Saturday, January 4, 2014

Hooray for Blog Award Fun

Something fun occurred this week to kind of change things up on this jolly little blog. I was nominated for my first ever blog award. Hoorday! Daisy at Jetsettin Daisy nominated me for the Liebster Award! At first I had no idea what this meant. Liebster means, "getting to know you." It is all about finding other bloggers who may inspire you or who you enjoy and connecting with them. Sounds like fun! So a BIG thank you to Daisy for giving me the opportunity of participating!

So the way it works is I have to state eleven random facts about myself and then answer the eleven questions Daisy asked me. Then I get to make some of my own nominations (of people with less than 200 followers) and it keeps going and we all get to meet new people in the blogosphere.
 So here goes my 11 random facts:

1. I have lived in the same small town my whole life. Probably always will.

2. I have an obsession with buying pants. This is something born of my height. Because I have really long legs I always found it SOOO difficult to find pants. Now I am better at shopping for them and buy them obsessively. I have more pants then most women. And if I were given another pair of beautiful jeans tomorrow I would be thrilled.

3. I have never attended school (until college, that is). I was homeschooled for the entirety of my pre-college education.

4. I met my husband when I was seven and been friends with him since.

5. When I discover a new song that I love, I listen to it over and over. In my house, in my car... until I am sick of it. Then I won't go back to it for months.

6. When I was eighteen I sold my car, saved every penny I had, and went to Europe with my sister for three months. I still say it was the best thing I ever did.

7. I have seen Patrick Dempsey twice in two very different locations. One time he was eating lunch next to me at one of my hometown restaurants. The next time he was walking around Disneyland. I got pictures of him that time :)

8. I usually keep a very neat and clean house. But sometimes on the weekends I "let myself go" just for fun. I don't bother with the dishes or the laundry... it gets a little crazy. But it is kind of fun.

9. I always wanted to be a writer and I wrote my first book when I was fifteen. Never did anything with it because it will be silly to other people. But to me.... the characters are my friends.

10. Me and my five siblings are the exception to the "Pastor's kids" stereotype. We were always good kids and to this day are heavily involved in our church and are best friends with one another.

11. I have loved the show Boy Meets World since I was a kid. I have been re-watching it this year and still laugh and cry just as much as ever.

Here are the 11 questions I was asked:

1. If you could only eat one thing for a month, what would it be?
- This is a really tough one…I guess I would say fruit. I hope that counts J But it wouldn’t make me feel ill, I wouldn’t get sick of it, and it is good for me.

2. If you could dress up as anything for Halloween (no budget or time constraint), what would it be?
- I have never really done the whole Halloween thing. But if there is no price tag I would get the biggest, most beautiful bell costume. And I would get my husband an awesome beast costume. That would be great.

3. If you won a free trip anywhere with anyone, where would you go and who would you take?
- Hmmm… I might take my husband because we have so much fun together. However, we could go anywhere, anytime if we want. So in this hypothetical situation I would take all four of my sisters (with no husbands and none of my dear nieces and nephews) and we would go to Paris. We have all gone before, but man did we have fun eating crepes and drinking lattes. Good times.

4. What is your favorite magazine and why?
- I don’t really read magazine. But sometimes I pick them up while I am waiting in line at the grocery store. If that is the case I like to go to the back of US magazine and read the mockery of the celebrities’ outfits. Gives me a good chuckle.

5. What is your favorite candy?
- I don’t really eat candy… but sometimes I love sour patch kids. Makes my mouth taste the tartness just from thinking about it!

6. If someone gave you a $1000 gift card, where would you spend it?
- Probably Amazon. What couldn't I get there?

7. What three websites do you have to check every day?
- My e-mail, my blog, and my bank account. I know… not very exciting.

8. What photos are sitting on your memory card right now?
- Oh dear… My memory cards (yes cards plural) are a mess right now. I have not taken the time to move the zillion pictures to the organized folders on my hard drive. Ridiculous. So I have everything from Random photos of food, to thanksgiving, to scenery shots, to Christmas. I would say there is well over a thousand pictures just sitting there.

9. What is the design on your phone case?
- This is not very interesting because my phone case is just black. However, I did want to get a super cute Disney one but they didn’t have ANY android ones. Just stinking Iphone. Ridiculous.

10. What is your favorite cookie?
- Oh this is easy considering my latest obsession (which I think I have blogged about like three times already… bad sign?) the delicious maple cookies from Trader Joes. I think they are seasonal (I hope, or else I might get a little rotund). But they are delicious.

11. If you won free tickets to any concert, who would you see?
- I would have to say Elvis. I mean the real Elvis J But if this question doesn’t include going back in time before the king of rock and roll died, then I would choose the Killers. Although I have seen them three times, I love them and would love to see them again. I hope these free tickets are front row seats and include backstage passes.

Here are the 11 questions for my nominees:

1. What does the name of your blog title mean to you?

2. Why did you start blogging?

3. Who is your favorite author?

4. Sweet or savory?

5. What is your idea of an ideal date?

6. You are stranded at home for the evening all by yourself, what do you do?

7. What is your favorite go to scripture?

8. What is a crazy thing you have done?

9. Treadmill or running path?

10. What is your favorite TV show and why?

11. Guilty pleasure?

Here are my 11 Nominees
Ashley at A thousand Words
Elizabeth at My Glad Heart
Anna at Happy Medley

Join in the fun!


  1. I love your answers!!! Maple cookies really do sound delicious...

    1. This was so much fun, Daisy! Yes, those cookies are weirdly delicious.


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