Liebster Award

Thanks to my new blog "friend", Angie at keithandangiepope for nominating me for this awesome award!  I love your blog, so I was honored to be given this by you! This is so fun....


The Rules:
1.  Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
2.  Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers your pass the award to next.
3.  Choose new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4.  Go back to their page and tell than about the award.
5.  No tag backs. 

11 Random Facts about myself;

1.  I am slightly OCD…First of all I HAVE to have my burt bee’s on and a glass of water by the bed or I CANNOT go to sleep. Oh how I wish it just ended there…I have a couple design degrees, right? So, I cannot stand when I picture is out of line or if something is angled when others are not {a group of stools}…I also HAVE to have one of each color m&m/skittle/bite sized candy on each side of my mouth to even it out when chewing. I will go crazy if not and will bite that one color left in half and then proceed to split it on each side.
2.  I guess this continues with the fact above, but if you are talking to me and I am staring at you funny like I am concentrating, or looking around the room…it is because I am comparing a color/print you have on to others in the room while I try to decide which combination I like best…but I swear I am still listening! ;) I have actually been called out by my close family and friends while doing it.
3.  I LOVE to run! I could do it every day if I had time and the right weather. I started running, though, when the doctor told me I had to lower my cholesterol in high school. I wasn’t over-weight, just on Accutane (twice) for my horrible skin…it worked…the running, not the Accutane.
4.  I am still scared of the dark and do not watch scary movies. I think the last one I saw was The Ring or something at the beginning of college. When I started living alone, I just couldn’t take my overly active imagination all hyped up on movies. I get my thrills from watching Bones. Ha!
5.  I have Flintstone feet. Yes, I have short, fat toes and wide, flat feet. Attractive, I know. My husband’s feet are the complete opposite and he teases me all the time…but I just say they have character. He always freaks when he thinks Abram’s toes look a little short. Thanks hunny!
6.  My first job was at a Cajun restaurant where old, Cajuns frequented to dance all night long to the live Cajun band. It was awesome and hilarious…and I cannot Cajun dance to save my life because I am not Cajun…sometimes made for an awkward evening.
7.  I have a pretty extensive rock collection from way back when I wanted to be a geologist.
8.  When I was young, I didn't want to hurt any of my stuffed animal’s feelings so I had to be fair and if I slept with one, I had to let them all sleep with me. Yes, I was surrounded and yes that explains why my dog sleeps in bed with us.
9.  I love working in my flower beds. Being outside, digging in the dirt with no other thoughts is so relaxing. I hate wearing gloves though...I just dig my hands into the dirt without a care in the world. When I arrive at the Garden Center I get a rush of excitement that cannot be topped by shopping for clothes or shoes. I wish I could live in a tree house surrounded by flowers.
10.  I have been drawing floor plans since I was in second grade. I never understood how someone couldn't tell what they meant.
11.  In elementary school I wrote a series of books based on the main character, Karen. She would go on all sorts adventures and no I don’t know why I named her Karen.
11 questions from Angie:
1. What's your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving for sure. My extended family only gets together for one holiday…this one. I   HATE having to miss it! The pumpkin pie and gravy just tops off all the goodness.
2. What would you do with 10 million dollars?
Geez…should I be all sweet and giving, or selfish? Well first I would give some of the money to a bully breed rescue to help out all the homeless pups. That would take care of the giving part…then I would get a big car to be able to take our dog with us comfortably…and build my dream house. Take a few vacations, start my children’s décor line I’ve been dreaming about. Invest…let’s face it we are a Dave Ramsey house. I would NEVER clean a bathroom again!

3. If you could only shop at one store for baby clothes, what store would it be?
Man, this is tough. I love Gap, but h&m and Old Navy are more on my budget level.

4. If you could visit one city in the world just for a day, which one would you visit?
Cinque Terre, Italy. I have been there before and loved it. I would also love to go somewhere I haven't been, but going back here WITH the hubby would be amaze!
5. What's your dream job?
To own my own business. Now, if I could just figure out what it would be. Currently, I would LOVE to design nursery/children’s furniture and décor. 
6.  If your husband/significant other could nominate you for a 'senior superlative'-- you know, those things you voted for in High School, i.e. 'Best Dressed', 'Best Eyes', 'Most Likely to Succeed' etc, what do you think they'd pick?
Most stressed ha! No, he actually did call me something, "Nice Nikki".
7. Most addicting/Favorite Phone app?
When I get stressed I play Sudoku. I also LOVE the pic apps…I have like 50.
8. Which food/drink do you always have in the house?
Cranberry Pomegranate juice.
9. What do you love most about parenting?
I love that {most of the time} when Abram sees me walk into the room, he gets happy. I love that I know how to get him to sleep. I love his gummy smile and seeing him learn something new every day. 
10. You are stranded on a deserted island with 5 people. Which 5 would you want there and why?
This one could get me into trouble. My closest fam & friends read this! I'll just say, you know who you are! ;)
11. What's your favorite thing about blogging? 
I started blogging to get things off my mind and document my life for all of my friends and family  in other states to read. I love to go back and see what I was thinking or what was going on at  one point and seeing how it turned out. I also love all of the people I have come in contact with from blogging.
My questions for the next folks:
1. What would you consider to be your biggest achievement in life so far?
2. What is your favorite childhood memory?
3. What is your favorite thing to do with your child/family?
4. What would you consider your decorating style?
5. What is your go to beauty product? 
6. What were you doing right before you wrote this post?

7. What would you choose to do if you had a day off just to relax?
8. If calories didn't matter, what would you choose to eat?
9. Do you dance when you go to weddings?
10. What motivates you when you are feeling lazy?
11. What's your favorite flower?
And the bloggers I nominate are:
Marianne and Alex at Love Me Bright
Brooke at My Little Happies
Jenny at That girl with sparkly heels
Brooke at days-to-never-forgete Below