Friday, March 7, 2014

100th Post/Liebster Award

Not only is it my 100th post today, but I was also nominated for a Liebster Award by Rachel of garaytreasures! Thanks Rachel!


This award is given by bloggers to other bloggers they consider to be up and coming.

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Post 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the questions posted by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate 5-11 bloggers with less than 200 followers for the award.
4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees.
5. Go to each bloggers site and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

11 Facts About Me:
1. I don't like the flavor of mint. Mint gum, mints, anything. Yuck. Except for mint chapstick. Love it!
2. My favorite movie is "The Sound of Music." I remember watching it once when I was a kid and sick, eating Disney Popsicle on the couch :)
3. Along with the above, I would LOVE to meet Julie Andrews sometime and three years ago was 15 people away from meeting her! I was pretty bummed, but I got engaged two days later, so my weekend was redeemed :)
4. I'm the oldest of 4 kids- there is an 11-year span between me and my youngest sibling/sister, and we are looking more and more alike everyday!
5. I was a music education major, but now work as a business manager in a job I love! Funny the different jobs/career paths life takes you.
6. Along he same lines of #5, when people find out that my major instrument in college was voice, people always ask me the following questions: Can you sing for us right now? Why don't you try out for American Idol? Um, no and no. Oh, you're a carpenter? Build me a house right now!  
7. I don't like leaving the house without makeup. I'm not one of those high maintenance people, but I feel like my eyes look WAY too tired if I don't use something on them.
8. One of the things on my bucket list is to visit all 50 states before I die. Slowly but surely we're working on it!
9. I organize my clothes by color. Not so weird anymore that I follow more fashion blogs :)
10. My dream home (if we won the lottery!) would be a ranch on a lot of acreage somewhere perhaps in Montana? overlooking the mountains.
11. Spring is my very favorite season! (One of the reasons why we got married in April) It's a much needed warm-up after the cold winters. I'm definitely looking forward to it now! 

11 Questions from Rachel:
1. What is your style or look? 
I like casual, put-together looks. In the fall and winter I'm all about skinny jeans, boots, and a sweater/cardigan. Summer I love maxi dresses and sandals. 
2. Favorite designer?
Ummm, I don't really have one! I shop by pieces I like, not designers.
3. What is your treasured item (clothing, jewelry, anything) in your home and story or memory behind it?
Hmm, this is a hard one! I can't really think of one, except for my wedding/engagement ring. Obviously there are some special memories tied to it and I wear it everyday! :)
4. If you had to keep anyone with you at all times (like a Siamese twin), who would you pick and why?
I suppose my hubby. He's pretty awesome and is good at fixing things :)
5. Greatest fashion tip you want to share with the blogosphere?
Don't be afraid to try new styles you've never tried before! You may just find something you love :) If something doesn't work out, don't give up trying, but learn from that experience and keep trying new things!
6. Greatest yard sale/thrift store find?
A neighboring city had a 'free' day where you could put things you don't want on the side of the road and people would drive around and pick things up. We found our office desk- gorgeous, dark wood, and huge! FREE!!
7. Tea or coffee?
Actually both :) I need my morning coffee (or two) to wake up and be normal, then I usually have a cup of green tea in the morning when I get to work.
8. If you had to meet one person who had died again who would it be?
My grandpa. He died when I was 13. With all the stories my dad tells of him, I would have loved for the opportunity to know him in my adult years. One day we will meet again!
9. What article of clothing do you love the most?
My skinny jeans from Gap. I was really opposed to wearing skinny jeans, but these fit like a glove and I wear them a ton!
10. What is your favorite thing to do with your family/children/hubby?
I like traveling, or going on walks, or just sitting on the couch playing Lego Lord of the Rings! 
11. What is your faith background?
I was born and raised Catholic

My nominations for the Liebster Award:
1. Hannah @ Genuinely Hannah
2. John and Maureen @ MoJo Movies
3. Alli @ The Cheerful Closet
4. Katherine @ Cupcakes and Other Ramblings
5. Kelly @ The Reality Closet
6. Rae @ Rae Everyday
7. Becky @ Choose Happy
8. I only came up with 7 people, but if you'd like to be nominated too, let me know! :)

My questions for you to answer:
1. What got you interested in blogging?
2. What is your favorite childhood memory?
3. Your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
4. Early bird or night owl?
5. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy? 
6. Favorite movie?
7. Favorite season of the year?
8. What is your favorite holiday and what are some fun traditions you partake in?
9. Favorite meal?
10. Dogs or cats?
11. Describe your idea of a perfect date. [I'll give you two awards if you get the reference!]


  1. Thanks for the nomination, Maria! I'm excited to fill out the questions and mention some of my favorite bloggers too.

  2. What an appropriate post for your 100th posting :) your welcome for the nomination. I enjoyed reading your facts and answers. I love Sound of Music, as well. That is so cool you were so close to Julie. WOW!

  3. THANK YOU very much Maria!!!!!! I will be posting mine tonight!

  4. Sorry I've been kind of out of the blogging loop lately but thanks so much for nominating me!