Saturday, July 19, 2014

Liebster Award, Take 2

My blog buddy Davy over at Sea of TTC honored me with a lovely Liebster Award, the award that likes to hop, skip, and jump around the blogosphere! I not-so-secretly actually love it. Thanks, girl!!

Since I did a Liebster Award post a few months ago, I'm just gonna stick to the basics on this one. Looking back now, I definitely went on waaayyy too long with my random facts, so this time, you'll get 11 super-short facts about me. And then I'll answer Davy's super-fun questions. And then I'll tag some of you to answer my questions! Weeeee, this is fun!

The Facts

1.) I live in Tennessee.
2.) But I was born in Rhode Island.
3.) My whole family still lives there. (Yoohoo, hi, family!)
4.) My red hair is au naturel. (Thanks, Mom.)
5.) I'm a Catholic youth minister.
6.) I'm a little obsessed with three things right now: calligraphy, the Glide app, and adoption.
7.) I'm a nerd. Evidence: I love math and Star Wars.
8.) I'm an introvert, or more specifically, an INTJ.
9.) My husband and I live in an apartment and are saving up to buy a house.
10.) My favorite color is green.
11.) I eat my boogers when no one's looking. (KIDDING, that's nasty.)

Sorry, I thought I was playing "10 Truths and a Lie" for a second there.

The Questions

1.) Why do you blog?
I blog for two reasons: because I love the support of the Catholic IF community AND because I have good friends and family that I want to keep in the loop about the goings-on of my life. Ok, and maybe a little because I like writing stuff. 

2.) What is your favorite book?
Wow, this is tough, especially since I don't really read many books anymore. (I shouldn't admit that publicly.) I guess I'd have to say one of the seven Harry Potter books, but I'm not sure which one. They're all so good!

3.) If you could live in any other country, which one would you choose?
Probably Ireland or England or France. But I've never actually been to any of them, so I'm basing this off of how much I liked these countries when I went to Epcot. 

4.) Do you know any foreign languages? If so, which one(s)?
Nope, but I did take Spanish in high school and German in college. Not that I can speak any Spanish or German currently, but it felt like I needed to answer with something other than, "Nope." So there you have it. 

5.) How many states have you visited?
I made a pretty map for you:

I've visited all the ones in red. I didn't include states I've only driven through or only had a layover in. If I counted correctly, that's 26 states! A little over half! It's pretty obvious which half of the country I've hardly explored. Oops. I'll visit you one day, western half of the U.S. 

6.) What was the best class you ever took?
Here comes the nerd. I took a great course in college called Mathematical Rigor, which sounds rigorous, but was actually really fun. We learned how to play around with numbers and such. I also took an Ear Training and Sight Singing music class which was fantastic. 

7.) What is your favorite gadget and why?
I think I'm gonna have to go iPad here. But, if you want a less predictable answer, I'm totally digging my spiralizer right now. It's that gadget you use to turn zucchinis into zoodles (aka zucchini noodles)! 

8.) Who is your biggest hero?
Can't really narrow it down on this one, so we'll just go with Jesus, because... how could I not? 

9.) What was your favorite vacation?
ARUBA! For our honeymoon. 

10.) Do you prefer shopping in person or online? Why?
Well, goodness. You're talking to the queen of Stitch Fix here. But, aside from that, I do like shopping in person just a bit better than online since I can try things on before buying them. 

11.) What is your favorite family tradition?
My dad, errrrmmmm, I mean, the Easter Bunny used to hide our Easter baskets for a basket hunt on Easter morning. Out of all my siblings, the Easter Bunny liked to hide mine in the hardest, most hidden places. After several years of me being the last one to find her basket, it became quite the family joke. One year, Easter Bunny actually hid it under the garbage bag in the garbage bin!! That tricky fella! Anyway, I love this tradition and especially love that it was carried over from when my dad was a little dude.

The Nominations

Amanda & Jonathan @ True, Good, and Beautiful 
Prayerful Journey @ Living God's Will
Em @ Mama Holi
Polkadot @ Making God Laugh

... I don't mean to leave anyone out! I tried to pick a handful of blogger friends that I didn't pick last time around. And now for the questions the above folks should probably go answer on their blogs right now...

Your Questions
aka the same questions I used last time

1.) Why do you blog?
2.) What is your favorite smell?
3.) What would you have as your last meal? Include appetizer, main course, and dessert.
4.) If you could master any skill overnight, what would it be?
5.) Who's your favorite Disney character?
6.) What movie did you most recently watch?
7.) What song are you currently listening to on repeat?
8.) Cupcake or slice of pie?
9.) If you could have an miniaturized animal as a pet, what would you pick? (For example, John tells me he wants a mini-bear.)
10.) If you just found out company was coming over in a few hours, what dish would you whip up for them?
11.) Summarize yourself in 4 words. GO!

And that's a wrap! If I tagged you, there's no pressure to post your own Liebster post. But you should probably do it. :) And if I didn't tag you, feel free to still join in on the fun! Answer the questions in the comments or just write your own Liebster post and pretend I tagged you. I won't tell anyone.


  1. Going to write my

    1. Not that I forced you to or anything. :P Thanks, Raaaachollll! <3

  2. You really need to spend some time in the western part of the US. I know some places you could see and people you could visit. Just saying!

    1. YES, it's so very true! Western U.S. is calling my name. I'm happy I know tons of great girlies to visit out that way. :) Perhaps a road trip is in order? And if you've never been to Memphis, well, you're welcome here too!

  3. Not sure if I did it right... but totally tried! Haha thank you, it was a blast!!! :)

    1. I'm sure you did it right! Thanks for playing along!! :) Hopping over to your blog to check out your lovely answers right meow.

  4. Great answers! I love that you would want to live in France or England due to your experience at Epcot. Haha.

    I had no idea video texting was a thing. Thanks for mentioning Glide so I could get out of the dark ages. ;)

    1. Hehehe, I mayyy also know a bit about France and England through pictures and movies and such. But Epcot seemed like a funnier thing to say at the time. ;)

      I hope you LOVE Glide! I'm not joking when I say I'm addicted. In the past 3 days, I've gotten 7 friends/family members to sign up. Watch out. It's awesome!

  5. I see you are an INTJ. I googled what that meant in relation to my INFJ and found the following:

    "INFJ's and INTJs are also a very strong match as the intuitive connection between INFJ and INTJ is likely to be instantaneous."

    That explains why we became friends in .1 second LOL

    1. Aww! I love this! Friendship in 0.1 seconds is actually very accurate. They should add that to the description. Haha! I'm a little jealous that you're an F! Feelers are so nice. Especially as a Catholic, I wish I could be more of a feeler than a thinker sometimes. But maybe that's why the faith appeals to me so much. It's so logical!! But still, your F is awesome. As are your I, N, and J. But maybe I'm biased on those. ;)

  6. I am back from vacation and just now seeing this! I am HONORED to be tagged! I hope it's not too late to work on this this week... THANK YOU!

    1. It's not too late AT ALL! Can't wait to see your post! :) Hope you had a perfect vacation!

  7. Aww, thanks. :) As you can see, I'm catching up on my blog reading a bit late. But I will get to the questions.


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