Monday, May 26, 2014

Liebster Award: Discover New Blogs!

I got a little comment on one of my posts by another blogger saying that I got nominated for something called a Liebster award.  What in the world is that?  That's what my question was too.  It's just a fun little award that is going around the blogging world right now, and it is a great way to get to know more about bloggers and find new blogs to follow!  Fun, right?

I was nominated by my friend Melissa, and she has seriously the cutest blog ever.  Plus, if you're into travel, cute families, and cute clothes, her blog is right up your alley.  Go check out her blog at and you wont be disappointed.  I love reading about her adventures abroad and obsessing over her adorable little boy!

There's a few rules to this Liebster award, so if you're into it, join me in recognizing those blogs that you love to read!

The Rules:

  • Provide a link back to the blogger who nominated you
  • Post 11 facts about you
  • Answer 11 random questions set by the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate 5 bloggers with under 200 followers for the award
  • Write 11 questions for them to answer
  • Let the nominees know that you have nominated them

11 Facts about me:

1.  I secretly love those cheesy high school dramatic books and movies that are usually pretty dumb, but hey... they are my guilty pleasure.  I love a good dramatic romance every now and again.

2.  I am obsessed with any kind of animal... especially if it's a baby animal.  Sometimes I think they are so cute that I can't help but cry.  I can't handle their cuteness!

3.  Whenever I see a cute pregnant girl, I secretly wish that I was pregnant.  This is recent... and I'm not sure that I like it.  Don't tell Jason.

4.  I have 6 Brothers, and it shows.  Sometimes I feel more like a boy than a girl... I'm annoyingly competitive.  Seriously, I hate losing more than anything.  If people are giving me trouble (like the lady downstairs) my first thought isn't, "how can I peacefully resolve this?" It is, "what is the best possible prank I can do to this person?"  I'm not proud of it, but it's the way it is.  I love everything outdoors that most girls hate.  Camping?  Count me in.  We don't have a tent?  Perfect!  I can see the stars better!  Let's jump off that really high cliff into the water?  Duh!  You don't have to ask me twice... No trespassing?  I don't even know what that means... haha see what I mean?  Whatever.. my life is fun.

5.  I have the meanest sweet tooth.  It's brutal.  I have some serious self control, let me tell you.

6.  There's nothing I love to do more than travel.  I love any kind of travel.  It's become quite the obsession, and I wish that I had a less expensive hobby.

7.  The ocean is one of the most mysterious places to me, and I am seriously mesmerized by it.  I love love love spending time in the ocean!  Deep water scares me a little... but it is also part of the reason that I keep going deeper like I have something to prove to myself.  Being in deep ocean water is thrilling.  Also, I want to go on a deep sea fishing trip (Boyish)... and I wish so badly that mermaids were real. (Girlish)

8.  I've always wanted to be an anthropologist and archaeologist because I'm obsessed with history, travel, and learning about different cultures.

9.  I'm deathly afraid of any and all types of bugs.  They are creepy and gross and I especially hate hearing a bug buzz past my ear.  It's worse than nails on a chalk board!

10.  I've always thought I'd be a good actress if it weren't for my stage fright.  I really do think I'd be good at it though.

11.  I'm the cuddliest person on the planet.  Nothin' like a good cuddle, am I right? 

And now, the questions:

1. Favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memory is of a Christmas long ago.  I can't remember my exact age, but I couldn't be any older than 8.  I really wanted a mouse for Christmas.. don't ask me why, I just wanted a mouse for Christmas like a normal child.  My older brother Daniel and I were like BEST FRIENDS.  I wanted to be just like him.  Anyway, he being the best big brother in the whole world, spent a whole day in the garage setting a trap to catch a mouse for me for Christmas.  I didn't know a thing about it, but Christmas morning, I pulled a mason jar out of my stocking with holes in the lid and a little white mouse inside!  I was so excited!  My mom was mortified.  Daniel Proudly exclaimed that he'd caught the mouse for me.  My mom was mean (in my childlike mind) and didn't let me keep it.  That was the most thoughtful Christmas gift that I've ever received.   

2. What is your hobby?
I'm always looking for new hobby's.  Most of my hobby's include other people though, like everything I like to do outside, biking, hiking, swimming, rock climbing, slack lining, you name it and I obviously love it! Since I've been out here I've had to look for new hobby's that I can do on my own.  Lately, I've been a little more invested in my camera and learning more about photography and videography.  I have also taken more of an interest in crafting, even though that was always something I have done with my mom.

3. When did you start blogging and what is your most popular post?
 I started blogging right before I got married in like February.  I think my most popular post is my recap of my wedding day.

4. Favorite junk food?
I love junk food.  Way too much for my own good.  Give me a bag of hot cheetos, quality chocolate or ice cream, or a good sour candy, and I'm happy as can be.

5. Favorite healthy food?
I love salads.  I know... so cliche.  But seriously, there's nothing more refreshing than a good salad.

6. Where is the most amazing place you've ever been?
I'm obsessed with Paris.  It's so beautiful and magical and romantic.  And you've never seen Paris, until you've seen it in the rain.  I can't wait to go back with my love!  Also, I see why they call it the city of love and why it's called french kissing... just sayin'.

7. How would your describe you style?
I don't have a signature style.  I dress very much according to my mood.  If I want to dress grungy, then I will, or classy, or preppy, or cali casual... it's just how I feel that day.  

8. What are your current favorite TV shows?
Recently, I've spent a lot of time with Netflix and my favorite TV shows as of late are:
Breaking Bad
Pretty Little Liars
How I Met your Mother
New Girl

9. Do you watch Youtube videos, and if so, what are your favorite channels?
I don't really frequent Youtube unless there's an interesting link that someone posted and then I'll follow it to Youtube.  Also, Jason and I have a guilty pleasure of watching Cat videos.... hahaha

10. What's your best advice for people looking to grow their blogs?
I am so new to this and still working on mine, so I don't have any specific advice for growing blogs other than being genuine and making sure you enjoy what you're writing about!   

11. What is the most rewarding part of blogging?
The most rewarding thing for me is just being able to share my thoughts and sometimes it helps others in similar situations.  Also, I've made a lot of unexpected friendships because of blogging, and that's always fun!

Now I nominate my five:

These are just a few of the blogs that I frequent.  They are all seriously so great!  Check them out.

Happy Memorial Day, Loves!


  1. oh my we are tv twiners!!!! all shows I LOVE!!! but i have a TON to catch up on, Breaking bad, I can't believe I left that one out but prob cause I watched the whole thing, but seriously I had like a million anxiety attacks watching that but LOVEd every minute haha!

    1. Melissa, I'm serious that show is so good!! My husband and I just finished and the whole time I watched the show I was like.... "Whaaaat?!" Haha