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liebster blog award

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are apprecaited, and to help spread the word about new blogs. 

This week I was nominated by TWO different bloggers for the Liebster Blog Award. Thank you T'onna @  navy wife peters and Nikki @ a little bit of quiet.

The rules:
1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
5. No tag back (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you)!

So here goes... a little bit about me...

[1] I'm an interior designer. I attended The Art Institute of Seattle and absolutely LOVED school. I've learned that the "real world" of design isn't what I imagined it to be but I'm working my way through it one client at a time. Right now I am selling tile & I really love helping people design their kitchen backsplashes, showers & floors.

[2] I moved to York, PA 2 1/2 years ago and my husband, Adam, and I bought our first house last May. We're slowly renovating every room. The bathroom is the next project on our house list.

[3] I want a french bulldog more than anything in the world. Adam thinks they're ridiculous and isn't going to spend $2500 to get my one. I'm still hopeful :) 

[4] I am a homebody. I would much rather be at home on a Friday/Saturday night than out and about at a bar or club. Give me PJs, a movie and a DQ blizzard and I'm a happy camper.

[5] I drive a 2002 white Mitsubishi Gallant. She has 181,000 miles and some days her heat doesn't work. Her name is "Betty White." I'm in the process of looking for a new, more reliable car.

[6] I married by best friend on 10-01-11 after finding an engraving on my antique engagement ring that read "Al to Connie 10-01-49". We thought it was too perfect not to get married on that same day :)

[7] If I could pick 3 foods that had zero calories I would choose: pizza, Auntie Anne's soft pretzels with cheese sauce, and DQ brownie blizzards (oh wait...did I mention blizzards once before already? oops)

[8] I'm currently teaching myself to crochet (it's going pretty well...)

[9] I talk to my mom on the phone at least 3 times a day (sometimes more) and talk to my dad on the phone at least 3-4 times a week. They live in WA state so constant phone calls are a must.

[10] I learned to knit when I was a kid (maybe 8 or 9). The lady that lived on the 3rd floor of my grandparents house, Ruth, taught my brother and I how to cast on, knit & purl. We made a lot of holey, lopsided "dishcloths." I always found a way to end with WAY more stitches then I started with. I now love to knit (& crochet) and I have Ruth to thank for that.

[11] We have a lawn gnome in our front yard that my husband and cousin stole from someone's yard while they were in high school. We love it...but know that someday, he will be stolen from us (this is called karma). 

Here are the 11 questions I was asked by T'onna @ Navy Wife Peters & Nikki @ a little bit of quiet:

What is your favorite craft project you've created? My favorite craft project I've ever created would probably have to be my "love bird" ornament that I created out of our christmas tree last year.

Do you have any children?  If so, how many and what are their names & ages? No kids yet :) I'd like to have 3 though... my husband is leaning more toward 2. I guess we'll wait and see :)

Do you make your bed every morning? Simple as this... some weeks I do, other weeks I don't. It depends how I feel.

Jeans and a t-shirt or a lovely dress? I would REALLY like to say lovely dress...but I'm going to have to go with jeans and a t-shirt. I can't help but love wearing something comfy!

What's your favorite book? It's hard to say... I tend to read books and then forget that I read them. Weird, I know. I really liked "Water for Elephants."

If I could choose any profession in the world, what would it be? I'm going to have to go with a penguin keeper at a zoo/aquarium. How fun would it be to work with those cute little things all day?

What's your favorite season and why? My favorite season is fall because I have an obsession with trees. Trees are the prettiest in the Fall.

What do you like best about be a blogger?  My favorite part about being a blogger is connecting with other bloggers who share the same passion for diy/crafting/etc. as me. Everyone I've connected with has been so friendly!

Who's your favorite celebrity? Adam Levine. No question about it.

How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging since the beginning of the year. My first post was on 1.04.12.

Would you rather fly or do a road trip? I would MUCH rather fly. You get places quicker that way.

Here are the questions I'm asking the blogs I nominate:
[1] What are a few blogs that you read on a daily/weekly basis?
[2] What is your favorite TV show?
[3] How long have you been blogging?
[4] What project(s) are you currently working on?
[5] What is one of your New Years Resolutions?
[6] What is your favorite pin on Pinterest?
[7] Are you a dog or cat person?
[8] Where do you buy most of your clothes?
[9] What is the #1 item on your holiday wish list?
[10] Do you need coffee to function? Or are you more of a tea person?
[11] How long have you been blogging and what inspired you to start a blog?

Here are the blogs I've nominated:
[1] Snap On Buttons
[2] Let's Meet For Lunch
[3] Sweet Pea Pod
[4] Pumpkin Loves
[5] Emmy In The Making
[6] The Bean Sprout Notes
[7] The Feral Turtle
[8] The Domesticated Princess
[9] A Little Bit Of Craft
[10] The Hobby Harbor
[11] Being Inspired
I'm looking forward to learning more about you! Please leave me a comment with your post URL so I can read them when you're finished :)


  1. Awesome that one of those are me!! Mikaila

  2. Good luck with crocheting! :-) I've been crocheting for about 9 years, and I'm still learning new things. I wish I knew how to knit.


  3. Hi Shannon - LOVED reading your answers! We are so very similar, it's funny. I am more naturally a homebody, prefer jeans (but all my friends wear lovely dresses!)and forget books I read. So nice to "meet" you. x

  4. would love to see your antique ring :) photos please!

  5. I finally finished my post! Thanks so much for nominating me! :)

  6. Thanks so much for nominating me!

  7. Hello! New follower over from The Hobby Harbor! She nominated me for the Liebster award ;)

  8. Hi Shannon! Thanks for linking up to my special About Me Pity Party last week. I loved reading about you! Learning to crochet is on my list of things to do. I love that you chose that wedding date. And so fun that you got to go to school for interior design and do something you love. Thanks again for linking up. Nice to meet you!

  9. live in York....I only live about 30 minutes from you! :)

    It was nice learning more about you.

  10. Now I feel like a blizzard!

    Enjoyed reading about you!


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