How Someone Spread Technicolor Day Dream Sunshine Into My Life

I told you in yesterday’s post how I got the nickname Sunshine in college. If you didn’t see it, the link is here. I wrote then that I had a further surprise. Here it is. Knowing that story, imagine my  true delight when Dor, my fellow blogger and all-around wonderful lady  at Technicolor Day Dreams recently gave me the Sunshine Award. I was delighted. Sunshine Award The Sunshine Award is supposed to be given to “bloggers who are inspirational, and who have impacted your blogging or your life.”  That makes me feel GREAT Dor! Thank you so very much. Life is so full of surprises.

The Sunshine Award has some rules:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog (let me know if you need help getting the little old badge on your blog!
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated (post something on their blog giving the award to them)
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.


Favorite color:  Yellow

Favorite animal:  Dog

Favorite number:  Four

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Coffee or Milk. [c’mon you knew I couldn’t pick just one!].

Prefer Facebook or Twitter?  Facebook—never have used Twitter. If you asked me blog or Facebook, I’d have said Blog.

My passion:  prayer, family, friends, writing, sunsets/sunrises on the beach

Prefer getting or giving presents:  Definitely giving. I have a hard time providing people with a gift list when asked to provide one.

Favorite pattern:  Waves on the shore (of any body of water–top choice would be ocean).

Favorite day of the week: Thursday–just before the finish of the weekdays and just before the start of the weekends—creates a feeling of possibilities for both parts of the week.

Favorite flower:  Rubrim Lily. such a gorgeous flower. My sentimental favorite—it was in a bouquet of flowers at our little infant daughter’s funeral. Warmed my heart and filled me with love.


Here are the bloggers I am passing the award on to—and please understand I in no way want to leave anyone out. this particular award requires me to limit it to 12:

  1. Katharine Traauger of Home’s Cool was one of the first people to follow my blog. She spreads Sunshine and Sonshine everywhere.
  2. tbnranch Amy Elizabeth is terrific. She is one of those women that has boundless abilities and a terrific blog.
  3. sons of thunder . He is a wonderful fellow-blogger; encouraging as all get-out.
  4. She appropriately calls her lovely blog Authentic Me. That truly says it all. She is a light in the world.
  5. my pal at Barefoot Baroness (aka Lady Barefoot Baroness will warm your heart and will be like cinnamon toast and cocoa on a sleety day).
  6. (paulette)
  7. Now–when I say she spreads Sunshine—well she is the epitome of sunshine. to us techno-newbies she is a handholder and reassurer. To her blog followers she is kind, inspiring and so fun to follow.
  8., you can definitely count on this fine, loving, optimistic blog and blogger. Let’s just say I know that is so 🙂
  9. Claudia at is a blogger I have recently started following; she is so interesting and inspiring.
  10. Cee at Not only are her photographs phenomenal, but she is an innovator and encouraging woman to boot. She is the originator of the Share Your World Project. Check her blog out!
  11. Chris at–you should read her writing. I do, and I say–boy oh boy I wish I could do that! I love mysteries to begin with–and she is great.
  12. She is always insightful and unifying. Besides that she knows all kinds of other bloggers like that. Way to go, Sue!

Way to go to my list of 12. You keep us all optimistic and fill our lives with Sunshine.

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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21 Responses to How Someone Spread Technicolor Day Dream Sunshine Into My Life

  1. fgassette says:

    Congratulations! So well deserved.


  2. jelillie says:

    Congrats! I cannot wait to dig into these other blogs!

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations on the award Kate! Well deserved for you!! Thanks for the nomination!

  4. Such warm congrats to you Kate! I will always think of you when I hear our beloved John Denver sing Sunshine. Actually no matter who does it or even if it is an instrumental.
    Every day when I read your new posts its an addition to my devotional reading because you are a woman of such deep faith and write from your heart. Loved your answers by the way. I am really sorry to learn sweetie that you lost your darling daughter. I cannot imagine what you have been through and its a testament to God’s healing love that your faith was not shaken.

    Thank you for such a tender noted nomination. You really make me blush I am so humbled by your words. I pray that I’ll be able to live up to them and just so you know, I think you are one of the most courageous women I know.

    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou

    • Kate Kresse says:

      you are so welcome. thanks, too for the high praise… and i love that Maya Angelou quote. when i think of her—then i think of barbara jordan, who was so eloquent. and then i think of rfk and then i think of jfk—and then i think am i getting old??? Nah… 🙂

  5. dogear6 says:

    Two? Two awards? Thank you and thanks for the kind words.


  6. Caddo Veil says:

    This is really wonderful–Congrats, Kate!! Well deserved–God bless you abundantly!!

  7. Thanks for the nomination, Kate! I did not realize I was among the first. I guess I should have, though.
    I miss the days of tag surfing!!!
    I was so impressed that although you had joined late in the year, you were DETERMINED to submit one post for each day, since you had signed up for postaday. Ha. You sure did make waves and make a name for yourself. Just look at all the kind folks who just love you. Great going, Gal! ❤

    • Kate Kresse says:

      It seemed like the right thing to do—and i like a challenge ‘-). And thanks, lovely loving people visit my blog and become friends. i am blessed beyond measure. i am truly astonished. truly.

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  9. Thanks again Kate for this award. I needed the rain check on the day you awarded this to me. I am now caught up. Here is the link to my answers as well.
    You are one of my most treasured blogging friends and being in your community is a real blessing.

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