January 22, 2013

Liebster Award...or Nomination

my friend and former co-worker (who is a rockstar math teacher and mentor), Kim @ Team Howard nominated me for the Liebster Award.
I'm a huge fan of any award, ribbon or trophy, even to just be nominated!
Here are the rules:
  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the nominator(s) asked.
  3. You (the nominee) come up with 11 new nominees (no tag backs) and 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Nominees should have less than 200 followers and should link back to you on their Liebster blog post.
  5. Lastly, be sure to actually let the nominees know they've been nominated. Duh.
{one} 11 Random Facts about me:
  1. my whistle sounds like a bird.
  2. my eyes are 2 different colors.
  3. i hate buying "brand new" books and wish lubbock had a half-price books. that place is dreamy.
  4. i don't do favorites, i.e. color, ice cream, tv show. BUT matt's pizza is my absolute FAVORITE meal.
  5. when matt and i first met he was about to leave for a ski-trip. i asked,  "do you ski or snowboard?" he said, "snowboard. you?" i said, "snowboard." he said, "are you any good?" i said, "have you heard of the x-games?". he seemed impressed. i like to think that conversation sealed our fate. (btw: i'm terrible. i only go down greens and even then it takes forever.)
  6. i'm a homebody.
  7. we have 4 dogs, 3 cats and 2 turtles. matt and i have disagreed on one dog's name since we got her, but she answers to both. also, 2 cats are up for adoption if you are interested :)

  8. i'm a beauty school drop-out.
  9. i hate scary movies. i don't understand the appeal.
  10. i use to be platinum and sometime wish i still was.

  11. i never read a book cover to cover until college. i hate that i missed out on all the classics. tom sawyer, nancy drew, babysitters club, chronicles of narnina and so many others. i can't wait to read them with mclain and his brothers and sisters :) 
{two} Kim's Questions:
     1. If you had to describe your style, what would you call it?

     2. What type of workout do you prefer, cardio or strength training?
           does a stroll around the block count as cardio?

     3.  What's your earliest childhood memory?
            when i realized that my older half-brother had a different mom than me.

     4.  Why did you begin blogging?
             so our family and friends (that are not on fb) could watch mclain grow.

     5.  Would you rather watch a movie at the theater or at home on DVD?
             in an empty theater with a giant tub of popcorn that will inevitably make me sick. everytime.

     6.  Which birthday has been the best so far?
             mclain's birth day...hands down.

    7.  What's your pet peeve?
            lack of compassion.

    8.  Is there a language you'd like to learn? If so, what language and why?
           french, so if i ever get my carrie bradshaw moment, i'll be ready.

    9.  What's your favorite thing to have for dessert?
           wedding cake. or any cake for that matter.

   10.  What's the last book you read? Or what are you reading now?
            where we belong by emily giffin. it was the last book i read as well as the current book.
            (i have a tendency to re-read books).

   11.  Are you an early bird or a night owl?
            early bird. but mclain and i tend to disagree on how early is too-early.

{three} i nominate:
(7 is the new 11)
my sweet aunt kelly kat @ kelly with coffee : krystle @ the shepherd family :
your eleven questions:
  1. if you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  2. if the president of the united states was coming to your house for dinner, what would you serve?
  3. what did you want to be when you were little?
  4. if you could give your 14 year old self advice, what would it be?
  5. what has been your biggest fashion faux pas?
  6. top 3 favorite books?
  7. what is your idea of a perfect date?
  8. if you could spend the day with anyone (famous, not famous, dead or alive) who would it be?
  9. if you won the lottery, what's the 1st significant purchase you'd make?
  10. your favorite dessert recipe (with either the link or the recipe typed up)?
  11. if you had the entire day to yourself, how would you spend it?
to my lovely nominees, this award is time consuming so i completely understand if you decide not to participate. even though, i would love to hear your random facts and answers :)
thanks again for nominating me kim! now, should i go back and answer these questions for matt and mclain?

hugs and kisses~s.


  1. I smiled and laughed out loud all the way through this post. I love you my dear friend.

  2. P.S. for some reason this post reminded me of two memories. One, when you came over to my house on 26th right before you moved to Dallas, and I cried. Then, when Matt and I surprised you in Dallas when you were working at Nordstrom, and I cried again. I weirdly love both of those memories so much and remember them so vividly! I am such a sob... ok done with my craziness! Love you!

  3. ha ha! you and movie theater popcorn (it got you everytime!) do you remember what movie we saw the night you and matt got engaged?? (I was so concerned about the cover up story and keeping the surprise, I have no recollection of ever seeing the actual movie:) its the only time in my life i have memory blocked an entire film. I want you to answer the questions you wrote for everyone else! im so glad you started a blog for the non fb people such as myself (im probably the only person under 65 not on fb) when my daughter comes in april, I'll have to start a blog and I'll totally nominate you for blog awards I didn't know existed, such as this one. im learning so much already. I hope you win!!!!