Sunday, September 15, 2013

Liebster Award + Nomination

First of all, how great are bloggers?! I mean, people who have never met each other connect via blogs, get to know each other, talk about life, and continue to support each other. It's fabulous. Fab.u.lous.

The lovely Sarah over at To Be Mrs. Collier nominated me for the Liebster Award! {The rules are simple and you can find them below.} I felt honored that she nominated me in the first place and I love the questions that she gave us nominees! They are so unique and actually made me think (starting with how do I actually brush my teeth). It's great. So here we go. Let's get to know each other shall we?

1.  What is your order at Starbucks?
Always the same. Grande caramel latte with skim milk and an extra shot of espresso. Personally, I think Starbucks always tastes a little too "milky" so I always ask for that extra espresso shot - even though it probably cost 95 cents! The only time I change my order is if I'm stopping by for more of an "afternoon snack", in which case I'd order up a grande caramel frappuccino.

2.  What is the best gift that you have ever received?
My college education. I had a great experience and came out of it debt-free and I will be eternally grateful.

3.  When you brush your teeth, where do you start in your mouth?
Back left. Man, I really had to think about that.

4.  Where is your favorite place to eat in your city?
If we're being honest here, we are in a city right now that is temporary so I am going to answer this question based on my hometown in ND which is probably where we'll be in shortly over another year. I honestly can't decide between our favorite "go-to" restaurants - Doolittle's, JL Beers, and Granite City. If I think about what makes them my favorites, not only is it that I have favorite foods at each, but they all have an outdoor patio and I love to enjoy happy hour or really any time on the patio!

5.  What did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher. My friends and I always "played school" with her mom's teacher textbooks. The funny thing is, I taught for 2 years, am not teaching right now, and don't miss it. I definitely miss certain parts of it but don't see myself going back to it.

6.  What is your favorite part of your day?
Morning. No doubt. I'm a "sort-of" morning person. I love to enjoy my coffee, read blogs, type a blog post, workout, or work on our budget in the mornings. I don't like to call myself a full-out morning person because the ideal morning would be doing these things from about 6:30-9:30. Since I have to work for a living and be there by 8:00 at the latest, this doesn't work out perfectly, but I'd still consider myself a morning person.

7.  What is the first thing that you do when you get home from work?
Put on sweatpants! And possibly pour a glass of wine.

8. Do you have any road trip rituals?
I sleep. Sorry, hubby. I honestly I guess sometimes we play 20 questions if the car ride is super long and boring. I also found this post on pinterest so we might have to try those out.

9. What is something you always wanted to learn but never got around to it?
I think it'd be cool to be artsy - I wish I could paint or draw but I have zero artistic skills. Unfortunately my math-oriented brain needs step-by-step instructions.

10.  What type of chapstick or lipgloss do you wear?
For moisturizing, I use Chapstick brand Medicated chapstick or Aquaphor. For looking pretty, my favorite is Bare Escentuals Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in Hot Shot.

The Liebster rules are simple:
  • Link back to those who nominate you.
  • Answer the 10 questions the nominator has for you.
  • Nominate 5-11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees.
  • Be sure to notify your nominees.

I nominate these lovely ladies:
1. Mosby @ Simplicity is Key
2. Brooklyn @ A Little Too Jolley
3. Laura @ Mrs. Laura Beth
5. Bella @ Sea and Salt

Here are your questions:
1. What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
2. What is your favorite part about the fall season?
3. If you're feeling lazy or don't have anything planned, what is your go-to meal for dinner?
4. Where is one place in the world you want to visit in your lifetime?
5. What would your "perfect" day look like?
6. Sweet or salty? (Which is your weakness?)
7. What does your normal Saturday outfit look like?
8. What is your favorite accessory?
9. What book, if any, are you currently reading?
10. How long have you been blogging OR why did you start?


  1. Sarah nominated me as well. I just loved her questions!! I had to really think about the brushing my teeth question too! And you too are adorable!!

  2. Congrats on your nomination! Sarah is great isn't she?! Your #7...amen!!


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