Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Who, me?!

You guys, Sara over at Sara in Texas nominated me for a Liebtser Award, who cool is that?!
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It's so encouraging to know that I've been able to connect with my readers.
And to be affirmed that someone's actually reading this stuff haha

Anyway, I graciously accept!
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The Rules
1. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator & list 11 random facts about yourself
2. Nominate 11 new bloggers (nominees should be other blogs ~200 followers ((I used Bloglovin' for stats)) who you feel deserve to be noticed), create 11 questions for your nominees, and link them in your post
3. Let them know you've nominated them for the award
4. Copy and Paste the award on your blog!

And with that, here are somethings I get to share with you!
1.  What's your favorite summer outfit? 
Dresses are definitely my favorite outfit for summer (and spring, when it's warm enough!) I love the comfort, ease, and beauty that a simple dress can bring.

2.  If you have a typical day, what is it like?
Working two part-time jobs means my "typical days" can look quite different... However, since I work as a nanny more often, we'll just go with that. I wake up at 6/6:15, throw on some jeans and an old t-shirt, get myself ready, grab a Greek yogurt and lunch, and head out the door. I have an easy commute (about 20 minutes) and then I'm with two boys (aged 2 & 4) for about nine hours. We play, read, scream, cry, laugh... you know, the usual. Then, I head home, cook dinner, and snuggle with the hubs - usually while watching something on Netflix. If the next day is a work day, I'm in bed by 10/1030 and then I rinse and repeat.

3.  What type of posts would you like to write more of?
I would really love to be able to do some reviews/give aways for various Etsy sellers! I'm a big fan of handmade things and art in general, so it'd be an honor to team up with a small business owner with similar values and interests to my own.

I would also love to do more home/DIY posts...
 but there isn't much work to be done on a newly renovated apartment.

4.  Where's your favorite vacation spot? 
Hm, this is tough. We went to Disney for our honeymoon (my first time visiting all the parks) and it was such a blast that I'm tempted to say Disney. But it's also quite tiring (and expensive!) So, probably Aruba. It's relaxing, warm, beautiful, and the locals are super awesome!

5.  How many times a day do you check social media sites?
Eek. I'm ashamed to say I probably check Facebook and email 15-20 times a day!
It's usually when I'm bored/waiting around - but still, that's a lot!
I also check Instagram about that much, but it's more like visiting a museum because I follow some extremely talented and creative people!

6.  What's the best book you've read lately?
 Oh dear. I've been reading so many books lately it's hard to choose! A current favorite would probably be More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger. Read it and let it change your life.

7.  Favorite website besides your own blog :)?
Like Cool is probably the first blog I ever discovered and I just love it.
It showcases new/up-and-coming products, art, and nifty gadgets.
It's also super easy to read and you can easily spend an hour just jumping around pages.

8.  If you could only watch one movie for the rest of you life, what would it be?
Forrest Gump, hands down. It's a love story, drama, action, comedy, & has an incredible soundtrack!
9.  What's a DIY project you're hankering to do?
I've wanted to plant my own terrarium for some time now - but I just can't bring myself to do it!
I'm afraid that it'll die (like all my succulents do) & I'm just not sure where we'd have the space for it.

10.  What relaxes you the most?
There are two things; being outside and enjoying creation (whether it's walking around, sitting at a park, etc.) and random cuddles with the hubs.
11.  What's your go-to easy meal for a busy night?  Take-out, recipe, whatever!
My to-go recipe is something my grandma used to make, which may sound weird, but tastes great!
Detalini pasta & Bean Soup.
It's yummy, has some basic necessities like carbs and protein and takes no time at all!
Also, Dave and I are kind of addicted to Domino's pizza so that's definitely our go-to take-out!
11 Random Facts
1 - I'm an only child
2 - I grew up on Long Island
3 - I got married when I was 19
4 - I'm really good at folding clothes
5 - My guinea pig's names are Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson
6 - I love playing ultimate frisbee
7 - I don't have a twitter & I'm okay with that
8 - I read and re-read all of my posts way too many times before I publish them
9 - I have my teaching certification in Early Childhood & Elementary Education
10 - I prefer healthy food (fruits and veggies) to junk food (cookies and chips)
11 - I have a humble but lovely record collection

And the nominees are...
Tara @ A Brew of Blessings
Becky @ Running on Happy
Char @ Char|Treuth
Katie @ 10 Cups of Chai
 Lanesha @ We Are The Tabbs
Katy @ All Sorts of Pretty
Whitney @ Keeping Up With The Cyperts
Corina @ Cocorrina
Kate @ Words and Things
Hannah @ Wonderfully Sewn
Dylan @ Dream Brite

1. On average, how long does it take you to write a blog post?
2. What is your favorite charity and why?
3. What's one of your favorite books?
4. What is one of your happiest memories?
5. If you could move to a different country which would you choose?
6. Why do you blog?
7. Tea or Coffee?
8. If you could have any career what would it be?
9. What's your favorite store to shop in?
10. What's one of your guilty pleasures?
11. Where is your favorite place to hang out in your town/city?

I'm so excited to read all of the nominees responses! And thank you again, Sara, for sending this award my way! I had such fun sharing more about myself and creating new questions!


  1. Loved reading your answers, thank you very much for nominating me!!


  2. I know it took me forever but I just had to find the 11 people I wanted to nominate. Thank you so much for nominating me



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