All About the Sunshine Award

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I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by 
Thanks so much!!!!

11 Random Facts

  1. I have a serious addiction to cheesecake. I can eat it any time, any place.
  2. I was raised on the island of St. Croix.
  3. I can crack the big toe on my right foot over and over again! (I think I may have arthritis in that toe)
  4. I get headaches very easily — I can get a headache from wearing shades, pulling my hair into a ponytail, wrapping my hair at night — just about anything putting pressure on my head will give me a headache.
  5. I love scary movies, but I’m afraid of the dark. Weird, right?
  6. Fall is my favorite time of the year.
  7. I love the cold and snow, which is strange because I was raised on an island.
  8. I have not one creative bone in my body, although I wish I did.
  9. I love going to free community events; there’s so much you can do for free!
  10. My eye color tends to change when I’m extremely upset.  I have heard that they turn a cloudy gray color.
  11. My son is the boy version of me when I was a child. It’s actually pretty scary to have him look and act like me! 🙂
Tiffany’s Questions for Me!
1. What time of day do you prefer to Blog?

I tend to come up with most of my ideas late at night or early in the morning, so I tend to blog most at these times.  

2. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever worn out of the house?

Ok, I was sick when I did this, but it was still crazy…I wore some socks with flip flops (it was the only thing I could find), with some polka-dot leggings and a patterned hoodie to cover my crazy hair.  I had a box of tissues and my entire face was beet red.  It was summer time and at least 90 degrees outside, so I looked really crazy.  People were looking at me as though I was homeless.
3. How often do you cook during the week?

I usually cook 1-2 times a week, typically on the weekends.  It’s just way too busy during the week to cook, so I try to avoid it at all costs.  I usually cook enough so we have dinner for a few days.  

4. What’s your favorite Fast Food or eat out place?

Cheesecake Factory! As I mentioned in my random facts, I have a strnage addiction to cheesecake. I can eat it any time, any place. I love the Lemon Raspberry Cream Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory, along with the Jamaican Black Pepper Chicken & Shrimp dish…mmmhmmm, I’m in heaven just thinking about it.  Cheesecake Factory is my go-to place, followed closely by Friday’s.  

5. Where would your dream vacation destination be?

My dream vacation would be to visit Europe — I don’t have any particular place in mind. I just want to visit all of the historical places in Europe – the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, the Acropolis, Stonehenge – I just want the full tour experience of Europe.  I’d love to do it one day when my son is older, so he can remember and appreciate it.

6. Do you prefer baked or mashed potatoes?

I’ve never really thought about it before, but I would prefer mashed potatoes over baked potatoes.  

7. What is your dream car (if you had no Kiddies to worry about toting…lol)?

I would definitely go for one of the cars in the Bentley line.  Anything with power and speed is a great match for me!

8. What was your favorite extracurricular activity as a teenager?

Shopping, of course! I wasn’t into sports when I was a teenager, but I could definitely walk around a mall all day!

9. What was your first job?

I worked as a Data Entry Operator at Boston University.  I was one of many operators, entering mailed applications in the university database.  It was a fun job and it paid me very well.

10. Most embarrassing moment?

My most embarrassing moment has to be when I peed myself while waddling to a restaurant bathroom when I was about 8 months pregnant.  Everyone understood but I was so embarrassed to have to walk through the restaurant to get outside and having to sit in the car all the way home soaked. Ewww!!

11. Team Tea or Coffee crew?

Team Hot Chocolate. I don’t really like teas unless I’m sick and I don’t touch coffee (it has a really weird effect on me), but I could drink hot chocolate all day everyday. It could be 100 degrees outside and I would still drink the stuff.

Blogger Nominees
Here are my 11 blogger nominees! You ladies rock!

  1. Jessica at The Wondering Brain
  2. Stacey at This Momma’s Ramblings
  3. Angela from LeMoine Family Kitchen
  4. Sara at Sweet Silly Sara
  5. Shelby at It’s Always Sonny
  6. Kimberly at Being a Word Smith
  7. R.F. Dietz at Diz Mommy
  8. Michelle at The MaMade Diaries
  9. Jan at An Ideal Mom
  10. Maritza from Surprise You’re A Mom
  11. Denise from Adventures of a Jayhawk Mommy
And here are some questions for my nominees!

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Why?
2. Favorite place to visit?
3. Favorite sweet snack?
4. Make and model of your first car?
5. Most embarrassing moment?
6. Fun thing to do in your spare time?
7. Favorite blog post? Share the link!
8. Favorite TV show or movie?
9. Favorite moment of the day?
10. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
11. Favorite time of year?

About Natasha

Hi, I'm Natasha! I'm a 30-something Program Manager and blogger at Epic Mommy Adventures. Most importantly, I'm a single mom to my adorable son, who drives me nuts in one moment and melts my heart in the next. I enjoy sharing our epic stories, giving advice to other single moms, and sharing my co-parenting woes. I also share blog hops, giveaways, product reviews, and so much more. Join the fun!


  1. Natasha! I am so happy you accepted the award! I LOVE your answers…you described your crazy outfit so well I could almost picture it. I guess you get a pass since you were sick…but in the summer? LMBO That’s funny!

    I love cheesecake too but too much of it would make me a but EH…I DO however LOVE The Cheesecake Factory..they have the BEST salads there! I know a salad…but really they are awesome!

    Oooh..the preggo pee moments…I don’t think I ever had a full on accident but I have had leaks…LOL

    No Coffee? Hmmmm….I’ll forgive you 😉

    Thanks so much for accepting and I hope your Nominees have a blast!

    • I love awards like these! Thanks so much for nominating me!

      That outfit will stay in the recesses of my mind forever. I had several double takes while I was walking around that day. Many people thought that something was severely wrong with me! LOL!

      LOL! I am so addicted to cheesecake that I couldn’t stop even if it made me sick. But I do agree with you, Cheesecake Factory has great salads. I love it!

      I’ve had a few leaks while pregnant too, but this time, it took me so long to get up because I was so humongous that I couldn’t make it to the bathroom before I completely wet myself. EMBARRASSING!!! LOL

      I have had a few people ask me how I could be a mom and not drink coffee…and they say the same thing, I’ll forgive you! LOL

      Thanks so much for nominating me! I loved it!

  2. Thank you for the nomination, Natasha! I am honored. Love the questions you posed. You were raised in St. Croix. Wow! Interesting. I should go to more free community events. I personally think you are creative. 🙂 My best ideas come late at night too. Europe is my dream vacation as well.

    • It’s well deserved, Kimberly! I am so addicted to your blog now!

      Yep, I was in St. Croix for my entire childhood. I loved it!

      I love free community events; its a great way to interact with others in your community and have tons of fun in the process. Plus it’s FREE! I can never pass up free fun! 🙂

      Really, you think I’m creative?! Thanks! That really made my day! 🙂

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 🙂

  3. Thank you so much, Natasha! I am so sorry that I missed this until now! I am thrilled to call you friend and am thankful that we met to enjoy this adventure! I have never been to a Cheesecake Factory…I think I must check one out! I love some hot chocolate, too! Oh and the amount of hours spent in the mall as a teenager! LOL!

  4. I didn’t get a chance to say thank you ! I recently posted it up on blog. i hope you have fun reading my 11 random facts lol

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