Nominated for the Liebster Award

     Well stick me in a freezer and call me a popsicle! I was just nominated for the Liebster Award.


I would like to thank Emily from Simplified Mommy for nominating me for the Liebster Award.

She has a great blog, so hop on over and show her some love!

I had no clue what this award was, so I did a little research and found quite a bit of information.

♥ Liebster is a German word meaning several different (but similar) things – dearest, sweetest, kindest,

nicest, valued, cute, endearing… you get the gist.

♥ It is a recognition given to a blogger by another blogger.

♥ It is a gift that keeps on giving.  Once you receive it – you pay it forward.

♥ It was created to recognize newbie bloggers, like me, and welcome them to blogging world.

♥ It brings some positive attention and helps new bloggers gain more followers.


I love this award and the thought behind it.  Make sure if you are nominated, you pay the kindness forward.

Now for the questions…

  1. When did you start blogging? Well, I have been in and out of the blogging world for close to 4 years. but have been putting more effort into it for the past 6 months.
  2. Why did you start blogging? I love to write; I also have so many things running through my mind, that I thought why not start writing a blog.
  3. What is one thing you are looking to improve about your blog? I really feel that I need more focus.  I am naturally scattered brained in real life and I think it spills over onto my blog.
  4. What is your super power? Hmmm, this question is a hard one, but I am going to have to say I am a human lie detector.  I can tell when someone is not being honest… especially my own kids.  They rarely tell lies, mainly because they know they can’t get it past me.
  5. Do you work outside the home or stay at home? Actually, I do both.  I am a substitute teacher and a stay-at-home mom.  If I am working, my time is limited on the computer – so I fit in my blogging in at night after supper.  When I am home… I split my time among chores, my online store, and writing.  As for balancing the kids, my hubby helps out a lot around the house!
  6. What is your favorite thing to do? I love to read!  I just finished the Divergent series and loved every book.  I also love designing things for my store with Photoshop.  Check it out…. Allie and Abner
  7. How do you relax after a long day? Relax? That is a foreign word to me.  With 3 kids at home and one in college, there is always something going on.  When I finally make it to bed… that is when I relax.
  8. What is your favorite color? Green… I love green.  It symbolizes growth and beauty to me.
  9. What do you do to help save money and stay on budget?  I always look through the sales racks in stores before going to the regular priced items.  I try to clip coupons and have added three apps to my iPhone: Target Cartwheel, Ibotta, and Receipt Hog.
  10. Get creative, share something you do with your children. I am probably the least creative mom ever.  With my oldest son, who is in college, I will send Snapchats of things in the house I am sure he is missing.  It is a good way to keep in touch with him, without seeming to invasive. With my 16-year-old son, I try to sit down and talk to him every day about school, wrestling, or friends.  Hope, my 12-year-old, loves to paint my toenails or practice braiding on my hair.  While she is doing this, we talk about a lot of things.  Finally with my 8 year old, Reigan, I will snuggle with her and make sure I ask her about her day at school.  She is a chatter box, so I don’t get many words in, but I love listening to her.


 Well enough about me… on to my nominees!

Whew!  That was hard work!  There are so many great blogs out there that really need to be seen.  These are 10 blogs that have great stories and are in need of more followers.  If it was possible I linked their name to the About Me section and also linked to their blog.  Visit, read, and leave a few comments.

For my nominees… here are your ten questions. 

Happy answering!

♥ Why did you begin blogging?

♥ What is your favorite book and why?

♥ What is your favorite post on your blog and why?

♥ What would be a dream vacation for you?

♥ How do you handle stress?

♥ Are you a jeans or yoga pants kind of mom?

♥ What do you like to do as a family?

♥ Do you have any pets?

♥ What genre of music do you listen to?

♥ What is the hardest thing about blogging?

Okay nominees, here are your 10 questions… I cannot wait to see what you have to say.

Happy Blogging


About The Author


Mom of 5 amazing kids, married to Shawn, retired teacher of 19 years, cares for a total of 9 pets (3 frisky cats and 6 great-tempered dogs), daughter, really amateur photographer, photoshopper, a football, wrestling, track, baseball, dance, and tumbling mom, zazzle designer, constant dieter, handles the budget, hates to cook, addicted to coffee, trying-to-quit smoker, TV potato, and passionate about writing.


  1. emilydf89 | 3rd Feb 15

    Love this <3

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