Tuesday, September 4, 2012

More About Moi - The Liebster Award

I must first thank Jennifer for the nomination and apologize to CJ for never accepting my original nomination from her out of pure laziness! But it makes for another blog post about me...especially if you don't know much about me! 
The Liebster Award is given to bloggers, by bloggers. It is a way to acknowledge each other and say, “You are doing a great job.” It is for blogs with 200 or less followers, so it is also a great way to spread the word about smaller blogs and get them more readers and followers! When you receive the award you post eleven random facts about yourself, and answer eleven questions from the person who nominated you.

So here are my 11 random facts:
  1. I'm pregnant..........just kidding! Well, of course I'm not kidding but that's not random at all. Okay, think...
    I cannot stand having notifications on my iPhone. I must read the email, check the Facebook notification, Tweet, etc. as soon as I see it...I cannot stand those little red numbers all over my screen. (Also, I'm Type A...if you haven't noticed!)
  2. I think I'm in love with The Lorax. Not the mythical creature as old as time, but the movie. The music...still haven't gotten sick of it yet!
  3. I am working on getting myself to BlogHer13 next year and I would love to room with Lacey, Libby, Ashley, Heather...to name a few!
  4. I clean my floors almost every day. If you had a husky and hardwood floors...you'd understand and probably do it too!
  5. I just got a brand new Canon T3i and I cannot WAIT to show you some pics once I get out there and use it!
  6. I have only about 60 friends/famly on Facebook, I don't like Facebook much and I don't want people all up in my business...and I know you're thinking "why does she have a blog, then?" but it's just something that would take way too long to explain.
  7. I think I have small feet for my height. I'm a 9.5 shoe for being 6'1" tall. I usually buy a 10 because not to many places sell 1/2 sizes.
  8. I did a rap in a grade 4 talent show.
  9. I once got a guy's number while driving down highway 2 to Calgary with friends. We even dated for a few weeks after that.
  10. I like the idea of doing crafts...especially with Braden...but I am too lazy and could care less at the end of the day and don't feel like any less of a mother for it.
  11. I used to rock the mushroom cut...WITH A PERM. Yup, you read that right and I'm not ashamed to admit it!
And here are Jennifer's questions for me:

1.  What made you decide to start a blog?

I did it actually almost 3 years ago to document the last of my pregnancy as a way to keep family and friends updated on that and the eventual birth of Braden. My friend Marie, who blogs privately, was a big inspiration to me to start blogging again.

 2.  Best cure for writers block?

Go and take some pictures. I love my camera and I'll go through spurts of taking it everywhere...and then taking it nowhere. I love a post with pictures...the more the better, actually...so go and do a photo shoot of your kid(s) or anything really...blog about it! BUT if I am not in the mood for pics or nothing's happening, I just don't blog. It's that simple.

 3.  Do you have a nickname?

Not one that has ever stuck. My brother calls me Stinky and I call him Ugly. Not because I smell and he's an eyesore, just because we're silly like that. At work one of the tall docs calls me Stretch, which I've also heard before. And Jay calls me Pinky sometimes. Because I love the color pink and because of the old cartoon...har har.

 4.  Are you a cat or dog person? {or neither}

Both. I just wish they didn't cause so much housework...

 5.  Last movie you saw in a Theater?

The Hunger Games...and it's already out on DVD, this makes me sad. We'll be lucky if we can catch one more flick before baby comes!

6.  What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?

Pay off our mortgage and line of credit. BOOM!

7.  What was your first car?

It's awful I can't remember the year...but it was a little white Chevy Cavalier. I loved that thing.

8.  What is your favorite blog to follow?

I can't pick just one. I'm loving A Sorta Fairytale a lot lately and The Mom Diggity's bump updates are awesome!

 9.  If you had to choose a last meal, what would it be?

Steak and lobster. Prime rib and lobster tail to be exact. Drool.... I need to get to Ruth's Chris before this baby comes! 9 more weeks, Jay...9 more weeks!

10. Name something on your bucket list.

Go to Africa.

11. What is your favorite family tradition?

Christmas Eve. My side of the family has always done our big celebration on Christmas Eve. Steak and lobster for supper - always - and then we open presents!

You pass the award onto other blogs, (make sure you let them know they were nominated.) and ask them eleven questions. You are not allowed to nominate the blog that nominated you. Now start nominating!

I am going to nominate:
Don't feel obligated to do this ladies...but I'd love to read your answers if you do want to participate:
  1. What is your favorite season and why?
  2. What is your dream vacation?
  3. If you could do over something in your life, would you and what is it?
  4. Describe your dream home.
  5. What are your favorite iPhone app(s)?
  6. Are you going to have anymore little ones?
  7. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  8. What is one thing on your bucket list?
  9. You have one day all to yourself. No obligations, no kids, no husband, nothing. What do you do?
  10. Do you enter blog giveaways? Have you ever won anything?
  11. Favorite snack food?
Come back and link up your post if you participate!


  1. 6 foot 1!? Wowee. I'm only 5'2. Haha. I like this post. :)

    1. Yup! I'm tall! I would have nominated you...but you're way too popular by the numbers for that! ;)

  2. Thanks for nominating me! I can't wait to write my post..

    I'm super jealous of your new camera.. a new one is on my wish list!

    AND! I'd love to room with you too at BlogHer13... I was actually thinking the same thing when I thought about who would I want to room with? I hope I can get there, I think I can!

    1. Yay! I also added question 11, ol' prego brain forget it the first time around!

  3. I loved your answers! I sure do heart some Ruths Chris too! Put me on the Blogher or bust list for 2013 also...I have no idea what I'm in for but it sounds awesome. And if you or Heather know of anyone looking for a roomie...I don't snore :)

    1. Thanks! Haha, definitely keep you in mind for a roomie!


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