First, a few ground rules!
-Acknowledge the blog that nominated you in a post.
-Share 11 facts about yourself.
-Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger created.
-Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you believe deserve some recognition.
-Post 11 questions for them to answer.
-Notify all the bloggers selected that they have been nominated.
-And finally, you can't nominate the blog who nominated you.
11 Facts About Me
1| My dad is deaf and I grew up knowing how to sign.
2| I have a sweet tooth that is proportional to the size of my rear.
3| I'd have ten kids if Michael was on board.
4| I'm left-handed with everything except writing.
5| I've been to New York City twice and loved every minute of it.
6| I was accepted into every grad school I applied to, and ended up not going.
7| I'm addicted to Target.
8| The hubs and I dated for 5 and a half years before getting married.
9| I'm super organized & can't stand a mess.
11| I love grocery shopping.
11 Questions For Me
1| What is your favorite thing about yourself (physical or otherwise)?
I'll go with physical- love my hair. I think it's my security blanket, even with all the work it takes for it to look good! My collarbone would have to take 2nd place. It's prominent and thinning. Weird?
2| What country is at the top of your "must visit" list?
Greece. Ever since seeing 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' many years ago, it's been high on my list. I envision beaches, hillsides, wine, and summer dresses.
3| If you could choose your own name, what would it be?
I really enjoy my name. It's spelled different than usual. My middle name is 'Rae' and I really like that as well.
4| Salty or sweet?
Sweet, all the way!
5| If you had just one whole day off to do absolutely anything you wanted, what would you do?
Go on a picnic and read! I can't tell you the last time I saw down and read a book interrupted, and it was even longer than that that I've been on a real picnic. I'd pick a spot in the shade, lay down my quilt, have cheese and wine, and read until the sun went down. I keep asking Michael to take me, but I think something's wrong with his memory...
6| How many states (and or countries) have you lived in?
Two. Virginia until I was 18, Tennessee during my freshman year of college, back to Virginia for the rest of college, and back to Tennessee with Michael when we got married.
7| What one song would best describe your life right now?
Landslide by Stevie Nicks.
8| What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
9| If you became rich and famous, what is the one thing you would splurge on?
A personal trainer who kicked my butt every day.
10| What is your all time favorite tv show?
Friday Night Lights. I spent about a week during my freshman year in college catching up on the first few seasons. I even pulled a few all-nighters because I got hooked and couldn't turn it off. So good!
11| Which decade (or century) would you like to have lived in, and why?
You know, I've always said I wish I would have been born in the 40's and I think it mostly had to do with the style. However, lately I've wished I could have been born in the 19th century on the prairie. I often long for simpler days in which self-sufficiency was vital, distractions were few, and community was cherished. Then other days I'm thankful for electricity, my cell phone, and processed chocolate.
And the nominees are....
1| Kari Burghardt
2| Hey There, Cinderella
3| Straight on the Ground
6| Belle to Businesswoman
7| Our Semi Organic Life
8| Bits of Brooke
9| The Murrayed Life
10| Life As Always
11| Heathering Heights
11 Questions for You
1| In which state were you born?
2| What is your favorite book and why?
3| If you could trade lives with one celebrity for a day who would you choose?
4| One future goal.
5| What is your favorite restaurant?
6| Favorite vacation spot so far and why?
7| What is your most favorite hobby?
8| What is the best thing you've cooked so far?
9| City or Country?
10| If you were given $1000 and had to spend it in the next thirty minutes, how would you spend it?
Congrats to all the nominees! I've enjoyed your blogs and hope you enjoy playing along! If you haven't checked out the blogs linked above, I encourage you to take the time to read their posts, get to know them, and show some blogger love!