I've been awarded the Sunshine Award by one of my favorite blogs Flannery O'kfaka and friend Andrea. She couldn't have picked a better day, because although the sunshine is out today in Montreal, I'm feeling slightly under the weather this morning and highly emotional! And this has put a huge smile on my face and even a tear or two... 
She believes I deserve this award because: "Celina recently discovered her back is injured even more than she suspected and I think totally deserves a bit of sunshine.  She's been such a great help to me.  When I jumped into deep water that went well above my head to take on my first kids fashion editorial, she came to my rescue.  Thanks Celina, for suggesting great designers.  I would have been lost without you!" 

When receiving the award you are asked to answer some sunshine questions and then pass the award to 5 other bloggers who deserve a little sunshine too.

Part 1: The questions...

Favorite colour:
 I love colors and different colors for different reasons. But I would have to say any shade of turquoise would be my favorite.

Favorite animal: Oh! I'm not an animal person, but if I had to choose one I would say, hummm, a fox. 

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Coca-Cola and no diet stuff for me, I can't stand the taste of aspartame. 

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, all the way. I have a hard time with Twitter, only because I don't know how to use it well and desperately need someone to explain to me.

Favorite number: 3... don't know why, just is! Maybe that's why I would love a 3rd kid :)

Favorite day of the week:
 Sunday, it's usually the only day I get to spend with my little family. 

My passion: My CHILDREN and everything that goes with that... Was that a little cheesy? I think you know what my passion is... kid's design!

Getting or giving presents: Giving, i just love to see the expressions when someone opens a gift. I usually put a lot of effort in choosing a gift for someone and get such pleasure when they love what I've chosen. Don't get me wrong, I love getting them too!

Favorite pattern: I have a love hate relationship with patterns... As much as I love them I have a hard time incorporating them in my life. I have a soft spot for the typical Liberty flower print or any vintage inspired pattern as well. The pattern I have the least issues with are stripes... I'm not sure I would even call that a pattern though!

Favorite flower: Once again, I'm not a flower person either. Although the liberty pattern is my favorite, go figure! I have a very sensitive sense of smell, so I really dislike anything "smelly". I like monochrome bouquets or perhaps an Orchid and fields of wild flowers.

Part 2: My nominations for the Sunshine Award goes to... 

(I really wish I could give it back to Andrea and I've been checking out who else got the award and so many of my favorites got it already, so I'm trying to spread the love a little further...)

KENZIEPOO: Rachelle has given me the great opportunity of working with her over at La Petite Magazine & Blog, and I am forever grateful. Also, her blog Kenziepoo is a delight and always inspiring to me.

SMALL FOR BIG: Mari exudes rays of sunshine, although we've never met and this is going to sound a little esoteric, the energy I get from her is always so positive! I love following her on Twitter and her blog is always filled with interesting finds, creative idea and lot's of inspiration. So hopefully I can shine the light on her today!

RAFA Kids: Agatha is a real sweet person, I've only recently met her through Facebook and absolutely fell in love with her blog. She is also working on building her website and a furniture line, which from the looks of the prototypes I think will be a great success. So I send her a little sunshine, because you need all the light you can get when running a family and starting a new business adventure. 

CLASSIC PLAY: Jennifer is another one that seems to ray with light. Her blog Classic Play is favorite of mine, she makes me want to be a better mom and for that I Love her and send all the sunshine I can! 

FOODING and LIFE: Type 1 Diabetic me: Tamara is one of my best friends and she is probably the most deserving of this award. She lives day in and day out with Diabetes and I've never seen someone so positive, energetic and motivated in my life. Honestly I'm not sure how she does it, but when have days like today, i like to think of her as a source of motivation and example, because next to her I have it great! She needs all the sunshine she can get, specially these days, as she is expecting her second child. Yeahhhh! If you know someone with diabetes, I strongly suggest they read Tammy's blog, she is a great coach, has amazing advice and the yummiest recipes...

Thanks for listening...