Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Liebster Award

Well, Halloween took over last week. Which is weird, because I've never been one to go all out for the holiday, but Pinterest got the best of me this year. I wore two different costumes and put together our office party so I'll be sharing all of that (which I meant to do yesterday...). 

But for today, I'm so excited to be nominated for the Liebster Award by my fellow blogger (and friend!) Dana of Curly Hair & High Heels. I'm not going to lie, I had to look up the exact rules and what this was all about, but basically I'll be answering 11 questions  given to me by Dana and then will be nominating and asking questions to 11 other bloggers. The whole purpose is to expose new bloggers, so what a great chance to open up your horizons a little and learn a little more about me! 

The Rules: 
1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you from the blogger
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself 
4. Nominate 11 blogs you think are deserving of the award (less than about 200 followers) 
5. Let the bloggers know you have nominated them 
6. Give 11 questions fro them to answer 
7. Display the award photo in your post 

1. Why did you start your blog? I felt like I needed a creative outlet - something I could just sit down and enjoy doing after work. I have tried blogging here and there in the past and was never fully committed but this time I told myself would be different. So, I  set my mind to it and combined my love of writing and fashion and the rest is history! 
2. What is your favorite donut to order at Dunkin' Donuts? Wow, I can't remember the last time I ordered a donut, but definitely anything with sprinkles. I think I would do a plain donut with strawberry frosting (not afraid to admit that I definitely still refer to it as pink frosting) and rainbow sprinkles. 
3. What is your favorite Disney movie? Gotta go classic here with Cinderella. 
4. When you get a manicure, what color do you usually gravitate towards? Usually a light pink. I'm always afraid I'm going to waste a perfectly good manicure on a bad color if I pick something out of my comfort zone. Instead I'd rather pay $6 for a color I may not like and be stuck with. Makes no sense, I know. 
5. What one piece of clothing or shoe could you not live without? Realistically, gym clothes. Fashionably, right now I am living in my denim pullover and leopard flats. 
6. Do you have any pets? I don't, and never have. But I'm dying for a golden retriever puppy that stays a puppy, doesn't shed and someone else takes care of 80% of the time :) 
7. If you had to choose one store to shop for makeup, would it be Sephora or Ulta? Ulta. $3.50 off coupons every week. Hello! 
8. What place do you want to travel to that you have not been before? I have a ton - Virgin Islands, France, England, Italy to name a few. 
9. For take out dinner... would you rather have Chinese food or pizza? Pizza. Specifically buffalo chicken or hot oil. 
10. What brand of mascara do you use? L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes 
11. What color clothing do you think make you look and feel the best? Royal blue. You should see my closet... 

11 Random Facts: 
1. I was very close to going to FIT for college, but I could never live in NYC (instead I lived on a farm for 4 years....). 
2. I have quite possibly the world's biggest sweet tooth. It's just in my genes. 
3. I love sleep. Like, really love it. If I'm in bed past 10pm, Lord help my coworkers the next day. 
4. The holidays are one of my favorite times of year and the only time I embrace accept the cold weather. 
5. I would love to be a stay at home mom once I have kids. 
6. I may have a minor shopping addiction. 
7. It took me a long time to change my pierced ears without feeling like I was going to pass out. 
8. I would rather bake than cook (enter sweet tooth). 
9. I love telling cheesy jokes. Usually the only reason people laugh is because they are laughing at me laughing hysterically. Here's one for the road: What do you call it when you have your Grandma on speed dial? Instagram! 
10. My running playlist consists of anything from Waylon Jennings to offensive rap. 
11. I could not live without peanut butter. 

Rising #GirlBoss
Shimmer Me Pretty
Style Cubby
A Pop of Pink
Rose Colored Glasses
Red Lips and Roses
Strawberry Chic
Daisy Daydreams
Daisy Tribe
Sort of Candid
Simply Fair

11 Questions: 
1. How did you come up with the name of your blog? 
2. What is your dream job? 
3. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
4. What is your favorite book? 
5. What is your favorite piece of clothing to style? 
6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
7. What is your favorite fall trend? 
8. Heels or flats? 
9. What's one beauty product you never leave the house without? 
10. Favorite Instagram account to follow? 
11. What is your ideal date? 

Whew! This was fun! I hope you all enjoyed learning a little bit more about myself and I can't wait to read how you all answer! 
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  1. Thank you so much for the nomination, Colleen! I've already done a Liebster post, but I just wanted to express my appreciation. Loved reading this post and learning more about you!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  2. yayy! Love it!! Golden Retrievers are the absolute BEST! (It would be ideal if they didn't shed as well)

    ~Dana // curly hair & high heels

    1. The amount of golden retriever instagram accounts I follow is getting out of control..

  3. Thanks for the nomination girl!! Your answers and facts were very entertaining..I felt like some of them would have been my exact response. I have some new blogs to check out, thanks again!

    XO Strawberry Chic

  4. Congratulations! I love your answers and learning a bit more about you!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

    1. Thanks! I love being able to share a little bit about me with readers :)

  5. Thanks so much for the nomination sweets! I was already nominated , but I so appreciate it. And I couldn't live without PB, either, haha!

  6. d'awe thank you so much for the nomination!! now i just need to actually write the post... hahaha.

  7. Thank you for the nomination, Colleen! We love your blog too! <3

  8. Thank you so much for the nomination! I am just now seeing this, but I wanted to express my gratitude! I will be posting this nomination soon!! Thanks again!
    Sarah - Red Lips and Roses