Oh yeah, it happened!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Earlier in the week I got the sweetest surprise from Jenny. She said my blog had received an award. Whoop!

Thank you so much Jenny. If y'all don't follow her blog, well, you should. Just click on that adorable button below!

She included "the rules" for receiving this award, and because I love blogging so much, and believe that being introduced to new blogs is a wonderful thing... so I'm going to play along! =)

{the rules}

• List 11 facts about yourself.
• Answer the 11 questions given to you.
• Choose 11 bloggers with 200 or less follower to nominate.
• Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
• Go to each bloggers' page and let them know about the award.
• Thank the blogger who nominated you, and link back to their blog. (well, I've already taken care of that one y'all — so let's move on to crossing off the others)

{11 facts about me}

• I'm a Mississippi girl, and always will be. We may live in Alabama (love), but my Mississippi roots will never leave me.
• I can never choose between two birthday cards for family and friends. I buy both and let the Mr decide.
• In case you didn't notice, I love sending/giving cards. And I love the Target card isles. THE best cards!
• I love photography, and wish I had more free time to shoot! The Mr got me a fabulous new camera for my birthday, and I'm enjoying it more than any other camera I've ever had!
• I still think I'm 30 (clearly I'm 31 if you look at my birth certificate) and when people ask how old I am, I say 30. Oops!
• I waited a long time for God to reveal to me the man I would marry. And it was well worth the wait! Coming up on our 1 year anniversary in March! =)
• I bleed MAROON!!! #hailstate Go Dawgs!! 
• I might enjoy college football (the game not the socializing) more than most females. And I'm okay with that!
• The fact that I could eat chicken for every meal... maybe crazy in itself. (Not cooked the same way every meal, of course!)
• I enjoying cooking, but make a huge mess in the process. My mom says this is because I never took home ec in high school. Ha!
• I feel I'm in the best place in right now in my life. And can't wait to see what the future brings. 

{11 questions from Jenny}

• Describe 3 legitimate fears you have... 
  1) snakes — y'all I'm deathly afraid of them. Anyway and all kinds! Can't stand to see them on tv or in person!
  2) falling — I'm talking about roller coaster rides that drop out from underneath you, etc.
  3) not having control — from the stand point of being kidnapped, held against my will, etc. 
• What is one thing you would tell your 16 year old self? Don't set a goal to be married, have babies, etc by a certain age, because life happens one day at a time!
• What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced? Finding out about the miscarriage and the weeks after.
• What is something you wish you were great at? DIY projects for sure! I see all this fun stuff on pinterest, and like many others I'm sure... it never gets accomplished! 
• If you could have a superpower what would it be and why? A few years ago I would have said to see into the future, but I know my future is in good hands now!
• Where would you go in a time machine? I'd go back to when I was 5... no joke. Pigtails, naps everyday, swinging on the swing set ... boy those were the days!
• What is your favorite dessert? It's a tie... cheesecake and husbands delight (nom nom)
• What is something from your daily routine? I straighten all my hair in the morning except the very top... I pull it back with a clippy until all my makeup is finished and then I straighten the rest. Every. Single. Time.
• Make a 5 song playlist that sums you up as a person...
  1) Yesterday's Gone — Chad and Jeremy
  2) A Thousand Years — Christina Perri
  3) Firework — Katy Perry
  4) Ain't No Other Man — Christina Aguilera
  5) Good Feeling — FLO RIDA
• If you could do one thing, and not have any repercussions, what would it be? Honestly, eat any and all my favorite chocolates forever and forever and not have the unwanted pounds that comes with it. 
• What is your favorite season and why? Easy... FALL! Because I love the crisp in the air, the holidays that comes with it, the SEC football games... there's nothing to dislike about FALL!

{my 11 bloggers I'm passing the award too}

Arr-Jay (Rebekah is her real name y'all)  
Marcie (who happens to have the funniest little sleeper of all time)
Megan (y'all she got to experience Ireland and all it's beauty at Christmastime)
Ryan (she's having a baby y'all, in a few months that is)
Melissa (she takes THE best pictures, and Santa brought a cute little puppy to their house this Christmas)
Jessica (y'all her daughter got a hold of markers and went to town at her house)
Steph (I always love her posts)
Lindsey (mom to three sweet kiddos)
Suze (I smile when I read her posts)
Megan (want to be blessed by an adoption story, this is the one)
Allyson (a fellow MSU lover and we grew up in the same county, y'all)

{11 questions for my folks}

• What made you decide to start a blog?
• What big life decision are you most proud of?
• I love face/beauty products... what's your favorite and why?
• Be honest... what's your guilty pleasure?
• What's the best book you've ever read?
• What's your favorite recipe to make?
• I love the Real Housewives... say you're on the show, what is your intro? 
• What fascinates you?
• Name three things that make you smile...
• We always say we will never do something in life, what is that something you always say you'll never do?
• I have an iPhone and I'm always looking for a new app... What's your favorite and why?

Ladies, I can't wait to read your facts and answers and see who you award this to! 


  1. Thanks for the award Joy! I'll try to get on it soon...though I'm not sure I know 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers. I loved reading your answers and you posed some good questions for us ; )

  2. YAY! So happy you did this!! You are very welcome for the award! Love all you answers and I really like the questions you come up with!!!

  3. I always love these 11 questions/answers posts. you learn so much!

    and I bleed maroon too, but more of the Aggie variety ;) have a great day!

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

  4. Yayyyy! Thanks for the nomination. I will try to get my answers up on Saturday!

  5. Haha...funniest sleeper in the world. He is such a weird sleeper. for real. Thanks for the shoutout!!

  6. Thank you so much Joy!!

    Can't wait to pass this along!!

  7. Thank you!!! I had fun with this! I love Q&A stuff (I'm just horrible at coming up with new questions, haha) =)

  8. I cannot believe your 1st anniversary is almost here! Hasn't this year gone so fast?!


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