Monday, September 14, 2015

Liebster Award

 hello gorgeous friends! 
{my pup is still on the mend, his ear got infected so we are on antibiotics but thanks for all the well wishes sent his way!}

I'm here on this Monday morning feeling ready to be with you guys this week. I got nominated twice for the Liebster Award from two blogs I love: Post Grad in Process and XOXO, Sophia!

Here are my questions:

1. What’s one item you would buy over and over again, that isn’t a necessity?
This question was so hard for me and I feel like it shouldn't be... then it dawned on me! My absolute favorite shoe is the birkenstock knock off from Skechers! I haven't actually tried the real birkenstock so I don't know how comfy it is, but the skechers version is literally heaven on your feet, the memory foam y'all!

2. What/Where is your dream vacation?
Probably bora bora or anywhere with crystal clear water and a hut to stay in {think couples retreat movie minus the crazy couple things}. I am a die hard beach girl!

3. What is your favorite beauty product?
Well I just recently found out it's not available anymore and I am KINDA freaking out. The toofaced amazing face pressed was my go to powder for at least 5 years and now I have no clue what I'm going to use. #colormedesperate

4. What’s your favorite holiday and why?
Growing up it was thanksgiving, it was always a big deal for my mom, brother and me. We would have dinner, then turn on Christmas shows, make hot cocoa and put our Christmas tree up that night, it was always super special. Now that I have my own family, I guess Christmas would be my favorite...simply because of the warm and fuzzy feelings. Tripp and I don't have any traditions started yet but I want to start some soon!

5. What were the very first blogs you started reading?
Easy... Mix and Match Mama was the very first and I had a friend from my hometown that started one before it was cool..Itsy Bitsy Brianna 

6. What motivates you to work hard?

I've always been super independent, ask my mom! I just want to know how to do everything so that I don't have to depend on anyone. I try to live life knowing that anything can happen {because it has in my life} and I need to be prepared to know how to live life on my own.

7. What’s the last movie you went to see? Was it any good?
It was Homefront on netflix...and it was okay. It was definitely a guy movie! My husband and cousin's husband {who we were watching it with} loved it. It had ALOT of butt kicking and name calling so.'s been a WHILE since we went to the I can't even remember what we saw last.

8. What’s your number one tip for blogging?

BE YOURSELF. At the beginning, that's literally all you have to offer and to make yourself different. By writing in your own personality, your blog automatically becomes different and your own place. People will relate and will want to read!

9. If you won $1,000, what would you do with it?

Currently, save it for Christmas. We are working on our budget now, to save for Christmas! We have a pretty big list of people we buy for and we have to get each other something because we haven't in a while and I miss presents!

10. What is a talent that you would like to learn?

I wish I was musically talented in some area, drums or piano probably. My mom literally put me in every kind of class except a music class growing up so that's the one thing I've never tried! I may be horrible at it but I'd love to try.

I don't have anyone to nominate because I BELIEVE everyone has done it that I love sooo here are some blogs I recommend to read:

Post Grad in Progress

XOXO, Sophia!

Colors of Life

Meet @ the Barre

The New Mrs

Y'all have the BEST Monday! See you back tomorrow for a show and tell Tuesday!

PS. Don't forget to like Not A Mom's facebook page! pss. it's a work in progress!


  1. Oh gosh my dream vacay would be bora bora too - except for the flight that is not a dream lol! I'll have to add homefront to our list since Gary would love it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. The Holiday Armadillo is my ALL TIME FAVE friends episode! I've seen it at least 20 times and I still laugh every time! I'm currently typing on my computer and LOLLING.... ;)

  3. Still praying for your pup! Bora Bora is my dream vacation too! It looks so relaxing! The GIF's in this post have me laughing out loud! Especially the monkey! Haha.
    (: I hope you have a great week!

  4. Yay! So glad you answered these questions! I'm thinking about your puppy. I'll follow you on Facebook now!

  5. Loved getting to read more about you girl! My dream vacay is definitely Bora Bora. Although the flight there would drive me crazy. And I haven't been to the movies in forever either! I'm not a huge movie theater person!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. When I found out ULTA was going to stop carrying my favorite blush I FREAKED out and ran to the store and bought all the ones that had left, I feel your pain. Your Thanksgiving tradition sounded so nice and homey, now I want it to be Thanksgiving!

  7. Love these kinds of posts!!! And that Friends episode is one of my favorites!!! That and really all of their holiday episodes!!

  8. Ohhhh I loved Too faced products I need to check that one out! Thanks for the nomination girl!! Bora Bora I mean major swoon that is on my total bucket list for sure!

  9. Bora Bora would be a dream vacation! That picture looks absolutely perfect. I hate it when companies discontinue products! Maybe you could find it on Amazon or eBay? Too Faced is good stuff, I don't even know what would be comparable!

  10. There are so many good things in this post. First of all, THANK YOU for mentioning my blog that makes me smile so big. Second, I absolutely love that you said if you won that $$ you would save for Christmas. Sounds just like something I would do. Ahhhh, I love the holidays. Also yay for creating a Facebook page. Going to follow you right now!

  11. I would loveee to go to Bora Bora! And one of my favorite hair products was discontinued and I am still searching for a replacement...I feel your pain! Love getting to read more about you!


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