Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Very First Liebster Award!!!!!

I've received my very own (and very first) Liebster Blog Award from Allison at Keep Calm and Soldier On! I am very excited to receive this award!!! Thanks Allison!!!!
A Liebster is an award for up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

Each Recipient Must:
~Post 11 things about themselves
~Answer the questions the tagger set for you
~Choose 11 nominees
~Create 11 questions for the people you've nominated to answer
~Go to their page and let them know you've nominated them

11 Things About Me:
1. I am almost 30 (yuck)
2. I am a wife, mother, daughter, friend and Army Wife
3. I am a 7th grade teacher, but I got my degree in Elementary Education.
4. My dream was to teach 4th grade, but I LOVE middle school
5. I am an only child
6. I moved to Florida for a job and it was the best decision I ever made (even if I miss my family back in Michigan)
7. I grew up in Brighton, Michigan
8. I worked for an entire month on Mackinac Island, great place to visit, I did not enjoy working there
9. I worked as a front desk clerk at hotels during college
10. My favorite movie is the Princess Bride
11. I love cats, especially Cheetahs (they are the only large cat that purrrs)

Answers to Allison's Questions:
1. When did you start your blog and why? What was your very first post(link to it)?
I started my blog just after I gave birth to our daughter and my husband was on his first deployment to the sandbox. I started it because I have always loved to journal and I wanted a way to keep my husband and family updated on what was going on at home. I was also hoping to find some support from the military spouse community. My first post is here.

2. What is one thing you like to brag about, about yourself?
I really hate bragging about myself, but I guess one thing I would say is that I am pretty good with technology and I have a pretty good memory when I put my mind to it.

3. What is the best advice you've gotten?
To relax and to not plan everything.

4. What is the best recipe you've ever tried?
I cannot narrow it down, but I love the food that reminds me of my childhood. Especially the chicken casserole that my mom use to make on my birthday.

5. What do you wish your parents had been more strict about when you were younger and why?
I cannot think of anything really. I think they were pretty fair.

6. What was your favorite thing to play with growing up?
I would have to say my chalk board. I used to play school growing up. I had a classroom set up in my basement with a chalkboard and everything I guess I have always wanted to be a teacher.

7. What is your most vivid childhood holiday memory?
I would have to say most Christmas mornings. I loved waking up early and being able to wake up my Aunt and Grandma who always spent the night. I loved all the time we spent with family during that holiday.

8. What is the "best kept secret" that you found out about?
I have no idea

9. What is one thing on your bucket list you're worried you'll never get to do?
I haven't made a bucket list yet, but I am afraid I'll never get to visit Russia or Egypt and those are on my must see list.

10. What is the best item in your wardrobe?
Anything comfortable. I also think my little black dress is the best item in my wardrobe. I don't think you can go wrong with a little back dress.

11. What unique item do you always keep in your fridge?
I'm a picky eater so unique items are not generally kept in the fridge. You will find the general staples in our fridge.

My Nominees:
1. Amanda at Somwhere Over the Camo
2. Jenn at Life with the Lieutenant
3. Amy D. at {Guarded} My Life as an Army Wife
4. Monica at The Musings of Lil Moo Moo
5. Janee at The Longer the Wait, the Sweeter the Kiss..
6. Ashley at Love From Home
7. Lauren Nicole at Killer Words from a Queen
8. Lauren at Souls to Squeeze
9. Rachel at The Air Force Wife
10. Krista at Life is the Messy Bits
11. Andrea at Life Adventures of a New Army Wife

Questions For My Nominees:
1. What made you decide to start a blog?
2. What have you learned from blogging?
3. If you could travel anywhere (don't worry about money) where would you go and why?
4. What is your favorite animal?
5. If you could have your dream job, what would it be?
6. If your iPod/radio was turned on right now, what type of music would be playing?
7. What's your favorite movie?
8. Where did you attend college? If you haven't gone yet, where would you like to go?
9. If you could live anywhere in the U.S., where would it be and why?
10. What annoys you most about milspouse bloggers?
11. If you could have an entire day to yourself, what would you do with your time?


  1. Love it! I had a dry erase board set up in my basement growing up!

    Thanks for the award! Look for my post sometime soon!

  2. I love these because of all of the info!

  3. I love getting more insight on people with these questions! :)

  4. I played SO much school! My mom even got us desks from our school (that they were giving away). We even started a card catalog for a library so "kids" could check out books at the school library!

  5. Congrats on your award! Hey, I'm 30. I just turned it in June. I'm not exactly thrilled.

  6. These are always so fun to read!

    Thanks for participating in the Wednesday Walkabout!

    Chantal @ Scattered Seashells

  7. Hi! Found you via the Wednesday Walkabout. Looking forward to reading your blog!

    -Jen @ kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com (The Adventures of our Army Life)

  8. You are a saint for teaching middle school. After college I ran a teen center and 99% of the kids were middle schoolers. Loved them! Don't get me wrong. But, I also never want to work with middle school ever again. haha Way to many hormones! I love these types of posts! It's always a fun way to get to know someone! Thanks for linking up with the Walkabout!


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