Thursday, January 10, 2013

Liebster Award

The lovely Pinstriped Penguin nominated me for a Liebster Award and since I love lists and talking about myself, I couldn't resist!
Here we go!

This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers...the award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another. 
1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to. 
3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. No tag backs.
11 Facts About Me
1. During the day, I only wear my wedding band, not my engagement ring and other band.  It weirds my husband out.
2.  I tear up all the time thinking about my dogs dying (sappy mess).
3.  I almost just wrote a fact about poo and chickened out.
4.  My favorite snack is goat cheese in between two slices of cheddar cheese.
5.  I drink my coffee black.
6.  I hate the taste of water.
7.  I never learned how to ride a bike.
8.  I collect Shakespeare's plays, especially the old and tiny little books you find at garage sales.
9.  I am horrible...downright awful at DIY.
10.  My favorite color is yellow.
11.  I'm always scared I'm going to trip and pierce my brain when using a q-tip.
Questions from Pinstriped Penguin
1. Read any good books lately? Tell us about them.
I recently finished The Devil in White City and it was GOOD.  I didn't realize it was non-fiction for like the first half of the book.  I also finished The Silver Lining Playbook which was pretty good and made me excited for the movie.  I'm currently reading The Hobbit because my husband loves it so much and we just watched the movie so I figured why not.
2. Do you have any pets?
Yes!  Two fur babies Tuffy and Gizmo.  Written about here and here.
3. Where was your last vacation?
For Christmas, we went to my dad and step-mom's in Virginia.  Before that we went to Vegas with some friends before we moved to the East Coast.
4. What's your favorite number and why?
22.  It was always my number in highschool sports.  I think it was my sister's too.
5. If you could be any animal what would you be?
A pug.  He sleeps all day, farts whenever he wants, and eats whatever he wants and gets cuddles all the time.
6. What is your favorite show of all time?
West Wing (nerd)
7. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
London hands down.
8. Favorite guilty pleasure show?
Real Housewives anything.  God, they're awful.
9. How long have you been blogging for?
Since 2009.  You can see my first post here.
10. What's something you've learned recently?
Mittens are useless because you can't open a doggy poo dog while wearing them.
11. What's your favorite season?
Spring.  You can still layer clothes and it's perfect for dog walking.
My 11 Questions
1.  What is your favorite room in your house?
2.  How many states have you lived in?
3.  How do you take your coffee?
4.  What's your favorite movie?
5.  What is your favorite blog post of your own blog?
6.  What word do you most commonly find yourself overusing?
7.  What's a strange talent you have?
8.  What blog inspires you to keep blogging?
9.  What's your favorite piece of clothing right now?
10.  What song do you play the most on your iPod right now?
11.  How did you get the name of your blog?
Bloggers I Tag
In Her Boots
A Peony For Your Thoughts
The Artist & The Architect
Bolu by Rima
The Homebook
I Have a Full-time Job...Meet My Husband
Lady Employed
Little Homes and Big Hearts
My Creative Reality
Pursuit of Pink
Robertson Love


  1. Yay!!! Thank you so much!!! I feel so special. :) I have the same q-tip I'm gonna pierce my ear drum and go deaf.

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one. Did our parents warn us about that when we were little or something? I stand still in fear the whole time I use one.

    2. It had to have been a parent thing. It's like the don't sit so close to the tv thing.

    3. Or don't go outside with wet hair or you'll get pneumonia!

  2. Thanks for the award lady! You're mighty sweet. even though I have well over 200 followers, I will still do this. :)

    i, too, cry when i think about my dog ever dying. why must they go?

    1. I figured you did, but didn't see it on your page so I thought...screw it, I like her blog!