Liebster Award

wpid-liebsteraward I know, don’t faint or anything, but I was nominated for the Liebster Award! The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. To imagine little sweet little ol’ me, is any of those things is encouraging, and I want to thank Jodie Lea for that! Thank You Jodie, for not only thinking about me, but passing the award on to my blog. Be sure to click her name, and check out her blog!

Upon receiving the nomination, you are required to do the following:

a. Tell 11 things about yourself

b. Answer 11 questions asked by the nominating blogger

c. Nominate 11 new bloggers

d. Ask 11 questions to the bloggers you nominated

e. Inform the bloggers you choose

11 Things About Me, That You May or May Not Know

1. I was a band geek. I played clarinet for 6 years, and even concert band.
2. I began my “job” as a Stay-At-Home-Mom before I was even a Mom.
3. I am well on my way to my Third Trimester in my pregnancy.
4. My ironing skills consist of throwing the clothes back in the dryer on “wrinkle free”
5. I do not own an Iphone, maybe one day.
6. My favorite TV shows right now are: Ax Men, Swamp People, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice
7. Trying to take at least 1 friend/family out for lunch a week.
8. My appendix and Gallbladder are both removed within 2 years of each other, on New Year’s Eve.
9. Learned how to do “The Wobble” 6 months pregnant, and still do it!
10. Dishes are my most hated chore. (Doesn’t help that we don’t have a dishwasher)
11. I love reading

11 Questions from Jodie aka Not Pretending (to be sane)

  1. As a kid (or older) when you pretended to be someone else, who were you and why did you want to be them?
    I don’t ever remember pretending to be like anyone. I was an only child, so I had my imagination with stuffed animals.
  2. Have you had your “15-minutes of fame” yet? How did it happen? (If it hasn’t happened, how would you like it to happen?)
    I try to stay out of the “Spot Light”
  3. If you could change one thing about your personality – what would it be and why?
    To not let others use me. I think it is one of my biggest things that I am trying to “change”
  4. What was the last novel you read? Would you recommend it?
    The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
  5. Who was/is your favorite teacher, and why?
    My favorite teacher was Coach Kribbs, he was my History teacher. I think the reason why he was my favorite is because he helped me with my Graduation Exam, he took the time to sit down with me and make sure I passed the history part of it, and I will always be grateful for that.
  6. Besides writing, tell us about one of your other talents.
    I like to craft. I just started back sewing. I also like re-doing furniture. You can see those under “projects” in my categories.
  7. Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?
    I wasn’t even thought of it, and my Mom wasn’t either.
  8. You wrote a novel about your life growing up, and now Hollywood is making a movie based on that novel. Which actor/actress would you want to play you, and why?
    I have no clue, but they would have to be pretty spacey and random to play a part of me 😉
  9. What was your favorite TV show when you were in grade school?  What about now?
    Friends! Oh, I miss that show, I even catch reruns sometimes, and I will eventually own all the seasons.
    Swamp People has to be one of my Favorites now.
  10. What are your top 3 pet peeves?
    Top Pet Peeves
  11. Do you like your first name? If not, what would you change it to?
    I would never change it, I love my name.

My 11 Nominees Are:

  1. Birminghambell
  2. iamzion
  3. Negative Reality
  4. The Prairie Plate
  5. Vicky…the Northern Chicky
  6. Cozycakes Cottage
  7. But That’s For Another Blog
  8. Definingmydash
  9. Life as Modern Wife
  10. Searching for middle ground
  11. Xanax or Running shoes?

My 11 Questions for my Nominees

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Favorite quote?
  3. What is one of your quirky habits?
  4. What would be your realistic dream home?
  5. What are the three most important things in your life? List them off without thinking!
  6. Who inspires you?
  7. Have you ever Googled yourself?
  8. Your favorite post on your own blog?
  9. Your favorite post on another blog?
  10. Kindle or real book?
  11. What are you looking forward to the most in 2013?

Five Question Friday

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1. Do you prefer your ice cream in a bowl or in a cone?

In a cup, please, then bring me the cone!

2. What three things do you love the smell of?

– Laundry Detergent while in the dryer. The fragrance lingers through the air. Love it!
– The smell of Rain, which by the way we had 3 days of.
– Coffee brewing, or a coffee candle.. YUM

3. Gift-cards or no? (In regards of Gift giving…)

Personally. I like Gift cards. You can then buy what you want, and you don’t have to worry about getting something twice, or something you really didn’t need. I think Gift-cards is a great idea. People say that they don’t think it is the “right” thing to do, but what is “right” any more? This is a new day in age and I think we need to pick up our feet and move with it.
On another hand, I wouldn’t give gift cards all the time. I think Birthdays should be special, this is the time for that person and to show you are thinking about them on this precious day. Christmas, why not? Hand out Gift cards for the older crowd, or parents and buy toys for the children.

4.What sports did you play in high school if any and do you still play them?

Well, if playing a Clarinet is a sport then that’s what I did in high school. Do I still play them? Are you kidding me? lol!! Oh, well nooo. 6 or 7 years was enough of playing for me.

5. Were you in a band in high school? What instrument did you play?

Ha! I totally answered that in #4… I guess I get a cookie for predicting the future? (and no I really didn’t know what question #5 was before I answered #4. I answer one question at a time.. probably another thing I can add to my OCD collection.

What would your answers be? I hope your Friday is going great! I miss you guys, and I am trying to get back posting, slowly. Hugs and warm thoughts to you all.

Five Question Friday

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1. Do you apologize to your kids if you’re wrong?
Actually I do. I think it shows that we can be wrong, but it is good to apologize if you are wrong.
One time Jade wouldn’t go to bed, she wouldn’t tell me why and after an hour of her coming back into the living room I told her to go straight to bed and don’t come back. I heard her crying, throwing a fit, I went after her and her door was blocked. I felt horrible for making her cry, but I told her I was sorry and gave her kisses.

2. Do you have a class ring, Letterman’s Jacket, or similar obscenely priced high school “must have”?
Why Yes, Yes I do. My mom has my class ring in her closet in a keepsake box. My Letterman’s jacket is hanging up in my closet, which I never wear and plus it has my ex-step dads last name on it, so I will probably just throw it out.

3. If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose?
25! This has been amazing year. You are old enough to know better, and old enough what goes on around you. You are free of your own will and you can do things that others can not. At this age you are not to young, but young enough, you are old enough to vote, drink and hang out with your friends. You are not tired all the time, and you have the time to get yourself together.

4. What is your favorite (unused) baby name?
Boy – Jayden I have always loved the name, and most of all it starts with “J”
Boy – Conrad
Boy – Jasen
Girl – Hayley
Girl – Jasabel

5. If you could make your child like something what would it be?
The vacuum cleaner >.< She screams and cries every time I get it out.

Five Question Friday

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1. Do you close the bathroom door when you are home alone?
No, sad eh? It’s useless trying to close the bathroom door when you’re not alone. So, when I am alone… the bathroom door is the last thing on my mind.
2. You have to walk around with a word on your forehead. That word describes you. One word. What is it?
… Ummm, Idk! Unique? maybe? Cute? ROFL
3. What store do you refuse to shop at and why?
I have to say there is one grocery store that I don’t like shopping at. It is run down, and basically kind of part of the “old” part of town. If you pull up you get the sense to lock your car, and once you go in you feel like you are getting stared at (the 3rd degree stare, of why are you shopping here look).
~takes a deep breath~
4. If you participated in arranged marriages for your child(ren), who would you choose for your child(ren)?
What!? arrange a marriage?? I think I would let her decide on who she marries or not.. I don’t really think it is about arrangement anymore, and I think we are well pasted that.
5. If you could pick how and when you would die, would you?
no. Have you watched Final Destination? ….
I will have to say that I hope I wouldn’t die because a roller coaster fell apart, or something really “weird” happening. oh, and I am sorry.. I disagree with the Sugarland fair concert where the stage fell… “it was not a freakish act of God” really? pffft!

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Sending Love

 30 days of Truth is about bringing out the best in yourself. Also, to let people see the “real” you through what you write. For thirty days I will write about myself, I will dig deep and I hope you can start this journey with me. 30 days of Truth; Are you ready!?

Day 30 – A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

Wow, didn’t we do a post that says “What I love about myself?”

So, I will end on this note.

This has been an amazing 30 days. From growing blogging friends, to letting go of things that no longer matter to me. I got through this challenge and I will keep conquering more as I head on through the days.

I hope all my readers have came to realize who I am, and learned more about the person behind the blog. I have loved every minute of getting to know the ones who have stepped in to do the challenge with me, and for that I thank every one of you! :)I also thank everyone who has subscribed, and have left comments. I cherish each comment that comes through 🙂 (Well except the ones that want me to look at porn sites, or think that my addicting post is about games, and they think it is a way cool post, haha)

Previous Days
Day 01 – Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 – Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 – Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 – Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 – Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 – Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 – Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 – Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 – Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 – Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 – Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 – Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 – A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 – A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 – Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 – Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 – A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 – Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 – What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 – Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 – (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 – Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 – Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 – Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 – The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 – Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 – What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 – What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 – Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.

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Five Question Friday

1. If your husband had the BIG V and you got pregnant what would your first reaction be? For the dudes, what would your first reaction be if your wife told you she was pregnant after the Big V?
Be amazed that God gave me another gift of life. Maybe one day we will have another child, idk, still thinking on that one. But yeah, my answer would be to be happy about it 🙂
2. Best memory about this summer so far.
Gosh, I don’t know. Probably seeing my flower beds come to life. I spent a lot of sweat on them, and they are turning out to be amazing 🙂 Who knew I would love flowers? I also think another best memory is my daughter pointing out her ABCs and telling me what they sound like, even if we are walking into a store 🙂 Oh! and another one being her being fully potty trained, how would that not be a great memory!? Last but not least, seeing myself have tan lines, oh yeah!!!
3. How often do you change your sheets? Your kids sheets?
I try to wash all of our sheets 1/week, but sometimes my pea brain forgets so then it becomes a 2 week thing, which can be totally gross.
4. Having just gone through TSA, would you rather have a full-body scan or a pat-down?
Full-body scan, I don’t know if I could handle a pat-down.
5. Since it is fair time…what’s your favorite fair (county or state) memory?
Haha the fair… yeah. Hubby and I went to the fair, my last time, and hubby said he will never go again rofl!!! We rode the Scorpion and lost our lunch when it started going backwards. I think that broke us, and now when the fair comes we just say “Oh the fair is in town, that’s nice” and it was so expensive!!! I rather spend all that money going to Six Flags 🙂
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Tagging At It’s Best

Thanks Vix (littlemisseverything) for tagging me. This is such a challenge and I think know I can do it. Thanks for sending the tough one to me. 🙂

1. Most beautiful post …
Life, in my little girl’s eyes
I loved writing this post. It really reminded me how beautiful life should be.

2. Most popular post …
Best Friends

73 views since it was published, and still getting searched today.

3. Most controversial post …
Gay Marriage

Well, it seems a lot of people have different views and talk about it around the world. Which I wasn’t surprised with the reactions.

4. Most helpful post …
Forgiveness

I think we all need to learn how to forgive ourselves, or others.

5. A post whose success surprised me …
Delete You

I wrote this post due to the Challenge I am participating in. I really didn’t think it would have got the attention it did. I was just writing how I was feeling at the time.

6. A post that didn’t get the attention I felt it deserved …
There’s a BUG a crawling…

It was pretty funny, but gosh it was scary!

7. Post I’m most proud of …
I Can Forgive Him

It took a lot of me to write this post. It totally helped me and I didn’t realize how much writing about something that you quit thinking about it. I was really proud of myself, to say the least.


Tag 5 some of your fellow bloggers
Life’s Little Slices
My Raw Secrets
Joella Morgan
Just Rambling…
Random Thoughts
Sporks in the Road
Lafemmeroar

Five Question Friday

Ahhhh!! I have been slacking! Sorry my fellow friends and readers. We had some bad lightning the other night and we needed up with no power, and blah blah blah, but I will tell ya about it on Todays truth 🙂 So, Here we go.. 5QF!

1. If you knew your best friend’s spouse was cheating on her or him, would you tell her (him)?
I believe in Karma, and I don’t want to be the one breaking bad news to my friend. It is kinda like, yeah I dunno. Since my (ex) step-dad cheated on my mom and I was the one to tell my mom. I have become a let Karma do her thing, kinda person. I now feel as though if I tell my best friend about something, that the person I’m telling on might have lies good enough to not back my story, so I will just step back and watch what happens. I know, true friends tell and talk, but I already been on that fence and it tore me apart.

2. Soda in a can or a bottle?
Can!!! Something about being in a can makes it feel colder, and the taste is different 😉

3. What do you wash first, hair or body?
I wash my hair first, haha! Am I weird? oh, then I double rinse it before I get out.

4. What advice would you give to any new mama?
Sleep while you can, and if you are doing formula.. get the containers that you can have the formula already in that way you can just dump it into the bottle than shake, shake it! lol!! 🙂 and enjoy the moments while you can because the grow up so fast… or the time passes by so fast, either one.

5. What is your best hangover remedy?
Pop 2 Tylenol in the morning, and go get something to eat, with a water 🙂
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Five Question Friday

 

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1. If you had the opportunity to bungee jump, would you?
Ohhhh, probably not! I am such a sissy when it comes to heights. I couldn’t image jumping with only a rope tied to me. That takes some “trusting”, and I don’t think I could have that much trust in a rope, ha!

2. Would you rather go to the movie theater or to the drive-in?
If there was still Drive-Ins around, I would say Drive-In!!! I went one time when I was little and it was so much fun. I sat in the grass and watched the movie in amazement. Maybe we can find another one, it is something to experience again.

3. Do you have your groceries delivered?
No, I deliver the groceries myself. 🙂

4. Eyebrows: Do you wax, thread, pluck, or stay au naturel?
Natural for now, but I want to eventually get them waxed again. I don’t use tweezers as my eyes will water, but waxing is just fine with me 😉

5. Would the people you went to high school with be surprised by your life today?
Probably not. Who in my high school would give a crap to be surprised by my life? They probably are still thinking that they are king/queen of the world, lol! The friends I had in high school are still my friends today, well some, ha!I hope everyone has a wonderful July 4th (Independence Day) and I also hear that Canada Day starts today! Have a wonderful weekend my blogging friends!

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30 Days of Truth

Google ImageTomorrow starts my new Challenge!

30 days of Truth is about bringing out the best in yourself. Also, to let people see the “real” you through what you write. For thirty days I will write about myself, I will dig deep and I hope you can start this journey with me. 30 days of Truth; Are you ready!?


Day 01
– Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 – Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 – Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 – Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 – Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 – Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 – Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 – Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 – Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 – Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 – Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 – Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 – A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 – A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 – Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 – Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 – A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 – Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 – What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 – Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 – (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 – Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 – Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 – Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 – The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 – Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 – What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 – What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 – Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 – A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

Let me know if you wanna start this with me and I can add you to the related articles at the bottom of my posts for 30 Days of Truth.

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