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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

All my Bloggy Friends #4 and the Liebster Award

What a surprise when I saw Dana from Simply You & Me, nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much for nominating me. :) What an honor to be given this award by such a wonderful blogger! 

The word Liebster is German. It means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. 

I am supposed to write 11 random things about me and answer 11 questions from Dana ... then pass the award on with 11 different questions to 11 more blogs ... I hope she asked easy questions! ;) Here goes nothing ....

11 random facts about me ....

1. I have 5 kiddos - 4 boys (15, 11, 10 and 3 yrs. old) and a girl (9 months).

2. Although people "think" I'm really outgoing, I'm kind of a home-body and an introvert.

3. Many times I wish I was a better follower of God's word ... I am not where I think I should be :(

4. I'm a sucker for seeing "old people" who are still in love ... Makes me smile ... and sometimes, I tear up.

5. I secretly (or not so secretly) want to be "that old couple" someday.

6. I could waste a good portion of my life at the beach - nothing like salt in the air, the sound of the waves and your toes in the sand!

7. I absolutely hate shopping 99% of the time ... I'm a "get in and get out" kind of person.

8. I'm pretty plain-Jane .... I love my jeans and t-shirts .... I never wear make-up. Ever.

9. I was in Air Force JROTC in high school and a member of the National and State winning Female Drill Team - some of my best memories were made with those folks!

10. All my kiddos have Bible names.

11. I have a secret desire to drive a firetruck with all the lights and sirens going ... even if it's just in a parking lot!

Now the 11 questions asked by Dana (please, let them be easy!!) ....

1. What side of the bed do you sleep on? Laying down, my husband is to my right.

2. At what age did you start wearing make-up? Did your mom approve? Probably around 13-14 yrs. old. She bought it for me. After high school, I never really wore it .... now, I never wear it!

3. Do you thing you're strong .... emotionally. I think that depends. I try to be if I have to be ... Most people never see me cry.

4. Do you play music when you're alone in the house? Alone in the house rarely happens! :) I do play music often though .... and I sing loudly and make my kiddos dance with me! 

5. Have you ever eaten an exotic meat? Yes! Emu, goat, bison, shark and alligator.

6. Chocolate or sex? I'm gonna plead the 5th! ;)

7. Do you wear slippers? No .... bare feet!

8. What is the most unusual thing in your purse? Crazy as it sounds, I don't carry a purse.

9. It's your last meal .... What will you have? A well-done grilled steak with a baked sweet potato, side salad and rolls. Sweet Iced Tea for the drink. For dessert, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

10. What usually wakes you up? An alarm clock - sometimes a knock on the door from the 3 yr. old :)

11. What's your drink for the summer? Sweet Iced Tea ... no lemon!

The 11 blogs I'm nominating in no particular order are:

My 11 questions for them:

1. Who inspires you the most?

2. If you could have dinner with any famous person, past or present, who would you have dinner with?

3. How do you order your steak?

4. What is one food item you *always* have on hand?

5. Do you have a lot of kitchen "gadgets"? What is your favorite?

6. What one dish (if any), are you intimidated to make?

7. Butter - salted or unsalted?

8. What is your favorite kitchen tip or time-saver?

9. Do you call it soda, pop, coke or something else?

10. Do you have a "regional dish" where you live? What is it? (ex. Carolina BBQ, Boston Baked-Beans, Maryland Crab Cakes)

11. What do you consider your signature dish? Or, what are you expected to bring to family gatherings, potlucks, church fellowships, etc.?

If you haven't already, check out these wonderful blogs. They are such wonderful ladies!

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Again, thank you to everyone who joined last week. I look forward to seeing what y'all bring this week!



  1. Thank you so much for the feature, award and hosting. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :) Sarah

  2. Congrats on your award! Well deserved...your blog rocks!

  3. Congrats on the award and thanks so much for the nomination!! Hope you have a fantastic week :)

    Well deserved
    Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous week

  5. Oh thank you for the award Jamie! And congrats to you for receiving it !

  6. Congratulations on your award! This is the best and funist (is that a word?) Liebster award rules that I have seen. What Fun!! Thank you for so many things today:
    1. Thank you for just being yourself and being my friend:)
    2. Thank you for hosting such a fun party each week!
    3. Thank you for featuring my crazy cupcake (that I loved making)
    4. Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Award.
    Now I am off to write (or just talk and type:) as you gave me a challenge.

  7. Congratulations Jamie! Loved reading your randoms!

  8. Are you sure we aren't related? All of your random answers could have been typed by my fingers! LOL!
    I'm going to have to get to cooking so I can link up again! :)
    Thanks for being awesome!

  9. Thank you so much for nominating me :) and congratulations to you too!

  10. I have no idea how missed the first week of your linky but here I am with bells ringing.

  11. It's always so much fun learning about my friends :-)Thanks so much for the nomination!

  12. Thank you for hosting and congratulations on your award!

  13. Thanks for hosting! I don't know why I don't remember you have this link up, I have it on my schedule know and I'll be back :)

  14. Btw, thanks for the nomination and congrats yourself!

  15. HiJamie, Congratulations on your award. This is a terrific link up with great recipes and blogs.

    Thank you so much for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I'm flattered. I hope I can answer all the questions -- I can be on the fence about some of the questions, but I'll do my best.

    Thanks so much,

  16. Congratulations on your award. I love this linky party, the bloggers and recipes are terrific. I just added my grilled veggies.

    Thank you for nominating my humble blog along with all the terrific bloggers you follow. You are so sweet and kind.

  17. Congrats on your award & thank you for hosting! :)

  18. Sorry I am soooo late in responding. Thank you so much for nominating me for this award. I am completing my post today. Also I am nominating you for the One Very Lovely Blog and Inspiring Blogger Award. Thanks again!


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