Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Liebster Award

What a pleasant surprise to discover that Laura over at Mice In The Kitchen nominated me for a Liebster Award. She's so sweet and funny, if you've never been over to her blog before, go check it out! Thanks Laura! I feel so blessed to know that you thought of me!

So what is it?
The Liebster award is given by fellow bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
So what does it mean?
Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

What's the rules?
Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve nominated to answer.
Choose 11 people and link them in your post. 
Go to their page and tell them. 
No tag backs!  
Easy Peesy!

Eleven Things About Jenn

-I'm totally obsessed with Brandon Heath. If I was single I would probably just follow him around the country as a groupie, secretly wishing that he wasn't engaged to a fantastic woman in hopes that he would one day fall in love and marry me. Please don't tell my husband. Since I am married (and happily so) I have settled to swooning over his music in my every car trip. Close enough, right?
-I bite my nails, always have and probably always will. It really doesn't bother me until I paint them (which I rarely do anymore) and realize that within ten minutes I've usually already messed them up. Me and nail polish just do not mix well.
-I'm a class-a procrastinator. There are just too many fun, wonderful things to enjoy in life to want to sit down and work on something before it has to be done. So I wait until last minute to do everything. I think the high-stress of it needing to be done actually motivates me in a weird way.
-I am not a sweets person. I could do without pretty much all candy and cake, especially if it's sour or caked with icing. No thank you.
-I love popcorn. I traded the sweet stuff for the salty stuff. I try not to buy things like chips because I am totally capable of sitting down and eating out of the bag for hours upon hours without being satisfied. Strangely though, I don't like heavily salted food. I yell at my husband all the time for salting his food at dinner time. Hand me the pepper, please!
-I want to live by the ocean. Not in Florida where it's warm all the time, but somewhere like Washington state where there's cliffs and huge trees and crashing waves.
-I've developed an obsession with anything birds since buying our home, especially owls. I have bird cages, bird nests, wooden birds, ceramic birds, stuffed birds, bird sayings - you name it, I have it decorating my house.
-I hate my name. I wish I was named something profound and classic like Elizabeth. Instead I'm stuck with Jennifer - and of course, my middle name is Marie. Welcome to the late 80's!
-I love lace. What girl doesn't? I also love color and have a small obsession with glass containers - jars, bottles, vases, etc...I couldn't live in a black and white world.
-My world revolves around making others feel safe and happy. As a mother, this is a given, right?
-I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. That's bad, isn't it?

Laura's 11 Questions

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
Probably pizza. The world would be a pretty sad place without pizza. Plus, there are sooo many combinations of pizza that I would never give bored and I'd still be able to sustain some sort of healthy version of a diet I think.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Rude people. I can be rude at times, I know this, but I try my best not to be and it drives me absolutely nutty when people are rude for no reason. I literally have to bite my tongue to keep from saying something most of the time. Life is just too short to be rude.

If you could live anywhere in the whole world where would it be?
Ireland I think. Or Washington state. I don't know. If I could take my entire family with me, I'd be in Ireland in a heartbeat, but for family's sake, I'd still love to move to Washington on the coast somewhere. However, I will probably live my entire life right here in sleepy Pleasant Hill, Ohio. It's not really that bad.

Who was your childhood hero?
The Pink Power Ranger. Don't hate, I had all brothers.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be a veterinarian and because that is an awfully big word for a child to spell, my teachers often thought I wanted to be a veteran. I also wanted to be a teacher. Finicky child, I know.

What was your favorite toy as a child?
My Puffalump that I called Fluff-a-Lump. Ring any bells? I still have and love this thing.

Dogs or cats?
At one time I would have swore on my life that I'd never be able to choose but I am such a dog person anymore. I still love cats, but after caring for my husband's for the past 4 years, I'm done with them in the house. No more.

If you could turn any of your hobby's into a career and money was not a factor what would it be?
I suppose I should say photography, but really, I think I'd rather be a full-time creator who had people around who could help me make and sell things that I do create. There are sooo many cute things out there that are so easy to make but I just don't have time. I keep urging one of my close friends to start making things with me so we can start setting up craft booths at the fairs and such next year but she just doesn't feel confident enough to do it. That may be one of my dreams, photography is another, but that may be my first.

If you only got one phone call who would you call?
It would depend on the situation. Is it the last phone call I would ever make? If so, probably my grandmother, only because she would appreciate that phone call more than any other person I know and my son is too young to remember it. If I were in trouble, it would be my husband.

What is the present on the top of your list for Christmas this year?
To have the house sided. I am not a gift person. I always have a horrible time asking for something I want because I have a hard time actually coming up with something that I want.

I am tagging:

Allison at Frost On The Grass
Stephanie at And Baby Makes 10
Sarah at Our Journey
Gillian at Comes in Colours
Beverly at A Happy Journey
Julie at Ross Family Adventures
Jen at The Adventures Of Our Army Life
Amber at Take No Thought

My Eleven Questions for you are:

What's you favorite time of the year and why?
What's one family tradition that you loved as a child?
What is your favorite quote?
Modern, vintage, eclectic? What's your style?
What's your current favorite song?
What is your all-time favorite book?
What's your favorite spot in the house?
What is your dream job?
If you could live anywhere abroad, where would it be?
If today was your last day on earth, what two things would be on the top of your to-do list?
If you could buy one thing for yourself, money is no issue, what would it be?

I'm looking forward to reading your answers!


  1. You are so sweet, thank you! I will post this tomorrow. :)

  2. Puffalumps were the best!! :) Love getting to know you even better!! :)

  3. I left you an award on my blog! :)


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