Yesterday I was nominated by the stunning and talented Mallory Sauer of Sweet & Sauer for the Liebster award!
(Ps. she is also a blogger from Colorado.. check her out!)
The purpose of this award is to recognize the hard work of new + upcoming bloggers and to introduce you to new bloggers to follow. Once someone is nominated, they are asked to answer a series of eleven questions that reveals information about them you may not find out in their daily posts. They are then asked to nominate 11 new bloggers.
So.. Here we go!
1. How did you get into blogging?
I have loved fashion for a long time, so a while back I started a blog called 'Flawed Fashion'. It consisted of different outfits I was wearing at the time, as well as some of my favorite outfits found on Pinterest. It was fun for the two posts that I did.. Oops! I realized a couple things from this experience. I want to share my fashion, but that's not all I have to share. Although I think your style is a huge reflection of your personality, I wanted to have a platform to actually write. Writing is something I've enjoyed since I was in middle school. Yes, I'm the person who is happy about writing essays for class. I decided in November, after seeing family who mentioned they wanted a way to keep up on my life, that I would start a new blog; a lifestyle blog called 'Living Me'. I love having the chance to write about what's going on in my life, my most recent interior design projects, my relationships, and of course, my fashion.
2. If you could have anyone's closet, who's would it be?
Gosh, that's impossible to answer.. So I'm cheating. I'm picking two closets (When you ask a fashion enthusiast/shopaholic that question, you should expect to never get one clear answer. The more the better!). I would definitely have to say Kourtney Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari. I probably lost a few of you there just for mentioning the Kardashian name, but I love her unique and often understated attire. Kristen always seems to have the best dresses, and I can't say enough about her shoe line. Plus, I'm pretty sure no one can pull off a baby bump like the two of these gorgeous ladies!
3. Who's your celebrity crush?
That's way too easy.. Mark Sloan. Oh, sorry, I mean Eric Dane. For those of you who aren't Grey's Anatomy fans, he's your reason to watch some reruns. If you don't know the name, Google him. He's dreamy and totally worth it!
4. First thing you would do if you won the lottery?
Gosh I think that came to my mind wayyy too quickly. Of course other things aren't far behind like traveling, paying my parents back for the loads of money I owe them, and probably do something nice for my sweet boyfriend. He uses so much of his money now to provide for our life, and I can't imagine a better person to give back to. Lastly, I'd probably have to use it to build my dream house. I have so many plans.. no I mean I've actually drawn out plans. Yep, I'm a loser, but a dreamer, and I'm proud to say it! :)
5. One song on your playlist that you're embarrassed by, but would never delete?
That's really hard.. I have almost any type of music you can possibly imagine on my phone. Honestly, I'd probably have to say the many songs I have by Justin Bieber. I am a nanny to two kids and they love most of his songs. Although I never listen to them alone, I won't delete them until they've moved on too.
6. You're going to a dinner party tonight.. What are you cooking?
Well, as some of you may already know I'm a very picky eater. However, I do love cooking and I'm slowing trying more and more. I'd probably go with something simple that I've recently fallen in love with: Caprese Bruschetta.
A simple, toasted slice of baguette that is soaked in olive oil and garlic. Melt a slice of fresh mozzarella on your newly toasted baguette, add diced tomato and chopped basil, and drizzle some balsamic vinegar over the top.. you'll be in food heaven!
7. All time favorite TV show?
There are way too many to pick from, but I'm going to have to say Grey's Anatomy. It's been with me for far too long to turn my back on it now. The only downside: it makes me cry every Thursday night.
I have to say, I have become a huge Shonda Rhimes fan.
Every Thursday is reserved for Grey's, Scandal, & How to Get Away With Murder.
8. What's one beauty product you can't live without?
Hmmm.. my straightener! I have some crazy curly hair, and as much as my family will hate this answer, it's the truth. Maybe one day I'll learn to control it or dress it up, but for now it'll just fry it with a flat iron. I love makeup, but there's nothing I love more than the days I go without any makeup. It feels fresh, clean, and completely true to myself.
9. You're at Strabucks.. What do you order?
Hot Chocolate, no whipped cream, & a warmed butter croissant.
I have never, ever had a sip of coffee before. I'm crazy I know.
Neither of my parents drink it so until living with Clark, I was never around anyone who considered it a necessity.
10. What's your cure for a bad day?
A pair of sweat pants, a glass of Rosé, a piece of chocolate, and an hour of Fixer Upper.
If you don't know who Johanna and Chip Gaines are by now, you're not really living.
Also, my dogs are my go to when I need a little love and snuggles.
11. What's a fashion trend from your childhood that you would bring back?
I would love if overalls (shorts, not pants) would come back. Yes, I see them starting to make their way into the market again, but I would love for them to be completely acceptable again. I love the look especially as we are getting into summer.. I hope.
In no specific order, here are the other hard working, gorgeous bloggers that I've nominated:
1. MeganAnnBlog 2. TailoredMommy 3. TheHauteLooks
4. ShannonFiona 5. NavyGraceBlog 6. ATouchOfPinkBlog
7. CuratedByAmy 8. MyBoringCloset
9. AriannasDaily 10. ConfettiAndGlimer 11. OneSmallBlonde