Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Well color me flattered!

I recently "met" a new blogger, Kelly from simply kelly, and she and I became fast blog friends. I even told Andrew that I want to meet her the next time we're in Austin. Anyway, she nominated me for two awards, The Liebster Blog Award and the Tell Me About Yourself Award! Thank you, Kelly!!!!

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers with under 200 followers to gain exposure. After some Googling, here is a description I found of the blog award origins: "The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."

Rule time!
1. Thank your Liebster Award presenter on your blog (check!).
2. Link back the Blogger who awarded you (check!).
3. Give your top 5 picks for the award (scroll down!).
4. Inform your top 5 by commenting on their blog (will do!).
5. Post the award on your blog (duh.).

1. Thank and link back the person who awarded you (check!).
2. Write 7 random things about yourself (scroll down!).
3. Spread the love to 15 more bloggers (psh I'll give you 25).

7 random things? This may be hard to limit. I'm rather odd.

1. I love peanut butter. I eat it straight from the jar. Not just any peanut butter, though. No, no. Give me Better 'N Peanut Butter or give, something else to snack on.

I scour every grocery store for this stuff, but it's hard to come by unless you shop at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods! Luckily I have found a couple of stores in Chicago that sell it, and my co-worker is even on the prowl for me: she brought me TWO jars when she went home for the weekend. That's how much I love this stuff.

2. Before I shower I HAVE to brush my teeth. That way I am completely clean after the shower! Andrew thinks this is so weird. Maybe it is, but I have to do it!

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

3. My family is as awesome and fun as it is huge: my mom is one of ten kids, so I have around 50 cousins and second cousins. That's a lot of weddings, baptisms, and graduations! Yes, I said "around." I kind of lost count.

     3a. Another thing about my family: my parents are from Pittsburgh so I grew up a Steelers fan. I just love that team! Andrew and I met at the DC Steelers bar even though he is a devoted Lions fan, and he now cheers for them too!

4. Andrew and I go to as many sporting events as possible; when we lived in DC on Capitol Hill about a mile from Nationals Park we averaged one game a week. Cheap tickets + close proximity = Nats fans for life. In fact, our cat Teddy is named after one of the Nats racing president mascots, Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy has never won a race, but our cat Teddy won our hearts. (bahahaha I couldn't even type that without cracking up!)


5. In my perfect world I would be a size 4 and eat Chipotle or Pizza Hut every day of the week. For dessert? Brownie sundaes or cheesecake of course!

6. While I may post about fashion (whether the style is classy or sassy), my style-loving heart actually belongs to Old Navy Performance Fleece.

7. Since my appearance isn't as high as a priority as it should be, on the rare days I look like a woman I get myself into trouble. How? Well, once I walked into a wall because I was checking out/admiring my hair in a store window while walking. Look both ways after you style your hair, folks!

Source: via Stacy on Pinterest

Top 5 picks for the Liebster Blog Award:

1. My BFF Callie from if you're bored then you're boring
2. Co-worker Beth from Tres Bien Ensemble
3. Previous co-worker Meredith from His & Hers
4. Sorority sister Sarah from A Buckeye in Badgerland
5. New blogger friend Aimee from Chronicles of a Dime

Spreading love! These blogs (in addition to the ones above and Kelly's blog!) are my daily reads. 
1. {av} from long distance loving and Friday's Fancies fame
2. Megan from Style Me Swanky
3. Christina from Hungry Meets Healthy
4. Kendi from Kendi Everyday
5. Cassie from Hi Sugarplum!
6. Belle from Capitol Hill Style
7. Lauren from Aspiring Kennedy 
8. Julie & Lauren from Born & Bread
9. Nuha from Habibi
10. Sorority sister Holly from Running in Stilettos
11. Ashley from The Shine Project
12. Gina from
14. Author Rachel from MWF Seeking BFF - just finished her book and love her blog!
15. Megan from Feathers & Freckles
16. Danielle from Breakfast At Toast and The Everygirl - LOVE The Everygirl!!
17. Clare from Twirling Clare
18. Katie from Chocolate-Covered Katie
19. Michelle from The Vintage Apple
20. Bianca from Sweet Dreaming
21. Marissa from The Boot
22. Chelsea from Hello Miss Chelsea
23. Carly from College Prep
25. Meg from 2birds1blog

And there you have it! Go check out all of those fun blogs! Thanks again to Kelly!


callie ;) said...

i love the clumsy phrase! that's so me, too! :)

thanks for the love - i'll do this when i'm done with my blogger challenge! love you mucho. xoxo.

Kelly M. said...

Yay for doing this! And yes, definitely the next time your are in Austin we have to get together!

Nicole said...

Oh I love hearing other bloggers favorite blogs. There are a few newbies I have never heard of. Yay!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

Loved reading more about you, and thanks for including me!!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

Love reading more about you, and thanks for including me!!