Saturday, February 16, 2013

Liebster Award- also known as the "fun facts of Julie"

Janna over at Faith, Love, and Hope was so nice to nominate me for a Liebster Award! I loved reading her answers and getting to respond to her questions, as well as come up with my own for my nominees! It's good to do some self-reflection once in a while- you gotta know yourself! Thank you, Janna!

The Rules

1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

11 facts about me

1. Pink and purple are my favorite colors.  If you've spent any amount of time with me or perusing this blog, you probably already know that! 
2. I've never been skiing and am a total beach girl.  
3. I'm a native Texan and love living in Dallas/Fort Worth.  I'm not opposed to trying somewhere else someday, but so far, I've got everything I need and want right here. 
4. My beverage of choice is usually bubbly- champagne/prosecco.  Closely followed by a margarita, or a good glass of wine.    
5. Foods that I'd be more than happy to eat all the time- chips & salsa, sushi, and pizza. 
6. I love to travel, even if it's just a weekend roadtrip to another Texas city.  It's a big world out there, and we need to be reminded of all the beauty God has created for us. 
7. I rarely watch TV, but love to read when I actually make the time for it.  And I probably spend a little too much time on social media! 
8. I enjoy scary movies and ghost stories.  
9. I took dance and gymnastics and was in colorguard for 8 years, but never played sports. I don't think I was cut out for them!
10. No matter how many times I've tried, I pretty much lack the ability to blow a bubble with gum. 
11.  Sometimes I'm told that I'm "too nice," but I usually try to give people the benefit of the doubt.  And I am extremely loyal to those I love. 

My Questions from Janna

1. Why do you blog? I have always loved to write, and blogging is a way for me to share this passion with the world, while "meeting" so many others who share this love with me!
2. What 3 people (fictitious or real) would you want to have lunch with? This has always been a hard question for me! Okay- Jesus, Ronald Reagan, and Ryan Gosling.  I hope I'd be having lunch with each of them separately, because that'd be an interesting mix!
3. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? The ability to fly.  I sometimes dream about it!
4. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid? Hmm, I know I loved Tom & Jerry. 
5. Favorite movie of all time? Again, this is hard! I used to say The Notebook, but I really don't think I have a hands-down favorite at the moment!
6. Paperback or Kindle Fire or Nook? Why?  Well, my sweet friend Caroline just got me a Kindle so I'm exploring that option and it seems pretty cool! But I don't think I'll ever give up on paperback.  There's just something about holding a book in your hand and feeling the pages that you lose when you go electronic!
7. What is the best part of your day? Depends on the day! Probably in the late evening when I just have "me time" to relax and decompress from the day. 
8. Who has influenced you the most in your life? My parents.  They are amazing.  They've inspired me as individuals, and as a couple.  From Day 1 they've been a united team and the most incredible support system in my life. 
9. If you could back in time, where would you go?   The late 1800's, on a Southern plantation.  I've always been fascinated with the way people of the past lived day-to-day.  I used to think that meant I liked history, but I think sociology or anthropology might be a better way to describe it? 
10. What are your top 3 goals for 2013?  I have lots, so I'll list them all! Read at least 12 books this year. Work out four times per week.  Only go to Starbucks twice a week.  Only drink three Cokes a week.  Try something new and preferably out of my comfort zone. Spend less time on my iPhone. Continue to grow in my faith. And plan a trip somewhere fun. : )
11. What is your least favorite chore to do? Scrubbing the inside of the microwave.  It just grosses me out for some reason!


Questions for my Nominees

1. Describe your dream job. 
2. Morning person or night owl?
3. What would you choose to eat for your last meal? (or as my former co-worker used to ask, your "death row" meal. morbid, but you wouldn't believe the feasts we dreamed up!) 
4. Who is your celebrity crush?
5. What's the best book you've ever read?
6. Any trips planned for 2013?
7. Who do you admire most?
8.  If you could go back and re-live any part of your life, would you do it?  When would it be?
9. If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be?
10. Do you prefer dogs or cats? Or neither?
11. Where do you find inspiration for your blog posts?


  1. Julie,
    Thank you so much for the nomination! I am so honored and had such a great time reading your post and learning more about you! I love to travel too, and weekend road trips in Texas are the best!

  2. Thank you name-twin!! I would have lunch with Ryan Gosling too. :)

  3. Julie!
    Thank you so much for the nomination!
    I just finished doing mine!