August 5, 2014

Liebster Award

I was super excited when I was reading through some of my favorite blogs on Bloglovin' yesterday and came across Anna's post on Park Avenue nominating me for a Liebster Award!  I've seen this award on some of the other blogs I follow, but I never expected to get one!  

The rundown on the Liebster Award is that it is passed around the blog world to blogs that have less than 200 followers.  It is just another way to connect with other bloggers and make new friends!

There are a few simple rules: First, you list 11 facts about yourself and answer 11 questions asked by the blogger that nominated you.  Second, you nominate a few other blogs and post the 11 questions they want you to answer! 

Eleven Facts About Me:
  1. I started dating my husband when I was 14 and we got married five years later when I was 19.
  2. We have two dogs that we adopted from the Humane Society that we spoil like children.
  3. Coffee makes me really happy.
  4. I'm a Mississippi State Bulldog- Hail State!
  5. My husband plays Minor League Baseball.
  6. I'm borderline OCD and love anything that has to do with organization.
  7. I might be slightly addicted to Pinterest
  8. My all-time favorite TV Shows are Law & Order SVU, Friends, and Grey's Anatomy.
  9. I love to read.
  10. In a year and a half of marriage, we have lived in five states, moved six times, lived in seven "homes," and put 40,000 miles on my car.  Refer to #5....
  11. My husband and I were born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi.  We absolutely love Tupelo, who's only claim to fame is being the birthplace of Elvis. 
Anna's Questions for Me:
1. If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be?
If I could go anywhere right now it would be Saint Lucia! That is where we went on our honeymoon, and I've been dying to go back ever since.
2. Why do you blog?
I started this blog solely to keep friends and family updated on Chris' baseball career, but it has turned in to so much more than that.  I blog to encourage others and share how God is working in our lives.  I love the community I have found through blogging.
3. What is your favorite food?
I love anything Mexican! I could probably live off chips and salsa...
4. What does your typical day look like?
My typical day revolves around the baseball schedule.  During baseball season, we wake up around noon and then eat lunch before Chris has to be at the field around 2.  From 2-6 is when I'm able to get things done and eat dinner before heading to the field for the game (they play all but about 1-2 days a month).  From 7-10 I'm at the baseball field.  When we get home from games is our opportunity to spend time together before going to bed around 2 to wake up and do it all over again the next day!
5. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would love to learn to paint or do something creative with my hands.  I admire all the awesome Etsy shops that I browse.
6. What do you miss most about being a kid?
I just miss the innocence.  Sometimes I wish I could go back to not knowing about all the hurt in the world.
7. What is your dream job?
My dream job would be working with under privileged kids as a counselor.  God has given me a huge love for kids, and especially those that need love!
8. What are your goals for this year/month?
One of my biggest goals this year is to continue to grow Seasons with the Strattons.
9. Pink or red lipstick?
I'm not a huge lipstick girl, but when I do wear it I go with pink!
10. What cheers you up?
My sweet puppies always cheer me up, but so does a great cup of coffee and being productive!
11. What is your greatest strength?
I think one of my greatest strengths is my ability to see the needs of others.  

Questions for my Nominees:
  1. What is in your coffee cup?
  2. What is the favorite book you have ever read?
  3. Are you a dog or cat person?
  4. Where do you find blog inspiration?
  5. What is your go-to recipe?
  6. What is your favorite TV show?
  7. Do you prefer a date night at home or going out on a date?
  8. What is your love story?
  9. What is your favorite restaurant?
  10. Instagram or Twitter?
  11. What is one thing you couldn't live without?
  12. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
My Nominees:

Thanks again, Anna, for the nomination! I loved getting to answer your questions and share a little more about myself! 


  1. I am also borderline OCD and I love Mexican food! Can't wait to answer these questions!

  2. Loved getting to know you better! We have a lot in common! Both MS girls, love coffee, and could watch Friends for hours. I'm also OCD to the max. :)

    1. I love that we have so much in common! Yay for new blog friends! :)

  3. So fun, I love learning more about bloggers! I knew that you guys moved around a bit but I didn't realize how much! That's a lot of (moving) travel in the last few years!

    1. Some of my favorite posts to read are those that let you know more about the people behind the blogs! it definitely has been a lot of moving, but it's always a fun adventure!