Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In which I win an award and talk about candy.

The adorable girls over at The Plum Verbana (love that blog!) gave me an award a few of weeks back.  I'm been meaning to post it forever, but I needed to get all the other craziness (literally! hah!) out of the way first.  Sorry it's taken me so long, girls!  Anyway, without further ado...

The Liebster Award is for blogs that have 200 followers or less. The word “Liebster” is German for kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, valued, cute, pleasant, endearing and welcome.  How sweet is that?  It's perfect for intimate little blogs like mine :)

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Each person most post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the people you tag with the award.
3. Choose 11 bloggers (with less then 200 followers) and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them about the award (social networks accepted).
5. If you have not done so already, follow the tagger and visit at least three nominees. Spread the love!
6. And remember, no tag backs!

FIRST: Things you don't know about me.

1. I have the flattest, thinnest hair and I hate it.  I spend my entire life coveting nice thick hair.  I know it's hot, causes head and neck-aches...blah, blah, blah.  I still want it.

2. I wasn't very maternal before I started having kids.  I didn't enjoy babysitting, I didn't even particularly enjoy holding babies, and forced familial babysitting was like death.  Luckily for my kids that all changed once I had my own.  Now, I love my brood :)

3. I adore candy.  All that sugary goodness truly is what makes the world go 'round.

4. Oddly enough, however, I'm not all that big of a fan of cinnamon candy.  It's too hot for my tastes (I'm a baby, I know).  I'll eat it if it's the last thing in the Halloween candy bowl, but it's definitely not my fave. Black licorice candy gets thrown away.  ewwww.  (well, except for black jellybeans.  those are tolerable)

5. I am content in my laziness.

6. When I get around to going back to college, I plan on going into library science.  My very favorite job was working in the library at BYU and I can't think of a better way to spend my post-SAHM years.

7. I sincerely believe big earrings makes every outfit better.

8. My spelling has gone waaaay downhill since high school.  I used to be a great speller.  Now I'm just a lazy speller.  Thank you, automatic Spell Check :P

9. If it was sane to have babies forever, I probably would.

10. I simply cannot live without cover-up.  I have horrid dark circles under my eyes and I spend my life combating the extreme that I probably end up with white makeup raccoon eyes :P

11. I love, love, love Christmas...but I reeeeeally love Halloween.  So much so that it's in a death-match with Christmas as my favorite.  It combines all my favorite elements: candy, makeup, dressing up in loud and/or whimsical clothing, sparkly decor, and candy.  and more candy.  What's not to love?

SECOND: Answers to the award giver's questions.

1.  Cake or Pie?  Pie. Pie. Pie.  Always and eternally pie.  The only competition is with cheesecake and that's practically pie.

2.  Best gift you have ever received?  When my husband gave me my Vintage Pearl name necklace.  I love it.

3.  Favorite guilty pleasure food?  Candy.  obviously.  Followed only by popcicles.

4. Do you sing in the shower or in the car?  car.

5.  Anywhere exotic/off the beaten path you would love to go?  Heck, Canada is practically exotic since I've never been out of the US.  If you want truly exotic, though, I'd love to go to Russia and have Spencer show me the sights.  I'd also love to try the Caribbean.  All of Europe, really, but I don't know if that counts as "off the beaten path" or not.

6.  What would you buy for yourself with $100?  Clothes and fabric. Predictable, I know.

7.  If you could go on a dream date (think Bachelor/Bachelorette style) where would you go?  What would you do?  I'd go to Mexico to lie on the beach.  Spencer would be free to go scuba diving.  Does it count as a date if we're not together?  He'd end up next to me on the beach...we possibly just wouldn't spend the entire date together.  Hey, we've been married 8 year...give me a break ;)

8. Favorite, can’t live without, beauty product?  Oops, I accidentally already answered this in my previous section (teach me to answer the post without reading through all the questions first!).  I'll give you my other favorite product, then: mascara.  A girl simply can't live without it.  It makes such a difference.  Biggest mistake people make with is?  Not putting nearly enough on.

9. Would you rather buy an old house with lots of character or a new house you could add your own style to?  As much as I love my old house, I think, at the end of the day, I'd rather have a fresh new one and have a big ol' hand in the design.

10.  Favorite TV show?  It's funny, I have gobs of fave TV shows, even though I'm not a huge TV watcher.  Thank heavens for hulu which lets me binge when TV binging is called for. Favorite serious show to watch with my husband: White Collar.  Favorite serious show to watch by myself: Downton Abbey.  Favorite funny shows: Parks and Recreation, New Girl, The Middle, and Modern Family.  Favorite reality shows: Project Runway and The Voice.

11.  One thing on your Bucket List?  Visit all the major art museums in Europe.

THREE: Questions for the winners.

 1.  Favorite candy? (you knew it was coming)

2.  What's one thing you'd change about yourself?

3.  To cuff pants or not to cuff pants?  That is the question.

4.  Favorite type of crafting?

5.  The best book you've read recently?

6.  Favorite way to unwind at the end of the day?

7.  How did you meet your husband?

8.  Hot cocoa or hot apple cider?

9.  Do you hang-dry your shirts or dryer-dry them? (odd question, I know, but I'm kind of OCD about my laundry)

10.  Biggest pet peeve?

11.  Favorite holiday?


cooper said...

Aww, I loved this!! I loved reading about you...just the odd details in a person's life are endearing. :)
What?! Who, me?? So sweet. Thank you for the award. It will be fun to do. Maybe it will kick start me back in gear...that would be nice, right?? :)
...and then maybe I can figure out how to get "cooper" off of my i.d. instead of my own name :p

Kristin Hanson said...

Thanks, sweetie! Not sure when I will get around to answering your questions, but I will at some point!

Felicia said...

We're the same! I want to get a degree in library science someday, too! Look at how influential ILL was in our lives!

Smiley Family said...

I shamefully haven't visited your blog in forever and what a fun post to read! We have a few things in common, like the thin hair and dark circles - blah!!! I also adore candy, but one of my faves is chocolate covered cinnamon bears. You ought to give them a try. I'm not a huge cinnamon flavor lover, but those are delish...and now I'm craving some :) I also dream of going to Europe to visit art museums (I told my husband we were doing that for our 40 wedding anniversary, if not sooner). Anyway, love your blog!

Aubrey said...

I think you're way more interesting than me...