I am just so in love with fall. I can’t get enough of it! This season keeps me in a perpetually cheerful mood, it also helps that life has been genuinely terrific lately! I have a nasty habit of looking back a lot, often times I will compare my life presently to the way it was exactly a year ago…and while that isn’t the healthiest of habits…I have to say….my life is looking incredibly blessed compared to a year ago! And I’m so grateful for that!

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My weekend was wonderfully relaxing and a bit productive!

I got the chance to do one of my best friends makeup for a wedding she was attending….I will be sharing those details later in the week!

I watched my Hawkeyes win, I laid around with my husband, put the finishing touches on a kitchen craft (I will also be sharing that!) and I applied another coat of stain to my parent’s back deck, daughter of the year??

Oh, and I helped mow the lawn! Wife of the year??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

In addition to all of that I received a wonderful little blog surprise…I was nominated for my first Liebster Award! I have Kenzie from kenzie woods to thank for that!

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For those of you who don’t know much about a Liebster Award…here are the basics.

It’s a Blogger to Blogger nominated award, given to bloggers with a smaller follower base in an attempt to recognize their work & talent and to spread the word!

Here are the rules associated with accepting this award:

1. Link to the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer 10 questions given to you by your nominator.

3. Nominate 5-10 bloggers for the award.

6. List the 10 questions you would like those you nominated to answer.

7. Leave a comment on your nominees board about their award.

It is such an incredibly way for the blogging community to support one another and to recognize the talent, creativity and honesty that bloggers everywhere are contributing to the internet! Make my heart happy! So, here are the answers to the questions Kenzie requested I answer!

1. Why did you start writing a blog?

I started my first blog as an attempt to “keep it all straight.” I was in high school and I was in the thick of trying to grow up and I found that sometimes….writing things down helped me to assess and understand all of my mixed up sporadic thoughts. As I have gotten older I have looked toward my blog as more of a creative outlet, a place to express myself and a way to reach and connect with people I wouldn’t have “met” otherwise.

2. What is your favorite scent?

Hands down…vanilla. I. LOVE. VANILLA. Can’t get enough of it honestly, it would be unfair not to mention that Pumpkin Spice is a close runner up!

3. What is your dream vacation?

Greece. Thirty days, a fluent guide, my husband and an infinite amount of money to explore every inch of that place!

4. Favorite movie or TV show?

I have so many favorite TV shows…Walking Dead, Revenge, Pretty Little Liars, Modern Family…I could go on for days. My favorite movie is an easy one though…Almost Famous. Always has been and always will be my absolute favorite!

5. What’s your favorite way to pamper yourself?

Detox bath, lots of candles and an insanely good playlist!

6. What’s your favorite creative outlet?

Definitely writing!! I’m always writing, jotting down thoughts in a journal, trying to put together poetry and of course sharing thoughts and tips on my blog. I find it to be the most accurate way to express myself!

7. What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

It depends on the Saturday…

Some Saturdays it would be sitting on the patio of an excellent bar at a big round table filled with my friends and my love sipping on ice cold Coors Light and laughing our asses off.

On other Saturdays it would be curled up in a blanket fort with my love watching an entire season of a random TV show on Netflix.

8. What is is your go to pick-me-up when you’re feeling down?

A good run always helps! Or, I start making a list of all of things and people I am grateful for!

9. Heels or flats?
Wedges. ๐Ÿ™‚
10. What has blogging given you, if anything?
A creative outlet, a constant source of motivation and lots of dark circles under my eyes from choosing to update instead of sleep! ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย I will be posting a separate post linking to my nominees and the questions I would like them to answer! I need a few more days to do some research! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks again Kenzie and Happy Monday everyone!!