Liebster Award

A couple weeks ago, Aimee Rose at Aimlessly Elegant nominated me for the Liebster Blogging Award.

After some research, I figured out what the heck this award nomination was and discovered that it is just another fun way for new bloggers to connect and get to know each other. I always enjoy the opportunity to get to know the person behind the blog, so I am taking this award nomination as another chance to do just that.

Enjoy!

11 Random Musings About Me

1. I am the youngest of three – my sister, Kristy, and brother, Gary, are 10 and six years older than me, respectively, so I often thought I was an only child once they both left home when I was younger.
2. Although I’m a social butterfly, I am a complete homebody. There is no place I would rather be most days. 
3. I LOVE to fish. Yes, this blonde-haired, blue-eyed girly girl, loves to sit on a boat and wait for a big catch.
4. I am hardest on myself and my biggest critic. 
5. I am organized and detail-oriented to the point where my husband thinks I have a disorder.
6. Even though my wedding is over, I still love everything about them – dress shows, wedding magazines, helping friends plan their weddings … you name it.
7. When I was little, my dream was to be a ballet dancer and ultimately dance the part of Clara in the Nutcracker.
8. As I got older, the ballet dream turned into an acting dream, particularly to be on Broadway. Too bad I wasn’t blessed with the voice of an angel.
9. If I’m having a bad hair day, I will be in an unpleasant mood all day. 
10. I enjoy spring cleaning because it gives me the opportunity to purge my closet, sell or donate the clothes I don’t want anymore, and then go shop for new items. 
11. Going to the movies is one of, if not my favorite, thing to do.

Aimee Rose’s Questions

1. What is your favorite food?
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

2. When you were 5 what did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you do it?
Ha, I answered this question above! I wanted to be a ballerina and dance the part of Clara in the Nutcracker. I think it goes without saying that this didn’t happen.

3. What book should I be reading?
She Walks in Beauty – Caroline Kennedy. It’s a collection of poems that chronicle women’s journeys through life. 

4. What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people don’t hold the door open for you when you’re clearly right behind them. It’s just rude. 

5. What is your best skill?
Talking (ha!) and writing. 

6. What do you wish you were better at?
Not getting stressed when something doesn’t go according to plan or I have to deviate from my to-do list.

7. What was your motivation behind starting your blog?
Since I have gone through a lot of major life changes and adjustments the past year, I wanted (and needed in some ways) a place to write and be creative about topics that I’m passionate about. 

8. What is your favorite way to exercise?
I ride the stationary bike almost everyday at the gym. I also enjoy a good upbeat class, such as Kosama or step. 

9. Which do you prefer, eating out or cooking in? Why?
I do love my fair share of eating out, but there is nothing quite like whipping something up in the kitchen and having Ryan rave about how good it is. Plus, dinnertime is our time to sit and talk to each other without any other distractions. 

10. What is your favorite weekend activity?
Shopping and watching movies 

11. What is the next big decision you have to make?
What exactly am I going to do with my life … isn’t that always the next big decision? 
Here are my 11 questions:
1. What is your favorite blog/blogger and why?
2. Disney World or Universal Studios?
3. What is the one thing in your closet that you can’t live without?
4. What is the one beauty product you can’t leave home without?
5. Dogs or cats?
6. What is your favorite season? Why?
7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
8. Favorite movie?
9. Where have you gone on your most memorable vacation?
10. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
11. What is your favorite dress-up or special occasion outfit consist of?
Finally, here are my nominations! (if you’ve already been nominated, apologies)
I hope you go check out these other great blogs! Thanks again for stopping by, and thanks to Aimee for the nomination.
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  • Biana Perez

    We have so much in common haha!! I am a social person, but seriously there is no place like home!! While I don't have the patience to fish – I love to cast the rod out haha!! Pretty much the same thing with golf, don't like to play – but love to go to the range!!

  • Debra Stachelski

    It was fun reading this today! I would only add that it is wonderful having you for a daughter, in every way!

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    Your randoms- #2, 4, 5 and 9 are totally me too! And shopping & watching movies, perfect!! I have already done it, but I'm going to answer a few of your questions 🙂

    1- PB Fingers. I have been a longtime reader of hers and just really enjoy her posts. I love fitness and healthy recipes, so I like her recommendations.
    4- Chapstick!! I use it all day, everyday
    5- I love both, but I've had bad luck with cats in the past haha. I'm good with my 1 dog 😉
    7- California or Nashville, hard to pick. But I'm super excited to be moving to FL too.
    8- Clueless, The Proposal and Just Go With It. I watch them all over and over.
    10- Making new friends, like YOU. I just love the community.

  • Yay! So glad to read and get to know you! I'm totally with you on #10, I can't wait to get my hands on my closet and do some spring cleaning – more room for new finds! I also need to learn how to get less stressed when things go off plan, something I'm always trying to figure out how to handle better. Great Blog you have going on, keep it up!

  • Abby

    So fun to read all of your answers – can totally relate to you on no. 11!

    Abby
    http://www.champagneplans.com

  • I loved getting to know you better! I am the LEAST outdoorsy person ever but I love fishing too! I was completely wedding-out after our wedding– I think the first thing I did was unfollow all my pinterest wedding boards. haha I've got to the point where I'm hoping one of my good friends gets engaged soon so I can help plan! I have never heard of Kosama, but I've always wanted to try out a step class! Such fun questions! I've had one of these posts in my drafts forever, so I will definitely add in your questions!

  • I LOVE the Proposal! Seriously laughing right now thinking about it! haha

  • I love reading these! Such a fun way to get to know more about you 🙂 I totally hear you on the bad hair day and my husband loves to make fun of me for cleaning out my closet and then going shopping! Do you have a Plato's closet near you? I'll usually sell my old clothes there.. that way I have more money for shopping after, ha!

  • Yes, I love Plato's Closet! I've always had good luck selling my clothes there, and then that just allows me to spend more money while shopping for new things. Ha!

  • Kosama was a boot camp gym I was a member at back when we lived in Iowa – it was awesome and some of the most fun workouts I've ever done. I miss it every day! I hope you do one of these posts soon! 🙂

  • Thanks for reading, lady!

  • Thank you so much again for nominating me for this! I had a blast drafting the post. 🙂

  • I loved reading your answers! I would move to California in a heartbeat if I didn't have anxiety about living far away from my family – I'm telling you though, if Giuliana Rancic decided to retire from E! News, I'd be the first one in line to audition. 🙂 Thank you for your continued support – I've enjoyed getting to know you and so glad to have a new friend!

  • Ha ha, I used to be the same way with fishing! I had no patience to actually wait for a fish, but I loved to cast the reel out and then hand it over to my husband. I think when he bought me my pink fishing pole I changed my mind. 🙂