Liebster Award!

I won something?

*jaw falls out of mouth, falls off chair, lays on the rug for a long time*

I drew a picture to represent my excitement as I am fresh out of ridiculous selfies:

wpid-20140314_093448.jpgi am a freaking ARTIST!

In all seriousness though, a big thank you to Mollie & Claire, how fabulous! Go and visit, immediately!


How was it? Did you follow? Go back and follow Mollie & Claire if you forgot!

Here’s who you should also follow:

Green and Thrifty, it should just be obvious. Green, thrifty fun in our modern world! Good tips and very practical!

Green Lizard, fun interesting and insightful! Plus she has chickens! I have a weak spot for chickens!

Scripting Happiness, sweet and simple. Very enjoyable!

My Foray Into Food Storage, interesting information, tips and ideas. One must always be prepared!

My Other Loves, I just followed this blog after they followed me and I am so glad! Love the crochet and the decorating!

Per the rules, I have to answer thee these questions 11:
1) what’s your favourite yarn and why?

As much as I love good wool or cotton yarn in a beautiful color, I am such a sucker for acrylics. I need to stop. I need to dig deeper. Too bad there’s no good yarn shop around here!

2) if you could go on holiday anywhere (money no object), where would you go?

I would probably go to Colorado, it is the most beautiful state. I would like to live there one day. I am kind of a homebody, I have never left the United States and there is so much here that I doubt I ever will. Although, I do enjoy traveling through people’s blogs to where they live!

3) where are you actually going on your next holiday or trip away from home?!

I think Nashville, Tennessee; my friend is getting married there in September. I’ve been to Tennessee before, it is very, very beautiful. Drove through Nashville, but didn’t stop.

4) what is your favourite meal?

Oh, man. Whatever is put in front of me. I guess my favorite is breakfast. It doesn’t matter what it is, I love a good breakfast. There’s a diner by my house that is a total hole in the wall and they do a great breakfast. Totally against my normal eating habits, but you only live once!

5) are you a gardener?

Trying to be…? Ha, I am learning, God help me! I do love it though, there is something about getting your hands dirty and growing your own food.

6) do you always buy your yarn in the same place or do you shop around?

I usually hit up a chain store because there aren’t any local places. I would much rather go to a nice yarn shop, but there is literally not one for miles.

7) what thrills you the most?

Ooooh, good question! I guess I like new experiences, anything new. Trying something different, playing with it, taking notes. I am all about trying anything once!

8) TV or radio?

Well, I sort of use my TV as a radio. So I guess radio? I don’t really actively watch TV, I keep it on for noise mostly. Or I hop on the radio.

9) coffee or tea?

Both! I love coffee and I love tea! Coffee is my “busy day” drink and tea is my “relaxing and kicking back” drink.

10) do you trust yourself with beverages near your knitting or crochet?

Yeah, mostly. I am pretty good about keeping myself organized as far as space goes. Like if I am crocheting, the crochet goes on the surface that the beverage is not. However, I DO NOT trust myself with alcoholic beverages near crochet. Unless I want to make amoebas.

11) what makes you laugh?

EVERYTHING! I seriously spend all day laughing at myself, my dog, my cat, ridiculous situations, everything! My whole family is like that. Dinner used to be “who can make everyone laugh the hardest?” competitions. This morning while I was wrestling my bike out of my jeep I brained myself with the hatch of the jeep. It was hilarious! Just picture me, dragging a bike out of a jalopy of a jeep, wearing something like a Canadian Tuxedo, the hatch held up by a flag dowel thing, the flag thing falls, the hatch brains me, how is this not hilarious? I laughed. Maybe you had to be there…

Ok guys, if you were mentioned above, please answer me these questions 11. And, pretty please, suggest five other blogs to do likewise! Thanks! 😀

1. Tell me (about) where you live and what you like about it.

2. What is your favorite dessert?

3. What celebrity do you have a crush on?

4. If you had a million dollars, what would you buy/do first? Very first thing!

5. Tell me a funny story. You can be as brief or as long as you’d like!

6. What topic fascinates you?

7. Morning person or night owl?

8. What music do you listen to?

9. What was your last meal?

10. You had a very bad day, what do you do to cheer yourself up?

11. What is your favorite cocktail, or non-alcoholic beverage?

All right! Thanks everyone for reading, especially Mollie & Claire, and everyone who puts up with my shenanigans! If your blog is listed above, please answer the questions at your leisure and be sure to suggest five blogs that I need to follow right now! Thanks again, everyone!

Liebster Award!


wpid-20140219_175638.jpgthis is an accurate representation of the face I made when I found out

20140213-192946HOW FABULOUS!!

greenandthrifty gave me a Liebster Award! First off, HUGE THANKS and I am so happy! Go check out greenandthrifty, right now. We’ll wait.

There are rules to this prestigious award, they are as follows:

(1) Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog (check! thank you again, greenandthrify!)

(2) You must answer the 10 questions given to you by the nominee before you. (okie dokie!)

(3) Nominate 10 of your favorite blogs with fewer than 200 followers and notify them of their nomination. (easy as pie!)

(4) Come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer. (compelling!!)

My 10 Questions as Provided:

1. Talk about your favorite piece of clothing – what it is and why its your favorite.

My favorite piece of clothing is kind of variable, but right now it is totally my Ancient Aliens shirt.20140106_145403[1]clearly it was ALIENS!

I love that show. Not that I believe one stinking word of it, but I am addicted. It’s either the funniest thing ever or the saddest, I haven’t decided.

2. If your life had a theme, what would it be?

Please envision me trying to get in and out of a child sized car.

3. What one talent makes you unique?

I can’t really think of one talent in particular, but I try to be funny. Oh, I am really good at eating peanut butter.

4. Why do you blog?

I enjoy reading blogs a whole big bunch and sometimes I feel like they take themselves too seriously, so I decided to strike out on my own. I was and am still on a certain social media under a fake name and found myself to be surprisingly popular, so I thought I could bring my sense of humor over to the blog world. I am not going to ever connect the two, sorry! Separate worlds!

5. What 3 people would you like to have dinner with (alive only)?

Betsey Johnson, Bear Grylls and Giorgio Tsoukalos. Can you imagine that party? Ridiculous!

6. What’s your favorite movie of all time?

Rocky Horror Picture Show. I am one of those people…

7. What’s your favorite quote?

“You say you can’t stand her,
The bastard’s a girl.”

From Sylvia Plath’s Lesbos

I’m not of that persuasion, but I love that poem and that quote.

8. What’s your favorite joke?

Um, well, it involves Helen Keller and her ability to drive, but it’s a bad joke so in better taste:

How do you make a kleenex dance?

Put a little boogie in it!

*drops mike, walks off stage, gets tomatoes throw at head, falls down stairs, weeps uncontrollably*

9. How do you deal with change, big or small?

I like change. I kind of thrive on it. If I get too complacent, I get bored. I like a challenge.

10. Are you a pessimist, why or why not?

Sort of, sort of not. I guess they best way I illustrate it is “the glass of water is neither half full or half empty but there is a raging hole in the bottom and a refill jug to the side.” I plan for the worst and shoot for the best. I’ve been through enough that nothing really gets under my skin.



Blankets For Linus, because of the beautiful blankets and good cause!

Willow’s Corner, always interesting insight into a variety of subjects!

My Pretty Blue House, always clever and interesting!

Tatie’s World, beautiful crochet, seriously. And always a pleasant read!

Sewing Empire, beautiful stuff, seriously, stunning!

MollyBean, I am a sucker for crochet, beautiful pictures and chickens! Jealous!!

Yeah, I like it too, probably the Octochicken.

A bookworm’s life, beautiful pictures and interesting thoughts! A good quick read.

thriftyisthenewrich, who doesn’t love thrifty adventures? I certainly do!

luda melin, quilts and embroidery! Fun stuff!



1. Who do you know personally that inspires you the most and why?

2. What is your next goal or project?

3. What have you always wanted to do?

4. What is your guilty pleasure song?

5. What’s your favorite animal?

6. Where and what is your favorite place?

7. What song do I need to listen to, right now?

8. What is your favorite meal that you cook?

9. Tell me a fun fact about yourself!

10. Post a picture of something that is important to you or something you care about.