I have done a blog post before where Simply Call Me Sylvia nominated me for my first Liebster Award. That was back when she was really one of my only followers. Since then, I have received several emails telling me that I was nominated, and I haven’t gotten around to doing another post. Perhaps I should put the award on the side of my blog so people know I was? How many times can you accept? I don’t really know…but I felt I ought to do it one more time to answer some question for the people that are new around here to learn about me.
1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Write 11 facts about yourself once nominated.
3. Answer the eleven questions from the person who nominated you.
4. Come up with 11 questions for the 11 people you nominate.
I want to thank everyone who has nominated me for one! I really do appreciate it! Let me give a shout out to the ones I have received recently:
Heather @ From Here to ThereMeighan @ Heaves to MeighanJoanna @ Jaybird’s FlightClara @ Walking in the Light
If you aren’t following any of the beautiful ladies, you need to be! I would nominate every single one of them twice over for the Liebster Award or any other blogging awards out there! Seriously, love them!
Since I had several nominations without a post, instead of the 11 random facts I will answer everyone’s questions.
Who is your favorite artist or band?
It is seriously impossible for me to pick just one. I simply cannot.
What is your dream job?
I haven’t figured that out quite yet. It will be something that I don’t mind spending 40+ hours a week doing. Something I feel appreciated for. Something that NEVER makes me come home and cry in frustration. I would love to have my own fashion line. Or maybe own an event venue where I could plan weddings and other fun celebrations. Perhaps work with a non-profit of some kind.
If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
Joanna, you are picking some good questions that I really have to think about! I would love to meet some of the bloggers that I follow every day in person! I had the chance to meet some wonderful Alabama bloggers over the last few months and I would love to meet more!
What is your worst habit?
Saying “I don’t know” or “It doesn’t matter” when it is time to make a decision. I am pretty sure I drive my husband and friends crazy! I also worry too much, about everything!
What is the first thing you do in the morning – other than wake up and such?
Get a cup of coffee and check my phone.
What is something you are most proud of?
I am most proud of the woman that my little sister has become. She is truly an amazing person.
If this is meant to be about me…then I am proud of myself for living in Atlanta for so many years on my own. I had my own apartment and took care of myself. I really learned a lot about me in that time.
Why did you start blogging?
To have somewhere to collect my thoughts. To be able to document my day to day life. To be able to connect to others out there that are in a similar stage of life as me that I can relate with. To read others blog for encouragement and inspiration, and hope that mine brings that to others.
What is your favorite clothing store?
My closet says Ann Taylor Loft
Do you have a bucket list? If so, tell us what is on it.
I suppose I have a bucket list. I haven’t really written it down. I would definitely like to visit more places. I would love to learn how to grow some of my own fruits and veggies. I would love to pick up some more hobbies. I would like to run in a 5K or half marathon one day.
What is your favorite outdoor activity and why?
Does sitting on a patio consuming Mexican food count?
Dogs or cats?
No question about it, dogs! I am a crazy dog lady. Cats sort of scare me.
1. What is the first thing you notice about people?
Usually their eyes. Usually if you can catch eye contact with someone, you can immediately tell if they are a genuine person or not.
2. Who is your celebrity crush?
Justin Timberlake, duh!
3. What is your favorite piece of clothing?
My metallic Coach flip flops! (Does that count as clothing?) I also love my Northface fleece!
4. What is the one piece of makeup you could not live without?
5. What is the farthest you’ve traveled from home?
6. What is the last book you read?
The Hunger Games series…it’s been quite awhile and I need to start reading something else!
7. What is the worst gift you’ve ever been given?
One of those daily tear off calendars. It would have been alright if it was on something funny or meaningful. It was stupid quotes, litteraly. Each page had something stupid that someone said on it. After about January 10 I threw it out. I couldn’t handle it anymore. LOL
8. What was the last thing you cooked?
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans
9. If you could sit down to dinner with five people, dead or alive, who would they be?
My grandma Jerry, grandpa Carl, my mom, dad and sister…I would love for us all to be together as adults
10. Were you named after anyone?
Nope, my mom just liked my name
11. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do first?
Fly, it would make things so much easier!
1. What do you like on your pizza?
I order pizza one of two ways. I either eat Pineapple and cheese or Pepperoni and cheese. I don’t really like a lot of toppings on my pizza and to be honest…I usually do not eat all the cheese on it either. I also like BBQ chicken pizza and white pizza now and then too.
2. Do you have a favorite band?
I love so many different types of music that it is hard to narrow it down to just one.
3. What is your favorite (current) TV show?
I love Revenge! Also tied for first would be Big Bang Theory and Law and Order SVU.
4. What do you do for a living?
GIS Market Research Specialist/Executive Assistant for a commercial real estate company
5. Whats the one piece of clothing you can’t live without?
My favorite jeans
6. What type of car do you drive?
7. Do you have any children?
2 furbabies 🙂
8. What’s something embarrassing that happened to you lately?
I had mistaken a weird looking staple remover for a letter opener. I promise you they looked almost identical! It just happened to be in front of 3 of my co-workers that busted out laughing at me. Whatever, I have seen them do dumb stuff too!
9. Do you prefer overhead lighting or lamps?
Depends on what type of room. Lamps in my house, except for the kitchen! You need bright lights in there to see what you are doing!
Banana pudding or cookie cake
11. What color are your fingernails painted right now?
My fingernails are rarely ever painted because I type so much at work. My toes are hot pink.
Are you in your dream job right now?No. I haven’t quite figured out what my dream job is yet.
What’s your favorite sweet treat?I love banana pudding. Yum yum yum
Married, Single, Divorced, or it’s Complicated?Married 🙂
Diet Coke or Coke?Diet Coke
Mac or PC?I have a PC right now. My husband has a Mac. I have always wanted one, maybe one day.
What’s your favorite post you’ve posted on your blog so far?Hmmm…that is a good question. I think my favorite blog post is one that I have in the works that isn’t up yet.
When is your birthday?August 17
What’s your favorite “active” activity?I love walking. I can really clear my mind on a good walk. Especially if it is on a beach.
Do you read the book before or after you watch the movie?I always read a book before. There are some books that I never see the movie to as the movies can be a let down!
What is something you wish you knew about blogging?I wish I was better at blog design. I would really like to create something that is completely my own and I don’t know quite how to do that? Also I can’t figure out grooveshark, apparently I am a do-do or something?!
What is your best piece of advice for beginning bloggers?Blog for you, not for others. When you write a post, it should be something that you care about, want to write about or share. I love connecting with other people, but the number of followers on your GFC or Bloglovin’ should not be your main focus…sort of like the number on the scale shouldn’t define you either. It is OK if you aren’t a blogger categorized under one thing either. Maybe one day I want to be a fashion blogger, then the next day I am a foodie and 2 days later I am posting work out tips on how to get rid of the calories I just consumed eating the wonderful recipe I posted the day before. That is OK because at the end of the day you should be doing this for YOU.
Now it is my turn to nominate some wonderful ladies to carry on the Liebster Award!
Candice @ Just Stay LovelyKaitlyn @ Kaitlyn’s Crazy LifeAlexis @ Life by LexLauren @ Simply Southern Simply LaurenNadine @ That Aha MomentJen @ UnscriptedRobin @ At Four O’ClockMy Questions for the nominees1. What is your favorite memory of your childhood?2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?3. What is your favorite thing to cook?4. If there is one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be and why?5. What is your favorite restaurant?6. What are your hobbies? 7. iPhone or Android8. Do you have any fears or phobias?9. What is a non-school life lesson that you have learned?10 What is your favorite scent to wear?11. What are your go to beauty tricks?