Monday mornings are always a bit rough for me. I ended my weekend with a movie and dinner double date with my sister and our other halves and made in home to watch the Billboard Awards before drifting off the sleep. (Godzilla was a disappointment!) Although I wake up early even on my days off, this morning I found myself nodding off on the ferry ride and because I am cutting out added sugars for the next two weeks, I find myself craving a cup of coffee.

I have quite a few work and non-work related tasks and ideas that I need to start writing, but finding motivation on Mondays is always a task in itself. That is when I saw that I was nominated yet again for the Liebster Award. I then found myself typing away.

For those of who you don’t know, I have nominated twice before. Each time I feel so honored and love writing posts where readers can learn more about me and I can learn about the authors of my favorite blogs.

Also for those who don’t know, the Liebster Award is given by other bloggers, an award that is passed around to get more people to discover the many great thoughts and ideas that come from us, fingers to keyboard.

Also for those who don’t know, the Liebster Award is given by other bloggers, an award that is passed around to get more people to discover the many great thoughts and ideas that come from us, fingers to keyboard.

This time, I was nominated by , who is a great artist, (check out these ) mother, wife, dog-owner, and creative soul. Check out her blog, you won’t be disappointed.

This time, I was nominated by Anntogether, who is a great artist, (check out these monster sketches) mother, wife, dog-owner, and creative soul. Check out her blog, you won’t be disappointed.

 

Once you are nominated, you must follow these guidelines:
1. The nominee’s blog must provide a link back to the nominator’s blog

2. Nominee divulges 11 facts about themselves
3. Nominee answers 11 questions posed by nominator
4. Nominee selects 11 blogs they enjoy
5. Nominee poses 11 of their own special questions for their 11 special nominees
6. You must appreciate the experience and opportunity to share your good fortune

 

11 Facts About Lauren:

  1. I am really into thrillers and murder mysteries. I can watch the ID channel for hours and just began writing a crime fiction novel.
  2. I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was a child and read everything I could about animals.
  3. I had to get staples in my head after falling off chair laughing at a monkey picture when I was in the second grade. (I have no scar!)
  4.  I am extremely clumsy—I broke my arm while running into a wall.
  5. I love to travel. I went to Paris in 2009 and it was hands down my favorite trip.
  6. I am a shy person, although those close to me might say I never shut up.
  7. I am dying to skydive, although it would terrify me to death.
  8. My best friend is my younger sister. She even lets me borrow her clothes!
  9. I joined the cheerleading team as a small child, but told my mom I wanted to quit because “it gave me a headache.”
  10. My legs can bend backwards—I think it’s called hyperextending knees. I thought everyone could do that until someone told me no.
  11. When my older sister and I were young, we told my baby sister horses eat people and now she still despises them! (Sorry Tee!)

 Anntogether’s 11 Questions and MY Answers

  1. Has blogging altered your perception, even the slightest bit, of your ‘creative’ self? -> Yes, it has. Blogging for me helps strengthen the craft of writing. I learned to write less words and still let my creatively flow.
  2. Do you enjoy alone time? -> YES! I think it is healthy for everyone to have ME time.
  3. What was the last movie that truly compelled you to the theatre. ->Inception hands down is one of my favorite movies. It blew my mind the first time I saw it.
  4. Your political views, nah – just kidding. What is your favorite time of year? ->Summer!!
  5. What invention do you wish you’d invented? -> Fitness tracking bands. (I just finally ordered my Nike Fuel band!)
  6. When you swim underwater, what do you hear? -> The voices of the waves whispering nature’s secrets.
  7. Being an art person, I have to ask this one: What’s your favorite color? Orange.
  8. Why is it your favorite color? I love the brightness and happiness of the color. I like tangerine, with tints of yellow colors.
  9. When you ride in a convertible do you worry about your hair? Never! Put your hair up and then you will have nothing to worry about!
  10. What was the last book you read where the characters shared your living space? “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tart (set in NY and it was amazing!!!)
  11. If I had wings I would_____wear them proud_______.

 The List of 11 Blog I Enjoy (in no specific order!)

1. Be Present Yoga

2. The Half Mad Half Marathoner

3. The121Life

4. The Heal Care Spectator

5. My Land Restoration Project

6. MeganCantu

7. Whats Cooking At Melissas

8. Autumn The Healthy Foody

9. AALifeMoment

10. SoSnapFitness

11. Pureaspiration

This list consists of blogs I started following recently and all have awesome tips concerning health, fitness, and nutrition. Also check out one of my fav bloggers, Stamped With a Heart and Pretty Little Grub (who nominated me in the past!)

 My 11 Questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?
  3. If you were granted one wish, what would it be?
  4. If you could get one do-over in life would you take it?
  5. If you could relocate anywhere, where you move?
  6. If you were stuck in a room with one object and one person what and whom would it be?
  7.  What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?
  8. If a Hollywood actor/actress played you in a movie, who would it be?
  9. If you had the ability to know when you would die would you want to know?
  10. If you could change careers, what would you do instead?
  11. What is your favorite workout song?
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