Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Liebster Award

When Jen and I started this blog about 8 months ago we had no idea where it would go.  We thought it would be fun to share our stories and ideas, connect with other bloggers, and have some fun opportunities.  Little did we know that in 8 short months our blog would grow more than we had ever expected, we would be guest blogging for The Avenues, be selected to be Product Scouts for Savvy, Sassy Moms, and connect with so many other amazing bloggers!  That is what we love most..."meeting" other people and sharing this fun blogging community with them.  

One of our newest friends is Cory from Playdates and Prescriptions.  She's a mother of two, a pharmacists, and the sweetest ever!  Last week she nominated us for the Liebster Award!!!  We were so honored and excited. 

Basically this award is a way to recognize new-ish bloggers, discover new blogs, and connect with others.  :-)  Liebster has German origins and has several different meanings: dearest, nicest, kindest, beloved, welcome, valued, etc. We loved the idea of this award and definitely wanted to play along.  Cory was asked 10 questions and then came up with 10 new questions for us to answer.  So fun, right!?!  Here are our answers:

Carrie Beth: 
1.  What is your favorite hobby? 
Does sleeping count?  Ha!  I really wish I could do that more.  I guess I would say crafting in general. I love to create things whether it be sewing, making wreaths, something for the house or for the kids.  Seeing the finished product is so rewarding!

2.  Do you have a favorite scripture verse?  If so, which one? 
It's hard to pick just one. I love Psalms and always have since I was a little girls so this is one of my favorites:

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3.  Are you a morning person or a night owl? 
Definitely a night owl. I love the time alone at home after everyone goes to sleep.  The house is quiet, I can focus on what I need to do, and I feel so productive!  Waking up early is not my strong suit.

4.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I would like to say the beach because I would love that, but honestly I am so very happy with where we live right now I don't think I would leave it completely.  We are near a large city, close to everything, surrounded by friends and other families we can relate too with lots of kids.  At this stage in our life, I love where we are!

5.  If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 items would you hope to have with you? 
My phone, my phone charger and a generator so I could call for help!

6.  What's your idea of a perfect date night?
I love dancing, so I would probably say going to a yummy dinner with a group of friends and then going somewhere to dance the night away.

7. What's your favorite vacation destination? 
The beach! I love the salty air and the sand between my toes.

8.  Do you prefer summer or winter?  
I'm definitely a summer girl.  We love all sorts of summer activities like swimming, the lake, the beach, etc. and I feel like in the cold winter there isn't much to do, but stay indoors.

9.  What is/was your dream job?
I was never one to dream about being a big-time business executive, working in the corporate world, becoming a doctor or anything like that. I have always dreamed of being a mom.  I literally feel like I am living out my dream being a stay-at-home mom to my three little ones.  I feel like it is what God put me on this earth to do.

10.  What's your favorite accessory?    
That's a tough one because I love to accessorize. I think my favorite would have to be my Michael Kors watch.



I received it as a birthday gift this past year and have worn it almost every single day.  I love the weight of it, the size of it, and feel like when I wear it I don't need other bracelets, etc., because it looks great and makes a statement all on it's own. 

Jen: 
1.  What is your favorite hobby?
Oh this is tough because I feel like I have a lot, but my favorite one is photography. I don't get to play with my camera as much as I used to, but taking photos is so fun to me. 

2.  Do you have a favorite scripture verse?  If so, which one?
This is another tough one. I love Corinthians, but I also love Jeremiah 29:11, but for my mommy soul I think Matthew 6:34 is a good go to.
Free Bible Verse Printable "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow..." Matthew 6:34 from PrintableWisdom
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3.  Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Both??? I am an awful sleeper, and can run on almost no sleep. I stay up late and can pop right up early in the morning. Most days with out the aid of caffeine. Shocking, huh? It's a gift.  

4.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Most definitely at the beach. There are some sleepy little East Coast beach towns that we love, and I would love to retire to one day. 

5.  If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 items would you hope to have with you?
A box of books I've never read to pass the time, a picture of my family, and a satellite phone to be able to call for help. This is assuming I at least have clothes on me. If not, I would trade the box of books for a rocking bikini. No one wants sand in places sand shouldn't belong. Agreed?

6.  What's your idea of a perfect date night?
What is this date night thing you speak of? J/K! I can't remember the last time we had a formal date night. I think going out to a yummy dinner where we can leisurely eat our meal and talk uninterrupted would be fabulous. 

7. What's your favorite vacation destination?
We've been very lucky to travel to some amazing places over the years. I love anywhere with a beach and love visiting Hilton Head Island each year with my family. I think my favorite vacation of all time was to Costa Rica with Mr. Cute a few years ago. It was just such a fun and unique place to visit, and we can't wait to go back one day soon.


8.  Do you prefer summer or winter?
Summer! I don't even want to talk about winter. 

9.  What is/was your dream job?
My current one? I am like Carrie Beth and love love love being a stay at home mommy. Yes, some days it is challenging, but I wouldn't exchange it for anything in the world.

10.  What's your favorite accessory?  
Oh my I am an accessory addict so that is tough. I would have to say my favorite thing to grab to complete an outfit is a statement watch or a statement bracelet. I like some major sparkle. :)

Now, we are going to change things up just a bit.  We feel so honored to be a part of this blogging community and love all of the amazing people we have met and all of the amazing blogs we read.  Our nomination is totally open to ALL of you amazing bloggers. If you are reading, and you have not yet received this award, we nominate you! Yes, you!!!  Leave us a comment and let us know you are going to play along so we can be sure to read.  We feel like everyone deserves recognition for their hard work and dedication to their blogs because let's face it, while this is fun, it is also a lot of work, too!  Let us know more about you by answering these questions.  

1.  What is your favorite season?  
2.  Would you rather wear jeans or a dress? 
3.  If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
4.  Why did you start your blog?  
5.  If you could go back to anytime in your life, when would you choose and why? 
6.  What's your favorite TV show?
7.  What 3 beauty products could you not live without? 
8.  What are you looking forward to most this summer? 
9.  What's your favorite store? 
10. Who inspires you most?  

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5 comments:

  1. YAY! I love all of your answers. And I have so much in common with BOTH of you (especially the scripture verses - two of my favs and the BEACH - with Hilton Head being our yearly vacation spot). :) Thanks for participating. I love reading more personal things about the blogs I follow.

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  2. I just found your blog and y'all are precious! I love finding fellow Atlantans!

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    1. Julie - We love connecting with other local bloggers, too! So happy you found us. :-)

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  3. How fun! I will definitely have to play along! I love reading different blogs including yours ;) and definitely have lots in common with you both!

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    1. Ashleigh! Hey girl! Miss seeing you, but LOVE keeping up with you through your blog and social media. :-)

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