Hello dear friends! How are you?
I am so happy to announce that I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Alex from Runs4Treats! Thanks Alex!
Here’s how it works:
The Liebster Award is for smaller blogs. Once you are nominated you are asked 11 questions by your nominator. You answer those questions, nominate 11 new blogs, and then ask them 11 new questions! I don’t know what qualifies a blog as “smaller” for this award, but I went ahead and just nominated some blogs that I really enjoy.
Below are my answers to Alex’s questions, my nominees, and my questions for those nominees! Happy reading!
1. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
My favorite guilty pleasure is The Real Housewives of New York. Actually, The Real Housewives of anything. Except for Atlanta. I never really got into them. But pour me a glass of wine and turn on some Real Housewives and I’ll be one happy girl.
2. Where is your favorite place you have traveled?
Ok, I have two answers to this one. One is Israel. I’ve been to Israel twice, once as a young girl with my family and once in high school with my best friend to visit my sister (who was studying abroad there). The trips were very different experiences. However, each visit left me with a renewed sense to adventure, passion, home, and faith.
My second answer is Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I have been going to Steamboat my entire life. First with my family, then with my best friends, and eventually with The Boy. Steamboat is my second home and has always been a place of solace, no matter what I’m going through.
3. Whats your favorite healthy snack?
Sliced apple with almond butter. Or anything dipped in guacamole.
4. What is on the top of your bucket list?
Write a book.
5. What is your favorite color?
An oceany blue.
6. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what and where? If not, have you ever wanted one?
No, part of me would love one but I get so freaked out by permanent things that there is just no way I could get one.
7. Beach or Mountains or can you just not decide?
Oh man, I could never decide. That’s one of the things I love about living in Santa Monica. Beach to the west, mountains to the east. There is something so calming about listening to the waves and there is such a sense of comfort from looking at the mountains. How could I ever choose???
8. Do you have a pet?
No. Tear. I have 2 adorable pups back in St. Louis (my family’s dogs) but none to call my own in California. The Boy and I live in a studio apartment that doesn’t allow dogs. We just gaze longingly at cute pups out at the beach.
9. What piece of technology could you not do without?
My iPhone. It’s my camera, iPod, and phone all in one.
10. What is your favorite book?
A question near and dear to my heart. My favorite book is always changing. Right now though I think it’s probably Wild by Cheryl Strayed or Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott.
11. Why do you blog?
I first started blogging as a way to chronicle my marathon training while moving to L.A. However, slowly it became more than that. I blog to practice my writing, meet inspiring women, motivate others, stay accountable, and face my fears.
The 11 blogs I nominate are…
Can You Stay For Dinner?
This American Girl
The American Classic
Mary Beth LaRue – Musings
Clean Eating With a Dirty Mind
My 11 questions for you lovely bloggers are…
1. Why do you blog?
2. What’s your favorite dessert?
3. What’s your favorite workout?
4. What are your three favorite songs right now?
5. What brings you joy?
6. What’s your dream vacation?
7. What’s your dream job?
8. What’s one rule you live by?
9. What’s one outfit you could live in?
10. What are some of your favorite blogs?
11. What do you do to unwind?