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Liebster Award

June 08, 2014

One of my new favorite bloggers at nominated me for the lovely Liebster Award this week. If you haven't checked out her blog, you should! Thanks girl for the nod.

11 Questions

1. If you could go back and change one decision in your life, what would it be?

The only true regret I have in my life is letting a boyfriend influence my decision to transfer out of Florida State University at age 19. It was my dream school and I naively gave it up for my first love. I ended up transferring back home and graduating from University of Central Florida.

2. What's the craziest thing you've eaten while traveling?

Probably eating pigs feet in one of my many trips to Puerto Rico. Not a fan, but hey I tried it.

3. If you won a million dollars, what would you do tomorrow?

Call my student loan company and paying off my masters degree loans. I hate student loans.

4. How do you order a steak?


5. If you could magically change one thing about society, what would it be?

I would eliminate child abuse. As a former teacher I saw first hand how being abused really affects children and it breaks my heart.

6. What is one of your personal strengths?

What is this a job interview? I kid. I am and have always been a hard worker. I don't expect anything to just be handed to me. I know anything worth having is going to come with a healthy amount of work.

7. How much is too much for shoes?

Personally I have never paid over $100 for a pair of shoes. I drool over some cute Jimmy Choos once in a while but I doubt I can see myself paying retail for them anytime soon.

8. I wish I was less sensitive at times.

9. If money or time was no object, what is one goal you start on immediately?

I have a dream of traveling the world and seeing everything. I would start with my dream of backpacking through Central and South America. Argentina is on the top of that list. I have always felt drawn to Bueno Aires.

10. Key Lime pie, Chocolate cake, Creme Brulee, or fruit cobbler - pick one.

As a Florida native I should probably pick the Key Lime pie, but I have an unnatural love for chocolate cake that can not be denied.

11. If I come to visit you, what would we do?

Since I just moved to the DC metro area, we would definitely visit all the museums and monuments in DC. I mean they are free. I am quickly learning that DC loves to brunch. So we would probably go get some delicious brunch with unlimited mimosas.

11 Random facts about me

1. I have lived in 4 different places- I was born and raised in Orlando, FL, lived in Tallahassee, FL for 2 years, lived in Worcester, MA for 1 year, and now I live in Northern Virginia.

2. I can make my tongue touch my nose.

3. Until recently I was more of a beer girl. I have just in the last year or so started to get more into drinking wine.

4. My favorite color is purple.

5. I suck at parallel parking. It is not even on the drivers test in Orlando and you rarely have to do it there.

6. I prefer a handwritten to-do list over one in my phone.

7. I speak fluent Spanish.

8. I once won a karaoke contest at the age of 8. It was at a community BBQ and I won my own little karaoke machine.

9. I did not have my first boyfriend until the age of 15.

10. I have never liked the Smashing Pumpkins. As a teenager of the 90's most of my friends find this crazy. My husband still can't believe it.

11. I have tried sushi many times and I just don't like it.

I nominate bri@deliciously active

Your questions

1. What is your go to motivational quote and why?
2. Food trend you just don't understand.
3. If you could go back in time, what time and place would you visit?
4. What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
5. Fall or spring?
6. Last good book you read.
7. Favorite part about blogging.
8. What is your go to outfit?
9. What was your first concert?
10. What place have you visited that everyone loved, but you did not?
11. What physical feature about yourself is your favorite?


  1. I would pay off my student loans first thing too! Lol. I also prefer a handwritten list over one on my phone. :)

  2. Aww thanks Denise!! So glad you accepted! That sounds like a great day out...I love brunch! Well, you would be well prepared to travel to South America being able to speak fluent Spanish! There is just something that feels very satisfying about getting to physically cross items off a list, though I keep mine on google drive because I'm always thinking of things to add :) I would pick Fall over Spring, even though I really like Spring, mainly because it means warm weather again! Great answers and questions!