Thursday, March 28

I'd like to thank the academy...

I was recently nominated by Danielle over at Pure Joy for a Liebster Award.  Don't know what that is?  I didn't either, until a few days ago.  Turns out it is an Oscar-worthy blog award given to people who are "up & coming in the blog world."  Ok, only Oscar-worthy in my book.  Slight exaggeration.
 I need to pick out my dress, buy a new pair of Spanks & get ready to hit the red carpet.
"I would like to thank my parents, my manager...."

Anyway, if you are nominated you have to answer 11 questions given to you by the person nominating you, followed by 11 random facts.  I LOVE reading random facts about people.  Do you secretly eat nail polish?  Have 12 toes?  Play the accordion?  Bring on the randomness!

Enjoy & thanks to Danielle for the nomination!

1.  What inspires you?
Lots of things.  A good book, the hubs, friends, a smile.

2.  Favorite song of the moment?
Anything from JT's new album.  Like whoa.

3.  Roller or hate?
Love.  Except when you get stuck at the top of one in Disney & they have to get a crane to get everyone off.  Thanks a lot, Rockin' Rollercoaster.

4.  What is a book you love?
Hard one!  Top 3: Water For Elephants, The Notebook (cliche I know, but oh so good), & Bloom.

5.  What do you do to generate ideas for this blog?
Nothing, really.  I get a lot of ideas from things that happen in my non-extraordinary life.

6.  Have you ever been injured?
Not seriously....thank goodness!

7.  What is your favorite thing about blogging?
It's just fun to have a diary of sorts that I can look back on someday.  I have also "met" a lot of people through doing this that I wouldn't have known before.

8.  If you get an hour of free time, what do you do?
Read, eat, sleep.  Avoid cleaning.  The regulars.

9. What was your favorite subject in elementary school?
Reading.  Still is.

10.   Tell us something funny that happened to you.
Hmm...during Driver's Ed. in high school my instructor would fall asleep when I was driving.  We got to the Illinois State line one time before he woke up.  Guess you could say I'm a safe driver??

11.  What is your favorite animal?
Anything that would found on a safari...giraffes, elephants, cheetahs, gazelle.  Not really gazelle.  

11 random facts:
Sometimes I like to practice as if there is a serial killer in my house.  I will run up the stairs as fast as I can and pretend I'm being chased with a knife.  I run extra fast at night.

I love going to the grocery & could spend hours looking at the new deals, sales, etc.
I never get to bed before 11:00 pm.  I need toothpicks to prop my eyeballs open sometimes.
I have never read a newspaper.
I have to see the beach once a year.

I was evacuated from the ocean in Florida once because 2 10-foot sharks were circling us.
My brother trailed me on his bike growing up because I didn't learn how to ride one until junior high.
I love frozen gummy bears.

I still own the shirt that I was wearing when I first kissed my husband....almost 13 years ago.
If I wasn't a teacher, I would love to be an event or party planner.
I love to bake treats for my neighbors, friends & co-workers.  Like these.

Aren't they the cutest?

I'll be leaving for Florida soon & I have arranged for these pretties to do a guest blog post when I'm gone.  I think you will love them!  Just not more than me, though...ok?  ;)

Happy Thursday, bloggers & bloggettes!  


  1. Haha, you are too funny! I didn't even think about getting a new dress for my Liebster nomination, but I think it is the perfect excuse ;)

    Loved reading your randoms! Those little nests are too cute.

  2. Congrats on your nomination - I guess everyone else loves reading your blog as much as I do:) xoxo


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