"The Liebster Award is for blogs with under 200 followers and the rules of the award is that the nominee must link back to whoever nominated them, write 11 random facts about themselves, answer 11 questions from the award giver, and then nominate another 11 bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to answer. It's a great way for new and undiscovered bloggers to meet new people, get more followers and find some blogs that they want to follow."
Here are Adrian's 11 questions for me:
1. Share something that always makes you laugh!
My son! He is such a ham. Belle is pretty funny too, but mostly in a sassy way.
2. What impresses you most, or makes you want to follow another blog?
Simple designs, fashion posts, moms with kids around my kids' ages.
3. What is your perfect day?
Sleeping in! Having no real plans. Maybe some shopping, going out to dinner with the kids and relaxing at home with Justin watching movies after the kids go to bed.
4. What would your dream home would be like?
The perfect size for our family how ever big it might be. Nothing too spacious but not too cramped either. Right now our little 3 bedroom apartment is perfect for us. I'd love a home that's older and has been renovated or to do renovations ourselves. Something near a big city, preferably on a coast.
5. What makeup products can't you live without?
Mac Stuido Finish concealer (in the second lightest shade they make), Benefit Posietint, Benefit They're Real mascara, and Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose. Those are the only things I use. Most of the time it's just concealer and Posietint.
6. What is your hair routine like?
Ha! Routine? I wash it after I work out because I sweat a lot and usually I just let it airdry. It's a big fluffy mess naturally but if I put enough Curl Conscious Calming Creme in it it will wave nicely. I only blowdry and straighten it if I'm going somewhere.
7. Have you had any embarrassing hair "incidents" or experiments?
A million of them! Like trying to blowdry my hair straight as a kid (before straighteners were invented) which just made it puffy. That Mariah Carey spiral perm my mom let me get when I was 12. Sporting blonde/dark brown skunk stripes back in the 90's when it was cool (but was it ever cool?)
8. If you have a significant other, how did you meet?
He got my AIM screen name (remember AIM?) from my best friend's boyfriend because he saw me and thought I was cute. We chatted online for a while before I figured out who he was and once I did I knew I was definitely interested. Eleven and a half years and two kids later, I still think he's pretty cute.
9. Share a link to your favorite recipe!
Recipe? As if I cook. I don't. Justin is an excellent cook though but his recipes are more ad-lib.
10. What is your current favorite song, artist, or album?
I'm still pretty obsessed with Locked out of Heaven by Bruno Mars. Man can that guy write a catchy song! I also am loving Heart Skipped a Beat by The xx, Feel So Close by Calvin Harris, Carry On by Fun., Can't Hold Us by Macklemore, Take a Walk by Passion Pit, Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men, Girlfriend by Phoenix, Stay by Rihanna and Get Free by Major Lazer.
11. Do you have a fitness routine? Share it!
Oh boy. I've been going to CorePower Yoga studio for about four months now, six days a week. I do their sculpt class (hot yoga with weights and cardio in a 96 degree room) three days a week, then I do two days of level 2 or 3 hot yoga (100 degrees) and an extra day of either a spin class or a Hot Power Fusion (a lot like Bikram yoga). I go six days a week and my routine varies depending on what I have time for. With Justin working a lot at home and Belle in school and me nannying full time, our schedules change all the time so every Sunday I make a plan for the week of what classes I'm going to and we work around that. I try to go in the late afternoon when I can but sometimes I go to night classes when the kids are in bed.
And that's it!
I'm not sure who to nominate, but if anyone is looking for a blog post idea, answer the same questions I did and link back in the comments section.