Liebster Award

Thank you Angie at Keith & Angie for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I enjoyed reading through your post and was thrilled to see my blog nominated at the end!

The Rules:
1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to next.
3. Choose new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. No tag backs.

11 Random Facts:
1. Ben and I were married at an AAFES food court, in front of the Burger King, by a Jedi Minister. Ben had proposed on Valentine's day and a few weeks later we found out that he would be re-stationed to Korea for a year. Instead of waiting to get married until he got back we decided to do it before he left. He found a minister online and we got our marriage papers from the courthouse. We met the minister who ended up being a Jedi Minister (Yes, Jedi, as in Star Wars, there is a religion based off of Star Wars lol) at the food court and he signed the papers. My best friend Courtney and Ben's friend Josh came as witnesses. Almost a year and a half later we had a beautiful ceremony where our friends and family celebrated with us! Side-note: My husband is totally embarrassed that I put this story on here! I think it's a cute unique story, but he is just straight up embarrassed about it!

2. My biggest dream is to own horses someday. I've been around horses most of my life, and I think they are the most beautiful creatures in the entire world! I really hope to have at least one horse within the next 5 years. I really want Dallas and our future children to grow up around horses and other animals!

3. I am a self-proclaimed "Chameleon." I have such a wide variety of interests and many different groups of friends. I could be a hippie, a rocker, and a preppy fashionista all in the same day! I just kind of blend in wherever I go!

4. When I was about 18 months old I was severely burned on a merry-go-round. My shins hit the merry-go-round and I just sort of melted onto it. I screamed and my mom got to me as soon as she could, she loaded me up in the stroller and took me back to my grandparents house. They realized that is was bad and took me to the hospital. I ended up having third degree burns and spent a few weeks in a burn center. I still have faint white scars on my legs today.

5. I had my first kiss in 5th grade and I was absolutely terrified that I was going to get arrested for kissing a boy!

6. I love skulls! I'm talking cute, diamond encrusted, colorful, pretty skulls not the other kind! I have a sugar skull tattoo on my back, plenty of skull decor throughout my house, skull shirts, and countless skull accessories. It's kind of an obsession!

7. I am an extremely picky eater. I blend tomato sauce and salsa before eating it because I hate "chunkies." If there is something I don't like in a meal I will carefully make sure that I pick every last bit of it out. If it can't be picked out or blended up then I won't eat it! Luckily my husband is the same way so he's all for my crazy picking and blending! It's going to be hard to expose Dallas to the foods that we dislike, just because I never buy them, but I am going to try my best!

8. I secretly can't wait to leave Hawaii. I absolutely love it here, don't get me wrong, but I miss living on the mainland! I miss snow, I miss long road-trips, I miss countless restaurants and stores, I miss gas being under $4.00, and most of all I miss my family and friends. It really is beautiful here and I know that I am lucky to have been able to live here, but three years is a long time to be stuck on an island!

9. Even though I can be a girly girl at times I love gettin' down and dirty as well! I love camping, hiking, mudding, and 4-wheeling; I do yard work, shoot guns, and know how to operate power tools. I kind of have an "Anything you can do, I can do better" thing goin' on!

10. I am obsessed with pizza! I could eat it for every meal, every day, and in fact did for a few months while working at Pizza Hut. You know how they say, when you work at a food place you get burnt out on the food? Not true. I worked at Pizza Hut as a waitress for about 3 years and it was the greatest thing ever! I got to take home free pizza all of the time! I don't eat near as much pizza as I did while working at the Hut, but I still eat it at least once a week!

11. I can drink beer like a man! I could easily drink 15-20 beers in a night, and have on many occasions! I thought my tolerance would be lowered after not drinking throughout my pregnancy, but I can still out-drink my husband! I don't drink near as much as I used to, (mostly because I am breastfeeding) but occasionally on the weekends, after the baby is asleep I will enjoy a beer or two...or ten lol

11 Questions From Angie:

1. What's your favorite holiday and why?
I've always loved Thanksgiving because it is a time to spend with family, being thankful for all that you have.

2. What would you do with 10 million dollars?
As much as I would love to go crazy with it, I would have my husband buzzing in my ear about saving it and paying off our debts. So after putting half of it in savings and paying off our debts, I would buy a big open property and build my dream house with a barn and stables. I would buy all kinds of animals to fill my farm and a nice fancy trailer and lifted F-350 dually pick-up truck to pull it with. I would give all of my family member $50,000 each to spend on whatever they wanted to. Then I would spend the rest of my life shopping and traveling whenever I wanted to!

3. If you could only shop at one store for baby clothes, what store would it be?
That's a tough one! It would either be Old Navy or Target, they both have really good boy clothes!

4. If you could visit one city in the world just for a day, which one would you visit?
Paris. I would love to see the Eiffel Tower!

5. What's your dream job?
I would like to have my own business. I would have my own clothing line and I would also sell my husbands art.

6. If your husband/significant other could nominate you for a 'senior superlative'-- you know, those things you voted for in High School, i.e. 'Best Dressed', 'Best Eyes', 'Most Likely to Succeed' etc, what do you think they'd pick?
I just asked Ben what he would nominate me for and he said either, "Most Charismatic," "Most Beautiful," or "Most Likely to Succeed." I would have guessed that he would nominate me for, "Best Smile" or "Best Eyes."

7. Most addicting/Favorite Phone app?
PicsArt. It is a photo editing app and I use it almost everyday!

8. Which food/drink do you always have in the house?
We always have shredded cheese in the house. Everything is better with cheese!

9. What do you love most about parenting?
I love watching Dallas grow and change every day. I swear he does something different every single day, and when I pick him up from his crib in the morning I just get so excited thinking about what will be different that day!

10. You are stranded on a deserted island with 5 people. Which 5 would you want there and why?
I would want my husband there to keep me grounded. My best friend Courtney so I could still have a good time! Bear Grylls so that we could eventually find our way home. And finally Phil and Miss Kay from Duck Dynasty because he can hunt and she knows how to cook.

11. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
So far I just like being able to put my thoughts and ideas out there. I can't wait to have more followers so that I can hear there thoughts and ideas as well!

My Questions for the Nominees
1. Where is your favorite place to eat?
2. Where is your favorite place to shop?
3. What do you hope people get from your blog?
4. How did you feel when you first started your blog?
5. Do you have any tattoos? If not, do you want to someday?
6. What is your favorite thing to do with your child/children?
7. What kind of music do you like to listen to?
8. Name one thing that you would like to accomplish in your lifetime.
9. Describe your style.
10. Do you have any nicknames for your child/children? If so, what are they? And is there a reason you call your child that?
11. Where do you most feel at home?

And the Nominees Are:
Cora at Miles, Papa, and Me
Ashley at Fifty Five Below

Jessica, Katie, Cora, and Ashley I came to follow all of your blogs via your Instagram or Instagram  Shops! I can't wait to read all of your responses!


  1. Love your wedding story! Tell Ben not to be embarrassed...I think it's cute. Everyone has their own unique story.
    I agree..EVERYTHING is better with cheese!

  2. Kurstin...I can tell already i like you and i just read one post:) I am so much like you, except maybe the fact that i'm probably 25 years older. lol i consider myself a chameleon too and guess what...never change. My girls are teenagers now and they and their friends love that about me (so they say:) and Dallas will too! (great name, by the way!) I copied your questions and since i've hit writers block, i'm gonna do a blog post on them too one of these days. They're fun to read, you know?

    1. Aww thank you so much!! This was a fun post to do! I can't wait to read yours!