Monday, January 21, 2013

Liebster Award


Nominated by Kim

Random facts about Me
I have several nicknames including Colie and Giggles
I have a passion for people with special needs and the elderly
I wish I had a nose ring and tattoo but haven't taken the plunge
I'm in love with poetry
I"m a free spirit- always dreaming
My parents almost named me Danielle
I have two brothers- one an artist and the other a former break dancer
I laugh when people fall down or at unexpected things- baaad, very baaad
I finally figured out how to link up to other blogs because of this nomination! Linking up for haha!
I get my energy boost from being alone and not in large groups
I love music and have tried to become a pianist and guitar player- still trying;)

1.)    If you had to describe your style, what would you call it?Bohemian Hippie with a dash of sophistication and edge

2.)    What type of workout do you prefer, cardio or strength training? I enjoy both- right now I do the bazillion butt lift workout (ooohlaha), pilates, and zumba

3.)    What’s your earliest childhood memory?That is a tough one, but one of my most favorite was when I used to fall asleep on my dad’s belly (I called it my pillow) and I would pretend to be asleep so he would carry me to my room so I didn’t have to walkJ

4.)    Why did you begin blogging?I began blogging because writing is my escape, the place to dream, and where sometimes they come true. I also blog for the brokenhearted, lonely, and those in need of redeeming love

5.)    Would you rather watch a movie at the theater or at home on DVD?I love to watch movies by the fire with a glass of red wine or prosecco and a heaping bowl of buttered popcorn….oh don’t forget a comfy pair of sweats

6.)    Which birthday has been the best so far?My best birthday- would probably have to be my 30th because my family made a homemade video of my journey thus far and some of my most favorite people were with me to celebrate

7.)    What’s my pet peeve?This is a funny one because mine are kinda weird. I can’t stand it when guys don’t cut their fingernails, when someone has food on their face during dinner it grosses me out, and I have a hard time adjusting when plans change last minute- Okay I know more than one weird pet peeve!

8.)    Is there a language you’d like to learn? If so, what language and why?Italian- because I’m half Italian and there is so much I love about our culture from the boisterous talking, amazing food, hand gestures, and because I think Italy is just plain romantic and inspiring.

9.)    What’s your favorite thing to have for dessert?Okay- so I love dessert. I love the strawberry lemon cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory. Love the chocolate bag from McCormick and Schmidt’s- let me paint the picture shall I- a chocolate bag, filled with rich creamy mouse topped with raspberries, blueberries and strawberries…simply amazing. Oh ya and I LOVE ice cream with a nice cup of hot mocha.

10.)  What’s the last book you read? Or what are you reading right now?Right now I’m reading the Mark of the Lion Trilogy- again! My third time through, I love anything Francine Rivers writes…life changing. I’m also reading on the side- Jewel in his crown, Strong willed child or dreamer?, and the bible ( need to do that more though)

11.) Are you an early bird or a night owl?I’m a night owl for sure! By the time my son goes to bed I am craving some me time and so I live it up at night. That is when I read, write, and soak up any moment where I can be inspired. I try not to watch TV and get done the things I love to do for myself- but I pay for it in the morning usually. One of my goals is to get to bed earlier so I am a morning person especially on the weekend. Nothing like fresh crisp air, the morning colors painting the sky, and a nice cup of coffee and a fresh day. So I’m working on becoming a morning girl.

 My Nominations
I nominated ladies below who have shown me love and I can't wait to learn more about them! Please check them out as well as the lovely Kim who saw something special in me and some other amazing ladies


Questions for my lovely nominees:

1.) If you could meet anyone that has existed who would it be?
2.) Who do you want to inspire with your blog?
3.) If you could pick any other career you wanted, what would it be?
4.) Where is your escape place?
5.) What is your absolute favorite fragrance to wear?
6.) Do you prefer make-up or natural?
7.) What is your favorite verse or quote?
8.) Who makes you want to be better each day?
9.) If one post you wrote would be seen by the world what would it be about?
10.) What drives you nuts?
11.) What inspiration do you have for anyone who is beginning to blog? Words of wisdom?

Rules for Liebster award- I didn't create em and decided not to break them;)
  1. Post 11 Random facts about yourself
  2. Answer the 11 questions nominator asked
  3. You (the nominee) come up with 11 new nominees (no tag backs) and 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Nominees should have less than 200 followers and should link back to you on their Liebster blog post
  5. Lastly, be sure to actually let the nominees know they've been nominated.
Nicole Renee


  1. Yay! I'm so glad you responded to the award (and that this award encourage to learn to link)! I absolutely love the Mark of the Lion Trilogy! Francine Rivers is an amazing author! And your earliest childhood memory is too sweet! :) As I said before, I <3 your blog!

    Kim @ Team Howard Blog

    1. Who knew linking up would be so easy, I think I will have to post about this! ha! Thanks for your sweet nomination:)

  2. Thank you for the nomination, you are very sweet!

  3. Thank you so much for the award!! I'll be "accepting" it later this week on my blog. :) I <3 your blog!

  4. Thanks for the nomination. I agree with Melissa, "you are very sweet!"