I’d like to thank the Academy…

I’ve won an award! No it’s not an Oscar, but it’s pretty cool.  I’ve been awarded the Liebster Award by Jess @ Eclectic Medicine and Sara @ Sara Davies.  In acceptance, I must answer a fun little 11 question survey and nominate 11 other up-and-coming blogs.



1>   Who or what is your inspiration?

When it comes to design, I find inspiration in nature, art, and architecture,  but others reading others stories of others good deeds and strength through hardship is what gets me motivated.


2>   What is your absolute favorite movie and why?

Can’t pick just one! DodgeBall, Legally Blonde, or the Notebook



3>  What book has changed the way you think?

I recently read Unlimited by Jillian Michaels. It was very uplifting, and helps you to work toward your goals!


4>   What is the best advice you’ve received/found?

Always be yourself.  Follow your heart.  Don’t eat 3 hours before you go to bed.  And don’t ever go to bed mad.


5>   What are your main goals in life? For the Blog?

My main goal would be to live a life I’m proud of, and make a difference in others lives.  We’re given one chance at life, and everyday is a new opportunity.  I want to use interior design as a tool to make other people’s lives easier and more beautiful.  For the blog, I would like to collaborate with others to make it more interactive.  I would like it to become a place where people can share their ideas and opinions too.


6>   If you could change one thing about the world today, what would it be?

Our reliance on technology.  The key to life is balance.  When we abuse technology, I feel it can create laziness and social isolation.  Don’t get me wrong, technology is great.  I mean I am typing this to you because of it, and there are many great relationships and ideas that blossom from it.   We need to know when (and teach our kids when) to draw the line –  to put down our phones and computers, go outside, engage in something that is physically or mentally active, and enjoy person to person contact.


7>   Do you have any pets?

Yes. One pup. Her name is Maci Marie Muggles. She is a Blue Heeler mix and my bff.



8>  Favorite cocktail recipe?

Probably either my go to Margarita recipe ,or my wedding cocktail:  Strawberry Watermelon Mojito


9>  What is the best and worst thing about being a blogger?

The best:  meeting cool people, sharing ideas, gaining insight, being inspired

The worst: trying to find the time to post


10>  If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?

Europe (Italy, Greece, France, Turkey),  Morocco, or the Maldives


11>  What is your favorite season?

Summer! Hands down.



Check out some of my favorite blogs below that I’m nominating:


Life In Classics

Mountain Home Decor

Lor Out Loud

Regular New


Design Joy

Revelation Decor

346 Living

Tiffany Lane Handmade

Designed Equilibrium


If you’ve been nominated, answer the 11 questions below about yourself.  Don’t forget to tag me in the post so I can read your answers :). Then nominate 11 of your favorite new/emerging blogs by leaving a comment on their blog, and come up with a set of questions for them to answer. (If you don’t want to nominate others, then at least do the survey and post it because I’m sure others think you are just as fabulous as I do and would love to see the answers 🙂 )

1> Why did you start blogging?

2> Name 3 words to describe you.

3> How do you keep your creativity alive?

4> Who is your favorite band/artist?

5>  When did you realize what you wanted to do with your life? Is it still evolving?

6> Who is your hero?

7> Vanilla or Chocolate?

8>  Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

9>  If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?

10> Ever met any celebrities? Who would you love to meet?

11> What is the best piece of advice you could give to someone who wants to follow in your career path?


Thanks again to Jess & Sara for reaching out to me and recognizing my blog!! xo. Happy Monday!!




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  2. I enjoyed reading your answers too! I totally know the feeling about some days feeling empowered and others, well not so much! BTW, your pup is adorable! We have a dog and a cat, Ruger and Trigger. I’m a total animal lover, they just make life more rich. Stay in touch!

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