Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lookie: I got a Leibster- oh wait - I got 2!

leibster nomination for my imperfect...Within an hour of each other I was nominated for a Leibster award.  Similar to the award I told you about yesterday, this is a peer given award to newer blogs; but is not specific to Mom blogs. :-)  Here are some descriptions as listed by the lovely ladies that nominated me for the award:

From The Wild and Wonderful World of Gingerssnaps:
...it is a nomination from another blogger, that means your blog is an up and coming blog!  It is for bloggers that have less than 200 followers, that deserve some recognition and support. 
and from Trials of a Stay At Home Mom:
 ...The Liebster Blog Award is used to highlight smaller blogs with less than 300 followers.
 Thank you to both of you for nominating, I am touched that you think my blog is worthy of letting your readers know about.

Also, in respect to this award there are a few rules, or guidelines if you will - just so we in the blogosphere can get to know each other better.

  1. Each blogger should list 11 random facts about themselves
  2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then come up with 11 new questions just for your nominees
  3. Nominate 11 Blogs to receive the award from you
  4. Visit their page and let them know they have received the award
  5. Don't nominate those that nominate you.
I just ask that those I nominate to please link your post for the Q&A in this post so I can learn more about you :-)  

11 Random Facts About Me

  1. I am Left-Handed
  2. My husband and I were both born in Augusta, but met in Charleston
  3. I am a little obsessed with Charmed, so much so that I have created a Sims 3 town full of characters from the show; however, I never watched it while it was still being recorded.
  4. I worked in marketing for my mother's company until I left to move here with my husband and try my hand at being a housewife
  5. I was the captain of the Flag Corp (also known as a Drill Team, I think) in high school.
  6. I grew up in a small town, where my graduating class had less than 200 people in it, and it was the only high school for the city
  7. My family works in Nuclear Power, and I am an advocate of it
  8. I tried to be 'goth' in high school - but I was way to chipper for it, I always looked better in red lipstick instead of black.
  9. I went to Mardis Gras three times, I have pictures - but they are locked away so my daughter never gets them!
  10. I love tattoos, but am too much of a wimp to get one.
  11. I turned 30 exactly one month after my daughter was born.
Questions from Kristin:

  • Why did you start blogging?  This is actually my ... 3rd.. blog, but this is the one I will stick with.  The first blog was created about gardening; I found that I don't really have the patience or inclination to garden well - regardless of how well I want to.  The second blog was about deal finding, but really I wasn't the best at what was already a saturated field.  I took a couple of years off of blogging and decided to come back but focus more on my writing - and in my varied interests:  Parenting, Pop Culture, Gaming, Social Media Marketing, Baking, etc.  I have finally found my voice in blogging and am enjoying it this time around much more than any time before.
  • Would you consider yourself a leader or a follower?  I am kind of both, but lean toward leading.  If I don't know what I am about I tend to follow - but I research the hell out of what ever I am doing, and once I get it - watch out because I will take over leading, or at least try to, from that point.
  • Optimist or Pessimist? Why?  There are times in my life I seem a little pessimistic, but all in all I am an optimist.  I firmly believe your life is what you make it - why would I approach it with a negative outlook?
  • What makes you happy?  Watching my daughter.  Yes she drives me nuts sometimes, but there are those moments that I just look at her and am filled with an overwhelming love and happiness to for her.
Questions from Gingerssnaps
  • Where were you born?  Augusta, GA
  • What is your most favorite thing from childhood?  I am going to assume my teen years are still considered 'childhood' :-)  I have this authentic 70s blazer, black with a lot of colorful embroidery and sparkly buttons.  I got this from my mother (it was from her younger years) and am hanging on to it for my daughter (I can't fit into it now)  
    authentic vintage seventies blazer
  • Why did you start blogging and why are you blogging now?  Is it for the same reason you started?  See my answer to Kristin's question above.
  • What is your favorite made up silly word?  Sowhat.  That is what we call soda in our house, why? because our daughter started calling it sowa when she was first talking - and it just kind of stuck
  • Who is your favorite leading man/woman?  Oh wow - that is unbelievable tough for me.  I really have to go with 4.  Leading ladies:  Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock - both for entirely different reasons:  Jolie is the best leading action actress out there (Tomb Raider anyone) while Sandy is the chick I just want to be BFFs with.  Leading men:  Johnny Depp and Antonio Banderas, yeah they are both hot - but it is Antonio that I find steaming hot (muy caliente!) while Johnny I like more for his acting abilities (if you haven't seen him in Blow you are missing an amazing performance) 
  • Who is your favorite Hero/Heroine from any book and why?  GAH!!!  How in the hell am I supposed to CHOOSE?  I love Khalan Amnell from the The Sword of Truth series , she is a mixture of strength and grace.  I relate the most with Egwene Al'Vere (I think that is her last name) from the The Wheel of Time series , we share a lot of personality traits :-).  There are many many more, but those are just the ones that come to mind right now.
  • Have you gotten to know any of your fellow bloggers personally?  Not yet, but I have met some gaming pals IRL (I play MMOs)
  • What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas - just that time of year is magical, and I love it.
  • Who is your role model and why?  Piper Halliwell - yeah yeah, she is a fictional character, but I don't care.  For her it is family first, and as big as her heart is you damn well better not hurt her family. (I liked her best in the later seasons).  I know - a lot of people put their mother here, but while I love and respect my mother - we have a different set of values and I do not look up to her as someone I want to be like.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?  Are you there yet and are you what you wanted to be as a child?  I don't really know what I want to be when I grow up -- perhaps a kid again :-)  And no, I am not the pop star I wanted to be as a kid, THANK GOD!
  • What is your favorite quote?  I never did mind about the little things. (from Point of No Return)
Now for MY Nominees!
  1. Kandi Lee's 365:  For the past couple of months she has been hosting an Instagram challenge - join in the fun!
  2. Home on Deranged:  Yup!  I am gettin' you back for that other reward :-)
  3. Justina Who?
  4. A Little Notebook
  5. Vintage Marigold
  6. The Albrechts Blog
  7. Meet the Browns
  8. Don't Chew on the Dinnertable
  9. This Momma's Ramblings
  10. The Livingstons House {full} of Boys
  11. Seeing the Trees for the Forrest
Now for my questions:

  1. What is your favorite meal to make for your family?
  2. What do you want to make (food/meal) that you haven't yet?
  3. What is your favorite television show of all time, including those that are no longer on air?
  4. What is your favorite movie of all time?
  5. When someone asks you what author they should check out, who do promote?
  6. Do you play Facebook games? If so, what ones?
  7. How did you meet your significant other (if you have one)?
  8. What is your favorite dish that your mother/father made for you when you were growing up?  Do you make it for your family now?
  9. What is your favorite social media platform?
  10. Twilight vs. Hunger Games, who wins?
  11. the winner of the last question vs Harry Potter, who wins?


  1. congrats!!


  2. Congrats Lady! I am a new follower and wanted to stop by and personally thank you for linking up at my blog hop (Let's Be Friends). Glad I can follow your awesome blog! Super excited for more!


    1. Thank Tiffany - I was super happy to link up with your hop - I love those thing, and I know you guys (as facilitators) work hard to make sure they are a success - I appreciate it.

  3. I think its great that these awards were created! I'm a new blogger and I am enjoying getting to know other bloggers like myself. Congrats!

    1. Same here - it really promotes the blogging community feel - which is a part of what makes blogging so great!

  4. Why thank you! I can't wait to get to your questions.... ;) And tru dat on Egwene... she is full of the bad-assery. :)

    1. Haha - isn't she though! I like the other female characters too, but they start to annoy me after a bit, not Egwene, she just rocks. I need to catch up on my Bloglovin' reading to see if you answered my questions yet. :-)

  5. Thank You! I hope to get to your questions today!

  6. Thank You! I hope to get to this today after work;)

    1. Excellent - I will have to get over there tomorrow to see if I can find the post :-D

  7. Awesome! I love the jacket and sowhat! Too cute! You are a doll!

    1. You are a doll for nominating me! I am glad you enjoyed the answers :-)

  8. Congrats on all your awards, you clearly rock the blog planet! My favorite article of clothing is a silver lame' dress my mom had from the late 60's! It hasn't fit since my early 20's but I still have it!

    1. OMG, lame' - I had forgotten about that fabric, but if you had the right body it looked amazing on you. That is awesome that you still have it. And thank you!

  9. Thank you so much again Melanie for the nomination. Here is my post:

    Justina @ www.justinawho.blogspot.com

    1. You are so welcome Justina ... I will wander over there tomorrow to check out the post :-) It is getting to late tonight (night owl here)

  10. Thank you so much, Melanie! I'm sorry I'm so late in seeing/responding to this - I haven't been on in a few days. I will post soon :) You are too sweet -- thanks again!