The Liebster Award



What a way to start Monday… I got up, feed the boys, the fish, the dog…. finally Coffee. Check my email… and low and behold a lovely email from a fantastic blogger, Alyssa over at

Alyssa Barnett Beauty

who tells me she has nominated my little blog for the Liebster Award! All I can think is .. wow, I’m so honored!! Alyssa has an amazing blog all about style (which she has in spades) and beauty (which she is…)  y’all should definitely check her out! Thanks Alyssa!!

The Liebster Award is a way to encourage readership and followers for new bloggers. It gets passed around and comes with it a small set of guidelines.

Thank the amazing blogger that nominated you

Answer the 11 questions the nominator provided

Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers

Post 11 different questions for your nominees to answer

Contact your nominees to let them know that you’ve nominated them

These are the questions Alyssa asked me…

1 What Is Your Favorite Childhood Memory?

Umm… road trips with my mom and little brother… in an old VW,  (not quite bug… but something like it), that we named “Old Blue”, it had no floor in the back seat so we’d have to ride with our feet up, we’d sing, play the name game, and fight over who got to ride in the back window.

2 Natural, Acrylic or Gel Nails?

Natural all the way… I tried the gel nails for a bit… but man oh man… are they hard on your nails.

3 What Is Your Favorite Perfume?

ahhh…. Jessica McClintock or maybe Axe Anarchy, I don’t wear a lot of perfume as it makes the Mr’s head want to explode… but when the mood  hits… those are the ones I’m willing to risk head exploding for.

4 What Season Of Life Are You In (Young & Free, Little Ones, Teens, Empty Nest ?)

This is going to sound silly… An empty nester with small children. But I’ll explain. We have 6 children… ages 25, 23, 22, 11, 7 and 5. When the older set were flying out of the nest at warp speed, it pretty well unnerved the Mr. who then talked me into the Foster/Adopt program in Texas… so we did… the foster deal for Our Little Guy, till he went home to his Mom, and saw a “Forever Family” episode on the news, with our boys… fell in love… and the rest, as they say is history. May 30th marks the 1 year anniversary for the adoption to be final.

5 Cook At Home Or Eat Out?

I cook, from scratch every night but Fridays… I live for Fridays!!

6 Biggest Fashion Fail?

Besides the 80’s? Peasant skirts. I love them… they are so pretty until I put one on! Hahahah… at 5ft tall and a little fluffy… I turn into way short and very fluffy!! It is so very sad… but I’ve mostly learned to live without the peasant skirt!

7 Best Beauty Invention?

The straightener, I love my straightener… It’s not just for straight hair, gives me just enough bend to have hair, (talk about thin and fine… see me in the dictionary under fine hair.) without having sausage curls!

8. If You Could Pick Any Profession To Take On What Would It Be?

A full-time photographer, Ansel Adams type, with maybe a little Anne Geddes thrown in, (cuz the babies are sooo cute.)

9. Favorite Pastime?

I’d have to go with Reading, with a close second of crafting!

10. Least Favorite Household Duty

LAUNDRY… yuck… it’s never-ending!!

11. Why Did You Start A Blog?

When I first started I thought it would be about Fostering…. welp… with the rules while fostering, that got squashed pretty quick, but I’d come to love the process of writing and having that outlet. It’s really nice to connect with women out in the world the getting and giving of ideas, hints, tips and the like, I think makes me a better wife, mother and woman.

Here are the next 11 blogs I’d like to nominate….

Kate’s Country Living

Card Table, Inc

Moms who Drink and Swear

I Have a Tramp Stamp

Shoes On the Wrong Feet

Beyond the Aisle

Suzy Homefaker

Ninja Mom Blog

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Kissing the Frog

You Know it Happens at Your House Too

The questions I have for you.

1. Why do you blog?

2. Favorite Book or Movie?

3. What inspires you?

4. Best advice you ever got?

5. Did you follow that advice?

6. Mountains, Beach or Home?

7. Dogs or Cats?

8. Favorite Hobby?

9. Coffee, Tea or soda?

10. What did you want to be when you grew up?

11. Dream Car?

Till next time, XOXO




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