Thank you to Jen at Three Dog Farmhouse for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I have to admit that I hadn't heard of these, but after looking into it, I think this is a fun new way of getting to know new-ish blogs. So, not a lot of pretty pictures today....just me talking, sorry people!
"The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers . Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome"
The Rules of the Liebster Award state;
So, these are the questions that Jen, from Three Dog Farmhouse, presented to me....here goes nothing!
1) If you could be any age again for a week what age would that be & why?
I would be 18 again...in THAT body and be completely happy with myself and not take things so seriously....
2) What is your favorite holiday & why?
I'm one of those people that love each holiday as it comes, and at that time, the current one is my favorite. Because each season is such a nice welcome change. So right now, I'm looking forward to Halloween!
3) Do you have any tattoos? what are they & where?
No tattoos made by ink, just ones made by giving birth so many times! Ha!
4) What is your favorite genre of music?
Country will always be my favorite, but I love an eclectic mix. On my ipod, I have a "cleaning playlist" that consists of dance music to get you going; I have a "slow playlist" when I'm in a quiet mood; I have some rap, reggae, Tribal, Rock, contemporary, lullabies....you name it!
5) What is the last book you have read?
The Nester's book she recently published called "The Nesting Place". I am a HUGE fan of hers and this book is now my go-to for validating that It Doesn't Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful. She has a way of making you feel like your her best friend!
6) If you could have a magical power what would it be & why?
Yikes! This is a hard one....I would say, to go back to any given moment and re-live it. There are so many moments with my father that I wish I could have and appreciate more before he passed away. My wedding day...tell myself it will be a really bumpy ride, but not to be nervous, it all turns out better than you can possible imagine....Or to cherish more time with my kiddos when they were real little, they grow so fast and I want to go back to some of those precious moments!
7) If you had a warning label what would yours say?
"This lady is an OPEN BOOK" I talk a lot!! And within 5 min of knowing me, you pretty much know my whole life story, and that I am madly in love with Baileyhusband (he is so HOT), and that my 4 babies and our home and farm are my passion! I am a dreamer, and share those dreams with anyone who will listen. But, not to worry, I am a good listener too! :)
8) What is your favorite saying?
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
I have always LOVED this quote and want to have it displayed in our home!
9) Do you have any pet peeves? What are they?
Don't think that I am rude, but I have a lot of pet peeves! Hmmm.....I will just share a few here:
(A)Curb appeal, I don't like when able people don't clean up their yard, pull those weeds, make it pretty to look at for all of us. (See, I told you I was kind of rude!:) To me, it's a gift to have a home, so take care of it.
(B)Burping and other bodily noises at the dinner table...not acceptable!
(C)If you have a job, do it well, to the best of your ability! There are so many others needing a job, so if you don't appreciate it and do it the best you can...move over for someone else to do it.
10) If you were a wrestler what would your stage name be?
Um...this one is really tough for me. Wish I could think of something really funny or silly. But all I could come up with is (tell me that I am not the only one who has heard of this, a fun memory from my childhood) that way you come up with your "Author name" is by taking your middle name and the name of the street you grew up on. So mine would be Erin Greenfield. Or to come up with your "stripper name", you take your childhood pet's name along with your mom's maiden name. So that would be Dusty Howe. I cannot think of any wrestler stage name guidelines without it sounding like a country music singer....Dusty Greenfield?
11) What is the most romantic thing your husband,boyfriend,etc has ever done for you?
Last Valentine's Day, he hand delivered to my work, chocolate covered strawberries (made by him), and attached a heart (cut by him with my scrapbook paper) that said "Something Sweet for my Valentine". He also made his own bouquet of flowers that consisted of 2 roses and 4 carnations, and the note attached said " 2 Roses together, made 4 carnations forever! I Love You!" yep, I was a mushy mess for the remainder of the day.
Now, if you don't know us, you have to realize that it is the total opposite of anything people would think would come out of such a manly man....but, he does have a sweet heart that has kept my heart for 17 years!
Well, this was fun...I hope you all didn't get too bored! Now for the part where I nominate 11 other bloggers! Confession: I couldn't find 11, so will have to do with 7...but I love the 7 I chose!!
6. Amy Hanna
I hope they all participate...and here are these lovely blogger's 11 questions that I have come up with, don't hate me!
1) What made you want to start your blog?
2) What is your favorite restaurant?
3) What is your dream job, if you could do it?
4) Morning or night person, and why?
5) What would you tell your teenage self if you could?
6) If you could live anywhere else, where would that be?
7) All-time favorite place to shop?
8) Favorite thing to wear? Your go-to outfit?
9) If you had a whole day to yourself, what would you do with it?
10) Are you still friends with your childhood buddies?
11) How many blogs do you follow religiously, and who are your favorites and why?
Have fun!! And as always....