Monday, January 7, 2013

Liebster Award Nomination #3

Thank you so much to Carolyn @ Diary of a Tall Girl for my 3rd and final nomination of the Liebster Award! I was awarded on December 7th and am just now getting this post out. I do realize that I now have over 200 followers, but at that time I had around 150...I think co-hosting That Friday Blog Hop as well as running The Great Blog Train really made the numbers swell up so quickly in such a short period of time.

I would also like to thank Nicole @ This Is The True Story for the #2 Liebster Award Nomination in November{read my post here}.

And Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk for the #1 Liebster Award Nomination in October {read my post here}.

You ladies truly made my day on each of the nominations & I am greatly honored that you chose me to be one of your 11 nominees!

11 Random Things About Me

(photo via SomeeCards)

1. When shopping I usually pick out the most expensive thing...and then have to put it back because I can't afford it. That's why I now stick to WalMart and Thrift Stores since I can usually afford what I see at those places lol.

2. I hate back pain. I seriously wish there was a way to ignore it.

3. I have a huge love of beautiful, vintage things!

4. I'd rather $20 in my pocket than a $20 gift card. I can take that money and buy so much more at a thrift store than I could at a regular store!!!

5. I am nauseated almost every single day of the week. This has something to do with the brain injury & medication I take for it, but it's very annoying & I hate it as well.

6. Romans 12:12. Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing constant in prayer. I read this one verse over and over so many times when Autry & I were still separated by many miles {long distance relationship for 9 months, read more here}.

7. I am nervous about moving out & getting married because I've never been away from home before.

8. I love dannon yogurt frozen into drops {recipe here!} & eating almond butter by the spoonful!

9. I am stubborn. Very stubborn...even when I realize I'm wrong, I'll still keep at it because I don't want to admit it.

10. I am completely addicted to blogging!

11. I don't read books very often.

11 Questions From Carolyn
1.If you were to get a tattoo, where and what would it be?
IF I got a tattoo? Well I don't believe in marking my this question has no answer...

2.What's one food you refuse to eat?
Goat milk. I have had it on several occasions and never has it tasted pleasant. I refuse to try it anymore no matter who says their goat's milk is the best!

3. If you could be a designer for any clothing company, which would it be and why?
I would actually like to design clothes for my own company...and I do design everything I sew for myself to this point. Of course I've used inspiration from photos found online, but then inspiration has to come from somewhere...right?

4. What was your nickname as a kid? Where did it come from?
Helen Jean the Jelly Bean. I do believe my momma gave me that nickname. I'm not sure why though...

5. Who was your first celebrity crush?
Honestly I have no clue...but it might've been Aaron know the song "I want candy?" I remember that from when I was a kid.

6. If you could only eat one kind of cake for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I'd have to go with white cake. Because it really doesn't taste too bad...especially if I use MY RECIPE which I created a few months ago. I really could handle eating only that for the rest of my life!

7. If you won the lotto and you couldn't keep the money, what would you do with it/who would you give it to?
First of all I wouldn't be buying lottery tickets so this would never happen...but if I did win a bunch of money I would donate it to Hunger Relief International so that children in Haiti & Guatemala could have better homes, schools & food to eat from their own country.

8. Are you a grammar Nazi?
Nope. If I notice something is spelled wrong I usually just skip over it...unless its in my own work. And then I run to edit it! lol.

9. Where do you typically sit/stand/etc. when you're blogging? (i.e. the couch, your bed, blah blah)
I am usually on my bed, the living room couch or the floor...yes I do sit on the floor to write blog posts. Usually I'm sitting on my bed or the couch though. The bed is most comfortable so that's my favorite place to blog from.

10. If any, what was the first piercing you got?
Well, years ago I had 5 piercings in my ears...but I have since taken all the earrings out. I don't have any other piercings, nor do I plan to get any more. I think I was 6 when I got my ears pierced for the first time.

11. What motivates you to keep up your blog?
The readers! I absolutely love all the comments I receive!!! I just wish I had time to respond to each and every one of them. I love writing and being able to share what I know with others & I love having a connection outside of my normal, boring-to-me, everyday life.
11 Questions For My Nominees
1. What word do you most hate to spell?
2. Do you stay up late to write blog posts?
3. How many children do you have? or how many children do  you want?
4. Where did you meet your husband/fiance/boyfriend?
5. Does your family know about your blog? or is it a "secret"?
6. Does your blog offer at least three different ways to follow you? For example I (Blue Eyed Beauty Blog or Exercise Encouragement Group Blog) offer the options to follow via email, facebook, or bloglovin...and more.)
7. Are you associate with a group of bloggers? If so, which one(s)?
8. What are you most looking forward to this New Year?
9. Which one do you prefer: flats or heels? Why?
10. Which do you like best: white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or all three?
11. What are the top three blogs you read most often but have more than 200+ followers (aka you can't nominate them for this award but you'd still love to give them a shout out!).

11 Blogs I've Nominated


  1. Thank you so much, cheered me right up!!xxx

  2. Hey! Thanks for the nomination! :D

  3. Thank you for the blog comments!! I can't wait to bloghop and I would love to guest post!! Im so excited.

  4. Like you, I prefer having $20 in my wallet than a gift card or a voucher :) And it's lovely. It's my first time here and I think I'll be back :) And especially have a growing interest in health and fitness so I definitely won't miss this!


  5. Congrats (again :) )!!!

    I'd love to guest post! Send me some more info when you have time.

  6. Good morning, Sweet Helen! Thanks again for the award! I've just published my acceptance post. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  7. Congrats on your third Liebster Award!
    I admire those that participate in these, because I've been nominated, but I never had the time to blog about it. =( And these awards are always fun, because it helps to get to know the blogger a bit better. I had fun reading!

  8. Newest follower from GFC Blog Hop. Congrats on being nominated!

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