2 Liebster Award Nominations in 1 Week!

Jackie of My Caribbean Closet and Cassidy of Things Like Skeleton Keys & Me each nominated me recently for the Liebster Award! THANK YOU for the nominations, ladies!

Since the nominations came in so close together, I figured I'd cheat a little and combine the questions in one post. 

Here are the rules:
  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the nominator(s) asked.
  3. You (the nominee) come up with 11 new nominees (no tag backs) and 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Nominees should have less than 200 followers and should link back to you on their Liebster blog post.
  5. Lastly, be sure to actually let the nominees know they've been nominated. Duh.

11 Facts About Me:
  • I can eat cream cheese frosting right off the spoon. Same with guacamole. No cake or tortilla chips necessary.
  • I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior in March 2004.
  • In 4th grade, I told some girls in my class that I had an older sister named Nicole who was away at college. Except I don't have an older sister...or brother. I'm the oldest. Looking back, I think "Nicole" was my version of an imaginary friend.
  • I became nauseous once from inhaling too much laughing gas in the dentist's chair. I ended up hurling all over the place. Probably one of the most embarrassing moments of my life.
  • Hospitals creep me out. Which is ironic considering that my husband works in the OR.
  • I could watch a movie a gazillion times and not be able to recite the lines. I admire people who can quote movie lines so effortlessly.
  • I dated my husband for only 7 months before he proposed to me.
  • My first car was my Great Grandma's 1990 Nissan Sentra. I totaled it 2 months after she handed it down to me.
  • I have to use a calculator for basic math. I can't add or subtract in my head. Math was NEVER my best subject.
  • I went to an all-girls university. There were a few men on campus, but I'd say 95% estrogen.
  • I am not impressed by celebrities. With the exception of Tia & Tamera. I would probably pass out if I met them. They're just so cute.
Cassidy's Questions:
{1} How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Oh, gosh. I don't know. I'd say I probably own 35-40 pairs of shoes. If not more. 

{2}If you only had one beauty product on a deserted island what would it be?
My daily beauty regimen is very simple. Probably too simple. I use Neutrogena acne wash & Aveeno moisturizer. Soooo...I'd probably choose the Aveeno moisturizer.

{3}If you could have anyone's closet who's would it be?
Hmmm...that's a HARD one. I'd probably have to go with Lauren Conrad.

{4}Favorite disney movie?
Aladdin. A Whole New World also happens to be my fave Disney song. 

{5}What is your maternal Grandmother's name? 

{6}What is the best thing you have ever ate?
Chocolate chip bread pudding aboard a Carnival cruise. I still dream about that bread pudding. 

{7}If you could win a shopping spree to any store what would it be?

{8}What is your favorite perfume?
True Star Gold by Tommy Hilfiger

{9}What blogs/bloggers inspire you the most?
Ooooo another hard one. I have come across so many amazing blogs & bloggers. But I'd have to go with Shanna of Because Shanna Said So, Kendi of Kendi Everyday & Jess of The Macs.

{10}If you had to watch one 90's sitcom for the rest of your life what would it be?
I'm thinking a tie between The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air & Martin.

{11}What color is your kitchen?
Lots of neutrals & pops of red

Jackie's Questions:
{1}What is the best advice you ever received?
I've received a TON of good advice over the years. Recently, I've been struggling with my purpose and long-term career aspirations. My career mentor challenged me to consider what I really want from my career. Rather than compare myself and my contribution to my peers in the same/similar position, I have to take a hard look at what I truly want in the context of life and family. Whatever that is, own it and move forward. Such simple advice, but it really helped me. It's taken a lot of pressure off of me and helped redirect my overall focus.

{2}Tell us about your blog: What type of camera do you use for your photos, and do you have help or take your own pictures?
I use a Canon SX160 IS. It's basically a fancy point & shoot camera. I take most of my pics using a tripod, but my hubs takes the pics for me occasionally. 

{3}What are your five "go to" pieces in your wardrobe?
Classic Chuck Taylors, olive green cargo jacket, H&M striped top, GAP quilted vest & my leopard print flats.

{4}If you could meet/interview any one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Oh my, that's a GOOD question. I'd probably go with MLK, Jr.

{5}What "gadget" can you not live without (e.g. camera, laptop, iphone, can opener ;) )?
OMG...my iPhone. I check my phone about a thousand times a day. When I wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom...I check it. When I roll over to turn my alarm off in the morning...I check it. While I'm supposed to be paying attention on conference calls & meetings, I'm checking it. It's pretty sad.

{6}Saturday or Sunday?
Saturday. Unless Monday is a holiday. Then Sunday.

{7}Winter or Summer?
Spring & Fall. haha! Kidding. Texas summers are stupid hot, so winter it is.

{8}Salty or sweet?
I have a serious sweet tooth. Serious. 

{9}What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving. Love family time. Love the food. Love the 3 day work week.

{10}In your opinion, what is your best trait or feature?
Maybe my ear lobes...? haha! Kidding. Probably my big boot-ayy! Heyyy!

{11}What do you wish people knew about you?
I've never been comfortable in my own skin. Until recently. In the past few years, God has been so gracious in strategically placing people and circumstances in my path to help me see that Psalm 139:14 applies to me, too. No one can be me better than me. So I'm learning to just be me. And love me.

My 11 nominees!

11 questions for my nominees:
  1. If you were stranded on a deserted island with 1 other person, who would you want that person to be & why?
  2. What is your best memory from the past 12 months?
  3. Your fave movie?
  4. Your fave candy bar?
  5. Name 1 person in your life that has influenced you the most.
  6. What is your take on J.Crew? Love it & shop there often OR cute but way overpriced?
  7. If you could have anyone design your home (and money was no object), who would you choose?
  8. If you could be on any reality show, what would it be?
  9. Describe your ideal vacation.
  10. What is your fave song?
  11. What is your middle name?


  1. Congrats :) I have to agree with you about my phone being my gadget I can't live without!

  2. Thank you so much for nominating me Angela :) I've really been enjoying your blog and am so glad that feeling's mutual!

    Nicole @ Sequined Patterns

  3. I love what you did with the nomination Angela. And wow, two in one week! Also, that is great that you have over 100 followers! Clearly I'm not alone in thinking your blog rocks!

  4. Thank you for the nomination, you are so sweet! Sending lots of love your way, The Real McCoy(s)

  5. Awwww!!!! I've been reading your blog, like a lot--but I somehow missed the nomination... THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH... I realized you nominated me because I finally read the email (lol). Anyway, I appreciate the nomination, that was very sweet of you, I didn't even know you read my blog... totally thankful.

    Maya D

  6. Thanks so much for nominating me, Angela! It took me a while, but I finally finished my Liebster Award post, and of course, I linked back to you! Thanks again!

  7. Thanks so much for nominating me, Summer! It took me a while, but I finally finished my Liebster Award post and of course, I linked back to you! Thanks again!

  8. Hi Angela,
    Thanks for nominating me, I was so excited!! I love your blog!! I need to find 11 nominees in order to complete my post but I'm working on it.

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