Thursday, November 13, 2014

Liebster Award What! What!!

I was nominated by Rachel at Officially Stoked. I love Rachel's blog, she's a beautiful wife and mother. Liebster awards are a great way for you readers to get to know me better and other bloggers, like Rachel! The award is passed around from blog to blog who have less than 200 followers! Below I have answered eleven questions that Rachel gave me. I will then nominate eleven other blogs with around or just less than 200 followers on Facebook and/or Bloglovin' that I read on a constant basis and feel deserve a little more recognition. They will then have the opportunity to do the same and repeat the process.
1. How did you decide on the title of your blog?
Well, I'm Southern obviously... Born in Alabama, raised in Georgia. When I started blogging more seriously we were just beginning our infertility journey, so for me HOPE was a huge need in my life. So Southern Hope was created!

2. What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?

3. What’s your favorite pastime other than blogging?
Reading and talking about books. There's always a book in my car, gym bag, desk at work, and bedside table. I also love photography, I try to practice on weekends, but would love to devote more time to such a beautiful hobby.

4. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
Connecting with readers. I absolutely love hearing from y'all! I'm sure every blogger says that, but it's why I do what I do.

5. Which recipe, project, or idea on my blog would you most like to try yourself?
Rachel's Pancake Cake looks really delicious!

6. Where does your blog inspiration come from?
The South is a historical and hilarious place to live. I get my best blog posts from just getting out and experiencing Southern culture and life. Reading also plays a big part, from the news to fiction reads to magazines. I love to bounce ideas with The Big Dawg when I'm in a writing rut too!

7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit? Why?
Australia, yes seriously and no not because Rachel is from there!! It sounds so beautiful to me with lots of great outdoor adventures!

8. If you have children, what are their names? If not, what are your favorite boy & girl names?
I'm trying to keep my son's name out of the blogging world so here are my favorite names at this very moment! 


9. A long-lost relative leaves you a large sum of money. What do you do with it?
Because I'm so crazy about saving, I'd probably put half into savings. Sorry to be boring, but it's the truth. With the rest I could travel, take our family all over the United States, Canada, then head to other countries like Ireland, France, England, Italy. If we had even more left over I'd buy a lot of land and give a home to stray dogs and cats from the local shelter.

10. In your opinion, what is the best blog post you’ve written so far? (Include the link!)
This is a hard one and I can't share just one!!
Being a Good Comforter

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Dos and Don'ts of a New Mama's Postpartum Life

11. Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I'll be 33 in 5 years, I hope by then I will have baby #2. I hope I'm in amazing shape and have my Master's Degree (don't ask me in what, I switch back and forth between teaching and social work). Possibly have a photography business on the side. This would take a miracle, but I would hope my rheumatoid arthritis was in complete remission!! I hope I'm still blogging, this is such a great network of women!

Alright y'all, that's it for me now it's your turn!!!

Nominations are made based on the number of followers on Facebook and/or Bloglovin'.
I can only come up with 5 ladies, ah! Most of the blogs I follow have already been nominated or have well over 200 followers. Eeeeee, I'm breaking the rules! If you read my blog and want to do this challenge, then go for it haha! 

These are your questions:

  1. When did you start your blog?
  2. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
  3. Share your most favorite blog post either from your blog or someone else's. 
  4. If you had to eat the same meal over and over again for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?
  5. What material object do you cherish the most?
  6. Tell about a lesson you learned in middle school.
  7. What is your favorite book, why?
  8. Describe your perfect day.
  9. What inspires you to write? 
  10. What were you doing around this same time last year?
  11. What are your blog goals for 2014? 

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