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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Liebster Award

I have recently had the honor of being nominated by one of my favorite blogger Mommies Liz at http://simplycomplexmom.blogspot.com/ for the Liebster Award!!

According to Liz (and previous bloggers):
 "My understanding is that bloggers with followers under a certain threshold (somewhere between 200-2000) are nominated.  It’s a fun way to share a bit about yourself and learn about other newer bloggers too.  This is a cool and supportive venture; a way for the blogging community to show each other some love!
Here are the rules for receiving this award:
  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves
  2. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you and create 11 new questions for those you nominate
  3. Nominate 5-11 of your favorite bloggers and link them in your post
  4. Go to their page and tell them
  5. Thank and link back to the person’s blog who nominated you"

I am so excited to accept this nomination! What a fun little way to learn more about my favorite mommies and tell you more about me! Thank you, Liz!!!

 Here are my responses, nominee requests and questions to pose:

11 Facts About Myself:
1. My husband was my only serious boyfriend.
2. One of my favorite breakfast combinations growing up was a blueberry bagel with chive smear...don't ask! 
3. I tracked down my favorite local artist to paint a picture of my husband and I at our favorite local coffee shop for his 30th birthday.


4. My parents moved from Texas to Mississippi when I was 16, and I stayed behind to live with my mom's friend until I graduated.  
5.My husband and I went to London for our Honeymoon, I HATE British TV, but I prefer British novels to American ones!
6.I never learned how to ride a bike
7. I competed in Miss Texas Teen All American Pageant in High school. 
8. I love watching the food network...but I am a REALLY picky eater! I don't eat fish, beef, or pork (yes even bacon)! 
9. I can't stand Sci-Fi! If it couldn't actually happen...I am not interested! No Harry Potter, Star Wars, Twilight or Hunger Games for me...no thank you!
10. I listen to Ch
ristmas Music year round...it makes me happy! 
11. Whenever I go on vacation, I take "Flat Joyce"- Joyce is my best friend and it started as a joke so I "wouldn't be alone" when I took a solo vacay to San Fran. It's a play on Flat Stanley an Elementary school book/project. We keep joking that I need to make her a teeny tiny passport!

11 Questions from Liz
1. If you could have chosen your name, would you have picked a different one, or kept 
   the one you had? Why/why not?

Yes! I don't think my name is very fitting! I always thought I looked like a Samantha as a kid.

2. What is your favorite physical characteristic about yourself?
I like my eyes! Especially now since I have passed them on to my daughter!

3. If you could have any super power, what would it be, and why?
Levitating Objects! It would make housework so much easier

4. What is your ultimate pet peeve?
When girls pretend they are dumb to get attention! Grr..

5. What is your favorite dessert?
This one is hard because I am SUCH a sweet tooth! I would either say warm gooey cookies or s'mores.  Or Pie....Or Brownies...lol

6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be, and why?
Hands down San Francisco! It is my favorite city of all time! 

7. Who is your favorite role model, famous or otherwise?
Either my Nana- the most loving mother and grandmother of all time or My husband's Aunt Mary....seriously this woman is the most faithful woman I have ever met in my entire life. 

8. What is something special that you currently want to buy?
I am DYING to buy Hallie's fist Halloween costume...but I am waiting because she is SO tiny and I am not sure what size she will be by Halloween!

9. What is your favorite song, band or album?
Another hard one! Local Dallas band Monkeyshyne that played our wedding! Favorite song: "I know what love is" 
Other faves: Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows, Katy Perry, Gin Blossoms, Nora Jones, etc

10. If you could be an animal, what would it be, and why?
Stella, my mini aussie...because she is the most spoiled pup ever!

11. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Read British novels with a steaming cup of coffee!

I would like to nominate the following wonderful blogs for the Liebster Award:
1. Katie from: http://www.katiedidwhat.com/
2. Sarita from: http://itsagirlgirlworld.blogspot.com/
3. Courtney from: http://www.apluslife.net/
4. April from: http://www.firsttimemomanddad.com/
5. Jessica from: http://www.floatonblog.com/

Your questions:
1. What is your favorite movie?
2.Why did you start blogging?
3. Who was your first best friend? Did you keep in touch?
4. What was your favorite subject in school? 
5. What is your favorite restaurant? 
6. What is your dream vacation?
7. Do you have a favorite quote? 
8. Is there a holiday that is most special to you and why? 
9. If you had to live on only 1 meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
10. Favorite place to shop?
11. What do you want to be remembered for? 

Thank you so much Liz for the nomination and the fun questions!  Can't wait to see if these other bloggers accept the nomination! I would love to learn more about them and see who they nominate as well! 


  1. Yay! I loved reading this:) Thanks for keeping it going...such a fun way to get to know other great bloggers:)

  2. I can't stand SciFi either!!!!

    1. Absolutely! It was really fun! Thanks for passing it to me! And yes...never understood the Sci Fi trend

  3. Thanks for the nom! So honoured and will be posting very soon!!

  4. Absolutely! Can't wait to read your responses!


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