I won an award!!

Pinch me! I was just nominated for an award!! SERIOUSLY, I really can't believe it! This award is given to bloggers with less than 1,000 followers to help get their blog out their! I love that way that fellow bloggers and TPT creators are so supportive of each other!  It makes putting yourself out there so much easier!

I am honored to be nominated by Corinna over at The Mommy Clause

The rules of this nomination are simple:

  • Thank the blog that nominated you and link back to their blog
  • Display the award on your blog (feel free to use mine or google as there are lots of options)
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you
  • Tell readers 11 random facts about yourself 
  • Nominate up to 11 bloggers to receive the award next
  • Give your new nominees questions to answer about themselves when they post their nomination

The questions from Corinna for me to answer are:

1. What is the one thing you would change about your home?
I love our home. It's the first house that my husband and I have bought together! It was built in 1981 and needs some updating! I would love to update our kitchen, it is large and has great bones but it doesn't seem to have been updated much since it's build (other than SOME new appliances, I think we have the original fridge!)

2. What is your favorite restaurant and what do you order most?
There is a local restaurant in Portage Mi, called Field Stone Grill which is where we had our first date!  This is my favorite for sentimental reasons but I LOVE Latitude 42, a local brewery. They have the BEST food! I love their chicken, pizzas, desserts, pretzels and everything they have!!

3. What is the one thing you love about yourself?
Wow! For some reason this question is so difficult to answer! I feel like as woman we aren't asked what we love about ourselves and if we do say what we love we are overconfident or stuck up! I think this is why this question is so difficult for me! I guess I love the fact that I have a big heart!

4. What has been the hardest thing about starting a blog so far?
Balance! I wish I would have started a blog prior to having a toddler running around! I find it so hard to find the time to sit down and blog and when I do I feel guilty about not cleaning, cooking, etc! (I think my hubby would love to have my blog instead of cook,as I am not a good cook! :))

5. What countries have you traveled to?
Germany, Mexico, Canada, London

6. What is one goal you have for yourself/family in the next year?
Put down the all electronics for one day a week while my daughter is awake and simply focus on her and family time!

7. If you could take one vacation completely free, where would you go/ and with whom?
With my family I would love to rent out Disney for the day and take my daughter around to visit all of her favorite characters! I think the crowds would be over whelming for her and would love to eliminate that for her!

8. What kind of pet(s) do you have?
We have no pets in our home but we do have deer that come to the house daily and having a toddler we have to clean up their poop in the summer too! So I'd call them our pets I am just glad I don't have to take them for walks! :)

9. What is your dream job?
I love the dream! My dream job for the next 3 years would be a stay at home mom! I currently have my dream job of being an Early Childhood Inclusion Coach but the one thing I hate is all the politics that go on in education and get in the way of our ability to do our job.

10. What has been your scariest moment as an adult?
When we were told that our year and 8 month old daughter had a severe hearing loss. I wasn't sure how as a parent I could have not noticed this! So for a whole week we screamed at our daughter so she could hear us! We went back in for further testing and the audiologist told us....she doesn't have a hearing loss now! SERIOUSLY! It was the scariest and most stressful week of our lives!

11. What is your MUST in your morning routine?
Getting a diet coke! This is something I hope to stop ASAP but currently it's a must in my morning routine! 

11 Random Facts About Me:

1. I went to elementary school with my husband! 
2. My husband hit me in the mouth with a metal baseball bat in elementary school gym class!
3. I love to bake and am pretty good at it but CANNOT for the life of me cook!
4. My favorite place to vacation is Mackinac Island 
5. I have NEVER EVER smoked! 
6. I am addicted to Diet Coke and really need to kick this habit! 
7.  Fall is my favorite season! 
8. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family
9. I have a dog that refuses to leave my parents house so it now lives with them 
10. My husband and daughter are the best things that has ever happened to me
11.  My favorite drink is a rum and diet coke 


I have nominated: 

1. Nikki from My Creative Inclusion  
2. Breana from Speechercize and Gluten Free 
3. Sarah from Primarily Au-Some 
4. Nicole from Adventures in ATC 
5. Kristin from Simply Speech  
6. Jennifer from Penelope's Portfolio 
7. Erin from Word of Mouth 

All bloggers above answer these following questions and complete the rules above!

1. What is your job and how long have you been doing it?
2.  How long have you been blogging?
3. What is the story behind your blog name?
4. What is your favorite subject to blog about?
5. What is your goal with creating this blog?
6.  We are the top three bloggers you love to follow?
7. Where are you right now, while you are blogging?
8. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
9. If you could travel to one place, where would that be?
10. What is your favorite food?
11. What are your hobbies?

Have fun and support fellow bloggers!!