Liebster Award!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I love blogging and just putting my thoughts, likes, and pretty much anything that comes into my head on "paper". The fact that y'all like to read this here little blog of mine really excited me. I am so happy that I am getting to know Kelly at Big Apple, Little Bites and that she nominated me to for the Liebster Award. What a sweetheart! Thank you so much Kelly.

The Liebster Award is used by bloggers who have 200 follows or less to promote each other in order to make more friends in the blogging community and attract more attention to their blog! Each nominee must first list 11 random facts about their self, then answer the 11 questions provided by the person who nominated them. Lastly, choose 11 bloggers who have 200 followers or less on bloglovin and ask them your own 11 questions!

The rules

Thank the person who nominated you and link them in your post.

Tell 11 random facts about yourself.

Answer the 11 questions provided by the person who nominated you.

Choose 11 blogs you like and link them in your post.

Write 11 questions for these bloggers, so they can answer them.

Go to their page and let them know that you nominated them.

So I guess I should get started... 11 facts about me:

1. I love to bake more than I like to cook.

2. I would love to own my own bakery and sell only cupcakes. I would name it something like The Cupcakerie.

3. My nails tend to peel at the very tips so I have to keep them cut and usually painted.

4. I almost always feel short, especially next to John. I'm 5'2.

5. I'm half Irish, half German. My goal is to get to Ireland sometime in my life.

6. I get a little nervous when I have to make small talk. I prefer to have a purpose to talk to people.

7. I also don't like confrontation.

8. I prefer turkey bacon to regular bacon. I don't like all the grease.

9. I love getting all dressed up in formal ware.

10. When I go out to a restaurant and sit in a booth I will sit cross legged if I have on pants.

11. I've had some kind of blog since I was about 15.

Kelly asked:

(1) Where is the number one place you would like to travel?

Hmm, this is a hard one. I want to visit a lot of places, but I really want to visit Ireland.

(2) Who is your favorite band? Have you seen them live?

It's a toss up between Zac Brown Band which I've seen live, and Lady Antebellum which I have not seen live.

(3) What is your favorite dish to cook?

Baked beans. I have a few secret ingredients that makes it wonderful for cookouts.
(4) What is a beauty product you can't live without?

Probably eyeliner or mascara
(5) Who is your favorite fashion designer?

I don't really have one now. I used to love Tommy Hilfiger.
(6) What is your favorite workout?

Insanity has become one of my favorites.
(7) What was the last thing you splurged on?

I think it was some fall candles from Bath and Body Works.
(8) What does your ideal date night look like?

I have an ideal date for two different times of the year. In the winter my ideal date is dinner out with a few drinks and cuddling on the couch watching a movie with a fire in the fireplace. In the warmer months, I imagine cooking a dinner at home and taking it picnic style to a field where there isn't anybody or any lights and when the stars come out lay down and just look at the stars.
(9) Do you wear the same jewelry every day or do you switch it up?

I wear my engagement ring everyday. Most days I wear the same necklace but I switch up the rings I wear on my right hand and my earrings.
(10) What is your favorite book or what are you currently reading?

I'm currently reading The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White. My favorite book is either The Five People You Meet in Heaven or any of the Dan Brown books.
(11) Do you have your dream job? If not, what is your dream job?

My dream job would be to work in an immunology lab trying to find a cure to an autoimmune disease or some other kind of immune related disease. I would also love to teach immunology to college students.

I want to nominate:

Melissa at A Littles Enough
Katie at Going Coastal
Janelle at Wild Blue Yonder
Amanda at Somewhere Over the Camo
Brittany at Tales From a Sailors Soul Mate
Kenya at Life With Giggles
Nicole at Pearls and Prosecco
Tammy Jo at You Wouldn't Call It A Drinking Problem

Any my questions for my nominees is:

1. Why did you start blogging?

2. What is your favorite animal and why?

3. If you could choose an actor to play you in a movie, who would it be?

4. Do you have any nicknames? How did you get them?

5. If you could live in another time period (past, present or future) when would you live?

6. What is your favorite place in the house?

7. Do you paint your nails? If so what is your favorite color to paint them?

8. Do you have any pets? What are their names?

9. What is your favorite candle scent?

10. What is your favorite element on the periodic table (because I'm nerdy and like to know)?

11. What is your favorite holiday and why?

Thanks again Kelly! 

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  1. Cute! I love this award! You definitely deserve it :)

  2. Aww thanks! I totally feel you on the prefer baking then cooking! LOL

  3. I absolutely love getting dressed up! It's so fun.

  4. Congrats on the award! I would much rather bake than cook as well, and I'm all about that turkey bacon! So much healthier and I even like the way it tastes better now because I am so used to it.


  5. I'm with you - I HATE confrontation!!!

    Also, thanks for nominating me! I will try to post my answers this week sometime. :)


  6. Aw I love your answers!

    The picnic date idea is so cute. This is probably weird, but I've never done that. I definitely want to now, but you're right, it's the wrong season for it ha.

    And 5'2" isn't that short :)

  7. You have the cutest facts about yourself! I'm short, too. Ryan's 5'10, but I'm lucky if I'm 5'3 on a good day ;)

    Thank you so much for nominating me for the award! xo