The adorable, sweet Karen of The Quiet Owl nominated me for the Liebster award! Check out Karen's blog, it's a must read!

Here's a description of the award:
The Liebster award is given to upcoming 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.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
  1.  Each person must post 11 things about themselves
  2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
  3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
  4. Go to their page and tell them.
  5. No tag backs!
 11 things about me

1. Since I grew up going to a navy commissary I thought everyone had to show identification to go into any store (even children had to show ID at the commissary entrance) ;)

2. I have quite an obsession with super-hero and action/suspense movies.

3. I have been married to my lovely for almost 9 years. He was in a rock and roll band and when I was 16 I told my sister that I would marry someone from the band. We met and became friends and got married 3 years later. I'm always apprehensive to say that one but it is kind of funny and random.

4. I wear pajamas whenever I am home, even if it is just home for a few hours before going out again. Just a habit of being comfy.

5. I have nightmares pretty much every night and am just learning to deal with that reality, some months are worse than others but it's pretty much a constant in my life.

6. I have Borderline Personality Disorder (not as scary as it sounds). When my doctor diagnosed me I freaked out thinking I was going to be hospitalized because I had no idea what it was or meant.

7. I love poetry and have a ton of books of it. I have been reading poetry since I was about fifteen and I can't get enough.

8. I had a blog following on my old blog with the same name, but I accidentally deleted it in February of this year while working on updating some things (crazy story), so I lost 26 followers and had no way to let them know about my new blog. It still makes me sad.

9. I love shoes and have too many, I mostly just wear ballerina flats even though I have a few pairs of heels that really never get worn because I'm afraid I will fall. 

10. My husband proposed to me on the beach after singing me a song he wrote. He had me stand up and read a poem by Dylan Thomas to the ocean and then he showed me the ring and proposed. I freaked out and tackled him making him fall from his knee to the sand (he is a foot taller than me) and we still laugh about it.

11. I make compilations of songs all the time and have a few I listen to almost every day. I love getting new music, but when I fall in love with a song or band, I fall hard and can't stop listening. 

Karen's questions:
  1.  What's your favorite meal to cook?- I love to cook mexican food and make yummy tacos. We call it a "taco party" every time I make them even though all we do is drink soda and eat tacos. :)
  2. Do you play video games?  If so, what games?-Yes, Mainly on my nintendo DS. I like anything Mario and Super Princess Peach. I also love mystery games and Mario Party on the Wii but I am horrible at it!
  3. If you could be a character from a movie, who would it be?- Jane Hudson from Summertime (Katharine Hepburn plays her and the movie is so tragic and beautiful).
  4. What's your sign?  Does it fit you?-I actually had to just look it up and I'm an aquarius. The description doesn't fit me at all although I kind of wish it did.
  5. If money was no issue, where would you go on vacation?-I would love to get a vila in Italy and live there for a few months, that would be amazing
  6. Do you have any tattoos?  If so, which one is your favorite?-Yes, I have four. This month I got an octopus attacking a heart across my chest, I love it! I actually got the idea from a dream I had and the tattoo has a lot of meaning to me.
  7. Why did you start blogging?- I started blogging because I was really struggling with depression and needed a place where I could have a voice and be real. Sometimes real life isn't the place to say everything, so having a safe place like a blog helped and still helps me so much.
  8. What is your favorite smell?-The sharp salt smell of the ocean
  9. What would your dream hairstyle/hair color look like?- I really like my hair now (just got it cut yesterday) but I think I would do a crazy bright red or platinum that is really long, thick, and curly
  10. Do you have any pets?  If so, what kind and how many? Yes, two dogs. A shih tzu named Isabelle, and a black lab named Amelia. They are awesome!
  11. What's your favorite cartoon?-I love The Simpsons and just think Homer is so cute. 

My nominees:

1. Nic of an instant out of time
2.  The Quiet Borderline
3. Sally of In our alley
4. Cyrene of Cyrene the Green
5. V of Un-fairytale adventures of a nerdy zombie
6. Baylee of The day I stopped making cents
7. Amy of fate-filled times
8. Brooke of Pretty Penny Mae
9. Deon of Harpy Horses
10. Jen of Jenny and the magic feather
11. Trisarahtops

My questions:

1. What's your favorite genre of music?
2. Do you believe in fate?
3. If you could live anywhere in the world for a year where would it be and why?
4. Are you happy with your style/fashion? What would you wear if you could wear anything you wanted?
5. Coffee or tea? And how you like it prepared?
6. If you had to become an animal, what animal would you be?
7. What is your favorite season?
8. Favorite actor/actress?
9. If you could do anything with your life what would it be?
10. If you knew for one day everything would go as planned, what would you plan or do that day?
11. Twitter, Facebook, or both?

Thanks for reading and playing my dears, and a special thanks to Karen! 

xx, C


  1. That is so cute about you and your husband! And it makes me feel so much better that I'm not the only one who sucks at Mario on the Wii. My husband was totally ripping on me for it!

  2. Hi Catherine! Thank you so much for the nomination! this is very sweet of you. I shall make a blog post about this soon, and send you a little word and a link when I am done ;D

    Hope you're having a nice day!

    Jen xx

  3. Thank you, you are very kind. :) N x

  4. Thank you! This is very kind of you. My friend Annika also awarded this to me, but interestingly the rules were a little different... Here is the link for my Liebster post:


    I love visiting the blogs people choose and I love that this award recognizes the "smaller" bloggers.

    Amy :)


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