Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Liebster It Up, Baby!

Hey! Wow! Lookey there! Jessica from What's in a Name nominated me for an award! (I am STOKED!)

Here is what it is:

A Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, sweetest, cutest. The award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. (stole this from Jessica, thanks girl!)

I love me some superlatives, especially when they include words like "dearest" and "sweetest" because they sound so wonderfully old-fashioned. 

This award is pretty awesome though. And, because of it's awesomeness, it has some "rules". Here they are:

  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves. 
  • Answer the questions the nominator asked, and create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
  • Go to their page and tell them.
  • No tag-backs. (this makes me feel like we are playing Tag and someone just yelled over their shoulder in great indignation, "Heeeeyyyy, NO TAG BACKS!")

I think that this is pretty fun. And I am honored to have been chosen. It makes me feel warm fuzzies in my heart.

So here we go, 11 things about me.... (My mind just went totally blank. *writing that made me think of You've Got Mail* You'd think I know at least 11 things about myself...) 

  1. My dream job is being a stay at home mom and a published author. Nothing sounds cooler than getting to go crazy because of my unruly kids and unpredictable fictional characters. (And trying to be domestic... not exactly my forte, but I am so willing to learn!)
  2. I think celery is the grossest, most disgusting thing that exists on the planet. I do not understand why people willingly eat it. I don't care what you put on it or what it is in, celery is gross. Period.
  3. I have a teddy bear named Alex that I have had for as long as I can remember. When my husband has to be gone for whatever reason, I still sleep with my bear. This bear means a lot to me. It is on my list of grab-in-case-of-fire. Don't judge.
  4. I can not ever spell (let me look it up, one moment please...) guarantee. I've tried to memorize it a million times... I always spell it wrong. I am guaranteed to spell it wrong.
  5. If I could have a super power it would be to speak/read every single language ever spoken by man. How awesome would that be?!
  6. I've pretty much won my battle against depression, self-loathing and an eating disorder. I still have my bad days, but I can usually manage to turn it around. I'm proud of where I have come from and where I am going.
  7. I believe in fairies, pixies, nymphs, dryads, gremlins, goblins and that animals can talk, but choose not too cause they think it is funny to watch us flounder. Magic is everywhere. We just have to know how to look for it! (And seriously guys, have you ever had to try and make a printer work when you need it most? Gremlins guys. They love office machinery.)
  8. If I could change anything about myself it would be to have perfect teeth (I would rather fight off an army of angry, hungry lumberjacks than go to the dentist) and eyesight (I love my glasses, just wish I could see without them!). And I would make my hair longer. I really just want long hair. Like really.
  9. I played dress-up until I was 17. And I don't mean try on cool, trendy clothes. I mean full on dress-up with awesome dresses, hats, capes, cloaks, shoes and hair. And there were awesome imaginary games to go with our awesome costumes.
  10. I can't watch any war movies. I am not a big fan of violence in movies any ways (I have way to much of an imagination). At all. But with a soldier for a husband, I can't just sit and watch soldiers die or get wounded. Yes I know it is a movie. But it is a movie playing out my greatest fear. 
  11.  I am a huge Taylor Swift fan. I have all her songs and I know all the words. I am not ashamed of this. At all. I think she is awesome and beautiful and has magical hair.
Jessica's questions of awesomesauce: 

1-Bacon or sausage?
Both. With every meal please.
2-Hot chocolate or hot apple cider?
Hot chocolate. Every time.
3-Easter or Halloween?
Easter - I like the religious part of Easter plus I still get candy.
4-Hamburgers or hot dogs?
Both. But only if the hot dog is a polish one (cause those are tasty) 
5-Cake or pie?
Both. I am a Thanksgiving baby. I was born to love pie. But I love cake. So I say we just have cheesecake. Best of both worlds!
6-Diamonds or pearls?
Pearls. No diamonds. No... Both :)
7-Sunrise or sunset?
Sunset. It doesn't require me to be out of bed before I want to be.
8-Beach or mountains?
This is a mean, hard question. I love them both. But I don't actually go in the water on the beach (I have a fear of fish). And the mountains are straight up gorgeous. I guess Both. Again. But if I was FORCED to choose I would want to live with mountains and visit beaches.
9-Pancakes or waffles?
10-Peeta or Gale?
Peeta. He knows how to bake. I love bake goods.
11-Winter or summer?
Summer. Always summer.

And now for my nominees!
Kaileigh @ Somehow Chaotic
Ally @ Little Betsy

And here are my questions for you awesome people:
  1. If you could be an animal you would be?
  2. Why do you blog?
  3. Favorite piece of furniture (and it can't be your bed!)?
  4. What is your signature dance move?
  5. Character in a movie/book you related to most?
  6. Number one place you never want to go?
  7. Worst fashion mistake of all time?
  8. Favorite word?
  9. Guilty pleasure?
  10. Thoughts on breakfast?
  11. If you were a tree, what tree would you be?

I am excited to hear what y'all have to say!

And if anyone has any more questions for me, feel free to ask :) I will add them to the end of this post.


  1. Hey! You don't get to nominate my sister! Now who will I nominate!? :p

  2. Gosh, girl... you are so stinking adorable. :) I love this post so much. It is the cutest. You made me laugh at least four times. I'm so glad I found your blog! And you definitely deserved this award for sure! :) Thanks for posting!

    What's in a Name?

    1. Thank YOU for giving it to me! I am glad I could make you laugh. I pretty much absolutely love your blog to bits an pieces. I am glad we could be blog friends.

  3. Super flattered!! <3 Did not even realize you had posted this until I saw that I got some blog traffic from here.
    Your blog is definitely super cute!! :) Thanks again!!


  4. Thank you so, so much! What a fun start to my Monday! :)

  5. I just want to say thanks SO much for this!!! :) I have not really had a chance to sit down and do this thing right, so hopefully in the next day or so I will!! I am so excited about this and truly honored!!! I love your blog! :) Thanks again and have a blessed and beautiful day!!
    Amanda @ Chaos & Coffee