Q&A for Liebster Award

liebster award

I was nominated by Bear Den Plantation and Thirty and a Half for the Liebster Award!

The rules for this award are:

  • Answer the 11 questions (I have 22!) that the person that nominated you gave you
  • List 11 facts about yourself
  • Name 11 bloggers to nominate for the Liebster Award that have under 200 followers (I based it on bloglovin followers)
  • Give your nominees 11 questions to answer

My questions from Thirty and a Half

  1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
    • I wanted a creative outlet for my styling. Plus I got a lot of encouragement from friends at an old job that were sad they wouldn’t get to see my outfits anymore
  2.  What is the meaning behind your blog?
    • Puppies & Pretties is a few of my favorite things; dogs and pretty things. So I decided to combine the two into my name since it just seemed like a perfect fit (and it is pretty darn catchy name if I do say so myself)
  3. What do you do for fun?
    • I’m a total geek and love to read. I have 4 five-shelf bookshelves in my house that are completely full. I also play sports – I’m in 3 leagues in the summer and will be playing in a volleyball league this winter.
  4. What is your favorite movie or TV show?
    • My favorite shows are The Amazing Race and Game of Thrones. Don’t make me choose 🙂
  5. Who is the person that inspires you the most?
    • In the blogging world, I would have to say J at J’s Everyday Fashion. I love her style and the way she blogs. In real life, I’d say my Dad.
  6. Who is your celebrity crush?
    • Jennifer Lawrence. Can she be any more awesome?
  7. Do you prefer Apple or PC/Android?
    • I’ll be an Apple girl for life!
  8. What is your favorite holiday and why?
    • 4th of July – I love summertime and all the fun that comes with it. Plus ‘merica
  9. What is your dream vacation?
    • I’d have to go with Australia/New Zealand. Or else a big Europe trip – especially to the eastern part.
  10. What is the best blogging advice you have received?
    • Do what you love. If you don’t like what you are posting, who else is going to?
  11. When do you start decorating/preparing for Christmas?
    • Errr, I don’t really decorate for Christmas. I’ve never been big into it. But I will buy presents in the middle of summer if I happen to see something that I know a family member will like and then I just stash them away.

 My questions from Bear Den Plantation

  1. Name the first song that comes to your mind.
    • Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
  2. What’s the best thing to happen to you in 2014?
    • I started Puppies & Pretties
  3. The worst?
    • It has been sooo cold!
  4. What is a good series of books to read? (Not Harry Potter I already know those are fantastic!)
    • Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones), Words of Radiance (Brandon Sanderson), Lightbringer (Brent Weeks), Spiritwalker Trilogy (Kate Elliott)
  5. What is the best vacation spot in the US?
    • I actually really like Idaho when I went there. But I am ridiculously excited to go to Texas this winter.
  6. Give me a random Friends quote.
    • I never watched Friends….
  7. Best “splurge” item you’ve purchased?
    • My Laudi Vindi purse (post coming soon!) or I’m sure the Taylor Swift tickets I just bought will be so worth it!
  8. What’s your favorite “old” tv show? From the 80s or before.
    • I don’t really have one, that was before my time…
  9. What’s your “day” job?
    • Social Media & Web Coordinator
  10.  Best tv show ever?
    • The Amazing Race or Game of Thrones
  11. What’s a good random website to visit?

Whew! Now for my 11 facts.

  1. I currently live in the same house that I lived in from the age of 0-5
  2. I showed cattle (Angus), sheep, and goats throughout my younger years in 4-H, FFA, and the National Junior Angus Association
  3. I went to 4 different colleges: St Mary’s University (Winona) my junior year in high school for PSEO, Iowa State University for 2 years, Universidad Veritas for a J-term in Costa Rica, and I graduated from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse after 2.5 years
  4. I had a destination wedding on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
  5. I drive (and LOVE) a Kia Soul – aka the gerbil car
  6. I worked at a dog daycare for 3 years or so during college
  7. My husband has chickens and 1 guinea that like to eat cat food if I don’t chase them away
  8. I love candy – especially Reese’s (the holiday kind- pumpkins, eggs, trees – are the best) and almost anything from Trader Joe’s (hellllooo cookie butter)
  9. But I don’t like nuts – unless it they are in a Snickers, then that is ok. But definitely not in cookies or brownies
  10. I could live off of pizza, mac and cheese, and sandwiches. Plus throw in an occasional steak and potatoes meal
  11. One of my favorite summer pastimes is chilling in my hammock with a good book

Now, here are my 11 questions for my nominees!

  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. What is your favorite book/series?
  3. If you could pick 1 article of clothing that you had to wear every day, what would it be?
  4. Dog or Cat?
  5. What is your favorite movie?
  6. What is your favorite Trader Joe’s item?
  7. If you had to pick 1 store to buy all of your clothes from, where would it be?
  8. Where was your favorite vacation?
  9. Where do you stand on ugly Christmas sweaters? Yay or nay?
  10. What is our favorite post that you have written?
  11. Weekly calendar – do you start yours on Sunday or Monday?

And finally, here are my nominees (Hi Style Me Bloggers!)

  1. Shoes to Shiraz
  2. R Squared
  3. Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy
  4. Two Teens and Their Momma
  5. Family Love Inspiration Education
  6. The Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life
  7. The Blondissima
  8. Familiar Joy
  9. Quilty Joy Joy
  10. Sheila’s Potpourri
  11. Looks like Lauren

7 thoughts on “Q&A for Liebster Award

    1. Alison C

      You can totally play Leslie! When I was nominating I went down the list on the Style Me linkup. But you can definitely be my number 12! 🙂

    1. Alison C

      I know, I know. It just was a show I never watched. I’ve seen parts of episodes but have never watched much of anything. I’m sure your post will turn out great 🙂

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