Liebster Award & "Tagged" Answers

Well, this post is long overdue

The fabulous Dana so kindly gave me the Liebster Award at the end of December.  And then the equally talented Laura gave me the award earlier this month.  I was also tagged by Tiffany and have some questions to answer.  So get ready for another random post all about yours truly.

Liebster Award Rules

1. Choose 5 other up-and-coming blogs to award the Liebster to. These blogs must each have FEWER than 200 followers 
2. Show thanks to the blogger who gave me the award and link back to them (double check!)
3. Post the award on the blog (check!)
4. List the bloggers I gave the awards to with links to their site, and leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award. (that'll be coming up shortly!)
5. Share 5 random facts about myself that my followers might not know.
1. I am addicted to desserts. I can eat healthy all day, but put any type of sweet food in front of me, and I will devour it in a blink of an eye.  I think it all stemmed from these moments. Poor quality, but I promise it is worth the 43 seconds total.

2. I only like tomatoes if they're diced.  Sliced or halved tomatoes just aren't making the cut for me.

3. I have Irish danced on Good Morning America twice.  One of which, was during a very awkward braces stage.  Awesome. I will let you search for that if your heart so desires. You will not find me posting a link here.

4. To get a little more specific with my hatred for seafood...I can't even look at fish when people are eating it.  I used to put up a row of cereal boxes if my parents were eating it for dinner.  No thank you.

5. I broke my arm on my parents anniversary and the day before my first day of kindergarten.  Good one.  The doctor said he only sees about two breaks a year like the break I had.  I wore two different casts. One was white and went 3/4 up my arm, and here was the other gem:
 Ya go ahead and laugh it up. There are so many things to say about this picture that I won't even begin. 

This week, I would like to pass the award onto these blogging beauties:
One Stylish Day at a Time: Miranda provides fabulous outfit inspiration and has me swooning over her bag collection she has going on lately.  She creates beautiful ensembles and the most amazing roundups of products and pieces you need to know about.
Miss Dixie: Where to start? First of all, Katie is just the sweetest.  I love her style when it comes to decor and fashion.  She shares delicious recipes and gives us a look into how projects are going in her beautiful home. I promise that you will get some great ideas over at her lovely blog.
east. love. west: Tina has been sharing some perfectly put together outfit posts lately.  She pays great attention to detail.  She also creates some seriously outstanding inspiration boards of outfits I need, stat.
It's the Little Things: Do you like to laugh and pretty things? Yeah, I thought you would say yes.  Taylor is my go-to girl for recaps and don't even get me started on how amazing her Coffee Talk posts are.  And then of course her style shines through on her wishlists, which always result in me adding more things to my own.
York Avenue: Jackie always amazes me with her wide range of topics on the blog.  From interior design, fashion, restaurant reviews, book reviews, recipes (I could keep going), she does it all, and more importantly, does it well.  She has great tips for living in a smaller space and a beautiful apartment to call home. 

On to my 11 questions from Tiffany:

1.  How many times a day do you check email, Facebook, twitter, Pinterest? 
You really don't want to know.  I feel like I am always on them? That's sad. I am aware of my problem.

2.  What is your favorite reality show?
Does Rachel Zoe count?

3.  Where would you have a vacation house?
 Australia. I miss it dearly.

4.  Heels or flats?
Don't make me choose.  Depends on the occasion and some days I just don't feel like looking up at everyone else.

5.  If you weren't {current career path} you would be ________
Doing something with graphic design.

6.  Hoarder, Donate, or throw away?
Combination of donate or throw away

7.  Favorite fast food place
Subway.  Culvers is my guilty pleasure.  I haven't had it forever but in high school I used to rush home from dance practice before it closed and would get a double bacon cheeseburger and an order of cheese curds. WOOF.

8.  What is the one item you want to change in your house right now?
As for my apartment, I want to paint over canvases I bought at the beginning of the year. They're just not me.

9.  Do you have any hidden talents?
Um, Irish dance is my only go-to thing? I'm really good at making lists?! 

10.  Do you try clothes on before you buy them or try them on at home and then return?
Always have to try them on.

11.  What do you like most about blogging?
The amazing community and support of bloggers and how much talent I get to see every single day.  I am always blown away by someone new.

Well, I think we have all heard/seen enough of me today.  Since this is already so long, I will tag other bloggers in a different post!

Let's talk about you: how are your weeks going? Have any secrets/random facts you would like to share with me today?


Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Ice cream! Ice cream! Too funny and so precious, Carly.

Susan said...

My school uniforms were that same plaid! That's too cute, your poor arms! Well it's something you'll never forget! And I'm with you girl, put sweets in front of me and it's a whole new ball game!

Alexa said...

Oh my gosh that photo of you is hilarious...also I may have to search for that link to your Irish dancing!

Taylor said...

that was the exact same plaid that our uniform jumpers had when I was growing up! and we wore the yellow peter pan collared shirts too... so weird!? you were too cute!


pam {simple details} said...

Very fun, Carly! I laughed at the row of cereal boxes, I bet they just rolled their eyes at you! :)

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

Awww your cast picture is adorable! I can't thank you enough for including me in this, and for the kind words. You are the sweetest-awesome ppl like you are what really makes blogging worth it :)