Monday, February 17, 2014

Blogging Award

  Thanks to Sarah who nominated me back in January for the Liebster Award!!  This is an award for smaller blogs who have less than 200 followers.  And yep you guessed it I still have fewer than 200. 
Ultimately I would love to have more but I appreciate each and everyone of my readers whether you choose to follow or not! 

So I am finally getting around to posting this!

Sarah is just the cutest girl and I have actually met her in person!! It is so fun when you get to meet other bloggers and she is so sweet.

The Rules
Thank the person who nominated you and link them in your post. 

Tell 11 random facts about yourself.

Answer the 11 questions provided by the person who nominated you.

Choose 11 blogs you like and link them in your post. 

Write 11 questions for these bloggers, so they can answer them. 

Go to their page and let them know that you nominated them.
11 Random Facts about ME!

1. Meeting new people kind of freaks me out.
2. My sophomore year of college I lived in an apartment and ate PB & J almost everyday that year = poor college student. (but I hated it in elementary school)
3. My senior year of college you could find me in the Cafeteria at 12:00 noon, every week day eating Pesto Pasta with Sausage. (sometimes I even went back for it for dinner)
4. I hate take a while to jump into a pool (you know don't want to get my hairs wet since I spent 20 minutes straightening them) but my favorite class in college was my Triathlon class and you guessed it the swimming part was my fave!
 5. Math is not my strong point (especially division) you should see me try to half a recipe!
 6. When getting pregnant became a difficult task I gave up coffee (I used to have like 3 ventis a day) for 2 1/2 years. [now I drink coffee on the daily]
7. I am 5 ft tall and its one of my most favorite things.
8. I never planned on going to college. I wanted to go to beauty school but my mom said I had to get a college degree first.
9. I suffer from anxiety/panic attacks (they are awful).
10. I am obsessed with "Wicked" Elphaba is my most favorite character of all time.
11.  I don't like manicures but LOVE pedicures.

11 Questions from Sarah!
1. If you were a super hero what powers would you have? funny story.  I was talking to one of my students about this a couple weeks ago.  I would love to teleport (I called it apparition because I am a Harry Potter nerd)
2. If you could breed two animals together to defy the laws of nature what new animal would you create? A liger (for all my Napoleon Dynamite fans) no seriously I think that a flying giraffe would be pretty cool.
3. What historical figure would you love to see in 21st century life? Abraham Lincoln is one of my all time fave people, so probably him.
4. What phrase do you say the most? Yeah. is that even a phrase?
5. If you could steal one thing without consequence what would it be? a baby. ok that is a little freaky but all my mamas with infertility know what I am talking about.  So in actuality, umm I really have no idea.
6. What is your favorite thing about yourself (physical or otherwise?) well I already mentioned that I love being short, so other than that - I think I have pretty swell feet.
7. If you could live anywhere, where would that be? on a 20 + acre farm, with a fantastically authentic refurbished early 1900's farm house (that is about 2,500 sq ft) and several barns with a covered arena.
8. If you were crowned ruler of the world, what's the first law you would make? I can't make it a law for everyone to accept each other but I would love to get rid of all the preservatives in our food and chemicals/fertilizers. Basically I would make everyone Recycle and Reuse and to take care of our beautiful earth.  NO MORE WASTE!
9. What's the most unusual conversation you've ever had? I basically have these daily with my students.  Not sure if I can pick out one in specific.
10. What is the best present you've ever received? is it cliche that I say Ellie? if I can't say Ellie then I would have to say my first big horse, Jazz.  He will be 29 this year, he still lives with us and I love him so much.  He got me through some serious times in my life and has been a staple for over half of my life.
11. Would you rather go back in time and meet your ancestors, or travel into the future and meet your great grandchildren? This is a toughy.  jeepers.  I would have to say to go back in time.  I love the Victorian and Edwardian era's so it would be so fascinating to really get to see how people lived back then and to meet the people from where I came from.

11 Nominees:
Courtney @ A + Life
Ashley @ Twinkle Toes and Princess Bows

11 Questions for YOU!!
  1. Who was your best friend in 2nd grade?
2. Did you ever go to Summer Camp?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. Where is the most exotic place you have visited?
5. What has been your most favorite vacation?
6. Would you rather bake a pie or a cake?
7. What is your dream car?
8. What was the name of your first pet?
9. Do you consider yourself to be an expert in anything?
10. What is your favorite part of the Winter Olympics?
11. Did you like taking PE in high school?

Again thank you to Sarah for nominating me!!

♥ Ashley


  1. just stumbled upon your blog :)

    new follower

  2. Yay, thanks for playing along! I loved your answers and we are alike in so many things! Elphaba is totally one of my favorite characters, too! Also I love pedis and dislike manis, and I have bad anxiety, too, it's the worst!

  3. I LOVED reading this and getting to know you better!
    I'm so sorry you suffer with anxiety/panic attacks often :( I had my first in December, after my baby's birthday. I seriously thought I was going to die because I couldn't breath. They are awful!

  4. I loved your answers! I like that you love to be short, I am too and like you don't mind one bit! Now I can dive into a PB&J any day :) Thank you so much for the nomination! I'll get it posted this week! So glad our blogs found each other!!

  5. I loved reading this and getting to know you better. We are similar in so many ways! Math is my worst subject too.

  6. These are great answers! And yes, I totally understand on the stealing a baby front... I actually have a list of potential ones to steal should our other plans not work out. I would also love to be able to apparate, I really think someone needs to figure that out and make it a reality!


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