So, as I was about to go to bed around 8:30pm on Monday night (not ashamed of it) I did one last quick check of my blog and I was SO excited to discover that Beth at Mangoes and Miles  had nominated me for the Liebster Award!!


You have no idea how psyched I was. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Liebster Award is given to new bloggers (those with under 200 followers) by another blogger who deems the aforementioned bloggers to be up-and-comers and “ones to watch”.

Liebster is German for beloved, so this award is an all around feel good pat on the back, and it feels great. Thank you Beth!

The rules are:

  1. List 11 Random Facts about myself
  2. Answer 11 questions that Beth wrote for me
  3. Pass the torch by nominating 11 bloggers
  4. Create 11 questions for my nominees
  5. Display the Liebster Award logo

So, without further ado my 11 random facts are:

  1. When I say “I need to get work done”, I’m usually referring to my blog, but I actually work at a hedge fund.
  2. I am very good at remembering long strings of numbers. I know all my credit card numbers,  bank accounts and every gym locker code I’ve ever had, by heart.
  3. I’m addicted to Starbucks (yes, Starbucks, stop looking at me like that hipsters) and the drink I get every single morning is a grande non-fat blonde misto.
  4. In college I majored in French.
  5. During the volleyball unit in high school gym class, I was so bad at volleyball that when it came time to break into groups, the gym teacher put me in the group with the injured students and gave us a beach ball to play with.
  6. My boyfriend is the coolest person I’ve ever met.
  7. I love oldies music- anything by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is my jam.
  8. I had my first paid writing job when I was 16 doing articles about my high school’s sports teams for the town newspaper.
  9. I believe in ghosts.
  10. My TV is almost always set to Food Network.
  11. I absolutely love pedicures. If it was socially acceptable to get a pedicure every day, I would.

My answers to Beth’s questions are as follows:

1. If there was only one food you could eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cookie dough, raw eggs and all.


2. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?

India. No, on safari in Kenya. No, to a beach in Bora Bora.

bora bora

3. What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory?

When I was about 8 years old, I was making my mother be my audience for a dance routine I made up. However before I started the dance, I made a HUGE deal about how important it was to stretch first “so I don’t hurt myself,” as I kept saying. But I wouldn’t let my mother go anywhere or do anything else while I just sat there stretching for a ridiculously long amount of time.

Finally it was time to dance. I put a little too much oomph into my first move, which involved kicking my leg up like a rockette, and I flew into the air as if I just slipped on a banana peel and fell on my butt. Once it was clear I was completely fine, just embarrassed, my mother couldn’t stop laughing. To reiterate: After 20 minutes of stretching so I didn’t hurt myself, I fell on my butt during my first dance move. After 20 years, I have yet to live it down.

4. Chocolate or vanilla? ;)



5. What do you want to accomplish by the time you die?

I hope to be able to look back on my life as I sit in my energy efficient, futuristic, floating house at the ripe old age of 102, and see a century’s worth of health, happiness and perseverance that I spent surrounded by family and friends.

(I guess the only thing that sentence told you specifically is that I want to live in a floating house. I also want to publish a book, be in an a commercial, raise a family, visit 6 out the 7 continents because I have no desire to go to Antarctica, and get really good at baking.)

6. If you were given 24 hours to live, what would you do?

I would write one heck of a good-bye post for my blog so that everyone who read it would get teary eyed. Then I would write a bunch of emails to friends and family and utilize gmail’s boomerang feature which lets you delay sending out emails, so when the emails arrived a day or two later it would be like I was communicating from wherever it is I’m going :) I would then spend the remaining 23 hours with people I love.

7. Are you allergic to anything?


8. What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to know how to do?

How to play piano.

9. What do you consider to be the most valuable thing you own?

Stocks :)

10. What is the first thought that crosses your mind when you wake up in the morning?

‘Is my blog post ready to be published? Probably not. Is it offensive in any way? Probably. Do I have time to make changes? Nope, it’s going up as is.’

11. What is your favorite quote? 

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right” -Henry Ford.

My nominees in alphabetical order are as follows:

Britt @ Britt’s Running Style

Caitlyn @ City & the Cubical

Chelsea @ The Outlaw Life

Koryn @ High Heels & Healthy Alternatives

Lauren @ Rustic Honey

Meghan and Rebekah @ fitness crEATures

Natalie & Sara @ Fun.Fit.Femme

Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama

My 11 questions for my nominees:

  1. How many siblings do you have and where do you fall in birth order?
  2. What is your most embarrassing childhood memory? (stolen from Beth, because that’s an awesome question)
  3. What is  your favorite junk food snack?
  4. If you were a super hero, what would your name be?
  5. What is one thing you can not live without?
  6. What was your undergrad major and does it relate to what you’re doing now?
  7. If you were a sitcom character, which one would you be?
  8. If you could get any celebrity to play you in the movie of your life, who would you choose?
  9. Would you rather win an Emmy, an Oscar, a Tony or a Grammy?
  10. If you could go on a one month vacation starting tomorrow, where would you go?
  11. Are you a morning, afternoon and/ or evening exerciser?

Again, thank you Beth for the nomination! Hope you all enjoyed that peak behind the curtain :)


31 Thoughts on “The Liebster Award!

  1. Thanks for nominating me! I will work on my Liebster post this weekend and for early next week. I think the toughest part will be nominating other newbie bloggers. I have a few in mind, but a lot of the blogs I follow are pretty well-established. I love oldies too! Atlanta had a great oldies station when I was growing up, and my mom always had it on in the car. I even went to two oldies concerts in the Georgia Dome, including one with the Beach Boys!

  2. Thanks for nominating me lady! I will work on this on my lunch :) Loved your answers and random facts. A lot of my answers to Beth’s questions would have been the same :) This is a really cool idea!

  3. You deserve this award :) I LOVED this: Cookie dough, raw eggs and all.
    I would be all over that with you!!

  4. on May 1, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

    Thanks for the nomination!!! Sara and I will work on this before we leave next week for trips!!! I love your dance story and could not agree more about the floating house :)

  5. I was laughing throughout this entire post. (And I’m sitting in our servery eating Cheerios, so I was essentially laughing into my Cheerios for a good few minutes.) This is why I nominated you; you’re hilarious and so honest and I love it. :)

    The fact that you know all of your credit card numbers, bank accounts, and gym locker codes is incredibly impressive to me. I’m also incredibly jealous. It took me the entire semester to memorize my organic chemistry lab locker combination. I finally got it on the last day! 😛

  6. Awesome award! Thank you for nominating out blog! :) :) What a fantastic way to start the day! That picture of chocolate ice cream inside of chocolate cookies is unfair. I want it now, please!!!!

  7. Chelsea on May 1, 2013 at 9:58 am said:

    Thanks for the nomination, m’dear!! You’re pretty much the kittens mittens and I can’t wait to diligently answer these questions later this afternoon – especially that sitcom character question, which I will now be thinking about all day. Pretty sure you’re the best new blog out there, not to mention an interwebs bff 😉

  8. Eric on May 1, 2013 at 10:52 am said:

    Congrats on your well-deserved Liebster award! You’ve made a beliebster out of me.

  9. As you know, I’m TOO excited about this nomination! Can’t wait to post my answers this week! Thanks again!! And I also love your first answer – “Cookie dough, raw eggs and all.” Ha, love it!

  10. Fun! Congrats on the nomination :) I could also get pedicures every. single. day. They are so relaxing and good for your feet!

  11. Congrats on your nomination and thank you soooo very very much for also nominating me! My jaw dropped when I read your message! I’m over the moon :) Now, I just have to think about these questions a bit! haha! This will be fun! Thanks again and enjoyed your answers!

  12. It’s always fun to read these and learn more about the blogger! You always have me cracking up when I read your posts- I particularly like your response to question #10. And it is so cool that you majored in French, it is such a beautiful language. I wish I could speak it!

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  14. How fun! I love reading random facts :) and congrats on the nomination!

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  16. so great getting to “know” you better! I also am addicted to starbucks and I would only eat cookie dough for every meal if that was acceptable 😉

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