Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Liebster Award

Since the beginning of the year I have received four nominations for this award from different bloggers. I am truly honored to receive this award and a little shocked to have received it FOUR times in just over a month. WOW! Better be careful, I could end up with a big head, lol.

In the same order as the nominations were received in here are the four amazing bloggers who considered me worthy of receiving this award:

Samantha at Florassippi Girl
Michelle at Ms. enPlace

A great big thanks to each of them! If they are not already on your reading list, you should go by and check them out!

Now receiving this blog has some rules to it. 1) I have to post 11 random things about myself. 2) I have to answer 11 questions from the nominator(s). 3) Nominate 11 blogs to pass on the love and make sure to notify them of the nomination. 4) Post 11 questions for them to answer or you can have them answer the same questions that you did.

Eleven Random Facts About Me
1) I am extremely ADD and rely on lists and schedules to help me stay focused, otherwise everything I started would end up only half done.
2) I love being a granny.
3) Life in an RV suits me very well: less to clean, very mobile and just right for two!
4) I love cats but won't have another one because I hate the litter box!
5) I was 21 years old before I got my driver's license even though I took drivers ed at 16.
6) I attended business school for accounting but did not go into a career in accounting. However I have had jobs in which having this education was beneficial, so I wouldn't say it was wasted.
7) I am terrified of snakes, don't care if they are poisonous or not.
8) I enjoy hiking.
9) Attempted selling handmade jewelry for a while, sold very little except to family.
10) The first job I ever received money for was clearing brush and stacking firewood.
11) My husband is my bestest friend ever!!

Eleven Questions from Dreaming is Believing
1) If the world was ending, what would be the last thing you would want to do? 
Spend time with my family.
2) Favorite person in the world?
My husband - John Duncan
3) If you could be someone for one day, who would you want to be?
Good question, never thought about it. The queen of England - I think it would be fun to be royalty for a day.
4) Favorite song?
Wave on Wave by Pat Green
5) Favorite part of the day?
Any time I get to spend with my honey!
6) Best food you have ever had?
This changes according to my mood but I would have to say the Enchiladas Suizas at Rosario's in San Antonio.
7) Biggest mistake you ever made?
My second husband. The only reason I don't say the first is at least I got two beautiful kids out of that marriage.
8) Favorite beauty product?
Olay Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths.
9) Favorite TV show?
10) Magazine or good book?
I'd much rather curl up with a good book if I have the time, but I like browsing through magazines for good recipes.
11) Laptop or tablet?
Laptop! Had a tablet - hated it.

Eleven Questions from Turnips 2 Tangerines
1) If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
2) What food do you dislike?
Green Peppers! Icky!!
3) What is your favorite movie?
Double Jeopardy.
4) What is your favorite thing to eat?
Chips and dips.
5) Do you have any tattoos?
No, I like them on others but have had no desire to get one myself.
6) Do you speak a foreign language?
Not well enough to have a conversation.
7) Do you grow your own herbs or vegetables?
No, I definitely did not inherit my grandfather's green thumb.
8) Who is/was the most influential person in your life?
My grandmother.
9) What can you do best, sing or dance?
I don't do either well, but I think my singing is a little better.
10) What is your favorite smell?
Baking bread.
11) Any regrets?
No, it is the mistakes as well as the successes that have brought me to where I am today.

Eleven Questions from Florassippi Girl
1) Why did you start blogging?
As a way to keep up with my recipes.
2) What is your favorite season?
3) What is your favorite pastime?
Playing games on the computer.
4) When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher.
5) What is your favorite movie or type of movie?
Movie: Double Jeopardy
Type of Movie: Something with a lot of action and maybe a little romance.
6) Do you prefer hot or cold weather?
Hot - but that is changing more as I get older.
7) Do you have any odd habits?
When I wash dishes, I always do them in the same order. I don't like it if I forget something and have to wash it out of order, lol.
8) Coffee, tea or soda?
9) What is your favorite holiday?
10) How many states have you stepped foot in?
Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas - 8
11) If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, who would it be?
My grandmother.

Eleven Questions from Ms. enPlace
1) Favorite Book?
Bible - the one book I go back to over and over.
2) Cats or Dogs?
Dogs - no litter box.
3) Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Still happily married to the most wonderful man in the world. Enjoying life with family, good friends, good food and refreshing beverages.
4) What is your favorite form of social networking?
Facebook - best way to keep in touch with my girls.
5) What are you most excited about in 2013?
Our next move.
6) Favorite holiday?
7) Coffee or tea?
8) What do you do in your spare time?
Blog, play computer games, exercise (rare lately), read, watch tv, go for walks, surf the web, probably other things I can't think of right now, it all depends on weather, mood and who I'm with or if I'm alone.
9) Any weird habits?
When I wash dishes, it has to be done in a certain order; I have been following close to this same order since I started washing dishes as a kid.
10) What's your favorite smell?
Baking bread.
11) How many siblings do you have?
Three sisters; two step-brothers.

Eleven Blogs I Nominated

An awesome cook who is just getting started as a blogger. She was one of my neighbors at the last RV park that participated in our cooking group. So yea, I know first hand this gal can cook!

Christy at The Girl Who Ate Everything
Like me, she didn't start cooking until she married and had someone else to feed. I have been following her blog for over a year and have pinned many recipes and tried several as well.

Rekita at Her and Nicole
I have not been following this blog long, but her posts are always interesting. It is not the typical food blog that I normally follow, it is more of a life blog. Most recently she has shared interviews with her husband and her four year old son. She recently changed the name of her blog, so you may recognize her as "The Lovely Army Wife".

Marguerite at Cajun Delights
This is a blog I have been following for about six to eight months. It was one of two blogs I go to if I want to spice things up with a little Cajun rather than the usual Tex-Mex we have around here.

Evelyn at My Turn For Us
I don't really know how long I have been following this blog. Evelyn is one of those people that is so kind and so open you just feel like you've known her forever.

Beth M at Budget Bytes
This is another blog I have not been following for long. I love the way she takes the time to break down the cost of each recipe. Very helpful when your on a budget, which I think we all are these days.

Katherine at Katherine's Corner
I have been following this blog for some time now. I actually discovered it when one of her co hosts invited me to participate in her linky - Thursday Favorite Things. She is very supportive and helpful to new bloggers. There is even a Blogging Tips section on her blog.

Mrs. Schwartz at Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen
This blog is fairly new to me but I have already tried a couple of her recipes and loved them. She gives detailed step by step photos for her recipes, which is great for those who are more visual; as well as clear written instruction.

Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Don't let the name fool ya', there is a lot more to this blog than cakes. Jamie is a homeschooling mom to five kiddos who still manages to find the time to whip up great meals for her family AND share them with us on her blog. That should get her a time management award!

Ladies Heidi, Katie and Sarah at Crock-Pot Ladies
These ladies share recipes for the crock pot that I never would have imagined possible - like bread and cakes. I love my crock pot for no hassle meals and here you can find just about any recipe and it's already adapted to the crock pot for you, no guessing!

Ashley at Kitchen Meets Girl
This is another blog that I have been following for about as long as I have been blogging. For a reluctant cook, she turns out some great recipes. She also shares some funny stories about her family, always great to read, you feel like your catching up with an old friend.

My Eleven Questions for My Nominees
1) Why did you start blogging?
2) What one person has had the most influence on your life?
3) If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
4) Do you have any pets?
5) When did you learn to cook?
6) Do you enjoy cooking or do you consider it a chore?
7) What is your favorite type of food?
8) What is your favorite holiday?
9) What is your favorite season?
10) What was your first job?
11) What is your favorite TV show?


  1. Congrats to you on all of your nominations!! I love reading all the questions and your answers plus there are some new blogs for me to discover too:) Lynn H Turnips 2 Tangerines

  2. Congrats on all four of your most deserved awards! Enjoyed reading your answers and I hate snakes, too. lol Thanks so much for passing it along to me. Cheers!

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    2. Thanks Margurite! And you deserve the recognition!

  3. Thank you for the nomination, Terry! I always enjoy reading these answers - you learn so much about your bloggy friends :) I will try to get my post up sometime this weekend! I hope you and John are having a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    1. You deserve it! Thanks, we had a great evening together!

  4. You are so awesome!! I thought I had already thanked you for this but I haven't:( That makes me so sad and I am So Sorry:( Thank you so very much for thinking of me and saying such sweet things about me;)
    Since I receive your lovely posts (yes, they always make me so hungry and wish I lived closer to you:) via email, I always keep up with you:) I love knowing all these things about you!! so much fun:)
    One of these days I will be driving by in my RV and I will stop and say Howdy!!

    Have a totally awesome weekend!!

    1. I actually thought you had as well, lol. Looking forward to meeting you out on the road someday.

  5. Congrats on your awards, Terry! It's always fun to see some recognition for all of the hard work we put into these blogs. I have to admit, I had no idea what I was getting into when I started mine--but it's been a lot of fun learning and meeting so many other people interested in cooking (er, eating) like I am. :-)

    Thanks so much for the nice comments about my little ol' blog. Looking forward to continuing following your cooking adventures as well.


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