Friday, January 11, 2013

Liebster Award

I have to be honest, I've been blogging over 2.5 years and have never heard of the Liebster Award. Whoops.

BUT, a very sweet, funny blog friend, Meighan, nominated me and my lil ol' blog for the award.

Go check her out. She's got a great thing goin' on.

Heavens to Meighan
Thank you, Meighan, for thinking enough of my blog to nominate it. :)

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 Things About Lauren
1. My husband and I have known each other since we were about....7? 8? Long time. Started dating at 16, got married at 22 (on our 6 year dating anniversary). 
2. I used to have very very straight hair.(that wouldn't hold a curl!) When I was about 18 or 19, it started getting wavy. My dad's did the same thing. My wavy hair is very unruly and has no shape whatsoever, hence why I straighten it.(or sometimes create decent looking waves with a curling iron)
3. I am very much a foodie, and like pretty much anything. Except olives. Olives are the devil. 
4. I played the piano when I was a little girl and it's a skill I kept up with up until I got married and moved out. I really want a piano now so I can start taking it up again. 
5. I have never (knock on wood) broken a bone. The thought of breaking a bone terrifies me to no end. If the day ever comes that I do, I'm pretty sure I'll just die right there.
6. I cannot wink both eyes. I'm a left-eye winker. If I try to wink my right eye, the left closes too. That's so weird to me!
7. I'm an only child and have a great relationship with my parents. We're very close, and I'm so thankful for that.
8. I have this weird fear. Seriously, it's weird. I wish I could find a name for it. I've searched and read others have this fear too, so it makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only weirdo. Sunken ships. Not the fear of sinking on a ship, the fear of an underwater, already sunk, big ol' ship down in the water. I can't watch the parts of Titanic that show the ship underwater, I can't look at pictures of anything huge under the water. Not. Gonna. Do it. We went to Hawaii a few years back and the idea of going to visit Pearl Harbor came up. NOPE! Some people are quick to jump on the opportunity to dive down and explore a sunken ship. Heeeeeeeccccckkkkkk NO! The thought of that makes me a little nervous already. OK, I'm gonna move on now. 'Cause basically...
Not the whole blooper, just Ross' line.

9. I'm, like, crazy good at Wheel of Fortune. Like, mad skills. I'm good with word games in general but Wheel's my show. I yell at the goobs when they make a dumb guess or buy vowels repeatedly. I'm definitely a back-seat, er um couch-seat, spinner. I've applied SOOO many times. I guess I'll just have to chase that Wheel Mobile down some day.
10. I mentally correct your grammar when you speak. I also do this with anything I read. Sorry, it's the teacher in me. I wish I could stop.
11. I have road rage. It's not as bad as it used to be, but if you cut me off, almost cause a wreck, or endanger me, my husband, or my child in any way, expect to hear a nice long honk or see something from me. I'm just sayin'. Respect other drivers and obey the rules of the road. It's not hard. And drive the dang speed limit! Gah!

Questions from Meighan

What is the first thing you notice about people?
Their handshake. And eye contact. Those are probably tied.

Who is your celebrity crush?'s a tie between Channing Tatum & Patrick Dempsey.

What is your favorite piece of clothing?
I'd have to say...skinny jeans. Hated 'em at first, but I wear them all. the. time. now. Boots, flats, sandals, wedges, they look great with it all.

What is the one piece of makeup you could not live without?
Concealer. Otherwise, you'd see the big ol' dark circles I'm rockin'.

What is the farthest you've traveled from home?
Hawaii? London? Whichever is the farthest.

What is the last book you read?
The Duck Commander Family by the Robertsons. Great book!

What is the worst gift you've ever been given?
Oh goodness, I have no idea. I'm always pretty appreciative of gifts and my people know what I like. I'm sure there's been something at some point in my childhood I didn't like, but I don't remember it.

What was the last thing you cooked?
Taco soup. Crock-pot baby! That's how I roll!

If you could sit down to dinner with five people, dead or alive, who would they be?
Bill Cosby, Blake Shelton(he's hilarious!), my grandfather and grandmother, Betty White. Interesting group there.

Were you named after anyone?

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do first?
I'd like to have the ability to time-travel. I'd go back to the precious moments with loved ones who are no longer here and spend time with them again. Especially moments from my childhood.

11 Questions for My Nominees

1 - What are 3 of your must visit places?

2 - If you could relive one year of high school, what year would it be and why?

3 - If you could eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

4 - Use 4 words to describe yourself.

5 - If your life were made into a movie, who would you want to play you?

6 - Do you have any pet peeves? What are they?

7 - If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

8 - What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

9 - Who is your favorite singer/musical group?

10 - Which household chore do you like the most? Hate the most?

11 - If you won a million dollars overnight, what would you do with it?


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I hope that you'll go check these ladies out, and enjoy their blogs as much as I do.


  1. Thank you for the award!!!

    My hair is opposite! It used to be wavy but now straight as a board!

    That is a strange fear you have there! But I love the blooper clip from Friends! Gosh I miss that show!

    I am currently reading Duck Commander! It is such a good book!

    Those are such great questions you came up with!!! I better get started!

    Happy Weekend!

    1. You are so welcome!! It was a lot of fun putting that post together, so I hope you have fun with it.

      Very strange fear. No idea what's up with that, but it terrifies me. And I love me some Friends. I reference the show way too often.

      Can't wait to see your post and all your answers! :) Have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. Thanks for nominating me. This is a cute idea! I've gotta find time to do this during my little sick girlie's naps. She has the flu and wow, she is so pitiful!

    Agreed, Channing Tatum is sooo hot! Yum!

    1. You're welcome!! I thought it was a lot of fun! I'm so sorry your little girl is sick. Poor thing. I've been carrying around the crud all week and am hoping I don't pass anything to Hudson. Hope she's better ASAP!!

      I have a feeling Channing Tatum is a popular answer to that question. ;)

  3. Thank you so much for the sweet award!:) LOVE the questions!

    Thanks again sweet girl!


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