Thursday, April 4, 2013

Liebster Award

I was super surprised when I got a message from Selina that she had nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much Selina. If you would like to read her wonderful post you can read it here. 

So, here is how it works: 

1. You must thank the person who gave you this award (it's just polite)  
2. You must display the Liebster heart on your blog  
3. You should nominate 11 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 subscribers  
4. Each person must post 11 random things about themselves  
5. Answer the questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you 
6. Create 11 questions for those you nominate to answer  
7. Notify your nominees and provide a link back to your post.  
8.  You’re not supposed to do “ping-backs”

11 random facts about me 
1) I watch Nightmare Before Christmas every night before I go to bed on my ipad. I can't go to sleep without it.
2) I don't eat the ends of my french fries because they are crispy and hard and my fingers were touching the ends.
3) I have a huge DVD and CD and Record collection. I mean 350 DVDs and and about 500 Cds and another 200 records
4) I like to collect a lot of things. Things from my past, things that I like, times I want to remember. I'm not a hoarder I promise. I keep most things tucked away in hat boxes or I make something out of them.  I have a collection of fortunes from fortune cookies that I made a piece of art from.
5) I tend to feel like I'm a Jack of all trades but master of none. 
6) I don't like to share too much. Part of me wants to make friends and share all of my secrets but it takes me so long to get there.
7) I listen to Brand New's album Deja Entendu at least once every day and have since the day I bought it for my fifteenth birthday.
8) I'm trying to get enough courage to take the CBEST Math exam for Substitute teaching. (I'm horrible at math)
9) I know it's super corny but I believe in soul mates and I know my boyfriend Daniel and I are.
10) I have had five heart surgeries. Two open heart and three other ones to help keep my ventricle open from scar tissue.
11) I think in pictures rather than words.    

      Selina's Questions
1. Do you prefer warm or cool colours? 

Cool colours like green. I don't really care for the bright colours in the warm spectrum. 
2. Cheese or chocolate? 
Cheese. I don't like chocolate believe it or not.  

3. Do you prefer the 1961 or the 1998 version of The Parent Trap?

1961 version of The Parent Trap. More than one Lindsey Lohan is too much for me. 

4. Tea or coffee? 

Honestly neither. But if I had to choose probably coffee.

5. If you weren't your own nationality, which other would you be and why? 
 I would be french. I mostly want be be French because I love the language and I have always wanted to go to France. It seems like a beautiful place. Maybe it's cause of all the movies I saw growing up.

6. What do you think of ripped jeans? 
    I think they can be cute if worn right. If they are jeans that are really dirty and have tears in the wrong places (as in I don't want to see your skin on your butt) I don't think that's attractive. But I've been known to make my own ripped jeans. No need to spend money on Abercrombie and Fitch Jeans.

7. Do you have scars and birthmarks? If so, what do they look like and where are they?
    Ok. So This is a bit on the serious side. I have a lot of scars more than I will mention. Scars have been a part of me since I was born but they don't define me and I wear them proudly. The first I have two huge scars on my chest from two open heart surgeries. The first one you can barely see anymore and most of it is hidden from the second scar also I have diagonal scar where I had a stomach tube, I've had that scar since I was three days old. The second one is about ten years old. The other scars are on my arms and wrists and I have a couple of burn marks and one looks like a smiley face. 
8. What songs epitomize each season for you? A song for winter, summer, autumn and spring please 
 Winter - Jason Webley - Millennium Bug
 Summer - Lady Gaga - Poker Face
 Autumn -  A.F.I - ...but Home is Nowhere
 Spring - Regina Spektor - Samson 

9. What is something you wear now that you didn't do before? 
 Up until I was a junior in high school I hated wearing dresses and skirts. Now it's the only thing I wear. 

10. What do you think of Eurovision? A drag or a hilarity?
Can't say I know what it is.

11. Name a film you never want to see again and why
Requiem for a Dream. Don't get me wrong I love crazy movies. My favorite movies are Eternal Sunshine and Stay but for some reason Requiem for a Dream is just to much for me. Plus I don't really care for drug centered movies. I feel the same about 'Candy' as much as I love Heath Ledger that movie is a bit too much for me.

11 Nominees

1) Lauryn from Paper Wife
2) Sonja from Blackthorn
3) Lauren from Introvert's Introduction 
4) Blythe from Blue Roses 
5) Vera from Witness the Miracle 
6) Amy from A. Loo's Closet 
7) Alex from Typical 90's Child
8) Danni Roxanne from Creative Collective
9) Emma and Katie from MRnKT
10) Olive Midori Kimoto from Moths of Memory
11) Alice from Pretty Confused

My 11 Questions

1. Where is your favorite place to shop?
2. If you had to explain your style in one word what would it be?
3. Do you think in pictures or in words?
4. What is the best book you've read lately? And why?
5. What is your biggest pet peeve?
6. Book or movie?
7. Who is your favorite villain from Disney?
8. What's at the top of your bucket list?
9. If you could move anywhere in the world where would it be?
10. What was your favorite thing to do when you were a child?
11. What do you collect?


  1. Oh I know all about your number 5, and also your answer to my question 9, I'm the same. I like your answer to my question 7. Although you won't list them all, I can understand why, mine are nothing in comparison to yours. I could have lost an eye with one of them but compared to the heart, that's minor in the long term. I also love your question 7 because I was going to post that but changed it in the last minute. Good job on this one, I really enjoyed reading it

  2. Oh and I forgot, the Eurovision song contest is a song competition between European countries, its aired every year and whoever wins gets to host the next competition

    1. That sounds awesome. And thank you so much : )

  3. Thank you so much for nominating me: it was a very pleasant surprise :)

  4. Congrats and thank you very much for nominating me! Really interesting facts, I can relate with your #5 and #6