Saturday, November 3, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I am so flattered that Megan from Husted Happenings nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award.  I had never heard of this award before, so I googled it.  It is basically an award that bloggers can give to fellow bloggers who have less than 200 readers.  It's kind of  like a tag.  Thank you Megan, for thinking of me! :)

I think the rules are different all around the world, but this is how it goes for the strand I was nominated for.

Liebster Blog Award Rules

1. Post 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
3. Create 11 questions to ask the bloggers that you nominate.
4. Choose 11 bloggers to nominate who have less than 200 followers.
5. Make sure and let the people know that you nominated them.  No tag backs, so you can't nominate someone who nominated you.

11 Things About Myself

1. I am a wife and a mother.  My husband's name is Adam, and my son's name is August.  We have 2 dogs, Heidi and.....the other one doesn't have a name yet.  It was a stray.  LOL.  Ok, that was way more info than one thing.  I'm gonna be good at this, I can tell, haha.
2. I am saved and forgiven by my Lord, Jesus Christ.  I fall short of His commandments every day, but He loves me anyway.  I live to honor and please Him.
3. I am a stay at home mom.  I originally thought this job would be baking and decorating all day....not so.  
4. I have way more nail polish than I should.
5. I love listening to Nancy Leigh DeMoss on Revive Our Hearts Radio.  She is such an encouragement in my life and walk with Christ.  I enjoy listening to her while I cook, wash dishes, or fold laundry.
6. I enjoy organizing.  That's sad, I know.
7. My favorite stores are TJ Maxx and Home Goods.  I could spend hours in those stores.
8. I have a fear of hanging things on the walls.  I'm afraid I'm going to hang it and not like it, and then there are holes in the wall that I have to putty over and repaint.  Since living in our home for 2 years, we have only hung things in our son's nursery.  I have a mirror hanging next to the kitchen table, but the holes were already there from the previous owners.
9. I don't like confrontation or conflict.  I avoid it at all costs, but following Christ means those things are inevitable.  We are called to confront fellow believers (in a loving, concerned way) about their sin.  That is a very humbling position to be in.
10. My favorite food is chocolate chip cookies.
11. Most of my friends are missionaries and will be leaving soon.  I am so thankful they are willing to step out in faith and follow God, but selfishly, I am very sad that they are leaving.

11 Questions from Megan at Husted Happenings

1. On Average, how many hours do you sleep each night?
I average about 7 hours of sleep a night.  I should be getting more, and I have no one to blame but myself.  My son sleeps 10-11 hours a night.  I am blessed, I know!

2. What is your favorite movie? 
My favorite movie has always been Rocketman.  It is hilarious to me.  I also really like Fireproof.

3. What is your favorite place to eat?
I do not really have a particular restaurant I like to eat in.  I would rather go out for ice cream or coffee than dinner. 

4. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went on a cruise.  It departed from Miami and stopped in Cozumel, Mexico, The Grand Cayman Islands, and Jamaica.  It was so much fun.  I'm ready for another cruise!  Haha.  But I'm sure that won't be happening for a while.

5. If you could live anywhere for 2 weeks, where would you live?  
I have never thought about that.  Hmmmm.  Honestly, I love where I live, and I am happy to live here.  But that's a good question.  I really like Savannah, GA and anywhere in the Bahamas.

6. What is your favorite quote?
I am not a huge quote person, but I really like this one.  It was written on my kitchen chalkboard for a while.

I also really like reading Matthew 6:25-34.  It is very reassuring in hard times.  Worry is my #1 sin.

7. Who or what inspires you?
The Bible inspires me.  It inspires my whole life.  Everything I think, everything I want to be, everything I live for is in God's Word.  I also have many friends who give me Biblical encouragement every day through texts or brief conversations at church, and I am SO thankful for their influence in my life.  

8. What one person has made the biggest impact in your life and in what way?
Jesus has made the biggest impact in my life.  He has given me LIFE!  He has promised to love me, forgive  me, be an atonement for my sins, and He has promised to step in and tell His Father that He KNOWS me, and I am a child of His.  He has promised to be my Savior on judgement day.  He has changed everything for me.

9. Hard or soft shell tacos?
Both.  Crunchwrap supreme, anyone?  Cheesy gordita crunch?  No? :)

10. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Neopolitan is my favorite.  My grandmommy always had a big tub of it in Montgomery when we would come to visit her.  It still reminds me of my childhood and hot summers in Alabama.

11. Why did you start a blog?
I started a blog to document my marriage, walk with the Lord, and I hoped to write candidly and honestly about my life so that I might be an encouragement to others.  I like to share about things I am going through.

Alrighty, here are some questions I would like answered!

1. Why did you start a blog?
2. What are your beliefs?
3. What do you like to do in your spare time?
4. What is your favorite thing to cook for supper and why?
5. What do you struggle with the most?
6. How would you describe your decorating style?
7. What is your best accomplishment?
8. It's Saturday morning.  What are you doing?
9. What is your favorite/least favorite household chore?
10. What do you and your husband do for date nights?
11. What are your favorite books to read?

Tag, you're it!  I am tagging the following people to complete my list of questions....

1.  Summer is one of my friends from church, and she and her family will be going to Thailand next year.  I will miss them like crazy!  

2.  I have known Rachel since middle school.  We were in band together, were pregnant at the same time, and now we both have little ones.  I love reading her blog.

3.  I have known Betty since elementary school.  We also went through band together.  Now she is married with 2 sons, and I love reading about her life.  She is very honest, and I really appreciate that.

4.  I used to go to church with Jennifer.  She is married, has a 2 year old son, and 3 triplet boys!!!  I honestly don't know how she does it!

5.  I have read Laina's blog for a while now.  I love her decorating style and her cute cabin.  She also has an adorable son named Zion....LOVE that name!  A few months ago, I went to a Le Leche League meeting, and she was there too!  It was really neat to meet her.  She hasn't blogged in a while, and I wish she would come back! :)  I just saw she actually has 208 followers, oops.  Oh well!

6.  Samantha and I have been friends since middle school.  We go to church together.  She is married and has a CUTE little girl named Zoe.  We love to go shopping together at local antique stores. :)

I didn't tag 11 people.  Oops.  I read a lot more blogs than the ones listed, but they all have over 200 readers.  I can't wait to read your responses, ladies!  Thanks again for nominating me, Megan!

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl! My personal e-mail is I would love to get together with you and August soon! Happy Thanksgiving! Elizabeth


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