Liebster Award, Three Times

Okay, so I have been nominated for this twice now three times now and I feel like I should probably do it...

So this was my first sentence after the first nomination:

Ms Ali Rose  nominated me for a Liebster award! This means the world to me - someone reads my blog?! What?! I can't even...

And then to have two more. I really can't deal. Knowing someone somewhere is reading my blog is just an awesome feeling.

Anyway go check these three out when you get time.
Alex of Ali Rose
Vanessa of I Write About You
Selbe of Oh, Heaven by Selbe Rhea

Now back to this Liebster award, which is my first big thing in the blog world. It is basically a chain letter of sorts for bloggers to show love to other bloggers. That being said here are the rules:

After being nominated you must...
Link back to the blog who nominated you
Answer all of their questions
Write 11 facts about yourself
Link 11 blogs with less than 200 followers on the social media platform of your liking, and provide a link to your post so that they know where to go/ what to do.
Ask 11 questions for the blogs you nominate to answer

That being said, here are 11 facts about me:
1. I was a member of the Indiana Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi.
2. I married my college sweetheart.
3. I was a sweetheart for my husbands fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which means I baked a lot.
4. There is probably glitter running through my veins.
5. I love Christmas, but only after Thanksgiving ends.
6. I watch a ridiculous amount of YouTube videos.
7. I have some crazy OCD tendencies sometimes, like our Christmas presents have to be wrapped to match the rest of the decor.
8. I find baking therapeutic, but I rarely eat the treats I bake.
9. Dutch Blitz is one of my favorite card games (betcha don't even know what that is do you?)
10. What is a morning without coffee? I don't know anymore honestly.
11. Reese's are my hands down, favorite candy ever

Now on to answering Alex's questions...
1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I really love the way I feel after blogging. I get this sense of accomplishment and just overall peace knowing that I got my thoughts/ideas out there.
2. What is your favorite thing to cook?
I mean spaghetti wins every single time, and when I have the option I make chicken parm to go with it.
3. What are your holiday essentials?
When it comes time for the holidays, our time is split on opposite sides of the state so (clothing wise) leggings, boots, oversized sweater and scarf; (beauty product wise) primer, a smokey eye and major lashes; and usually some wine to top it off.
4. If you could go anywhere, right now, where would you go?
Greece, I have always wanted to visit.
5. What was/is your favorite subject in school?
In high school, art. In college, any of my graphic design classes (until my senior year, that prof was so mean).
6. What is your favorite holiday memory and/or tradition?
I love just spending time with my family.
7. What are some of your guilty pleasures?
Trash tv (all the Real Housewives, Total Divas and Kardashians to name a few), and Nutella.
8. If you could pick another name for yourself, what would it be?
Oooh, I don't know. I always wanted to be KatiAnne instead of Kati so I did that already. 
9. If I handed you a $100 dollar bill, what is the first thing you would buy?
Either these, these or this.
10. Who is one of your favorite bloggers?
I love reading The Skinny Confidential.
11. What is (or some of) your must have beauty essentials?
They're Real Mascara, Hello Flawless Powder, IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

...and Vanessa's...
1. What is your biggest accomplishment?

2. Which post have you written that you are most proud of? Share a link!
This Christmas craft/DIY 
3. Favourite part of blogging?
Answered above #1.
4. If you could visit/travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Answered in Alex's questions #4.
5. Biggest celebrity crush?
Male: Johnny Depp (like dirty pirate version, can't explain why)
Female: Jessie James Decker (she is perfect)
6. Who is your role model?
Hmmm, that is a good question that I don't really have an answer for at the moment. I will do some soul searching and figure it out though.
7. Do you have any pets? 
Yes, we have a Golden Retriver.
8. PLEASE SHARE A PICTURE OF YOUR PET. If you don't have one, what kind of pet would you like?
He is way bigger now, but I like this picture.
9. What is your idea of the world in 50 years?
I hope it is more calm, there is less conflict between countries/races/sexualities and we can just all live our lives.
10. Share with us your guilty pleasure!
See Alex's questions #7
11. Why did you start blogging?
I started this blog as a way to clear my mind, get my thoughts out of my head and conquer my anxiety about what other people think of me. It has worked!


...and last but not least Selbe's...
1.How did you decide on the title of your blog?
When I was young I was obsessed with The Sound of Music (who am I kidding I still am). I wanted to focus on the things that make me happy and be able to step back and look at the little things in life that get skipped over in the madness/hustle - the raindrops on roses.
2.What is one word that sums up the heart of your blog and why?
Genuine. I don't leave out the fact that I am not living some lavish lifestyle. I am a twenty-three year old, Midwest living, wife that works full time. It isn't all sunshine and rainbows.
3.What’s your favorite pastime other than blogging?
Honestly, I love watching YouTube makeup reviews/tutorials and designing things.
4.What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
I am going to refer to the previously answered question again Alex's questions #1
5.Which recipe, project, or idea on my blog would you most like to try yourself?
I really like your currently posts!
6.Where does your blog inspiration come from?
My life and those around me. 
7.What is one country in the world you would like to visit and why?
See Alex's questions #4
8.If you have children, what are their names? If not, what are your favorite boy & girl names?
Not yet, but I love (for boys) Bruin, Wren, Leighton and Reeve and (for girls) Jemma, Maren/Marin, Arrington and Leighla.
9. A long lost relative leaves you a large sum of money. What do you do with it?
Pay off all my debt, for sure. No hesitation. College loans and mortgages suck!
10.In your opinion, what is the best blog post you’ve written so far? (Include the link)
See Vanessa's question #2
11.What is your favorite food?
Spaghetti!
12. Where do you see your blog going in the next year?
Hopefully up! I really want to grow it and really establish it as a brand almost instead of a hobby.

Sheesh, that was a lot of questions. Now it is my turn! Here are my 11 nominations and 11 questions.

I nominate (basing off of Bloglovin' follows)
Beyoutiful Beauty
as the wine cork turns
The Kardia
Whimsicle
Deelightfully Wild
herbearings
Just Jessie
The Rachel Emily Blog
Its Autumn
Melrosa Avenue
The Quinntessential Mommy

Questions
1. Why did you start your blog?
2. Does your name have any special meaning/why did you choose it?
3. What is your holy grail beauty item?
4. Any hobbies outside of blogging, if so what?
5. Any tips for fellow bloggers out there?
6. What is the number one biggest lesson you have learned since you began your blog?
7. Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
8. What is your guilty pleasure/pleasures?
9. Who inspires you?
10. What is your number one favorite book?
11. What is your favorite blog post you have written ever?



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