April 28, 2014

Y'all are the bestest!

Hey there, Tuesday people! How are ya?

This past week I was nominated for the Liebster award not once, not twice, but THREE times. In the last week. In the last week. So this marks 5 times I've been nominated by you lovely people. I'm not going to bother posting the rules, because I'm not following them, I'm rebellious - hahaha

Here is what I am going to do:
Links to
Round One - this was like a year ago
 - This one is… interesting. to say the least. Def hadn't found my voice yet. But nonetheless here it is.
Round Dos - literally named round dos
 - This one is better!

Now, I'm going to answer the questions from the other awesome ladies in the order in which they sent me to nominations.

First up we have Alyssa from alyssagoesbang - go check this girl out. She's so awesome & writes some really amazing stuff! I'm so happy to have her as a friend!

Here are her questions for me

1. What's the best/most interesting that's happened in your life due to blogging?
I would have to say meeting so many cool people who are like me! The interweb is a weird place & it's pretty cool that you can meet & become friends with people from so far away!

2. Where do ideas for your post topics come from?
Most of them come from the depths of my little mind. But like any great artist I sometimes steal ideas from others - and then give them credit, because I'm not a complete bitch. 

3. Who would play you in the movie about your life?
Emma Stone - I like to think she is my spirit animal

4. What is one thing you wish you could tell yourself 10 years ago?
Don't cry because people call you fat. You're not. Plus those people who call you that don't end up being near as cool as you do.

5. Tell us one quirk that you feel is uniquely "you."
Oh gosh, there are so many. I'm a weirdo haha. 

6. What song will always make you sing at the top of your lungs?
I can't choose just one. I really can't so check this link out!

7. What movie will always make you cry?
An Affair to Remember - and it's an ugly cry too

8. What are you allergic to?

9. What do you think is your best character or personality trait?
I think that this is my strongest as well as my weakest - I'm really strong-willed. I stand firm by my beliefs. And yes, I know it's awesome. But sometimes my opinions and strength get's me in trouble.

10. What one event has had the most significant lasting event on your life?
Failing out of grad school. I don't know that I have ever put that in print or even said it aloud before. Granted, I had already made the choice to leave & move back toward home. I didn't intentionally fail for that reason either. And I guess I didn't actually fail, I was given a "you pass for now, but you had better do what we want next time or you're outa here." And the shitty thing is, I did good work, it just wasn't what they wanted me to do, so they didn't like it. And here enters my strong will. I wouldn't do what they wanted me to do. I refused to make work for other people. Because making art to please someone else is the polar opposite of the definition of art. 

But anyways, what I learned from this was that once you start living your life to please someone else you are no longer living your life & there is no point in it. I lost my self last year. It's been a great journey back to who I am. I recognize the girl looking back at me in the mirror again.

And there is a really awesome series of quotes from One Tree Hill that I'm going to share:

LUCAS: And Hansel said to Gretel: "Let us drop these breadcrumbs so that together we find our way home." Because losing our way would be the most cruel of things. This year, I lost my way.

NATHAN: And losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.

PEYTON: The journey lasted eight months. Sometimes I travelled alone, sometimes, there were others who took the wheel, and took my heart. But when the destination was reached, it wasn’t me who arrived. It wasn’t me at all.

BROOKE: And once you lose yourself, you have two choices: find the person you used to be, or lose that person completely.

MOUTH: Because sometimes, you have to step outside of the person you’ve been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you wanted to be. The person you are.

I've found the girl I always wanted to be.  That was a long winded answer but I think the question was asking for that! I know a girl that would call that an Alyssa length answer! 

On to the next one! 
Ashley from A Faithful Passion nominated me as well! Go check out this sweetheart. She reached out to me a week or so ago to swap buttons & I can tell we're going to be great friends. 

Here we go!

1. What is one regret that you have in life?
I'm not one of those people who would get to ragrets ;) tattooed on my body, but honestly I can't think of anything I regret. My life is the way it is because of the choices I have made. Now, I make some pretty awful life choices sometime, but I wouldn't be me if I did things any differently.

2. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you choose?
Oh gosh, I would love to be a gypsy. Traveling from place to place living out of a suitcase.

3. What made you start your blog?
I kinda felt like it one day. I read a lot of beauty blogs and wanted to start one of my own. So I did.

4. If you could wake up everyday and always have one person in your life who would it be? Why?
I can't choose just one person, so I'm choosing group of people. My framily. they know exactly who they are & why I want them there. They lift me up & they're the people that I could spend every day with & not kill them.

5. Would you rather marry at the courthouse or have an actual wedding? Why?
I've always dreamed of getting married in the church I grew up at. But I mean circumstances are everything. 

6. If you could change two things about the world what would it be?
I would make certain there were less stupid people {read NO stupid people} & more dancing. 

7. What does love mean to you?
1st Corinthians 13

And then there is this:

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours we join up with then and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. – Dr. Seuss

8. What is your favorite blog post, that you wrote, to date?
Sacrifice - some real talk

9. Would you ever consider adoption?
Yes, every child needs a loving momma & daddy

10. What is your favorite song? Why?
You just read about those if you clicked the link in #6 of Alyssa's questions. If you didn't click the link, do it now

Last but certainly not least, Leelee from Paper Bag Styling contacted me through email & nominated me! She's a new bloggy buddy & I don't know her as well but so far I'm loving her posts & can't wait to get to know her better!

1. Why did you start blogging?
Because I wanted to!

2. What is a secret talent you have?
I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue

3. What do you do when you have free time?
What is free time?

4. What is your favorite color?
Purple & glitter!

5. What is your favorite T.V. Show?
Gilmore Girls

6. What is one thing that makes you actually LOL-laugh out loud?
Almost anything on the Buzz

7. What time of day do you blog/network/social media?
Whenever I get a minute, mostly at night when I'm watching TV

8. What is your favorite accessory?
Any of my pandora or my cross tag necklace my Momma & Daddy got me for HS graduation

9. What is the most recent book you've read.....or magazine? LOL
Witches of East End

10. If you were an "-aholic" what would that be? (mine is skittles-aholic,thrifting-aholic,magazine-aholic)
Well I talked about how I have an addictive personality in this here post - so I try really hard to stay away from addictive things.

11. When you were a child, what did you dream of being? Did you do it? (thanks Janice!)
I have everything I ever dreamed of. I own my own business, I do what I love, I laugh every day, I have a great framily that supports me even more than I ever dreamed.

If you made it this far:

Thanks for hanging out with me for this long winded post. And seriously if you made it past the deep question in the first round I'm proud of you. Come by & get a cookie! 

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