Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Liebster Award

I was recently nominated by two separate bloggers, Mommy and Her Meltdowns & Tamara over at The Workout Mama,  for the Liebster Award!  It's a fun way to recognize other bloggers and share a little bit about yourself.  I first started blogging to keep our friends & family up to date with our lives since we were moving around so much (4 moves in 4 years to be exact)!  Now, it has became a much bigger thing!  I love writing, especially about Liam and everything else I'm passionate about.

Here is how the Liebster Award works:
  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for you and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award on to next.
  3. Choose new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
  4. Go back to their page and let them know about the award and that they have been nominated!
  5. No tag backs.
11 Random Facts about Me:
  1. At 27 years old, I maybe sometimes still wear a bow in my hair.
  2. I love candy and will eat it at all times of the day.  Yes, this means I have candy on my night stand and will pop it in my mouth first thing in the morning.  Also, there is always candy in my purse diaper bag.
  3. Huckleberries are my favorite fruit.  Favorite berry if you want to get technical.
  4. In college, I played inner-tube basketball; it was my favorite intramural sport!
  5. I make cookie dough to eat not to bake.  I'll keep it in a bowl in the fridge to nibble on throughout the week.
  6. I never set an alarm for a "normal" time.  Nothing on the hour, half hour, or quarter hour.
  7. I make to-do lists and then perfectly have to cross out items as I complete them.  If the list gets to messy, I'll rewrite it.  Same goes for grocery lists.
  8. I met my husband the very 1st day of college!
  9. I was the 5th generation in my family to attend the University of Washington!  Go Huskies!
  10. In 3rd grade, I could choose any animal to do a project on... I chose the beaver!
  11. I am terrified of opening champagne bottles!  The anticipation of it just gets to me!
11 Questions to Answer:
Since I was nominated twice, I technically have 22 questions to answer... That's a lot of questions.  So I picked a few from each to be fair:
  1.  How did you meet your husband?  I was placed in temporary housing when I started college at the University of Washington, which meant that I had a bed in a lounge on a boy's floor.  There just happened to be a cute boy down the hall who helped me get my computer set up.  So nerdy!  We were smitten right away, and then a week later I got my permanent housing assignment in a room on the floor below.  It was meant to be!
  2. Favorite Food:  This is so tough, because I love to cook & I love food!  Beer can chicken is definitely at the top of the list though.
  3. Are you a morning or a night person? Neither, I like my sleep!  Interesting, considering I have a baby who makes up every half hour to two hours.  But if I had to choose, I suppose I'm a night person; that is, unless morning cocktails are involved!  I'll get my butt out of bed for mimosas or a gin fizz any day!
  4. What's your favorite room in your house?  We recently moved, so I'm still in the process of falling in love with this house.  However, the kitchen always tends to be my favorite space because that is where much of our time is spent since both Conor & I love to cook and entertain!
  5. Describe your go-to outfit.  In the warmer months, I'm all about sundresses & flip flops.  Dresses are easy; you just throw them on!  No trying to match a top & a bottom.  Nursing has thrown a wrench in my wardrobe recently, so everything I buy now has to be nursing friendly.
  6. Are you a weekly meal planner?  Most definitely not!  I am a go-to-the-grocery-store-every-day kind of girl.  I try not to actually go every day because then I tend to spend more money, but it's impossible for me to plan more than 2 or 3 days in advance.  How on earth am I supposed to know what I'm going to want to eat on Thursday when it's only Sunday?!
  7. Share one of your current goals.  I really want to compete in a triathlon.  I'll get to training one of these days...
  8. What is your favorite song?  I can't say that I have one favorite all time song... does anybody?  But one of my many favorites is "You and Me" by Dave Matthews Band.  Favorite line: "When the kids are old enough, we're gonna teach them to fly!"
  9. What are you most proud of in your life?  I am most proud of Liam!  I strive to be an excellent mother and to raise him to do great things.  Every day since he's been born I tell him this and pray for it as well.
  10. Think back to when you were a kid, is your life now better than you pictured?  My life is far more full and amazing than I ever could have thought!  I have the most amazing husband, who is truly amazing with our son.  My baby boy is more incredible than I every could imagined either.  I believe every thing happens for a reason, and am so happy with my life & family!
  11. What is your favorite dessert?  Ahhh, so hard to choose just one!  Cheesecake is a contender, and so are cupcakes (cherry chip to be exact), but creme brulee tops them all!
My Nominees:
I only have a few nominees, because most of the blogs I read have a ton of followers!  Apparently, I need to find some new blogs that are just getting started...

Questions for My Nominees:
  1. How many kids do you want?
  2. Do you like where you live or would you like to move somewhere else?
  3. What's the most recent book you've read?
  4. What's the first thing on your bucket list?
  5. What's your favorite season?
  6. What's your go to cocktail order?
  7. How did you meet your husband?
  8. How do you find/make time for blogging?
  9. What do you do for date nights?
  10. What's on your night stand?
  11. What do you do to relax?
Hope you all enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about me!  It's not Thursday, but close enough...  so here's a few throw back pictures of when my husband I first started dating and our wedding!

On one last note, please follow me on blog lovin'!  It such an easy way to keep up tiny toes, little nose!


  1. I've never heard of the Liebster Award but I am excited nonetheless! Thanks so much for the nomination :) PS. Share that beer can chicken recipe!! Sounds amazballs!

  2. Yay!!! It was so fun to read about you! The last picture is amazing!!!!! I hope you have a large print of it displayed in your house somewhere. So pretty!


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