Sunshine Blogger Award
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Bellissimamma Nominated For The Sunshine Blogger Award

Grazie Mille, Imagine Forest for The Nomination!

First of all, I have some great news! Bellissimamma has been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Safia Begum of Imagine Forest! Grazie Mille (A Thousand Thanks) Safia for recognizing my blog and nominating me for this amazing award.

What Is The Sunshine Blogger Award?

Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers to recognize their hard work and input in the blogging community. In particular, the Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who bring sunshine and cheer to the blogging community!

The Sunshine Blogger Award
Bellissimamma Got Nominated For The Sunshine Blogger Award

Check Out Imagine Forest Blog For Kids’ Writing Resources

Again, thank you Safia from the Imagine Forest blog for the award nomination! You should check out her awesome blog for the ultimate collection of inspirational creative writing resources for kids! The motto of Imagine Forest is to inspire, learn, and write. Their creative writing community is growing day by day, in features and in members. So, if you are looking for resources on how to improve your children’s writing, please visit her site.

Now, 10 Questions for Bellissimamma…

What do you love about blogging?

I love blogging because I have always wanted to create something that I can call my own. I really enjoy writing about my family’s adventures in Italy. When I blog about topics that I really like (lifestyle, literacy, and little kids), I feel energized and inspired!

What do you hate about blogging?

Sometimes I compare my blogs to other well-known blogs and feel slightly discouraged because I know that I still have a lot to learn and improve on. However, being nominated for a prestigious award such as The Sunshine Award really gives me the boost that I need to keep on going!

What is your favourite book to read?

Right now, I am enjoying reading the Harry Potter Book Collection. It’s funny that I am only reading this now at 33 years old! I have seen all the movies but reading Harry Potter is a completely different (and more exciting) experience!


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself traveling to many different places around the world with my husband and two boys! I am also excited to be super involved in my kids’ school activities (e.g. PTA Mom) as well as my boys’ after-school sports ( e.g. Soccer Mom). Also, I am still blogging and enjoying what I do.

What is the ultimate goal of your blog?

I envision Bellissimamma to be an online resource for expat living in Italy, beauty and lifestyle tips for mammas, and multilingual/ literacy education. I also want to feature more inspirational Filipinas.

If you could be a superhero, what power would you have and why?

I would love to have the ability to turn back time to relive memories and to redo past mistakes.

What do you do to relax?

Face masks! Warm showers! Coffee break!

What is your favourite TV series?

Right now, my favorite TV series is This Is Us. The characters are so relatable and each episode gives me “the feels”. Jack (the dad) for me is the perfectly imperfect husband and father. I also admire Randall’s character and the way he raises his kids with his gorgeous wife Beth.

What brings you joy?

It brings me so much joy to see my children Leon and Lucas grow each day. I love my two little boys so much! They are my source of pride and happiness.

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What advice would you give to other bloggers?

My first advice is to do what makes you happy. There may be millions of blogs out there, but your own blog is your unique creation. Enjoy the process of growing and improving your website. Also, don’t be afraid to link with other bloggers! You will meet many new friends through linkies and groups. Most of all, be proud of your blog!

The Sunshine Blogger Rules

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in your blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 10 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 12 new blogs to receive the award and write them 10 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Next, My List of Nominees are…

  1. Catalogue25
  2. Strangerthanstrangeland
  3. Purplefairyprincess
  4. Joeirevilleza
  5. Traveltiddlers
  6. LifewithSalsa
  7. KetchupMayoMustard
  8. Hey Hershey
  9. Erin Sumego
  10. Melanie S. Pickett
  11. Ell Duclos
  12. Lucy At Home

Finally, My Questions for my Nominees:

          1. Why did you start a blog?
          2. What is the story behind your blog’s name?
          3. What is your blog about?
          4. How would you describe a perfect day?
          5. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
          6. What is your comfort food?
          7. Who is your style inspiration?
          8. Where is your ultimate dream destination?
          9. How do you see yourself 3 years from now?
          10. What advice can you give to new bloggers?

Lucy At Home


Carmela Granada is the creator of Bellissimamma. She blogs about beauty in your thirties, family travel, and joyful motherhood. Her family is based in Siena, Italy.


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  1. Congratulations on your award! It sounds like you have very exciting plans for your blog, and you’re certainly on the right track! Well done, you have a lot to be proud of! #BlogCrush

    1. Thank you so much, Alice!

  2. I absolutely enjoyed reading this! Indeed, you are a sunshine to the blogging community. Thanks for the inspiring content, Bellissimamma!


    1. Thank you so much, Hershey!

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