Liebster Madness

Another day Liebster, another dollar.


I have been nominated a few more times for this honorable award from the adorable Abby, of Hundred Acre Beauty, the amazing mommybeauty  and Treana (fellow bride to be) of Treana’s Transitions. Thanks girrrls!

Since I have been nominated before (here and here) I’ll keep it short and just answer a few questions, promise 🙂

11 Random Facts About Me

  1. I just started wearing contacts regularly and I HATE putting them in.
  2. When I was in 5th grade, I was the Tin Man in our school’s production of the Wizard of Oz. I was on the news and behaved like a regular asshat.
  3. I am passionate about LGBT rights.
  4. Cereal might be my favorite food.  (Who wants a Top 5 cereal post!?)
  5. I can play the first few measures of Vanessa Carlton’s 1000 Miles on the piano.
  6. I HAVE never and WILL never eat a banana. I DESPISE them.
  7. I believe Edith Bouvier Beale  to be one of the best humans ever.
  8. Debra Messing bugs me.
  9. I have an obsession with serial killers.
  10. One of my lifelong dreams is to sing in a gospel choir and be the only white person.
  11. I have Bill Crystal’s autograph.

Questions for Me

1. What is your favourite food/meal to have on a special occasion?

Crab cakes, birthday cake w/rainbow chip frosting, ice cream cake. Various cakes.

2. Your favourite hobby?

Blogging! Writing!  I also like reading, singing and dancing around the house and baking cupcakes. Also, makeup. Shopping for it, applying it, organizing it, etc.  AND I enjoy playing volleyball and running (downhill) when I can.

3. Dream job?

PR for a theater or ballet company. Makeup artist. Product development/marketing for a high-end cosmetics company. I’d also take Rick Steve’s job.

4. Favourite brand of makeup?

If price were no object, Nars or Chanel. Brand I use most? L’Oreal or MAC.

5. What is your guilty pleasure?

Lifetime Movies, Shows like Greek and Make it or Break It, Tricky Sticks from the Pipeline (OMG). Swedish fish.

6. What is one thing people would be surprised to find out about you?

Even though I looove me some makeup and hurr curr – I am also kindof a major ragamuffin. I have perpetual bedhead and smudged mascara.

7. When I ask what makes you happy? What is the first thing that pops into your head?

VACATION. Christmas time. Sun.

8. Greatest accomplishment?

I gotta say volleyball. It was MY WHOLE LIFE for a good, oh, 10 years or so. Firstly, I am not coordinated. I am also clumsy and kind of a walking disaster BUT – I worked my ass of for a good while. And it paid off – both teams I played for in college won the league. I received awards and broke some school records. My senior year I was even awarded first team all-american and was MVP of the league! For the gangly, B-team, awkwardness that I was – I think I ended up doing pretty well for myself. *plz note I played at a community college and a Div. 3 college – I’m not Misty May or anything CLOSE.

9. What is on your agenda today?


  • Buy falsies and new tanning mitt
  • Pack boxes for move
  • Try to work out (probs not happening)
  • Self-tan
  • Watch 8-10 YouTube videos
  • Do a mask
  • Try to get Bry to slow dance with me in the kitchen
  • Curl my ‘stensions
  • Paint nails pastel pink


Let’s keep up.


The Liebster Award: Take 2

What appropriate timing!


Oscar Sunday coming up and I get nominated for another Liebster Award? Move over Meryl. Take a seat, Ms. Bullock. There’s an up-and-comer and she’s taking the world by storm!



Big thanks to the lovely Brandi of That Saucy Mama for the nomination.

If you care to read more about the specifics of the Liebster Award, see this post.

Here are the 11 questions I was asked to answer:

1. What made you want to start a blog?

Originally it was to document my fiance Bryan and I’s life together in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I wanted to write about our adventures in the mountains, my learning to ski, recipes and everything in between.

2. If you were given a shopping spree, in what store would you choose to use it?

OMG What a great question! So many schools of thought here. I suppose at this prudent, nesting stage in my life, it would be Restoration Hardware. BUT. The other sides of me would scream “SEPHORA!”, “BERGDORFS!” or “TAAAARRRGET!”.

3. Do you wear makeup everyday, or just on special occasions?

Errday my friends.

4. Who is your favorite band/singer/musician?

DUDE. These questions! Toughie. Dead or alive I am assuming? Honestly, my favorite music to listen to is all from Musicals and/or Disney. Does Ariel count as a musician?

5. What is the one thing, no matter how crap your day was, that can make you smile?

Several things. A cocktail. Ellen DeGeneres. My fiance. Talking to any member of my family. Sandwiches. Texting my friends ugly pictures of myself with “the claw”. Serial killer literature. Or of course, baby monkey.

6. Are you a tech junkie, or just a tech user?

USER all the way. And while we’re on the subject, let’s bring back the rotary dial!


7. If you were a lip product, what product and color would you be? (lipstick, gloss, balm…)

MAC Saint Germain lipstick. All. The. Way.


8. What is your favorite type of blog post to read/write?

I love reading mommy blogs because one day I will be a mom and I will need all the help I can get. My favorite posts to write are probably vacation re-caps, because hey, I just got back from vaca b*itches!

9. What is your go to type of outfit?

Well, this is obviously seasonal. However, right now I would have to say, Gap skinny jeans, a slightly baggy sweater, boots, a scarf and my new Tory Burch purse :). But of course, you’re never fully dressed without a smile diamonds.

10. Do you have a favorite meal to cook?

I get more of a kick outta baking. Namely cupcakes. I make a mean salad dressing, I suppose. And these are also a favorite of mine to make.

11. Are you a glass half full, or glass half empty person?

Half full forever. Nay, brimming! OVERFLOWING.

Fall 09 179

Dance with life, people. Dance with life!

The Liebster Award

Well color me purple, there’s a sofa in here for two I got nominated for a Liebster Award!


What the heck is a Liebster Award, you may ask?

“The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.”

I was kindly nominated by the lovely and talented Paige! Merci beacoup 🙂

And the rules…

  • You must link the person who has nominated you.
  • You must share 11 random facts about yourself.
  • You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee.
  • You must pick 11 bloggers under 200 followers to be nominated for the award.
  • You must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • You must go to their blogs and notify them that you nominated them!

Here are my 11 Random Facts. FEAST YOUR EYES!

  1. My elbows hyper-extend. I don’t think is terribly uncommon but it looks pretty gnarly because my arms are quite veiny and white.
  2. I used to play the clarinet in high school and was also in choir. I can still play a little and sing in the car on the daily.
  3. One of my biggest pet peeves are check-writers. You know the type. Lug out their GIANT wallet and painstakingly balance their checkbooks while standing in line. WHO balances their checkbook anymore?! Hat tip if you balance your checkbook NOT standing in line at the grocery store.
  4. I am a die hard Lord of the Rings fangirl and wore a shirt that says “FRODO LIVES” to the openings. Nerd Alert!
  5. The first makeup item I can remember buying (besides bubblegum Lip Smacker) was a pressed powder from Maybelline.
  6. I was 5’10” in 8th grade. Read: NOBODY asked me to dance.
  7. I am attracted to all things cotton candy, coconut and birthday cake scented.
  8. I am not a natural blonde. I KNOW. I know.
  9. The largest amount of money I have ever spent at once was paying off my student loans.
  10. I can walk very fast.  Like Michael Flately Lord of the Dance fast.
  11. When I was little, I was bow-legged, had a killa pot-belly and a MULLET.

Here are the 11 Questions that Paige asked:

1. Why did you start your blog?

I wanted to learn WordPress because of a job I was at. I was editing and moderating blogs all the live long day, so I figured I may as well learn this thing and get a little something out of it for myself . Originally, I wanted a way  to store all of my fiance and I’s stories and recipes while living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It has now become my sole creative outlet. I write what I want and basically…I love it.

2. What’s the one beauty thing you absolutely suck at or hate doing?

Oh law, I could name quite a few here. Blow drying my hair! I obviously don’t suck at this, but I just hate doing it. I usually overheat like a menopausal woman and end up with a mess of tangled hair. Second place would easily go to my arch nemesis: liquid eyeliner.

3. What is the one thing you have to have in your purse/handbag at all times?

For a little while I had a pair of disposable underwear in my purse from Victoria’s Secret. My sis gave it to me a while back with a look that said “You never know”. More seriously, I guess I always have to have anti-bacterial gel from BBW because again – you never know.

4. If you read fashion magazines, what’s your favorite & why?

VOGUE is always fun to read. Right now I am into Bridal Magazines because I am engaged! Gah!!

5. What’s your favorite animal & why?

Chihuahua. Don’t say you want to kick them. They are incredibly cute and funny-looking at the same time. They do really funny things and their BM’s are teensy. What’s not to love?

6. What’s your favorite hobby or pastime?

Reading! By far. I also enjoy hiking or walking…one can be the other, you know 🙂

7. If you had to read one book for the rest of your life what would it be & why?

Babysitter’s Club #7: Claudia and Mean Janine. Bahahahhaaaa. I kid. Probably Great Expectations or something classy like that.

8. Do you like YouTube beauty & fashion vloggers? If so who is your favorite & why?

I don’t just like them. I LOVE them. My favorite of all time is Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter. She is SO funny.

9. If you had to pick one person to be stuck with you on a desert island, who would you pick & why?

The fiance Bryan comes to mind first, because well, I love him so much. Secondly, Rainn Wilson. Or Dwight K. Shrute. Either/or. We would talk Battle Star Galactica  and solve math problems using our calculator watches.

10. Since it is almost Halloween, what’s your spookiest experience?

Spookiest? Well, a legit SCARY experience would have to be when someone broke into our house when I was in 5th grade. 3 cop cars came. It was maje.

What is one moment on your blog you are really proud of? It could be starting your blog or it could be that one photo in that one post…just one moment that made you said, “Damn self…you did good.”

I did the Slim Fast diet before our cruise in Mexico AND I posted a pic in my swim suit so I suppose I’m proud of that post. Please note: I am NOT a dieter. I eat carbs and drink beer. I just wanted to “tighten” a bit before a week in Mexico.  On the writing front,  I have yet to publish a post I have already written about being an “older” bride and once that goes live, I’ll be pretty darn proud of that one. It has been hard to write because I feel like to absolute last person on earth to get married. And no, I’m not being dramatic or unrealistic :).

sick of me yet?

11 blogs I Tag

Sorority Girl in the Real World

Coconut & Cotton

The Girl in the Little Black Dress

Pretty Wednesday

Patty’s Way

Arica’s Beauty Blog

Carrie Travel

A Duchess

Jax’s Mama


My Daily Toast

11 Questions For These Ladies

  1.  What is the one thing you never leave home without?
  2. Favorite holiday?
  3. What motivates you to blog?
  4. What would your last meal on earth be? (You can choose an entree, side, drink & dessert)
  5. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment?
  6. Would you rather have green teeth or no eyebrows or eyelashes? (you can’t whiten your teeth, pencil on eyebrows OR wear falsies. you just have to DEAL WITH who you are.)
  7. Most favorite breakfast cereal, or breakfast item?
  8. Lipgloss or lipstick? Why?
  9. Finish this sentence – On Saturday mornings you bet that I am…
  10. If you could have the body of any celebrity, who would you pick?
  11. What would you spend $100 on if you had to spend it in the next 30 minutes?