Bits of Sweetness: Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Ok, so maybe I am a little excited. You see, I have never really been nominated for an award.(although maybe the Cinderella story in 1st grade counts? ) Or, well, anything much really. And it's not that I need to be nominated or need that. It's just.. I tend to be one of those people who tend to not be noticed much, and I'm ok with that. I don't know what I'd do with the attention. I'm kindof used to not winning, not being nominated, etc. I'm confident in just being me, and I know I don't need an award or nomination to keep my confidence alive. But, I have to say- it is a really nice feeling to be thought of :) I seriously appreciate the times I am! (It always surprises me!).

Libby, over at  It's Never Too Late nominated me for the Liebster Award. She is such a sweetie. (I have had fun getting to know her! Not to mention she sent the sweetest box recently in the Beauty Box gift exchange I did.)  The Liebster Award is to basically recognize bloggers who have a smaller blog (under 200 readers/followers). If you're nominated for the award (although, I don't know if "nominated" quite fits since it's more like just simply giving someone the award. There isn't a contest or anything to see who wins. Each blogger given it passes it on.)

It's a lot of fun to be given the award and also to pass on. There are a few things with it though! To accept it you must:

1) Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
2) Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you PLUS you MUSTcreate 11 questions of your own for the 11 people you will nominate with this award.
3) Choose up to 11 bloggers linking them to your post.
4) Go to their page and inform them of the nomination.
5) Absolutely NO tag backs.
6) Remember to ONLY tag bloggers with less than 200 followers  

So, 11 things about myself:

1. I love iced coffee. (although, right now it gives me heartburn. I can't wait until the pregnancy is over and I can 1)hold Adrian and 2)not have to worry about heartburn or blood pressure anymore!! YAY!!!) Fave flavor? Carmel white mocha (hot or iced actually!) 
2.I might like italian sodas (with whipped cream) more than iced coffee! (seriously. it's the cold that does it! And the sweet. The coffee doesn't do anything for me! ;-) ) Favorite flavor? Anything berry. Blackberry. Strawberry. Raspberry. Mmm. Just make sure you make it strong enough!!
3.If I could pick a park in Southern California, it wouldn't be Disneyland. It would be Knott's Berry Farm. Granted, I like all things Disney, but if I were spending the money, I'd totally pick the rides. Someday I would love to go to Disneyland (Ok ok so I've never actually been ;) ) and hopefully someday I can make it! But for now, those rides just call me back again and again!! 

4.I have always lived near mountains, in a valley. I didn't know why I felt so weird when I visited Chicago, then figured out what was going on- there weren't any mountains! It was SO odd not having the geographical perspective that comes with living around mountains or in a valley! Funny the things you are used to but don't realize huh?!
5.When I was little, my mom would make warm vanilla milk for us sometimes if we couldn't fall asleep or weren't feeling well. I totally loved it and make it for Andrew now too.
6.I love Gilmore Girls. Josh and I actually watch it together! We're working our way through the seasons. We need to buy more ;-)
7.Swedish Fish is my fave candy. 
8. Followed closely by Twix.
9. Someday I want a really nice kitchen to try doing some fancier cooking in. (Ok or maybe just simply as an excuse to pick up some cool kitchen gadgets. I also want to get some beautiful pots, like the pretty copper-bottomed ones you see hanging in store windows, and have a bunch hanging in my kitchen. And the color scheme? Sunshine yellow and a dark blue. Something fun and different.)
10.I've been to two Laguna Beaches! Yes! there really are two. Ok so there is the Laguna Beach which I LOVE (LOVE the seaglass there!!) and then there is Lagoon-a-Beach- the name of the waterpark north of where I grew up in Salt Lake. The theme park is named Lagoon, and the waterpark Lagoon-a-Beach. (If you ask me, it's trying a little hard for a name, but hey it works ;-) ) As much as some might complain about Lagoon compared to Disneyland or California's other parks, I never minded it growing up because it was the closest place we had!!!
11.A dream of mine is to travel with Josh and take great pictures. Someday.. someday.... We'll get to Europe, London, Alaska, & Kauai.... (And I will get my dream camera too!!!)

Ok part 2. The questions Libby made for me to answer

1)  Where are you right now? At home, in my "office" aka the living room couch since we don't really have an office ;-)
2)  If you won the lottery today, who is the first person you'd call and why? Hmmm maybe my brother just for kicks :) Other than my hubby of course!
3)  What's on your key ring? Lots of keys, Seattle keychain, "L" keychain & a little beaded keychain a sweet girl I nannied made me
4)  If you could meet one person in your lifetime, past or present, who would it be?
My Great Grandma Jessie. She sounded like an amazing person and I'm sorry I never go to meet her!
5)  How and where did you meet your bestfriend? We went to the same small private school together! 
6)  What was the last place you went on vacation to? For the day- Seattle. For longer- Um. Idaho, I think? (Don't ask me to remember anything right now! lol. Pregnancy kindof takes your memory!!)
7)  What is the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up? check to see if Josh is still home so I can say hi before he goes to work, check any messages on my phone
8)  Look to your right, what do you see? ICD 9 coding books! so fun!
9)  What is your favorite child hood memory? any of the family vacations we took. There were many good ones. Yellowstone. Boston in the fall. St. Louis Arch. Pensacola FL to see family. Ahh.. 
10) What is something you can never leave your house without? My cell phone. It's pretty important to be able to get ahold of anyone, and especially if I have an emergency!
11) You're stuck in an elevator for 24 hrs, who would you choose to be stuck with? My best friend Liz. we could laugh through anything together!

Now, my own questions for the people I tag to answer :)

1. What is your favorite way to spend a day all to yourself?

2. What would you buy with an extra $10,000 if you happened to discover you had it?
3. If you could suddenly be certified in any field, what would it be?
4. Are you a pet person? If so, what kind of pet do you have/would you like to have?
5. Favorite movie and why?
6. What size shoe do you wear?
7. What is something you never thought you could/would do that you actually did? What did you think of it?
8. Who is someone who has inspired you/inspires you?
9. Favorite quote?
10. Pet peeve?
11. Something that makes you laugh?

Part 4:
The bloggers I'm tagging: (and, yes I know there aren't 11. I am kindof breaking the rules ;) ) 

1.Kerry @ It's the Little Things
2.Alison @ Just Sayin'
3.Crys @ A Life Ordinary
4.Abby @ Akers of Love
5.Thea @ Thea Speaks
6.Stephanie @ Doyle's Days
7. Lloralye
8. Sandy @ Sandy's Corner


  1. Aw, thank you!! Awards ARE pretty fun to receive (no matter how easy it is to receive them). My husband's never been to Disneyland and I really want to bring him. Someday (when it doesn't cost a million $ to go).

  2. Thanks for nominating me! I will have to post when I get off work so I have more time.

    xoxo Lorelai

  3. Oh and I remember also having to rewrite Cinderella in grade school so I think it totally counts ;)

    xoxo Lorelai

  4. Italian sodas and twix bars---seriously speaking to my afternoon cravings right now!!


  5. Thanks so much Laura!! I really appreciate the thought behind you choosing my blog :) I adore yours too!!!
    Congrats on your award!!
    I will get a post up asap and answer your questions xo

  6. Laura!!! OMG!!! I just saw your post and your comment on mine and I'm flabbergasted!! Thank you for being soo sweet to pick my blog to pass this on this nomination to. Congrats on yours too! I too am one that is rarely noticed as I quietly blog away so to get noticed makes me bubble up inside!! I will post up my answers soon. I love that we can blog and get to know each other this way! Thanks again! :)


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