Liebster Award Nomination

I was nominated for a Liebster blog award by Stephanie over at Die(t)ing to be a Skinny Bitch. Thank you so much for the nomination! The Liebster award is given to new or small blogs (under 200 followers). The Liebster Award isn't an actual award in the sense that you receive a certificate, prize, medal or statue of some sort; it is blog recognition from a fellow blogger. This is a great way to gain exposure for your blog and a sweet acknowledgment from the nominator. There are some incredible small blogs out there and I'm excited to have been nominated for this award. To qualify for the Liebster award you have to complete a few tasks and then pass this along to other new/small bloggers.

The Rules
  • List 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
  • Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award to and link them in your post
  • Go back to their page and tell them about the award
  • No tag backs

11 Random Facts about Me, Ashley
  1. In college I took writing courses for fun. I took all of the required classes, but then jumped up a couple of levels and took all of the 300 level and specialty courses because I love it. 
  2. Pride and Prejudice is my absolute favorite book, and probably one of my favorite movies (with Colin Firth). I first read the book when I was in 4th grade and immediately fell in love with it. Mr. Darcy secretly has my heart, but don't tell my husband.
  3. As a child my favorite number was 88, and I always planned on having 88 children... until I became old enough to comprehend that. I think I will settle on 3, 4 or 6 or something like that (haha, I can see my husband rolling his eyes as I type this).
  4. I lost 15 pounds during my pregnancy with Amelia since I was sick the entire time. It wasn't until after I had Amelia that a hormone imbalance really packed on the weight.
  5. I have a friend named Ernest that resides on my tongue. Really, there is a ball that I've had on the left side of my tongue for years. Since he is apparently a permanent resident I decided to name him. The doctor wasn't concerned so I don't worry about it.
  6. I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
  7. I dream of one day spending time in New York during the month of December.
  8. I have no problem talking in front of several hundred people at a time.
  9. I gag in really cold weather. I know... I'm a freak of nature, but it's true. If I am outside in the cold I always end up gagging. I ALWAYS wear a scarf so that I can shield my face. This is something that started after my pregnancy.
  10. My all time favorite band is Disturbed.
  11. I love make up. I'm a MAC addict and really had to change my shopping habits after having Amelia. Prior to mommyhood I could easily drop a couple hundred at the MAC counter each time I went. 
Questions from Stephanie

  1. What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate and craft supplies
  2. What is your favorite activity? Spending time with Amelia. My favs: reading to her every night, snuggling, tea parties, we have dance parties almost every day, do craft projects several times per week, go shopping, hit up the park, go for walks and always have a great time playing.
  3. What is the one goal your are striving to achieve more then anything? to lose a lot of weight! 
  4. What is your favorite blog to read? I read four blogs regularly. Katie at Runs For Cookies, Mandy at Biblical HomemakingKate at The Small Things Blog and Lauren at From My Grey Desk.
  5. What are you most proud of accomplishing? I'm most proud of the mother I've become and the decision my husband and I made when I became a stay at home mom. I am in awe of the little person Amelia has become and I love how Mark and I parent. 
  6. What is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done? I must be boring because I can't think of anything incredibly spontaneous that I've done. I guess ditching class almost weekly for an entire term to drive over an hour one way to the beach with my friend Brian. We never planned it, he often just met me outside of my class and asked if I wanted to go to the beach... and I always thought it was a good idea. What college kid wouldn't want to head to the beach immediately following math, biology, chemistry etc.
  7. What silly thing do you do behind closed doors? Mark, Amelia and I can get goofy. We dance, make funny faces, talk in funny voices, put on silly make up... it's always a good time here at our house.
  8. What is your all time favorite song? Oh wow, this is a hard question for me. I love almost every genre of music, with the exception of jazz. A few of my favorites... 'Down with the Sickness' - Disturbed, 'Falling Slowly' - Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglova, 'Time to say Goodbye' - Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  9. What is your idea of a perfect day? Spending the day with my amazing little family. It doesn't really matter what we do, it's spending time with one another that makes it perfect.
  10. What chore do you hate more than anything? The litter box! 
  11. What is your favorite nail color?  It has to be french tips on my toes and a rose color for my fingers. 
Questions for my nominee

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. If you could spend one day as any famous person, who would you choose and why? 
  3. What is your favorite movie, television show and book?
  4. If you could go anywhere, money not an issue, where would you go and why?
  5. Siblings... how many, if any, do you have?
  6. What is your New Year's resolution for 2013?
  7. Favorite meal?
  8. What is one luxury you are willing to live without?
  9. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  10. Favorite band? Favorite song?
  11. What is your dream job and why?
My Nominees: in no particular order

Ashley Elizabeth


  1. Ah, thank you Ashley for the nomination! It may take me a lil' while to answer/post about it...not enough time in the day :(

    Really appreciate it.

    You are right - you have the best job in the world :)

    1. Lucy, thank you so much for your comment. Don't worry about it taking a while, I did the same thing. I thought I was busy when I had an 8-5 job with a commute, but watching 4 kids (I do daycare at home) for 12 hours of the day... BUSY! But yeah, I wouldn't change it for anything.