Liebster Award Nomination!+ {GIVEAWAY}

2015 has been off to a seriously stellar start! I am working on some awesome projects with fellow bloggers, I am all set to start classes on the 12th, and I was just nominated for a Liebster Award! 

If you are not familiar with the Liebster Award, it is a reward for bloggers from bloggers. I googled and googled and couldn't find the exact place it started but, I found a set of general rules/regulations. Basically it is sort of like a chain letter in the sense that you are suppose to pass it along to other bloggers so that new blogs can be found. You nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 100 followers and then ask them 11 questions. They then will pass it along to 11 others. 

I was nominated by the sweet Kelsey for Random Randts. I have to say that as a very new blogger, I could not be more thrilled. 

Here are the questions that Kelsey asked me:

1. How long have you been blogging?
I actually started blogging back in July with a teaching blog however, I am taking a year off from teaching for school and travel so I decided in October that I would create a lifestyle blog so that I can document that journey. 

2. What prompted you to start writing a blog?
Honestly, it was a total whim.. I was looking for lesson plan ideas via Pinterest and one of the links lead me to a blog that I got hooked on and well it was all downhill..or uphill from there. I thought that the blogging community was so neat and I wanted to share my thoughts and ideas as well. 

3. What type of blog do you consider yours to be (lifestyle, fitness, fashion, DIY, ect.)?
Definitely lifestyle. It is a complete mix of everything.

4. What is your go-to drink at Starbucks?
I am really more of a Dunkin' fan but, I order a grande toffee nut coffee with soy milk from Starbucks

5. If you could only chose one to have for the rest of your life - would you pick COFFEE or WINE?
Yikes!!! I am a huge lover of both.. I would have to say coffee though because without my morning cup, I would be an internal zombie! 

6. Boots, High Heels or Flip Flops?
Boots boots boots. You can take the girl out of Tennessee but you can never take the Tennessee out of the girl! A (few) good pairs of boots will go with anything!

7. What is the best place you have traveled to?
Paris was amazing. The sights, smells, scenery, and the fact that I went there with my momma made for the most perfect trip. 

8. What is your go-to Pandora/iHeart Radio station?
Currently I have had the "Sam Hunt" (country) Pandora station on full volume EVERY DAY! 

9. What is one of your goals for 2015?
I want to keep blogging and make my blog better each post. 

10. What is your FAVORITE blog to read?
Oohh I don't know that I have a 'favorite' I pretty much get caught up in any recipe posts or baby posts #babyfevergalore

11. Share you BEST blog post - that you've written!
I would say that my best to date is: Definitely A Weekend To Remember because it was a post filled with family, traditions new and old and a passage of growth for my boyfriends and my relationship.

I will now nominate (I went off of BlogLovin' followers):
Lola at LolaLaneLove
Kristin at Sweat Courage
Laura at Alabama Graffiti
Julia at Grace Makes New

And, here are my questions for you! 
1. When did you start blogging and why?
2. What is the story behind your blog name?
3. Dresses, Shorts, or Sweatpants?
4. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
5. Other than blogging, what is a hobby you pursue?
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
7. To date, what is the best thing that has happened to you in you life?
8. What is something you hope to accomplish in your life?
9. What is your guilty pleasure?
10. Where is somewhere you want to travel to?
11. What is the best blog post that you have written so far?

Thank you again so much Kelsey for the nomination! 

In honor of it being the new year, Emily from Martinis & Bikinis and I have teamed up to give away one pair of Bose SoundTrue Headphones (a $179 value) + a $25 iTunes Gift Card! 

The winner will be announced within 7 days of the closing day. Once the winner is chosen, they will relieve an email from me and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be randomly selected.


  1. How fun!! :) I hope you enjoy your year off-- what an exciting adventure! I'm an aspiring education specialist and I am really looking forward to being in the classroom!

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

  2. This was so much fun when I did it earlier last year! And Paris? Ahh, kind jealous over here ;)

    Caitlin @ Coffee with Caitlin

  3. Thank you so much for nominating me, I'm so excited! It's great to meet you, and I look forward to checking out some of the other blogs that you nominated!! Thanks again!

  4. Loved reading your answers- and I'm glad to have discovered your blog today. Good luck and I can't wait to follow along!

    xox, T
    A Peachy Sonder

  5. Thanks girl for your awesome nomination! Means a lot!!!! Now...on to nominate some other blogs! :)

  6. I love getting to know people via lists! So glad to be in the Peony community with you :] - I would LOVE to visit Paris and all of Europe! xo

  7. Great answers!!! I love Sam Hunt - I'm going to have to check out that Pandora Station!! :)


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