Thursday, March 21, 2013

Liebster Award

Heather at Love to be Busy, Daniela at Pretty Elements, and Jeanne at I Dream of Jeanne Designs nominated me for a Liebster Award! I'm excited to share some facts about myself and my blog with you. And to nominate some of my very favorite blogs too. Thanks, ladies!

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers (like me!).

Here are the rules:

  1. Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you.  
  2. Choose eleven new bloggers to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
  3. Create eleven new questions for the chosen bloggers.
  4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
  5. Each blogger should post eleven random facts about themselves.
  6. No Tag Backs!!!

Here are the questions from Heather:
  1. What is your favorite treat? Anything chocolate. But it has to be GOOD chocolate.
  2. Where is your dream location to live? Warm. I'm so sick of this Midwestern weather. I'm a Southern girl at heart. 
  3. What is the favorite place you've visited? Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. I want to go back. It's warm there!
  4. What is your favorite scent? It has to be my baby's hair after a bath. 
  5. Do you prefer flats or heels? Heels. I'm only 5'3" if I stand up really straight. But I have recently found a pair of flats that I like.
  6. Favorite meal? Chicken and waffles.
  7. Favorite movie or TV show? I think my favorite TV show right now is The Following. So creepy!
  8. Best thing about yourself? I really try hard to like everyone and see everyone I meet as a potential friend.
  9. Cooking or Take out? Since we're trying to cut out processed foods at our house I'd have to say cooking.
  10. Sweet or salty? Do I really have to choose? I like them both together. But lately, I'd have to say salty.
  11. What is your favorite part of blogging? I love sharing what I make and finding other bloggers who like to craft as well. People who are not crafters who I know in real life think I'm some sort of superwoman, but those who are crafters know this is how we stay sane! (Through this award, I learned I need to check out my fellow small-time bloggers, and I found a bunch of new ones to follow!)
Here are the questions from Daniela:
  1. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging as a way to keep a written record of my life with Little O when she was a baby. Then it morphed into what it is now. A little bit crafting, a little bit kids' activities, and recently a little bit about our switch to whole foods. Pretty much everything that consumes my life right now.
  2. If you could relive any moment, what would it be? I think the birth of Little O. It was really amazing. It didn't go according to plan (she was 6 weeks early and I had to say goodbye to the idea of a completely natural water birth), but it was as unmedicated as possible and made me feel like a superhero. And I got a really awesome, sweet, funny little girl out of it. Nothing could be better.
  3. What is your favorite place you have visited so far? That's so hard! Probably the Dominican Republic. It was fantastic.
  4. What is your favourite treat? Chocolate. I probably eat a little every day.
  5. Who inspires you? Little O.
  6. What's your dream job? I'd love to be back in an elementary school classroom teaching one day. But for now, I think being a stay-at-home mom is pretty awesome. It would be better without laundry or dishes. 
  7. Do you prefer flat shoes or heels? Heels. I'm a short one.
  8. Do you have any pets? Lots! Three cats, a dog, and a bird.
  9. What is your favourite season of the year? Summer.
  10. What was your first craft? I have no idea. My mom used to be an art teacher, and I've been surrounded by craft supplies my whole life. Maybe it was the shoulder pad quilt I made when I was three. I took them out of her trash can. Hey. It was the 80s.
  11. How would you describe yourself in one word? Busy.
Here are the questions from Jeanne:
  1. What is your favorite color? Orange
  2. What describes your style? Mom. Ugh. It's terrible.
  3. Cowboy boots or stilettos? Stilettos
  4. How long have you been blogging? A little over a year
  5. Favorite place you have traveled to? Dominican Republic
  6. What is your favorite food? Anything chocolate.
  7. Describe a perfect day. A quiet day at a private beach with sand dunes (no condos!)
  8. Tell me you favorite craft or DIY project. That's so hard! I love so many crafts. My favorite one is whatever I'm currently working on.
  9. Do  you have a garden? I have an almost garden. We built two 4'x6' raised beds last weekend. This weekend we filled them with straw bales. This coming weekend we will add dirt and manure. So hopefully we will have a garden before long!
  10. What inspires you? My daughter. And Pinterest.
  11. What is your favorite season? Summer
The bloggers I'm nominating are:
  1. Erin @ Chicken Babies
  2. Jodie @ Mummy Musings & Mayhem
  3. T'onna @ Navy Wifey Peters
  4. Jessie @ The Children's Art Group
  5. Ashely @ Casa de Castel
  6. Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling
  7. Amanda @ Jedi Craft Girl
  8. Rachael @ House of Noise... I Mean Boys
  9. Jocelyn @ Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows
  10. Jess @ Structured Play
  11. Lisa @ Stubbornly Crafty
Here are your questions:
  1. What is your must-have crafting supply?
  2. What is your one guilty pleasure?
  3. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
  4. What is your favorite season?
  5. Lake or ocean?
  6. Are you a cat person or a dog person?
  7. Where is the furthest you've ever traveled?
  8. Where do you wish you could travel?
  9. What is your go-to dish to bring to a potluck?
  10. When do you find time to blog?
  11. What was the last gift you gave to someone?
My random facts:
  1. I am a Gator at heart. I bleed Orange & Blue.
  2. We are transplants to the Midwest, and I'm not sure I'll ever get used to winter. It's so LONG!!
  3. My favorite color is orange (duh!)
  4. My first car was blue, and the car I drive now is orange (sensing a theme?).
  5. I have a 2-year-old daughter (already!! How did that happen??)
  6. My husband and I collected pets before our daughter was born. We have 3 cats, 1 dog, and 1 bird.
  7. Mint is the most disgusting flavor on the planet.
  8. I don't mind fresh mint in a mojito, however.
  9. The first room I painted when we bought our house was my craft room. It's called Raspberry Sorbet, and I love it.
  10. I often wonder what people who don't craft do with all that time I spend crafting.
  11. I'm a really fast reader. I belong to 3 different book clubs, and I still read other books on my own too.
Thanks again to Heather, Daniela, and Jeanne for nominating me!


  1. Thanks so much for the nomination! :) I love to read as well.. I can't believe you are in 3 book clubs though! Hope you are having a good weekend!

    Ashley @ Casa de Castel

  2. Thank you for nominating me!

    Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

    1. You're very welcome. I really enjoy reading your blog. :)

  3. Hi Jessica, I found your blog very interesting and I am nominating your for the Liebster award! Check it here:

    Enjoy and Good Luck :)

    1. Thank you so much! I've been nominated before, so I'll add your questions and answers to this post. :)

  4. Thanks Jessica for answering my questions!! I am so excited to get to know other bloggers, being new to the blog world!!! Love your facts! Keep on sporting your stilettos!! AWESOME! I hope we get to chat again soon!!! Jeanne


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