Liebster Award

by Ally Harding, 9:57 AM
My blog buddy Laura over at Happily Ever Parker nominated me for the Liebster Award!! 

I'm pretty sure Laura was my first follower and she's become my go to person for figuring this whole blog world out. I think she'd agree if we ever met in person we'd gab about our rescue dogs, our mutual love for Joie clothing, and tips and tricks on being newlyweds. So thank you Laura for nominating me!!

The Rules
1) Link back to the blog that nominated you
2) Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3) Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
4) Share 11 random facts about yourself
5) Create 11 questions for your nominees
6) Contact your nominees and let them know that you nominated them 

Nominations
Shelby from Recent Somethings
Jaclyn from Love and Bellinis
Madeline from Poppy Style
Emily from Pretty Shiny Mine


Laura's Questions
1. Who is your blog inspiration?
I guess that would have to be Natalie from Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers. I was working one night and was looking up a pair of Rachel Zoe sandals on Google and Natalie's blog was one of the search results. Which at the time I thought was totally random, I mean she's from Charleston, SC just like me and her blog came up in the search because she too loved the Rachel Zoe Gladys Sandals. Later on Theo told me it's not so random, Google can see where you're from and puts search results in related to that. Anyways, I started reading her blog daily and loved it, I mean she has over 1400 followers so clearly I'm not alone here, but from her blog I started reading other blogs which lead me to want to start my own blog. Her blog is still my favorite to read and I hope to one day have as much success with my own blog as she has had with hers.

2. What is your go to outfit?
I'm a jeans and blouse kind of girl. My typical outfit is a pair of skinnies, a loose fitted blouse, and a pair of flat sandals. I put on a big chunky necklace, my everyday watch, and of course my wedding rings and I'm good to go!

3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I've been dying to go to England ever since I met my 2nd grade student teacher Mrs. Murray, who's from England. I thought she was the best thing ever and became obsessed with England ever since. I love their accents, I wish I had one and I just find other countries so much more interesting than our own! I died and went to heaven when I stepped foot in Harry Potter World at Universal Studios. I swear I could live off fish and chips. Theo luckily wants to go too, so if we ever get the money and want to plan a big trip we've decided that's where we're going!


4. Who would you want to play you in a movie?
Claire Danes. I've been told we look a lot alike. 

5. What is something you always have stocked in your fridge?
Almond Milk. I switched from normal milk to almond and drink it daily. Which reminds me, I'm all out!

6. Do you have any superstitions?
I don't really have any big ones, but before I got married I never wore my engagement ring to work. I'm a nurse so my hands get washed constantly and I wear gloves all the time so I never wanted anything bad to happen to it. The one time I did wear my ring I had the WORST night at work. I kind of passed it off as a one time thing. Then I wore it again and had another horrible night! I started to think this is more than just a coincidence. And I also thought what does this say about my up coming marriage!? So to save my sanity I never wore it again to work. Obviously I've had plenty of other bad nights and wasn't wearing my ring so I know it wasn't the rings fault but I still don't wear it! I only wear my wedding band to work now.

7. What is your favorite tradition?
It's a silly one but starting October 1st I make Theo and I watch scary movies every night we're together until Halloween. I LOVE scary movies and luckily he puts up with it so it's something I always look forward to. When he used to have roommates I made them watch scary movies with us too. Last year we watched a good independent once called "VHS." If you're a fellow scary movie freak I highly recommend it!



8. What is your favorite piece of jewelry?
My wedding rings. The diamond in my engagement ring belonged to my great grandmother and my godparents/aunt and uncle own a jewelry store so my both of my rings are from their store. 

9. Do you prefer shows about cooking or shows about home improvement?
Cooking. I love Food Network and always put it on if I cant sleep or if there's nothing else on. My favorite shows are The Pioneer Woman, Rachel Ray's shows, Unwrapped and Giada at Home. But don't get me started on Giada's cleavage. 
I guess she thinks boobs and food together?!

10. If you could only wear one color for a month, what would it be?
Blue. I have blue eyes so I like to think blue brings out my eyes. Plus it's my favorite color.

11. If I gave you $100.00 what is the first thing you would do with it?
This is tough because I know I should use it to pay bills. I think I'd head to Barnes and Noble and pick up the newest Vogue and a Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks. 

11 Random Facts About Me
1. My middle name is Anne and I kept it when I got married.
2. I didn't move out of my parents house till Theo and I bought our house together. So I was a loser who lived at home till 25.
3. My car has manual locks and doors.
4. I'm Left Handed
5. I love the ABC Family 25 days of Christmas and try to watch all of the movies.
6. Theo was my first and last "real" boyfriend.
7. I've lived in Charleston, SC my whole life.
8. I have way too many purses and have no problem spending any amount money of them.
9. If Theo said it's me or the dog, I'd pick the dog. Shh don't tell him that :)
10. I have a real shopping addiction and am realizing it's becoming a problem. 
11. After going back and forth I have decided I do want to have children, but not any time soon.

11 Questions for the Nominees
  1. How did you get into blogging?
  2. If you had to eat one food everyday, for the rest of your life, would would that food be?
  3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  4. If you could re-do it, would you have studied something else in college? If you didn’t attend, what would you study if someone gave you free tuition?
  5. Do you speak any other languages?
  6. Do you have any tattoos?
  7. What quality do you find most attractive in others?
  8. Would you ever consider plastic surgery?
  9. Do you love or loathe exercise?
  10. If you could furnish your entire house, for free, from one catalog/store/website, which would it be?
  11. What is one skill or hobby you’ve always wanted to learn?
Thanks Laura this was so much fun! Looking forward to learning more about the Nominees!



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  1. Yes we would absolutely gab about all of those!! I imagine our pups would be with us too! And I need to see VHS!

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  2. This looks so much fun! Great answers!

    Nicole
    www.elegancendclutter.com

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  3. Thanks for the award! I'm gonna get started on the questions soon!
    And I'm totally going to check out that VHS movie!
    Sara
    Life with Baby Sophia

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