Liebster Award


I have been nominated for the Liebster award from Bailley over at Lew Party of Two.

Here are the rules:
1. List 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the questions of the person who nominated you
3. Create 11 new questions
4. Nominate 11 new bloggers that have fewer than 200 followers

11 Facts about me
1. I have a Master’s in Health Administration.
2. I have a published paper in an academic journal that is not in my field of study.
3.  I love makeup and beauty products.
4. I despise Cilantro.
5. I am addicted to Diet Coke and Diet Dr. Pepper.
6. I do not drink coffee.
7. I live on a golf course but do not know how to even play golf.
8. I do not like to watch sports on TV.
9. Gray is one of my favorite colors.
10. I love to watch vlogs  on YouTube.
11. I love spring weather.

Questions for me:
1. What is your favorite TV series?
    I love  many reality shows but the show I would get most excited for each week was American Horror Story. Have you seen it? It is so odd and scary! Who would believe it is written by the same writers as Glee! But I can’t forget the Housewives series on Bravo. They never disappoint!
2. Where did you go on your honeymoon? If not married, where is your dream honeymoon destination?
    New York City.
3. What is your favorite blog post you have written?
    I have only been blogging for a whole 3 weeks so I don’t have a huge inventory.  I suppose my favorite is this one.
4. What food could you not live without?
    Does Diet Coke count as food? I could not live a day without Diet Coke. I suppose life would be sad without cheese. It goes with almost anything!
5. Fill in the blank: I am most happy when….
    I am making Elin laugh.
6. What is your perfect date night?
    Going to the movies.
7. What is a beauty product you cannot live without?
8. What is your favorite memory from growing up?
    Nothing extremely specific stands out in my mind. I suppose  one that stands out very well is going on a cruise to Mexico when I was in 5th grade with my family.
9. What is one blog you check daily?
    I have many blogs I check daily! But here is one.
10. Beach or the Mountains?
11. What movie did you last see? Your thoughts?
     Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. It was surprisingly good and had a very interesting take on a true story.

My Questions to you:
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your favorite way to spend free time?
3. What gift or talent do you wish you had?
4. What is a current goal you have for yourself?
5. If you won an all expense paid vacation to wherever you choose, where would you go?
6. What hobby or interest would you like to pick up if you had more time?
7. What era or time in history do you find interesting?
8. What shows do you like to watch on TV?
9. What famous person would you like to meet?
10. What is the last book you read?
11. What is your favorite store to browse?

My Nominations:
Mary-Katherine@the gold-hatted lover
Steaphanie@Seeking Joy


  1. It was fun reading your answers! Yay for being published!!!

  2. Thank you so much for linking up to my blog, and for reading! So exciting that you have started a blog, good luck writing!! Your daughter is precious 🙂

  3. I love diet dr. pepper too! And I don’t drink coffee either… so fun to read more about you!

  4. CONGRATS on your Liebster!! Such a fun honor! 🙂 I agree, life would be sad without cheese. 😉

  5. I love Elin’s name and she is SO cute! i also do not watch sports, can’t play golf and love cheese. But I do like cilantro, haha!! Cute blog 🙂

  6. LOVED reading this and getting to know you!! Perfect day to find your blog 🙂
    I wish I liked scary but I don’t think I could watch that show! I can’t even handle Walking Dead… I know, I’m crazy!
    And the movies are our perfect date as well! Funny the simple things we took for granted before kids 🙂

  7. Thank you so much for nominating me! I love that we can be each other’s cheerleaders! Loves finding out we have lot in common via this little Q&A!! Love it! -xo Amanda

  8. Love getting to know you more!! I would have answered the same to lots of your questions! Diet coke, movie night, beaches…:)