Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Liebster Award

A while back, Elly from Elly's Avenue nominated me for The Liebster Award, so I'm really excited to be sharing my answers and eleven facts about me today!

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Basically, you answer the eleven questions from the previous blogger, tell your readers eleven facts about yourself, then nominate eleven other bloggers as well as give them eleven questions to answer on their blogs. There's a lot of elevens involved, I know, but hopefully it will make more sense in a second!

1. What does the name of your blog mean and how did you come up with it?

I believe that preppy isn't just a type of fashion, but it's a way of life. To be preppy means you live a certain kind of lifestyle, where your are classy, kind, and always happy!

2. Why did you start blogging?

My blogging story is really different than most. About a year ago, sometime last March, I saw a post on Pinterest entitled "Free Preppy Stickers!"  I clicked on it, and discovered this wonderful post on Gracie in Prep. I soon fell in love with her blog, and started reading other preppy fashion blogs like it. I thought about making a blog of my own, but I never got around to it because I was busy, and besides, I didn't know the first thing about taking pictures or writing a blog post or designing a website. When school ended for the summer, I finally bit the bullet and started Live The Prep Life - which has been one of the best decisions I've made.

3. What's your dream for your blog in the future? Where do you hope it takes you?

I have a goals update coming in a couple of weeks, so I'll go more into depth there, but I really want to buy a professional layout and buy my own domain name. Honestly, I could see blogging becoming a full-time job for me when I'm older - at least, that's the goal!

4. If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you want to have seen?

I'm not really big on history (it's actually my least favorite class) so I'm not really sure... no particular events come to mind, but I've always thought it would be cool to see the Northern Lights! I would have also loved to be alive when the year changed to 2000.

5. If you have one, what's your favorite word?

Vivacious. Soliloquy. Loquacious. Sesquipedalian. Epiphany.

6. What do you value most about yourself?

I consider myself a pretty determined person. If I set a goal, I will usually find a way to complete it.

7. What's your favorite and least favorite thing to spend money on?

If you know me, this will come as no surprise... but I spend all my money on clothes for the most part. I don't really like spending money on anything except clothes. Call me shallow, or egocentric... but I love clothes.

8. Where is your dream vacation?

I have a whole list of places I want to go (see some of my travel goals here) but my dream vacation would have to be a trip to either Hawaii or Italy.

9. What are you most proud of?

The fact that I started this blog when I was twelve and have been able to keep up with it and grow it as far as I have.

10. What is a skill you would like to learn and why?

I've always wanted to learn calligraphy - it's even on my 101 in 1001! I've always thought it was beautiful and it's always looked so fun. Recently I've been hand lettering a little bit whenever I have a bit of down time in class, but I would love to improve my skills and eventually learn calligraphy.

11. What age do you feel like you are right now and why?

This is a hard one. I feel like I'm around the age of eighteen, because I interact with bloggers that are about that age a lot. Of course, there are some days when I just want to watch Disney Channel original movies, color, and pretend like I'm five again... so I don't really have an answer for this one.

Now for eleven facts about myself!

1. My favorite snack foods are chips and salsa or carrots and hummus.

2. I have two younger sisters that are the most annoying human beings on this planet but I love them to death.

3. A typical weekend for me consists of soccer games, homemade pizza, teaching Sunday School, and shopping.

4. Recently, I have gotten really into painting, and I have painted a few things such as Lilly Pulitzer prints and a Vineyard Vines whale!

5. I'm obsessed with Pinterest - shocker, I know. My board with the most pins on it is my Sweet Treats board.

6. My favorite animal is a dolphin.

7. I recently made my school's yearbook committee for next year.

8. I have been to eight states: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, California, Nevada, and Colorado.

9. My favorite number is nine, because I was born on 09/09.

10. On Easter, my sisters and I were surprised with a pet bunny named Cocoa! She is the cutest thing and I love her to death.

11. I love to cook, especially desserts. My favorite places to get recipes from are Chocolate Covered Katie and Hungry Girl.

Now for the eleven bloggers I nominate!

Katie // RVA Prep

Rebecca // Sunny Rebecca

Tori // Prep For A Day

Abigail // Living The Gray Life

Sydney // Anchored in The South

Charlotte // Charlotte B Harris

Caitlyn // Your Typical Prep 

Hannah // HMS Jewels

Allison // Beauty & Blazers

Sarah // Pearls and Patagonias

Sophia // 5th Avenue Urban

Here are your questions:

1. How would you describe yourself in one word?

2. What is your dream job?

3. If you could tell your past self one thing, what would you say?

4. If you could tell your future self one thing, what would you say?

5. Who is your biggest inspiration?

6. What is your favorite social media platform and why?

7. How has blogging changed your life?

8. What is your biggest fear?

9. What is one quote that inspires you the most?

10. What is the top thing on your bucket list?

11. What is the most recent purchase in your closet?

Thanks for reading, and I hope you learned some interesting facts about me! Again, a huge thanks to Elly for the nomination!

1 comment:

  1. Hi I'm new to your blog, I discovered gracie in prep's blog and wanted to start my own as well.

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