March 7, 2013 by rebeccaannemarshall
High Five for Awards!
The biggest of THANK YOUS goes to Penny Pinching Peach for the nomination. Go over and check out her blog made of absolute awesome, lots of tips on saving money and budget happy recipes, not to mention just an over all lovely blog to read and to follow. I am over joyed that she thought my blog was nomination worthy so again, a very big thank you!
For those of you who do not know The Leibster Award is a blogger to blogger award. Given to new bloggers who are building their audience, given by the bloggers who believe they are doing an exceptional job.
Rules are “When nominated, the blogger must list eleven facts about his/herself, answers questions given by the nominator, and come up with eleven questions for the bloggers he/she nominates.”
Well geez! Lets get started then shall we! I will attempt to make myself sound as interesting as I possibly can without lying.
Eleven Facts About Myself
• I am an Avon Representative! YAY for beauty products!
•Its my youngest daughter birthday today! Does that count as a fact about myself?
•My family is by far the most important thing, and best thing that has ever happened to me.
• I CAN NOT STAND doing laundry… or washing dishes.
•I have a ridiculous amount of anxiety… over pretty much everything. YAY for anxiety!
•I secretly still enjoy singing along to songs into the end of my T.V remote when no one is around.
•I am currently working on a YA novel 20, 000 words in and I am on a role! YAY for writing!
•I have 5 small tattoos and 4 piercings.
•My most favorite tattoo is the one on my arm that reads “Beauty From Pain”, dedicated to my 3 beautiful children which I had all surgically from c-section. (I am going to pretend this counts as two so I’ll just go ahead and add an extra dot •)
•I joke about my addiction to chips but really it is quite bad… I mean its reeeaaallllyyyy bad, and I’m sure my extra large bottom would agree with me on that one.
OK ON TO THE NEXT!
Questions from the most wonderful Penny Pinching Peach
“What inspires your blog”
Well first and foremost that would have to be my children and my husband. Other inspirations come from my love of writing and from my mother who really sparked that love for me. Lastly of course my sister who, if it were not for her, I may have ran dry of awesome topics during the first month of this blog starting.
“What is your favorite way to save?”
I LOVE COUPONING!! Also I do sort of love that Jeff works at a grocery store and gets a discount. AND I shop sales (obviously) and I pick out the stuff that have 50% off markings because of damage (I mean half the time it is almost unnoticeable and my girls are all young enough to not care so I am in luck for now). Oh yea and THE DOLLAR STORE! I love it.
“If you could spend your weekend any way you wanted, what would you do?”
Oh I would totally go camping. But not just, drive in and put up a tent, I want to go backpacking! Like hike 7 hours to get there kind of camping! OK maybe like 2 hours tops… I don’t think the girls would last much longer then that.
“Do you have any pets?”
“Which beauty item can you not live without?”
“What is your favorite place to shop, online or offline?”
I really want to say some fancy awesome place but I promised I wouldn’t lie. The Dollar Tree.
“What’s your favorite meal?”
Hmmm if I have to choose I would say any type of dish that includes chicken.
“What two words best describes your personality?”
Boring and talkative.
Just kidding. Probably sarcastic … and talkative.
“What is your favorite way to treat yourself?”
Well I don’t do this often, but occasionally I like to enjoy my guilty pleasure of picking myself up a bag of beef jerky and a nice ol tabloid magazine.
“Do you have any hidden talents?”
I will admit that I am a pretty good singer I just have a hard time singing in front of people, an anxiety thing. No really, I can sing!
“What would you like to be remembered for?”
Well other then being remembered by my family as being a wonderful mother, friend and person (which I think is an important thing to aspire for) I really would love to be remembered for my writing. I plan on publishing at least one novel before the day that I die and if it could be “that book” that people will remember that would kind of be awesome!
So who do I nominate?
This is actually the exciting AND hard part as I have been keeping up with quite a few blogs and there are many that I find to be fantastic and nomination worthy. I will, however, try to keep my nominations fairly short.
The Fearse Family “Our adventure in Buying Nothing New for 2013″ I love the idea for this blog and I have found some wonderful ideas and tips here.
Why is her so stroppy? “A stroppy older mum’s reflections on parenting and life – mixed with a shot of feminism” I actually just recently came across this blog, and it is quite new, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoy reading it and I believe it belongs here as a nomination!
My 3 Monsters “Me, My hubby, and our 3 monsters” This is another fairly new one. but seriously go check it out, I mean if the header picture doesn’t make you want to read it… well then you are crazy.
Queen’s Pits I nominated this one because I fell in love fast with it. Beautiful photos, beautiful dogs and an over all lovely blog to follow in my opinion!
OK QUESTION TIME! I’m really no good at things like this so I will try my absolute darndest to do my best.
•What motivated you to start blogging?
•If you could ask only one thing of your children, what would that be?
•What is your guilty pleasure as a parent? eg. polishing off some wine after a busy day and all the kids are in bed.
•What is your best “go to” dinner when your imagination fails you and you don’t feel like cooking anything else?
•What is your most favorite thing to do during your “kid free” time?
•What is one inanimate object in your home that you just could not live without and why?
•What is your favorite quote of all time?
•Who is your favorite author and why do you love them?
•What is one thing that you used to love doing as a kid that you still secretly enjoy doing?
•What is the best advice you can give other parents on how to cope with stress?
•On a scale of 1 to 10 how much did you enjoy answering these questions?
OK so I sort of ran out of things to ask and my brain was starting to hurt so I kind of got a little lazy on that last one.
Well again a big thank you for the nomination from Penny Pinching Peach and Congratulations to the newly nominated bloggers! I am looking forward to reading all these answers and fun facts!
Seriously go check them out!
*off to go brag to all my family about the nomination. YAY for bragging!*