Jan 1, 2014

My first Liebster Award!

I was nominated by His and Her Hobbies for my very first Liebster Award. And I'm so thrilled! This award is for bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It works like this: you start by being nominated by a fellow blogger who likes what you have been posting, then you tell 11 random facts about yourself, and answer 11 questions. You then get to nominate 11 fellow bloggers and give them 11 questions to answer.
I am so excited to be nominated for my very first time! It's going to be fun!
11 Random Facts:
  1.  I rarely paint my fingernails, but my toes must have a pedi at all times.
  2. My brain is clogged with art projects, blog posts, shopping lists, plus about half a million other things at once. Yes, even while people are talking to me I'm thinking of other things.
  3. I see the world in brush strokes. Example- you say, oh look at that pretty sunset... in my head I'm recreating it as a painting.
  4. Cold mint and honey green tea is my favorite cold tea.
  5. I can crochet, but it's not any traditional stitches, I just do what I want and it looks good so I go for it!
  6. The souvenir coins where you put a penny and it stretches and stamps a scene on it is my only real "collection" I have. If I see one of those machines, I go straight for it!  
  7. I've had 7 surgeries, more to come this year, and countless ER visits, but I have never broken a bone.
  8. My sweet tooth is insatiable most of the time.
  9. My heating pad is my best friend at the moment.
  10. When I am in the reading mood, I binge read until the book is finished. And I won't pick up another one for a while after.  
  11. I have to talk to my Mother and Sister daily or I feel disconnected since they are 1000 miles away from me!

11 Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging? 
       I started blogging as a way to share my travel photos and tips, as well as any recipes or craft projects I was doing with my friends and family. This blog was the clear winner over writing 50 emails!

2. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
      We do have a pet, Ginny. She is a beagle and Jack Russell Terrior mix we found at Rover Rescue. These people are amazing angels and really care about each and every dog!

3. What is your favorite thing about your job?
    I love how creative I can be! I love that I have flexibility that one day I can create, and the next I can do paperwork if needed.

4. What is your favorite de-stressing activity?
    De-stressing is hard for me, but I guess it would be a good soak in a bubble bath.

5. How do you spend a typical day off from work?
   Normally, I will cook a good breakfast, get some shopping done, maybe plan out the food menu for the next week, and then spend the day with the Mr. watching movies or playing board games. And then I'll cook a big dinner! When it's warm weather, we love to take Ginny out on long hikes, but now that it's winter, we are hibernating!

6. What is your favorite city?
   My favorite city would have to be Nice, France. We were only there 3 days, but it was AH-MAZING! Little shops everywhere, a long boardwalk where you follow the curve of the mountain and ocean, the people were semi-nice, it was just gorgeous!

7. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  Ummm, one food would have to be pumpkin pie!

8. If you had a time machine, what would be the first place and time you would visit?
   Wow! This one is hard. I would probably go back to 20 year old me and tell her to cool her jets and enjoy life!

9. What movie would you like to see have a sequel or a remake?
  I would LOVE to see Gone With the Wind have a remake, but maybe in modern day? That's an interesting thought!

10. If you could choose any book, TV show, or a movie character as your new best friend, who would you choose?
  I would so choose The Mother of Dragons, Khalessi, Daenerys Targaryen as my new BFF!

11. What one song would you never want to hear again?
    Wrecking Ball, by the skank. :)
11 Questions for my Nominees:
  1. What is your driving force in blogging?
  2. Dogs or cats?
  3. What is your favorite, go-to bible verse?
  4. How has blogging changed your life?
  5. What is your favorite down-time activity?
  6. When you think back, what is your favorite childhood memory?
  7. How do you balance work, blog, and family?
  8. Favorite song at the moment?
  9. Describe your perfect day?
  10. Where would you like to travel next?
  11. What is your best piece of advise for new bloggers?
My nominees are:
Jen @ It's My Life
Brittany @ Life Changes 
Heather Leigh @ Like a Morning Cup of Coffee
Jamie @ U Gotta Have Hart
Finley @ In It For Love
Charlene @ From Bisons to Buckeyes
Danielle @ Allusional
Alyssa @ Two Thirds Scarlett
Elizabeth @ Army Ever After
Kellie @ Accordion to Kellie
Daisy @ Jetsettin Daisy

I had so much fun reading His and Her Hobbies answers to the questions, and I thank them for nominating me! I can't wait to read my nominee's answers! Remember to keep it going to encourage other new bloggers!


  1. Congrats and thank you!
    These are fun facts and great answers.
    I have a post for tomorrow now...yea!

  2. Thanks for this. Now off to start working on this post.

  3. Congrats on the award : ) Enjoyed learning some new facts about you!

  4. Congratulations on the Liebster award! :) It was fun learning more about you :)

  5. Congrats girlie!! Thanks so so much for nominating me :)

    You crochet too! It's one of my biggest hobbies!!! =D


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