Thursday, March 28, 2013

Liebster Award


It's been a crazy week and I went two days (TWO WHOLE DAYS!) without being on the computer. I know, two days isn't that horrible but it felt like a long time to me. I will seek professional help on my internet addiction, I promise (I am lying).

When I got back on the interestnet - it's a word, I swear! - I saw I got a lovely Liebster Award from my friend at Another Clean Slate. At first I was completely confused and felt really uneducamacated (I like using made up words). But then I read her whole post and was feeling all....

Don't worry, I have since claimed down.

For the award I post 11 facts about myself, answer 11 questions given to me from Another Clean Slate and nominate other new bloggers. Let's start.....

11 facts about me
  1. I grew up hating the stereotype of wives and mothers. I have always vowed never to be one of "those" women. Now I find myself falling into some of those stereotypes and actually enjoying it.
  2. I love to sew. I love to refashion old clothes into something brand new.
  3. I like to cook. I don't love to cook because I am not very good at it. I always need recipes to cook anything - even jello.
  4. I try to read books as much as possible. I really enjoy Thrillers and Mysteries but I also like any non-fiction books that I can learn from.
  5. When I was growing up my mother worked a lot I remember how that felt, so I try to do as much as possible with my own children. I think I sometimes I drive my son crazy.
  6. Sometimes I get jealous of my child-less friends and go bar hopping with them. Then I stop being jealous because I just cannot hang. Hats off to my friends, but this mama can't handle drinking/staying up late anymore.
  7. Pinterest is my downfall. I have found so many cool things on there but I seem to lose track of time. I was on that site for an hour straight yesterday!
  8. My favorite TV shows are New Girl and The Walking Dead.
  9. I have P90X. It has worked for me in the past but the bottom line is I am just not motivated to do it everyday.
  10. My husband and I am have started "juicing." No, we are using steroids (I thought that same thing when he mentioned it). We are making our own healthy drinks using the juicer.  
  11. I can turn pretty much anything into a bad joke.

11 questions and my answers:

  1. Why did you start blogging? The main reason I started this blog is because when I would look up topics I enjoy or could learn from, the blog posts would always included a strong religious undertone. While I do appreciate these blogs and religion in general, I am not religious. I thought someone should post and discuss certain topics (marriage, raising children, sexuality, etc.) without including their personal faith - so that everyone could benefit from it.
  2. How long have you been blogging?  I started just this month! About 3-4 weeks now.
  3. What are some of your favorite blogs? Two of my favorite blogs are A Generous Wife and Lifehacker. 
  4. What three things do you think are your best traits?  I think I am caring, responsible, and funny.
  5. What three things do you think are your worst traits? At times I can be very guarded, indecisive, or lazy. All things I try to work on :-/
  6. Are you a morning person or a night owl? I am more of a morning person than a night owl. I like to get up early and get things done so I could relax during the rest of the day.
  7. What is your favorite things to do on a weekend? Play with the kids, spend time with the hubs or just read a book.
  8. What do you do to relax? Take a long shower, do my nails. Anything to pamper myself a little.
  9. How long have you known your oldest friend and how did you meet them? I have known my best friend for 14 years. We had the same crappy mall job when we were teenagers lol.
  10. What is your least favorite household chore? Scrubbing the toilet. That thing is just gross. It doesn't matter how much I clean it, it still grosses me out.
  11. What advice would you give to other bloggers? Just keep at it until you find your niche.

My nominees

Mommy's Rambles

Finding Ninee


11 questions for the new nominees
  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. How long have you been blogging?
  3. What is something that is on your bucket list?
  4. What is your favorite book?
  5. What song is stuck in your head lately?
  6. Favorite dessert?
  7. When you aren't blogging, what do you do for fun?
  8. What are your blogging goals for 2013?
  9. What is the first thing you'd do if you won the lottery?
  10. What is your least favorite household chore?
  11. What advice would you give to other bloggers? 

Thanks again! I hope everyone has fun with this, can't wait to see everyone's post.


  1. Yay! Hope you had fun doing this post! I love New Girl and The Walking Dead too. Although lately Rick is really starting to annoy me.

    1. I know what you mean. Hopefully he will change (again) next season. Can you believe Sunday is the season finale? :-(

  2. Congrats! Found you via Kristi at Finding Ninee. Love to read and sometimes miss my bar hopping friends but find drinking wine at home is much less expensive with the bonus of being more relaxing!

    1. I couldn't agree more! Plus you don't have to deal with a crowded bar. Ugh. Thanks for checking out my little blog.

  3. First, congratulations! I'm so glad you started this blog. And already got an award. Super impressive! I can be guarded and lazy as well. It's pretty easy to forget to work on them, so I appreciate the reminder. I've been blogging since September and still haven't really found my niche. I think I am nichless. Sigh.
    Thank you SO MUCH for the lovely Liebster! I really appreciate it. And you. Lots. Thank you. :D

    1. I don't have much of a niche yet either but I'm getting there.

      Can't wait to read your next post!

  4. These are so fun and great to get to know you. It is exciting to see that you just started blogging. :) I will follow and support you - welcome to the club! :)

  5. Thank you so very much for the nomination!!!