April 23, 2015

the liebster award

I have been blogging for about 10 months and I'm still a newbie... When I started blogging (way longer than 10 months ago) I didn't know what I was doing I didn't have a plan... well I still don't. I'm not even sure that anyone reads my blog... I mean blogger tells me that I have subscribers - but who knows if they see my posts much less even read them... so I still struggle with why I'm even blogging... who cares about my life and what I'm doing or what I've done! But a few weeks ago one of my friends mentioned something about one of my blog posts to me... I was shocked to be honest... I had no clue that she read it! So I expressed my apprehension to blogging and she said... "Do it for you!" ding ding ding! Why hadn't I ever thought about that before? So I decided then and there I would blog for myself... I would plan stuff out still if I had ideas, but I wouldn't stress about what to post, because let's face it... I'm not witty, I'm not good with words, I don't have interesting stories to tell, I'm not philosophical, I'm just plain old me.
And then this week I found out that someone nominated me for the Liebster Award! What!? Someone who I don't know personally reads my blog and wants to know more about me!??

Cass from flowers + grace nominated me and I am so honored that she chose me along with a few other lovelies for the liebster award! Thank you Cass!!

according to Joanna at Faint Not Mom the liebster award is:

"The Liebster Award is a way for new bloggers to be recognized for their great content AND to recognize other up-and-coming blogs for their wonderfulness."

Wow! I can't believe that Cass thinks I am worthy of this nomination!! Thank you again!! 

1. How did you decide on your blog name and what is it about?

The Found Life - it came to me while listening to Foy Vance's song "the joy of nothing" which is basically about finding joy in the mundane the little nothings in life... you can read more about my blog name here.

2. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?

Life or other bloggers - like I said above, I'm not witty or good with words, so most of my posts are just about my life or I am following along with a prompt I found on another blog for a link up. I'm not that interesting... :/ sorry y'all!

3. Can you give 11 random facts about yourself?

-Mr. Bean is my favorite of all time
-I ask my dog and cat how their day was when I come home from being out and about
-I've had the same phone number since 2002 even though I've changed providers like 4 times and moved 4 times
-my best friend in high school and I sent ourselves on a scavenger hunt... there was no reward, but we do have pictures of the adventures from the night.
-I once wrote down word for word all of Adam Sandler's lines from the movie Billy Madison
-I (apparently) have a really long tongue?
-I collect notebooks (not intentionally, I just buy pretty ones when I see them even though I have a billion at home)
-I jump at the chance to go dance and twirl or even just stand in the rain!
-I was prom queen
-I can burp on command and most times pretty loud (thanks brothers)
-I have CSR and it affects my vision in the dark

4. What was your biggest accomplishment of 2014?

My business became official in 2014! That was a huge accomplishment for me! I had dreamed of it for years and finally made it happen! Other than that, I'd have to say being able to witness and document the birth of my goddaughter Zoey! You can see the beautiful miracle here and here!

5. What is it you love most about blogging?

I love the community! I have been introduced to so many lovely people through this little world of blogging! It's such a joy to get to know some of these ladies whose blogs I read every week!! It's also a journal for me, to see where I've been and how I've grown.

6. If you had 3 wishes what would they be?

-That I could look at a food and taste it without getting reaping any consequences from it.
-That I could watch someone workout and reap the benefits from it
-That I could talk to animals!

7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit and why?

Australia! Ever since I was in 3rd grade and I was in a play about the continents...everyone played a continent... I didn't play Australia... in fact I can't remember who I was, but I remember Australia's lines, because I was I was convinced that I could do the accent better than the girl who got Australia so I practiced the lines over and over and I can still recite it! It was then that I decided I was going to be an accent coach for actors! I planned it all out! I since have changed my dreams... But I've always thought of going there! I am fascinated with the accent, I have seen so many pictures/videos/heard stories of how incredibly beautiful it is, and because one of my best friends lives there!

8. What are you currently watching or reading?

I haven't really picked up a new book in a while... but I have been watching American Idol! And Nashville! I never cared much to start watching Nashville but about a month or so ago I just happened upon it and started with the pilot and I've been hooked ever since!

9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I have grown to dislike this question... because my answer is everywhere and at the same time one place... Growing up an Army brat I've moved around my whole life and I keep getting the itch to move every few years, but I also get the itch to buy a house and stay for a long long time... I'd love to live overseas again, but I would also love to live in Alaska again, I love the east coast and so badly want to visit New Hampshire and Maine... I can't pick one place...not yet...

10.  What is something you do when you need to take time for yourself?

I go and lay in my closet. Is that weird? It's far away from the noises of the rest of the house, I can make it dark if I want. I've done it since I was little, it's a comforting place for me. Also I sometimes treat myself to a manicure/pedicure (that I do myself at home) - it's my me time... With wet nails, I can't do anything else, so it allows me time to just be.

11. Where do you see yourself in five years time?

God directs our path, so in five years we will be where ever He wants us. But by my own little heart... with my husband's job I can't quite speak on geographically where we will be, but I would love to be in a local orchestra or band or just playing music for whoever wants to hear it. Taking pictures of home life and births and Lord willing have a babe or two or three of our own!

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about me and thank you again Cass for nominating me!

I now nominate these beautiful ladies!

Robyn's Nest
Sweet Surrender
Milagros Moments
Life Alaskan Style
Swimming in Sunshine
A Song for the Birds
Charlie Jaymes
Lovely Does It
Whimsy & Wanderings
Polished Arrow

Here are the instructions for you lovely ladies!

-Answer the eleven questions given to you by the person that nominated you (see below).

-Comment on this post with your link when you are done. So I can see your awesome answers!

-When you post, link back to the person/blog who nominated you and give a little thank you, shout out.

-Then nominate 11 bloggers with 200-ish or less followers on the social media platform of your choice and give them eleven questions of your choice.
-Notify your nominees of their nomination, and provide a link to your post so that they know what to do.

Here are your questions:

1. How did you decide on the title of your blog, and what is it about?
2. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
3. Can you give 11 random facts about yourself?
4. What was your biggest accomplishment of 2014?
5. What is it you love most about blogging?
6. If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?
7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit? Why?
8. What are you currently watching or reading?
9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
10. What is something you do when you need to take time for yourself?
11. Where do you see yourself in five years time?


  1. "I go and lay in my closet." I love this! Not weird at all. Sometimes we find peace and comfort in unlikely places. I'm a big fan of the at-home mani, pedis, too. Thanks again for thinking of me for this nomination - I enjoyed reading through your responses!

    1. :) The first time my husband found me in there he just laughed at me! He didn't understand why I was in the closet... I guess I never have fully either, but I just know that it's comforting... :)

  2. Yay! Congratulations, lady!! I'm only just discovering your blog via the Circle Link-Up, but it's absolutely lovely and I'm so happy for you ;) xx Do it for you!

    1. awe yay! I'm glad that you like it! That means a lot!! Thank you!

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    1. :) Thank you for nominating me!!

  4. The article lighten my heart. Thank you. www.bellofpeace.org

  5. Meeeee? Aww! This is too cool! :D I'm super excited to do a post too now!
    Also - Australia is in my top five dream live abroad locations, mostly for nature & dive awesomeness! My husband completely disagrees though! My sister is planning on doing some travel nursing there though, so I'll have to make do with visiting her someday!

    1. Yes you!! I can't wait to read it!

      Yay Australia!! I've always wanted to go! You will definitely have to go visit your sister!!! How fun!

  6. Mr. Bean!!! yes!!! :)

    and how fun that you were prom queen! :)

    1. Yes!!! I cry from laughing so hard when I watch him!!

      yes :) I'm not your average girl, so it was quite the surprise!

  7. Finally posting my own Liebster Award post. Thank you again for nominating Aubrey!

    1. Yay! You're welcome! I can't wait to go read it!!

  8. Love your answers! Also, your wish of watching people workout and you reap the benefits...yes! I totally wish for that as well! :)


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