So it’s not a Pulitzer or anything close, but I’m still tickled. You see, fellow blogger Sarah over at Sweet & Savory Life nominated me for some blogging awards– the One Lovely Blog Award and the Libster Award. I’m blushing, really. And since these 30 Days are all about me sharing with you, this felt like a fun place to start. But more than that, these cyberspace awards are all about connection–with my readers and with other bloggers, which is always an amazing thing. I’m following Sarah’s lead and combining the two award nomination requirements into one post. Enjoy!
One Lovely Blog Award, Step 1 |Thank the person who gave you this award.
Sweet and Savory Sarah, thank you so much for this award. In this crazy blogging world, it’s so nice to know that there are other bloggers out there who support and celebrate the community. I look forward to getting to know you better and seeing much more of your fantastic photos and crafts! You rock!
One Lovely Blog Award, Step 2 | Share 7 things about myself.
I have a weakness for English literature. Pride and Prejudice makes me cry tears of joy.
I’m convinced my house is haunted by a friendly ghost. It showed up in a photograph over Christmas, and every once in a while toys work on their own or doors slam.
I’m a quiet person, and a Friday night in with a glass of wine and a good movie is my idea of heaven.
I would love to get another dog, but I’m worried that the next dog we get won’t be Harper, and I won’t love her as much.
I’m so amazingly jealous of my friend’s craft room.
I am helpless at building with Legos. I feel sorry for my kids when they ask for help.
I am almost always in the shower until the hot water is gone. (In my defense, we have a small hot water heater.)
Liebster Award, Step 1 | Tell 11 things about myself.
I hate hate hate grocery shopping. Hate it.
I don’t see my girlfriends very often since I’ve had kids, and that makes me so sad.
I am an eternal optimist, and I love to look for the good in people.
I could eat breakfast for every meal of every day for the rest of my life. Eggs, toast, coffee? Yes please.
Procrastination could be my middle name, but it’s not. My real middle name is McEwen.
I love Scotland and everyone in it.
I have a weakness for True Blood. Book or television show, it doesn’t matter.
I am originally from West Virginia, and I think it’s the most beautiful place on Earth.
Bubbly over still for most anything, but especially when it comes to wine.
I have this talent for memorizing song lyrics, any song, and I remember them forever.
I especially love musicals, and I sing along (loudly) when no one is around to hear.
Liebster Award, Step 2 | Answer 11 questions specified by my nominator.
What’s a smell that takes you back to childhood? Erno Laszlo skin care products. My mother used it, and it especially reminds me of when she would get ready to for a night out.
The mountains, or the sea? Can I have both? If I have to choose, probably the mountains.
Do you ever meditate? I try, but I can’t say I’m good at it.
What’s one electronic you can’t live without? My laptop. It’s a MacBook Pro. Her name is Sally.
Do you have a personal motto? I have a new one thanks to a recent yoga class: “Move toward your edge with intention and persistence.” Awesome, right?
How many states have you been to? Oh my, let me count. 38.
What’s your favorite dessert? Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream. No doubt about it.
What is a movie that always makes you laugh? Animal House. Toga! Toga!
Do you believe that you’re creative? Yes! Yes! We are all creative, you just have to find out how.
Do you have a favorite season? Spring, and I’m so glad it’s here.
What’s your dream? To live with passion in everything I do. It’s so hard and takes constant awareness.
Libster Award, Step 3 | Ask 11 questions for the bloggers I nominate to answer.
If you could be given any gift, what would it be?
If you could choose your own name, what would it be?
What is your biggest fear?
What is the worst/most embarrassing CD that you have ever owned? Do you still have it?
What is your go-to mixed drink?
What is your very favorite item of clothing and why?
What is the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up?
Cats or dogs?
What’s on your bucket list?
What is the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
What pair of shoes do you covet most?
One Lovely Blog Award, Step 3 | Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers.
(These are all links, so click away and check them out.) Thriving Wives | FreshMom | Southern Spark | Literally Inspired | SrslyLiz | Italicious | Hungry Meets Healthy | Lemon Drop Shop | Inward Facing Girl | Fine and Feathered | Annuary Chit | Fridaville | I Am Tessa | Anne the Adventurer | Dare 2 Dream, Dare 2 Do
Libster Award, Step 4 | Nominate 11 Other Bloggers
(Again, enjoy the links.) Hundred Goals | Leilaland | Positively Present | Jill Will Run | Better Read Than Heard | ExSoyCise | Kristy’s Health Revolution | Ordinary Redefined | The Grass Skirt | All For the Boys | Chef Katelyn