Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Liebster Award

So while on my hiatus, I received a sweet email from Janice over at Nearly Handmade giving me a Liebster Award! I was so surprised to see her email and almost thought it was spam! haha! I am not a constant blogger (school... remember?) so I thought it was really nice for her to give it to me. 

The idea is to find 11 new blogs that you enjoy with less than 200 followers. State 11 facts about yourself and then you are supposed to answer 11 questions provided by your nominator and create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer. Can I say this has been difficult? You all rock! It's been hard for me to find 11 new blogs, all the ones I come across have more and I just don't have the time to continue looking :(. So I am cheating. There are two blogs that I love to follow and I am giving them these awards! Jessica from 1-2-3 Neat & Tidy has great organization ideas for small spaces. Also, Crystal from My Blissful Space has great organization tips as well as easy DIY projects. Both of these ladies have great blogs and provide great inspiration!

I hope you check those blogs out! Now for the questions Janice gave me.

Facts about myself:
1.) I am a social work student and will be graduating May 2015.
2.) I favor Country Music.
3.) I don't know how to swim!
4.) I have to keep my foot or leg moving in order to fall asleep.
5.) I hate driving or being in the car for long periods of time.
6.) I am in love with my Erin Condren Life Planner. 
7.) My dream is to own a country cottage on a lot of land... but not to far out to where I have to drive an hour to go to the grocery store.
8.) I am overly obsessed with The Walking Dead... like... talk-about-what-will-happen-next-for-an-hour obsessed!
9.) I scrapbook and used to have a scrapbooking blog and met a lot of nice people throughout that community!
10.) I also have a crazy obsession with The Office and have my own Dwight bobble head that I am so excited to display once my craft room is done!
11.) Fried Macaroni and Cheese from The Cheesecake Factory is all I need to make my life complete!

Here are the 11 questions Janice gave me!

1. What's your favorite food?
       I really love chicken, but I also really love pasta. Chicken and pasta? I'm in heaven!
2. What word makes you cringe?
3. How many brothers & sisters do you have?
      2 brothers ages 12 and 15!
4. What's your all time favorite movie?
      The Notebook.
5. If you could furnish your entire house for free what catalog/store/website would you choose?
    I just received a catalog from Birch Lane and there was not one thing in there that I didn't like. So I choose them :).
6. How do you stay creative?
      I browse Pinterest to get inspired and I still love hardcopies. I buy cottage/country type of magazines and get a lot of ideas from there. I try to create something whenever I get the chance!
7. When you were 5, what did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you do it?
      I said the standard, Doctor or teacher. I did not do it, I chose social work instead :)
8. What book(s) would you recommend that I read?
    Friendship Bread is the last one I remember reading and truly enjoying. I haven't had a lot of time to read but this summer I am picking it back up! I don't know what's hot right now? Any suggestions?
9. What is one skill or hobby you've always wanted to learn?
    My life would be so much easier if I knew how to sew!
10. Do you speak any other languages?
     No :(. The mister's first language is Spanish and I wish I knew it as well since I am also Mexican-American!
11. Do you have any collections?
     Crafting supplies, antique mason jars

Now for Jessica and Crystal, here are my 11 questions!
1.) What's the #1 thing you'd like to get done this summer?
2.) What's your favorite go to recipe?
3.) Do you have a hobby?
4.) What's the most random item in your purse right now?
5.) Who is your celebrity crush?
6.) What is the one area in your home you find yourself constantly re-organizing?
7.) What's your favorite season?
8.) Why did you start blogging?
9.) What are your go to colors when decorating your home?
10.) What is your favorite summer activity?
11.) Do you have any pets?

Alright! That was it :). Make sure to check out these lovely ladies blogs! I finally took pictures of my newest favorite project in the dining room so I will be sharing that this week as well.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Thank you so much for the award! <3

  2. Congratulations on your Liebster award! I was recently asked to participate in a blog tour and I would like to invite you to join as well if you are interested. I will answer some questions and then introduce three bloggers (one of them being you). Then a week later you will answer the same questions and introduce three bloggers yourself. Let me know if you are interested and I can email you all of the details.
    Hope you are enjoying your summer!

    1. This sounds like fun! Let me know :)