Friday, October 26, 2012

Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by three very lovely ladies: MichelleAlicia and Steph


Here are the Rules:
- Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
- They must also answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them.
- They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
- They must then choose 11 bloggers to tag with less than 200 followers.
- These lucky bloggers must be told.
- There are NO TAG BACKS.

11 things about myself:

  1. I was born in Hannibal, MO. - birthplace of Mark Twain
  2. I have an irrational fear of driving off a bridge into a body of water.
  3. My favorite movie ever is Clue. If you haven't seen it, go rent it now.
  4. I feel naked if I'm not wearing earrings.
  5. I rarely have my nails painted. I'm pretty low maintenance when it comes to my nails.
  6. I have only ever dyed my hair red. Never wanted to be a blonde or brunette. My natural color is strawberry-blonde.
  7. I am the worst procrastinator in the world.
  8. I have had numerous speeding tickets.
  9. I love turtlenecks. I would have one in every color if I could afford it.
  10. I usually do things on a whim. I am not a planner.
  11. I have a weird obsession with astrology. I don't plan my life around it (see above, I don't plan) but I think it is fascinating and usually accurate.
 
Questions/Answers to "Besaw for who you are":

  1. Who means the most to you? My boyfriend, Jason and my daughters
  2. What is your number 1 goal right now? To succeed in my weight loss goal
  3. What is your occupation? Benefits Administrator for a 401(k) recordkeeping company
  4. Hobbies? Not really, I'm lame. I enjoy reading a lot and if I ever get out of the house I like to go bowling and swimming
  5. Pets? I do have one cat named Callie who acts like she owns the place and one cat on loan named Baxter who is so scared, he hides in the basement all the time.
  6. What is a current struggle? My new eating plan. Cutting out all grains, sugar and dairy is very difficult but proving to be so worth it.
  7. What do you love about yourself? My boobs. :) J/K, although I do have great boobs. I think I have a great sense of humor and love to laugh at myself.
  8. What is something you want to work on about yourself? Keeping in touch with people more. I am the worst about losing touch with friends and family members because I can't/won't pick up the phone.
  9. Who is someone you miss? My mother Why? I lost her to breast cancer 4 years ago.
  10. What is something you can't live without? I'm drawing a blank on this one. I don't think there is one material item that I couldn't live without.
  11. What are your talents? I am a great cook. I love all kinds of puzzles and am really good with numbers.
Questions/Answers to "A Skinny Journey


  1. What made you start your blog?  Not sure, it had just been something I'd thought of for a while and I wanted another way to connect with all the great blogs I was reading.
  2. Where is somewhere you would like to go but haven't had the opportunity? I would love to do a European tour. 
  3. Do you have a pet? If so what kind and what is his/her name? Yes, see question 5 above.
  4. If you won the lottery what the first thing you would do? Pay off all my debt, set up college funds for all my girls and buy a new house.
  5. What is your occupation? See question 3 above
  6. What is your favorite halloween candy? Milky Way Midnights, so good
  7. Have you every broken a bone? Nope
  8. Do you like to run? I'm struggling with it. I haven't gotten to the point where I love doing it, but I feel better once I've done it.
  9. Growing up, what is your favorite tv show? Too many to count - Loved Fraggle Rock, She-Ra, The Smurfs, Cosby Show, Family Ties
  10. What was the best present you have ever received? My orange Kitchen-Aid mixer I got for my birthday last year. Love that thing.
  11. What makes you happy after a bad day? Snuggling with Jason on the couch or tucking into a nice bottle of wine.

Question/Answers to "True Southern Lies"


  1. What's the favorite part of your day?
  2. If you were an animal, what would you be? This is a tough one, but I think a lioness.
  3. Why that animal? I like the idea of being a cat, but a big one that can walk the plains like a badass and take you down if need be.
  4. Favorite thing on TV? Grimm, Modern Family
  5. What is your best childhood memory? A family trip to Pensacola, FL
  6. What did you want to be when you grew up? An actress
  7. What's your dream vacation? Right now, I would love to go somewhere tropical maybe on a Caribbean cruise
  8. What's your favorite season? Summer, bring on the heat
  9. What's your all time favorite movie quote? "You keep using the word. I do not think it means what you think it means" The Princess Bride
  10. Who are 3 people you would love to have dinner with? Can be living or dead. Agatha Christie, JK Rowling and Kate Winslet
  11. What's the best memory you haven't made yet? Hitting my goal weight or getting married to Jason
Okay, here's where I'm going to break the rules a bit and not nominate anyone. I was very flattered to be nominated (yay, recognition), but this almost feels like the blogger version of the chain letter. Plus, I'm having a hard time finding anyone who hasn't already received a nomination. So, I'm breaking the chain. If bad luck rains on me, well I'm used to it.

If you have a minute, please head on over to Where We Can Live Like Jack and Sally and enter her Shabby Apple giveaway! I really want to win, though. I am in desperate need of new clothes. Anyone want to take me shopping?