I’d Like To Thank All The Little People

..coming in at (MY) lucky number #5!
And a BIG THANKS to La’Shawn at March {to} December for thinking highly enough of me to nominate!


After the little bit of research that my time schedule would allow, I was unable to pinpoint the exact origination of this Blog Award. However, I did pull together some bits and pieces..

Liebster is the German word for sweetheart, beloved person, darling, dear, liked very much, favorite, preferred above others. There is ‘debate’ on the maximum number of follower, how many people you are to nominate, and how many facts you are to give about yourself. Some people call it a ‘chain letter’, and some refer to it as ‘building community’. I think it is a great way to let someone know that one little person is paying attention and likes what you’re doing. PLUS, it’s a wonderful platform to present some excellent little reads to enhance our little lives. I know my little reader list grew!
In order to accept here are the terms I was given:

11 Facts About This Girl:

1. I didn’t have a TV in my home, until this last Christmas.
2. We now have a Smart TV, but no cable. (nope not even basic)
3. I use a lot of pink, but green is my favorite color.
4. Knives freak me out.
5. I drink coffee & red wine through a straw.
6. Singing clears my mind & soothes my soul.
7. I chew my food evenly on both sides of my mouth.
8. My guilty pleasure shows are Real Housewives & Pretty Little Liars.
9. I like volume levels on increments of 5. (5,10,15,20,25,30)
10. Growing up I had straight (blonde) hair, braces, and BIG glasses.
11. I wish I had played sports when I was younger.

Presenter Questions:

1. Go back 5 or 10 years ( You pick which one) what advise are you giving the younger you?

Don’t let fear hold you back from WHATEVER you want.. you ARE worth it!

2. Most people can find things to “fix” about themselves. What do you love about yourself?

My ability to be authentic in any environment.

3. Are you a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” kinda person?
I ordered a bottle! Honestly, I have learned (thru painful experience) to not look at things with a ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ perspective, because either way I will end up disappointed. I try to just accept it all in God’s plan.. and God always shows me that my cup runneth over.
4. What is one goal you have for your future?

Become debt free & purchase a house! (whoops.. does that count as two?)

5. What is the theme song for your life?

“Just Keep Swimming” -Dori (Finding Nemo)

6. What was your favorite toy as a child?

I remember having a lot of Barbies (but no Kens)

7. If you could chose one fictional character or deceased historical person to spend the day with, who would it be?

Jesus. There are SO many things I want to ask him!

8. What phrase or word do you overuse the most?

“Umm..” I use it WAY more than I would like!!!!!

9. What completely creeps or grosses you out?

Veins that show and stick out. I am cringing as I am typing this!

10. If you were unable to live where you do now, where would you live?

Somewhere by an ocean!

11. Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

My Grandmother. (sorry Mom, you do inspire me too) She made immediate & distant family  her priority, and she was a constant reflection of Christ’s love & servant’s heart. I miss her every day and wish that I could have spent more time with her as an adult.

In no particular order:

(If you are not following any of these ladies, I suggest you hop to it!)

 – Heather Pepin – 

A VERY talented local photographer.. Love watching the way she & her husband are documenting their expected bundle of joy, as well as the whole thoughts/emotions that go along with that preparation.  I ESPECIALLY LOVE her closing Hopes, Wishes, & Dreams!

 – And that makes three – 

Following this adoption journey is really heartwarming. We don’t always realize how much goes into this decision and process. The struggles & anticipation CAN be very similar to bringing a child home the ‘old-fashioned’ way. Although I have not had these same challenges myself, her words fill me with courage and hope. Some people are just MEANT to be parents.. this lucky baby is going to experience SO MUCH LOVE!

 – Loved. Seen. Heard. – 

A friend recently suggested this read, and I’m SO glad he did. It is an inspiring look at becoming the YOU that you were meant to be. Looking forward to reading much more!

 – Our Faith Journey – 

This Grannie sure knows how to LIVE! (just like 2 Corinthians 5:7) I happened upon her when I was searching google images for ‘Faith Image” during a late night decorating brainstorm. Her header image completely derailed me from my mission, and made me start humming a choir tune from the quoted verse. Don’t you love it when God speaks DIRECTLY to you? It looks as though she hasn’t posted anything in almost a year, but I’m hoping that there is more to learn from her stories.

 – Mommy Monologue – 

Honestly, I can’t believe that she has under 200 followers, but I’m just going off her counters on the sidebar.This smart Mommie always leaves me wanting more, and somehow knows just where I am at in my journey. I don’t always get a chance to keep regularly updated with her posts, but whenever I check in, it’s JUST what I need. Plus her photos of her family are ‘Awww’-worthy!
I am really enjoying following these journeys (and more). When I read them it kinda makes me feels like part of an online community/extended family. Thank you to all of you (nominated or not) for taking the time and courage to put yourself out there and be real!


Nominee Questions:

1. If you had to live under the sea what kind of animal would you be?
2. What is your least favorite household chore?
3. If you were President for a day, what is the ONE thing you would change?
4. Who is your favorite childhood icon?
5. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
6. When met with confrontation, do you fight or run?
7. What is the best dish you can cook?
8. What is the CRAZIEST thing you’ve ever done?
9. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
10. Can you fake any accents?
11. You wouldn’t be caught dead, where?



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