Thinking out loud – liebster award

Hi there! Happy almost weekend to ya! – What a week so far, been pretty busy but it makes it go by faster!
I’ve had this liebster award in the my draft list for like a month, thank you Hilary for tagging me! <– Go check out her blog 🙂 Figured what better way to share a bit of information while also linking up with Amanda on her Thinking Out Loud link up! 😉
Liebester Award
“For those who don’t know, the Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers What does it mean? Well it’s German and has several meanings: dearest, sweetest, beloved, kind, pleasant, valued, enduring, and favorite!  It’s a great way to share with the blogging community, get to know other bloggers and inspire others”
 — At the end of the post, I chose a few new & a few of my go to blogs everyday 😀
Rules:  Each person must post 11 things about themselves. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer. – Choose 11 people and link them in your post, let them know you chose them!

  1. What is your nickname and how did you get it?
    Ah, I have tons!!!!
    My mom: Dee Dee doll. When I was starting to talk it sounded like I was saying that, so it stuck!
    My sisters: “Theo” – They told me I was adopted and that was my real name, they still call me that too.
    George calls me: Mama, I’m not sure where he picked it up.. but when I talk to Duncan I tell him I’m his mama 😉
  2.  Did you play any sports growing up?
    Soccer, track, gymnastics.
  3. What is a funny story from your childhood you’d like to share?
    Ah.. there’s one too many.. being the baby sister = lots of embarrassing moments.
  4. Do you have any siblings?
    Two older sisters.
  5. What is your dream job?
    Hmm.. Would love to blog for a living  😉 Or, work for a cool magazine.
     
  6.  Your celeb crush?
    David beckkam, Gerard Butler, Ryan Reynolds, Leo… I mean, how can I choose one 😉
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  7.   What is your favorite breakfast food?
    Waffles/ oatmeal with tons of peanut butter or a good parfait!
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  8.  How did you meet your best friend?
    Jenna I met on the school bus in 4th grade talking over a lunch box that we both had ! & Larissa at college in biz class, talking about weekend plans our fake IDs!
  9. Why did you start your blog?
    I had been readying blogs for years.. always reading + researching some health and fitness tips that I started to incorpoate in my daily life. After a few years, I thought why can’t I ?!
  10. Favorite kind of ice cream?
    Ben & Jerry’s PHISH FOOD *edited* and currently really like pistachio.
  11.   And I am stealing Eat Clean, Train Dirty’s last question what are three goals you have for 2014?
    To continue to grow into the person I am meant to be. From physically strong, to mentally & find my passion.
    E.E. Cummings- It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are
Here’s my 11 questions:
1. What would be your dream living location { in the US }
2. What’s your go to way to unwind from a busy day/ week?
3. What’s something you always have in your pantry?
4. If your going to the movies what do you choose? Something sweet, sour or salty?
5. Favorite cuisine to celebrate something over?
6. Quiet night at home or night on the town?
7. What did you start your blog?
8. Favorite reality show.
9. What are 3 things you always have in your purse?
1o. Go to summer cocktail?
11. What’s something you hope to gain or do in 2014
And the lovely bloggers,
Jesse @ Jesselovestorun
Kim @ RacingBananas
Kate @DailyCupOfKate
Amanda @RunningWithSpoons
Heather @FitNCookies
Davida @TheHealthyMaven
Lindsay @Lindsayweighsin
Julie @JulieGoesHealthy
Tatum @EatsFromTheOilPatch
Chelsea @AFitLittleOne
Becky @OlivesNWine

I seriously loved all these questions, I love learning about other blends ❤

Answer any of the above questions in the comment section! 🙂
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Christmas survey

Hey there, quick pop in. I have been super mentally tired with school ending that every time I come to write it seems as if I can get my words together! so i’ll spare you and do this fun Christmas survey that I saw on Kate’s blog! check it out ~ and answer some yourself 🙂

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Eggnog of hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate for sure! I can only take egg nog in small doses.
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Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Wrap.

Colored lights on tree/house or white.
I love clean white lights! with lights in every window, and spotlight for wreathe. But I love looking at houses that are decked out!

Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope. Can kiss whenever 😉

When do you hang your decorations up?
Sometime the first week of December.
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What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Hmm.. depends. When we do Christmas eve we do it at my Dad’s and have steaks/ etc. So it’s always great to have a steak since I don’t eat steak that much.. Or, Christmas day.. pastas! I love pasta! 🙂

Favorite holiday memory as a child?
Probably ALL the excitement on Christmas eve! I especially loved sitting by the fire and my mom reading “The night before Christmas”

What is on your Christmas wish list?
Haha. I may have a few.. VS sports line, birch box, spa + maybe some hunter rain boots! oops.
WANT. Regal Hunter Rain boots #hunter #rubberboots

wineinabagDo you open a gifts on Christmas Eve?
Never growing up. But now we do between going to my dads, then moms + having my sister go to her in laws on xmas day.

Snow? Love it or dread it?
I think it’s beautiful but don’t like being out in it..

Real tree or fake tree?
Depends on the year.
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Do you remember your favorite gift?
Kate said: Anything from the American Girl Company and I’m right there with her!

What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you?
Spending time with family, creating new traditions. this year Oliver is here! 🙂
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What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Annnnnnny cookie 🙂

What is your favorite tradition?
Haven’t done it in awhile, but my sisters and I would go to dunkin donuts after dinner, each get a hot chocolate and drive around looking at different neighborhoods with Christmas music.

Do you prefer giving or receiving?
Giving!

What is your favorite Christmas song?
Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas and anything by nat king cole.

Candy canes, yuck or yum?
Eh, they are ok 🙂

Favorite Christmas movie?
Home Alone for sure.

What do you leave for Santa?
We used to leave a note, cookies, milk + carrots {for Rudolph}

Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall?
I like to walk around, have coffee + look.
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Christmas letter or Christmas card?
Depends, both!

>> Now its your turn! Answer one of these questions in the comment section or copy + paste it to your blog!

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