Friday, December 12, 2014

Liebster Award #3 & #4

Sierra from Enjoy to the End and Shannon from Life in The Hallway both nominated me for a Liebster Award. For those of you reading this, yes, yes I have done a lot of these lately, but I feel guilty NOT accepting the award. I love other bloggers and I'm flattered that others think of me, so yes I have to respond!! You can check out my previous award posts here and here.

Here are Sierra's questions for me:
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?
I said reading last time, so this time I'll go with talking... Yes, I enjoy a good conversation in person. And even better if it's on a porch in a rocking chair with ice cold Lemonade! 
Let's yak it up! 

4. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
Finding other people who can relate to how I feel on certain topics, or those who have a difference of opinion. I enjoy getting to know people and being social, but there's an aspect of blogging that makes me want to get in the bed and throw the covers over my head! It's the part of me that gets shy about what I wrote either in a comment or a post. 
Putting ourselves out there as bloggers is a tough job! 

5. Where does your blog inspiration come from?
Every day life, I've been writing since I was a little girl and I see a story in everything. I hope y'all keep coming back for more. 

6. If you asked a friend to describe you what would they say?
Hmmmmm depends on who you ask haha. My husband would tell you I'm a great mother, but I'm too hard on myself. My mom would tell you I have serious anxiety, over schedule myself, and am overly sensitive. My dad would tell you I'm totally amazing, hilarious, and the best thing since sliced bread (he's a fan). My best friend would tell you I've been there for her through the worst times in both our lives. My cousin would tell you I need to lighten up. My aunt would tell you I'm cool and an old soul. 

7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit? Why?
Ireland, last time I said Australia, this time I'll go with Ireland. After watching P.S. I Love You I freakin love that place. 

8. What are the top three important things in your life?
My husband, my son, and my faith. 

9. A long-lost relative leaves you a large sum of money. What do you do with it?
Going to repeat my answer on this one...
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!)

11. What is your biggest dream?
Whoa, that is a serious question. My biggest dream would be for my family to be happy, like truly happy. Deeply happy. 

Here are Shannon's questions for me:
1. What's your favorite Christmas tradition or part of Christmas?
Having dinner together as a family. Every year we have a prayer holding hands around the food and then share what we are grateful for, some wonderful tear filled moments at our dining room table. 

2. What is your dream job?
Being a mother, I never thought I'd write that, but it's the truth. This time in my life is so precious with my son and I hope I get to have more children in the future. There is no greater work. 

3. Do you have a guilty pleasure TV show or song? What is it?
I reallllly hate reality TV unless I'm at the gym. Then suddenly I'm interested in whatever trash is on. I recently watched hmmm Vanderpump Rules?! Geez, lots of sex and cheating going on, but it got my cardio done quicker! 

4. What do you usually do when you're home alone?
Read and snack... I'm a nerd. Sometimes I blast music really loud and dance and sing! Also I love to clean when I'm alone, I get so much more done that way. 

5. Where is your favorite place to be during Christmas?
Wherever my family is. 

6. What's your favorite way to get exercise?
Gym time, aerobics classes, and walking with my son. 

7. Real Christmas tree or fake?
REAL, my husband works at a Christmas tree farm y'all, gotta support local businesses!! 

8. What is your favorite kind of juice?

9. What was your very first blog post about? Share a link!
Oh goodness, I have no idea, I can't even remember!! Probably some activity in Utah when I was young and single. 

10. What is your favorite post you've ever written? Share a link to that too.
Being a Good Comforter, because I think everybody needs to know how to truly be there for others. 

11. What is your favorite thing about my blog?
I enjoy your What I've Learned series! 

I nominate:

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 2015? 

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