Friday, March 8, 2013

Liebster Award!




The Liebster Award is a blogger to blogger, peer award, used to highlight up and coming, smaller, lesser known blogs that are less than 6 months old and have less than 200 followers. Liebster is an award that you accept with an intention of paying it forward. It means kindest, dearest, beloved, cute, and endearing in German. Awe, I'm blushing! 

I was nominated by sweet Danielle from The Sweet Pea Pod for the award, and I couldn't be more grateful! Everyone go check out Danielle's blog, it's full of fun DIY's and great recipes! I have enjoyed reading her blog and getting to "know" her. This is what blogging is all about people! :o)

Anyway, When you accept your Leibster, you must pay it forward and nominate other bloggers that you would like to award. 

So, here are the guidelines for the award:
1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 new blogs you love and link them in your post.
5. Please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you!



My 11 random things:
1.  My husband and I both are only children. So, Tinley won't have any uncles, aunts, or cousins. At least, not by blood. Weird huh?
2.  I really hate saran wrap. Hate the way it looks. Hate the way it feels. REALLY hate the way it smells. 
3.  I have a slight addiction to Mountain Dew
4.  Growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian. My best friend, Nicole, is living out this dream for me!
5. I wore the same purple shirt from Limited Too for my 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade school pictures. It's hilarious to see them all framed and in order at my parent's house. My Dad wanted to shoot me. Now, we just laugh. 
6.  I really wish I could cook better. I'm not awful, but I'm no Julia Child either. Far from it actually...
7.  When I was little, I had a pet rabbit named Peaches.
8.  If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be my hometown. 
9.  I absolutely LOVE big cities, but could never live in one.
10. I talk in my sleep, and make "cute" noises, according to my husband.
11. I love 80's music and oldies!

Now, for my questions from Danielle:



1. What is your dream home? Well, I used to think it was a huge house on the beach full of color, but now, I have to say that I am living in my dream home. We bought it back in October of 2011, shortly before Tinley was born, and have done so much to it. Sure, there are still things we want to do, but we absolutely love our house. After all, home is what you made it and WHO you share it with. :o) (I know, such a cliche answer, huh?)

2. What is your favorite song and why? Oh my gosh, I have so many favorite songs, but if I had to pick 1, I would say "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. It's a classic and no matter where you are, when it comes on, you stop what you're doing, pull out a fake mic, and go to town! My husband and I went to a Journey concert with some friends a few years ago, and you should've seen the whole amphiheater rocking out when they played that song. Unbelievable. It also just has a great motto: never stop believing and go for your dreams.

3. Who is your celebrity design alter ego? (ex: Nate Berkus, Martha Stewart, Holly Becker @ Decor8, etc). LOL! I have no idea, but I do love the Martha Stewart line. I'm not too big on design, unless we're talking fashion.

4. What is your favorite blog post you have ever done and why? I love the tribute I did to my Grandma a few weeks ago. You can read it here. It was the most difficult post I've done so far, but it made me laugh thinking about all the fun times we have, and helped give me some closure. I also loved looking at old pictures. 

5. What are 3 of your favorite blogs and why do you love them? Tied The KnottMrs. In Training, and Fifi Cheek because they're all about family, love, and fashion, and I feel I can relate to one or all of their post at some point. I have so many that I read daily though! 

6. How long have you been blogging and why did you start? I started back in December, so I'm still really new, but recently, I have fallen in love with it. I started reading several friend's blogs, and just really liked what I saw and read, and have always enjoyed writing myself. Also, being a SAHM, it's a great release and give me time to relax and reflect when Tinley is napping. 

7. "I'll ----------- if it's the last thing I do". Be the best wife and mom I can be

8. Best vintage or decor find of all time? I'm not really into the vintage look, and don't really shop for decor, so this is kind of hard... but I recently started wearing some of my grandma's old jewelry. It's all so unique. I guess that could be called vintage?!

9. What is a home trend that you have tried/followed that you've regretted? Well, again, this is hard, because my husband's family really does all the decorating in our house. They have an interior design business, so I like to leave it to the professionals. I really can't say that I regret anything we've done to our home.

10. Who is your favorite author? I love anything by Nicholas Sparks. I feel like I can totally relate to all of his novels, and they're such easy reads. FYI- The movies are just never as good!

11. Favorite Pattern? I'm currently obsessed with Chevron! But, who isn't?!




Blog Love Time! 11 blogs I nominate:

1. Jessica @ Float On
3. Lacie @ The Danielsons
5. Denise @ Gratefully Inspired
6. Hannah @ Mommarazzi
7. Holly @ Expect Greatness
8. Sienna @ Peace. Love. Wander.
9. Ashley @ Words About Waverly
11. Chrissy @ Mama Chrissy's Chaos


11 questions for the nominees to answer:
1. What is your dream home?
2. What is your favorite song and why?
3. Who is your celebrity design alter ego? (ex: Nate Berkus, Martha Stewart, Holly Becker @ Decor8, etc).
4. What is your favorite blog post you have ever done and why?
5. What are 3 of your favorite blogs and why do you love them?
6. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
7. "I'll ----------- if it's the last thing I do".
8. Best vintage or decor find of all time?
9. What is a home trend that you have tried/followed that you've regretted?
10. Who is your favorite author?
11. Favorite Pattern?



Nominees: Please leave me a comment below with your Liebster post, so I can read up on you! Can't wait to read your posts!

A big THANK YOU to Danielle again, I am honored to be a Liebster! xoxo


17 comments:

  1. Thanks!

    That *is* really weird that she won't have any aunts/uncles/cousins lol. And #5 is hilarious!

    So what are your 11 questions for the nominated blogs? :-)

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    1. You're welcome! Can't wait to read about you! They're included in the post! :o)

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    2. Oh, I thought you were giving us different questions...sorry for the confusion!!! :-)

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  2. Aww! Thanks, Kelly! I will be all over this later this weekend!!! This is super sweet. I'm going to love hearing about everyone! I LOVE Journey too!

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    1. I can't wait to see your's Jessica, you are too cute. Don't Stop Believing.... :o)

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  3. Thanks Kelly! I just finished mine. Its definitely nice getting to find new blogs through ones you already like!

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    1. You're welcome Shannon, I agree! I had fun doing mine. Can't wait to get to know you better!

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  4. Thanks Kelly! I"ll do mine this week :)

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    1. You're so welcome, looking forward to it! :o)

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  5. Thanks Kelly!!! how fun Im working on mine now :)

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    1. I can't wait to read it! You're welcome! :o)

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  6. This is great! I love Journey, too:) Sorry I'm behind on getting to this and thanks for the nomination! I'm working on my answers:)

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  7. Thanks so much!!!! :0)

    Also, I was an only child till I was 12, then my parents freaked that what if I married an only child haha so they had another baby. So that whole no aunts/uncles/cousins thing kinda makes me laugh.

    got my post up http://imsimplymomma.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html

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    1. Loved it Lacie! Hudson is such a cutie pie!

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  9. FINALLY done, should post on Wednesday:) Thanks again!

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