Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Liebster Award

I was so blessed to be nominated by Emily from A Neighborhood Kindergarden for the Liebster Award. This is just a way for new bloggers with less than 200 followers to help find other new blogs with less than 200 followers! I enjoy seeing new blogs so I definitely wanted to participate! Now, I'm new at this so you'll have to excuse me - I'm not sure how to tag others just yet! I know I know, I need to keep up with the times, right?? 

Here are the rules:
1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post.
5. You cannot "tag back" the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you and see who you nominate.

Here are 11 random things about me:
1. I love Jesus Christ and my husband and I feel led to go into ministry because of how dramatically He changed our lives. 
2. I am a Mommy to a four year old little boy and a fur puppy.
3. I LOVE animals. I’m pretty sure I’ve had one of every kind (just about). A few of them are…. 3 (now 4) dogs, a cat, a bird, a mouse (yes, a real one), a lizard, a hamster and I’m positive I’m forgetting something..
4. I have been couponing about 2 ½ month and am seriously addicted to saving money.   
6. I used to ONLY buy name brand products and never bought anything on sale. Oh, how things have changed. (for the better…)
7. I love to read, though I rarely get a chance to anymore.  
8.  I’ve recently become addicted to Netflix.
9. I love love love my Scentsy business. I try to keep my customers and hostesses happy and get the most for their buck. J 
10. My little family and I recently moved to NC about 4 months ago. It’s been a REALLY tough adjustment but we feel like this is where we are supposed to be.
11. I have one older sister and we are 18 months apart. As we’ve gotten older, we have a lot more in common.

Here are the 11 questions from A Neighborhood Kindergarden:
1. Why did you start blogging? I kept hearing about everyone’s blogging and decided to give it a try – I love to write. Also, I thought it might be helpful for getting the word out about my Scentsy business.
2. Teachers, how many years have you been teaching? Well, I’m not a teacher, but a random fact about me is that I USED to be a teacher for many years at several different preschools. J
3. Do you have a favorite Bible verse? If so, what is it? I do! I have quite a few, so I’ll just share my VERY favorites. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Jeremiah 29:11 and Isaiah 41:10 (I have these scattered throughout my house).
4. What is the cutest kids craft you have seen? Hmm, I honestly have no idea. I’m sure there are billions of adorable ones of Pinterest however ;)
5. What is your favorite children's book? I Love You Through and Through (it was the first book I ever bought for my son)
6. Chinese of mexican food? Tough call… but.. Mexican! Now I’m hungry..
7. Walmart of target? Target!
8. Who inspires you? My friend and mentor, Dara
9.  What is your favorite tv show? I just got really into this show called Parenthood, ohmygosh, obsessed.
10. What is your favorite snack? Clif White Macadamian Nut bars
11. Do you have any pet? Tell me about them. Oh yes, a big spoiled baby. He’s a black lab/Australian Shepherd mix. He is a MESS but so much part of our family. His name is Scotland. J

Here are the 11 questions for the blogs that I am nominating:
1. When did you start blogging?
2. Do you coupon? What is your favorite site for deals/printables if so?
3. Do you have any hobbies?
4. Have you ever used Scentsy? If so, what did you think about it?
5. Netflix or Redbox?
6. What’s the best bargain you’ve ever gotten?
7. Do you have children or pets (or both)?
8. What’s your favorite TV show?
9. What’s your “occupation”?
10. Do you have any favorite Bible verses?
11. Which holiday/season is your favorite?

Here are the 11 blogs I'm Nominating:
1. Southern Coupon Junkies
2. A Neighborhood Kindergarden
3. The Sweet Life of A Wife
4. Random Thoughts of A SUPERMOM
5. Teacher Blogging Basics
6. Running While Mommy
7. The Matthews Monologues
8. Run With Jess
9. My Frugal Lifestyle Guide
10. PinkCricutLove
11. Smile Monsters