Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sunshine + Pinterest Favorites

A couple of weeks ago, the inspiring, green-thumbed Jacqui of French Village Diaries sent me some blog love in the form of the Sunshine Blog Award.

Jacqui is one of those all-round bloggers who make you wonder where they find the time to do all the wonderful, beautiful and interesting stuff they do. She is positivity itself and I am thankful to know her, if only virtually.

The big sunshine orange gerbera daisy says it all.  It made me happy to think that she thinks I'm sunshiney and a blogger who "positively and creatively inspires others in the blogosphere”. Wow! That's really nice. Thanks Jacqui!

{the sunshine award}
I am delighted to pass it on. I hope it's okay that I decided to twist it up and share some of my favorite positive and creative Pinterest boards. Some are uplifting and some are beautiful, while others just make me smile. Isn't that what sunshine is all about?

Rachel in Rio's Life Board.

Ashley of Tres Ashley's sweetness Board.

Fellow Texan, Chickster from UpUpandAwayz' giggles Board.

Traci aka MrsFrench's Handsome Board.

Jenna of one of my favorite cooking blogs, Eat, Live, Run's Peanut Butter Lovin! Board.

Russell VJ Ward, Brit in Sydney, inspiring thinker and author of In Search of a Life Less Ordinary Writing Tips Board.

Amanda Clarke's Me Board.

Jennifer of Chez Lou Lou's la France board.

Debbie's perfectly appropriate and gorgeous Orange board.

Amy's blog, This Heart of Mine, is filled with beautiful things and so is her Lovelies board.

If you're the owner of the noted board, then feel free to do this: 
Thank the person who gave this award and write a post about it.
Answer the questions on your favorites below.
Pass on the award to 10 fabulous bloggers, link their blogs, and let them know you awarded them.

My Favorite...

color has to be turquoise; the color of French shutters, peacock feathers, warm seas and sea glass.

animal is of course, my darling Clementine Mirabel Petals.  

number is 40, because it's been such a great year.

drink is a margarita on the rocks, no sugar. pow!

day is any day we're all together with no obligations.

flower is white wisteria. I can't get enough of it at the moment.

{Architect Design TM, credit}

And now the questions veer from favorites so I will veer right along with them.

Facebook or Twitter? FB for friends, Twitter for a quick fix of what's going on.
My Passion?  learning new things, sharing ideas, a delicious drawn-out meal, P-Daddy. (I'm too passionate for just one answer.)

Giving or getting presents? For sure, giving. I don't really like getting presents. It makes me feel weird.

Have a wonderful day everyone.
What are some of your favorite Pinterest boards? I'd love for you to share them with me. Show me your pins!


  1. Thanks for the lovely words Aidan and for the heads up on Pinterest - I'm lurking around in the background, but not really sure of what I'm doing there yet!

    1. Thanks again to you Jacqui. I'm only sorry it took me so long to post it. I appreciate you thinking of me.
      Pinterest is fun, but so addictive. I can get lost clicking around on there so be careful.
      aidan xo

  2. Congratulations Aidan. It is well deserved! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

    1. thanks Veronique. Are you on Pinterest?
      I'm sure you would collect some interesting pins.
      aidan xo

  3. GREAT twist! I absolutely love peaking at other bloggers' boards on Pinterest. Thank you for the award and all the smiles and laughs I enjoyed this morning.

    1. I'm glad you liked it! Any pin that has Ryan on it, calling me girl, well. I like it.
      aidan xo

  4. Your middle name is Sunshine, honestly Aidan. Thanks for the pinterest links - I'm pretty slack on my account but it's always nice to see what others are collecting! x

    1. Thanks Kirsty. I hope it inspires you to pin some more things. It's a great place for me to group things so I don't get overwhelmed by all the stuff I want to do. I am easily overwhelmed.
      aidan xo

  5. Congrats Aidan. An orange Gerbera suits you perfectly. What a great idea to put up your favorite pin boards. I've visited every single one of them now. OMG, there's a peanut butter board. I'm in deep doo doo. xoxo

    1. Delana,
      Thank you. It's so fun, isn't it?! And that peanut butter board had to be there. It just had to!
      aidan xo

  6. Great post! Loved the idea and honored you chose one of my boards :)

  7. I love Wisteria, too, but I go for the purple stuff :) Congrats on the award and now I have to check out some of your blogging suggestions!

  8. Thanks Aidan. Appreciate the board sharing and glad you like it :)


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