Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Liebster Award!


Wow!  I was so excited when Ciara at Teaspoon of Life nominated me for a Liebster Award!  Thanks, Ciara!!  The Liebster Award is such a fun way to learn about some new blogs you may never have heard of yet!  Here's how it works: a blogger nominates other bloggers who are either new to blogging or have less than 200, 500 or 1000 followers (apparently there are different rules as to how many followers to have.) After nominated, you answer the questions the blogger who nominated you gives you. Then you nominate other bloggers and ask your own questions.  So fun, right?!  

So here are the questions Ciara asked me:

1. When did you start blogging?
September 2013
2.What do you enjoy most about blogging?
Connecting with readers and other bloggers! 
3. What are your favorite hobbies?
Used to be dancing, but with 4 kiddos I don't get around to it much anymore.  So now, I definitely would say photography (and with 4 kids I sure do get to do it a lot!! Way more than they like ;) )
4. What is your favorite food?
Chocolate for sure!
5. What do you love most about your life?
Who I get to spend it with :)  It may not always be an easy ride, but with my 5 by my side, it will never be more than we can handle. 
6. Who is the most influential person in your life?
I have kids! They make me work to be a better person and want to be the best I can be for them.  
7.  Describe your perfect vacation.
Warm sand, crystal blue water, waves rolling in, and sun in my eyes...someday I hope to experience it for real :)
8. What is your favorite animal?
Love them all, but ever since I was little I have had a deep love of Koalas.  Holding one is on my Bucket List. 
9. Do you have any pets? If so tell us about them!
Yep!  2 dogs, a cat, and some fish. 
Riley is our Puggle...almost 6 years old and fat and smelly but we love her to pieces! Daisy is our newest baby we rescued about a year and a half ago. She is all puppy!  Never wants to sit still. 

Demi is our kitty cat.  She was BEST friends with our 100lb Weimaraner, Monty, when I first got her, but when he died she was never the same.  They used to curl up and sleep together.  She's not a fan of the new dogs; we think she misses her Monty.  She likes to sit on the couch and watch tv with the kids now.  (I had to go back and find some pictures of the together)
(We actually had to cut a hole in the side of his crate so she could get in and be with him even when we were gone. So sweet!) 

And I will spare you pictures of our fish...actually because we don't have any ;)  
10. Lastly,  what is your favorite part of being a blogger?
Like I said earlier, I love being able to connect with readers and other bloggers.  I am a stay at home mom so sometimes I feel like I go days without talking to another adult (especially because of the strange hours my husband works as a firefighter).  This was a way for me to reach out and have some contact with people who may be in the same boat as I am.  I already feel like I have made some great friends all across the world just by writing this blog! 
So there you go!  That's a little bit about me!  The questions I am asking my nominees are:
1. When did you start blogging?
2. Why did you start blogging?

3. What is your favorite thing about being a blogger?
4. What is your favorite food?
5. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
6. If you could meet one famous person, who would you choose?
7. Describe yourself in 3 words.
8. What is your favorite spot in your house and why?
9. Where do you see your blog in one year?

10. What do you hope readers will take away from your blog?

My nominees are:
Homeschool Epiphany
Rebuilding The Well
Cheng and 3 Kids
Our Secondhand House

Lets's share some love and follow all of the nominees! Can't wait to learn a little more about you all!


  1. Congrats! I hope to help you with that perfect vacation one day :)

  2. Wow, very cool. We have a lot in common! My daughter makes me try to be a better person as well!
    Also I use to be a dancer as well but that was until I met my husband, he doesn't like to dance. Now it's kind of hard because of being a mother!

  3. Theater is the most profound medium of art and i find it the most interesting one. This play sounds amazing and I am definitely going to watch it this weekend with my family and a few friends. My team of academized really likes your work.