I was nominated and a bit about lil ole me

So I was vuuurrryyy excitable when I got an email from one of my favorites, Sarah at Tucker Up, nominating me for a liebster. I never realized there were "awards" for blogging. I simply started this as a way for my friends to look up my recipes instead of having to continually email the directions. haha and never really expected to have people I wasn't "real life" friends with to follow and enjoy my blog. But I am having so much fun with it.

here are the rules

1) Each blogger nominated must post 11 things about themselves
2) Then answer the 11 questions the tagger has asked
3)Blogger must then create 11 questions of their own to ask the bloggers they decide to nominate
4) They must choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate and link them on their blog post
5)Bloggers must be notified of their award!
6) No tag backs!

Here goes...just a heads up, I may have propensities towards rambling. I warned ya!

1) I am an only girl, I have 3 brothers. No- I am not spoiled, that award goes to my oldest brother;) haha

2)I didn't learn to ride a bike till I was 9, I probably haven't ridden one since then either!

3) I started college when I was 16 and I read roughly 10-12 books a week. Just don't ever ask me to help you w/something technological. I suck at it. (understatement)

4) I am beyond petrified of snakes. I could be swimming in a pool of rats or stuck in a room w/a million spiders and I would be just fine. A two inch snake and I am done with. ok. I fibbed, maybe not a million spiders, but half a million and I'd probably be ok.

5) I love all things sports. all. things. sports. I worked for ESPN for a few years. and I was the assistant GM of a college level summer league baseball team when I was 22. 

6) I also adore all things history. I cannot get enough. If I am not watching sports, it's normally the history channel. We plan vacations based on historical sites. Yes, we're those people

7) Sephora should be blocked from my debit card. Seriously. and Etsy. It's like the second I sign on, my money is in someone's account by osmosis.

8) I grew up in a town of roughly 107 ppl, on a tobacco farm. but I can go from camo and cowboy boots to stilettos and a chic dress in 2.5 seconds. You can usually find me wandering the grocery aisles in 4 inch heels. Although, at 5'3, this is often out of necessity vs fashion. A girl gotta do what she gotta do.

9) I first "met" Wiki via a telephone call, a prank one at that(he hates it when I tell that story:) haha We'll have been married ten years in June. Rather successful phone call, huh?
life starts now
Wiki hated every second of these pictures. haha
out in Cincy
A covered bridge in Vermont, probably my favorite

10) Creating new dishes is extremely therapeutic for me, I love the kitchen and when I am having a bad day, I pump up some Reckless Kelly, Randy Rogers or Cross Canadian and bop around my kitchen. Half the time I have no idea what the end result will be. Other than my kitchen will look like a bomb went off.

11) my singing voice is beautiful, it is the perfect melody of a cat in heat, nails on a chalkboard and squealing tires. it's that good.

and now cause I know you're just craving more knowledge, my questions from Sarah.

1. What is your dream car?
hmmm...an audi or a dodge charger. haha

2. What is your favorite vacation spot that you have been?
this is hard b/c of how much we travel, but I'll try...
I can't choose between San Francisco/Napa and Quebec City


3. Was your wedding big or small?
Gargantuan!!! 316 people. We actually had 32 people in our bridal party...I wanted a small one. Then I married myself a Yankee who is half Italian/half Lebanese. and there went that.

4. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
I love them both...but probably dogs. and *ahem* if I don't have one for Christmas...I will pitch an ever loving fit be a teensie bit disappointed. but I do love really fat cats.

5. If you had to choose between a trip to the moon or a trip to the ocean floor, which would you choose?
I really love cheese, so the moon;)

6. What is the most sentimental item you have ever been given?
oh...this is tough, Sarah!!!
Hmmm. Can I say my husband's last name? haha ayiyiyi
I will say it was a sweatshirt of my aunt's. It is this hideous green Elmo sweatshirt. and she would wear it for her son b/c he loved Elmo. She passed away suddenly at 31. My family is so super close & it was as if a second mom was taken from me. Sometimes, when something reminds me of her, I will go get it out, wear it and read all the birthday cards and get well cards and letters she wrote me when I was sick. It makes me feel closer to her. and it will seem as if it was just yesterday and not 14 years ago.

7. What is your dream job?
10 years ago it would have been sports related or owning a wine cafe. Today, it is one that for 9 years has evaded me: motherhood. They make look all easy in the movies. False advertising;) But more than anything...I long to be a mom. you can read more about our struggle here

8. What is your favorite color combo?
my first would be royal blue and kelly green w/a splash of orange
and the second would be slate gray and either butter yellow or light pink.
yes. very specific. haha

9. What is your proudest moment? Wedding? Promotion?
Hmmm. I have so many things I really want to accomplish, but the thing that has changed my life the most and has been the hardest is PTSD treatment and graduating from part one. The dropout rate is almost 70%
Why PTSD treatment...read all about it here

10. Why did you start a blog?
People were constantly asking me for recipes of things I made. Since I rarely use a recipe...I have no idea what I was thinking;) It is hard to write recipes when everything in you screams to just "do it" and not concern yourself w/measurements. But it has turned into a way to meet new friends and half the time very few people read posts, so it's basically a journal of sorts.

11. What is your ideal date night?
 I am an anomaly and therefore I have two favorites and complete opposites.
1) wings, bourbon and football in a dive bar
getting all swanky, a sassy dress and to die for shoes, a nice restaurant, alfresco. Probably devouring enjoying a juicy steak accompanied by a glass of malbec, maybe some live music in the background.

 I nominate

Sidney @ Southern Sass
Melissa @in her boots
Stacey @ I spy a diva
Lindsay @ Lindsay's look

and I just realized, I haven't left comments on some of these blogs before. So they may be thinking 'who the heck is this chick? and to that I say...just go with it ladies.

ok the questions for my nominees.

1) What is your favorite Christmas/Holiday tradition.
2) Movies or books and what is a favorite?
3) are you more of an introvert or extrovert? 
4) What is your favorite season and why?
5) flats or heels?
6) facebook, twitter or instagram? 
7) what's your favorite cocktail. Any particular memory tied to it?
8) what languages do you speak? Any you'd like to learn?
9) What is your favorite type of music? Favorite artist/song
10) what do you enjoy most about blogging?
11) are you more likely to DIY or buy something for your house?

I learned something about myself by reading over this...I say "haha" an exponential amount. haha;)

This was long, sorry if you need a nap now. 
4 comments on "I was nominated and a bit about lil ole me"
  1. Aww thank you soo much you are too sweet!! :)
    College when you were 16?! Get it girl! GM of a college baseball team sounds pretty great to me and I love Red Dirt music.

  2. LOVE this! I just learned so much about you! Thanks for drafting this post so quickly!

    PS: Chris is in San Fran as we speak and I am SUPER jealous!

  3. I laugh at myself all the time, so no biggie that you say haha all the time! :) lol Loved learning more about you!!

  4. Thanks for the nomination! Loved reading your post.



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