Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Liebster Award

Alright, alright, alright (name that movie?).....I've been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Once Upon a Canvas and Poisoned Perception. (Rebecca, I apologize that I am just now responding to your nomination.) I'm a terrible blogger, and really don't deserve this fun little award, but I guarantee y'all will be sick of me in 2013!

The Liebster Blog Award is an award given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It's to show new bloggers that they are appreciated, and to help spread the word about new blogs. It was created to promote appreciation and recognition among the blog world. Liebster translates to "dearest" (or favorite/best) in German. It is also known as the Love Blog Award.

The Rules:
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 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
5. No tag back (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you)!

And, here we go......

11 Random things about me:
1. I love my coffee with lots of FULL FAT cream!
2. My mother is Hispanic but I can't speak a lick of Spanish.
3. J and I met because we were set up on a blind date.
4. I love camping and fishing and one day dream of owning a house on the Texas coast.
5. I am not a very good swimmer.
6. I used to hate cooking but have recently developed a thing for it.
7. I already have my daughters name picked out...if I ever have one. (but chances are we are done)
8. I don't like chocolate. (neither does my hubby)
9. I could eat steak (or Tex-Mex) for every meal!
10. I tend to chew on the inside of my cheek when I am in deep thought.
11. I love, love, love to read.

Questions from Once Upon a Canvas
1. What's your favorite thing about yourself? Appearance wise~my eyes
2. What's the last movie you saw? In the theatre~Breaking Dawn, Part 2. At home~The new Batman
3. What quote inspires you? "Everything is possible for him who believes" (Mark 9:23)
4. If you could have any job in the entire world, what would you want to do with your life? When I was a kid I always wanted to be a pediatrician. Now I want to be an Ambassador Diamond with It Works Global, make crazy money, and never have to work a boring old 9-5 again!
5. How many siblings do you have? I have 2 younger brothers~Amos(26) and Eric(20)
6. What is a favorite childhood memory of yours? The day that Eric was born and we went to the hospital to visit him. I remember it like it was yesterday!
7. What's going on around you right now? My boys are napping and I am listening to 90's radio on Pandora
8. If you could recommend any place to travel, where would it be? I haven't traveled much as an adult but one of my favorite places is Silverton, Colorado.
9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Honestly, I love Texas! Maybe the Texas coast or in the mountains of Colorado.
10. Why do you blog? To get things out of my head. And to put things in writing to hold myself accountable.
11. Do you ever lose motivation when you blog, and if so, what helps you to keep going? All the time. I have 2 littles so it's hard to find the time to sit down and write. The handful of readers that I do have now keep me going. A comment or an email from them saying that they miss me or are checking on me make me want to get right back to it!

Questions from Poisoned Perception
1. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? Humans are animals, right? Boring, I know~sorry!
2. What is your favorite healthy version of an unhealthy meal? The only healthy version of something I've recently made was Banana Bread, and it was pretty good. The recipe is on my pinterest page.
3. Think back to when you were a kid. What is your favorite memory? I have so many favorites but one would be going to the skating rink on Friday nights with my little brother.
4. Most embarrassing moment. Or at least one that's pretty high up there. It's not too embarrassing now but when J and I got married I started laughing in the middle of our vows and couldn't stop. I'm laughing now just thinking about it. Ask me the story and I'll tell you about it.
5. Favorite TV show(s)? I have several: Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Covert Affairs, and name a few. I've got to quit watching so much TV.
6. Explain one of your major goals in life. What, why, how, the works. I want to promote to Ambassador Diamond with It Works Global. It may not happen this year but it WILL happen. Talk about financial freedom for not just me but my parents, grandma, my boys.
7. Favorite room in your house? The kitchen
8. Would you ever go bungee jumping or sky diving? Sky Diving for sure!
9. What was the first thing you thought about this morning? Coffee, and why doesn't my one year old sleep though the night yet????
10. Most preferred form of exercise? None ;) Kidding, probably my elliptical machine.
11. If you were a pirate, what would your name be? (Or some other fact about alternate universe pirate you) Scarlet Bones-I went to a fun pirate name generator site....and played with it till I found one I liked!

And the Liebster goes to.......
So, Lindsey and I just connected last week. I entered her "favorite things" giveaway that I found though Holly's blog. And, I won! Now we realize we have a lot in common so she is my blog sister/blog best friend forever! (She doesn't know that though :))

I know it says to nominate 11 other blogs but of all the blogs I read as of this moment they have all been nominated. If I find some new ones I'll just add them on later.
Ok, here are my questions for my nominee(s):
1.What is your go-to outfit?
2. What was your first car?
3. What is your favorite book?
4. Did/do you play any sports?
5. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
6. What is your dream vacation?
7. What was your first concert?
8. If you could have any cosmetic procedure done, what would it be and why?
9. What is your comfort food?
10. Favorite memory from high school?
11. Number one goal for 2013?

Thanks ladies for the nominations! If I skipped a question, because I tend to do that, leave me a comment and I'll go back and answer.

Now,  I need to get some cleaning done while my boys are still asleep!


  1. Sky diving - you crazy girl:) AND 90's on Pandora is my GO TO!!!! Love it.

    1. Yes, I know but I would totally do it. Maybe this summer when we go down to the coast!

  2. Yay! We are BFF's! LOL! I shipped your stuff earlier! Girl, I will try to get this done ASAP but I have a bad history with the Liebster Award! This is my 4th and I never get around to doing them. I should have put that on my goals for 2013! Lol! I will try REALLY hard to do it tommorow! I promise!