Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Very First Leibster Award

Well, I apparently have been granted my first ever Leibster blogger award. Whoo hoo! Thanks to Tiffany at Mama Bear Diaries!!
Here are the eleven questions she asked me, and so here I go with my responses…..
1. Why did you start blogging?
I originally started blogging just as an outlet to talk about my faith and everyday life. I have always been a journal-er and this was a much more efficient and fun way to go about it all. Then, a couple years ago I got into photography and used blogging as a tool to learn and grow by reading other mom-tog blogs. And now, I still use it for photography, but I also use it to document my little family’s life and adventures. I think its a great way to memory keep and to journal what goes on, even small things. Its been a great way this past year to document Landon’s milestones, trips we went on, phases he went through, and pictures I have taken.  I also just love the community of blogging.

2. What is your one thing that you do in life that is just for you?
Right now…not a lot! I do love photography, anything outdoors, and traveling, but honestly the time I get to myself is mostly spent browsing blogs and catching up on Real Housewives (I know I know, I can’t help it!) or Greys Anatomy.

3.What is your all time favorite color?

Easy one…blue! Its calming to me…and cozy- and reminds me of the beach, so that’s always a plus.
4. How many kids do you want?
Well, we have one already- He will be one in just a couple weeks. But I think ultimately we’d like atleast two, maybe three. We’re still adjusting to just one….so we’ll wait a little longer before we have our second!

5. If you have children, how did you come up with their names? If you don't have any but want some, do you have names in mind?
His full name is Landon Cole- neither has significant meaning, we just liked it!

6. What would you say is the one meal you have perfected over the years?
Um…does chocolate chip cookies count as a meal? I cook from a crock pot…so any crock pot recipe I can master!

7. How did you meet your husband?
John and I met when I was in high school. He lived in the same dorm as my sister her freshman year of college at ECU, and I went to visit her for a basketball game. He was nice enough to give me an extra ticket he had. We were friends for a few years and once I got to ECU we started hanging out more, and eventually started dating. The rest is history :)

8. What is your favorite night time tv show?

Just one? I’ll just give you my list of shows which I usually watch via DVR: Any Real Housewives…trashy as they may be I can’t help it! Greys Anatomy, Revenge, Hawaii Five-0 and Dallas (what are we gonna do without Larry Hagman, y’all!?)
9. How did you come up with your blog name?
I actually got it after reading the book Eat Pray Love…This quote for me really affected me.
“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.”
Elizabeth Gilbert
I was at a place in life that was really confusing, had a lot of change going on, and just really struggled to be happy where I was. And this kind of taught me that it was up to me to find the happiness, or the beautiful within life and recognize it as God’s blessings on me, no matter how small or insignificant it may be. I then also ready the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that’s on my side bar and that too fit what I wanted to use this blog for- the Beautiful Within Life.

10. Where is your all time favorite place to shop?
Target or Marshalls…or Home Goods. :) I love a bargain!

11. What is your favorite food?
I have to pick just one food? I really REALLY love some true New York style pizza.
So there it is, my Q & A from the Mama Bear Diaries!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the internet :)

1 comment:

  1. I love it!
    I was always a journal keeper growing up. So i love to blog. I am really trying to get better at doing it again.
    But Greys Anatomy and Revenge are my guilty pleasures also!!!


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