Liebster: Take 2

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Woohoo! I have been blessed with another bloggy-cyber-world recognition from another fellow military spouse..

Liebster, Take 2!

Jackie, who is in love with a Sailor, blogs over at City Girl Trying To Find Her Place In The World. Yes, it's a longer blog name than you usually see, but she explains it very well on this post, because it basically encompasses her life. Once again, I must say, I am very blessed and excited to recently be meeting so many more wonderful military spouses through the blogosphere! Can't wait to get to know you better Jackie!

Anyway, if you didn't notice last time, here are the rules {each nomination is a little different as you can tell!}

1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.

2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.

3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.

4. Choose 11 new blogs you love and link them in your post.

5. Please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you!
And we begin...
11 Random Facts About Me:
1. My middle name is Leigh
2. I spend too much on craft supplies
3. I could seriously live on the beach. Like, give me a tiki hut, sunscreen, and a port-a-potty and I'm set.
4. I didn't read all of Harry Potter until I was in 8th grade, like 5 years after they came out. When the first book was released I told myself I would never give in...and then I read the entire series on Spring Break. Who'da'thunk.
5. I have too many pairs of shoes and dresses for my own good.
6. I am so surprised/relieved that I was switched into TriWest so effortlessly, and already have a doc appt set up for next week. Now, for the series of referrals... {I've had quite an adventure with Tricare, let me tell you...}
7. I absolutely love all things chocolate.
8. I have started quite a collection of decorative crosses, and every time I go to a new store I have to check out their selection. Though, I haven't decided which wall in our new home will be dubbed the "cross wall," for all of them to hang upon.
9. To remember my birthday when I was little, I always thought to myself "My birthday is only 20 days after Independence Day!" Thus, I get extremely excited on Independence Day each year, and absolutely love 4th of July celebrations.
10. I'm already planning what I want to do for my golden birthday in 2016.
11. I am able to order my Aggie Ring in May {once final grades are released} and will be recieving it in SEPTEMBER... of this year! Eeeee!!!! I have already decided I'm going to dunk it in milk, and another time in sparkling grape juice. We're going to have an Aggie party {we know quite a few Aggies in SoCal..} and will have my ring dunk/watch a football game/have a tailgate in our awesome backyard. I am beyond excited/thrilled/ecstatic!

12, just for kicks. I was born in the bluegrass state, on base at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.  I seriously want to go back, especially every time I watch the movie Elizabethtown {which is actually a short drive from there!}. This is the base that also saved my life by helicopter, literally. {Read this post for details.} I also get giddy excited whenever I meet/find somebody from Kentucky, just because of that little connection :)

And the questions...

1. What is your favorite side dish/appetizer? I love any plate that has an avocado on the side! I can seriously eat avocados for every meal of the day {and I'm blessed too because they are so healthy!}

2. Rain or snow? I'd take rain over snow any day. Trust me, being a Texan transported to Wisconsin for 4 years of my adolescent life, I would do anything to get away from the snow.

3. Early to bed or night owl? Definitely a night owl. If you haven't noticed, basically all of my recent posts have been past midnight. Yeah, I'm one of those people who can't go to bed because she thinks of a new blog post and has to draft it first. I don't like waking up in the mornings, but surprisingly {and I credit this to the significant time change between east coast/west coast} I have been waking up by 9 or 10am each day. Whoop!

4. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? I think I'd keep everything the same... We are living in God's plan, after all. I'll leave it up to Him :)

5. How many siblings, if any, do you have? I have one big brother, Michael! He is an industrial engineer and lives fairly close to one of the places we  grew up with my father in the military, actually. Which I think is kind of neat. And he's just happy to have found a job that keeps him home, in Texas!

6. Country or city? Country..As in the countryside. I think having a few acres of land to call your own is much more attractive than a little bitty house surrounded by suburbia. But that's just me. {Although our bitty suburbia home right now is worth it because it's blocks from the beach!}

7. Wine, beer, or cocktail? Never! None of the above...By personal belief and for medical reasons, I cannot have alcohol. If you want to know more about this, read anything on this page. You'll figure out pretty soon that I kind of don't have a choice in this matter, though I'd say that I'm very blessed to have my personal health keep me in check.

8. What, if any, is your favorite exercise? I love pilates and yoga! I actually have found a yoga studio that I can walk to, down the street from our little home, but haven't gone there yet. My plan is to, by the summer, join Women's Day Gym..I've been wanting to find a gym for women around here, and so glad this ad came in the mail soon after we moved in! It's like 20 minutes away in Carlsbad which is fine. I plan on signing up for their pilates and yoga classes as soon as I can!

9. Favorite movie? The Princess Bride, hands down, no questions asked.

10. What are you career aspirations? My goal is to ultimately teach elementary or middle school science at a DoDEA school {Department of Defense Education Activity}. I talked a little bit about this in my previous Liebster nomination.

11. What is your favorite month of the year? I love's my birthday month, it holds Independence Day, and it's summer. July is such a beautiful month.

Blogger Loves! {Thanks new followers!}
Ashely @ Love From Home
Also, anyone can participate! Just let me know below so I can read your post :)
11 Questions for the Blogger Loves!
1. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?
2. What is the best book you have ever read?
3. Favorite vacation?
4. What is your favorite crock pot recipe?
5. What song are you currently listening to?
6. Who would you want to narrate your life story?
7. If you had any type of superhero power, what would it be?
8. Snow or sunshine?
9. If you could learn any language fluently, what would it be?
10. What is the favorite place/duty station you've lived so far?
11. What is your favorite number, and why?

Sweet! Pretty random, fun questions, right? Link back here so I can read your answers, I look forward to getting to know y'all better!!!

{p.s. - another new signature! Which one do y'all like better?}




  1. Thank you so much for the intro! I also wish I could live on the beach and absolutely LOVE avocados! Thanks for the nomination - I will do it soon to space it out from my last one :) I'm excited to get to know you better, too! xoxo

  2. Aren't you guys cute!! I married a Marine many moons ago (22 to be exact), and so I have a soft spot for all Marines. I've been so busy lately that I haven't been able to check out who's followed my blog, so I'm trying to play catch-up. I'm your newest follower!

    take care,

  3. P.S. I was also an army brat and attend DoDea schools until I started high school!


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