Friday, August 2, 2013

The Liebster Award!

Last week, I was nominated by a lovely blogger that I've been excited to read and get to know! The coolest part is that she actually lives close by! It's so rare to find other bloggers in my area, or even somewhat close to my area, and it's so exciting when I do! And bonus - she's into many of the same things I am, and I love reading her blog. Check Amanda out at Sew Much To Say when you have a minute. I think you'll love her blog! (And also, if you are a Western or Central NY Blogger, join our group on Facebook!)

I guess the steps to "receiving" your award are to offer up 11 random things about yourself, answer 11 questions that were asked by the person that nominated you, and then nominate 11 new-ish bloggers yourself! So, here goes!

11 Random Things About Me

1. I have two sons, and after October I'll have three!

2. I'm a cat person (we have two, I'd have more if I had less kids! Haha), but I DO also love dogs. And I hope to have one when the kids are a bit older. I already have a name ready!

3. I'm a craftaholic, and I live to try new crafts. I also hoard supplies like nobody's business! The crafts I indulge in most often are crochet, sewing, paper crafts, jewelry making, painting, around the house DIYs & a bit of embroidery.

4. I'm a Potterhead. I used to make fun of people for liking Harry Potter at all, and I am so overly obsessed now, it's nearly embarrassing. I even made my Potterhead Pilgrimage to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last year! You can read about the start of my love affair here...I'll get around to Part 2 one of these days.

5. I have this deep desire to live simply - like in a quaint little cabin on a bunch of land, with a lot less possessions, and a lot of homestead-type living - gardens, chickens, fruit trees. Homeschooling. Sighhh.

6. My life-long dream is to be a writer some day. I just don't really know the details, yet.

7. I love nail polish. Like A LOT. I paint my nails 1-2 times a week, and my toes ALWAYS have paint on them - year round, even when I'm very preggo and can hardly reach! I have an Essie problem.

8. I like summer only a little bit, and when I'm pregnant - I kind of hate it. I also dislike a lot of the things that go with summer, like sun bathing and swimming. Fall is my season! I love this blog post about it - Summer's Not That Great....I Said it!

9. I loooooove love love coffee, and I've been drinking it since I was 8! I like it rich and strong with just the right amount of creamer. There is nothing worse than stale or weak coffee!

10. I'm afraid of butterflies. It's not really that I'm afraid, but more that I am totally grossed out by anything that flies or creeps around, and butterflies fall into this category. Blech.

11. I am crazy in love with my husband. I thought I loved him when he was just my boyfriend, but I had no idea what years of marriage and co-parenting can do for how you feel about a person. We're certainly not perfect - he can still drive me crazy, and the struggles of life get to both of us at times. But he is an incredible person (I'd say so even if I wasn't married to him!), and he is so good at loving me unconditionally. I'm crazy about him :)

11 Questions From Amanda

1. What is your favorite season?
Oh, fall. I am desperately in love with fall. There is something about the cool air, the colors, the scarves, the smells, the cuddles, the promise of the holiday season. Sigh. I can't wait!

2. If you could move anywhere where would it be?
Clarence. It's a really lame answer, because it's only a 15 minute drive away, but that's where I would love to be. We spend a lot of time there as it is (pretending, I guess? haha), and we really hope to be able to live there some day!

3. What is your biggest daily challenge?
A lack of energy! There are so many things I have to do, and even more that I want to do, and I never feel like I have enough energy to do it all! Pregnancy doesn't help, but, I still feel that way even when I'm not pregnant.

4. If you had a super power what would it be?
Mind reading at will. Meaning, I could turn it off and not have to hear junk 24/7.

5. What is your favorite color?
Pink. It's my forever go-to, but I also have constant obsessions with yellow, aqua, grey, and various shades of purple.

6. Favorite book and why?
I have so very many I could chose from, picking ONE is so tough. I used to say Tuesdays with Morrie, and it's certainly in the Top 10, but I'm not sure if it's #1 anymore. Good question, I'm stumped!

7. Biggest pet peeve?
How much time do you have? hahaha. I have a lot. Does that make me bitter? I'd have to say that the BIGGEST one is when people exhibit a complete lack of common sense and courtesy. Like bringing a sick child around my kids without warning. Etc etc. Other's that top the list? Crappy/inconsiderate drivers, babies and toddlers being improperly installed into their car seats, and first time parents. I'm sorry! lol It's the truth, though. I can't handle the "my kid is the most incredible in the world and I know exactly what I'm doing" attitude!

8. What is on your bucket list?
Hey, whadda ya know, I just made a 30 by 30 list! There are things I have on my lifetime list, though, that I could never accomplish in the next year. Like visiting Europe - somewhere in Great Britain, preferably. And having a daughter. But who knows if I'll ever be able to accomplish those.

9. What is the best date you have ever been on?
Every single one I've ever been on with my husband! The man knows how to do a date :)

10. If you could be one person from the past who would you be?
I don't know if I could pick one person in particular, but there are a lot of points in history that I think would be fun to try out. I picture things like Little Women, Little House on the Prairie, the early 1900's, and even the 1950's. Although I'd certainly miss the advancements in medicine, so I think I'd only want to do it temporarily. ;)

11. What is your favorite dessert to make?
Anything with chocolate. I don't have one go to recipe.

I Nominate...




My 11 Questions For You!


1. What's your Starbucks order?
2. What's your favorite month of the year?
3. What do you want to be "when you grow up"?
4. If you could have 1 thing for breakfast every day, what would it be?
5. What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
6. What's your favorite popsicle flavor?
7. If you went to college, what was your major? If you didn't, what would it have been?
8. What's your favorite flower?
9. What color do you wear the most often?
10. Pepsi or Coke?
11. What's your favorite sports team?

2 comments:

  1. I love the Fall, too! We had chickens at my parents house in the country, although we didn't get any this year. It is nice to escape to the country and enjoy a big yard and a slower pace.

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  2. I FINALLY got up to doing mine! thanks again for the nomination girl!

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