Saturday, July 7, 2012

Liebster Award.

A huge thank you to the beautiful Emily from Tea Tree Vintage for nominating me for this awesome award. 
Please take a moment and stop by her blog! This lovely lady is so sweet. I am so happy that I stumbled upon her blog the other day. She has a huge heart and a fabulous personality! 

What is this Liebster Award?

"The Liebster award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome."- Adrian (Adrian Loves Owls)

The Rules:

- Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
 - Answer the questions that the tagger set for you PLUS create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
 - Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
 - Go to their page and tell them. 
 *No tag backs!*

11 Things About Me:

  1. I have a twin sister named Dominique. We are mirror twins in every aspect. Pretty much like night and day. I'm the girly girl and she is the tom-boy (maybe its because she was always the one dressed in pink when we were little.) We are the best of friends now, but it wasn't always so. 
  2. I am a huge dreamer. I have so many aspirations that I tend to get lost in them. The biggest aspiration that I have is opening up a sort of rec-center for local teens- a place where they can come and hang out, study, make art, make music, and be themselves. The place would be an art studio/venue/lounge/refuge. It would be a place where we could give back to the community. I really would love to do this.
  3. I have 5 tattoos right now, but I want many more. My favorite is the owl that I have on my upper thigh, which is a current work in progress. I would love to get a half sleeve of flowers and teapots. I love old school tattoos and I plan on getting a matching tattoo with my twinnie.
  4. I have lived in 6 different states within a couple years. Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah. I grew up in Ohio. Had an apartment right across the river in West Virginia. Moved to North Carolina for a few months. Went to Maryland to work for a few short months. Followed a boy to Oklahoma. Moved back to Ohio after said boy and I broke up. Met my husband, married him, and moved to Utah. Then, I missed my family like crazy so we moved back to Ohio.
  5. My favorite soda is Diet Dr. Peper.
  6. I am left-handed when it comes to writing and eating, but everything else I do right-handed.
  7. I love to sing. I was in choir all throughout school. I once was the youngest member in my childhood church's choir. I sing in the shower, the car, and to entertain my little mister- but, I won't get up and do karaoke. 
  8. I love to travel and I miss the road trips that I used to take. We plan on driving to Puerto Penasco at the end of August for my brother-in-law's wedding. I can't wait! I just hope that our money situation works out.
  9. I love to crochet, but I can never seem to finish a project. I have an afghan that I am working on and I am growing bored with it. 
  10. My favorite alcoholic beverage is margaritas! It's pretty much the way to my heart. When my in-laws came to visit in April they brought us 4 bottles of the good tequila from Mexico. It is delicious! And once we go back to Guadalajara I intend to ride the tequila train.
  11. I love the small town life, but I wish we had the big city culture. Does that make sense? Probably not, but it does in my head.

Emily's 11 Questions

1. Do you have any nicknames? Believe it or not, no. My parent's tried to call me Dano, but that didn't stick. It's always been Danielle. Exciting-right? haha. However, my husband does call me baby. ha.

2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? I love coffee flavored ice cream, but I'm not a huge fan of coffee. Pretty strange.
3. What is your favorite animal? I love owls, I think they are so interesting. But, they aren't my choice of pet. I love dogs. I have two pitbull mixes that I adore.
4. If you could choose three words to describe yourself, what would they be? Compassionate. Goofy. Dreamer.
5. What do you do? (School, work, own your own business, ect.) I am CEO of Leal Inc. aka  Stay At Home Mom.
6. What is the youngest age you can remember back to? Gosh, I'm not sure. Maybe 3 or 4, but who knows if those memories have been influenced by home videos. haha.
7. Are you married/have kids? I am married and have two little ones. Evangelina just turned 4 and Emery is 4 months in 3 days. Evangelina is my little terror and Emery is my little mister. I am truly blessed with two fantastic kids. 
8. Do you dream? What are they like? i do dream. Most of my dreams are strange and sometimes they are about zombies. Those are pretty interesting. My favorite dreams are the ones where I wake up laughing out loud. haha.
9. How many songs do you have on your iPod/phone/MP3 player? Maybe 200. I don't know. I've limited myself, because normally I just listen to I Heart Radio.
10. What's your favorite thing to wear? I am a huge dress fanatic! I love dresses. I just love being girly. haha.
11. If you could do anything in the world right now, (no money worries), what would it be? I would head out west with the family. Hitting Utah, Vegas, and San Diego. We are in desperate need of a vacation and in need of family time. 

My 11 Questions For Tagged:

  1. When did you start blogging and why?
  2. If your house caught on fire and you could only grab 5 things what would those items be?
  3. Do you have any pet-peeves?
  4. What is your favorite food?
  5. What is your favorite quote?
  6. Do you ever want to be on Nickelodeon's Double Dare?
  7. What is your signature fashion statement? (i.e. hair flower, statement necklace, nail color)
  8. What is your dream vacation destination?
  9. What is your biggest fear?
  10. What is your most treasured memory?
  11. What does your perfect day consist of?
Blogs I'm Tagging

  1. Tere Shake @ Un"Shake"Able
  2. Stevie @ Simple Stevie
  3. Nicole @ Me + the Moon
  4. May-Morgan @ The Muffington Post
  5. Torrie @ Free Spirit Reigns
  6. Kelly @ Hello Miss Kelly
  7. Kayleigh @ Kayleigh Blogs It
  8. Jamie Brooke @ Jamie Brooke
  9. Christine @ Mavy May
  10. Annie @ Pretty♥Please
  11. Jaimie @ Roxy Love Blog



  1. Congrats, girl! Awesome post!
    Hugs xxx

  2. Ahh! You're too sweet! Thanks so much and congrats to you!!

    Sidenote(s): I totally love your signature. Also: we want pit bulls so bad! We are so against breed discrimination, but we know we'll have an even harder time finding someone to let us rent from them with pit bulls. :( So sad. We totally had Emery up there on our baby names list! And I totally love your half sleeve idea- so unique; and I am a fellow dress fanatic. :D

  3. Congrats on your award! Cute blog.

    Your newest follower Ashton from:

  4. Ah, thanks for the tag =) Too kind of you!

  5. Thanks for the tag! :) :) :)

    I am seriously craving some coffee ice cream after reading your answers. Ahh! Maybe I could wait for my coffee to cool down and dump vanilla ice cream into it? Being pregnant makes you do crazy things, haha.

  6. Thank you love!
    I'll be posting mine next weekend :)
    xoxo, jamie brooke

  7. oh how sweet of you!
    i didnt know you were a twin, always thought that would be fun!


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