Friday, February 1, 2013

Liebster! Liebster!

I've been nominated for a Liebster Award from Martina over at Amazingly Blessed. I found Martina through the Georgia bloggers group, she's an honest, Christian blogger with a husband who loves the Dawgs! Can't help but love that!
I think these are so fun, you can read my other award here. These are a great way to get to know fellow bloggers!

The Rules are as Follows:

  1. Share 11 facts about myself
  2. Answer 11 questions from my nominator
  3. Nominate 11 followers (with less than 200 followers) for the award
  4. Create 11 questions for nominee to answer
  5. And when the Nominee is finished you must link it back to me (as I did above) in your blog post
11 Facts About Me
  • This part is really hard for me to write because I 'd rather talk about you and how y'all are doing! I use a lot of these: !!!!!!! in my blog, so get used to it!
  • I have a fat, lazy cat named Milo and a hyper, loyal dog named Sunny Day. They are besties.
  • I've been through some crazy life experiences: cheating boyfriends, nearly drowned, roof collapse, knee surgies, chronic illness, divorce (short time frame), and most currently infertility. Yay me!  
  • I have an amazing support group of friends, family, and church members.
  • Speaking of church: I'm a Mormon! I LOVE it!
  • I like to think I am funny, I love making people laugh.
  • I can't draw or sing, but my husband makes up for it. He is very talented.
  • I work in a library, I love reading!
  • I know I want to get a Master's degree some day... just have no clue in what!
  • I'm an only child.
  • I'm a little obsessed with sites like Pinterest, Goodreads, Etsy, and Very Jane. Although I don't have the funds to get half of what I want, I love to browse!

Martina's Questions for Me:
  • How long have you been blogging?
    • I've been blogging as Southern Hope for 4 years, but before I started this blog I had another while single and living it up at BYU. So total: 6 years. 
  • Are you afraid of the dark?
    • Yes. At 26 years old, absolutely. I run fast to my car if I am outside in the dark and after a scary movie (which I rarely watch) I will force my husband to walk me to the bathroom before bed.... It's a problem.
  • Coke or Pepsi?
    • Diet Coke with Lime please! I try to limit carbonation, but some days deserve a Diet Coke!
  • What is your cleaning schedule?
    • Since I live in two different places, I typically clean on the weekends in Athens. I really enjoy vacuuming, dishes, and cleaning toilets. I love to see things shiny and sparkly!
  • What/who made an impact on your life and why?
    • Moving to Utah to attend BYU was a huge life changing event for me. I grew up in those mountains, made life long friends, and gained a lot of experiences.
  • Why do you blog?
    • I have been writing since I was a wee one. I used to write scary short stories and journaled about elementary school crushes and girl fights. I have Mark Twain in my blood (seriously we are related) and love the feeling of writing something that helps people. I want people to visit my blog and leave feeling hopeful for better things!
  • What is your favorite meal?
    • I love food, this is a really hard one... It's like trying to pick my favorite book, unable to do it! 
  • Early bird or night owl?
    • Early bird. I am a morning person, rise and shine! R is not, we even things out around here.
  • What is the best advice you can give someone?
    •  Appreciate the easy times in life, there will always be mountains to climb so have a nice memory to reflect on to help through the hard times.
  • Do you like Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter?
    • I love Spring and Summer with flowers, beaches, sunshine and I love Fall football. Winter is my least favorite, ugh!
  • Have you ever been camping?
    • Yes! We used to camp when I was younger, went from tents to a popup camper. R and I have a tent as well but haven't been in a couple years. This motivates me to camp more!  

My Nominees
(because I think these ladies have wonderful stories to share):
  •  Simply Stefani
  •  Random Giggles
  •  Dexter Morgan's Mama
  •  Cygnus Opus
  •  Cookie Sundays
  •  Looking Up
  •  Kaleidoscopekanvas
  •  Objectified
  •  That's What She Said
  •  The Grass is Green Enough
  •  Southern Ramblings

  • Questions for My Nominees:
    What is one of your favorite quotes?
    If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?
    If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
    If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
    What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
    What was the last book you read? 
    Have you ever met a famous person?
    Why blog?
    Which is your most favorite place?
    Where are you right now?
    And the most important one of all:
    Got milk?


    2busy said...

    Fun things to learn about you. My fat lazy cat is named Milo, too. I'm all about Spring and Summer and College football. Plus, I'm a Mormon, too. ;)

    Martina said...

    I am still afraid of the dark too... I also run to my car if I'm alone, I even sleep with the covers over my head...Lol..

    I enjoyed your post and thanks for accepting:-)

    Jet said...

    I suddenly really miss spring & summer, and flowers! Also, I need to hear this roof collapsing story. How terrifying!

    Thanks for the tag! I'm realizing I'm pretty boring, but here's my stab: