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A little about me…

Liebster Award

I was honored when my friend Zoey nominated me for this fun award! What a wonderful way to get to know your fellow bloggers and to let your readers know a little about you as a writer…  I’d love to give a huge THANK YOU to Zoey for including me! Please check out her amazing blog, http://www.zoeyvaluated.com

What made you decide to start blogging? 

I’ve always loved to write…. I wrote short stories to read to my dolls when I was little and spent hours playing outside with my friend, Charlotte, as we made up amazing stories and tales.  My mom always encouraged me to write , whether in a diary or to share; and a deep love of writing grew in me. I decided to blog because writing is something that brings me joy.

What is your favorite movie?

Oh my gosh! So many choices…. Beaches is my movie with my BFF…. I’ve seen Grease no less than 327 times LOL ( My love of Danny Zucko started at 4 years old and I fully blame him for my choices of “bad boys” I have made throughout my life.) Any Harry Potter or Star Trek film is always welcome at my house as is anything Star Wars… (Well, at least the original 3 and the new ones.) My fallback movies when I just want to relax are: Letters To Juliet, Under The Tuscan Sun and P.S. I love you… ( I mean who doesn’t want to spend 2 hours with Gerard Butler as eye candy and listening to this sexy Scotsman imitate an Irishman???)

What are 3 foods you like to eat?

If I could eat 3 things for the rest of my life they would be:

Shakey’s Pizza & Mojo Potatoes:  Those of you who grew up in California will understand this 🙂

Tacos: That is all. Just Tacos. There is never a bad time for tacos…

Spagetti: Made exactly the way my Mama always did. Perfection…

How often to you write blogposts and why?

I post weekly. I know some post more or less than that , but that is what is comfortable for me… I started off posting 2x per week because I thought i had to , but I find posting weekly works better for me and for my readers 🙂

What is the funnest trip you have ever taken?

I have so many wonderful memories with my boys…  We have been to SeaWorld, Disneyland, Legoland,  and The San Diego Zoo but I think the cream of the crop, the top of the top, will be our Orlando trip next month! My oldest is there working at Disney in the college program and Boo and I are going to visit him! Boo is thrilled asks me everyday, “Can we pack  yet Mama?!?”

I would like to challenge other bloggers to give this a go! It’s so fun! Pick 5 nominees and ask them 5 questions. Want to know more about the Liebster award?? Go here, http://www.theglobalaussie.com

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a bit more about me.  I would love to hear from my readers– What is one thing you would like to know about me?

I would like to nominate the following bloggers that I enjoy following:

  1. http://www.skinandsatori.com
  2. http://www.themommyconfessionals.com
  3. http://www.realmofvibes.com
  4. http://www.lightsandsirenskindoflife
  5. http://www.coffewithasideof.com

To my nominees, my questions for you are:

  1. What is your favorite song and why?
  2. What is your favorite relaxing activity?
  3. If you could live the life of any historical person ( fact or fiction) for one day; who would it be and why?
  4. What motivated you to start blogging?
  5. What is your favorite book?



  1. Aww!!!! You are awesome and Grease that made me giggle. I think my love for Bad boys came from Footloose

    1. Thanks Carrie! oh I forgot about Footloose! I love that movie too 🙂

      1. I loved Footloose, too. And I also watched P.S. I Love You just for Gerard Butler. Haha, it was nice getting to know you through this post, Shell Maria.

        1. Thank you Paula!

  2. I love getting to know the “blogger behind the scenes.”
    I also think that posting once a week takes the pressure off and helps bring better – more thought out – content to your readers. Kudos for doing what works best for you. I’m going to add you to my blog roll.

    1. Thanks so much sweetie! I really appreciate it 🙂

  3. Thanks Zoey! This was so fun to write! Thanks again for nominating me! 🙂

  4. David

    ” who doesn’t want to spend 2 hours with Gerard Butler as eye candy and listening to this sexy Scotsman imitate an Irishman”
    I literally laughed out loud at that part! By the way, right there with Shakey’s Pizza with you, mmmm….

    1. Hahaha! Sorry son…. 😉

  5. Thanks so much for the nomination. I have already starting working on mine. Great questions by the way. I really had to think about some of those.

    I absolutely love Harry Potter too! It was so fun to get to know you better.

    1. Your welcome Addison! 🙂

  6. Your post hit some funny bones… I truly enjoyed myself reading them continue to inspire

  7. Ewa

    It is evident that you like to write 🙂 I love Grease, but I’ve never seen Star Wars 😉

  8. Congrats on the nomination and the award. That was one of the first ones I was nominated for. It’s such an honor to have people think your work is worthy of reading and sharing. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thank you Keith 🙂

  9. Jen

    It was fun getting to know you better! I also have a big love for Grease and Under the Tuscan Sun…..I get the itch to watch them every few years!

    1. Hi Jen! Under the Tuscan Sun is now on Netflix! 🙂

  10. Congrats on your nomination! I loved reading about you! I love pizza and tacos too! I hope you and your family has a great time at Disney!

  11. I loved reading this about you and thanks for nominating me! I love tacos and spaghetti (squash, lol) too. I am posting 2x/week but it is SO hard to keep up…may have to drop down! 🙁

    1. Your welcome Danielle! I love following your blog! 🙂 I found dropping down to 1x per week gave me much less stress…

  12. Big congrats on the nomination! That’s super exciting! I miss tacos so much. There’s ok ones in Australia but nothing like when I was living in San Diego. I always enjoy reading your posts!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! 🙂

  13. How exciting you picked me!! I will reply in my next post on Friday. 🙂 There is never a bad time to tacos… You are so right there!!! Fantastic idea for a post.

    1. Your welcome Leah! Yep… tacos are always a great choice LOL!

  14. Hahaha I’m right there with you! Gerard Butler everyday would be fine with me!

  15. Congratulations! I could eat tacos everyday too! Always a good time for tacos!

    1. Thanks Yolanda! 🙂

  16. I’m really feeling your vibes and when you spoke about them mojo potatoes you sold me. We’re like soul sisters.

  17. Super fun way for your readers to get to know the little-known side of you as a blogger! Your favorite foods sent this pregnant momma into craving-mode….***off to find tacos***

    1. Hi Morgan! Haha- I hope you found some tacos 🙂

  18. Congratulations on the nomination! I enjoyed reading about how you started writing. This award is a great way to engage with and get to know other bloggers.

    1. Thanks Karla 🙂

  19. Congrats!

    I love that you used to use your dolls to read and write too. My daughter, Grace, used to love to do that as well.

    As a side I could eat spaghetti everyday for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy. My husband on the other hand… 😂

    Enjoy Disney

    1. Thanks Debbie 🙂

  20. I am not a huge movie buff but you certainly names my favorites. It was fun getting to know you in this way.

    1. Thank you Elise! 🙂

  21. It was great getting to know you! I’m totally with you on Gerard Butler and tacos. Don’t tell my husband about GB though ;P

    1. Thanks Mariam!! … and LOL your secrets safe with me 😉

  22. Congrats! I’m a total newbie. You are an inspiration!

  23. Oh how fun! Congrats! I love PS I love you, too!

    1. Thanks Marcie!

  24. Congrats on the nomination and the award, your answers are really funny 🙂 Thanks for sharing this here!

    1. Thanks Sonali!

  25. Tacos! lol You’ve got me thinking about Tasty Tacos out in Des Moines, Iowa. *Drool*

    1. LOL Bekah!! 🙂

  26. Ok, I’m going to sound completely naive, but what is a Liebster Award? Is that something made up by Zoey or an actual thing?? I admit I feel ‘naked’ asking this question [hands cover face].

    Either way, congratulations 😉 It’s fun to read about other bloggers in the blogging world!

    1. Hi Jaime! It’s an award being passed on to bloggers by other bloggers who they think are doing a great job! It’s a little burst of joy that all our hard work is worth it LOL and someone, somewhere is actually reading us 🙂

  27. It’s great get to know you. So friendly and nice person.

    1. Thanks Courtney!

  28. Posting once a week is better than once a month right? One of my blogs I post once a week, but there are others where I post almost every day or just randomly. I feel consistency helps. But the great thing about blogging is that there are no rules, you make them up as you go along.

    1. Hi I think the amount of posting is dependent on each of us… but I find posting every day to be too much and posting once a month I worry about people forgetting about my blog.. for me once a week seems to be a great fit!

  29. What a fun post! Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Nicole! 🙂

  30. Yay’ I was also nominated for the liebster award. It’s nice to learn more about other bloggers! Under The Tuscan Sun is fave too!💕

    1. Congrats to you too Tyra!! 🙂

  31. Congrats on the award. Doesn’t it feel nice to be recognized by your fellow blogging peers! Keep up the great work

    1. Thanks Victoria!! 🙂

  32. sian

    omg who doesn’t LOVE ps i love you!! So so sad but so beautiful at the same time!! My god. What a heart melter.

    1. I totally agree!!! 🙂

  33. Congratulations on being nominated for the award. What a great thing to do for bloggers. Helps people get to know the bloggers better and highlight their work.

    1. Thanks so much Vicky 🙂

  34. This is fun and one way of knowing fellow blogger 😀 I’m giving it a go.

    1. Hi KinKin! I’d love to read your post if you do this 🙂

  35. Hi it’s a lovely post, I just realized that we have a lot In common, I loved the list of your favorite movies… they are mine too. Enjoyed reading.

    1. Thanks so much 🙂 🙂

  36. Congrats on the nomination. I just had to comment about Grease – I share your enthusiasm for the movie! I think I know every word to every song. Nothing like a classic movie.

    1. Hi Ellen!! Grease is so awesome and never grows old! 🙂

  37. It was really great getting to know you and seeing fun and random facts. Thanks for sharing these things about yourself!

  38. the sophia diaries

    I love reading these awards coz it’s always so fun to read and learn about other bloggers 🙂

    1. Thanks Sophia!! 🙂

  39. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing your joy with us. It motivates me

    1. Thanks you!! 🙂

  40. I absolutely love Beaches. Nothing like a good old fashioned cry-fest to make you feel good! (Just a tad paradoxical there!)

    1. Hi Ashley! So true!!! 🙂

  41. Congrats on the nomination! I love your selection of movies and how you described them 😂😂 My selection is probably just as broad! Great post!

    1. Thanks Shawna!

  42. Congrats on getting nominated! Very cute blog by the way! 🙂

    1. Thanks Emely!! 🙂

  43. Spaghetti and a Juicy bacon cheeseburger would be hard to live without for me!

    1. Those sound pretty good Misty!

  44. Congratulations! It’s always nice to be recognized for the hard work that a writer does day in and day out.

    1. Thank you Dr. John! 🙂

  45. Ashley Cook

    Ah what a cool idea! Wha a great idea to get to know your fellow bloggers!

    1. Thanks Ashley! 🙂

  46. Congrats! And I think everyone loves pizza and tacos! lol At least I know I do! 😉

    1. Thanks Ginger! 🙂

  47. This is a great way to share personal info with readers! I love that you are a creative writer.

    1. Thank you so much Michelle! 🙂

  48. Our writing habits thrive better when we are in a community that encourage and nurture us. Awards like these are a way to meet and greet new fellow bloggers. Congrats again!

    1. Thank you Gayathri 🙂

  49. Knowing more about who writes the articles would really create a different kind of connection to the readers. I like the way you write it and I also love Beaches ❤️

    1. Thanks Bethel!

  50. the sophia diaries

    I gotta go visit lego land with my boyfriend! it’s great getting to know you!

    1. Thanks Sophia!

  51. Fun to learn more about you!

    1. Thanks Lynn 🙂

  52. Congrats on being nominated! This was a great read as it’s so nice to get to know about other bloggers! I too am a huge fan of Grease and have been since I first saw it! Also you’ve visited so many places I would love to go to!

    1. Thanks so much Katherine! 🙂

  53. Kathy

    Congratulations on your win! Always good to get to know fellow bloggers! I’m with you on the pasta and tacos!

    1. Thanks Kathy!!

  54. Wow! Congratulations and thanks for sharing a bit of yourself with us. It’s fun to get to meet the writer behind great articles.

    1. Thank you so much Mary! 🙂

  55. Great post.
    Enjoyed reading your article.

    1. Thanks Mehak! 🙂

  56. Great post glad you won the award best wishes for future awards

    1. Thanks Keyonte 🙂

  57. Goals to be nominated for a blogger award some day!! Congrats 🙂

    1. Thanks Kelli! 🙂

  58. What a good read – and we share the opinion about the Star Wars movies – only the 3 old ones are real Star Wars 😉

    1. Hi Sabrina! May the Force be with you! 🙂

  59. Well that’s awesome! You sound like a fun person!

    1. Thanks Sarah! 🙂

      1. You are welcome!! Also, those must be a southern CA thing.. I grew up in Northern and haven’t heard of those!

  60. Interesting. And you’ve seen Grease no less than 327 times? I love movies but, i don’t think i can watch any movie more than 2 times. lol. Congratulations on your award! Great job!

    1. LOL I probably have… Saw it in the theater when I was 4 and then it came on TV in my childhood!

  61. Great post and well written. Talking of food has made me hungry!

  62. Love getting to know writers through these types of posts. Let’s you see how normal everybody really is 😉

    1. Thanks Danielle! 🙂

  63. Mal

    Congratulations on your nomination! We have a lot in common 🙂

    1. Thank you Mal! 🙂

  64. Kim

    I love these kind of posts! It’s great to learn a little bit more people the person behind the posts. Congrats on your award! 💖

    1. Aww… thanks so much Kim!! 🙂

  65. Love getting to know you. Reading your funnest trips made me remember the days I used to live in SoCal. I’d say my favorite would be Universal Studios. Tryout the VIP experience there. 🙂

    1. Hi Kristy! Thanks for the tip for Universal! I will try that! 🙂

  66. Loved this post! Congratulations!

    1. Thanks Caitlin! 🙂

  67. Glad you loved going to San Diego and around Orange County by Disneyland. My hometown and absolutely love it there!

    1. Hi Taylor! I love going to Orange County! 🙂

  68. Congratulations! Your blog deserves it 🙂 Great work!

    1. Thanks Carina! 🙂

  69. Congratulations! 🙂

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