Liebster Blog Award!!!

Katie, over at Fun Home Things, has nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award! I am so pumped!

If you don’t know what the Liebster Blog Award is, I have borrowed Katie’s description from her blog:

 “The Liebster Blog Award is an award given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers, most of whom have less than 200 followers (or have been blogging for less than 6 months). It is to show newer bloggers that they are appreciated, and to help spread the word about new blogs. It was created to promote appreciation and recognition among the blog world. Liebster translates to “dearest” (or favorite/best) in German. It is also known as the Love Blog Award.”

Yay! What an awesome award to receive! 

1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 new blogs you love and link them in your post.
5. Please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you!

My 11 random things:
1. I was born in a small town on a farm. I’m in the city now, but my roots (and part of my heart) are still in the country.
2. When my husband and I got married, instead of “I do,” we said “Si” Spanish style. We were married in the Dominican Republic by a Spanish priest. Sometimes, I wonder if was even legit?!!
3.My husband is a basketball coach and I love every minute of it. He is an amazing coach and coaches some pretty amazing kids. There are a few that I claim as my own and will forever be my babies.
4. My musical taste is incredibly varied. Any given playlist on my iPod may contain Conway Twitty, Miranda Lambert, Fleetwood Mac, Poison, Eric Church, and Frank Sinatra. I told ya. Varied.
5. My hero is my Pap (my grandfather). To feel closest to him, I cuddle up in his old farm coat, that is at least 3 sizes too big for me.
6. My husband and I have one child, a daughter. We call her Boog Boog. Like a booger. We are a one child family. One and fun! I applaud those parents out there with more than one! However, it is not for us!
7. I create nicknames for my friends by using alliteration or rhyming. Example: Git Low Whitlow or Liquor Lovin’ Lindsay. Unfortunately, I probably shouldn’t put other examples on here. I can sometimes have the mouth of a sailor.
8. I have a dance party with Boog Boog at least once a day. She loves to dance.
9. I am slightly OCD. I do not like for things to be left uncompleted and constantly worry about whether or not I left the straightener plugged in and will check it three times before I leave the house. Can we say crazy?
10.My favorite food is fresh picked cucumbers or tomatoes straight from the garden.
11.I find it amazing how quickly life can change in the course of a year, or even a few months. Really, think about it sometime. And since it can change so quickly, I am always incredibly thankful to God for this amazing life I have, but don’t deserve. 

Eleven questions my nominator set for me:
1. When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in August 2011. I started blogging because I wanted to share all of the cool DIY and crafty things I could do with others. At least, I thought they were good enough to share. I also had a lot of friends who were super impressed with things I did, so I thought, hell, if they are impressed, maybe others would be too!
2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What didn’t I want to be?! It changed multiple times: dance instructor, interior designer, model, teacher….
3. What is your favorite holiday?
This is a tough one. I can’t narrow it down to one. I absolutely love Halloween and Christmas. Because they are so similar, right?! Haha! I love Halloween because you dress up, tell ghost stories (I am a sucker for ghosts, witches,etc.) and get to make your house look really creepy. I love Christmas because I love buying gifts for people and getting together with family over the holidays. Its a very “together-ness” holiday. I am also a sucker for Christmas decorations. As I’m sure you can tell from recent blog posts.
4. Do you work outside of the home or are you a stay at home mom?
I am a teacher, but would love to be a stay at home mom one day!
5. If you could meet a famous person, alive or dead, who would it be?
Once more, a tough one!! Here are a few: Princess Diana, Julia Roberts, Chris Noth, Nick Saban, Rick Bragg.
6. How old were you when you went on your first date?
I have no idea. I don’t even know that I remember what my actual first date was! Hmmm….maybe 14?
7. What is your favorite book?
All Over But The Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg. If you love the southern life, read his books. They are amazing. He writes with an incredible voice.
8. What is your favorite song and why?
Your Love by the Outfield. Its my and my husband’s song.
9. Do you have a blogging schedule or do you blog when you feel like it?
I don’t have a set schedule. I just try to do 2-3 posts a week.
10. Are you a city girl or a country girl?
I live in the city now, but grew up in the country and part of me is still there.
11. What do you love most about your family?
 There are so many things I love about my little family and my whole life! My husband and I make a great dynamic duo when it comes to just about anything. We tag team with Boog Boog when needed and work great on DIY projects together. Most of all though, I just love that we all love each other so freakin much, and just want to have fun every second of the day. 

11 blogs I nominate:
A Blossoming Life

11 questions for the nominees to answer:
1. What is your dream home?
2. What is your favorite song and why?
3. What’s your family like?
4. What is your favorite blog post you have ever done and why?
5. What are your favorite blogs and why do you love them?
6. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
7. Who is your hero?
8. What is your favorite memory of all time?
9. How do you want to be remembered?
10. Who is your favorite author?
11. If you could meet anyone in the world, who and why?

Nominees: Please leave me a comment below with your Liebster post, so I can read up on you! Also, please leave a link back to this post on your blog.

Can’t wait to read your posts!!!
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