The Liebster Award

I was nominated for another award! Maria at Creative Ability nominated me for the Liebster Award. I’m touched that you thought of me Maria, thank you!

Blonde Ambition: My Liebster Award

Again, there are some rules I have to follow with this nomination.

These are the rules:

1. When you receive the award, thank the person that gave it to you and post a link to their blog in

your post. (Done!)

2. Post 11 random facts about yourself.

3. Answer the 11 questions set for you.

4. Choose 11 blogs that inspire you with under 200 followers and link their pages to your post.

5. Create 11 questions for them.

6. Go to your nominees page and let them know you have nominated them.

11 random facts

  1. I speak fluent Spanish.
  2. I love live music, and I have music playing almost 24/7.
  3. I read a lot, but not fiction.
  4. My dream job would be DJing or playing music.
  5. I love summer, I hate winter.
  6. I love the rain, especially downpours and thunderstorms.
  7. My favorite place to be is on my couch with my family.
  8. I see my disability as an opportunity (usually).
  9. But I hate wearing braces and using a wheelchair. I feel confined.
  10. I’d rather wear jeans, a tank top, and a pair of Converse than, well, anything else.
  11. I had a really hard time coming up with 11 random facts.

1. What are your hobbies? Playing the keyboard, learning to DJ, reading, blogging, interior decorating.

2. What’s your favorite TV show? I don’t watch much TV, but I do like to watch new episodes of Switched At Birth. I think it’s awesome that they’re spreading awareness of the deaf community, and now about the troubles of vets returning from war. My brother is an Iraq vet, so it hits close to home.

3. Name something you look forward to each day. My kids waking up. Lest I sound too sappy, I also look forward to them going to sleep.

4. Who’s your real-life hero? My two best friends. They’re amazing. Always there when I need them, and always on my side.

5. What’s your favorite comfort food? Dark chocolate and a coke.

6. What’s your favorite movie? Save the last dance. I can’t dance like that, but I wish I could.

7. What/Who makes you giggle? My kids. They’re so cute!

8. Name something that annoys you. Laziness. This probably isn’t a good attitude, but I’m known for saying “If my handicapped butt can do it, then so can you.”

9. What’s your favorite summer-time activity? Swimming!

10. What is the last good deed you have done? Does teaching kids’ church count? Oh, in the drive thru at Starbucks I paid the tab for the car behind me. I think Random Acts of Kindness are really cool. I aim to do one a day… but I usually forget.

11. What’s your best personal trait? Ummm hold on let me ask someone. Ok my husband says that I’m very kind. Awwww.

11 Questions for my nominees

1. Why do you blog?

2. What are your challenges with blogging?

3. What is your biggest inspiration?

4. When was your last Random Act of Kindness?

5. What is your dream career?

6. What’s a cause that’s important to you?

7. Your favorite quote?

8. A quote you are known for saying?

9. Sneakers or something fancy?

10. Favorite store?

11. Favorite activity?

My nominees

Nicola at View From a Walking Frame

Christin at 365 Days of Thanks

Transforming Everything

D.B. Clark at Just Rollin’ On

It’s only four; I had a few more, but then I realized they had more than 200 followers…

Ready nominees?

Aaaaand go!

The Super Sweet Blog Award

Guess what?!

My blog has been nominated for The Super Sweet Blog Award! Nicolanoo over at View From A Walking Frame nominated me. Wasn’t that sweet of her? I’ve only been blogging for about six months, so I don’t really know how these awards work. I think it’s mostly to say “Kuddos”, and maybe a sticker on your home page. Anyone who knows more, feel free to enlighten me 🙂

So, with the nomination, there are some rules I have to follow.


Thank the Super Sweet BLOGGER that nominated you. (Done!)

Answer 5 Super Sweet questions.

Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post.

Nominate your nominees on their blog.


(Please all nominees answer the same questions)

  1. Cookies or Cake? – No preference on this one. As long as I have a cup of milk or coffee. But I do love chocolate frosting.
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? – CHOCOLATE. I’m an addict. It’s a problem. But I prefer dark chocolate, so it’s healthy, right?
  3. Favourite Sweet Treat? – Iced coconut mocha from Starbucks. Perfection in a cup.
  4. Sweet Nickname – Ali is my nickname… but I don’t know if it’s sweet. Ashmo is probably my favorite though, bestowed upon me by my best friend’s dad.

I am supposed to nominate others as well, so here are my nominees:

AF at Adventure of Yasin – Her stories and feelings about her little brother with cerebral palsy are enough to make you tear up.

Maria at Creative Ability – Maria and I have a lot in common. It’s always nice to find a kindred spirit.

Mom from Living With Superman – Her family is so sweet, and her little boy will be getting stem cell therapy soon. I am excited to see how it helps his symptoms!

Lorna at Gin and Lemonade – She is funny and sweet… and getting married soon!

Since I’m new to blogging and technologically impaired, I could only think of four that hadn’t already been nominated. A cool thing about these nominations is that you get to see who else got nominated, so you are introduced to a bunch of new people and their blogs.

Check out my nominees!