Liebster Awards!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thank you so so much to Kelly, Ashley and Meg who nominated me for Liebsters! I obsessively check their blogs every day so it is an honor to be recognized by them! Here's a ditty about the Liebster: It is an award that helps promote other small, up and coming blogs to readers and is given from one blogger to another. The award gives a shout out to blogs that are just getting up and running in hopes that it will draw more attention to their blog and grow their numbers.

There are a few rules that come along with the Liebster Award:

  1. Acknowledge your nominating blogger
  2. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has listed for you.
  3. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate up to 11 small blogs {fewer than 200 followers} that you follow and believe in promoting.
  5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you've nominated.

1. Because I love to hear about everybody's life songs, what made you want to become a blogger?
Since graduating I've never had a job that pays well and I just kept thinking I know I'm not the first person to try to get through life on a $0 budget, and so many people I worked with had all kinds of resources for free stuff or cheap ways to do things and I always wanted to scream "WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS SOONER!!" Then when I decided to try clean eating I read through zillions of blogs and frantically searched Pinterest, but could find about 3 recipes that didn't include expensive ingredients or fancy equipment that I will probably never be able to afford. I was like "you know what? That's IT. If no one else is going to do this then I WILL." And here we are!

2. How do you grow/promote your blog? Any tips?
Pinterest and link parties/linkups (linkups are also how I found some of my favs like Southern Komfort, The Grits Blog, Perfectly Scrubbed, Adore to Adorn, ChaCha and zillions more. I try to take time to go through blogs on the linkups, leave comments, follow the ones I enjoy)

3. How did you choose your blog name? 
I'm broke, and I have bougie tastes! People used to say I was bougie like it was an insult but I       embrace it!

4. If you could be any celebrity, who would you be? Why?
Beyonce. This doesn't need any explanation.

5. What is your biggest next step/decision in your life?
What ISN'T a biggest next step in life right now? Everything in this home reno process is a big decision, or at least feels like it. Oh and, getting married in 10 months is a big one. 

6. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Teen Mom. #notsorry. Really I stan for Barbara

7. What is your favorite place that you have ever visited? 
Tie: Cancun and Montana. Weird I know.

8. What is your favorite childhood memory?
Growing up my brother and I used to have so much fun playing in the woods behind our house, and playing on these giant dirt mounds on the construction sites around our house (I know, it was Kansas). Those were such fun and easy times!

9. Looking back 5 years ago, what would you have told yourself then to look forward to in the coming years?
Everything working out! 5 years ago everything felt so chaotic, but miraculously I'm here today feeling calmer than ever. Also, jobs that challenge me and push me and take me waaayyy out of my comfort zone.

10. You're on a deserted island and you have a choice between the following items (you can only choose one), which would you pick: deodorant, tooth brush/tooth paste, or hair brush? Why?
Deodorant. If I'm going down, I'm going to smell good doing it. Plus I have a sensitive nose and I can't stand bad smells- I'm always the one looking around on the bus like is that me?

11. What are your biggest pet peeves?
Mouth noises. 

11 Facts:
1. ESFJ (to the extreme)
2. Left-handed right-brained
3. 3 words: Cadbury Mini Eggs. May or may not have eaten half a bag at 9 am (cheat meal?).
4. I did an Americorps program called City Year after college which completely changed the the life track I was on, and my views on everything. I wish everyone could do a year of service.
5. Empathy is probably the biggest part of my personality, but also one of my biggest downfalls.
6. I'm late to the party but I'm all about Spotify right now. I'm listening to this as I type.
7. My religion: love like Jesus and choose joy.
8. I'm the oldest child and I fit the profile to a T.
9. I've had a hustle since I was 12, these include: the pool snackbar, ice cream scooper at a shop called SnoBiz, college bar bartender (The Loft and Sideways in Athens- anyone? anyone?), host at California Pizza Kitchen, server at Wild Wing/Chili's/Max& Erma's, marketing intern with Barry Manilow (Copa Copacabaaana), marketing internship with Windows, nanny, camp counselor, camp director... let's just say I really appreciate my 9-5 full time job with benefits.

10. I've herded cattle
11. Give me rachet hip hop over pop music any day. 

1. Amanda at Eat Hard Work Hard
2. Diatta at Femme Fatale Fit Club
3. ChaCha the Fashion Genius
4. Chelsea at An Outlaw Life
5. Gwen at Against the Grain
6. Ursula at Northern Ambitions
7. Jackie at Chronicles of a Dietician

My Questions:

  1. Why did you start your blog?
  2. What are your goals for your blog?
  3. What is your biggest weakness?
  4. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  6. What food could you never live without? 
  7. If you could have lunch with anyone who would it be? 
  8. In a dream world what would your job be?
  9. What is your guilty pleasure?
  10. What are some of the top items on your bucket list?
  11. Fruit or veggies?


  1. Ha! LOVE the Barry Manilow gif. I literally lol'ed at my desk just now.

  2. Oh my gosh, we're twins. Seriously. It's a little concerning. We may have been separated at birth.

  3. I'm laughing so hard at "I'm not controlling. I'm just aggressively helpful." Definitely going to say that to my husband. Hilarious.

  4. Lol I love this. Such a cute idea! Also I can totally relate to you. I taught my super yuppie boyfriend the term "bougie" a few years ago and he thinks it is hilarious and has used it properly in sentence! Thanks for the nomination :)

  5. These were really funny! Love this!

  6. Congrats!! You must be awesome because well I nominated you for a Liebster as well!!!
    Check mah post for the deets!

  7. congrats! this post was hilarious and fabulous learning more about you! have a fab weekend.

  8. Yay I love this!! Girl, I have no shame in the Easter candy I consumed yesterday lol! I cannot wait to see the final home design- yay for reno's!

  9. I love all your random odd jobs! That's great! I also love that you would bring deodorant!! :D

  10. This is so wonderful! That Teen Mom GIF you found sent me down the internet rabbit hole of seeing what other amazing Teen Mom GIFs there are out there. Trust me, there are plenty! Thanks so much for the nomination, can't wait to answer! :)

  11. Sooooo I also nominated you for a Liebster yesterday. I think we obviously just like you. :D


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