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Liebster Time!

Dudes – this post is about three months overdue, but due to some personal issues (mainly losing my sweet pup) I put it on the back burner for a while. Better late, than never, yes?  Here we go… 
The lovely Jacquie from Style Nacho has honored me with a Liebster Award Nomination!  If you’re a little helpless when it comes to putting an outfit together [raises hand and feels embarrassed about the amount of time it takes her to get dressed in the morning], check out her blog – great advice and a fun read!  Thanks for tagging me, Jacquie!  PS – I totally get your answer to question nine… My name is J-A-M-I-E, not Jaime, not Jayme, not J’me (yes I’ve actually gotten that one)… But I digress…

If you’re paying attention (hey, thanks!) you know that I’ve actually participated in The Liebster Award once before, and I’m pumped to be nominated again!  It’s a really creative and fun way to interact with fellow bloggers.  And who doesn’t love to be interviewed?  Good or bad, it’s a total ego boost.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Liebster – here’show it works…


1. Link back to the person who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.

4. Create 11 questions for the nominees.

5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs.

Here are Jacquie’s questions and my answers.

1. What is one of your favorite daily rituals?
Sitting on my patio after work to decompress.  It’s how I clear my work spreadsheets out of my brain.

2. What’s your favorite food?
This is tough – I have a thousand answers for this.  But if I had to narrow it down, I’d say Tex-Mex.  I could eat it until I burst, or pass out, or both.  And then when I came to, I’d eat some more.  The spicier, the better.

3. You’re gifted $150. How do you treat yourself?
It’s a boring answer considering the content of my blog, but, tools or DIY supplies.  The more I make, the merrier I be.

4. Name a place you’d love to visit (and tell us why!).
Italy.  If I took a vacay to Italy, I’d basically sight-see, eat pasta and cheese until I pass out, then wake up and repeat.

5. What’s your favorite spring trend?
Honestly, I’m not so much into trends… I’m just happy to exist in a season where I can wear sandals and tank tops.  Yay for spring.

6. What was your last random act of kindness?
I try to be kind all of the time.  We all know that’s not really possible, but I do my best. I suppose my most recent one was to buy lunch for a coworker that didn’t have the cash for it.  No one around me should, or will ever, be hungry if I can help it.

7. What’s a favorite quote?
“You have to be odd to be number one.” — Dr. Seuss

8. If you could relive any year, which would you go back to and why?
Dudes, 2015 is pretty damn fantastic.  I won’t tempt the Universe by saying that I’d like to go back to a different one.

9. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Rudeness.  People are rude when their day is going badly, or someone gets on their nerves, or the barista gets their coffee wrong, or insert another worthless reason here.  It’s senseless and doesn’t benefit anyone…  We are all guilty of it (myself included) and we need to lock that up.

10. How do you like your coffee?
Dark roast with sugar and half and half!

11. What quality or characteristic do you most love about yourself?
I’m scrappy, man.  When I have a problem (personal, diy, professional or otherwise), I love to get creative with the solution.  And it makes life a dandy adventure.

My Nominees:

  1. Winberg Wonderland
  2. Love You Mucho
  3. A Pinch of Candy
  4. DIY in a Dorm
  5. Home on the Corner
  6. Your Typical College Girl

My Questions:

1* What drives or inspires you to write your blog?
2* What is one item (this excludes your humans and your animals) that you absolutely cannot live without?
3* What is your favorite type of music?
4* If you could trade places with someone for one day, who would you choose and why?
5* Your favorite memory?
6* What is your go-to stress relief method?
7* Your favorite moment in 2015 thus far?
8* If you could build your own home and had unlimited funds, where would you build it?
9* What type of house would you build?
10* Do you have a favorite TV show?  If yes, which’un?
11* Name a goal you have for 2015!

Gotta give one more shout out to Jacquie for nominating me!  To my nominees – I’m super excited to read your answers!



The Liebster Award

I don’t know if you know this, but, I’m kind of a big deal…

Not really, but hopefully I’ll make some new friends after this!

liebster award


You see, Annie was kind enough to nominate me for a Liebster Award, along with 10 other fine bloggers, and I am super excited about it!  This award helps new bloggers connect with others in the blogosphere, and encourages participants to promote each other.  I’m so glad and thankful that Annie nominated me!

She’s given me a set of questions to answer so here goes:

1. Why did you decide to start blogging?

I’ve always loved to create things and have also enjoyed writing, and have spent a considerable amount of time doing both of these activites.  When a few friends and family members encouraged me to start this blog, it just felt like the natural next step.

2. Do you think your blogging has encouraged you to create, explore, read, etc more?

Absolutely!  I definitely still do crafts and diy projects on my own terms and timeline, but I also feel a responsibility to this website and its readers to create interesting, meaningful content that people will enjoy reading.  I want what I write to be useful and entertaining.  I want to write a blog that I want to read.  That has definitely caused me to stretch my legs and explore things that I hadn’t before I started writing.

3. If you could leave next week for a paid vacation to live anywhere in the world for one year, where would you go?

Tough question!  Somewhere in Europe, preferably with pretty architecture, delicious food and sandy beaches!

4. Why did you choose the subject of your blog?

I’ve been doing crafts and diy for as long as I can remember.  My parents tell me I used to take my toys apart and put them back together as a child!  Growing up, I was a Girl Scout, took after school / summer art classes and even started several clubs with my sister.  All of these things gave me wonderful opportunities to explore my imagination.  I chose DIY and crafts as my subject because I am passionate about creativity.

5. What’s your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

The cool answer would be scratch Mac N Cheese with bacon bits, but the real answer is instant loaded mashed potatoes.  #keepitreal

6. If you were going to come up with a book or album title for the last year of your life, what would it be?


7. Do you have any animals?

My four-legged child is a black pug / miniature pinscher mix named Turkish.  He owns me.

8. What’s your vice?

Craft Beer (a fact many of my Instagram followers are well aware of, I’m sure!)

9. What’s your favorite museum?

The Kimball Art Museum in downtown Fort Worth is definitely my favorite.  The Bernini and Picasso exhibits in particular are a couple of the highlights from my many visits.

10. Celebrity childhood crush?

Same as my adulthood crush – haha!  Mr. DiCaprio is the bees knees

11. Thoughts on tomatoes?

The fruit itself, thumbs down.  The sauces it creates, thumbs way up!

So now what?

I’m nominating the following 11 blogs for The Liebster Award:

La Vida Lopez

Musings From Providence

Living: Pure & Simple

Amber in Florida

Revived by Delia


Harper Larper

Fox on an Island

Imagination Unlocked

Fact or Pin-tion

Duck Egg Blue

The rules?

  1. Answer the questions you were given by the person who nominated you
  2. Keep the ball rolling and nominate 11 new blogs with 500 followers or less
  3. Post 11 new questions for your nominees to answer
  4. Tag your nominees and be sure to leave a comment on their blog letting them know they’ve been nominated
  5. Of course, you are not required to participate.  But, if you don’t want to accept your Liebster, let me know and I’ll nominate someone else to keep the “chain” going!

Nominees, your questions are:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What is your greatest passion?
  3. What is your greatest fear?
  4. Of the places you’ve lived, which is your favorite?
  5. What is your dessert of choice?
  6. What was the most memorable vacation or trip you’ve taken?
  7. What is your favorite movie genre?
  8.  If you knew you were about to eat your last meal, what would it be?
  9. If you had to move from your current home to another and could only bring five items with you, which five items would you choose?
  10. Which famous person’s house would you most like to live in?
  11. If you could be someone else for 24 hours, who would you choose to be?

Big thanks again go to Annie for nominating me for a Liebster.  It was a lot of fun answering her questions and finding new friends to follow!  Can’t wait to see everyone else’s answers!