Friday, April 19, 2013

The Liebster Award!

Mi-ettes!!! I've been nominated for a LIEBSTER AWARD by Emily at At Home With The Brownies!!


Emily, you made my week with this award! I was just thinking how neat it would be to be nominated! Now that I have been nominated and I have the opportunity to do the same for others, I'm super excited about it!

The Liebster Award is given to blogs with 200 followers or less who deserve to be noticed. 
Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions the nominating blogger set for you
4. Create 11 questions for the bloggers you tag
5. Choose 11 bloggers who fit the criteria and link them in your post.
6.Go to their page and tell them.
7. No tag backs!!

This is definitely not mandatory. If you've been nominated for this award before, consider it an honor to be nominated again!! I will definitely understand if you choose not to participate because this took me a little over a month to put together!! (I'm not exaggerating about that either). So here I go!

11 random facts about me:
1. I drink Half & Half like a regular beverage. I even use it in my cereal when I'm craving something sweet.
2. I love Coming To America, The Friday series (Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next), Kill Bill 1 & 2, Scarface, and Paid In Full. I have all of those on DVD except Scarface and the Kill Bills. These movies come on TV quite regularly...and I watch them every time!! I hardly ever watch he DVDs...lol.
3. I do random ballet moves in the house when walking from one room to the next...at least I make an attempt at what I call ballet moves.
4. I put pillows at the foot of my bed each night to keep my feet warm. I don't like wearing socks when I sleep.
5. Along the same lines, I like to sleep with the air on between 70 and 72 degrees every night, even in the winter.
6. I prefer firm toilet paper rather than soft toilet paper.
7. I can be very, very wordy.
8. I can be very, very sensitive.
9. I love shows like The Walking Dead, True Blood, and Dexter (that comes on Showtime, not the cartoon...lol). They're all very gruesome shows but I can look past all the gore for the great story lines.
10. I love taking pictures. People pick on me because I take a lot of pictures of myself, but what else am I supposed to take pictures of when there's no one else around?
11. I shower twice daily; once in the morning and once at night. My friends pick on me because they think its excessive and unnecessary to wash that many times a day. The question I'm asked the most is "do you get dirty between going to sleep and waking up?!"...LOL!


1. What is your favorite book?
I don't really read many books these days...not that I don't want to, I truly just don't have time for it. I wish I did because I enjoy leisure reading. It's relaxing. One of my coworker's father recently passed and her aunt bought her this book (#5). After she read it, she lent it to me because she thought I would enjoy it. I did!!

2. If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?
This is a great question because I love to travel. I definitely wouldn't label myself a jet setter (since I've only flown once), but I enjoy being on the open road. I've talked a little about the type of traveling I'd like to do here (#2). I want use my passport to go overseas and visit other countries and I want to visit tropical locations/islands. I just want to experience different things, but I definitely want to be educated before I go anywhere!! I'm not trying to end up having Liam Neeson come get me from anybody's trap house!

3. What is your favorite song? (This question was asked twice.)
As I've discussed here, I don't really have favorites when it comes to music because I love a lot of different songs, artists, albums, etc. It's hard to single out just one song. I can say right now what my favorite song is, turn around and her another song and say that that one is my favorite too! So, to make it easier, I don't single "favorites" out.

4. What is your dream job?
My number one dream job is stay at home wife and mom. You know how some people crave certain jobs or accomplishments to feel as if they've made it? My desires are to have a good marriage and to be a good mother. I don't crave it so much that I'm willing to do whatever to get either of them (clearly...as I am still unmarried and without child(ren)) but I believe God has a plan designed specifically for me concerning each of these desires so I'll continue to wait on Him (God!). Now, as if it won't already be dream enough to get to these milestones, the dream part is the stay at home part...LOL. I want to be able to devote myself and my full attention to both my husband and child(ren). I know in this society today, it's extremely hard to live comfortably off one income...especially with children...but I've always wanted this for myself (the key word is dream!). I've accomplished great things in my lifetime and I can never downplay any of those things, but I would gladly push those things aside for the opportunity to be there for my family in ways I wish things could have been done for me. I want to be home when my children go to and come from school, be active in their school activities, and I also want to be able to provide an excellent home for my husband (and the kids too)! That's so 1950s, I know, but it is indeed a dream of mine.

5. Who do you admire and why?
One person I admire is my mother. Without going into too much detail she's the woman I've modeled myself after, but with a twist. There are a lot of things I've seen and experienced. Even though my mom was really the one experiencing a lot of those things herself (and I was just going through them with her) she always had advice for me; she always had my future in mind. She always wanted more and better for me and my sister. No one can quite understand because they weren't there with her like I was and being there was very powerful; I will always remember those experiences. I love my Moma and always will...and I'm so grateful for the woman'she's made me into.

6. What is your favorite quote?
I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. - Jesus

7. What is your favorite hobby?
One hobby I truly enjoy is blogging. It's something I can own and grow into something so much larger than I ever could have imagined. However, I'm always struggling to find balance with blogging, work, house duties, etc.! I hate that. I've spoken about how I wish I could invest more time into it in plenty of posts, so I won't even go there.

8. What is your favorite song?
There are many songs I like. As much as I love music, I can never pick one favorite anything. In one moment I can say I this song is my favorite, then turn right around and say another song is my favorite, so I won't go there either. I've spoken about music here, here, here, and here...I think they all accurately speak to my love for music.


9. What is your favorite holiday?
Well, I know this might kind of sound sucky...but I don't have a favorite holiday. I have personal reasons for why I like or don't like each holiday but if I had to pick three, I would pick Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day. If my arm was twisted, I'd pick Christmas because it's a celebration of Jesus. I love Jesus...so I enjoy celebrating his life.

10. Where did you go on your last vacation?
This might sound crazy, but I don't go on vacations. Let me explain! When I think of vacations I think of times where you set aside a good amount of time (at least a week) to plan a trip and activities to do while on this trip. It's something you save up for so you can go somewhere and "ball out"!! LOL..It's set aside time where you can relax, enjoy yourself, and have fun doing the things you planned to do...with some spontaneity thrown in here and there. With all that said I did manage to take to sneak a somewhat extended weekend trip to New York, New York. I had fun with the people I was with (I especially enjoyed spending time with my traveling partner) and I truly wish we could have stayed a longer.

Now!! The 11 blogs I've nominated are...(drum roll)...in no particular order

Recipients...thanks so much for blogging! I enjoy all off your blogs!! 
Here are 11 questions for you to answer, if you wish to accept this blog award!
1. What's something your blog readers don't know about you?
2. Do you have any pets? If so, tell us one funny thing about your relationship with your pet (something funny they do; something funny you do with your pet, etc.). If you don't have a pet, what type of pet would you pick and what would you name it?
3. If you could be on a Reality TV show, which show would you choose and why?
4. What are your 3 favorite non-social media websites?
5. What's your favorite meal to cook?
6. If you won the lottery, what would you buy first?
7. What's your favorite thing to blog about?
8. You get to become a villain from a Disney movie for a day, which villain would you pick and why?
9. What did you want to be when you were little? Did you become that?
10. How old were you when you got our first cell phone?
11. When shopping for clothes, what's your go to store?

I hope you all choose to participate. I would enjoy reading your posts, so let me know when you posted your Liebster Award response! I can't wait.

I know that was a very long post, but I've been diligently working on this for a while...trying to get it finished. Now that it is, tell me what you think! Did you learn anything new??

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17 comments

  1. hi dear! I just found your blog and I love it! great post!!..would you be interested in following each other via GFC and Bloglovin? I always return the follow ..leave me a comment and let me know
    kisses
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  2. Yay! Congrats for the award. I love learning new things about bloggers. :-)

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    1. Thanks for checking me out Susannah!! I really appreciate it!

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  3. thank you for following..i am now following you as well via gfc and bloglovin

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  4. Woah , I put pillow on my face just to avoid light ( even if teh room is dark) . But I would do the foot-pillow trick too ;)

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    1. My bf does that! It looks so uncomfortable!! LOL, but I can understand how comforting and comfortable it can be too!

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  5. I just found your blog on a blog hop and started following. Congrats on the award!

    Ashley @ http://downsizingashley.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hey there! Just wanted to say thanks for the follow on bloglovin'! I'm following you back! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend :o)

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    1. No problem...and thanks for following!

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  7. I shower twice a day too! I need to shower in the morning so I can do my hair, and then I can't stand the thought of getting bed at night all dirty from the day! Glad I'm not the only one!

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    1. Exactly!! People act like this is really that strange of a concept. I shower in the morning because I feel it would be weird to hop out of bed and put clothes on without throwing some water..LOL! And I would never want to hop in bed after I've been out all day!! It just seems right to shower twice a day!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love The Walking Dead and True Blood. I've heard of Dexter and been meaning to watch it but have yet to do so.

    Thanks for nominating me. That's very sweet of you. :)

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    1. You should Netflix Dexter. It's really good. I got sucked into a marathon one time...and I've gotten terribly behind. I need to Netflix the last couple of seasons myself...LOL!

      And no problem!! I enjoy your blog!!

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  9. Thank you for this nomination! I loved learning more about you and will let you know when I post my list of randomness. :-)

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    1. No problem Libby!! I will be looking forward to your post!!

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