Liebster Award!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!

The other week I was nominated by the super sweet Meghan for the Liebster award!

She posed the following questions for me to answer, so here goes:

1. What is the best book you've read in the last year?
Probably What Alice Forgot by Lianne Moriarty. But I've read a lot of great books this year, so it's hard to choose just one. (check out my Book Reviews tab for some more recommendations)

2. What does a "normal" day look like for you?
Waking up around 6:30, walking Cooper, eating breakfast and heading out the door by 7:30. At work with kiddos until 4, then back home to walk Cooper and work out. Talk to my best friend (most days), making dinner and unwinding from the day with the hubs. Cuddling with Cooper on the couch and heading to bed around 10. Nothing too nuts!

3. Manicure and pedicure or blow out?
As much as I love a good blow out, I'd take the mani pedi since they last longer than the blow out.

4. What is the one food you could eat every day?
Cheese. I'm a fiend for cheese. I'd eat it on top of things shredded, in slices on crackers, or just by itself. I'm a cheese lover, for sure.
{via}  lol--love this :)
5. What is the biggest item on your bucket list?
I don't know if it's bucket list worthy, but getting our basement re-done so that we can have a huge get-together with our friends to kick off the Summer is high on my priority list right now. Luckily we've started taking steps to get this done and hopefully will be finished with it soon!

6. What is been your favorite part of blogging?
I'm sure my answer is the same as most people's would be to this question, but it's meeting so many amazing women. The ones who are supportive, helpful, kind and caring. It's hard to find people like that, and I've found an abundance of them in the blog world. I'm super thankful for those relationships and the support network that comes with it!

7. How do you relax?
It depends. Sometimes it's working out, other times it's vegging in front of the tv, or reading outside. Anything that distracts me from any of the stresses of daily life.

8. Favorite drink?
Wine (duh), or an Arnold Palmer (dirty!)--perfect for a summer drink!

9. What is your dream vacation?
Going to the Maldives. It looks like Heaven.
Greece is pretty high up there as well!

10. What is your favorite room in your house/apartment and why?
Right now I'd say it's our guest bedroom. It looks so put together and "adult" to me. I love walking by it every day and seeing how clean it looks.
But, to be fair, I love all of the rooms that we've done updates to because it shows all of the hard work that we've done to make our house feel like a home.

I nominate the following 5 bloggers for the Liebster award:

Courtney@Eric and Courtney

Here are your questions:

1. If you could pick up and go to any state in the U.S. right now, where would it be and why?
2. Sweet or Salty?
3. What are you looking forward to most this Summer?
4. If you could sit and read a book for an entire day, what genre would you choose?
5. What day of the week is your favorite and why?
6. Are you on Pinterest? What types of things do you pin the most? Link to your board.
7. What's your favorite app on your phone?
8. When you're having a rough day, what are some things that you do to de-stress?
9. If you could change careers right now, what would you do?
10. What's your favorite dessert and/or appetizer?

Thanks for nominating me, Meghan!!


  1. Mani / pedi all the way girl - I'm totally with you!! And with cheese - it's seriously the best thing ever - I add it to everything which is probably my problem lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I still need to read What Alice Forgot. I think I need to download that when I get home before I forget again! I couldnt agree more about a mani/pedi! As much as I love a good blow out, the massage you get WHILE getting the mani/pedi is perfect. And yes to cheese. Seriously, I could eat cheese on pretty much everything!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. that's so exciting! congrats!! Happy Cinco De Mayo!

  4. Don't you love when you have one really put together thing in your life and you feel like such an adult! That room looks great! I think you should share more details because I love bedspread and curtains. Inquiring minds!

  5. That bedroom is gorgeous!! And I'm with you on CHEESE!! BRING IT ON!

  6. Mani/Pedis always!
    Your guest room is gorgeous!

  7. I'm right with you on the cheese answer. It's just so good.

  8. This was fun to read! I'd pick a mani/pedi over a blow out too - all day :) and I love that bedroom! It looks amazing!

  9. I second you on the cheese love. So good, its the one thing I missed while preggo, soft cheeses.

  10. I'm planning a girls day with one of my best friends for this weekend and our biggest debate at the moment is a blow out, or pedi/mani.... ha ha! I'm with you on the pedi/mani since it lasts longer!!
    I love the amazing friendships that come out of blogging as well (that friend that I'm doing the girls day with this Saturday?! We met years ago from blogging and it turned into real life bff's!) I'm so glad I met YOU through blogging!
    Also, thanks for the tag!! xoxoxo

  11. YES to cheese! I think I pretty much put cheese on everything! And I also love a good blowout, but mani/pedis last longer :)

  12. I LOVE CHEESE!! Oh my gosh I could it it on anything too. I even like it on Ramen noodles.....and yes I still eat Ramen noodles. And I just realized you have a book review tab.....I love this idea. And now I have a complete list of books to read! Some I've read but lots I haven't!

  13. I LOVED What Alice Forgot as well! That would be my choice also!

  14. I’d definitely go mani too! Yes too all the cheese – what would life be like without it?! Love that there are so many different ways to relax! I love your guest bedroom – the coloring and the stripes are perfect!

  15. So during my blog break, I totally missed your new design. It looks gorgeous!! And I need to read that book-- I've really enjoyed her other books I've read. Good luck with getting your basement done! :)

  16. Oh Im a big fan of cheese too. It's my go-to snack and guilty pleasure. Give me all the cheese. Oh and I love the colors of your guest bedroom.

  17. Congrats!! Very cool! Have a wonderful tuesday sweetie!

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  18. I like the guest bedroom. I would be tempted to make that our regular bedroom.

  19. a dirty Arnold Palmer? I've never head for that! Guest room looks great! and I'm happy that something on your bucket list is attainable! not something crazy! thanks for the nom!

  20. Yay! I love getting to know more about you! I can't wait to see your re-done basement and your guest room is AWESOME. xoxo

  21. Yess to cheeeseeee! I love cheese & crackers, haha. What Alice Forgot was SUCH a good book! Have you read The Husbands Secret? Another amazing book by Liane Moriarty! Loved reading more about you, friend.

  22. Love your Guest Room!! And I'm adding that book to my list! Xo, Stephanie

  23. Thanks!!! I just did this but LOVE your questions so I think I'll do it again =)

  24. Congrats! Most people don't think of exercise as relaxing, but I do! Especially during this pregnancy. I feel much more hormonally balanced when I work out, which is in turn relaxing. I LOVE your guest bedroom too.


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