Monday, October 15, 2012

My first blog award....Liebster Blog Award :-)

I want to say a BIG thank you to Erica from Walking In My Shoes!!!

Facts of the Liebster Award:
The Liebster Award's origins are pretty much a mystery. Bloggers nominate other bloggers that have 200 or less followers. It's basically a "Hey, that's a sweet little blog you've got there. Here's an award!" You can't just accept the award. You have to play by the (ever changing) rules and pay it forward. Then you can put the award on your blog for all to see.


The Rules:

1. List 11 facts about yourself. (I hope that you enjoy them! I tried to write things that hopefully my readers may not know, but then things that new people stopping in may find interesting as well.)
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you. (My 11 questions for each of the 11 nominated blogs are near the bottom of this post!)
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate. (At the very bottom of this post you will find the links!)
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog. (see the intro of this post!)

11 Facts about myself...
1.   My all time favorite dessert is birthday cake with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream.
2.   I ran a half marathon a couple of years ago.  I never thought I was a runner.  One night after dinner I felt stuffed beyond my pants size.  It was raining outside so I started running around my house.  At first, it was just to laugh with my kids.  Then I realized I really was enjoying myself.  I started training the next day.  My husband calls me Forest Gump now.
3.   I am only 5'3" and my husband is 6'2".  He is an entire head and neck taller than me. 
4.   I love to do laundry.  I think it's the smell and the sense of completion when it's over.  I look forward to laundry days!
5.   I have had two miscarriages.  The first one I was 10 weeks pregnant.  The second one I was 4 months pregnant. 
6.   I love to sing!  My family tells me I should keep it in my head.  Apparently they don't think I'm radio material.  Therefore, I sing louder!! :-)
7.   I started dating my husband when I was a senior in high school and he was a freshman in college.  We dated for 5 years and have been married for 17 years.  (Yikes!  I feel old now...)
8.   I love spicy foods.  I could eat it everyday.  Chips with salsa make me happy.
9.   I am afraid of snakes....like phobia afraid!
10. I wear make-up every single day.  Mascara and I are best buds!
11.  I have little chandeliers hanging around my house because I like girly bling.  What can I say?  I'm a Texas girl!

11 Questions asked by Erica...
1.   What is your middle name?   Marie (My legal first name is actually Marcella.)
2.   Is there an animal you want but could never have?   I'd love a big dog, but I'm lucky to have my little Maltese.  My husband is not an animal fan.
3.   What is your favorite TV show?   Kathy Lee and Hoda.  They make me giggle.  We are so busy in the evenings that I don't really watch TV at night. 
4.   If you could move anywhere where would it be?  NYC.  It is my favorite city.  :-)
5.   What do you want to be for Halloween?   I want to be full of candy.  :-)
6.   What is your favorite kind of music to listen to?   Upbeat praise music
7.   What is your lucky number if you have one?   I'm not sure if it's lucky, but my favorite number is 5.
8.   How many kids do you have/want?  I have three kids.  I always wanted 5, but we stopped after 3. 
9.   What is your favorite color?   Navy blue
10. What year did you graduate high school?  1990 ... a long time ago!  :-)  Big, poofy hair was the style.  I loved my Aqua Net hairspray!
11. What are your plans for tomorrow?  I hope to go see my girlfriend who delivered twins today.  Congratulations Michelle and Will!!!! 
11 Questions I have for the Nominees...
1.   What is your favorite season and why?
2.   Are you a morning person or a night person?
3.   What did you want to be when you were a little girl?
4.   What is your favorite movie?
5.   If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
6.   What is your favorite decoration you have in your home?
7.   What is your favorite color nail polish?
8.   What is the craziest thing you have in your closet?
9.   Where is your favorite place to go for date night?
10. Do you prefer chocolate candy or gummy candy?
11.  Do you prefer to be barefoot or do you prefer to be in shoes?

The 11 wonderful blogs I'd love for you to check out.  They have all been nominated by me for the Liebster Blog Award.  Yippie!!

J. Heather Leigh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Confessions of an Imperfect Mom
 
heldbyHishand
 
 
My Munchkins
 
 
One Part Joy...One Part Circus
 
 

Taking It All In
 
 
Life and Breath and Everything Else
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you will check out all the lovely blogs I nominated!
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29 comments:

  1. Aw thank you so much, that was sweet :)

    And my mother-in-law's name is marcella :)

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    1. You're so welcome. I love your blog. Xoxo

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  2. YOU MADE MY DAY BRIGHTER!!! Thank you!!
    I'm working on a limping laptop and hoping it stays put so I can do some blogging this evening.

    LOVE YOU!!

    PS- Nolan's doing GREAT today!! GOD IS SO GOOD TO US!!!!

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    1. You are so sweet my friend! Nolan is a tough cookie. I love him and I've not even gotten a chance to kiss his sweet cheeks. Kiss him for me. Xoxo
      Love to you!!

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  3. *naw* thank you for nominating me! i can't wait to have a look at this tonight when I get home from work and put my post up. :) xx

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  4. Oh how fun!!!! I can't wait to get started! You are incredibly sweet :)

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    1. Of course you were included. Xoxo. :-)

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  5. Thank you Marci for the nomination!

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  6. I was nominated my my friend Megan for the Liebster award and I probably beat her to the punch by coming here. Can't wait for my turn! I started following you so please stop by and check out my blog! Can't wait!

    Oh...and I am 5'4" with a husband of 6'2"...totally feel ya there :)
    www.vintagelywrapped.wordpress.com

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    1. I am following you by email now. Your blog hooked me at pumpkin cookies! ;-). Xoxo

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  7. I loving all of your facts and answers to my questions, congratulations :)

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    1. Thanks Erica! You are super duper sweet for nominating me. :-). Xoxo

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  8. :) Working on my post! THANKS! Catnip I tell you. Catnip...

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    1. I love your blog! Your post regarding this award had me laughing out loud. Love it!! Xoxo

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  9. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award. It is so sweet of you!

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  10. Also.....love your new look! And I enjoyed reading the answers to your questions.

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  11. Awe shucks!! Thanks a bunch! I enjoyed learning more about you. We have quite a few things in common, minus the love of laundry. Not sure that will ever happen! lol

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    1. You're welcome. I enjoy your blog so much! :-). Xoxo

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  12. Haha that is too funny to the What do you want to be for Halloween. I want to be full of candy too. Well, I was actually coming by to give you a Liebster Blog award from me as well.

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  13. Congrats on your award!! :) Thanks for stopping by for the Tea on Tuesday at Boys Oh Boys! Can't wait to read more of your 31 days of friendship!

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  14. Haha! I love your Halloween answer!! That is a great thing to be!!

    Stopping by from the Tea on Tuesday Hop! New follower!
    Leslie @ Sincerely, Leslie

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  15. Congratulations on the award! I kind of like that your first name is actually Marcella - One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written is the Missa Papae Marcelli (Mass for Pope Marcellus).

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  16. Hey Marci! I've just posted my response on my blog today - thank you so much for awarding me! xo

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