The Liebster Award


Thank you Coffee Mugs and Sippy Cups for nominating me for this award 🙂  I’m not going to lie, I love any kind of recognition!  lol It’s just so nice to know that someone is actually reading the stuff we write ❤

Coffee Mugs and Sippy Cups’s blog is based on her experiences as a stay-at-home mom to a lot of little kids (all under the age of six).  In one of her blogs she said “the truth is, I don’t feel like SuperMom. In fact, most days I find it hard enough to get the kids dressed and fed, let alone complete all of the daily things on my to-do list.” Even though I only have two kids, I can totally relate.  Sometimes I’m shocked I make it out the door with the same shoes on.


Here are 11 random facts about myself:

  1. I once almost knocked myself out with a bottle of wine, trying to get to a bottle of wine.
  2. There are a lot of things I would do if I could get away with it 😉
  3. I will basically stop in the middle of the road to let someone in if they are using their blinker.
  4. I love airports.
  5. I totally believe that if you are having sex with someone, you should be sharing money.
  6. The first time I went to Europe, I went with a friend and I had $18 in my pocket. lol
  7. I bought our house without telling my husband.
  8. When I was pregnant I went on a macaroni and cheese tour. lol
  9. I once made up a game at work called ‘the Vagina Game’.
  10. When I told my friends I wanted to start a garden and plant grapes, their first question was “so you can make your own wine?!?”
  11. I knew my husband for like 2 seconds before we got married, had a baby, and moved to the United States (uhhh, and not in that order).


In acceptance of this award, I am required to answer the following eleven questions:

  1. How long have you been writing/blogging?  I’ve always liked to write, but I’ve been blogging for about 10 weeks or so. My first post says I wrote it in 2012, but I just made that date up to get it off of my home screen. lol I still feel like I barely know what I’m doing.
  2. What are your long-term dreams blog-wise?  I’d like to continue blogging about things that I’m passionate about…nursing, women, obstetrics, and food!
  3. What is your favorite way to spend free time?  It sounds so lazy, but literally doing nothing. 
  4. What is your favorite book?  Comfort Woman by Nora Keller. It’s beautifully written.
  5. If you could do anything at all, without regards to money or time, what would it be?  Set up a non-profit organization uniting community women and nurses.  And travel everywhere. 
  6. Who is/was the biggest role model in your life?  I don’t know. I wish I could say I looked up to one specific person, but I guess a lot of different women/people influenced me throughout the years. I have a very special bond with my preceptor. My first manager guided me and taught me how to be calmer.  I listened to everything this one charge nurse ever said to me. My mom is one of the hardest working nurses I know, selfless in her actions, always willing to stay late or come in early, completely competent in her abilities—so I would probably say she has been my biggest influencer as a nurse.
  7. If you could spend one day with anyone, both past and present, who would it be and why? Florence Nightingale 🙂 She was the founder of nursing.  She saw things around her that could be better, she treated, she educated, and she worked for things to be better. 
  8. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A nurse and an ice-cream driver on my days off. True story.
  9. What is your favorite way to reduce stress?  Drink red wine.
  10. What is one tip you have for new bloggers?  Write something you’re passionate about.
  11. What is one thing you hope to leave as a legacy for future generations?  No clue about ‘future generations’.  But on a smaller scope, I hope my children dream and are inspired to take action.


My 11 nominations for the Liebster Award are:

  1. Boho Birth
  2. Gomerblog
  3. This Ordinary Life
  4. I Love You, Momma
  5. Simplyshoeshine
  6. HashTagEat
  7. The Cries of My Heart
  8. My Love For Food Expressed
  9. Gracious Mom
  10. Cheap Eats for the Green Bean
  11. Home Yoga Practice



The 11 questions for my nominees are:

  1. Why did you feel the need to start a blog?
  2. What job do you do in “real life”?
  3. If you could do something and get away with it, what would you do?
  4. What was the last selfless act you did?
  5. When was the last time you read a book?
  6. What was the last song you intentionally played?
  7. What was the last thing you made for dinner?
  8. If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?
  9. What is your biggest irritation?
  10. Whether you’re a male or a female, if you’ve had kids, what was your birthing experience like? (or how did you experience it as a dad)
  11. What time do you usually wake up on a Saturday?



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1 reply

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