I'm not Dead--And I got a Liebster!

First of all I must apologize for the ridiculous amount of time I've gone between posts. Let's just say there are games afoot. But you shall know everything in time. Patience, young grasshoppers.

So anyways I was beyond stoked this morning when I woke up to see a message from the lovely Savannah over at Arizona Sunshine, telling me she nominated me for a Liebster Award! What, what?!! Thanks Savannah!

For those of you who don't know what it is (I didn't, so thank the Lawd Savannah's nomination came with an explanation) here's how it works:

1)Thank your glorious nominator and link back to their blog.
2)Answer the 11 questions from your nominator and then give 11 fun facts about yourself.
3)Nominate other up-and-coming blogs that you enjoy following and who you feel deserve some extra bloggy love!
4) Come up with 11 questions of your own to ask your nominees.

Here we go!

What's been your most favorite vacation?
We went to Maui last spring and it was amazing. We didn't want to leave!

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cheese. I love cheese on an unhealthy level. I always tell people that if I was stuck on a desert island and could only pick one thing to eat forever it would be cheese.

What's been the most inspirational book or movie you've read or seen?
This is probably an pretty obscure answer but one of the most inspirational movies I have ever seen is Life is Beautiful. It's a foreign film that came out in the 90s. Warning- do not watch without a box of tissues handy.
If you couldn't live where you're living now, where would you live and why?
Maui. Or at least somewhere in Hawaii. When we left last spring, I was legitimately sad. Everything about the Hawaiian lifestyle was totally us. It's just so laid back, and beautiful. We could see raising a family there. We even looked at real estate--holy reality check. It's going to take a lot of hard work and saving but we're determined to end up there one day. We call it the 5-year plan. 

What's one thing you would tell your 16 year old self?
Oh geez. My 16 year old self was a train wreck. Hmmm...I would tell her that you don't have to find love at 16.Don't let your young life revolve around a guy, especially one who doesn't respect you. Stop being so serious and go have fun! It will save you years of heartbreak and tears.

If you could live in any other time period what would it be?
The 1930s-40s. I love listening to my Grandmother tell stories about her life growing up in Biloxi, Mississippi  It was just such a simpler time back then! There seemed to be far fewer "blurred lines." Plus I love the fashion and music of that era. 

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
Let's go with Winnie, specifically. She's the most spoiled dog on the planet. She basically gets whatever she wants-usually.

If you had to pick a movie to be your life, which one would you pick?
The Hunger Games? Totally kidding. Probably...It's a Wonderful Life. It would be pretty cool to have the opportunity to see how blessed I really am even when things seem like they couldn't get any worse. And if you haven't seen It's a Wonderful Life I demand you go find and watch it immediately. Otherwise YOU CAN'T SIT WITH US.

What stereotypical "man" job would you want to try out?
Man job? Most things that men do I have no interest in doing whatsoever. But, for the sake of not copping out...I wouldn't hate being in the secret service for a day, have that whole "Agent K" thing going on.

What's your favorite pizza topping?
CHEESE!!! Duh.

What's your favorite form of social media?
Truth be told, I really suck at social media. Half the time it just drives me bonkers! Really this blog is my main form of social media.

11 Fun facts
1) I hate onions.
2) I was born in Oahu, Hawaii.
3) I'm the oldest of 4 kids.
4) I listen to Disney music while taking bubble baths.
5) My favorite band is Dashboard Confessional.
6) My Mom is my best friend.
7) I don't get along with Tequila.
8) I hate cooking.
9) I'm not crafty.
10)I want to be a published author one day.
11)I desperately want another dachshund for my birthday.

And my nominees are...
Brooke @ Babbling Brookelyn
Danae @ Duh!Danae
Tina @ Joey's Mom Has Got it Going On
Rebekkah @ Reba K Writes

Here are my 11 Questions
1) What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you?
2) If you could trade lives with anyone for a day, who would it be?
3) Have you ever confronted a stranger about something?
4) Who is the person who has had the most impact on you and why?
5) Scariest thing that's ever happened to you?
6) What you would never wish on even your worst enemy?
7) What's your guilty pleasure?
8) If you go back to any day of your life, what would it be?
9) Biggest pet peeve?
10)Fashion trend you just don't get?
11)Is there such a thing as a dumb question? :P

Much love to ya,


  1. Oh yay your back! I was gonna email you to make sure you were okay haha

  2. P.s. I love Dashboard too. Stolen is my favorite song. It melts me.

  3. heyyyo! thanks for the tag mah lady. and can we emo together and listen to dashboard and pretend we're in high school again?!

  4. I would move to HI in a HEARTBEAT if I could afford it.
    My husband though? I'd have to really convince him to move makes me so sad to even say that.