Monday, October 1, 2012


rFe from SratintheCity  was kind enough to nominate me for the Liebster Blog Award! Being relatively new to blogger, it was my first time getting it and, I have to admit, I was super excited!

1.       Each person must post 10 things about themselves
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer
3. Choose people and link them in your post
4. Go to their page and tell them
5. Remember, no tag backs!

Here we go!

Facts about me:
1.       I’ve never seen snow.
2.       One of the only foods I do not like is tomatoes. This includes things like ketchup and marinara, which can make things a little tricky.
3.       My toes make a weird shape from all of my years of dance.
4.       I’ve never died my hair and, in fact, I am scared to try. Usually a day at the beach with lighten it a shade or two.
5.       My birthday is the week before Christmas, so I despise anyone and everyone that tries to combine gifts
6.       My dog is named Presley because of how much I love Elvis.
7.       I am related to about half of the people in the Memorial Sculpture Gardens in Key West (the gardens near Mallory Square with busts of famous Conchs)!
8.       I am right handed but I taught myself to be left-footed while playing soccer.
9.       If I had stuck with my first love, I’d be getting married in March.
10.   My aunt bought me a stuff dalmatian when my mom was in and out of the hospital when I was in infant. He was named spotty but before I could pronounce his name, I called him “Bobby”.

My Questions to Answer:

1. What's your favorite movie quote?   I don’t know if I have a favorite but this quote from Eat, Pray, Love is one of my favorites:  "Balance is not letting anyone love you less than you love yourself." I have lots of book quotes I love, though!
2. Team Gale or Team Peeta? Funny story about this, I’ve never read the books and I finally saw the movie for the first time this weekend. My analysis on my lack of  knowledge goes something like this: I think Gale is the better guy, but the worst of the two choices. Something would always be broken with them.
3. What's your go to outfit for a night out? Lately, it’s been the Cassie dress from LP in navy and white stripes with either Jacks or brown leather wedges.
4. Who's your biggest celebrity crush? Tim Tebow. This isn’t even a question.
5. Who's your biggest inspiration? My family inspires me, so I will go with my celebrity inspiration, which is Ivanka Trump. Not only is she beautiful and poised, but she is very smart and has a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
6. Mac or PC? PC.
7. Thoughts on 50 Shades of Grey? I have zero desire to read it. Sorry, friends.
8. What has been your biggest accomplishment in life thus far? This question always puzzles me. I guess I would say finishing my degree in three years with a nearly perfect GPA is a pretty big accomplishment.
9. What's your favorite part about blogging? Sharing ideas! I am a serial networker at heart and I fee las though blogging is a great way to do so!
10. Favorite food? Anything Mexican or seafood! I love love fish tacos, especially with raw fish. And conch. OMG cracked conch is out of this world.

My Questions to You:

1.       Name a song that would be playing at a pivotal part in a movie about your life!
2.       What was your dream job when you were a child?
3.       Favorite flavor of hot tea?
4.       What is your irrational fear?
5.       What is the last purchase you made?
6.       Thick or thin hairties?
7.       What is your biggest pet peeve?
8.       Give us a quick recap of your most awkward date!
9.       What size shoe do you wear?
10.   How did you choose the name for your blog?

I am passing the award over to: Sequins & Champage and Monogrammed Scrubs and Strings of Pearls

Check all these fabulous ladies out! 


  1. My birthday is in mid-December, and I also hate when people combine gifts! Would you combine my gifts if my birthday were in April? I don't think so! It's seriously such a pet peeve of mine! Sorry for the rant--congrats on your award!

    1. H, my froomz from college, had her birthday a few days after mine and we would rant and rave about this to everyone! Even worse, you get all of your birthday money just to go and spend it right back on the same people that gave the money to you. So impractical!

      And thank you!

  2. yaya! congrats on your first bloggy award! Good call on Ivanka Trump- she is so inspirational!

  3. Congrats, Cotton! It was fun to read more about you! I couldn't have been more bummed when we traded Tim Tebow, and I'm a mid Dec. b-day, too!