Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Liebster Award!

On Friday, I received the news that Devon from La Du It 2 It nominated me for a Liebster Award! The award is given to up & coming bloggers, by other up & coming bloggers. I'm totally honored! 

To accept the nomination I must:
1) Link back to the blog that nominated me - holla back at Devon
2) Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3) Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
4) Share 11 random facts about yourself
5) Create 11 questions for your nominees

6) Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

The blogs I've nominated are:

11 Questions from Devon:
1) What is your favorite hobby?
This is a tie between shopping & running. I am currently training for my second half marathon in September. I'm always shopping - be it online or at the mall. Luckily, Ella seems to enjoy both of my hobbies. 
2) If you could spend a day with anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?
I'd spend it with my Grandma Ellen. She was the biggest influence in my childhood & I'd give anything to have her back with me. I'd love for her to meet Eric & hold Ella. I'd love for her to see how my mom & I got fit. I know she'd be so proud. I'd just love to spend the day chatting & hugging her. 
3) What is your calling?
I'm a special education teacher, which I do believe is my calling. It can be a very frustrating job, but I adore my kids & they make me laugh every day :)  
4) What is your favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memory was the trip to Disney with my sister, mom, dad, Grandma Ellen, & Grandpa Dave. My grandparents spoiled us rotten & we went to a character breakfast. It's the first vacation I really remember & it was paradise - we even flew on an airplane! (Big deal back then!) 
5) What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Butterscotch Flavorburst
6) Name one thing on your bucket list
Travel abroad - I've only ever been to Mexico and would love to go to Europe! More specifically, I'd love to visit Greece & Italy. 
7) What was your first car?
Dodge Neon
8) What would be your perfect date night?
Going out to eat & seeing a Ryan Gosling movie 
9) What is your favorite sports team?

This is embarrassing, but I love the Buffalo Bills. They're our local football team, I love going to games, and you just have to root for the underdog! Also, they play "Bills Make Me Wanna Shout" every time they score - love it! 
10) What is your dream vacation?
Hawaii! Specifically, Disney's Aluani Resort. I thought me might go for our honeymoon, but we decided to save money for 
11) What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
Buy a pimped out SUV - I hate my car & would love to upgrade. But, I also love not having a car payment... 

11 Random Facts About Me:
1) I pretended to be on the track team my Junior year. My parents didn't care about it the way they cared about my soccer games or cheer competitions, so they either didn't catch on or let it go. 
2) I buy more clothes for Ella than I do for myself, which is really saying something. 
3) I hate mayonnaise & refuse to eat anything made with it. Same applies to blue cheese. 
4) I run in Mizuno Wave Rider 15s & cross train in Nike Free 5s. 
5) I could not live without iced tea. I even drank the decaffeinated version while pregnant - not the same at all, but I was desperate. 
6) My inner fat girl still loves Mickey D's. 
7) I don't think cable is worth the money & would break up with it, but Eric loves it & won't give it up. This, I watch reality TV like its my job. 
8) My hubs lived at a "frat house" called 69 State. As a result, I've had to delete some extremely inappropriate photos on FB. 
9) I never know the words to songs, but I sing along anyways - loudly. Eric just loves that... 
10) I am a procrastinator but work great under pressure.
11) I could eat chicken wings every single day. Fave food ever.   

11 Questions for the Nominees:

1) What was your favorite meal ever?! 
2) What's your favorite store to shop at? 
3) What is your biggest pet peeve? 
4) The baby is here - do you stay at home or keep on working? 
5) What's your favorite sport to watch? 
6) If you could resurrect someone from the dead, who would it be & why? 
7) Who has had the greatest influence on your life? 
8) What's your favorite form of exercise? 
9) Do you prefer to shop in person or online? 
10) Sweet or Salty? 
11) If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Thanks again for the nomination, Devon


  1. I love these post because you get to learn so much about bloggers! Following on Twitter, Bloglovin & GFC from Wildcard Wednesday!

    Spunkee Belle // Bloglovin' // Twitter

  2. THANKS Chica for the nomination!!! I'm on my way otd BUT will TOTALLY be on it first thing tomorrow!! Have a HAPPY and safe 4th!!

  3. Awww! Thanks for the nomination! This is so exciting!

  4. Thanks for the nomination hun :)
    Have a great week!
    Love Gi

  5. PHEW!! I FINALLY got to posting my Liebster blog....check it out here Thanks again for the nomination!! XO