Saturday, June 30, 2012

Have you ever been Liebstered? It happened to me...

But hey, being Liebstered is pretty awesome!!

So let me clue you in...

It's an AWARD!!

Kristin from A Vintage Fairy chose my little blog to receive this Newbie award! How sweet is she!! So here's the rundown on my fancy little pink "Liebster Award"...

Award Description:
The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. 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 the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 5 people to award the Liebster and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. Remember, no tag backs!

Alrighty, you asked for it Kristin (pour girl has no idea what she's getting herself into!)
So down to the nitty gritty... 11 things about me!

  1. I'm a Mom to 3 amazing kiddos. Morgan (16), Kylie (13) and Connor (10, in less than a month).
  2. I've been married to Mr. Concrete (whose name has been changed as he's kinda famous... well, at least his name is) since I was 18. Almost 17 years later we're still going strong.
  3. I have 4 of the best girlfriends anyone could ever ask for! Crystal, Kristin, Paula and Sarah (in alphabetical order as to show no favoritism :) I'd lay down in front of a bus for these ladies, or at least hold their hair back as they puke. Whichever comes first...
  4. I was a night shift Labor & Delivery nurse for 8 years.(where I met those wonderful gals in #3) I worked on a unit that delivered more babies than any other hospital in a 13 state region. Just a clue, that's a TON OF BABIES!! Burn out set in for me a while back, so I'm taking a break from the hospital and enjoying working in the office setting for an OB/GYN. (his name's famous too, not sure how that keeps happening??)
  5. I have no filter. (see #4) I may or may not frequently mention your bowel movements, vagina, cervix or even, god forbid, SEX in normal conversation and not have any idea that I'm making you uncomfortable. What, not everyone talks about those things at work every day?
  6. I have small hands with short fingers. This is an occupational hazard. You might think this is a good thing. But remember, I said they're short. Really short. Now remember I check cervix's, that are far, far, far away from my short, short fingers. Like I said, occupational hazard, for the patients anyway. Sorry about this. Refer back to #5! 
  7. I have 2 dogs. Lizzie, a Mini Schnauzer and Dozer, an English Bulldog. I'd love to tell you they're just like my kids, but if I have to clean up diarrhea or kick that snoring Bulldog out of my room one more time... anyway, onto #8.
  8. He's snoring right now! Good thing I'm in the living room.
  9. I used to have a cleaning lady. I miss her. My house misses her. Anyone who stays at my house misses her. She was worth her weight in gold. I WILL GET ANOTHER ONE... someday :(
  10. I like a good glass of Wine. Or a Margarita. Or a green apple Smirnoff Ice. Or an Amaretto Sour. Ah hell, I'm not picky!
  11. I'm trying to lose weight... again! I hate it. It's icky. I need motivation. Hey, maybe I'll blog about it. How are y'all on motivation??

It would appear that in looking at what a Liebster award is, I inadvertently copied the rules from another blog, so I stole these questions from her.

  1. What is your favorite movie? Favorite line?
    • It changes, but today it's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Best line.. "Not my daughter you B$%CH!!
    2.  What has been your most romantic moment?
    • The day my husband came home on leave from Iraq and surprised me by just showing up at the door. No warning, just him!!
    3.  Who has influenced you the most?
    • My lovely friend Sarah. You can't watch her go through life without it affecting yours!
    4.  What part of your morning routine do you consider essential?
    • Umm, teeth brushing!!
    5.  What is the biggest change you have made in your life in the last year?
    • Well it was just over a year ago, but I quit the hospital and started working in the clinic.
    6.  What is your favorite quote? Why?
    • The decision to have a child is to accept that your heart will forever walk about outside your body... Elizabeth Stone. I think the quote itself answers the "why?"
    7.  What is the best compliment you have ever received?
    • That I was the perfect example of what friends are for.
    8.  When have you embarrassed yourself in public?
    • Cheerleading, high school football game. Kicked the wrong leg, ended on my A_ _! Homecoming. It was packed!
    9.  Who is your favorite author?
    • Do I have to pick just one? Fine... Diana Gabaldon
   10.  When you were a child, what did you wanna be when you grew up?
    • Something in the medical field.
   11.  What was the last movie you saw in the theater? Was it good?
    • Avengers. One word... EYECANDY!!!

Ok, for the 11 questions for the people I chose...
I should have listed one of the things about myself as "I'm LAZY". That being said, I'd like the people that I "Liebster" to use the 11 questions above.
Yeah it's cheating. It's how I roll.

I've nominated these 5 lovely blogs for the Liebster Award:
Melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle
CJ @ Juniper and Roses
Melody @ My Passion for Decor
Amy @ The Blissful Bee
Doreen @ Hymns and Verses

I had lots of fun with my Liebster Award, I hope you ladies will do the same!!

Thanks again Kristin!!!



  1. your welcome. you deserve it! I enjoyed reading your answers :)

  2. Congrats! I just found you and am your newest follower! (I was nominated too :) I'd love you to visit and say hello!

  3. Congrats on the Award! Fun learning new things about you.
    I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  4. Congratulations on the award! I am really enjoying your witty writing style. I also love your projects, very cute ideas! I'm glad to have found you at the newbie party and am a new follower! I am going to nominate you for another award, cuz you're just that dang good:) I'm sure everyone will enjoy hearing even more about you! So come grab your badge for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD and get the details as soon as you can! Have a fabulous day!


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