A few weeks ago, Liz and Mary nominated little Bean and her blog here for a Liebster Award. Liebster is German for endearing, valued, and/or lovely so I was quite honored and humbled to be thought of. :) A Liebster Award is presented by a blogger to other bloggers, recognizing them for doing a great job entertaining the rest of the web with their blog. So sweet!
To accept the award one must:
1. Post 11 random facts about oneself
2. Answer the questions your “nominator” has asked of you and then create 11 new questions to pass on to…
3. Bloggers (with less than 200 followers) you’d like to nominate for a Liebster who…
4. You should notify of their nomination via a comment on their webpage and a link on yours
5. And you shall not tag back
So, if you didn’t already know, you now know that:
1 – I can count on both hands the number of times I’ve gotten my hair cut in a salon. Growing up, my mom wielded scissors on it, my sister cut it in college, and when I’m not visiting Farrah, I do it myself these days.
2 – I also cut Anthony’s hair and I never mess up…and even if I did, you’d never notice because he’s got this great curly hair that hides everything. 3 – I was super-super-skinny growing up and I hated it. I used to drink Wrestlers’ Weight Gainer in powder form to pack on pounds…but my metabolism always won and I stayed skinny. Never in the whole wide world was there a girl more happier to welcome that freshman fifteen in college, let me tell ya.
4 – I’ve never broken a bone…tap on a tree.
5 – I have an inch and half wide scar across the front of my neck caused from the surgical removal of a Thyro-Glossal-Duct-Cyst when I was a teen. However, I usually tell people I was once an attempted murder victim…it makes for a much more interesting me.
6 – I had braces twice growing up for a cumulative time of four years as a metal mouth all because…
7 – I was born without an adult tooth therefore I’ve got a fake. (When the baby tooth was pulled because it just wasn’t coming out, I didn’t have a tooth to replace it. It’s the small one to my left of my front tooth.)
8 – If my mom put her left foot next to my right and vice-versa, they’d look like they were a pair. :)
9 – My siblings names are Farrah, Raquel, Preston, and Parker…also known as Peach, Rock, Booguy, and Oink. 10 – After Anthony I got hitched, my grandma would pray and pray we’d one day have twins (she’d tell me and I’d just laugh it off) and lo and behold…twins.
11 – The day I was going into my ob/gyn’s office to take the “let’s make sure you’re pregnant” test, I came thisclose to running into a statue of Jesus holding up his two fingers in peace, except I remember seeing them as I contorted my body around the statue, barely missing it, and thinking not “peace” but “two”…coincidence? I think not. But that’s a whole ‘nother story for another day. :)
Since two people nominated me, I’m going to pull the fair card and answer the first five questions from one and the first six from the other, and then I’m gonna pull the
lazy efficient card and pass the leftovers on to my nominees. :)
What magazines, if any, do you subscribe to?
Better Home and Gardens because I got it for el cheapo last year. I was gifted a Real Simple subscription that I LOVE and I’m super tempted to snatch up a year of HGTV’s glossy so I don’t have to stalk my friend Lauren’s.
What made you decide to start a blog?
Lots of time and thought chaos in the brain. While Anthony was studying for his Masters’ (still is) way back when, blogging was a great way for me to get my ideas and thoughts out and fight boredom.
When you aren't blogging, what's your favorite thing to do?
Oh that’s easy, chill with my hoodlums. When they’re passed out, it’s painting/creating/getting my hands dirty all the way.
What's your favorite room in your home?
Hmmm…I guess I’ll have to say the nursery because it’s the closest to being “finished” and it’s just so darn happy.
Where is the one place you'd love to travel?
Europe, again. I don’t think you can ever get enough of that continent.
What is your least favorite book?
Not sure but if I have to guess, it’d probably be one of the college education variety.
What is your perfect day?
Allow me to be cliche…any day with my loves. :)
Who is your greatest inspiration?
Mama Mary all the way.
What is your favorite song?
Oh gosh, I have too many “favorites”. Right this minute it’s “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman.
What is your go to dinner?
Enchiladas with cream cheese on top, yum.
Can you name a current event that has changed the way you think?
Besides the snazzy, new item which is Sean and Catherine totally renewing my faith in the whole Bachelor/Bachelorette crazy thing on the tube, I’d have to say the impending election of our new Pope. I’m waiting for that smoke in high suspense…so exciting!
”And the nominees are”…(drumroll please):
Lauren – I love your stories, especially when you write about Emma’s outfits-of-choice.
Ana - Your girls crack me up!
Farrah - I know you’re on a blogging hiatus, but I love your blog even still and I wish you’d put those fingers back on those keys!
Allyson – You inspire me like no one has and your writing makes me holier.
Bridget – I’ve always thought if we knew each other in person we’d make great friends. And your instagram posts are theeee best!
Gabby – The Pinterest Queen!
Jess – The blogger with phenom post pictures…must be those cute kids…and the great photographer! :)
Lizzie – Laughter is the best medicine so pretty please get to typing, okay? And while you’re wrangling those soon-to-be-three kiddos, get some more projects done, will ya?
Maureen – The first blog I ever read and in one word, hilarious. You are such a good writer!
Natalie – Would you please move down here and be my personal stylist? Did I mention that the name of your blog is one of my faves?
I know it takes a little bit of time to accept this highly prestigious award so don’t feel bad if you can’t spill out a hundred web words to do so…you’re still a fab blogger in my blogging book. :) I also will understand if you just answer these questions and then pass them on to make life more simple like me!
1. What blog inspires you the most?
2. When you go shopping for yourself, what's the first thing you buy?
3. What's your favorite t.v. show?
4. If/when you go to Target, what area of the store do you spend the most time?
5. What is the best book you have read?
6. What is one food you could eat every day?
7. Name the funniest movie ever, of all time.
8. Coffee or tea?
9. What is most misunderstood about you?
10. Which city in America do you like best?
11. What do you appreciate most about your life?