Liebster Award

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hello friends!  
The start of another Spring week!
[Ok, so I'm a day late. Eh, what can I say, I had a case of the Mondays]
Hope everyone had a fantastic, enjoyable holiday weekend!  

I sure did!  
Friday was recognized by my company as a holiday, so I had the luxury of being home with my little one.  Saturday was nonetheless relaxing until my sister came over...and we headed out for some sisterly time over some drinks [much needed].

A little over a week ago, Emily over at A Little Bit of Emily was nominated for this award and instead of nominating bloggers herself, asked to partake in this if we wanted to.  

Duh, of course I'll take this opportunity - I love learning about people and their blogs!  Isn't that what this is all about - learning about one another?!

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:
Thank the Blogger that nominated you in your post and link back to their site
Answer 11 questions from the Blogger that nominated you

Tell your readers 11 random facts about you

Nominate 11 Bloggers for the Liebster Awards
Ask your nominees to answer 11 questions

What is your all-time favorite recipe?
I love, love cooking and baking! Haven't done much of it as of lately, but here are a few of my favorites [I couldn't just pick one]:
Banana Bread (without nuts. I'm not a fan of nuts in my banana bread]

If you could live anywhere, would you choose a small town or big city?
Ah, I go back and forth with this one.  I'd love to live in a big city, but then again, I'm a little city girl at heart.  I'd like to live in a small town just not super far from a big city - then I could have the best of both worlds!

What is one book that you could read over and over again?
Probably anything by Jen Lancaster!  I love her memoirs - so hilarious!  I love a good book that makes me giggle!

Wine, beer or cocktail?
Cocktail all the way!  No questions asked!  Either a margarita on the rocks with salt, or a lemon drop (raspberry lemon drop if I'm feeling it).

I hate to admit the fact that I haven't acquired the taste of wine yet and have always hated beer.

If you could have any job, what would it be?
Hm. Any job? I would say, it would have to be a surgeon of some kind - I love the science and math behind all the medical professions! I was going to go into nursing...until I realized I don't have patience. Eh, oh well.

What is the best beauty advice you have received?
Best beauty advice I've received was to use purple shampoo several times a week and to use a sulfate free shampoo on the other days.  Sure makes a difference in my blonde hair. #amen

What is your favorite app?
My favorite app of all time is Pinterest!  Duh.  Entertainment for hours....

How do you keep yourself organized - phone/computer or paper planner?
I'm a complete paper planner.  There's something about pen to the paper that makes my brain work better!

If you could design your dream kitchen, what colors would you go with?
My dream kitchen would have to include some purple! [of course!]  See examples below:

[don't these colors just make you feel inspired?!  #bliss]

Cat or dog?
Do I have to choose between the two?  Because I'd choose both. A cat and a dog.  I'm a huuuuuge animal kinda gal.
[hence why I have 3 dogs and a cat of my own]

What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love getting to know other people and what they are about.  It's great to meet people, share ideas and stores with one another.
I will be honest, and say that I like what Emily did in her post and instead of nominating 11 other bloggers, anyone who would like to participate next, comment below so those [including myself] would like to follow up, can do so!
I think the is such a fun opportunity to get to know one another, especially since I'm so new to the blogging world!
My 11 questions are...
1. If you could travel anywhere in the world [money is not a factor], where would you travel to?
2. Black coffee, tea, hot chocolate, latte or mocha?
3. What is your favorite holiday and why?
4. East coast or West coast?
5. What made you decide to start blogging?
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
7. If your life was a novel, what would the title be?
8. If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
9. Favorite sport to watch?
10. A weekend at the mountain cabin doing outdoorsy things, or a weekend at the beach relaxing in the sun?
11. What is your favorite quote/saying?

Thanks for the 'self-nomination' Emily!  
Be sure to comment/email me if you want to participate next!  I love learning about other bloggers!


  1. I've never heard of Jen Lancaster before, but just by your recommendation and by seeing the covers of her books, I think I'm going to give them a read. I love reading books and am always looking for a new good read. And I love a paper planner too, I have to write it down with a pen or pencil. I don't know how people can only do the electronic type. Not me, that's for sure! ...I might answer your questions just for the fun of it, I'll let you know if/when I do :)

    1. Jen Lancaster is one of my favs! Along with Celia Rivenbark! Yes, let me know if you complete the questions-I'd love to learn more!

  2. LOVE that you did this post! Thanks so much for partaking. I like that you are both a cat and dog person, both are such sweet animals. Your kitchen inspirations are gorgeous, too. I would have never thought to add in purple, but that island is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you for opening up your post-I had a lot of fun doing this!

  3. I will have to check out Jen Lancaster, she sounds awesome. Love your kitchen inspiration, so beautiful!

    1. Yes-Jen Lancaster is funny! Her and Celia Rivenbark are 2 of my favs!

  4. I love Jen Lancasters books. I haven't read My Fair Lazy yet. I am adding it to my list of books to put on my kindle!

    1. Isn't she great! You'll totally love My Fair Lazy if you like her other books!


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