Thursday, June 18, 2015

Liebster Award, Round Two

Most bloggers have heard about, been nominated or received the Liebster Award, and I'm really honored to have been nominated again by two more bloggers. {In case you missed it, here is my post from the last time I was nominated}. This time around I’ve been nominated by Debi at Surroundings by Debi and JcCee at TakingControl of Life. Thank you both! I’m truly thankful that there are wonderful people out in the blogosphere that stop by and read my blog and continue to support one another in our journey as bloggers. Everyone please check out and follow these two great blogs!
For those who don't know, the Liebster Award is for relatively new bloggers that have fewer than 1000 followers (on different networking sites), to be recognized for sharing awesome content, and for working hard at growing and developing their blogs.

Here are my 11 questions from Debi:

1.  How did you decide on the name of your blog?
My maiden name was Wright and now it's my middle name. Since Wright is a homophone with right & write, I thought it was a great play on words. I live a pretty simple life and like coming up with and sharing ways to make most things more simple. Simply Wright was something I had floating around in my head for a while and was excited to use it as the title for my blog.

2. What was your first “real” job?
My first real job was working at the movies, then a little local restaurant for the summer. I was 16.

3. What is it that you love most about blogging?
I love sharing ideas and getting people interested in new ideas. You can learn so much from other bloggers and the sharing of stories and ideas is what makes it so fun. Networking and meeting new people that I would have otherwise never met is pretty cool, too. You really never feel alone when you can go online and "talk" with others in similar living situations.

4. What is your favorite food?
Salad! Spinach to be exact. I think I could eat salad all day, everyday. In a pretty close second and third would have to be flour tortilla chips and granola cereal (yeah, and you thought I was healthy with the whole salad thing, ha!)

5. What is your message/tip/recommendation to all the new and hopeful bloggers out there?
Have fun and only do it if you want to…by this I mean, you really have to have passion for blogging to keep doing it. Have fun but be passionate.

6. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My kids!!! But seriously, if I had no children, I’d get more sleep.

7. What are eleven random facts about you?
Look here….

8. Where is your happy place?
I have a few…but I’d say in my home, safe with my kids. As long as everyone is happy, safe and clean, I’m a happy, peaceful person.

9. What are three words that describe you?
Honest, driven, thoughtful

10. Do you plan to fight aging or age gracefully?
I hope to age gracefully. My mom looks great for her age {like, not one wrinkle and in her 60’s} so I hope I have her genes.

11. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Gosh, living in Europe with my family in our forever home, going on more adventures with our "older" children. Hopefully I will have checked off some of the items on my personal bucket list, like publish a fiction novel, have a post go viral and make more money than my husband ha!

Here are my 11 questions from JcCee:

1.  Name three things that you are grateful for?
My husband, my children and our health.

2.  What is your favorite inspirational quote?
"The future depends on what you do today" -Mahatma Gandhi

3.  What is your favorite place to eat and dish to eat there?
This is weird but I don’t have a favorite place to eat or a favorite dish. I love so many places and dishes, I could never choose just one.

4.  What is the best state you have lived in?
California is the only state I’ve lived and it’s pretty darn awesome!

5.  Do you have a hobby, if so what is it?
Not really… working out and blogging are more of my lifestyle so they don’t count. Maybe reading?? I read in my free time.

6.  What is your dream car?
A Tesla, hands down.

7.  Do you have any siblings, if so how many?
I have one full brother (younger) and a half brother and sister (older).

8.  What is your favorite movie?
Love Actually, The Holiday, Love and Basketball, Pride and Prejudice…

9.  If you had to choose between getting on a boat or a plane to travel, which would you prefer and why?
A plane... Though, there is more to do on a ship or boat, it takes way too long.

10.  What is an accomplishment that you have done that you are proud of?
Walk to the hospital at 8 cm dilated and deliver within the hour with no pain killers. I know women do this everyday all over the world but I’m pretty happy I was strong enough to do it, too!

11.  If you were given the funds to donate to an organization, which organization would it be and why?
Gosh…. I couldn’t pick just one. I would start my own foundation that raised money for multiple organizations so that everyone got a little bit.

The 6 blogs I nominated are…

Kristen at Everyday Grace
Elizabeth at I Heart Offbeat 

 Please take a look at these great blogs and give them some love!

For the nominees, here's how it works:

1.  Acknowledge and thank the blog who nominated you (link back to me so I can read your answers)
2.  Post the award image on your blog.  Google them and find one that you like.
3.  Answer the 11 questions asked by the person/blog who nominated you (below)
4.  Give eleven random facts about yourself
5.  Nominated 11 blogs, with less than 1000 followers, to receive the award.
6.  Let the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated.
7.  Give them eleven questions to answer.

Eleven Questions for my Nominees:

1.  If you were writing a book about your life, where would you begin the story?
2.  What made you decide to start a blog?
3.  Coffee or tea and why?
4.  How has technology change your world?
5.  What is the strangest present you have ever received?
6.  Share your favourite quote.
7.  Do your family and friends follow your blog?
8.  What goal do you have for your blog for 2015.
9.  What is your special talent?
10. Do you have siblings and how many?
11. What would be the first thing you would definitely put on your bucket list?

Thank you for playing along and I look forward to learning more about you! I'd love to see more Liebster Award posts, so please leave links in the comments!!

Have a wonderful Friday! 


  1. That's really amazing. Congratulations! :)

  2. Ashleigh, the shoes in the house thing...yes here also and Love Actually yep pretty much top of the fave movie list :)

  3. I totally agree, when it comes to blogging you have to be having fun!! Otherwise really, what's the point? And I always use to think it would be fun to work at a movie theater... but now being older I bet it was annoying to deal with patrons and cleaning up all day, huh? :)

  4. This is so awesome! Ive never heard of this before! Congrats! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I love salad too. It's the best. Congrats on being nominated again.

  6. Congrats on the award. My hubby totally wants a Tesla too.

  7. Great post. And yes, more sleep would be awesome.

  8. I love how you love salads! I've only just recently started getting into salads and they're so thrilling and even adventurous to me! And by the way, I have never known anyone who has gone through childbirth without using pain killers! That's something spectacular! xoxo

  9. I had my first child while living in Canada. There, mothers are strongly encouraged to deliver naturally. I have felt your pain and am also pretty proud!

  10. Congratulations on the award! And thanks for explaining it and letting us get to know you better.

  11. Congratulations! And good luck with your novel (I'd love to write one too). But I admit I am a bit jealous of you for actually liking salad ;)

  12. CONGRATS on the award. I also just received one. It was so fun to do and so fun to read about other bloggers!

  13. Congratulations! It's nice getting to know you better. I'm in California, too!

  14. Fun answers! And I think your favorite accomplishment is a really great one!

  15. Always fun to read more about people! Congratulations of the awards! Your 'what gets you out of bed' response made me laugh :)

  16. I always love reading about how bloggers decide what to call their blogs. Very unique! Congratulations on the award!! xoxo

  17. congrats on the award and good luck in the future :)

  18. Thanks so much for accepting! I love reading your answers. I have never been to California but it is on my list to visit one day.

  19. Congratulations. It's great to know more about you. :)

  20. Congrats on the Liebster award!! I love your 5 year goals! How fun to move to Europe!

  21. I can't believe your favorite food is salad! That's hilarious! Love Actually is one of my favorites too. And also The Holiday--those little girls in it are so freaking adorable!

  22. congrats for the award and way to go for the pain killer is a real deal, proud of you :). Cheers...