videos and be the next Jaclyn Hill. However, I had absolutely NO video editing skills also I’m too shy to actually have a youtube channel so I decided to make a blog!

2) What authors do you love to read, and who inspired you the most?

My favorite book series of all time is A court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J Maas. I also enjoy JoJo Moyes, Me before You is one of my favorite books. I’m honestly not picky when it comes to authors, I’m more about the genre. Basically give me a rom-com in book or movie form and i’ll become obsessed with it.

Not sure if I’m answering the second part of this question correctly but, I have more than 1 person who inspired me the most. I actually have three. The 3 most important ladies in my life…my best friends Lindsay, Keira and Megan. They all inspire me for different reasons and I’d be here for a year if I explained it. So, i’ll leave it at they show me what unconditional love means, what it means to never give up on someone and inspire me to be a better, stronger version of myself everyday.

3) How do you like to relax on an evening?

I’m really easy to please when it comes to night time relaxation. If I run a nice bubble bath, do a face mask, have a brownie and put on some good TV (it varies every night depending what’s on) I am set for the evening. Also, don’t forget the candles Marshmallow Fireside from Bath and Body Works to be specific.

4) What is your favourite blog post that you have created?

My favorite blog post is actually a more recent one, it’s the one I posted for my 24th birthday regarding all the lessons I’ve learned. It was amazing to see how well it was accepted by others. It was also comforting but inspiring to see how much I had grown of the last year.

5) If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go, and why?

London or Paris for sure. I’d hopefully run into Harry Styles in London and then live happily ever after.😜 In all seriousness, I want to visit both countries because they have this vibe of beauty and comfort. From what I can gather, I love that you have the countryside and city so close to one another. It’s hard for me to explain they just seem like cozy countries.

6)What do you want your readers to get from their blog?

I hope my readers leave my page feeling like they just spoke to a friend. Honestly that’s the most important thing, that I come off as though I’m approachable because I am. I’m as “normal” as they come and I hope by me sharing my struggles someone else realizes that, if I can get through it. They can too.

7) What songs can you not stop listening to?

Oh gosh, this could be a long list. I absolutely LOVE music, I’ve been really enjoying Tori Kelly’s new music. I’ve also recently re-fell in love with Justin Timberlake’s latest album Man of The Woods. I usually listen to music in full albums because I get to pick the music at work and can’t be bothered to constantly be changing the song.

8) What is your favourite colour?

This is easy, light blush pink/ rose gold. Looking at my theme i’m sure that’s not a surprise lol

9) If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Hmm, that’s tough I think I would like to read peoples minds and know why they feel and why they act the way they do about certain things.

10) Sugar or No Sugar in your cuppa/tea?

….neither. I don’t drink tea, or really any hot drinks.

11) Beach holidays or Adventure holidays? Where would you go?

Probably adventure holiday, since I’m literally white as paper and burn SO easily the beach and I don’t really get along to well. I’ll put sunscreen on constantly but as soon as I feel my skin burning (which takes about ten minutes) I want to leave lol!

My Nominees

Sophie – Glowsteady


Ellie – The Diary of Ellie

Samantha – Always Believe in Magic

Phoebe Rose – It’s Phoebe Rose

Jenny – Jenny in Neverland

Nati – Nati Creates

Morgie – Morgie Reacts

Alice – Black Tulip Beauty

Miss Blogs a Bit

Jess – Foundation and Fairytales

I have such respect for each of these woman, not only as bloggers but as woman in general killing it at what they love to do. Majority of the time I’m admiring them from a-far, but admiring them none the less. They all inspire me to become a better blogger and I am so grateful to have come across their content. If you haven’t checked them out, I highly recommend you do. I promise you won’t be disappointed.


  1. What do you personally do to become inspired to write a blog post?
  2. What is your favorite part about your home town?
  3. What was your biggest achievement in your blogging career thus far?
  4. What is your favorite holiday and why is it your favorite?
  5. How long have you been blogging and how did you come up with your site name?
  6. What is your favorite season and why?
  7. If you could change one thing about the blogging community what would it be?
  8. What is/was your favorite subject in school?
  9. If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  10. What is one thing you love most about yourself?
  11. Who is your favorite musical artist?

Please do link me your posts, I would love to see your answers to my questions. I look forward to getting to know you all a little better and I look forward to continuing to support these incredible bloggers. I am a big believer in showing kindness and support to everyone but, I am extremely passionate about woman supporting other woman. I love being apart of something where I can lift up other woman. Lastly, one last thanks to Ruth. I was actually tagged the day before my birthday so you can imagine how special I felt.. Thank you all for stopping by, until next time…

Be Nice. Be Good.

Mich. x


Simply Michelle

Hi! I’m Mich. I’m a 26 year old young woman trying to navigate adulthood and all the challenges it brings. On Simply Michelle you will find genuine posts about a wide range of topics from mental health & faith to makeup & baking. This is my safe place to be vulnerable and hopefully you'll feel that you can do the same. I hope you stick around!

Be Nice. Be Good. x

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  1. Ruth Skelley (The Rolling Twenties) says:

    I love it! ❤️You are a wonderful and talented person! I know you will become self-employed one day! I hope Harry Styles is reading this, because he would be lucky to meet someone like you. 😊 I am so lucky to have a lovely friend like you. You are an amazing writer, and you have so much talent. Keep up the amazing work! ❤️🌸😘xxx

    1. what a sweet comment! thank you so much, i feel very lucky to have you as a friend as well xx keep being amazing ✨💓

  2. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you! xx

  3. Great post and hope that full time dream comes true for you!

    1. That’s so very kind of you, thank you very much xx

  4. Lisa's Notebook says:

    Firstly, huge congratulations on the award, like you say, it’s all about peers supporting peers so it’s a really special award. I love all the bloggers you nominated, Bexa, Sophie and Jenny in particular are major inspirations to me too. And I’m completely with you on your choice of superpower, that would be so cool, haha xx

    Lisa |

    1. thank you xx those ladies are all incredible, as are you!! I love everything you do, from what you write about to how you write about it. I always look forward to reading your posts xx

  5. Congratulations on the award Mich! I really loved reading your answers. Your evening of relaxation sounds perfect, yay for bubble baths & brownies! I really liked your 24 lessons post too, it was so good! I hope you get to visit London and Paris someday! Thank you so much for the nomination too lovely, you are so kind! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Of course!! xx I can’t wait to read your answers, be sure to link me! xx 💓💓

  6. Great post, and congrats on the nomination, it sounds like you really deserve it! I’m also very easy when it comes to relaxation!
    Jas xx |

  7. Congratulations on the award! And thank you for your lovely words and the nomination too! I always love reading your blog and I definitely get the talking to a friend vibe! I hope you can make it to London and Paris soon! x


    1. You are so very welcome, you 100% deserve it. I’m so glad you get that vibe because I’m always here to listen xx

  8. Poky Little Wanderer says:

    Great post! I loved reading all your answers, these questions and answers posts are always a fun way to get to know other bloggers better! I just visited Paris for the 1st time this Spring & am hoping to get to London soon too. (Paris is gorgeous, I hope you get there soon because you’ll love it!)

    1. Thank you!! Ugh so jealous you got to go to paris, especially in the spring! Sounds like it would be a beautiful time to go! xx

  9. Amy Santiago says:

    wow congrats! I’ve read some of your blogs and you truly deserved that award. Your blog is definitely worth following. New follower here!

    1. Thank you! That is so kind of you, going to check out yours right now (: xx

      1. Amy Santiago says:

        Thank you Michelle 😊 follow back please. I would mean so much to a beginner like me. You’re an inspiration. 💕

  10. Lovely post, these are always a great way to get to know the blogger! And thanks for the nomination! I’ve done this one before so I probably won’t do it again but I really appreciate it <3 xxx

    1. Thank you and you’re welcome, you’re very deserving of it I love reading your blog xx

  11. Welcome to blogosphere love xx

  12. Love reading the sunshine blogger awards!

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