11 things + fun!

by - Wednesday, July 18, 2012

After heading out of town for a few days, I came back to a clean house and an award on Sunday. The lovely Amanda from Salvaged Strawberry tagged me for a Liebster award. ("The Liebster award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.) Although I've received this once before, this round was a little different. I'm supposed to share 11 things about myself and then tag some other bloggers to have them answer my questions I choose for them. I thought this would be perfect for YOU to learn more about ME as well as some other bloggers. Thanks Amanda! :)

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

 Here are the questions I answered:
1. What is your favorite summertime activity?
Road trips! Is that an activity? Well, really I just like to get in the car and go somewhere. Whether it be the ice cream shop, farmers market, park or visiting family and friends.
2. Favorite holiday and why.
Hmm, I'm not really sure. I like that on holidays I get to spend time with my family and that means no work. I think Thanksgiving would be my favorite holiday because I get to eat some pretty fabulous food. We've got some good cooks in our family!
3. Top Five favorite movies. Go.
Oh my goodness, I'm so not a movie buff. My choices will be super random and possibly strange or embarrassing but here goes in no particular order. Monster. The Notebook. Napoleon Dynamite. Wrong Turn 3. Up.
4. Salty or Sweet?
How about both! I love kettle corn and salted nut rolls. YUM!
5. If you could live in any previous decade, what would it be and why?
I would say the 70's and I would have to be 17 or 18 during that time so I could disco it up and do plenty of plaid and platforms.
6. Do you have pets? What are their names? Tell me about them.
Yes I do. We have one miniature dachshund named Oscar. He's considered a "wiener dog" so his name is Oscar after Oscar Meyer wieners. I didn't name him, my husband did and he's technically my husband's dog. Also, my son has a goldfish who is really alert for a fish. My son named his fish, Orange.

7. Dream job?
 Being retired! I think I would also love to own a little clothing boutique/coffee shop. That would be great! I could see my husband and I opening a restaurant too. How about all of it? It can be my dream right? 
8. How did you come up with the name for your blog?
It came to me long before I started the blog. I was sitting in Caribou Coffee with a good friend sipping coffee and chatting..  and then it hit me. I didn't know it would become a blog but I knew it was something I had to have. I purchased the domain right then and there. The rest is history.
9. First blog you read every day?
A Beautiful Mess
10. What's the latest recipe you've found that you really want to try?
I'd love to make a cast iron pizza! Not necessarily this recipe, but I'd love to make one. Has any of you done this?
11. What's one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?
I know how to use a gun. I once went deer hunting (I was 16) and shot 2 deer. I was proud of myself, it was my first and last time hunting. I come from a family of deer hunters, duck hunters and long term NRA members.

Now onto some lovely blogger peeps that I'm choosing to tag for this award and the 11 questions:

1. What is your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
2. Where have you traveled that you loved so much you didn't want to leave?
3. What is your favorite song? (Would love to see video or hear audio)
4. Can you give us a color swatch of one of your fave colors? (try this color finder)
5. What is your signature drink? (recipe?)
6. If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
7. What is your main form of transportation?
8. What is one big thing that you want to accomplish in the next year?
9. Can you share a quote that you really appreciate?
10. When you think of the letter P, what comes to mind?
11. What's for dinner tonight?

I can't wait to stop on over to your blogs and check out your answers! If you were not tagged, I'd love to hear your answers too - feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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  1. This is so cool - thanks a million for tagging me! I am scheduling this for Friday!

  2. yay! I loved reading this! And you have my favorite flower in that photo with the mug -- delphinium! :) Have a great day darlin! xo

  3. I loved reading this post and learning more about you! Thank you so much for tagging me! I'm leaving for a little family vacay today and will definitely look forward to writing this up when I get back. Have a great day, Rachel!

    1. You're so welcome! Enjoy your vacay, look forward to reading when you return! :)

  4. So much fun! Thanks for sharing the love :)

  5. Great post! It's so fun learning new things about my blogging friends. Note to self: don't piss off Rachel, lady knows how to use a gun.

    1. Hahaha... I don't carry one on my hip so it's all good! :)


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