Liebster Award

Nov 4, 2015

I was nominated by Emily over at Sincerely, Emily Ann for the Liebster Award. Heard of it? Basically it's a way for (new-ish) bloggers to promote and support fellow bloggers. Thanks, Em! 
Let's get on with it.... 

The Rules ::
1. Post your award to your blog.
2. Answer the questions that you were given from the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate a few new bloggers you’ve discovered.
4. Create 10 new questions for the nominees.
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.

My Answers ::
1. What inspired you to start your blog? 
I was a recent college graduate living in a new city and had been following a growing number of blogs. I pondered the idea for a while and eventually realized that the timing was right for starting my blog and documenting my new chapter. My blog just celebrated it's 4 year anniversary!
2. What is your favorite fall trend?
Layers! Mostly, unexpected ones. I love the creatively layering inspires. I like the idea of tossing a lacy (or sheer) top from Summer under a chunky sweater for extra length and pizzazz. I blogged about my Fall fashion musts a few weeks ago.
3. Name three artists/bands that would make up your dream concert.
Gosh. This is a doozie. I like so many artists. I love the CMT Crossroads episodes (especially Dierks + One Republic) So, my dream concert would blend a few genres. 
I'll go with - The Black Keys + Garth Brooks + Ed Sheeran
4. If you had to choose one store to spend $5,000 at, what store would it be?
Well, IKEA is new to St. Louis and I could easily drop 5k there. I've never been but based on the catalog and the hype, I'm certain that once I go, I will be addicted. As a new homeowner, I know I could get a lot of bang for my buck there.
5. What blogger has inspired you the most?
Kendi Everyday. I've been following her from her early days when she did her 30x30 remixes. Her blog has grown by leaps and bounds since then.
6. Favorite TV show of all time?
Parenthood. I am 100% ready to re-watch the whole series. 
7. What are your top three book recommendations?
-Eight Hundred Grapes - Laura Dave
-What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty
-Inn Boonsboro Trilogy - Nora Roberts (Yea, I know this is 3 books alone)
8. What do you love most about where you live?
My close vicinity to all my family. I live within 20 minutes of most of my extended family and am a short drive from my hometown (50ish minutes) as well. My favorite things about St. Louis as a whole are the local events + craft breweries + artisan food scene. I love checking out new restaurants that open and you can find me frequenting local breweries in my spare time.
9. What is your ultimate travel destination?
Greece. Santorini specifically.
10. What would be your perfect fall day? What activities would it include?
This is a tough one. I really enjoy wineries in the Fall. Especially ones that are gatherings to celebrate my birthday. However, I'd say the Fall day I have coming up on Saturday is my ultimate. A family gathering (at my parent's farm) to all catch up, eat chili, hang out outdoors and cap the night off with a big bonfire. Yes, perfection.

My Nominations ::
Jenna :: Champagne & Polka Dots
A fellow St. Louis blogger I recently discovered and enjoy following. Her blog is new(ish) but her presence is already huge as is her blogging skillset.

Jacqui :: Drink The Day
I enjoy following Jacqui's adventures that always include new spots, wine (or beer) and coffee (my favorites things!). Keep an eye on her blog for cute fashion advice too.

Lindsay :: Seven Layer Charlotte
Lindsay isn't really new, she is just one of my favorites, and you need to know about her if you don't already. Her family is the cutest (as is her house and style). Follow along with her for fashion tips, clean recipes and glimpses at her adorable son.

My Questions ::
1. Favorite brew? 
2. What's on your DVR?
3. Favorite Fall nail polish color?
4. What's currently in your online shopping cart?
5. Hike or Bike?
6. Tell us your favorite DIY project.
7. Where is your favorite local spot (brewery/coffee shop/boutique/etc)?
8. Who is the blogger you followed most frequently before you started your own blog?
9. What's at the top of your bucket list?
10. Would you rather live in the country or the city?


  1. Eeeek! Thanks for the nomination Jess! So glad to learn more about you and your blog as well :) Especially because your ideal concert sounds AMAZING - let's make it happen and get VIP tickets - and i'm now reminded how badly I want to finish Parenthood!! Can't wait to answer your questions!!

  2. I miss the amazing breweries in STL! Urban Chestnut was one of our favorites!


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