Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Liebster Awards & Giveaway Winner


I was nominated for Two Liebster Awards this week! Thanks to Katie over at KTJ Weighing In and Lisa over at Simple Kind of Wonderful for nominating me!
The Rules are simple:
The Nominee must list 11 statements about themself
The Nominee must answer the 11 questions the Nominator asked them
The Nominee must nominate 11 others

Since I like to do things differently and I don't have that many followers yet I will answer all of the questions they both asked in one post, then name my nominations
This is a great way to let people know more about each other and gain new followers!!

11 Things about ME!
  1. I know I talk about it all the time but I have a daughter named Gianna and she is the my everything. I can't imagine my life without her
  2. When I first met my Fiance I actually couldn't stand him... at all! Then we became friends and the rest is history! <3
  3. I have no plans for my wedding yet - I do not want to be a fatty in a wedding dress - Pictures last a L.I.F.E.T.I.M.E ya know
  4. I played softball, slow pitch and fast pitch, until I graduated highschool. I secretly want to join a bar league over the summer
  5. I fall asleep watching 90% of movies. If I'm not interested within the first 30 minutes I will be snoozing zzZZZzz 
  6. I love being a nurse, but I get really annoyed when men with tattoos ALL OVER THEIR BODIES are afraid of a little tiny needle... really?
  7. I say "UM" a lot and half the time I don't even realize it
  8. I think about blog ideas all day, but then when it's time to write it out I get stumped
  9. My favorite all time vacation was the Bahamas in January of 2008 - a group of 14 of us went down and it was literally a shit show the entire week. I never drank so much in my entire life
  10. Speaking of drinks, I can't believe I get tipsy off of one drink these days!
  11. I nursed my daughter for 3 and a half months and then dried up because it was impossible to pump at work. I cried about it for weeks :( damn hormones! plus formula is expensive!
Here are Katie and Lisa's questions for me:
From Katie:
  1. Why did you start Blogging? I found Mama Laughlin's blog on Pinterest a while ago and started reading her blog daily. I had heard of people "blogging" but didn't know much about it. I was amazed at all the support total strangers gave each other so I decided to give it a try - and I love it!
  2. What is your dream vacation? Any vacation away from home with my family is amazing, but I would love to go on an Alaskan Cruise one day
  3. If you won a million dollars what is the first thing you would buy? I would buy more tickets! Check out this story HERE, I read it earlier today
  4. What is your favorite meal? Definitely the Chicken Tortillas at The Cheese Cake Factory - they are delicious with a side of black beans and corn cakes and maybe... just maybe the Tiramasu Cheesecake for dessert - talk about an UNhealthy favorite meal!
  5. What is the most adventerous thing you have ever done? hmm.. I can think of a few things X rated (haha)
  6. Who was the first artist/band you ever saw live in concert? Rascal Flatts with Lady Antebellum
  7. If you had to pick a trainer would you pick Bob Harper or Jillian Michaels and why? I like them both but definitely Jillian Michaels... she is bad A.S.S.
  8. What is your favorite clothing store? I definitely don't have a "favorite" - but I like Kohls, JCPenneys and Old Navy
  9. Do you like Broadway musicals, and if so which is your favorite? I have always wanted to go to NYC to see a Broadway Musical - I haven't gotten there yet!
  10. Who inspires you the most? Definitely all my bloggers I follow - you all are AMAZING and REAL which means a lot during my weightloss journey
  11. Do you have a favorite quote, and if so what is it? My A.L.L time favorite quote is from the one and only Marilyn Monroe "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” 
From Lisa
  1. What is your dream vacation? answered above - Alaskan Cruise!
  2. What is your biggest pet peeve? People eating with their mouth open .. ugh!
  3. Looking ahead what is your 5 year plan? being my goal weight! :) Officially married with another baby. Possibly start CRNA school
  4. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Probably my dad's dad. He passed away when my dad was a teen - I would love to meet the man who I hear so much about
  5. What makes you feel like a kid again? I just took my daughter to Chuck E Cheese for the first time and I definitely felt like I was a kid again!
  6. What is your favorite movie? Taken - I recenlty saw Taken 2 and I wasn't as impressed.
  7. What is your Jam? Bump & Grind all the way!
  8. What is your current ringtone? This is funny, my phone is usually on silent or I only get texts but it rang today and it was Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You! haha I still haven't changed it
  9. What inspired you to start blogging? Question answered above!
  10. What is your favorite memory? Giving birth - it was the best painful moment in my life
  11. Who is your celebrity free pass? Channing Tatum - mmmmm need I say more?

My questions for my nominees!
  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Describe yourself in 5 words
  3. How much time do you spend a day and/or week blogging?
  4. What's your favorite healthy recipe?
  5. What's your favorite kind of ice cream?
  6. What is your all time favorite work out song?
  7. What was your worst job ever?
  8. Name one thing you could never forgive someone for?
  9. Who is your favorite actor / actress?
  10. If you could have any superhero power what would it be?
  11. What is the nicest thing you have ever done for someone?

My Nominees are:

Check them out!!  

    "My Favorite Things" Giveaway winner is Lisa from Simple Kind of Wonderful Thanks to everyone for playing along!



LB @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Congratulations on the nominations!!

Lindsey said...

I want to go on an Alaskan cruise too! Problem is that I am scared to go on a cruise! Lol! My SIL and BIL just got into CRNA school. Congrats to Lisa on the win!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much for the nomination! I am so excited...

Lisa said...

i am still stupid excited about winning! :) ps totally love learning more about you!