Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Liebster Award!

So apparently a couple fellow bloggers, Maddy at Media Junkie Jungle and Alyssa at World According to Aly found my blog interesting enough to nominate for the Liebster Award! (thanks ladies!) So, if you're reading this and wondering what the heck the Liebster Award is, here are the rules:



1. Thank/ link the person who nominated you
2. Answer the questions from your nominator
3. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers (link them)
4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees
5. Notify your nominees through social media/ blogs

Okay, so first, here are my nominees:
Military Wife & Pug Life
Munchkins and Military
YankeeBayou
Slowly Turning the Pages
A Pop of Red
Life of an Army Wife
Chrystyn's View
The Hungry Traveller
Marathons and Dog Tags

(I know, that's only 9; I'm working on the last two!!)

Questions from Maddie & Aly along with my answers:

1. What is your favorite thing to blog about? Restaurants! I love trying new places and sharing them with my readers.
2. What is the most difficult thing about blogging? Honestly, the army wife stuff. I try to make my posts more about my opinion then information since I'm brand new and still learning.
3. What else do you do besides blogging? Job wise, I'm a real estate agent with H&S Real Estate Services. As far as hobbies, I read a lot, love to travel and explore new places
4. What is one item you would splurge on? Shoes and bags! Also a nice hotel room when I'm traveling. (yes, this is more than one item, whoops!)
5. What are you looking forward to the most in 2015? Traveling! We're upping our travel plans this year and I'm super excited to get the heck out of Georgia!
6. Who is the person you admire most and why? My mom, for sure. She is super strong, independent and literally takes crap from NO ONE. I feel like if I'm half as confident as she is, I'm doing okay.
7. What do you do to relax after a long day? Normally have my feet propped up (on my husband's lap!) reading a magazine with the dogs on my lap. Sometimes wine is involved!
8. What is your favorite kind of food? ANYTHING sweet; I'm partial to those Pepperidge Farm stick cookies and the White Chocolate Bread Pudding from Belfords.
9. What is your favorite genre of music? R&B
10. Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life? Kerry Washington!
11. What is the biggest obstacle you have overcome in the last few years? The real estate thing in general. I'm normally a pretty shy and reserved person, but you have to really put yourself out there to be successful so I've really had to step outside myself and open my mouth and talk to people!

1. What is something you feel strongly about? I wrote a post about this a few days ago, but I really HATE all of the bashing that's out there towards wives and women in general. So much judgement and I'm just over it.
2. Something you always think "what if" about Did yet another post on this, I've been freaking out a little about our next duty station. We're hoping to stay here but you never know. 
3. Five weird things about you Oh, God, do I have to? Okay, 1. I enjoy cleaning out my ears waay too much. I probably clean them out way more often than is required because I like the sensation. 2. Kind of alluded to this earlier, in real life, I'm a lot more shy and reserved than I project. I put myself out there though because I realize no one necessarily wants to interact with the quiet, shy chick that doesn't have much to say. 3. I hate soft and hard textures in my food. It needs to be all soft or all crunchy. 4. I get like crazy, she-Hulk angry when technology doesn't work the way I expect it to. Seriously, it's almost embarrassing! 5. I CANNOT fully relax until I've changed out of my work clothes and put on some pajamas. Seriously, I can come home starving to a plate of hot food and I need to first change out of work take all of my jewelry off; etc. Sometimes I like to light candles too.  
4. How you hope your future will be like Mostly, I want to be happy with the hubby and our four-legged babies. Possibly a few two-legged babies!
5. Something that you miss My first dog, Sarabi. We gave her to a family friend when we PCSd to Germany because my folks were told it was difficult keeping a dog there. We lost touch with the friend and I still wonder what became of her.
6. Something you are proud of Oh, my real estate license for sure. I actually took the class twice BUT I passed my state exam on the first try (most people don't) which I'm super proud of. Hands down, the scariest test I've ever taken!
7. Where you'd like to be in 10 years. Same thing as I noted for #4, but I'd like to add that I hope this blog will be flourishing and maybe making me a little money on the side. 
8. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? Invest most of it, give to family, and maybe set a little something aside for a fabulous vacation. I've always wanted to go to Fiji or Greece
9. A moment you were most satisfied with your life BESIDES the real estate thing, when I first met my hubby. I actually spoke to him first. which I normally would never have done. Boy was that the smartest decision ever!
10. Hobbies and interests? Reading, shopping, travelling, trying new dishes. And this blog of course
11. Five pet peeves 1. Crappy drivers 2. Judgey people 3. Unsolicited opinions (if I don't ask you, obviously, I don't care!) I'm sure there are more, but those are pretty much the top 3 I can think of right now

Okay, so now, time for my questions:

1. How long have you had your blog?
2. Where do you see your blog going in the future?
3. What's your number one tip for sharing your blog/ gaining more followers?
4. How did you decide to get into blogging?
5. What's your "day job"?
6. What's the most interesting place (state/ country/ city, whatever) that you've visited?
7. Where would you love to visit but have never been?
8. What's your favorite feature/ characteristic about yourself?
9. What article of clothing do you own that you couldn't live without?
10. What was the last thing you splurged on?
11. What advice would you give to your fellow bloggers in general?

6 comments:

  1. Oh! As soon as I get well, I'm doing this! Been pretty bad sick for a week ugh!

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  2. Thanks lady! I'll get to work on it. Hopefully my tech dumbness will not show through.

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  3. No problem ladies(: Militarypugwife, I hope you feel better!

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  4. Thanks for the nomination! I love visiting your site. I miss living in GA so much!

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  5. Thanks for the nomination, I will be posting soon! Just got to figure out who to nominate.

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  6. If you guys want to post back here with the links once you're done, feel free! Or tag me on my Facebook page, Live Love Army Life

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