Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Liebster Award

I have had so much going on lately that I haven't been posting much, so I am trying to catch up on all of my comments and everyone's posts now.  (Somewhat) Recently I was nominated for the Liebster Award and I couldn't have been more thrilled! 

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:

  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you then create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
  3. Choose 5 people and link them in your post.
  4. Go to their page and tell them.
  5. No tag backs!

So here we go!!

11 Random Facts About Me:

  1.  I'm very claustrophobic.  I can't stand elevators and tunnels!
  2.  I'm going to be 30 this year in October.
  3.  I have an Associates degree in Technical Theater and have painted on a movie set and also painted the set for Beauty and the Beast at one of the biggest theaters in Pittsburgh.
  4.  I could probably eat spaghetti every single day and never get sick of it.
  5. Public speaking is definitely not one of my strong points.  I starts hyperventilating, sweating, and stuttering.  Not attractive at all! haha!
  6.  My husband and I have been friends since I was 13 but we didn't start dating until I was 24.
  7.  I was always a tomboy throughout school.  I didn't even start wearing make-up until I was around 20!
  8.  My cat's name is Momma's Boy
  9.  I can quote every line from "Robin Hood: Men In Tights"
  10. I love being outdoors.
  11. The beach is my favorite place in the whole world.

Here are the questions that I was asked:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging as a way to try to get my artwork out there.  I've always been too scared to put myself out there and see what people thought of my work but now that we have a daughter I want to be able to tell her to always follow her heart and try her hardest, and I wouldn't feel right telling her that if I didn't even try it myself.  Now I use my blog for even more then just that.  I use it as a way to keep track of what is going on with our lives, so I can look back one day.  Sort of an online journal.  I also use it a lot to express my creativity through fashion.  Soon I hope to add a DIY section.
2. What is your favourite type of post to write & why?
Anything creative!  Whether it be about my art or fashion, they always seem to come the easiest to me.
3. If you had a super power what would it be?
The power to heal people, I guess.  I work at a hospital and see so many people in pain.
4. What do you feel has been your biggest achievement in life so far?
I've painted sets for colleges and high schools in the area but when I got to paint for the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, I think that was one of the biggest things I got to do.  I also painted for a movie called Shelter featuring Julianne Moore but it was never released in the US.
5. Number of hours you slept last night.
Probably around 6 off and on.  Paige gets up any time between 6 and 7am, but I use the time that she's sleeping at night to do some things around the house...or unwind.
6. If you could speak to your past self, what would you say?
I’d tell myself to be more confident, if others can believe in you then so can you. If you want something then do all you can to get it, it won’t just come to you. Also, I’d say: “Cheer up love,why the long face?“
7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would love to be able to have a career by then.  Whether it be by me staying home and creating art OR a fulltime office job.  
8. Who inspires you the most?
As cheesy as it sounds, my husband.  He is the greatest person I've ever met.  He helps me to believe in myself, even when I am my worst critic.  I am a really anxious person and he is the only person that can keep me calm.  He is my biggest fan when it comes to my art.  He's the best <3  My daughter is only 14 months old but she inspires me to try my hardest to make an amazing life for her.
9. What is the one goal you are working towards?
Trying to be more positive about life and myself. Not to let anxiety or fear pull me down. To be happy and confident
10. If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
I'm always so afraid to meet anyone famous that I like because I'm afraid that they will be mean and it would ruin it. hahaha!!  I'm a weirdo!
11. What’s your top number one place you want to visit?
Oh man, I don't know if I could pick just one!!  I really want to see Hawaii and St. Lucia.  I also would love to see Paris, Greece, Italy...EVERYWHERE! lol.  I would love to just travel the world
I nominate:
Any newer blogger that would like to participate!!  If you are a newer blogger this is a great way to let your readers know more about you!  I would love to read it so let me know if you play along by leaving a comment below!
My questions:
1. What do you like to blog about?
2. What’s the story behind your blog name?
3. Which blog post of yours are you most proud of?
4. What's the best adventure you ever had?
5. Describe the best date you've ever been on.
6. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve eaten?
7. If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
8. Who was your first celebrity crush?
9. What is your dream job?
10. What’s your favourite quote from a film?
11. What and/or who inspires you?


  1. I love these sort of posts! Momma's boy is a cute name. And #9! "I hope it's worth the NOISE!" Hilarious movie. Thanks for sharing these fun facts about you. :)

  2. Haha, Men in Tights is so underrated! Thanks for sharing and congrats!

  3. Congrats on the award!! So much fun to learn more about the blogger behind the blog!