The super sweet Angela over at Please mommy no more daddies nominated me for a Liebster.  Like her, I had no idea what it was!  So glad she found an explanation!! "What is a liebster award you say? It's basically a generic award passed all around the blogosphere from blogger to blogger. It’s a sign of appreciation that one blogger bestows upon another blogger with less than 200 followers...."


- Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.- They must also answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them.- They must then choose 11 bloggers to tag & award with the Liebster award (nominees must have less than 200 followers). These lucky bloggers must be told in a comment on their blog.- They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.

So .. here are eleven things about me.  You've been dying to know ... I know you have!

[1]  I hate endings

[2]  I am addicted to tea.  Black tea.  Give it to me!

[3]  College was the BEST time of my life.

[4]  I love cinnamon.

[5]  I am allergic to cats and dust … I have both.

[6]  I horde chocolate - I want to try every kind of amazing chocolate there is, but never finish it.

[7]  I am a planner.  But, also able to go with the flow … seems odd, but I really am.

[8]  I need to travel.  It's my fuel.

[9]  I read tons of blogs, but rarely comment.

[10]  I believe in something greater than me.

[11]  I have been blogging since 2004.  That's a lot of nonsense I have added to the inter webs!


And .. now Angela's eleven questions …

[1]  favorite color

Navy blue - it's a classic!  Not only does it look great on me, but looks great in my house too!  I tend to always come back to navy …

[2]  where were you born

Leavenworth, Kansas.  Yes, there is a prison there.  No, I don't click my red heels to get home.  But, seriously, I loved growing up in LV.  It is a beautiful blend of city and country -  Kansas City on one side and farms on the other.  And… I met my very best friends there and love them to this very day.

[3]  number of places you have lived

Two states - Kansas and Illinois Four towns - Leavenworth and Lawrence, KS - Chicago and Evanston, IL

Lame, I know … but I like living in the midwest.  It's got a great pace, friendly vibe and easy access to travel anywhere in the world.

[4]  oldest friend

That would be Mrs. Hollister Shehorn Pittman.  We met in kindergarten!  We are both only children and have adopted each other as sisters.  She and her family are truly my second family.  We have traveled near and far and I love that she lives only an hour away now!!

[5]  tv show you can't miss

This has changed so many times over the years.  Right now … I would say Project Runway.  I love the creative process and love seeing how they respond to the challenges.  I am consistently amazed at the outfits they pull out.  LOVE that show!

[6]  e-reader or real book

I am all e-reader for books that I want to read.  But I still love a design coffee table book!

[7]  pc or mac

100% Mac since 2007!  Once you go Mac you'll never go back!

[8]  favorite store

The Apple Store!  *giggle*

[9]  favorite girl scout cookie

All time fav has to be the thin mint.  And I like them frozen best!  Have you ever tried to suck milk through one?  Take a small bite from two sides of the cookie, dip into milk and suck like a straw, then eat the cooke with milk inside .. sooooo good!

[10]  best memory

I have been really blessed with some incredible moments in my life.  I don't know how I could pick a best.  But, since it's college basketball season and March Madness is upon us, I will say in 2008 when I managed to convince my friend Carla to join me at the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, TX to watch Kansas play for the national championship.  And they WON!  It is a moment I will never forget.  Never.

[11]  are you happy

Wow… she throws a doozie here at the end.  Am I happy?  I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  I am only days away from forty and, like many people,I have kind of taken a little inward check as I approach life's midpoint.  I have so many things to be happy about.  I have a successful career, which was a huge goal of mine growing up.  I never wanted to be dependent on anyone else for financial stability and I accomplished that.  I have great friends.  Weather we are near or far, we make time for each other.  We love each other.  But when speaking of love, I am pretty unlucky.  I feel it's the one thing that is missing in my life.  It's my own fault, having focused my efforts on things other than dating and finding my soul mate.  I think that may be the one thing keeping me from being able to say, definitively, yes I am happy.  But, I don't let it get me down.  I am happy.  But, I think I have it in me to be happier.  Does that make sense?   *wink*

Now for tagging … I will tag these folks, but no idea how many followers they have … And honestly have no idea who reads my blog.





My eleven questions for you ...

[1]  why did you start blogging and when? [2] what are you most passionate about? [3] plays or musicals? [4] what is your single biggest accomplishment? [5] do you print the photos or keep them digital? [6] do you smartphone? [7] right brain or left? [8] what is your favorite movie and why? [9] sweet or savory? [10] fashion risk taker or go with the flow? [11] share a little about your best friend