April 1, 2015

My First Blog Award!!

Okay so this may make me a bad blogger and networker but I am totally making up for that now right?! Well back in February I was nominated by my awesome blogger friend Adventures of a Pharm Girl (check out her blog...its awesome) for my very first blog award...The Liebster Award

If you don't know The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers from other bloggers. The rules are:
Acknowledge and thank the blogger who nominated you.
Post the award image on your blog.
Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
List 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate some blogs to receive the award.
Let the bloggers know that you nominated them.
Give them 11 questions to answer.
So yes, 2 months later, here it goes!
11 Questions
1)  What made you decide to start a blog?
When we found out we were moving from California to Japan I knew that I had to figure out a way to keep in touch with those back home without having to be on the phone all the time but sharing more information that Facebook or Instagram would allow. Blogging was the natural answer but now it has turned into so much more than just a way to keep in touch.
2)   Who is your role model?
My role model is a mesh of my sister Kristine, my mother, Ariana Huffington and Michelle Obama all for very different reasons.
3)   What is the most challenging part of being a blogger?
For me the most challenging part of being a blogger is keeping up with content. Although I classify myself a lifestyle blogger when I am not doing much living and our life is pretty boring I don't have to much to write about haha
4)  Where is your favorite restaurant?
My favorite restaurant in the entire world is The Cracker Barrel. It isn't fancy but it is good comfort food and that's my favorite type of food
5)   What is your favorite dessert?
My favorite dessert is a very rich chocolate cake with vanilla Ice Cream
6)   If you could take a trip to anywhere, where would it be? 
Hands down I would go to do an African Safari. It is a once in a lifetime experience that I hope I get the opportunity to have
7)   What are 3 things you can not live without?
my phone, music and red vines (Yes I have an extremely unhealthy addiction to all three)
8)  What is your favorite Holiday?
Definitely would have to be Christmas. It has turned into more than presents for my family. I look forward to the yearly traditions, especially now that Logan is getting older.  
9)   What is your favorite book?
It's a tie between The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling, The Millionaire Next Door by Dr. Thomas Stanley and The Woman I wanted to be by DVF
10)  When your were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a nurse. Being a doctor was too much school but I always wanted to be in healthcare
11)  What would be your dream job now?
Now my dream job would absolutely be a healthcare administrator and/or director in a retirement home.
11 Random Facts
1. I could rotate between Spaghetti and Lasagna for weeks and never get sick of it
2. I have only worn makeup 1 time in my entire life to take senior pictures and I hated them
3. I only dated my husband for 2 months before we were engaged and 5 months before we married
4. I have no idea what to do in the gym so I just choose not to workout
5. I am obsessed with my husband and son and talk about them any chance I get
6. I suffered from post partum depression but was too afraid to tell anyone but my husband & doctor
7. I am addicted to reality TV
8. I listen to Sugarland, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood every day
9. I check up on celebrity gossip multiple times a day
10. I burned my tongue on my first hot chocolate as a kid on haven't had a hot drink since
11. I watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy every single night before dinner
My questions for you ladies!
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you pick?
3. What is your favorite song of all time?
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
5. What do you want to be now?
6. What's the craziest thing you have ever done?
7. Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?
8. Describe yourself in one word
9. What's your favorite food?
10. What do you love most about blogging?
11. What is your biggest challenge when it comes to blogging?


  1. Replies
    1. cracker barrel is my spirit restaurant haha

  2. An African safari is also my dream trip! It would be so amazing!

    1. I hope that you get to go on one one day also....I can't imagine being able to see those beautiful animals in their natural habitat in person

  3. I love these so much for getting to know the lady behind the blog!! Or man behind I just don't know as many men bloggers hahah

    I love Mobama so much! I feel like she's a real person like we could hang out and she would be totally relatable and cool :)

    1. I am really trying to find ways to let you all get to know me a little more

  4. Cracker Barrel is my favorite stop for breakfast! Congrats on your award :)


  5. I feel ya on not doing too much with life and nothing to write about... I do the same thing everyday that it gets kinda boring. Your book recommendations sound interesting, I should read more often.

    Happy Wednesday!

    1. I don't read that often if im being honest but when I do it is never anything too literary haha just celebrity biographies and things that make me laugh

  6. I love chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. i also can't live without my phone lol its attached to me.

    1. I am so glad that I am not the only one...I'm in banking and cant have my phone during the day and it kills me a little every day allllll day

  7. Yay! So happy to see your lists :) I love love love Cracker barrel too! and chocolate cake hello yummy :) Thanks for sharing sweet friend!

    1. all of the foods on this list are all of the reasons why I need to work out more haha

  8. Sketti & Lasagna all day every day! <3