Liebster Blog Award

I've been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award!
How Fun!!
And thank you to Lanaya, from Raising Reagan, for the nomination!
The Liebster award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
What is a Liebster?
 The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve nominated to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!
So, 11 things about me...
1. I am incrdibly stubborn and independent, and I will go out of my way to be such.
2. I have an awful nail biting habit.
3. I truly believe laughter is the best remedy.
4. I grew up with my dad, and thus have struggled at being a domesticated housewife.
5. Because of #'s 1 and 4, I have a full time job (though I'm currently on Maternity Leave).
6. When I met my husband, he was just too short for my standards.
7. I live on a tiny island nestled between the Pacific and East China Sea.
Okinawa, Japan
8. I love wine.
9. I am from the great state of OHIO!
10. My husband is from Michigan, but we met in Texas. That's a story for another day.
11. I am terrified of the dark.
Lanaya asked me the following questions...

What is your favorite food?
I love pastas, even if that are a carb-attack.
Name one thing you do that is unusual…
I have to wash my dishes before I put them in the dishwasher.
Who was your childhood hero…and is it still the same person?
I'm not sure if I had a childhood hero and I guess I've never really thought about who my hero is today. I guess that says something though if it doesn't automatically spring to mind, right?
What was your favorite book as a kid?
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech. And I stll have a copy.
Would you rather watch TV or read a book?
Honestly, I keep my TV on most of the day because I like white noise, but I hardly watch it. I would much rather read a book... but finding the quiet time to do it is sooo hard!
Where is your ideal place to live?
Sunny all year round... Okinawa would be perfect if they could get rid of typhoons and add a Target!
What is your favorite holiday?
I should say Christmas, but I really love Halloween. It's the one we always go all out for.
If you could have one day to do anything, what would it be?
Oooh, I think I'd have a long to do list. I'd really like to skydive though.
Which chore would you rather do…clean house, do laundry or go grocery shopping?
Grocery shopping. Unless I could do laundry without having to fold it.
Did you think you would have children when you “planned” out your life?
I didn't plan on getting married or having children at all. my life is nothing like what I had "planned" for myself. Turns out God is a much better planner though =)
What do you look forward to most about fall?
I haven't seen "fall" since 2008. I moved to Southern California, and then Okinawa, so it's been mostly summer for me since then. What I miss most is the changing and falling of the leaves and fall festivals!
I've Nominated the Following Ridiculously Awesome Blogs for this Award.
In No Particular Order...
1. Courtney at Chase All Your Dreams
2. Christine at Hooah and Highchairs
3. Stefani at Miss Jo and Co.
4. Kera at Nugget on a Budget

5. Chelsea at Life Unpublished

6. Leslie at Sincerely, Leslie

7. Roni at The Home Payge

8. The Nickels Family at Our Five Cents

9. Brittany at The Denny Buzz

10. Megan at The Mrs.

11. Kate at Still Room to Grow
The questions I want them to Answer are:
1. When and Why did you start Blogging?

2. If you could be anything else, what would you be?

3. You just won a million dollars, what are you going to do?

4. Whenever I was upset, I used to go to "my spot" by the river in my hometown, do you have a safeplace like this for moments like those?

5. What's your guilty pleasure?

6. What is your favorite food to cook? and to eat?

7. How did you find some of your favorite blogs?

8. Do your friends and family support your blogging habit? Do they Follow?

9. Your biggest fear?

10. Your proudest moment?

11. What is your favorite post you ever wrote?

Have fun!!!

Can't wait to read everyones!



  1. Thanks for the nomination, Ashlee! I'm excited to answer these today. :-)

  2. Thanks so much for the nomination! I hope to get this tomorrow!

  3. Hello! Wasn't this a fun post to do? We have a lot in common, I'm stubborn, bite my nails, and love wine too among a ton of other things I can relate to in your post! I'm happy to be your newest follower, I look forward to reading more from you :)

  4. Yay! that's so exciting! I'm possibly jealous :)
    Your blog is cute and deserving!
    Newest follower right here :)

  5. Congrats on this award nomination! That's so cool that you live in a little island off Japan! You seem to be so well travelled! Do you miss Ohio? Is the island you live on quite isolated or is it still big? Haha the comment about your husband being too short for your standards is funny and cute :P My boyfriend is like 6 foot 5 and im 5 foot 7 so i thought he was too tall for my standards!

    Anyway lovely blog you have here, now following :D

    xx Kate