Thursday, August 22, 2013

I'd like to thank the Academy

Okay so I'll never win an Academy Award, but really most people don't. Lucky for me last week Rachel over at five twenty eight nominated me for the Liebster award! Lucky for you this award requires no acceptance speech. 

This is an award for new bloggers (less than 200 followers). I loved reading Rachel's answers, and I'm so excited and honored that she nominated me. 
Here are the rules:

1. Answer questions from the blogger who nominated you.

2. Choose 11 bloggers to nominate (they have to have less than 200 followers).

3. Come up with 11 questions for these bloggers.
4. Comment on a post & tell them that they have been nominated!

1. What song is your favorite?

I really love music, and have a new obsession song every month or so, but my all time favorite is Let It Be by the Beatles. I think it is so uplifting and positive; listening to it always makes me feel better about life. 

2. What's your favorite drink(alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic)?
Alcoholic: Margaritas - plain, frozen, extra salt
Non-Alcoholic - Sweet Tea

3. What's your favorite Disney movie?
I love, love, love Disney movies, so this is a really tough question. Snow White is hands down my favorite Disney Princess, but I don't think it's my favorite movie (the evil queen still kinda terrifies me). I think if I had to pick a favorite I'd say Mary Poppins, because she's practically perfect in every way. 

4. The love of your life is taking you on your dream vacation, where are you going?
Well I've never been out of the country so there are so many places I'd love to visit; however,I would probably say Rome. I think it'd be so romantic to drink wine and eat gellato in such a beautiful and cultural place. 

5. What's something unique about you?
I don't know if this is unique so much as weird, but I have a weird obsession with looking at restaurant menus online. If I'm going out to eat somewhere I will look up their menu. If I'm watching the Food Network and there is a restaurant I'll look up their menu. If I'm reading a magazine and see a restaurant featured I will go look up their menu. If someone writes a post and mentions they went to some restaurant I will go look up that menu.

6. Overall trend that is supposedly happening -- yay or nay?
I've seen leopard prints popping up all over the place and I couldn't be more excited! According to the September issue of Glamour "leopard is the new neutral" How fun is that!? I've always said that gold is just a fun neutral, I don't know if I'm completely sold on leopard print joining in, but I'm certainly excited to give it a try this fall. 

7. What made you want to join the blogging world?
As I've mentioned before this is actually my second time blogging. I kept a blog periodically for about a year sophomore year at Ole Miss, but then became too busy to keep it up. This time when I started blogging I did it simply as a way to keep writing. I missed the constant writing I did in my journalism classes, plus I decided the only way to become better is with constant practice. The only person I've told about this blog is one of my friends. 

8. What's your favorite recipe that you cook or somebody cooks for you?
My mom makes this really delicious mexican chicken in the crock pot. It's from a Pinterest recipe and is super simple to make. You just take chicken breasts (you can even use frozen) and a jar of salsa and combine them in a crock-pot to cook. When it's done it's so tender it just shreds. We use it for tacos, burritos, quesadillas; really it's perfect for any type of mexican dish. 

9. Where are your favorite places to shop?
I mostly shop at Belk, Old Navy, and TJ Maxx. But I do have a few pieces that I love from Lilly Pulitzer,  J. Crew (we have an outlet at home!) and small boutiques in Oxford. I also love finding a great steal from Target. Let's be honest though, there is no where I don't love to shop. 

10. How can somebody make your day?
Honestly I'm very easy to please, all it takes is for someone to do something genuinely nice for me. This can be someone sending me a thoughtful gift, buying me a sonic drink, or just texting to say hello. 

11. Who are 11 bloggers that you want to nominate for a Liebster award?
Amy from Leopard Spot the blog
Eloise from Awkward Giraffe
Laura from Back-handsprings Through Bridgetown 
Megan from From Megan with Love
Alex from Pink and Prosperous
Jennifer from Bubbly & Buttercream
Morgan from Makeshift Margaritas

And here are the 11 questions for you to answer!
1. You're 8 years old, what do you want to be when you grow up?
2. What is your favorite movie?
3. If you had all the money in the world, what would be your 1 fashion splurge?
4. Name something interesting about your hometown/the town where you currently live.
5. What's the best gift you've ever given or received?
6. Who is your role model?
7. The song you wish they'd never play on the radio again
8. You get to trade places with someone for a day, who do you choose?
9. What's the best thing you've ever eaten?
10. Who is the person you text most often?
11. Who are the 11 (or more, or less) bloggers you want to nominate?

Okay so that's only 7 blogs, but in writing this post I realized how few "new" blogs I follow. I hope you'll go and check these ladies out because they are seriously so interesting. I'd love to see some suggestions for some more "new" blogs you love too!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I loved reading your answers! My mom and I make that crock pot chicken too! We put a packet of taco seasoning in it. SO good and so easy! Also, you're not alone in looking up restaurant menus! There was this restaurant that was in an old church in Michigan that has this amazing mac & cheese so I looked up to see how far it was from my boyfriend when he went to Michigan State! I also love the song choice and your drink choices! Have a great weekend!


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