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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The One with the (Two) Awards

I'm superly super excited about this post! Mostly because this is my first ever blog award!! Yep, that's right, I was nominated for my first ever Liebster Award last week--(Thanks so much to Jamie from You Gotta Have Hart for the nomination). But wait, you shout, you said two awards in your title. Where's the other award? Patience, my dear friends, I'm getting to that.

Da...da...da..da....dum! I was nominated for the Liebster twice!! (A big thank you to Amanda from Happily Ever After for my second nomination!).  I feel incredibly blessed that I have received not one but two Liebster nominations this early in my blogging career so I'm really excited to get down to business.


The Rules:*Note-Since there were two nominations, I answered both sets of questions; but the rest of the rules are the same

1. Thank and link back to the blogger who presented you with the award.
2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
4. Write 11 questions for your nominees.
5. Present/nominate a Liebster blog award to 3-5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.

11 Random Facts about Me:1. I have an inner fat kid who would only eat McDonald's fries and Wendy's chicken nuggets if I'd let her. Seriously, those are really the only things she'd eat if she had the choice.
2. I never watched any of the superhero movies (i.e., Batman, Ironman, Spiderman, X-Men, or anything else with Marvel or -man in the title) until after I started dating my now-husband--this makes me feel very deprived.
3. I love the Harry Potter movies, but I've never read the books. My favorite character of the series would hafta be Ron.
4. However I have read and watched all of the Twilight series. Just to clarify, I'm an Edward fan not a Jacob fan. I blame this on the fact that the first time I saw Taylor Lautner in a movie he played a shark with anger management issues.
5. I was raised a vegetarian, like soy burgers and vegetable patties type vegetarian. To this day, I have to force myself to eat any kind of meat other than fish.
6. I cry during sad movies, any sad movie even if I've seen it a hundred times. Old Yeller and Bambi are prime examples of this.
7. Any bugs other than ladybugs are pests in my book and I take great pleasure in squishing them, even if they're outside. I make an exception for bugs bigger than an inch--those I make my hubby kill for me when at all possible.
8. I refuse to get a Kindle because I'm in love with the crackle of a book spine and the smell of ink on a page and just the general prettiness of a printed book.
9. Pretty much all my favorite TV shows are old--Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, The OC, Friends, Full House.
10. The day my husband asked me to marry him was the best day of my life so far, even surpassing my wedding day.
11. I'm a night owl, always have been and probably always will be even though the Army is bent on making me a morning person.
Questions from Jamie

1-How did you choose the name of your blog? It sort of came naturally one day when I thought about the two things I wanted to talk about most on my blog--the military and married life
2-If you could throw any party, what would it be like and what would it be for? I'm not much of a party person, but I can't wait to throw birthday parties for any kiddos that we're blessed with down the road--pink princess for a little girl and soccer for a little boy
3-What is your biggest fear? I think as a military wife your biggest fear will always be about your husband and the danger his job puts him in....I don't really like to think about my fears
4-If you could change your first name, what would you change it to and why? Actually I already don't use my first name, Elizabeth is my middle name but I've used it since college because my first name Chantal is often mispronounced (its Shawn*tel)
5-If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? It's a tie between kickboxing and the steeple chase
6-What is something you learned in the last week? Life is hard--this is a lesson I learn every week
7-What song motivates you the most? It really depends on the day, but "Listen to the Sound" by Building 429 is one of my favorites
8-What's one thing you totally suck at? Anything that involves running
9-Which bad habits drive you crazy? also depends on the day and my mood
10-Name one thing not many people know about you. When I was ten, my voice teacher wanted me to audition for Broadway

Questions from Amanda

1-What is the first blog you ever read? I'm pretty sure it was Wifessionals by Kaitlyn
2-If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Ooh that's a tough one--I think it would be a tie between Montana, Washington state, or Ireland
3-Favorite book Again with the really hard question? uhhhmm, "Home Front" by Kristin Hannah but my favorite series is the Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
4-If you could meet one famous person, who would it be? Margaret Thatcher
5-What is your favorite holiday? the Fourth of July and Christmas
6-What is your favorite quote? It's a tie between these two-"[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."-1 Corinthians 13:7-8 and "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever."-Walt Disney
7-Where did you grow up? in a little Vermont town about 5 miles from the Canadian border
8-What is the last movie you watched? Oz the Great and Powerful
9-What is your favorite pastime? Reading and hanging out with my love
10-Do you set new year's resolutions? nope because I never go through with them
11-What is your favorite childhood memory? every night my mom would read me a chapter of a book like Little House or Anne of Green Gables; after I learned to read, we would take turns reading a chapter each

I nominate: *all nominations are based on the number of Bloglovin followers
Jessica from Kate & TrudySheryl from Bellybuttons & BowsStephanie from Real Army Wife
Whitney from Black Little Button

And your questions are:1. What celebrity would you choose to play you in a movie of your life?
2. What do you like best about blogging?
3. Soda or pop?
4. What's your favorite hobby?
5. What's your favorite color?
6. Your 3 most important possessions.
7. What was the last book you read?
8. Who do you admire?
9. PC or Mac?
10. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
11. What would be your dream travel destination?

4 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so excited!! Thank you for the nomination and so soon into my blogging. :) I guess I have some work to do!! About your random facts, I love them. Taylor Lautner as a shark with anger management problems...saw it and laughed the entire time (it was after Twilight had been released) Bugs-if they are bigger then 1/4 inch I run. Gilmore Girls & Friends- 2 of my all time fav shows. Night Owl = Me...but my kids are bent on making me a morning person (I don't like it).

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  2. Thanks for the nomination girl :) I love that you've resisted the Kindle. I did too for a LONG time...until I really found I didn't want to travel with books any more. I am guilty of buying a Kindle book for convenience but the hard copy book for beauty :)

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  3. Thanks for the nomination! You are too sweet! I loved Anne of Green Gables! I have all the books and all the movies, and I even have an Anne doll. I seriously wanted to be a red head for a long time because of her...

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  4. Thanks for the nomination dear! :)
    -wHiT

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The One with the (Two) Awards

I'm superly super excited about this post! Mostly because this is my first ever blog award!! Yep, that's right, I was nominated for my first ever Liebster Award last week--(Thanks so much to Jamie from You Gotta Have Hart for the nomination). But wait, you shout, you said two awards in your title. Where's the other award? Patience, my dear friends, I'm getting to that.

Da...da...da..da....dum! I was nominated for the Liebster twice!! (A big thank you to Amanda from Happily Ever After for my second nomination!).  I feel incredibly blessed that I have received not one but two Liebster nominations this early in my blogging career so I'm really excited to get down to business.


The Rules:*Note-Since there were two nominations, I answered both sets of questions; but the rest of the rules are the same

1. Thank and link back to the blogger who presented you with the award.
2. List 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
4. Write 11 questions for your nominees.
5. Present/nominate a Liebster blog award to 3-5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.

11 Random Facts about Me:1. I have an inner fat kid who would only eat McDonald's fries and Wendy's chicken nuggets if I'd let her. Seriously, those are really the only things she'd eat if she had the choice.
2. I never watched any of the superhero movies (i.e., Batman, Ironman, Spiderman, X-Men, or anything else with Marvel or -man in the title) until after I started dating my now-husband--this makes me feel very deprived.
3. I love the Harry Potter movies, but I've never read the books. My favorite character of the series would hafta be Ron.
4. However I have read and watched all of the Twilight series. Just to clarify, I'm an Edward fan not a Jacob fan. I blame this on the fact that the first time I saw Taylor Lautner in a movie he played a shark with anger management issues.
5. I was raised a vegetarian, like soy burgers and vegetable patties type vegetarian. To this day, I have to force myself to eat any kind of meat other than fish.
6. I cry during sad movies, any sad movie even if I've seen it a hundred times. Old Yeller and Bambi are prime examples of this.
7. Any bugs other than ladybugs are pests in my book and I take great pleasure in squishing them, even if they're outside. I make an exception for bugs bigger than an inch--those I make my hubby kill for me when at all possible.
8. I refuse to get a Kindle because I'm in love with the crackle of a book spine and the smell of ink on a page and just the general prettiness of a printed book.
9. Pretty much all my favorite TV shows are old--Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, The OC, Friends, Full House.
10. The day my husband asked me to marry him was the best day of my life so far, even surpassing my wedding day.
11. I'm a night owl, always have been and probably always will be even though the Army is bent on making me a morning person.
Questions from Jamie

1-How did you choose the name of your blog? It sort of came naturally one day when I thought about the two things I wanted to talk about most on my blog--the military and married life
2-If you could throw any party, what would it be like and what would it be for? I'm not much of a party person, but I can't wait to throw birthday parties for any kiddos that we're blessed with down the road--pink princess for a little girl and soccer for a little boy
3-What is your biggest fear? I think as a military wife your biggest fear will always be about your husband and the danger his job puts him in....I don't really like to think about my fears
4-If you could change your first name, what would you change it to and why? Actually I already don't use my first name, Elizabeth is my middle name but I've used it since college because my first name Chantal is often mispronounced (its Shawn*tel)
5-If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? It's a tie between kickboxing and the steeple chase
6-What is something you learned in the last week? Life is hard--this is a lesson I learn every week
7-What song motivates you the most? It really depends on the day, but "Listen to the Sound" by Building 429 is one of my favorites
8-What's one thing you totally suck at? Anything that involves running
9-Which bad habits drive you crazy? also depends on the day and my mood
10-Name one thing not many people know about you. When I was ten, my voice teacher wanted me to audition for Broadway

Questions from Amanda

1-What is the first blog you ever read? I'm pretty sure it was Wifessionals by Kaitlyn
2-If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Ooh that's a tough one--I think it would be a tie between Montana, Washington state, or Ireland
3-Favorite book Again with the really hard question? uhhhmm, "Home Front" by Kristin Hannah but my favorite series is the Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts
4-If you could meet one famous person, who would it be? Margaret Thatcher
5-What is your favorite holiday? the Fourth of July and Christmas
6-What is your favorite quote? It's a tie between these two-"[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."-1 Corinthians 13:7-8 and "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever."-Walt Disney
7-Where did you grow up? in a little Vermont town about 5 miles from the Canadian border
8-What is the last movie you watched? Oz the Great and Powerful
9-What is your favorite pastime? Reading and hanging out with my love
10-Do you set new year's resolutions? nope because I never go through with them
11-What is your favorite childhood memory? every night my mom would read me a chapter of a book like Little House or Anne of Green Gables; after I learned to read, we would take turns reading a chapter each

I nominate: *all nominations are based on the number of Bloglovin followers
Jessica from Kate & TrudySheryl from Bellybuttons & BowsStephanie from Real Army Wife
Whitney from Black Little Button

And your questions are:1. What celebrity would you choose to play you in a movie of your life?
2. What do you like best about blogging?
3. Soda or pop?
4. What's your favorite hobby?
5. What's your favorite color?
6. Your 3 most important possessions.
7. What was the last book you read?
8. Who do you admire?
9. PC or Mac?
10. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
11. What would be your dream travel destination?

4 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so excited!! Thank you for the nomination and so soon into my blogging. :) I guess I have some work to do!! About your random facts, I love them. Taylor Lautner as a shark with anger management problems...saw it and laughed the entire time (it was after Twilight had been released) Bugs-if they are bigger then 1/4 inch I run. Gilmore Girls & Friends- 2 of my all time fav shows. Night Owl = Me...but my kids are bent on making me a morning person (I don't like it).

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  2. Thanks for the nomination girl :) I love that you've resisted the Kindle. I did too for a LONG time...until I really found I didn't want to travel with books any more. I am guilty of buying a Kindle book for convenience but the hard copy book for beauty :)

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  3. Thanks for the nomination! You are too sweet! I loved Anne of Green Gables! I have all the books and all the movies, and I even have an Anne doll. I seriously wanted to be a red head for a long time because of her...

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  4. Thanks for the nomination dear! :)
    -wHiT

    ReplyDelete

Your comments warm my heart!! Leave one for me and I PROMISE to email you back (unless you're a no-reply blogger in which case please fix that)!!