Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My First Liebster!

Whoop, whoop! The Liebster Blog Award. This award is a fantastic way for new blogs get a little exposure. My blog is still in its infancy so a huge thanks goes out to Katherine at her blog, The Newsom's Nest, for the nomination. So let's dive in and get this question party started!

Eleven Random things about me: 

  1. There are four girls in my family and I am the oldest. Yes, all girls. There was a lot of estrogen in my house growing up!
  2. I am lactose intolerant. Always have been. Since the day I was born. Lactaid is my best friend 
  3. My favorite job was being a bridal consultant at David's Bridal. 
  4. I had never moved out of my hometown until I got engaged. I loved my family too much to leave :) 
  5. I still have every greeting card I have ever received. 
  6. I have seven tattoos. 
  7. Making the Team: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders is my favorite TV show.
  8. It has always been my secret dream to be a DCC. 
  9. I have a heart condition called Mitral Valve Prolapse.
  10. Samoa Girl Scout Cookies are my lifelong favorite.
  11. I have always wanted to be a wedding-event planner/decorator like my mommy :) It's in the blood. 

1. What is your favorite season and why?
Oh the season I love the most is upon us! Autumn! Fall! The time before the big freeze and after the great sweat storm! Oh I love it. Football in on, pumpkins start appearing at grocery stores along with golden leaves on the tips of tree branches. I get poetic when I talk about seasons now. Growing up in South Texas, you only have three "seasons": Hot, Damn Hot and Chilly. It is nice to get all four.

Who doesn't love pumpkin patches?

2. Favorite Movie?
Okay, this one is a real tuffy. My whole family is obsessed with movies. I can have an entire conversation with my sister Natalie composed entirely out of movie quotes. But I do have two movies that hold special places in my heart. Gone with the Wind with Clark Gable & Viviene Leigh and My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison & Audrey Hepburn. Classics. I have a thing for costume/period pieces.


3. Beach or Mountains?
Beach. Hands down. Always the beach.

4. What is your favorite memory from your childhood?
My favorite memory from childhood is a combination of all the Christmases I can remember. They all kind of blend together into one, big happy memory. Christmas was always a really good holiday in my family. I remember seeing all of my cousins gathered at either my grandparent's, uncle's or dad's house opening presents, playing, screaming and running around like banshees. That's me with my cousin Michael on Christmas.

5. Favorite kind of exercise/workout?
Yoga. I love the feeling of working out and centering at the same time. I found a new way to workout at home with an app called the DailyBurn. They have all kinds of workouts, not just yoga, to try and I love it so far. Lots of different workouts and levels to challenge. I think it is working!

6. Best way to get motivated?
These are the kinds of topics where I wish my mother had her own special space on my blog to insert her thoughts! She would say something like "You are asking Sam... for motivation advice? Haha! Good Luck." And you know what she would be right :) It takes A LOT for me to get motivated to do something. I am one of the great queens of procrastination. But now I am a little older and possibly a little wiser, I have learned that I need to write down my goals and see them in front of me everyday. They are in my calendar and note pad on my phone.

7. White Chocolate or Milk Chocolate?
Meh, I am not much of a chocolate person. Don't get me wrong, I have those days where all I want is a Hershey bar with almonds or else I will kill someone, but they are few and far between. I can always go for a good Snickers though, so I guess I would have to say Milk.

8. How many pets have you had throughout your life?
Too many to count. Let's put it this way...currently in my childhood home there are five dogs and one cat living where me and sisters used to be. I think my mother replaced her empty nest with a chihuahua sanctuary. I love you mama!

9. Favorite place you have lived? Why? 
If two months in a foreign country count I'm going with Italy. How can you not love living in Italy? We could hop on a train and be in places like Rome and Pisa in a few hours. I saw places I thought I would only see in movies or TV. I am so grateful for the time I got to spend with Hubby in Italy.

See that leaning tower?

10. What is your go to, staple wardrobe item? Why?
Now that fall rapidly approaches, my newest staple is going to be these babies. Don't you just love 'em? I do, I do! Vince Camuto Elvin boots. Le sigh. I will wear them with everything: dresses, skirts, tights, skinnies. The possibilities are endless with classic, black booties for fall/winter.

Now y'all know a little bit more about me and all of the random things that make up a little bit of my crazy life. Continue the fun ladies:

The Ladies I Nominate for the Liebster are...
Summer @ Soon To Be

Y'alls questions are...
1. What are the hopes and dreams you have for your blog?
2. What is the one piece in your closet that you cannot live without? (clothing, shoes, accessory, anything)
3. What is the best book you have ever read? Why is it your fave?
4. What is your favorite comfort food?
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
6. If you could have any job what would it be? 
7. Who is your celebrity crush?
8. iPhone or Android?
9. Are you a purger or a pack rat?
10. What did you want to be when you were little? 
11. If they were going to make a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?

Have fun chicas! 


  1. Hey girl! Love your answers! Also glad I found you. I've always wanted to go to Italy, and if I didn't get married when I did I would have studied abroad there - but hey, I totally was ok with missing that trip because I got married, no worries - totally worth it! I love that you enjoy the classics - Audrey Hepburn movies are my thing. Also I love samoas (and got so confused when I heard them as "carmel delites" - what are those?) and I have a heart condition too and have actually heard of yours, though mine has to do with different valves. Anyway- glad I found you!

    1. Holy Wow, we have a lot in common! I'm glad you found me in this big expanse of internet :) Your blog is absolutely adorable! And I totally agree with the carmel delites crazyness!