2 Awards!

What?! I’ve only been blogging since August, and this past week I was nominated for two blogger awards! First,  The Versatile Blogger Award, from Stephellaneous, and second, The Liebster Award, from Be Free 2 Love! Muchas gracias <3


The Versatile Blogger Award asked for 7 facts, so here goes nothing:

  1. I have an albino hedgehog named Poppy. She’s 5.5 years old, which is about 90 in hedgehog years (hedgies are only ‘supposed’ to live 3-5 years.) She’s super grumpy 98% of the time, but I love her anyways!
  2. I’ve been an extra in a handful of movies/tv shows: LOL, 5 Year Engagement, Into the Storm, and Detroit 187 (I might be forgetting one.) I really like seeing how everything works behind the scenes and feeling like I’m a part of something important! It was also cool to tie my shoes next to Emily Blunt, and watch Miley Cyrus (fresh out of her Hannah Montana days) drop about 20 f-bombs when a bee was flying around her on set.
  3. Along those same lines, I was on an episode of My Strange Addiction on TLC! But no, not for having a strange addiction. After seeing Davecat on an episode of the show, I tweeted him on a whim, since I had been trying to figure out what to do for a photojournalism assignment. He ended up tweeting back, and we set up a date for me to come out for a photoshoot! About a week before I was set to go over to his apartment, he emailed me asking if it was okay for the TLC to come film us for the duration of our shoot – they were filming a “where are they now” segment. Of course I said yes 🙂 The day of the shoot the TLC crew was running SUPER late, so me, Davecat, and his sex doll wife Sidore watched The Life Acquatic – ya know, just normal things.Davecat
  4. In case you hadn’t caught on by now, I really like using parentheticals. And commas. And probably overuse both, but that’s okay. I also hate hate hate when people misuse to/too, their/there/they’re, and spell ‘definitely’ defiantly. Unless I really like you, misuse/misspelling any of those things = deal breakers and/or heavy judgement. And if we are close? I’ll be correcting you 24/7. Sorry not sorry, I can’t help myself 🙂
  5. I went to college for 7 years. I’m the oldest person in my group of art school friends, and oy. 7 years is just a long time. I started at Valparaiso University in Indiana, going to school for Elementary Education, but a mixture of homesickness (missing both Joe and my parents/home in general), realizing I’d really rather just take care of/teach my own kids as a parent rather than 30+ other people’s kids, and realizing after taking a few art for elementary teachers classes that I would rather go to art school, I applied and was admitted to CCS! I started there as a photography major, but a year later switched to a Graphic Design major with a minor in Photography. Hooray for indecision! Luckily I have zero regrets, and wouldn’t have nearly as many good friends if I didn’t take the path I did.Graduation!
  6. I’m a very messy, unorganized person when it comes to clothes and tabletops, but when I have to plan something (a wedding, vacation, people visiting…) a switch flips in my brain, and I turn into the most well-organized, detail oriented person in the world. I don’t get it, and I wish I could keep my life uncluttered all the time, but alas.
  7. I love bad TV. And good TV. Okay, I just like TV. I have the TV on way more than I probably should, but 99% of the time it’s just on as background noise while I work. Some must-sees for me include: The Bachelor(ette), American Horror Story, Once Upon a Time, Gotham, and Intervention. I’ve recently started watching Scream Queens, and after realizing Hulu has every season of America’s Next Top Model, I’ve been putting that on while I work on freelance things. Netflix is also great for Orange is the New Black, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It’s a good thing Joe and I try to stay relatively active/eat relatively healthy, otherwise I’d definitely fall under the category of a couch potato.

Whew. That was a lot of long-winded facts. Congratulations for making it through! Now for some nominations and rules:

First, the Versatile Blogger Award:

If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. You should:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to his or her blog.
  • Select fifteen (15) blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered and/or follow regularly. (Choose blogs you find excellent!)
  • Nominate those fifteen (15) bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award, including a link to the original VBA site.
  • Notify your nominations!
  • Finally, don’t forget to tell the person who nominated you seven (7) things about yourself.

Now to nominate 15 blogs! I actually decided to go through and follow a few more blogs that appeal to me just for the sake of this challenge…15 is a lot!

  1. Cavelle @ Mental Break In Progress
  2. Emily @ Emilys Posts
  3. Sam @ Undomestic In Training
  4. Julianna @ Pure and Simple
  5. Lindsay @ The Love Bungalow
  6. Michaela @ Deer and Daisy
  7. Amber @ Newlywedded Wurl
  8. Brittany @ Kingdom of Sequins
  9. Alice @ Alice in Kalamazoo
  10. Natalie @ The Disney Freak
  11. The Yates @ Love Yates
  12. Bailie @ The Married Young Diaries
  13. Tina and Maggie @ The Loudlies
  14. Mandy @ Happy Run Fit
  15. Dany @ Dany Reinvented

Whew. Now on to the Liebster Award:

This award is to show appreciation for bloggers for their continuous inspiration to others.

  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  • Link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  • Copy & Paste the award to your blog, along with 5 interesting/unknown facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award who have less than 3000 followers.
  • Inform them of their nomination by leaving comment on their blog.
  1. My sister, Charlotte @ Turnip for What
  2. Maya @ Bee in DC
  3. Lady CAS @ Myasthenia Gravis
  4. Sophie @ Sophie Speaks Up
  5. Kelsey @ Rustic Sequin

Oy. Well thank you again to the two bloggers that nominated me, and congrats to all of the newly nominated bloggers – keep being awesome!


Bonus picture for making it to the bottom, who’d’ve thought Zingerman’s boxes would be a perfect snuggle spot for Poppy!?



8 thoughts on “2 Awards!

  1. I love your facts! And and and Poppy!!!! I want a hedgehog so badly! I’d even settle for a guinea pig! But I’m afraid my two cats wouldn’t appreciate and/or respect the little fella’s boundaries.

    And I think we went to college for the same amount of time. Seven or eight years here, and at least three major changes. And I’m not using any of my degrees! :-\

    Anyway…love the facts. Pleasure to read, as always!

    1. Hooray for indecision! 🙂 I’m not sure how hedgies and cats interact – we had a friend bring her dog over once and just the sniffing from the dog made Poppy a little weary. You should look into it though, I love seeing how people react when I tell them I have a hedgehog ;P haha

  2. Hey! Thanks so much for the award! Can’t wait to post about it! Also, I’m loving your blog after only one post, I think we have a bit in common. New follower! 🙂


  3. OMG thank you so much for the nomination! I am a new blogger and I love the blogging community 🙂 Everyone is so supportive and like family! Love your blog and cant wait to write about my noms… 🙂

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