Friday, July 11, 2014

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

First of all thank you to Sara @ Life Between the Miles and Kristy @ Runaway Bridal Planner for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger AwardI am so grateful and honored! If you haven’t checked out their blogs yet, you definitely should!

The Rules

  • Thank and link to the person who nominated you
  • List the rules and display the award
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated
  • Optional: display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you

Seven fun facts about me

1. I have moved 11 times in my lifetime – I grew up in a Navy family, then moved for college, then again a couple of times for work. I LOVED moving and experiencing new places and meeting new people. Through Facebook, I am still in touch with many of my childhood friends!

2. I have my APICS Certification in Products & Inventory Management (CPIM) – My major in college was Marketing with an Emphasis in Global Supply Chain Management. I took the supply chain route right out of college and did that for nearly 4 years (it took me one year to get my CPIM while I worked), but recently made a career move to sales, and I LOVE it!

3. I always carry a dog rescue kit in the trunk of my car – I actually plan on doing a full blog post on this, but I love to help animals, especially dogs. My mom put together a dog rescue kit for me a couple of months ago just in case I ever pick up a stray dog (Robert and I each already have in the last few months and found homes for both of them).


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4. I’ve been skydiving – it was nerve racking and AWESOME! You can clearly see my nervousness and excitement in the video (below)!

5. I want to do a Half Ironman – I am still deciding which one, but I want it to happen in the next 2 years. Part of me wants to do a local one so my friends and family can come to support, but part of me also wants to swim in a gorgeous ocean and make a vacation out of it! Thoughts?

6. Magic Kingdom is my favorite Disney Park – Robert proposed to me there at Cinderella’s Wishing Well, then a Disney Cast Member who saw it took us to the front of a VERY long line to meet Rapunzel – she was so much fun (this is actually one of the reasons I dressed up as Rapunzel for the 2012 Princess Half Marathon)! The cast member then gave us a voucher for free ice cream sundae’s!

7. The Little Mermaid makes me cry – I guess you could call this a Disney confession? haha Even though this movie is one of my favorite Disney films, I rarely watch it because the ending makes me cry (when Ariel says bye to her dad). I can, however, still recite the movie line by line, just ask my husband! :0)

My 15 Nominees

Karen @ Just Me and My Running Shoes
Jamie @ Cocktails & Carseats
Lauren @ HALFway to the CASTle
Lesley @ In Lesley’s Corner
Rebecca @ Press On and Run
Courtney @ Running for Cupcakes
Jennifer @ The Final Forty
Patty @ My No-Guilt Life
Denise @ Healthy Disney Family
Meranda & Lacey @ Fairytales & Fitness
Kim @ Confessions of a Domestic Goddess
Jess @ A Little More Each Day
Erin @ A Storybook Life
Michele @ A Pace of Balance
Monica @ Running Happily Ever After

QOTD: Tell me one fun fact about yourself!


  1. Yes please post about the dog rescue kit! That is such a genius idea and I want to put together one of my own :) I think you should do the Half Ironman in Hawaii and just make all of your family and friends come with. If I could find a way to afford it I would totally volunteer and cheer you on! And lastly, your proposal story is seriously perfect!

    1. Oh and thank you so much for the nomination!!!

    2. It's like you're in my head lol! The Hawaii one is the one I had in mind possibly!! :0) Heck if you want to come, we can both do the fun would that be?!

  2. I didn't know he proposed to you at the wishing well... my heart leaps at that :) The picture with Rapunzel is the best!!! Best ring picture ever :)
    I always hated Ariel had to leave her family.... not a cool ending to me. Why I love B&B - move her crazy dad into a castle :)
    Sky diving... no no no no no no no no ... I don't even like getting on planes & making it to the location sitting the whole time.
    GO GIRL! You do that half Ironman!!!!! I'll cheer you on!!!

    1. Aw thank you! I love that picture too :0)

      I actually hate flying too, at least jumping out of an airplane I had a parachute lol!

  3. I have always wanted to go sky diving but now that I have Ashton I am WAY too afraid to do it :( It looked like it was so much fun! And that is the best proposal picture ever!!

    1. That actually happened to my mom too. She had always wanted to go skydiving but after having me and my brother, she didn't want to risk it. Totally understandable!

  4. Thank you for the nomination! I'll be looking forward to reading your post about the dog rescue kit!

  5. Great idea on the got rescue kit. I am going to look forward to hearing about that post.
    I never thought about that and the Little Mermaid, but if I see it again I know that thought is going to cross my mind:)
    One thing that drew me to your blog was your sense of adventure, I tell everyone they should try skydiving at least once, it's such an amazing experience!!!

    1. Heck yeah! I love a good adventure! I wish Houston had more options. Living near a mountainous region like you would be awesome!

  6. The dog rescue kit is such a great idea! I absolutely love knowing that's why you were Rapunzel for RunDisney. :) So sweet! Thanks for the nomination!

    1. Yup, Rapunzel is a special Disney character for me! And you are very welcome! :0)

  7. Thank you for the nomination! I love the idea of a doggy rescue kit- that's so great! You are brave for going skydiving - I don't think I could ever do that. :)

    1. You're welcome! Skydiving is a blast... but I'm not gonna lie I was so nervous I felt light-headed and like my brain was swimming without any way to concentrate on thought at a time lol. That being said, I still recommend it!

  8. I love those pictures of you getting engaged! I even went "Awww!" In a public place. So people thought I was weird. But so worth it!

  9. Argh!!!! I am so sorry I am just responding to this. I had meant to, then got overwhelmed with the move. First off, thank you so so much for the mention! Will get to it soon. I love that you have been skydiving. I don't think I'd ever have the guts to do it!

    1. That is ok, you've been busy with moving overseas! Totally understand being overwhelmed with something like that.

      Who knows, maybe someone you'll go skydiving! :0) And you are very welcome for the mention!

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