Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Liebster Award

I am SO thrilled to have been nominated for the Liebster award by Jen at Women Winning Online! Her blog has seriously some of the greatest advice out there about everything, basically. Blogging, life/work balance, budgeting. Its a great blog with posts I have personally saved to check back in on as I continue my blogging journey! Seriously. Go check her out. Go. Like, now! 
Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:
Thank the Blogger that nominated you in your post and link back to their site
Answer 11 questions from the Blogger that nominated you
Tell your readers 11 random facts about you
Nominate 11 Bloggers for the Liebster Awards
Ask your nominees to answer 11 questions

    Why did you start your blog? So this may be a bit depressing. I was a looooong time blog follower (ok, stalker) and one of my all time favorite bloggers was Leslie from A Blonde Ambition. She has a gorgeous family, to include two beautiful girls under the age of 2. Leslie passed away this past summer due to a heart condition that worsened after having her second baby. I just thought it was amazing that she basically had this public journal for her girls to read and they could feel her love for them through her own words as they grew up, even though she wasn’t there to physically tell them. I wanted to make sure that I keep track of every little thing in our life and enjoy all the little moments! 

    Is your blog a hobby, a business or a hobby that you hope to turn into business? Its definitely a hobby of mine and like I said, mainly just a way to keep track of our day to day life and things I like/dislike! 

    Did you always want to write or is this a new talent you have discovered? I don’t think of it as a “talent” as I kind of just write what I’m thinking, but its something new, I guess! 

    What motivates you to blog? I love the connection that blogging brings. No one understands the world of blogging unless they are also involved in it, so it brings on new friendships and I love to see what others have to say. 

    If you could wave a magic wand over your blog, what would you like to see when you opened your eyes? I would love a perfect blog design with flawless SEO (because we all know how important that is! haha)

    What is your favorite vacation? DISNEY WORLD! We are actually going in May and I am SO EXCITED. 

    Are you a glass half empty or glass half full person? What kinda drink we talking about?! Dr. Pepper!? I’ll probably be sad because I need more than half a glass! Haha no, I think probably half empty, honestly, because I’m sad its almost gone! 

    What’s your number one organizational tip? Use your iPhone!? I wouldn’t consider myself to be super organized because I’m really not that important so I don’t need to be really organized. 

    Dogs, cats or neither? Bring on the fur puppies! I have 3 fur children that I love :) 

    What do you want to learn more about when it comes to blogging or online business? Ugh SEO. I’m honestly clueless & I know its kind of a big deal.

    What is your favorite social media site and why? Right now would be Snapchat. I honestly hate Twitter because I don’t understand it. I love Instagram, also!

11 facts about me: 
1. I am an only child. 
2. If I could, I would have a dog rescue and literally go to the pound every day and take home all the dogs who were on their last leg. Young, old, fat, ugly..I don't care! Every creature deserves a little bit of love in their life!
3. My husband is 10 years older than me. We have been together 8 years & married for 3 and 1/2 years!
4. I could probably drink my moms homemade hot chocolate every day for dinner. 
5. My cell phone is always attached to me.
6. My middle name is Kelani.
7. Legally Blonde is my favorite movie.
8. Pink is my favorite color.
9. I met my two best friends in high school & we have remained just as close.
10. I go to Target probably every day.
11. I am a nurse and work in the newborn nursery!

These gals all write blogs that I follow and regularly read! They are all super sweet, and I have had personal interaction with each and every one!  Please take some time and go check out their blogs! They have some great stuff to say, from makeup, to mom life and pregnancy and work/life balance!

Cara at Kindly Unspoken 
Mackensey at Stang & Co
Tammy Jo at The Bay Life
Jessica at Little Bits of Joy
Regina at Life with Gina G
Kristin at Young & Southern

Questions for my nominees:
What is your favorite ice cream?
What is your drink of choice at Starbucks?
If you could be any candy, what would you be and why?
Who is your favorite Friends character!? (Please don’t tell me you don’t watch Friends!)
Favorite childhood memory?
If you could only keep 5 material items for the rest of your life, what would they be?
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to!?
Are you usually late, on time, or early?
Summer or winter?
What is your favorite thing to shop for?
What is your favorite thing about blogging?

Congrats ladies & thank you SO much again to Jen for nominating me! I'm so thrilled and excited! Can't wait to read everyone's responses & find more new blogs to read! 


  1. yet more proof you are my blog soul sista..my hubby is older too! not quite 10 years, but I find the 6 year gap to be challenge enough ;-) and proof that men truly never grow up hahaha. thanks for the nomination, loved learning a little more about you today!

  2. I always loved scrapbooking but over the years just couldn't keep up...blogging to me leaves some memories for my babies and would really help them know me as a person. You totally have made me think I need to know more about SEO..haha. And Snapchat is something I sooooo need to figure out...I feel so dumb and my teenager won't give me any tips! Loved learning more about you

  3. Aww you are so very sweet for nominating me :)

  4. I totally don't understand Twitter either - so glad I'm not the only one!

  5. Aw thanks so much for the nomination, Jenn! What a pretty middle name & I totally love Legally Blonde, it's one of my faves!

  6. Thanks for nominating me girl!!! I am so excited! xoxo

  7. Congrats on the Liebster award! I've been blogging for almost seven years now and still know very little about SEO. It all seems so over my head. Someday, oh someday, I'd love to go to Disney World.

  8. This is so sweet! Thank you! I always enjoy reading your blog! I'll get on it this week! By the way, I LOVE your middle name!!

  9. Aww thanks for nominating me. I just saw this now. I will be working on mine this week. Loving your snaps and your new hair cut!! xoxox

  10. Yay!!! Thanks for the nomination - can't wait to do this! Oh and I think we need to open up an old dog's home. I seriously always say I would love to provide a hospice for old animals...just to love on them and make them comfortable during their last days!


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