Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ich liebe dich

I've been meaning to respond to the liebster awards I've so sweetly been nominated for over the past couple months. My turn around is not so great apparently. Better late than never? And, since I have four sets of questions to answer I am going to just answer every other. Ain't nobody got time for a post answering 40+ questions!

The rules:
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you.
2. Answer the 11 questions given by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate 5-11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers and give them questions to answer. 
The Opulent Owl
The Opulent Owl nominated me back in January. Check out her blog. You'll feel like one of her best girlfriends right away. Love her, such a positive woman! It is such a shame you can't have bi-coastal mani/pedi dates. And, you definitely need to take a peek at her too cute for words little girl, Maylee.

She asked:
-What is your favorite movie? Oh man, so many. I can't pick one. I'll do three...Jurassic Park, Independence Day, and Little Women.
-What is your phobia? Ugh, guys, this is embarrassing but I am totally afraid of the dark. I cannot sleep alone without some sort of light source. When Chris worked night shifts (for many many years) I would sleep with the tv on. Now that he works during daylight hours though I love it pitch black because I feel safe with him next to me.
-If you can plan a vacation right now, where would you go? I would do a multi city tour of the South. I'd hit up Savannah, Charleston, and Ashville.
-Imagine you are a superhero. What is your super power? If you've checked out my 'meet the family' tab you've seen my wish for time travel. I'd love to go see history for myself, and figure out some of the mysteries of time.
-If you can live forever, would you, and why? I'm torn on this one. On one hand just think of all the things you could see and accomplish, but also it is a lonely existence. Um, pass?

Lew Party of Two nominated me back in February. Check out her blog. And, you must check out her wedding series. It is almost too much gorgeousness to handle. Also she lives in Germany with her handsome basketball playing fella. Fun! She is super sweet and I love reading about her adventures traveling around Germany and Europe.

She asked:
-What is your favorite TV series? Sex and the City. Yay, I love easy questions.
-What is your favourite blog post you have written? My favourite is Aria's birth story, the first post I ever wrote. Labor both sucks and is beautiful at the same time, I just love to reread that post. Two second place winners are my St. Patrick's Day recap, and a Picmonkey How To.
-Fill in the blank: I am most happy when...I am out and about doing something with my little family. Life is so much more enjoyable with those two around. A simple trip to the beach or a walk around the local nature park or a full on day at Disney.
-What is a beauty product you cannot live without? Chap stick. I seriously cannot enjoy myself if I happen to forget one of my 78 at home. My lips are miserable and dry and I hate that.
-What is one blog you check daily? I keep on top of so many, but the first blog I ever started following was Little Baby Garvin and I still love her.
Wife Mommy Me nominated me back in March. Check out her blog. She is taking a little blog-cation right now, so it is the perfect opportunity to do a little archive digging. Here are a few of my favourites to get you started: I Must Confess, The One & Done Ramblings, and Pumpkin Patch Fun. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll nod your head...she is a breath of fresh air. It doesn't at all hurt that Connor is an absolute cutey.

She asked:
-As moms, I'm sure you get a good dose of cartoons/kid shows daily. What is one your child(ren) like that you can't stand? Aria doesn't watch much of anything right now. I turn on MM Club House on the rare, but she just isn't interested. In general I hate anything with poor animation.
-Currently loving: that we are going to Disney in 8 days.
-Currently hating: that Aria shoved her wash cloth down the tub drain and we cannot get it out.
-Favourite place to shop for yourself: Target or Victoria's Secret.
-What is your favourite holiday? Christmas, definitely Christmas. Followed closely by Canadian Thanksgiving and Halloween....and every other holiday ever. I love me some holidays!

Do It All Working Mom nominated me this month (notice the trend? who wants to nominate me next month? can't stop the train). Check out her blog. Caroline and her blog are new to me, so I'll let her introduce herself. "Life as a working mom, a food and wine lover, organization and cleaning freak, gardener and a fashion lover can sometimes be crazy but that's me, that's what I love, TO DO IT ALL!" I am enjoying what I've seen so far, be sure to pop over and say hi.

She asked:
-What do you do to relax? I read. Nothing like a great book to get lost in for a few days.
-Where do you get your inspiration for your blog? Since I blog about Aria I suppose she is my main source of inspiration. But, also the other blogs I follow, love, and read. If I see a post I like that I want to use as a jumping off point I make sure to jot the idea down in a draft post or bookmark it for future reference.
-Do you have a daily and yearly blog planner? I have a monthly planner for the blog. I keep it about two months at a time. I like to have the whole month mapped out, but I'm super flexible with it. If I feel like posting something different on a day I will or if I just don't feel like posting I won't. It is all about the loose organization.
-What is your best recipe? I have two...chicken paprikash and spaghetti and meatballs.
-What do you do to celebrate? In general, I like to go out for dinner for any misc celebratory events. If I don't have to cook it or clean it up it is a total win.

I am going to nominate:

Laurie @ Andiamo
Jamie Lynn @ Cocktails & Carseats
Gillian @ Comes in Colours
Vanessa @ Nessa's World
Amanda @ Tickled Pink

And, the questions:
  1. How did you come up with your blog name?
  2. What is your favourite colour this spring?
  3. How many kids did you picture having before you actually had any? Did that number change post baby?
  4. What is your favourite cereal?
  5. What is your favourite part about blogging?
  6. Are you a sweets or salty snacker?
  7. What is the first blog you started following?
  8. What are you looking forward to the most this summer?
  9. Finish this sentence: I can't help but smile when...
  10. If you could do anything with your hair right now, what would you do?
  11. What is your guilty pleasure?
Even if you weren't nominated, feel free to answer any of the questions in the comments below - one or a couple or all! Just for fun. Fun to answer, fun to read!

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  1. LOL - you had so many nominations! I love that you just knocked them all out in one. :)
    Living forever? No way.
    And, no that I see all these new-to-me blogs you've nominated I need to go check a few out!!

  2. Where to start, where to start... first of all, totally scared of the dark too. I hate it when my husband is not home and it late and dark. Especially now that we have a kid. Takes being scared to a whole new level. And I, too, love your PicMonkey How To post and Little Baby Garvin's blog! I need to check out Doing It All Working Moms blog too... as a working mom, maybe I can get some pointers!

  3. Love this ! Thanks for the nomination - I'll get on it very soon!! This will be fun :)
    - Ally

    1. You are welcome! Yay I'm glad you'll be responding, I love reading these type of things.

  4. You are one popular lady! I love this post title by the way. Reliving my college german and all. I agree with so many of your answers. I was all nodding along. Especially with the Chapstick. Emphatic nod. And thanks for the nom!!!

  5. Thanks for the nomination!! This is my 3rd one, so I should probably get around to posting :)

    1. You are welcome! You can do a neat round up of all three, I'd enjoy reading your answers! Glad I found your blog.

  6. These posts take a lot of time but I love learning more about my favorite bloggers! Gonna have to go check out some of the new blogs you nominated!

  7. Wow! Great post. I think we have a lot in common. Nothing like reading a book to relax or going out for a nice meal to celebrate! Will be checking out the blogs of the other girls who have nominated you and the ones you have nominated as well. I'm sure I'll like a few or all of them!!! :) Caroline

    1. Thank you, and thanks again for the nomination!

      Books really are the best, much better than tv or movies any time.

  8. We have a lot in common. I'm afraid of the dark too! Haha Thanks so muh for the nomination! You are too sweet! Xoxoxo

  9. Nice to see you finally answer my questions. It took you a century! :-P I'm just teasing! But for real though, I am scared of the dark too, unless Terry is with me haha. I like awards like these coz I have new blogs to check out. I'll check out the blogs of people you nominated!

  10. These are so much fun to read! We have a lot in common :)

  11. I loved reading all these fun tidbits about you. I never heard of the Liebster award before, but it's such a great idea. Thanks for the nom!

  12. The questions were fun to answer! Thanks :)



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