Sunday, August 4, 2013

Liebster Award...pass it on!

A fellow Pittsburgh Momma and food fanatic Miss CrafyP gave me a little award...

Apparently it's for bloggers with fewer than 200 post...that is me!! Just a lowly blogger with more 'oh, I should blog about that' than actual posts. Silly kids and house for being so demanding! :) Thank you Miss Crafy...if you, Momma of 5 with #6 cooking can do it, so can I!!! 

So here's the lowdown
When you’re nominated for a Liebster, here’s what you do:
1.    Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2.    Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
3.    Answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.
4.    Display the Liebster Award logo.
5.    No tag backs, meaning you can’t just re-nominate the person who nominated you.

  As the hubs watching a show on Netflix and the babes sleep upstairs, okay only Miriam is sleeping but at least Juls is being quite, I will attempt to do this...

1. Favorite meal you've ever eaten- describe it to me and with whom did you eat it?
My mom's lasagne for birthdays growing up. There are 6 kids in my family and when your birthday was approaching, Mom would ask what special meal you would like. 9 out of 10 times, we would all say Lasagne!!! It was sooooooo good, but Mom only made it on special occasions. She made her own sauce too! YUM! Thinking about lasagne just takes me back to my childhood, squished around the table, laughing all night long and making memories. 

2. What are you most looking forward to in the next month?
3 things: Our church festival, Samantha starting school (#sorrynotsorry) and visiting Maryland at the end of the month. It will have been over 2 months since we have been down there and my how Miriam has changed! I wish we lived closer or could visit more because I know my Momma really misses all the girls. 

 3. What/who inspires you?
Man, that's a deep question! I am inspired by others who struggle. Maybe that sounds bad but, over the past couple years I have known some families who have been hit with some major health issues. And watching them endure, rely on God and push forward fills me with the greatest amount of Faith and Hope. 

 4. Name something strange that is on your floor right now.
Well, it's not on the floor right now because I just vacuumed (whoa!) but we have a 16" foam cylinder exercise thingy that has become a permanent fixture in our living room. I was introduced to it at Physical Therapy a few months ago and it has changed my life!! It can roll out my IT Band and helps my knee not to throb constantly. Plus, Mark uses it to roll out his back which has always been not so good.

  5. Favorite tv show as a kid/Favorite tv show right now.
As a kid: Full House
Now: The Food Network Star

 6. If you could take up any hobby that you currently have no time for/resources for... what would it be?
Just one? I have so many interests that are untapped! I would love to learn to REALLY all kinds of fancy things but also be able to decorate cakes and cupcakes like a pro! I would also love to sew better. My sis in law is extremely gifted and I am often in awe of the pieces she creates. I would love to craft something from scratch out of a piece of fabric. It's so cool! 

 7. Something that is on your "bucket list"
Go to Australia or Hawaii...or both! :) 

 8. A book you read recently that you enjoyed.
Currently reading My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell and its really good. Plus, the author has a cool name :) No, but seriously, it's good. Pick it up. Read it. Be inspired.

 9. Share a memory or moment from today that makes you smile
Watching my baby girl swing. She gets the biggest grin on her face when she sees the swings and then just laughs and laughs as you push her. :) 

10. If you had unlimited time (no interruptions from children or phone), what movie or tv show would you "marathon"
Probably have a Julia Roberts marathon: Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias, Erin Brocovich, The Oceans movies, Step-Mom, even Hook. She is just so good and her laugh is the best! 

 11. If someone you loved threw you a surprise party, would be overjoyed or upset?
OhhhhhhhVER. JOYED!!!  I am a type A personality and love to be in control, but that also means I over think and over plan. If I could celebrate and not have to think or worry about anything, it would be the best party EVER!!!

So here are the few ladies I know that are worth a read:

Okay ladies, humor me and answer these questions:

1. What was your dream job as a child? Are you living it out now?
2. What was your favorite game/toy to play with as a child? Why?
3. If you had $1 Million, and only 30 days to spend it, how would you?
4.  What's your favorite room in your house?
5. How do you unwind after a long day?
6. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
7. What's the best birthday you have ever had?
8. Craziest thing you've ever done that you would never do again?
9. Favorite way to pray.
10. What's the wildest dream you can still recall?
11. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Thank you ladies!!


  1. ah love it! Now, I could kinda help out with #6.... i make a "mean" taggie blanket and have 3 I NEED to make. Really. I really need to make them. I just moved my sewing machine up to our bedroom b/c a certain 18 month old likes to take the thread off the top. stinker.
    And I've been curious about the Colleen.... book. So thanks for that rec AND for participating.

  2. Aw thank you Colleen! :) Those are some good questions, looking forward to answering them--and I enjoyed reading your answers too!

  3. I just finally completed this today!! Thanks so much for nominating me!

    Also, really like your blog layout!